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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Marijuana legalization advocates and members of community groups attend a rally against marijuana arrests in front of One Police Plaza on June 13, 2012 in New York City. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) News
Thursday, January 14, 2021
Because 'Time for Urgent, Bold Change Is Now,' 200+ Groups Tell Biden to End Failed War on Drugs
A coalition of more than 200 drug policy, healthcare, and other community-based organizations on Thursday delivered a letter to U.S. President-elect Joe Biden's transition team, urging the incoming administration to pursue public health solutions to substance use and bring an end to the disastrous...
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A malnourished child receives medical treatment at Al-Sabeen hospital in Sanaa, Yemen on December 13, 2020. (Photo: Mohammed Mohammed/Xinhua via Getty Images) News
Thursday, January 14, 2021
'Famine Not Seen in 40 Years': UN Warns Pompeo Decision in Yemen Could Lead to Hundreds of Thousands—If Not Millions—Dead
Top officials at the United Nations on Thursday urged U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to reverse his plan to designate the Houthis in Yemen as a foreign terrorist organization, warning that if the Trump administration's policy goes into effect, it would push the nation into a "catastrophic"...
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Rep. Cori Bush (D-Mo.) speaking on the House floor in favor of impeaching President Donald Trump on Wednesday, January 13, 2021. (Photo: Screenshot/C-SPAN) News
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Cori Bush Booed by House GOP for Denouncing White Supremacy
Freshman Democratic Congresswoman Cori Bush of Missouri, who is black, was openly booed by Republican lawmakers Wednesday after she denounced white supremacy on the House floor while explaining why she would vote in favor of impeaching President Donald Trump for inciting a violent mob to attack the...
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"How the hell are you supposed to wash your hands... when your water has been shut off?" Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) asked in April 2020. (Photo: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) News
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
To Combat Ongoing 'Human Rights Crisis,' 600+ Groups Urge Biden to Enact Utility Shutoff Moratorium on Day One
A diverse coalition of more than 600 labor, environmental, racial justice, and faith-based organizations delivered a letter Wednesday urging President-elect Joe Biden and his administration to enact a nationwide moratorium on utility disconnections on day one in the White House, stressing that...
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Police advance on demonstrators who are protesting the killing of George Floyd on May 30, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images) News
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
'Classic Case of Crisis Opportunism': Republicans in Three States Introduce Bills Criminalizing Protest in Wake of Capitol Attack
Progressives are sounding the alarm that a handful of Republican lawmakers are exploiting the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6 by an insurrectionist pro-Trump mob to push for anti-protest bills that critics say do not aim to stem the tide of right-wing extremism but instead...
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Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.) on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 introduced a bill that seeks to establish "a 9/11-style commission to investigate" the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. (Photo: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images) News
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
'What the Hell Happened?': Bowman Introduces COUP Act to Investigate Pro-Trump Mob's Capitol Attack
Rep. Jamaal Bowman on Tuesday introduced a bill that seeks to establish a commission to investigate last week's violent assault on the U.S. Capitol by an insurrectionary pro-Trump mob. On Sunday night, Bowman, a freshman Democrat from New York, posed a series of questions on social media: "What the...
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A Palestinian boy sits on a chair with a national flag as Israeli authorities demolish a school site in the village of Yatta, south of the West Bank city of Hebron on July 11, 2018. (Photo: Hazem Bader/AFP via Getty Images) News
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Prominent Rights Group Says Israeli Rule Must Finally Be Seen 'For What It Is: Apartheid'
A prominent Israeli human rights group argues in a position paper released Tuesday that far from being a democracy, Israel is an "apartheid regime" whose policies oppress Palestinians living between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River. In its new report (pdf), B'Tselem rejects "the common...
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Doctors and nurses of Cuba's Henry Reeve International Medical Brigade take part in a farewell ceremony before traveling to Andorra to help in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, at the Central Unit of Medical Cooperation in Havana, on March 28, 2020. (Photo: Yamil Lage/AFP via Getty Images) News
Monday, January 11, 2021
'Despicable': Outgoing Trump Administration to Designate Cuba a 'State Sponsor of Terrorism'
Cuban and American officials as well as progressives in various parts of the world on Monday blasted the soon-to-be-departed Trump administration's decision to put Cuba back on the U.S. State Department's list of "State Sponsors of Terrorism," a move that critics say reveals the U.S. government's...
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Girls collect water from a well in Hajjah province, north Yemen on December 11, 2020. As a result of the U.S. State Department's decision, Oxfam noted, "humanitarian aid, goods, and personnel will be blocked from entering northern Yemen, where 70% of the population lives." (Photo: Mohammed Al-Wafi/Xinhua via Getty) News
Monday, January 11, 2021
'Wanton Cruelty': Pompeo to Declare Houthis a Terrorist Group, Sparking Fears of Worsening Famine in Yemen
Advocates for a more just U.S. foreign policy on Monday denounced Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's decision to designate Yemen's Houthis as a terrorist group, a move that progressives say will disrupt the ability of humanitarian agencies to provide life-saving aid in an effort to alleviate...
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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) speaks with Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) during a joint session of Congress to ratify the 2020 presidential election at the U.S. Capitol onJanuary 6, 2021. (Photo: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images) News
Friday, January 08, 2021
Top Senate Democrat Patty Murray: 'Hawley and Cruz Should Resign'
Sen. Patty Murray on Friday called for the resignation of Republican lawmakers whose attempts to baselessly challenge the legitimacy of President-elect Joe Biden's electoral victory contributed to this week's storming of the U.S. Capitol by an insurrectionary pro-Trump mob. "Our job is to keep this...
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