All News Articles for 2019-08-26

Monday, August 26, 2019
An Oklahoma judge ruled Monday that phramaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson is responsible for its role in perpetiuating the opioid crisis. 'About Damn Time': In First of Thousands of Lawsuits Against Big Pharma, Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $572M for Flooding Oklahoma With Opioids
"The opioid crisis has ravaged the state of Oklahoma," a federal judge said Monday. "It must be abated immediately."
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, speaks at the Iowa Federation Labor Convention on August 21, 2019 in Altoona, Iowa. For Always Making It Clear 'Which Side He Is On,' Bernie Sanders Nabs First National Union Endorsement
"Bernie understands the need for workers to have a democratic, independent union movement that is unafraid to challenge corporate America's stranglehold on our economy."
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Legal Aid Group for Immigrants Says ICE Shutting Down Hotline Was 'Retaliation' for Advocacy Work
"The line's termination undermines trust and accountability of government institutions, dissuades public service by community organizations, and further isolates vulnerable detained individuals."
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Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper tells the crowd at the California Democrats 2019 State Convention at the Moscone Center on June 01, 2019 in San Francisco, California that socialism is bad. He was roundly booed. Democratic Establishment Backing of Hickenlooper's Colorado Senate Run a 'Recipe for Disaster,' Warn Progressives
"He would join the Senate as a conservative Democrat who has already pledged to block most progressive priorities."
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Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) take the stage at the beginning of the Democratic presidential debate at the Fox Theatre July 30, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. New 2020 National Poll Shows Sanders and Warren Tied for First Place as Biden Drops 13 Points
Monmouth's survey comes as the two progressive senators continue to draw large and enthusiastic crowds across the nation
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Bolsonaro's Misogynistic Attack on Brigitte Macron Offers Glimpse Into Psyche of 'Idiotic Baby Men'
As thousands of acres of Brazil's Amazon rainforest burned, the president of Brazil—exemplifying other men who attempt to assert power over women and environment—made a "disrespectful" comment about France's First Lady
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Israel over the weekend launched drone attacks against three of its neighbors, adding to tensions in the region. Israeli Bombings Considered a 'Declaration of War,' Says Iraqi Political Bloc
Journalist Rania Khalek said it was "difficult to believe Israel would strike Iraq without a green light from the U.S."
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With Open Internet Under Assault, 2020 Democrats Urged to Sign Pledge to Reject Telecom Cash and Restore Net Neutrality
"If net neutrality is not restored, the public will lose the ability to access sites, run small businesses, and tell the stories too often ignored by the mainstream media."
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As White House Dismisses Planetary Emergency as 'Niche' Issue, Trump Skips G7 Climate Meeting
At the meeting the U.S. president didn't attend, world leaders agreed to a $20 million package to fight the fires currently ravaging the Amazon rainforest
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Refusing to Take Real Climate Action, Trump Reportedly Suggests Using Nukes to Stop Hurricanes
"What if instead of dropping nuclear bombs on hurricanes we just passed a Green New Deal and made fossil fuel billionaires pay for the devastation of climate disasters?"
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'Stop Your Cowardice': In Kentucky, Sanders Calls Out McConnell for Ignoring Protesting Coal Miners and Blocking $15 Minimum Wage
"I say to Senator McConnell: Stop worrying about your billionaire friends, they're doing just fine. Start worrying about the working families of your state and around this country."
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