2019-06-03: Social Media Postees

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Impeccable record, good with email: Why shouldn't Hillary Clinton give speech on cyber security?
rt.com | 2019-06-03
She's only just learnt that you can use separate emails for work and home, but Hillary Clinton is to deliver a keynote address at the Cyber Defense Summit. RT looks at the expertise offered by the ex-presidential candidate. | …
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Israeli Strikes Hit Iranian and Hezbollah Positions in Syria, Killing 10
Middle East Eye | theantimedia.com | 2019-06-03
(MEE) — Israeli strikes on positions in Syria killed 10 people on Sunday, including three Syrian soldiers and seven foreign fighters, according to an activist group, and they were later followed by further strikes in Homs province, state media said. According to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Israeli missiles fired from warplanes struck areas south …

Israeli Strikes Hit Iranian and Hezbollah Positions in Syria, Killing 10

No Chemical Attacks in Syria. Misleading Public Opinion. Blaming Bashar Al Assad. The Media's "Humanitarian" Pro-War Narrative
Margaret Kimberley | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-03
The corporate media is concealing a leaked UN agency report that shows Syrian government innocence in an alleged chemical attack. | "Americans have been fed a steady diet of 'Assad the butcher' and any counter narrative is disappeared." | The corporate media …
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US Warplanes Destroy 3 Oil Tankers in Syria, Killing at Least 4 People
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-06-03
(ANTIWAR.COM) — On Friday, US warplanes attacked and destroyed three oil tankers that were traveling through Syrian Kurdish territory. At least four people were killed in the course of the attacks. Details are still scant, and the US hasn't made a formal statement on what happened. The tankers are believed to have entered from Iraq, and were heading …

US Warplanes Destroy 3 Oil Tankers in Syria, Killing at Least 4 People

Half of Black Caucus Signs on to Israeli Stance on Syria, in Defiance of Black Public Opinion
Glen Ford | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-03
The Congressional Black Caucus sides with its party's war mongers and in fear of the Israel lobby, while large Black majorities believe Israel is neither an ally nor a friend. | "The Black Caucus' tolerance of apartheid Israel's barbarism is infinite."…
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Scandalous Details of Trump's 'Deal of Century' for Palestine
Press TV | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-03
US President Donald Trump's "the deal of the century" wants Palestinian refugees to be naturalized and settled in several countries, including Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Iraq, Israeli daily Haaretz reports. | As the world marked the International Quds Day on Friday, …
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No Chemical Attacks in Syria. Misleading Public Opinion. Blaming Bashar Al Assad. The Media's "Humanitarian" Pro-War Narrative
Margaret Kimberley | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-03
The corporate media is concealing a leaked UN agency report that shows Syrian government innocence in an alleged chemical attack. | "Americans have been fed a steady diet of 'Assad the butcher' and any counter narrative is disappeared." | The corporate media …
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Moscow Responds to Trump: Strikes in Syria Target 'Terrorists'
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-03
The Russian government responded Monday to U.S. President Donald Trump criticism against the country's ongoing military operations in the Syrian northern province of Idlib, saying that such attacks are meant to "neutralize terrorists." | RELATED: | Turkey, Russia to Fight Terrorism, Establish Safe Zone in Syria | "It goes without saying that bombardments by terrorists from Idlib are unacceptable and measures are being taken for neutralizing their fire emplacements," Kremlin's s…
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Syria Wants Peace, Patriarch of Greek-Orthodox Church Says
plenglish.com | 2019-06-03
Damascus, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian people want peace and despite pains and suffering, shakes off the dust of war, terrorism and extremism, Juan X Yazigi, Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All East, stressed on Monday.
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Mueller Talks and the Tyrant Walks
Jack Rasmus | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-03
Special counsel Mueller went before the cameras and in nine minutes essentially said his report was all he had to say and he wouldn't go before Congress, even if subpoenaed, to say anything else. Mueller summarized his recent report in the nine minutes. Here's what he concluded were its main points: First, there was insufficient…
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Who Controls Our Genes? Congress Is Deciding Right Now And It Could Harm Our Health
aclu.org | 2019-06-03
Draft legislation will try to undo Supreme Court precedent forbidding patenting of human genes. | This morning the ACLU, along with 169 other civil rights, medical, scientific, patient advocacy, and women's health organizations, including the Mayo Clinic, Breast Cancer Action, Lung Cancer Research Foundation, the Huntington's Disease Society of America, the Women's March, University of Washington, and many others sent a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Intellectual Property strong…
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Congress Finally to Send $19B Disaster Aid Bill to Trump
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-06-03
WASHINGTON — Congress is finally shipping President Donald Trump a $19.1 billion disaster aid bill, a measure stalled for months by infighting, misjudgment and a presidential feud with Democrats. | The House is approving the measure in its first significant action as it returns from a 10-day recess. It is slated for a Monday evening vote in which Republicans whose home districts have been hit by hurricanes, floods, tornadoes and fires are set to join with majority Democrats to deliver a big vo…
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Would a Compromise on the Drug Pricing Bill Be a Victory or Defeat?
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-06-03
When does it make sense to compromise as opposed to continuing to press for a principled position? This is a question that Democrats in Congress may have to deal with if Donald Trump gets over his temper tantrum about congressional investigations. | Trump has apparently reached an agreement on the outlines of a prescription drug bill with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. It would likely provide a limited amount of price reductions on a limited number of drugs. The question is whether it makes sense for Democrats to go along or to tell Pelosi to go back to the drawing board. | There have been times in the past when…
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Congress: Stop Funding Duterte
Drew Elizarde-Miller, Azadeh Shahshahani | commondreams.org | 2019-06-03
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Abortion Bans; S.F. Anti-Abortion Marches; Free Abortion on Demand
Register Peace & Freedom or Green | indybay.org | 2019-06-03
As the United States gets ready to join the backward countries of the world with a ban on abortion, we must ask, how did we get to this point? Why have the Democrats been promoting anti-abortion candidates? How did at least 5 anti-abortion Supreme Court justices get confirmed? Why didn't Democrat Obama who had a Democratic majority Congress in both houses in his first two years sign a law legalizing abortion so we would not have to depend on a pro-abortion majority in the Supreme Court? What kind of society is this that allows constant wars on women and the right to abortion? Why don't we have free abortion on de…
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CODEPINK Monthly Golden Gate Bridge Walk for Peace
Toby Blome | indybay.org | 2019-06-03
Gather at the SF or Marin end of the eastern walkway of the Golden Gate Bridge. Parking available on all 4 "corners", just remember to take the last exit on hwy 101 as you approach the bridge, or the first exit after you leave the bridge. Arrive early for best parking. | Gather at 10: 45 am at either end of the bridge. | 11: 00 am Walk on the eastern walkway from the north or south ends, to converge in the middle. Short, silent vigil in the middle. | 12: 00 pm: Rally on SF side after the bridge walk. | BE GREEN AND CARPOOL | See http: //tripplanner.transit.511.org for public transit options. | Golden Gate Transit Bus…
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U.N. chief warns of "high risk" of atrocities in Mali
Jerry Omondi | cgtn.com | 2019-06-03
The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned of a "high risk" of atrocities in Mali, calling for beefing up the U.N. peacekeeping presence in the country. | Guterres submitted the report to the Security Council, saying he was "appalled" by the upsurge in violence. | He called on the Malian government to boost its response to extremist groups operating in the country. | "If these concerns are not addressed, there is a high risk of further escalation that could lead to the commission of atrocity crimes," the U.N. chief said in the report. | With the increasing security concerns in Mali, Guter…
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Sydney Peace Prize recipients demand Australian government defend Assange
wsws.org | 2019-06-03
The statement was a powerful indictment of the Australian political and media establishment, which has abandoned the WikiLeaks founder or openly participated in his persecution.
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Sudan: UN chief deplores excessive force used against pro-democracy protesters, calls on military and civilian leaders to 'stay the course' in negotiations
United Nations | un.org | 2019-06-03
Security forces in Sudan fired on pro-democracy protesters in the capital Khartoum on Monday, leaving a number of dead and many more injured, prompting the United Nation chief's condemnation and an appeal for "peaceful dialogue" to resume.
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Climate Science Denied as Trump Admin Orders Halt on Long Term Projections
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-06-03
One way in which climate change deniers are getting their way in the Trump administration is by subverting the application of scientific findings by ignoring long-term projections when setting policy. We discuss the implications with Senior Greenpeace Climate Campaigner John Noel…
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Pompeo Admits Kushner Peace Plan Likely Unworkable as Trump's Son-in-Law Openly Dehumanizes Palestinian People
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-03
"I get why people think this is going to be a deal that only the Israelis could love," secretary of state says in leaked audio | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Sudan: UN chief deplores excessive force used against pro-democracy protesters, calls on military and civilian leaders to 'stay the course' in negotiations
United Nations | un.org | 2019-06-03
Security forces in Sudan fired on pro-democracy protesters in the capital Khartoum on Monday, leaving a number of dead and many more injured, prompting the United Nations chief's condemnation and an appeal for "peaceful dialogue" to resume.
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Leaked Pompeo tape adds to growing doubts over Trump's 'deal of century' for Middle East
rt.com | 2019-06-03
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reportedly admitted that many have doubts over the US peace plan for the Middle East and it may fail. The "deal of the century" was already rejected by Palestine and earned skepticism from the EU. | …
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Climate Science Denied as Trump Admin Orders Halt on Long Term Projections
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-06-03
One way in which climate change deniers are getting their way in the Trump administration is by subverting the application of scientific findings by ignoring long-term projections when setting policy. We discuss the implications with Senior Greenpeace Climate Campaigner John Noel…
therealnews.com/stories/climate-science-…

Cuban FM Advocates For Defending Peace in Latin America
plenglish.com | 2019-06-03
Havana, June 3 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez advocated on Monday for defending peace and sovereignty of the peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean "ahead of having invoked the aggressive and dangerous Monroe Doctrine".
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Film Showing of "Pride" in celebration of 50th anniversary of Stonewall
Party for Socialism and Liberation | indybay.org | 2019-06-03
San Jose Peace & Justice Center, 48 S. 7th St.
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Why Joe Biden Was Afraid to Face California's Democratic Party
Norman Solomon | commondreams.org | 2019-06-03
Democratic presidental hopeful U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) speaks during the California Democrats 2019 State Convention at the Moscone Center on June 01, 2019 in San Francisco, California. Several democratic presidential hopefuls are speaking at the California Democratic Convention that runs through Sunday. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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If Democrats Pull Their Punches, Donald Trump Will Knock Them Out
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2019-06-03
If Democrats Pull Their Punches, Donald Trump Will Knock Them Out…
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Fourteen Democrat presidential hopefuls campaign at California convention
wsws.org | 2019-06-03
The presidential candidates who spoke at the convention offered various types of vague reformist pabulum that will be rapidly abandoned once the party's nominee is chosen.
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Connecticut Set to Become 7th State With Family Leave Law as US Still Lags Behind Rest of Developed World's Policies
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-03
Connecticut's Democratic governor is poised to sign the nation's most generous paid family and medical leave bill into law as pressure on policymakers builds to prioritize paid leave as a labor issue. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Nancy Pelosi's False Dichotomies
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-03
The corporate Democrats can see through false dichotomies when it suits them to do so. When National Rifle Association Republicans ritually assert (after big mass shootings, like the recent one in Virginia Beach) that "people kill people, guns don't kill people," smart corporate Democrats point out that the extreme number of people killed by other people wielding guns in the United States cannot be understood without factoring in the weakness of gun laws and the remarkable availability of lethal weaponry in the nation. Most corporate Democrats rightly call out "the people kill people" vs. "guns kill people" dicho…
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How Voter Suppression & Gerrymandering Cleared the Path for Unprecedented Abortion Bans
MAIL | democracynow.org | 2019-06-03
As Louisiana, Mississippi, Kentucky, Ohio and Georgia attempt to outlaw abortions after six weeks, Missouri legislators approve an eight-week ban and Alabama passes a near total ban on abortions, we speak to journalist Ari Berman about how the widespread attack on abortion rights across the country is tied directly to voter suppression. He writes in a recent piece for Mother Jones, "These states have something else in common: a systematic effort to distort the democratic process through voter suppression and gerrymandering. These tactics have greased the way for near-total bans on abortion and for other extreme r…
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After EU election, Podemos backs Spanish social democrats' repressive policy
wsws.org | 2019-06-03
Podemos aims to join Spain's social democratic government, which is preparing draconian attacks on social programs and new measures against Catalan political prisoners.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/03/pode…

The Banking Model That's Bankrupting Americans
Ellen Brown | truthdig.com | 2019-06-03
This article is excerpted from Ellen Brown's new book Banking on the People: Democratizing Money in the Digital Age, available in paperback. | The U.S. federal debt has more than doubled since the 2008 financial crisis, shooting up from $9.4 trillion in mid-2008 to over $22 trillion in April 2019. The debt is never paid off. The government just keeps paying the interest on it, and interest rates are…
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Sanders Says With Future of Planet at Stake, There's #NoMiddleGround
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-06-03
Inspired by Sen. Bernie Sanders's speech at the California Democratic Convention in California — in which the 2020 contender took a thinly veiled shot at fellow White House hopeful Joe Biden's centrist policy approach — progressives made the Twitter hashtag #NoMiddleGround go viral on Sunday in an effort to make clear that there can be no compromises when it comes to confronting the global climate crisis, providing healthcare to all as a right, and battling inequality. | "We have got to make it clear that when the future of…
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Bernie Sanders' Rallying Cry for the Democratic Party
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-06-03
Inspired by Sen. Bernie Sanders's speech at the California Democratic Convention in California–in which the 2020 contender took a thinly veiled shot at fellow White House hopeful Joe Biden's centrist policy approach–progressives made the Twitter hashtag #NoMiddleGround go viral on Sunday in an effort to make clear that there can be no compromises when it comes to confronting the global climate crisis, providing healthcare to all as a right, and battling inequality. | "We have got to make it clear that when the future of the pla…
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Sunrise Movement Vows to "Turn Up the Heat on Biden" as New Survey Details 2020 Dems' Climate Policies
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-03
Four of the 23 Democratic presidential hopefuls did not participate in the Washington Post's new survey on climate policy, "but Joe Biden remains the biggest enigma of them all," according to an analysis the newspaper published Monday as activists vowed to increase pressure on Biden to back bold plans to combat the global crisis. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Why is the Democratic Socialists of America silent on the persecution of Julian Assange?
WSWS Repost | indybay.org | 2019-06-03
Having been silent about defending Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning, the Democratic Socialists of America is exposed as imperialist and undemocratic. It is not a true socialist party.
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Manufacturing War With Russia
Chris Hedges | truthdig.com | 2019-06-03
Despite the Robert Mueller report's conclusion that Donald Trump and his campaign did not collude with Russia during the 2016 presidential race, the new Cold War with Moscow shows little sign of abating. It is used to justify the expansion of NATO to Russia's borders, a move that has made billions in profits for U.S. arms manufacturers. It is used to demonize domestic critics and alternative media outlets as agents of a foreign power. It is used to paper over the Democratic Party's betrayal of the working class and the party's subservience to corporate power. It is used to discredit détente between the world's tw…
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Neoliberalism Is Dead—But the Neoliberal Elite Didn't Get the Memo
John Atcheson | commondreams.org | 2019-06-03
Former U.S. Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks during a campaign kickoff rally, May 18, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Since Biden announced his candidacy in late April, he has taken the top spot in all polls of the sprawling Democratic primary field. Biden's rally on Saturday was his first large-scale campaign rally after doing smaller events in Iowa and New Hampshire in the past few weeks. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Fourteen Democratic presidential hopefuls campaign at California convention
wsws.org | 2019-06-03
The presidential candidates who spoke at the convention offered various types of vague reformist pabulum that will be rapidly abandoned once the party's nominee is chosen.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/03/cade…

Burundi's application to join SADC rejected
CGTN Africa | cgtn.com | 2019-06-03
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has rejected Burundi's application to join the bloc, saying Bujumbura did not meet all the requirements. | Through a statement issued last week on Tuesday quoted the SADC chair, Namibian President Hage Geingob, as saying that Burundi did not meet the bloc's admission requirements after the latest assessment. | While Speaking in Tanzania, President Geingbob said, "The SADC assessment mission was in Burundi, but recommended that it is not yet beneficial for Burundi to be admitted into SADC," due to what he called the unresolved democratic process in that country.
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Not discussed at MoveOn presidential candidate forum: Impeachment, workers' rights
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2019-06-03
SAN FRANCISCO–It was a forum of Big Ideas. But two of them were missing. One by one, eight Democratic presidential hopefuls marched to the stage of an auditorium in San Francisco the weekend of June 1-2, there — in five minutes apiece — to tell hundreds of MoveOn activists one "Big Idea" that motivates their …
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Hands Off Venezuela! Resolution of the Solidarity Event in Berlin on May 28, 2019
International Rosa Luxemburg Conference | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-03
Venezuela is under attack. An alliance led by the United States and supported by most states of the European Union, including Germany, has set itself the goal to oust the government of President Nicolás Maduro, which was democratically elected one …
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Joe Biden Supports Privately-Operated Charter Schools
Shawgi Tell | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-06-03
Joe Biden is one of about two dozen 2020 democratic candidates running for President of the United States. This is not his first presidential campaign. Biden served under President Barack Obama as Vice President for eight years. Obama became well-known for many antisocial policies in many spheres, especially education, including the aggressive promotion of privately-operated …
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Republicans, Democrats; solemn oaths of office, the US Constitution
Michael Payne | nationofchange.org | 2019-06-03
Will the American people, becoming fully aware of all the elements of this impeachment process and the extensive evidence presented, then stand by and support Democrats and also castigate Republicans for their disloyalty to their country?
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#NoMiddleGround Goes Viral as Sanders Backers Say Democrats Can't Afford to Compromise on Medicare for All, Reproductive Rights, and Bold Climate Agenda
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-03
"We cannot go back to the old ways, we have got to go forward with a new and progressive agenda," Sen. Bernie Sanders said at the California Democratic Party convention | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Ten Democratic Presidential Candidates Would Ban Fracking
commondreams.org | 2019-06-03
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Cults of Impeachment: The Mueller Report, Trump and Wedging the Democrats
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-03
It is a giddy intoxicant, and making all who partake fall over in puddling nonsense. The Mueller Report is not turning out to be the cleansing agent any of its readers were hoping for. Originally encouraged to identify the cause …
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How Voter Suppression and Gerrymandering Cleared the Path for Abortion Bans
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-06-03
As Louisiana, Mississippi, Kentucky, Ohio and Georgia attempt to outlaw abortions after six weeks, Missouri legislators approve an eight-week ban and Alabama passes a near total ban on abortions, we speak to journalist Ari Berman about how the widespread attack on abortion rights across the country is tied directly to voter suppression. He writes in a recent piece for Mother Jones, "These states have something else in common: a systematic effort to distort the democratic process through voter suppression and gerrymandering. These tactics have greased the way for near-total bans on abortion and for other extrem…
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