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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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks as Vice President Mike Pence, Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, and Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, look on during a press conference on the coronavirus outbreak on February 29, 2020. (Photo: Roberto Schmidt/AFP via Getty Images) News
Monday, October 19, 2020
1,000+ CDC Officials Condemn Trump's Disastrous Pandemic Response, 'Silencing' of Agency
More than 1,000 current and former officers of " an elite disease fighting program " at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have signed an open letter denouncing President Donald Trump and the federal government's disastrous response to the Covid-19 pandemic and demanding that the...
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Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wa.) looks on during a House Judiciary Subcommittee meeting on July 29, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Graeme Jennings-Pool/Getty Images) News
Sunday, October 18, 2020
'As American as Apple Pie': #MyNameIs Hashtag Celebrates Beauty of Diversity After David Perdue's Racist Attack on Kamala Harris
Republican Sen. David Perdue willfully mispronounced the name of his Senate colleague and Democratic vice-presidential nominee Kamala Harris on Friday, and the "incredibly racist" stunt gave rise to the #MyNameIs hashtag on social media over the weekend, which drew attention to the diversity of...
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Participants in the latest Women's March took to the streets of New York City on Saturday, October 17, 2020 to denounce President Donald Trump, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, and the Republican Party's conservative agenda. (Photo: Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images) News
Sunday, October 18, 2020
'We've Had Enough': Women-Led Marches and Rallies in US Cities Nationwide Call for Trump's Ouster and GOP Defeat
Thousands of people—mostly young women, some in costumes , many donning signs , and all wearing masks—marched and rallied Saturday in Washington, D.C. and in cities around the U.S. to voice opposition to President Donald Trump as well as his latest Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, and to...
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Larry Kudlow, director of the United States National Economic Council, speaks as President Donald Trump looks on during a press conference in the White House on September 4, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images) News
Friday, October 16, 2020
Trump Advisers Privately Warned GOP Donors About Covid-19 in February While Telling Public Virus Was 'Very Much Under Control'
As the Covid-19 death toll in the U.S. surpasses 218,000, the New York Times revealed this week that while President Donald Trump in February lied to Americans about the coronavirus outbreak being " very much under control ," his economic advisers at the same time warned wealthy Republican donors...
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Activists took to the streets of Washington, D.C. on September 27, 2019 to demand an immediate end to the age of fossil fuels and a swift and just transition to renewable energy. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) News
Friday, October 16, 2020
'These Two Things Are Related': As Big Oil Ups Donations to Dems, Biden Says Banning Fossil Fuels Within Next Decade 'Not Possible'
During his town hall event Thursday night on ABC , Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden declared banning fossil fuels within the decade an impossibility, just as the latest filings showed that major U.S. oil and gas companies have increased their financial contributions to Democratic...
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A twelve year-old works in a silver cooking pot factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh during the coronavirus crisis, which has led to a resurgence of child labor amid worsening economic deprivation and educational precarity. (Photo: Md Manik/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) News
Thursday, October 15, 2020
Resurgence of Child Labor Amid Global Pandemic Offered as Proof That 'Capitalism Is Monstrous'
As the Covid-19 pandemic and corresponding economic upheaval threaten to push up to 150 million people into extreme poverty by 2021, in-depth reporting Thursday from the Associated Press showed that the coronavirus crisis is also undermining two decades of gains against child labor in the...
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Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the third day of her confirmation hearings on Capitol Hill on October 14, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Jonathan Ernst-Pool/Getty Images) News
Thursday, October 15, 2020
Greta Thunberg Rebukes Amy Coney Barrett Over Her Anti-Science 'Views on Climate Change'
Climate activist Greta Thunberg on Thursday ridiculed Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett's claim during the third day of her confirmation hearings that she does not "think that my views on global warming or climate change are relevant to the job I will do." Replying to questions posed by Sen...
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Postmaster General Louis DeJoy arrives to testifiy during a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on slowdowns at the U.S. Postal Service ahead of the November elections on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on August 24, 2020. (Photo: Tom Williams/Pool/AFP via Getty Images) News
Thursday, October 15, 2020
Applause for All Who 'Never Gave Up This Fight' as US Postal Service Agrees to Reverse Changes That Slowed Mail Nationwide
The U.S. Postal Service agreed Wednesday to reverse dramatic changes to mail operations imposed in recent months by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy , settling a lawsuit filed by Montana's Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock seeking to ensure that mail services throughout the country—including the timely...
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Firefighters perform structure protection against the Glass Fire in Napa County, California on Thursday, October 1, 2020. (Photo: Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) News
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Planet Earth, Says NOAA, Just Had Its Hottest September on Record
As the climate crisis fuels devastating wildfires across the western United States and melts Arctic sea ice at an alarming rate, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Wednesday that Earth just experienced the hottest September on record and that 2020 is on pace to be one of...
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Sgt. Bajun Mavalwalla, left, and his father Capt. Bajun Mavalwalla, posing for a photograph while both were deployed to Afghanistan in 2012. (Photo: Bajun Mavalwalla/Twitter) News
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Imperial Irony: New York Times Announces Halt to 'At War' Section Even as Endless US War Continues
Following the announcement Tuesday that the New York Times " At War " section—which has explored the "experiences and costs of war" for the past two and a half years—is ending this week, peace advocates were quick to note that the United States' actual "forever war" outlasting a forum dedicated to...
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