All News Articles for 2020-06-03

Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Senator Tom Cotton NYT Rebuked for Tom Cotton Op-Ed Calling for US Military to Use 'Overwhelming Show of Force' Against Protests
"This is the most openly authoritarian piece of writing I've read from an American politician who has been in power during my lifetime."
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'Yes, I Will Name Names': AOC Leads Charge Against Empty Corporate Claims of #BlackLivesMatter
"This moment calls for transformation," Ocasio-Cortez said. "Give people change."
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Majority of Americans Believe Actions and Anger of George Floyd Protesters Justified, Polling Shows
"The current findings represent a marked change in public opinion from prior polls."
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An accident at a power station in the Russia region of Krasnoyarsk caused about 20,000 tonnes of diesel fuel to spill into an Arctic River on May 29, 2020. Putin Declares Federal Emergency After Diesel Fuel Spill in Arctic River That Could Take Decades to Recover
Reports indicate melting permafrost caused by global heating may have damaged the industrial facility.
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'Should Be Bigger News': Analysis Finds Nearly One Third of Owed Unemployment Benefits Have Not Been Paid
Bloomberg found a $67 billion gap between the sum of benefits paid out by the Treasury Department and the amount that is owed to jobless Americans.
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Sen. Warren Demands Federal Probe Into Attorney General Barr's Order to Tear-Gas Peaceful Protesters
"These attacks on peaceful American protesters steps from the White House were sickening and appalling."
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A piglet looks out from its enclosure Global Meat Giants Fuel Major Future Risk of Creating Next Pandemic, Investor Group Warns 
"Factory farming is both vulnerable to pandemics and guilty of creating them."
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After Nearly 10,000 Arrested During Week of Protest, Three Other Police Officers Finally Charged Over Murder of George Floyd
"All you had to do was arrest three more."
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<p>Primatologist and conservationist Jane Goodall particpated in a Tuesday webinar about pandemics, wildlife, and intensive animal farming. Jane Goodall Warns Humanity Will Be 'Finished' After Covid-19 Without Ending 'Absolute Disrespect for Animals and the Environment'
"Our disrespect for wild animals and our disrespect for farmed animals has created this situation where disease can spill over to infect human beings."
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Sanders Calls on Democrats to Embrace 8-Point Plan to End Police Brutality, Protect Communities
"We have got to act boldly to eradicate systemic racism and police violence. I am calling for sweeping policy reforms to protect people—particularly communities of color—who have suffered violence for far too long."
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'Deplorable Monument to Racism' Gone After Philadelphia Removes Statue of Former Mayor Frank Rizzo
"While we are glad that the symbol is removed, we will continue to fight until the white supremacy that allowed Rizzo to come to power in the first place is eradicated."
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Hope for Other Cities to Follow After Minneapolis School Board Votes Unanimously to End Police Contract
"N ow that Minneapolis has showed you it's possible…you know what to do."
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Police officers take guard during a protest over the death of George Floyd on May 31, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. ACLU Lawsuit Accuses Police in Minnesota of 'Targeting and Attacking Journalists' Covering George Floyd Protests
"We are facing a full-scale assault on the First Amendment freedom of the press," said an ACLU attorney. "We will not let these official abuses go unanswered."
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'We Need to Put Guardrails in Place': Senator Unveils Plan to Bar Use of US Military Force Against Protesters
"I thought that would seem obvious to everyone. But as we take up the NDAA next week, I'm going to be pushing to ensure the president can't treat the U.S. military as his personal palace guard."
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'One Racist Down. Hundreds in Office to Go': Applause as Bigot Steve King Ousted in Iowa Primary
"Goodbye, Rep. Steve King. You are certainly not the only white supremacist in federal government, but you were among the most prominent," tweeted Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
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'They're Afraid': GOP Ripped for Enabling Trump as McConnell Blocks Resolution Condemning Assault on Peaceful Protesters
"They're afraid of Donald Trump. And that leads to Donald Trump getting worse and worse and worse. It's appalling."
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