All News Articles for 2019-02-04

Monday, February 4, 2019
Calling for 'Unprecedented and Urgent Action' to Solve Climate Crisis, Four Organizers Shut Off Valves at Enbridge Lines 3 and 4
"This is some serious climate leadership."
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Promoting 'Another Puppet for Corporate Polluters,' Trump Picks Former Oil Lobbyist to Head Interior Department
"The ethical questions surrounding David Bernhardt and his commitment to pandering to oil, coal, and gas executives make former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke look like a tree-hugging environmentalist."
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Voters line up outside the polling place at Fire Station Number 2 on Election Day November 06, 2018 in El Paso, Texas. Rights Groups Sue Texas Officials Over 'Unlawful Purge of the Voting Rolls'
"Not one single eligible Texan should lose the right to vote because state officials have decided to pursue a radical anti-voter agenda"
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'Crimes Against Humanity': Abuses Persist at Immigrant Detention Centers as DHS Hands Out 'Waivers' to Contractors
Contractors have been granted waivers to use tear gas on detainees and after failing to report a sexual assault, an inspector general's report found
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GND Demanding Lawmakers Forge 'Path Away From Climate Suicide,' Groups Kick Off Green New Deal Push
"We have no time to lose in the fight to avoid irrevocable climate chaos."
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Debunking Industry Lies, Analysis Shows Medicare for All Would Cut Costs, Boost Efficiency, and Save Lives
"For people who care about evidence—not ideology—the facts are clear: Medicare for All is the most efficient and most just approach to provide healthcare for everyone in America."
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Aiming to 'Build a Movement Across Borders,' Ocasio-Cortez and Corbyn Discuss Climate, Immigration, and Economic Justice
An extensive talk between the two progressive leaders highlighted a shared "hope in the peace, prosperity, and justice that everyday people can create when we uplift one another," Ocasio-Cortez said
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President of Iraq Barham Ahmed Salih attends an audience with Pope Francis at the Apostolic Palace on November 24, 2018 in Vatican City, Vatican. Trump Says He Wants US Troops in Iraq to "Watch Iran." Iraqis' Response: Get Out
"Trump did not ask us to keep U.S. troops to watch Iran," says Iraqi president. "He didn't ask permission from Congress either," says one observer.
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Report Warns Trump Giving Wall Street 'Green Light to Ramp Up Risk' as Penalties Against Big Banks Plummet
"How can Trump call himself 'tough on crime' while he lets the industry that crashed our economy 10 years ago get away with slap-on-the-wrist penalties?"
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) A Drug to Treat a Rare Disease Used to Cost Patients $0. Now, It's $375,000—And Sanders Is Demanding Answers
"Patients in America should not be allowed to suffer or die because of the greed of a drug company."
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Federal Court Calls for Hearing Into Inhumane Power Outage at Brooklyn Prison, After DOJ Statement Contradicts Warden's Denials
A prolonged power outage at a federal prison left 1,600 inmates with limited heat and hot water and offered a "vivid display of the Trump administration's callousness toward vulnerable people"
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Not 'Left-Wing Fantasy' But 'Mainstream and Really Popular': Poll Shows Enormous Public Support for Higher Taxes on Rich
"Raising taxes on the wealthy isn't just good policy. It's also good politics."
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Mount Everest 'The Climate Crisis You Haven't Heard of': Even if Carbon Emissions Fall, a Third of Himalayan Ice to Melt by 2100
"Global warming is on track to transform the frigid, glacier-covered mountain peaks of the HKH cutting across eight countries to bare rocks in a little less than a century."
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