All News Articles for 2018-02-01

Thursday, February 1, 2018
I am ready sign Fight for $15 and Rev. Barber Announce Fast-Food Worker Strike for Racial Justice and Voting Rights
On the 50th anniversary of the sanitation workers' march in Memphis, labor advocates and the new People's Poor Campaign will come together across the South
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With Latest Dystopian Step, Amazon Sparks Worries With Patent on Worker-Tracking Wristband
Patent designs detail how wristbands would vibrate if wearer moves hand "incorrectly" when completing warehouse work
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Rep. Devin Nunes, Republican Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, is under intense partisan fire for his role in creating the #ReleasetheMemo "charade." 'End This Charade': Top Dems Demand Ryan #RemoveNunes Amid #ReleaseTheMemo Mayhem
Letter from Schumer and Pelosi arrives amid looming decision by White House and concerns that FBI director may quit post if misleading document made public
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'Kicking Off Black History Month,' Trump Guts CFPB's Ability to Curb Racial Discrimination by Banks
"These changes threaten effective enforcement of civil rights laws and increase the likelihood that people will continue to face discriminatory access and pricing as they navigate their economic lives."
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Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta Internal Analysis Revealed Trump Plan Would Cost Workers Billions, So Labor Dept Buried Study
Worker advocates say it "shows the lengths to which the Trump administration and Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta will go to hide the fact that they are taking steps to actively make workers' lives worse."
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Poll: 82% Say Trump Interview With Mueller Should Be Under Oath
The survey also found more than 60 percent of Americans support passing legislation to prevent Trump from unilaterally firing Mueller
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'Cruel and Unconstitutional': Trump Official Proposed Experimental Method to Reverse Detained Teen's Abortion
Trump appointee who now heads the Office of Refugee Resettlement discussed reversing the abortion an undocumented teenage girl had fought to obtain
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San Francisco Shows Nation Way Forward by Throwing Out Old Marijuana Convictions
"While drug policy on the federal level is going backwards, San Francisco is once again taking the lead to undo the damage that this country's disastrous, failed drug war has had on our nation and on communities of color in particular."
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In Latest 'Giveaway to Polluters', Trump EPA Suspends Clean Water Rule
Rescinding the regulation will put the drinking water of one in three Americans in danger of pollution, critics say
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'Days Numbered' for Fossil Fuels: Sanders Backs Demand for Rapid Energy Transformation
"The issue in front of us is not a scientific debate," the senator said. "It has everything to do political will."
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'Delivered From the Heart!': Trump Lies About Historic SOTU Viewership
Fact check: Trump's address actually had "fewer viewers than the first SOTU's for Obama in 2010, Bush in 2002, Clinton in 1994."
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ICE Director Brags About How Much He's 'Enjoying' Tearing Immigrant Families Apart
"There's a special place in hell for those who get off on broken families and profit off of incarcerating innocent people."
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