Truthout

2020 Sep 11 - 10:58pm
A New York Times reporter covering a rally for President Donald Trump in Freeland, Michigan, was kicked out of the event Thursday by the president’s campaign staff as she was detailing in real-time how individuals in the crowd were ignoring social distancing standards. Kathy Gray, the Times reporter who attended the event, entered the crowd of Trump supporters to get a firsthand account of the rally and tweet her observations to social...
Tags: junktag (ignore), Bob Woodward, coronavirus, covid-19, donald trump, Kathy Gray
2020 Sep 11 - 10:47pm
Image Credit: E. Mackey Since the police killing of George Floyd in May sparked a nationwide uprising against police brutality, armed white supremacists have taken to the streets of U.S. cities in response to Black Lives Matter protests. Organizing against systemic racism has been met with apparent attempts by the Trump administration to cover up white supremacist violence. We speak to legendary Black feminist scholar Barbara Smith, founder of...
Tags: Interview, Barbara Smith, Black Lives Matter, Hamer-Baker Plan, Racial Justice, Racism
2020 Sep 11 - 10:29pm
As the United States marks 19 years since the September 11 terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people, a new report finds at least 37 million people in eight countries have been displaced since the start of the so-called global war on terrorism since 2001. The Costs of War Project at Brown University also found more than 800,000 people have been killed since U.S. forces began fighting in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Pakistan and Yemen, at a...
Tags: Interview, 9/11, Refugees, War, war on terror
2020 Sep 11 - 10:14pm
Families skipping or delaying pediatric appointments for their young children because of the pandemic are missing out on more than vaccines. Critical testing for lead poisoning has plummeted in many parts of the country. In the Upper Midwest, Northeast and parts of the West Coast — areas with historically high rates of lead poisoning — the slide has been the most dramatic, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In states...
Tags: junktag (ignore), covid-19, Health, Lead Poisoning, pandemic, testing
2020 Sep 11 - 9:48pm
In a speech on the Senate floor Thursday following the defeat of the GOP’s latest coronavirus stimulus package, Sen. Bernie Sanders slammed the chamber’s Republicans for offering “totally inadequate” relief for jobless, hungry, and eviction-prone Americans after happily approving massive tax cuts for the wealthy and a $740 billion budget for the Pentagon. “The Senate Republican bill provides nothing for rent,...
Tags: junktag (ignore), Bernie Sanders, covid-19, GOP, Pentagon
2020 Sep 11 - 9:45pm
On Thursday morning, as deadly wildfires fueled by drought and climate change caused power outages and forced hundreds of thousands of people to evacuate their homes across three Western states, President Trump was tweeting about anything else. New Mexico would not be “GREAT” unless President Trump is reelected, the president warned, and, he claimed, “America’s suburbs” will be “OVERRUN” with protesters and low-income housing projects. Trump...
Tags: junktag (ignore), California, climate change, democratic, donald trump, oregon
2020 Sep 11 - 9:44pm
Nineteen years ago, I (Sepehr Vakil) was wrapping up my last summer before college visiting my dad in South Carolina. I was getting ready to enter the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) as a freshman to study engineering. I was the stereotype, the “American dream” realized, the successful culmination of an Iranian family’s journey to the United States. We had immigrated from Iran when I was a small child, in the midst of the deadly...
Tags: OP-ED, 9/11, coronavirus, covid-19, higher education, Racism
2020 Sep 11 - 8:47pm
This story includes reporting and analysis done by THE CITY. Christopher McCormack is one of the New York Police Department’s highest-ranking officers. As an assistant chief, he helps oversee drug enforcement and organized crime investigations throughout the city. He was hand-picked for the promotion two years ago by his old friend James O’Neill, who was police commissioner. But his ascension started three decades earlier, when he was a rookie...
Tags: junktag (ignore), Illegal Search and Seizure, NYPD, police, police violence, Racism
2020 Sep 11 - 1:40am
One day after revelations that he had viewed coronavirus as a “deadly” disease as early as February, President Trump demanded schools still engaged in virtual learning to return to in-person instruction. Trump suggested on Thursday morning that the motivation for schools to conduct virtual classes was political, driven primarily by Democratic lawmakers. He also suggested that schools which didn’t return to an in-person format...
Tags: junktag (ignore), Bob Woodward, coronavirus, covid-19, donald trump, schools reopening
2020 Sep 10 - 11:14pm
The skies of the Bay Area and Northern California turned a dark orange as 90 major fires burn in the western United States, from San Diego to the Canadian border. At least seven people have died as a result of the fires, which have already burned 2.5 million acres in California alone. Despite heavy coverage in the mainstream media, however, few outlets are highlighting the link between the blazes and the accelerating climate crisis. “The fact is...
Tags: Interview, California, climate change, climate crisis, West Coast, wildfires
2020 Sep 5 - 10:36pm
The spike in wage growth amid the coronavirus pandemic is an “illusion” driven by disproportionate job losses amid low-wage workers, according to a study by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Earnings have steadily risen amid the pandemic despite, or rather because of, an economic crisis that has led to tens of millions of job losses and business closings. But the increase is a “false signal” that is “almost...
Tags: News Analysis, coronavirus, covid-19, federal reserve bank, job losses, low-wage jobs
2020 Sep 5 - 10:36pm
Civil rights organizations and local governments in California late Friday filed a request in a San Jose federal court for an emergency nationwide injunction against the Trump administration’s effort to end 2020 Census counting prematurely—a move critics warn is a blatant effort by the president and his Republican allies to “sabotage” the once-in-a-decade count for long-term political advantage. “Trump seeks to sabotage...
Tags: junktag (ignore), 2020 Census, injunction, League of Women Voters, National Urban League, Trump Administration

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