All News Articles for 2018-08-27

Monday, August 27, 2018
President Donald Trump attempting to get Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on speaker phone on Monday. Amid Trump's NAFTA Confusion, Demands for Trade Deal That Puts Workers, Environment Over Corporate Profits.
"It is very clear that he does not know what he's talking about"
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#WhipTheVote: Progressives Launch Campaign to Pressure 24 Democrats Who Still Haven't Vowed to Oppose Kavanaugh
"Every Democratic senator must announce their opposition to Kavanaugh's confirmation immediately. Find out where your senator stands, then tell them you want them to unite to #StopKavanaugh."
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Climate Crisis to Cause Hundreds of Millions of Dangerous Nutrient Deficiencies—in Countries Least Responsible for Emissions
Higher concentrations of carbon could make crops far less substantive, leading to iron and protein deficiencies
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Sanders Applauds 'Courageous' Workers for Standing Up to Disney World and Winning $15 Minimum Wage
"I applaud everyone who stood up to demand that workers at one of the wealthiest corporations in the world should have a decent standard of living."
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How Many More? sign After Jacksonville Shooting, Students Plan Protests at Offices of NRA-Backed GOP Senators Who 'Prioritize Profit Over Lives'
"This is about politicians that have chosen NRA money over lives," says organizer Rebecca Heimbrock. "It's life or death."
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A man wears a shirt calling for justice for Agent Orange victims during the March Against Monsanto in San Francisco on May 23, 2015. Eyeing Landmark Verdict in Roundup Cancer Case, Vietnam Demands Monsanto Be Held Liable Over Agent Orange
"We believe Monsanto should be responsible for compensating Vietnamese victims of Agent Orange for the damages caused by the company's herbicides"
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Pointing Out Ivanka's Complicity in Anti-Choice, Anti-Equality Administration, First Daughter's Tweet Celebrating Women's Empowerment Panned
"Ivanka Trump is not suitable for any role in the area of empowering women. She betrays women daily."
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Mick Mulvaney, Acting Director of the Consumer Finanical Protection Bureau Rebuking Trump CFPB for Only Serving Nation's "Most Powerful Financial Companies," Student Loan Watchdog Resigns
"The bureau's new political leadership has repeatedly undercut and undermined career CFPB staff working to secure relief for consumers."
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As Midterms Loom, GOP Reportedly Circulating 'Hell List' of Trump Probes Democrats Could Launch If They Retake House
Republicans have "documented all the work they should be doing but aren't, and sent the list around to make sure everyone gets busy figuring out ways to prevent other people from doing it," noted one observer
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Rohingya Damning UN Report: Myanmar Generals Should Be Prosecuted for Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity
"The gross human rights violations and abuses committed in Kachin, Rakhine, and Shan states," the report charges, "undoubtedly amount to the gravest crimes under international law."
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Accusing Trump of 'Naked Economic Aggression,' Iran Urges UN High Court to Halt US Sanctions
"The U.S. is publicly propagating a policy intended to damage as severely as possible Iran's economy and Iranian national companies, and therefore inevitably Iranian nationals."
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