All News Articles for 2018-11-30

Friday, November 30, 2018
To unify the global left and defeat the rise of fascism worldwide, reads the call to action from the newly-formed Progressive International, "we cannot simply go back to the failed status quo of the last few decades. Unfettered  globalization promised peace and prosperity. But it delivered  financial crisis, needless war, and disastrous climate change, instead." (Image: Progressive International / with overlay) 'It Is Time for Progressives of the World to Unite': Sanders-Varoufakis Issue Open Call for New Global Movement
"Our Progressive International will reclaim our communities, our cities, our countries, and our planet with a bold International New Deal that we will work, together, to deliver."
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Indigenous and environmental leader Berta Cáceres was murdered in her home in Honduras on March 2, 2016.  (Photo: Goldman Enviornmental Foundation) Following Guilty Verdicts for Seven Men but Not 'Masterminds of Crime,' Justice for Beta Cáceres Still Missing
"Justice here was not complete," says daughter of late environmental activist
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Lauren Maunus of the Sunrise Movement speaks at a press conference Friday announcing the growing support for the Green New Deal. (Photo: Emelia Gold) As Number of Dems Backing Green New Deal Swells to 18, Campaigners Demand All of Party 'Stand Up to Fossil Fuel Billionaires'
"This is not just about a Green New Deal, this is about a New Deal for the United States of America," says Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
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Medicare for All advocates discussed the proposal at a panel discussion at the Sanders Institute Gathering on Friday. (Photo: Will Allen/@willallenphoto) "All That We Love Is On the Line": Progressive Coalition Offers Moral Case and Action Plan to Win Medicare for All
"If you can find money to kill people, you can find money to help people."
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Trump Greenlights Another 'Violent, Destructive' Assault on Marine Life With Seismic Testing Approval
Trump, warn conservationists, is essentially giving the fossil fuel industry the permission "to harass, harm and possibly even kill marine life... all in the pursuit of dirty and dangerous offshore oil."
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The North American leaders sign the new trade deal dubbed NAFTA 2.0 NAFTA 2.0 Signed: A Deal for 'The Corporate One Percent'
The new deal, says Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), does "not do nearly enough to raise wages for workers, lower costs for healthcare consumers, or protect the environment."
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"Medicare for All promises a system that is fairer, more efficient, and vastly less expensive than America's bloated, monopolized, over-priced and under-performing private health insurance system," argued Columbia University professor Jeffrey Sachs. (Photo: Will Allen / @willallenphoto) 'Easy to Pay for Something That Costs Less': New Study Shows Medicare for All Would Save US $5.1 Trillion Over Ten Years
"Medicare for All promises a system that is fairer, more efficient, and vastly less expensive than America's bloated, monopolized, over-priced and under-performing private health insurance system."
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GOP Voter Suppression Architect Thomas Farr Goes Down After Grassroots Uproar Forces Tim Scott to Reject "Dangerous" Nominee
" This outcome is one secured by The People—speaking up, resisting, and remaining steadfast in our opposition."
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'Shameful and Cowardly': CNN Fires Marc Lamont Hill for Daring to Denounce Oppression of Palestinians
The firing of the cable news contributing analyst called "a major defeat for the right to advocate for Palestinian rights, to freely critique the Israeli government, and for the ability of journalism and public discourse in the U.S. generally to accommodate dissent."
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