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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Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett listens during the second day of her confirmation hearings on Capitol Hill on October 13, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Greg Nash via Pool/Getty Images) News
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Asked About Trump Effort to 'Unilaterally Delay Election,' Barrett Says She Would Approach It With 'An Open Mind'
When Judge Amy Coney Barrett was asked Tuesday during her second day of confirmation hearings if it would be constitutional for the president of the United States to "unilaterally delay an election," the right-wing Supreme Court nominee refused to answer the question except in vague terms, saying...
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A dozen land and water protectors were arrested after Border Patrol and Arizona State Troopers used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse a Native American ceremony on Indigenous Peoples' Day on October 12, 2020. (Photo: Rafael Samanez/O'odham Anti Border Collective) News
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Native Americans Protesting Trump Border Wall Tear Gassed, Arrested by US Agents on Indigenous Peoples' Day
Twelve people, including at least eight Native Americans, were arrested near an immigration checkpoint in Southern Arizona on Indigenous Peoples' Day after United States Border Patrol agents and Arizona law enforcement officials violently repressed a peaceful action held Monday morning by roughly...
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Long lines form outside the Cobb County Board of Elections in suburban Atlanta on the morning of October 12, 2020, the first day of in-person early voting. (Photo: Steve Schaefer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution) News
Monday, October 12, 2020
Massive Lines in Georgia on First Day of In-Person Voting Exemplify Ongoing 'Voter Suppression,' Say Critics
Georgia's first day of in-person early voting Monday was marred by excessive wait times, as the combination of high turnout and technical difficulties resulted in long lines and possible health risks—a situation that voting rights advocates described as an example of intense voter engagement and...
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Participant holding a sign at a climate justice march in New York City on September 20, 2020. (Photo: Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images) News
Monday, October 12, 2020
'After All, It's Our Money': Global Climate Campaigners Call for Public Banks to Fund Just Recovery and Green Transition
Amid the Global Week of Action for Debt Cancellation and one month ahead of the Finance in Common Summit , climate justice advocates on Monday urged public banks around the world to treat government responses to the coronavirus crisis as opportunities to coordinate just recoveries from the ongoing...
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U.S. President Donald Trump removes his mask on October 5, 2020, upon return to the White House from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where he had been hospitalized after contracting Covid-19. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) News
Friday, October 09, 2020
Weekend for Trump, Who Has Covid-19, Now Includes On-Air 'Sham Medical Exam' Friday and In-Person White House Event Saturday
Critics howled Friday afternoon as word came that President Donald Trump plans to hold an in-person White House event on Saturday, despite concerns he remains infected—and quite possibly contagious—with Covid-19. The news came just hours after Fox News announced that the president's scheduled...
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Members of a far-right paramilitary group in downtown Stone Mountain, Georgia on August 15, 2020. (Photo: Logan Cyrus/AFP via Getty Images) News
Friday, October 09, 2020
'A Threat to a Fair Election': Experts Warn of Danger Posed by Armed Pro-Trump Poll Watchers
Following President Donald Trump's refusal last month to denounce white supremacists along with his longstanding pattern of undermining democratic norms—and in the wake of the FBI's interception of a plot by right-wing domestic terrorists to kidnap Michigan's Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and...
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Nurses hold signs at a Vigil for Nurses Who've Died From Covid-19 at the U.S. Capital on July 21, 2020 in Washington, D.C. They gathered at the Capitol demanding that the U.S. Senate pass the HEROES Act, which would provide much needed personal protective equipment and regulatory protections for frontline workers. (Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images) News
Thursday, October 08, 2020
Labor Unions and Green Groups Sue Trump Admin. for 'Failure to Protect Frontline Workers From Covid-19'
Labor unions representing healthcare staff, teachers, transit employees, and millions of other frontline workers joined with environmental groups on Thursday to sue the Trump administration for its failure to protect essential workers from Covid-19 by providing an adequate supply of masks, gloves,...
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A coalition of progressive lawmakers, union leaders, and social justice advocates on Thursday unveiled the "People's Charter," a political agenda intended to outline how working people can come together to transform the U.S. from a country that works for "the privileged and powerful few" to one that "cares for all of us." (Photo: People's Charter) News
Thursday, October 08, 2020
Demanding a Nation That 'Cares for All' Not Just the Wealthy Few, Progressives Unveil People's Charter
A coalition of progressive lawmakers, union leaders, and social justice advocates on Thursday unveiled the " People's Charter ," a political agenda intended to outline how, in the midst of overlapping public health, economic, policing, and climate crises that have devastated low-income communities...
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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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