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Trump friends and family cleared for millions in small business bailout 7.7.2020 Raw Story
Businesses tied to President Donald Trump’s family and associates stand to receive as much as $21 million in government loans designed to shore up payroll expenses for companies struggling amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to federal data released Monday. A hydroponic lettuce farm backed by Trump’s eldest son, Donald Jr., applied for at least $150,000 […]
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TikTok made stars out of these villagers in India. Then it was banned 3.7.2020 L.A. Times - Technology News

The Chinese video-sharing app is booted from its biggest foreign market as India retaliates for a deadly border clash.

Want jobs and clean energy? This overlooked technology could deliver both 1.7.2020 LA Times: Environment

"You could have all the renewable energy in the world. But if you don't have the transmission lines, you have nothing," then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said in 2010.

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Here is how ‘Modern Monetary Theory’ could save the American economy 1.7.2020 Raw Story
Stephanie Kelton has found herself at the center of a blossoming debate over a provocative economic idea known as Modern Monetary Theory (often called MMT) — a theory that seeks to flip much conventional economic wisdom on its head. As one of the foremost advocates and articulators of the theory, she has just come out […]
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How coronavirus could wipe out two decades of progress in the war against child labor 30.6.2020 LA Times: Health

Experts warn the pandemic could force millions of children worldwide out of school and into the work force, exposing them to stress and exploitation.

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State delays awarding licenses to grow marijuana 30.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
Illinois will delay awarding more than 80 marijuana licenses meant to expand the industry, following delays in the application process brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.
Letters to the Editor: How racism, bigotry and elitism may be driving mask resistance 30.6.2020 LA Times: Opinion

To some, wearing a mask may be a sign of 'otherness.' These people need to get over their prejudice and put on a mask.

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Defund the Police. Invest in Black Farmers. 23.6.2020
We have an opportunity right now to turn this painful conversation around policing into one about life and ...
Colorado’s 3rd District has the state’s only congressional primaries as 3 seek to topple Scott Tipton 21.6.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Republican voters in the 3rd Congressional District must decide this month between Colorado’s most taciturn congressman and a restaurateur who is anything but. Two Democrats, meanwhile, hope to win back the seat.
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BUSTED: Four congressmen cashed in on the half-trillion-dollar loan program they helped create 16.6.2020 Raw Story
According to a report from Politico, at least four members of Congress and their families cashed in on the multi-billion small business loan program set up to support companies hammered by the shut down during the still ongoing coronavirus pandemic. As the report notes, they might not be the only ones. According to the Politico […]
Armed Men Roam Small-Town Streets To Ward Off Non-Existent 'Antifa Buses' 13.6.2020 Crooks Liars
In rural towns across America this past week, men with guns have been roaming the streets, looking out for the threat to their homes they were warned about on Facebook: hordes of ravening “antifa” activists, loaded en masse onto buses and intent on wreaking havoc. Local sheriffs jumped on the bandwagon, too. Nevermind that it was all a hoax. In at least one case, a suspected “antifa bus” (actually occupied by a multiracial family of four, out for a camping excursion) was surrounded in a parking lot and chased out—then later harassed at their campsite by locals felling trees across their access road in order to trap them. The hoaxes were primarily spread on Facebook, though some Twitter accounts relayed the fake information as well. A typical post followed the formula used in others: a claim to have “real information” about “antifa” piling into buses from nearby urban centers with the intent of attacking defenseless small ...
Congress Members Obtain COVID-19 Loans Through Small Business Program 12.6.2020
Congress Members Obtain COVID-19 Loans Through Small Business Program
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Big money bought the forests. Small logging communities are paying the price. 11.6.2020 Raw Story
This article was produced in partnership with OPB and The Oregonian/OregonLive. OPB is a member of the ProPublica Local Reporting Network. ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. A few hundred feet past this Oregon timber town, a curtain of Douglas fir trees opens to an […]
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Judges Strike Down “Ag-Gag” Laws for Violating the First Amendment 6.6.2020
States using laws to conceal the cruelty in animal agriculture from the public are losing in courts across the ...
'Is pork essential?' In a Smithfield town, a coronavirus-plagued meat factory comes back to life 29.5.2020 LA Times: Nation

Smithfield, one of the nation's largest pork plants in Sioux Falls, S.D., shut down after nearly a quarter of its workers were infected with the coronavirus. As it reopens, refugees who work the factory floor and hog farmers wonder if the risks are worth it.

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This billionaire Republican governor has been sued dozens of times for millions in unpaid bills 27.5.2020 Raw Story
Raymond Dye had a buildup of blood behind his left eye that prevented him from seeing. David Polk had an abnormal heartbeat, and his wife had high cholesterol. Roger Wriston’s wife had a bad back. All the men had worked for a collection of coal companies owned by Gov. Jim Justice and his family, which […]
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Federal meatpacking safety recommendations are largely unenforceable 21.5.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
Federal recommendations meant to keep meatpacking workers safe as they return to plants that were shuttered by the coronavirus have little enforcement muscle behind them, fueling anxiety that working conditions could put employees’ lives at risk.
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Tonight we riot? What Nintendo’s ‘revolutionary’ video game misses about worker liberation 21.5.2020 Raw Story
“In a world where the wealthy elite control the media, elections and lives of working people, we’re faced with two choices – accept it or fight for something better.” That’s the premise of Tonight We Riot, a new video game for touted as a leftist response to the “neocon fantasies” like Call of Duty. Too […]
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Big Ag Lets Hundreds of Thousands of Farm Animals Die in Barn Fires Every Year 15.5.2020
Farm animals have less legal protection than other confined animals, such as those living in laboratories or ...
Bill Barr acting ‘strangely confident’ that Trump will win re-election: Ex-FBI special agent 8.5.2020 Raw Story
Attorney General William Barr is acting “strangely confident” that President Donald Trump will win re-election despite a deadly coronavirus that’s claimed tens of thousands of lives and destroyed millions of jobs, according to a former FBI special agent. The attorney general waved away concerns that his Justice Department had improperly dropped charges against former national […]
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