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‘Bernie Beats Trump’ Rally Draws Thousands on Eve of New Hampshire Primary

February 11, 2020

Sanders supporters remain confident he can win on Tuesday, that he’s best positioned to beat Donald Trump, and that he can implement a vision that values the human rights of all.

Michael Moore: It’s Disqualifying to be Funded by Billionaires

February 10, 2020

Award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore responds to the Democratic presidential debate in New Hampshire.

Sex Workers Are Organizing, and Voters Are With Them

February 10, 2020

Grassroots organizing is giving the movement to decriminalize sex work unexpected traction this election cycle. Focus on specific policies instead of data helped show the real level of support for what’s been called a nationally divisive issue.

US Sanctions Venezuela Again to Prove Socialism Doesn’t Work

February 10, 2020

Shortly after Venezuelan opposition leader and self-declared president Juan Guaidó got a standing ovation at Trump’s State of the Union address, United States officials promised more sanctions on Venezuela. Why?

Warren Makes Final Pitch in New Hampshire

February 10, 2020

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who vows to tax the rich to pay for social programs, says New Hampshire isn’t ‘do or die’ for her campaign.

Nina Turner: Politicians Shouldn’t Answer to the Billionaire Class, they Should Answer to the People

February 10, 2020

Former Ohio Sen. Nina Turner says there are oligarchs influencing the government in the United States, but Sen. Bernie Sanders definitely isn’t one of them.

US Gov’t Attempts to Railroad Venezuelan Embassy Protectors

February 7, 2020

Prosecutors convinced the presiding judge not to allow political considerations in a highly politicized trial against four defendants who attempted to prevent Venezuela’s parallel government from illegally taking over the DC embassy.

Body Cam Shows Brutal Arrest of Man for Exercising 1st Amendment Rights

February 7, 2020

A recent arrest of a man playing guitar on a public sidewalk raises deeper questions about the power of American policing and how cops have nearly lawless discretion to arrest and harm.

Exxon to Congress: Lift Cyprus Arms Embargo, There’s Gas Nearby

February 7, 2020

TRNN’s Steve Horn and The Intercept’s Lee Fang say a bill to lift the arms embargo on Cyprus and promote offshore gas in the region received lobbying support from ExxonMobil, and the pro-Israel and pro-Greece lobbies.

Baltimore Explores Safe Consumption Sites

February 6, 2020

Safe consumption sites have been used around the world for decades, and advocates hope they could help Baltimore decrease its overdose death rate–one of the highest in the nation.