All News Articles for 2018-06-19

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
'Outraged, But Frankly Not Surprised': In Defense of Serial Violator Israel, US Ditches UN Human Rights Council
Move decried as latest "example of how unconditional support for Israel means you can't support human rights standards anywhere for anyone. Israel threatens entire international system for defending human rights, such as it is."
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The White House Didn't Want You To Hear Stephen Miller's Voice Defend Family Separation (And the NYT Said OK)
"Miller is orchestrating a systematic, criminal, human rights abusing, child abuse operation. Let the public hear his sick rationalization to understand how utterly evil this is."
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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke 'Outrageous and Unprecedented': Ethical Violation Alarm Bells Over Zinke Foundation Deal With Halliburton Head
"This is all a perfect encapsulation of how Ryan Zinke has operated at Interior—being deceitful about intent, and always seeing how he can personally benefit," said one critic
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'Morally Bankrupt': After Tax Cuts for Richest, House GOP Unveils $5.4 Trillion Attack on Nation's Safety Net
The Republican budget's "extreme cuts to healthcare, retirement security, anti-poverty programs, education, infrastructure, and other critical investments are real and will inflict serious harm on American families."
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Trump Finally Admits He's Responsible: "You Have to Take the Children Away"
The president also attacked the press for publishing images from his own government showing children in cages and threatened to cut off funding for Central American nations
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Sessions' Separation of Families Results in Charges of Child Abuse and Immorality From His Own Church
"We have an ethical obligation to speak boldly when one of our members is engaged in causing significant harm in matters contrary to the Discipline on the global stage."
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light rail The Koch Brothers Are Bankrolling Local Efforts to Kill American Public Transit
"At the end of the day, fuel consumption helps them."
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Take This Empire and Shove It: Openly Hostile to Capitalism, Outspoken U.S. Army Lieutenant Resigns
"I would encourage all soldiers who have a conscience to lay down their arms and join me and so many others who are willing to stop serving the agents of imperialism and join us in a revolutionary movement."
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Did Trump's Pick for Consumer Agency Help 'Lock Immigrant Children Up in Cages'? Senators Demand Answers
Kathy Kraninger, the president's pick to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, "helps oversee the agencies that are ripping kids from their parents," Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Sherrod Brown observed
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Dr. James Hansen Calling for Global Carbon Tax, James Hansen Says We're Failing 'Miserably' at Tackling Climate Crisis
"Emissions aren't going to go down if the cost of fossil fuels isn't honest."
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Mass Mobilization Planned for June 30 to Protest Trump's Cruel Separation of Families
"Every day, the administration is choosing to separate children from their families...They're not only bragging about it, they're using it to advance their political agenda."
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Elizabeth Warren Says Let's Be Clear: Trump Is Holding "Thousands of Kids Hostage to Try and Get Congress to Pay for His Stupid Wall"
"This is his policy," says senator, "and he can stop it."
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Millions Lack Food, Housing, and Healthcare, But 38 Democrats Just Joined GOP to Spend $716 Billion on Endless War and Empire
Had the Pentagon's budget simply remained the same as it was in 2017, Congress "could have funded public college for every student in the U.S. and had $12 billion left over," noted media analyst Adam Johnson
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