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Why did a Democratic AG kill the Flint water RICO case?

This story originally appeared in Common Dreams on Jan. 17, 2022. It is shared here with permission under a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) license….

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Opinion | The embarrassingly banal fall of a university president

This story originally appeared in The Tourist on Jan. 16, 2022. It is shared here with permission. The news of the firing of Mark Schlissel,…

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Striking workers at Columbia University built a more democratic union and won big gains

Student workers at Columbia University in New York City ended the largest active strike in the country on Jan. 7 after the union secured a…

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Ossoff unveils bill to ban stock trading by lawmakers, immediate family

This story originally appeared in Common Dreams on Jan. 14, 2022. It is shared here with permission under a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) license….

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Bernie wants Democrats to fight for the working class. They won’t.

This story originally appeared in Jacobin on Jan. 12, 2022. It is shared here with permission. It’s been almost 12 months since Joe Biden was…

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Amid omicron surge, Baltimore police got even more money

As the omicron variant surged into the new year, pushing statewide infection rates in Maryland past 30% and sending Baltimore City residents scrambling for COVID-19…

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An Explosion of Anger: What brought people to the streets in Kazakhstan?

This story originally appeared in openDemocracy on Jan. 9, 2022. It is shared here with permission under a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC 4.0) license. On…

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Groups tell Biden he’s not welcome in Georgia without a ‘finalized voting rights plan’

This story originally appeared in Common Dreams on Jan. 10, 2022. It is shared here with permission under a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) license….

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When Canada’s housing bubble pops, it will cause misery and ruin

This story originally appeared in Jacobin on Jan. 6, 2022. It is shared here with permission. As recently as ten years ago property speculators were…

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Prosecutor sought funding from oil giant Enbridge to jail Line 3 water protectors, says report

This story originally appeared in Common Dreams on Jan. 6, 2022. It is shared here with permission under a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) license….

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Opinion | CSX explosion in Curtis Bay should alarm Baltimore City and accelerate real change

An explosion at the CSX facility—the second largest coal export pier on the East Coast—in South Baltimore on Dec. 30 is just the latest example…

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‘Pandemic profiteering, plain and simple’: Walmart and Kroger hike prices for Covid tests

This story originally appeared in Common Dreams on Jan. 5, 2022. It is shared here with permission under a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) license….

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Corporations are making millions of dollars from US prison labor

Curtis Ray Davis II was wrongly convicted of murder. He served nearly 26 years in Louisiana’s Angola State Prison before his conviction was overturned and…

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2021 was the deadliest year for Palestinians since 2014, says Israeli human rights group

This story originally appeared in Common Dreams on Jan. 4, 2022. It is shared here with permission under a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) license….

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Media watchdogs warn networks against uncritical airing of ‘Big Lie’ Trump event

This story originally appeared in Common Dreams on Jan. 3. 2022. It is shared here with permission under a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) license….

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Adam McKay’s Don’t Look Up captures the stupidity of our political era

This story originally appeared in Jacobin on Jan. 2, 2022. It is shared here with permission. The times we live in are both shot through…

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The Landless Workers Movement’s fight for popular agrarian reform through land occupation in Brazil

This story originally appeared in De Olho nos Ruralistas on Oct. 30, 2021, and is shared with permission via the Progressive International’s Wire. Focusing their…

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2021 in review: A year of struggle and victories for the Palestinian cause

This story originally appeared in Mondoweiss on Dec. 28, 2021. It is shared here with permission. 2021 was a watershed year for Palestinians. The struggle…

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Battleground Baltimore: 2021, the year in review

On Dec. 22, a few days before Christmas, Baltimore City Comptroller Bill Henry showed up to the (virtual) Board Of Estimates hearing dressed as Santa…

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Delta slashes paid sick leave for workers with Covid after requested CDC change to isolation guidelines

This story originally appeared in Common Dreams on Dec. 30, 2021. It is shared here with permission under a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) license….

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Unpatented shot dubbed ‘the world’s COVID-19 vaccine’ wins emergency approval in India

This story originally appeared in Common Dreams on Dec. 28, 2021. It is shared here with permission under a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) license….

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World’s top 2021 climate disasters cost nearly $200 billion, says study

This story originally appeared in Common Dreams on Dec. 27, 2021. It is shared here with permission under a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) license….

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