All News Articles for 2019-11-25

Monday, November 25, 2019
White House Counsel Don McGahn listens to Judge Brett Kavanaugh as he testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill September 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) Noting That 'Presidents Are Not Kings,' Federal Judge Rules Don McGahn Must Submit to Congressional Subpoena
"This ruling means not only that McGahn must provide testimony, but so must a raft of administration officials who have been stonewalling Congress in attempts to protect this president."
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NYC Students Strike to Demand Racial Equity in Nation's Largest—and Most Segregated—School District
"We, the students, have had enough. It is past time to integrate our school system, and we will not relent until the adults stop acting like children."
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At a Japanese American-led direct action Monday, immigrant rights activists attempted to confront CEO Jenni Nakamoto over her company's contract with ICE, which they say represents a particular affront to human rights given her family's history at internment camps during World War II. Activists Confront CEO's "Disgusting" Use of Family's History at WWII Incarceration Camps to Justify Propping Up ICE's Migrant Detention
Japanese-American activists and their allies accused Jenni Nakamoto of turning "her back on her community and history."
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Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) appear headed for a collision course in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary. Sanders Campaign Charges Bloomberg 2020 Run 'Is Against Bernie, Not Trump'
"Multi-billionaires like Michael Bloomberg are not going to get very far in this election," Sanders said Sunday.
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Water protectors on Monday blocked the entrance to an Enbridge terminal in Minnesota to display ongoing opposition to the proposed Line 3 tar sands project. Law Enforcement Crushing Pipeline Dissent in Minnesota at Water Protectors' Blockade of Enbridge Terminal
Police were about to saw off the leg of a tripod from which a protester was hanging, activists said.
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) Bernie Sanders Goes to Bat for Baseball Players as MLB Proposes Terminating Minor League Teams
"Not only would your extreme proposal destroy thousands of jobs and devastate local economies, it would be terrible for baseball."
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Julian Assange supporters demonstrate outside of the Westminster Magistrates Court on November 18, 2019 in London, England. (Photo: Hollie Adams/Getty Images) Warning Julian Assange 'Could Die in Prison', 60+ Doctors Demand Immediate Medical Attention for WikiLeaks Founder
"Tortured to near death for publishing truthful information."
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Pope Francis on November 24 lays a wreath in remembrance of the victims of the U.S. nuclear attack on Nagasaki. 'An Affront Crying Out to Heaven': Pope Calls for a World Without Nuclear Weapons
"The arms race wastes precious resources that could be better used to benefit the integral development of peoples and to protect the natural environment."
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An Amazon Ring camera is pictured at Amazon headquarters on September 20, 2018 in Seattle. New Campaign Demands Congress Probe the 'Ever-Expanding Surveillance Empire' of Amazon
Over a dozen groups call for a full congressional investigation in the online giant citing threats to privacy, security, and civil liberties posed by Alexa, Ring, and Rekognition.
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Not 'Free Stuff,' But Public Goods: Ocasio-Cortez Denounces Neoliberal Talking Points on Publicly-Funded Education and Housing
"I never want to hear the term 'free stuff' ever again."
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fossil fuel infrastructure 'Another Year. Another Record.': Levels of Key Climate-Heating Gases Hit New Highs in 2018, UN Reveals
"There is no sign of a slowdown, let alone a decline," warns the World Meteorological Organization chief.
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"Who's Next?" Israel Expels Human Rights Watch Director for Opposition to Illegal Israeli Settlements
"A government that expels a leading human rights investigator is not likely to stop its systematic oppression of Palestinians under occupation without much greater international pressure."
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"The Web was designed to bring people together and make knowledge freely available. It has changed the world for good and improved the lives of billions. Yet, many people are still unable to access its benefits and, for others, the Web comes with too many unacceptable costs." (Image: Contract for the Web) Contract for the Web: Internet Inventor Tim Berners-Lee Unveils Global Plan to Battle 'Digital Dystopia'
"The power of the web to transform people's lives, enrich society and reduce inequality is one of the defining opportunities of our time. But if we don't act now—and act together—to prevent the web being misused by those who want to exploit, divide and undermine, we are at risk of squandering that...
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'Everything Is Not Fine': Nobel Economist Calls on Humanity to End Obsession With GDP
"If we measure the wrong thing," warns Joseph Stiglitz, "we will do the wrong thing."
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