All News Articles for 2018-04-18

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Trump's Corporate-Friendly NAFTA 2.0 Would Be Total Climate Disaster, Report Warns
"We cannot shift to a clean energy future if a corporate trade deal tethers us to the fossil fuel past," says lead author of new trinational report.
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'Momentum for Better Elections' as Maine Supreme Court Approves Ranked-Choice Voting for 2018 Elections
Decision by the Maine Supreme Court confirms that voters "are sovereign and have the final say"
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With Vote to Kill Guidance Against Racist Auto Lending, Senate GOP Takes War on Regulations to 'Vicious' New Level
"This may end up being the most vicious hardball escalation and norm-breaking of Trump's first two years."
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power line 'Total Failure of Governance' by Trump: Island-Wide Blackout Deepens Puerto Rico Crisis
As privatization fears loom, the U.S. territory is "still dealing with an unstable and unreliable power grid."
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Message Is Clear as Trump Plays Weapons Salesman: 'Buy American...Tanks, Drones, Bombs, and Guns!'
Though the U.S. is by far the biggest arms exporter in the world, the Trump administration has pushed the notion that restrictions on weapons deals need to be loosened—likely at the expense of human rights
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With Committee One Vote Shy of Rejecting Pompeo, Will Senate Democrats Unite Against Trump War Cabinet?
"A vote to confirm Pompeo will be a vote of approval for Trump's disastrous foreign policy and the war cabinet he is building around him."
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The entrance to the Canadian High Commission in Trafalgar Square has been blocked by climate campaigners who’ve built a huge oil pipeline around the building. The protest comes as Canadian PM Justin Trudeau touches down in London for the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting. (Photo: © Chris J Ratcliffe / Greenpeace) Because 'Climate Leaders Don't Build Pipelines,' Greenpeace Greets Trudeau in London With 'Crudeau Oil' Protest
With fake pipeline wrapped around Canadian High Commission in Trafalgar Square, climate campaigners bring North American opposition to London.
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protester Net Neutrality Advocates Hopeful as California Bill Advances Despite Lobbyists' Attack
"Their army of lobbyists was no match for California residents."
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Arms Control Experts Demand "Urgent Steps" to Constrain New Nuclear Arms Race
"Leaders in Washington and Moscow cannot afford to ignore their legal and political commitments on nuclear arms control, nonproliferation, and disarmament."
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As Workers See Crumbs, Biggest Wall Street Banks Have Already Pocketed $2.5 Billion From Trump Tax Scam
"This bill was always a scam on the American people."
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Congresswoman Barbara Lee Warns Corker-Kaine AUMF Would Expand, Not Curb, Trump's Ability To Wage Endless War
"The last thing President Trump needs is a renewed open-ended authorization that gives him a blank check to perpetuate endless war, which is exactly what this proposed bill represents."
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fire Facing Fires and Floods, Colorado Communities Launch Landmark Suit Against Fossil Fuel Companies
"Climate change is not just about sea level rise. It affects all of us in the middle of the country as well."
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