All News Articles for 2019-06-17

Monday, June 17, 2019
'Huge Victory' for Grassroots Climate Campaigners as New York Lawmakers Reach Deal on Sweeping Climate Legislation
"What a massive win for the climate justice movement and the frontline communities that have fought so hard for this."
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Syrian refugees are seen outside their makeshift tents at an agricultural field where they set camp in Saadnayel in the Lebanese Bekaa valley on December 12, 2012. 'Brink of Catastrophe' as Trump Muslim Ban Keeps Refugees in Limbo
"These are families who put their trust in the United States at their most desperate hour."
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A screenshot from The Story of Stuff's new video, The Story of Water: Who Controls the Way We Drink? 'The Story of Water': New Video From Story of Stuff Team Delivers Short, Beautiful Smackdown of Water Privatization
"We know what really happens when a city turns over this precious resource to corporations"
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Because 'This Is a Public Health Crisis,' Pennsylvania Gov. Urged to Investigate Link Between Fracking and Childhood Cancers
"Fracking presents clear threats to our drinking water, our air quality, and to the health and safety of residents in these sacrifice zones."
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teens in cage Teens in Cage Protest Trump Immigration Policies Outside UN, Demanding Action From Human Rights Council
"Children belong in school and with their families, not caged in detention centers."
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A Galapagos fur seal (Arctocephalus galapagoensis) at Isabela Island, Galapagos Archipelago, in the Pacific Ocean on February 21, 2019. The seal will share its environment with the Pentagon per a new plan from the Ecuadorian government that would extend a landing strip at the region's airport to accommodate U.S. military aircraft. Proposal to 'Pave Paradise' in Galapagos Islands for US Military Airstrip Met With Criticism in Ecuador and Beyond
"Galapagos is NOT an 'aircraft carrier' for gringo use."
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President Donald Trump walks in the Rose Garden of the White House on June 14, 2019 in Washington, D.C. 'All-Out Assault on Science': Latest Executive Order by Trump Puts Expert Advice on the Chopping Block
Issued Friday, the order calls on agencies to slash advisory boards by one-third.
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'The New Normal': Ten of Thousands Flee Extreme Heatwave in India as Temperatures Topping 120°F Kill Dozens Across Country
"Climate change...is fueling the deadly heatwaves causing widespread devastation in India and other places."
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Demonstrators gather outside of the U.S. Supreme Court 'Virginia Voters Are Finally Getting Fair Maps': Rights Advocates Celebrate US Supreme Court Ruling on Racial Gerrymandering
"All Virginians will now—finally—have the opportunity this fall to elect a House of Delegates that actually represents the will of the people."
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'Shameful' Milestone: Congress Goes Record 3,615 Days Without Raising Federal Minimum Wage
"The federal minimum wage of $7.25/hr is a starvation wage. Every worker deserves a living wage of at least $15 an hour," tweeted Sen. Bernie Sanders
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'Everything You Need to Know': With Warren and Sanders Not an Option, Wall Street Abuzz Over Biden, Harris, and Buttigieg
"Biden and Buttigieg are running in the Wall Street primary. Sanders and Warren are declaring that Wall Street is the enemy. There are two sides, and eventually you have to choose one."
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'Blatant Theft': Netanyahu Unveils Illegal Settlement Named 'Trump Heights' in Occupied Syrian Territory
"Trump Heights is such a great name for the colony built on theft, since Trump's whole life has been about being wealthy and powerful enough to escape the consequences of his crimes."
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The Poor People's Campaign event Instead of Death and Destruction, Poor People's Moral Budget Shows What It Looks Like to 'Invest in Life'
"We can provide robust voting rights, decent jobs, and secure incomes, housing, healthcare, education, peace, and a clean environment for everyone."
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