News for 2016-10-24

Monday, October 24, 2016
Undeterred by Police Escalation, DAPL Opponents "Reclaim" New Frontline
Undeterred by the escalating attacks on protesters by local law enforcement officials, the native movement to halt the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) has fired back with a new frontline camp, which they have reclaimed through eminent domain, and a new resolve to "stand and face the storm." One day...
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Clinton Has His Vote, But Sanders Vows to Stand Firm Against Dem Backsliding
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) plans to hold the liberal establishment's feet to the fire come January, vowing to work toward making the political revolution a reality once the task of electing Hillary Clinton to the White House is accomplished. "Was I shocked to find out that the DNC was partial...
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Report Shows 'Bold New Vision' for Carbon-Free Transportation System Is Possible
Calling for a total revamp of the nation's transportation policy towards one driven by the need to avert climate disaster, a new report published Monday lays out 50 steps the U.S. can take to reach a carbon-free system. Currently, the transportation system is "Climate Enemy #1," the new publication...
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On Possible AT&T-Time Warner Media Behemoth, 'Regulators Must Say No'
AT&T Inc.'s bid to buy Time Warner Inc. for $85.4 billion continues to garner criticism from lawmakers and watchdog groups alike who say the behemoth-joining deal poses significant risks to consumers and sets the stage for further entrenching media consolidation. Politico reports Monday that...
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Democracy Prevails as People's Revolt Leaves Corporate Trade Agenda "In Tatters"
With a Monday deadline, the European Union failed to reach consensus on the pending Canada-EU trade agreement, prompting campaigners to celebrate what they declared to be its final demise. After negotiations fell apart late last week, Belgium Prime Minister Charles Michel said Monday that he will...
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With Corporate Tax Fight Brewing, Warren Warns Against Bailing Out Tax Dodgers
There's a huge corporate tax break brewing in Congress, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is warning against the plot, which she has called "a giant wet kiss for tax dodgers." Both The Intercept and The New Republic wrote this month about percolating bipartisan plans for so-called corporate tax...
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Students march for climate action in Ottawa, Ontario. Over 75 Arrested in Ottawa as Youth Demand Climate Action from Trudeau
Demanding Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reject the Kinder Morgan pipeline and live up to his campaign promises regarding climate change, 100 students and young people from around the country demonstrated Monday at Parliament Hill in Ottawa.
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'New Era of Climate Change Reality,' WMO Warns
With atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations having reached a "symbolic and significant milestone" in 2015—and with no signs of them abating this year—the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said Monday that "a new era of climate change reality" is upon us.
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Tom Hayden, 'One of the Great 20th Century Activist Leaders,' Dies at 76
Progressive icon and anti-war activist turned California lawmaker Tom Hayden passed on Sunday at the age of 76. Hayden dedicated his life to peace, social justice, and activism: from the 1960s, when he helped found the New Left and worked to organize black southern sharecroppers, to building—...
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Children in the "Jungle" refugee camp walk toward a clearinghouse, where buses wait to transport them to reception centers throughout France. As Calais Refugee Camp Is Cleared, Fear for Children Grows
After violent clashes over the weekend between migrants and police in the "Jungle" refugee camp in Calais, France, clearing of the infamously crowded site is finally underway . "I am so worried for these children. They trust us adults here and yet we don't have the answers." —Michael McHugh, Youth...
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In Symbolic Call for Peace, Tens of Thousands Form Human Chains in Honduras
In the face of rising violence, including two recent murders of local land rights activists, tens of thousands across Honduras formed human chains on Sunday in a symbolic call for peace. TeleSUR reports that 40,000 Hondurans participated in the actions, which took place in the capital of...
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