All News Articles for 2020-09-15

Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Protesters in the illegally-occupied Palestinian city of Ramallah in the West Bank protest Israel's peace pacts with Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates on September 15, 2020. (Photo: Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP/Getty Images) For Palestinians and Their Supporters, Arab-Israeli Pacts Are 'A Stab in The Back' Amid Ongoing Oppression
From the West Bank and Gaza to Washington, D.C. and beyond, Palestinians and their allies stress that only an end to Israel's illegal occupation can bring peace to the Middle East.
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Hundreds of demonstrators gathered at Times Square in New York City on August 9, 2020 to call for justice in the case of Breonna Taylor. (Photo: Karla Ann Cote/NurPhoto via Getty Images) 'We Must Not Lose Focus': Louisville To Pay $12 Million to Family of Breonna Taylor, But Officers Not Yet Charged
The city has vowed to implement police reforms, but Taylor's mother demanded officials "move forward with the criminal charges because she deserves that and much more."
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Trump's Proposal to Further Expand Global Gag Rule Amid Pandemic Would Cut Off Healthcare Access to Millions, Rights Groups Warn
"Study after study—including from the State Department—has demonstrated that this neocolonialist policy has inflicted a crushing blow to healthcare access for people around the world."
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Meat processing plants have been hit particularly hard by the Covid-19 pandemic. (Photo: Nati Harnik/AP) USDA and Meatpacking Industry Collaborated to Undermine Covid-19 Response, Documents Show
Hundreds of emails obtained by Public Citizen and American Oversight offer a rare inside look at the meat industry's power and access to the highest levels of government.
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McConnell Vows to Be 'Firewall' Against Progress in Senate As Democrats Mull Eliminating Filibuster
While lawmakers from both parties have used the tactic in the past, Democrats, hoping to flip the Senate, look to block GOP opposition in 2021.
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'It Is Past Time for Action': Ahead of Senate Antitrust Hearing, Groups Demand AGs Sue Google to End Monopoly Abuses
"Such an action would be the most significant act of antitrust enforcement since U.S. v. Microsoft was filed over 20 years ago."
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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks about climate change and the wildfires on the West Coast at the Delaware Museum of Natural History on September 14, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) 'A Matter of Life and Death': After 175 Years, Scientific American Backs Biden With Magazine's First-Ever Endorsement
The editors blast Trump's rejection of "evidence and science," especially "his dishonest and inept response to the Covid-19 pandemic."
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Liability Roadmap Global Coalition Issues Liability 'Roadmap' to Make Big Corporate Polluters Pay for Planetary Harm
"This is about making Big Polluters pay for the havoc they've wreaked by fueling the climate crisis and about forcing them to end their abuses. This is about making Big Polluters pay for causing decades of suffering and destruction in communities on the global frontlines of the climate crisis, with...
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Groundbreaking Study Shows 'Deep Listening' Over 100 Times More Effective in Winning Undecided Voters Away From Trump
Research shows "respectful, non-judgmental conversations are able to move voters where many other tactics have failed, producing meaningful increases in Biden's vote margin."
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Schumer Demands Immediate Resignation of Alex Azar for Being 'Subservient' to Trump as HHS Officials Distort Covid-19 Threat
"We need a Secretary of Health and Human Services who will look out for the American people, not President Trump's political interests."
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Residents on the 210 freeway try to see if their house on the other side of thick smoke and flames might burn near the community of Tujunga during the La Tuna Fire on September 2, 2017 near Burbank, California. (Photo: David McNew/Getty Images) 'Where Will Everyone Go?' New Report Documents How Climate Migration Could Reshape US
"The cost of resisting the new climate reality is mounting," a new report shows, suggesting the U.S. is "on the cusp of a great transformation" involving the relocation of millions of displaced people.
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Workers march for a $15 minimum wage in New York City on November 10, 2015. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) '$2.5 Trillion Theft': Study Shows Richest 1% of Americans Have Taken $50 Trillion From Bottom 90% in Recent Decades
The median U.S. worker salary would be around twice as high today if wages kept pace with economic output since World War II, new research revealed.
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A U.N. report released Tuesday details the world's biodiversity crisis and a path to address it. (Photo: jotily/Getty Images) UN Biodiversity Report Urges 8 Transitions Needed to Restore Essential Ecosystems Impacted by Humanity
"We can no longer afford to cast nature aside. Now is the time for this massive step up—conserving, restoring, and using biodiversity fairly and sustainably."
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placard reads: Democracy depends on equal access to information to all 'Huge Victory for Net Neutrality': Top EU Court Rebuffs Zero-Rating Schemes
The open internet win comes from the Court of Justice of the European Union's first-ever interpretation of the EU's 2015 net neutrality law.
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An image from the European Space Agency, ESA, showing the glacier section that broke off the fjord called Nioghalvfjerdsfjorden. (Photo: European Space Agency) 'Yet Another Alarm Bell': Ice Chunk Twice Size of Manhattan Breaks Off Greenland Glacier Amid Record Arctic Warming
News of the development came as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration declared this summer the hottest ever recorded in the Northern Hemisphere.
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'Forced Sterilization Is Genocide': Rights Groups Condemn ICE Amid Whistleblower's Allegations of Unwarranted Hysterectomies
The complaint alleges numerous health and safety violations in regards to Covid-19 in addition a disturbing number of procedures performed on detained women.
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Senator Demands HHS Official Michael Caputo Be Fired for Deranged 'Sedition' Rant Against CDC Scientists
The former Trump campaign aide-turned-federal official baselessly claimed "there are hit squads being trained all over this country" to prevent the president from winning reelection.
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'Just Wildly, Blatantly Corrupt': Researcher Reveals DeJoy Donated $600,000 to Trump and GOP After Top USPS Job Opened
"This information is explosive. We have a crony at the helm of our nation's Postal Service. A man rife with conflicts of interest and potential violations of law."
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