All News Articles for 2017-08-31

Thursday, August 31, 2017
#PayUpCorps Campaign Highlights All Nation Could Do If Corporations Paid Their Fair Share
"We could have free higher education, universal healthcare, and decent infrastructure...or we could keep giving corporations tax breaks."
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"Any lasting peace in Afghanistan must be secured through diplomacy," said Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) last week. Adding to Record Casualties Under Trump, US Bombing Kills 11 Afghan Civilians
"United Nations figures showed a 43 percent spike in civilian casualties from both Afghan and U.S. airstrikes in the first half of the year."
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Hundreds of immigration advocates and supporters attended a rally and march to Trump Tower in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program on August 30, 2017 in New York City. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Trump Warned: 'If You End DACA, We Will Make Your Life Impossible'
"The end of DACA would rip apart families, instill fear in communities, make our nation less safe, and hurt our economy."
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stop profits protest sign The Sinister Side Effect of Amazing New Cancer Drug: One Dose Costs Nearly $500K
Revolutionary new therapy could "transform medicine" and cure kids battling leukemia... for an incredible price.
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Trump's brand of populism was named as a major threat to scientific advances in a survey of 50 Nobel Laureates. Nobel Prize Winners Name Trump and His 'Ignorance' as Top Threats to World Population
Laureates have grave concerns about Trump's anti-science agenda as well as his recent rhetoric on nuclear war
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"Chemical companies are notoriously opaque when it comes to sharing information about their chemicals with the public," notes Natasha Geiling of ThinkProgress. Downplaying Risks, Texas Sheriff Says Inhaling Chemical Plume Like 'Standing Over Campfire'
"Toxicity is a relative thing," said an Arkema executive
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A group of Nashville residents released a statement affirming that their city embraces LGBTQ rights, contrary to an evangelical Christian "Nashville Statement," released Tuesday. 'Accurate Nashville Statement' Embraces LGBTQ With Love to Counter Bigoted Hate
After Christian leaders release anti-LGBTQ "Nashville Statement," residents stand up for city's inclusive values
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U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris speaks before a town hall at Holman United Methodist Church on April 21, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. 'The Right Thing to Do': Kamala Harris to Co-Sponsor Bernie's Medicare for All Bill
"There's certainly momentum and energy around" single payer, Harris said
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Immigrant rights activists holds sign Relief for Immigrants as Court Blocks "Patently Unconstitutional" Law in Texas
As the state struggles with the aftermath of Harvey, ruling offers temporary relief to undocumented immigrants
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An oil refinery is seen before the arrival of Hurricane Harvey on August 25, 2017 in Corpus Christi, Texas. As Hurricane Harvey comes ashore many of the countries oil refineries are in its path and have had to shut down. Toxic Plume Threatens After Explosions at Arkema Chemical Plant in Texas
"People don't know what's seeping into their air and their homes."
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