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 U.S. Department of Labor building is pictured in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, April 2, 2020. (Photo: Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc. via Getty Images) News
Wednesday, October 07, 2020
US Labor Unions File UN Complaint Accusing Trump Administration of "Outrageous" Violations of Workers' Rights Amid Pandemic
United States labor leaders representing workers in several trade unions on Wednesday filed a complaint with the United Nations' labor agency, making the case that under the Trump administration, the U.S. has violated numerous international labor laws during the coronavirus pandemic. Trump "gave a...
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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos with Amazon India Chief Amit Agarwal during the company's annual Smbhav event at Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium on January 16, 2020 in New Delhi, India. (Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint via Getty Images) News
Wednesday, October 07, 2020
'How Their Rotten System Works': Global Billionaire Wealth Surged to Record $10.2 Trillion Amid Covid-19 Catastrophe
While Covid-19 has taken the lives of over one million people across the globe and exacerbated economic precarity for millions more , the combined wealth held by the world's 2,189 billionaires has skyrocketed—increasing by 27.5% between April and July 2020 and reaching a record high of $10.2...
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Participants hold signs while protesting efforts made by President Donald Trump and Republican legislators to the repeal the Affordable Care Act at a demonstration in New York City on July 29, 2017. (Photo: Albin Lohr-Jones/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images) News
Tuesday, October 06, 2020
Successful GOP Repeal of ACA Would Strip Health Coverage From Millions and Give Top 0.1% a Massive Tax Cut—During a Pandemic
New research released Tuesday shows that if the Supreme Court next month sides with the Trump administration and 18 state attorneys general seeking to repeal the Affordable Care Act, more than 20 million people would lose health insurance and millions more would be forced to pay more for healthcare...
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Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell testifies about the CARES Act and the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic during a Senate Banking Committee hearing on Capitol Hill on September 24, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) News
Tuesday, October 06, 2020
Bolstering Progressive Demand, Fed Chair Says More Stimulus Crucial to Avoid Even More 'Unnecessary Hardship'
Bolstering progressive demands for policymakers to provide greater stimulus to avoid worsening the already catastrophic economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell warned Tuesday that insufficient government intervention "would lead to a weak recovery, creating...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) meets with Seventh U.S. Circuit Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trump's nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, as she begins a series of meetings to prepare for her confirmation hearing, on Capitol Hill on September 29, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Susan Walsh-Pool/Getty Images) News
Tuesday, October 06, 2020
3 in 4 Americans—Including 55% of Republicans—Want Senate GOP to Prioritize Covid-19 Relief Over Ramming Through Coney Barrett
In the face of widespread economic suffering and a deadly pandemic, a new poll shows that 3 out of 4 likely American voters want the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate to prioritize passing a comprehensive Covid-19 relief package over ramming through President Donald Trump's right-wing nominee Amy...
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Auto workers rally outside the GM plant in Lordstown, Ohio on March 6, 2019, the day the factory was shuttered. (Photo: Jeff Swensen/Getty Images) News
Monday, October 05, 2020
'Promises Made, Workers Betrayed': Trump Gave $425 Billion in Federal Contracts to Corporations That Offshored 200,000 Jobs
Despite the 2016 campaign promise that he made to voters in pivotal industrial swing states throughout the Midwest that he would end the profit-driven relocation of manufacturing jobs to lower-wage countries, President Donald Trump has awarded more than $425 billion in federal contracts to...
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A view of the White House in Washington, D.C. on October 2, 2020 after President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump tested positive for Covid-19. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images) News
Monday, October 05, 2020
'People Have a Right to Be Upset': White House Failure to Contact Trace Stirs Contempt
Politicians, public health officials, and commentators are lambasting the White House's failure to provide adequate contact tracing and guidance for thousands of people whose well-being was jeopardized last week after President Donald Trump traveled to multiple events around the country, at least...
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(L-R) Assistant to the President and Director of Oval Office Operations Nicholas Luna, Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications Dan Scavino, Senior Advisor to the President Jared Kushner, Senior Advisor to the President Stephen Miller, and counselor to the President Hope Hicks walk to Marine One to depart from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C. on September 30, 2020. (Photo: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images) News
Friday, October 02, 2020
'Hope Is Contagious': Fears of Covid-19 Outbreak Upend Capitol Hill
Following Friday morning's revelation that President Donald Trump has tested positive for the coronavirus—and later transported to Walter Reed Hospital to receive care—Capitol Hill has been turned upside down as members of the Trump administration and lawmakers in both parties scramble to figure...
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Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Joe Biden waits to greet local officials at Joey D’s Restaurant at Latrobe Train Station on September 30, 2020 in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. Biden announced Friday that both he and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, have tested negative for the coronavirus. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) News
Friday, October 02, 2020
'Wear a Mask, Keep Social Distance, and Wash Your Hands,' Says Joe Biden After Testing Negative for Covid-19
Hours after news broke that President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump tested positive for the coronavirus, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden announced just after noon Friday that he and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, have both tested negative for Covid-19. Biden used the occasion to...
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Street art that reads, "200,000+ Covid-19 deaths" next to an "It is what it is" quote by President Donald Trump is displayed on a wall in New York City on September 29, 2020. (Photo: Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images) News
Friday, October 02, 2020
House Probe Into Trump's Failed Covid-19 Response Shows "Unprecedented, Coordinated" Political Interference
A new analysis out Friday reveals that throughout President Donald Trump's failed response to the Covid-19 pandemic and its economic fallout that has resulted in the deaths of more than 200,000 Americans and left millions unemployed without public support , his administration has "engaged in a...
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