All News Articles for 2018-04-20

Friday, April 20, 2018
Displaying 'Hostility' Towards Women's Rights, Trump's State Dept. Omits Reproductive Freedoms From Annual Report
"From the beginning, this administration has sent the message that the United States will no longer prioritize efforts to hold the global community to account for human rights."
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Climate groups applauded HSBC's announcement that it is moving away from fossil fuels. (Photo: ItzaFineDay/flickr/cc) 'Incredible' News as Banking Giant HSBC Ditches New Coal, Tar Sands, and Offshore Arctic Drilling Projects
The development is "yet another signal to Donald Trump and the rest of the world that, despite their worst laid plans, the era of fossil fuels is coming to a close."
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Blaming Russia and WikiLeaks For 2016 Loss to Trump, DNC Files Lawsuit Riddled With 'Crazy' and 'Dangerous' Theories
Press freedom advocates denounced the claims advanced in the suit, arguing they would implicate journalists and newspapers that report on or publish classified information
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gaza As International Outrage Grows, Israeli Soldiers Injure Hundreds in Fourth Week of Gaza Protests
Israeli-American actress Natalie Portman was among those to express concern over the continuous violence
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"The time has come to decriminalize marijuana," Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Friday. (Photo: Elston/flickr/cc) Marijuana Decriminalization Strides Forward as Schumer Announces New Federal Bill
Schumer, the top Senate Democrat, says it's "simply the right thing to do."
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Demanding Arizona Put Schools Over Corporate Tax Cuts, Teachers Approve Statewide Strike
"After years of starving our schools, some classes are stuffed with kids, while others sit empty because there isn't a teacher to teach."
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Bottles of Roundup 'Win for Science and Democracy' as Court Rules California Can List Glyphosate as Probable Carcinogen
"Monsanto doesn't get to tell California how to protect its people from dangerous chemicals or how to run the Prop 65 list."
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Wells Fargo's $3 Billion Tax Windfall 'More Than Offsets' Trump's Paltry $1 Billion Fine
One analyst said the penalty is quite possibly "just a one-off for the CFPB to point to whenever the administration is criticized for being too friendly to Wall Street."
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walkout #NationalSchoolWalkout Underway Because "Guns Don't Die. Children Do."
Students demand legislation to end gun violence and remember victims on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine school massacre
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Trump Officially Unveils Policy to Expand Sale of Killer Drones
"Countries may be more willing to use military force when they can do so without risking their own people."
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anwr Showing 'Total Disregard for Indigenous Rights and Public Wishes,' Trump Moves to Open Alaska Wildlife Refuge to Drilling
Critics warn that drilling in the region will threaten hundreds of species, violate the human rights of Native people, and further exacerbate the climate crisis
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Recognizing Working Class Pain 'That Doesn't Make CNN,' Sanders and Rev. Barber Call for Building Truly Moral Economy
"A moral economy is one that says, in the wealthiest country in the history of the world, all of our people should be able to live with dignity and security."
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Memo Says Trump Suggested Journalists Be Raped in Jail To Make Them "Talk" and Comey Just Laughed
"Not just prison rape, but specifically sending journalists to prison with the goal of them being raped so they will give up sources."
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