All News Articles for 2019-08-22

Thursday, August 22, 2019
Subsidizing Underfunded Schools, US Teachers Spend $459 of Their Own Money Each Year on Classroom Supplies
Union leader responds to new analysis with vow that educators will continue "to fight to fund our future, to fight the defunding and underinvestment that created this crisis in the first place."
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A fire burns trees next to grazing land in the Amazon basin in Ze Doca, Brazil. Bolsonaro's 'Disastrous' Policies on Amazon Led to Fires, Say Observers
"We must stand together behind the Indigenous communities and leaders across the Amazon region—from Brazil to Ecuador and beyond. For them the Amazon is more than the lungs of the world, it is their home."
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Water Rights Group Calls on Newark Officials to Resist Privatization of City's Water Supply Amid Lead Crisis
"While city and state officials must respond to the current crisis with urgency, they must also protect their water system from predatory corporate operators."
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Electoral College Abolitionists Say Court Ruling Shows Why Current System 'Terrible Way of Picking the President'
Case "could spur additional change and additional movement that would in some ways make a solution like the National Popular Vote stronger," one advocate said
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sunrise protesters Protests Break Out After DNC Committee Votes Against Holding 2020 #ClimateDebate
Outraged members of the Sunrise Movement stood on chairs singing the union protest song "Which Side Are You On?"
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Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders and Sen. Elizabeth Warren greet each other at the start of the Democratic presidential debate at the Fox Theatre on July 30, 2019, in Detroit, Michigan. Sanders and Warren Celebrated for Returning Donations From Employees at Hedge Funds Linked to Puerto Rico
"No candidate should take contributions from hedge funds and vulture funds driving austerity in Puerto Rico."
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Tom Camarello with Progressive Democrats of America 70 US Mayors Issue Scathing Letter Demanding Trump USDA Call Off Effort to Strip Food Stamps From 3 Million People
"Executive action should not be used to hurt individuals, families, and communities."
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'Just False': Sanders Campaign Hits Back After WaPo Describes Pro-Labor Proposal as Change to Medicare for All Plan
"We've said from day one that any savings employers gain from Medicare for All must be passed on to union workers in the form of higher wages and benefits. We know that because Bernie wrote the damn bill."
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Captain Pia Klemp in 2017. 'Time We Cast All Medals Into Spearheads of Revolution:' Refugee-Rescuing Boat Captain Rejects Humanitarian Award
"We do not need authorities deciding about who is a 'hero' and who is 'illegal.'"
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'Game-Changer': Sanders Unveils Green New Deal Plan Detailing 10-Year Mobilization to Avert Climate Catastrophe, Create 20 Million Jobs
"This is a pivotal moment in the history of America—and really, in the history of humanity."
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As Inslee Drops Out of 2020 Race, Applause and Gratitude for Elevating Climate Crisis to 'Forefront of the National Conversation'
"We'll miss you in this race, Jay Inslee. Thank you for setting the pace for our elected leaders on the climate crisis, running a historic campaign, and elevating this issue for all of us."
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'She Is Failing Us': Demanding Trump Impeachment, Progressives Disrupt Pelosi 'Resistance' Award Ceremony
"Trump is selling the government to the highest bidder and migrant children are dying in detention—on her watch."
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