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Decrying Trump's 'Cruel' Refusal to Act, Warren and Markey Unveil Bill to Help Puerto Ricans Left Homeless by Maria
With a new hurricane season beginning, "this can't wait," says Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.)
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A house in the mountains of Puerto Rico that was damaged by Hurricane Maria broadcast a call for help from its roof. A new study out of Harvard University estimated that the death toll from the storm far surpassed the White House's figures, sparking censure of the Trump administration's handling of the crisis. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons) Views
Racism Keeps Rearing Its Ugly Head
We see over and over the dehumanization of people of color in our country and our world.
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"Media coverage of the crisis in Puerto Rico has been dismal since the hurricane hit; even when outlets reported on major scandals about the mismanaged recovery, the coverage was negligible and faded quickly." (Photo: Sarah Wasko / Media Matters) Views
Study Finds 5,000 People May Have Died From Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Cable News Focused on Roseanne Instead.
Cable news covered Roseanne for over 10 hours. They covered Hurricane Maria's death toll in Puerto Rico for just over 30 minutes.
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Water rushes through Main Street in Ellicott City, Md., on Sunday. (Photo: Libby Solomon/The Baltimore Sun) Views
'Did Climate Change Kill … People in Ellicott City?'
Team Trump is doing everything it can to “ignore” climate science.
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Puerto Rico News
Harvard Study Puts Hurricane Deaths in Puerto Rico at Nearly 6,000 People—70 Times Official Count
Findings are "confirmation of an American tragedy," says Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.)
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Puerto Rico Views
The Deal That Puerto Rico Didn't Ask for and Didn't Want
Puerto Rico remains devastated, but few in Congress or the White House seem to consider its reconstruction a priority.
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Gov. Rick Scott Views
Florida’s Senate Race: Does It Matter?
The Nelson-Scott match up is...little more substantive than peas in a pod or birds of a feather who will flock together
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tear gas News
Police Unleash 'Brutal Attacks' on Austerity Protesters in Storm-Ravaged Puerto Rico
While "inhumane and strikingly antidemocratic" budget cuts are imposed on the U.S. territory, outrage after law enforcement used tear gas and rubber bullets to break up May Day demonstrations
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"While referring uniformly to this latest centrally-generated fiasco as a “total” blackout, the corporate media have almost totally ignored this steady, fast-growing stream of power being generated on Puerto Rico, virtually all of it solar." (Photo: USAF Nicholas Dutton) Views
Puerto Rico Goes Back Door to Solartopia and the Corporate Media Blacks It Out
A Solartopian Puerto Rico would threaten the Trumpian corporatists who want to “restore” the island’s central, fossil-fired, utterly corrupted grid, which is sure to go down in the next global-warmed hurricane.
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 "What Medicare for All is to the health care debate, or Fight for $15 is to the battle about inequality, 100% Renewable is to the struggle for the planet’s future." (Photo: Laurel L. Russwurm/flickr/cc) Views
100% Renewable Energy is Within Our Reach
America’s twisted politics may slow the transition to renewables, but other countries are now pushing the pace.
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