All News Articles for 2020-02-17

Monday, February 17, 2020
According to Food & Water Action's Public Water For All campaign director Mary Grant, SB 6278 in Washignton state "is breaking new ground and should be seen as a model for the country." To Safeguard 'Public Welfare and the Public Interest,' Groundbreaking Measure in Washington State Would Ban Bottled Water Production
"Bottled water companies should not be allowed to extract an essential public resource and sell it for private profit."
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Blaine Henderson, right, reaches to open a mailbox  as he and his friend Jonah Valdez, both 12, play in the floodwaters of the Pearl River in northeast Jackson, Mississippi Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020. "This Thing Isn't Over Yet": Officials Warn Flooding in Mississippi and Tennessee to Continue
More rain is expected through Tuesday, leading officials to sound the alarm.
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Over 150 middle and high school students demonstrated at the U.S. Capitol building Monday to urge senators to back the Green New Deal. (Photo credit: Sunrise Movement) 'Done Playing by the Rules,' 20 Sunrise Activists Arrested at Capitol Protest Demanding Lawmakers Back Green New Deal
Over 150 middle- and high-schoolers gathered to demand senators "stand up or step aside" on the climate crisis.
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Iran Says US Must Fix Its Own 'Nontransparent' and Undemocratic Elections Before Lecturing Others
The U.S. election system "ignores the vote of the majority of people," said Abbas Mousavi, spokesperson for Iran's Foreign Ministry.
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Brad Rose looks at rows of soybean plants that show signs of having been affected by Dicamba use on Aug 9, 2017 'Victory for Farmers' as Jury Awards Grower $265 Million in Damages From Drift of Monsanto's Dicamba
"This verdict is just the tip of the iceberg."
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer speak at a press conference in Washington, D.C. After Trump Impeachment Acquittal, Dems to Largely End Investigations of President
"House Dems did literally the narrowest possible impeachment they could. The overwhelming majority of Trump's corruption remains uninvestigated."
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'Must-Watch TV': Comedian John Oliver Makes Case for Medicare for All, Debunks Right-Wing Talking Points
"The American healthcare system gives you so many choices as to how you want to get f***ed. Under Medicare for All, that scenario would not happen."
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Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg is taking aim at Sen. Bernie Sanders in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary race. After 'Former GOP Oligarch' Bloomberg Airs Ad Criticizing Online Vulgarity, Progressives Point to Former Mayor's Long Record of Bigotry
"Speaking for myself, I'd rather be insulted on Twitter by random, anonymous users (something that has happened often from non-Sanders-supporters) than subjected to stop-and-frisk, workplace harassment, indiscriminate Israeli bombing, mass surveillance, and other Bloomberg policies."
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UN Condemns 'Shocking' and 'Terrible' US-Backed Saudi Coalition Bombing That Killed 31 Yemeni Civilians
"Those who continue to sell arms to the warring parties must realize that by supplying weapons for this war, they contribute to making atrocities like today's all too common."
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'When the 99% Stand Together, We Can Transform Society': More Than 11,000 Rally for Sanders in Colorado
"This is a campaign by the working class, of the working class, and for the working class," Sanders told the crowd in Denver.
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