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Head of National Nurses United Encourages Bernie Sanders to Start a People’s Party

The nurses in RoseAnn DeMoro’s union are heavyweights in the progressive world. Can she get her organization to back a new party and leverage that to get other institutions on board?

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Attorneys General in District of Columbia and Maryland Sue Donald Trump

The lawsuit over “unprecedented constitutional violations” addresses the president’s refusal to “disentangle his private finances from those of domestic and foreign powers.”

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As His Defenses to Obstruction Charges Fail, Donald Trump May Fall Back on Pleading the Fifth

It could be the president’s only option if he ends up entangled by his own incriminating statements, and by evidence from others.

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Take Heart, Progressives: Theresa May Is Putting a Nail in the Coffin of the U.K. Right Wing

As Bernie Sanders framed it in his congratulatory message to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn after Thursday’s snap election, the war against “austerity and inequality” is only beginning.

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How a Washington Post Columnist Whitewashes Saudi Arabia’s Actions

The United Arab Emirates ambassador to the U.S. heaps praise on work by journalist David Ignatius and uses the media to push for war.

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John Oliver: U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May Is ‘Maddeningly Evasive’ on Brexit Negotiations (Video)

As Britain prepares for official talks on its divorce from the European Union, the “Last Week Tonight” host outlines what a mess his native country is in at the moment.

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Dear Mr. President: Be Careful What You Wish For

Higher interest rates would triple the interest on the federal debt by 2026, would hurt workers and young voters and could bankrupt more than 20 percent of U.S. corporations.

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Researchers Figure Out When Humans First Altered the Planet’s Geology

Stone Age humans changed a landscape. Then time buried the evidence, until now.

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Remembering the 49 People Who Died in Orlando’s Pulse Nightclub Attack

It’s been a year since the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history scarred countless lives and shook the city’s gay community to its core.

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The Age of Anger

Many among the billions of humans cast aside by modernity, denied access to the prosperity, freedom and stability enjoyed by global elites, have risen in fury to extract vengeance against those who betrayed them. 

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Pride and Defiance: LGBTQ Marchers Make a Showing at the White House

Though celebration was in the air at Saturday’s Capital Pride Parade in Washington, D.C., the crowd also brought other sentiments and goals to this year’s event.

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What the U.S. Can Learn from the U.K. Election and Jeremy Corbyn

The Labour Party leader teaches that we should embrace the radical change needed to inspire people to take action and shift the realm of the possible.

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Prince’s Seed Money in Clean-Tech Incubator Is Sign O’ the Times

Before his abrupt death a year ago, the pop musician made an investment in green energy that’s now helping solar startups weather an assault by President Trump.

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Jeremy Corbyn Changes the Face of British Politics, Shows Socialism Is Appealing to Voters

This week’s Larry’s List is dedicated to the U.K. Labour Party leader and his achievement in the recent general election, which dismantled the establishment trope that the left is unelectable.

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Bernie Sanders Condemns the Democratic Party’s Current Direction (Video)

Speaking to 4,000 at the People’s Summit in Chicago, the Vermont senator calls the Democrats’ strategy an “absolute failure” and points to a progressive way forward.

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Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Is a Giant Public Subsidy to Developers and Investors

The American people shouldn’t have to pay—twice over—for the wrong infrastructure. But that’s what would happen in this huge and unnecessary tax giveaway to the rich.

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Chris Hedges and Cartoonist Joe Sacco on Religious Extremism and Hate Crimes in the U.S. (Video)

The Truthdig columnist and the Portland-based illustrator and journalist discussed hate crimes, religious extremism and opposition to fascism, as well as Hedges’ “CAGED” project.

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Impeach the U.S. Constitution

Our charter is outdated. We need to devise a new governmental structure to protect and advance the common good in the 21st century.

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Dear President Trump: Breaking Up (Banks) Isn’t Hard to Do

A growing bipartisan alliance wants to restore Glass-Steagall legislation, which ensured that investment banks and commercial banks couldn’t cohabit. But what will the president do?

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Reporter Arrested During Trump Inauguration Protests May Face 75 Years in Prison

A federal grand jury indicts Aaron Cantú, who was covering the protests in Washington, D.C., as an independent journalist.

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Bernie Sanders Is Rallying Supporters for a ‘Pivotal Moment’

The Vermont senator will address progressive activists at the labor-sponsored People’s Summit in Chicago on Saturday night.

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The Tillerson-Trump Rumble Over Qatar Shows White House Divisions

The U.S. has two foreign policies: that of the former ExxonMobil CEO who is an old Middle East hand, and that of a Queens real estate mogul who became president.

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Chris Hedges on How to Create Effective Resistance to Fascism (Video)

Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges, drawing on history and his own experience, outlines how to effectively oppose the Trump regime.

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‘Lear,’ Not ‘1984,’ Defines the Trump Era

The best literary precedent for what we’re enduring now is not the absolute order of Big Brother but the irrational eruptions of King Lear.

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Chelsea Manning: Seeing Victims of U.S. War as ‘People’—Not ‘Statistics’—Compelled Leaks

In her first interview since being released from prison, the whistleblower said she felt a “responsibility to the public.”

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U.K. Election Results in Hung Parliament: Is Trumpism Pushing Europe Left?

The Labour Party’s good showing involved several major components, including Donald Trump’s deep unpopularity in the United Kingdom.

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How Media Monopolies Are Undermining Democracy and Threatening Net Neutrality

In this week’s “Scheer Intelligence,” host and Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer interviews former FCC associate general counsel Mark Lloyd about why a fair, open media is crucial to maintaining democracy. Transcript added.

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Latino Students in Philadelphia Draw Comics to Reveal Their Fears About Immigration

The kids—ages 7 to 15, from undocumented families of Mexican descent—express themselves at an “Illustrated Migration Stories” workshop.

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Corbyn Calls on May to Resign as British Election Results Show Losses for Conservatives

The outcome immediately raised questions about whether May could maintain her hold on Downing Street. It also threw into doubt the country’s plans for leaving the European Union.

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America’s Real Red Scare

More than a generation after defeating the Soviet Union in the Cold War, the United States seems to be emulating some of the worst aspects of its former rival superpower.

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Capturing the Chaos of the Syrian Civil War

Truthdig columnist Jordan Riefe and Deputy Editor Kasia Anderson sat down with Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Sebastian Junger and Emmy-nominated producer Nick Quested to discuss their latest documentary, “Hell on Earth,” which reveals the carnage of the war.

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Trump Isn’t the Only One Blocking Constituents on Twitter

As elected officials turn to social media to communicate with voters, some legislators are blocking those who disagree with them. Critics say this violates the First Amendment.

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With All Eyes on Comey, GOP Gets Set to Vote on Wall Street Legislation

The CHOICE Act is little more than a paean to American financial institutions and would gut consumer protections, critics argue.

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Voters Are Fired Up for a Single-Payer System, Creating a Dilemma for Democrats

Across the country, the message is clear that the public supports “Medicare for all.” So why do the leaders of the Democratic Party balk at getting on board?

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Noam Chomsky: Trump Administration’s Agenda Is Uniquely Cruel, Even for the Far Right

By Alexandra Rosenmann / AlterNet

“There’s probably worse to come, as further blows to working people are authorized by the Trump/Roberts [Supreme Court],” the renowned thinker said recently.

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Questions James Comey Should Be Asked About the FBI While He’s Under Oath

The FBI has become the darling of Donald Trump’s opponents. But this domestic spy agency has a long, dark and often violent history of suppressing dissent in the United States.

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Leaked NSA Report Is Short on Facts, Proves Little in ‘Russiagate’ Case

The document allegedly leaked by whistleblower Reality Winner reinforces assertions made by President Trump that the Russia story is fake news.

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A Pack of Excuses and the ‘17 Intelligence Agencies’ Falsehood

Hillary Clinton and other Democrats are playing a deceptive blame game to assess the 2016 election and alleged Russian hacking.

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Trump’s Allies Plan to Treat Comey Like a Political Opponent

The stakes for Thursday’s hearing are regarded as being nearly as high as those surrounding the “Access Hollywood” Trump tape crisis.

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Comey’s Prepared Testimony Is Leaked a Day Before He Testifies

What appears to be the written “statement for the record” by the former FBI director—scheduled to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee—surfaces online. Read the full statement here.

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The Trump Doctrine: Up-Yours-Ism!

A chip-on-the-shoulder attitude prevails at the White House. It could destroy the country.

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