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1.  Florida Republicans Push for 15-Week Abortion Ban  

2022-01-14


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The ban is similar to a Mississippi law that is currently under consideration by the United States Supreme Court.
2.  Warren Demands Private Equity-Backed Firms Answer for Role in Rising Rent Prices  

2022-01-14


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“Our country faces an unprecedented affordable housing supply shortage,” Warren wrote.
3.  How Did We Go From Stimulus Checks to “Go to Work With COVID”?  

2022-01-15


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Gone are the days when Democrats pushed for policies that would help people stay home during the pandemic.
4.  Djokovic Is Obnoxious, But His Story Highlights Cruelty of Australian Detention  

2022-01-15


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Tennis star Novak Djokovic spent a weekend in Australian detention. He got out. Asylum seekers remain imprisoned.
5.  State Legislatures Are Silencing Native Voices Through Redistricting  

2022-01-15


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Discrimination lawsuits are piling up in states that have approved final district maps.
6.  Monthly Child Tax Credit Payments Have Ended as Congress Debates Its Future  

2022-01-15


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This month will be the first time since July that parents won’t be able to rely on the child tax credit.
7.  “Appalling”: Climate Groups Slam Biden for Prolonging Trump Coal Policy  

2022-01-15


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"Coal is killing our climate, yet the Biden administration is defending it," one environmental advocate said.
8.  Oath Keepers Founder Arrested on January 6 Sedition Charge  

2022-01-13


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The far right leader is the first to be charged with seditious conspiracy in relation to January 6.
9.  We Can’t Let Radical Hope Disappear Into the Abyss of Authoritarianism  

2022-01-14


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We must construct a new language of hope that allows us to imagine a future in which democracy can breathe.
10.  Manchin Joins Sinema in Announcing Opposition to Abolishing Filibuster  

2022-01-14


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Sen. Joe Manchin's decision is crushing Democratic hopes of passing key voting rights legislation.
11.  More Afghans May Die From US Sanctions Than at the Hands of the Taliban  

2022-01-14


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Conditions in Kabul hospitals are rapidly deteriorating, and food insecurity is rampant.
12.  Sanders, Warren Demand BlackRock Intervene in Coal Strike for Fair Contract  

2022-01-14


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Warrior Met workers have been on strike for nearly 10 months, protesting concessions made in 2016 contract negotiations.
13.  There Are Many Ways to Steal a Midterm — and the GOP Is Laying the Groundwork  

2022-01-13


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Republicans, many of whom want the 2020 election to be overturned, are campaigning for election oversight positions.
14.  The Supreme Court Is Poised to Make Critical Decisions in School “Culture War”  

2022-01-13


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The justices are inviting the right’s classroom politics into the courtroom. Our social movements need to answer.
15.  Trump Is Still Casting Himself as the Victim to Keep Political Control  

2022-01-13


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Trump is trying to rally his base by slandering anyone who investigates him and his family's business practices.
16.  Schumer Announces Procedural Plan That Will Lead to Vote on Filibuster Changes  

2022-01-13


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The plan initially evades a filibuster, but passing voting rights legislation will still require changes to the rule.
17.  Jon Ossoff Introduces Legislation to Ban Members of Congress from Trading Stock  

2022-01-13


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Polling has found that a stock trading ban for members of Congress is overwhelmingly popular and has bipartisan support.
18.  Ohio Supreme Court Rules That GOP-Drawn District Maps Are Unconstitutional  

2022-01-13


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Voting rights advocates have said that the maps were gerrymandered and discriminatory.
19.  Critics Lambaste Sinema’s Opposition to Filibuster Changes  

2022-01-13


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Sinema's position amounts to asking permission from "authors of vote-rigging" to protect voting rights, observers said.
20.  Although Democrats May Benefit From Redistricting, Midterm Outlook Remains Grim  

2022-01-12


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Republicans may still likely win back control of the House this year regardless of redistricting patterns.
21.  Prevention Centers Save Lives, But Only Radical Change Will End Overdose Crisis  

2022-01-12


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Confronting the overdose crisis will require a society-wide transformation in how we approach the issue of drug use.
22.  Gorsuch Goes Maskless at Supreme Court, Increasing Colleagues’ COVID Risk Levels  

2022-01-12


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Washington D.C.'s COVID hospitalization rate has increased by 162 percent over the past week.
23.  As COVID Surges, Teachers in Chicago Are Up Against a Wall of Neoliberal Cruelty  

2022-01-11


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Chicago teachers are voting on proposed terms for in-person learning amid Mayor Lori Lightfoot's neoliberal governance.
24.  Elizabeth Warren Demands Information on Fed Official’s Questionable Stock Trades  

2022-01-10


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It was recently revealed that Fed Vice Chair Richard Clarida sold investment fund shares just as the market crashed.
25.  Police-Led Youth Programs Don’t Actually Combat the School-to-Prison Pipeline  

2022-01-11


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Police-led youth diversion programs instead expand the reach of the carceral state and the prison-industrial complex.
26.  Republicans Only Extend Unemployment When It Protects Anti-Vaxxers  

2022-01-11


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This is the very same GOP that has been pillaging the safety net in order to provide tax cuts to the rich.
27.  “Race-Neutral” Traffic Cameras Disproportionately Ticket People of Color  

2022-01-11


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Despite this issue, Chicago officials plan to stick with the cameras — and other cities may follow suit.
28.  Biden Will Back Filibuster Changes After Pressure From Voting Rights Groups  

2022-01-11


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Although Democrats say they want to alter the filibuster rule, they still haven’t proposed specific changes.
29.  Former Army Chaplain at Guantánamo Was Jailed There Himself  

2022-01-11


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James Yee was jailed and held in solitary confinement for 76 days after being falsely accused of espionage.
30.  Manchin Filibuster Talks Like “Negotiating Via Etch A Sketch,” Dem Sources Say  

2022-01-10


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Lawmakers working on filibuster negotiations with Manchin say that they have to "start from scratch" every single day.
31.  Omicron Spike Is Straining Hospitals as Health Care Workers Leave the Profession  

2022-01-10


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The staffing shortage has added on to the strains of increasing hospitalizations due to COVID-19.
32.  Immigration Reform Is Still Possible — With a Strong Social Movement  

2022-01-10


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2021 didn’t bring the immigration reform many hoped for, but grassroots organizing could turn things around in 2022.
33.  Starbucks Workers in Chicago, Ohio and Oregon Join Unionization Efforts  

2022-01-10


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The three stores bring the total to about 16 Starbucks locations that have filed to unionize.
34.  North Carolina Voters Challenge Madison Cawthorn’s Candidacy  

2022-01-10


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Members of Congress are barred from holding office if they gave "aid or comfort" to those involved in an insurrection.
35.  Conservatives on Supreme Court Poised to Block Biden’s Vaccine and Mask Mandates  

2022-01-10


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The reactionary "justices" seem more inclined to shield corporate profits than to protect people’s health and safety.
36.  Schools Need More Resources Before They Can Open Safely, Chicago Teacher Says  

2022-01-08


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A Chicago teacher discusses this week’s vote to move to remote learning and the backlash from Mayor Lori Lightfoot.
37.  Two Lawyers Arguing Remotely Against Vaccine Mandates at Supreme Court Had COVID  

2022-01-08


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Two lawyers opposed to OSHA vaccine requirements had to appear in front of the court remotely due to COVID infections.
38.  Columbia University Student Workers Triumph in Campaign for First Union Contract  

2022-01-09


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The strike lasted ten weeks, but this agreement is the culmination of almost ten years of organizing.
39.  Ongoing Backlash Against CRT Ignores Black Children’s Experience of Racism  

2022-01-09


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Black children experience racism long before white children learn about race.
40.  Manchin Accused of “Bad Faith Negotiating” for Spurning His Own BBB Counteroffer  

2022-01-09


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The West Virginia senator has reportedly rejected his own $1.8 trillion counteroffer to Biden's Build Back Better Act.
41.  When Revolutionary Moments Arise Again — and They Will — What Will We Do?  

2022-01-09


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When the left demobilizes the grassroots for elections, it cuts off popular forces that enable social transformation.
42.  Instead of More Support, Schools Have Upped Demands on Teachers During Pandemic  

2022-01-09


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Those in charge are driving educators to the breaking point by doubling down on more of what already wasn't working.
43.  Black Sexual Violence Survivors Are Telling Their Stories — Only to Be Punished  

2022-01-08


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Despite #MeToo, the criminal legal system remains skeptical when survivors, particularly Black women, defend themselves.
44.  I Worked for a Refugee Support Organization in Calais. Here’s What I Saw.  

2022-01-08


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Uncontrolled policing, fatal sea crossings and the U.K.’s Nationality and Borders Bill all threaten refugees in Europe.
45.  Widespread Discontent Drove Labor’s Advances in the Private Sector in 2021  

2022-01-07


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The resurgence of the U.S. labor movement remains nascent, but working-class power is beginning to regain its footing.
46.  Unemployment Falls, Wages Grow for Most Disadvantaged in Strong Jobs Report  

2022-01-07


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The unemployment rate fell another 0.3 percentage points in December, bringing it down to 3.9 percent.
47.  Voting Rights Groups to Biden: Skip Trip to GA Without Plan for Passing Bills  

2022-01-07


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Georgia won't be used as "a chess piece in someone else’s ineffectual political dealings," the groups said.
48.  Biden Is Finally Confronting Trump’s Big Lie — But There’s Much Left to Do  

2022-01-06


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History will peer back at this passage of time with nearly incapacitating bewilderment.
49.  Ocasio-Cortez Slams NYC Mayor Eric Adams for Disparaging “Low-Skilled Workers”  

2022-01-05


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The lawmaker pointed out that describing jobs as “low-skill” is a tool used by the ruling class to suppress wages.
50.  Congressional Progressives Endorse Expanding Supreme Court to “Restore Balance”  

2022-01-05


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Advocates say that Supreme Court expansion is one of the only ways to ensure that abortion rights are protected.
51.  Noam Chomsky: GOP’s Soft Coup Is Still Underway One Year After Capitol Assault  

2022-01-06


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What may lie ahead in a country where a very sizable segment of the population still believes in Trump’s lies?
52.  McConnell-Backed Election Reform Gambit Is a Trap, Advocates Warn  

2022-01-06


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Voting rights advocates fear McConnell and conservative Dems aim to sideline real efforts to counter voter suppression.
53.  What Will We Tell Future Generations About the Pandemic?  

2022-01-06


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The global disasters of our era could very well fade from public memory like others have in the past.
54.  GOP Attack on “Election Fraud” Is Really an Attack on Black Voters  

2022-01-06


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Trump's false claims about voter fraud prompted a wave of racist assaults on voting rights, says author Carol Anderson.
55.  Omicron Outbreaks in Prisons Put Everyone at Risk, But Data Is Scarce  

2022-01-06


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Prisons in multiple states restricted access to pandemic data in 2021.
56.  New York Times Parent Company Interfered With Union Efforts, Labor Board Says  

2022-01-06


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Tech workers were forbidden from sharing pro-union imagery, the National Labor Relations Board said.
57.  Workers at First Unionized Starbucks Walk Off Job to Protest Working Conditions  

2022-01-06


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The workers are protesting unsafe working conditions, especially management’s failure to address COVID-related concerns.
58.  MSNBC Host to Navarro: Peaceful or Not, Trump Plot to Overturn Election “a Coup”  

2022-01-06


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Navarro described the former president's "Green Bay sweep" plan to overturn the election on live television.
59.  Neoliberal Era Was Rich in Revolutionary Lessons. Movements Must Learn Them.  

2022-01-04


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Left movements will succeed only if they overcome the barriers faced by past struggles, writes Colin Barker.
60.  As Tax Credit Expires, “Huge Increase” in Child Poverty Feared Amid Omicron Wave  

2022-01-04


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The program's expiration cuts off a key lifeline at what anti-poverty activists see as the worst possible moment.
61.  Community Bonds and Mutual Aid Sustain Anti-Fascists Targeted by the State  

2022-01-04


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Without those levels of support, state repression could have a chilling effect on organizers.
62.  If Biden Doesn’t Act on AUMF, the US’s Blank Check for War Continues  

2022-01-04


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Since the passage of the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force, the number of terrorist groups has doubled.
63.  Immigrants Held in ICE Jails at Risk Amid New Omicron Surge  

2022-01-04


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More than 22,000 people being held in jails run by ICE face COVID with no option for social distancing.
64.  Schumer Says Senate Could Vote on Filibuster Changes Later This Month  

2022-01-04


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Schumer has suggested changing filibuster rules several times over the past few months.
65.  Texas Abortion Providers Ask Supreme Court to Invalidate Circuit Court’s Delay  

2022-01-04


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Last week, the Fifth Circuit agreed to hear arguments from Texas that would remand the case to the state court system.
66.  Trump Appointee Resigns as FDIC Chair After Failing to Stymie Policy Review  

2022-01-02


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Jelena McWilliams resigned after a kerfuffle over Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation's bank merger policy.
67.  Twitter Boots Marjorie Taylor Greene From Platform for COVID Misinformation  

2022-01-02


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The decision comes nearly one year after former President Donald Trump was banned from the platform.
68.  Nuclear Power Doesn’t Belong in the Green New Deal  

2022-01-03


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Countries choosing to keep nuclear power are less effective at meeting carbon reduction goals.
69.  700,000 US Teens Navigate School Without Family Support or Permanent Housing  

2022-01-03


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About 700,000 of the nation’s 4.2 million homeless youth are living on their own, unaccompanied by a parent or guardian.
70.  Radioactive Contamination Is Seeping Into Drinking Water Around the U.S.  

2022-01-03


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Mining, fracking and other activities are increasing the levels of harmful isotopes in water supplies.
71.  Staten Island Amazon Workers Pause Unionization Battle, But the Fight Isn’t Over  

2022-01-02


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The Staten Island workers see having an independent union as a way to build a more resilient, grassroots campaign.
72.  Dialysis Patients Have Faced a Deadly Catch-22 During the Pandemic  

2022-01-01


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The pandemic killed so many dialysis patients that their total number shrunk for the first time on record.
73.  US Needs to Take Responsibility for Worldwide Plastic Pollution in Oceans  

2022-01-01


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On a per capita basis, the U.S. produces an order of magnitude more plastic waste than China.
74.  In Wake of Buffalo Victory, More Starbucks Workers Are Forging Unions  

2022-01-01


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Starbucks employees in Colorado and Illinois locations have filed petitions with the National Labor Relations Board.
75.  Pentagon Spending on Military Contractors May Reach $407 Billion in 2022  

2022-01-01


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The total is more than the federal government spent when sending $1,400 relief checks to most Americans in 2021.
76.  Doctors Are Urging Medicare to Deny Coverage for Controversial Alzheimer’s Drug  

2022-01-02


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The FDA has faced sharp criticism for approving Aduhelm even though clinical trials exposed serious safety risks.
77.  Ending a Global Pandemic Should Not Rely on “Individual Responsibility”  

2021-12-31


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CEOs continue to make million-dollar salaries while workers are underpaid and left working in precarious situations.
78.  Letting Go: Wisdom From Our Grief  

2022-01-01


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We must get good at grief, because change -- both the kind we want and the kind we dread -- requires a letting go.
79.  Greene Suggests Blue State Residents Moving to Red Ones Shouldn’t Get to Vote  

2021-12-30


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However, Greene has been more than willing to accept out-of-state campaign contributions.
80.  Biden Administration Seeks to Overturn Trump-Era “Remain in Mexico” Policy  

2021-12-30


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The policy forces asylum seekers to stay out of the U.S. while awaiting court arrangements.
81.  Sanders Pushes Workers to Organize as Advocates Celebrate “Year of the Worker”  

2021-12-30


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“There are a lot more of us than there are of them. Now is the time to organize,” Sanders wrote.
82.  Happy New Year! A Reflection on 20 Years at Truthout  

2021-12-31


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That’s the thing about tomorrow: It’s only a rumor.
83.  One Year in, Biden’s Nuclear Policies Look a Lot Like Trump’s  

2021-12-31


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Biden’s disarmament policy as of now is “not the leadership that can save us from nuclear disaster," say experts.
84.  The US Still Doesn’t Know How and Where It Will Store Its Growing Nuclear Waste  

2021-12-31


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The estimated cost of handling the degrading radioactive material is rising steadily — $512 billion at last count.
85.  Climate Crisis Fuels Late-December Wildfires Ravaging Colorado  

2021-12-31


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A growing body of evidence has detailed the extent to which the climate crisis fuels more frequent, intense wildfires.
86.  Historians Warn the GOP Is Pushing Nation Toward Trump-Based Authoritarianism  

2021-12-29


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Far right Republicans must lose the midterms and the 2024 presidential race to ensure democracy survives, they said.
87.  Flight Attendant Union Criticizes CDC for Decision “Pushed by Corporate America”  

2021-12-29


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The agency has come under fire for its decision to halve the quarantine period for COVID-19 from 10 to five days.
88.  Even With Trump Out of Office, the Far Right Continued to Mobilize in 2021  

2021-12-30


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Despite anti-fascists’ best hopes, far right forces have remained active and Trumpists within the GOP are empowered.
89.  Oil Lobbyist Mary Landrieu’s Foundation Connects Congress With Corporate Execs  

2021-12-30


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The group has close ties to other fossil fuel company-funded orgs pushing carbon pricing to address the climate crisis.
90.  Delta Cuts Paid Sick Leave for Workers With COVID After Lobbying for CDC Change  

2021-12-30


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Delta's policy change vindicated warnings that corporate America would readily exploit the CDC's less strict guidelines.
91.  Chomsky: Rising Anti-Science Rhetoric Feeds the Pandemic and Climate Crisis  

2021-12-30


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Anti-science skepticism is prolonging the pandemic and sending life over a dangerous precipice of the climate emergency.
92.  Encampment Near Biden’s Delaware Home Calls for Declaration of Climate Emergency  

2021-12-30


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"When it's 'code red' you do things you've never done before," said one member of the group.
93.  Michigan’s Nonpartisan-Drawn Maps Give Dems Chance to Win State Legislature  

2021-12-30


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However, some critics have noted that the new maps will reduce the voting power of majority-Black areas like Detroit.
94.  Florida Agency Spent $200K on PR Firm After Being Accused of Withholding Aid  

2021-12-30


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The agency is tasked with providing aid for children with birth-related neurological disorders.