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Signs hang from the Meridian Heights apartment building in Northwest Washington on Monday, May 18, 2020. News
Economists Warn 'Prolonged Depression Guaranteed' If GOP Refuse Federal Aid to State and Local Governments
"The economy is currently approaching a knife edge in how recovery will proceed."
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Every level of the U.S. government has shown, time and again, that the default setting is to leave the vulnerable behind. But Americans themselves are challenging that approach. (Photo: Giles Clarke/Getty Images) Views
Reopening the Economy Is a Death Sentence for Workers
The wealthy may be fine with sacrificing the vulnerable, but workers are fighting for the sanctity of human life.
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U.S. Army Paratroopers assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, deploy from Pope Army Airfield, North Carolina on January 1, 2020. (Photo: Capt. Robyn Haake / US ARMY / AFP via Getty Images) News
'More Testing, Not More Bombs': 29 House Democrats Demand Cuts to Pentagon Budget Amid Pandemic
"America needs a coronavirus cure, not more war."
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Musk’s thin-skinned, petulant narcissism bears an uncanny resemblance to Donald Trump, who last week tweeted, "California should let Tesla and @elonmusk open the plant, NOW."(Photo: flickr/cc) Views
The Privileged and Powerful in the Pandemic
Those in power must stop viewing the pandemic as an obstacle to personal ambition.
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In Tense Exchange Over Bailouts, Warren Accuses Mnuchin of Putting 'Wall Street Buddies' Before US Workers
"We're in a situation where 35 million Americans have filed for unemployment. You're in charge of nearly half a trillion dollars... and you are leaving the American people behind."
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Hens rescued by Animal Place await transportation to the group's California facility. News
As Millions of Factory Farmed Animals Sent to Mass Slaughter, These 'Lucky 1,000' Chickens Rescued
"We must critically examine and dismantle the country's unsustainable and unethical meat production pipeline."
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An operator works in a call center for contact tracing where phone calls are made to map how many people in Brussels have contracted the Covid-19 on May 8, 2020. News
As Invasive Covid-19 Tracing Technologies Loom, ACLU Unveils Guidelines to Guard Against Overreach
The civil liberties group also challenged so-called "immunity passport" proposals that could create "a new health surveillance infrastructure that endangers privacy rights."
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Holy Super Soaker Batman
Yes, that's Father Tim. Photos by Larry Peplin There's gotta be nothing more 2020 than Father Tim Pelc of the Detroit-area St. Ambrose Parish "communio," admirably cognizant of all things COVID, blessing his longtime parishioners’ Easter baskets with a squirt gun, or what Twitter has gleefully...
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The American people are therefore entitled to share in the benefits and the profits. Banking needs to be made a public utility. (Photo: Twitter/@publicbankla) Views
Another Bank Bailout Under Cover of a Virus
Insolvent Wall Street banks have been quietly bailed out again. Banks made risk-free by the government should be public utilities.
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'Save the News' Campaign Urges Immediate Covid-19 Relief Funds to Sustain Local Journalism in Time of Crisis
"Americans need access to information about their local communities more than ever, and yet layoffs and furloughs are only increasing as this pandemic continues."
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