All News Articles for 2021-04-02

Friday, April 2, 2021
Gambian war crimes lawyer Fatou Bensouda takes the oath during a swearing-in ceremony as the International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor in The Hague, on June 15, 2012. (Photo: Bas Czerwinskini/ANP/AFP via Getty Images) 'Critical First Step' But 'Long Overdue': Biden Repeals Trump Sanctions on the ICC
"Trump's sanctions set a dangerous precedent for attacks on victims, lawyers, human rights advocates, and courts."
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Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) and voting rights activist Stacey Abrams, a former Georgia gubernatorial candidate, both expressed support for Major League Baseball's decision to pull the 2021 All-Star Game from Atlanta due to Georgia's new voter restriction law. (Photo: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc. via Getty Images) As Republicans Fume, Georgia Dems Have Mixed Reactions to MLB's All-Star Game Relocation
"Businesses and organizations have great power in their voices and ability to push for change, and I respect the decision of the players to speak out against this unjust law," said Sen. Raphael Warnock.
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Protesters make the three-finger salute as copies of the 2008 constitution are burnt during a demonstration against the Myanmar's military coup in Yangon's South Okkalapa township on April 1, 2021. (Photo: STR/AFP via Getty Images) After UN Envoy Warns of 'Bloodbath,' Junta Imposes Internet Blackout Across Myanmar
The move came as Human Rights Watch said authorities have forcibly disappeared hundreds of politicians, election officials, journalists, activists, and protesters.
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Drone whistleblower Daniel Hale (R) stands next to CodePink co-founder Medea Benjamin in this undated photo. (Photo:Democracy Now!) As Drone Whistleblower Daniel Hale Pleads Guilty, Advocates Warn of 'Profound Threat' to Free Press
"Using the Espionage Act in this way to prosecute journalists' sources as spies chills newsgathering and discourages sources from coming forward with information in the public interest."
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Migrant children rest inside a pod at the Customs and Border Patrol detention center in Donna, Texas on March 30, 2021. (Photo: Dario Lopez-Mills/Pool via Getty Images) As Biden Ramps Up Detention Capacity, Group Warns Contaminated Military Bases 'Are No Place' for Kids
"Immigrant children under the care of the federal government should not be in cages, let alone toxic sites in military bases," an Earthjustice attorney said.
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'We've Been Attacked': Suspect Dead, Officer Killed After Vehicle Rams Security Barrier on Capitol Hill
The Capitol has been on high alert since the January 6 attack by a mob of Trump supporters.
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Travelers arrive for flights at O'Hare international Airport on March 16, 2021 in Chicago. CDC Says Vaccinated People Safe to Travel, But Urges Against It as Covid-19 Cases Again Surge
The agency's new guidance came the same day Dr. Anthony Fauci said there's something akin to "a race between the potential for a surge and our ability to vaccinate as many people as we possibly can."
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Flares burning off gas at Belridge Oil Field and hydraulic fracking site which is the fourth largest oil field in California. (Photo: Citizens of the Planet/Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images) Fossil Fuel Companies Got $8.2 Billion in Tax Bailouts—Then Fired Over 58,000 Workers
"It's time to stop subsidizing them and start facing the climate crisis," says a BailoutWatch analyst.
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Interior Secretary Deb Haaland is the first Native American Cabinet member in U.S. history. (Photo: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc. via Getty Images) Haaland Announces New Missing and Murdered Indigenous Unit at Interior
The department said the new unit will "put the full weight of the federal government into investigating these cases and marshal law enforcement resources across federal agencies and throughout Indian country."
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A protester holds dead bees prior to the annual shareholders meeting of German chemicals and pharmaceuticals conglomerate Bayer AG on April 26, 2019 in Bonn, Germany. Despite Declining U.S. Pesticide Use, Toxicity to Bees Doubled in a Decade: Study
The findings, said the study's lead researcher, "call for action to reduce the pesticide toxicity applied in agriculture worldwide."
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A person holds a sign urging lawmakers to "Tax the Rich" at a protest in New York City on March 29, 2021. (Photo: Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images) 55 US Corporate Giants Paid $0 in Federal Taxes in 2020 Thanks to 'Gaping' Loopholes
"If you paid $120 for a pair of Nike Air Force 1 shoes, you paid more to Nike than it paid in federal income taxes over the past 3 years," said Sen. Bernie Sanders.
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'The Breakthrough We've Been Hoping For': Iran, EU Announce Talks to Bring US Back to Nuclear Deal
"The American people, and the Iranian-American community in particular, want the Biden administration to resolve our ongoing disputes with Iran through diplomacy."
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Dozens of Democrats Urge Biden to Take 'Critical Step' of Shutting Down Dakota Access Pipeline
"By shutting down this illegal pipeline, 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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Progressive Leader to Biden: Don't 'Water Down Bill for a Party Not Actually Interested in Bipartisanship'
The country can't afford to "wait for Republicans to have some awakening on climate change," said Rep. Pramila Jayapal.
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