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  32. <title>Queer Activists Are Making BDS a Key Question of Pride This Year</title>
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  34. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Lewis Raven Wallace]]></dc:creator>
  35. <pubDate>Sat, 22 Jun 2024 16:38:56 +0000</pubDate>
  36. <category><![CDATA[Op-Ed]]></category>
  37. <category><![CDATA[BDS movement]]></category>
  38. <category><![CDATA[Boycott Divestment Sanctions]]></category>
  39. <category><![CDATA[LGBTQ Rights]]></category>
  40. <category><![CDATA[Palestine]]></category>
  41. <category><![CDATA[pinkwashing]]></category>
  42. <category><![CDATA[Pride]]></category>
  43. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=319122</guid>
  45. <description><![CDATA[LGBTQ people are pushing Pride events to reject pinkwashing, endorse BDS and show solidarity with Palestine.]]></description>
  46. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>Every June, as rainbow boas and blue and pink banners unfurl, and jello shots and plastic cups of light beer tumble onto the streets, borne by tens of thousands of happy gays, a cultural battle ensues. Pride season is here, and everyone is pissed. On one side of the battle, you have the corporate gays, the nonprofit-industrial complex of LGBTQ organizations, the glitzy and boozy Pride parades and...</p>
  47. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  48. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Lewis Raven Wallace]]></truthout:authors>
  49. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Truthout]]></truthout:source>
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  53. <title>This Summer, US Workers Are Organizing to Beat the Heat</title>
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  55. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Keith Brower Brown]]></dc:creator>
  56. <pubDate>Sat, 22 Jun 2024 16:31:50 +0000</pubDate>
  57. <category><![CDATA[News Analysis]]></category>
  58. <category><![CDATA[Climate Crisis]]></category>
  59. <category><![CDATA[Extreme Heat]]></category>
  60. <category><![CDATA[Heat Waves]]></category>
  61. <category><![CDATA[Labor]]></category>
  62. <category><![CDATA[Unions]]></category>
  63. <category><![CDATA[Workplace Safety]]></category>
  64. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=319168</guid>
  66. <description><![CDATA[Workers — both union and non-union — are winning AC, safety breaks and, in one groundbreaking case, heat pay.]]></description>
  67. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>If you&rsquo;re dreading summer on the job this year, you&rsquo;re not alone. Every month last summer was the most scorching on world record. Trapped under heat domes, dozens of metro areas busted their longest streaks ever of highs over 100 degrees. Phoenix afternoons were over 110 for a month straight. On asphalt yards nearly hot enough to melt, bonus-hungry managers forced workers to keep up the usual pace.</p>
  68. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  69. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Keith Brower Brown]]></truthout:authors>
  70. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Labor Notes]]></truthout:source>
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  74. <title>At Global Climate Talks, Food Systems Changes Are Kept Off the Table</title>
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  76. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Ayurella Horn-Muller]]></dc:creator>
  77. <pubDate>Sat, 22 Jun 2024 16:23:57 +0000</pubDate>
  78. <category><![CDATA[News Analysis]]></category>
  79. <category><![CDATA[Agriculture]]></category>
  80. <category><![CDATA[Big Ag]]></category>
  81. <category><![CDATA[Bonn Climate Change Conference]]></category>
  82. <category><![CDATA[Climate Crisis]]></category>
  83. <category><![CDATA[food systems]]></category>
  84. <category><![CDATA[G7]]></category>
  85. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=319158</guid>
  87. <description><![CDATA[At the G7 summit and the annual Bonn Climate Change Conference, talks glossed over big agriculture's climate impact.]]></description>
  88. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>Last week, the leaders of the world&rsquo;s seven biggest economies convened in Italy to discuss several pressing global issues during the annual gathering known as the G7 summit. They agreed to lend Russia&rsquo;s frozen assets to Ukraine, pushed for a ceasefire in Gaza, and pledged to launch a migration coalition. Those discussions, which concluded Saturday, came right on the heels of the annual Bonn...</p>
  89. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  90. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Ayurella Horn-Muller]]></truthout:authors>
  91. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Grist]]></truthout:source>
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  95. <title>Study Shows Geoengineering Attempts Could Cause Catastrophic Climate Effects</title>
  96. <link></link>
  97. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Brett Wilkins]]></dc:creator>
  98. <pubDate>Sat, 22 Jun 2024 16:21:40 +0000</pubDate>
  99. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  100. <category><![CDATA[Climate Crisis]]></category>
  101. <category><![CDATA[climate geoengineering]]></category>
  102. <category><![CDATA[Climate solutions]]></category>
  103. <category><![CDATA[Geoengineering]]></category>
  104. <category><![CDATA[Heat Waves]]></category>
  105. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=319172</guid>
  107. <description><![CDATA[The research adds to the mounting evidence that geoengineering is a false climate solution with dangerous results.]]></description>
  108. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>A study published Friday found that a cloud engineering technique designed to cool parts of the western United States could inadvertently stoke heatwaves from North America to Europe, underscoring why many scientists reject geoengineering as a false climate solution. The study, published in the journal Nature Climate Change, concludes that marine cloud brightening (MCB) &mdash; &ldquo;a geoengineering...</p>
  109. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  110. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Brett Wilkins]]></truthout:authors>
  111. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Common Dreams]]></truthout:source>
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  115. <title>Israeli Attack on Rafah Tent Camp Kills Dozens, Wounds 50</title>
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  117. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Jessica Corbett]]></dc:creator>
  118. <pubDate>Sat, 22 Jun 2024 16:14:10 +0000</pubDate>
  119. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  120. <category><![CDATA[Gaza]]></category>
  121. <category><![CDATA[Gaza Genocide]]></category>
  122. <category><![CDATA[Genocide]]></category>
  123. <category><![CDATA[IDF]]></category>
  124. <category><![CDATA[Israel]]></category>
  125. <category><![CDATA[Israeli military]]></category>
  126. <category><![CDATA[Palestine]]></category>
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  129. <description><![CDATA[The attack follows bombings that killed dozens of Palestinians and injured hundreds around Rafah late last month.]]></description>
  130. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>The Israel Defense Forces on Friday yet again shelled tents of displaced Palestinians near the city of Rafah in the Gaza Strip, killing at least 25 and wounding another 50, local health and emergency officials said. &ldquo;According to Ahmed Radwan, a spokesperson for Civil Defense first responders in Rafah, witnesses told rescue workers about the shelling at two locations in a coastal area that has...</p>
  131. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  132. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Jessica Corbett]]></truthout:authors>
  133. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Common Dreams]]></truthout:source>
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  137. <title>Tech Firms Prey on Poor Under Guise of Expanding Access to Financial Services</title>
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  139. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Terri Friedline]]></dc:creator>
  140. <pubDate>Sat, 22 Jun 2024 15:21:04 +0000</pubDate>
  141. <category><![CDATA[Op-Ed]]></category>
  142. <category><![CDATA[big tech]]></category>
  143. <category><![CDATA[Cryptocurrency]]></category>
  144. <category><![CDATA[Finance]]></category>
  145. <category><![CDATA[Financial Technology]]></category>
  146. <category><![CDATA[Privacy]]></category>
  147. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=319149</guid>
  149. <description><![CDATA[Finance, technology and social media companies often position themselves as solutions to problems they helped create.]]></description>
  150. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>OpenAI founder Sam Altman has been embroiled in a series of controversies about the company&rsquo;s decision-making. Most recently, he incorporated actress Scarlett Johansson&rsquo;s voice without her permission into ChatGPT. Yet before that, Altman helped launch a cryptocurrency project in 2021 called Worldcoin that scanned people&rsquo;s eyeballs and collected biometric data in exchange for digital money.</p>
  151. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  152. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Terri Friedline &amp; Anna K. Wood]]></truthout:authors>
  153. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Truthout]]></truthout:source>
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  157. <title>US’s Gaza Pier May Soon Be Dismantled Entirely After Series of Failures</title>
  158. <link></link>
  159. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Sharon Zhang]]></dc:creator>
  160. <pubDate>Fri, 21 Jun 2024 18:38:37 +0000</pubDate>
  161. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  162. <category><![CDATA[Famine]]></category>
  163. <category><![CDATA[Gaza]]></category>
  164. <category><![CDATA[Humanitarian Aid]]></category>
  165. <category><![CDATA[Israel]]></category>
  166. <category><![CDATA[Palestine]]></category>
  167. <category><![CDATA[UN]]></category>
  168. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=319151</guid>
  170. <description><![CDATA[The pier has delivered, in essence, no aid to Palestinians languishing under Israel’s extermination campaign in Gaza.]]></description>
  171. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>The U.S. military may be permanently dismantling its pier in Gaza soon, The New York Times reports, after the pier has delivered little but a series of embarrassing failures and an amount of aid so paltry that it has done essentially nothing to address the spread of famine across the region. According to a Times report this week, military officials are telling aid groups that they may have to stop...</p>
  172. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  173. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Sharon Zhang]]></truthout:authors>
  174. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Truthout]]></truthout:source>
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  178. <title>Supreme Court Rules Against Married Couple in Blow to Immigrant Families</title>
  179. <link></link>
  180. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Mike Ludwig]]></dc:creator>
  181. <pubDate>Fri, 21 Jun 2024 18:28:21 +0000</pubDate>
  182. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  183. <category><![CDATA[El Salvador]]></category>
  184. <category><![CDATA[Immigration]]></category>
  185. <category><![CDATA[Marriage]]></category>
  186. <category><![CDATA[Residency]]></category>
  187. <category><![CDATA[Supreme Court]]></category>
  188. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=319154</guid>
  190. <description><![CDATA[The ruling erodes marriage rights for mixed-status couples, including a California family separated 10 years ago.]]></description>
  191. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>The conservative majority on the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 on Friday against a woman who has fought for years to bring her husband back from El Salvador to the United States. Like the couple&rsquo;s child, Sandra Mu&ntilde;oz is a U.S. citizen, but in 2015 an official at the U.S. consulate in El Salvador denied her husband&rsquo;s visa application with little explanation. Mu&ntilde;oz later learned in federal court that a...</p>
  192. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  193. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Mike Ludwig]]></truthout:authors>
  194. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Truthout]]></truthout:source>
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  198. <title>2 Judges Advised Trump-Appointed Judge Aileen Cannon to Step Away From Case</title>
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  200. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Chris Walker]]></dc:creator>
  201. <pubDate>Fri, 21 Jun 2024 18:15:02 +0000</pubDate>
  202. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  203. <category><![CDATA[Aileen Cannon]]></category>
  204. <category><![CDATA[classified documents]]></category>
  205. <category><![CDATA[Jack Smith]]></category>
  206. <category><![CDATA[Trump documents]]></category>
  207. <category><![CDATA[Trump indictments]]></category>
  208. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=319147</guid>
  210. <description><![CDATA[Cannon's direct superior was among the judges who suggested she should step aside.]]></description>
  211. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>New reporting from The New York Times details how Judge Aileen Cannon, the Trump-appointed federal judge who is overseeing the trial regarding Trump&rsquo;s removal of classified government documents from the White House after leaving office, was encouraged by other judges to remove herself from the case. According to the Times report, Cannon was addressed by two judges within the Southern District of...</p>
  212. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  213. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Chris Walker]]></truthout:authors>
  214. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Truthout]]></truthout:source>
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  218. <title>69 Democrats Urge Biden to Grant Refugee Status to Palestinians With Family in US</title>
  219. <link></link>
  220. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Sharon Zhang]]></dc:creator>
  221. <pubDate>Fri, 21 Jun 2024 18:14:22 +0000</pubDate>
  222. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  223. <category><![CDATA[Dick Durbin]]></category>
  224. <category><![CDATA[Gaza]]></category>
  225. <category><![CDATA[Genocide]]></category>
  226. <category><![CDATA[Immigration]]></category>
  227. <category><![CDATA[Israel]]></category>
  228. <category><![CDATA[Palestine]]></category>
  229. <category><![CDATA[Pramila Jayapal]]></category>
  230. <category><![CDATA[Refugees]]></category>
  231. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=319136</guid>
  233. <description><![CDATA[Palestinians are carved out of the 1951 Refugee Convention, and very few Palestinians have ever been let into the US.]]></description>
  234. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>A group of nearly 70 Democrats is calling on the Biden administration to move to accept Palestinians fleeing Israel&rsquo;s genocide in Gaza as refugees if they have family living in the U.S., an action praised by advocates who say that it is a small but crucial step toward saving Palestinian lives. In a letter sent to Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas...</p>
  235. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  236. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Sharon Zhang]]></truthout:authors>
  237. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Truthout]]></truthout:source>
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  241. <title>New Film Investigates US-Backed Killing of Civilians by Israel in Gaza</title>
  242. <link></link>
  243. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Amy Goodman]]></dc:creator>
  244. <pubDate>Fri, 21 Jun 2024 16:55:45 +0000</pubDate>
  245. <category><![CDATA[Interview]]></category>
  246. <category><![CDATA[documentary]]></category>
  247. <category><![CDATA[Gaza]]></category>
  248. <category><![CDATA[Hind Rajab]]></category>
  249. <category><![CDATA[Israel]]></category>
  250. <category><![CDATA[Palestine]]></category>
  251. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=319142</guid>
  253. <description><![CDATA[In "The Night Won’t End," Palestinian families recount their horrific experiences amid the Israeli assault.]]></description>
  254. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>The Night Won&rsquo;t End, a new documentary from Al Jazeera English, takes an in-depth look at attacks on civilians by the Israeli military in Gaza and the United States&rsquo; role in the war. The film follows three Palestinian families as they recount the horrific experiences they have endured under relentless Israeli assault, including the family of 6-year-old Hind Rajab, the young Palestinian girl who...</p>
  255. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  256. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Amy Goodman &amp; Nermeen Shaikh]]></truthout:authors>
  257. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Democracy Now!]]></truthout:source>
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  261. <title>Hawaii Commits to Transit Decarbonization in Settlement of Youth Climate Lawsuit</title>
  262. <link></link>
  263. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Julia Conley]]></dc:creator>
  264. <pubDate>Fri, 21 Jun 2024 16:33:04 +0000</pubDate>
  265. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  266. <category><![CDATA[Climate Action]]></category>
  267. <category><![CDATA[Climate Crisis]]></category>
  268. <category><![CDATA[Hawaii]]></category>
  269. <category><![CDATA[Navahine v. Hawaii Department of Transportation]]></category>
  270. <category><![CDATA[youth climate activists]]></category>
  271. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=319138</guid>
  273. <description><![CDATA[The plaintiffs in the case alleged Hawaii violated their rights by investing in fossil fuel-intensive infrastructure.]]></description>
  274. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>Days before a case brought by 13 young climate advocates in Hawaii was set to go to trial, the state&rsquo;s governor and Department of Transportation on Thursday announced an &ldquo;unprecedented&rdquo; settlement that will expedite the decarbonization of Hawaii&rsquo;s transit system &mdash; and formally &ldquo;recognizes children&rsquo;s constitutional rights to a life-sustaining climate.&rdquo; The plaintiffs in Navahine v.</p>
  275. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  276. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Julia Conley]]></truthout:authors>
  277. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Common Dreams]]></truthout:source>
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  281. <title>SCOTUS Upholds Law Barring Abusers With Restraining Orders From Keeping Firearms</title>
  282. <link></link>
  283. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Jennifer Gerson]]></dc:creator>
  284. <pubDate>Fri, 21 Jun 2024 16:06:16 +0000</pubDate>
  285. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  286. <category><![CDATA[Domestic Violence]]></category>
  287. <category><![CDATA[gun laws]]></category>
  288. <category><![CDATA[Gun Violence]]></category>
  289. <category><![CDATA[Judges]]></category>
  290. <category><![CDATA[Supreme Court]]></category>
  291. <category><![CDATA[United States v. Rahimi]]></category>
  292. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=319134</guid>
  294. <description><![CDATA[The decision was 8-1, with Justice Clarence Thomas casting the dissenting vote.]]></description>
  295. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>The Supreme Court on Friday upheld a federal law that prevents someone under a domestic violence restraining order from possessing firearms in the case of United States v. Rahimi. The decision was 8-1, with Justice Clarence Thomas casting the dissenting vote. In 2019, Zackey Rahimi physically assaulted his girlfriend in a parking lot in Texas and then told her that if she talked to the police...</p>
  296. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  297. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Jennifer Gerson]]></truthout:authors>
  298. <truthout:source><![CDATA[The 19th]]></truthout:source>
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  302. <title>Billionaire Makes Largest Donation in 2024 Election Cycle to Pro-Trump Super PAC</title>
  303. <link></link>
  304. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Jake Johnson]]></dc:creator>
  305. <pubDate>Fri, 21 Jun 2024 16:02:48 +0000</pubDate>
  306. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  307. <category><![CDATA[2024 elections]]></category>
  308. <category><![CDATA[2024 presidential election]]></category>
  309. <category><![CDATA[Andrew Mellon]]></category>
  310. <category><![CDATA[Billionaires]]></category>
  311. <category><![CDATA[Donald Trump]]></category>
  312. <category><![CDATA[Gilded Age]]></category>
  313. <category><![CDATA[Timothy Mellon]]></category>
  314. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=319131</guid>
  316. <description><![CDATA[Timothy Mellon, the grandson of plutocrat Andrew Mellon, gave $50 million to the Make America Great Again Inc. in May.]]></description>
  317. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>Billionaire businessman Timothy Mellon, the grandson of Gilded Age plutocrat Andrew Mellon, made a $50 million donation to a pro-Donald Trump super PAC last month, a day after the former president was convicted by a New York jury on 34 felony counts. Mellon had previously donated $25 million to super PACs backing both Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, and Robert F. Kennedy Jr.</p>
  318. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  319. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Jake Johnson]]></truthout:authors>
  320. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Common Dreams]]></truthout:source>
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  324. <title>These Powerful Billionaires Disavowed Trump After January 6. Now They Back Him.</title>
  325. <link></link>
  326. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Derek Seidman]]></dc:creator>
  327. <pubDate>Fri, 21 Jun 2024 13:50:28 +0000</pubDate>
  328. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  329. <category><![CDATA[2024 Election]]></category>
  330. <category><![CDATA[Billionaires]]></category>
  331. <category><![CDATA[Campaign Finance]]></category>
  332. <category><![CDATA[Capitalism]]></category>
  333. <category><![CDATA[Donald Trump]]></category>
  334. <category><![CDATA[January 6]]></category>
  335. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=319114</guid>
  337. <description><![CDATA[Many donors disavowed Trump after the mob attack on the Capitol. Their attitude now? “We’ll get richer if he wins.”]]></description>
  338. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>The 2024 U.S. presidential election is heating up. As usual, ultrawealthy donors are vying for influence with the major candidates, hosting lavish fundraisers and throwing mountains of cash into super PACs supporting Joe Biden or Donald Trump. Biden has his staunch billionaire backers, especially from Hollywood and Silicon Valley, while Trump has the likes of far right oil tycoon Tim Dunn and...</p>
  339. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  340. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Derek Seidman]]></truthout:authors>
  341. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Truthout]]></truthout:source>
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  345. <title>Ocasio-Cortez Calls on Congress to Crack Down on Supreme Court Corruption</title>
  346. <link></link>
  347. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Sharon Zhang]]></dc:creator>
  348. <pubDate>Thu, 20 Jun 2024 21:17:00 +0000</pubDate>
  349. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  350. <category><![CDATA[Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez]]></category>
  351. <category><![CDATA[Clarence Thomas]]></category>
  352. <category><![CDATA[Corruption]]></category>
  353. <category><![CDATA[Jamie Raskin]]></category>
  354. <category><![CDATA[Samuel Alito]]></category>
  355. <category><![CDATA[Supreme Court]]></category>
  356. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=319123</guid>
  358. <description><![CDATA[The Supreme Court’s corruption has created a “full-blown legitimacy crisis,” Ocasio-Cortez and Raskin warned.]]></description>
  359. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York) has called on Congress to crack down on the Supreme Court, adding to the wave of scrutiny caused by yet another barrage of revelations of corruption concerning two of the most conservative justices on the bench. &ldquo;There is a corruption crisis on the Supreme Court. And that court has shown time and time again that it is not capable of policing itself,&rdquo;...</p>
  360. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  361. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Sharon Zhang]]></truthout:authors>
  362. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Truthout]]></truthout:source>
  363. <enclosure url='' type='image/jpeg' length='118339' />
  364. </item>
  365. <item>
  366. <title>Environmentalists to Debate Mods: Ask Trump About $1 Billion &#8220;Deal&#8221; to Oil CEOs</title>
  367. <link></link>
  368. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Chris Walker]]></dc:creator>
  369. <pubDate>Thu, 20 Jun 2024 20:35:43 +0000</pubDate>
  370. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  371. <category><![CDATA[Big Gas and Oil]]></category>
  372. <category><![CDATA[Donald Trump]]></category>
  373. <category><![CDATA[Fossil Fuels]]></category>
  374. <category><![CDATA[Gas]]></category>
  375. <category><![CDATA[Joe Biden]]></category>
  376. <category><![CDATA[Oil]]></category>
  377. <category><![CDATA[Presidential Debates]]></category>
  378. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=319121</guid>
  380. <description><![CDATA[Trump urged oil and gas CEOs to give him $1 billion in campaign cash in exchange for him loosening regulations.]]></description>
  381. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>Several environmental groups are calling on the moderators of the first presidential debate this year between President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump to ask both candidates to answer for their records on the environment &mdash; and in the latter&rsquo;s case, to discuss a possible quid pro quo he made with fossil fuel companies. The first debate is scheduled to air on CNN at 9 p.m.</p>
  382. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  383. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Chris Walker]]></truthout:authors>
  384. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Truthout]]></truthout:source>
  385. <enclosure url='' type='image/jpeg' length='91825' />
  386. </item>
  387. <item>
  388. <title>More Than 1,000 Perish During Hajj, With Most Deaths Attributed to Extreme Heat</title>
  389. <link></link>
  390. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Olivia Rosane]]></dc:creator>
  391. <pubDate>Thu, 20 Jun 2024 19:58:45 +0000</pubDate>
  392. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  393. <category><![CDATA[Climate Crisis]]></category>
  394. <category><![CDATA[Extreme Heat]]></category>
  395. <category><![CDATA[Extreme Weather]]></category>
  396. <category><![CDATA[Hajj]]></category>
  397. <category><![CDATA[Mecca]]></category>
  398. <category><![CDATA[Saudi Arabia]]></category>
  399. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=319119</guid>
  401. <description><![CDATA[Climate advocates warned that urgent action on fossil fuels is needed to avoid more deaths.]]></description>
  402. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>More than 1,000 people participating in the Hajj to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, have died as of Thursday as temperatures in the holy city reached 125&deg;F at the Grand Mosque. The tragedy serves as an example of how the climate crisis is making mass gatherings more dangerous, especially in warmer parts of the world. Saudi Arabia is heating 50% faster than the rest of the Northern Hemisphere, and by 2050...</p>
  403. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  404. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Olivia Rosane]]></truthout:authors>
  405. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Common Dreams]]></truthout:source>
  406. <enclosure url='' type='image/jpeg' length='149957' />
  407. </item>
  408. <item>
  409. <title>30 UN Experts Call on Arms Makers to Stop Weapons Transfers to Israel</title>
  410. <link></link>
  411. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Sharon Zhang]]></dc:creator>
  412. <pubDate>Thu, 20 Jun 2024 18:59:26 +0000</pubDate>
  413. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  414. <category><![CDATA[Defense Contractors]]></category>
  415. <category><![CDATA[Gaza]]></category>
  416. <category><![CDATA[Israel]]></category>
  417. <category><![CDATA[Lockheed Martin]]></category>
  418. <category><![CDATA[War Crimes]]></category>
  419. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=319118</guid>
  421. <description><![CDATA[These risks are heightened by the ICJ's recent order for Israel to stop its ongoing invasion of Rafah, the experts said.]]></description>
  422. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>Dozens of UN experts are warning weapons makers, governments and investors that they are risking being complicit in &ldquo;serious violations&rdquo; of international human rights laws, potentially including genocide, by providing weapons to Israel as it wages genocide in Gaza. The group of 30 human rights experts, including multiple special rapporteurs to the UN, called out arms manufacturers like U.S.</p>
  423. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  424. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Sharon Zhang]]></truthout:authors>
  425. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Truthout]]></truthout:source>
  426. <enclosure url='' type='image/jpeg' length='233124' />
  427. </item>
  428. <item>
  429. <title>US Ran Covert Anti-Vax Campaign Early in Pandemic to Discredit China</title>
  430. <link></link>
  431. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Amy Goodman]]></dc:creator>
  432. <pubDate>Thu, 20 Jun 2024 18:29:40 +0000</pubDate>
  433. <category><![CDATA[Interview]]></category>
  434. <category><![CDATA[Anti-Vax]]></category>
  435. <category><![CDATA[China]]></category>
  436. <category><![CDATA[Pentagon]]></category>
  437. <category><![CDATA[Philippines]]></category>
  438. <category><![CDATA[Sinovac]]></category>
  439. <category><![CDATA[Vaccines]]></category>
  440. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=319111</guid>
  442. <description><![CDATA[The effort sought to sow doubt in the Philippines and other nations about vaccines, masks and test kits made in China.]]></description>
  443. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>The U.S. military ran a secret anti-vaccination campaign at the height of the pandemic in the Philippines and other nations to sow doubt about COVID vaccines made by China, according to a new investigation by Reuters. The clandestine Pentagon campaign, which began in 2020 under Donald Trump and continued into mid-2021 after Joe Biden took office, relied on fake social media accounts on multiple...</p>
  444. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  445. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Amy Goodman]]></truthout:authors>
  446. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Democracy Now!]]></truthout:source>
  447. <enclosure url='' type='image/jpeg' length='68052' />
  448. </item>
  449. <item>
  450. <title>Israel Has “Systematically Violated” Laws Regarding Civilian Harm, UN Finds</title>
  451. <link></link>
  452. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Sharon Zhang]]></dc:creator>
  453. <pubDate>Thu, 20 Jun 2024 17:01:33 +0000</pubDate>
  454. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  455. <category><![CDATA[Gaza]]></category>
  456. <category><![CDATA[Genocide]]></category>
  457. <category><![CDATA[Israel]]></category>
  458. <category><![CDATA[Palestine]]></category>
  459. <category><![CDATA[UN]]></category>
  460. <category><![CDATA[UN High Commissioner for Refugees]]></category>
  461. <category><![CDATA[War Crimes]]></category>
  462. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=319104</guid>
  464. <description><![CDATA[The UNHCR analyzed six seemingly indiscriminate attacks likely carried out using US-provided bombs.
  465. ]]></description>
  466. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>Israeli forces have demonstrated a pattern of systematically targeting densely populated civilian areas across hundreds of attacks in Gaza that likely violate international wartime laws, the office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) found in a report released Wednesday. &ldquo;Monitoring by OHCHR strongly indicates that the Israeli Defense Forces have systematically failed to comply with...</p>
  467. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  468. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Sharon Zhang]]></truthout:authors>
  469. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Truthout]]></truthout:source>
  470. <enclosure url='' type='image/jpeg' length='220641' />
  471. </item>
  472. <item>
  473. <title>The Most Common Essential Jobs in the US Don’t Pay a Living Wage</title>
  474. <link></link>
  475. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Mike Ludwig]]></dc:creator>
  476. <pubDate>Thu, 20 Jun 2024 16:48:54 +0000</pubDate>
  477. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  478. <category><![CDATA[2024 Election]]></category>
  479. <category><![CDATA[Economy]]></category>
  480. <category><![CDATA[Housing Crisis]]></category>
  481. <category><![CDATA[Inequality]]></category>
  482. <category><![CDATA[Joe Biden]]></category>
  483. <category><![CDATA[Labor]]></category>
  484. <category><![CDATA[Wages]]></category>
  485. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=319109</guid>
  487. <description><![CDATA[The economy is improving, but inequality is tearing the US apart. Democrats ignore working-class pain at their peril.]]></description>
  488. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>The most common jobs in the United States are home health care aide, retail salesperson and fast-food and counter worker, which are all tied for first place on a long list of professions tracked by the government, according to analysis of federal data by The Washington Post. From caring for the elderly to serving the lunch rush, people who work these jobs are bedrocks of the everyday economy.</p>
  489. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  490. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Mike Ludwig]]></truthout:authors>
  491. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Truthout]]></truthout:source>
  492. <enclosure url='' type='image/jpeg' length='61792' />
  493. </item>
  494. <item>
  495. <title>Louisiana Is First State to Require Ten Commandments in Public School Classrooms</title>
  496. <link></link>
  497. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Chris Walker]]></dc:creator>
  498. <pubDate>Thu, 20 Jun 2024 16:24:05 +0000</pubDate>
  499. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  500. <category><![CDATA[Christian nationalism]]></category>
  501. <category><![CDATA[Jeff Landry]]></category>
  502. <category><![CDATA[Louisiana]]></category>
  503. <category><![CDATA[Religion]]></category>
  504. <category><![CDATA[Separation of Church and State]]></category>
  505. <category><![CDATA[Ten Commandments]]></category>
  506. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=319108</guid>
  508. <description><![CDATA[The law requires a poster-sized display in every classroom in the state, from kindergarten to colleges and universities.]]></description>
  509. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>On Wednesday, Louisiana Republican Gov. Jeff Landry signed into law a bill requiring every public school classroom in the state to prominently display the Ten Commandments. The religious text &mdash; which is featured in all Abrahamic religions but which conservative Christians in the U.S. have tried to place in public and governmental settings for decades &mdash; contains rules on how to worship God...</p>
  510. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  511. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Chris Walker]]></truthout:authors>
  512. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Truthout]]></truthout:source>
  513. <enclosure url='' type='image/jpeg' length='97838' />
  514. </item>
  515. <item>
  516. <title>Black Liberation Activist Sekou Odinga’s Legacy Lives On</title>
  517. <link></link>
  518. <dc:creator><![CDATA[susie day]]></dc:creator>
  519. <pubDate>Thu, 20 Jun 2024 15:56:14 +0000</pubDate>
  520. <category><![CDATA[Interview]]></category>
  521. <category><![CDATA[Black Liberation]]></category>
  522. <category><![CDATA[Black Panthers]]></category>
  523. <category><![CDATA[Prisons]]></category>
  524. <category><![CDATA[Sekou Odinga]]></category>
  525. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=319102</guid>
  527. <description><![CDATA[Activist dequi kioni-sadiki, who was married to the Black Panther for almost 13 years, reflects on his life and death.]]></description>
  528. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>To the mainstream press, Sekou Odinga was a fearsome Black Panther in the infamous 1969 Panther 21 case, a member of the Black Liberation Army and the underground strategist responsible for the 1979 prison escape of Assata Shakur. To the Black liberation movement, Sekou was a community organizer who helped establish the Panthers&rsquo; International Section and a hero who served over 33 years in maximum...</p>
  529. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  530. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[susie day]]></truthout:authors>
  531. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Truthout]]></truthout:source>
  532. <enclosure url='' type='image/jpeg' length='125740' />
  533. </item>
  534. <item>
  535. <title>More Than 171,000 People Crossed State Lines to Get an Abortion in 2023</title>
  536. <link></link>
  537. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Chris Walker]]></dc:creator>
  538. <pubDate>Thu, 20 Jun 2024 14:44:55 +0000</pubDate>
  539. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  540. <category><![CDATA[Abortion]]></category>
  541. <category><![CDATA[abortion bans]]></category>
  542. <category><![CDATA[abortion rights]]></category>
  543. <category><![CDATA[Guttmacher Institute]]></category>
  544. <category><![CDATA[Reproductive Rights]]></category>
  545. <category><![CDATA[Roe v. Wade]]></category>
  546. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=319100</guid>
  548. <description><![CDATA[The study examined travel for abortion that occurred in 2023, the first full year after Roe v. Wade was dismantled.]]></description>
  549. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>Around 171,300 people traveled across state lines to obtain abortion services in 2023, according to new figures obtained and published by the Guttmacher Institute. The figures highlight a staggering increase in the number of people traveling to get an abortion in the U.S. in the wake of the Supreme Court&rsquo;s upending of federally recognized rights to that procedure the year before. The year 2023 was...</p>
  550. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  551. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Chris Walker]]></truthout:authors>
  552. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Truthout]]></truthout:source>
  553. <enclosure url='' type='image/jpeg' length='145510' />
  554. </item>
  555. <item>
  556. <title>Experts See Repeat of COVID Missteps in US Response to Bird Flu</title>
  557. <link></link>
  558. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Amy Maxmen]]></dc:creator>
  559. <pubDate>Thu, 20 Jun 2024 14:22:29 +0000</pubDate>
  560. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  561. <category><![CDATA[Bird flu]]></category>
  562. <category><![CDATA[CDC]]></category>
  563. <category><![CDATA[COVID-19]]></category>
  564. <category><![CDATA[COVID-19 Testing]]></category>
  565. <category><![CDATA[Farmworkers]]></category>
  566. <category><![CDATA[FDA]]></category>
  567. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=319098</guid>
  569. <description><![CDATA[It’s been nearly three months since the viral outbreak on dairy farms, yet the US has tested only about 45 people.]]></description>
  570. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>It&rsquo;s been nearly three months since the U.S. government announced an outbreak of the bird flu virus on dairy farms. The World Health Organization considers the virus a public health concern because of its potential to cause a pandemic, yet the U.S. has tested only about 45 people across the country. &ldquo;We&rsquo;re flying blind,&rdquo; said Jennifer Nuzzo, director of the Pandemic Center at the Brown University...</p>
  571. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  572. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Amy Maxmen]]></truthout:authors>
  573. <truthout:source><![CDATA[KFF Health News]]></truthout:source>
  574. <enclosure url='' type='image/jpeg' length='92748' />
  575. </item>
  576. <item>
  577. <title>What Today’s Workers Can Learn From Machine-Breaking Luddites</title>
  578. <link></link>
  579. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Kelly Hayes]]></dc:creator>
  580. <pubDate>Thu, 20 Jun 2024 14:01:22 +0000</pubDate>
  581. <category><![CDATA[Interview]]></category>
  582. <category><![CDATA[Artificial Intelligence]]></category>
  583. <category><![CDATA[big tech]]></category>
  584. <category><![CDATA[Direct Action]]></category>
  585. <category><![CDATA[Labor]]></category>
  586. <category><![CDATA[Luddites]]></category>
  587. <category><![CDATA[Strikes]]></category>
  588. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=319095</guid>
  590. <description><![CDATA[“The Luddites get a bad rap,” says author Brian Merchant.]]></description>
  591. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>The Luddites, who smashed machines in the 19th century, in an organized effort to resist automation, are often portrayed as uneducated opponents of technology. But according to Blood in the Machine author Brian Merchant, &ldquo;The Luddites were incredibly educated as to the harms of technology. They were very skilled technologists. So they understood exactly how new developments in machinery would...</p>
  592. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  593. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Kelly Hayes]]></truthout:authors>
  594. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Truthout]]></truthout:source>
  595. <enclosure url='' type='image/jpeg' length='59184' />
  596. </item>
  597. <item>
  598. <title>Over 10K Killed or Harmed in Thousands of Attacks on Education in 2022 and 2023</title>
  599. <link></link>
  600. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Jake Johnson]]></dc:creator>
  601. <pubDate>Thu, 20 Jun 2024 14:00:54 +0000</pubDate>
  602. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  603. <category><![CDATA[Congo]]></category>
  604. <category><![CDATA[Education]]></category>
  605. <category><![CDATA[Gaza]]></category>
  606. <category><![CDATA[Palestine]]></category>
  607. <category><![CDATA[Schools]]></category>
  608. <category><![CDATA[Students]]></category>
  609. <category><![CDATA[Ukraine]]></category>
  610. <category><![CDATA[Universities]]></category>
  611. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=319096</guid>
  613. <description><![CDATA[On average, eight attacks on education were recorded daily over the past two years, according to a researcher.]]></description>
  614. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>More than 10,000 students, teachers, and academics were killed or harmed in thousands of attacks on education in 2022 and 2023, according to research published Thursday amid Israel&rsquo;s ongoing assault on the Gaza Strip, which has seen its schools and universities decimated by the U.S.-backed Israeli bombing campaign. The Global Coalition to Protect Education From Attack (GCPEA) identified roughly 6...</p>
  615. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  616. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Jake Johnson]]></truthout:authors>
  617. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Common Dreams]]></truthout:source>
  618. <enclosure url='' type='image/jpeg' length='100958' />
  619. </item>
  620. <item>
  621. <title>A Coalition of Faith Groups Is Banding Together to Protect Pride Events</title>
  622. <link></link>
  623. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Kate Sosin]]></dc:creator>
  624. <pubDate>Wed, 19 Jun 2024 15:40:27 +0000</pubDate>
  625. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  626. <category><![CDATA[hate speech]]></category>
  627. <category><![CDATA[LGBTQ Rights]]></category>
  628. <category><![CDATA[Pride]]></category>
  629. <category><![CDATA[Religion]]></category>
  630. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=319087</guid>
  632. <description><![CDATA[More than 120 groups will fan out across 50 events this June to deescalate extremist protests from hate groups.]]></description>
  633. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>It was a simple wave that changed things for Frankie Leigh. Last summer&rsquo;s Douglas County Pride festivities were wrapping up. It had been eight hours in near 90-degree heat, eight hours of picketers yelling at Leigh that they were going to hell. And just as the crowds were scattering, a protester called to Leigh. &ldquo;See you next year!&rdquo; Leigh couldn&rsquo;t help but laugh. &ldquo;It was that realization of like...</p>
  634. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  635. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Kate Sosin]]></truthout:authors>
  636. <truthout:source><![CDATA[The 19th]]></truthout:source>
  637. <enclosure url='' type='image/jpeg' length='114134' />
  638. </item>
  639. <item>
  640. <title>UN Human Rights Chief Raises Alarm Over Concerns of Unlawful Killings by Israel</title>
  641. <link></link>
  642. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Edward Carver]]></dc:creator>
  643. <pubDate>Wed, 19 Jun 2024 15:00:53 +0000</pubDate>
  644. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  645. <category><![CDATA[Gaza]]></category>
  646. <category><![CDATA[Genocide]]></category>
  647. <category><![CDATA[Human Rights]]></category>
  648. <category><![CDATA[Israel]]></category>
  649. <category><![CDATA[War Crimes]]></category>
  650. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=319085</guid>
  652. <description><![CDATA[This follows reporting of a surge of Israeli settler violence, supported by security forces, in West Bank since October.]]></description>
  653. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>The United Nations&rsquo; top human rights official said Tuesday that the situation in the West Bank was &ldquo;dramatically deteriorating&rdquo; and that Israeli security forces and settlers had killed 528 Palestinians in the occupied territory since October, &ldquo;in many cases raising serious concerns of unlawful killings.&rdquo; Volker T&uuml;rk, the U.N. high commissioner for human rights, made the remarks to the U.N.</p>
  654. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  655. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Edward Carver]]></truthout:authors>
  656. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Common Dreams]]></truthout:source>
  657. <enclosure url='' type='image/jpeg' length='174574' />
  658. </item>
  659. <item>
  660. <title>Black Organizers Are Finding Ways to Expand Reproductive Justice Post-&#8220;Roe&#8221;</title>
  661. <link></link>
  662. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Margo Snipe]]></dc:creator>
  663. <pubDate>Wed, 19 Jun 2024 13:54:28 +0000</pubDate>
  664. <category><![CDATA[News Analysis]]></category>
  665. <category><![CDATA[Abortion]]></category>
  666. <category><![CDATA[Dobbs v. jackson Women's Health Organization]]></category>
  667. <category><![CDATA[Health Care]]></category>
  668. <category><![CDATA[Racial Justice]]></category>
  669. <category><![CDATA[Reproductive Justice]]></category>
  670. <category><![CDATA[Roe v. Wade]]></category>
  671. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=319032</guid>
  673. <description><![CDATA[The political landscape has spiraled into widespread fear among Black families around what it means to seek care.]]></description>
  674. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>Unknowns loom, and uncertainty lingers. It&rsquo;s been two years since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, striking down the federal right to an abortion, limiting access in many states, and potentially exacerbating disparities in who&rsquo;s most likely to suffer severe complications in maternal health and die. Women wonder whether their doctors should know when they see traces of blood or...</p>
  675. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  676. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Margo Snipe]]></truthout:authors>
  677. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Capital B]]></truthout:source>
  678. <enclosure url='' type='image/jpeg' length='127111' />
  679. </item>
  680. <item>
  681. <title>NC Supreme Court Squashed Disciplinary Measures Against Two GOP Judges</title>
  682. <link></link>
  683. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Doug Bock Clark]]></dc:creator>
  684. <pubDate>Wed, 19 Jun 2024 13:46:44 +0000</pubDate>
  685. <category><![CDATA[News Analysis]]></category>
  686. <category><![CDATA[Ethics]]></category>
  687. <category><![CDATA[Judicial Standards Commission]]></category>
  688. <category><![CDATA[North Carolina]]></category>
  689. <category><![CDATA[Politics]]></category>
  690. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=319044</guid>
  692. <description><![CDATA[The judges admitted they violated the state's judicial code of conduct, according to three sources.]]></description>
  693. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>Last fall, out of public view, the North Carolina Supreme Court squashed disciplinary action against two Republican judges who had admitted that they had violated the state&rsquo;s judicial code of conduct, according to three sources with direct knowledge of the decisions. One of the judges had ordered, without legal justification, that a witness be jailed. The other had escalated a courtroom argument...</p>
  694. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  695. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Doug Bock Clark]]></truthout:authors>
  696. <truthout:source><![CDATA[ProPublica]]></truthout:source>
  697. <enclosure url='' type='image/jpeg' length='112447' />
  698. </item>
  699. <item>
  700. <title>This Juneteenth, Let&#8217;s Celebrate International Black Struggle</title>
  701. <link></link>
  702. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Nicholas Powers]]></dc:creator>
  703. <pubDate>Wed, 19 Jun 2024 13:34:58 +0000</pubDate>
  704. <category><![CDATA[Op-Ed]]></category>
  705. <category><![CDATA[2024 Election]]></category>
  706. <category><![CDATA[Black History]]></category>
  707. <category><![CDATA[Colonialism]]></category>
  708. <category><![CDATA[Donald Trump]]></category>
  709. <category><![CDATA[Far Right]]></category>
  710. <category><![CDATA[Joe Biden]]></category>
  711. <category><![CDATA[Juneteenth]]></category>
  712. <category><![CDATA[Slavery]]></category>
  713. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=319078</guid>
  715. <description><![CDATA[As the global right wing casts its shadow, we draw strength from the long tradition of Black internationalism.]]></description>
  716. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>Transport yourself back into the past, to the year 1865. What if you had been a slave? You had seen friends and family sold. You had been whipped and worked to exhaustion. Every day was a nightmare. Now, a Union army officer, Major General Gordon Granger, arrives in Galveston, Texas, and issues a proclamation that ends slavery. Imagine that joy. Cheers erupt. Newly freed men and women embrace.</p>
  717. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  718. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Nicholas Powers]]></truthout:authors>
  719. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Truthout]]></truthout:source>
  720. <enclosure url='' type='image/jpeg' length='120368' />
  721. </item>
  722. <item>
  723. <title>Juneteenth Reminds Us That “Black Freedom” Is an Ongoing Project</title>
  724. <link></link>
  725. <dc:creator><![CDATA[George Yancy]]></dc:creator>
  726. <pubDate>Wed, 19 Jun 2024 13:33:57 +0000</pubDate>
  727. <category><![CDATA[Interview]]></category>
  728. <category><![CDATA[anti-Blackness]]></category>
  729. <category><![CDATA[Black Freedom]]></category>
  730. <category><![CDATA[Black Liberation]]></category>
  731. <category><![CDATA[Emancipation Proclamation]]></category>
  732. <category><![CDATA[Jim Crow]]></category>
  733. <category><![CDATA[Juneteenth]]></category>
  734. <category><![CDATA[Racism]]></category>
  735. <category><![CDATA[Slavery]]></category>
  736. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=319076</guid>
  738. <description><![CDATA[Juneteenth reminds us that freedom — however seemingly impossible or ineffable — is worth spending our lives pursuing. ]]></description>
  739. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>The concept of complete freedom from the weight of racial oppression/anti-Blackness has always been a dream for Black people in the United States, where racist policing, vigilante violence, mass incarceration and acute economic oppression carry on the legacy of the racist system of slavery on which the nation&rsquo;s economy was built. Indeed, in what was to become known as the United States...</p>
  740. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  741. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[George Yancy]]></truthout:authors>
  742. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Truthout]]></truthout:source>
  743. <enclosure url='' type='image/jpeg' length='142673' />
  744. </item>
  745. <item>
  746. <title>Netanyahu: Blinken Vowed US Is Removing Restrictions on Weapons to Israel</title>
  747. <link></link>
  748. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Sharon Zhang]]></dc:creator>
  749. <pubDate>Tue, 18 Jun 2024 21:13:31 +0000</pubDate>
  750. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  751. <category><![CDATA[Antony Blinken]]></category>
  752. <category><![CDATA[Benjamin Netanyahu]]></category>
  753. <category><![CDATA[Gaza]]></category>
  754. <category><![CDATA[Gaza Ceasefire]]></category>
  755. <category><![CDATA[Israel]]></category>
  756. <category><![CDATA[Joe Biden]]></category>
  757. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=319075</guid>
  759. <description><![CDATA[The US doesn’t have any restrictions on weapons to Israel, the White House said, except for one paused bomb shipment.]]></description>
  760. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>As the U.S. was supposedly hard at work negotiating a Gaza ceasefire deal last week, Secretary of State Antony Blinken reportedly assured Benjamin Netanyahu that the U.S. was working &ldquo;day and night&rdquo; to remove restrictions on weapons shipments to Israel, the Israeli prime minister said in a statement Tuesday &mdash; despite the Biden administration denying that it is withholding weapons at all.</p>
  761. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  762. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Sharon Zhang]]></truthout:authors>
  763. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Truthout]]></truthout:source>
  764. <enclosure url='' type='image/jpeg' length='46789' />
  765. </item>
  766. <item>
  767. <title>New York Court of Appeals Rejects Trump Request to Lift Gag Order</title>
  768. <link></link>
  769. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Chris Walker]]></dc:creator>
  770. <pubDate>Tue, 18 Jun 2024 20:54:35 +0000</pubDate>
  771. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  772. <category><![CDATA[Donald Trump]]></category>
  773. <category><![CDATA[gag order]]></category>
  774. <category><![CDATA[Juan Merchan]]></category>
  775. <category><![CDATA[New York Court of Appeals]]></category>
  776. <category><![CDATA[Trump convictions]]></category>
  777. <category><![CDATA[Trump gag orders]]></category>
  778. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=319071</guid>
  780. <description><![CDATA[Trump's demand to lift the gag order contained "no substantial constitutional question," the court found.]]></description>
  781. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>The New York Court of Appeals, the state of New York&rsquo;s highest court, has rejected an appeal from former President Donald Trump to lift the gag order imposed on him in his Manhattan-based criminal trial. Trump was found guilty on May 30 of 34 felony-level counts relating to his concealing hush-money payments to women with whom he had extramarital affairs ahead of the 2016 presidential election...</p>
  782. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  783. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Chris Walker]]></truthout:authors>
  784. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Truthout]]></truthout:source>
  785. <enclosure url='' type='image/jpeg' length='37904' />
  786. </item>
  787. <item>
  788. <title>Sanders: Feds Must Investigate Insurers for Charging for Contraception</title>
  789. <link></link>
  790. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Sharon Zhang]]></dc:creator>
  791. <pubDate>Tue, 18 Jun 2024 19:54:13 +0000</pubDate>
  792. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  793. <category><![CDATA[Affordable Care Act]]></category>
  794. <category><![CDATA[Bernie Sanders]]></category>
  795. <category><![CDATA[Contraception]]></category>
  796. <category><![CDATA[Health Care]]></category>
  797. <category><![CDATA[Reproductive Rights]]></category>
  798. <category><![CDATA[Republicans]]></category>
  799. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=319068</guid>
  801. <description><![CDATA[Contraception is supposed to be fully covered under the Affordable Care Act, but insurers often deny coverage.]]></description>
  802. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) is calling on federal investigators to open a probe into insurance companies that are denying coverage for contraception despite a federal mandate that contraception be free of cost to patients. In a letter sent to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on Monday, Sanders, the chair of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee...</p>
  803. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  804. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Sharon Zhang]]></truthout:authors>
  805. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Truthout]]></truthout:source>
  806. <enclosure url='' type='image/jpeg' length='69066' />
  807. </item>
  808. <item>
  809. <title>Some Organizers for Arkansas Abortion Ballot Measure Fear for Their Safety</title>
  810. <link></link>
  811. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Barbara Rodriguez]]></dc:creator>
  812. <pubDate>Tue, 18 Jun 2024 18:50:03 +0000</pubDate>
  813. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  814. <category><![CDATA[Abortion]]></category>
  815. <category><![CDATA[Arkansas]]></category>
  816. <category><![CDATA[petitions]]></category>
  817. <category><![CDATA[Protests]]></category>
  818. <category><![CDATA[Reproductive Rights]]></category>
  819. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=319072</guid>
  821. <description><![CDATA[The recent doxxing of signature gatherers is an outgrowth of increasingly aggressive tactics by anti-abortion groups.]]></description>
  822. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>One woman said she has been called a murderer at public events. Another said she was followed by a protester from location to location. A third stopped posting publicly about her real-time whereabouts. These are the realities of gathering signatures to put abortion rights on the ballot in deep-red Arkansas, one of the most anti-abortion states in the country. Organizers and volunteer signature...</p>
  823. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  824. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Barbara Rodriguez &amp; Grace Panetta]]></truthout:authors>
  825. <truthout:source><![CDATA[The 19th]]></truthout:source>
  826. <enclosure url='' type='image/jpeg' length='216452' />
  827. </item>
  828. <item>
  829. <title>Former Official: Biden State Department Bending US Law to Send Israel Weapons</title>
  830. <link></link>
  831. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Sharon Zhang]]></dc:creator>
  832. <pubDate>Tue, 18 Jun 2024 18:42:23 +0000</pubDate>
  833. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  834. <category><![CDATA[Gaza]]></category>
  835. <category><![CDATA[Israel]]></category>
  836. <category><![CDATA[Joe Biden]]></category>
  837. <category><![CDATA[Leahy Law]]></category>
  838. <category><![CDATA[Palestine]]></category>
  839. <category><![CDATA[State Department]]></category>
  840. <category><![CDATA[War Crimes]]></category>
  841. <category><![CDATA[West Bank]]></category>
  842. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=319052</guid>
  844. <description><![CDATA[State officials have carved out an entirely unique vetting system for Israel in US foreign assistance law.]]></description>
  845. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>The Biden administration is in &ldquo;non-compliance&rdquo; with a U.S. law regarding foreign military assistance in allowing Israeli forces to dodge scrutiny over their brutality against Palestinians and otherwise, according to a new, scathing analysis by a former top State Department official. A report written for Just Security by Charles Blaha, who retired from his position as the director of the State...</p>
  846. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  847. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Sharon Zhang]]></truthout:authors>
  848. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Truthout]]></truthout:source>
  849. <enclosure url='' type='image/jpeg' length='95800' />
  850. </item>
  851. <item>
  852. <title>Biden Announces New Protections for Married Dreamers on 12th Anniversary of DACA</title>
  853. <link></link>
  854. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Chris Walker]]></dc:creator>
  855. <pubDate>Tue, 18 Jun 2024 18:21:47 +0000</pubDate>
  856. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  857. <category><![CDATA[DACA]]></category>
  858. <category><![CDATA[Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals]]></category>
  859. <category><![CDATA[Immigrant Rights]]></category>
  860. <category><![CDATA[Immigration]]></category>
  861. <category><![CDATA[Joe Biden]]></category>
  862. <category><![CDATA[Marriage]]></category>
  863. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=319070</guid>
  865. <description><![CDATA[Immigrant advocates praised the move but noted that Biden has issued inhumane anti-immigrant orders in the recent past.]]></description>
  866. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>On Tuesday, the Biden administration announced new protections for hundreds of thousands of undocumented people in the United States who have lived here for years and are currently married to U.S. citizens. The proposed plan is an expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which was implemented by the Obama administration almost 12 years ago to the day.</p>
  867. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  868. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Chris Walker]]></truthout:authors>
  869. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Truthout]]></truthout:source>
  870. <enclosure url='' type='image/jpeg' length='66834' />
  871. </item>
  872. <item>
  873. <title>Pacific Islander Festival Uplifts Anti-Colonial Solidarity Amid Climate Crisis</title>
  874. <link></link>
  875. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Ed Rampell]]></dc:creator>
  876. <pubDate>Tue, 18 Jun 2024 16:32:13 +0000</pubDate>
  877. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  878. <category><![CDATA[anti-colonialism]]></category>
  879. <category><![CDATA[Climate Crisis]]></category>
  880. <category><![CDATA[Guam]]></category>
  881. <category><![CDATA[Melanesia]]></category>
  882. <category><![CDATA[Micronesia]]></category>
  883. <category><![CDATA[Pacific Islands]]></category>
  884. <category><![CDATA[Palau]]></category>
  885. <category><![CDATA[Polynesia]]></category>
  886. <category><![CDATA[Sea Level Rise]]></category>
  887. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=319060</guid>
  889. <description><![CDATA[Pacific Islanders convened this month to celebrate traditions and resist colonialism, nuclearism and climate change.]]></description>
  890. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>Despite having numerous corporate and military sponsors, this year&rsquo;s Festival of Pacific Arts &amp; Culture (FestPAC) &ndash; a giant quadrennial festival showcasing Indigenous arts and culture &ndash; was a site often claimed by participants as a politically alive space for anti-colonial critique and discussion of the climate crisis. The festival, which took place primarily at Honolulu&rsquo;s Hawaii Convention Center...</p>
  891. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  892. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Ed Rampell]]></truthout:authors>
  893. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Truthout]]></truthout:source>
  894. <enclosure url='' type='image/jpeg' length='179067' />
  895. </item>
  896. <item>
  897. <title>Climate Refugees Are Occupying Abandoned Buildings in Southern Brazil</title>
  898. <link></link>
  899. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Michael Fox]]></dc:creator>
  900. <pubDate>Tue, 18 Jun 2024 16:27:14 +0000</pubDate>
  901. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  902. <category><![CDATA[Brazil]]></category>
  903. <category><![CDATA[Climate Crisis]]></category>
  904. <category><![CDATA[Climate Refugees]]></category>
  905. <category><![CDATA[Extreme Weather]]></category>
  906. <category><![CDATA[Flooding]]></category>
  907. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=319058</guid>
  909. <description><![CDATA[As the climate crisis continues, flood victims in Brazil are building solidarity as they occupy unused buildings.]]></description>
  910. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>In the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, one building stands apart from the rest. A big homemade banner, made on what looks like a blue bedsheet, is tied up to the metal fence out front. It reads, in Portuguese, Ocupa&ccedil;&atilde;o Desabrigados da Enchente &mdash; the Homeless From the Flood Occupation. This is one of the latest housing occupations in Brazil. Families displaced by unprecedented floods...</p>
  911. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  912. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Michael Fox]]></truthout:authors>
  913. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Truthout]]></truthout:source>
  914. <enclosure url='' type='image/jpeg' length='107636' />
  915. </item>
  916. <item>
  917. <title>Holocaust Scholar Loses Job Offer After Calling Out Genocide in Gaza</title>
  918. <link></link>
  919. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Amy Goodman]]></dc:creator>
  920. <pubDate>Tue, 18 Jun 2024 16:04:04 +0000</pubDate>
  921. <category><![CDATA[Interview]]></category>
  922. <category><![CDATA[Genocide]]></category>
  923. <category><![CDATA[Holocaust]]></category>
  924. <category><![CDATA[Israel]]></category>
  925. <category><![CDATA[Minnesota]]></category>
  926. <category><![CDATA[Palestine]]></category>
  927. <category><![CDATA[Universities]]></category>
  928. <category><![CDATA[Zionism]]></category>
  929. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=319057</guid>
  931. <description><![CDATA[Raz Segal says he was targeted as a “Jew who refuses the narrowing down of Jewish identity to Zionism.”]]></description>
  932. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>We speak with Israeli American Jewish scholar Raz Segal about the University of Minnesota&rsquo;s move to rescind a job offer over his comments early in the war on Gaza, when he characterized the Israeli assault as a &ldquo;textbook case of genocide.&rdquo; Segal was set to lead the university&rsquo;s Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, but after two board members quit in opposition to Segal&rsquo;s selection and a...</p>
  933. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  934. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Amy Goodman &amp; Juan González]]></truthout:authors>
  935. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Democracy Now!]]></truthout:source>
  936. <enclosure url='' type='image/jpeg' length='135019' />
  937. </item>
  938. <item>
  939. <title>A Climate Emergency Declaration Is Long Overdue — as Is a Climate Action Plan</title>
  940. <link></link>
  941. <dc:creator><![CDATA[John J. Berger]]></dc:creator>
  942. <pubDate>Tue, 18 Jun 2024 16:00:01 +0000</pubDate>
  943. <category><![CDATA[Op-Ed]]></category>
  944. <category><![CDATA[Climate Action]]></category>
  945. <category><![CDATA[Climate Crisis]]></category>
  946. <category><![CDATA[Climate Emergency]]></category>
  947. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=319053</guid>
  949. <description><![CDATA[The US urgently needs a complete plan with clear, enforceable targets, timelines, and roadmaps for climate protection.]]></description>
  950. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>While April and May are usually the hottest months in many countries in Southeast Asia, hundreds of millions of people are now suffering in South Asia from an exceptionally intense heat wave that has killed hundreds. One expert has already called it the most extreme heat event in history. Record-breaking temperatures above 122&ordm; F were reported in the Indian capital of New Delhi and temperatures...</p>
  951. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  952. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[John J. Berger]]></truthout:authors>
  953. <truthout:source><![CDATA[TomDispatch]]></truthout:source>
  954. <enclosure url='' type='image/jpeg' length='35578' />
  955. </item>
  956. <item>
  957. <title>Maryland Gov. Wes Moore Pardons 175,000 Cannabis-Related Charges in the State</title>
  958. <link></link>
  959. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Chris Walker]]></dc:creator>
  960. <pubDate>Tue, 18 Jun 2024 15:54:00 +0000</pubDate>
  961. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  962. <category><![CDATA[Cannabis]]></category>
  963. <category><![CDATA[cannabis pardons]]></category>
  964. <category><![CDATA[Marijuana]]></category>
  965. <category><![CDATA[Maryland]]></category>
  966. <category><![CDATA[mass pardons]]></category>
  967. <category><![CDATA[pardon]]></category>
  968. <category><![CDATA[Wes Moore]]></category>
  969. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=319056</guid>
  971. <description><![CDATA[Past prohibitions on cannabis "have been intentionally deployed to hold back entire communities," Moore said.]]></description>
  972. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>On Monday, Maryland Gov. Wes Moore (D) issued a mass pardon for cannabis-related offenses in the state, one year after the state formally legalized recreational marijuana use. In addition to pardoning thousands for cannabis use, Moore&rsquo;s executive order also pardons those who have been convicted of cannabis paraphernalia-related convictions, making Maryland the first state in the country whose...</p>
  973. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  974. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Chris Walker]]></truthout:authors>
  975. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Truthout]]></truthout:source>
  976. <enclosure url='' type='image/jpeg' length='72127' />
  977. </item>
  978. <item>
  979. <title>Bill Could Force Pennsylvanians to Accept Carbon Dioxide Burial on Their Land</title>
  980. <link></link>
  981. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Audrey Carleton]]></dc:creator>
  982. <pubDate>Tue, 18 Jun 2024 14:24:00 +0000</pubDate>
  983. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  984. <category><![CDATA[Carbon Capture]]></category>
  985. <category><![CDATA[Carbon Dioxide]]></category>
  986. <category><![CDATA[carbon sequestration]]></category>
  987. <category><![CDATA[Emissions]]></category>
  988. <category><![CDATA[Fossil Fuels]]></category>
  989. <category><![CDATA[Josh Shapiro]]></category>
  990. <category><![CDATA[Pennsylvania]]></category>
  991. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=319047</guid>
  993. <description><![CDATA[The bill has bipartisan support, but environmentalists fear potential leaks, explosions and earthquakes.]]></description>
  994. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>Amid a divided state Legislature, Pennsylvania Democrats and Republicans are finding rare common ground in a bill designed to usher in a new industry for capturing climate-altering carbon dioxide and burying it underground. Among other provisions, Senate Bill 831 would create an enforcement structure for carbon capture within the state, set a low bar for gaining consent from landowners near sites...</p>
  995. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  996. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Audrey Carleton]]></truthout:authors>
  997. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Capital &amp; Main]]></truthout:source>
  998. <enclosure url='' type='image/jpeg' length='92938' />
  999. </item>
  1000. <item>
  1001. <title>Less Than 2 Weeks After Nuseirat Raid, IDF Kills at Least 17 in Refugee Camp</title>
  1002. <link></link>
  1003. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Jake Johnson]]></dc:creator>
  1004. <pubDate>Tue, 18 Jun 2024 13:57:33 +0000</pubDate>
  1005. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  1006. <category><![CDATA[Gaza]]></category>
  1007. <category><![CDATA[Israel]]></category>
  1008. <category><![CDATA[Israel Defense Forces]]></category>
  1009. <category><![CDATA[Nuseirat]]></category>
  1010. <category><![CDATA[Palestine]]></category>
  1011. <category><![CDATA[War Crimes]]></category>
  1012. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=319042</guid>
  1014. <description><![CDATA[Israeli forces attacked two homes in Nuseirat that were accommodating families who had recently evacuated from Rafah.]]></description>
  1015. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>Israeli forces killed at least 17 people early Tuesday in attacks on the Nuseirat refugee camp in central Gaza, the site of a recent operation in which Israel&rsquo;s military massacred more than 270 Palestinians to rescue four hostages. Reporting from central Gaza, Al Jazeera&rsquo;s Hani Mahmoud said it has &ldquo;been another bloody night&rdquo; in the area, noting that Israeli forces attacked two homes in Nuseirat...</p>
  1016. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  1017. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Jake Johnson]]></truthout:authors>
  1018. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Common Dreams]]></truthout:source>
  1019. <enclosure url='' type='image/jpeg' length='94792' />
  1020. </item>
  1021. <item>
  1022. <title>Israel Is Currently Imprisoning at Least 240 Children From West Bank, Group Says</title>
  1023. <link></link>
  1024. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Sharon Zhang]]></dc:creator>
  1025. <pubDate>Mon, 17 Jun 2024 21:25:14 +0000</pubDate>
  1026. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  1027. <category><![CDATA[Gaza]]></category>
  1028. <category><![CDATA[Israel]]></category>
  1029. <category><![CDATA[Palestine]]></category>
  1030. <category><![CDATA[War Crimes]]></category>
  1031. <category><![CDATA[West Bank]]></category>
  1032. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=319010</guid>
  1034. <description><![CDATA[The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society says that many children have been subjected to torture while imprisoned.]]></description>
  1035. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>Israel has detained at least 640 Palestinian children in the West Bank since October, the Palestinian Prisoners&rsquo; Society (PPS) reported on Monday, as Israeli officials have escalated their violence and suppression of Palestinians in the West Bank during their genocide of Gaza. At least 240 of these children are still in Israeli detention, according to the group. Israeli officials are also...</p>
  1036. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  1037. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Sharon Zhang]]></truthout:authors>
  1038. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Truthout]]></truthout:source>
  1039. <enclosure url='' type='image/jpeg' length='137134' />
  1040. </item>
  1041. <item>
  1042. <title>Israel’s Arms Exports Hit Record of $13B in 2023 Amid Gaza Genocide</title>
  1043. <link></link>
  1044. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Sharon Zhang]]></dc:creator>
  1045. <pubDate>Mon, 17 Jun 2024 19:41:32 +0000</pubDate>
  1046. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  1047. <category><![CDATA[Defense Contractors]]></category>
  1048. <category><![CDATA[Elbit]]></category>
  1049. <category><![CDATA[Gaza]]></category>
  1050. <category><![CDATA[Israel]]></category>
  1051. <category><![CDATA[Palestine]]></category>
  1052. <category><![CDATA[War]]></category>
  1053. <category><![CDATA[West Bank]]></category>
  1054. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=319002</guid>
  1056. <description><![CDATA[Israel is notorious for “testing” military equipment on Palestinians before selling it to the world.]]></description>
  1057. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>Israeli weapons exports hit a record high in 2023, the Israeli government reported on Monday, as Israeli forces carried out their ongoing genocide in Gaza and escalated their slaughter of Palestinians in the West Bank. According to the Israeli defense ministry, the country&rsquo;s arms exports totalled $13.1 billion last year, an all-time high as Israel has doubled its arms exports in the last five...</p>
  1058. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  1059. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Sharon Zhang]]></truthout:authors>
  1060. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Truthout]]></truthout:source>
  1061. <enclosure url='' type='image/jpeg' length='61604' />
  1062. </item>
  1063. <item>
  1064. <title>IRS Announces It Will Crack Down on Loophole Exploited by the Superrich</title>
  1065. <link></link>
  1066. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Jake Johnson]]></dc:creator>
  1067. <pubDate>Mon, 17 Jun 2024 19:24:22 +0000</pubDate>
  1068. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  1069. <category><![CDATA[Donald Trump]]></category>
  1070. <category><![CDATA[Elizabeth Warren]]></category>
  1071. <category><![CDATA[Inequality]]></category>
  1072. <category><![CDATA[Inflation Reduction Act]]></category>
  1073. <category><![CDATA[IRS]]></category>
  1074. <category><![CDATA[Tax Breaks]]></category>
  1075. <category><![CDATA[tax dodgers]]></category>
  1076. <category><![CDATA[tax dodging]]></category>
  1077. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=319006</guid>
  1079. <description><![CDATA[The Treasury Department estimates that the new IRS initiative could raise more than $50 billion in federal revenue.]]></description>
  1080. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>The Internal Revenue Service announced Monday that it is cracking down on a complex maneuver that corporations and rich individuals use to avoid taxes, the agency&rsquo;s latest enforcement action since receiving a badly needed infusion of funding from the Inflation Reduction Act. The new IRS policy targets a tactic known as &ldquo;basis shifting,&rdquo; whereby business partners move &ldquo;the tax basis of their assets...</p>
  1081. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  1082. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Jake Johnson]]></truthout:authors>
  1083. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Common Dreams]]></truthout:source>
  1084. <enclosure url='' type='image/jpeg' length='73428' />
  1085. </item>
  1086. <item>
  1087. <title>What Does Dystopian Film “Civil War” Say About the Current Reality in the US?</title>
  1088. <link></link>
  1089. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Aaron J. Leonard]]></dc:creator>
  1090. <pubDate>Mon, 17 Jun 2024 18:53:16 +0000</pubDate>
  1091. <category><![CDATA[Review]]></category>
  1092. <category><![CDATA[Christian Nationalists]]></category>
  1093. <category><![CDATA[civil war]]></category>
  1094. <category><![CDATA[Culture War]]></category>
  1095. <category><![CDATA[Donald Trump]]></category>
  1096. <category><![CDATA[dystopian]]></category>
  1097. <category><![CDATA[evangelicals]]></category>
  1098. <category><![CDATA[January 6 Attack]]></category>
  1099. <category><![CDATA[Joe Biden]]></category>
  1100. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=318998</guid>
  1102. <description><![CDATA[Beyond serving as harrowing entertainment, the film explores real fears about social divides in the contemporary US.]]></description>
  1103. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>There is a scene two-thirds of the way through the film Civil War, which has seen considerable success at the box office since its release, where it becomes abundantly clear who are the good guys and who are the bad guys. An unnamed soldier, (played by Jesse Plemons), is casually interrogating a group of journalists who have the misfortune of encountering him while he and a comrade are cleaning up...</p>
  1104. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  1105. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Aaron J. Leonard]]></truthout:authors>
  1106. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Truthout]]></truthout:source>
  1107. <enclosure url='' type='image/jpeg' length='98480' />
  1108. </item>
  1109. <item>
  1110. <title>Author Arundhati Roy Faces Prosecution in India Amid Modi’s Crackdown on Critics</title>
  1111. <link></link>
  1112. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Amy Goodman]]></dc:creator>
  1113. <pubDate>Mon, 17 Jun 2024 18:18:26 +0000</pubDate>
  1114. <category><![CDATA[Interview]]></category>
  1115. <category><![CDATA[Arundhati Roy]]></category>
  1116. <category><![CDATA[BJP]]></category>
  1117. <category><![CDATA[Hindutva]]></category>
  1118. <category><![CDATA[India]]></category>
  1119. <category><![CDATA[Narendra Modi]]></category>
  1120. <category><![CDATA[Sikh]]></category>
  1121. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=318999</guid>
  1123. <description><![CDATA[Roy could soon face trial under India’s contested “anti-terror” laws in a case that has outraged free speech advocates.]]></description>
  1124. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>Acclaimed author Arundhati Roy could soon face trial under India&rsquo;s contested &ldquo;anti-terror&rdquo; laws in a case that has drawn outrage from free speech advocates in India and beyond. An official from Prime Minister Narendra Modi&rsquo;s far right ruling Bharatiya Janata Party gave the go-ahead on Friday for Roy&rsquo;s prosecution over comments she made about Kashmir in 2010. This comes as Modi was sworn in last...</p>
  1125. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  1126. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Amy Goodman]]></truthout:authors>
  1127. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Democracy Now!]]></truthout:source>
  1128. <enclosure url='' type='image/jpeg' length='98662' />
  1129. </item>
  1130. <item>
  1131. <title>50,000 Children in Gaza Need to Be Treated for Acute Malnutrition, UNRWA Says</title>
  1132. <link></link>
  1133. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Sharon Zhang]]></dc:creator>
  1134. <pubDate>Mon, 17 Jun 2024 18:03:46 +0000</pubDate>
  1135. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  1136. <category><![CDATA[Famine]]></category>
  1137. <category><![CDATA[Gaza]]></category>
  1138. <category><![CDATA[Israel]]></category>
  1139. <category><![CDATA[Palestine]]></category>
  1140. <category><![CDATA[UNICEF]]></category>
  1141. <category><![CDATA[UNRWA]]></category>
  1142. <category><![CDATA[War Crimes]]></category>
  1143. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=318986</guid>
  1145. <description><![CDATA[Thousands of children have been cut off from nutrition care due to Israel’s destruction of Gaza’s health care system.]]></description>
  1146. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>Israel&rsquo;s near-total blockade of humanitarian aid has pushed tens of thousands of children in Gaza to the point of requiring medical treatment for starvation and malnutrition, the UN reported on Saturday. According to the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), there are currently over 50,000 children in Gaza who need to be treated for acute malnutrition &mdash; or nearly a tenth of...</p>
  1147. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  1148. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Sharon Zhang]]></truthout:authors>
  1149. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Truthout]]></truthout:source>
  1150. <enclosure url='' type='image/jpeg' length='113315' />
  1151. </item>
  1152. <item>
  1153. <title>Israel Plots West Bank Settlement Expansion as More States Recognize Palestine</title>
  1154. <link></link>
  1155. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Jake Johnson]]></dc:creator>
  1156. <pubDate>Mon, 17 Jun 2024 16:59:09 +0000</pubDate>
  1157. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  1158. <category><![CDATA[Ethnic Cleansing]]></category>
  1159. <category><![CDATA[Israel]]></category>
  1160. <category><![CDATA[Israeli settlements]]></category>
  1161. <category><![CDATA[Palestine]]></category>
  1162. <category><![CDATA[Palestinian Statehood]]></category>
  1163. <category><![CDATA[West Bank]]></category>
  1164. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=318977</guid>
  1166. <description><![CDATA[The announcement comes amid an unprecedented wave of settler violence against Palestinians in the West Bank.]]></description>
  1167. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>Top Israeli officials on Sunday discussed plans to expand illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank as an act of retaliation against countries that recently joined the majority of the international community in recognizing Palestinian statehood. The office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu released a statement Sunday announcing that government officials &ldquo;discussed steps to...</p>
  1168. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  1169. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Jake Johnson]]></truthout:authors>
  1170. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Common Dreams]]></truthout:source>
  1171. <enclosure url='' type='image/jpeg' length='194439' />
  1172. </item>
  1173. <item>
  1174. <title>Trump Criticizes Zelenskyy and Threatens to Cut Aid to Ukraine If Reelected</title>
  1175. <link></link>
  1176. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Nandika Chatterjee]]></dc:creator>
  1177. <pubDate>Mon, 17 Jun 2024 16:58:07 +0000</pubDate>
  1178. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  1179. <category><![CDATA[Donald Trump]]></category>
  1180. <category><![CDATA[Russia]]></category>
  1181. <category><![CDATA[Ukraine]]></category>
  1182. <category><![CDATA[Ukraine War]]></category>
  1183. <category><![CDATA[Volodymyr Zelensky]]></category>
  1184. <category><![CDATA[Volodymyr Zelenskyy]]></category>
  1185. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=318984</guid>
  1187. <description><![CDATA[“I will have that settled prior to taking the White House,” Trump said at a campaign rally this weekend.]]></description>
  1188. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>It has long been known that preemptive GOP nominee, Donald Trump, has had plans to curb or altogether end the U.S. support to Ukraine. He reaffirmed his plans on Saturday. Earlier in March, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orb&aacute;n said in an interview that Trump told him his plans to cease the U.S. military aid to Ukraine to help end its conflicts with Russia, NBC News reported.</p>
  1189. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  1190. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Nandika Chatterjee]]></truthout:authors>
  1191. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Salon]]></truthout:source>
  1192. <enclosure url='' type='image/jpeg' length='99686' />
  1193. </item>
  1194. <item>
  1195. <title>US Spent $98,000 Per Minute on Nuclear Weapons in 2023, New Report Says</title>
  1196. <link></link>
  1197. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Jon Letman]]></dc:creator>
  1198. <pubDate>Mon, 17 Jun 2024 16:18:40 +0000</pubDate>
  1199. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  1200. <category><![CDATA[Boeing]]></category>
  1201. <category><![CDATA[Defense Budget]]></category>
  1202. <category><![CDATA[Honeywell]]></category>
  1203. <category><![CDATA[ICBM]]></category>
  1204. <category><![CDATA[International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons]]></category>
  1205. <category><![CDATA[Lobbyists]]></category>
  1206. <category><![CDATA[nuclear arms race]]></category>
  1207. <category><![CDATA[Nuclear Weapons]]></category>
  1208. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=318974</guid>
  1210. <description><![CDATA[Despite public opposition, corporations are driving a nuclear spending race that makes us all less safe.]]></description>
  1211. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>As raging wars in Gaza and Ukraine and sharpening geopolitical tensions fuel instability and uncertainty, global spending on nuclear weapons surged by more than 13 percent to $91.4 billion in 2023, according to a newly published report by the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). According to the report, last year the world&rsquo;s nine nuclear-armed nations all increased spending on...</p>
  1212. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  1213. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Jon Letman]]></truthout:authors>
  1214. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Truthout]]></truthout:source>
  1215. <enclosure url='' type='image/jpeg' length='175394' />
  1216. </item>
  1217. <item>
  1218. <title>AZ GOP Passes Measure to End Residents&#8217; Right to Vote on Retaining Justices</title>
  1219. <link></link>
  1220. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Chris Walker]]></dc:creator>
  1221. <pubDate>Mon, 17 Jun 2024 15:51:46 +0000</pubDate>
  1222. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  1223. <category><![CDATA[2024 elections]]></category>
  1224. <category><![CDATA[Abortion]]></category>
  1225. <category><![CDATA[Arizona]]></category>
  1226. <category><![CDATA[Arizona 1864 abortion ban]]></category>
  1227. <category><![CDATA[Arizona Supreme Court]]></category>
  1228. <category><![CDATA[retention elections]]></category>
  1229. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=318976</guid>
  1231. <description><![CDATA[The measure would have to be approved by voters in the fall election before it can become constitutional law.]]></description>
  1232. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>Last week, Arizona Republican lawmakers passed a measure to place a proposal before voters to amend the state constitution by ending the practice of retention votes for judges and justices appointed by governors. If approved in November, Senate Concurrent Resolution 1044 would instead allow Arizona governors&rsquo; judicial appointments to remain in place during periods of &ldquo;good behavior...</p>
  1233. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  1234. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Chris Walker]]></truthout:authors>
  1235. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Truthout]]></truthout:source>
  1236. <enclosure url='' type='image/jpeg' length='95687' />
  1237. </item>
  1238. <item>
  1239. <title>Indigenous-Led Effort Changes Illinois School Curriculum to Cover Native History</title>
  1240. <link></link>
  1241. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Frances Madeson]]></dc:creator>
  1242. <pubDate>Sun, 16 Jun 2024 17:19:50 +0000</pubDate>
  1243. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  1244. <category><![CDATA[curriculum]]></category>
  1245. <category><![CDATA[federal recognition]]></category>
  1246. <category><![CDATA[Illinois]]></category>
  1247. <category><![CDATA[Illinois State Board of Education]]></category>
  1248. <category><![CDATA[Indigenous]]></category>
  1249. <category><![CDATA[Native History]]></category>
  1250. <category><![CDATA[Public Schools]]></category>
  1251. <category><![CDATA[Treaties]]></category>
  1252. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=318836</guid>
  1254. <description><![CDATA[“We've never ever given up the right to exist,” says Native scholar Megan Bang, who helped move the law forward.]]></description>
  1255. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>The 2024 high school graduation season in Illinois was more than a personal milestone for the 140,090 students who earned diplomas in the state&rsquo;s public high schools. One hundred and sixty-nine years after public school education was first mandated in the state, age-appropriate instruction in Native history will be offered as a matter of course beginning this fall. Last year, Illinois Gov. J.B.</p>
  1256. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  1257. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Frances Madeson]]></truthout:authors>
  1258. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Truthout]]></truthout:source>
  1259. <enclosure url='' type='image/jpeg' length='86937' />
  1260. </item>
  1261. <item>
  1262. <title>Black Neighborhoods Are Preparing for Scorching Summer Temperatures</title>
  1263. <link></link>
  1264. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Adam Mahoney]]></dc:creator>
  1265. <pubDate>Sun, 16 Jun 2024 17:19:45 +0000</pubDate>
  1266. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  1267. <category><![CDATA[Environmental Racism]]></category>
  1268. <category><![CDATA[Extreme Weather]]></category>
  1269. <category><![CDATA[Heat Waves]]></category>
  1270. <category><![CDATA[Public Health]]></category>
  1271. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=318940</guid>
  1273. <description><![CDATA[Black communities are prioritizing their well-being by leading heat preparation workshops, sharing resources, and more.]]></description>
  1274. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>After closing out May with four days of triple-digit temperatures and New Orleans&rsquo; first heat advisory of the season, the group of mainly Black elders welcomed the &ldquo;dip&rdquo; in temperature on June 1. Still, it swelled to 96 degrees that morning as roughly 35 people huddled in a community center in the city&rsquo;s Upper Ninth Ward. They were there to learn about the &ldquo;urban heat island&rdquo; effect and how they...</p>
  1275. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  1276. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Adam Mahoney]]></truthout:authors>
  1277. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Capital B]]></truthout:source>
  1278. <enclosure url='' type='image/jpeg' length='80076' />
  1279. </item>
  1280. <item>
  1281. <title>Experts Pour Cold Water on Trump and Johnson&#8217;s Scheme to &#8220;Subvert&#8221; Conviction</title>
  1282. <link></link>
  1283. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tatyana Tandanpolie]]></dc:creator>
  1284. <pubDate>Sun, 16 Jun 2024 17:18:56 +0000</pubDate>
  1285. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  1286. <category><![CDATA[Donald Trump]]></category>
  1287. <category><![CDATA[House Republicans]]></category>
  1288. <category><![CDATA[Mike Johnson]]></category>
  1289. <category><![CDATA[Trump indictments]]></category>
  1290. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=318970</guid>
  1292. <description><![CDATA["We have to overturn this," Trump reportedly told the House Speaker during a phone call.]]></description>
  1293. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>Former President Donald Trump stopped in Washington, D.C., Thursday to rally Republican lawmakers behind his 2024 candidacy and look ahead to the 2025 legislative agenda. But before his first visit to Capitol Hill since his Jan. 6, 2021, remarks on the Ellipse and the subsequent Capitol riot, Trump roused the highest-ranking Republican in Congress with an audacious demand. In a phone call to House...</p>
  1294. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  1295. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Tatyana Tandanpolie]]></truthout:authors>
  1296. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Salon]]></truthout:source>
  1297. <enclosure url='' type='image/jpeg' length='94535' />
  1298. </item>
  1299. <item>
  1300. <title>93 Nations Support ICC as Israel Faces Charges for War Crimes in Gaza</title>
  1301. <link></link>
  1302. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Jon Queally]]></dc:creator>
  1303. <pubDate>Sun, 16 Jun 2024 17:18:52 +0000</pubDate>
  1304. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  1305. <category><![CDATA[Gaza]]></category>
  1306. <category><![CDATA[International Criminal Court]]></category>
  1307. <category><![CDATA[Israel]]></category>
  1308. <category><![CDATA[Palestine]]></category>
  1309. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=318969</guid>
  1311. <description><![CDATA[The 93 countries cited separate statements from the International Criminal Court defending its mandate for independence.]]></description>
  1312. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>Ninety-three nations on Friday, all them state parties to the Rome Statute that created the International Criminal Court, reiterated their support for the ICC as it assesses an application for arrest warrants of high level Israeli government officials accused of perpetrating war crimes in Gaza. The 93 countries &mdash; including Canada, Bangladesh, Belgium, Ireland, Afghanistan, Costa Rica, Chile...</p>
  1313. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  1314. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Jon Queally]]></truthout:authors>
  1315. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Common Dreams]]></truthout:source>
  1316. <enclosure url='' type='image/jpeg' length='166287' />
  1317. </item>
  1318. <item>
  1319. <title>Trump Uses Conviction to Fundraise After Millions of Donations Go to Legal Costs</title>
  1320. <link></link>
  1321. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Anna Massoglia]]></dc:creator>
  1322. <pubDate>Sun, 16 Jun 2024 14:59:41 +0000</pubDate>
  1323. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  1324. <category><![CDATA[2024 Election]]></category>
  1325. <category><![CDATA[Campaign Finance]]></category>
  1326. <category><![CDATA[Donald Trump]]></category>
  1327. <category><![CDATA[GOP]]></category>
  1328. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=318939</guid>
  1330. <description><![CDATA[From January to April of this year alone, Trump’s political operation covered more than $20 million of legal fees.]]></description>
  1331. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>Donald Trump became the first former president convicted of a crime last month, despite his political operation using record sums of donor funds to pay tens of millions of dollars in legal fees. Now, Trump claims to have raised tens of millions of dollars immediately after his conviction. Trump was convicted on 34 felony counts on May 30 in a New York criminal trial that accused the former...</p>
  1332. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  1333. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Anna Massoglia]]></truthout:authors>
  1334. <truthout:source><![CDATA[OpenSecrets]]></truthout:source>
  1335. <enclosure url='' type='image/jpeg' length='63487' />
  1336. </item>
  1337. <item>
  1338. <title>Israel Killed My 13-Year-Old Son. There Is No Father’s Day in Gaza.</title>
  1339. <link></link>
  1340. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Ahmed Abu Artema]]></dc:creator>
  1341. <pubDate>Sun, 16 Jun 2024 14:42:01 +0000</pubDate>
  1342. <category><![CDATA[Op-Ed]]></category>
  1343. <category><![CDATA[Father’s Day]]></category>
  1344. <category><![CDATA[Gaza]]></category>
  1345. <category><![CDATA[Genocide]]></category>
  1346. <category><![CDATA[Human Rights]]></category>
  1347. <category><![CDATA[Israel]]></category>
  1348. <category><![CDATA[Zionism]]></category>
  1349. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=318924</guid>
  1351. <description><![CDATA[When Israeli war planes dropped a bomb on our house, Abdullah ran toward me and said “Dad.” It was his last word.]]></description>
  1352. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>Today is Father&rsquo;s Day in the United States. Here in Gaza, I am one of about 15,000 fathers who have lost their children to this Zionist genocidal war. In the early morning of October 24, I was sitting with my children in my father&rsquo;s house. My oldest child, Abdullah, who was 13, was hungry, as there was no bread. The night before I got a small piece of bread. I split it into two parts to give to...</p>
  1353. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  1354. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Ahmed Abu Artema]]></truthout:authors>
  1355. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Truthout]]></truthout:source>
  1356. <enclosure url='' type='image/jpeg' length='111608' />
  1357. </item>
  1358. <item>
  1359. <title>G7 Countries Spend 62 Times More on Military Than Humanitarian Aid</title>
  1360. <link></link>
  1361. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Brett Wilkins]]></dc:creator>
  1362. <pubDate>Sat, 15 Jun 2024 20:41:30 +0000</pubDate>
  1363. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  1364. <category><![CDATA[G7]]></category>
  1365. <category><![CDATA[Humanitarian Aid]]></category>
  1366. <category><![CDATA[Militarism]]></category>
  1367. <category><![CDATA[Military Spending]]></category>
  1368. <category><![CDATA[Pentagon]]></category>
  1369. <category><![CDATA[Pentagon budget]]></category>
  1370. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=318957</guid>
  1372. <description><![CDATA[Amid historic levels of forced displacement due to armed conflict, G7 countries' military spending has hit record highs.]]></description>
  1373. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>Despite historic levels of forced displacement due to armed conflict, Group of Seven member countries have increased their military expenditures to record highs while they slash spending on humanitarian aid for people affected by wars that these powerful nations often started or stoked, an analysis published Friday revealed. According to Birmingham, England-based Islamic Relief Worldwide...</p>
  1374. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  1375. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Brett Wilkins]]></truthout:authors>
  1376. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Common Dreams]]></truthout:source>
  1377. <enclosure url='' type='image/jpeg' length='154302' />
  1378. </item>
  1379. <item>
  1380. <title>93 Countries Back ICC Probe Into Israeli War Crimes in Gaza</title>
  1381. <link></link>
  1382. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Jon Queally]]></dc:creator>
  1383. <pubDate>Sat, 15 Jun 2024 20:33:42 +0000</pubDate>
  1384. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  1385. <category><![CDATA[crimes against human­ity]]></category>
  1386. <category><![CDATA[Gaza Genocide]]></category>
  1387. <category><![CDATA[Genocide]]></category>
  1388. <category><![CDATA[ICC]]></category>
  1389. <category><![CDATA[International Criminal Court]]></category>
  1390. <category><![CDATA[Israel]]></category>
  1391. <category><![CDATA[War Crimes]]></category>
  1392. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=318958</guid>
  1394. <description><![CDATA[The US has been working behind the scenes to block the ICC from issuing arrest warrants targeting Israeli officials. ]]></description>
  1395. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>Ninety-three nations on Friday, all them state parties to the Rome Statute that created the International Criminal Court, reiterated their support for the ICC as it assesses an application for arrest warrants of high level Israeli government officials accused of perpetrating war crimes in Gaza. The 93 countries &mdash; including Canada, Bangladesh, Belgium, Ireland, Afghanistan, Costa Rica, Chile...</p>
  1396. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  1397. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Jon Queally]]></truthout:authors>
  1398. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Common Dreams ]]></truthout:source>
  1399. <enclosure url='' type='image/jpeg' length='148327' />
  1400. </item>
  1401. <item>
  1402. <title>GOP Attorneys General Seeking to Block Climate Lawsuits Are Funded by Big Oil</title>
  1403. <link></link>
  1404. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Juliana Broad]]></dc:creator>
  1405. <pubDate>Sat, 15 Jun 2024 18:16:24 +0000</pubDate>
  1406. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  1407. <category><![CDATA[Big Oil]]></category>
  1408. <category><![CDATA[Campaign Finance]]></category>
  1409. <category><![CDATA[Climate Crisis]]></category>
  1410. <category><![CDATA[Fossil Fuels]]></category>
  1411. <category><![CDATA[GOP]]></category>
  1412. <category><![CDATA[Lobbying]]></category>
  1413. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=318935</guid>
  1415. <description><![CDATA[Many donors are also being sued for deceiving the public about the role of fossil fuels in the climate crisis.]]></description>
  1416. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>In late May, 19 Republican attorneys general filed a complaint with the Supreme Court asking it to block climate change lawsuits seeking to recoup damages from fossil fuel companies. All of the state attorneys general who participated in the legal action are members of the Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA), which runs a cash-for-influence operation that coordinates the official...</p>
  1417. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  1418. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Juliana Broad]]></truthout:authors>
  1419. <truthout:source><![CDATA[The Center for Media and Democracy]]></truthout:source>
  1420. <enclosure url='' type='image/jpeg' length='98166' />
  1421. </item>
  1422. <item>
  1423. <title>Public Sector Workers in Virginia Schools Win Collective Bargaining Rights</title>
  1424. <link></link>
  1425. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Joe DeManuelle-Hall]]></dc:creator>
  1426. <pubDate>Sat, 15 Jun 2024 18:04:40 +0000</pubDate>
  1427. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  1428. <category><![CDATA[Collective Bargaining]]></category>
  1429. <category><![CDATA[Labor Unions]]></category>
  1430. <category><![CDATA[public sector]]></category>
  1431. <category><![CDATA[Teachers]]></category>
  1432. <category><![CDATA[Virginia]]></category>
  1433. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=318933</guid>
  1435. <description><![CDATA[While unions were not illegal, until 2021 they had no collective bargaining rights in the state.]]></description>
  1436. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>This story was originally published by Labor Notes. Education unions just won a massive victory in the fight to bring collective bargaining rights to Virginia&rsquo;s public sector. Workers at the Fairfax County Public Schools voted this week to unionize, creating a wall-to-wall union of 27,500 teachers, custodians, teaching assistants, bus drivers, and more. The new bargaining unit is one of the...</p>
  1437. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  1438. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Joe DeManuelle-Hall]]></truthout:authors>
  1439. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Labor Notes]]></truthout:source>
  1440. <enclosure url='' type='image/jpeg' length='238659' />
  1441. </item>
  1442. <item>
  1443. <title>Schools Are Divesting From Arts Education as COVID-Era Federal Funds Evaporate</title>
  1444. <link></link>
  1445. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Eleanor J. Bader]]></dc:creator>
  1446. <pubDate>Sat, 15 Jun 2024 17:35:36 +0000</pubDate>
  1447. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  1448. <category><![CDATA[Arts Education]]></category>
  1449. <category><![CDATA[Austerity]]></category>
  1450. <category><![CDATA[Budget]]></category>
  1451. <category><![CDATA[COVID-19]]></category>
  1452. <category><![CDATA[Public Schools]]></category>
  1453. <category><![CDATA[standardized testing]]></category>
  1454. <category><![CDATA[Teachers]]></category>
  1455. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=318874</guid>
  1457. <description><![CDATA[We should not have to fight for arts inclusion every single year, says arts educator Jody Drezner Alperin.]]></description>
  1458. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>When Oren Alperin was ready to apply to high school, they knew they wanted to study theater. Now a junior at the competitive Brooklyn High School of the Arts, their coursework has included acting, playwriting and world theater classes on top of more traditional academic subjects. Alperin loves the school and says that the benefits extend from the personal to the scholastic. &ldquo;I&rsquo;ve gotten so much...</p>
  1459. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  1460. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Eleanor J. Bader]]></truthout:authors>
  1461. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Truthout]]></truthout:source>
  1462. </item>
  1463. <item>
  1464. <title>Divesting From Israel’s War Isn’t Naive. Students Did It With Fossil Fuels.</title>
  1465. <link></link>
  1466. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Jennie C. Stephens]]></dc:creator>
  1467. <pubDate>Sat, 15 Jun 2024 15:52:13 +0000</pubDate>
  1468. <category><![CDATA[Op-Ed]]></category>
  1469. <category><![CDATA[Divestment]]></category>
  1470. <category><![CDATA[Fossil Fuels]]></category>
  1471. <category><![CDATA[Higher Education]]></category>
  1472. <category><![CDATA[Israel]]></category>
  1473. <category><![CDATA[Protests]]></category>
  1474. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=318921</guid>
  1476. <description><![CDATA[The success of the fossil fuel divestment movement shows why divestment is such a powerful and threatening demand.]]></description>
  1477. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>As student protesters around the country continue to demand their universities divest from war, the world watches as the U.S. government continues to support Israel&rsquo;s military operations in Gaza which have killed tens of thousands of Palestinian civilians. In demanding divestment, students are asking their universities to sell financial assets related to Israeli companies and other companies...</p>
  1478. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  1479. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Jennie C. Stephens]]></truthout:authors>
  1480. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Truthout]]></truthout:source>
  1481. <enclosure url='' type='image/jpeg' length='114105' />
  1482. </item>
  1483. <item>
  1484. <title>US Slated to Suspend Gaza Pier Operation for Fourth Time in One Month</title>
  1485. <link></link>
  1486. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Sharon Zhang]]></dc:creator>
  1487. <pubDate>Fri, 14 Jun 2024 18:43:07 +0000</pubDate>
  1488. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  1489. <category><![CDATA[Gaza]]></category>
  1490. <category><![CDATA[Humanitarian Aid]]></category>
  1491. <category><![CDATA[Israel]]></category>
  1492. <category><![CDATA[Joe Biden]]></category>
  1493. <category><![CDATA[Palestine]]></category>
  1494. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=318936</guid>
  1496. <description><![CDATA[The pier has only been operational for 10 of the 28 days since it was built.]]></description>
  1497. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>For the fourth time in less than a month, U.S. military officials are expected to suspend aid shipments through their pier off Gaza&rsquo;s coast, as the U.S. continues to allow Israel to carry out its near-total blockade of humanitarian aid and famine campaign. U.S. forces are expected to dismantle the pier on Friday and transport it back to Israel, CNN reports, due to forecasts of heavy seas over the...</p>
  1498. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  1499. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Sharon Zhang]]></truthout:authors>
  1500. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Truthout]]></truthout:source>
  1501. <enclosure url='' type='image/jpeg' length='127246' />
  1502. </item>
  1503. <item>
  1504. <title>GOP Senators Block IVF Protection Bill</title>
  1505. <link></link>
  1506. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Chris Walker]]></dc:creator>
  1507. <pubDate>Fri, 14 Jun 2024 18:11:42 +0000</pubDate>
  1508. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  1509. <category><![CDATA[embryo]]></category>
  1510. <category><![CDATA[in vitro fertilizatoin]]></category>
  1511. <category><![CDATA[IVF]]></category>
  1512. <category><![CDATA[Reproductive Rights]]></category>
  1513. <category><![CDATA[Right to IVF Act]]></category>
  1514. <category><![CDATA[Senate Republicans]]></category>
  1515. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=318931</guid>
  1517. <description><![CDATA[The bill failed to overcome the threat of a Senate filibuster, with 47 Republicans voting against its passage.]]></description>
  1518. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>On Thursday, a bill to protect the right of all Americans to utilize in vitro fertilization (IVF) as a pregnancy option failed after Republicans in the Senate blocked its passage. The Right to IVF Act sought to protect access to the procedure, which is often used by persons struggling with infertility. The bill would establish a federal right to IVF, barring state legislatures or courts from...</p>
  1519. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  1520. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Chris Walker]]></truthout:authors>
  1521. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Truthout]]></truthout:source>
  1522. <enclosure url='' type='image/jpeg' length='102889' />
  1523. </item>
  1524. <item>
  1525. <title>Israel Used US Bombs in May Attack on “Safe Zone” in Rafah That Killed 45</title>
  1526. <link></link>
  1527. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Sharon Zhang]]></dc:creator>
  1528. <pubDate>Fri, 14 Jun 2024 18:07:06 +0000</pubDate>
  1529. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  1530. <category><![CDATA[Boeing]]></category>
  1531. <category><![CDATA[Defense Contractors]]></category>
  1532. <category><![CDATA[Gaza]]></category>
  1533. <category><![CDATA[Genocide]]></category>
  1534. <category><![CDATA[Israel]]></category>
  1535. <category><![CDATA[Palestine]]></category>
  1536. <category><![CDATA[War Crimes]]></category>
  1537. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=318920</guid>
  1539. <description><![CDATA[The Boeing-made bombs were dropped on a camp specifically built for displaced people in recent months.]]></description>
  1540. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>Israel used U.S.-made bombs in a brutal attack on a displacement camp in Rafah that killed 45 Palestinians in May, a new investigation reveals. According to The New York Times, on May 26, Israel deployed two 250-pound bombs &mdash; Boeing&rsquo;s GBU-39 &ldquo;small diameter&rdquo; bombs that caused a blast that could kill and injure in a 570 foot radius &mdash; on sheds built for residential purposes in Kuwaiti Al-Salam Camp...</p>
  1541. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  1542. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Sharon Zhang]]></truthout:authors>
  1543. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Truthout]]></truthout:source>
  1544. <enclosure url='' type='image/jpeg' length='101545' />
  1545. </item>
  1546. <item>
  1547. <title>Colombians Welcome Chiquita’s Guilty Verdict, But Thousands More Deserve Justice</title>
  1548. <link></link>
  1549. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Rodrigo Acuña]]></dc:creator>
  1550. <pubDate>Fri, 14 Jun 2024 17:54:46 +0000</pubDate>
  1551. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  1552. <category><![CDATA[Chiquita]]></category>
  1553. <category><![CDATA[Colombia]]></category>
  1554. <category><![CDATA[Corporations]]></category>
  1555. <category><![CDATA[Corruption]]></category>
  1556. <category><![CDATA[Doe v. Chiquita Brands International]]></category>
  1557. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=318930</guid>
  1559. <description><![CDATA[Thousands more have yet to receive justice from Chiquita, and other companies are also guilty of similar rights abuses.]]></description>
  1560. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>Chiquita, a Swiss-domiciled U.S. transnational corporation that is one of the world&rsquo;s largest producers of bananas, has recently been found guilty in a Florida court for funding paramilitaries in the South American country of Colombia. On June 10, in the case Doe v. Chiquita Brands International, a jury declared that the corporation, which has headquarters in both Switzerland and Florida...</p>
  1561. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  1562. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Rodrigo Acuña]]></truthout:authors>
  1563. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Truthout]]></truthout:source>
  1564. <enclosure url='' type='image/jpeg' length='124564' />
  1565. </item>
  1566. <item>
  1567. <title>US Health Care Spending Expected to Outpace Economic Growth Over Next Decade</title>
  1568. <link></link>
  1569. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Jake Johnson]]></dc:creator>
  1570. <pubDate>Fri, 14 Jun 2024 17:10:11 +0000</pubDate>
  1571. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  1572. <category><![CDATA[Health Care]]></category>
  1573. <category><![CDATA[Health Insurance]]></category>
  1574. <category><![CDATA[Medicare]]></category>
  1575. <category><![CDATA[Medicare For All]]></category>
  1576. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=318928</guid>
  1578. <description><![CDATA[Studies repeatedly show that Medicare for All would save countless lives and hundreds of billions of dollars a year.]]></description>
  1579. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>A federal analysis released this week projects that U.S. healthcare spending is set to rise to $7.7 trillion by 2032 and account for nearly 20% of the nation&rsquo;s economy, findings that single-payer advocates described as yet another indictment of the country&rsquo;s for-profit system and further evidence of the need for Medicare for All. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services&rsquo; (CMS) Office of the...</p>
  1580. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  1581. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Jake Johnson]]></truthout:authors>
  1582. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Common Dreams]]></truthout:source>
  1583. <enclosure url='' type='image/jpeg' length='119638' />
  1584. </item>
  1585. <item>
  1586. <title>Palestinians Ask Federal Court to Rule Biden Is Complicit in Israeli Genocide</title>
  1587. <link></link>
  1588. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Marjorie Cohn]]></dc:creator>
  1589. <pubDate>Fri, 14 Jun 2024 16:27:49 +0000</pubDate>
  1590. <category><![CDATA[News Analysis]]></category>
  1591. <category><![CDATA[Antony Blinken]]></category>
  1592. <category><![CDATA[Defense for Children International – Palestine v. Biden]]></category>
  1593. <category><![CDATA[Genocide]]></category>
  1594. <category><![CDATA[Israel]]></category>
  1595. <category><![CDATA[Joe Biden]]></category>
  1596. <category><![CDATA[Lloyd Austin]]></category>
  1597. <category><![CDATA[Palestine]]></category>
  1598. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=318915</guid>
  1600. <description><![CDATA[“Genocide can never be a legitimate foreign policy choice,” plaintiffs argue in case against Biden, Blinken and Austin.]]></description>
  1601. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>A lawsuit accusing U.S. President Joe Biden and some of his top officials of complicity in genocide had its latest hearing this week after being dismissed earlier in the year. On June 10, the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco heard arguments in the plaintiffs&rsquo; appeal in Defense for Children International &ndash; Palestine v. Biden. The lawsuit was filed on November 13, 2023...</p>
  1602. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  1603. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Marjorie Cohn]]></truthout:authors>
  1604. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Truthout]]></truthout:source>
  1605. <enclosure url='' type='image/jpeg' length='73398' />
  1606. </item>
  1607. <item>
  1608. <title>Republicans Struggle to Get Story Straight After Trump Insults Milwaukee</title>
  1609. <link></link>
  1610. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Chris Walker]]></dc:creator>
  1611. <pubDate>Fri, 14 Jun 2024 15:51:07 +0000</pubDate>
  1612. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  1613. <category><![CDATA[2024 presidential election]]></category>
  1614. <category><![CDATA[2024 Republican National Convention]]></category>
  1615. <category><![CDATA[Donald Trump]]></category>
  1616. <category><![CDATA[Milwaukee]]></category>
  1617. <category><![CDATA[Republican National Convention]]></category>
  1618. <category><![CDATA[Wisconsin]]></category>
  1619. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=318922</guid>
  1621. <description><![CDATA[Some commentators noted attacks on Milwaukee aren't unusual, and are often accompanied by racist dog whistles.]]></description>
  1622. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>During a meeting on Thursday with House Republicans on Capitol Hill, Trump reportedly derided the city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which is hosting the Republican National Convention (RNC) next month. It is unusual for a presidential candidate to bad-mouth the city that is set to host his party&rsquo;s nominating convention &mdash; more often than not, convention sites are chosen with the intent of winning...</p>
  1623. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  1624. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Chris Walker]]></truthout:authors>
  1625. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Truthout]]></truthout:source>
  1626. <enclosure url='' type='image/jpeg' length='81006' />
  1627. </item>
  1628. <item>
  1629. <title>Some Worry SCOTUS Mifepristone Ruling Could Offer Roadmap for Future Challenges</title>
  1630. <link></link>
  1631. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Amy Goodman]]></dc:creator>
  1632. <pubDate>Fri, 14 Jun 2024 15:40:54 +0000</pubDate>
  1633. <category><![CDATA[Interview]]></category>
  1634. <category><![CDATA[Abortion]]></category>
  1635. <category><![CDATA[medication abortion]]></category>
  1636. <category><![CDATA[mifepristone]]></category>
  1637. <category><![CDATA[Reproductive Rights]]></category>
  1638. <category><![CDATA[Supreme Court]]></category>
  1639. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=318918</guid>
  1641. <description><![CDATA[Legal scholar Michele Goodwin discusses the anti-abortion movement’s playbook of attacks on reproductive health care.]]></description>
  1642. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>The Supreme Court has unanimously rejected a challenge from anti-abortion groups to the nationwide availability of the abortion medication mifepristone, which is available by mail and can be taken at home in many states. However, advocates warn the far-right-dominated court&rsquo;s ruling on the FDA&rsquo;s authority to regulate the pill was purely on procedural grounds, and could even offer a &ldquo;roadmap&rdquo; for...</p>
  1643. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  1644. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Amy Goodman]]></truthout:authors>
  1645. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Democracy Now!]]></truthout:source>
  1646. <enclosure url='' type='image/jpeg' length='82458' />
  1647. </item>
  1648. <item>
  1649. <title>Experts Say Contraception Is Still a Battlefront in War on Reproductive Rights</title>
  1650. <link></link>
  1651. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Nicole Karlis]]></dc:creator>
  1652. <pubDate>Fri, 14 Jun 2024 14:23:37 +0000</pubDate>
  1653. <category><![CDATA[News Analysis]]></category>
  1654. <category><![CDATA[Birth Control]]></category>
  1655. <category><![CDATA[Contraception]]></category>
  1656. <category><![CDATA[Reproductive Rights]]></category>
  1657. <category><![CDATA[RIght to Contraception Act]]></category>
  1658. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=318913</guid>
  1660. <description><![CDATA[“I think from ‘Dobbs,’ it's very obvious that contraception is at risk,” said one health law and bioethics expert.]]></description>
  1661. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>Since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade nearly two years ago, there has been a chorus of people warning that it wouldn&rsquo;t end with abortions &mdash; that the right to access contraception would be eroded next. Earlier this month, U.S. legislators had a chance to codify access to birth control by passing the Right to Contraception Act. Specifically, it would have guaranteed the right of an...</p>
  1662. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  1663. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Nicole Karlis]]></truthout:authors>
  1664. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Salon]]></truthout:source>
  1665. <enclosure url='' type='image/jpeg' length='126179' />
  1666. </item>
  1667. <item>
  1668. <title>Senate Probe Reveals Thomas Took More Undisclosed Trips on Harlan Crow’s Jet</title>
  1669. <link></link>
  1670. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Justin Elliott]]></dc:creator>
  1671. <pubDate>Fri, 14 Jun 2024 14:08:01 +0000</pubDate>
  1672. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  1673. <category><![CDATA[Billionaires]]></category>
  1674. <category><![CDATA[Clarence Thomas]]></category>
  1675. <category><![CDATA[Harlan Crow]]></category>
  1676. <category><![CDATA[Judges]]></category>
  1677. <category><![CDATA[Leonard Leo]]></category>
  1678. <category><![CDATA[Supreme Court]]></category>
  1679. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=318910</guid>
  1681. <description><![CDATA[The gifts make “crystal clear that the highest court needs an enforceable code of conduct” said Sen. Dick Durbin.]]></description>
  1682. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas&rsquo; decadeslong friendship with real estate tycoon Harlan Crow and Samuel Alito&rsquo;s luxury travel with billionaire Paul Singer have raised questions about influence and ethics at the nation&rsquo;s highest court. Billionaire political donor Harlan Crow provided at least three previously undisclosed private jet trips to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas in recent...</p>
  1683. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  1684. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Justin Elliott, Joshua Kaplan, Alex Mierjeski]]></truthout:authors>
  1685. <truthout:source><![CDATA[ProPublica]]></truthout:source>
  1686. <enclosure url='' type='image/jpeg' length='90913' />
  1687. </item>
  1688. <item>
  1689. <title>“Complete Dehumanization”: Israel Killed Over 800 Palestinians in 11 Days</title>
  1690. <link></link>
  1691. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Sharon Zhang]]></dc:creator>
  1692. <pubDate>Thu, 13 Jun 2024 21:26:44 +0000</pubDate>
  1693. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  1694. <category><![CDATA[Gaza]]></category>
  1695. <category><![CDATA[Genocide]]></category>
  1696. <category><![CDATA[Israel]]></category>
  1697. <category><![CDATA[MSF]]></category>
  1698. <category><![CDATA[Palestine]]></category>
  1699. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=318905</guid>
  1701. <description><![CDATA[“We can no longer accept the statement that Israel is taking ‘all precautions’  — this is just propaganda.”]]></description>
  1702. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>Israel&rsquo;s recent massacres in Gaza killed over 800 Palestinians in less than two weeks &mdash; an extreme rate of brutal killing that has become normalized in western circles due to the &ldquo;complete dehumanization&rdquo; of Palestinians, a human rights group said this week. From June 1 to June 11, Israeli forces killed over 800 Palestinians and wounded over 2,400 as they carried out bombardments and raids across...</p>
  1703. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  1704. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Sharon Zhang]]></truthout:authors>
  1705. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Truthout]]></truthout:source>
  1706. <enclosure url='' type='image/jpeg' length='65563' />
  1707. </item>
  1708. <item>
  1709. <title>Samuel Alito Disparages Reporting of Supreme Court Justices&#8217; Unethical Gifts</title>
  1710. <link></link>
  1711. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Chris Walker]]></dc:creator>
  1712. <pubDate>Thu, 13 Jun 2024 20:21:42 +0000</pubDate>
  1713. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  1714. <category><![CDATA[Alito flags]]></category>
  1715. <category><![CDATA[Ethics]]></category>
  1716. <category><![CDATA[ProPublica]]></category>
  1717. <category><![CDATA[Samuel Alito]]></category>
  1718. <category><![CDATA[Supreme Court]]></category>
  1719. <category><![CDATA[Supreme Court ethics]]></category>
  1720. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=318902</guid>
  1722. <description><![CDATA["They look for any little thing they can find, and they try to make something out of it," Alito said.]]></description>
  1723. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>Days after undercover audio revealed biased opinions from Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, a new round of audio has been released in which he expresses hostile views toward the free press, singling out publications that have sought to hold him and other justices accountable for their unethical actions. The latest recording was obtained by Ally Sammarco, a journalist and colleague of documentary...</p>
  1724. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  1725. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Chris Walker]]></truthout:authors>
  1726. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Truthout]]></truthout:source>
  1727. <enclosure url='' type='image/jpeg' length='63453' />
  1728. </item>
  1729. <item>
  1730. <title>New Bill Would Punish Private Equity for Avoidable Financial Harm to Hospitals</title>
  1731. <link></link>
  1732. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Eileen Appelbaum]]></dc:creator>
  1733. <pubDate>Thu, 13 Jun 2024 19:45:19 +0000</pubDate>
  1734. <category><![CDATA[News Analysis]]></category>
  1735. <category><![CDATA[Elizabeth Warren]]></category>
  1736. <category><![CDATA[Health Care]]></category>
  1737. <category><![CDATA[Hospitals]]></category>
  1738. <category><![CDATA[Private Equity]]></category>
  1739. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=318898</guid>
  1741. <description><![CDATA[Senator Warren’s Corporate Crimes Against Health Care bill takes on financial activities that endanger health care.]]></description>
  1742. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>Private equity&rsquo;s entrance into health care since 2000 has been dramatic. Both the number of private equity (PE) deals and annual PE investments in health care increased tenfold between 2001 and 2020, and peaked in 2021. Until now, lax corporate transparency and accountability regulations meant that there was nothing anyone could do when corporate owners of health care companies enriched themselves...</p>
  1743. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  1744. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Eileen Appelbaum]]></truthout:authors>
  1745. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Center for Economic and Policy Research]]></truthout:source>
  1746. <enclosure url='' type='image/jpeg' length='91934' />
  1747. </item>
  1748. <item>
  1749. <title>Half of Gaza Cropland Damaged as WHO Warns of “Catastrophic Hunger”</title>
  1750. <link></link>
  1751. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Sharon Zhang]]></dc:creator>
  1752. <pubDate>Thu, 13 Jun 2024 19:12:26 +0000</pubDate>
  1753. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  1754. <category><![CDATA[Famine]]></category>
  1755. <category><![CDATA[Gaza]]></category>
  1756. <category><![CDATA[Israel]]></category>
  1757. <category><![CDATA[Palestine]]></category>
  1758. <category><![CDATA[War Crimes]]></category>
  1759. <category><![CDATA[World Health Organization]]></category>
  1760. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=318893</guid>
  1762. <description><![CDATA[Over 8,000 children under the age of 5 have been diagnosed with acute malnutrition, the WHO chief said.]]></description>
  1763. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>The World Health Organization (WHO) is warning that &ldquo;catastrophic hunger&rdquo; and conditions resembling famine are spreading across Gaza and that thousands of young children and babies are starving due to Israel&rsquo;s starvation campaign. &ldquo;A significant proportion of Gaza&rsquo;s population is now facing catastrophic hunger and famine-like conditions,&rdquo; WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a...</p>
  1764. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  1765. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Sharon Zhang]]></truthout:authors>
  1766. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Truthout]]></truthout:source>
  1767. <enclosure url='' type='image/jpeg' length='91135' />
  1768. </item>
  1769. <item>
  1770. <title>Palestinian Diplomat: Ceasefire Is the Only Way Forward</title>
  1771. <link></link>
  1772. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Amy Goodman]]></dc:creator>
  1773. <pubDate>Thu, 13 Jun 2024 18:56:23 +0000</pubDate>
  1774. <category><![CDATA[Interview]]></category>
  1775. <category><![CDATA[ceasefire]]></category>
  1776. <category><![CDATA[Famine]]></category>
  1777. <category><![CDATA[Gaza]]></category>
  1778. <category><![CDATA[Gaza Ceasefire]]></category>
  1779. <category><![CDATA[Gaza Genocide]]></category>
  1780. <category><![CDATA[Hamas]]></category>
  1781. <category><![CDATA[Israel]]></category>
  1782. <category><![CDATA[Palestine]]></category>
  1783. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=318896</guid>
  1785. <description><![CDATA["The genocidal claim that there are no civilians in Gaza ... is unacceptable and inhumane," says Majed Bamya.]]></description>
  1786. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>Israel and Hamas are both facing calls to support the U.S.-backed ceasefire and hostage deal that was endorsed by the U.N. Security Council earlier this week. While Hamas has welcomed the proposal, Israeli leaders have yet to publicly commit to its terms, including a full end to the war rather than just a pause in the fighting for the exchange of captives. This comes as a major new U.N.</p>
  1787. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  1788. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Amy Goodman &amp; Nermeen Shaikh]]></truthout:authors>
  1789. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Democracy Now!]]></truthout:source>
  1790. <enclosure url='' type='image/jpeg' length='107905' />
  1791. </item>
  1792. <item>
  1793. <title>Starbucks Workers Union Slams SCOTUS Decision for Weakening Labor Protections</title>
  1794. <link></link>
  1795. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Brett Wilkins]]></dc:creator>
  1796. <pubDate>Thu, 13 Jun 2024 18:54:47 +0000</pubDate>
  1797. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  1798. <category><![CDATA[Labor]]></category>
  1799. <category><![CDATA[SCOTUS]]></category>
  1800. <category><![CDATA[Starbucks]]></category>
  1801. <category><![CDATA[Starbucks Workers United]]></category>
  1802. <category><![CDATA[Supreme Court]]></category>
  1803. <category><![CDATA[Union Busting]]></category>
  1804. <category><![CDATA[Unions]]></category>
  1805. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=318890</guid>
  1807. <description><![CDATA[The court ruled in favor of Starbucks, which had terminated seven employees who led a unionization campaign in Memphis.]]></description>
  1808. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>Labor advocates decried Thursday&rsquo;s U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of Starbucks in a labor dispute between the international coffee giant and seven of its employees who were terminated for leading a unionization campaign at their Memphis store. In an 8-1 decision &mdash; with liberal Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson dissenting &mdash; the justices in Starbucks v. McKinney made it more difficult for the...</p>
  1809. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  1810. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Brett Wilkins]]></truthout:authors>
  1811. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Common Dreams]]></truthout:source>
  1812. <enclosure url='' type='image/jpeg' length='131895' />
  1813. </item>
  1814. <item>
  1815. <title>UN: Israel Committed at Least 5,700 “Grave Violations” Against Children in 2023</title>
  1816. <link></link>
  1817. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Sharon Zhang]]></dc:creator>
  1818. <pubDate>Thu, 13 Jun 2024 18:38:20 +0000</pubDate>
  1819. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  1820. <category><![CDATA[Gaza]]></category>
  1821. <category><![CDATA[Isael]]></category>
  1822. <category><![CDATA[Palestine]]></category>
  1823. <category><![CDATA[UN]]></category>
  1824. <category><![CDATA[War Crimes]]></category>
  1825. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=318881</guid>
  1827. <description><![CDATA[Israel was the single largest contributor of grave violations against children across the globe last year.]]></description>
  1828. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>The UN has added Israeli forces to a list of global violators of children&rsquo;s rights, citing Israel&rsquo;s &ldquo;unprecedented&rdquo; scale of violence against Palestinian children in Gaza and the West Bank. In the UN secretary-general&rsquo;s annual Children and Armed Conflict report, released Thursday, the UN office finds that 2023 saw the highest level of violations against children ever recorded in a single year...</p>
  1829. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  1830. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Sharon Zhang]]></truthout:authors>
  1831. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Truthout]]></truthout:source>
  1832. <enclosure url='' type='image/jpeg' length='117486' />
  1833. </item>
  1834. <item>
  1835. <title>Active-Duty US Service Members Issue Appeal to Congress to Stop Funding Genocide</title>
  1836. <link></link>
  1837. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Marjorie Cohn]]></dc:creator>
  1838. <pubDate>Thu, 13 Jun 2024 18:36:41 +0000</pubDate>
  1839. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  1840. <category><![CDATA[Conscientious Objectors]]></category>
  1841. <category><![CDATA[Free Speech]]></category>
  1842. <category><![CDATA[Gaza]]></category>
  1843. <category><![CDATA[Genocide]]></category>
  1844. <category><![CDATA[Military]]></category>
  1845. <category><![CDATA[Palestine]]></category>
  1846. <category><![CDATA[Veterans]]></category>
  1847. <category><![CDATA[Veterans for Peace]]></category>
  1848. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=318886</guid>
  1850. <description><![CDATA[As Israel continues its genocide against the Palestinians, the number of US conscientious objectors is increasing.]]></description>
  1851. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>On June 4, a coalition of active-duty service members, veterans and G.I. rights groups launched a campaign called Appeal for Redress V2 to encourage military personnel to tell Congress to stop funding genocide in Gaza. Israel&rsquo;s genocidal operation, now in its ninth month, has killed more than 37,000 Palestinians and wounded nearly 85,000. The campaign is sponsored by Veterans For Peace (VFP)...</p>
  1852. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  1853. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Marjorie Cohn]]></truthout:authors>
  1854. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Truthout]]></truthout:source>
  1855. <enclosure url='' type='image/jpeg' length='153937' />
  1856. </item>
  1857. <item>
  1858. <title>SCOTUS Blocks Mifepristone Challenge, Keeping Abortion Medication Legal for Now</title>
  1859. <link></link>
  1860. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Chris Walker]]></dc:creator>
  1861. <pubDate>Thu, 13 Jun 2024 18:16:25 +0000</pubDate>
  1862. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  1863. <category><![CDATA[Abortion]]></category>
  1864. <category><![CDATA[abortion medication]]></category>
  1865. <category><![CDATA[abortion rights]]></category>
  1866. <category><![CDATA[Brett Kavanaugh]]></category>
  1867. <category><![CDATA[mifepristone]]></category>
  1868. <category><![CDATA[Reproductive Rights]]></category>
  1869. <category><![CDATA[Supreme Court]]></category>
  1870. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=318891</guid>
  1872. <description><![CDATA[The high court ruled that the challengers to the FDA approval of mifepristone lacked standing to make their case.]]></description>
  1873. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>In a unanimous decision on Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a challenge to the widely used abortion medication mifepristone, ruling to continue to allow the pills to be mailed to patients without an in-person doctor&rsquo;s visit. The case had been introduced by anti-abortion organizations and right-wing doctors who had questioned the drug&rsquo;s overall efficiency on dubious grounds.</p>
  1874. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  1875. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Chris Walker]]></truthout:authors>
  1876. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Truthout]]></truthout:source>
  1877. <enclosure url='' type='image/jpeg' length='142307' />
  1878. </item>
  1879. <item>
  1880. <title>Lindsey Graham Blocks Democratic Bill Mandating SCOTUS to Adopt Code of Ethics</title>
  1881. <link></link>
  1882. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Jake Johnson]]></dc:creator>
  1883. <pubDate>Thu, 13 Jun 2024 16:33:23 +0000</pubDate>
  1884. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  1885. <category><![CDATA[Clarence Thomas]]></category>
  1886. <category><![CDATA[Ethics]]></category>
  1887. <category><![CDATA[Leonard Leo]]></category>
  1888. <category><![CDATA[Samuel Alito]]></category>
  1889. <category><![CDATA[SCOTUS]]></category>
  1890. <category><![CDATA[Supreme Court]]></category>
  1891. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=318884</guid>
  1893. <description><![CDATA[Supreme Court justices are currently the only federal judges in the US not bound by an ethics code.]]></description>
  1894. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham on Wednesday blocked an attempt by Senate Democrats to pass Supreme Court reform legislation by unanimous consent, thwarting efforts to establish a binding ethics code for the nation&rsquo;s top court as two of its right-wing justices come under fire for taking billionaire-funded luxury vacations and flying flags associated with the January 6 insurrection.</p>
  1895. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  1896. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Jake Johnson]]></truthout:authors>
  1897. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Common Dreams]]></truthout:source>
  1898. <enclosure url='' type='image/jpeg' length='74613' />
  1899. </item>
  1900. <item>
  1901. <title>Brexit Still Haunts the UK as Conservatives Flail Before the General Election</title>
  1902. <link></link>
  1903. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Sasha Abramsky]]></dc:creator>
  1904. <pubDate>Thu, 13 Jun 2024 15:59:10 +0000</pubDate>
  1905. <category><![CDATA[Op-Ed]]></category>
  1906. <category><![CDATA[Boris Johnson]]></category>
  1907. <category><![CDATA[Brexit]]></category>
  1908. <category><![CDATA[Conservative Party]]></category>
  1909. <category><![CDATA[general election]]></category>
  1910. <category><![CDATA[Keir Starmer]]></category>
  1911. <category><![CDATA[Labour Party]]></category>
  1912. <category><![CDATA[Rishi Sunak]]></category>
  1913. <category><![CDATA[United Kingdom]]></category>
  1914. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=318823</guid>
  1916. <description><![CDATA[Meanwhile, despite party purges and a milquetoast platform, Labour appears to have an impenetrable lead.]]></description>
  1917. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>In the U.S., one election season begins pretty much as soon as the vote has been counted on the previous one. From one election to the next, tens of billions of dollars are spent &mdash; on ads, on lobbying efforts, on attempts to buy influence and to secure primary and then general election votes. In the U.K., by contrast, elections are a brief &mdash; and relatively inexpensive &mdash; affair. There are no fixed...</p>
  1918. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  1919. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Sasha Abramsky]]></truthout:authors>
  1920. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Truthout]]></truthout:source>
  1921. <enclosure url='' type='image/jpeg' length='69699' />
  1922. </item>
  1923. <item>
  1924. <title>Oklahoma Supreme Court Dismisses Lawsuit From Tulsa Race Massacre Survivors</title>
  1925. <link></link>
  1926. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Chris Walker]]></dc:creator>
  1927. <pubDate>Thu, 13 Jun 2024 15:17:31 +0000</pubDate>
  1928. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  1929. <category><![CDATA[Black Wall Street]]></category>
  1930. <category><![CDATA[Oklahoma]]></category>
  1931. <category><![CDATA[Oklahoma state Supreme Court]]></category>
  1932. <category><![CDATA[Reparations]]></category>
  1933. <category><![CDATA[Tulsa]]></category>
  1934. <category><![CDATA[Tulsa Race Massacre]]></category>
  1935. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=318880</guid>
  1937. <description><![CDATA[The survivors had sought financial reparations from the city for its failure to protect Black residents.]]></description>
  1938. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>On Wednesday, the Oklahoma State Supreme Court dismissed a lawsuit brought forward by the last remaining survivors of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, who were seeking financial reparations from the city for what is largely regarded as one of the worst incidents of racial violence in American history. On May 31 and June 1 of 1921, a mob of as many as 5,000 armed whites, including some who had been...</p>
  1939. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  1940. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Chris Walker]]></truthout:authors>
  1941. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Truthout]]></truthout:source>
  1942. <enclosure url='' type='image/jpeg' length='99837' />
  1943. </item>
  1944. <item>
  1945. <title>Hamas Seeks Guarantee Ceasefire Proposal Would Actually Result in a Ceasefire</title>
  1946. <link></link>
  1947. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Sharon Zhang]]></dc:creator>
  1948. <pubDate>Wed, 12 Jun 2024 21:18:26 +0000</pubDate>
  1949. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  1950. <category><![CDATA[Antony Blinken]]></category>
  1951. <category><![CDATA[Gaza]]></category>
  1952. <category><![CDATA[Gaza Ceasefire]]></category>
  1953. <category><![CDATA[Israel]]></category>
  1954. <category><![CDATA[Palestine]]></category>
  1955. <category><![CDATA[State Department]]></category>
  1956. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=318867</guid>
  1958. <description><![CDATA[Reports have found that it is Israel that won’t agree to the ceasefire deal’s framework, despite Blinken’s claims.]]></description>
  1959. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>Following the UN Security Council vote to approve a three-phase ceasefire in Gaza, U.S. officials and other international allies of Israel are cynically placing blame on Hamas for a stall in current ceasefire negotiations &mdash; even as Israel has insisted on indefinitely continuing its massacre in Gaza and Hamas has said its main request is a guarantee that Israel would actually honor the ceasefire.</p>
  1960. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  1961. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Sharon Zhang]]></truthout:authors>
  1962. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Truthout]]></truthout:source>
  1963. <enclosure url='' type='image/jpeg' length='62321' />
  1964. </item>
  1965. <item>
  1966. <title>Loser of GOP Primary Alleges Trump Endorsed Winner in Exchange for Campaign Cash</title>
  1967. <link></link>
  1968. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Chris Walker]]></dc:creator>
  1969. <pubDate>Wed, 12 Jun 2024 20:13:09 +0000</pubDate>
  1970. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  1971. <category><![CDATA[2024 presidential election]]></category>
  1972. <category><![CDATA[2024 Republican primaries]]></category>
  1973. <category><![CDATA[Donald Trump]]></category>
  1974. <category><![CDATA[Jeff Gunter]]></category>
  1975. <category><![CDATA[Nevada]]></category>
  1976. <category><![CDATA[Sam Brown]]></category>
  1977. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=318862</guid>
  1979. <description><![CDATA[Republican Jeff Gunter says Trump endorsed his opponent, Sam Brown, after getting a "big check" from a PAC.]]></description>
  1980. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>A former Trump administration official who lost a Nevada U.S. Senate primary election race to another candidate backed by the former president is alleging that Donald Trump only made that endorsement because of a campaign contribution from his opponent&rsquo;s deep-pocketed supporters. Businessman Sam Brown easily defeated his opponents in the primary, attaining 59.6 percent of the vote on Tuesday...</p>
  1981. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  1982. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Chris Walker]]></truthout:authors>
  1983. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Truthout]]></truthout:source>
  1984. <enclosure url='' type='image/jpeg' length='38421' />
  1985. </item>
  1986. <item>
  1987. <title>The “Uncommitted” Vote Campaign Pressured Democrats on Gaza. What’s Next?</title>
  1988. <link></link>
  1989. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tyler Walicek]]></dc:creator>
  1990. <pubDate>Wed, 12 Jun 2024 19:44:48 +0000</pubDate>
  1991. <category><![CDATA[News Analysis]]></category>
  1992. <category><![CDATA[Democrats]]></category>
  1993. <category><![CDATA[Genocide]]></category>
  1994. <category><![CDATA[Israel]]></category>
  1995. <category><![CDATA[Joe Biden]]></category>
  1996. <category><![CDATA[Michigan]]></category>
  1997. <category><![CDATA[Palestine]]></category>
  1998. <category><![CDATA[Uncommitted]]></category>
  1999. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=318841</guid>
  2001. <description><![CDATA[Organizers offer an inside look at the hard-fought “Uncommitted” campaign to pressure Biden on Gaza.]]></description>
  2002. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>During presidential primary elections this spring, a nationwide network of organizers under the banner of the Uncommitted movement rolled out a groundswell campaign across nine states urging participants to vote in protest of President Joe Biden&rsquo;s role in the Gaza genocide. With November&rsquo;s Trump-Biden rematch not yet an entirely foregone conclusion, the primaries offered an opportunity to send a...</p>
  2003. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  2004. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Tyler Walicek]]></truthout:authors>
  2005. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Truthout]]></truthout:source>
  2006. <enclosure url='' type='image/jpeg' length='137667' />
  2007. </item>
  2008. <item>
  2009. <title>Trump’s Empty Promise to Tipped Workers Won’t Provide a Living Wage</title>
  2010. <link></link>
  2011. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Mike Ludwig]]></dc:creator>
  2012. <pubDate>Wed, 12 Jun 2024 18:45:40 +0000</pubDate>
  2013. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  2014. <category><![CDATA[2024 Election]]></category>
  2015. <category><![CDATA[Donald Trump]]></category>
  2016. <category><![CDATA[Labor]]></category>
  2017. <category><![CDATA[Minimum Wage]]></category>
  2018. <category><![CDATA[Tax Cuts]]></category>
  2019. <category><![CDATA[Taxes]]></category>
  2020. <category><![CDATA[Workers]]></category>
  2021. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=318860</guid>
  2023. <description><![CDATA[Labor advocates say Democrats should campaign on ending subminimum wages for tipped workers altogether.]]></description>
  2024. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>Advocates for a living wage say Donald Trump&rsquo;s recent pledge to end taxes on tipped income is an empty campaign promise that does little besides expose his naivete about working people and the economy. Economic experts cast doubt on the proposal. However, they say Trump&rsquo;s comments reveal an opening for President Joe Biden and other Democrats who support raising the wage floor and shifting the tax...</p>
  2025. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  2026. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Mike Ludwig]]></truthout:authors>
  2027. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Truthout]]></truthout:source>
  2028. <enclosure url='' type='image/jpeg' length='68839' />
  2029. </item>
  2030. <item>
  2031. <title>UN Report Finds Israel Has Committed Crimes Against Humanity in Gaza</title>
  2032. <link></link>
  2033. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Sharon Zhang]]></dc:creator>
  2034. <pubDate>Wed, 12 Jun 2024 18:43:46 +0000</pubDate>
  2035. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  2036. <category><![CDATA[Crimes Against Humanity]]></category>
  2037. <category><![CDATA[Genocide]]></category>
  2038. <category><![CDATA[Israel]]></category>
  2039. <category><![CDATA[Palestine]]></category>
  2040. <category><![CDATA[UN]]></category>
  2041. <category><![CDATA[War Crimes]]></category>
  2042. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=318849</guid>
  2044. <description><![CDATA[Crimes against humanity are typically considered the most serious violations of international law.]]></description>
  2045. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>A pair of bombshell UN reports have concluded that Israeli forces committed grave war crimes on and around October 7 and have committed a large number of crimes against humanity in the period of time since then in Gaza and the West Bank. These reports present the UN&rsquo;s most thorough and damning accounts of atrocities committed by Israeli forces in their genocidal war against Palestinians so far.</p>
  2046. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  2047. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Sharon Zhang]]></truthout:authors>
  2048. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Truthout]]></truthout:source>
  2049. <enclosure url='' type='image/jpeg' length='167588' />
  2050. </item>
  2051. <item>
  2052. <title>Ron Wyden Is Investigating Saudi Support for Jared Kushner&#8217;s Private Equity Firm</title>
  2053. <link></link>
  2054. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Charles R. Davis]]></dc:creator>
  2055. <pubDate>Wed, 12 Jun 2024 17:10:29 +0000</pubDate>
  2056. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  2057. <category><![CDATA[Investments]]></category>
  2058. <category><![CDATA[Jared Kushner]]></category>
  2059. <category><![CDATA[Mohammed bin Salman]]></category>
  2060. <category><![CDATA[ron wyden]]></category>
  2061. <category><![CDATA[Saudi Arabia]]></category>
  2062. <category><![CDATA[Senate Finance Committee]]></category>
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  2065. <description><![CDATA[“It appears to be a payoff as much as a potential investment,” said a former chief ethics counsel for the Treasury.]]></description>
  2066. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>Based on his prior experience and demonstrated abilities, Jared Kushner never should have landed a job in the White House. Before joining the Trump administration, Kushner was best known as his father&rsquo;s son &mdash; a real estate mogul and disbarred attorney who gifted his child control over the family&rsquo;s portfolio after being convicted of multiple felonies &mdash; whose greatest accomplishment was purchasing a...</p>
  2067. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  2068. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Charles R. Davis]]></truthout:authors>
  2069. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Salon]]></truthout:source>
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  2073. <title>Hundreds of Arizona Doctors Urge Voters to Back Abortion Rights Amendment</title>
  2074. <link></link>
  2075. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Chris Walker]]></dc:creator>
  2076. <pubDate>Wed, 12 Jun 2024 16:58:07 +0000</pubDate>
  2077. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  2078. <category><![CDATA[Abortion]]></category>
  2079. <category><![CDATA[abortion ballot initiatives]]></category>
  2080. <category><![CDATA[Arizona]]></category>
  2081. <category><![CDATA[Arizona 1864 abortion ban]]></category>
  2082. <category><![CDATA[Ballot Initiatives]]></category>
  2083. <category><![CDATA[Reproductive Rights]]></category>
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  2086. <description><![CDATA[&quot;Every person should be able to make their own decisions&quot; regarding abortion, the doctors wrote.]]></description>
  2087. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>A letter signed by around 550 Arizona doctors and healthcare providers urges residents of the state to support the passage of a November ballot initiative to enshrine expansive abortion rights in the state. The Arizona state Supreme Court ruled earlier this year that an 1864 anti-abortion statute, which banned the procedure in nearly all circumstances, was indeed enforceable due to the fact that...</p>
  2088. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  2089. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Chris Walker]]></truthout:authors>
  2090. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Truthout]]></truthout:source>
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  2094. <title>Biden’s Asylum Ban Makes Migrants More Vulnerable Amid Extreme Heat</title>
  2095. <link></link>
  2096. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Ayurella Horn-Muller]]></dc:creator>
  2097. <pubDate>Wed, 12 Jun 2024 16:44:26 +0000</pubDate>
  2098. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  2099. <category><![CDATA[Asylum]]></category>
  2100. <category><![CDATA[Asylum Ban]]></category>
  2101. <category><![CDATA[Biden Administration]]></category>
  2102. <category><![CDATA[Border]]></category>
  2103. <category><![CDATA[Extreme Heat]]></category>
  2104. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=318850</guid>
  2106. <description><![CDATA[The promise of a hotter than average summer has raised fears of a surge in heat-related illnesses and possibly deaths.]]></description>
  2107. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>With much of the southwest baking under record temperatures, immigrants&rsquo; rights advocates worry President Joe Biden&rsquo;s decision to effectively close the border to asylum seekers for the foreseeable future will endanger lives and further marginalize climate-displaced people seeking refuge in the U.S. Their concerns come as a heat dome lingering over Mexico and the southwestern United States has...</p>
  2108. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  2109. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Ayurella Horn-Muller]]></truthout:authors>
  2110. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Grist]]></truthout:source>
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  2114. <title>Environmentalists Slam FERC Decision to Green Light Mountain Valley Pipeline</title>
  2115. <link></link>
  2116. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Jake Johnson]]></dc:creator>
  2117. <pubDate>Wed, 12 Jun 2024 15:07:38 +0000</pubDate>
  2118. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  2119. <category><![CDATA[Appalachia]]></category>
  2120. <category><![CDATA[federal energy regulatory commission (FERC)]]></category>
  2121. <category><![CDATA[FERC]]></category>
  2122. <category><![CDATA[Fossil Fuel Industry]]></category>
  2123. <category><![CDATA[Mountain Valley Pipeline]]></category>
  2124. <category><![CDATA[MVP]]></category>
  2125. <category><![CDATA[West Virginia]]></category>
  2126. <guid isPermaLink="false">;p=318840</guid>
  2128. <description><![CDATA[A segment of the pipeline recently ruptured during testing, amplifying opponents' concerns about future gas leaks.]]></description>
  2129. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Tuesday gave the primary owner of the 303-mile Mountain Valley Pipeline a green light to begin operating the project after years of litigation and local opposition to the costly and destructive fracked gas infrastructure, a top priority of lawmakers bankrolled by the fossil fuel industry. In a letter to the deputy general counsel of Equitrans...</p>
  2130. <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Source</a></p>]]></content:encoded>
  2131. <truthout:authors><![CDATA[Jake Johnson]]></truthout:authors>
  2132. <truthout:source><![CDATA[Common Dreams]]></truthout:source>
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