News for 2017-03-31

Friday, March 31, 2017
Voters to Rise Up Across US for "People's Filibuster" of Gorsuch
With Democratic Party resistance to President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch still in flux , American voters are taking to the streets on Saturday to stage a "People's Filibuster" against the conservative judge. Organized by a coalition of pro-democracy and civil rights groups...
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Celebrating Cesar Chavez, Farmworkers Take On Trump's Anti-Immigrant Policies
As a handful of states mark Cesar Chavez Day—a holiday honoring the iconic civil rights activist and labor leader who spearheaded historic boycotts and strikes—men and women at the backbone of the food system are taking to the streets to show resistance to President Donald Trump's anti-immigrant...
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Five Promising Signs (From This Week Alone) That Single-Payer's Gaining Steam
As the national healthcare debate rages in the wake of the GOP's TrumpCare disaster, universal healthcare advocates have identified an opening to advance the long-held goal of enacting a single-payer (or similar) system—one that truly provides coverage for all. Signs this week suggest that opening...
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Borrowers 'Chilled to the Bone' as DOE Reneges on Student Loan Forgiveness
In a troubling development for the countless people saddled with student debt, the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) may be reneging on a promise made to over 550,000 such borrowers who were led to believe that their loans would be forgiven after ten years of work in the public service. Responding...
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Warren and Sanders Unite: Anti-Trump Stars of Senate Headline Sold-Out Rally
Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will headline a rally in Boston on Friday, as the resistance movement against President Donald Trump continues to build. The leading progressive senators will speak at a sold-out event at the 3,500-seat Orpheum Theater at 7:30pm EDT, after...
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March for Science banner As Trump Wages War on Science, Energy Grows for Worldwide March for Science
President Donald Trump's administration has fulfilled his campaign rhetoric when it comes to waging war on science, from erasing WhiteHouse.gov references to climate change on the day of his inauguration, to banning the term "climate change" at the Department of Energy's climate office, to...
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RESIST DAY #71: What You Can Do Today
Resistance in your community, across the country, and around the globe
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Judge Neil Gorsuch during his Senate hearing earlier this month. Senate Dems Ask for Gorsuch's Help to Expose Secret Donors Backing His Nomination
In a strongly-worded open letter, six Democratic senators demanded Thursday that Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch disclose the identities of donors behind the right-wing dark money group spending millions to push for his confirmation. The letter (pdf), signed by Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I...
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 Members of CODEPINK take part in an anti-drone rally in 2014 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Stephen Melkisethian/flickr/cc) Journalists Sue Trump Over Inclusion on 'Kill List'
Two journalists have sued President Donald Trump saying they are on the "Kill List"—an "illegal death sentence" that violates their constitutional rights and impedes their professional work, the lawsuit charges. The plaintiffs are 46-year-old Bilal Abdul Kareem, a U.S. citizen and freelance...
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Trump Expands War on Terror Battlefield in Somalia and Beyond
The U.S. war against terror, expanded in the shadows with covert drone strikes under former President Barack Obama, has come screaming into daylight with the Trump administration's rapid widening of the battlefield and stripping of protections for civilians in besieged nations. On Thursday, the...
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To Those Who Trusted Him on Trade, Trump Prepares 'Punch in the Face'
In yet another broken promise , President Donald Trump appears to be walking back his campaign rhetoric on the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA—preparing to deliver what one critic described as "a punch in the face" to those who trusted Trump to make the trade deal better for working...
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States Doubling Down on #BroadbandPrivacy After Congress Sells Out
The growing backlash to federal rollback of regulations continued this week, as Minnesota and Illinois both made moves to protect internet privacy after Congress voted to let broadband providers sell user data to third parties without permission. In what the Pioneer Press called a " surprise move...
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