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 New York Immigration Coalition held a rally to call on the Trump administration to protect asylum seekers and the right to refugee resettlement in New York City on August 3, 2019. (Photo: Karla Ann Cote/NurPhoto via Getty Images) News
Thursday, October 01, 2020
Rights Groups Warn Trump 'Jeopardizes Lives' with Cuts to Refugee Resettlement Program
Human rights experts Thursday denounced the Trump administration's proposal to limit refugee admissions to a new all-time low of 15,000 for fiscal year 2021 despite the sharp uptick in global need. "The number of refugees worldwide has grown by over 14 million over the last four years while the...
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Oil pump jacks in Los Cerritos Wetlands, Long Beach, California. (Photo: Citizen of the Planet/Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images) News
Thursday, October 01, 2020
'A $100 Billion Lifeline While Most Americans Are Being Left Behind': Report Details Massive Fed Bailout of Fossil Fuel Industry
Oil and gas companies have issued nearly $100 billion in bonds since the Fed launched its corporate rescue program in March, according to a new analysis , a no-strings-attached bailout of the fossil fuel industry pushed by the Trump administration. "This is prolonging the life of the fossil fuel...
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Debate moderator and Fox News anchor Chris Wallace directs the first presidential debate between U.S. President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden at the Health Education Campus of Case Western Reserve University on September 29, 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo: Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images) News
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
After 'Hot Mess Inside a Dumpster Fire Inside a Train Wreck' Stirred by Trump, Debate Commission Says Reforms Coming
Following Tuesday night's " disastrous, chaotic, and nearly unwatchable " debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden, the Commission on Presidential Debates said on Wednesday that it will make yet-to-be-announced format changes for the two remaining debates in an effort...
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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers arrest an undocumented Mexican immigrant during a raid in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn on April 11, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: John Moore/Getty Images) News
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Trump Plan for Pre-Election ICE Raids Condemned as Xenophobic and Cruel 'Publicity Stunt'
The Trump administration is reportedly preparing to launch raids in October targeting undocumented immigrants in an effort to amplify the president's racist and xenophobic campaign message, a move critics denounced as an inhumane "publicity stunt" funded by U.S. taxpayers. Three U.S. officials...
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People take part in a protest against the Republican tax bill in Los Angeles, California on December 4, 2017. (Photo: Ronen Tivony/NurPhoto via Getty Images) News
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Trump Tax Schemes an Indictment of System That Allows Him to Pay Less Than Teachers, Nurses, and His Own Undocumented Workers, Critics Say
As new details about President Donald Trump's years of evasive tax practices continue to come to light following the exposure earlier this week of the president's financial records, many progressives are arguing that the revelation of Trump's tax avoidance scheme—some of it legal and relatively...
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People gather at Breonna Taylor's makeshift memorial in an area activists have renamed Injustice Square Park in downtown Louisville on September 26, 2020 to protest a Kentucky grand jury's failure to charge any police officers for the March killing of Taylor. (Photo: Jason Armond/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) News
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Kentucky AG Ordered to Release Breonna Taylor Grand Jury Tapes After Juror Demands 'Full Story and Absolute Truth'
Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced Monday night that his office will comply with a judge's order to release the recording of the grand jury's proceedings in the Breonna Taylor case by noon on Wednesday after an anonymous grand juror filed a lawsuit Monday afternoon with the...
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CBS anchor Tony Dokoupil shows Americans the wealth divide. (Photo: CBS/YouTube/screenshot) News
Monday, September 28, 2020
Analysis Shows Nearly 80% of US Household Wealth Owned by Millionaires and Billionaires
In an analysis of 2019 government data released Monday, policy analyst and blogger Matt Bruenig found that last year, millionaires and billionaires owned 79.2% of all household wealth in the United States despite constituting just under 12% of the population. Bruenig examined triennial data from...
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United Auto Worker Joe Nero pickets outside the shuttered General Motors plant in Lordstown, OH, on Sep. 23, 2019. (Photo: Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe via Getty Images) News
Monday, September 28, 2020
Trump's Corporate-Friendly Trade, Tax, and Labor Policies Betrayed Manufacturing Workers in Midwest: Study
Manufacturing workers in four crucial Midwest states that President Donald Trump won in the 2016 presidential election have been hurt the most by the Trump administration's trade and industrial policies. That's according to a new analysis —titled "Promises Unfulfilled: Manufacturing in the Midwest...
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Brad Parscale, former campaign manager and current adviser to Trump's 2020 reelection bid, speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference hosted by the American Conservative Union on February 28, 2020 in National Harbor, Maryland. (Photo: Samuel Corum/Getty Images) News
Monday, September 28, 2020
Top Trump Campaign Adviser Brad Parscale Hospitalized After Threatening Self-Harm With Gun
Brad Parscale, the former campaign manager for President Donald Trump's 2020 reelection campaign who now runs the team's digital operation, was reportedly removed from his Fort Lauderdale home by police Sunday afternoon and hospitalized after his wife alerted authorities that he was armed with a...
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Human rights advocates in New York City protesting the incarceration of immigrants on July 30, 2020. (Photo: Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images) News
Friday, September 25, 2020
'Intentional Cruelty': House Investigation Finds Deadly Medical Neglect in Immigrant Detention Facilities
Detained immigrants in the U.S. have been subjected to harmful and sometimes deadly medical neglect—including inadequate and delayed care, unsanitary conditions, and understaffing—while in Department of Homeland Security custody at facilities operated by Immigration and Customs Enforcement as well...
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