All News Articles for 2021-02-05

Friday, February 5, 2021
Digital rights groups are cautioning against altering Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, seen by many as one of the most important safeguards of an open internet. (Photo: Getty stock) Leading Digital Rights Group Warns Section 230 Reform Bill Will Boost Big Tech While Crushing Smaller Sites
"This bill, as written, would have enormous unintended consequences for human rights and freedom of expression," warned Fight for the Future's Evan Greer.
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Gwinnett County election workers handle ballots as part of the recount for the 2020 presidential election at the Beauty P. Baldwin Voter Registrations and Elections Building on November 16, 2020 in Lawrenceville, Georgia. (Photo: Megan Varner/Getty Images) 'Downright Scary': In 2021 Alone, GOP Introduces 100+ Voter Suppression Bills in 28 States
"Democrats have a clear choice. They can get rid of the filibuster to pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Act and the For the People Act to stop GOP voter suppression, or they can allow the GOP to undermine democracy for the next decade."
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A protester holds a sign in front of the White House during a demonstration against the Dakota Access Pipeline on March 10, 2017 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) After Court Rules Dakota Access Pipeline Operating Illegally, Dems Demand Biden It Shut Down
"You can continue to show your administration values the environment and the rights of Indigenous communities more than the profits of outdated fossil fuel industries."
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Peace activists with the U.K. group Campaign Against Arms Trade protest British arms sales to Saudi Arabia. (Photo: CAAT/Creative Commons) After Biden Move, Anti-War Groups Call on Boris Johnson to End UK Support for Saudi Assault on Yemen
"Johnson and Raab have blood on their hands. Their support for the carnage in Yemen must end immediately."
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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) speaks during a press conference about student debt outside the U.S. Capitol on February 4, 2021 in Washington, D.C. 60+ Groups and Unions to Senate Democrats: End Harmful 'Gridlock and Dysfunction' by Eliminating the Filibuster
"It is truly outrageous that we still allow a partisan minority to block legislation at will and wholly prevent our government from functioning. Kill the filibuster."
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Sen. John Hickenlooper (D-Colo.) leaves the Senate Chamber during a procedural vote at the U.S. Capitol January 28, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) 'Enough Is Enough': 8 Senate Dems Slammed for Going 'Hand-in-Hand With GOP' to Oppose Covid Relief for Undocumented Workers
"Let us be clear on this. Not only do undocumented community members pay taxes, they are also suffering as much as anyone else because of this pandemic."
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A Central American woman and her baby in a shelter just across the U.S.-Mexican border in Tijuana, Baja California del Norte, on November 28, 2018. (Photo: Pedro Pardo/AFP via Getty Images) Under Pretext of Pandemic, Babies Born in US—Legal American Citizens—Expelled With Mothers to Mexico
"For all intents and purposes, that child is stateless, which is going to create a whole host of barriers... because they're unable to establish citizenship."
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Signs read: "Refugees Welcome" and "One World One Family" Rejecting Trump's "Callous Disregard for Human Life," Biden Significantly Raises Refugee Cap
"The action today by President Biden will save lives. It's that simple."
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"Millions of babies are exposed to these contaminants every day," Charlotte Brody of Healthy Babies Bright Futures said on Thursday, February 4, 2021. "It is time to step up and finally take clear action." (Photo: Jeffrey Greenberg/Universal Images Group via Getty Images) Congressional Report Reveals Manufacturers 'Knowingly' Sold Toxin-Tainted Baby Food
"This is what happens when you let the food and chemical companies, not the FDA, decide whether our food is safe to eat."
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California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, Biden's nominee to serve as secretary of Health and Human Services, speaks during an event in Wilmington, Delaware on December 8, 2020. 'Definition of Malpractice': GOP Senators Under Fire for Obstructing Biden HHS Pick as Pandemic Rages
"Delaying a hearing for the head of Health and Human Services in the middle of a pandemic that has claimed more than 450,000 American lives is negligence in plain sight."
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The U.S. Capitol is seen as National Guard and police stand guard on January 28, 2021 in Washington, D.C. 'Giant First Step': After 14+ Hours of Votes, Senate Approves Covid Relief Resolution With Zero GOP Support
"We have the opportunity to give hope to the American people and restore faith in our government by telling them that... we understand the pain that they are experiencing and we are gonna do something very significant about it," said Sen. Bernie Sanders.
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In Fiery Floor Speech, Cori Bush Demands Accountability for Every Republican Who Incited 'Vile White Supremacist Attack' of January 6
"We can't build a better society if members are too scared to stand up and act to reject the white supremacist attack that happened right before our eyes."
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