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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City Council President Aaron Banks carries bottled water at a local distribution center in Jackson, Mississippi. (Photo: Screengrab from ABC 16 WAPT News) News
Tuesday, March 02, 2021
'It's Like Nobody Cares': After Two Weeks Without Running Water, Jackson, Miss. Pleads for Help
"It's been two weeks and I know families with infants who don't have water. The city needs help. I'm thankful my water is trickling out enough to flush my toilet but dang. This just needs to be fixed at this point. It just needs to be fixed." That's what Jamario Townsend, a resident of Jackson,...
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U.S. President Joe Biden speaks to the media outside the White House on February 27, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images) News
Monday, March 01, 2021
Biden Criticized for Lack of Transparency After Refusing to Publicize Virtual Visitor Logs
While President Joe Biden has been less secretive than his immediate predecessor, watchdog groups—unimpressed by the president's ability to clear the low ethical bar set by former President Donald Trump and frustrated by the White House's refusal to release virtual visitor logs despite the ongoing...
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People participate in a "March on Billionaires" event on July 17, 2020 in New York City. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) News
Monday, March 01, 2021
To Help Fund Covid Recovery and Redress Inequality, Warren Unveils Wealth Tax on 'Ultra-Millionaires' and Billionaires
Citing the explosive growth of inequality during the coronavirus crisis—which has followed more than four decades of upward redistribution and concentration of wealth at the top—Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Monday introduced a bill to tax a small portion of the wealth of the richest 100,000 households...
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People are seen lying on hospital beds inside a temporary ward dedicated to the treatment of Covid-19 patients at Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria, South Africa on January 11, 2021. (Photo: Phill Magakoe/AFP via Getty Images) News
Friday, February 26, 2021
'Blood on Our Hands': 400+ Groups Call on Biden to Support Making Vaccine Recipes Available to the World
Calling it a moral imperative as well as an urgent public health and economic necessity, over 400 progressive groups on Friday urged U.S. President Joe Biden to save hundreds of thousands of lives by joining more than 100 nations in supporting an emergency waiver of the World Trade Organization's...
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U.S. President Joe Biden arrives to speak alongside Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin during a visit to the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. on February 10, 2021. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images) News
Friday, February 26, 2021
Biden 'Revenge' Bombing of Syria 'Violates International Law': Legal Scholar
A Notre Dame Law School professor is among the legal experts who condemned U.S. President Joe Biden's bombing of Syria Thursday as a clear violation of international law. "The United Nations charter makes absolutely clear that the use of military force on the territory of a foreign sovereign state...
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Then-presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks during the SEIU Unions for All Summit in Los Angeles, California on October 4, 2019. (Photo: Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images) News
Thursday, February 25, 2021
Progressives Urge Biden to Prove 'Pro-Union' Stance by Publicly Backing Amazon Workers in Alabama
As warehouse workers in Alabama continue organizing to establish the first-ever union at Amazon in the U.S., a coalition of labor and progressive groups on Thursday urged President Joe Biden to fulfill his campaign promise to be "the most pro-union president you've ever seen" by publicly backing...
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Opposition to the Mountain Valley Pipeline Project is visible on a roadside sign in Bent Mountain, Virginia. (Photo: Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post via Getty Images) News
Thursday, February 25, 2021
Investors Managing $250 Billion in Assets Call on Big Banks to Stop Funding Mountain Valley Pipeline
Citing the Mountain Valley Pipeline's negative social and environmental impacts as well as its financial risks, a coalition of investors managing nearly a quarter-trillion dollars on Thursday sent a letter to some of the largest U.S. banks calling on them to end any and all funding for the fossil...
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Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) listens to remarks from Xavier Becerra during the Senate Finance Committee hearing on Becerra's nomination to be HHS secretary in Washington, D.C. on February 24, 2021. (Photo: Michael Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images) News
Thursday, February 25, 2021
John Thune's Childhood $6 Wage—$24 Adjusted for Inflation—Sure Helps Make the Case for At Least $15
A story of the $6 wage he earned working in a restaurant as a kid blew up in the face of Sen. John Thune overnight after economic justice advocates pointed out that the powerful Republican's personal anecdote only goes to show that, adjusted for inflation, that seemingly low wage would now be...
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"The United States must become a country where everyone receives the healthcare they need, and the best way to achieve that goal is to enact Medicare for All," said Ady Barkan on February 23, 2021. (Photo: DNCC via Getty Images) News
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
'Join This Struggle,' Says Healthcare Activist Ady Barkan After Santa Barbara Approves Medicare for All Resolution
Healthcare activist Ady Barkan called on local community members throughout the United States to join the fight for Medicare for All after the City Council of Santa Barbara on Tuesday night voted to approve a resolution in support of a national single-payer system that would provide universal...
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A water protector ascends nearly 40 feet in the air on a bi-pod blocking an entry road to Enbridge Line 3 worksites. (Photo: Giniw Collective) News
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Fighting 'Disease of Greed and Destruction,' Water Protectors Blockade Over a Dozen Line 3 Worksites
In the latest act of peaceful resistance to Canadian oil giant Enbridge's Line 3 tar sands project, three water protectors in Savanna State Forest, Minnesota blockaded more than a dozen active worksites on Wednesday morning. "For generations, multinational corporations have duped us all with their...
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