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Public Citizen is hosting a virtual town hall with congressional leaders and progressive advocates fighting for Medicare for All. (Image: Public Citizen) News
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
WATCH: Medicare for All Town Hall With Sanders and Jayapal to Focus on Ending Gruesome For-Profit Health System
Three congressional advocates of Medicare for All are joining with progressive healthcare leaders at 8:00 pm ET on Wednesday for a virtual town hall hosted by Public Citizen to discuss "the crisis of racial health disparities in our for-profit healthcare system, the dangers of tying health coverage...
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Advocacy groups have planned a candlelight vigil outside the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C. to honor the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. (Image: Women's March/Facebook; Illustration: Jenny Belin) News
Saturday, September 19, 2020
Groups Plan Vigil Outside Supreme Court and National Solidarity Events to Honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg
National advocacy groups joined together Saturday to organize a candlelight vigil outside the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.—and encourage solidarity events across the country—to honor the legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday after a long battle with cancer at the...
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Saturday, September 05, 2020
WATCH LIVE: Bernie Sanders 'Labor Day' Speech and Town Hall to Honor Workers and Grow Movement
Former presidential candidate and longtime labor rights champion Sen. Bernie Sanders will deliver "a major speech honoring working Americans" Saturday as part of an online series of events ahead of Labor Day. According to the senator's office, the speech will address "the current desperation of the...
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Thursday, August 27, 2020
WATCH LIVE: The 'Lies of Donald Trump Are Too Much' Press Conference Counters RNC's Flood of Falsehoods
To counter the seemingly endless river or lies, misinformation, and bizarre presentations of reality that have been presented at the Republica National Convention this week, progressives and leading faith leaders on Thursday afternoon are gathering for a virtual press conference to push back...
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Hundreds of thousands flood the streets of Minsk, Belarus to demand the resignation of president Lukashenka for stealing last week's election. News
Sunday, August 23, 2020
Massive Crowd in Minsk Tells Belarus Dictator: Resign Now!
A massive crowd of hundreds of thousands of protesters gathered in Minsk on Sunday, demanding President Alexander Lukashenko’s resignation and saying "Fuck You!" to the Belarusian strongman’s warning that “stringent measures” would be employed to “defend” the country. The turnout in Minsk today for...
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Rally goers gather at a post office to protest the Trump administration's handling of the US Postal System at the Rally to Save the Post Office on August 22, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. News
Saturday, August 22, 2020
#SaveThePostOffice: New Documents Show Postal Delays Are 'Far Worse' Than Previously Known
As the House of Representatives prepares a Saturday vote on legislation to reverse recent changes in postal operations and send emergency funds to help the agency before the November election, the chair of the House Oversight Committee says that things are far worse than previously known. Rep...
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Black Lives Matter protesters are seen marching upon the Tennessee State Capitol building on June 04, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee News
Saturday, August 22, 2020
'This is the Opposite of What Americans Fought a Revolution For': Tennessee to Strip Right to Vote from Protesters
Tennessee protesters will face harsh penalties, including losing the right to vote, as punishment for participating in protests under a law enacted by the Tennessee GOP-dominant General Assembly. Right-wing Governor Bill Lee quietly signed off on the bill Thursday, AP reports . Under the new law,...
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People take part in a protest against the 2020 Belarusian presidential election results by the Minsk Hero City Obelisk. News
Sunday, August 16, 2020
'Stop Lukashenko': Hundreds of Thousands Protest Against Belarusian Leader for Eighth Straight Day
Hundreds of thousands of protesters gathered in Belarus on Sunday for an eighth straight day of anti-government demonstrations a week after Alexander Lukashenko, who's ruled the country since 1994, claimed victory in an election widely viewed as fraudulent. Protesters in Minsk held signs reading "...
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Anti-racist and anti-facist protesters organized by F.L.O.W.E.R, a frontline organization based in Atlanta to combat racism, face off against far right militias and white pride organizations near Stone Mountain Park in downtown Stone Mountain, Georgia on August 15, 2020. News
Saturday, August 15, 2020
'Go Home, Racists!': BLM Counterprotesters Shout Down White Nationalists in Stone Mountain, Georgia
Racial justice advocates on Saturday shouted down white nationalists gathered in the town of Stone Mountain, Georgia, where the groups faced off for a number of hours. The city of Stone Mountain said Friday that the park—which features the world's biggest Confederate monument—would be closed...
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Black Lives Matter protesters gather in front of the Confederate carving in Stone Mountain Park on June 16, 2020 in Stone Mountain, Georgia News
Sunday, July 05, 2020
Stone Mountain, Georgia: The Flashpoint Now at Center of Confederate Monument Removals
The planet’s largest Confederate monument—Stone Mountain outside of Atlanta, Georgia—is the new national flashpoint in the growing campaign to rid public spaces of memorials to racist historical figures. On Saturday, a predominantly Black group of heavily armed protesters marched through the park,...
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