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CREW’s Watchdog Status Fades After Arrival of Democrat David Brock – Bloomberg Politics

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Republicans have faced the vast majority of campaign finance allegations from CREW in recent months.

Source: CREW’s Watchdog Status Fades After Arrival of Democrat David Brock – Bloomberg Politics

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August 23rd, 2016 at 8:17 pm

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Will Progressive Democrats Ever Support a Third Party Candidate?

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Is it ever the time to run a third party campaign for president to the left of the Democratic Party?That question’s been on my mind a lot recently as supporters of Hillary Clinton work themselv…

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August 23rd, 2016 at 8:12 pm

US Guilty of ‘Basically Unconditional Support’ for Saudi War Crimes in Yemen | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

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The United States and other governments that continue to sell weapons to Saudi Arabia are guilty of “the worst kind of hypocrisy,” an international watchdog charged on Monday, as the arms trade continues despite mounting evidence of civilian causalities, war crimes, and other atrocities being committed by the kingdom in Yemen.

Source: US Guilty of ‘Basically Unconditional Support’ for Saudi War Crimes in Yemen | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

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August 22nd, 2016 at 7:21 pm

Why a Single-Payer Healthcare System is Inevitable | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

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The best argument for a single-payer health plan is the recent decision by giant health insurer Aetna to bail out next year from 11 of the 15 states where it sells Obamacare plans.Aetna’s decision follows similar moves by UnitedHealth Group, the nation’s largest health insurer, and by Humana, another one of the giants.All claim they’re not making enough money because too many people with serious health problems are using the Obamacare exchanges, and not enough healthy people are signing up.

Source: Why a Single-Payer Healthcare System is Inevitable | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

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August 22nd, 2016 at 7:12 pm

Workplace Suicides Are Sharply on the Rise in the Globalized Economy | Alternet

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Workers are facing job insecurity, intense work, forced redeployments, flexible contracts, worker surveillance, not to mention almost no legal recourse.

Source: Workplace Suicides Are Sharply on the Rise in the Globalized Economy | Alternet

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August 22nd, 2016 at 7:02 pm

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From the destruction of Greece to democracy in Europe – The Boston Globe

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Last year’s third bailout of Greece, imposed by Europe and the International Monetary Fund, does to Greece what Versailles did to Germany.

Source: From the destruction of Greece to democracy in Europe – The Boston Globe

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August 22nd, 2016 at 7:01 pm

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Border Detention Images Show How U.S. Abuses Migrants – Truthdig

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Security camera images unsealed in a federal lawsuit show immigrants detained by Customs and Border Protection wrapped in emergency blankets and squashed together with no room to move.

Source: Border Detention Images Show How U.S. Abuses Migrants – Truthdig

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August 20th, 2016 at 4:39 pm

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Wakey Wakey!

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August 20th, 2016 at 10:53 am

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Russian Threat Is Good for Business, U.S. Defense Contractors Tell Investors – Truthdig

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As the media and politicians work to cast Russia as a great threat to Americans, the arms industry is pressuring NATO member states to spend at least 2 percent of their gross domestic products on weapons and defense systems.

Source: Russian Threat Is Good for Business, U.S. Defense Contractors Tell Investors – Truthdig

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August 20th, 2016 at 10:37 am

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The New Normal: Organizing to Break the Cycle of Climate Disaster | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

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The record-breaking floods in Louisiana are the latest example of what many working people already know all too well: climate change has already begun, and it is wrecking our communities.So far, over 30,000 people have been evacuated from their homes, 10,000 people are in shelters, and those numbers are rising. The shelters themselves are experiencing flooding, and some families have already been relocated multiple times. At this point, almost 30 parishes have been declared major disaster areas.

Source: The New Normal: Organizing to Break the Cycle of Climate Disaster | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

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August 20th, 2016 at 10:35 am

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