All News Articles for 2020-06-12

Friday, June 12, 2020
As Nationwide Protests Over Police Brutality Continue, Cities Across the US Cut and Reallocate Police Funding
"You don't have to go full abolition to see that maybe sinking 1/3 of a city's general budget into police is a problematic investment."
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Sunrise NYC, a climate activist group, rallies in front of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer's office in Midtown Manhattan demanding that he support the Green New Deal. Research Shows 'Linking Climate Policy to Social and Economic Justice Makes It More Popular'
"The public wants a Green New Deal. The public wants green stimulus. The public wants to address inequality."
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Sanders Proposes Slashing Pentagon Budget by 10% to Reinvest Funds in Communities 'Devastated by Poverty and Incarceration'
Instead of spending $740 billion on the Department of Defense, said the Vermont senator, the United States should reinvest in "cities and towns that we've neglected and abandoned for far too long."
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Erasing 30 Years of Progress, Covid-19 Pandemic Could Lead to More Than One Billion People Living in Poverty: Study
"These findings expose the extent of precarity in developing countries, but also the fragility of poverty reductions to any economic shock."
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A man walks by U.S. drone graffiti painted on a wall during a campaign against drones in Yemen on May 31, 2018 in Sana'a, Yemen. Amid Push to 'Sell More Weapons Overseas,' Report Indicates Trump Moving to Expand Drone Exports
The expansion would come after a reinterpretation of an arms agreement between 35 nations.
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Louisville Lawmakers Ban No-Knock Warrants as Advocates Escalate Demand for Arrests of Three Officers Who Killed Breonna Taylor
" This is a welcomed step, but partial justice is not justice."
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Global Digital Divide a 'Barrier to Wider Equality' That Must Be Closed, Says World Wide Web Inventor Tim Berners-Lee
"This inequality is a barrier to wider equality, and we know it most affects those who are already marginalized."
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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos 'This Is Cruel': DeVos Bars Certain Students, Including DACA Recipients, From Covid-19 Relief Funds
"These extreme eligibility requirements will not only harm students, but they are also contrary to congressional intent," said Sen. Patty Murray.
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A sign outside the International Criminal Court in The Hague seen in 2017. (Photo: jbdodane/flickr/cc) ICC Denounces 'Unprecedented Attacks' by Trump Administration
"An attack on the ICC also represents an attack against the interests of victims of atrocity crimes, for many of whom the court represents the last hope for justice."
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New Campaign Prepares Mass Mobilization Should Trump Refuse to 'Leave Willingly' If Defeated in November
"Preparing for the possibility of Trump refusing to concede isn't just reasonable, it's the responsible thing to do."
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Federal Court Urged to Hold 'Rogue' Trump EPA in Contempt for Blatant Defiance of Ban on Toxic Weed Killer
"EPA needs a lesson in separation of powers and we're asking the court to give it to them."
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"He Doesn't Care, So Long as He's Not Liable": Trump Rally-Goers Required to Agree Not to Sue If They Contract Coronavirus
"Immunity from lawsuits encourages irresponsible and reckless behavior, and undermines public health, as the Trump campaign is now shamefully making clear."
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