All News Articles for 2020-06-22

Monday, June 22, 2020
New Research Suggests Racial Justice Protests Have Not Led to Covid-19 Transmission Spike
A new study offers evidence that widespread wearing of masks at outdoor demonstrations may be limiting Covid-19 transmission, while indoor gatherings are linked to spreading the disease.
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An intensive care nurse treat a patient at intensive care unit at the Klinikum Bad Hersfeld hospital on March 20, 2020 in Bad Hersfeld, Germany. House Dems Introduce Bill to Prevent Big Pharma Price-Gouging During Covid-19 Pandemic
The legislation was applauded as necessary to combat Trump's "sycophancy to drug corporations" that is "endangering the nation's pandemic response."
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Corporate Interests Nervous as Progressive Democrats Surge Ahead of NY and Kentucky Primaries
"They were always going to have more money on their side. But we have the better candidate, with better ideas, and a better campaign."
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Calling Pandemic a 'Pivotal Moment' to Make Lasting Changes for Families, Economists Demand $50 Billion In Relief for Child Care Industry
"We believe that an effective government response to the child care crisis will play a vital role in the reopening of workplaces and the ability of parents to participate in an equitable recovery."
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Women chant slogans and gesture as they march with Palestinian flags during a demonstration in the Moroccan capital Rabat on June 23, 2019 against the U.S.-led economic conference in Bahrain with its declared aim of achieving Palestinian prosperity. 115+ Groups Urge Biden (and Trump) to Support 'Fair and Just Foreign Policy Regarding Israel and Palestinian Rights'
"Palestinians have been campaigning for over 70 years for their basic rights and freedoms. It is far past time for the U.S. to stop carrying water for the Israeli government and instead support justice and equality for all people."
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Tax the Rich and Divert Billions From NYPD Budget to Fund Public Hospitals, Says Nurses Union
"The working class and the middle class and the poor are getting shafted."
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'Poverty Is a Policy Choice': Studies Detail How Poorest Saved by Covid-19 Stimulus—and Why More Is Needed
"When you look at the size of the government response, it makes sense."
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Okinawa Residents Warned of Chlorine Gas Exposure After Fire Erupts at US Military Hazmat Facility
Locals have long protested U.S. military presence in Okinawa.
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Swedish 17-year-old Greta Thunberg, known globally for her climate activism, released a 75-minute radio program on June 20, 2020. Greta Thunberg Says Covid-19 Should Be Global Wake-Up Call to 'Act With Necessary Force' to Tackle Climate Emergency
In a new radio program, the Swedish teenager details and reflects on her travels around the world the past year as a youth climate leader.
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'Systematic Assault on Legitimacy of Our Election': Trump Launches Conspiratorial Attack on Mail-In Voting
The president is "laying the groundwork for an election challenge," warned Walter Shaub, former director of the Office of Government Ethics.
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A graphic shows record heat in the Arctic Circle on Saturday, June 20, 2020. (Image: Screengrab\@ScottDuncanWX) 'This Scares Me,' Says Bill McKibben as Arctic Hits 100.4°F—Hottest Temperature on Record
"100°F about 70 miles north of the Arctic Circle today in Siberia. That's a first in all of recorded history. We are in a climate emergency."
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Senators Find $14 Billion in Unspent Funds After Trump Admits to Ordering Slowdown in Covid-19 Testing
"This administration will put our country at grave risk if it tries to declare an early victory, leave lifesaving work undone, and leave resources our communities desperately need sitting untouched."
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