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Global Warming and Extreme Cold: How One Leads to the Other

President Nicolas Maduro - Let Us Not Allow Another Vietnam War in My Homeland

Brazil’s Iron Ore Company Vale Responsible for 65 Deaths and 279 Missing

Attempted Coup in Venezuela with Abby Martin, Greg Wilpert, Paul Jay

Dan Savage rips into ‘lunatic’ Trump on HBO’s Real Time: ‘He commits 12 impeachable offenses a day’

During the “Overtime” segment of HBO’s Real Time, columnist Dan Savage went off President Donald Trump, calling him a lunatic and wondering whey he is still in office. Discussing the a report that Trump makes his aides print out internet stories about him and that he... read more .

Tucker Carlson bashes capitalism, says he might vote for Elizabeth Warren

In my recent interview with Tucker Carlson, he waited until nearly the end of a long conversation to drop a bomb: He might vote for Sen. Elizabeth Warren in 2020. OK, there's a "but" and an "if." Carlson actually said that if Warren focuses on the economic populism ideas articulated in her 2004 book "The Two-Income Trap: Why Middle-Class Parents are Going Broke," he would consider supporting her. It wasn't a promise. From the point of view of ... read more .

Ocasio-Cortez: “Breathe Fire” in Face of Trump

"The choice isn’t what I’m breathing in, it’s what I’m exhaling,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez declared this Monday at an event organized by Blackout for Human Rights celebrating the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Day event in New York City. “Right now, I think with this administration, with the current circumstances, with the abdication of responsibility that we’ve seen from so many powerful people … I feel a need for all of us to breathe fire.” Read more .

Gay-bashing televangelist caught admitting sexual relations with other men

In 1996, internationally known televangelist Ernest Angley admitted to his assistant minister that he had had sexual relations with a man who was employed by their church, Grace Cathedral in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. The telephone conversation was tape-recorded and made available to the Akron Beacon Journal and last month.  Read more .

Since Decriminalization, 96% of People Arrested for Weed in Baltimore Are Black

Women's marches take place across the U.S.

Who's Afraid of AOC?

90 Groups Urge Amazon, Google, and Microsoft Not to Collude With Big Brother

In a trio of letters sent Tuesday to executives at Amazon, Google, and Microsoft, a coalition of 90 civil and human rights groups called on the companies to refuse to sell facial recognition technology to governments across the globe, cautioning that such systems can endanger people and undermine public trust.  Read more .

The hidden feminist message of Marie Kondo’s tidying movement

There’s something about parenthood that has a way of reinforcing gender binaries. This is partly because it’s baked into various systems that mothers come into contact with. It begins in the pregnancy process — since male doctors took over the process in the early 1900s, it has been one in which women are infantilized and rarely listened to; a problem that gets exponentially worse as you add layers of racial and class discrimination.  Read more.

Here are 18 reasons Trump could be a Russian asset

On Friday, the New York Times reported that “in the days after President Trump fired James B. Comey as F.B.I. director, law enforcement officials became so concerned by the president’s behavior that they began investigating whether he had been working on behalf of Russia against American interests.” That investigation may well be continuing under the auspices of... read more .

Trump Admin. Backtracks on Promise to Withdraw Troops from Syria

Legislators Reintroduce Bill to Save People from Losing Homes Over Water Bills

Elizabeth Warren Launches Exploratory Committee for President

Durham NC Becomes First City to Ban Training By Israeli Police

Will the New Congress End U.S. Allegiance to Saudi Arabia and the War in Yemen?

Do We Really Need Billionaires?

In March 2018, Forbes reported that it had identified 2,208 billionaires from 72 countries and territories.  Collectively, this group was worth $9.1 trillion, an increase in wealth of 18 percent since the preceding year.  Americans led the way with a record 585 billionaires, followed by mainland China which, despite its professed commitment to... read more .

Elizabeth Warren’s Presidential Bid Leaves Questions to Be Answered

With the launch of her exploratory presidential committee on New Year’s Eve, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren has been among the first to jump into what is sure to be a crowded field of Democrats vying for their party’s 2020 nomination. In a four-minute video, she laid out in clear terms her bold, progressive agenda for a... read more .

Dr. Cornel West on the Global Shift Right

What Can Humanity Learn From The Great Law of Peace?

Veteran NBC Reporter Rips Pro-War Posture of Corporate Media in Scathing Resignation Letter

In a biting resignation letter published in full by CNN on Wednesday, longtime NBC News reporter, commentator, and military analyst William "Bill" Arkin blasted the corporate media network for embracing U.S. "national security leaders and generals" while "ignoring the empirical truth of what they have wrought: There is not one country in the Middle East that is... read more .

‘She’ll cut your head off and you won’t even know you’re bleeding’ says Nancy Pelosi’s daughter

Documentary filmmaker and journalist Alexandra Pelosi says the once and future Speaker of the House is a great negotiator and is predicting trouble for President Donald Trump when he meets with her. “She’ll cut your head off and you won’t even know you’re bleeding,” Alexandra Pelosi, who happens to also be the... read more .