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Mahershala Ali Just Became the First Muslim Actor to Ever Win an Oscar

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Mahershala Ali’s win for Best Supporting Actor is also a timely piece of history-making: He’s the first Muslim actor to ever win an Academy Award. (The late Omar Sharif was ...

Pope appears to back anti-Trump protests in letter condemning populism

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Pope Francis has offered his unequivocal support to grassroots organisers and activists who are fighting for social justice, migrants, and environmentalism, saying he “reaffirms” their choice to fight against tyranny ...

Vague Rules Let ICE Deport Undocumented Immigrants as Gang Members

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Of the more than 680 people swept up during last week’s nationwide raids by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, none has attracted more attention than 23-year-old Daniel Ramirez Medina. Although he ...

Can Customs and Border Protection Agents Demand to See Your ID on a Domestic Trip?

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American citizens had their introduction to the Trump-era immigration machine Wednesday, when Customs and Border Protection agents met an airliner that had just landed at New York’s JFK airport after ...

ORTV LIVE! Not My President Day Protests Nationwide

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Anti-Muslim conspiracists escalate campaign to crush Muslim Civil Society organizations

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This article originally appeared on AlterNet. A new initiative advanced by right-wing Republicans in Congress and reportedly backed by the Trump administration puts American Muslim civil society groups in the ...

Nationwide General Strike: State-by-State List of Events for Today

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A nationwide, general strike is happening today, Friday, February 17. Tens of thousands of people are planning to participate in almost every state across the country. They plan to skip ...

Leaders of union drive among those laid off at Slate

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Slate laid off five staffers last week, two of whom were leaders of a unionization effort at the left-leaning news operation. Those affected by the layoffs include politics editor Tommy ...

CPAC scrambles to control damage after attendees wave Russian flags during Trump speech

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Staffers at CPAC quickly scrambled to confiscate Russian flags with the word “TRUMP” on the front that were being waved by attendees during President Donald Trump’s speech on Friday. The ...

Strike4Democracy: 100 Strikes Planned Nationwide

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One hundred coordinated work stoppages are expected to take place across the United States on Friday, Feb. 17. The strikes, planned through a loose federation of labor groups and individual ...

'I Am a Muslim Too': Why Russell Simmons is headlining unity march

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Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons is feeling "zen" about a multifaith and multiethnic unity rally he's headlining Sunday — organized in response to the uncertainty and anxiety that was created by ...

Trump Transition Official: 'Religious Freedom' Order Is Still Coming

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Former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell, who has served as domestic policy chair of President Donald Trump’s transition team, told me in an interview on SiriusXM Progress that the ...

Key Question About DNC Race: Why Did White House Recruit Perez to Run Against Ellison?

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Members of the Democratic National Committee will meet on Saturday to choose their new Chair, replacing the disgraced interim Chair Donna Brazile, who replaced the disgraced five-year Chair Debbie Wasserman ...

Occupy the Cinema: Hey Oscars, It's Time To Recognize the Story of America

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Occupy the Cinema: Hey Oscars, It's Time To Recognize the Story of America I’m a sucker for sweetly bitter and starry eyed romances and fantasies, respectively. Combine the two, and ...

Swedish embassy trolls Trump: We’d be happy to explain our immigration policies to you

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The Swedish embassy in Washington zinged Pres. Donald Trump on Sunday after he admitted that he mistook a Fox News report condemning Sweden’s immigration policies for a news report about ...

The For-Profit Presidency, Month One

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Published on by Common Dreams One month into the Trump administration, and it’s clear that there has been a wholesale corporate takeover of the government A day-by-day review of the ...

Reflecting on one very, very strange year at Uber

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As most of you know, I left Uber in December and joined Stripe in January. I've gotten a lot of questions over the past couple of months about why I ...

Immigration Agents Discover New Freedom to Deport Under Trump

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“Before, we used to be told, ‘You can’t arrest those people,’ and we’d be disciplined for being insubordinate if we did,” said a 10-year veteran of the agency who took ...

Transgender Sister Of Singer At Trump Inauguration Wins Federal Court Bathroom Ruling

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WASHINGTON — The transgender sister of a performer who sang at President Trump’s inauguration and two of her schoolmates must be given access to school restrooms that match their gender ...

General Strikes, "Not My President's Day" rallies planned in NYC, Los Angeles, Chicago

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In the wake of Trump's election, protests are popping up so spontaneously and frequently that it can be hard to keep up. There are online listings, Facebook groups and newsletters ...

Army Veterans Return to Standing Rock to Form a Human Shield Against Police

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Army Veterans Return to Standing Rock to Form a Human Shield Against Police This article originally appeared on The Guardian U.S. veterans are returning to Standing Rock and pledging to ...

West Texas says no: For many people along the border, Trump’s wall fantasy is a nightmare

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During his presidential campaign, one of Donald Trump’s biggest and most ridiculous promises was that he would build a Berlin Wall-style wall along the entire 1,900-mile border between Mexico and ...

Andrew Puzder expected to withdraw from labor secretary nomination, source says

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Andrew Puzder, President Trump’s pick for labor secretary, is expected to withdraw his name from the nomination, a source close to the restaurant executive tells CBS News’ Major Garrett.The source ...

The "pristine" films that got snubbed by the Oscars

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Jackie Chan flicks are no longer the only place where you've seen an Asian or Asian American actor play a meaty role onscreen in the US: On TV, they've appeared ...

Act Out! [101]

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Act Out! [101] - The Rise of Sanctuary Cities & 18 Reasons Why You DON’T Want to Impeach Trump This article originally appeared on This week on Act Out!,

Stop Trump group aims for biggest protests in UK history

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Activists, MPs and trade unions have vowed to hold the biggest demonstrations in UK history, outstripping the Iraq war protests, when Donald Trump makes his state visit later this year,

Francois Hollande mocks Donald Trump by inviting him to Disneyland Paris

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French President Francois Hollande has mocked Donald Trump for insulting the country’s capital city, saying he would invite him to Disneyland Paris so he “understands what France is”. The US ...

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Why Do So Many Americans Fear Muslims? Decades of Denial About America’s Role in the World.

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There’s been lots of attention-grabbing opposition to Trump’s “Muslim ban” executive order, from demonstrations to court orders. But polls make it clear public opinion is much more mixed. Standard phone ...

Richard Spencer attempted to crash a Libertarian conference and was shown the door

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Richard Spencer — the alt right leader who vowed “we’re not going away” after Donald Trump won the presidency, was caught leading a Nazi salute for Trump and who got ...

Help SURJ post bail for BLM Charleston

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SURJ is showing up for social justice. HELP BAIL MUHIYYIDIN OUT! NOW! We are actively collecting donations to be able to assist where needed. Previous campaigns have helped us be ...

Trump Vineyard Requests Visas For Still More Foreign Workers

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While President Donald Trump rails against immigrants and foreign workers taking away American jobs, the Trump Vineyard Estates has filed yet another request for visas for foreign farm workers at ...

Why Liberals Are Wrong About Trump

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Why are the liberals completely overreacting to Trump’s unique style of governing? They’re not. He’s a fucking sociopath. And here’s a recipe for raspberry scones: Combine measured flour, 1/4 cup ...

How Peter Thiel’s Palantir Helped the NSA Spy on the Whole World

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Donald Trump has inherited the most powerful machine for spying ever devised. How this petty, vengeful man might wield and expand the sprawling American spy apparatus, already vulnerable to abuse,

Peaceful Protest Helmet @JamesBersonArt

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Connecting… Oceti Sakowin camp Eviction day. # standingrock #waterislifePeaceful Protest Helmet@JamesBersonArt

More Bomb Threats Close Jewish Community Centers Across The Nation

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Jewish Community Centers were shaken by another wave of bomb threats, forcing evacuations in nine states Monday. Eleven Jewish Community Centers received threatening calls Monday, said Marla Cohen, communications manager ...