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Biden's War Policy Offers Chance for Change -- or More of the Same

Less than two months after taking office, most of President Joe Biden’s national security policy is under review. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is reexamining worldwide troop deployments, and the administration is taking a hard look at global counterterrorism operations. Biden’s team is also reviewing the Trump administration’s peace deal with the...

The Military’s Failure to Reckon With White Supremacy in Its Ranks

Liam Collins joined the Marine Corps in 2017 with the intention of recruiting other soldiers to form a paramilitary defense force, a “modern day SS,” as he wrote in the now-defunct neo-Nazi forum Iron March in 2016. “Everyone [in the group] is going to have been required to serve in a nation’s military, whether U.S., U.K. or Poland,” Collins wrote,...

A cruzada da Faria Lima contra o auxílio emergencial

Foto: XP Investimentos Em maio de 2020, o presidente da XP Investimentos disse que o Brasil estava indo bem no enfrentamento da pandemia. Segundo o fundador de uma das maiores corretoras de investimentos independente do Brasil, o pico da doença já havia passado entre as classes média e média alta. Era o início da pandemia, e o país contabilizava 7...

A Pro-Israel Lawyer Is Weaponizing Public Records Law Against Palestinian Activists

Kanwalroop Singh had just finished presenting at the 2018 Students for Justice in Palestine conference at the University of California, Los Angeles when a student journalist asked her for an interview. Singh, a Sikh American who at the time was a law student at UCLA, agreed. She spoke to a student-run feminist magazine about her workshop on the Palestinian...

Why the Government's Plan to Help Out Renters Is Falling Flat

Jewel Burgess, 40, first applied for emergency rental assistance in Washington, D.C., last year, after being furloughed from her job delivering meals for the city’s Office on Aging. She never heard back about whether she was approved or denied for the rent help, like a few of her friends have, she said, and hasn’t been able to afford her $1,002 rent,...

Forget $15 an Hour — the Minimum Wage Should Be $24

President Harry Truman, center, signs legislation raising the minimum wage from 40 to 75 cents on Oct. 26, 1949, in Washington, D.C. Photo: AP The coronavirus pandemic relief bill passed by the House of Representatives this week would raise the federal minimum wage in steps until it reached $15 an hour in 2025. But an increase in the minimum wage...

More Than $1 Trillion of the Pandemic Relief Bill Is Flying Under the Radar

Only the Democratic Party can put together a $1.9 trillion relief package and manage to get on the wrong side of public opinion for being too cheap. Yet that’s where we’ve arrived after two months of debating the party’s stimulus, with centrist Democrats chipping away at the benefit structure by phasing out individual checks at a faster rate and pushing...

Manaus deve passar todo 2021 no pico da 2ª onda, alertam pesquisadores que previram colapso

Caso não sejam tomadas medidas urgentes de isolamento, Manaus pode alcançar um número constante de 50 mil infectados com coronavírus por dia, o que irá implodir o sistema de saúde da capital, afirmam os pesquisadores que previram a 2ª onda do coronavírus no estado. Como mostramos no Intercept em janeiro, o grupo de oito cientistas elaborou um modelo...

What's Really in the Pandemic Relief Bill?

  This week, the House of Representatives passed a $1.9 trillion coronavirus pandemic aid package by a 220-210 vote. It now moves to the Senate, where it will have to make it past a Republican filibuster. HuffPost reporter Arthur Delaney and Elizabeth Pancotti, policy director at Employ America, join Ryan Grim to discuss what’s actually in the bill....

Covid-19 alimenta massacres em presídios na América Latina

A pior rebelião carcerária da história recente do Equador deixou mais de 70 mortos e revela um denominador comum no continente: enfrentando superlotação e pouco cuidado com a pandemia, detentos ficam entre os riscos da contaminação e dos confrontos entre gangues violentas. The post Covid-19 alimenta massacres em presídios na América Latina appeared...

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