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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"If you live in New York and had produce during the pandemic, odds are that's because of these workers," said journalist Alex Press. (Photo: Teamsters/Local 202/Joint Council 16) News
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Ocasio-Cortez, Sanders Lead Call for Solidarity With #HuntsPointStrike
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Bernie Sanders on Wednesday expressed solidarity with roughly 1,400 essential workers at the Hunts Point Terminal Produce Market in the Bronx, several of whom were arrested earlier this week while striking for hazard pay and better healthcare benefits during...
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An Iranian citizen reads a newspaper in Tehran following U.S. President Joe Biden's victory in the 2020 election, which many hope will lead to a restoration of the 2015 nuclear deal and a lifting of economic sanctions. (Photo: Fatemeh Bahrami/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) News
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Progressive International Calls on Biden to End Illegal US Sanctions Responsible for 'Untold Death and Devastation'
A global coalition fighting for a more egalitarian, democratic, peaceful, and sustainable society on Wednesday demanded that newly sworn-in U.S. President Joe Biden put an end to unilateral, illegal, and deadly economic sanctions on the first day of his presidency. In a statement issued ahead of...
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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
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Warning Against Further 'Erosion' of Civil Liberties, Tlaib Leads Charge Against New Domestic Terrorism Laws
Democratic Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib of Michigan on Tuesday sent a letter to House and Senate leaders in which she and nine colleagues argued against expanding the national security state and further curtailing civil liberties in the aftermath of the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol by a pro-...
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Maricopa County constable Lenny McCloskey speaks with a tenant after evicting her for non-payment of rent on October 2, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo: John Moore/Getty Images) News
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
'Subsidizing the Spread of Covid': Report Shows Corporate Landlords Received Public Funding Yet Still Kicked Out Tenants
Nearly 200 corporate landlords received $320 million in federal pandemic-related assistance only to turn around and file more than 5,380 evictions between mid-March and mid-October of last year, recklessly displacing thousands of impoverished Americans in the midst of a public health and economic...
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Treasury Secretary nominee Janet Yellen speaks during an event featuring President-elect Joe Biden's economic team at the Queen Theater on December 1, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) News
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
'Smartest Thing We Can Do Is Act Big': Yellen Bolsters Demand for Biden to Enact Bold FDR-Style Agenda
During her Senate confirmation hearing on Tuesday, Treasury Secretary nominee Janet Yellen endorsed progressives' demand for President-elect Joe Biden to pursue a bold and egalitarian relief, recovery, and reform program capable of tackling the intertwined public health and economic catastrophe...
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Supporters of President Donald Trump rampage through the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. (Photo: Roberto Schmidt/AFP via Getty Images) News
Monday, January 18, 2021
UN Experts Urge US to Respond to Capitol Attack With 'Renewed Commitment to Peaceful Pluralism,' Strengthened Democracy
United Nations human rights experts on Monday denounced the deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, wherein a right-wing mob—inspired by the lies about electoral fraud told by outgoing President Donald Trump and repeated by many Republican Party lawmakers—stormed the halls of Congress during the...
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Members of the Tshwane Special Infectious Unit on Covid-19 wearing personal protective equipment pick up a suspected coronavirus patient on January 15, 2021 in Pretoria, South Africa. (Photo: Alet Pretorius/Gallo Images via Getty Images) News
Monday, January 18, 2021
Warning World Is on 'Brink of a Catastrophic Moral Failure,' WHO Chief Denounces Vaccine-Hoarding by Rich Nations
"I need to be blunt: the world is on the brink of a catastrophic moral failure—and the price of this failure will be paid with lives and livelihoods in the world's poorest countries." "We now face the real danger that even as vaccines bring hope to some, they become another brick in the wall of...
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Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) attends a joint session of Congress on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. (Photo: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images) News
Friday, January 15, 2021
Omar and Ocasio-Cortez Tell Josh Hawley to 'Resign'—And Poll Shows Majority of Missouri Voters Agree
Democratic congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Friday implored Republican Sen. Josh Hawley to resign, and a new poll released Thursday shows that a majority of Hawley's constituents in Missouri agree that the lawmaker should quit following his role in inciting an attack on the...
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Seniors and first responders wait in line to receive a Covid-19 vaccine at the Lakes Regional Library on December 30, 2020 in Fort Myers, Florida. (Photo: Octavio Jones/Getty Images) News
Friday, January 15, 2021
Promised Vaccine Stockpile Doesn't Even Exist? Governors Demand Trump 'Answer Immediately for This Deception'
Earlier this week, the White House said the federal government would soon release coronavirus vaccine doses stored for second shots, but governors expecting increased shipments discovered Friday that no national stockpile exists, and now they are demanding that President Donald Trump's...
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An inflatable nuclear missile balloon stands at the ready before Global Zero's rally to eliminate nuclear weapons begins in McPherson Square on April 1, 2016 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) News
Friday, January 15, 2021
Heightening Risk of Accidental Nuclear War, Russia Follows Trump's Lead and Withdraws From Open Skies Treaty
In a development that experts say increases the risks of military confrontation, Russia announced Friday that it will withdraw from the Open Skies Treaty, an international pact credited with helping to prevent nuclear war since it came into force in 2002. Russia's withdrawal from the treaty—which...
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