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We owe it to workers and animals to make this crucial, commonsense change. (Photo: Ross William Hamilton/The Oregonian) Views
The Case for a New Technology to Help Slaughterhouse Workers
While the meat industry is receiving its massive $16 billion federal COVID-19 bailout, the USDA and Congress should also enact policies and allocate funds that would phase out archaic electrical slaughter methods in favor of CAS.
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Former Federal Reserve Governor Rebukes Central Bank for Using Covid-19 Lending Power to Bail Out 'Dying' Fossil Fuel Industry
"If polluters want to deny the existence of the ongoing bailout, Congress should swiftly repeal these blatant corporate tax giveaways and make fossil fuels ineligible for stimulus lending programs."
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A prolonged depression is virtually guaranteed without significant federal aid to state and local governments. (Photo by Olivier Douliery/AFP/Getty Images) Views
Congress Must Do Much, Much, Much More to Help Tens of Millions Unemployed
Nearly one in four workers has applied for unemployment benefits.
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'Save the News' Campaign Urges Immediate Covid-19 Relief Funds to Sustain Local Journalism in Time of Crisis
"Americans need access to information about their local communities more than ever, and yet layoffs and furloughs are only increasing as this pandemic continues."
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'National Day of Mourning' Protests This Week to Condemn GOP Failures Amid Mass Suffering Caused by Covid-19
"This should be political suicide. Let's make sure it is."
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Many of the jobs that have been lost in this recession are low-wage service, retail sales, and office jobs. Views
In Just Two Months, More Than 33 Million Americans Have Filed for Unemployment
Congress must act.
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Warning US Could Face 'Darkest Winter in Modern History,' Ousted Whistleblower Demands Science-Based Pandemic Response
"If we fail to develop a national coordinated response, based in science, I fear the pandemic will get far worse and be prolonged, causing unprecedented illness and fatalities."
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Congress must, at a minimum, make a concerted effort to block Trump from starting a war because we’re in danger of foreclosing diplomacy with Iran for future presidents. (Photo: bakdc / Shutterstock.com) Views
After Trump Vetoed the Iran War Powers Resolution, Congress Must Continue to Act
The bipartisan majority that has come together on this issue should not stop working to enact legislation to reclaim its war powers and block Trump from taking us to war with Iran.
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Journalists wearing masks document a protest in Chicago where demonstrators were calling on the Illinois governor to suspend rent and mortgage payments to help those who have lost their income due to the coronavirus on April 30, 2020. News
As Covid-19 Devastates Already Struggling Industry, New Blueprint Sets Forth Bold Vision to Save Local Journalism
"Congress must act now to save jobs and ensure crucial economic and health information reaches the people harmed most by this pandemic."
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To Prevent 'Monopoly Free-for-All,' Congress and Fed Urged to Bar Use of Covid-19 Funds for Corporate Mergers
"We can't afford to allow big corporations to further consolidate power in this moment of crisis."
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