All News Articles for 2020-07-07

Tuesday, July 7, 2020
'Prolonged Recession' Could Be on Horizon as Covid Economic Crisis Leads to State and Local Budget Shortfalls
"We know from the experience of the recovery following the Great Recession just how powerful the economic drag from state and local austerity can be."
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'A Shameful Moment': Trump Announces Formal Withdrawal From WHO as Covid-19 Cases Climb
"This won't protect American lives or interests—it leaves Americans sick and America alone."
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Citizens wearing protective masks form lines to receive free food from a food pantry run by the Council of Peoples Organization on May 8, 2020 in the Midwood neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. (Photo: Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images) 60+ Environmental Justice Advocates and Groups Issue Coronavirus Call to Action Demanding End to 'Sacrifice Zones'
"Underserved and environmentally overburdened communities are now... experiencing disproportionate Covid-19 infections and deaths."
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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro (C) waves to supporters during the inauguration of a field hospital in Aguas Lindas, in the State of Goiais, Brazil, on June 5, 2020 amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro Tests Positive for Covid-19
The announcement comes three days after the right-wing leader was photographed without a mask with the U.S. Ambassador to Brazil.
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CFPB Director Urged to Resign Over New Rule Exposing Consumers to Predatory 'Debt Traps' in Middle of Pandemic
"Kraninger just stamped an official seal of approval on one of the worst practices of payday lenders."
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 The report warns that the coronavirus pandemic is set to make things worse for the poorest people in the world. 'Dangerous Complacency': UN Expert Issues Scathing Report Denouncing Global Failures to Tackle Poverty Even Before Covid Pandemic
"Poverty is a political choice and it will be with us until its elimination is reconceived as a matter of social justice."
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'Neal Is in Trouble': $300,000 Ad Campaign Targets Powerful Congressman Over Stonewalling of Anti-Surprise Medical Billing Proposal
"All of a sudden taking corporate money and crafting policy to benefit monopolies can now get you in trouble back home."
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Protesters cycle around the block as they participate in a "car caravan" protest at the Amazon Spheres to demand the Seattle City Council tax the city's largest businesses in Seattle on May 1, 2020. 'Historic Victory for Working People': Seattle City Council Passes Progressive Tax on Big Business to Fund Relief
"Working people and our movement have to unapologetically claim victory for what we've won, because we want to spread these victories to other cities."
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Surface air temperature anomaly for June 2020 relative to the June average for the period 1981–2010. As Arctic Burns, New Data Shows June 2020 Capped Off Year Tied for Hottest on Record
"So I ask again: where are the breaking news?" tweeted teen climate activist Greta Thunberg. "Where are the front pages? Where are the emergency meetings? Where are the adults?"
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'Brazen Abuse of Taxpayer Dollars': Katie Porter Accuses Airlines of Using Covid-19 Bailout Funds to Fight Consumer Protections
"Airlines took taxpayer-funded bailout money, then turned around and started lobbying to weaken consumer protections. Is this really their top priority during a pandemic?"
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'Alarming': Some Small Businesses Received Just $1 in Covid-19 Relief Loans as Kushner Family, Wall Street Investors Raked in Millions
"Serious questions remain about whether PPP funds were equitably distributed to minority-owned businesses, and there is an alarming rate of small-dollar loans."
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'24 Hours. 3 Dirty Pipelines Delayed': Supreme Court Rejects Trump Effort to Greenlight Keystone XL Construction
"The movement to put people before profits, and Indigenous rights before oil companies, is winning."
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