All News Articles for 2016-06-15

Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Majority Want Assault Weapons Ban, So Why Don't Dems Filibuster for That?
Outrage over government inaction on gun control has reached a fever pitch days after the Orlando shooting massacre
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Who Does the Biggest Lobbying Force in the US Represent? Not Its Members
'Member companies become de facto promoters of tobacco and adversaries of climate action'
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'Time to Get Loud': Rock Stars and Celebs Aim to Amplify Anti-TPP Fight
"Whatever you're passionate about, whether it's human rights, internet freedom, climate change, or food safety, the TPP is a bad deal for humanity."
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Exposed: Pesticide Industry Deployed Aggressive Lobby Effort to Quash Bee Protections
Bayer, Monsanto, and Syngenta are effectively "shaping new pollinator 'protection' plans nationwide that do little to protect bees, but a lot to protect industry profits."
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'Berta Lives': Demonstrators Demand Justice for Slain Activist, End to US Military Aid to Honduras
'The next generation of land defenders will grow up hearing the stories of Berta Cáceres'
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North Dakota Rejects Corporate Farm Ownership by 3-to-1 Margin
"The results are a strong message that the people don't want corporate farming in North Dakota."
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ACLU Sues Cleveland Over 'Draconian Reach' of RNC Protest Rules
'The restrictions on speech put in place by the city of Cleveland are arbitrary, unnecessary, and unjustifiable.'
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Hundreds of Scientists Urge Obama to End Arctic Drilling for 'Foreseeable Future'
"Conserving important marine areas is an essential step in sustaining the region's resilience."
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How One Educator Transformed an Act of Police Brutality into a Force for Good
After he was pepper-sprayed in the face, activist and Seattle Public School teacher Jesse Hagopian founded a racial justice scholarship
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New CIA Documents Reveal More Horrors of President Bush's Torture Program
Heavily redacted trove details death of detainees and draft letter requesting interrogators be protected from prosecution
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Days After Orlando Hate Crime, House GOP Blocks Vote on LGBTQ Protections
'Our community suffers tremendous loss, now GOP lawmakers refuse to even allow a vote,' says U.S. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney
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"We Are Not Anyone's Colony": Bolivia's Morales Tells US to Stay Out of Latin American Affairs
'John Kerry continues to believe that Latin America is its backyard—and its people their peons'
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Turns Out, Most Americans Do Not Support Trump's Bigoted Policies
Unfavorability for the presumptive GOP nominee climbs while only 25 percent of voters approve of response to the attack in Orlando
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Clinton and Sanders Agree on Trump Threat, But Neither Ready to Endorse Other's Vision
While Clinton won Washington, DC contest as primary season came to an official end, neither camp shows much willingness to offer concessions to the other
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