All News Articles for 2021-02-12

Friday, February 12, 2021
Demonstrators gathered outside Trump Tower in Manhattan holding illuminated letters spelling CONVICT on February 11, 2021 as House Managers closing arguments at Trump's impeachment trial. (Photo: Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images) 'History Is Watching and So Is The Nation': As Impeachment Trial Wraps Up, Senate Urged to Convict Trump
"It is time for every member of the Senate to do their duty, to put our country first, and safeguard our democracy not only from the former president but from any future autocrat who would trample on our Constitution."
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"While tens of millions of Americans are experiencing extreme economic hardship and dealing with intermittent and often inadequate governmental support for unemployment, food, housing, and small business continuity," said Robert Weissman of Public Citizen on February 12, 2021, "Johnson & Johnson, McKesson, Cardinal Health, and Amerisource-Bergen are laughing all the way to bank." (Photo: Mark Ralston/AFP via Getty Images) 'Beyond Outrageous': Big Pharma Using Loophole to Get Taxpayers to Fund Billions in Fines for Fueling Opioid Crisis
"The tax code is so rigged for the rich that even when they kill people they get a tax break."
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Hundreds of thousands of Yemeni children could die from starvation without imminent medical treatment, a newly published United Nations report warned. (Photo: Mohammed Mohammed/Xinhua via Getty Images) 'Yet Another Cry for Help': UN Report Warns Millions of Yemeni Children Face Acute Malnutrition
"The increasing number of children going hungry in Yemen should shock us all into action. More children will die with every day that passes without action."
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Witness Against Torture demonstrates for the closure of the Guantánamo Bay offshore prison. (Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/shriekingtree/6688582501">Justin Norman</a>/flickr/cc)</p> 'End... This Human Rights Atrocity,' Says Amnesty After Biden Admin Signals Goal to Close Gitmo
Asked whether the president will shutter the prison, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said, "That certainly is our goal and our intention."
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Amazon workers and community allies demonstrate during a protest organized by New York Communities for Change and Make the Road New York in front of the Jeff Bezos' Manhattan residence in New York on December 2, 2020. (Photo by Kena Betancur/AFP via Getty Images) 'We Won't Be Intimidated,' Says NY AG After Amazon Files Preemptive Suit Over Covid-19 Worker Safety
"This action by Amazon is nothing more than a sad attempt to distract from the facts and shirk accountability for its failures to protect hardworking employees from a deadly virus."
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U.S. volunteer Mary Keenan of Brownsville, Texas hands out markers on December 8, 2019 during a class for immigrant children at a refugee camp near the Gateway International Bridge in the border town of Matamoros, Mexico, where more than 1,000 Central American and Mexican asylum-seekers are awaiting their next court hearings. (Photo: John Moore/Getty Images) Reversing Xenophobic Trump Policy, Biden to Allow 25,000 Asylum-Seekers Stuck in Mexico to Enter US
"It remains a legal and moral imperative that the U.S. government abide by national and international refugee law and provide these individuals with an opportunity to request asylum."
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Supporters of WikiLeaks founder and publisher Julian Assange rally after a prolonged legal hearing at the Old Bailey on January 4, 2021, in London. Ignoring Pleas of Press Freedom Defenders, Biden DOJ Files Appeal to Extradite Julian Assange
"The Assange case represents the gravest threat to press freedom in a generation."
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U.S. Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) have worked been among the most vocal congressional critics of U.S. support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) 'Ending US Complicity in the Yemen War Is NOT Ending the War,' Says Ro Khanna
"The bombing continues. The threat of famine for 16 million continues... We must call on all foreign parties to stop the bombing, funding, and intervention. Only then can we resolve the civil war."
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EON's biofuel power station in Lockerbie, Scotland with timber supplies. The power station is fueled 100% by wood sourced from local woodlands. 500+ Scientists Demand Stop to Tree Burning as Climate Solution
"Companies are shifting fossil energy use to wood, which increases warming, as a substitute for shifting to solar and wind, which would truly decrease warming."
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Members of former President Donald Trumps defense team, David Schoen, center left, Michael van der Veen, center, and Bruce Castor, center right, arrive at the Capitol before the start of day three of the impeachment trial in the Senate on Thursday, February 11, 2021. (Photo: Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images) WATCH LIVE: Defense to Deliver Rebuttal on Day 4 of Impeachment Trial After Dems Dub Trump 'Inciter-in-Chief'
Over three days, House impeachment managers shared graphic footage of the U.S. Capitol attack and compelling testimony alongside arguments that conviction is essential to thwarting future insurrection attempts.
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Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) in the Russell Senate Office Building on Wednesday, January 27, 2021. 'It Is Not a Budget Item,' Democrat Kyrsten Sinema Falsely Says as She Joins Joe Manchin in Opposing $15 Wage
"She is incorrect. It has a budgetary impact, and it was verified by CBO. Let's get it done now."
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Police officers in Buffalo, New York walk by the motionless body of 75-year-old Martin Gugino as he bleeds from his ear after being attacked by officers during a protest on June 5, 2020. (Photo: Screengrab/WBFO) Outrage and Disgust as Charges Dropped for Buffalo Police Officers Who Fractured Skull of 75-Year-Old Peaceful Protester
"Despite the video evidence of the officers' misconduct, a grand jury has dismissed the charges."
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To End 'Blank Check' for Saudi-UAE Assault on Yemen, Coalition Demands Biden Permanently Cancel $37 Billion in Arms Sales
"Permanently canceling these transfers is an essential step toward ending the cycle of impunity that U.S. policy has helped create."
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Applause as Biden Plans to Rescind Medicaid Work Requirements, Targeting One of Most 'Cruel' Policies of Trump Era
"We celebrate this win—this win that we made happen—even while mourning the loss of every person who relied on Medicaid and didn't survive the calamity of Trump's disastrous administration."
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