All News Articles for 2020-01-24

Friday, January 24, 2020
CODEPINK protesters at Congressional hearing on Iran in 2015. 'We Apologize' for Trump's Reckless Aggression, US Peace Advocates Say in Open Letter to Iranian People
The letter, from activist group CodePink, comes ahead of peace demonstrations scheduled Saturday in 200 cities around the world.
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Marjorie Cohn Law Professor: Trump Could Also Have Been Impeached for War Crimes, Assassinations, and Corruption
"The Democratic managers, the House managers, have laid out a meticulous case for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress."
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Activists from the Population Connection Action Fund hold signs as they project a message onto the Trump International Hotel to protest the Global Gag Rule Outrage as GOP Lawmakers Push Trump to Intensify Attacks on Women With Broadened Global Gag Rule
"This proposal by a group of infamously anti-woman, anti-choice Congress members is egregious to say the least."
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#MarchForLies: Reproductive Justice Advocates Counter Trump's "Dangerous Rhetoric" at Anti-Choice March
"We didn't need any more confirmation that the sitting president of the United States is dead-set on doing all he can to end access to safe, legal abortion in this country."
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Glenn Greenwald In Open Letter to Brazilian Authorities, 40+ Rights Groups Condemn 'Attempt to Intimidate and Retaliate Against' Glenn Greenwald
"If these tactics are allowed to stand, it would jeopardize all Brazilians' freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and freedom to participate in democracy."
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A police officer checks the temperature of a driver at a highway in Wuhan, in China's central Hubei province, on January 24, 2020. 35 Million Under Lockdown in China as Coronavirus Spreads, Illness Confirmed in Chicago
There have been two confirmed cases of the disease in the U.S. so far, and a number of further samples are being tested.
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'Take Her Out': Recording Reveals Trump Demanding Ouster of Yovanovitch Directly to Parnas—Man He Claims Not to Know
"Why is POTUS, who has the power to remove ambassadors, conspiring with goons to do so?"
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'If Truth Doesn't Matter, We're Lost': Watch Rep. Adam Schiff's 9-Minute Closing Argument on Why Senate Must Remove Trump
"You know you can't trust this president to do what's right for this country. You can trust he will do what's right for Donald Trump. He'll do it now. He's done it before."
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Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, Luisa Neubauer, Isabelle Axelsson, and Vanessa Nakate take part in a "Friday for future" youth demonstration in a street of Davos on January 24, 2020 'We Have So Much More to Do,' Youth Climate Activists Declare as Global Elite Close Out Davos Forum
"It is time to get out of our comfort zones."
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Thousands of Iraqis gathering at Jadariya, a neighborhood in the Baghdad city center at a rally against the presence of U.S. troops in the country, in Baghdad, Iraq on January 24, 2020. 'Iraq for Iraqis': Hundreds of Thousands Flood Streets of Baghdad to Demand US Military Leave Country
"We want to see Iraq with full sovereignty."
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Indigenous People in Brazil Vow to Defeat Bolsonaro After "Perverse" Attack Claiming Tribes Are Still "Evolving" Into Human Beings
The Association of Indigenous Peoples filed a lawsuit against the president after he claimed tribes are "evolving" and vowing to "integrate" them.
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A display shows a facial recognition system for law enforcement 'Breathtaking Assault on Our Rights': Privacy Advocates Decry London Police Plan to Use Live Facial Recognition Cameras
"This decision represents an enormous expansion of the surveillance state and a serious threat to civil liberties in the U.K."
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'Cruelty Is the Point': Trump Takes Aim at Medicaid With Plan That Could Harm Millions
"The president's war on healthcare knows no bounds."
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A large coalition of residents and public interest groups lobbied the state legislature in Des Moines, Iowa to demand support for a moratorium on building new, and expanding existing, factory farms—also known as concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs). The coalition of factory farm opponents also presented a petition to all 2020 presidential candidates calling on them to support the state moratorium as well as federal legislation to curtail factory farms.  (Photo: Citizens for Community Improvement A Ahead of Iowa Caucus, 2020 Candidates Urged to Back Moratorium on Factory Farms
"Any agricultural platform that does not adequately address the worsening factory farm crisis we're facing across the country, is half baked and majorly flawed."
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Come 'Say This to My Face,' Says Ayanna Pressley After Betsy DeVos Compares Being Pro-Choice to Being Pro-Slavery
Democratic congresswoman and chair of the House Abortion Access Task Force said she "would welcome the opportunity to educate" the Education Secretary on reproductive rights. And maybe U.S. history of chattel slavery?
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'More Lies,' Says Sanders as Trump Vows to 'Save' Social Security Just One Day After Threatening Cuts
"As a candidate, Trump said he'd protect Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. Now he has an obligation to tell the American people: 'I was lying. It was all just a campaign ruse.'"
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