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Saturday, October 20, 2018
Greta Teen Climate Activist to Crowd of Thousands: 'We Can't Save the World by Playing by the Rules Because the Rules Have to Change'
"The politics that's needed to prevent the climate catastrophe—it doesn't exist today," says Greta Thunberg, a 15-year-old from Sweden. "We need to change the system."
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kids 'Disgraceful and Enraging': Supreme Court Halts Youth Climate Case After Last-Ditch Trump Effort to Kill Suit
"A newly configured Supreme Court seems poised to close the courthouse doors. But the tide of #ClimateAction cannot be stopped."
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Friday, October 19, 2018
Khashoggi protest 'We Call BS': As Saudi Arabia Claims Khashoggi Killed in 'Fistfight,' Trump White House Issues 'Laughably Weak' Response
Saudi Arabia's "explanation for the arbitrary execution of Jamal Khashoggi is just not plausible. No government should accept it," says U.N. special rapporteur on extra-judicial executions
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In Just Three Days, 'Genius' Fundraising Campaign by Progressive Group Pours $500,000 Into Overlooked State-Level Democratic Campaigns
Small donations through the think tank Data for Progress this week are going to state-level races—"where $10K means the difference between winning and losing, and can tip a whole state legislature"
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National Security Adviser John Bolton 'Bolton Gonna Bolton': Trump's National Security Adviser Pushing to Ditch Nuclear Arms Treaty With Russia
Critics warn that "withdrawal would be stupid and reckless."
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march to vote 'We're Voting Them Out': What It Looked Like When Horde of Hoosiers Marched With Bernie Sanders to Early-Voting Site After Indiana Rally
"This year, things are going to change. We need to have the highest voter turnout in history."
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With GOP Candidate Also Overseeing Georgia Elections, 107,000 Voters Purged in Yet Another Suppression Effort
"When you oversee your own election and know the only way you can win is by suppressing minority votes."
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LGBTQ Community and Dissidents Main Targets as Israel Exports High-Tech Spying Tools to Despots Worldwide
"It's a weapon—like selling a pistol. The thing is that in this industry people think about the technological challenges, not about the implications."
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'Making Sacrifices for All of Us,' Indigenous Water Protectors Arrested at Pipeline Company's Shareholder Meeting
"They've shackled grandmothers, used attack dogs on people, lied, stole, bribed, maimed, and poisoned, all over the lands."
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With Steve Bannon in the Shadows, Brazil's Right-Wing Forces Accused of Illegal WhatsApp Propaganda Campaign to Lift Bolsonaro
"What we are facing here is an attempt at electoral fraud."
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Bernie Sanders Has Heard Enough: 'We Cannot Have an Ally Who Murders a Dissident in Cold Blood'
Credible allegations of Jamal Khashoggi's brutal murder by the Saudi government and ongoing war crimes in Yemen should be the final straws in allowing the powerful Gulf monarchy to claim the U.S. as a friend and partner, says senator
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protest As Gaza Border Demonstrations Continue, Israel's New 'Zero Tolerance' Policy Denounced as 'Deeply Alarming'
"There are serious fears that this policy will further sanction the use of deadly force against unarmed protesters."
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As World Demands Justice for Khashoggi Murder, Trump Declares 'Open Season on All Journalists'
"Trump is a psychopath. With a lot of followers."
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Thursday, October 18, 2018
Saudi journalist, Global Opinions columnist for the Washington Post, and former editor-in-chief of Al-Arab News Channel Jamal Khashoggi offers remarks during POMED's "Mohammed bin Salman's Saudi Arabia: A Deeper Look." (Photo: POMED/Flickr/cc) While President Continues to Play Dumb on Murder, 2016 Reporting Shows Saudis Only Blacklisted Khashoggi After Journalist Criticized... Trump
"So the Saudis murdered a journalist they previously banned for speaking badly about Trump, and now Trump refuses to condemn them for it."
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Democrats Face Ridicule and Ire for Letting GOP Ram Through Six More Right-Wing Judges
"The ability of Senate Democrats to keep making the same strategic error over and over again is, in its own way, quite impressive."
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Found in 90 Percent of Table Salt Brands, Study Finds Average Adult Ingests 2,000 Pieces of Microplastic Per Year
"The more we consume plastics, the more we literally consume plastic."
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For Next Weapon in Anti-Protest Arsenal, US Military Building Plasma Gun Capable of Vaporizing Human Flesh
At its highest setting, the new laser weapon would painfully vaporize the outer layer of skin from 100 meters away. Also, this so-called "non-lethal" weapon can kill people.
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Local Fury and Health Concerns as Japan Plans to Dump a Million Tons of Radioactive Fukushima Water Into Ocean
One nuclear specialist argued that the Japanese government's reported plan "cannot be considered an action without risk to the marine environment and human health"
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Less Than Year After GOP Tax Scam, Six Biggest Banks Already Raked in $9 Billion in Extra Profits
Wall Street's latest earning report provides further evidence of "just how rigged the system is against working people and the middle class."
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As Trump Accused of Conspiring With Saudis Over Khashoggi Murder, Dems Demand Full Disclosure of Financial Ties
It appears the president "is assisting a foreign government in a conspiracy to obstruct justice in the political murder of a resident of the United States, and it is fair to say that he's doing so because to do otherwise would be detrimental to his personal business interests."
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"The first and most important things Democrats should do is stop feeding the beast that's gotten us in this climate mess," David Turnbull, strategic communications director at Oil Change International, told Common Dreams. 'Are You Kidding Me?' Outrage as Democrats Push 'Incremental Steps' Over Bold Agenda Needed to Save Planet from Climate Catastrophe
"Gradualism is fundamentally incompatible with protecting civilization and the natural world. It's pathetic that the Democrats are continuing to pursue this approach."
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Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Republican leaders have indicated in recent days that they plan to cut social safety net programs after the midterm elections. (Photo: Getty) As Trump Vows "A Lot of Cutting" After Midterms, Americans Urged to Protect Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid at the Voting Booth
With Trump's support, the GOP "has spent the last two years doing everything they can to reach onto our pockets, steal our money, and give it to their pay masters on Wall Street."
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After Leaked Video, Sanders and Warren Demand Bezos Answer for Amazon's "Potentially Illegal" Union Busting
"We write to express our alarm at recent reports that your company is distributing anti-union materials to Whole Foods managers that directs and encourages potentially illegal interference with the rights of thousands of workers."
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Telecom Lobby Firms Subpoenaed to Lift 'Fog of Fraud and Spam' Surrounding FCC's Net Neutrality Comments
"My office will get to the bottom of what happened and hold accountable those responsible for using stolen identities to distort public opinion on net neutrality."
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UPDATED: In Latest Fit of Censorship, Facebook Deletes Video Detailing Brutal Legacy of Christopher Columbus
This piece of "journalism was about the airbrushing of history. Therefore, there is a great irony in the fact it has now been airbrushed" from Facebook's platform.
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At the Heart of Global Woes, 157 of World's 200 Richest Entities Are Now Corporations, Not Governments
From massive inequality to the climate crisis, these powerful corporations "are able to demand that governments do their bidding"
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'Unreal': Claiming Concerns Over 'Political Activity,' Georgia Officials Order Black Seniors Off Bus Headed for Early Voting
"When they're suppressing votes, they're going to come up with any kind of excuse about what your problem is."
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'Groveling' Before Murderous Kingdom, Trump Complains Saudis Deemed 'Guilty Until Proven Innocent' Like Kavanaugh
"Trump is right in thinking that Brett Kavanaugh and Mohammed bin Salman are likely equally innocent."
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'Pump and Trump': Explosive New Investigation Reveals Corrupt Practices of President's Family Business
Donald Trump claims he only licensed his name for real estate projects developed by others. But an investigation of a dozen Trump deals shows deep family involvement in projects that often involved deceptive practices.
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Tuesday, October 16, 2018
In Hit to Devos and For-Profit Colleges, Court Ruling Delivers 'Major Victory' for Defrauded Students
"Students did not stop fighting to get this rule implemented, and now because of their work these important and long-delayed protections will immediately go into effect."
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Critics on Guard Against Pro-Coal Agenda Even as Rick Perry's Bailout Plan Proves 'Too Far a Stretch Even for Trump White House'
With "coal- and nuclear-bailout ringleader" nominated to FERC, groups warn that Trump's desire to scam public and ratepayers likely to continue
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Iranian-Americans Demand Lindsey Graham Apologize for 'Disgusting' and Racist Insult
"If you dread the notion of Iranian ancestry and believe all Iranians are liars, you are hopelessly bigoted and unfit to serve in the U.S. Senate."
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As 'Gruesome' New Details of Khashoggi Murder Emerge, Trump Obediently Bows to Saudi Crown Prince
"The president is willingly and knowingly doing the counter messaging for the Saudi kingdom. He floated the 'rogue attackers' theory and [is] now vouching for their transparent denials and vows to investigate."
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Accusing Trump of Crossing Constitutional Line, PEN America Sues Over Threats and Reprisals Against Free Press
"When President Trump crosses the line and threatens to use his authority to punish the media, or actually does so, it is vital for the courts to step in and affirm that such threats and reprisals are unconstitutional."
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As Judge Considers Letting Monsanto Off the Hook, Jurors Demand Court Respect Their Historic Verdict Holding Company to Account
"You may not have been convinced by the evidence, but we were."
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FCC protesters Proving People Far and Wide Understand and Love Net Neutrality, Study Shows 99.7% of Unique Comments to FCC Opposed Repeal
"When you sift through all the noise, fake comments, bots, and BS you always find the truth: no one wants their cable company to charge more fees and control what they see and do on the internet."
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'Lives Hang in the Balance': 21 Days Before Midterms, McConnell Admits GOP Still Salivating to Gut Medicare and Social Security
"Mitch McConnell wants to cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid to pay for Republicans' massive giveaway to the rich and large corporations," said Sen. Bernie Sanders. "Enough!"
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As US Secretary of State Meets With Saudis Over Khashoggi Murder, People Asking Pompeo: 'What Are You Smiling About?'
People want to know: "What the hell are these two assholes smiling about?"
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In 'Blockbuster' Ruling, Judge Says Youths' Climate Case Against Trump Administration Can Proceed to Trial
"October 29, here we come!"
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'One of Most Disturbing Articles I Have Ever Read' Scientist Says of Study Detailing Climate-Driven 'Bugpocalypse'
"A truly scary new study finds that insect populations in protected Puerto Rican rainforests have fallen as much as 60-fold."
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red panda Humanity Chopping Down Tree of Life, Warns New Research, 'Including Branch We Are Sitting On'
"We're entering what could be an extinction on the scale of what killed the dinosaurs."
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Monday, October 15, 2018
To Build 'Firewall' Against Trump Agenda in State Houses Across US, Women's Group Endorses 10 Under-the-Radar Progressives
"Now more than ever is the time to look to new examples of who should represent the people."
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Maine's former Health and Human Services Commissioner Mary Mayhew Nation Warned That Trump's "Horrifying" Medicaid Pick Hired With "Express Purpose to Dismember" Program
Mary Mayhew "destroyed Medicaid in Maine now she will destroy it in the whole country."
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Demanding End to Saudi Arabia's "Blank Check" for Atrocities, Sanders to Give Senate Yet Another Chance to Stop US Complicity in Yemen Massacre
"The recent disappearance and likely assassination of Jamal Khashoggi only underscores how urgent it has become for the United States to redefine our relationship with Saudi Arabia."
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'Just Surreal': Trump Denies Ever Making the $1 Million Bet With Elizabeth Warren He Made on National Television
"Trump lies literally a hundred times a week and yet he's set the narrative here that Warren is somehow the untrustworthy one."
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"You couldn't make his up," added Al Jazeera journalist Jamal Elshayyal, who posted photos of the cleaning crew's pronounced arrival. 'You Couldn't Make This Up': A Bunch of Mops, Cleaners, and Trash Bags Delivered to Saudi Consulate Ahead of Khashoggi Murder Probe
As one reporter joked, "the way to preserve the integrity of a possible crime scene and bolster confidence in the investigation is to bring in a bunch of cleaners through the front door before the detectives arrive."
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sign SCOTUS Lead Paint Ruling Could Open Door to Corporate Liability for Climate, Gun Violence, and Opioid Crises
"Like the lead paint case, we have an industry that knew its products could inflict serious damage and continued to promote those products anyway."
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'Abhorrent': GOP Senator Angrily Snatches Student's Phone Over Question About Georgia's Racist Voter Purge
"It's abhorrent that when our members ask their senators about the purging of voters within their state, they respond by stealing their phones."
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With DNA Test Confirming Ancestry, Elizabeth Warren Tells Trump to Send $1 Million Check to Indigenous Rights Group
"My parents were real people...The story they lived will always be etched on my heart. And no one—not even the President of the United States—will ever take it away from me."
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yemeni child As Khashoggi Case Highlights Saudi Crimes, UN Warns Famine Driven by US-Backed War in Yemen Could Kill 13 Million People
While the U.S. faces pressure to stop selling arms to Saudi Arabia, the United Nations estimates that if current conditions continue, Yemen could face "the worst famine in the world in 100 years."
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"It Doesn't Matter" If Accusations Against Kavanaugh True, Says Trump: "We Won"
The president also claimed he treated Dr. Christine Blasey Ford with "great respect" by openly mocking her at a campaign rally
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'They're Doing Us Like They Did New Orleans': Anger at Trump Inaction as Hurricane Michael Leaves Millions Without Power and Basic Needs
"We're not getting any help. We need food. It's just crazy."
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Sunday, October 14, 2018
With Planet in 'Crisis Mode,' Bernie Sanders Rips Trump White House for 'Dangerous' Dismissal of Climate Science
"You have an administration that virtually does not even recognize the reality of climate change and their policies, working with the fossil fuel industry, are making a bad situation worse."
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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has called the U.S. withdrawal from 2015 nuclear deal, "a mistake." Denounced by UN on Humanitarian Grounds, Trump's Sanctions Amount to 'Psychological and Economic Warfare,' Rouhani Says
"In the past 40 years, there has not been a more spiteful team than the current U.S. government team toward Iran, Iranians and the Islamic Republic."
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Saturday, October 13, 2018
Protesters participate in the Unteilbar ('indivisible') march against racism, exclusion and exploitation and for an open society on October 13, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. "UnTrump the World": Hundreds of Thousands March in Berlin Against the Far Right
We are #unteilbar we are many and change is coming
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Friday, October 12, 2018
With #MarchToThePolls in Chicago, Women's March Aims to Channel 'Outrage and Energy' to Defeat Trump Agenda on Election Day
"It's a culmination of the last two marches with one primary goal: making sure every single voice is heard at the ballot box."
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'Outrageous' Voter Suppression by 'Cowardly Republicans' in Georgia Part of Nationwide GOP Attack on Democracy
Sen. Bernie Sanders urged every single U.S. voter to "vigorously protest this outrageous action" in Georgia.
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Facebook Accused of 'Full-Frontal Suppression of Dissent' After Independent Media Swept Up in Mass Purge
The massive shutdown affected many progressive sites devoted to covering war, police brutality, and other issues neglected by the corporate media
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Gaza Israeli Soldiers Kill Seven Palestinians, Injure Hundreds More During Weekly Gaza Protest Against Occupation
After thousands joined the demonstration, the Israeli defense minister immediately halted all deliveries of fuel to Gaza
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US Student Considers Taking BDS Detention Case to Israel's Supreme Court After Judge Rejects Appeal
"Calling out Israel's human rights violations isn't anti-Semitic. But detaining those who condemn the murder of Palestinians is fascist."
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beto With Campaign Only 'Powered by People,' Beto O'Rourke Shatters All-Time Senate Fundraising Record With $38 Million Haul
"No PACs, no special interests, no corporations," declares Democrat vying to unseat Sen. Ted Cruz in Texas. "All people, all the time, everywhere, every single day."
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USA Today Under Fire for Fact-Checking Trump's "Lie-Filled" Medicare for All Op-Ed Only After Publishing It
"Seems like a...sequencing problem," noted one critic as another said newspaper should have upheld journalistic standards by telling president to "go pound sand" over rampant falsehoods
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With Khashoggi Believed Killed, Ethics Watchdog Says: We Must Ask If Trump's Silence "Being Dictated by His Business Interests" With Saudis
"Is the Saudi gov't purposely filling Trump's pockets? If so, what do they expect in return? We don't know, because Trump refuses to comply with the Constitution."
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nixon, trump Judge Mandates Partial Release of Watergate 'Road Map' That Could Offer Guidance to Impeach Trump
Legal scholars argue the report on former President Richard Nixon "would be a vital touchstone for the public and Congress" to assess actions and findings related to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing probe
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Turkey's Claim to Have Audio and Video of Khashoggi's Murder Intensifies Demand Trump Speak Out Against Saudis
"If anything remotely like what is alleged actually happened to Khashoggi, the president should ensure that it has profound and lasting consequences for the U.S.-Saudi relationship."
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'This Is Pathetic': Progressives Furious as Schumer Rubber Stamps 15 More Right-Wing Judges for Trump
Critics angrily denounced Senate Democrats for helping the Republican majority "shape our country in Donald Trump's brutal image for decades to come"
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Thursday, October 11, 2018
A ‘Justice for Jamal’ demonstration outside the headquarters of the Washington Post. (Photo: Anadolu/Getty) 'Better Later Than Never, I Guess': Corporate Media Crawl Away From Saudis Over Suspected Murder of Journalist
"An attack on one journalist should be considered an attack on all."
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'Smoking Gun': White House Finally Admits Bannon and Kobach Were Racist Minds Behind Scheme to Rig 2020 Census
"Big big deal," said journalist Josh Marshall, in reaction to the news. "So the white nationalists—Bannon and Kobach—are the guys behind the plan to rig the census to disenfranchise blue state voters."
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'The Guy Who Defended Company That Caused Worst Oil Spill in US History' Just Confirmed to Head DOJ's Environmental Division
"Clark's blatant hostility toward environmental protection is good news for polluters, but awful news for the rest of us."
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'Definition of a Rigged System' as GOP Candidate for Georgia Governor Commits Massive Purge of Registered Voters
"We need UN election observers in Georgia...the state, not the country."
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Citing Arbitrary Use and Racial Bias, Washington Supreme Court Abolishes State's Death Penalty
"This is a hugely important moment in our pursuit for equal and fair application of justice."
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BK law students Demanding Kavanaugh Impeachment, Law Students Launch Nationwide Strike Against Illegitimate Justice
"We have a moral obligation in our profession to advocate for justice."
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U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Crown Prince and Minister of Defense of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in the Oval Office at the White House, March 14, 2017 in Washington, D.C. As Demands for US Probe Into Alleged Murder of Khashoggi Grow, Trump Says Halting Saudi Arms Sales 'Very Tough Pill to Swallow'
"Trump here is expressing the views and conduct of U.S. officials and D.C. foreign policy elites for decades. He's just doing it with a bluntness that illuminates rather than obfuscates."
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To Save the Planet From Climate Catastrophe, New Study Says Put Down the Damn Meat
"Adopting healthy and more plant-based diets globally could reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of the food system by more than half."
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Phlomena Telker stands on what was her covered porch after Hurricane Michael tore the roof of her home as it passed through the area on October 10, 2018 in Panama City, Florida. 'Wake Up': Climate Campaigners Tell World Leaders Liberation From Fossil Fuel Industry's Grip Only Solution
"The IPCC Special Report on 1.5°C makes it clear that you're either on the side of science or on the side of the fossil fuel lobby."
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Wednesday, October 10, 2018
'I Know This Is Shocking,' Says Sanders, But Trump 'Lying About Medicare for All'
"Not only is Trump lying again, but this guy who proposed and fought for cutting 32 millions Americans from the healthcare they currently have," and pushed for slashing hundreds of billions from Medicaid and Medicare budgets "is acting like he cares about health care for seniors or anyone else."
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soldier As 18th Year of War in Afghanistan Begins, Sen. Warren Says: 'Long Past Time to Bring Our Troops Home'
Sanders, meanwhile, called for "a vigorous discussion about our foreign policy, and how it needs to change in this new era."
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'Welcome to the Future': SCOTUS Ruling on North Dakota's Voter ID Law Underscores Nationwide GOP Attack on Voting Rights
"This is why the Supreme Court matters...It's about the very nature of American democracy. And, oh yeah, about racism too."
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'Literally Murderous': In Latest Healthcare Sabotage, Trump to Take ACA Website Offline Repeatedly During Signup Period
"There was no reason to do this last year, and there's no reason to do it now—except to make it harder for American families to sign up for health care coverage."
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Top advisor Jared Kushner, his wife Ivanka Trump, and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Sulman (MbS) in this White House photo. Ire Aimed at Trump and Kushner for Not Pressing Saudi Prince Over Missing Post Journalist Believed Murdered
"Please, President Trump, shed light on [journalist's] disappearance," pleads Jamal Khashoggi's fiance
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resist trump ACLU Fights Back as Trump Pushes 'Stealth Proposal' to Limit Public's Right to Protest Outside White House
"Trump might not like having protesters on his doorstep, but the First Amendment guarantees their right to be there."
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In Rebuke to Trumpian Division and Authoritarianism, Bernie Sanders Champions 'Unity' and 'Common Humanity' in Visionary Speech
"Our job is to build on our common humanity and do everything that we can to oppose all of the forces, whether unaccountable government power or unaccountable corporate power, who try to divide us up and set us against each other."
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"Any 'Her' Will Do": Due Process for Boys Like Kavanaugh, But Feinstein Latest Target of Trump's "Lock Her Up" Chant
"It's not just an assault on norms, the rule of law, and due process they claim to love, it's a downright creepy attempt at intimidating women."
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A satellite image of Hurricane Michael on Wednesday morning ahead of landfall expected in the coming hours. 'We Have a Pit in Our Stomachs': Warnings for Florida Grow as Category 4 Hurricane Michael Intensifies
"This is the real deal. Hurricanes that intensify overnight just before reaching land are the worst nightmare of forecasters and emergency managers."
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valve turners Thankful to Avoid Prison, Acquitted Valve Turners Lament Lost Chance to Defend Planet-Saving Necessity of Pipeline Shutdown
"It's great that the defendants were found not guilty," said Dr. James Hansen, "but we missed an opportunity to inform the public about the injustice of climate change."
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Tuesday, October 9, 2018
When It Comes to Climate Crisis and Kavanaugh's First Day on the Supreme Court, "It's Not Very Promising"
"The first entry in Kavanaugh's environmental record as a SCOTUS member is in and it's not very promising."
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What's Not in the Latest Terrifying IPCC Report? The "Much, Much, Much More Terrifying" New Research on Climate Tipping Points
"This is the scariest thing about the IPCC Report — it’s the watered down, consensus version."
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exxon facility 'This Is a Scam': ExxonMobil-Backed Carbon Tax Will Not Save the Planet
"It comes as no surprise that ExxonMobil and other oil companies are calling for anything and everything short of moving off fossil fuels entirely—most notably, the unwieldy and unproven concept of carbon taxes."
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To Denounce Immoral #GOPTaxScam, Nuns on the Bus Begin 54-Stop US Tour Ahead of Midterms
"This bus trip is all about us coming together to reclaim the patriotic truth that is 'We the People'."
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As Nikki Haley Resigns, Critics Forced to Clarify That "Pro-War, Pro-Imperialist" Sycophant for Trump Is No "Moderate"
U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley "was probably the most pro-war, pro-imperialist high-ranking Trump official, and therefore the most beloved Trump official by the war-loving U.S. media. She held every conventional foreign policy view that has generated so much destruction."
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US mail not for sale signs US Mail Is #NotForSale: Postal Workers Nationwide Stand Together Against Trump's Privatization Plan
"Our postal system has never belonged to any president, any political party, or any company. It's belonged to the people of this country."
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Israel Told to End 'Outrageous' Detention of US Student Held for Alleged Crime of Supporting BDS
"The amendment to the Law of Entry to Israel, which blocks entry to those who support boycotts of Israel or the settlements, was born in sin and should be repealed."
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Petitions to Impeach Kavanaugh Surge as Organizers Say Not Even Supreme Court Justices 'Above the Law'
"A majority of Americans opposed Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court and we believe a majority will ultimately support his impeachment as well," says Heidi Hess of CREDO Action
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The Urgenda campaign 'One for the History Books!': Dutch Court Puts World on Notice by Ordering Government to Move Faster on Emission Cuts
The government of the Netherlands, said the court, "has done too little to prevent the dangers of climate change and is doing too little to catch up."
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Monday, October 8, 2018
Forgoing a Celebration of Colonization and Stolen Land, Cities Across the Country Opt to Recognize Indigenous Peoples Day
"The history we've been taught is not accurate or complete. And perhaps most important among those truths, Indigenous lands are still being colonized, and our people are still suffering the trauma and impacts of colonization."
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report As UN Report Warns of Looming Climate Catastrophe, 13 Stories From Front Lines of Fight for Fossil-Free Future
The collection "shows readers why we should all care more for this existential fight, and how each one of us can make the difference, not only through personal choices, but joining others, building grassroot movements from the ground up."
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Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) enters a Capitol Police vehicle after announcing on the Senate floor on Friday that she would vote for Brett Kavanaugh. The senator has taken heightened security measures since the announcement but has reported that she's received a positive response to her decision in Maine. Pledging to Unseat Collins, Mainers Challenge Senator's "Infuriating and Completely False" Narrative on Response to Kavanaugh Vote
"This vote is a complete betrayal of Maine voters, of the women who have called her offices, and written letters, and organized phone banks, and attended rallies, and told their very deeply painful stories to her and her staff."
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Annette Klapstein and Emily Nesbitt Johnston "Stunning": State Court Silences Climate Experts Set to Testify in Valve Turners' Necessity Defense Trial
"Four days before trial, for no apparent reason, the court eviscerated our defense, and essentially overruled itself."
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As Misogynist, Homophobic Bolsonaro Advances to Run-Off in Brazil's Election, Critics Fear 'Genuine Fascist' Takeover
Jair Bolsonaro aims to bring about "the worst abuses of the kinds of dictatorships that summarily executed dissidents, that shut down media outlets, that closed congresses, that we thought was a thing of the past here in Latin America."
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IPCC presser UN Experts Warn of 'Climate Catastrophe' by 2040 Without 'Rapid' and 'Unprecedented' Global Action
"The climate crisis is here and already impacting the most vulnerable," notes 350.org's program director. "Staying under 1.5ºC is now a matter of political will."
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