All News Articles for 2019-08-15

Thursday, August 15, 2019
Cropping Out "Immigrants Welcome," Cuccinelli Takes Selfie With Replica Statue of Liberty Before Removing It From DHS Headquarters
The removal of the statue—and the top official snapped with it just before—are "a direct representation of the Trump administration's policy towards immigrants and American values," said critics
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Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), pictured at the Capitol on March 13, 2019, were barred from visiting Israel on Thursday by the Netanyahu government. 'Perfect Illustration of Israel's Racist Apartheid Policies': Netanyahu Denounced for Barring Muslim Congresswomen Omar and Tlaib
"It is an affront that Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, under pressure from President Trump, would deny entry to representatives of the U.S. government."
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Newark residents As NJ and EPA Officials Meet Over Newark's Lead Crisis, Group Demands National Push for Water Justice
"We need a federal recommitment to safe and clean water for all, or these terrible episodes will continue."
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Federal Court Dismisses Trump Claim That Immigrant Children Aren't Entitled to Soap and Toothbrushes
"The government of the United States of America was fighting against having to provide toothbrushes, soap, and showers to children."
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Sen. Bernie Sanders, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, discusses key political issues with hip hop musician Cardi B at an upscale nail salon in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo: Bernie Sanders Campaign) WATCH: Key to Defeating Trump, Sanders Tells Cardi B, Is Young People Voting in Massive Numbers
Musician and 2020 candidate discuss criminal justice reform, socialism, the demand for a $15 minimum wage, cancelling burdensome student debt, and Medicare for All
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Google employees signed an open letter Wednesday asking the company not to cooperate with ICE and CBP. 'We Refuse to Be Complicit': Google Employees Protest Proposed Contract With ICE and CBP
"It's time to stand together again and state clearly that we will not work on any such contract."
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Global Temps Continue to Soar Upward as NOAA Confirms July 2019 Was Hottest Month Since Records Began in 1880
"We are seeing record after record after record."
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Decrying Silicon Valley's Exploitation of Gig Economy Workers, Warren Backs California Bill to Guarantee Labor Protections
"This is a crucial moment in the fight for workers in this country. It's a time for us to show whose side we're on."
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Nicholas Slatten 'This Was Murder,' Says Judge, Sentencing Ex-Blackwater Guard to Life for Nisour Square Massacre
Welcoming the sentence, one attorney said, "Justice prevails for my clients—six families that suffered tragic losses that day."
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Iran Condemns Trump Administration for 'Piracy Attempt' After Court Rejects US Effort to Seize Oil Tanker
"Having failed to accomplish its objectives through its economic terrorism—including depriving cancer patients of medicine—the U.S. attempted to abuse the legal system to steal our property on the high seas."
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CodePink Files Complaint Over AIPAC's 'Illegal Propaganda Trip' to Israel for Members of Congress
"These congresspeople are our public officials who are being taken by lobbyists to a foreign country for the purpose of increasing support for Israel—a country that already receives $3.8 billion a year of our tax dollars."
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Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) are reportedly going to be barred from entering Israel Thursday, a move that critics decried as authoritarian. 'Authoritarian Behavior': Trump Voices Approval as Netanyahu Moves to Bar Tlaib and Omar From Israel
"Another new low as this country abandons all but the pretenses of democracy."
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'We Will Not Let Violence Stop Us': Jewish Activist Group Says Guard Was Driving Truck That Plowed Into Protest Against ICE
"Tonight we experienced a tiny sample of the violence ICE uses on our immigrant neighbors every day."
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Supporters of Planned Parenthood Planned Parenthood Demands Federal Court Intervene to Stop Trump Attack on Abortion Rights and Title X Program
The group announced it would exit the federal program Monday unless the court blocks the administration's "unethical and dangerous" gag rule
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Calling Out Corporate Control of US Media, Sanders Campaign Launches 'Bern Notice' Newsletter
"We've said from the start that we will have to take on virtually the entire media establishment in this campaign, and so far that has proven to be true. Ok. Fine. We are ready."
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