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The Untold Story of Memorial Day: Former Slaves Honoring and Mourning the Dead


The African-American history of the federal holiday has been nearly wiped from public memory.

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Humans Cannot Simply Plant Their Way Out of Climate Change


Nothing, not even the creation of huge plantations of trees to absorb carbon dioxide, is a viable alternative to drastic cuts in greenhouse gas emissions.

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‘Final Act of Bravery’: Portland, Ore., Mourns Men Fatally Stabbed Trying to Stop Anti-Muslim Rant


The two were killed Friday on a light-rail train after intervening when another passenger allegedly began shouting hate speech at two women.

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Donald Trump’s Meaner America


Licensed by the new president, Americans now say and do things to people they disagree with that previously were unthinkable. Take Greg Gianforte as an example.

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Texas Movie Theater Chain Shrugs Off Criticism for Women-Only Screenings of ‘Wonder Woman’


The screenings, held by the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema chain, sparked anger online, but the company’s management responded by scheduling even more of the exclusive showings.

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G7 Leaders Plow Ahead After Trump Stalls on Climate Accord


The president’s refusal to commit to the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change further isolates the U.S. as other world powers prepare to tackle the environmental crisis.

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Washington Post Keeps Running Op-Eds by Lobbyists Pushing Their Clients’ Weapons


They never disclose conflicts of interests.

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Analyzing the Hypocrisy of U.S. Media Coverage (Video)

Glenn Greenwald (pictured) and Jeremy Scahill, co-founders of The Intercept, join Democracy Now! to discuss imbalanced coverage of terrorism victims and war victims, and the importance of WikiLeaks.

Posted on May 27, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Five Questions About Jared Kushner’s Alleged ‘Back Channel’ Request to Moscow


The report that President Trump’s son-in-law sought a private, encrypted line of communication to the Kremlin is hard to fathom except as a sign of something fishy.

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Ann Coulter May Be Joking, but What She Says Is Far From Funny


Some see her comments as offbeat political humor, but it’s a telling fact that her writing is highlighted on the websites of extremist organizations, one of them labeled a hate group.

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Six Things Trump’s FCC Chairman Doesn’t Want You to Know About Net Neutrality


As the agency moves forward with its misinformation campaign to reverse open internet protections, these key points are worth highlighting.

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The Food Industry Is Cooking the Planet


One of the biggest contributors to climate change is the agricultural food industry, but the political will to tackle the issue is lacking.

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Trump Is a Bull in the China Shop of Global Diplomacy


The president’s first trip abroad reaffirms his poor grasp of U.S. international relations.

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Renowned biographer David J. Garrow concludes this massive new biography of Barack Obama with a damning verdict: “While the crucible of self-creation had produced an ironclad will, the vessel was hollow at its core.”

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Jeremy Corbyn Is Praised for Denouncing Failed ‘Global War on Terror’


The British Labour Party leader’s speech comes as general election campaigning resumes in the U.K. after Monday’s deadly bombing in Manchester.

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Florida Officer’s First Question to Immigrant in Accident: ‘You Illegal?’


Instead of helping a man who had been knocked off his bicycle by a pickup truck, a police officer quizzed him on his immigration status.

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Pentagon Confirms Airstrike Killed More Than 100 Civilians in Mosul


This account is at odds with what the U.S.-led coalition’s top officer suggested during a Pentagon press briefing held 11 days after the strike.

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Trump Admonishes NATO Member Countries in Speech (Video)

By Emma Niles

The president spoke at a North Atlantic Treaty Organization summit in Brussels on Thursday morning, scolding member countries for “not paying what they should be paying.”

Posted on May 25, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Down the Memory Hole: Living in Trump’s United States of Amnesia


As we struggle to keep up with the administration’s shifting explanations, it is difficult to remember the events of yesterday, let alone last week or last month.

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Appeals Court Refuses to Uphold Trump’s Travel Ban


The court writes that the ban, which prevents people from six Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S., “drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination.” Updated with further analysis.

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Three Strategies to Defend GOP Health Bill: Euphemisms, False Statements and Deleted Comments


Since the House passed the American Health Care Act, Republican members of Congress have tried to swing public opinion to their side.

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Pope Francis Tells Trump That Climate Change Is Real and Solidarity Is Key


The pontiff gave the president a going-away present at their meeting Wednesday—a copy of his encyclical on the challenge of climate change.

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Media Coverage of Manchester Victims Should Be a Model for All Young Victims of War


As we process the suicide bombing in England, we should brace for another wave of innocent casualties, this time in Yemen, the target of U.S.-supported Saudi Arabian bombardment.

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Economist Joseph Stiglitz on Trump’s Budget: ‘It Doesn’t Make Any Economic Sense’

The Nobel Prize-winning economist joined Amy Goodman on Democracy Now! to discuss the president’s $4.1 trillion budget, which was unveiled Tuesday.

Posted on May 24, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Terror and Geopolitics: Manchester in 2017 and in 1996


Although decades apart, both terrorist attacks were reactions against a history of colonialism.

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Hit Him Where It Hurts


Can a boycott movement to damage President Trump financially change the political landscape?

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Roger Ailes: The Man Who Destroyed Objectivity


Arguably the most significant political figure of his generation, Ailes transformed journalism, politics and the U.S. government.

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Is Health Care ‘the Military-Industrial Complex of the 21st Century’?


American corporations would benefit from single-payer health care, so why do so few support implementing Medicare for all?

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The World’s Vanishing Glaciers Put Millions at Risk


From the Himalayas to Switzerland, glaciers are melting, threatening vital water supplies and increasing the risk of sea-level rise.

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Trump Administration’s Arrests of Noncriminal Immigrants Up 150 Percent


The policy is having a devastating effect on families and communities.

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22 Killed in Manchester, U.K., in What Police Are Treating as a Terrorist Bombing


An explosion ripped through young concertgoers Monday after a performance by the American pop singer Ariana Grande. Evidence points to a suicide attack.

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John Oliver Breaks From the Norm to Discuss Trump’s ‘Insane’ Week in Office (Video)

Due to last week’s tumultuous events, the “Last Week Tonight” host threw out a story about the Transportation Security Administration to talk about what he calls “Stupid Watergate.”

Posted on May 22, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Anti-Trump Sentiment Is Even Stronger in Europe Than in the U.S.


European governments, preparing for a round of major summits with Donald Trump, are wary.

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Trump’s Speech on Islam Is Just as Bizarre as Everything Else He Does


The president’s speech in Saudi Arabia was written by senior adviser Stephen Miller, who once organized Orwellian “Two Minutes Hate” sessions against Muslims.

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Can the Pope Save Trump?


If anyone ever needed a conversion experience—and fast—it is President Trump.

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How Self-Driving Cars Will Transform Cities for the Better


The cars will change urban planning as we know it; Democrats keep blaming Donald Trump for their own shortcomings; meanwhile, Mexico’s war on drugs is one of the world’s most lethal conflicts.

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The International Persecution of Julian Assange


The WikiLeaks founder has survived the efforts of Sweden, Britain, Australia, the U.S. and parts of the press to destroy him—at least so far. Although the Swedish inquiry was dropped last week, no end is in sight for the long collusion against him.

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Border Patrol Detention of Student Activist Is Retribution, Critics Say


Claudia Rueda, who protested the detention of her mother last month, was detained by Border Patrol agents earlier this week, prompting charges that her arrest was a form of retaliation.

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