All News Articles for 2020-11-30

Monday, November 30, 2020
The communist government of Vietnam has been cracking down on social media companies and users. (Photo: AFP/Getty Images) Amnesty International Reveals Extent of Facebook, YouTube Complicity in Vietnamese State Repression
"For millions of Vietnamese netizens, Facebook was the great hope for helping to build a free and open society—and it still has the power to be," said Amnesty's lead regional campaigner.
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A man walks on rubble of a building destroyed in airstrikes carried out by warplanes of the Saudi-led coalition hours after the U.N. Special Envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths departed Sana'a on June 06, 2018. (Photo: Mohammed Hamoud/Getty Images) 'A Moral and Legal Obligation': 80+ Groups Urge Biden to End US Complicity in Saudi-Led Assault on Yemen
"American involvement in this brutal catastrophe is shameful and must come to an end."
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No war with Iran placard Calls for Diplomacy—Not War—as Scientist's Assassination, Trump Impede Biden's Path to Iran Engagement
"We cannot let anyone drag us into a new war."
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Trump Failures Highlighted in GAO's Devastating Report on Pandemic, Calling for 'Urgent Action' to Preserve Public Health
"More than 10 months into this pandemic, the Trump administration still refuses to learn from its repeated failures, leading to more disease, more deaths, and more economic devastation across this country."
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Ajit Pai will be stepping down as chairman of the FCC in 2021. (Photo: Gage Skidmore/flickr/cc) 'Good Riddance': Progressives Welcome Ajit Pai's Departure From FCC as Great News
The current chair, said one critic, "will go down in history as one of the most corrupt government officials of the century."
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A smartphone is operated in front of Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon logos in Hédé-Bazouges, France, on September 28, 2017. (Photo: Damien Meyer/AFP via Getty Images) 33 Groups Urge Biden to Hold Big Tech Accountable and Keep Industry Allies Out of His Administration
"We believe that eliminating the decades-old revolving door between Silicon Valley and your administration will only help your cause."
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Maricopa County constable Darlene Martinez escorts a family out of their apartment after serving an eviction order for non-payment of rent on September 30, 2020 in Phoenix. (Photo: John Moore/Getty Images) 'Housing Is Healthcare': Evictions Have Exacerbated Covid-19 Pandemic, Research Shows
"This is a time where it's not an overstatement to say that for many people, eviction can lead to death."
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The winners of the 2020 Goldman Environmental Prize were announced Monday. (Photos: Goldman Environmental Foundation) Six Environmental Heroes Awarded Goldman Prize for 'Taking a Stand, Risking Their Lives and Livelihoods, and Inspiring Us'
This year's recipients of the annual honor hail from the Bahamas, Ecuador, France, Ghana, Mexico, and Myanmar.
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Mark Meadows, White House chief of staff, are seen in the Capitol after a meeting on Wednesday, November 18, 2020. 'Looking at You, Senate Majority Leader': 87 Million Could Lose Paid Leave Without Urgent Action From Congress
"It's very America for us to finally require paid sick leave and family leave during the pandemic only to let it lapse before the pandemic is over."
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Israeli troops conduct a night raid while searching for abducted youngsters in the Jalazon refugee camp in the occupied West Bank on June 14, 2014. (Photo: Abbas Momani/AFP via Getty Images) 'A Kind of Terrorism': Israeli Human Rights Groups Offer Harrowing Look at IDF Night Raids on Palestinian Homes
"You feel your privacy is being invaded," said one Palestinian victim. "The aim is to control and humiliate."
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'Another World Is Possible': Ocasio-Cortez Uses Video Gaming Platform to Raise $200,000 for Fight Against Hunger, Evictions
The congresswoman was joined by Canadian progressive leader Jagmeet Singh, who spoke about bold, far-reaching policies in Canada.
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Aerial photograph taken on August 7,2020 of a deforested area in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso. (Photo: Florian Plaucheur/AFP via Getty Images) To End Impunity for 'Deliberate Destruction' of Planet, International Lawyers Drafting Plan to Criminalize Ecocide
The effort aims to hold governments and corporations accountable for the "mass, systematic, or widespread destruction" of the world's ecosystems.
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Students protesting during a demonstration on a climate strike day demanding environmental policies on September 27, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. 'Highly Significant' Victory as European Human Rights Court Green-Lights Youth Climate Lawsuit
"It gives me lots of hope to know that the judges in the European Court of Human Rights recognize the urgency of our case," said 12-year-old plaintiff André Oliveira.
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Former Defense Undersecretary for Policy Michele Flournoy prepares to testify during a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Rejecting Michèle Flournoy, Progressives Demand Biden Pick Pentagon Chief 'Untethered' From Military-Industrial Complex
"We urge President-elect Joe Biden and U.S. senators to choose a secretary of defense who is unencumbered by a history of advocating for bellicose military policies and is free of financial ties to the weapons industry."
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Anti-war activists protest in front of the White House in Washington, D.C. on January 4, 2020. 'Reckless, Provocative, and Illegal': Sanders Warns Assassination of Iranian Scientist Designed to Kill Diplomacy
"We must not allow that to happen. Diplomacy, not murder, is the best path forward."
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Neera Tanden, president of the Center for American Progress, moderates a discussion on February 12, 2018. Citing Past Calls for Social Security Cuts, Progressives Not Pleased With Biden Pick of Neera Tanden for OMB
"Everything toxic about the corporate Democratic Party is embodied in Neera Tanden."
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