All News Articles for 2019-06-19

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
At House Hearing, Poor People's Campaign Demands End to 'Systemic Policy Violence Against the Poor'
Not addressing poverty "is constitutionally inconsistent, it is economically insane, and it is morally, morally, morally wrong," said Rev. Dr. William Barber.
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Advocates Push for Structural Reforms at House Hearing on Reparations for Slavery and Racial Injustice
"When zip code determines what kind of school you go to, when zip code determines what kind of food you can eat—these are the vestiges of enslavement that people don't want to deal with."
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Tiffany Cabán, candidate for Queens D.A., has the endorsement of a number of prominent progressive Democrats. (Image: Cabán for Queens) 'Once-in-a-Generation Candidate' for Queens DA Tiffany Cabán Counts Sanders, Warren, AOC as Supporters
"Our criminal justice system needs to change. New Yorkers deserve a seat at the table, and a champion who will fight to realign our priorities toward equal treatment under the law. If Tiffany Cabán wins, things are going to change."
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'We Need to Ban Fracking': New Analysis of 1,500 Scientific Studies Details Threat to Health and Climate
"The data show that fracking impairs the health of people who live nearby, especially pregnant women, and swings a wrecking ball at the climate."
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Protest at saudi embassy After Damning UN Report, Human Rights and Press Freedom Advocates Demand Justice for Khashoggi
"Impunity in this case poses too great a risk to the safety of journalists everywhere."
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Amid Rise of Xenophobes Like Trump, UN Report Shows World's Refugee Population Has Exploded to More Than 70 Million
The UN's commissioner on refugees called far-right anti-immigrant rhetoric "damaging" while pointing out that some of the least developed countries are most generous to asylum-seekers
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Power plant Chorus of Outrage as Trump Admin. Throws Climate, Public Health Under Bus by Killing Obama-Era Clean Power Plan
"This is an immoral and an illegal attack on clean air, clean energy, and the health of the public."
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Former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden holds a campaign event at the IBEW Local 490 on June 4, 2019 in Concord, New Hampshire. Vowing Not to 'Demonize' the Rich, Biden Tells Billionaires 'Nothing Would Fundamentally Change' If He Was Elected
It "might be the most honest thing he's said since he defended segregated schools."
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom California Gov. Gavin Newsom Apologizes for Treatment of Native Americans: It Was "Genocide. No Other Way to Describe It"
Newsom issues apology to gathering of tribal leaders and in new executive order
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Bastille Day military parade 'Back to His Military Parade Bullshit': Trump's July 4th Celebration to Feature Music, Soldier Demonstrations, and Flyovers
Some Senate Democrats raised concerns that "the president's involvement at the event will turn the long-standing, nonpartisan celebration into a de facto campaign rally."
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Progressives Vow to Stop 'Unconstitutional' War as Trump Paves Way to Attack Iran Without Approval From Congress
"Once more for people in the back: Trump and Pompeo can't go to war without congressional approval," said Rep. Barbara Lee
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Critics Lament as 126 House Democrats Join Forces With GOP to Hand Trump 'Terrifying' Mass Domestic Spying Powers
"The Democrats who voted against this common sense amendment just threw immigrants, LGBTQ folks, activists, journalists, and political dissidents under the bus by voting to rubberstamp the Trump administration’s Orwellian domestic spying capabilities."
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transmountain protest 'This Pipeline Will Not Be Built,' Indigenous and Climate Leaders Tell Trudeau After Canada Approves Trans Mountain Expansion
The federal government's decision on the dirty energy project came just a day after the House of Commons voted to declare a climate emergency
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A collapsed block of ice-rich permafrost along Drew Point, Alaska. 'Canary in the Coal Mine': Experts Warn of Climate Tipping Point as Scientists Find Permafrost Thawing 70 Years Ahead of Schedule
"It's very likely that this phenomenon is affecting a much more extensive region."
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'Joints Will Be Separated': Revealing Gruesome New Details of Khashoggi Murder, UN Report Says 'Inconceivable' Crown Prince Not Involved
"Evidence points to the 15-person mission to execute Mr. Khashoggi requiring significant government coordination, resources, and finances."
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For Not Mentioning Climate Crisis or Soaring Inequality, Sanders Calls Trump 'Man Living in Parallel Universe' Who 'Must Be Defeated'
"Our job is to keep our eyes on the prize, which is creating a decent life for all people," Sanders in video response to the president's official 2020 kickoff speech. "Our job is to resist Trump's effort to divide us up."
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