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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President Joe Biden speaks at Pfizer's largest manufacturing facility on February 19, 2021, in Kalamazoo, Michigan. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images) News
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Public Health Coalition Urges Biden to Create Vaccine 'Manufacturing Operation for the World'
A coalition of 66 global health, development, and humanitarian groups on Tuesday urged President Joe Biden to establish a global vaccine manufacturing program to end the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and prepare for future ones. "Even as our country expands access to Covid-19 vaccines through the...
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Ecuadorean leftist presidential candidate Andrés Arauz speaks to the press to concede his electoral defeat in the country's runoffs in Quito on April 11, 2021. (Photo: Rodrigo Buendia/AFP via Getty Images) News
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Right-Wing Banker Pulls Off Upset Win in Ecuador Over Leftist Champion
Following left-wing economist Andrés Arauz's loss to right-wing former banker Guillermo Lasso in Ecuador's recent presidential election, Progressive International on Monday argued that the disappointing results reflect the unsettling "triumph of lawfare" and underscore the need for progressive...
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Storage tanks for contaminated water stand at the Tokyo Electric Power Company's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on Feb. 3, 2020 in Okuma, Japan. (Photo: Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP via Getty Images) News
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Greenpeace Says Japan's Plan to Contaminate Pacific Ocean With Fukushima Water Would Violate International Law
In a decision that sparked condemnation from environmental advocates, fisherfolk, and neighboring countries, Japan announced Tuesday a plan to dump over 1.2 million tons of stored contaminated wastewater from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean. The decision made by...
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Dozens of New York residents with the organization Rise and Resist, as well as co-sponsor Rainforest Action Network, demanded an end to JPMorgan Chase's financing of the climate emergency during a demonstration at the bank's new headquarters in central Manhattan on November 20, 2019. (Photo: Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images) News
Monday, April 12, 2021
Majority of Voters Want Government to Rein In Wall Street's Climate Destruction: Poll
A new poll released Monday shows that large majorities of voters in the United States want the federal government to bolster its regulation of big banks, insurers, and other financial institutions to prevent climate-driven economic crises. As Common Dreams has reported in the past month, recent...
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A Veolia sign is seen on December 14, 2020 in Hamburg, Germany. (Photo: Jeremy Moeller/Getty Images) News
Monday, April 12, 2021
Critics Warn $15 Billion Merger of Global Water Giants Would Create 'Dangerous Corporate Monopoly'
French-based transnational corporation Veolia agreed in principle to acquire Suez, its main rival, for $15.5 billion on Monday, setting the stage for the creation of a water and waste management juggernaut that critics warn would be a "dangerous corporate monopoly" destined to "hurt consumers and...
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Protesters confront law enforcement after police shot and killed Daunte Wright during a traffic stop on April 11, 2021 in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. (Photo: Stephen Maturen/Getty Images) News
Monday, April 12, 2021
Protests Erupt After Police Kill Black Man During Traffic Stop Near Minneapolis
Update: Minnesota police on Monday released footage from an officer's body camera showing the fatal police shooting of Daunte Wright. The video shows police attempting to arrest Wright during a traffic stop. As Wright tries to re-enter his vehicle, one officer pulls a weapon and yells, "Taser!...
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Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-N.Y.) said Friday that failing to expand the U.S. Supreme Court "would leave the future of our nation, our planet, and our fundamental civil rights at the whim of a far-right supermajority that is hostile to democracy itself." (Photo: Ting Shen/Xinhua via Getty Images) News
Friday, April 09, 2021
Biden Creates Commission to Study Supreme Court Expansion, Other Reforms
President Joe Biden won praise Friday for signing an executive order to create a 36-member commission that will analyze arguments for and against reforming the U.S. Supreme Court. The White House announced that a "bipartisan group of experts" will spend the next six months considering the "merits...
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Indigenous youth from Dakota march to the White House on April 1, 2021 to demand that President Joe Biden shut down the Dakota Access and Line 3 pipelines. (Photo: Lenin Nolly/NurPhoto via Getty Images) News
Friday, April 09, 2021
Biden Admin. to Decide Dakota Access Pipeline's Fate in Friday Court Hearing
At a court hearing Friday, the Biden administration will decide whether to shut down the Dakota Access pipeline for several months while the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers conducts a more thorough environmental impact review. The Justice Department, Energy Transfer LP—one of the owners of the Dakota...
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Organized labor advocates rallied in downtown Los Angeles on March 22, 2021 in solidarity with Amazon workers amid their historic unionization vote in Bessemer, Alabama. (Photo: Al Seib/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) News
Thursday, April 08, 2021
'Passing the PRO Act Is Not a Spectator Sport': AFL-CIO Leads National Day of Action
The AFL-CIO is encouraging people to call U.S. senators on Thursday to urge them to support the passage of the Protecting the Right to Organize Act, a historic piece of legislation that would significantly strengthen workers' right to form unions and help reverse a decades-long assault on labor...
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Workers walk a picket line in front of the Miami Tower as they strike against the building's cleaning contractor, SFM Services, on February 12, 2021 in Miami, Florida. They accuse the company of having unsafe working conditions, low wages, intimidation and retaliation over union organizing efforts. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images) News
Thursday, April 08, 2021
While Hospital Janitor Got a $6 Cafeteria Voucher, Its CEO Took Home $30 Million
In a dramatic but all-too-common illustration of the intensification of income inequality in the U.S., a janitor at a medical center in Missouri who contracted Covid-19 on the job last year was named Employee of the Month and given a $6 cafeteria voucher upon his return to work, while the CEO of...
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