All News Articles for 2020-09-14

Monday, September 14, 2020
Montano (pictured above), who was jailed after his extradition, was part of "a structure outside the law that gravely altered the public peace with executions of civilians and forced disappearances." (Photo: Democracy Now/Creative Commons) Former US-Backed Salvadoran Colonel Sentenced by Spanish Court to 133 Years in Prison for 1989 Jesuit Massacre
Col. Inocente Orlando Montano led an elite U.S.-trained army unit that massacred six Jesuit priests, their housekeeper, and her teenage daughter during El Salvador's 12-year civil war.
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Protesters holding a banner reading, "U.S. Immigration Policy Is A Crime" at a silent protest in January 2020. (Photo: Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images) In 'Devastating' Ruling, 9th Circuit Upholds Trump's Termination of Humanitarian Protections for Nearly 300,000 Migrants
"This court decision is doubling down on the Trump administration's anti-immigrant policy agenda."
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Climate activists protested outside ExxonMobil's annual meeting of shareholders in Irving, Texas. (Photo: 350.org/flickr/cc) Taking Aim at ExxonMobil, Connecticut Joins 'Fast-Growing Wave of Climate Lawsuits' Targeting Fossil Fuel Giants
"This avalanche of climate litigation is Exxon's worst nightmare. The public increasingly understands Big Oil's role in causing and lying about the climate crisis."
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US President Donald Trump speaks during a briefing on wildfires with local and federal fire and emergency officials at Sacramento McClellan Airport in McClellan Park, California on September 14, 2020. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski / AFP via Getty Images) "It'll Start Getting Cooler, You Just Watch": Trump Spits Climate Denialism Right in California's Face
"I thought I'd find it funny watching this, but instead it's just chilling: as the West Coast faces a climate catastrophe, the president laughs at them and denies the problem exists."
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'This Is a Travesty': Climate Denier Who Has Argued in Favor of Fossil Fuel Emissions Named to Leadership Role at NOAA
"He's not just in left field—he's not even near the ballpark."
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Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca has come under fire for raising drug prices even after securing a $1.2 billion taxpayer handout to develop a Covid-19 vaccine. (Photo: Democracy Now screen grab/CC) 'Outrageous': Sanders Blasts AstraZeneca for Raising Drug Prices Despite $1.2 Billion From Taxpayers for Covid-19 Vaccine
Big drug companies don't need more subsidies. We need to end their greed." —Sen. Bernie Sanders
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To Counter 'Misinformation Flowing From the Highest Levels,' ACLU Launches Voter Preparedness Campaign
"We're calling on voters to make a plan, request their ballot where they can, and to encourage their friends to do the same."
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A new letter to congressional leaders from 24 groups urges lawmakers to weigh extension of expired FISA authorities into traditional legislation as opposed to a Continuing Resolution or a coronavirus emergency bill. Two Dozen Progress Groups to Congress: No Secret Spy Provisions in Must-Pass Legislation
The organizations sound alarms about potential "dragnet surveillance of domestic internet activity."
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A police officer aims a projectile weapon at protesters who gathered in a call for justice for George Floyd following his death, outside the 3rd Police Precinct on May 27, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo: Kerem Yucel/AFP via Getty Images) "Blood All Over": Physicians' Group Identifies 115 Head Injuries Caused By So-Called "Less-Lethal" Projectiles
"We must ban the use of kinetic impact projectiles in crowd-control situations due both to the life-threatening injuries they can cause and their potential to violate freedom of expression and assembly," says Physicians for Human Rights.
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BP's annual report on the future of energy, released Monday, says demand for oil may have peaked last year and projects significant growth in renewables over the next three decades. (Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/26287008@N05/4816633755">tolkien1914</a>/flickr/cc)</p> Bye Bye, Big Oil? BP Admits Demand May Have Already Peaked, Predicts Growth of Renewable Energy
Welcoming news that oil demand may never recover to pre-pandemic levels, Greenpeace noted that "a #GreenRecovery will hasten its demise."
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To Block Trump's Gutting of Methane Regulation, Coalition of State and Local Governments Sues EPA
"We need leaders who step up and propose solutions. Instead, we get President Trump's version of the EPA."
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Trump Accused of 'Negligent Homicide' for Gathering Thousands of Maskless Supporters at Indoor Nevada Campaign Rally
"If you were trying to somehow increase the amount of virus in the community, what you would do is gather thousands of people shoulder to shoulder without masks and have them scream and yell and laugh for a few hours."
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Bernie Sanders says Joe Biden must do "a little bit more" to address issues of critical concern to voters ahead of the November 3, 2020 general election. (Photo: Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images) Beyond Attacking Trump, Sanders Says Biden Campaign Must 'Give People a Reason to Vote for Joe'
"I think Biden is in an excellent position to win this election, but I think we have got to do more as a campaign than just go after Trump," the Vermont senator said on Sunday.
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A protester is seen holding a placard during a climate change demonstration. (Photo: Ronen Tivony/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) Investors Who Manage $47 Trillion Pressure Top Polluters to Pursue Transition to Net-Zero Emissions
"Companies across all sectors need to take more ambitious action to ensure otherwise devastating impacts of climate change are avoided while they still can be."
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A burned Valero gas station smolders during the Creek fire in an unincorporated area of Fresno County, California on September 08, 2020. (Photo: Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images) New Study Finds Planet Heading Toward Temperature Threshold Not Seen in 34 Million Years
Researchers behind the comprehensive study of Earth's atmospheric record over tens of million of years say "immediate and stringent action" could prevent most dire outcomes.
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'We're With You': ACLU, Press Freedom Advocates Denounce Attack on Journalist by LA Sheriff's Deputies
Video footage of the incident contradicts official reports from Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
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Medical professionals, medical students, ACTUP New York, and their supporters held a rousing protest rally outside Pfizer World Headquarters in New York. At the beginning of 2019, the corporate giant announced price increases for 40 of its drugs. (Photo: Erik McGregor/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images) 'No One Should Be Fooled': Trump Executive Order on Drug Prices Denounced as Election Year Charade
Latest move called nothing more than a public relations stunt "intended to distract Americans from the president's broken promises to seniors and the 200,000 Americans that have died from the coronavirus as a result of his failed Covid-19 response policies."
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