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Friday, August 17, 2018
Watch What Bill McKibben Calls 'One of the Best and Most Straightforward Videos about Climate Change I've Ever Seen From a Political Leader'
Bill McKibben, the author numerous books on human-caused global warming and co-founder of the global action group 350.org, said on Friday morning that he had just watched "one of the best and most straightforward videos about climate change I've ever seen from a political leader." It was a video...
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Thursday, August 16, 2018
'Believe Me, My Tapes Are Much Better Than Theirs': Omarosa Continues to Troll President With Release of New Secret Recording
Omarosa Manigault Newman, the reality TV star who was fired from her post in the Trump administration earlier this and has been making political waves ahead of the publication of her forthcoming book by releasing secretly recorded conversations from both the 2016 campaign trail and from inside the...
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Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Roger Stone Deletes 'Proud' Nazi Space Force Image Posted to Instagram, But the Internet Never Forgets
"Over on the Instagram," as the Washington Post 's Josh Dawsey astutely and comically said on Twitter late Monday night, "Roger Stone seems to be in the 'space force all the way!' camp." The tweet from Dawsey was a response to a post by Stone, one of President Donald Trump's longtime allies and...
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Friday, August 10, 2018
'Guilty on All Counts!': In Historic Victory, Monsanto Ordered to Pay $289 Million in Roundup Cancer Lawsuit
In an historic victory for those who have long sought to see agrochemical giant Monsanto held to account for the powerful company's toxic and deadly legacy, a court in California on Friday found the corporation liable for damages suffered by a cancer patient who alleged his sickness was directly caused by exposure to the glyphosate-based herbicides, including the widely used weedkiller Roundup.
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Ron Dellums 1935-2018 News
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Ron Dellums, Radical Antiwar Activist, Unlikely House Armed Services Chairman, Dead at 82
Former Rep. Ronald V. Dellums, a Marine-turned-antiwar activist who represented Oakland in the House and went on to chair the Armed Services Committee, died of cancer early Monday in Washington. He was 82. Dellums was elected to thirteen terms as a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives and...
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Israeli warships on Sunday intercepted the Al Awda, a Norwegian-flagged activist boat trying to break its more than decade-long blockade of the Gaza Strip News
Sunday, July 29, 2018
Israeli Navy Hijacks 'Freedom Flotilla' Attempting to Break Gaza Blockade
Israeli warships on Sunday intercepted a Norwegian-flagged activist boat trying to break its more than decade-long blockade of the Gaza Strip, the Israeli military and activists said. The Freedom Flotilla Coalition ship is named Al Awda (The Return) to underline the importance of this long-standing...
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"The impacts of climate change are no longer subtle," Michael Mann, a climate scientist and director of the Earth System Science Center at Penn State University, told CNN. News
Saturday, July 28, 2018
Hottest Four Years Ever? 2015. 2016. 2017. 2018?
According to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 2018 is on pace to be the fourth hottest year on record. Only three other years have been hotter: 2015, 2016 and 2017. "The impacts of climate change are no longer subtle," Michael Mann, a climate scientist and...
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<p>"These people are fleeing from the wreckage and horrors of U.S. policies." (Photo: Screenshot) News
Friday, July 27, 2018
On 'Democracy Now!', Noam Chomsky Condemns US for 'Brutal and Sadistic' Refugee Policies Amid Erosion of Democracy
Noam Chomsky, world-renowned dissident, linguist and author, and University of Arizona professor , joined Amy Goodman on Democracy Now! Friday morning to discuss a myriad of issues in a four-part series, including U.S. role in today's refugee crisis, the growing divide in the Democratic party,...
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New Stanford research shows that higher temperatures increase suicide rates in the United States and Mexico. (Photo: iStockphoto/beer5020) News
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
New Study Reveals Climate Change Could Prompt Tens of Thousands Additional Suicides in U.S. and Mexico by 2050
New research found a link between rising temperatures and suicide, indicating that unchecked climate change could lead to additional 9,000 to 40,000 suicides across the United States and Mexico by 2050. The findings by researchers at Stanford and the University of California, Berkeley were...
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Friday, July 20, 2018
"ICE Is" Looking for Very Low-Level Recruits in Amazing New Spoof Video by Michelle Wolf
Comedian Michelle Wolf put out a new clip on Friday that pokes some serious fun at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) by recognizing the terrorizing affect its practices have had on immigrant communities. Riffing on the idea of a fictional campaign called "ICE is..."—not to be...
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