All News Articles for 2019-08-28

Wednesday, August 28, 2019
A artist's rendetion of the Cygnus M3, billed as one of the supersonic passengers jets of the future. 'Madness': Dozens of Groups Push Back Against Trump Proposal to Bring Back Supersonic Planes
"The world is burning, and supersonic planes would pour jet fuel on the fire."
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Glyphosate—designated a probable carcinogen by the WHO—is the active ingredient of Roundup, a weed killer produced by Monsanto, which merged with Germany's Bayer last year. Monsanto Doctor Wanted to 'Beat the Sh*t Out of' Group of Mothers: Emails
One advocate said the emails revealed "the utter contempt that Monsanto has for public health and for consumers, including mothers who only want to protect their kids' health."
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'Committed to Disruptive, Transformative Change': Ben & Jerry's, Lush, and Patagonia Among Companies to Pledge Support for Global Climate Strike
"Everyone is needed to disrupt business as usual: from sports stars, actors, and teachers to food industry workers, psychologists, delivery drivers, and everything in between."
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Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) rallies with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the U.S. Capitol March 08, 2019 in Washington, D.C. As Alabama GOP Calls for Ilhan Omar's Expulsion From Congress, Minnesota Dem and Her Allies Hit Back
"Well, the Klan has spoken."
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) Indivisible Launches Campaign to End 'Inherently Undemocratic' Filibuster in the Senate
"It's a gimmick that has been used to stop and delay vital progressive legislation like civil rights laws, gun safety regulations, and immigration reform."
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attends a Security Council meeting at the United Nations on August 20, 2019 in New York City. 'It Was an Outrage': Mike Pompeo Celebrates Defeated ICC Probe Into US War Crimes
The investigation was rejected after US bullying efforts
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'No Time Left for Business as Usual': Climate Activists Plan Day of Mass Civil Disobedience to #ShutDownDC
"There's a tremendous amount of power that drives through those streets and parks next to those sidewalks and walks into those buildings. We want them to think about what they're doing with that power."
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Viral Video of Mississippi Voting Machine Changing Man's Vote Prompts Calls for Paper Ballots and Election Security Reform
"These machines should not be used in a democracy."
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Signs for socialism and capitalism New Poll Shows 58 Percent of Canadians See Socialism Positively
Canadians "see socialism far more favorably than do our American friends."
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Bret Stephens on MSNBC Tuesday defending his reaction to mild Twitter joke Monday night. AOC Derides NYT Columnist Bret Stephens for Whining About Twitter Bedbug Jibes: 'My Own Friends Roast Me Harder Than That'
"Imagine being on Twitter and having the worst thing you're called in a given day is 'bedbug.'"
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Greta Thunberg Greta Thunberg Comes to America: Celebrations as Teen Climate Activist Arrives at Coney Island
"Your journey is a symbolic reminder of the ways we need to work together across every ocean!" tweeted 350.org co-founder Bill McKibben
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As Tropical Storm Dorian Barrels Toward Puerto Rico, Trump Shifting $155 Million in Disaster Aid Funds to Migrant Detention
"The money that could be used to help Puerto Rico will instead be used to detain more children and parents in concentration camps."
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'This Is a Coup': Warnings of Ploy to Ram Through No-Deal Brexit as Boris Johnson Moves to Suspend UK Parliament
"Boris Johnson's attempt to suspend parliament to avoid scrutiny of his plans for a reckless No Deal Brexit is an outrage and a threat to our democracy," said Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn
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New Poll Shows 65% of Democrats More Likely to Back 2020 Candidate Who Supports Medicare for All Over Obamacare Tweaks
"In January, 57 percent of Democrats said they would be more likely to vote for a candidate who backs a Medicare for All health system over expanding the Affordable Care Act. That number has now risen to 65 percent."
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With Amazon in Flames, Trump Moves to Open 16.7 Million-Acre Alaskan Rainforest to Corporate Exploitation
"If the planet could talk, it would be screaming in agony or weeping in despair. Maybe both."
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Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Phoenix Voters 'Say Yes to the Future,' Rejecting Koch-Backed Effort to Ban Light Rail Expansion in Least Sustainable US City
"Fantastic news, tinged with a bit of sadness that David Koch didn't live to see Phoenix voters reject his poisonous vision."
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