All News Articles for 2019-05-15

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Despite Christchurch Massacre and Others, Trump Refuses to Join 'Unprecedented' Global Effort to Tackle Racist Extremism Online
"To be honest, I do not understand the United States," said New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern
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In Victory for Grassroots Campaign, Met Museum Will Stop Accepting Donations From Opioid Crisis-Fueling Sackler Family
A number of protests led by artist Nan Goldin has made the owners of Purdue Pharma "pariahs," one observer said
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'We Will Do No Such Thing': Nadler Rejects White House Demand to Call Off Obstruction of Justice Inquiry
"This flies in the face of the American idea that no one is above the law, and I reject it."
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Tulsi Gabbard Says She Would Pardon Snowden and Drop All US Charges Against Assange If Elected President in 2020
The Hawaii congresswoman said Assange's possible extradition to the U.S. poses a "great threat to our freedom of the press and to our freedom of speech."
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Rep. Ilhan Omar takes a selfie with Rep. Rashida Tlaib and political activist and professor Angela Davis at an event outside the U.S. Capitol on April 30, 2019. Attacks Meant to 'Silence' First Two Muslim Women in Congress Won't Succeed, Says Rep. Ilhan Omar
"I think we are seeing what happens when people really see these attacks for what they are."
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Medea Benjamin speaks at the U. S. Hands Off Venezuela rally in Washington, D.C. on March 16, 2019. To Counter Trump's Hawks, CodePink's Medea Benjamin Says It's Time to "Build Up an Anti-War Movement Again"
"We have to be pushing our members of Congress to speak out forcefully against what the Trump administration is now doing," says the activist.
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Pro-choice activists celebrate 'This Is Awesome!': Maine on Track to Ensure More Equitable Access to Abortion With New Insurance Rules
The effort by Maine's Democrat-controlled Legislature to expand access to the procedure comes as Republican lawmakers in other states work to roll back reproductive rights nationwide
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As Palestinians Mark 71st Anniversary of Mass Eviction, Trump's Ambassador to Israel Claims Country Is 'On the Side of God'
"Israel can not be the only country of the 194 countries on Earth that stands on the side of God."
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National security advisor John Bolton listens to President Donald Trump talk to reporters during a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington on Feb. 12. Trump Administration Orders Diplomatic Staff Out of Iraq in Latest Move to Cement Narrative of Iranian Threat
Development comes as EU calls for "maximum restraint."
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'Stinks to High Heaven': Calls to Investigate Trump Labor Board's Gift to Uber Amid Stock Market Struggles
"In a move that seems aimed at pushing up Uber's stock price after its disappointing IPO, Trump's business-friendly NLRB issues an advisory memo saying Uber drivers aren't employees."
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Plastic production and disposal is responsible for high greenhouse gas emissions, warns a new report. "Alarming" Report Details Emissions Danger of Plastics Production and Disposal—And It's Set to Get Worse
"It has long been clear that plastic threatens the global environment and puts human health at risk. This report demonstrates that plastic, like the rest of the fossil economy, is putting the climate at risk as well."
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Turns Out "Spooky 'Socialist' Proposals" Are Popular, Says AOC, As Poll Shows 70% of GOP Voters Back Plan to Cap Credit Card Rates
Progressive proposals are "winning over vast majorities of GOP voters because they are common-sense, humane policies," said the New York congresswoman
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SCOTUS Protest Alabama's "Worst-of-Its-Kind" Abortion Ban an Explicit Effort to Destroy Roe, Warn Rights Groups
"Anti-choice Republicans no longer even pretend to respect the law or the women that it protects."
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Undermining Trump-Bolton War Narrative, British General Says No Evidence of 'Increased Threat' From Iran
"Intelligence and military officials in Europe as well as in the United States said that over the past year, most aggressive moves have originated not in Tehran, but in Washington."
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