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**The Real Purpose of Austerity**

"Yanis Varoufakis: "Even if everyone agreed that printing another trillion dollars to finance a basic income for the poor would boost neither inflation nor interest rates, the rich and powerful would still oppose it. After all, their most important interest is not to conserve economic potential, but to preserve the…"

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**Nearly 30 Senate Dems call for immediate cease-fire as death toll from Israeli assault on Gaza tops 190**

"A group of nearly 30 Senate Democrats issued a joint statement late Sunday calling for an immediate cease-fire as Israel intensified its bombing campaign in the occupied Gaza Strip throughout the weekend, killing dozens of additional Palestinians and overwhelming the territory's hospitals with wounded victims…"

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**Sunrise and RISE St. James Rally to Demand Biden Stand Up to Environmental Racism, Revoke Formosa Plastics Permit and Give Good Jobs to All**

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**Who Benefits From Israel's Slaughter of Palestinians in Gaza?**

"Phyllis Bennis: "It’s easy to say no one benefits. But it’s not true.": "

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**'Criminal Complicity': Outrage as Biden Pushes $735 Million Weapons Sale to Israel Amid Gaza Slaughter**

"Jake Johnson, staff writer: "Approving more weapons to Israel would add fuel to the fire and would only embolden Israel to continue its bombardments on Gaza.": "

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**Here's why Republicans should be 'concerned' if Kevin McCarthy is forced to testify about the Capitol riot**

"With multiple Republicans going on the record calling for House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) to appear before the recently agreed-upon House commission to investigate the Jan 6th Capitol riot, one MSNC analyst said that what McCarthy might be forced to divulge while under oath…"

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**Colonial Powers Have Long Demanded the 'Right to Self-Defense' Against the People They Have Colonized**

"Patrick Gathara: "Rather than seeking "moral clarity", the West is using moral obfuscation to justify attacks on a refugee population by a colonial power that has evicted them from their …"

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**As Gaza Burns, Where is Washington's "Respect for Norms" Now?**

"Richard Eskow: "Let's be clear," writes Richard Eskow. For Israel, recent statements from the Biden administration "are a license to kill.": "

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**'Where's the Outrage, POTUS?' Rashida Tlaib Demands US Action as Israeli Forces Assault Al-Aqsa**

"Jake Johnson, staff writer: "Congress must condition the aid we send to Israel, and end it altogether if those conditions are not followed," said Rep. Rashida Tlaib, the first Palestinian-A…"

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**By Supporting Trump's Move of the US Embassy to Jerusalem, Biden Enabled Israeli Ethnic Cleansing of Palestinians**

"Juan Cole: "The Biden administration gives lip service to a negotiated settlement and a two state solution. But Washington has done nothing at all to prevent the gradual c…"

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**Army report finds Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillén reported being sexually harassed twice before she was killed**

"Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news.A U.S. Army investigation found that Spc. Vanessa Guillén reported being sexually harassed two times by a fellow soldier at Fort Hood before she was killed, a finding that contradicts…"

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