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Enbridge, Line 3, and the Policed State of Minneapolis

Take Action NowBy Ricci Sergienko Much is to be made of the current state of law enforcement in the Twin Cities. A little more than a year has gone by since the public execution of George Floyd by…

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The Supreme Court Has Effectively Overturned Roe v. Wade

By Jake Johnson, Common Dreams The conservative U.S. Supreme Court issued an unsigned order in the dead of night Wednesday leaving Texas’ draconian abortion ban in place, a move that…

Texas Anti-Abortion Law Allowed to Go Into Effect, Opening New and Threatening Front Against Reproductive Rights

By Chris Walker, Truthout A Texas law that bans abortion after six weeks of pregnancy went into effect on Wednesday after the United States Supreme Court chose not to enjoin it from being enforced.…

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Rahm Emanuel’s 30-Year History of Being Wrong — and Why It Matters

By Ryan Black, Progressive Hub Rahm Emanuel, an avowed Third Way centrist, has been on the wrong side of the Democratic Party’s worst decisions for the past 30 years. Now, he has been nominated to…

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More Than 800 Line 3 Water Protectors Arrested Since Pipeline’s Approval

By Ella Fassler, Truthout This summer, the ocean burned, an ashy haze covered much of North America, and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a report confirming what we already…

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As Rahm Emanuel’s Nomination Draws More Progressive Fire, the Mainstream Media Take Notice

By Sam Rosenthal During the week since President Biden officially announced his nomination as ambassador to Japan, Rahm Emanuel has come under increasing fire for his record as Chicago’s mayor.…

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Supreme Court Decision to End Eviction Moratorium Puts Renewed Pressure on Biden, Congress

By Jake Johnson, Common Dreams Millions of people across the U.S. are once again at imminent risk of losing their homes after the conservative-dominated Supreme Court on Thursday struck down the…

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Ben Jealous: Biden Needs to Lead on Voting Rights, Even If It Means Blowing Up the Filibuster

By Ben Jealous, The Nation Senate Republicans have just reaffirmed their shameless resistance to protecting voting rights through the use of the filibuster. This time, they are preventing the Senate…

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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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With Japan Ambassador Nomination, Biden Admin Ignores Rahm Emanuel’s Role in Coverup of Laquan McDonald’s Death

By Chris Geidner, MSNBC The White House announced Friday that President Joe Biden intended to nominate Rahm Emanuel to be the next ambassador to Japan. The nomination, which comes after Emanuel was…