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Oscar Lopez Rivera To Be Freed After 36 Years in US Prison

Three Reasons John Lewis is Right That Trump Is Illegitimate

Obama Commutes Bulk of Chelsea Manning’s Sentence

10 Banks Financing Dakota Access Pipeline Decline Meeting with Tribal Leaders

We’re running out of water

The Trump Twilight Zone

Global Justice Ecology Project and Bill McKibben to Co-Present Activist Award on Eve of Trump Inauguration

Immigrants Tell Trump Administration: We’re #HereToStay

CNN to Sean Spicer: Jim Acosta 'has our complete support'

Zambia tries new way to beat drought: solar grain mills

Gov. Rauner signs lead-testing law for schools, day care centers

Dahr Jamail | Atlantic Ocean Current Could Collapse Within 300 Years

El Salvador’s New Battlefield

Fear Spurs Support for Health Law as Republicans Work to Repeal It

In Pruitt's Hearing for EPA Chief, His Fossil Fuel Ties Will Take Center Stage

More than 80 false killer whales dead in massive stranding

Why Monsanto Couldn't Jail Us: Reflections on a Trial by a Professional Protester
-- Reverend Billy Talen for BuzzFlash for Truthout

Is Donald Trump Carrying Out the White Nationalism of an Alt-Right Presidency?

Milton Friedman, Betsy DeVos, and the Privatization of Public Education

How Washington Created a Honduran Nightmare on Its Doorstep

How American Life Continued to Deteriorate in 2016
-- Paul Buchheit for BuzzFlash at Truthout

Ethics chief thrust into spotlight by Trump battle

Military trainees at defense universities later committed serious human rights abuses

Wisconsin Tribe Votes to Evict Oil Pipeline From Its Reservation

Rahm's false cures for an epidemic of violence
None of the political leaders who claim to have "tough" answers to the terrible death toll from shootings in Chicago will look at the cause of the crisis, writes Brian Bean.

Inauguration boycott grows as Donald Trump meets Martin Luther King III
As son of civil rights hero attends Trump Tower for ‘constructive’ meeting, more than 30 Democrats say they will not attend after Trump spat with John Lewis

Sabal Trail Pipeline Construction Blockaded on MLK Day

Trump Kicks Off Martin Luther King Weekend With Disparaging Tweet Against Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

Obama Doubts Trump Can Govern Via Twitter, Admits Some Missteps

From Martin Luther King Jr. to Donald Trump: In Many Ways, the Civil Rights Hero Saw This Coming

Democrats Lead Nationwide Day of Rallies in Defense of Obamacare

The Biggest Threat to Trump's Mar-a-Lago? Climate Change

Czechoslovakia Spied on Donald and Ivana Trump, Communist-Era Files Show

John Brennan: Trump's "Nazi Germany" Tweet to US Agencies Was "Outrageous"

Obama's Administration Sold More Weapons Than Any Other Since World War II

Illinois Poised to Require Lead Testing in Schools, Day Care Centers

Jewish Settler Group "Invited to Donald Trump's Inauguration" Amid Concerns Over President-Elect's Stance on Israel

The United States Has Allowed South Sudan's Government to Utilize Child Soldiers

Mega-mergers poised to get green light under Trump

Illinois legislators OK corporate tax giveaway amid budget crisis

WATCH: Cops violently arrest black man suspected of stealing car — that turns out to be his own

Gazans Struggle in 10th Year of Israeli Blockade

Complaints Describes Border Agents Interrogating Muslim Americans, Asking for Social Media Accounts

Ringling Bros. Circus 'Finally Bows to Public Opinion,' to End Run in May

Human Rights Watch lists Trump as threat to human rights

Nationwide Rallies Are #OurFirstStand Against GOP Assault on Health Care

What DeVos Might Do to Public Schools

ACA Repeal Would Lavish Medicare Tax Cuts on 400 Highest-Income Households

No Antibiotic in the US Could Save This Woman. We Should All Be Worried.

Amazon sells out of Rep. John Lewis’ biography after Trump attacks him

Pence defends Trump calling John Lewis a failure to Black people

“I will die”: Americans plead with Republican politicians not to repeal Obamacare

Yemen civil war: Widespread starvation forces people to eat food from rubbish dumps

Nearly 70,000 birds killed in New York in attempt to clear safer path for planes

Inauguration Boycott Grows Along With Women's March Momentum
A growing number of Democratic lawmakers say they won't attend President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday.

Solar power to rise from nuclear ashes

Meryl Streep, Listen Up: Disability Shouldn't Be the Only Trump Card You Play

First Bumble Bee in the US Gets Endangered Species Protection

DOJ sues city that has never elected a Black city council member
Trump’s Justice Department is unlikely to continue the fight.

Stopping traffic: Minnesota lawmakers try increase penalties for common protest tactic

How Is It Still Possible for a Jury in South Carolina to Have Just One Black Member?

What Pro-Choice Organizing in the Reagan Years Can Teach Us for the Trump Years

UK air pollution episode linked to 300 premature deaths

Squatters make home in the heart of inequality

Joel Berger on overlooked ‘edge species’ that deserve conservation

CRE Superbug Discovered on US Pig Farm

Afghan Beekeepers Demonstrate the Power of Co-ops to Transform Lives

Puerto Rico Turns to Lewandowski to Lobby Trump on Debt

Meet Cory Booker's Top Donor: A Right-Wing, Islamophobic, Pro-Israel Outfit That Backs Trump’s Extremist Agenda

Precarious migrant motherhood in Lebanon

Welcome to the Trump Era: Time To Rethink the Word "Allies" (Yes, White Women, We Are Looking At You)

Trump Invited Notorious Anti-Muslim, Anti-Gay Rev. to Pray at Inauguration

Israel Lobby: Insidious threats should be feared

WhatsApp vulnerability allows snooping on encrypted messages

Breaking the Chains: Can Labor Unions Organize Retail Workers?

Emboldened by President-elect Donald Trump’s call to “drain the swamp,” conservatives on Capitol Hill are renewing their push to impose term limits on members of Congress.

John Lewis’ fifth district residents respond to Trump’s comments with #defendthe5th, photos of neighborhood

Chelsea Manning Describes Bleak Life in a Men’s Prison

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has called for Canada to phase out its oil sand production

Three Cleveland Police Officers Facing Administrative Charges in Tamir Rice Case

NAACP President Calls on Donald Trump to Apologize to John Lewis

Over Two Million Yemenis Displaced by Conflict

Turkey Helps Resettle Over 21,000 Refugees in 2016

Gilded pain in the heart of New Mexico

Health Law Repeal Could Cost 18 Million Their Insurance, Study Finds

What's Your Story? Student identity on the walls in Philly

Navajo Nation Bus Routes Are Dangerous
Children as young as 3 ride impassable roads, GAO looking for solutions

Uchinaaguchi: The Language of My Heart

The Radical Religious Right Activist Behind Ohio’s ‘Heartbeat Bill’

Letter from a Birmingham Jail

Swedish supermarkets replace sticky labels with laser marking
Food retailers aiming to cut plastic packaging by ditching stickers on fruits and vegetables, instead using hi-tech ‘natural branding’

Aging septic systems fouling Michigan waters

Amid Violence, Colombia Rights Activists Need Urgent Protection

How Folding Mental Health Services into Maternal and Infant Care Can Help Low-Income Families

Ethics paperwork still missing for Trump's billionaire Cabinet picks

Nigerian military ‘mistake’ kills at least 50 in strike on refugee camp

Why Theodore Melfi Chose to Make ‘Hidden Figures’ Over ‘Spider-Man’

San Francisco Marches to Celebrate the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Women’s March Platform Demands Abortion Access for All

A Gaza friendship

Climate Change Brings Declining Snow in the Alps

Young black men again faced highest rate of US police killings in 2016
The Counted project points to continuing racial disparities, with black males aged 15-34 nine times more likely than other Americans to be killed

Congress’ Latest Attack on Planned Parenthood Would Hit Low-Income People Hardest

Big Oil Lobbyist Backs 'Well-Designed' California Carbon Trading Program

Davos without Donald Trump is like Hamlet without the prince
US president-elect’s protectionism and populism stir debate and soul-searching as a sense of change fills the Alpine air

John Lewis, Donald Trump, and the Meaning of Legitimacy

A violent history with the police leaves Chicago residents skeptical of reform

Theresa May's Brexit speech: 'No deal for Britain is better than a bad deal'

The US Just Spent Eight Years With a Black President. For Many African Americans, It Meant One Big Thing: Freedom to "Dream"

Big Pharma-Backed Dems Join GOP to Block Sanders Effort to End Drug Price Gouging

Through a Photographer's Lens: Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement

Chicago Police Assaulted Children, Got Away With Murders: DOJ Report Echoes What Residents Have Long Known

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Provides a Time to Reflect

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: "No Lie Can Live Forever"

Tillerson Hedges on Climate Science but Supports Paris Agreement

EPA Won't Pay Claims in Mine Spill That Released 3 Million Gallons of Toxic Water

Scott Pruitt, Trump's EPA Pick, Backed Industry Donors Over Regulators

The Electric Vehicle Revolution Could Speed by US Workers During Trump's Presidency

Canadian First Nations Sue the Government to Protect Land

Across the US, police contracts shield officers from scrutiny and discipline
Many contracts erase disciplinary records or allow police to forfeit sick leave for suspensions. Meantime, residents face hurdles in pursuing complaints.

New Report Shows Devastating Impact of Solitary Confinement on Incarcerated People with Physical Disabilities

"I will give you everything": 282 of Trump’s campaign promises

Ecuador has begun drilling for oil in the world’s richest rainforest

The Trump Administration May Evict the Press from the White House

Protesters against the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline have expressed dismay at a new slate of bills proposed this week by North Dakota's Republican-led and largely oil-friendly state legislature that, if passed, could potentially upend their months-long protest movement.

Repealing Obamacare could be a matter of life or death for many Americans. Here are their voices

For-profit college industry slips through cracks of accountability

Deconstructing Hierarchies: On the Paradox of Contrived Leadership and Arbitrary Positions of Power

The US Dropped Bombs Every Three Hours in 2016

Death toll rises to six in unrelenting ice storms
Damaging ice storms continued their deadly march Sunday through much of Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri and Iowa as winter storm watches and warnings stretched across much of the nation's storm-weary midsection.

How Betsy DeVos Used God and Amway to Take Over Michigan Politics
With her nomination as education secretary, a powerful political clan will bring its overtly Christian agenda to Washington.

Why Trump’s Contempt for the Emoluments Clause Matters

US Agrees to Pay Billions to Marines Affected by Toxic Water

A Japanese ship has been caught with a slaughtered whale in the Antarctic in defiance of an international court decision against Tokyo's hunts, activist group Sea Shepherd said Sunday.

While Oil Front Group Touts Cheap Fossil Fuel to Low-Income Families, Industry Negotiates Deal to Drive World Oil Prices Up

More Than 1 Million People Urge Obama to Pardon Snowden

Inside Basmane
Basmane is a district within the city of Izmir (western Turkey), where due to its multicultural heritage and solidarity, many refugees have found safe haven.

FEC is after Trump and his JFCs for anonymous donations, other violations

A tale of two states (and what it tells us about so-called “right-to-work” laws)

The Rights of Nature: Indigenous Philosophies Reframing Law

Trump Somehow Found Time Today to Meet With Monsanto Execs

Interior cancels oil and gas leases in Montana’s Badger-Two Medicine

Affirmative action = class solidarity

The untold story of how the killing of Abdul Fattah al-Shareef was filmed

Trump's Lesser-Known Homeland Security Adviser Espouses Anti-Muslim Policing

State minimum wage increases helped 4.3 million workers, but federal inaction has left many more behind

‘Day of Terror’: Munduruku village attacked by Brazil’s Federal Police

False hope, broken promises: Obama’s belligerent legacy

The pursuit of happiness: The American cultural case for a universal basic income

The Peak Oil President?

Something Better to Offer Trump Voters Tired of Waiting for Their Turn

King’s Dream Still Isn’t Reality
Housing was a key part of King's vision for economic justice, but most black Americans don't own homes.

Gadget mountain rising in Asia threatens health, environment

Scott Pruitt, Trump’s E.P.A. Pick, Backed Industry Donors Over Regulators

The Convoluted Process for Dismantling Obamacare
Budget reconciliaton, explained

With days left in office, Obama ushers in dozens of policies. But will they survive?

Democrats Should Follow John Lewis’ Lead
He questioned Trump’s legitimacy, but for too many others the forms of democracy seem to matter more than the thing itself.

Democrat Lobbyist's Latest Special Interest: Jared Kushner

Protests escalate over Louisiana pipeline by company behind Dakota Access

Obama expands the NSA's ability to share data with other agencies
The NSA can more easily disseminate "raw signals intelligence information" among the CIA, FBI and others.

Three Times as Many Bus Permits Have Been Requested for the Women’s March Than for Inauguration

For the First Time, Lady Liberty Depicted as a Woman of Color on US Currency