All News Articles for 2018-03-19

Monday, March 19, 2018
In 'Full-on War on Drugs Scare-Fest,' Trump Proposes Death Penalty and 'Very, Very Bad' Commercials
In his speech on the opioid epidemic, the president promoted his plan to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border and suggested that an advertising campaign would keep Americans from using drugs
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"Without full declassification of information about her alleged role and pending the results of a proper investigation, Amnesty is calling on the Senate to vote against [Gina] Haspel's appointment as CIA director," Margaret Huang, executive director at Amnesty International USA, said. (Photo: takomabibelot/flickr/cc) Amnesty International: Gina Haspel's Nomination Should Be Withdrawn, Her Role in Torture Investigated
Human rights group argues that if president does not rescind nomination, Democrats in Senate should refuse to hold confirmation hearings
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Watch: Sanders, Warren, Moore Headline National Town Hall on Inequality and Oligarchy
"We need to ask the hard questions that the corporate media fails to ask: who owns America, and who has the political power? Why, in the richest country in the history of the world are so many Americans living in poverty?"
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CLOUD Act graphic 'Insidious' and 'Dangerous': Digital Privacy Groups Issue Urgent Warning Over CLOUD Act
Critics say the bill, which could be pushed through Congress this week, would enable U.S. authorities to skirt Fourth Amendment rights to collect Americans' data and use it against them
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A sign seen at a 2007 anti-war protest. (Photo: Thiago Santos/cc/flickr) 15 Years After Invasion, Demands for Iraq War Reparations, New Global Peace Movement
The war "provided the platform for mass civilian casualties, war crimes, and a vast boon to corporations seeking to profit from war-making—with almost complete impunity to this day."
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Marielle Franco Former Brazilian President Lula: It's Clear Marielle Franco's Assassination Was Premeditated
The 38-year-old Rio de Janeiro city councilmember and human rights activist—known for her fierce criticism of police killings in Brazil's impoverished favela neighborhoods—was killed last week
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To Avoid Water Shortage for 5 Billion by 2050, UN Report Urges Nature-Based Solutions
"We clearly need new ways to manage competing demands on our freshwater resources."
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President Donald Trump walks with Mohammed bin Salman With Saudi Prince on Whitewash Tour, Critics Warn Against Further US Complicity With 'War Crimes' in Yemen
"Far from being a force for 'stability in the region,' as the Pentagon routinely claims when it promotes yet another arms deal with Riyadh, the Saudi regime has become a force for conflict and division in a region desperately in need of peace."
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Fears of 'Serial Bomber' Intensify After Fourth Explosion Injures Two in Austin
The latest explosion was triggered by tripwire, police say
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Non-Disclosure Agreements Demanded by Trump Are 'Unconstitutional and Unenforceable,' ACLU Says
"Once again, this president believes employees owe him a personal duty of loyalty, when their duty of loyalty is to the institution."
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Jared Kushner 'Slumlord' Jared Kushner Condemned for Family Real Estate Company's False Filings
The findings "provide a window into the ethics of the business empire he ran before he went on to become one of the most trusted advisers to the President of the United States."
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Despite Possible Blowback, Snowden Decries Anti-Democratic Forces in Russia
"My friends tell me it is dangerous to criticize the Russian government the same as I criticize my own. But each of us are given a limited number of days to make a difference. Life is a choice to live for something, or to die for nothing."
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