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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The Minnesota Air National Guard salutes frontline workers at Minnesota hospitals with a flyover in St. Paul. (Photo by: Michael Siluk/Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images) News
Sunday, December 06, 2020
'Money For War': US Arms Sales Soar and Bipartisan Militarism Thrives Amid Covid-19 Pandemic
The United States sold more than $175 billion in military equipment to foreign governments in the fiscal year that ended September 30, Pentagon and State Department officials announced Friday—a 2.8% increase compared to 2019, when weapons exports totaled just over $170 billion. The latest figures...
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U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the crowd in Valdosta, Georgia on December 5, 2020. (Photo: Peter Zay/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) News
Sunday, December 06, 2020
Democracy 'Has To Be Defended': It Is Possible and Necessary, Critics Say, To Stop Trump From Running in 2024
"We're trying to do another four years," President Donald Trump said at a Saturday night rally in Georgia. "Otherwise, I'll see you in four years." Trump's "increasingly overt flirtations with running again in 2024," as the Associated Press put it , must be met with "a proportionate response,"...
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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a rally to support Republican Senate candidates Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue at Valdosta Regional Airport in Valdosta, Georgia on December 5, 2020. (Photo: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images) News
Saturday, December 05, 2020
Hours After Brian Kemp Declined to Overturn Georgia's Election Results, Trump Slammed GOP Governor at Lie-Filled Rally
President Donald Trump on Saturday morning called Georgia's Republican Gov. Brian Kemp to pressure him to overturn President-elect Joe Biden's victory in the state, and hours later at a rally in support of GOP lawmakers Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue—who are campaigning ahead of January 5 runoffs...
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U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump prepare to board Marine One as they depart the White House on December 5, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Alex Edelman/AFP via Getty Images) News
Saturday, December 05, 2020
Trump Demands Names of 27 Congressional Republicans Who Acknowledged Biden's Victory
Just 27 out of 249 congressional Republicans acknowledge that Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump in the 2020 election, according to a Washington Post survey, and Trump on Saturday demanded that they be identified. More than a month after President-elect Biden claimed a decisive victory over...
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"A Covid relief bill that doesn't include enhanced unemployment insurance benefits, workplace protections, paid sick leave, direct cash payments to individuals, national eviction and foreclosure moratoriums, and rental assistance fails to meet the scales and scope of the crisis we're facing," said Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.). (Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Food Bank For New York City) News
Saturday, December 05, 2020
With 'Economy On the Verge of Renewed Carnage,' the Squad Demands Relief Prioritizing Working People
With " the economy on the verge of renewed carnage ," progressive stalwarts in the U.S. House are demanding urgent and robust relief that meets the pressing needs of the country's working people who have been devastated by the coronavirus crisis. Our communities are enduring unprecedented...
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) arrives at the U.S. Capitol on October 20, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images) News
Friday, December 04, 2020
Sanders Opposed to Relief Plan That Gives 'Absolutely No Financial Help' to Tens of Millions of Suffering People
Sen. Bernie Sanders on Friday expressed his opposition to the bipartisan Covid-19 relief bill currently being hashed out in the U.S. Senate, arguing that any package that denies stimulus checks to millions of struggling households yet guarantees corporations immunity from coronavirus-related...
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While nutritious diets, healthy populations, pollution remediation, and even climate change mitigation all depend, at least in part, on soil biodiversity, society is not doing enough to preserve this crucial resource, the U.N. warned. (Photo: Jonas Gratzer/LightRocket via Getty Images) News
Friday, December 04, 2020
'Few Things Matter More to Humans': UN Report Says We Must Protect and Restore Biodiversity of World's Soil
While nutritious diets, healthy populations, pollution remediation, and even climate change mitigation all depend, at least in part, on soil biodiversity, society is not doing enough to protect "the variety of life below ground." That's according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of...
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Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo speaks at a news conference giving a coronavirus update at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Providence on May 12, 2020. (Photo: John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images) News
Thursday, December 03, 2020
Facing Opposition From Progressives, Gina Raimondo Withdraws From Consideration as Biden's HHS Chief
Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo, a Democrat who had emerged as the frontrunner to be President-elect Joe Biden's health secretary despite overseeing one of the deadliest Covid-19 outbreaks in the United States, announced Thursday that she has removed herself from contention for the job, much to the...
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Former Google employee Laurence Berland, who was fired by the company in 2019 for labor organizing, says he feels vindicated by the NLRB's complaint, which comes "at a time when we're seeing the power of a handful of tech billionaires consolidate control over our lives and our society." (Photo: Alex Tai/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) News
Thursday, December 03, 2020
Google Illegally Surveilled, Interrogated, and Fired Workers Who Tried to Organize, NLRB Says
Google repeatedly violated U.S. labor law when it spied on, probed, and terminated employees engaged in worker organizing in 2019, according to a complaint filed by the National Labor Relations Board on Wednesday. In its complaint (pdf), the NLRB alleges that Google was "interfering with,...
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Momina, a 26 year-old homeless woman, carries her child on her lap while she swings on a makeshift cradle on the pavement during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the Covid-19 pandemic in Kolkata, India on May 7, 2020. (Photo: Indranil Aditya/NurPhoto via Getty Images) News
Thursday, December 03, 2020
With Pandemic a 'Tipping Point,' UN Warns 1 Billion More People Headed for Extreme Poverty by 2030
A harrowing study released by the United Nations early Thursday reveals that the global coronavirus pandemic is setting the stage for a massive surge in the number of people pushed into poverty worldwide over the next decade—a phenomenon that only immediate interventions in the form of ambitious...
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