Kenny Stancil, staff writer

Kenny Stancil

Kenny Stancil is a staff writer for Common Dreams. Follow him on Twitter: @kenny_stancil

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"Facebook must stop harming and silencing Palestinians living under apartheid and start cracking down on white supremacist groups—like the Proud Boys—that have used their platform as a recruitment site," said Lau Barrios of MPower Change. (Photo: Jewish Voice for Peace via Twitter) News
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Human Rights Campaign Launched to Prevent Facebook From Adding Word "Zionist" to Hate Speech Policy
Human rights activists from around the world launched a campaign this week to prevent Facebook from amending its hate speech policy to penalize use of the word "Zionist," a move the technology giant is reportedly considering but that critics say would shield Israel from accountability for violating...
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A young girl stands in Jiangtan park after it was flooded by heavy rains along the Yangtze river on July 10, 2020 in Wuhan, China. (Photo: Getty Images) News
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Largest-Ever Climate Poll Shows 64% of Global Public Believes Warming Planet Is an 'Emergency'
Nearly two-thirds of people around the world think climate change is a global emergency that warrants a serious response, according to the results of the Peoples' Climate Vote , the largest survey of public opinion on the planetary crisis and policy solutions ever conducted. "The results of the...
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An oil drilling rig operates on May 10, 2017 outside Richfield, Utah. (Photo: George Frey/Getty Images) News
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Now Make It 'Permanent': Environmental Groups Applaud Biden's Plan to Pause New Oil and Gas Leasing on Public Lands
As President Joe Biden prepares to enact a temporary moratorium on new oil and gas leasing on federal lands and waters, climate justice advocates on Tuesday praised the expected move and encouraged the Biden administration to demonstrate its commitment to addressing the climate emergency by...
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Former U.S. President Donald Trump and former First Lady Melania Trump step off Air Force One as they arrive at Palm Beach International Airport in West Palm Beach, Florida, on January 20, 2021. (Photo: Alex Edelman/AFP via Getty Images) News
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Majority in US Want Senate to Convict Trump, Bar Him From Holding Office Ever Again: Poll
A clear majority of Americans want twice-impeached former President Donald Trump to be convicted by the Senate and barred from holding office in the future, according to polling results released Monday, the same day the House of Representatives delivered an article of impeachment against Trump for...
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Activists rally on January 19, 2021 in New York City to demand that U.S. President Joe Biden take immediate executive action to "Build Back Fossil Free." (Photo: Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images) News
Monday, January 25, 2021
As Kerry Touts US Commitment to Climate Diplomacy, Biden Urged to Follow EU Lead by Ending Dirty Energy Subsidies
While President Joe Biden's top climate envoy John Kerry told world leaders at a virtual climate summit that the U.S. will fulfill its commitment to provide financial support to developing countries as they grapple with the deadly consequences of a warming planet, campaigners are urging the U.S. to...
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Former Acting Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey Clark speaks next to Then-Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen at a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, D.C. on October 21, 2020. (Photo: Yuri Gripas/AFP via Getty Images) News
Monday, January 25, 2021
Inspector General Launches Probe Into Whether DOJ Officials Tried to Overturn Presidential Election
An internal government watchdog is launching an investigation to determine if any former or current officials in the U.S. Department of Justice tried to reverse the outcome of last November's presidential election. Inspector General Michael Horowitz announced on Monday that the probe will examine...
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National Guard soldiers carrying riot shields march near the U.S. Capitol two days after the inauguration of President Joe Biden, on January 22, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Paul Hennessy/NurPhoto via Getty Images) News
Monday, January 25, 2021
Members of Congress Reportedly Facing Death Threats Ahead of Trump Impeachment Trial
Federal law enforcement agents are reportedly assessing several menacing statements, including death threats, directed toward congressional lawmakers ahead of the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. That's according to what a U.S. official, who was not authorized to publicly...
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A Capitol Police officer stands with members of the National Guard behind a crowd-control fence surrounding Capitol Hill a day after a pro-Trump mob broke into the U.S. Capitol on January 7, 2021, in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images) News
Thursday, January 21, 2021
135 Civil Rights Groups Oppose New Domestic Terrorism Statutes, Say Tackle Far-Right Violence With Existing Laws
Echoing the concerns expressed by many activists and several Democratic lawmakers worried that the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol by a pro-Trump mob will be used as an excuse to enlarge the national security state at the expense of civil liberties, 135 rights groups on Thursday wrote a letter to...
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Then-Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (L) and Then-U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (2nd R) meet on March 10, 2011 with their delegations in Moscow. (Photo: Alexey Druzhinin/AFP via Getty Images) News
Thursday, January 21, 2021
'A Hugely Consequential First Move': Biden Offers to Extend Nuclear START Treaty With Russia
In a move applauded by anti-war activists, U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday reportedly offered Russian President Vladimir Putin a five-year extension of the New START treaty just days before the pact—the only remaining nuclear arms control agreement regulating the two largest nuclear arsenals...
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Then-President Donald Trump after signing an Executive Order for "Ensuring Access to United States Government Covid-19 Vaccines" during an Operation Warp Speed Vaccine Summit at the White House complex on Tuesday, Dec 8, 2020.(Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images) News
Thursday, January 21, 2021
'Affirmation of Complete Incompetence': Biden Team Says Trump Vaccine Distribution Plan Nonexistent
In a development that critics say provides additional evidence of former President Donald Trump's incompetence and malfeasance, newly sworn-in President Joe Biden learned soon after Wednesday's inauguration that his administration will have to develop a coronavirus vaccine distribution strategy...
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