All News Articles for 2019-09-04

Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Attorney Susan Church speaks to the media after she was held in contempt by Judge Richard Sinnott and taken onto custody then released at Boston Municipal Court on September 4, 2019. 'Outrageous Behavior' as Boston Judge Holds National Lawyers Guild Attorney in Contempt for Reading Case Law in Court
"By compelling arraignment in every case, the judge punished the exercise of individuals' First Amendment right to protest."
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U.S. President Donald Trump (R) references a map held by acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan while talking to reporters following a briefing from officials about Hurricane Dorian in the Oval Office at the White House September 04, 2019 in Washington, DC. The map was a forecast from August 29 and appears to have been altered by a black marker to extend the hurricane's range to include Alabama. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) "If This Wasn't So Dangerous I'd Be Laughing": Trump Presents Outdated Dorian Forecast Map With Alabama Circled With Sharpie
" It is a violation of federal law to falsify a National Weather Service forecast and pass it off as official, as President Trump did here."
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Supermajority Unveils Nationwide Tour to Elevate Women's Issues Ahead of 2020 Election
"This bus tour is an opportunity for our leaders to hear directly from women and speak to them about how they will ensure the issues we care about are treated like the national priorities that they are."
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A protester is seen during a climate change demonstration holding a placard that says, 'There Is No Planet B.' Where the Democratic Candidates Stand Ahead of Wednesday's CNN Climate Forum
"As fires rage in the Amazon and Hurricane Dorian threatens the Southeast after pummeling the Bahamas, the gravity of the climate crisis is impossible to ignore."
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A two-year-old Honduran asylum seeker cries as her mother is searched and detained near the U.S.-Mexico border on June 12, 2018 in McAllen, Texas. Federal Watchdog Report Sheds Light on Emotional Horror Faced by Migrant Children Detained by Trump
"Trump's penchant for terrorizing and tormenting Latino children for political gain is literally causing irreparable trauma."
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Progressives Applaud Sikh MP Dhesi for Publicly Condemning Racism of Boris Johnson and 'Politics of Hate'
"In every corner of the globe and certainly here in America, every constituent deserves courageous representatives who could call out hate and bigotry."
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Ahead of Climate Forum, Bernie Sanders Urges All 2020 Democrats to Back Federal Fracking Ban
"Any proposal to avert the climate crisis must include a full fracking ban on public and private lands," declared Sanders
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devastation in the bahamas Analysis Finds US Corporate Media 'Failing to Connect Climate Crisis to Strongest Atlantic Storm Ever to Hit Land'
Devastation from Hurricane Dorian provokes calls for reporters to acknowledge the climate emergency's connection to extreme weather
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'Outright Blackmail': Trump Admin. Reportedly Offered Captain Multi-Million Dollar Bribe in Effort to Seize Iranian Tanker
"The U.S. complains loudly that Iran engages in 'blackmail.' Yet Brian Hook is directly emailing tanker captains offering bribes to get them to bring their ships into U.S. clutches."
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Then-Interior Department assistant secretary Joe Balash signs directives June 26 in Anchorage revoking decades-old federal public land orders, in the process making more than 1.3 million acres overseen by the Bureau of Land Management eligible for conveyance to the state, Alaska Native corporations, and other uses. 'Just Another Day in the Kleptocracy': Trump Interior Dept. Official Heads to Fossil Fuel Extraction Company in Apparent Sequel to Alaska Plunder Push
"The revolving door of the Trump Administration continues to spin—and it's wider than ever before."
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Ahead of Climate Forum, Green Groups Demand CNN Ask Joe Biden Why He Hasn't Signed 'No Keystone XL Pipeline' Pledge
Other top-tier candidates including Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders signed the pledge shortly after it was released two weeks ago
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Protesters hold balloons on January 20, 2018 in Berlin during a demonstration under the slogan "We are fed up" against agricultural politics and the use of glyphosate, dumping exports and for sustainable agriculture. Because 'A World Without Insects Is Not Worth Living In,' Germany Announces Plan to Ban Glyphosate
"What we need is more humming and buzzing."
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A young girl uses a laptop Advocates Blast 'Paltry' $170 Million Penalty for Google's Violations of Child Privacy Rules
"The FTC let Google off the hook with a drop-in-the-bucket fine. Not a single Google executive or investor will bat an eye."
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As Signs of Downturn Loom, Poll Shows 57% of Voters Will Blame Trump If US Economy Goes Into Recession
Over 60 percent of voters said they are concerned a recession could hit in the next six months, according to the Harvard/Harris survey
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Following Months of Protests and Outrage, Hong Kong Leader Withdraws Extradition Bill
"We all hope to find a way out of the current impasse and unsettling times," said Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam
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'Always About the Con': Ocasio-Cortez Says 'Virtually Every' Trump Policy Designed to Loot Public Coffers and Enrich His Cronies
"Since corruption isn't popular policy, racism works as the cover for the con. That's why addressing racism isn’t a 'distraction'—it's key to understanding the hustle against working people."
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Warren Climate Plan Would Reverse Trump Tax Cuts for Rich to Help Fund Transition to 100% Renewable Energy
"Nothing less than a national mobilization will be required to defeat climate change. It will require every single one of us, and it's time to roll up our sleeves and get to work—there is no time to waste."
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