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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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
Friday, March 12, 2021
House Progressives Implore Biden State Dept. to Center Palestinian Rights
In a letter sent to Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Friday, a dozen House Democrats urged the Biden administration to "ground its engagement on Palestine and Israel in international law and human rights and undue the damage done by the Trump administration," as Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan—...
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In a March 23, 2020 appearance on "Tucker Carlson Tonight," Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) suggested that reopening the economy was more important than adhering to public health guidelines, even though prematurely lifting coronavirus-related precautions meant exacerbating the deadly Covid-19 pandemic. (Photo: screenshot via Fox News) News
Friday, March 12, 2021
Covid-19 Death Rates Higher in States With GOP Governors: Study
A new study shows that while states led by Democratic governors were overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic in the early months of the crisis, per-capita rates of Covid-19 cases and deaths eventually became most severe in states with Republican governors—a finding the researchers attribute to...
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) walks through the Senate subway on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on March 5, 2021. (Photo: Oliver Douliery/AFP via Getty Images) News
Friday, March 12, 2021
Sanders Invites Amazon Worker to Testify About Inequality Alongside Jeff Bezos
Amid the ongoing surge in billionaire wealth during the coronavirus pandemic and the union drive underway at an Amazon fulfillment center in Bessemer, Alabama, Sen. Bernie Sanders announced Friday that Amazon warehouse worker Jennifer Bates will testify next week about the crisis of inequality in...
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People gather during the Count Every Vote Rally at Independence Hall on November 7, 2020 in Philadelphia. (Photo: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for MoveOn) News
Thursday, March 11, 2021
'They Run on Shrinking the Vote': Tens of Millions Threatened by GOP Attack on Voting
More than 250 voter suppression bills have been introduced this year by Republican lawmakers in 43 states, and a new analysis shows that the GOP's ongoing nationwide assault on the franchise threatens to restrict ballot access for tens of millions of Americans. In what could amount to the most...
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People hold signs calling for President Joe Biden to support a Green New Deal and end his support of pipelines and the fossil fuel industry in St. Paul on January 29, 2021. (Photo: Tim Evans/NurPhoto via Getty Images) News
Thursday, March 11, 2021
Researchers Say 'True Climate Leadership' by US Would Be 60% Emissions Reduction by 2030
For the Biden administration to meet its long-term target of net-zero emissions by 2050, the United States must reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by roughly 60% below 2005 levels by 2030, according to a new report released Thursday. In its analysis (pdf), Climate Action Tracker (CAT) found that...
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Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Brazil's former president, speaks during a press conference on March 10, 2021 in São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil. (Photo: Alexandre Schneider/Getty Images) News
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Resurrected Politically, Lula Goes After Bolsonaro's 'Moronic' Handling of Covid-19 Pandemic
In a speech Wednesday that signaled a potential presidential run, former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva condemned Jair Bolsonaro, the South American country's current far-right president, for his catastrophic mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic and ensuing economic crisis. "This...
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A Muslim woman participates in an English as a second language class at the Rohingya Cultural Center in Chicago on February 10, 2020. (Photo: Kamil Krzaczynski/AFP via Getty Images) News
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Rights Groups Say Biden's Denial of Visas to Victims of Muslim Ban Has 'Cemented Trump's Legacy of Harm'
President Joe Biden rescinded his predecessor's so-called "Muslim Ban," but his administration announced this week that thousands of "diversity visa" applicants who were denied entry to the U.S. by former President Donald Trump are not entitled to new visas, provoking outrage among progressives who...
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Medical lab scientists Glenda Daza (L) and Emily Degli-Angeli (R) work on samples collected in the Novavax phase 3 Covid-19 clinical vaccine trial at the University of Washington's Retrovirology Lab at Harborview Medical Center on February 12, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo: Karen Ducey/Getty Images) News
Tuesday, March 09, 2021
70% of US Supports Removing Vaccine Patents, Sharing Recipes Globally to 'Bring This Pandemic to an End'
Rather than letting a few pharmaceutical giants retain exclusive and lucrative control of Covid-19 vaccine recipes, nearly 70% of adults in the United States think governments should adequately compensate drug developers and then require them to share know-how and technology with qualified...
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"I knelt down… begging them not to shoot and torture the children, but to shoot me and kill me instead," Sister Ann Rose Nu Tawng said of her attempt to dissuade police officers in Myitkyina, Myanmar from shooting people at a pro-democracy demonstration on March 8, 2021. (Photo: Twitter screengrab via Reuters) News
Tuesday, March 09, 2021
'Kill Me Instead': Despite Nun's Pleas, Military Junta Shoots Pro-Democracy Protesters in Myanmar
Kneeling before a group of police officers in a northern Myanmar city on Monday, Sister Ann Rose Nu Tawng courageously begged the forces of the country's new military junta to refrain from shooting pro-democracy activists—a plea that was ultimately ignored by the officers who went on to kill at...
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A majority of New Yorkers support using the funds raised through a financial transactions tax to invest in green energy and infrastructure jobs. (Photo: Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images) News
Monday, March 08, 2021
Push for Robinhood Tax Grows as Poll Shows Majority in NY Support Levy on Wall Street Trades
While a financial transactions tax has existed in New York state for more than a century, nearly $350 billion raised through the levy has been rebated back to Wall Street over the past four decades. A new poll conducted by Zogby Strategies shows that a majority of New Yorkers want to stop sending...
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