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Friday, April 28, 2017
'Partial Fix': NSA Scraps Part of Warrantless Surveillance
The National Security Agency (NSA) has been forced to scrap one of its controversial surveillance practices, the New York Times reports Friday, a development the ACLU deemed "a partial fix." Times reporter Charlie Savage writes that it regards "one of the most disputed practices of its warrantless...
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RESIST DAY #99: What You Can Do Today
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Women, Be Warned: Trump Just Nominated Radical Anti-Choice Activist for Key HHS Post
Staying true to his "pledge to erode the constitutional right to abortion," President Donald Trump on Friday nominated leading anti-choice crusader Charmaine Yoest to a top post at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The anti-choice law firm Americans United for Life, where Yoest...
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President Trump Reprises Racist 'Pocahontas' Insult Against Sen. Warren in Speech to NRA
The racist remark to the National Rifle Association's annual meeting reportedly drew 'big laughs'
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With Support Surging, Progressives Push Pelosi on Single-Payer
Seizing upon the now record high support for a Medicare-for-all bill, advocates for such a system are pushing House Minority Leader Nancy Peolosi (D-Calif.) to throw her weight behind the legislation. The Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act, HR676, reintroduced in January by Rep. John...
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Impacted Communities Draw 'Red Line' for Mother Earth Across US Capitol
Representing the communities on the frontlines of the climate crisis, activists are forming a "red line" in front of the U.S. Capitol building on Friday, vowing to stand firm "against the corporations and politicians driving the extractive economy" and their increasing assaults on people and planet...
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Watchdogs: Trump's Disastrous 100 Days Fueling "Golden Era of Activism"
Some of the nation's leading watchdog groups released reports this week taking stock of President Donald Trump's first 100 days in office, covering everything from his failure to "drain the swamp" to the resistance movement meeting his administration head-on. The consensus seems to be that Trump...
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Why Are House Dems Treating 2016 Campaign Autopsy Like a Classified Document?
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), which works to elect Democrats to the U.S. House, has completed an investigative report into its own weaknesses and blind spots during last year's electoral failure. With the party hoping to recoup years of losses during the upcoming 2018 mid-...
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Brazil: Nationwide Strike Rebuffs "Disastrous" Austerity Measures
Nationwide strikes halted public transportation in several of Brazil's major cities on Friday as labor unions sought to show widespread opposition to the unelected president's austerity reforms. "It is going to be the biggest strike in the history of Brazil," said Paulo Pereira da Silva, the...
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Calling Diplomacy Difficult, Trump Warns of 'Major, Major Conflict' With North Korea
Saying diplomacy was difficult, President Donald Trump warned Thursday that the United States "could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea. Absolutely." "We'd love to solve things diplomatically but it's very difficult," Trump told Reuters in an Oval Office interview in which he...
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Demand for Probe as Arkansas Killing Spree Concludes With 'Shaking and Convulsions'
The government of Arkansas concluded its controversial and unprecedented killing spree Thursday night with what many are calling the botched execution of Kenneth Williams, which has prompted demands for an investigation into whether he was unlawfully "tortured" by the state before his death...
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Green Groups Vow to Fight Trump's "Reckless Giveaway to Big Oil"
President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday that aims to open up protected waters to offshore drilling, sparking outcry from environmental groups. The order, announced Thursday, instructs Interior Department Secretary Ryan Zinke to review two measures put into place by former...
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Thursday, April 27, 2017
Red Flags as Trump Team Dodges on Tax Plan's Impact on Middle Class
Members of President Donald Trump's team are having a hard time defending his new tax plan and, when asked directly if it will benefit the middle class, have exhibited a pattern of strategic avoidance. Appearing on ABC 's "Good Morning America"Thursday morning, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin...
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Getting Old Yet? GOP Votes Again to Protect Trump and Obscure Truth
Once again, House Republicans voted to shield President Donald Trump from public accountability, rejecting the latest effort to force the president to release his tax returns and White House visitor logs . The chamber voted 230-193 against Rep. Katherine Clark's (D-Mass.) resolution that would have...
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'We Reject Politics of Fear': Groups Urge Congress to Build Schools, Not Wall
More than 150 advocacy groups sent a letter (pdf) to Congress on Thursday urging lawmakers to reject President Donald Trump's proposal to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall and spend the money on education instead. Trump's "targeting of Muslims, refugees, and undocumented immigrants...are eroding the...
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McKibben Says, Whether In or Out of Paris, the 'Task is Full-On Resistance' to Trump
Regardless of whether President Donald Trump withdraws the United States from the Paris climate agreement, the environmental movement is calling for "full-on resistance" to the host of backwards, polluting policies that have already become a hallmark of the new administration. Saturday's Peoples...
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RESIST DAY #98: What You Can Do Today
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Climate Movement to May Day Strikers: "We've Got Your Back"
Just as labor leaders are standing firmly behind this Saturday's national climate mobilization, the environmental movement has declared its support for workers who plan to strike as part of Monday's May Day demonstrations . "We support workers who choose to walk off their jobs on May 1st because we...
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This Is What It Will Look Like When New Orleans, New York City, and Mar-A-Lago Disappear Under Rising Seas
A new report shows that many previous estimates of global sea level rise by 2100 were far too conservative, the Washington Post reported Thursday, and the research comes as new maps and graphics from Climate Central vividly show how disastrous that flooding will be for U.S. cities. The report, Snow...
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100 Percent Renewable Energy by 2050: Senators Introduce 'Most Ambitious' Climate Plan Ever
Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) on Thursday introduced legislation to build a 100 percent renewable energy economy by 2050—a bill that environmental group 350.org previously termed "the most ambitious piece of climate legislation Congress has ever...
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For First Time Ever, Majority of House Dems Support 'Medicare-for-All' Bill
As President Donald Trump and the GOP attempt once again to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) with a much crueler bill , House Democrats are pushing in the total opposite direction: as of Thursday, a record 104 have signed on to co-sponsor a Medicare-for-All bill. "Americans are fed...
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Resistance Urged to 'Light Up the Phones' as Zombie TrumpCare Bill Gains Traction
The GOP healthcare bill that will not die has now secured support from the ultra-conservative House Freedom Caucus, spurring a frantic call to action for voters to "light up the phones" and pressure moderate Republicans to abandon the effort, which would strip 24 million people of their healthcare...
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Trump's Reviled Hotline for "Criminal Aliens" Flooded with Reports of UFOs
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Wednesday unveiled its controversial immigrant crime office, complete with a hotline for U.S. citizens to report alleged crimes committed by undocumented aliens—which was promptly overwhelmed with calls about extraterrestrials, UFOs, and First Lady...
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'The Time is Golden and Now': Single-Payer Bill Advances in California
With close to 1,000 supporters rallying outside, California's Senate Health Committee on Wednesday advanced a single-payer healthcare bill that has been described as a potential "catalyst for the nation." The Healthy California Act (SB562) would create a universal health system (covering inpatient...
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Wednesday, April 26, 2017
RESIST DAY #97: What You Can Do Today
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Because 'Solidarity Is Key,' Labor Leaders Amplify Call for Peoples Climate March
Days before the Peoples Climate March, a number of labor leaders are helping to amplify the mobilization, joining the chorus demanding an "economic policy that works for working people and the planet." Among those releasing a statement on Wednesday is Mary Kay Henry, international president of...
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Digital Rights Groups Vow to Fight FCC Chair's Net Neutrality Attack "Tooth and Nail"
Open internet advocates slammed Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chair Ajit Pai's plan to dismantle net neutrality, announced as expected on Wednesday, and vowed to fight him "tooth and nail." Pai, a former lawyer for Verizon, said in a speech to the anti-regulation group FreedomWorks that...
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'Old Boys Club' Fox News Slapped With Racial Discrimination Lawsuit
Just days after lead network personality Bill O'Reilly was canned from the network in the wake of sexual harassment allegations, Fox News was slapped with a class-action racial discrimination lawsuit. The suit, filed by 11 current and former employees in New York State Supreme Court in the Bronx on...
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Authoritarians Like Trump Pushing Global Press Freedoms to 'Tipping Point'
"Media freedom is under threat now more than ever," Reporters Without Borders said in its latest World Press Freedom Index, adding that these freedoms may now be at "a tipping point." The updated global indicator of the press freedoms journalists have reveals a grim situation, as almost two-thirds...
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'Unconscionable': Trump Looks to Gut Protections for National Monuments
President Donald Trump on Wednesday ordered federal officials to launch a review of national monument designations, potentially setting the stage to gut environmental protections for public lands and oceans. The executive order instructs the Department of the Interior to review the designation of...
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Women From 40 Countries Demand Trump Avert Nuclear War With North Korea
Leaders in the U.S. and North Korea are not backing down when it comes to escalating tensions in the Korean peninsula, and on Wednesday a unified plea from 40 women leaders around the world demanded that President Donald Trump immediately seek a peace treaty between South Korea and nuclear-armed...
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'Goldman Sachs Populism': Trump Tax Plan Benefits Ultra-Wealthy—Like Him
President Donald Trump unveiled his latest giveaway to corporations and the ultra-wealthy on Wednesday, with a tax plan that would, according to one analyst , "personally help Trump enormously." The proposal, as outlined by Goldman Sachs alums and Trump administration officials Gary Cohn and Steven...
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Because It's Time for 'New, Radical Ideas,' TED Talk on Universal Basic Income Gets Thunderous Applause
"Just imagine how much talent we would unleash if we got rid of poverty once and for all," said historian Rutger Bregman.
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The 22 Dems Supporting Sanders' $15 Minimum Wage Bill... and 24 Who Aren't
With four times as many Democratic co-sponsors as he had just two years ago , Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Wednesday morning re-introduced a bill to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour. " We've gone from laughable to inevitable." —Terrence Wise, Fight for $15 In 2015, Sanders...
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Women's Rights on Chopping Block in Trump Budget, Leaked Docs Show
President Donald Trump wants to cut all funding to a State Department bureau that promotes women's rights around the world, according to documents leaked to Foreign Policy this week. The internal budget document shows that the president wants to merge the State Department with USAID, the federal...
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Obama Under Fire for $400K Speech to Wall Street 'Fat Cats'
Former President Barack Obama is garnering criticism for netting a whopping $400,000 for his first major speech since leaving office—a speech to Wall Street firm Cantor Fitzgerald, scheduled to take place in September. Progressives were deeply disappointed by Obama's approach to Wall Street during...
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Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Once Again, Trump Attack on Immigrants Rebuked by Federal Court
In the latest rebuke of President Donald Trump's anti-immigrant policies, a federal court judge on Tuesday ruled the administration's threat to withhold funds from so-called "sanctuary cities"—which offer modest safer harbor for immigrants and undocumented residents in the face of federal detention...
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Wells Fargo Directors Face Wrath for Complicity In Bank Corruption
Met by fierce protests both inside and out the annual shareholder meeting in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida on Tuesday, members of the Wells Fargo board of directors refused to step down despite expressions of outrage and no confidence for their handling of a massive consumer banking scam. The meeting...
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#WhyIMarch: Naomi Klein on 'Sacred Duty' of Participating in #ClimateMarch
Author and activist Naomi Klein on Tuesday released a video explaining why she is taking part in the global Peoples Climate March on Saturday, calling the event "a sacred duty." “This is a moment. This a mission. It is a generational mission. It is a sacred duty. We have to march." @NaomiAKlein #...
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RESIST DAY #96: What You Can Do Today
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FCC's "Puppet Bureaucrat" Chairman to Announce Plan to Kill Net Neutrality
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Ajit Pai is expected on Wednesday to announce his proposal to roll back net neutrality rules, all but confirming the fears of open internet advocates. Pai is scheduled to give a speech to the right-leaning Washington, D.C.-based activist group...
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It's Now Been Three Long Years Since Flint Had Clean Water
As of Tuesday, the city of Flint, Michigan has been without clean water for over three long years. "The people of Flint have been through hell over the last three years and it's absolutely disgusting that there has been little change in their daily lives." —Lonnie Scott, Progress Michigan April 24...
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Betraying 'Hire American' Pledge, Trump Rewards Companies Offshoring US Jobs
In yet another reminder of how corporate-friendly the Trump administration has been—despite campaign pledges to defend American workers and "buy American, hire American" rhetoric—a new study out Tuesday reveals that the president continues to reward U.S. companies who ship jobs overseas. According...
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Ivanka Trump Is Booed, Hissed in Germany for Defending Donald Trump
Ivanka Trump received a chilly reception in Berlin, Germany, on Tuesday after she claimed President Donald Trump was an advocate for women and families during a roundtable discussion on women's rights, held as part of the G20 summit. Ivanka Trump described Donald Trump as "a tremendous champion of...
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'Truly Dumb': Why $2.4 Trillion Corporate Tax Cut Will Not Magically Pay for Itself
With reports that President Donald Trump wants to slash the corporate tax rate by 60 percent and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin claiming widespread cuts for the nation's wealthy and powerful will magically pay for themselves, progressive economists and tax experts are issuing early warnings that...
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'Conveyor Belt of Death' Continues as Arkansas Carries Out Double Execution
The government of Arkansas executed two men Monday evening despite concerns from attorneys that the first state killing had been "torturous and inhumane." Fifty two year-old Jake Harold Jones was pronounced dead at 7:20 pm CDT, according to a timeline confirmed by the Arkansas Department of...
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Ontario to Launch North America's First Test of Universal Basic Income
The province of Ontario will start its pilot project testing universal basic income in three Canadian cities this summer, premier Kathleen Wynne announced on Monday. About 4,000 residents of Hamilton, Thunder Bay, and Lindsay will be randomly selected to take part in the three-year program. One...
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Monday, April 24, 2017
American Dream in Freefall: It's This Bad
Whither the American Dream? It may not be totally dead, but a new study suggests that it is certainly on life support.
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Trump's Corporate Takeover Detailed 100 Days into 'For-Profit Presidency'
President Donald Trump approaches his 100th day in office the most unpopular U.S. leader in modern history for a reason. Exacerbating his failure to uphold his populist campaign promises, a new report found that Trump spent the majority of his presidency enriching his own business empire while...
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Dennis Kucinich Is Back, With His Sights Set on For-Profit Education
Former U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich launched a four-city, anti-charter school tour in Columbus, Ohio on Monday, telling attendees at a press conference that "public education's financial base is being destroyed by private, for-profit corporate interests." Kucinich, who served 16 years in Congress, was...
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China Warns Unhinged Trump to Stop Making Matters Worse With North Korea
As Chinese leader Xi Jinping makes a plea for restraint, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley suggested the United States would not rule out using use military force to respond to additional missile testing by North Korea. The U.N. Security Council last week condemned the actions by...
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RESIST DAY #95: What You Can Do Today
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Resistance Movement Takes Stock as 100 Days of Trump Approaches
As President Donald Trump is set to mark his first 100 days in office on Saturday, the resistance movement that sprang up alongside his rise to power is also celebrating its accomplishments and taking stock of where it stands—and where it is going. Much has been said about the failure of Trump to...
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'Major Setback' for Justice as Supreme Court Rejects Torture Report Lawsuit
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear a lawsuit to publicly release the Senate's full report on the CIA's torture and detention program under former President George W. Bush. The ruling is a "major setback for government transparency and accountability," said Hina Shamsi, director of the...
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Watch: Bernie Sanders Addresses 'From Protest to Power' Convention
Capping off a session that includes future progressive candidates sharing why they've decided to run for office in the Age of Trump, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) addressed the People's Action "Rise Up" summit on Monday afternoon. Sanders, who has been touring the country with Democratic National...
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Six Environmental Heroes Awarded This Year's Goldman Prize
Six grassroots environmental activists are being honored on Monday with the prestigious Goldman Prize, raising the visibility of their efforts and helping to continue their quests to defend the natural world. This year's recipients, chosen by an international jury, hail from Australia, the...
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Planet Breaches 410 ppm as Back-to-Back Protests Demand Trump Wake Up
The amount of carbon in the Earth's atmosphere is now officially off the charts as the planet last week breached the 410 parts per million (ppm) milestone for the first time in human history. "It's a new atmosphere that humanity will have to contend with, one that's trapping more heat and causing...
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Save the Data: Is EPA Citizen-Science Portal in Danger Under Trump?
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is assuring the public that a valuable citizen-linked and searchable portal that stores information on climate change, public health, and pollution will still be available after Friday, April 28. Fresh off Saturday's global March for Science ,...
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Trump's AP Interview: Unhinged, Bombastic, and "[Unintelligible]"
President Donald Trump spoke with Associated Press journalist Julie Pace on Friday, and the transcript of the interview , released Sunday night, shows the president as bombastic and unstable, alternately dismissing his 100-day threshold and boasting about his accomplishments during that time. The...
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Sunday, April 23, 2017
RESIST DAY #94: What You Can Do Today
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Far-Right Le Pen and Center-Right Macron Frontrunners in French Election
France will see the far-right, xenophobic Front National candidate Marine Le Pen face off against Emmanuel Macron, an investment banker who hasn't held public office, in a runoff vote on May 7, as the first round of an unusual presidential election concluded with Sunday's vote. Students immediately...
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Nearing 100 Days In, Trump is Least Popular President in Modern History
President Donald Trump continues to face dismal approval ratings, with two new polls out Sunday showing that Trump is the least popular president in modern history. A NBC News-Wall Street Journal poll recorded a 40 percent approval rating, and a Washington Post-ABC News poll saw 42 percent approval...
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'Every Day Things Are Getting Worse' for Children in Yemen
Persistent attacks on health care in Yemen is severely impacting children’s well-being, civil society detailed at the launch of a report. In the report , Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict, in collaboration with Save the Children, found a series of systematic attacks on medical facilities and...
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Saturday, April 22, 2017
In Photos: Scientists Worldwide Fight Back Against Anti-Science Trump Agenda
Tens of thousands are celebrating Earth Day by marching Saturday against President Donald Trump's ongoing attacks on science, in an unprecedented global uprising of scientists against the anti-science Trump administration. With demonstrations on six continents , there was even a (small) march on...
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March for Science Sweeps Cities Around the World
Scientists in cities around the globe are celebrating Earth Day by taking to the streets to defend their work from the heightened political attacks of the anti-science Trump administration. Saturday's marches in over 600 cities around the world—including a massive march in Washington, D.C. —mark an...
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RESIST DAY #93: What You Can Do Today
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Friday, April 21, 2017
RESIST DAY #92: What You Can Do Today
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Group of Mental Health Professionals Warn Trump's State 'Putting Country in Danger'
A group of mental health professionals gathered at Yale University Thursday to discuss what they believe is their duty to warn the public of the "danger" posed by President Donald Trump. The "Duty to Warn" event was attended by roughly two dozen people and was organized Dr. Bandy Lee, assistant...
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In Latest Populist Betrayal, Trump Executive Order Unchains Wall Street Greed
In yet another Wall Street giveaway, President Donald Trump on Friday afternoon took executive action to chip away at Dodd-Frank financial regulations and roll back rules aimed at reducing corporate tax avoidance. "The biggest bailout in the financial crash went to insurance firm AIG, which fell...
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'Back on Track': Sally Yates to Testify Publicly in House Russia Probe
Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates has been invited to testify publicly before Congress on the investigation into alleged Russian election meddling. The hearing is expected to take place after May 2. Former CIA director John Brennan and former director of national intelligence James Clapper...
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Exxon Waiver to Drill in Russia Rejected by Treasury Department
Exxon has not been granted a waiver to bypass U.S. sanctions and partner with a Russian oil company to drill in the Baltic Sea. In a one-page statement Friday, the Treasury Department announced that the decision was made in consultation with President Donald Trump. "We will remain vigilant to make...
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Sanders' Stumping for Anti-Choice Mayoral Candidate Draws Ire
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who's now on a multi-state tour to galvanize grassroots resistance to the Trump agenda, can boast of high popularity , but he's taking flak for backing an anti-choice mayoral candidate. Speaking Thursday at a sold-out event at the University of Nebraska Omaha's...
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After Thursday's attack, Marine Le Pen immediately invoked "a war against us." (Photo: Getty) Le Pen Accused of Exploiting Paris Shooting Days Before Election
Right-wing French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen was accused Friday of exploiting the fatal shooting of a Paris police officer that occurred Thursday, as the anti-immigrant candidate seeks to bolster turnout before Sunday's presidential election. Le Pen immediately invoked fears of "a war...
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Marking Earth Day, Indigenous People Worldwide to Fight Corporate Forces
Indigenous people and allies around the world are mobilizing this Earth Day to demand respect for community land rights in the name of the climate, biodiversity, and human rights. "Peoples and local communities are the best guardians of their lands and forests, yet governments are giving the go-...
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Bakery Workers Protest Trump's Immigration Crackdown in #DayWithoutBread
Four people were arrested Friday after they chained themselves to a delivery truck in support of immigrant workers at a Queens, New York bakery, who face a mass firing due to President Donald Trump's policies. The protest, dubbed "A Day Without Bread," was organized to protest Trump's hard-line...
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Glenn Greenwald: Trump's DOJ Prosecuting WikiLeaks and Julian Assange Threatens Press Freedoms for All
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald responds to reports that the Trump administration has prepared an arrest warrant for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Attorney General Jeff Sessions confirmed the report at a news conference Thursday. Watch: Last week, CIA chief Mike Pompeo blasted...
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A 'Huge Win' for Net Neutrality in Canada
As the Trump administration moves to gut net neutrality , Canada has just taken a step in the opposite direction, strengthening the practice of making all Internet traffic treated equally. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), which regulates broadcasting and...
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With First Vote, Gorsuch Allows 'Machinery of Death' to Whir On in Arkansas
Newly confirmed Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch cast the deciding vote late Thursday to allow Arkansas to execute Ledell Lee, a man who maintained his innocence until the end.
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Trump's FCC Gives Big Telecom "Free Reign" With Vote for Major Handouts
At its April open meeting on Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to give yet more handouts to the telecommunications industry, lifting a price cap on broadband services and reinstating a loophole that lets broadcasters monopolize airwaves. The vote lifting the cap on...
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The West Bank settlement of Givat Zeev is pictured in late December, 2016. (Photo: Getty) Massachusetts Dems in Turmoil Over Proposal to Condemn West Bank Settlements
The Massachusetts Democratic Party has been plunged into turmoil by a proposed resolution stating that Israel's illegal settlements in the West Bank are an obstacle to peace between Israel and Palestine, the Boston Globe reported Friday. Carol Coakley of Millis, Mass., proposed the resolution that...
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Thursday, April 20, 2017
As Reports of Assange Arrest Warrant Emerge, Who Will Defend WikiLeaks?
The Trump administration in the United States has prepared criminal charges in order to arrest Julian Assange, founder and publisher of the media outlet WikiLeaks, CNN reported on Thursday. Citing "U.S. officials familiar with the matter," CNN reports the Justice Department "investigation of...
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What's Worse? Trump Dropping 'Mother of All Bombs' or That 70% of Americans Approve
Despite the lack of information from the Pentagon about President Donald Trump's deployment on April 13 of the "Mother of All Bombs" in Afghanistan—or its aftermath—close to 70 percent of American voters say they "strongly" or "somewhat" support the bombing, according to a new poll. Defense...
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'This Is the Fight for Our Future': March for Science Rallies Planned Worldwide
On Saturday, people around the world will mark Earth Day with a March for Science to protest the Trump administration's crackdown on climate action and medical research. #ScienceMarch Tweets The marches come as President Donald Trump proposes slashing $5.8 billion in funding from the National...
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Pipeline Trump's "Buy American" Order Looks Weak as DAPL Company Pushes Back
Loopholes and weaknesses in President Donald Trump's much-touted "Buy American, Hire American" executive order signed Tuesday abound, critics note , and the order is only looking more flimsy at it meets push-back not just from progressives but also from the companies the order is purportedly...
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RESIST DAY #91: What You Can Do Today
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DAPL Developer Spills Drilling Fluids Into Wetlands While Constructing Another Pipeline
The company behind the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) is under fire in Ohio, where construction of a separate pipeline resulted in spills of millions of gallons of drilling fluids into nearby wetlands. "These disasters prove that the fossil fuel industry is unable to even put a...
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Trump's Secret Service Permanently Ends White House Sidewalk Access
The Trump administration has permanently shut down public access to the sidewalk outside of the south fence of the White House, among other restrictions, USA Today reported Wednesday. That section of the street has been off-limits from 11:00pm to 6:00am since 2015, but it did not open again...
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Rex Tillerson Trump Administration Putting US Back on Path to War With Iran, Warn Experts
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ratcheted up tensions with Iran on Wednesday, provoking strong warnings from foreign experts who say that the Trump administration may be putting the U.S. on the path toward war with Iran. In a press conference in Washington, D.C., Tillerson accused Tehran of "...
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TrumpCare 3.0: GOP's Zombie Healthcare Plan Keeps Getting Worse
It's "red alert" time on healthcare, according to one observer, amid reports that some congressional Republicans think they have a deal—and it's even worse than the last one (which was itself crueler than its predecessor ). The Huffington Post reported Wednesday: The deal, brokered between House...
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Trump Inauguration Bankrolled by Firms Seeking Government Favor
Companies seeking favor from the government wrote big checks for President Donald Trump's inauguration, according to Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings (pdf) released this week. In one notable instance, the agrochemical giant Dow—which is trying to kill a federal risk study on its pesticides...
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Wednesday, April 19, 2017
RESIST DAY #90: What You Can Do Today
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Money Talks: Exodus of Advertisers Forces Out Bill O'Reilly at Fox
Right-wing misogynist Bill O'Reilly "will not be returning to the Fox News Channel," his parent company said Wednesday afternoon, following years of offensive commentary and what one media watchdog called "inaccurate and embellished reporting." His ouster comes weeks after a New York Times...
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"We're Not Leaving": US Weighs Helping Saudis Bomb Yemen Even More
The U.S. is looking to increase support for the Saudi Arabia-led coalition in Yemen, officials said Wednesday—a move that some see as another signal that President Donald Trump is itching to take the U.S. to a new war. Among the options for support are boosting intelligence-sharing and logistical...
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russian President Vladimir Putin. 'Payout Time': Exxon Seeks Waiver From U.S. Sanctions to Drill in Russia
Exxon is applying for a waiver from the U.S. Treasury Department to bypass U.S. sanctions against Russia and resume offshore drilling in the Black Sea with the Russian oil company Rosneft, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. Among those charged with deciding to grant the permit is Secretary...
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Not Running for Re-Election, Chaffetz Will Be Lame(r) Duck Oversight Chair
U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), a polarizing conservative figure and primary target of the resistance , announced Wednesday that he won't run for re-election in 2018. As chair of the House Oversight Committee, Chaffetz investigated Planned Parenthood as well as former Democratic presidential...
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Under Perez, DNC Still Resisting Call to 'Name the Enemy'
Democratic National Committee (DNC) chair Tom Perez on Tuesday seemed to distance himself from the call for the DNC to become more progressive, as he and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) spoke with MSNBC 's Chris Hayes to discuss their national "Come Together and Fight Back" tour. Hayes noted that...
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Trump Administration Deports First Protected 'Dreamer,' Betraying Promise
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents deported a 23-year-old child of undocumented immigrants protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in February, USA TODAY reported Tuesday, violating President Donald Trump's repeated promises to protect so-called "...
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Assange: CIA Director Sets 'Disturbing Precedent' with Threats Against WikiLeaks
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange responded to CIA director Mike Pompeo's characterization of WikiLeaks as a "hostile non-state intelligence agency" and other remarks in an interview with journalist Jeremy Scahill, released Wednesday on Scahill's Intercepted podcast . Although he said he "quite...
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Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff speaks to supporters on Tuesday night. Ossoff Defies Odds in Georgia, Heads to Runoff in 'Victory for the Ages'
In Tuesday's closely-watched special election to fill Georgia's 6th District U.S. House seat, the outsider Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff stunned Republicans by winning nearly 50 percent of the vote, sending him to a June runoff election against GOP frontrunner Karen Handel. "There is no doubt...
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No Active U.S. Politician Is More Popular Than This Independent, Socialist Senator
As he tours the country hoping to give the Democratic Party an energy boost, yet another poll has shown Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) to be extremely popular among the U.S. electorate. A Harvard-Harris survey found that 57 percent of registered voters view Sanders favorably, according to The Hill ,...
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