All News Articles for 2019-01-07

Monday, January 7, 2019
From Dismal Worker Treatment to Soaring Housing Costs, Seattle Lawmakers Warn New York About What Happens When Amazon Comes to Town
"New York City should learn something from Seattle. Amazon's record of mistreating workers, preying on small businesses, and attacking progressive reforms should concern us all. New Yorkers deserve better."
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Celebrating Cyntoia Brown's Clemency, Rights Advocates Vow to Continue Fighting for Human Trafficking Survivors Behind Bars
"This victory belongs to Cyntoia Brown and to the Tennessee human trafficking activists, especially black women, who refused to concede injustice and instead organized to create change."
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Demonstrators hold letters reading Higher Ed Not Debt By Wide, Bipartisan Majority, New Poll Affirms Key Progressive Demand: Congress Should Act to Lessen Crushing Student Debt
New poll comes on heels of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) saying that students are "shouldering a trillion and a half dollars in student loan debt and it's crushing an entire generation."
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checkpoint As Canadian Police Target Pipeline Protesters on First Nations Territory, Solidarity Actions Planned Across North America
" The land defenders holding the front lines have no intention of allowing Wet'suwet'en sovereignty to be violated."
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'Time to Play Hardball': Progressives Pressure Senate Democrats to Stonewall All Bills That Don't End Trump Shutdown
"Every day this senseless and manufactured crisis drags on, real families with very real bills are harmed and millions are denied the vital services we deserve."
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As Critics Struggle to Portray 70% Tax Rate for Rich as Unrealistic, Dems Get Behind Idea Ahead of 2020 Election
Julián Castro said unequivocally on Sunday that he supports "folks at the top paying [their] fair share"
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After Promising More Jobs From Trump Tax Cuts, Report Shows AT&T Has 'Done Just the Opposite' by Slashing Over 10,000 Jobs in 2018
"AT&T is breaking its promise to workers, customers, and communities across the country."
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protesters against ExxonMobil Supreme Court Blocks ExxonMobil's Effort to Conceal Decades of Documents in Probe of Oil Giant's Climate Deception
The high court's ruling means the company must hand over records to the Massachusetts attorney general for her ongoing investigation
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With Nationwide Tour Targeting Untapped Youth Power, Sunrise Movement Aims to 'Make Green New Deal an Inevitability'
"Young people across the country, in red states, blue states, and purple states, are excited about what a Green New Deal could mean for their communities."
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Speaking Up for Oft-Ignored Workers, Rep. Ayanna Pressley Demands Back-Pay for Federal Contractors Harmed by Trump Shutdown
"I stand in solidarity with the hard-working mothers and fathers who had to hold off on purchasing gifts over the holidays in order to pay their rent and keep the lights on."
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Special Counsel Robert Mueller With Mueller Report Expected Soon, Trump Team May Claim Executive Privilege to Block Public Release
While critics called such a move "absurd," they also warned it could tie up the special counsel's report in court for months or even years
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'Let's Get Our Priorities Right': Outrage as Bipartisan Group of Senators Pushes Bill to Punish Boycotts of Israel Amid Shutdown
"It's absurd that the first bill during the shutdown is legislation which punishes Americans who exercise their constitutional right to engage in political activity," declared Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)
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