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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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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"If you live in New York and had produce during the pandemic, odds are that's because of these workers," said journalist Alex Press. (Photo: Teamsters/Local 202/Joint Council 16) News
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Ocasio-Cortez, Sanders Lead Call for Solidarity With #HuntsPointStrike
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Bernie Sanders on Wednesday expressed solidarity with roughly 1,400 essential workers at the Hunts Point Terminal Produce Market in the Bronx, several of whom were arrested earlier this week while striking for hazard pay and better healthcare benefits during...
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An Iranian citizen reads a newspaper in Tehran following U.S. President Joe Biden's victory in the 2020 election, which many hope will lead to a restoration of the 2015 nuclear deal and a lifting of economic sanctions. (Photo: Fatemeh Bahrami/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) News
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Progressive International Calls on Biden to End Illegal US Sanctions Responsible for 'Untold Death and Devastation'
A global coalition fighting for a more egalitarian, democratic, peaceful, and sustainable society on Wednesday demanded that newly sworn-in U.S. President Joe Biden put an end to unilateral, illegal, and deadly economic sanctions on the first day of his presidency. In a statement issued ahead of...
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Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) wears a protective mask while walking through the Canon Tunnel to the U.S. Capitol on January 12, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images) News
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Warning Against Further 'Erosion' of Civil Liberties, Tlaib Leads Charge Against New Domestic Terrorism Laws
Democratic Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib of Michigan on Tuesday sent a letter to House and Senate leaders in which she and nine colleagues argued against expanding the national security state and further curtailing civil liberties in the aftermath of the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol by a pro-...
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Maricopa County constable Lenny McCloskey speaks with a tenant after evicting her for non-payment of rent on October 2, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo: John Moore/Getty Images) News
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
'Subsidizing the Spread of Covid': Report Shows Corporate Landlords Received Public Funding Yet Still Kicked Out Tenants
Nearly 200 corporate landlords received $320 million in federal pandemic-related assistance only to turn around and file more than 5,380 evictions between mid-March and mid-October of last year, recklessly displacing thousands of impoverished Americans in the midst of a public health and economic...
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Treasury Secretary nominee Janet Yellen speaks during an event featuring President-elect Joe Biden's economic team at the Queen Theater on December 1, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) News
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
'Smartest Thing We Can Do Is Act Big': Yellen Bolsters Demand for Biden to Enact Bold FDR-Style Agenda
During her Senate confirmation hearing on Tuesday, Treasury Secretary nominee Janet Yellen endorsed progressives' demand for President-elect Joe Biden to pursue a bold and egalitarian relief, recovery, and reform program capable of tackling the intertwined public health and economic catastrophe...
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Supporters of President Donald Trump rampage through the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. (Photo: Roberto Schmidt/AFP via Getty Images) News
Monday, January 18, 2021
UN Experts Urge US to Respond to Capitol Attack With 'Renewed Commitment to Peaceful Pluralism,' Strengthened Democracy
United Nations human rights experts on Monday denounced the deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, wherein a right-wing mob—inspired by the lies about electoral fraud told by outgoing President Donald Trump and repeated by many Republican Party lawmakers—stormed the halls of Congress during the...
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Members of the Tshwane Special Infectious Unit on Covid-19 wearing personal protective equipment pick up a suspected coronavirus patient on January 15, 2021 in Pretoria, South Africa. (Photo: Alet Pretorius/Gallo Images via Getty Images) News
Monday, January 18, 2021
Warning World Is on 'Brink of a Catastrophic Moral Failure,' WHO Chief Denounces Vaccine-Hoarding by Rich Nations
"I need to be blunt: the world is on the brink of a catastrophic moral failure—and the price of this failure will be paid with lives and livelihoods in the world's poorest countries." "We now face the real danger that even as vaccines bring hope to some, they become another brick in the wall of...
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