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Left News Digest: May 19, 2022 The Intercept

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Democratic Voters Deliver Stinging Rebuke to Party’s Manchin-Sinema Wing

Ryan Grim

Voters shrugged off an obscene amount of spending from super PACs to send a message to Democrats: Do something.

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Rep. Kurt Schrader, the “Joe Manchin of the House,” Nears Defeat in His Oregon Primary

Austin Ahlman

Progressive challenger Jamie McLeod-Skinner is poised to oust the Oregon Democrat in a stunning upset.

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Congressional Democrats Demand FBI Probe Into Killing of Palestinian Journalist

Ken Klippenstein

Iconic Palestinian American reporter Shireen Abu Akleh was shot to death while covering an Israeli raid in the occupied West Bank.

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Kurt Schrader Blasted Nancy Pelosi as “Truly a Terrible Person” While Killing Biden’s Build Back Better

Ryan Grim

Pelosi has endorsed the Oregon Blue Dog, who faces a primary challenge from Jamie McLeod-Skinner, but the feeling is apparently not mutual.

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The Right’s Creeping Pro-Natalist Rhetoric on Abortion and Trans Health Care

Schuyler Mitchell

From the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade draft opinion to bills targeting trans youth, fear of sterilization has emerged as a troubling talking point.

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Military-Industrial Complex Is Itching to Send “Hunter-Killer” Drones to Ukraine

Sara Sirota

The dangerous, restricted unmanned fighter jets would be a major step up in the arms the U.S. is giving to Ukraine.

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Racist “Replacement” Conspiracy Is Undergirded by a Real Resource Scarcity

Murtaza Hussain

It would be folly to ignore the inequality, resource scarcity, and ecological calamity that lurk behind the Buffalo shooter’s racist conspiracy theories.

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Gulf States Ran Highly Active D.C. Foreign Influence Operation Targeting Iran’s IRGC

Eli Clifton

The listing of the IRGC as a foreign terror group has emerged as the central obstacle blocking a new Iran nuclear deal.

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Google and Amazon Face Shareholder Revolt Over Israeli Defense Work

Sam Biddle

“Project Nimbus” would insulate the Israeli government’s cloud computing from political pressures stemming from the military occupation of Palestine.

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Civilian Victim of U.S. Drone Strike Starts GoFundMe to Save His Legs — and His Life

Nick Turse

Because of a broken civilian casualty compensation system, the U.S. military never made a payment to Yemeni drone strike survivor Adel Al Manthari.

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Abortion Activists Need to Win Back the Culture Before We Can Win Back the Court

Judith Levine

Make abortion normal again.

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Summer Lee Faces AIPAC Spending Onslaught in Final Days of Pennsylvania Primary

Akela Lacy

With the progressive state representative ahead in the polls, the “pro-Israel” lobby’s PAC has dished out attack ads ahead of Tuesday’s race.

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