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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Common Cause called out Facebook's "pattern of making incremental concessions when its existing policies cause controversies and public outcry." (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) News
Thursday, September 24, 2020
'Sewer of Political Disinformation': Facebook Slammed for Half-Measures and Dangerous Profiteering as Election Nears
Following Facebook's Wednesday announcement that it will reject paid political ads that prematurely claim electoral victory before official results have been declared, critics on Thursday described the move as "yet another hollow gesture" that fails to address the larger issue of disinformation...
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A view of a memorial to Breonna Taylor in Jefferson Square Park in downtown Louisville, Kentucky prior to the September 23, 2020 announcement of the results of a grand jury inquiry into the police officers involved in the killing of Taylor (Photo: Jeff Dean/AFP) News
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
'Property More Valuable Than Human Life': No Charges Against Officers for Killing Breonna Taylor
Declarations of "true justice denied" went up Wednesday afternoon after a Kentucky grand jury indicted former Louisville police officer Brett Hankison on three counts of first-degree "wanton endangerment" related to the no-knock raid in which Breonna Taylor was killed—with no charges for the murder...
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A view of the Wall St street sign and the New York Stock Exchange during the coronavirus pandemic on May 25, 2020 in New York City. (Photo: Noam Galai/Getty Images) News
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Fed Program Meant to Help Workers Amid Pandemic Prioritized Wall Street Investors Instead: Analysis
A new analysis out Wednesday reveals that the Federal Reserve bond purchasing program meant to prevent workers from losing their jobs amid the Covid-19 pandemic instead bolstered companies who laid off more than one million workers while paying massive dividends to shareholders—a finding escalating...
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The sun sets on President Donald Trump as he boards Air Force One at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport on May 14, 2019, in Kenner, Louisiana. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP) News
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
In Major Speech and Ahead of Election, Sanders to Focus on 'Unprecedented and Dangerous' Threat Trump Poses to US Democracy
In his first in-person event since the end of his 2020 primary campaign for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination, Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday will deliver a major address on the "unprecedented and dangerous moment" in which Americans find themselves as a result of President Donald...
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"The interests of stockholders and other stakeholders will not always align," a new study concludes. (Photo: iStock/via Getty Images) News
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Study Shows 'Stakeholder Capitalism' Failing to Live Up to Promises as Corporations Continue Putting Profits Over People
When the Business Roundtable issued a statement on corporate purpose and promised to "deliver value to all of... our stakeholders" in 2019, some applauded the attention paid to social and environmental concerns by 181 CEOs as a significant improvement from neoliberal economist Milton Friedman's...
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A medical professional administers a coronavirus test at a drive-thru testing site run by George Washington University Hospital, May 26, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) News
Monday, September 21, 2020
Top Dem Says Internal Govt. Watchdog Report Shows Trump Still Has No 'Coherent' Response to Covid-19
As the U.S. Covid-19 death toll passed 200,000 on Monday, the Government Accountability Office published a report arguing that "timely and concerted federal leadership will be required" to respond to the challenges posed by the combination of an already-strained public health system, the current...
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"Nearly every national security and public safety threat we that we face—from terror financing and sanctions evasion to the opioid crisis and human trafficking—is either motivated or facilitated by money," said Clark Gascoigne. News
Monday, September 21, 2020
Calls for Major Reforms After Leaked Docs Detail How Big Banks Help Criminals and Oligarchs Launder Their 'Dirty Cash'
Fresh calls to overhaul global regulation of the banking system to curb the circulation of illicit cash have followed Sunday's publication of investigative reporting based on leaked documents which show the extent to which U.S. and international banks have helped the world's oligarchs and criminal...
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A child waits next to jerry cans and aid packages as Yemenis displaced by conflict receive humanitarian aid provided by the Abs Development Organisation in the northern province of Hajjah on September 17, 2020. (Photo: Essa Ahmed/AFP) News
Friday, September 18, 2020
Amid Pandemic and Endless War, 170+ Global Organizations Urge World Leaders to 'Recommit to Peace Today'
Amid the coronavirus pandemic and ahead of the International Day of Peace, over 170 global and U.S. peace-building organizations have issued a statement urging governments to recommit to peace in the response to Covid-19 and a world torn apart by war. The public health emergency and corresponding...
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Millions of households throughout the U.S. are vulnerable to utility shutoffs next month as state moratoriums expire. (Photo: Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) News
Friday, September 18, 2020
'National Human Disaster' Looms as Utility Shutoff Moratoriums Come to an End Across US
With state and local moratoriums on utility shutoffs set to expire and many American families continuing to fall behind on mounting bills, a new report estimates that millions of households in the U.S. will be at risk of losing access to electricity by October, generating renewed calls for Congress...
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People at the first annual Disability Pride Parade on July 12, 2015 in New York City, which called attention to the rights of people with disabilities and coincided with the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. (Photo: Stephanie Keith/Getty Images) News
Thursday, September 17, 2020
Civil Rights Commission Calls for End to Subminimum Wages for People With Disabilities
The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights' recommendation that Congress repeal Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act—which allows employers to pay employees with disabilities less than the federal minimum wage—was praised Thursday by numerous Democratic lawmakers. According to the USCCR's report—...
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