Biden Pulls Ahead in Georgia: Blue Shift Follows Years of Community Organizing to Expand Electorate

We go to Atlanta for an update, after Joe Biden pulled ahead of Donald Trump for the first time in Georgia. The 2020 presidential election could hinge on this extraordinarily tight race. Many credit the state’s blue shift to community organizers on the ground, including Stacey Abrams, who lost a hotly contested race for governor …
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Arizona’s Blue Shift Rooted in Years of Grassroots Latinx Organizing Against GOP’s Xenophobia

One of the crucial states that could decide the presidential election is Arizona, where Joe Biden is leading Donald Trump with thousands of ballots left to count. Trump won Arizona in 2016, and if Biden’s lead holds, he will be just the second Democratic presidential candidate to win the state since 1948. “The lion’s share …
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Arizona's Blue Shift Rooted in Years of Grassroots Latinx Organizing Against GOP's Xenophobia

One of the crucial states that could decide the presidential election is Arizona, where Joe Biden is leading Donald Trump with thousands of ballots left to count. Trump won Arizona in 2016, and if Biden’s lead holds, he will be just the second Democratic presidential candidate to win the state since 1948. “The lion’s share …
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New HIV diagnoses in gay and bisexual men at their lowest in 20 years

The number of gay and bisexual men (GBM) with newly diagnosed HIV fell to the lowest point in 20 years, according to a new report from Public Health England (PHE) published today. The report shows there were 1,700 new HIV diagnoses in GBM in 2019 compared to 1,500 in 2000. Overall, the number of people …
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What could four more years of Donald Trump look like?

US President Donald Trump has consistently pointed to tax cuts and regulatory relief as key successes of his first four years in office. He has also repeatedly pushed for the end of the health law put in place by former president Barack Obama’s administration. But he has yet to deliver a plan to replace it. …
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Greek neo-Nazis provoked civil war, seven years later they’re finally declared criminals

A Greek court has ruled that the neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn (GD) is a criminal organisation and that GD supporter Yiorgos Roupakias is guilty of the murder of rapper Pavlov Fyssas. But there remain unanswered questions about the role of the police. And why earlier warnings that GD hoped to provoke a civil war in …
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Greensboro Massacre: City Apologizes 41 Years After Cops Allowed Klan, Nazis to Kill 5 Antiracists

Nearly 41 years after Ku Klux Klansmen and American Nazis shot dead five antiracist activists in the town of Greensboro, North Carolina, the City Council there has passed a resolution apologizing for the attack and the police department’s complicity in the killings. We speak with two survivors of the 1979 attack, Reverend Nelson Johnson and …
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‘Historic victory’ as five years of campaigning forces Cambridge University to divest from climate-wrecking companies

Cambridge University has promised to stop all fossil fuel investments by 2030 after a five-year-long campaign. The university further pledged to cut greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2038. Both direct and indirect investments in fossil fuels will be divested from, while the £3.5bn Cambridge University Endowment Fund will be put towards investing in renewable …
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DIS-UNITY DAY: Germany Divided 31 Years After Fall of Berlin Wall

GERMANY was divided on it’s national day of Unity marking the countries re-unification following the Cold War. As German Chancellor Angela Merkel, President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and many others from around the German nation gathered for an ecumenical service at the St Peter and Paul church in Potsdam, south-west of Berlin mass protests were seen on …
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Kingdom of Silence: 2 Years After Khashoggi Murder, New Film Explores Deadly U.S.-Saudi Alliance

Two years ago, in a story that shocked the world, Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul for marriage documents and was never seen again. It was later revealed that Khashoggi — a Saudi insider turned critic and Washington Post columnist — was murdered and dismembered by a team of Saudi agents …
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