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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Aerial photograph taken on August 7,2020 of a deforested area in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso. (Photo: Florian Plaucheur/AFP via Getty Images) News
Monday, November 30, 2020
To End Impunity for 'Deliberate Destruction' of Planet, International Lawyers Drafting Plan to Criminalize Ecocide
An expert panel of top international and environmental lawyers have begun working this month on a legal definition of "ecocide" with the goal of making mass ecological damage an enforceable international crime on par with war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide. "The time is right to...
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A  medic loads a sick nursing home resident with Covid-19 symptoms into an ambulance on August 5, 2020 in Austin, Texas. (Photo: John Moore/Getty Images) News
Friday, November 27, 2020
'Bleak Milestone': More Than 100,000 Nursing Home Residents and Staff Killed by Pandemic
As of the last week of November, Covid-19 has claimed the lives of more than 100,000 people who live and work in long-term care facilities in the United States, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation's latest analysis of state-reported data. The following chart depicts the growth in Covid-19...
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Activists of Sammilito Garments Sramik Federation (Combined Garments Workers Federation) march for fair wages and union rights for all Amazon supply chain workers in Dhaka, Bangladesh on November 27, 2020. (Photo: Mamunur Rashid/NurPhoto via Getty Images) News
Friday, November 27, 2020
Progressive Coalition Stages Worldwide Black Friday Protests to 'Make Amazon Pay'
"Amazon takes too much and gives back too little. It is time to Make Amazon Pay." Those are the words of a global coalition of warehouse workers, trade unionists, climate justice activists, and citizens who have organized worldwide protests this Black Friday to challenge the exploitative and anti-...
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Ahead of Thanksgiving, millions of families are in need of food assistance due to Covid-19 related layoffs and the expiration of federal unemployment benefits. Meanwhile, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and 649 other billionaires in the U.S. have amassed a combined $1 trillion in gains since the pandemic began in March 2020. (Photos: Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket and Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images) News
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Stock Market Soars and Billionaire Wealth Swells by $1 Trillion as Food Lines Stretch 'As Far As the Eye Can See'
Illustrating the intensifying inequality that has defined life in the United States for the past four decades—spotlighted throughout the coronavirus crisis—the total amount of wealth gained by the nation's 650 billionaires since March surged past $1 trillion amid Tuesday's record-breaking day on...
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This graduate of Pasadena City College is one of nearly 46 million borrowers in the U.S. weighed down by $1.7 trillion in student loan debt. (Photo: Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images) News
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
60% of US Voters Support Biden Canceling $50,000 of Student Loan Debt Per Person: Poll
Sixty percent of registered voters support President-elect Joe Biden canceling up to $50,000 of student loan debt per person, according to new polling by Hill-HarrisX. As Common Dreams has reported, pressure is mounting on Biden to immediately cancel student loan debt upon taking office in January...
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Telfair Elementary School first grade teacher Ms. Gutierrez works with her students on February 8, 2019 in Pacoima, California. (Photo: Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images) News
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Defenders of US Public Schools Call on Biden to Ditch Trump's Disastrous Education Policies—and Obama's Too
Demanding an end to the failed policies that have dominated the United States for more than two decades, a coalition of public education advocates has put forth what they consider to be the top five guiding principles the incoming Biden administration should adopt if the president-elect wants to...
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Numerous immigrant rights organizations applauded President-elect Joe Biden's nomination of Alejandro Mayorkas to lead the Department of Homeland Security. (Photo: Brad Barket/Getty Images for PEOPLE En Espanol) News
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Demanding Reversal of Trump Cruelty, Immigrant Rights Groups Welcome Biden Pick of Mayorkas for DHS Secretary
Immigrant rights defenders were encouraged by President-elect Joe Biden's Monday nomination of Alejandro Mayorkas for Secretary of Homeland Security and expressed hope that the first Latino and immigrant to lead the department will implement humane immigration policies to reverse the damage...
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Charles Miller, 90, prepares the daily pills his wife will need for the week on January 4, 2020 in Sarasota, Florida. His wife has had a recent stroke and a heart attack, and needs approximately ten different medicines daily which need to be carefully monitored. (Photo: Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images) News
Monday, November 23, 2020
High Drug Prices Could Result in Premature Deaths of More Than 1.1 Million Seniors in Next Decade: Analysis
More than 1.1 million seniors in the Medicare program could die prematurely over the next decade because they cannot afford the exorbitant prices of prescription medications. "High prescription drug prices cost lives. Period." —David Mitchell, Patients For Affordable Drugs Now That's according to a...
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PacifiCorp's coal fired power plant burns coal outside of Castle Dale, Utah on November 14, 2019. (Photo: George Frey/AFP via Getty Images) News
Monday, November 23, 2020
'No Time to Lose for Climate Action': Atmospheric CO2 Continued to Rise in 2020 Despite Covid-19 Lockdowns
The Covid-19 pandemic provoked a global economic slowdown that led to a slight reduction in carbon dioxide emissions in 2020, but this year's drop " has had no measurable impact on " the ongoing buildup of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere. "CO2 concentrations are going up and will continue to...
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Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives Lee Chatfield speaks during a campaign rally on November 2, 2020 in Traverse City, Michigan. Chatfield, along with Michigan Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey, are meeting with President Donald Trump on Friday, November 20, 2020, in the midst of the GOP's efforts to undermine the results of the presidential election, which President-elect Joe Biden won decisively. (Photo: Rey Del Rio/Getty Images) News
Friday, November 20, 2020
'Certify the Results!': GOP Michigan Lawmakers Blasted for 'Legitimizing a Fascist Coup Attempt' by Meeting With Trump
Two Republican lawmakers in the Michigan legislature were reprimanded on Friday as they made their way to the White House for a meeting with President Donald Trump, who has endeavoured to overturn the election results in key battleground states won by President-elect Joe Biden. Rep. Debbie Dingell...
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