All News Articles for 2020-09-10

Thursday, September 10, 2020
President Donald Trump signing an executive order in the Oval Office of the White House. (Photo: Andrew Harrer/Getty Images) 'Appalling Betrayal': New Report Details Dozens of Trump Rollbacks Perpetrated Under Cover of Covid-19
"Nearly 200,000 Americans are dead and more than 6 million have been infected with Covid-19 because of the administration's disastrous response, but Trump's top priority is showering giant corporations with deregulatory special favors," says Matt Kent of the consumer advocacy group Public Citizen.
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After 'Disgraceful' GOP Coronavirus Package Defeated, Progressives Demand McConnell 'Get Serious' About Relief
"Politicizing our lives for the benefit of partisanship is shameful and we are still demanding that Senate Republicans get back to work and pass legislation that actually matches the scope and size of the dual health and economic crises of this country," said the We Demand More Coalition.
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'Mandatory for Anyone With an Ounce of Awareness': Climate Coalition Calls on New York State to Divest From Fossil Fuels
"We believe we must speak up in the face of the planetary emergency precipitated by the climate crisis."
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A firefighter douses flames as they push towards homes during the Creek fire in the Cascadel Woods area of unincorporated Madera County, California on September 7, 2020. (Photo: Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images) The American West Is Burning But Trump Hasn't Mentioned Historic Wildfires in 'Any Way, Shape, or Form' for Nearly 3 Weeks
"President Trump's silence and complete disregard for the millions of people at risk is horrifying," said one climate advocate.
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Teacher Bob Anderson goes over the syllabus with his students in his World History class at Trinity High School on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020 in Weaverville, CA. The Trinity Alps Unified School District reopened amid the coronavirus pandemic, resuming in-person classroom instruction. (Photo: Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) 'Where Are the Tests?' US Schools Reopen Amid Worrying Lack of Covid-19 Resources for Students, Educators
"Sending kids back to school without adequate testing available for them or their younger family members is a recipe for disaster."
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Delaware Faced With Rising Seas and Other Consequences of Climate Crisis, Low-Lying Delaware Sues 31 Fossil Fuel Companies
The state attorney general's move came just a day after Charleston, South Carolina became the first southern U.S. city to file a climate liability lawsuit.
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Flames from the Bear wildfire near Oroville, California leap into the air as a police officer watches from his vehicle on September 9, 2020. (Photo: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images) Stark New Visualizations Show How Climate Change Is Fueling Worsening Western Wildfires
"We're seeing more wildfires, more acres burned, and longer, more intense fire seasons," says the Union of Concerned Scientists.
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'What a Healthy Democracy Should Look Like': Connecticut Small-Dollar Campaign Program a Model for Restoring Power to the People
New report details how state initiative leveled the playing field for candidates and ultimately led to better legislative outcomes for communities.
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"Want to Know What a Worker's Life Is Worth in America?" Trump's OSHA Fines Meat Company Just $13,494 for Infecting 1,294 Employees With Covid
"$13,494 is a bug splat on the windshield for this massive company, apparently just like those workers' lives were."
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'Autocrats Deliver?' US Joins Brazil and Hungary as Only Countries Where Quality of Life Is Getting Worse, Social Progress Index Finds
The annual report offers a " reality check against the drumbeat of U.S. triumphalism," one observer said.
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Smoky skies from the northern California wildfires casts a reddish color in San Francisco, Calif., on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. 'Green New Deal or the Blood Red Apocalypse. Your Choice': Dems Urged to Embrace Bold Climate Action as West Burns
"This cannot become our new normal."
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Roger Garbey and Andres Hernandez install a solar panel system on the roof of a home on January 23, 2018 in Palmetto Bay, Florida. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Lawmakers, Progressive Coalition Unveil Framework to Create 'Thriving' Fair and Green Economy in Pandemic Recovery
"We have an opportunity to not just recover from these interlocking crises, but to thrive by creating millions of good-paying, union, clean, green jobs while building a more just, healthy, and stable economy that leaves no one behind."
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Keith Alexander, a former Army general and NSA director, has joined Amazon's board. (Photo: Noam Galai/Getty Images) Former NSA Chief Keith Alexander—Who Lied About Mass Surveillance—Joins Amazon's Board
The former Army general is "personally responsible for the unlawful mass surveillance programs that caused a global scandal," says NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.
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cover image of WWF's Living Planet Report 2020 'Nature Is Unraveling': New WWF Report Reveals 'Alarming' 68% Plummet in Wildlife Populations Worldwide Since 1970
"In the midst of a global pandemic, it is now more important than ever to take unprecedented and coordinated global action to halt and start to reverse the loss of biodiversity."
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'One of Many Reasons Why Single Payer Matters': For-Profit Insurers Hitting People With 'Illegal' Bills for Covid Tests
"In Canada or the U.K., there are no cracks of this sort: billing the patient like this is simply not allowed," said Dr. Adam Gaffney, president of Physicians for a National Health Program.
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Victory for Mail-In Voting in Tennessee as Federal Judge Rules Against GOP-Enacted State Law
"The court recognized that forcing voters to choose between voting and their health violates the Constitution."
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'Every City Council Should Follow Suit': Portland, Oregon Becomes First US City to Ban Corporate Use of Facial Recognition Surveillance
"An enormous victory for the global movement to ban facial recognition and end racist surveillance."
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'Dereliction of Duty': Outrage as USPS Board Issues Gushing Praise for DeJoy Amid Mail Slowdowns, Medicine Delays, and Straw-Donor Scandal
"The Postal Board of Governors met secretly today and issued a statement saying they're fine with DeJoy slowing the mail before an election and they're not worried about any campaign finance violations because DeJoy has decided he's innocent."
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