All News Articles for 2021-02-16

Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Former President Donald Trump could almost always count on then-Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) for support. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) 'Unsmiling Political Hack': Trump Fires Off Insults at McConnell, Vows to Work Against Weak Republicans
"The problem with Trump and McConnell attacking each other is that they're both kinda right about each other," noted one observer.
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The Drug Policy Alliance on Tuesday launched a new online initiative entitled "Uprooting the Drug War." (Image: DPA) 'Crucial' New Project Exposes How Far-Reaching US War on Drugs 'Has Contaminated Six Critical Systems'
"If we want drug war reparations," said Drug Policy Alliance's executive director, "we need to identify ALL the ways the drug war intentionally harms our communities."
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Members of the security forces walk at the site of a NATO airstrike which destroyed two fuel tankers hijacked by the Taliban in northern Kunduz on September 4, 2009. (Photo: STR/AFP via Getty Images) 'Is Our Blood Worth Less?' Afghan Anguish After European Court Sides With Germany Over Airstrike That Killed 90 Civilians
"I wanted the court to provide justice, to have mercy on us," the lead plaintiff in the case said following the ruling.
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A woman moves her belongings into a tent after a snow storm in Houston on February 15, 2021. (Photo: Mark Felix/AFP via Getty Images) 'A Failed State': Power Outages Amid Freezing Weather in Texas Threaten Lives and Covid Vaccines
"This crisis is brought to you by deregulation."
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'Together We Fight, Together We Will Win': Workers Strike Nationwide to Demand $15 Minimum Wage
"We have won $15 in cities and states across the country. And now, it is time to win $15 nationwide."
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Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman (D-Pa.) delivers an introduction for Governor Tom Wolf during an inaugural ceremony on January 15, 2019 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Democrat John Fetterman Takes 'No Fossil Fuel' Pledge for US Senate Run
"Climate change is an existential threat, and we need to transition to clean energy as quickly as possible," says Pennsylvania's lt. governor.
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A road on United Kingdom's Holderness Coast is collapsing into the sea due to sea level rise. (Photo: Matthew J. Thomas/Getty Images) Bolstering Alarm Over Scientists' Warnings, New Study Finds Sea Level Rise Projections 'Are On the Money'
"If we continue with large ongoing emissions as we are at present, we will commit the world to meters of sea level rise over coming centuries."
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Chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) listens as Peter T. Gaynor, Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) testifies during a hearing before the House Committee on Homeland Security on Capitol Hill July 22, 2020 in Washington DC. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker-Pool/Getty Images) Citing Anti-KKK Law, NAACP and Rep. Bennie Thompson Sue Trump and Far-Right Allies Over Capitol Attack
"Donald Trump needs to be held accountable for deliberately inciting and colluding with white supremacists to stage a coup, in his continuing efforts to disenfranchise African-American voters."
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Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) departs after the day's proceedings in the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol on February 10, 2021 in Washington, D.C. 'I'm Speaking to You, Senator Manchin': West Virginians Blast Democrat for Opposing $15 Minimum Wage
"When will you give us a living wage?" asked one activist with the Poor People's Campaign.
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Protesters in Mexico City on May 19, 2018 call for Monsanto to get out of Mexican agriculture. (Photo: Jesus Alvarado/dpa via Getty Images) Emails Reveal US Officials Joined With Agrochemical Giant Bayer to Stop Mexico's Glyphosate Ban
"We're seeing more and more how the pesticide industry uses the U.S. government to aggressively push its agenda on the international stage and quash any attempt by people in other countries to take control of their food supply."
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Demonstrators march in Port-au-Prince on February 14, 2021 to protest against the government of Jovenel Moise. 'Step Off, United States': Progressive International Voices Solidarity With Haitians Rising Up Against Dictatorship
"The Progressive International stands with the people of Haiti, striking across the nation against the dictatorship of Jovenel Moïse."
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) speaks during a Senate Budget Committee hearing on February 10, 2021 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. 'Sounds Like a Passing Grade': CBO Says $15 Wage Would Have Bigger Budget Impact Than GOP Tax Cut Provisions
"I'm gonna fight as hard as I can, and I believe that we will succeed in including the minimum wage in the reconciliation bill," said Sen. Bernie Sanders.
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Deb Haaland, nominee to be Interior Secretary, attends President Joe Biden's inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, January 20, 2021. As Deb Haaland Faces GOP Backlash Over Role in Pipeline Protests, Progressives Say: 'Confirm Her Immediately'
Opposition to fracking and fossil fuel pipelines "are the exact reasons Deb Haaland is the right pick for Interior secretary," said one advocacy group.
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