Opinion | Tucker Carlson’s Racism: Paid for by You

8 months ago

Timothy Karr"Until they're given more choice, viewers in the United States need to be clear with the companies that sell them their Pay-TV bundles: Paying the Murdochs for content is the modern-day equivalent of subsidizing fascism."

Sunrise Ahead of Biden's Joint Address: "Legislate Like Our Lives Depend on It" | Common Dreams Newswire

8 months ago

Progressive Caucus Applauds Biden Decision to Raise the Wage for Federal Contract Workers; Renews Call for Lifting Minimum Wage to $15 for All Workers | Common Dreams Newswire

8 months ago

ASBC Applauds House Ways and Means Chair Neal’s "Building an Economy for Families Act" | Common Dreams Newswire

8 months ago

Energy Hearing Witnesses Used Schools in Ploy to Push Big Oil Agenda | Common Dreams Newswire

8 months ago

Biden Administration Announces Crackdown on Human Smugglers

8 months ago

Announcement comes as record numbers of migrants apprehended at US-Mexico border

Biden Administration Announces Crackdown on Human Smugglers

8 months ago

Announcement comes as record numbers of migrants apprehended at US-Mexico border

Sailor Overcomes COVID-19 Twice, Deploys to Boston to Battle Virus

by Army Capt. Jennifer Pendleton, 8 months ago

"Once bitten, twice shy," is an expression reserved for those who prefer to avoid reminders of negative experiences. However, one sailor isn't shy about battling COVID-19 after surviving two rounds with it.  

175 Groups Urge Banks Not to Fund Massive 'Cancer Alley' Chemical Plant in Louisiana | Common Dreams News

8 months ago

Brett Wilkins, staff writerRISE St. James led 175 groups in calling on finanical institutions to avoid doing business with Formosa Plastics Group and its massive chemical plant in Louisiana's "Cancer Alley." 

Opinion | Putting Liberal Democracy First Has Never Been More Important

8 months ago

Jeffrey C. Isaac"Republicans understand this. They understand that liberal democracy is a potential means of serious challenges to the privileges and inequalities they seek to defend," writes Jeffrey C. Isaac.

Maintenance Error Leads to $2.2M Marine Accident

8 months ago

​WASHINGTON (April 27, 2021) — The incorrect installation of a single set screw led to the loss of propulsion control on the Canadian-flagged, 736-foot-long Atlantic Huron, causing the ship to strike a pier at 6.8 knots, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday.Marine Accident Brief 21/10 is the NTSB report on the July 5, 2020, contact between the self-unloading bulk carrier and a pier associated with the Soo Locks, in Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, resulting in $2.2 million in damage. There were no injuries.While on approach to the locks and attempting to slow, there was a propulsion problem involving the vessel’s controllable pitch propeller system that resulted in the ship moving forward with increasing speed instead of slowing or moving astern, as ordered by the captain. In a controllable pitch propeller, the blades are not fixed in position but are fastened to the hub in a way that allows them to rotate and thereby change pitch. The blade pitch determines both the vessel’s speed and its direction.NTSB investigators traced the problem back to a small set screw that was installed in a piece of the controllable pitch propeller machinery that controlled pitch. Vessel maintenance records show the set screw was last removed and reinstalled during a shipyard period more than four years before the accident. When the set screw was examined post-accident, technicians found no evidence that any manufacturer-required thread-locking fluid had been applied. As a result, the set screw was able to back out, beginning a sequence of mechanical failures that resulted in the ship moving ahead when it was supposed to be doing the opposite, while still indicating an astern pitch on the ship’s bridge. Atlantic Huron under way before the accident. (Source: saultstemarie.com)NTSB investigators also noted there was a delay between the onset of the propulsion problem and the order to stop the engine.At the time of the accident, the company’s safety management system procedures aboard the Atlantic Huron did not contain a policy addressing how to respond to a loss of propeller pitch control, NTSB investigators found. Part of a safety management system should address potential emergency shipboard situations and establish ways to respond to them. If the company provided an SMS vessel-specific policy pertaining to the loss of propeller pitch control, crewmembers trained in and familiar with the policy would be better prepared to act quickly and, in this accident, may have been more apt to stop the main engine.“Loss of propulsion control in a critical phase of operation demands crewmembers act quickly to mitigate potential accidents,” the report said. “Due to their unique blade control, vessels with controllable pitch propellers should have specific procedures for loss of engine and loss of pitch control. These emergency procedures should be well understood and practiced by crewmembers both on the bridge and in the engine room.”Marine Accident Brief 21/10 is available online at https://go.usa.gov/xHQEV. 

Biden Set Out to Repair Europe Ties, and Some Say He Is Succeeding

8 months ago

US allies assess Biden’s first 100 days in office

Biden Set Out to Repair Europe Ties, and Some Say He Is Succeeding

8 months ago

US allies assess Biden’s first 100 days in office

Russia Fines Apple, Alleging Monopolistic Actions

8 months ago

Acting on Kaspersky Lab complaint, Russian hits Apple with $12 million fine

4 hep C drugs make remdesivir 10x better at fighting coronavirus

by Marc Airhart-Texas, 8 months ago

Four medications used to treat hepatitis C make remdesivir 10 times better at inhibiting the coronavirus in cell cultures, according to new study.

Blinken Makes First Africa Trip, Virtually

8 months ago

Fostering good governance is a pillar of US policy in Africa, Blinken says on his first virtual trip to to the continent

'Good First Step': Warren Welcomes Biden's IRS Boost to Target Rich Tax Cheats | Common Dreams News

8 months ago

Jessica Corbett, staff writer"Republicans have starved the IRS so it can't go after wealthy tax cheats," says Sen. Elizabeth Warren. "This $80 billion announcement from President Biden is a good first step."

President Biden: Stop Deportations Now, End Title 42! | Common Dreams Newswire

8 months ago

Sports Heroes Who Served: 'Lion of Fallujah' Led His Warriors by Example

by David Vergun, 8 months ago

Douglas Alexander Zembiec was a star wrestler and earned the nickname 'Lion of Fallujah' while leading his Marine Corps rifle company into Fallujah, Iraq.

US Government Relaxes Guidelines for Wearing COVID Masks Outdoors

8 months ago

CDC now recommends fully vaccinated people in the US can stop wearing masks outdoors in many situations

US Government Relaxes Guidelines for Wearing COVID Masks Outdoors

8 months ago

CDC now recommends fully vaccinated people in the US can stop wearing masks outdoors in many situations

Scathing Human Rights Watch Report Says Israel Guilty of Apartheid | Common Dreams News

8 months ago

Andrea Germanos, staff writer"Prominent voices have warned for years that apartheid lurks just around the corner if the trajectory of Israel's rule over Palestinians does not change," said HRW executive director Kenneth Roth. "This detailed study shows that Israeli authorities have already turned that corner and today are committing the crimes against humanity of apartheid and persecution."

'A Phenomenal, Bold, Progressive Candidate': Pramila Jayapal Endorses Nina Turner for Congress | Common Dreams News

8 months ago

Jake Johnson, staff writerThe chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus said Nina Turner is running on "the exact progressive platform that we believe is necessary."

Warren Welcomes Biden Seeking $80 Billion to Step Up IRS Enforcement as 'Good First Step' | Common Dreams News

8 months ago

Jessica Corbett, staff writer"Republicans have starved the IRS so it can't go after wealthy tax cheats," says Sen. Elizabeth Warren. "This $80 billion announcement from President Biden is a good first step."

Indonesian Navy declares crew of 53 dead after submarine sinks in Bali Strait

8 months ago

520-day simulated Mars mission changes crew's gut bacteria

by Frederique Mazerolle-McGill, 8 months ago

After completing a confined 520-day simulated mission to Mars, researchers discovered significant changes in the crew's gut microbiota.

World leaders pledge to cap global emissions

by Noelani Kirschner, 8 months ago

During President Biden's virtual Leaders Summit on Climate, heads of government from around the world committed to essential climate pledges.

Biden Set Out to Repair Europe Ties, and Some Say he Is Succeeding

8 months ago

US allies assess Biden’s first 100 days in office

Biden Set Out to Repair Europe Ties, and Some Say he Is Succeeding

8 months ago

US allies assess Biden’s first 100 days in office

ADL Reports Slight Decline in Antisemitic Incidents in US Last Year 

8 months ago

But the tally of 2,024 incidents is the third highest on record  


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