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Left News: December 1, 2022 The Intercept- Left-Wing Voices Are Silenced on Twitter as Far-Right Trolls Advise Elon Musk

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In U.S. Military, Sexual Assault Against Men Is Vastly Underreported

Nick Turse

An average of 45 male service members are sexually assaulted every day, according to Pentagon statistics. As with women, shame and stigma suppress the truth.

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Left-Wing Voices Are Silenced on Twitter as Far-Right Trolls Advise Elon Musk

Robert Mackey, Micah Lee

Elon Musk appears to have outsourced decisions about who to ban from Twitter to the platform’s right-wing extremists.

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War Industry Looking Forward to “Multiyear Authority” in Ukraine

Jeremy Scahill

Next year’s defense authorization envisions pouring billions in no-bid contracts into the U.S. war machine’s “industrial base.”

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Lobbyist for Saudi Alfalfa Company Desiccating Arizona Was Elected to Maricopa County Board of Supervisors

Daniel Boguslaw

Thomas Galvin lobbied on behalf of a Saudi company soaking up Arizona’s groundwater. He is now mediating an ongoing water dispute in neighboring Maricopa County.

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In a Wisconsin Trump County, and Across the U.S., Progressive Health Care Initiatives Coasted Through

Ryan Grim, Lee Fang

Initiatives to expand health care access and reduce costs won big on election night, rattling for-profit industry lobbyists.

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Why Queer Communities Are Welcoming Armed Antifascist Protection

Natasha Lennard

After the Club Q massacre, there’s no comparing far-right violence and community self-defense.

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Philly DA Larry Krasner: In Midterms, Democrats Went “Republican-Lite” on Crime

Akela Lacy

The embattled progressive district attorney said election victories show how Democrats can win big — by leaning into criminal justice reforms.

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Democratic and Republican Senators Demand Transfer of Gray Eagle Drone to Ukraine

Jeremy Scahill

Joe Manchin, Lindsey Graham, and 14 other U.S. senators demand that Biden give Ukraine a top-tier U.S. drone.

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Railroads Have Invested Heavily in Congress. They Need Their Payoff in the Senate.

Daniel Boguslaw, Ryan Grim

A looming Senate vote on seven days of sick leave for rail workers puts pressure on a Republican Party that has increasingly positioned itself as a champion of the working class.

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Iran’s Protest Movement and Its Future

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People have taken to the streets in Iran for over two months. Will the movement lead to the regime’s collapse?

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Philly’s Reform Prosecutor Reacts to His Impeachment

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Pennsylvania lawmakers accused Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner of causing a crime “crisis.”

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