The Alliance Truthout Portal   Spring-Summer 2021

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WILLIAM RIVERS PITT, TRUTHOUT

Mitch McConnell and a clot of conservative Democrats have set us up for an unprecedented calamity.
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Justice Department Fights Back Against Texas Anti-Abortion Law

MARJORIE COHN, TRUTHOUT

Vigilantes urged to sue abortion providers are really "state actors" engaged in unconstitutional conduct, the DOJ says.
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Pfizer Says Vaccine Is Safe for Kids Aged 5 to 11, Will Submit to FDA This Month

CHRIS WALKER, TRUTHOUT

The FDA could approve emergency use authorization for the vaccine for young children by the end of October.
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Biden Administration Shuns IPCC Report in Argument to Expand Offshore Drilling

SHARON ZHANG, TRUTHOUT

Biden's all-talk-and-no-action approach to the existential threat of climate change has frustrated climate advocates.
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Bipartisan Reforms Often Expand Prisons and Police. We Need Abolition Instead.

DAN BERGER, TRUTHOUT

If the system is functioning as it is designed to, then "reform" will almost always find ways to reinforce the norm.
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Nabisco Strike Ends as Union Members Approve New Contract

JESSICA CORBETT, COMMON DREAMS

Some contractual wins include raises each year of the contract, higher 401(k) matches and a $5,000 ratification bonus.
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Biden Vows Mass Deportations as Thousands of Haitian Refugees Shelter in Del Rio

AMY GOODMAN AND JUAN GONZÁLEZ, DEMOCRACY NOW!

On Sunday alone, the Biden administration said it sent three deportation flights to Haiti, with more expected.
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100 Million Doses of COVID Vaccines Hoarded by Rich Nations Are Set to Expire

ANDREA GERMANOS, COMMON DREAMS

This inequity underscores the need for governments to do much more to get doses in the hands of lower-income countries.
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Parliamentarian Blocks Democrats From Including Immigration in Reconciliation Bill

CHRIS WALKER, TRUTHOUT

This marks the second instance in less than a year that the parliamentarian has blocked Democrats' legislative goals.
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YIMBY Movement Is Not the Answer to Housing Crisis, Grassroots Activists Say

LAURA JEDEED AND M.K. HAWTHORNE, TRUTHOUT

The answer to the U.S. housing crisis is simple and widely adopted elsewhere: more public housing.
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I'm Fighting for Ethnic Studies in My Community So My History Won't Be Erased

ADAM HUDSON, TRUTHOUT

Anti-racist, multicultural educational curricula are vital to creating a better, more just society.
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SATURDAY, APRIL 24, 2021

Sanders and Warren Call on Biden to Reverse Trump Era Vaccine Apartheid

MIKE LUDWIG, TRUTHOUT

Biden is under intense pressure to choose people over pharmaceutical profits as COVID outbreaks continue globally.
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Prioritizing Incarcerated People for Vaccine Quickly Reduced COVID in Illinois Prisons

BRIAN DOLINAR, TRUTHOUT

The state has vaccinated 69 percent of the people in prison. However, most guards are not required to get vaccinated.
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Bills Targeting Local Officials Could Allow GOP to Overturn Election Results

IGOR DERYSH, SALON

Republicans in at least 14 states are trying to seize power from local election offices in response to Trump's lies.
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Biden to Publicly Recognize Armenian Genocide, Ending Decades of U.S. Silence

JON QUEALLY, COMMON DREAMS

Advocates welcome the effective end of "the longest lasting foreign gag rule in American history."
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Minnesota Workers Took on the National Guard to Defend Black Lives

JASON KOSLOWSKI, LEFT VOICE

During protests against Daunte Wright's murder, union members evicted the Minnesota National Guard from their union building.
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Past Year of White Nationalism Has Shown Ongoing Need for Anti-Fascist Movements

SHANE BURLEY, AK PRESS

The potential of white nationalism only grows without resistance to stifle it.
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Climate Change Is a Driving Force in Central American Migration

AMY GOODMAN, DEMOCRACY NOW!

A new report finds that the climate crisis is already a driver in migration from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras.
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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT


Oklahoma Governor Signs Law Granting Immunity for Drivers Who Kill Protesters

SHARON ZHANG, TRUTHOUT

The law is one in a wave of dozens of anti-protest laws that Republicans have filed just this year.
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What If 401(k)s Could Fund the Green New Deal Instead of Wall Street?

ALEXIS GOLDSTEIN, TRUTHOUT

A majority of Americans support the idea of a National Investment Authority -- a public alternative to Wall Street.
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How Bolivian Indigenous Peoples Mobilized for Social Change

http://www.ThePortlandAlliance.org/Bolivia 

Editor’s Note: In light of WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange’s recent arrest, Truthdig is re-posting a timely conversation between Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer and legendary whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg, both of whom have been vocal defenders of Assange and his work. A letter that Ellsberg co-signed outlines the Pentagon Papers author’s position on the attacks on Assange:

As part of their attempt to blacken WikiLeaks and Assange, pundit commentary … has tried to portray Assange’s exposure of classified materials as very different from — and far less laudable than — what Daniel Ellsberg did in releasing the Pentagon Papers in 1971. Ellsberg strongly rejects the mantra “Pentagon Papers good; WikiLeaks material bad.” He continues: “That’s just a cover for people who don’t want to admit that they oppose any and all exposure of even the most misguided, secretive foreign policy. The truth is that EVERY attack now made on WikiLeaks and Julian Assange was made against me and the release of the Pentagon Papers at the time.”


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