All News Articles for 2018-08-06

Monday, August 6, 2018
A destroyed car is seen in the western neighborhood of Jazrah on the outskirts of Raqqa, Syria on October 30, 2017. 'Tip of the Iceberg': Amnesty Demands Independent Probe of Civilians Massacred During US 'Annihilation Tactics' in Raqqa
"How can the coalition avoid inflicting high civilian death tolls in the future without accounting for what went wrong in Raqqa?"
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Uh... No, Say Legal Experts, Trump Tower Meeting Was Not "Totally Legal"
"President Trump is wrong on the law. And he should know he's wrong on the law because his White House Counsel, Don McGahn, is former Chairman of the Federal Election Commission and most certainly knows it's illegal to solicit political contributions from foreign nationals."
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'Why Elect Progressives? THIS': Shredding of Social Safety Net Blamed as Bankruptcies Soar for Older Americans
"None of this is a bug. These are features of an economy that transfers massive wealth to the very top, by hollowing out the middle class."
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A man walks on rubble of a building destroyed in airstrikes carried out by warplanes of the Saudi-led coalition hours after the UN Special Envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths departed Sana’a on June 06, 2018 in Sana’a, Yemen. 'US Is Now Allied With al-Qaeda in Yemen': AP Reveals American-Backed Saudi Coalition Forged Deals With AQAP Fighters
New investigation reveals the coalition "cut deals" with extremist fighters
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workers finish sidewalk 'Glut of Overpriced Apartments' Has Made Rents Fall for Rich, Soar for Poor in Cities Nationwide
In some U.S. metro areas, rents for low-income residents have increased by more than 40 percent since 2011, new data shows
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In Bid for 'Dystopian' Surveillance Power, Facebook Asking Big Banks for Customer Data
"How much more of your personal existence are you willing to give up to continue to be a sieve of your data for a multi-billion dollar corporation?"
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'Repugnant and Dangerous': Ignoring Role of Climate Crisis, Trump Offers Buffoonery on California Wildfires
"We have plenty of water to fight these wildfires...It is our changing climate that is leading to more severe and destructive wildfires."
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As Critics Warn Trump Sanctions Could Spark 'New War in Middle East,' EU Vows to Uphold Iran Nuclear Deal
The National Iranian American Council denounced the U.S. president's move to impose new sanctions on Iran as "a dangerous gambit that pits the U.S. in opposition to the rest of the world."
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Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui Hiroshima Mayor, Survivors, and Activists Call for Nuclear Weapons Ban 73 Years After US Bombing
"World leaders should gather in the A-bombed cities, encounter our tragedy, and, at a minimum, set a course toward freedom from nuclear weapons."
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