All News Articles for 2018-12-19

Wednesday, December 19, 2018
After 200 Attempts Over a Century, Senate Makes What 'Should Be an Obvious Choice,' Recognizing Lynching as a Federal Crime
"Lynching is part of the dark and despicable aspect of our country's history that followed slavery and many other outrages in our country...They were needless and horrendous acts of violence and they were motivated by racism. And we must acknowledge that fact lest we repeat it."
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Anti-War Voices: Of Course Trump Should Withdraw US Troops From Syria... and Afghanistan and Yemen and Iraq and...
"The US has been waging endless war for a generation, wasting trillions of dollars and costing countless lives, and we're no better off for it."
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and hold a news conference to announce proposed gun control legislation at the U.S. Capitol October 4, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Sanders, Feinstein Demand Congress Ditch Effort to Criminalize Pro-Palestinian BDS Campaign
Israel Anti-Boycott Act would extend "U.S. legal protection to the very settlements the U.S. has opposed as illegitimate and harmful to the cause of Israeli-Palestinian peace for more than 50 years," the senators write
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As Paul Ryan Says Goodbye, Progressives Say 'Good Riddance' to 'Coward Who Sold Our Economy to Highest Bidders'
"Speaker Ryan will always be remembered for rigging the system to prioritize the wealthy and big corporations' greed over working families' needs."
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Former Blackwater security guard Nicholas Slatten Former Blackwater Security Guard Found Guilty of First-Degree Murder in Third Trial for Nisour Square Massacre
"You know that this man took this sniper rifle, and through this scope he took aim at Ahmed's head, and he fired. Boom. And he fired again. Boom."
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Protesters and their children participate in a march prior to a sit-in in the Hart Senate Office Building to mark the court-ordered deadline for the Trump Administration to reunify thousands of families separated at the border July 26, 2018 in Washington, D.C. Mental Health Experts Demand Corporate Media Keep Trump's "Massive Human Tragedy"—Child Separations—in Public Eye
The separations and resulting trauma are "a venomous thing to do to children and their parents"
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As Tax Scam Turns One, Critics Say Law Is 'One of the Biggest Transfers of Wealth to Richest 1% in US History'
"A year later, we can safely say that Republicans' tax overhaul was a huge payoff to donors, and a scam for average Americans."
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Following "First Step" Bill's Passage, Progressives Warn Greater Reforms Needed to Truly "Right the Wrongs" of Mass Incarceration
"Against a political culture that lauds compromise, the push to end the brutal carceral system must be uncompromising."
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migrant mom and child Judge Strikes Down Trump DOJ's "Attempt to Obliterate Asylum Protections" for Victims of Domestic and Gang Violence
"The court saw these policies for what they are: illegal, and incompatible with our values."
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Depressed and Then Diagnosed With Autism, Greta Thunberg Explains Why Hope Cannot Save Planet But Bold Climate Action Still Can
"We do need hope—of course, we do. But the one thing we need more than hope is action. Once we start to act, hope is everywhere."
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At Current Rate, Study Shows, Women Will Continue To Be Paid Less Than Men For Another 200 Years
Gender gaps in world governments are also causing societies "to lose out on the skills, ideas, and perspectives of half of humanity," the World Economic Forum found
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plastic monster 'Significant First Blow to Plastic Pollution Monster' as EU Reaches Landmark Deal on Single-Use Products
"Today's decision could soon become one of Europe's proudest achievements, but national governments must introduce these laws swiftly."
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'Zuckerberg Must Resign Now': Outrage After Report Shows Facebook Let Corporate Partners Read Users' Private Messages
"An incredibly damning indictment of Facebook, every single paragraph," one critic said of the bombshell New York Times report
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