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Tuesday, December 1, 2020
People take part in a protest against the Republican tax bill in Los Angeles, California on December 4, 2017. House Democrats Demand Increase in IRS Funding to Go After 'Wealthy Tax Cheats'—Like Donald Trump
"Millionaire tax dodgers like Donald Trump get away with paying little to no federal income tax in part because IRS funding has dropped over 20% since 2010."
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President Donald Trump makes a phone call as he golfs at Trump National Golf Club on November 26, 2020 in Sterling, Virginia. 'All About the Grift': Trump Reportedly Raises Over $150 Million for Non-Existent 'Election Defense Fund'
"Small donors who give to Trump thinking they are financing an ‘official election defense fund’ are in fact helping pay down the Trump campaign’s debt or funding his post-presidential political operation."
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Monday, November 30, 2020
The communist government of Vietnam has been cracking down on social media companies and users. (Photo: AFP/Getty Images) Amnesty International Reveals Extent of Facebook, YouTube Complicity in Vietnamese State Repression
"For millions of Vietnamese netizens, Facebook was the great hope for helping to build a free and open society—and it still has the power to be," said Amnesty's lead regional campaigner.
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A man walks on rubble of a building destroyed in airstrikes carried out by warplanes of the Saudi-led coalition hours after the U.N. Special Envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths departed Sana'a on June 06, 2018. (Photo: Mohammed Hamoud/Getty Images) 'A Moral and Legal Obligation': 80+ Groups Urge Biden to End US Complicity in Saudi-Led Assault on Yemen
"American involvement in this brutal catastrophe is shameful and must come to an end."
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No war with Iran placard Calls for Diplomacy—Not War—as Scientist's Assassination, Trump Impede Biden's Path to Iran Engagement
"We cannot let anyone drag us into a new war."
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Trump Failures Highlighted in GAO's Devastating Report on Pandemic, Calling for 'Urgent Action' to Preserve Public Health
"More than 10 months into this pandemic, the Trump administration still refuses to learn from its repeated failures, leading to more disease, more deaths, and more economic devastation across this country."
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Ajit Pai will be stepping down as chairman of the FCC in 2021. (Photo: Gage Skidmore/flickr/cc) 'Good Riddance': Progressives Welcome Ajit Pai's Departure From FCC as Great News
The current chair, said one critic, "will go down in history as one of the most corrupt government officials of the century."
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A smartphone is operated in front of Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon logos in Hédé-Bazouges, France, on September 28, 2017. (Photo: Damien Meyer/AFP via Getty Images) 33 Groups Urge Biden to Hold Big Tech Accountable and Keep Industry Allies Out of His Administration
"We believe that eliminating the decades-old revolving door between Silicon Valley and your administration will only help your cause."
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Maricopa County constable Darlene Martinez escorts a family out of their apartment after serving an eviction order for non-payment of rent on September 30, 2020 in Phoenix. (Photo: John Moore/Getty Images) 'Housing Is Healthcare': Evictions Have Exacerbated Covid-19 Pandemic, Research Shows
"This is a time where it's not an overstatement to say that for many people, eviction can lead to death."
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The winners of the 2020 Goldman Environmental Prize were announced Monday. (Photos: Goldman Environmental Foundation) Six Environmental Heroes Awarded Goldman Prize for 'Taking a Stand, Risking Their Lives and Livelihoods, and Inspiring Us'
This year's recipients of the annual honor hail from the Bahamas, Ecuador, France, Ghana, Mexico, and Myanmar.
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Mark Meadows, White House chief of staff, are seen in the Capitol after a meeting on Wednesday, November 18, 2020. 'Looking at You, Senate Majority Leader': 87 Million Could Lose Paid Leave Without Urgent Action From Congress
"It's very America for us to finally require paid sick leave and family leave during the pandemic only to let it lapse before the pandemic is over."
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Israeli troops conduct a night raid while searching for abducted youngsters in the Jalazon refugee camp in the occupied West Bank on June 14, 2014. (Photo: Abbas Momani/AFP via Getty Images) 'A Kind of Terrorism': Israeli Human Rights Groups Offer Harrowing Look at IDF Night Raids on Palestinian Homes
"You feel your privacy is being invaded," said one Palestinian victim. "The aim is to control and humiliate."
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'Another World Is Possible': Ocasio-Cortez Uses Video Gaming Platform to Raise $200,000 for Fight Against Hunger, Evictions
The congresswoman was joined by Canadian progressive leader Jagmeet Singh, who spoke about bold, far-reaching policies in Canada.
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Aerial photograph taken on August 7,2020 of a deforested area in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso. (Photo: Florian Plaucheur/AFP via Getty Images) To End Impunity for 'Deliberate Destruction' of Planet, International Lawyers Drafting Plan to Criminalize Ecocide
The effort aims to hold governments and corporations accountable for the "mass, systematic, or widespread destruction" of the world's ecosystems.
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Students protesting during a demonstration on a climate strike day demanding environmental policies on September 27, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. 'Highly Significant' Victory as European Human Rights Court Green-Lights Youth Climate Lawsuit
"It gives me lots of hope to know that the judges in the European Court of Human Rights recognize the urgency of our case," said 12-year-old plaintiff André Oliveira.
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Former Defense Undersecretary for Policy Michele Flournoy prepares to testify during a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Rejecting Michèle Flournoy, Progressives Demand Biden Pick Pentagon Chief 'Untethered' From Military-Industrial Complex
"We urge President-elect Joe Biden and U.S. senators to choose a secretary of defense who is unencumbered by a history of advocating for bellicose military policies and is free of financial ties to the weapons industry."
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Anti-war activists protest in front of the White House in Washington, D.C. on January 4, 2020. 'Reckless, Provocative, and Illegal': Sanders Warns Assassination of Iranian Scientist Designed to Kill Diplomacy
"We must not allow that to happen. Diplomacy, not murder, is the best path forward."
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Neera Tanden, president of the Center for American Progress, moderates a discussion on February 12, 2018. Citing Past Calls for Social Security Cuts, Progressives Not Pleased With Biden Pick of Neera Tanden for OMB
"Everything toxic about the corporate Democratic Party is embodied in Neera Tanden."
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Sunday, November 29, 2020
A man walks past a campaign banner reading in French "Contaminated drinking water, poisoned child, Multinational held responsible" displayed in the streets of Geneva, on November 29, 2020 Swiss Fall Short in Sunday's Vote to Hold Multinational Corporations Accountable
Despite winning a majority of votes, Swiss election rules—much like the US Electoral College—kills the initiative.
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Saturday, November 28, 2020
Possible Biden Secretary of Defense nominee Michele Flournoy and Secretary of State nominee Tony Blinken The Revolving Door: Biden's National Security Nominees Cashed In on Government Service—and Now They're Back
Top Biden advisers Tony Blinken, Michele Flournoy, and Lloyd Austin face new scrutiny.
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Friday, November 27, 2020
People line up to receive free food in Clermont, Florida on November, 21, 2020. (Photo: Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/Light Rocket/Getty Images) 'Hunger Like They've Never Seen It Before': US Food Banks Struggle as 1 in 6 Families With Children Don't Have Enough to Eat
"We're now seeing families who had an emergency fund but it's gone and they're at the end of their rope," said one Texas food bank director.
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Philadelphians held a rally at Independence Mall to celebrate President-elect Joe Biden's victory in the 2020 presidential election on November 7, 2020. (Photo: Cory Clark/NurPhoto via Getty Images) 'A Win for Voters': Rights Advocates Celebrate After Appeals Court Rejects Trump's Attempt to Block Certification of PA Election Results
"The Trump campaign should end its pathetic and futile attempts to subvert democracy and ignore the will of the people."
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A  medic loads a sick nursing home resident with Covid-19 symptoms into an ambulance on August 5, 2020 in Austin, Texas. (Photo: John Moore/Getty Images) 'Bleak Milestone': More Than 100,000 Nursing Home Residents and Staff Killed by Pandemic
Forty percent of all Covid-19 deaths in the United States have occurred in long-term care facilities.
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Keith Williams photographed this Bohemian waxwing in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory on December 27, 2012. (Photo: Flickr/cc) Under Cover of Thanksgiving, Trump Administration Pushes to Relax Rules Protecting Birds
The proposal—which the administration admits would likely lead to more avian deaths—would let energy and other companies off the hook for "incidentally" killing birds.
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Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testifies before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee in Washington, D.C. on June 30, 2020. (Photo: Kevin Dietsch/AFP via Getty Images) As US Hospitalizations Hit New Record, Fauci Warns Pandemic Not Expected to Ease for Holidays
As travelers ignored warnings, Thanksgiving marked the 24th consecutive day of more than 100,000 new daily Covid-19 cases in the United States.
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The assassination of a top Iranian nuclear scientists on Friday prompted immediate questions on what role the U.S. may have played in the killing. An 'Implicit Approval If There Ever Was One': Trump Retweets Post Calling Assassination of Iranian Scientist a 'Major' Blow
"If the U.S. was involved with this assassination, it will be further evidence on top of the already heaping pile that Trump, Pompeo, and the other war hawks will do everything in their power to prevent the Biden administration from succeeding at diplomacy with Iran."
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A view of the scene where Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, Iran's chief nuclear scientist, was killed on November 27,2020. 'Intended to... Set the Stage for War'? Questions and Warnings Follow Assassination of Top Iranian Nuclear Scientist
"This cowardice—with serious indications of Israeli role—shows desperate warmongering of perpetrators," said Iran's top diplomat.
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Activists of Sammilito Garments Sramik Federation (Combined Garments Workers Federation) march for fair wages and union rights for all Amazon supply chain workers in Dhaka, Bangladesh on November 27, 2020. (Photo: Mamunur Rashid/NurPhoto via Getty Images) Progressive Coalition Stages Worldwide Black Friday Protests to 'Make Amazon Pay'
The corporation is trying to pacify workers with holiday bonuses of $150 to $300, even though "Jeff Bezos could pay a $105,000 bonus to every Amazon worker and still be as rich as he was at the start of the pandemic."
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Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), a primary negotiator for the Republican side, speaks at the U.S. Capitol on February 12, 2019 in Washington, D.C. 'Cruel Slap in the Face': Senate GOP Quietly Pushing Pay Freeze for Federal Workers Amid Deadly Pandemic
"We call on lawmakers to reject this insulting maneuver," said the president of the largest union of federal employees.
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President Donald Trump participates in a Thanksgiving teleconference with members of the U.S. military at the White House in Washington, D.C. on November 26, 2020. 'Good But It's Not Up to Him Anyway': Trump Says He Will Leave White House If Electoral College Votes for Biden
"Constitutional law professor says it doesn't matter what Trump says if the Electoral College votes for Biden."
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Thursday, November 26, 2020
Palestinian prisoner Maher Al-Akhras and his daughter after he was released by Israeli authorities on November 26, 2020. (Photo: Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP/Getty Images) 'We Have Won Over the Occupation': Israel Frees Maher Al-Akhras After 103-Day Hunger Strike
The Palestinian father of six was released after refusing all food and drink to protest Israel's administrative detention policy.
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A migrant child sits jailed in a cage after being arrested by U.S. immigration authorities. (Photo: Christ Chavez/Getty Images) DOJ to Appeal Judge's Injunction Against 'Cruel, Unprecedented Policy' of Deporting Migrant Children
The Trump administration—which has denied the severity of the coronavirus pandemic and seized infants from their parents—claims it is acting in the interest of public health and children.
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Food Bank for New York City hosts a food distribution pop-up in partnership with Alianza De Futbol during Hunger Action Month at New York Hall of Science on September 27, 2020 in Queens. (Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Food Bank For New York City) Amid Public Health and Employment Crises, New Survey Shows Poor Americans Agree on Policy Solutions
People living in poverty across the country support a "bold policy agenda for government to make work pay and ensure that everyone has high-quality, affordable healthcare, housing, and food."
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Members and supporters of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) participate in a "Stand Up, Stand In" protest in the Hart Senate Office Building Atrium as part of the 2020 Legislative and Grassroots Mobilization Conference on February 11, 2020 in Washington, D.C. AFGE members protested to raise awareness on how the Trump administration is hurting federal employees through various policies. Leading House Dems Demand 'Full Accounting' on Trump Order Allowing Purge of Federal Workforce
"The creation of this schedule would be a dramatic change in the composition of the civil service and expose it to undue political influence and intimidation," the lawmakers wrote.
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'Deliberately Distorting' Reasoning for Limiting Large Religious Gatherings, SCOTUS Rules Against New York State's Restrictions
"Free religious exercise is one of our most treasured and jealously guarded constitutional rights," Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote in her dissent. "But those principles are not at stake today."
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Wednesday, November 25, 2020
'One More Stain on Trump's Rapidly Diminishing Legacy': President Pardons Former Adviser Michael Flynn
"One liar pardons another. What a disgrace."
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Antony Binken (R) speaks after being nominated by President-elect Joe Biden for secretary of state. (Photo: Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images) Disdain and Disbelief After Biden Claims 'Significant' Progressive Presence in Administration
Leftist politicians, pundits, and people also reacted with indignation after a Daily Beast article claimed progressives are satisfied with Biden's selections so far.
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Calling for End of 'Shadow Pandemic,' Rallies Across Globe to Mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
"Men's violence against women is also a pandemic—one that pre-dates the virus and will outlive it."
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Protestors gather in Dillingham, Alaska, for a rally against the Pebble Mine. Opposition to the mine has united sports and commercial fishermen and native Alaskans against the project at the headwaters of Alaska's Bristol Bay, home to some of the last great salmon runs in the world. (Photo: Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) Victory for Tribes, Waterways, and Planet as Pebble Mine Denied Permit
"Sometimes a project is so bad, so indefensible, that the politics fall to the wayside and we get the right decision."
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Protestors walk past an image of a Native American woman during a march to "Count Every Vote, Protect Every Person" after the U.S. presidential Election in Seattle, Washington on November 4, 2020. (Photo: Jason Redmond/AFP via Getty Images) Biden Urged to 'Honor Indigenous Sovereignty and Immediately Halt' Fossil Fuel Pipelines
"Our leap toward a just recovery must start with honoring treaties with sovereign Indigenous nations and returning land back to Native peoples," says a 350.org campaigner.
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Guatemalan deportees arrive in Guatemala City on a Department of Homeland Security plane on March 12, 2020. (Photo: Johan Ordoñez/AFP/Getty Images) 'Unconscionable': ICE Deported 33 Unaccompanied Guatemalan Children After Judge Ordered Halt to Practice
"It is not out of the power of the district court, if someone could raise the matter, to order ICE to return the children that it removed on that flight," said one legal expert.
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Ahead of Thanksgiving, millions of families are in need of food assistance due to Covid-19 related layoffs and the expiration of federal unemployment benefits. Meanwhile, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and 649 other billionaires in the U.S. have amassed a combined $1 trillion in gains since the pandemic began in March 2020. (Photos: Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket and Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images) Stock Market Soars and Billionaire Wealth Swells by $1 Trillion as Food Lines Stretch 'As Far As the Eye Can See'
"During the pandemic that has taken everything from millions, U.S. billionaires have now collectively gained over $1 trillion."
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President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr arrive together for a presentation in the East Room of the White House May 22, 2019 in Washington, D.C. 'Truly Grotesque': On Way Out the Door, Trump Prioritizes Bringing Back Executions by Firing Squad and Electrocution
"Over 2,000 Americans died yesterday and 266,000 are dead and the gangsters in this regime are focused on bringing back the electric chair and making it easier to spew poison in the air. The Republican Party is unfit to govern."
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Protesters march in a demonstration against the Line 3 pipeline extension in Duluth, Minnesota on September 27, 2019. (Photo: Fibonacci Blue/Flickr/cc) With Brutal Memories of Standing Rock, Stop Line 3 Campaigners Wary of Rule Barring 'Counterinsurgency Tactics'
"I've been followed for hundreds of miles along the line by different trucks," said one Indigenous organizer. "I don't know if that's counterinsurgency, but it's certainly surveillance."
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President-elect Joe Biden speaks with the media as he departs the Queen Theater after introducing key foreign policy and national security nominees and appointments on November 24, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. (Photo: Mark Makela/Getty Images) New Poll Shows 68% of Americans Want Senators to Block Any Corporate Biden Nominees
Progressives are calling on the president-elect to reject a "Corporate Cabinet" and instead pick "people dedicated to working in service of the general welfare."
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100+ Public Health and Justice Leaders Call on Biden to Reject 'Global Vaccine Apartheid,' Ensure Doses 'Free and Available to All'
"The U.S. government has the capacity and the authority under existing law to treat Covid-19 vaccines as global public goods."
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This graduate of Pasadena City College is one of nearly 46 million borrowers in the U.S. weighed down by $1.7 trillion in student loan debt. (Photo: Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images) 60% of US Voters Support Biden Canceling $50,000 of Student Loan Debt Per Person: Poll
Economist Mike Konczal describes student loan debt as "an albatross around the neck of an entire generation."
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Ernest Moniz With the Planet at Stake, Climate Coalition Pressures Biden to Reject 'Corporate Shill' Ernest Moniz as Energy Chief
"Ernest Moniz's 'all of the above' energy policies might be good for his friends in the coal, oil and gas industries, but they're a death sentence for us and our planet."
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Sen. Bernie Sanders attends a campaign rally in Springfield, Virginia on Feb. 29, 2020. To Prevent 'Another Right-Wing Authoritarian' Even Worse Than Trump, Sanders Says Democrats Must Pursue Bold Working Class Agenda
The Vermont senator said Democrats in Congress and the incoming Biden administration "must have the courage to take on the powerful special interests who have been at war with the working class of this country for decades."
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Bruce Reed 'Major Test' for Soul of Biden Presidency: AOC, Ilhan Omar Back Effort to Keep Deficit Hawk Bruce Reed Out of White House
"If the Biden administration is serious about protecting Medicare and Social Security, they must not appoint one of the biggest champions of cuts to lead their budget agency."
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'Flat-Out Sabotage' Already Underway as Mnuchin Tries to Put $455 Billion in Covid Funds Out of Biden Team's Reach
"Burning it down on the way out the door. There is no reasonable justification for this."
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Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) supports Amazon workers' unionization efforts. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) 'I Stand With the Amazon Warehouse Workers': Bernie Sanders Throws Support Behind Bold Union Drive in Alabama
"If Amazon workers in Alabama–a strong anti-union state–vote to form a union, it will be a shot heard around the world."
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Following Outcry, US Government Halts Deportations of Women Who Allege Medical Abuse in ICE Detention—At Least for Now
"ICE and others at Irwin thought they could silence these women... But the women have organized and had the audacity to speak out."
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Telfair Elementary School first grade teacher Ms. Gutierrez works with her students on February 8, 2019 in Pacoima, California. (Photo: Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images) Defenders of US Public Schools Call on Biden to Ditch Trump's Disastrous Education Policies—and Obama's Too
"50.8 million children who attend real public schools need a secretary of education who will be their advocate, not an advocate for privatization."
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'Well That Was Weird as Sh*t': As More States Certify His Defeat, Trump Holds 60-Second Briefing to Brag About Stock Market
As the president refused to concede defeat, Pennsylvania and Nevada certified President-elect Joe Biden's victories and dealt a major blow to the Trump campaign's legal ploy.
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a person holds just picked beans With Just 1% of Farms Controlling 70% of Global Farmland, Study Reveals 'Shocking' Level of Land Inequality
"A transformative agenda... is urgent and is in the interests of all humanity."
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As Retail Giants Enjoy Soaring Profits, Workers Demand Hazard Pay Amid Soaring Pandemic
"America's essential workers are facing a holiday season of unparalleled danger."
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A French police officer evicts a migrant from a tent in Place de la République in Paris on November 23, 2020.  (Photo: Jerome Gilles/NurPhoto via Getty Images) 'Brutal and Shocking': Outrage After Paris Police Violently Evict Hundreds of Migrants From Tent Encampment
"To think that we will solve a social problem with police batons is totally delusional," said the mayor's advisor on housing and refugee protection.
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Numerous immigrant rights organizations applauded President-elect Joe Biden's nomination of Alejandro Mayorkas to lead the Department of Homeland Security. (Photo: Brad Barket/Getty Images for PEOPLE En Espanol) Demanding Reversal of Trump Cruelty, Immigrant Rights Groups Welcome Biden Pick of Mayorkas for DHS Secretary
The former director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services was a key architect of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and also expanded fee waivers for naturalization and immigration applications.
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Randy Quaid Donald 'I Concede NOTHING!' Trump Retweets Utterly Unhinged Randy Quaid
In one tweet thanking the actor, the president says he's "working hard to clean up the stench of the 2020 Election Hoax!"
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Flight attendants, airline pilots, and other aviation workers hold a protest organized by the Association of Flight Attendants urging the U.S. Congress to pass a Covid-19 relief package and extend the Paycheck Support Program to save aviation jobs during a rally outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on September 9, 2020. 'Go Big, and Stay Big': Economists Call for $3 Trillion Covid Relief Package to Stop Nation's Descent Into Ruin
"The Senate's failure to provide crucial relief and recovery aid has left families without a lifeline and will severely damage prospects for recovery."
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Former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel visits WSJ at Large with Gerry Baker at Fox Business Network studios on August 1, 2019 in New York City. 'Shameful and Concerning He Is Even Being Considered,' Says AOC as Rahm Emanuel Floated for Role in Biden Cabinet
"The thing about covering up the murder of Laquan McDonald is that it disqualifies you from holding any type of public office. Forever," said Rep.-elect Cori Bush.
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Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) attends the fourth day of the Supreme Court confirmation hearing for nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill on October 15, 2020 in Washington, D.C. As Feinstein Steps Down as Top Judiciary Democrat, Sunrise Movement Demands She Go One Step Further: 'Resign'
"Feinstein lost all credibility when she showed she was more willing to treat with contempt 11-year-old climate activists demanding a livable future in her office, than the Supreme Court nominee who refused to say whether she would uphold the laws that would give that future a fighting chance."
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GSA Administrator Emily Murphy arrives to testify during the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee hearing on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. 'Closest Thing to a Concession' Trump Could Muster, Say Observers as GSA Approves Biden Transition After Weeks of Delay
"It should not have taken the ire of Congress and the American public to convince Administrator Murphy to do the right thing."
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Monday, November 23, 2020
Former Deputy National Security Adviser Avril Haines (standing, center) has ben picked as President-elect Joe Biden's Director of National Intelligence.  (Photo: Pete Souza/White House) #FeminismNotMilitarism: Peace Groups Blast Biden's DNI Pick Over Links to Drones, Torture, and Mass Surveillance
CodePink co-founder Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J.S. Davies recently noted that Avril Haines "provided legal cover" for CIA torture and "worked closely" on the Obama administration's expanded drone policy.
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Then- Vice President Joe Biden laughs as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry introduces him to speak during the 2016 International Women of Courage Forum at the State Department, March 29, 2016 in Washington, D.C. From 'Alarming Red Flag' to 'Something We Can Work With,' Campaigners Respond to Kerry as Biden Climate Envoy
"This is an encouraging commitment, but it is not enough."
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Charles Miller, 90, prepares the daily pills his wife will need for the week on January 4, 2020 in Sarasota, Florida. His wife has had a recent stroke and a heart attack, and needs approximately ten different medicines daily which need to be carefully monitored. (Photo: Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images) High Drug Prices Could Result in Premature Deaths of More Than 1.1 Million Seniors in Next Decade: Analysis
"The costs of doing nothing about high drug prices are too high."
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An activist holds a sign that says "Count Every Vote" outside of the Detroit Department of Elections Central Counting Board of Voting absentee ballot counting center at TCF Center on Wednesday, November 4, 2020. 'The People of Michigan Have Spoken': Trump Defeat More Official Than Ever After Board Certifies Election Results
A Democratic county clerk warned that a vote against certifying the results of the state's November election would "signal that democracy is dying in Michigan."
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To Prevent 'Active Sabotage' of His Agenda, Biden Urged to Clean House of Trump Loyalists on Day One
"The next administration must consider all possibilities, including unconventional but legal removals, to get the federal government working for the public interest as quickly as possible."
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Climate activists and many economists say governments should be funding a Green New Deal, not fossil fuel bailouts. (Photo: Andrew Hart/Flickr cc) "Time to Cut Dirty Energy's Lifeline": Report Details How Fossil Fuel Industry Feasted on Covid-19 Relief Programs
"By artificially delaying the industry's inevitable decline at taxpayers' expense, the government has made it that much harder to make the necessary transition to clean energy sources."
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PacifiCorp's coal fired power plant burns coal outside of Castle Dale, Utah on November 14, 2019. (Photo: George Frey/AFP via Getty Images) 'No Time to Lose for Climate Action': Atmospheric CO2 Continued to Rise in 2020 Despite Covid-19 Lockdowns
The World Meteorological Organization called for "more sustained and ambitious climate action to reduce emissions to net zero through a compete transformation of our industrial, energy, and transport systems."
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meet at the Prime Ministry Office in West Jerusalem on November 19, 2020. 'Iran in the Crosshairs?' Reports of Secret Meeting Between Netanyahu, MbS, and Pompeo Spark Fears of War Plot
"It is extremely alarming that the warmongers most reliant on Trump's blank checks are secretly meeting in the middle of the night as the clock nearly runs out on the Trump administration."
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As Biden Taps Blinken as Secretary of State, Critics Denounce Support for Invasions of Iraq and Libya
"In the U.S., there is no accountability for supporting the worst foreign policy disaster in modern history. Only rewards."
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Sidney Powell speaks during a press conference at the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington, D.C. on November 19, 2020. 'Elite Strike Force'? Trump Legal Team Throws Right-Wing Attorney Sidney Powell Under the Bus as Coup Attempt Flails
"It's OK to laugh at this hilarious clown car and yet appreciate that what's going here is deadly serious. These tactics will go nowhere but still infect our democracy with doubt."
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Sunday, November 22, 2020
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga (top L), U.S. President Donald Trump (top R), South Korean President Moon Jae-in (down L), and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen (down C) are seen on a screen before the start of a virtual G20 summit hosted by Saudi Arabia and held over video conference amid the Covid-19 pandemic, in Brussels, on November 21, 2020. (Photo: Yves Herman/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) Vaccine Access Advocates Cautiously Optimistic As G20 Summit Ends With Pledge to 'Spare No Effort' to Ensure Widespread Distribution
"This is not a 'do-good' exercise. It is the only way to stop the pandemic dead in its tracks. Solidarity is indeed survival."
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Demonstrators confront riot police during a protest demanding the resignation of Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei, in Guatemala City on November 21, 2020. - The Vice President of Guatemala, Guillermo Castillo, asked President Alejandro Giammattei to resign together for "the good of the country," after the 2021 budget was approved in Congress. (Photo: Orlando Estrada/AFP via Getty Images) Guatemalan President Reviewing Budget, Which Slashed Healthcare Spending, After Outraged Protesters Set Fire to Legislative Building
"We are outraged by poverty, injustice, the way they have stolen the public's money," a psychology professor who attended the protests told the press.
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"System change, not climate change" is written on a banner at a rally of the climate protection movement Fridays for Future before the start of a human chain in Berlin in October 2020. (Photo: Annette Riedl/picture alliance via Getty Images) Climate Action Nonprofit Launches 'Clean Creatives' Campaign Aimed at Pressuring PR and Ad Firms to Cut Ties With Fossil Fuel Clients
"PR and ad agencies pollute the airwaves so that fossil fuel companies can pollute the atmosphere."
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Saturday, November 21, 2020
'A Disgrace': Trump's DOJ Schedules Three More Federal Executions in Days Before Anti-Death Penalty Biden Takes Office
"We all should be paying more attention to the killing spree that the Justice Department is currently engaging in."
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U.S. President Donald Trump golfs at Trump National Golf Club on November 21, 2020 in Sterling, Virginia. The president declined to attend a meeting during the virtual G20 summit regarding the coronavirus pandemic, which is surging across the U.S., and went golfing instead. (Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images) Trump Skips G20 Pandemic Preparedness Meeting as Covid-19 Cases Surpass 12 Million in US
"The president is not only missing from his post, but he's encouraging a mutiny."
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The Voice of America building is pictured in Washington on Monday, July 13, 2020. (Photo: Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images) In 'Tremendous Rebuke' of Trump Appointee, Federal Judge Bars US Media Agency Head From Interfering in News Coverage
" Michael Pack has repeatedly and intentionally violated the First Amendment rights of VOA journalists."
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Friday, November 20, 2020
"As the Arctic warms twice as fast as the rest of the planet, it is irresponsible to permit new oil development that will only exacerbate the problem of climate change," said Dan Ritzman, director of the Sierra Club's Lands, Water, Wildlife Campaign. (Photo: vitstudio/Shutterstock) Trump Administration Accused of Trying to Bully Banks Into Financing Arctic Fossil Fuel Extraction
"Contrary to the claims of oil-backed politicians, banks don't want to finance more drilling in the Arctic not because of some vast liberal conspiracy, but because it's bad business," said a Sierra Club leader.
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Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) questions witnesses during a U.S. House Foreign Affairs' Committee's Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations Subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill May 16, 2019. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) 'Looks Like the Crazy Lady Has Logged On': Rep. Ilhan Omar Welcomes QAnon Conspiracy Theorist Marjorie Taylor Greene to Congress
The incoming congresswoman attacked Omar for sparring with GOP Sen. Kelly Loeffler, who faces a runoff election in Georgia this January.
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Protesters with a placard demanding the jailing of President Donald Trump during the Women's March in Manhattan on January 18, 2020. (Photo: Ira L. Black/Corbis/Getty Images) Let Trump Off the Hook in the Name of Elusive Unity? Some Critics Say That Could Be a Big Mistake
One observer stressed that the Justice Department must "keep its options open, and not prematurely foreclose on the possibility of criminal investigations."
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Hailed as 'Heroes' During Pandemic, Retail Workers Stripped of Hazard Pay While Companies Rake in Massive Profits
"While business booms and the pandemic rages, the rich are getting richer—and workers are getting sicker."
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) addressed long-delayed relief for Americans from the coronavirus pandemic in a floor speech on Friday. (Photo: YouTube/RepAOC) 'In Breaking the Senate, We Are Abandoning Our People': Watch AOC Excoriate McConnell on House Floor
"He broke the Senate as there are thousands of people in Texas lined up for food lines. He broke the Senate while hospitals no longer have beds to house the sick."
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Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives Lee Chatfield speaks during a campaign rally on November 2, 2020 in Traverse City, Michigan. Chatfield, along with Michigan Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey, are meeting with President Donald Trump on Friday, November 20, 2020, in the midst of the GOP's efforts to undermine the results of the presidential election, which President-elect Joe Biden won decisively. (Photo: Rey Del Rio/Getty Images) 'Certify the Results!': GOP Michigan Lawmakers Blasted for 'Legitimizing a Fascist Coup Attempt' by Meeting With Trump
Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) called the meeting between the president and two Republican state representatives "an attempt to subvert our democracy and undermine the will of Michigan voters."
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A Syrian refugee walks near a camp outside Qah, Idlib province, on October 28, 2020. (Photo: Ahmad al-Atrash/AFP/Getty Images) By Rejecting WTO Drug Patent Waivers Amid Pandemic, Richest Nations Put Big Pharma Profits Before Health of Billions
Rich countries—accused of hoarding future vaccines—are being urged to support a "humanitarian buffer" to innoculate refugees and people in conflict zones.
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Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) speaks during a rally to express solidarity with immigrants and refugees hosted by MoveOn, United We Dream, Families Belong Together, and Popular Democracy near Union Station on May 16, 2019 in Washington, D.C. Ilhan Omar to President-elect Biden: Seize 'Once-in-a-Generation' Chance to End Disastrous US Foreign Policy
In an op-ed at The Nation , the Minnesota Democrat explains how the Biden White House can forge a path "toward justice."
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Crippling Common Good Worldwide, Landmark Study Shows $427 Billion Lost Each Year to Tax Dodging by Corporations and the Rich
"Now more than ever we must reprogram our global tax system to prioritize people's health and livelihoods over the desires of those bent on not paying tax."
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President-elect Joe Biden listens to Vice President-elect Kamala Harris make a statement at The Queen in Wilmington, Delaware on November 16, 2020. (Photo: Roberto Schmidt/AFP via Getty Images) New 'No Corporate Cabinet' Campaign Pushes Biden to Pick People Who Will Advance Public Good
"Joe Biden should not let corporate interests run the government—and, if needed, senators must hold him accountable."
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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speaks during the daily briefing on the novel coronavirus in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, D.C. on April 21, 2020. 'Monstrous Behavior': Mnuchin Slammed for Biden 'Snub' That Could Sabotage US Economic Recovery
On his way out the door, said one Nobel-winning economist, "Mnuchin is effectively trying to create a financial crisis.'
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U.S. Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.),  who is facing Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jon Ossoff in a runoff race on January 5, speaks to a crowd of supporters during a "Defend the Majority" rally at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agriculture Center on November 19, 2020 in Perry, Georgia. (Photo: Jessica McGowan/Getty Images) 'Utterly Inexcusable': Sen. Perdue of Georgia Profited From Defense Contractor's Stock While Overseeing Naval Spending
"He is blatantly exploiting his office to line his own pockets," said Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jon Ossoff.
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Thursday, November 19, 2020
Mosul, Iraq under U.S. aerial bombardment on July 9, 2017. (Photo: Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images) Washington Post Publishes Names and Details of 1,400 Civilians Killed in US-Led Bombings of ISIS
The Post report relies heavily on figures from the airstrike watchdog Airwars—without stating the group's actual casualty numbers.
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'We Simply Cannot Afford Half-Measures': Outside DNC, Progressives Demand Biden Go Big for Green New Deal
"We're calling on the Biden administration right now to save lives because there's no other alternative. And we're asking you because we voted for you."
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A Make America Great Again hat engulfed in flames burns on the ground after counter-protesters lit it on fire in front of a barricade at Copley Square in Boston on October 18, 2020. (Photo: Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images) As Trump Pursues Strategy of Chaos and Confusion, Biden Urged to 'Go Big and Fast' to Fix 'Broken' Government
"The arsonist in chief, who spent the past four years being as reckless as humanly possible, is lighting a whole bunch more fires with the GOAL of them being impossible to put out."
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Progressives are calling on President-elect Joe Biden and his Education Department to cancel student debt. (Photo: YouTube/screenshot) Nearly 20 Dozen Groups Demand Biden Cancel All Federal Student Debt on Day One by Executive Order
"We cannot wait a second longer for debt relief when we know the president has the authority to cancel student debt on day one."
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former Vice President Joe Biden Social Security Defenders Tell Biden to Keep Austerity-Obsessed Bruce Reed Far Away From the White House
"In this time of national crisis with millions struggling to get by, we cannot afford to grant positions of power to austerity hawks."
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Top Government Adviser in Iran Warns Military Action by Trump Would Lead to 'Full-Fledged War'
"Definitely, the United States, the region, and the world cannot stand such a comprehensive crisis."
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Critics of the Utah bill fear that it might lead to an increase in deadly car attacks on protesters, as happened in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 12, 2017. (Photo: Paul J. Richards/AFP via Getty Images) Utah Lawmakers Accused of Seeking to Legalize Drivers Running Over Street Protesters
"Legislators are considering a bill that would let drivers off the hook for mowing down protesters."
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Palestinian women protest the upcoming visit of U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to an illegal Israeli settlement in the unlawfully occupied West Bank on November 18, 2020. (Photo: Issam Rimawi/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) "Proudly Pro-BDS": Jewish-Led Groups Condemn Pompeo for Declaring Boycott-Divestment Movement Anti-Semitic
"Our response to the false designation will be to... challenge Israeli policies of occupation and apartheid and galvanize public opinion for freedom and justice in Palestine," vowed CodePink's Medea Benjamin.
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