All News Articles for 2020-08-25

Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Proving 'A Different World Is Possible,' Exxon Dropped From Dow Jones After 92-Year Run
"Big Oil has fallen. Our job is to make sure they don't take us down with them."
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NY Attorney General Files Federal Lawsuit, Demanding Trump and DeJoy Reverse 'Authoritarian' Changes Made to USPS
"During this critical time, Americans deserve better than a mail slow-down rooted in political gamesmanship."
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Sunrise Movement activists gathered at the U.S. Capitol for the D.C. Climate Strike on September 20, 2019 call for a Green New Deal. (Photo: Stephen Melkisethian/Flickr Creative Commons) 'Underwhelming and Inadequate': Green Groups Slam New Senate Democrats' Climate Report
The Green New Deal is mentioned only once in the 263-page report—in the footnotes.
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A protester holds a sign outside a post office in Bar Harbor, Maine on August 25, 2020. (Photo: Indivisible MDI) Postal Workers Union Organizes Nationwide Rallies Pressuring Congress to #SaveThePostOffice
Protesters carried signs that declared "U.S. Mail Is Not For Sale," "PM DeJoy, Stop Delaying De-Mail," and "Senators: Do the Right Thing."
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Just Two States Have Begun Paying Out Boosted Unemployment Aid 15 Days After Mnuchin Promised Benefits in a 'Week or Two'
"The American people need real relief that fights the pandemic and puts money in workers' pockets—posturing and gimmicks will not solve the enormous problems they face."
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'What's Radical Is Doing Nothing': Attacked as an Extremist, Sanders Condemns GOP for Ignoring Climate Crisis at Convention
"It would be a moral disgrace if we left to future generations a planet and that was unhealthy, unsafe, and uninhabitable."
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School counselor Chloe Gerbec and teachers Malikah Armbrister and Brittany Myers stand in protest in front of the Hillsborough County Schools District Office on July 16, 2020 in Tampa, Florida. 'Victory for Students and Educators': Judge Blocks Florida School Reopening Order
"Judge Dodson saw Florida's unconstitutional executive order for what it was—a cynical edict that put fealty to President Trump over the wellbeing of children and educators."
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As Big Box Stores Thrive, 1 in 5 Small Businesses Expect to Close in Next 6 Months Without Urgent Federal Aid
"Many of them still need more financial assistance just to keep their doors open and staff on payroll," the National Federation of Independent Businesses said.
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Halit Ebu Yusuf, a Palestinian resident of Khan Yunis, Gaza, inspects damage to his home caused by an Israeli airstrike on August 24, 2020. (Photo: Ali Jadallah/Andalou/Getty Images) As Israeli Bombing of Gaza Continues, US Media Show Little Interest
Mainstream outlets are largely ignoring the IDF's near-daily attacks, which began in early August.
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A boy sits on his father's shoulders while holding a sign on August 24, 2020 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. (Photo: Brandon Bell/Getty Images) Jacob Blake's Father Says His Son Is Paralyzed Below Waist After Being Shot From Behind by Kenosha Police
Marches and demonstrations have been held nationwide demanding justice for the 29-year-old father of six, who is Black.
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Cars display signs requesting to stop evictions as protesters supporting the rent freeze gather in Chinatown on August 10, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. During the pandemic, California has passed a number of eviction protections that are under evaluation as they have started expiring. (Photo: Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images) 'Coming to a Town Near You.' Eviction Fears Mount as Grace Period for Federal Moratorium Expires
" It is morally obscene that the American people have to rely on GoFundMe to pay for rent and food," said Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).
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'This Is Lunatic, Fascist Stuff': Watch Don Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle Kick Off RNC With Falsehood-Filled Rants
Kimberly Guilfoyle's remarks on the opening night of the GOP event brought "the convention's fascist timbre to the next level," wrote one observer.
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'Cori Bush Scares the Fascists?': Progressive Congressional Nominee Targeted in RNC Fearmongering
"You can't stop the Revolution! I said what I said," Bush responded.
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Confirming Progressive Warnings, Social Security Actuary Says Trump Payroll Tax Cut Would Effectively Destroy Program by 2023
"Trump's disastrous plan to defund Social Security would eliminate retirement and disability benefits by 2023," said Sen. Bernie Sanders. "That may make sense to the billionaires at Trump's country club, but it makes zero sense to me."
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Demands for Removal of DeJoy Intensify After Postmaster General Shows He 'Doesn't Know the Basics of His Agency'
"The only thing you should be delivering is your resignation," Rep. Ayanna Pressley told DeJoy.
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'We Want Justice': Mass Demonstrations and Marches Erupt Nationwide to Protest Police Shooting of Jacob Blake
"The video that came out of Kenosha is absolutely horrific. I don't understand how people can watch it and not be here."
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