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If 9/11 Attacks Can Spark Trillions in War Spending, Asks Ocasio-Cortez, Why Can't US Find Funding for Puerto Rico 'Marshall Plan'?
"The U.S. treats Puerto Ricans as second class citizens," notes the ACLU. "Thousands of lives were lost because of it."
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Warning of More 'Extreme Wildfires' and Coastal Floods, New Report Details 'Apocalyptic Threat' Climate Crisis Poses to California
"Changes are happening fast, and they're not good changes... We need to rise to the challenge."
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Reps. Barbara Lee and Ro Khanna Call on Gov. Jerry Brown to Be 'Bold' and Halt All New Fossil Fuel Projects in California
The lawmakers' letter also demands a "just and equitable transition" that "would protect workers, communities, and economies."
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New Scorecard Shows Only 12 House Democrats Have Fully Embraced Game-Changing Progressive Agenda
"In today's tumultuous world, it is important for all Americans to know exactly who in Washington is standing up for our most essential needs: a clean, livable environment, quality universal healthcare, and a more just, equitable society for all.
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"A lot of people in the Democratic establishment will privately tell me that they agree, but when I ask them if they are willing to step up and take action—to take a stand publicly—I get a lot of long-winded nonanswers," billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer said during Netroots Nation's annual gathering on Thursday. News
Billionaire Tom Steyer Rips Democrats for Lacking Guts to Push for Trump's Impeachment
"We are well past the threshold to kick him out of office," the wealthy environmentalist said of Trump during the 2018 Netroots Nation convention in New Orleans
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Ron Dellums, Radical Antiwar Activist, Unlikely House Armed Services Chairman, Dead at 82
In 1993, the House chose socialist Ron Dellums as chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, with oversight for defense appropriations and global military operations.
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Putting Common Good Over Billionaires and War Profiteers, House Progressives Introduce "People's Budget"
The Congressional Progressive Caucus' plan "invests in our neglected infrastructure, ends the systematic inequality in our tax system by making corporations pay their fair share, and stops the rising cost of drugs."
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Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) News
In 'Much-Needed and Significant Positive Step' for Democratic Party, Barbara Lee Announces Bid for House Caucus Chair
Noting Lee's long record as a progressive champion, observers pointed out, "It would represent a major ideological shift in the party leadership."
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After Joe Crowley Defeat, Anti-War Progressive Barbara Lee Considers Bid for House Democratic Chair
"Barbara Lee is one of the most remarkable and visionary members of Congress our country has ever had, and she more than anyone should be a member of Democratic leadership in the House."
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Led by Sanders, Democratic Lawmakers Demand End to 'Starvation Wages' for Disney Workers
"No one who works for 'The Happiest Place on Earth' should wonder where their next meal is coming from, or where they're going to sleep at night."
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