All News Articles for 2018-08-28

Tuesday, August 28, 2018
1,000 First Responders Urge Congress to Restore Net Neutrality After Verizon Throttles California Firefighters During Wildfires
"It is unconscionable for corporations to endanger public safety for the sake of profit."
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puerto rico If 9/11 Attacks Can Spark Trillions in War Spending, Asks Ocasio-Cortez, Why Can't US Find Funding for Puerto Rico 'Marshall Plan'?
"The U.S. treats Puerto Ricans as second class citizens," notes the ACLU. "Thousands of lives were lost because of it."
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Human Rights Coalition Condemns Google's Plan for Censored Search Engine in China as 'Alarming Capitulation'
"As it stands, Google risks becoming complicit in the Chinese government's repression of freedom of speech and other human rights in China."
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A melee breaks out between police and demonstrators near the Conrad Hilton Hotel on Chicago’s Michigan Avenue during the Democratic National Convention on Aug. 28, 1968. (Bettman / Getty Images) 50 Years Ago: Antiwar Protesters Brutally Attacked in Police Riots at 1968 Democratic Convention
Chicago met the protesters with 24,000 police officers, National Guardsmen and Army soldiers using tear gas and clubs
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Hypocrisy With 'Autocratic' Flair: After Trump Whines About Negative Search Results, Kudlow Suggests Regulating Google
"The idea that Google searches should be regulated to prioritize conservative views is autocratic."
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As Bezos Forces Thousands to Rely on Food Stamps for Survival, Sanders Invites Struggling Amazon Workers to Share Their Stories
"Instead of paying people to tweet positive things about his corporation, Jeff Bezos needs to get off welfare, improve working conditions at Amazon's warehouses, and pay his workers a living wage."
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Nicolas Hulot 'I Don't Want to Lie to Myself Anymore': Calling Macron's Timid Steps on Climate Inadequate, French Environment Minister Resigns in Protest
"We strive to maintain an economic model that is responsible for all these climatic disorders," declared Nicolas Hulot
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'Big Victory for Voting Rights' as Federal Judges Strike Down 'Brazen' Partisan Gerrymandering by North Carolina GOP
New districts could be redrawn before the November midterms, likely affecting control of the U.S. House
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UN Probe Says Repeated Bombing of Yemen Civilians by US-Backed Saudi Coalition Likely Amounts to War Crimes
"Despite the severity of the situation we continue to see a complete disregard for the people in Yemen," says co-author of UN's investigative report
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man watches fire Warning of More 'Extreme Wildfires' and Coastal Floods, New Report Details 'Apocalyptic Threat' Climate Crisis Poses to California
"Changes are happening fast, and they're not good changes... We need to rise to the challenge."
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Add This Horror Story of Teacher Charged $109K After Heart Attack to Long List of Reasons US Badly Needs Medicare for All
"The lesson is, if you live in America and get charged an outrageous medical bill, you better hope you can find a journalist to write about it."
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