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Saturday, December 7, 2019
People opposed to Amazon's plan to locate a headquarters in New York City 'We Were Proven Right,' Says AOC After Amazon Expands in New York Without Taking Billions in Public Cash
"Maybe the Trump admininistration should focus more on cutting public assistance to billionaires instead of poor families."
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Friday, December 6, 2019
Demonstrators from several environmental groups including Extinction Rebellion and Sunrise Movement demand broad action at a youth-led climate strike near City Hall on December 6, 2019 in New York City. Hundreds attended the strike, the latest in a series of school walk-outs dubbed "Fridays For Future." (Photo by Scott Heins/Getty Images) Calling Him Only 2020 Candidate Whose Plan 'Can Save Our Planet,' US Youth Climate Strike Leaders Endorse Bernie Sanders for President
As sit-ins targeted establishment Democrats nationwide to demand the Green New Deal, Sanders stood with climate campaigners in Iowa on Friday and applauded striking youth worldwide who are saying: "Hey, we want a planet that we can grow up in and have kids in that is healthy and inhabitable."
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'Now Let's Do This Everywhere': Kansas City, Missouri Approves Free Public Transit for All
Measure championed as "visionary" way to reduce inequality and better serve everyone in the community.
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An estimated 500,000 activists took part in a climate justice protest in Madrid on Friday, December 6, 2019. (Photo: @GretaThunberg) Even as 500,000 March in Madrid, Greta Thunberg Warns Climate Movement Has 'Achieved Nothing' Until Emissions Fall
"We cannot afford more days going by without real action being taken."
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Edward Snowden won the Right Livelihood Award in 2014, and accepted the award from Moscow. (Photo: Screenshot) Edward Snowden: If I Came Back to the U.S., I Would Likely Die in Prison for Telling the Truth
At Wednesday’s The Right Livelihood Awards, Amy Goodman interviewed Snowden in front of the award ceremony’s live audience via video link from Moscow.
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With Support of Just One Republican, House Passes 'Historic' Bill to Restore and Expand Voting Rights
"Brings us one step closer to restoring the Voting Rights Act."
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Trump-Led Shift Away From Multilateralism Risks Survival of Future Generations and Planet, Warn The Elders
Former leaders and peace advocates known as the Elders urge countries to continue working together to fight nuclear proliferation, the climate crisis, and global injustice.
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Asked specifically about Medicare for All, Biden says that while his more progressive rivals Sanders and Warren support it, "The party's not there. The party's not there at all." (Photo: Axios/Screenshot) 'Where's the Party? Come On, Man': Biden Claims Democrats Not Down for AOC-Style Progress Like Medicare for All
"OK boomer," progressives responded.
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Young climate activists staged a silent sit-in Friday at the United Nations climate conference in Madrid As Press Swarm Greta, Fellow Youth Activists Stage 'Powerful and Strong' Silent Protest at COP 25
"We need climate action and we need change right now. And the time to act is now."
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Vowing to Deliver High-Speed Broadband for All, Sanders Plan Would Enshrine Internet as Public Utility
"Access to the internet is a necessity in today's economy, and it should be available for all."
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Demand Grows for Buttigieg to Come Clean About His Time at 'Corporate Greed Machine' McKinsey
"The political risk is not that his former employer, a multibillion-dollar corporate entity that promotes fraud across the globe, will be mad at him. It's what he would have to disclose."
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President Donald Trump chats with Russia's President Vladimir Putin as they attend the the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders' summit in the central Vietnamese city of Danang on Nov. 11, 2017. (Photo: Mikhail Klimentyev/AFP/Getty Images) A 'No-Brainer': Anti-Nuclear Movement Urges Trump to Accept Putin Offer to Renew START Treaty
"Losing New START would set the United States and Russia on a path to nuclear anarchy: a state of affairs where legal constraints of nuclear arsenals has ended and norms of voluntary restraint are weak or nonexistent. We'd all be flying blind into a nuclear arms race."
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Imperiling Progressive Change 'For as Long as We Live,' One in Five Federal Judges Now a Trump Appointee
"Without a meaningful plan for court reform any presidential attempts to make needed change will simply be blocked by the courts."
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Declaring 'Buttigieg Is Wrong,' Bernie Sanders Makes Case for Tuition-Free Public College and Universal Programs
"I happen to believe that when you talk about programs like Social Security, like healthcare, like higher education, they should be universal."
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Thursday, December 5, 2019
Carlos Gregorio Hernandez Vasquez, a 16-year-old Guatemalan migrant, was seriously ill when immigration agents put him in a small South Texas holding cell with another sick boy on the afternoon of May 19. By the next morning, he was dead. (Photo: via Facebook) 'Impeach Trump for This': Video Shows Final Hours of Teen's Horrible Death in US Immigration Detention Center
Contrary to claims by Border Patrol, "they didn't take him to the hospital. They didn't release him. They didn't even seem to check on him as he was dying on the floor of his cell."
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Free Speech Groups Tell Court Trump's Mandate for Visa Applicants' Social Media a 'Life or Death' Threat for Journalists, Filmmakers
"The government simply has no legitimate interest in collecting this kind of sensitive information on this immense scale, and the First Amendment doesn't permit it to do so."
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Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden greets guests during a campaign stop at the Water's Edge Nature Center on December 2, 2019 in Algona, Iowa. People Who Want to Ban Fracking Immediately, Says Joe Biden, 'Oughta Vote for Someone Else'
"Might I recommend Bernie Sanders: the climate candidate," responds Vermont senator's press secretary.
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President Donald Trump holds up a chart during a rally in Palm City Beach, Florida on May 9, 2019. (Photo: AP) 'Make America 36th Out of 41 Developed Nations Again': Social Justice Index of Developed Nations Puts US Near Bottom
Meanwhile, the democratic-socialist Nordic countries of Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Finland, and Sweden enjoy the top spots in detailed survey of OECD nations.
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'This Isn't How You End the Endless War': Trump Weighs Plan to Send 14,000 More US Troops to Middle East
"Trump ran on ending these endless wars. But he's sending more troops to the Middle East, making yet another war there more likely."
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Environmental activist Diane Wilson on Tuesday saw a settlement reached with Formosa Plastics approved by a federal judge, clearing the way for $50 million in cleanup for Lavaca Bay in Texas. 'David-and-Goliath Story' as Texas Environmental Activist Diane Wilson Wins $50 Million Judgement Against Plastics Giant Formosa
The settlement funds will go to environmental projects and cleanup efforts in the Gulf Coast region.
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'Victory for the People': Michigan Court Rejects Nestlé's Claim That Privatizing Local Town's Water Provides 'Essential Service'
"Allowing a corporation to bottle our water just to sell it back to us is hardly an 'essential service.'"
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As Impeachment Looms, 350 Mental Health Professionals Warn Congress That Nuclear-Armed Trump 'A Threat to Safety of Our Nation'
"We are convinced that, as the time of possible impeachment approaches, Donald Trump has the real potential to become ever more dangerous."
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Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), pictured at the Capitol on March 13, 2019, were the suvject of a barrage of hateful Facebook posts from an Israeli-based company. Investigation Uncovers Israel-Based Group Behind Bigoted Facebook Smear Campaign Aimed at US Muslim Congresswomen
"The goal of these anti-Muslim hate campaigns is clear—they put Muslim lives here and around the world at risk and undermine our country's commitment to religious pluralism."
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Sanders Scores Highest Mark on Sunrise Movement's Climate Report Card While Biden Told It's "Parent-Teacher Conference Time"
Sanders scored 183 points out of 200, followed by Elizabeth Warren with 165 points. Biden landed far behind with just 75 points.
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi speaks about the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump in Washington, D.C. on December 5, 2019. "It's On": Pelosi Officially Asks Nadler to Prepare Articles of Impeachment
"The president leaves us no choice but to act."
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Bernie Sanders Tops New California Poll—But You Wouldn't Have Known It By Reading This LA Times Headline
In latest #BernieBlackout example, Sanders' deputy campaign manager notes it took major newspaper "three paragraphs to mention who is leading."
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At this point, argues Washignton Post columnist Paul Waldman, "there is literally not a single person on Earth who gets laughed at more than Donald Trump." (Photo: Screenshot/Biden for President) Biden Campaign's "World Is Laughing at Donald Trump" Video Wins Viral Moment
"They see him for what he really is: dangerously incompetent and incapable of world leadership."
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A protester holds a flare as public and private workers demonstrate and shout slogans during a mass strike against pension reforms on December 05, 2019 in Marseille, France. France has drawn up emergency plans for a major strike against pension reforms, which is one of the biggest challenges in President Macron's far-reaching reform. (Photo: Arnold Jerocki/Getty Images) Denouncing Macron's Neoliberal Pension Reforms, Hundreds of Thousands of Striking Workers Bring France to a Halt
"We have one of the best pension systems in the world, if not the best. Yet the president has decided, purely out of ideology, to wipe it out."
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'Flat-Out Corruption': DeVos Accused of Scheming to Stop Next President From Canceling Student Loan Debt
"Normally the rich are moderately more subtle about rigging the system in their favor. They're scared."
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Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Sarah Pitlyk (R) is seen with other former law clerks for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh at an event at the Heritage Foundation on August 9, 2018. Trump's Rightward Shift of Federal Courts Advances as Senate Confirms Anti-Choice Sarah Pitlyk
"Appalling."
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Migrants queue to receive aid distributed by Turkish Red Crescent at the camp 'Vucjak' near Bihac in Bosnia and Herzegovina on November 21, 2019. More than 700 irregular migrants from Pakistan, Afghanistan and other countries continue their lives in makeshift tents, located 15 kilometers from the Croatian border. Turkish Red Crescent distributed sweaters, blankets, sleeping-bags, toothpastes and towels. (Photo: Kayhan Gul/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) 'People Here Will Start Dying': Dire Warnings as Stranded Refugees Freeze in Hellish Conditions Near Bosnia-Croatia Border
The conditions of the refugee camp are being decried as "not for human beings" as officials demanded immediate relief for those languishing there.
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London company management firm Formations House was the subject of a massive leak that journalists began reporting on Wednesday. Massive Leak of Data Reveals Money-Hiding Secrets of Superrich—and This Is 'Only the Beginning'
"It's hard to overstate how notorious and suspicious the firm is."
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Documents Reveal 'Toxic Trump-Johnson Deal' Post-Brexit Would Allow US Pharma Industry to Send NHS Drug Prices Skyrocketing
"A Labour government will stop our NHS being sold off in a toxic trade deal with Trump," Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said.
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Advocates hold signs at the second-ever congressional hearing on Medicare for All. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) 'Another Victory for #MedicareForAll!' Says Jayapal as Fourth House Hearing on Proposal Is Announced
The Washington Democrat called the development "proof of the historic momentum we have in our fight to ensure quality, affordable healthcare for everyone."
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Legal Scholar Points to Sondland Testimony as 'Most Chilling' Evidence Trump Used Power of Office for Private 'Political Benefit'
"A candidate for president should resist foreign interference in our elections, not demand it. If we are to keep faith with the Constitution and our Republic, President Trump must be held to account."
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Trayvon Martin (left) was killed by George Zimmerman (right) in 2012. Zimmerman is suing Martin's family. 'Disgraceful Sham': George Zimmerman Sues Parents of Trayvon Martin, Others for $100 Million
"Imagine killing an unarmed child and then suing his parents."
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Progressives Fire Back at Buttigieg's 'Bad Faith' Claim That Tuition-Free College Proposals Are Elitist
"The type of attitude that Mayor Pete Buttigieg is exhibiting here is in fact elitist in itself."
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"The fossil fuel industry must take full responsibility for the climate change crisis." Big Polluters Must Be 'Held Liable' for Destruction of Climate, Campaigners Say at COP 25
"For decades, big polluters have gone to any lengths to block, weaken, and delay policy. That time is over."
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In a new poll released by Amnesty International, 71% of respondents expressed fear over how Big Tech is taking and using their personal data. 'A Damning Indictment': Global Poll Shows 71% Support Regulation of Tech Giants to Protect Data Privacy
"People want to see an end to tech companies trampling over our right to privacy."
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Protesters hold signs during a demonstration against migrant detention facilities on July 2, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Consulting Giant McKinsey Suggested "Detention Savings Opportunities" That Even ICE Staff Viewed as Too Harsh on Immigrants
How McKinsey helped the Trump Administration detain and deport immigrants.
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'Profoundly Disturbing': William Barr Says Communities That Do Not 'Respect' Police Could Lose Protections
Civil rights advocates viewed the attorney general's comments as a threat against communities of color that have protested police brutality and killings.
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House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) on Wednesday will preside over the committee's first hearing  as part of the wider impeachment inquiry in the U.S. House of Representatives. (Photo: Getty Images) WATCH LIVE: Day 6 of Trump Impeachment Hearings
Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said the hearing would offer an opportunity to "discuss the constitutional framework through which the House may analyze the evidence gathered in the present inquiry."
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U.S. President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attend the NATO summit at the Grove Hotel on December 4, 2019 in Watford, England.  Feelings Hurt by 'Two-Faced' Trudeau and Laughing NATO Leaders, Trump Leaves Summit Early in a Huff
"There is nothing he hates more than important people laughing at him."
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'What Cruelty Looks Like': Trump Finalizes Plan to Strip Food Aid From 750,000 Low-Income People by 2020
"When it came to tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy, Trump felt the nation's finances were firm enough to give up more than $1,500,000,000,000. When it's time to spend a fraction of that to help poor people eat, that's when the well has supposedly run dry."
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'He Has a Lot of Explaining to Do': Call Records Show Devin Nunes Spoke With Giuliani Multiple Times Amid Ukraine Scheme
"Hugely incriminating" was how one commentator described the previously undisclosed call records.
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Tuesday, December 3, 2019
"Since day one, Secretary Bernhardt has operated as though Interior was his own personal lobby shop by doling out favors for his former clients with impunity," said Jayson O’Neill, deputy director of Western Values Project As Nation Transfixed by Impeachment, Trump Quietly Provides Offshore Drilling Industry 'Sweetheart Giveaway'
Former lobbyist turned Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt, says critic, probably assumed gift "to his former oil and gas client would slip by unnoticed."
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Brown University Committee Votes in Favor of Divesting From Companies Complicit in Human Rights Abuses in Palestine
The vote comes eight months after 69 percent of student voters supported a referendum to divest from companies profiting from military occupation.
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Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and Ranking Member Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) listen to Gordon Sondland, the U.S ambassador to the European Union, testify before the House Intelligence Committee in the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill November 20, 2019 in Washington, DC. Declaring 'No One Is Above the Law,' House Intelligence Committee Releases Trump Impeachment Report
Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) tweeted in response to the report that "the House Judiciary Committee should accept the Intelligence Committee report and immediately start drawing up articles of impeachment."
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'They Want Us Afraid:' Fired Google Workers Fight Back Against Tech Giant With NLRB Complaint
"They count on the fear, the sadness, and the anger that we are all feeling to stop us all from exercising our rights. But what they didn't count on is the strength, the resolve, and the solidarity of Googlers and our allies."
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Border Patrol agents detain a 14-year-old boy Critics Decry 'Publicity Stunt With Genuine Consequences' as Trump Deploys 'Surge' of Park Rangers to Patrol Southern Border
"Building a despicable wall through our spectacular borderlands isn't enough for Trump."
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'He's Just...Erased': PBS 2020 Segment Finds Time for Klobuchar, Sestak, and Bullock—But Completely Ignores Bernie Sanders
It was like watching "manufacturing consent in action,' said Current Affairs editor Nathan Robinson.
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Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) speaks during a news conference with fellow Democrats at the U.S. Capitol October 25, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Kamala Harris to End Her 2020 Presidential Campaign, Leaving Third Way Dems 'Stunned and Disappointed'
Harris leaves the race after failing to gain traction with voters.
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According to CNN, the contract issued on Monday is the Navy's "most expensive shipbuilding contract ever" and was awarded to weapons maker General Dynamics Electric Boat and subcontractors.  (Photo: U.S. Navy/General Dynamics Electric Boat) US Navy Places $22 Billion Cyber Monday Order for Nuclear Submarines, But Who Is Asking How We Gonna Pay For It?
"$22 billion could fund a lot of kids learning," said Albert Lee, a Democrat running for Congress in Oregon. "We need an education race; not a wasted arms race."
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Greta Thunberg 'People Are Underestimating the Force of Angry Kids': Greta Thunberg Returns to Europe for Climate Summit
At COP 25, Thunberg said, "we will continue the fight there to make sure that within those walls the voices of the people are being heard."
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A Briton is shocked at the cost of an ambulance ride in the U.S. 'So If You're Poor, You're Dead'? Watch These Brits Gasp When They Find Out Cost of Healthcare in the United States
"The cost of American healthcare is literally unimaginable to most British people."
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After Hottest Decade Since Records Began, WMO Warns World May Face 5°C Rise by Century's End
The impacts of the climate crisis "are real and happening now and place huge pressures on communities and countries," climate scientists said.
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Report Details How Social Security Has Become Rigged for the Wealthy While Leaving Behind Those It Was Designed to Help
"The program's become less progressive," said Jim Roosevelt, a former Social Security Administration official and grandson of FDR.
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) 'Standing With Bernie Because Bernie Stands With Us': Iowa's Largest Progressive Group Endorses Sanders
"We're committed to using this endorsement to lift up our people and planet first demands and take on the corporate power that wants to maintain the 'business as usual' status quo."
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Trump Ridiculed for Claiming Unnamed 'Legal Scholars' Praised Calls With Ukraine Leader as 'Absolutely Perfect'
"Amazing how these people never have names."
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'Steaming Nonsense': Republican Report Claiming Trump Did Nothing Wrong Panned for Ignoring Facts and Witness Testimony
"Republicans are entirely unperturbed by Trump's use of his office to solicit foreign interference in the next election on his behalf."
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Monday, December 2, 2019
From Crying 'Witch Hunt' to a Guilty Plea, Calls for Trump Ally Duncan Hunter to Resign Immediately
The California Republican spent months claiming he was the victim of a "witch hunt" before saying Monday he would plead guilty
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President-elect Donald J. Trump and U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi smile for a photo during the 58th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2017. Pelosi Frustrates Progressives by Stalling Pro-Labor Bill While Pushing Trump's Trade Deal
"Grinding my teeth so hard they snap off at the roots."
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With an image of himself on a screen in the background, Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the House Financial Services Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill October 23, 2019 in Washington, D.C. Facebook CEO Zuckerberg Dodges When Pressed About Details of White House Dinner With Trump
"No better example of Facebook's power than Zuckerberg being asked here whether Trump lobbied him, rather than whether he lobbied Trump."
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Insurance Industry Is Clearly 'Terrified,' Says Sanders, As Lawmakers Admit Lobbyists Helped Them Write Attacks on Medicare for All
"We are taking on the big-money interests who have an army of lobbyists trying to defeat Medicare for All."
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Young climate activists protest carbon markets at the UNFCCC negotiations in Bonn in 2012. Green Groups at COP 25 Warn Against Market-Driven Solutions to Climate Emergency
"Now is not the time to offer an escape route to polluting Northern country governments and big oil."
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Amazon New Analysis Details 'Aggressive' Tax Dodging of Six Silicon Valley Giants—Totaling Over $100 Billion
Among the tech companies studied, Amazon "stands out as the business with the poorest tax conduct," according to the U.K.-based Fair Tax Mark.
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Chilean child protesters told hip-hop collective Rebel Diaz on Sunday about their reasons for participation in the country's protest movement. 'For the Grandparents Who Need Money... For the Struggle!': Tear-Gassed Kids in Chile Explain Why They Protest
The gas, said one, "doesn't allow us to breathe, so we're only feeling so-so."
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At COP 25 Kickoff, Spain's Socialist Leader Rips 'Fanatics' Like Trump Who Deny Climate Crisis
"No one can escape this challenge by themselves. There is no wall that can protect any country, regardless of how powerful it is."
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Condemning Inaction of Rich Nations, Oxfam Unveils Report Showing Climate-Related Disasters Displaced 200 Million People Since 2008
"People are taking to the streets across the globe to demand urgent climate action. If politicians ignore their pleas, more people will die, more people will go hungry, and more people will be forced from their homes."
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'Getting, But Waiving, Due Process': Despite Cries of Unfairness, Trump Refuses Impeachment Hearing Invite
"If he has a defense, we on House Judiciary—along with the American people—are eager to hear it," said. Rep. Pramila Jayapal.
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Sunday, December 1, 2019
Protesters hold up placards and pictures of the late journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia Maltese Prime Minister Announces Plans to Resign After Protests Intensified Over Journalist's Murder
A probe into the 2017 car bombing that killed investigative reporter Daphne Caruana Galizia ensnared government and business figures on the island and provoked calls for the prime minister to step down.
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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres Decrying 'Utterly Inadequate' Efforts to Tackle Climate Crisis, UN Chief Declares 'Our War Against Nature Must Stop'
"The point of no return is no longer over the horizon," António Guterres warned ahead of COP 25. "It is in sight and hurtling toward us."
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Saturday, November 30, 2019
Climate activists protests at three coal mines in Germany Saturday. Thousands of Activists Stage Protests at Three German Coal Mines to Demand Bolder Climate Policies
"We're at a critical moment—the window of opportunity to stop the climate crisis is closing rapidly."
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Trump blimp NHS Staff to Lead Protest Against Trump During His Trip to the UK Amid Rising Privatization Concerns
The demonstration plans come as new research reveals that nearly £15 billion in health service contracts have been given to private firms since 2015, casting doubt on Tories' claims that NHS isn't "up for sale."
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Friday, November 29, 2019
Iain Armitage and Jane Fonda Dozens Arrested for Demanding Food Justice at Jane Fonda's Fire Drill Friday Protest in DC
The weekly demonstration coincided with a global youth-led climate strike that aimed to put pressure on governments attending COP 25.
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Black Friday Protests Across Europe Demand Amazon 'Start Treating Workers Like Humans—Not Robots'
"Workers are breaking bones, being knocked unconscious, and being taken away in ambulances."
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New Poll Finds Majority of Americans Across Political Spectrum Back Warren's Ultra-Millionaire Tax
At rallies, the White House hopeful has criticized billionaires for their complaints about her plan to impose a two percent tax on wealth over $50 million.
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Thousands of students participated in the global climate strike 'We See No Other Options': Youth Activists Lead Global #ClimateStrike Ahead of COP 25
"Countless negotiations have produced much-hyped but ultimately empty commitments from the world's governments."
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Iraqi Prime Minister to Step Down as Human Rights Defenders Condemn Security Forces' Attacks on Anti-Government Protesters
The country's top Shiite cleric called for a change in leadership Friday "to preserve the blood of [Iraq's] children."
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Progressives Condemn 'Nonsensical and Dishonest' Pete Buttigieg Ad Attacking Free Public College
"This is such a disingenuous attack that can be used for literally any universal program."
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Reversing Pro-Palestinian Stance of Evo Morales, Bolivia's Coup Government Moves to Restore Ties With Israel
Morales cut off diplomatic ties with Israel over its deadly 2009 assault on the occupied Gaza Strip and called for top Israeli officials to be charged with genocide.
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Thursday, November 28, 2019
Former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, seen here in 2016, tore into acting deputy secretary of Homeland Security Ken Cuccinelli on Wednesday night at a Washington, D.C. bar. "God Bless Martin O'Malley": Former Maryland Governor Takes Trump Administration Immigration Hardliner Ken Cuccinelli to Task at DC Bar
"We all let him know how we felt about him putting refugee immigrant kids in cages."
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Nick Estes Our History Is the Future: Lakota Historian Nick Estes on Thanksgiving & Indigenous Resistance
"Instead of doing to settler society what they did to us—genociding, removing, excluding—there's a capaciousness to Indigenous resistance movements that welcomes in nonindigenous peoples into our struggle."
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People hold up signs and vent their frustrations during a Climate Change Awareness rally at Sydney Town Hall on March 15, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. 'Be on the Right Side of History': Ahead of COP 25, Demand for Govts to Break Free From Fossil Fuels
"We expect governments to come to these climate talks to live up to the moral urgency at hand."
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) attends Women's March 2019 on January 19, 2019 in New York City. 'An Unjust Society Is Far Costlier': AOC Says Beware the Deficit Scolds Who Only Complain About Paying for Stuff When It Benefits People
"I see decisions made every day that cost the American public billions of dollars a year for bogus reasons and nobody asks how we pay for it."
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"This Thanksgiving, I'm grateful for everyone building Medicare for All." New Online Tool Aims to Help You Have That Big Medicare for All Talk at This Year's Thanksgiving Feast
"Turkey, mashed potatoes, and arguing politics with your family: the holidays are just around the corner! But talking about politics doesn't have to get heated. The vast majority of people are unhappy with our hugely expensive, profit-driven health care system and are ready for a change."
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Climate Emergency sign EU Lawmakers Declare 'Climate Emergency,' But Campaigners Say Only 'Emergency Action' Will Prove They Mean It
"Our house is on fire. The European Parliament has seen the blaze, but it's not enough to stand by and watch."
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While the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) introduced the idea of tipping points two decades ago, the paper notes,  it was long believed that what climatologists refer to as "large-scale discontinuities" in the planet's natural system were "considered likely only if global warming exceeded 5°C above pre-industrial levels." According to the researchers, however, more recent information and data—including the most recent IPCC summaries—suggest these frightening "tipping points could be exceede 'Existential Threat to Civilization': Planetary Tipping Points Make Climate Bets Too Dangerous, Scientists Warn
"I don't think people realize how little time we have left," said one co-author of a new paper warning that the systems of the natural world could cascade out of control sooner than was previously thought.
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Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Medical professionals, medical students, ACTUP New York, and their supporters held a rousing protest rally outside Pfizer World Headquarters in New York. At the beginning of this year, the corporate giant announced price increases for 40 of its drugs. Why Are Drug Prices Rising So Much? Pharma Exec Admits 'No Other Rationale' But Profit-Making
"The industry executive said the quiet part out loud," said one outside expert in response. "Price-gouging is central to the industry business model."
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XR protester arrested 'The Law Is on Our Side': Extinction Rebellion Celebrates Dropped Charges Against 105 Climate Activists
Ultimately, the environmental movement expects the cases of over 1,000 activists arrested in London last month will be discontinued.
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'Massive Criminal Enterprise': Giuliani Reportedly Sought Ukraine Business Deals as He Worked to Dig Up Dirt on Biden for Trump
"Giuliani sought a payments of $200,000 from the recently dismissed prosecutor general of Ukraine earlier this year. So, Mr. President, about that corruption in Ukraine you said you were so worried about..."
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An explosion occurred at roughly 1:00 am Wednesday at a chemical plant in Port Neches, Texas. Just One Week After Trump Rolled Back Safety Measures, Chemical Plant Explosion Rocks Texas Town
"This facility has a track record of violating the Clean Air Act."
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'The Bloodshed Must Stop': Sanders, Khanna, and Schumer Demand Passage of Measure to End US Complicity in Yemen Slaughter
"Without U.S. support, the Saudi bombings on innocent civilians could not continue," said Sen. Bernie Sanders, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate.
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act now banner 'Not Enough to Declare Climate Emergency': Ahead of EU Vote, Demand for Action Not Just Words
"When your house is on fire, can you really afford the time to come up with declarations, or do you grab a bucket and do whatever you can to stop everything from burning?"
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President Donald Trump on Wednesday tweeted out a photo of himself looking like the fictional boxing champion Rocky Balboa, played by action star Sylvester Stallone. (Photo: Screenshot/@realdonaldtrump) 'Both Sad and Funny on a Whole New Level': The President of the United States of America Just Tweeted This Image of Himself
Trump, quipped one observer, "just sent this out, as perfectly normal national leaders often do."
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ban fracking The 'Climate Crisis Is a Health Emergency': New Report Warns US Fracking Boom Making People and Planet Sick
"It is unconscionable that we continue to subject our communities to these risks when we have the technology to make a just transition to renewable energy."
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Vermont senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders campaigns at the University of New Hampshire in Durham. (Photo: Preston Ehrler/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) Amid National Surge, New Poll Shows Bernie Sanders Top Democrat in New Hampshire
"Bernie is in the pocket of #BigUs," supporters are saying. "Pass it on."
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'Their Secret Agenda Today Is Exposed': Corbyn Says Leaked Trade Docs Show Tory Plan to Privatize NHS With Trump's Help
The U.K. Labour leader said the move, if successful, "could lead to runaway privatization of our health service."
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'Only Did the Right Thing When He Got Caught': Trump Reportedly Knew of Whistleblower Complaint When He Unfroze Ukraine Aid
"It was only until he felt that he was being exposed that he actually stepped up and actually released the funds."
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Without Dialing for Dollars or Lobbyist Meetings, Ocasio-Cortez Raised More Money Than Any Other House Democrat in Third Quarter
"While many try to belittle a progressive agenda that centers working people and the public good, in truth it's more powerful than ever."
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