All News Articles for 2019-11-01

Friday, November 1, 2019
Flares burning off gas at Belridge Oil Field and hydraulic fracking site, the fourth largest oil field in California. Oil Companies Must Cut Production by 35% to Meet Paris Climate Accord Numbers by 2040: Report
"As oil and gas majors keep one foot a decarbonizing world and one foot in business as usual, this report shows how that position is untenable for much longer."
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People cycle as the sun sets on Lake Shinji in Matsue, Shimane prefecture on July 25, 2008. 'Landmark New Research' Links Neonics With Collapse of Fisheries
"Just awful, what gruesome harm we are inflicting on the environment."
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In 'Glimmer of Accountability,' Executives, Loggers Charged in 2014 Murders of Four Indigenous Land Defenders in Peru
Environmental campaigners called the charges "unprecedented."
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Protesters, medical professionals, and political opponents take part in a demonstration demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moise in the Haitian capital in Port-au-Prince on October 30, 2019. Haitians Reject Their President's Call for US Intervention as Island Nation Protests Continue
"We are strong people. We can take care of ourselves."
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protest outside white house 'Outrageous' and 'Reprehensible': Trump Gives Taxpayer-Funded Groups Green Light to Discriminate Against LGBTQ People
"This rule is an abuse of taxpayer dollars in the name of empowering hatred and bigotry towards society's most vulnerable members."
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'Not a Big Fan of Medicare for All': Pelosi Attacks Plan Backed by Leading 2020 Democrats, Majority of Party
The House Speaker's remarks came hours after Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a 2020 Democratic presidential contender, released her proposal to finance Medicare for All.
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The Sherburne County (Sherco) Generating Station, a coal-fired power plant owned by Xcel Energy and located in Becker, Minnesota, shown in 2016. Because the Climate Crisis 'Does Not Wait for Us,' Spain to Host COP25 in Place of Chile
Critics warned that changing the venue to Europe could imperil the participation of attendees from Asia, Africa, and South America.
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'Political Corruption in Real Time': Viral Video Shows North Carolina GOP Sabotaging Democracy in Effort to Secure Corporate Tax Cuts
"This isn't just a harmless game. It's the reason there's no budget in North Carolina."
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Demonstrators protest outside Westminster Magistrates Court in London on October 21, 2019. Julian Assange's Life Is at Risk, Says United Nations Expert, Condemning Detention After Exposing War Crimes
"He continues to be detained under oppressive conditions of isolation and surveillance, not justified by his detention status," special rapporteur Nils Melzer said of Assange.
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toxic coal ash Green Group Threatens Suit Over 'Unconscionable Handout to Polluters' as EPA Attacks Water Rules for Coal Ash
"This latest rollback would lead directly to more water contamination, more birth defects, more childhood cancer, and more pain and suffering for American families—all for the sake of a dirty industry's last grasp at profits."
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Because 'For-Profit Motive Does Not Work,' Ro Khanna Backs Public Ownership of PG&E as Fires Rip Through California
"The public utility is a much better option because you're not having to worry about maximizing shareholder returns and you will make the safety investments that are necessary."
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Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) addresses a crowd outside of the Francis Marion Performing Arts Center October 26, 2019 in Florence, South Carolina. "No middle class tax increases," Warren said of her new Medicare for All "pay-for" plan, and vowed "$11 trillion in household expenses back in the pockets" of U.S. families. That figure, she said, is "substantially larger than the largest tax cut in American history." (Photo: Sean Rayford/Getty Images)   With Detailed Pay-For Plan, Warren Touts Medicare for All as 'Bigger Than the Biggest Tax Cut' in US History
"If you're not in the top 1%, Wall Street, or a big corporation — congratulations, you don't pay a penny more and you're fully covered."
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Deadspin staff quit en masse in protest of management behavior this week, earning the support of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). Bernie Sanders Throws Support Behind Deadspin Staffers Who Quit in Protest of Management by 'Private Equity Vultures'
"Even Bernie misses Deadspin ."
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'Another Gift' to Big Business as Trump Treasury Moves to Eliminate Rules Against Corporate Tax Avoidance
Sen. Ron Wyden warned the Treasury Department's plan "provides an opening for corporations to again dodge their taxes."
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The camera is seen on a facial recognition device US Agencies Sued Over Secretive Use of Facial Recognition and Other 'Dystopian Surveillance Technology'
"Face and other biometric surveillance technologies," one ACLU expert warns, "can enable undetectable, persistent, and suspicionless surveillance on an unprecedented scale."
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'GOP Tax Scam 2.0'? Warnings as Trump Reportedly Pushing Another Round of Tax Cuts Ahead of Presidential Election
"Worked out so well the first time—for the super-wealthy. Not so much for the rest of us. Now they're back for more?"
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'Tax Dodger-in-Chief' Trump Changes Permanent Residency From New York to Florida
"Donald Trump doesn't want the state of New York to see his taxes—I wonder why," said Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
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