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Ramirez, who is married with three children, spent Thanksgiving in ICE custody. The following day he was deported to his native Honduras. (Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection) Views
Deporting Workers Makes America Less Safe
We need workers to speak out about potentially unsafe and unlawful conditions at work, without fear of deportation.
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President-elect Donald J. Trump and U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi smile for a photo during the 58th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2017. News
Pelosi Frustrates Progressives by Stalling Pro-Labor Bill While Pushing Trump's Trade Deal
"Grinding my teeth so hard they snap off at the roots."
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The Right Thing To Do
Real people, real issues. Screenshot. For the start of another bleak week at the circus, a reminder that our future boasts the succor and promise of political leaders with empathy, decency, values and emotional intelligence who may yet - please God - take the reins of power from the soulless...
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With an image of himself on a screen in the background, Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the House Financial Services Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill October 23, 2019 in Washington, D.C. News
Facebook CEO Zuckerberg Dodges When Pressed About Details of White House Dinner With Trump
"No better example of Facebook's power than Zuckerberg being asked here whether Trump lobbied him, rather than whether he lobbied Trump."
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Insurance Industry Is Clearly 'Terrified,' Says Sanders, As Lawmakers Admit Lobbyists Helped Them Write Attacks on Medicare for All
"We are taking on the big-money interests who have an army of lobbyists trying to defeat Medicare for All."
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The leaked documents suggest that there could be no limitations on the export of data, potentially applying even in sensitive areas such as health data. (Photo: Yuri Samoilov/Flickr, CC 2.0) Views
Threat to Our Digital Rights Revealed in US-UK Trade Talks Leak
Leaked records of US-UK trade negotiations suggest the US is targeting our digital rights—and the UK seems alarmingly willing to play ball.
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The two of them have degraded and corrupted American democracy. We need them both out. (Photo: Screenshot) Views
Who Is Worse: Donald Trump or Mitch McConnell?
Even if Trump is gone, if the Senate remains in Republican hands and McConnell is reelected, America loses because McConnell will still have a chokehold on our democracy.
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Aggressive policing is the bulwark of a segregated America. (Photo: Mr. Fish / Truthdig) Views
The New 'Black Codes'
The elites are acutely aware that without police terror and the U.S. prison system, which holds 25% of the world’s prison population, there would be intense social unrest.
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Antio-NATO protesters in Newport, Wales in 2014. (Photo: Andy Davies/@adavies4) Views
Trump Was Right Before He Was Wrong: NATO Should Be Obsolete
In an age where people around the world want to avoid war and to focus instead on the climate chaos that threatens future life on earth, NATO is an anachronism.
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"For a select few, war pays dividends in ways that peace doesn't," writes Astore. "In a nutshell, or perhaps an artillery shell, war is anti-democratic, anti-progressive, anti-intellectual, and anti-human." (Photo: Stockbyte/Stockbyte/Getty Images) Views
American Exceptionalism Is Killing Planet Earth
On the many abuses of executing endless war on a finite planet
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