All News Articles for 2019-03-20

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Social Democratic Nations Rank Happiest on Global Index (Again). US Ranking Falls (Again).
Out-sized corporate power and wealth inequality were named as reasons for Americans' chronic unhappiness in the UN's annual report
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Boston winter farmers market Boston City Council Passes Groundbreaking Food Justice Ordinance
"This will have ripple effects throughout the entire nation"
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'Momentum Is Shifting': MoveOn Calls for Democratic Presidential Candidates to Boycott AIPAC Conference
"This is a huge step in the right direction. AIPAC upholds the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza, and second class citizenship for non-Jews in Israel."
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banking on climate change Green Groups Call Out Big Banks for Pouring Billions Into Fossil Fuel Industry
"The massive scale at which global banks continue to pump billions of dollars into fossil fuels is flatly incompatible with a livable future."
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'Triumph for Our Climate': Judge Blocks Fracking on 300,000 Acres of Public Land
"With the science mounting that we need to aggressively rein in greenhouse gases, this ruling is monumental. Every acre of our public land sold to the oil and gas industry is another blow to the climate."
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People hold posters during a demonstration by Venezuelans against foreign intervention under the slogan #VenezuelaQuierePaz (Venezuela Wants Peace) at United States Embassy on February 18, 2019 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. 16 Years After US Invaded Iraq, Anti-War Groups Demand No Regime Change in Venezuela
"Regime change has a disastrous track record."
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Kale, Strawberries, and Spinach Top List as Report Shows Nearly 70% of US Produce Contain Dangerous Pesticide Residue
A study found 225 pesticides in widely-purchased fruits and vegetables, including some chemicals that have been banned by the European Union but remain on the market in the U.S.
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European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager Calls for Breaking Up Tech Giants Grow Louder After EU Hits Google With $1.7 Billion Antitrust Fine
Some praised Europe for "cracking down on Google's corrupt business model." Others called the fine "another useless parking ticket."
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President-elect Donald J. Trump and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi share a friendly moment on January 20, 2017. 'Military Keynesianism is Back!': Democrats and Trump Agree on Pentagon Increase, Quibble on Details
"Killing people in the Global South is 'Good for the Economy'™"
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68% Want to Hike Taxes on the Rich to Help the Poor, Survey of 21 OECD Nations Shows
More than 50 percent of Americans said they support hiking taxes on the wealthy to support those in poverty, the OECD study found
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With Help of Democrats, Regulators Move to Gut 'Last Line of Defense' Against Wall Street Gambling
"We can expect Too Big to Fail banks to get riskier and have less of a cushion to guard taxpayers from bailouts," said Rep. Katie Porter
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Another Guilty Verdict for Monsanto as Jury Finds Roundup Was 'Substantial Factor' in Causing Man's Cancer
"As similar lawsuits mount, the evidence will grow that Roundup is not safe, and that the company has tried to cover it up."
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