All News Articles for 2019-06-11

Tuesday, June 11, 2019
'Not a Popular Position,' But a Consistent One: To Fight Corruption on Capitol Hill, Ocasio-Cortez Backs Pay Raise for Congress
"Voting against cost of living increases for members of Congress may sound nice, but doing so only increases pressure on them to keep dark money loopholes open."
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'We Have to Fight Back': Progressives Call for Mobilization as Koch Brothers Open Their Pockets to Protect Corporate Democrats
"While we might not have millions of dollars from fossil fuel barons or wealthy elites, we have thousands of grassroots activists who are motivated by the vision of a just future for all."
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Captain Pia Klemp in 2017. 'Sea Rescues Have Been Criminalized' as German Boat Captain Faces 20 Years in Prison For Saving Refugees
"We have only followed international law, especially the law of the sea, where the highest priority is to save people from distress."
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The Chilean crocus 'Bad News for All Species': New Study Shows Nearly 600 Plants Wiped Out Over the Past 250 Years
"Plants underpin all life on Earth, they provide the oxygen we breathe and the food we eat, as well as making up the backbone of the world's ecosystems."
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Instead of Bending to Hacker Ransom, Radiohead Donates Proceeds From Stolen Recordings to Extinction Rebellion
"The climate and ecological emergency demands courage, truth-telling, and generosity like never before. We are so grateful to Radiohead for showing us how that's done."
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Black drivers in Missouri are 91 percent more likely to be pulled over by police than white drivers, according to a new report from the state's attorney general. 'Wake-Up Call' Report Shows Black Drivers in Missouri 91 Percent More Likely to Be Pulled Over by Police
"The data should serve as a wake-up call for law enforcement officials, who have spent years lobbying against efforts to combat racial profiling."
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Amazon basin In Just One Decade, Corporations Destroyed 50 Million Hectares of Forest—An Area the Size of Spain
"These companies are destroying our children's future by driving us towards climate and ecological collapse."
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Legal Expert Says 'Congress Must Repeal the AUMF' After Supreme Court Rejects Yemeni Man's Appeal for Release From Gitmo
"The Supreme Court can no longer be trusted to enforce due process. If Congress doesn't put a stop to this unconstitutional cruelty, no one will."
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clouds of sediment in Gulf of Mexico Scientists Warn Summer 'Dead Zone' in Gulf of Mexico Could Span 'Roughly the Size of Massachusetts'
While the near-record forecast is partly due to the "abnormally high amount of spring rainfall" in the Midwest, experts also called for agricultural reforms to address the alarming long-term trend
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Biden Tells Donors and Lobbyists at Fundraiser That GOP Will 'Know Better' After Trump and Wall Street Bankers 'Are All Positive'
"Trying to decide which of 'Wall Street: they're all positive' or 'Republicans know better' would be a more fitting slogan for the Joe Biden campaign."
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On One-Year Anniversary of Net Neutrality Repeal, Over 100 Groups Demand McConnell Immediately Allow Vote on Save the Internet Act
"With voters from across the political spectrum overwhelmingly united in support of an open internet, it's only a matter of time before net neutrality is restored."
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