All News Articles for 2019-08-08

Thursday, August 8, 2019
An enormous cloud of smoke from intense wildfires drifted over northern Canada on August 15, 2017. The image is a mosaic composed from several satellite overpasses because the affected area was so large. Study of Massive Smoke Cloud From 2017 Wildfires Offers Terrifying Hint of How Even Small Nuclear War Would Escalate Climate Crises
Scientists warn a nuclear war could "cause climate change unprecedented in recorded human history and global food crises."
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boy holds sign Amid Trump's Disingenuous Vow for Unity, Rights Groups Say ICE Raids in Mississippi Only 'Sow Fear, Pain, and Discord'
"Instead of ripping families apart, we should be providing opportunities for these hardworking individuals to earn a pathway to citizenship."
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Democratic Socialist Lawmaker Persuades Fellow Denver City Council Members to End Contracts With For-Profit Prison Operators
"Still think local elections don't matter?"
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Jimmy Aldaoud, in an undated video from Iraq, died on Tuesday after being deported to the Middle Eastern country. Detroit Man Who Suffered From Mental Illness and Diabetes That Trump Deported to Iraq—a Country He Had Never Even Been To—Found Dead
"The Trump administration deported a man to Iraq who was not born there, never lived there, he came to the US as a child, he spoke no Arabic, and had type 1 diabetes. He died."
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#RejectRex Protest 'We Won't Be Intimidated,' Declare Campaigners After ExxonMobil Accused of Pressuring Witnesses in New York Climate Case
"Exxon is polluting these proceedings just like it has polluted our communities."
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'What Oligarchy Looks Like': Sanders Leads 140 Lawmakers in Condemning Trump Plan to Rip Food Stamps From 3 Million Americans
"Trump and the billionaires in his administration—after giving away over $1 trillion in tax cuts to mainly the rich and large corporations—are now trying to strip nutrition assistance from more than three million people."
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Critics Say Monsanto's Spying and Intimidation Operation Exposes Company's 'Toxic Corporate Culture' and Threatens Journalists' Rights
New documents reveal Monsanto's 'fusion center' aimed at targeting and discrediting journalists and critics
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Former Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called this week for Democrats to end the filibuster if they retake the Senate. Because the Climate Crisis Is the 'Number One Priority,' Says Harry Reid, Senate Democrats Must Kill Filibuster
"There's nothing that affects my children, grandchildren, and their children, right now, more than climate."
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Linking El Paso Massacre to ICE Raids, Sanders Says Trump's Campaign of Terror Against Immigrants Must Be Defeated
"Days after immigrants were gunned down in El Paso, Trump is continuing the attacks on immigrant families. Our job is to reject Trump's racist agenda."
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amazon fire UN Report Calls for Transforming Land Practices to Battle Hunger and 'Suffocating Blanket of Climate Emergency'
"There are a lot of actions that we can take now... But what some of these solutions do require is attention, financial support, enabling environments."
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"Don't Look Away": Videos and Images of Weeping Children and Loved Ones Spread as ICE Arrests 680 in Mississippi
"Children finished their first day of school with no parents to go home to tonight. Babies and toddlers remained at daycare with no guardian to pick them up. A child vainly searched a workplace parking lot for missing parents."
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