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Because they know the corporate media will never call bullshit on their bullshit.

Why are the billionaires laughing?

It’s easy to laugh when the corporate press treats you as a glorious success instead of the epitome of a broken social order. Billionaires laugh because they know the corporate media prefers to fawn over them rather than hold them to account.

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Civil Society Groups Warn Against Anti-Protest Legislation Following Siege of US Capital

"We have to make sure this moment is not used to further anti-protest legislation."

Simon Davis-Cohen ·


As US Sets Daily Record With 4,085 Dead From Covid-19, Governors Demand More Vaccine Doses

The World Health Organization now says the interval between two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine can be extended to up to six weeks.

Jessica Corbett ·


After Inciting Deadly Invasion of US Capitol, Twitter Permanently Suspends @realDonaldTrump

After years of resisting suspension demands, the social media company said that the move was "due to the risk of further incitement of violence."

Common Dreams staff ·


'Murder the Media': Pro-Trump Insurrectionists Target Journalists Covering Attack on US Capitol

The takeover followed an inflammatory speech in which the president, yet again, called the press "the enemy of the people."

Jessica Corbett ·


Biden Attorney General Pick Merrick Garland Urged to Establish DOJ Task Force to Probe Trump Crimes

"Donald Trump, and his aides and associates, have engaged in a flurry of unethical, unconstitutional, and often criminal activity, culminating yesterday with the seditious insurrection on the United States Capitol."

Jessica Corbett ·


Omar Trump Impeachment Resolution Charges 'Attempted Coup Against Our Country'

"The urgency of this moment is real," said the Minnesota Democrat.

Andrea Germanos ·


'White Privilege on Steroids': Ire After Pro-Trump Mob Gets Red Carpet Compared to Black Lives Matter

Had the Capitol insurrectionists "been Black and Brown," they "wouldn't have made it up those steps," asserted Rep. Cori Bush. 

Brett Wilkins ·


Human Rights Watch Urges Biden to End Trump's 'Devastating' Remain In Mexico Policy

The policy under Trump, and made only worse under the pandemic, "has needlessly and foreseeably exposed children and adults to a high risk of violence and other harm."

Julia Conley ·


'Barbaric': Nebraska Governor Puts Undocumented Meatpackers at Back of Vaccine Line

"Everyone deserves to be vaccinated, especially the workers who feed us—and essential workers have earned a fast-track to citizenship."

Kenny Stancil ·


Progressives Back Rep. Cori Bush's Resolution to Expel Lawmakers Who Incited Violent Siege of Capitol

"This is the standard for Democratic members of Congress right now."

Jessica Corbett ·

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