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AFL-CIO’s New President Comes Out Swinging Against Centrist Dems

By Julia Conley, Common Dreams AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler, who took the helm of the labor confederation earlier this month following the recent death of Richard Trumka, issued a clear warning…

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House Progressives Cry Foul on Fossil Fuel Subsidies in Reconciliation Bill

By Jessica Corbett, Common Dreams In a Monday letter to party leadership, dozens of Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives called for repealing fossil fuel industry subsidies in the…

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In Latest High-Profile Union Drive, Starbucks Employees in Buffalo Say They Will Unionize

By Hamilton Nolan, In These Times The fast food industry, one of the most ubiquitous low-wage employers in America, has been notoriously immune to unions. For nearly a decade, the Fight For $15…

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As Afghanistan Withdrawal Comes to a Close, Military Contractors Bemoan Lost Profits

By Sarah Lazare, In These Times On August 12, the military contractor CACI International Inc. told its investors that the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan is hurting its profits. The same contractor…

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Nina Turner: My Love Letter to Our Movement

By Nina Turner, Jacobin Nina Turner reflects in Jacobin on her recent congressional campaign, the importance of continuing to fight for Medicare for All, and how the Left can still win real change.……

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Rep. Ilhan Omar Calls for Daniel Hale, Drone Program Whistleblower, to Be Pardoned

By Sharon Zhang, Truthout Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minnesota) is calling on President Joe Biden to pardon Daniel Hale, a former Air Force analyst who was sentenced to prison last month after pleading…

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No Labels, a Dark Money Group, Tried to Pay Off Centrist Dems to Skip DCCC Fundraiser

By Ryan Grim and Lee Fang, The Intercept The dark-money group No Labels offered to raise $200,000 for two of the so-called Unbreakable Nine — the House Democratic faction blocking the party’s agenda…

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As Supreme Court Opens the Door for Return to Trump-Era Asylum Policies, Immigrant Advocates Demand Biden Strengthen Protections

By Andrea Germanos, Common Dreams The Biden administration is being urged to strengthen protections for asylum seekers after the U.S. Supreme Court’s Tuesday decision saying the Trump-era…

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Colectivo Coffee Employees Win Union Election; Will Be Largest Unionized Coffee Chain in US

By Alice Herman, In These Times For workers organizing a union at Colectivo Coffee Roasters, the last five months have been a grueling exercise in waiting. “I’m sitting here twiddling my thumbs, I’m…

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Centrist Dems Cave to Progressive Pressure as House Approves $3.5 Trillion Budget

By Jessica Corbett, Common Dreams In a party-line vote Tuesday afternoon that followed contentious negotiations, U.S. House Democrats adopted a resolution to advance a key voting rights bill,…