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Amid Extreme Weather and Record Heat, Global Mobilization Demands 'Fast and Fair Transition to 100% Renewable Energy for All'
"We are at a crossroads. By acting together, we can end the era of fossil fuels and save the climate we all depend on."
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'Incapable of Feeling Empathy,' Says San Juan Mayor After Trump Brags of His 'Fantastic Job' in Puerto Rico
"There is nothing worse than people that don't want to hear the truth," said Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz. And the truth is this: "The Trump administration failed the people of Puerto Rico."
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 "Presumably because Puerto Ricans are Spanish-speaking Americans, their deaths did not preoccupy our newspapers of record day after day the way the 9/11 victims did." (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images) Views
Storm Death Toll in Puerto Rico Rivals 9/11: But Where Is War on Climate Change?
Apparently we can see a large US territory flattened and nearly 3000 citizens killed, and yawn and pretend it did not happen or we don’t know why hurricanes are becoming more destructive
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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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As Midterms Loom, GOP Reportedly Circulating 'Hell List' of Trump Probes Democrats Could Launch If They Retake House
Republicans have "documented all the work they should be doing but aren't, and sent the list around to make sure everyone gets busy figuring out ways to prevent other people from doing it," noted one observer
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A man is evacuated from the Hurricane Harvey floodwaters in Houston, Texas. (Photo: Reuters/Rick Wilking) Views
Hurricane Season Not Only Brings Destruction and Death But Rising Inequality Too
Populations that are privileged in terms of education, race or homeownership gain wealth in the aftermath of natural disasters, exacerbating already wide economic inequities
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Celebrations as Baltimore Set to Become First Major American City to Outlaw Water Privatization
"Baltimore will be a public water hero when this legislation passes—and should act as an example for other cities."
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Coffee and the Shock Doctrine in Puerto Rico
Hurricane Maria quickly became an unprecedented human disaster because the destruction of Puerto Rican economy and society had long been underway .
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Earth's Carbon Concentrations Have Soared to Levels Not Seen in 800,000 Years
One NOAA oceanographer warns that even if humanity "stopped the greenhouse gases at their current concentrations today, the atmosphere would still continue to warm for next couple decades to maybe a century."
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Ripping 'Greedy Wall Street Vulture Funds' Profiting From Misery, Warren and Sanders Introduce Bill to Cancel Puerto Rico's Debt
"It is time to end Wall Street's stranglehold on Puerto Rico's future, return control of the island to the people of Puerto Rico, and give the territory the debt relief it so desperately needs to rebuild with dignity."
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