All News Articles for 2019-02-05

Tuesday, February 5, 2019
The State of the Union: Trump, Abrams, and Sanders Address the Nation
The president was followed by the Democratic rebuttal and then a response from the Independent from Vermont
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Warning More Surveillance Would Violate Civil Liberties at Border and Beyond, Rights Groups Say So-Called "Smart Wall" Is Dumb
"We should not have to choose between a physical wall—a monument to xenophobia—and a surveillance-based 'smart wall'—which poses a serious threat to civil liberties."
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Whatever You Paid to Watch Netflix Last Month Was More Than It Paid in Income Taxes All Last Year: $0
"Netflix posted its largest-ever U.S. profit in 2018­­—$845 million—on which it didn't pay a dime in federal or state income taxes," writes ITEP senior fellow Matthew Gardner. In fact, the streaming giant received a $22 million return.
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As Trump Spreads 'Division' and 'Denial' in SOTU Address, Sunrise Movement Will Present Plan to Achieve Green New Deal
As president delivers State of the Union address, youth climate leaders will lay out a strategy "to bring the Green New Deal to every corner of this country"
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fight for $15 Bernie Sanders' "Raise the Wage Act" Would Make Life Better for 40 Million Americans: Analysis
A new Economic Policy Institute report also debunks the myth that raising the federal minimum wage primarily helps teenagers working for spending money
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Belgian Environment Minister Forced to Resign After Falsely Claiming Student-Led Climate Strikes Part of Ghostly Plot
"Can we stop doubting the movement?" asked an organizer who's helped coordinate several huge climate action marches in Belgium in recent weeks
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As Energy for Medicare for All Soars, Pelosi Aide Reportedly Assured Insurance Industry That Democratic Leaders Remain 'Allies'
"Seventy percent of Americans support Medicare for All. Congress should listen to the people, not water down and stifle policy supported by the majority."
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Peace activists with CODEPINK 'Take John Bolton to The Hague!': Peace Activists Protest Outside National Security Advisor's Home
Critics also condemned Trump's national security advisor for vetoing U.N. resolutions on Israel and pushing for the U.S. to ditch Iran nuclear deal
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EDRi graphic Civil Liberties Groups Warn Proposed EU 'Terrorist Content' Rule a Threat to Democratic Values
Requiring filtering tools would be "a gamble with European Internet users' rights to privacy and data protection, freedom of expression and information, and non-discrimination and equality before the law."
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Facing Decades in Prison, Anti-Nuke Activists Condemn Trump for Putting 'Human Experiment' at Risk With INF Withdrawal
"There is a real and present danger that this will provoke a renewed nuclear arms race and brings us closer to nuclear war."
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Bolstering Case to End American Role, Saudis Reportedly Providing US Weapons to al-Qaeda Forces in Yemen
"It is nearly impossible to overstate how backwards and counterproductive our bipartisan obsession with arming the world is, but here's example number 7,439."
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