News for 2017-02-23

Thursday, February 23, 2017
DAPL Opponents Vow to 'Rise' From Ashes of Oceti Sakowin and Keep Fighting
As the Army Corps of Engineers forcibly evicted the last of the remaining water protectors from the Oceti Sakowin protest camp on Thursday, Indigenous opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) made it clear that their expulsion would not be the end of the fight. "Our hearts are not defeated...
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Bannon Heralds "Deconstruction of Administrative State" and Trump's "New Political Order"
Giving rare public remarks on Thursday, White House chief strategist Steve Bannon said the Trump cabinet was working towards the " deconstruction of the administrative state " and repeatedly referred to the media as "the opposition party." Bannon's speech at the 2017 Conservative Political Action...
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GOP Looking to Quietly Kill Resolution Demanding Transparency on Trump
Multiple House sources told Politico on Thursday that Republicans will seek to quash Rep. Jerry Nadler's (D-N.Y.) resolution to force President Donald Trump to disclose his ties with Russia, as well as possible business conflicts of interest. Republicans plan to send the "resolution of inquiry" to...
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Striking workers in Phoenix, Arizona New Law Would Let Arizona Treat Organized Dissent as Organized Crime
The Arizona Senate on Wednesday voted to expand racketeering laws to allow police to arrest anyone involved in a protest and seize their assets, treating demonstrators like organized criminals. The law, SB 1142, also expands the definition of a riot to include any damage to property, and allows...
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RESIST DAY #35: What You Can Do Today
Resistance in your community, across the country, and around the globe
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"People of Mexico Will Not Accept" Trump's Unilateral Border Plans: Foreign Minister
It is little wonder President Donald Trump predicts a "tough" meeting between his State Department and the Mexican government on Thursday after the Mexican foreign secretary threatened to to take legal action, potentially appealing to the United Nations, against the United States' "unilateral"...
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Tom Cotton town hall 'My Husband is Dying. What Kind of Insurance Do You Have?': GOP Town Halls Erupt
In a tense, public showdown over the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that is being echoed at contentious Republican town halls across the country , a distraught woman at Sen. Tom Cotton's (R-Ark.) town hall on Wednesday stood up and told Cotton: "My husband is dying." The woman said that her husband is...
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Scientists Report Escalating Attacks Under Trump, But Vow to Fight On
Climate scientists are reportedly facing escalating harassment and threats in the Trump era, bolstering fears of a McCarthy-style crackdown amid the fight against global warming—and prompting vows of resistance from the scientific community at-large. Although threats against climate experts are...
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Message to Trans Youth: "We Stand Ready to Protect You, Even if Washington Won't"
"You belong." "Nothing is wrong with you." "We have your back." After the Trump administration on Wednesday revoked Title IX protections for transgender students, allies and legal organizations are vowing to protect the rights of students and transgender youth who are now increasingly vulnerable to...
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Ahead of DNC Chair Vote, Ellison Says Impeach Trump Questions 'Legitimate'
Asked during a televised debate Wednesday night whether or not lawmakers in congress should pursue impeachment for President Donald Trump, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) said that the president—beginning on "day one"—has already "done a number of things which legitimately raise the question of...
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