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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Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed acting president Juan Guaidó climbs a railing in an attempt to reach the National Assembly building in Caracas, on January 5, 2020. A pro-Trump rioter sits at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-Calif.) desk after storming the grounds of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. on January 6, 2021. (Photos: Federico Parra/AFP via Getty Images and Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images). News
Wednesday, January 06, 2021
After Right-Wing Coup Effort in DC, Venezuela Offers Sympathy for US Suffering What 'It Has Generated' Elsewhere
While Democratic and Republican lawmakers, political pundits, and angered U.S. citizens of all stripes rightly condemned Wednesday's violent coup attempt by a pro-Trump mob in the nation's capital, at least one foreign government offered its sympathy for the assault while also pointing out that U.S...
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Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump confront Capitol police officers at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images) News
Wednesday, January 06, 2021
US National Guard Ordered to Clear and Secure US Capitol Building Under Siege by Pro-Trump Mob
After a long period of silence, the White House on Wednesday afternoon directed the Pentagon to comply with a request made by Washington, D.C. officials to deploy the National Guard to the U.S. Capitol, which was breached earlier in the day in an apparent violent coup attempt by hundreds of...
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The "exclusion of undocumented workers in Nebraska from receiving vaccines is hypocritical, racist, cruel, and only helps spread Covid-19," said Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas). (Photo: Natalie Behring/AFP via Getty Images) News
Wednesday, January 06, 2021
'Barbaric': Nebraska Governor Puts Undocumented Meatpackers at Back of Vaccine Line
Immigrant and labor rights advocates as well as progressive lawmakers are denouncing Nebraska's Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts for his decision to exclude undocumented meatpackers from the first round of the state's coronavirus inoculation program, which is set to move into a phase that includes...
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The audience waves signs as Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) speaks during an event to introduce the Medicare for All Act of 2017 on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. (Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) News
Tuesday, January 05, 2021
New Study Reveals Flawed Predictions of Runaway Costs and Usage Under Medicare for All
With the Covid-19 pandemic raging and recognition of the inadequacy and injustice of America's for-profit healthcare system at a possible zenith, a new study released Tuesday reveals that projections of large and costly usage increases under a single-payer program have been overstated, bolstering...
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James Hang, a driver for Vons home delivery, loads grocery orders onto his truck in Torrance, CA on April 27, 2020. (Photo: Al Seib/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) News
Tuesday, January 05, 2021
'Devastating Effects' of CA Prop 22 Begin as Albertsons Stores Move to Replace Unionized Drivers With Gig Workers
Unionized grocery delivery drivers with full-time benefits at California stores owned by Albertsons are set to be fired this month and replaced with "independent contractors" working under adverse conditions for third-party gig companies. Progressives are attributing this erosion of workers' rights...
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Far-right extremists, including members of neo-fascist hate group The Proud Boys, attend a rally in Washington, D.C. on December 12, 2020 to protest the outcome of the U.S. presidential election in which President Donald Trump was soundly defeated by President-elect Joe Biden. (Photo: Evelyn Hockstein/The Washington Post via Getty Images) News
Monday, January 04, 2021
'Violence Is Being Incited': DC Braces for Trump-Endorsed Anti-Democracy Rally on Wednesday
In an effort to preempt violence, officials in Washington, D.C. on Monday warned potential attendees of Wednesday's so-called #StopTheSteal rally and related events scheduled for this week that armed protesters will be arrested by city police officers, with the assistance of 300 unarmed National...
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The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz, one of the world's largest battleships, will remain in the Persian Gulf, the Pentagon announced on Sunday, January 3, 2021. (Photo: Photo 12/Universal Images Group via Getty Images) News
Monday, January 04, 2021
'His Biggest—And Likely Most Disastrous—Stunt Yet'? Experts Warn a Desperate Trump May Attack Iran
Foreign policy experts are sounding the alarm that U.S. President Donald Trump could launch an assault on Iran in the final weeks of his administration, potentially provoking a full-blown war just days before President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration. Fears of a military confrontation are mounting...
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Activists drew attention to the deadly consequences of the pharmaceutical industry hiking drug prices in a protest on September 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo: Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images) News
Thursday, December 31, 2020
"Drugs Don't Work If People Can't Afford Them": Big Pharma to Raise Prices of 300 Medications on Jan. 1
As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, hospitalizations skyrocketed in 2020, but routine visits to the doctor's office and demand for new prescription medications fell sharply during the worldwide lockdown. To make up for lost revenue, the pharmaceutical industry plans to ring in the New Year by...
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An activist wears a "Fight For $15" shirt during a news conference prior to a vote on the Raise the Wage Act on July 18, 2019 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) News
Thursday, December 31, 2020
'Raises From Coast to Coast in 2021': New Year, Higher Minimum Wages in 24 States and 50 Municipalities Thanks to Fight for $15
2020 was a devastating year for underpaid frontline workers. But even in the face of public health and economic crises triggered by Covid-19, the Fight for $15 movement persisted, and now 24 states and 50 municipalities throughout the U.S. are set to raise minimum wages in 2021. On New Year's Day,...
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Street art in Belfast depicts Saudi Arabia's Prince Ben Salman buying missiles, which are used against Yemeni civilians, from U.S. President Donald Trump and former U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May. (Photo: Kaveh Kazemi/Getty Images) News
Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Lame-Duck Trump's "Middle East Arms Bonanza" Continues With Approval of $290 Million Weapons Sale to Saudi Regime
Despite opposition from the public and some members of Congress , the Trump administration in its waning days is rushing through weapons sales to a handful of Middle East nations with records of human rights abuses, including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, whose U.S.-backed blockades...
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