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Trump Hates the Poor

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Emmanuel Macron Was Supposed to Be the Anti-Trump. He’s Not.

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In an unusual move, the president admitted that illegal Israeli settlements were an obstacle to peace.
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Taxing Wealth to Make Public College Free Again

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Why the current Russia situation is bigger than warmongering and the current presidential administration.
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    February 25 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm at Busboys & Poets – 14th & V

    An IPS and Indie Lens Pop-Up Film and community conversation about the most important, yet least-known, activists in American history who tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the 20th century.

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