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Occupation at Johns Hopkins University aims to protest on behalf of Palestinians

This story originally appeared in Baltimore Beat on Apr. 30, 2024. It is shared here with permission. Baltimore Beat is working to confirm reports that Johns Hopkins University officials threatened to call the Baltimore City Police Department on students who remained at a protest encampment in support of the people of Palestine overnight.  Organizers launched […]

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Tennessee Volkswagen workers vote union

This story originally appeared in Labor Notes on Apr. 19, 2024. It is shared here with permission. In a watershed victory, workers at the Volkswagen factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee, voted tonight “UAW, yes!” The company’s sole non-union plant will finally join the rest of the world. “If Volkswagen workers at plants in Germany and Mexico […]

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‘Should be a global wake-up call’: coral reefs suffer fourth mass bleaching event

This story originally appeared in Common Dreams on Apr. 16, 2024. It is shared here with permission under a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) license. Scientists said Monday that the world’s coral reefs are facing a fourth global bleaching event as the fossil fuel-driven climate emergency pushes ocean temperatures to record highs, imperiling the critical underwater […]

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Iran’s retaliatory attack on Israel is more than just ‘military theater

This story originally appeared in Mondoweiss on Apr. 14, 2024. It is shared here with permission. Shortly after Iran’s retaliatory strike on Israel concluded seemingly without incident, the full-throated proclamations of Israel’s defensive feats followed. Israeli military spokesperson Daniel Hagari said that Iran’s retaliation had “failed” after 99% of the launched missiles and drones were intercepted by Israeli air […]

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‘Do the right thing,’ say Assange defenders as Biden mulls dropping case

This story originally appeared in Common Dreams on Apr. 10, 2024. It is shared here with permission under a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) license. U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday said his administration is weighing the Australian government’s requests to drop charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been deprived of his freedom […]

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A cop pulls a gun on an unarmed teen. 7 years later, justice at last

When Erica Hamlett’s 16-year-old son Jawone Nicholson called her from a Howard County cul de sac while waiting for a bus, she assumed it was a routine check-in to let her know he was en route to an after-school program. Instead, he told her a man he didn’t know had pulled out a gun and […]

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‘This is unforgivable’: Israeli airstrike kills 7 World Central Kitchen workers

This story originally appeared in Common Dreams on April 2, 2024. It is shared here with permission under a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) license. World Central Kitchen said Tuesday that a targeted Israeli airstrike killed seven members of its aid team in Gaza as they left a warehouse in the city of Deir al-Balah, where they […]

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Controversial Colorado cop watcher who prompted groundbreaking legal precedent indicted federally

A controversial copwatcher—whose unorthodox tactics have garnered him a loyal following on YouTube, but have also embroiled him in legal troubles that eventually landed him in jail—has been indicted on new federal charges for making interstate threats. Eric Brandt, a prolific filer of lawsuits and First Amendment rights advocate, as well as a former Navy […]

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‘The killing in Gaza will stop when Hamas releases the hostages’ is a pro-war crime argument

Over the past six months, dozens of ostensibly mainstream politicians and commentators—including senators and spokespeople for the White House—have echoed a popular Tough Guy talking point that sounds superficially reasonable but, upon even the most casual inspection, is an explicit advocacy for collective punishment, which is, of course, a black letter war crime. In response […]

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Union support grows for task force to scrutinize developer tax breaks

One of Maryland’s most powerful unions has urged legislators to pass a bill aimed at tallying the costs and benefits of tax breaks used to spur development within the state. AFSCME, which represents 45,000 government workers across the state, submitted written testimony supporting SB 733, Task Force to Study Transparency in Tax Incentives. The bill […]