All News Articles for 2019-11-05

Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Propopents of the resolution backing Medicare for All celebrate outside the City Council chamber room in Los Angeles after the 10 to 1 vote in favor of passage on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. (Photo: Bonnie Castillo/NNU/CNA) 'A Huge Moment for the Movement': Los Angeles City Council Approves Resolution in Favor of Medicare for All
"Today's resolution sends a powerful message to Congress that the people of Los Angeles demand that health care be treated as a right, not a privilege."
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Study Shows Pension Funds' Refusal to Divest From Fossil Fuels Cost Retired Teachers, Firefighters, and Public Workers $19 Billion
"Fossil fuel companies are no longer wise long-term investment choices, and everyday Americans are feeling the sting."
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privacy image Democrats' New Online Privacy Bill Heralded as Chance to Build 'Alternative Road to a Digital Future'
"This legislation is a game-changer," says Harvard professor Shoshana Zuboff, whose latest book warns of "surveillance capitalism."
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A case in Alaska could go to the U.S. Supreme Court and possibly overturn Citizens United. 'Historic' Alaska Ruling Could Provide Roadmap to Defeating Citizens United
"This decision gives Alaskans and all Americans a chance to revisit those destructive decisions."
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Gordon Sondland In 'Bombshell' Reversal of Earlier Testimony, Sondland Confirms Knowledge of Quid Pro Quo With Ukraine
The ambassador claimed statements from other key witnesses for the Democrats' impeachment inquiry "refreshed my recollection."
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Homelessness a 'Symptom of Greed' by the Rich, Says Bernie Sanders, Not a Crime by the Poor
2020 candidate weighs in on Las Vegas, Nevada ordinance that would fine or jail people for sleeping on streets
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A new study suggests that inflation affects lower-income Americans to the point that the inequality is plunging millions more into poverty than previously understood. New Report Details How 'Inflation Inequality' Punishes the Poor—and Helps Undercount Them by Millions
"I'm hoping that this new report will help policymakers understand the reality of the economy for low-income workers."
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Warning of 'Untold Human Suffering,' Over 11,000 Scientists From Around the World Declare Climate Emergency
"Scientists have a culture of reticence when it comes to making statements like this, but the emergency is rapidly accelerating, and the scientists are very clear: this is an existential emergency."
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President Donald Trump attends Game Five of the 2019 World Series between the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on October 27, 2019 in Washington, D.C. He was booed by the crowd. Is Trump Attending LSU-Alabama Game Because He's "Desperately Searching for a Sporting Event Where His Ass Won't Get Booed"?
"Oh god, he's just going to keep going to sports events until they don't boo him, isn't he?"
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New Study Shows Why Trump Plan to Gut Food Stamps 'Will Literally Result in More People Dying'
"At a time when we're thinking about restricting access to SNAP and its generosity, our [study] speaks to the importance of SNAP to such basic outcomes as mortality," said study co-author Colleen Heflin.
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Human Rights Watch's Israel and Palestine director Omar Shakir sits at his office in the West Bank city of Ramallah on May 9, 2018. 'What Fascism Looks Like': Israeli High Court Upholds Expulsion of Human Rights Watch Director Omar Shakir Over Alleged BDS Support
"The perpetuation of the occupation continues to mean the silencing of criticism."
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Stop Funding Politicians Delaying Bold Climate Action Among Demands 1,100 Google Workers Just Sent to Top Exec
The tech giant reported 4.9 million tons in fossil fuel emissions in 2018.
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#ExxonKnew poster While New Twitter Policy Will Ban Green Groups' Climate Ads, Looks Like ExxonMobil Can Still Pay to Promote Its Propaganda
"These Twitter ads aren't just any political issue ads—they epitomize the art," according to a Harvard researcher who studies the oil giant.
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Calling War 'Irrational,' President of Mexico Rejects Trump Offer to Send US Army to Wipe Drug Gangs 'Off Face of the Earth'
"We have to act independently and according to our constitution, and in line with our tradition of independence and sovereignty," said Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
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As Examples Mount, Sanders Campaign Accuses Corporate Media of 'Deliberate Attempt to Erase Bernie'
"All of these examples are no accident," said campaign speechwriter David Sirota. "But here's some news: We're not being erased. We're going to win."
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McConnell Brags He and Trump Are 'Changing the Federal Courts Forever' With Extreme Right-Wing Judges
"It's not for ordinary Americans, it's for the rich and powerful, and we have to find a way to stop them. And that's going to be the elections next year," said Sen. Jeff Merkley.
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