All News Articles for 2019-08-14

Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Fracking Boom in US and Canada Largely to Blame for 'Massive' Rise of Global Methane Levels: Study
While the rise of methane in the Earth's atmosphere over the past decade has been "globally significant," quick action to end fracking would have a rapid, positive impact on the environment
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As Trump's FCC Chair Tries to Ram Through Sprint/T-Mobile Merger, Expert Says Claims It Will Benefit Consumers 'Approximately 0% True'
"The deal will result in higher prices for all consumers, and worse phone service—especially for rural Americans."
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Now Earning 278 Times More Than Average Worker, New Study Shows CEO Pay Has Grown More Than 1,000% Since 1978
"Corporate greed is eviscerating the working class."
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#TrumpRecession Trends as President Blamed for Rising Fears of Another Economic Meltdown
"Trump came along and deregulated everything, weakening the post-Great Recession laws meant to curb Wall Street abuses and authorizing a massive tax cut for the wealthiest Americans."
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Facial recognition systems Rights Group Warns Against Amazon Marketing to Law Enforcement 'Dangerous and Invasive' Facial Recognition System It Claims Can Detect People's Fear
"The dystopian surveillance state of our nightmares is being built in plain sight."
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Warnings of 'Taxpayer-Funded Discrimination' Against LGBTQ Workers as Trump Pushes Religious Exemption Rule for Contractors
"This rule seeks to undermine our civil rights protections and encourages discrimination in the workplace—and we will work to stop it," said the ACLU
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Beyond Background Checks, Nearly 200 House Democrats Sign on for Federal Assault Weapons Ban
"Meaningful action doesn't end with signing a bipartisan background checks bill."
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Greta Thunberg Well Wishes for Greta Thunberg as Teen Leader Sets Sail for US to Combat 'Climate and Ecological Crisis'
The 16-year-old Swede is kicking off a two-week journey on a fossil fuel emissions-free boat from the U.K. to a U.N. summit in New York City
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'Strongest Recession Signal Yet': Alarm Bells Sound as Key Indicator That Predicted Last Wall Street Crash Goes Negative
If and when a recession comes, said one commentator, "it'll be impossible not to point to a ruinous, needless trade war as a key cause"
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'Just Reciting White Nationalist Talking Points': Trump Immigration Chief Says Statue of Liberty Poem Only About Europeans
"This administration finally admitted what we’ve known all along: They think the Statue of Liberty only applies to white people."
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'More Important Than Ever': Stacey Abrams Applauded for #FairFight2020 Initiative Against Voter Suppression
"Creating a government of the people, by the people, and for the people will happen only when we hear every voice from the people."
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