All News Articles for 2019-07-03

Wednesday, July 3, 2019
From 'Unbelievable' to 'Infuriating': Uproar Over Judge Who Cited 'Good Family' of Accused Rapist as Reason for Leniency
While ruling was reversed by New Jersey Court of Appeals, "That we still normalize the rape of girls and we excuse the 'good boys' who rape them is stunning in 2019."
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Arid soils Citing $69 Trillion Price Tag by 2100, Moody's Warns Central Banks of Far-Reaching Economic Damage of Climate Crisis
"There is no denying it: The longer we wait to take bold action to curb emissions, the higher the costs will be for all of us."
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A woman read a statement during a 'Close the Camps' rally  opposite the apartment building where Senator Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) lives in Brooklyn. 'Chuck Schumer Has Some Dinner Guests': Protesters Outside of Minority Leader's Home Demand Action on Detention Camps
"He's afraid to take a stand for immigrants, because he's afraid of how it’s going to come off to white moderates."
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'Time to Turn Up the Heat': Sunrise Movement Unveils 7-Week Organizing Plan to Force DNC Approval of 2020 Climate Debate
"We have seven weeks to kick our climate debate campaign into high gear and push the Democratic leadership to start treating climate change like the emergency it is."
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CodePink's Medea Benjamin poses in front a tank ahead of the "Salute to America" Fourth of July event with US President Donald Trump at the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC, on July 3, 2019. 'Tanks But No Tanks': Demonstrators Get Ready to Counter Trump's July Fourth Monstrosity on Capitol Hill
"We prepare for the worst and hope for the best."
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Judge Releases German Rescue Ship Captain, Saying Carola Rackete Was Fulfilling 'Her Duty to Protect Life'
"A big win for solidarity with all people on the move...and against the criminalization of helpers."
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Roundup 'Good News': Austria Poised to Become First EU Nation to Fully Ban Cancer-Linked Weed Killer Glyphosate
"It is our responsibility to ban this poison from our environment."
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Poll Shows Joe Biden's Support Among Black Voters Cut in Half After Defending Anti-Busing Position During Democratic Debate
The survey comes after Sen. Kamala Harris confronted the former vice president over his anti-busing record on the national stage
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Despite Eyewitness Testimony and Photographic Evidence, US Navy SEAL Acquitted of War Crimes
"The military justice system is rigged in favor of these bad actors just as it is with police domestically."
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Libya 'This Attack Clearly Could Constitute a War Crime,' Says UN Envoy After at Least 44 Killed in Bombing of Libyan Migrant Detention Center
The air raid comes as refugees report being held in facilities with "raw sewage, piles of garbage, disease, maggots, and barely enough food to survive."
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After Data Shows Last Month Was Hottest June on Record, Sanders Says Maybe Now Is 'Time to Start Treating This Like a Crisis and Not a Hoax'
"It's only the hottest June ever recorded on planet earth," said 350.org co-founder Bill McKibben with sarcasm. "So, nothing at all to worry about."
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As Drivers Live in Their Cars Due to Poverty Wages, Uber Co-Founder Buys Record-Breaking $72.5 Million Mansion
"This is a perfect example of the one percent stealing from the rest of us."
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'Huge Victory for Immigrant Communities': Trump Attempt to Rig 2020 Census Defeated as White House Drops Citizenship Question
"The census is supposed to count everyone, including immigrants. When we stand together and fight back, we can defeat Trump's bigotry."
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