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Monday, April 12, 2021
Former US Attorney General Ramsey Clarke speaks during a press conference after he joined ISNAD, the defence committee of toppled Iraqi president Saddam Hussein, 28 December 2004 in Amman. (Photo: KHALIL MAZRAAWI/AFP via Getty Images) Ramsey Clark, Human Rights Lawyer and Critic of US Empire, Dies at Age 93
"The world is the most dangerous place it's ever been now because of what our country has done, and is doing, and we have to take it back."
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A Veolia sign is seen on December 14, 2020 in Hamburg, Germany. (Photo: Jeremy Moeller/Getty Images) Critics Warn $15 Billion Merger of Global Water Giants Would Create 'Dangerous Corporate Monopoly'
"Veolia's plan to dominate public water services all across the globe is becoming a terrifying reality."
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Protesters confront law enforcement after police shot and killed Daunte Wright during a traffic stop on April 11, 2021 in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. (Photo: Stephen Maturen/Getty Images) Protests Erupt After Police Kill Black Man During Traffic Stop Near Minneapolis
"Yet another Black life was taken by those sworn to protect, and we join the community in mourning Wright's loss," said the ACLU of Minnesota.
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Iran Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said at a Monday news conference accused Israel of being behind an attack on the Natanz nuclear facility and vowed revenge for the attack of sabotage that outside critics is clearly aimed a scuttling diplomatic efforts between Tehran, the U.S., and others. (Photo: PressTV) Iran Says Israeli 'Nuclear Terrorism' Could Have Led to Catastrophic 'Crime Against Humanity'
"This is sabotage all right," said one outside critic of the attack on Natanz, reportedly carried out by Mossad. "But the target is Biden's diplomacy with Iran."
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Sunday, April 11, 2021
Free Assange poster seen in a window of a closed shop in Dublin city center on March 16, 2021, in Dublin, Ireland. Marking Two Years Since Assange's Arrest, Press Freedom Advocates Demand Biden DOJ Drop All Charges
"Shame on the U.S. and U.K. It's time to free Assange!"
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A coalition of healthcare advocacy organizations gathered outside Pfizer Worldwide Headquarters in Manhattan on March 11, 2020. As Rich Countries Shield Pharma Monopolies, Just 0.2% of Covid Vaccine Doses Have Gone to Poor Nations
"We need the cooperation of the whole world and the elimination of all the barriers to the production and distribution of vaccines."
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) speaks with reporters in the Senate subway on Tuesday, December 8, 2020. 'The Time Is Now to Go Forward': Sanders Says Dems Can't Waste Time Catering to Obstructionist GOP
"When the scientists tell us we have five or six years before there will be irreparable damage done because of climate change, I'm not going to slow down."
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Saturday, April 10, 2021
Pentagon logo is seen ahead of a press conference on January 28, 2021 in Arlington, Virginia on January 28, 2021. Rejecting Biden's $715 Billion Proposal, Jayapal Says Congress Must Slash the 'Bloated Pentagon Budget'
"Don't increase defense spending. Cut it," said the chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.
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Twenty-six-year-old Iman Saleh, on hunger strike for Yemen, speaks during a press conference while joined by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) on April 9, 2021 in Washington, D.C. As Activists' Hunger Strike Reaches Day 13, Calls Mount for Biden to End US Complicity in Starvation of Yemen
"My pain cannot amount to that of Yemenis under siege," said one hunger striker. "I am starving, but I am not being starved. I am suffering, but I can choose to end that suffering."
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As Amazon Election Spotlights Rigged System, Senate Dems Urged to Nuke Filibuster and Pass PRO Act
"In most states, it is easier to buy an AR-15 than it is to join a union."
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Friday, April 9, 2021
Demonstrators at a peaceful Black Lives Matter protest in Miami, Florida on June 6, 2020. (Photo: LightRocket/Getty Images) Florida Senate Advances 'Dangerous' Bill Critics Warn Criminalizes Peaceful Protest
"H.B. 1 is a direct attack on the First Amendment. It is designed to stifle Floridians' right to peacefully assemble and seek change in their democracy."
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Critics of the Dakota Access and Line 3 pipelines urge President Joe Biden to "Build Back Fossil Free" at the Army Corps of Engineers headquarters in Washington, D.C. on April 1, 2021. The protest included a 200-foot-long black snake, representing the threats the projects pose to Indigenous communities. (Photo: Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images) Despite Pledges on Tribal Relations and Climate, Biden Declines to Shut Down Dakota Access Pipeline
"If Biden wants to be a climate leader on the world stage, he needs to start at home."
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Friday praised union organizers at an Amazon warehouse in Alabama "for their courage and willingness to stand up for workers' rights." (Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)</p></div></div></div> Despite Defeat, Sanders Calls Those Behind Amazon Union Drive an 'Inspiration to Workers' Nationwide
The senator also called for changes in federal law, declaring that "workers should not be intimidated or badgered by a company" for organizing.
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Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-N.Y.) said Friday that failing to expand the U.S. Supreme Court "would leave the future of our nation, our planet, and our fundamental civil rights at the whim of a far-right supermajority that is hostile to democracy itself." (Photo: Ting Shen/Xinhua via Getty Images) Biden Creates Commission to Study Supreme Court Expansion, Other Reforms
"To restore our democracy, we must expand the Supreme Court," said Rep. Mondaire Jones.
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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer speaks at the Brookings Institution on January 21, 2016. (Photo: Paul Morigi/Brookings Institution/Flickr/cc) 'Retire, Breyer': Progressive Group Joins Growing Call for SCOTUS Justice to Step Down
"We cannot afford to risk Democrats losing control of the Senate before a Biden nominee can be confirmed," asserted Demand Justice director Brian Fallon.
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Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) is seen on the House steps of the Capitol during votes on Friday, December 4, 2020. Khanna Criticizes Biden for Proposing Pentagon Budget Larger Than Trump's
"It's disappointing that President Biden would propose a budget of $715 billion for the Pentagon."
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Icebergs Weddell Sea are seen near Snow Hill Island, Antarctica. (Photo: David Tipling/Universal Images Group via Getty Images) Scientists Warn 4°C World Would Unleash 'Unimaginable Amounts of Water' as Ice Shelves Collapse
"Limiting warming will not just be good for Antarctica—preserving ice shelves means less global sea level rise, and that's good for us all."
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Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg protests during a "Fridays for Future" protest in front of the Swedish Parliament Riksdagen in Stockholm on October 9, 2020. (Photo: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP via Getty Images) Greta Thunberg Says She'll Skip UN Climate Conference Over Covid-19 Vaccine Inequity
"Of course I would love to attend the Glasgow #COP26," she tweeted Friday. "But not unless everyone can take part on the same terms."
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Organizers circulated a promotional image for the Global Just Recovery Gathering. (Image: 350.org) Global Just Recovery Gathering Kicks Off to Harness 'Collective People Power' and Create a 'Better Future for All'
The event is being called "an invitation for us all to build a movement that is massive and that shakes the foundations of power and money and greed that seem to hold all the cards right now."
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Union to File Charges Against Amazon Over 'Blatantly Illegal Conduct' in Bessemer Election
"Amazon's conduct has been despicable. We demand a comprehensive investigation over Amazon's behavior in corrupting this election."
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Demonstrators stand outside of the Georgia Capitol building to oppose H.B. 531, a recently passed bill that seeks to add voting restrictions to the state's upcoming elections including restricting ballot drop boxes, requiring an ID requirement for absentee voting, and limiting weekend early voting days, on March 3, 2021 in Atlanta. 100+ Groups to Schumer: Throw Filibuster 'Into the Dustbin of History'
In a letter to the Senate majority leader, the coalition says the rule is a "Jim Crow relic" standing in the way of progressive legislative proposals like the For the People Act.
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Indigenous youth from Dakota march to the White House on April 1, 2021 to demand that President Joe Biden shut down the Dakota Access and Line 3 pipelines. (Photo: Lenin Nolly/NurPhoto via Getty Images) Biden Admin. to Decide Dakota Access Pipeline's Fate in Friday Court Hearing
"The government and its pliers the Army Corps have been playing with First Nations people and we are tired of it."
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Signs are seen during a community gathering and job fair as West Virginians demand an economic recovery and infrastructure package prioritizing climate, care, jobs, justice on April 8, 2021 in Charleston, West Virginia. Economists Warn Democrats 'Going Too Small' on Infrastructure Risks Economic and Climate Catastrophe
"The costs of inaction outweigh the risks of borrowing to take action—by trillions of dollars."
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President Joe Biden speaks at the Pentagon on February 10, 2021 in Washington, D.C. Congress Urged to Reject Biden's 'Unconscionable' $715 Billion Pentagon Budget
"Throwing money at the Pentagon does not keep us safe from modern day threats."
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Thursday, April 8, 2021
Emails obtained by the labor advocacy group More Perfect Union reveal Amazon officials pressured the United States Post Office into installing an unmarked drop box at a Bessemer, Alabama fulfillment center as workers began voting on whether to unionize the facility. (Photo: More Perfect Union/Twitter) Emails Reveal Amazon Pushed USPS for Private Box at Alabama Warehouse as Union Vote Began
"Amazon felt it was above the law and worked with the Postal Service anyway to install one. They did this because it provided a clear ability to intimidate workers."
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A woman hands out "I voted" stickers to voters at the Rummel Creek Elementary polling place on November 6, 2018 in Houston, Texas. (Photo: Loren Elliott/Getty Images) As Texas Lawmakers Attack Voting Rights, GOP Official Aims to 'Build an Army' of Poll Watchers
"When I hear someone say he needs 'courageous' volunteers to be part of an 'army' that will keep an eye on voters in minority neighborhoods, I hear all the same old dog whistles with a slightly updated harmony."
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 Immigrants staged rally and march for immigrants rights and commemorate death from Covid-19 pandemic on Times Square. Protesters demand equal right for undocumented immigrant workers and commemorate death of undocumented immigrants from Covid-19 disease and requested financial relief the same way as citizen received from government. (Photo: Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images) New York to Offer Undocumented Migrants Up to $15,600 in Pandemic Relief
"Today, our work today has been recognized," said one undocumented worker and organizer. "Our dignity has been recognized, and our dignity has been lifted by passing this fund."
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President Joe Biden speaks about gun violence prevention in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C., on April 8, 2021. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images) Biden Praised for Taking 'Crucial First Step' to 'Prioritize People Over Guns'
"The idea that we have so many people dying every single day from gun violence in America is a blemish on our character as a nation," the president said.
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Interior Secretary Deb Haalands stands in Bears Ears National Monument in Utah. Tribes, Conservationists Urge Haaland to Restore 'Sacred' National Monuments During Utah Visit
Campaigners tell Biden's new Interior Secretary to undo the attack on Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante.
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Organized labor advocates rallied in downtown Los Angeles on March 22, 2021 in solidarity with Amazon workers amid their historic unionization vote in Bessemer, Alabama. (Photo: Al Seib/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) 'Passing the PRO Act Is Not a Spectator Sport': AFL-CIO Leads National Day of Action
"Stronger unions mean higher wages, safer working conditions, and dignity for all people who work. The PRO Act is our first step to get there."
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Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean speaks during an event on November 9, 2017 in Danville, Pennsylvania. 'Cartoon Villain Stuff': Howard Dean Urges Biden to Oppose Lifting Covid Vaccine Patents
Dean currently works in the lobbying division at Dentons, a law firm that has represented Pfizer and other industry giants.
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Plant hire equipment is for sale on an auction yard with power station in background in England. (Photo: BuildPix/Construction Photography/Avalon/Getty Images) Despite Pandemic Shutdowns, CO2 Now at Levels Unseen in 3.6 Million Years
NOAA warned that carbon dioxide and methane "continued their unrelenting rise in 2020."
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A gas flare at a petroleum refinery in Norco, Louisiana lights up the sky on August 21, 2019. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Sanders Slams Big Oil CEO Who Refuses to Testify at Senate Climate Hearing
"These companies are producing a significant percentage of the carbon that we use, which is destroying our planet, and we want to know what they are doing to transform their companies away from fossil fuel."
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Members of National Nurses United, the largest nurses union in the United States, protest in front of the White House April 21, 2020 in Washington, D.C. Fauci Admits PPE Shortages Under Trump Increased Covid Death Toll of Frontline Healthcare Workers
More than 3,600 health workers died of Covid-19 during the first year of the pandemic, according to a new investigation.
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Workers walk a picket line in front of the Miami Tower as they strike against the building's cleaning contractor, SFM Services, on February 12, 2021 in Miami, Florida. They accuse the company of having unsafe working conditions, low wages, intimidation and retaliation over union organizing efforts. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images) While Hospital Janitor Got a $6 Cafeteria Voucher, Its CEO Took Home $30 Million
"We need to do better for working people," said one advocate.
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People hold pro-worker signs and rally outside a Whole Foods Market after marching from Amazon headquarters in solidarity with Amazon workers in Bessemer, Alabama on March 26, 2021. Decades-Long Corporate Assault on Unions Has Cost Typical Worker $3,250 a Year: Report
"This decline of unions wasn't inevitable—it was a deliberate policy choice made on behalf of wealthy interests and corporations, and it can be reversed."
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'Why the US Senate Is So Broken': Manchin Vow to Preserve Filibuster Imperils Voting Rights and Much More
"Manchin represents a state that is 1/22 the population of California and 92% white, yet he can singlehandedly block policies supported by 70-80% of Americans."
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Wednesday, April 7, 2021
The Marathon Petroleum Corp.'s Los Angeles Refinery is located in Carson, California. (Photo: Robyn Beck / AFP / Getty Images) Greenpeace Says Biden Tax Plan for Fossil Fuel Subsidies 'Simply Not Good Enough'
"Not a dime of our tax dollars should go towards corporations that poison our communities and wreck our climate."
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A vial of AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine in Saxony during the coronavirus pandemic on March 15, 2021 in Dippoldiswalde, Germany. (Photo: Jens Schlueter/Getty Images) EU Regulator Endorses AstraZeneca Covid-19 Vaccine While Warning of 'Possible' Blood Clot Risk
The European Medicines Agency assessment came the same day as the U.K. restricted use of the vaccine to people over age 30.
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A border activist documents if construction along the new U.S.-Mexico border wall built under former President Donald Trump has halted approximately 15 miles east of Sasabe, Arizona on January 28, 2021 in the Coronado National Forest. (Photo: Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images) Biden Pushed to Permanently Scrap 'Trump's Xenophobic and Racist Wall'
"The wall doesn't even begin to address any of the injustices plaguing the borderlands. It's nothing but a political prop for the GOP. Biden must stop it for good."
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A resident receives a shot of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine at Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya, March 5, 2021. Kenya Lashes Out at UK Over 'Discriminatory' Travel Ban and 'Vaccine Apartheid'
"This vaccine apartheid, coupled with the reckless calls for vaccine passports while not making the vaccines available to all nations, widens existing inequalities and makes it near impossible for the world to win the war against the pandemic," the ministry said.
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Expanding on the momentum of the quickly growing national movement to hold JPMorgan Chase accountable for its central role in funding the global fossil fuel industry, dozens of New York residents with the organization Rise and Resist, with co-sponsor Rainforest Action Network, stormed the bank's new headquarters in central Manhattan on November 20, 2019 demanding an end to its massive financing of the climate crisis. (Photo: Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images) 'Wall Street Is a Primary Villain' in Climate Crisis, Analysis Shows
DeSmog 's investigation found that at least 65% of directors from 39 global banks had 940 connections to "climate-conflicted" industries.
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A man receives a Covid-19 vaccination shot on April 6, 2021 in Juba, South Sudan. The country received 132,000 doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine via the World Health Organization's COVAX program. (Photo: Andreea Campeanu/Getty Images) 'We Must Do More': Hundreds of Advocacy Groups Urge Biden, G20, and IMF to Increase Pandemic Aid
"Unless we take immediate action to solidify more aid and relief, we face lost decades of development and millions more will suffer."
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A coalition of health justice advocates gathered outside Pfizer's headquarters in Manhattan on March 11, 2021 G20 Nations Slammed for Calling Covid Vaccines a 'Public Good' While Denying Them to the World
"They should have taken this moment to commit to putting the health of people across the world ahead of Big Pharma's profits."
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Members of the Inuit Ataqatigiit (AI) Party wave party flags as they celebrate following the exit polls results of the legislative election in Nuuk, on April 6, 2021. Greenland went to the polls on April 6 after an election campaign focused on a disputed mining project in the autonomous Danish territory, as the Arctic island confronts the impact of global warming. (Photo: Emil Helms / Ritzau Scanpix / AFP) 'The People Have Spoken': Left-Wing, Indigenous-Led Party Vows to Stop Greenland Uranium Mining Project After Historic Win
"Greenlanders are sending a strong message that for them it's not worth sacrificing the environment to achieve independence and economic development."
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The Global Climate and Health Alliance marked World Health Day on Wednesday with a call for governments to learn from the coronavirus pandemic and make health policies a central part of climate commitments and action. (Photo: Ronen Tivony / SOPA Images / LightRocket via Getty Images) Coalition Calls for 'Building a Fairer, Healthier World' Through Climate Action
"The Covid-19 pandemic has taught us that health must be part and parcel of every government policy—and as recovery plans are drawn up this must apply to climate policy."
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President Joe Biden visited Pittsburgh on March 31, 2021, where he discussed his administration's American Jobs Plan. (Photo: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images) Nearly Two-Thirds of US Voters Back Corporate Tax Hike to Fund Biden Infrastructure Plan
Support for the American Jobs Plan's proposed 7% corporate tax increase ranged from 42% among Republicans to 85% of Democrats.
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Bolsonaro a 'Threat to the Planet,' Says Lula as Brazil's Daily Covid Death Toll Hits All-Time High
"Unfortunately, our country is today considered a global threat, due to the uncontrolled circulation of the virus and the emergence of new mutations."
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Heavily armed and camouflaged police officers stand by their armored vehicle on November 4, 2016 in Wilmington, Ohio. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Dozens of House Dems and Progressive Groups Push Biden to Curb Militarization of Police
"It is absurd that the Pentagon has so much funding they can send their 'excess' weaponry to police departments around the country. We need to demilitarize our police and defund the Pentagon now."
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'Yemen Is Being Starved': 70+ Democrats Urge Biden to Demand End to Saudi-Led Blockade
"Every day that we wait for these issues to be resolved in negotiations is another day that pushes more children to the brink of death."
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Satellite photo shows the Iranian cargo ship MV Saviz in the Red Sea off the coast of Yemen in October 2020. Warnings of Attempt to 'Sabotage' Diplomacy as Israel Reportedly Attacks Iranian Ship
"Israel appears to be stepping up attacks on Iran to undermine diplomacy."
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Frances Taplett says goodbye to her daughter, Claire, 5, while dropping her off with Debra Davis, the director of the Whitehead Institute at Bright Horizons in Cambridge, Massachusetts on August 13, 2020. (Photo: Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe via Getty Images) Beyond Bridges and Roads, Bowman Makes Case for 'Care Infrastructure'
"What we need to understand better as a nation is that our infrastructure does not just look like steel, concrete, and transport—it is also the nurturing, patience, and diligence of care workers."
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Tuesday, April 6, 2021
A protester holds a sign showing the worldwide death toll from the coronavirus pandemic outside Pfizer's headquarters in New York City on March 11, 2021. (Photo: Erick McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images) Amnesty International's Annual Global Human Rights Report Details Harm—and Heroism—Amid Pandemic
"Covid-19 has brutally exposed and deepened inequality both within and between countries, and highlighted the staggering disregard our leaders have for our shared humanity."
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Construction workers make infrastructure repairs on April 6, 2021 in New York City. (Photo: Michael M. Santiago via Getty Images) 73% of US Voters—Including 57% of Republicans—Back Biden's $2.25 Trillion Infrastructure Plan: Poll
A new survey shows that "every major aspect" of the Democratic president's plan to rebuild the country has majority support, regardless of party affiliation.
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LGBTQ activists and their supporters rally in support of transgender people on the steps of New York City Hall, October 24, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Arkansas GOP Condemned for Veto Override That Continues 'Discriminatory Crusade Against Trans Youth'
"This bill will drive families, doctors and businesses out of the state, and sends a terrible and heartbreaking message to transgender people who are watching in fear," warned the ACLU.
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Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) and dozens of House Democrats introduced the We the People Amendment—which would reverse the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling and end corporate personhood—on April 6, 2021. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Jayapal, House Dems Propose Constitutional Amendment to End Corporate Personhood
The Washington Democrat said the proposed amendment "ends corporate constitutional rights, reverses Citizens United , and ensures that our democracy is really of the people, by the people—not corporations."
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Electric induction stovetops are more energy-efficient, healthier, and safer than gas ranges. (Photo: Dennis Schroeder via National Renewable Energy Lab). Electrifying US Buildings by 2050 Would Be Like Taking 65 Million Cars Off Road: Report
"A new technological revolution is underway to replace fossil fuel heating and cooking with electric technologies."
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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) speaks about Senate Democrats legislative accomplishments as he holds a news conference at the U.S. Capitol on March 25, 2021 in Washington, D.C. Did Democrats Blow Their Chance to Repeal a Slew of Trump's Regulatory Attacks?
"Democrats get owned on regulatory issues day in and day out," said one critic. "The problem is they didn't want to do the work."
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A picture taken on August 9, 2018 during a trip in Yemen organized by the UAE's National Media Council (NMC) shows Yemeni children whose legs were amputated after they were injured by landmines 'Deadly and Dangerous': Biden Rebuked for Embrace of Trump's Policy on Landmines
"This is the wrong approach," said the U.S. Campaign to Ban Landmines.
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Students and community members listen to speakers on the steps of LAUSD headquarters urging LAUSD to defund school police and eliminate their budget. Los Angeles on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 in Los Angeles, CA. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) 'We Need Police-Free Schools': Survey Finds 2/3 of US Students Want Cops Removed From Campus
"Students deserve more than an education system that is hell-bent on criminalizing them instead of providing them with the resources they need to succeed."
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An activist holds a USPS envelope while protesting Donald Trump's visit on August 17, 2020 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. 'Fire Every Board Member Then Fire DeJoy': Lawmaker Fury Grows Over Postal Service Leadership
"Instead of holding DeJoy accountable, the USPS Board of Governors confirmed what I always suspected was true," said Sen. Tammy Duckworth.
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Pedestrians wearing face masks walk past a commercial advertisement billboard of the American multinational financial services corporation and credit card business American Express in Hong Kong. Senate Democrats Introduce Plan to Force Multinational Corporations to 'Pay Their Fair Share'
"That starts with ending incentives to ship jobs overseas and closing loopholes that allow companies to stash their profits in tax havens."
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Activists hold signs reading "We Are Treating the Symptoms, Not the Cause" and "There Is No Planet B" during a climate justice demonstration outside the Spanish Parliament on September 25, 2020 in Madrid. (Photo: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez via Getty Images) 'We Have to Act': Atmospheric CO2 Passes 420 PPM for First Time Ever
"It is truly groundbreaking," Greta Thunberg said of the growing concentration of the heat-trapping gas. "And I don't mean that in a good way."
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After Decades of Raking in Corporate Cash, McConnell Tells CEOs Mildly Defending Voting Rights to 'Stay Out of Politics'
"I have a feeling he thinks advocating for fair access to the ballot box is the only political act CEOs shouldn't be engaged in," said Congresswoman Ilhan Omar.
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Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) is seen during a Senate vote in the Capitol on Thursday, March 25, 2021. Manchin Under Fire for Threatening to Block Infrastructure Bill Over Corporate Tax Hike
"I think we need a grassroots movement that makes it clear to Joe Manchin... that the progressive agenda is what the American people want," said Sen. Bernie Sanders.
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Monday, April 5, 2021
Nina Turner, now running for U.S. Congress in Ohio, speaks at a campaign rally for presidential candidate Bernie Sanders at the University of Minnesotas Williams Arena on November, 3, 2019 in Minneapolis 'Helloooooooooo Somebody': Nina Turner Posts Massive Fundraising Haul in Bid for Ohio House Seat
"Momentum is building and people can feel it!"
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People take part in rally outside the Stonewall Inn, a landmark of the gay rights movement, on February 23, 2017 in the Greenwich Village area of New York City, demanding equal rights for transgender and gender non-conforming people. (Photo: Kena Betancur/AFP via Getty Images) 'This Victory Belongs to Trans Youth': Arkansas Gov. Vetoes Bill That Would Deny Gender-Affirming Care
"This victory belongs to the thousands of Arkansans who spoke out against this discriminatory bill, especially the young people, parents, and pediatricians who never stopped fighting this anti-trans attack."
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In this photo illustration, a message saying Covid-19 PCR test result has been verified from the Travel Pass app mobile application by IATA (International Air Transport Association) seen displayed on a smartphone screen in front of IATA logo. Fauci Says Federal Government Won't Mandate Vaccine Passports
The administration's chief medical adviser also urged people not to "declare victory prematurely" against the coronavirus by forgoing public health measures like physical distancing.
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Climate campaigners disrupt then Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden during a campaign event on October 9, 2019 in Manchester, New Hampshire. (Photo: Scott Eisen/Getty Images) Sunrise Plans Dozens of Actions Nationwide to Demand Jobs Guarantee, $10 Trillion Infrastructure Plan
"With so much work to be done, there's no reason anyone in the richest country in the history of the world should be unemployed, underemployed, or working a job that isn't in the national interest."
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Cara Stewart, a legal advocate opposing Medicaid work requirements, comforts Pauline Creech in Covington, Kentucky on January 15, 2018. Creech is concerned that, between her disability and her frequent doctor's appointments for cancer treatments, she won't be able to meet the work requirement of 80 hours per month. (Photo: Carolyn Van Houten/The Washington Post via Getty Images) Biden Urged to Withdraw All Medicaid Work Requirements Approved by Trump
Policies to "take Medicaid coverage away from people who don't comply with stringent work requirements... are deeply harmful."
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To Halt '30-Year Race to the Bottom,' Yellen Calls for Global Minimum Tax on Corporations
"A high global minimum tax can change the face of globalization—by making its main winners (multinational companies) pay more in taxes, instead of them paying less and less."
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NLRB Says Amazon Firing of Workers Who Demanded Better Climate, Labor Policies Was Illegal Retaliation
"It's clear that Amazon has been violating the law when it tries to silence workers who speak out," said Christy Hofmann, general secretary of UNI Global Union.
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The cover of the new report from Public Citizen—titled "The Corporate Sponsors of Voter Suppression"—features a photoshopped version of an image of Georgia's Republican Gov. Brian Kemp signing that state's voter suppression bill into law last month with a painting in the background overlaid with logos of major corporate donors who have lavished campaign contributions on the GOP in recent years. 'Follow the Money': Corporations Gave $50 Million to GOP Lawmakers Behind Voter Suppression Onslaught
"No matter how many PR statements Big Business puts out, its complicity with the antidemocratic forces that want to make voting harder is clear."
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A view of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power's Pine Tree Wind Farm and Solar Power Plant in the Tehachapi Mountains on March 23, 2021 in Kern County. (Photo: Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) 'A Remarkable Story of Resilience and Hope': Renewable Energy Smashes Records in 2020
"There is a huge amount to be done... The international community must look to this trend as a source of inspiration to go further."
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'EPA Needs to Step In': Florida Workers Race to Prevent Massive Spill of Radioactive Waste
"Federal officials need to clean up this mess the fertilizer industry has dumped on Florida communities and immediately halt further phosphogypsum production."
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Sunday, April 4, 2021
An Amazon Prime delivery van stops at an apartment building in Forest Hills, Queens, New York City. (Photo: Lindsey Nicholson/Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images) Amazon Apologizes to Pocan, Admits Drivers Do Sometimes Pee in Bottles
"We know that drivers can and do have trouble finding restrooms because of traffic or sometimes rural routes," the tech titan conceded.
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Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) is the first Palestinian American and one of the first two Muslim women elected to the U.S. Congress. (Photo: Nic Antaya/Getty Images) Rashida Tlaib Hails Shift in House Dems' Views on Palestinian Human Rights
"Just a few years ago, it would have been unthinkable to have 12 members of Congress refer to Israeli occupation as colonialism, so I have no doubt that the needle on Palestinian human rights is moving."
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Saturday, April 3, 2021
First Nations land defenders lock themselves to equipment at a Trans Mountain Corporation pumping station on unceded Secwepemc land in British Columbia on April 3, 2021. (Photo: Braided Warriors/Twitter) 'We Will Not Stop': First Nations Land Defenders Take Direct Action Against Trans Mountain Pipeline
"Today we stand on unceded, unsurrendered, illegally occupied Secwepemc land to show that we will not stop until the pipeline is terminated and the land is returned to the rightful title holders."
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Minneapolis fire fighter Genevieve Hansen, who was off duty when she witnessed and recorded the fatal arrest of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, testified on Tuesday and Wednesday during the murder trial of former MPD officer Derek Chauvin. (Photo: Court TV screen grab) Derek Chauvin Trial Week 1: Raw Video, Raw Emotions as Witnesses to George Floyd's Death Testify
Multiple police officers also testified for the prosecution, with one Minneapolis homicide lieutenant calling Chauvin's use of deadly force "totally unnecessary."
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Friday, April 2, 2021
Gambian war crimes lawyer Fatou Bensouda takes the oath during a swearing-in ceremony as the International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor in The Hague, on June 15, 2012. (Photo: Bas Czerwinskini/ANP/AFP via Getty Images) 'Critical First Step' But 'Long Overdue': Biden Repeals Trump Sanctions on the ICC
"Trump's sanctions set a dangerous precedent for attacks on victims, lawyers, human rights advocates, and courts."
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Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) and voting rights activist Stacey Abrams, a former Georgia gubernatorial candidate, both expressed support for Major League Baseball's decision to pull the 2021 All-Star Game from Atlanta due to Georgia's new voter restriction law. (Photo: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc. via Getty Images) As Republicans Fume, Georgia Dems Have Mixed Reactions to MLB's All-Star Game Relocation
"Businesses and organizations have great power in their voices and ability to push for change, and I respect the decision of the players to speak out against this unjust law," said Sen. Raphael Warnock.
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Protesters make the three-finger salute as copies of the 2008 constitution are burnt during a demonstration against the Myanmar's military coup in Yangon's South Okkalapa township on April 1, 2021. (Photo: STR/AFP via Getty Images) After UN Envoy Warns of 'Bloodbath,' Junta Imposes Internet Blackout Across Myanmar
The move came as Human Rights Watch said authorities have forcibly disappeared hundreds of politicians, election officials, journalists, activists, and protesters.
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Drone whistleblower Daniel Hale (R) stands next to CodePink co-founder Medea Benjamin in this undated photo. (Photo:Democracy Now!) As Drone Whistleblower Daniel Hale Pleads Guilty, Advocates Warn of 'Profound Threat' to Free Press
"Using the Espionage Act in this way to prosecute journalists' sources as spies chills newsgathering and discourages sources from coming forward with information in the public interest."
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Migrant children rest inside a pod at the Customs and Border Patrol detention center in Donna, Texas on March 30, 2021. (Photo: Dario Lopez-Mills/Pool via Getty Images) As Biden Ramps Up Detention Capacity, Group Warns Contaminated Military Bases 'Are No Place' for Kids
"Immigrant children under the care of the federal government should not be in cages, let alone toxic sites in military bases," an Earthjustice attorney said.
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'We've Been Attacked': Suspect Dead, Officer Killed After Vehicle Rams Security Barrier on Capitol Hill
The Capitol has been on high alert since the January 6 attack by a mob of Trump supporters.
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Travelers arrive for flights at O'Hare international Airport on March 16, 2021 in Chicago. CDC Says Vaccinated People Safe to Travel, But Urges Against It as Covid-19 Cases Again Surge
The agency's new guidance came the same day Dr. Anthony Fauci said there's something akin to "a race between the potential for a surge and our ability to vaccinate as many people as we possibly can."
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Flares burning off gas at Belridge Oil Field and hydraulic fracking site which is the fourth largest oil field in California. (Photo: Citizens of the Planet/Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images) Fossil Fuel Companies Got $8.2 Billion in Tax Bailouts—Then Fired Over 58,000 Workers
"It's time to stop subsidizing them and start facing the climate crisis," says a BailoutWatch analyst.
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Interior Secretary Deb Haaland is the first Native American Cabinet member in U.S. history. (Photo: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc. via Getty Images) Haaland Announces New Missing and Murdered Indigenous Unit at Interior
The department said the new unit will "put the full weight of the federal government into investigating these cases and marshal law enforcement resources across federal agencies and throughout Indian country."
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A protester holds dead bees prior to the annual shareholders meeting of German chemicals and pharmaceuticals conglomerate Bayer AG on April 26, 2019 in Bonn, Germany. Despite Declining U.S. Pesticide Use, Toxicity to Bees Doubled in a Decade: Study
The findings, said the study's lead researcher, "call for action to reduce the pesticide toxicity applied in agriculture worldwide."
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A person holds a sign urging lawmakers to "Tax the Rich" at a protest in New York City on March 29, 2021. (Photo: Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images) 55 US Corporate Giants Paid $0 in Federal Taxes in 2020 Thanks to 'Gaping' Loopholes
"If you paid $120 for a pair of Nike Air Force 1 shoes, you paid more to Nike than it paid in federal income taxes over the past 3 years," said Sen. Bernie Sanders.
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'The Breakthrough We've Been Hoping For': Iran, EU Announce Talks to Bring US Back to Nuclear Deal
"The American people, and the Iranian-American community in particular, want the Biden administration to resolve our ongoing disputes with Iran through diplomacy."
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Dozens of Democrats Urge Biden to Take 'Critical Step' of Shutting Down Dakota Access Pipeline
"By shutting down this illegal pipeline, you can continue to show your administration values the environment and the rights of Indigenous communities more than the profits of outdated fossil fuel industries."
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Progressive Leader to Biden: Don't 'Water Down Bill for a Party Not Actually Interested in Bipartisanship'
The country can't afford to "wait for Republicans to have some awakening on climate change," said Rep. Pramila Jayapal.
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Thursday, April 1, 2021
Former President Donald Trump hugs the U.S. flag during CPAC 2019 on March 2, 2019, in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images) South Carolina Bill Would Require Teaching Based on Trump's Ahistorical 1776 Report
"This kind of legislation... introduces more problems and more politics," said one historian critic. "It is telling people how to think, not to think."
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A man wears a sticker showing his college debt during an Occupy Wall Street rally against the high cost of college tuitions on April 25, 2012 in New York City. (Photo: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images) 'We Need Full Abolition,' Advocates Say as Biden Reviews Authority to Cancel Student Debt
The president has signaled he supports forgiving $10,000 per borrower but Democrats and activists are pressing him to make it $50,000 or more.
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Indigenous activists gathered in Washington, D.C on Thursday to demand to demand the Biden administration stop the Line 3 and Dakota Access pipelines. Indigenous Youth Take to DC Streets With Demands to #ShutDownDAPL and #StopLine3
"Climate chaos is here. We cannot wait."
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Protesters gather in São Paulo, Brazil for a demonstration on March 31, 2021 marking the anniversary of the 1964 military coup that overthrew democratic rule and replaced it with 21 years of military dictatorship. The sign on the left reads, "Bolsonaro Out." The one on the right says "Lula: Anti-Coup Candidate." (Photo: Cristina Szucinski/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) 'Threat to Democracy': Brazil's Bolsonaro Faces Growing Calls to Resign
"We have a president who is trying to pressure the armed forces into serving his coup-mongering, authoritarian delusions," said one elder statesman as lawmakers pursue impeachment.
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A demonstrator throws stones at a police vehicle during a protest against extreme economic inequality in Santiago, Chile on November 29, 2019. (Photo: Martin Bernetti/AFP via Getty Images) IMF Calls for Taxing World's Richest to Curb Inequality, Stave Off Social Unrest
"Governments need to provide everyone with a fair shot—enabling all individuals to reach their potential."
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A young student sits in front of a computer as she does school work at her home on September 27, 2020 in New York City. Biden's $100 Billion Broadband Plan Hailed as Crucial Effort to Close 'Digital Divide'
"President Biden's $100 billion infrastructure plan acknowledges an important fact about broadband today—it is an essential service, like water and electricity, and our public policy should reflect that fact."
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An aerial view shows Marathon Petroleum Corp.'s Los Angeles Refinery, the state's largest producer of gasoline, on April 22, 2020 in Carson, California. (Photo: David McNew/Getty Images) Lawmakers and Groups Demand 'Urgent Action' by Fed to Protect Economy From Climate Risks
"The Federal Reserve must do its job, steering the economy away from disaster by ending fossil fuel finance."
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