All News Articles for 2018-08-10

Friday, August 10, 2018
Tom Perez 'Absolute Failure': DNC Passes Perez Resolution Reversing Ban on Donations From Fossil Fuel PACs
Activists immediately denounced the measure, which "also recommits the party to an 'all of the above' energy stance."
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Roundup 'Guilty on All Counts!': In Historic Victory, Monsanto Ordered to Pay $289 Million in Roundup Cancer Lawsuit
"This is a company that has always put profits ahead of public safety, and today, Monsanto has finally been held accountable."
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Education historian Diane Ravtich called the new ruling from Puerto Rico's high court a "victory for rapacious billionaires" and charter proponents like Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. 'Disaster Capitalism Strikes Again!': Puerto Rico's High Court Gives Green Light to Charter Schools, Vouchers
New ruling overturns finding by lower court that charters and vouchers—part of the island's education overhaul post-hurricane—were unconstitutional
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In Latest 'Shameful Abdication' of Duty to Students, DeVos Moves to 'Unshackle' For-Profit Colleges Peddling Useless Degrees
"There is no line Secretary DeVos won't cross to pad the pockets of for-profit colleges."
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kayakers Anti-Pipeline Kayaktivists Hit With Felony Charges Under Louisiana's New ALEC-Inspired Law That Criminalizes Protest
Activists battling the pipeline project say the fossil fuel company's private security "abducted" the kayakers before they were charged by police
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"New DNC proposal would support an 'all of the above' energy policy which the last party platform explicitly rejects," said Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org. Progressives 'Furious' After Report of DNC Proposal to Reverse Ban on Fossil Fuel Donations
"Honestly, these people are bound and determined to deflate and demobilize their base," declared author and activist Naomi Klein
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Three young children sit in front of a computer As DefCon Begins, Child Hackers Ready to Crack US Voting Systems (Because Adult Hackers Find It Just Too Easy)
"These websites are so easy to hack we couldn't give them to adult hackers—they'd be laughed off the stage"
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Viral Tweet Helps Fuel 5.8 Million Frequent Flyer Mile Donations to Families Separated by Trump
A charity dedicated to reuniting refugee families using donated miles expects to be able to help 390 people thanks to the new contributions
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Racist President at It Again: Trump Claims Kneeling NFL Players 'Unable to Define' What They're Protesting
"NFL players have continuously defined what they're protesting: white supremacy, police brutality, and racial injustice. You're not listening."
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activist confronts police 'Peak Dystopia': Chicago Police Bolster Distrust With 'Bait Truck' Full of Nikes in Poor Black Neighborhood
Critics called the sting operation "an appalling display of misplaced priorities and a step backwards on the path to trust and legitimacy."
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In Clear Sign of Progress for Medicare for All Advocates, Insurance and Pharma Giants Build Wall to Defeat Single-Payer
"Whether they like it or not, we will succeed in guaranteeing healthcare for all because this is an idea whose time has come."
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Let the Great Logo Race for Trump's Idiotic Space Force Begin...
And the winner is? Not the people who live on Earth.
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Haspel Though "Too Late" Now, Cables From Secret CIA Black Site Read Like Gina Haspel's "Torture Journaling"
Critics say this "detailed account" of the CIA director's role "in horrendous acts of torture" further confirms "that she is totally unfit to lead the agency."
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Dismissing Ben Shapiro's Debate Offer as 'Just Like Catcalling,' Ocasio-Cortez Says 'Men With Bad Intentions' Don't Deserve a Response
"I don't owe a response to unsolicited requests from men with bad intentions. And also like catcalling, for some reason they feel entitled to one."
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