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Thursday, March 19, 2020
Using a swab, Maximilian Schilling from the ASB takes a sample for a suspected case of the new coronavirus at the test center in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Ludwigslust on March 19, 2020. (Photo: Jens Büttner/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa/picture alliance via Getty Images) 'We Cannot Test. We Cannot Test': As Coronavirus Cases in US Spike 40% in One Day, Medical Workers Plea for Key Supplies
"Testing is central because that leads to early detection, it minimizes further spread, and it quickly treats those found with the virus."
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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin asks the media for social distancing before delivering remarks on the coronavirus relief package after the Senate Republican Policy luncheon in Russell Building on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Larry Kudlow, right, White House economic adviser, and Eric Ueland, legislative affairs director, also appear. (Photo: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images) GOP Senators Erupt in Laughter After Suggestion to Call Corporate Bailouts "Freedom Payments" in Closed-Door Meeting With Mnuchin
"I wonder how many 'freedom payments' this senator has gotten for his campaign from the corporations they are about to bail out?"
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Here Are the 51 Republican Senators Who Just Voted Against Expanding Paid Sick Leave to All Workers
"If one of these Republicans (or two!) is your senator, call their office right now and tell them you saw their vote and you won't forget."
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Economists Demand Trump Immediately Lift Iran, Cuba, and Venezuela Sanctions That Are 'Feeding the Coronavirus Epidemic'
"This policy is unconscionable and flagrantly against international law. It is imperative that the U.S. lift these immoral and illegal sanctions."
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'Bolsonaro Out!' From Balconies and Windows, Millions Demand Ouster of Brazilian President Over Handling of Coronavirus
"Brazil can't take it anymore," declares a petition demanding Bolsonaro's impeachment.
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Wednesday, March 18, 2020
After Over 40 Years of Campaigning, New Zealand Parliament 'At Last' Votes to Decriminalize Abortion Care
"From now on abortions will be rightly treated as a health issue."
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Nancy Pelosi speaking at the Ireland Funds 28th National Gala dinner at the National Building Museum in Washington D.C. on March 11, 2020. Refusal by Pelosi to Consider Universal Cash Payments in Response to Coronavirus Pandemic 'Maddening,' Say Progressives
"This is a total failure of Democratic Party leadership."
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Workers leave Fiat Chrysler Warren Truck Assembly on March 18, 2020 after the Detroit three automakers agreed to UAW demands to shut down all North America plants as a precaution against coronavirus. Big 3 Automakers Shut Down as Coronavirus Outbreak Grinds US Industry to a Halt
"Today's action is the prudent thing to do."
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Canadian climate activists participated in Powershift: Young and Rising—a massive youth climate convergence in Ottawa in February 2019. Global Green New Deal Supporters Urge World Leaders to Learn From Coronavirus to Tackle Climate Crisis
"This is a moment when we can implement measures to help boost the economy, create jobs, and build climate resilience."
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo leaves a press conference at the State Department in Washington D.C, on March 17, 2020. Bashing Probe of US War Crimes, Pompeo Threatens Family of ICC Staff With Consequences
"If there remained any doubt that the Trump administration's hostility towards the court is fundamentally punitive and callous in nature, these doubts have now been dispelled."
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'Literally Weaponizing Coronavirus': Despite One of World's Worst Outbreaks of Deadly Virus, US Hits Iran With 'Brutal' New Sanctions
" As Iranians are ravaged by the coronavirus, the U.S. is complicit in their death. This is a crime against humanity."
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U.S. President Donald Trump is flanked by Vice President Mike Pence while speaking during a news briefing on the latest development of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House March 18, 2020 in Washington, DC. President Trump announced on Twitter that the U.S. and Canada will close their border to non-essential traffic to try and stop the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) Racist President Trump Refuses to Accept How Racist It Is to Keep Calling COVID-19 the 'Chinese Virus'
"This pattern of conflating race with a specific disease is a constant thread in American history."
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Mirian Fuentes (L), a medical assistant, and nurse Laurie Kuypers check paperwork during a COVID-19 screening at an appointment-only drive-up clinic set up by the University of Washington Medical Center Northwest Outpatient Medical Center on March 17, 2020 in Seattle. Internal Govt. Document Warns of 18-Month Emergency, 'Significant Shortages' as Trump Boasts of 'Fantastic' Response
The report also foresees a "straining" of the national healthcare system due to increased hospitalizations.
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Agricultural workers work in Salinas, California. As Trump Limits Guest Workers From Mexico Amid Coronavirus, Farmers Warn of Labor and Food Shortages
"There won't be anyone to harvest the crops... It will be devastating to growers and ultimately to the supply chain and consumers."
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'How About Zero-Interest Loans?': Calls to Primary Schumer After Dem Leader Proposes Low-Interest Loans for Coronavirus Recovery
As Republicans float proposals for direct cash payments to Americans, the Democratic leader was implored to "read the room."
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Cristian Fracassi and Alessandro Ramaioli with templates they used to 3-D print life-saving valves for ventilators to help those stricken with severe coronavirus complications. Italians Found Way to 3-D Print Key Ventilator Piece for $1 to Help Battle Coronavirus—So the Company With the Patent Is Threatening to Sue
"There were people whose lives were in danger, and we acted. Period."
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Progressive Lawmakers Demand Nationwide Moratorium on 'Cruel and Dangerous' Evictions Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
"Evicting families puts their health at risk, imposes trauma on and disrupts the education of their children, and exacerbates the risk of outbreak in their communities," said Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, and other lawmakers.
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Vermont senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders campaigns at the University of New Hampshire in Durham. (Photo: Preston Ehrler/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) 'No Sugar Coating It': Sanders to Converse With Supporters and 'Assess' Campaign Following Latest Primary Losses
"While our campaign has won the battle of ideas, we are losing the battle over electability to Joe Biden."
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As Airline Giants Beg for Taxpayer Bailout, Progressives Demand Stock Buyback Ban and Strong Worker Protections
"We're not doing no-strings-attached bailouts that enrich shareholders or pay CEO bonuses. Period."
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'Willfully Choosing Not to Listen to Scientists': DNC Chair Tom Perez Under Fire for Urging States to Hold Primaries Despite Coronavirus Crisis
"That Tom Perez is encouraging this, and threatening states who postpone in-person voting, is criminal."
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'Critical Victory for the Progressive Movement': Marie Newman Ousts Right-Wing Democrat Dan Lipinski
"This isn't just a loss for one incumbent. It's a defeat for machine politics and big corporate donors who want to stop our movement for Medicare for All, a Green New Deal, and reproductive rights."
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) talks about his plan to deal with the coronavirus pandemic on March 17, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Screengrab/BernieSanders.com) Bernie Sanders Proposal for $2 Trillion Coronavirus Emergency Plan Includes $2,000 Direct Monthly Payments to Every American
As Democratic primary turns surreal amid infectious outbreak, Sanders lays out "Coronavirus Crisis Principles" for people-centered response and a national mobilization on "a scale not seen since the New Deal and World War II."
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Tuesday, March 17, 2020
With PAID Leave Act, Democrats Aim to Close Loopholes in Coronavirus Bill That Left Out Millions of Workers
"This is good for workers, businesses, and critically, it will help slow the spread of the coronavirus."
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New York City's Grand Central terminal is quiet on a business day due to the coronavirus pandemic on March 16, 2020. Treating Coronavirus Like Active Shooter, NYC Mayor Warns of 'Shelter in Place Order' for Entire City
The mayor's comments come as Gov. Cuomo says peak of infectious outbreak could still be 45 days away.
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Offering Model to Nation Battling Outbreak, New York AG Suspends All Medical and Student Debt Collection
"In this time of crisis, my office will not add undue stress or saddle New Yorkers with unnecessary financial burden."
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Earth Day Image Amid Coronavirus Pandemic, Global Digital Mobilization to Mark 50th Anniversary of Earth Day
"Whether it be coronavirus or our global climate crisis, we cannot shut down. Instead, we must shift our energies and efforts to new ways to mobilize the world to action."
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'The Send-People-Money Bids Are Ramping Up': As Trump Signals Direct Cash Payments, Progressives Say Check Size and Who Qualifies Matters
" Good," said Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. "Now we must suspend student loan payments."
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A bar sits closed in the early evening in Brooklyn after a decree that all bars and restaurants shutdown by 8 pm in New York City as much of the nation slows and takes extra precautions due to the continued spreading of the coronavirus. 'Just the Beginning': Nearly 1 in 5 Americans Say They or Someone in Their Household Already Lost Hours or Jobs From Coronavirus
"There is no *good* coronavirus plan unless it includes compensation for these 18% of workers. Full stop."
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People wear face masks as a precaution against the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak after deaths and new confirmed cases revealed in Qom, Iran on March 17, 2020. As Coronavirus Death Toll Continues to Rise in Iran, Global Calls Mount for US to Lift 'Immoral' Sanctions
"Actively denying an entire country medicine and humanitarian goods and continuing to pummel their economy in midst of global pandemic is the height of 'malign behavior' in my book."
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Labor Leader Sara Nelson Demands Stimulus Package That Bails Out Airline Industry Workers—Not Shareholders and CEOs
The Trump administration is discussing a stimulus package with the Senate today which includes $50 billion for the airline industry, following demands from an industry trade group.
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With Many Lawmakers Out of Town, Democratic House Quietly Weakens Paid Leave Provisions in Coronavirus Relief Bill
"This is not getting enough attention."
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Voters cast their ballots at the Ferndale Public Library on March 10, 2020 in Ferndale, Michigan. 'Appallingly Irresponsible': Though Ohio Shuts Down Primary Election Over Coronavirus, Other States Go Forward
"Officials who promised that they had extremely serious plans to make voting in person in the middle of a pandemic safe were not telling the truth."
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Naomi Klein, author of the 2007 book The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism, takes on "coronavirus capitalism" in a new video from The Intercept. (Image: iStock/GettyImages/With overlay) 'We Know This Script': Naomi Klein Warns of 'Coronavirus Capitalism' in New Video Detailing Battle Before Us
"We know what Trump's plan is: a pandemic shock doctrine... But the end of this story hasn't been written yet."
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'Cannot Go On Like This': Ordered to Work Despite Coronavirus Outbreak, Spanish Autoworkers Shut Down Mercedes Factory
The employees demanded that "the health of workers be prioritized over production in the face of the coronavirus health crisis."
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'Terrifying' New Research Warns 2.2 Million Could Die From Coronavirus in US Without Drastic Action
"Only now is the White House coming out of denial and heading straight into saying it could not have been foreseen."
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'Despicable': Insurance Industry Front Group Ramps Up Propaganda Against Medicare for All Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
"The healthcare industry will fight any threat to its profits with force and gobs of cash, even in the midst of a global pandemic. They cannot be bargained with. And they must be defeated."
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Monday, March 16, 2020
Applauding Release of Prisoners in Ohio Due to Coronavirus Threat, ACLU Calls on Officials Nationwide to Do the Same
"In normal circumstances, ICE has proven time and again that it is unable to protect the health and safety of detained people. These are not normal circumstances."
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The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged to a historic loss Monday. 'Coronavirus Collapse': Dow Drops Record-Smashing 3,000 Points as Outbreak Panics Markets
"The market is at the mercy of the virus."
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Protesters carried signs at a march against mass surveillance on Oct. 26, 2013 in Washington, D.C. With Nation Focused on Coronavirus, Rights Groups Warn Senate Against Handing Trump 'Terrifying' Spy Powers
"It's unthinkable to extend these spying powers to the same agencies that have so often sidestepped safeguards and ignored Americans' fundamental privacy rights."
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Voters line-up to cast their ballots at a polling station set up at Noonday Baptist Church for the mid-term elections on November 6, 2018 in Marietta, Georgia. (Photo: Jessica McGowan/Getty Images) Calls Grow to Delay In-Person Primary Voting and Move to Mail-In Ballots as Coronavirus Sweeps Across US
"We should delay these elections until people's legitimate fears are allayed."
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"In a time when protecting the nation's public health demands clear, truthful, and compassionate leadership," said Robert Weissman, president of Public Citizen, said Friday, "Trump has offered exactly the opposite." (Image: Public Citizen) Trump to Governors: 'Try Getting It Yourselves' If You Need Life-Saving Equipment to Fight Coronavirus
"This is what happens when federal government is hollowed out over decades."
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Pelosi's Coronavirus Compromise Has Left Even Tom Cotton Saying This Bill 'Doesn't Go Far Enough and Fast Enough'
"They're obviously cynical phonies but this is what happens when the most powerful Democrat in the country is a conservative deficit scold who constantly nickel and dimes emergency relief bills during a mass crisis."
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Dr. Jerome Adams, Surgeon General of the United States, speaks at the Coronavirus Task Force Press Conference on March 9, 2020. 'Every Chance That We Could Be Italy,' Warns US Surgeon General of Coronavirus Spread as Trump Downplays Threat
"Do we want to go the direction of South Korea and really be aggressive and lower our mortality rates? Or do we want to go the direction of Italy?"
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New Polling Shows Widespread US Public Support for Paid Sick Leave, Medicare for All to Fight Coronavirus
"Humane policies are popular policies."
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person washing hands Advocates Argue 'Unprecedented Crisis' of Coronavirus Pandemic Proves Need for National Ban on Water Shutoffs
"It is of the utmost importance for residents across this country to have running water to wash their hands to protect their health, the health of their families, and the health of their communities."
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A young woman sings from the window in Italy, March 13, 2020. Some people in the country asked the public to stand on the balcony and sing or play something, to make people feel united in the quarantine. 'A Kind of Triumph of Spirit': Locked Down Italians Singing From Balconies Inspire Hope Across World
"This is why so many people through many centuries fall in love with Italy."
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Norway University Calls On Students to Return Home From Countries With 'Poorly Developed Health Systems'—Such as the US
"Norway is correct... the U.S. is a poorly developed country."
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U.S. President Donald Trump (R) congratulates Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue 'Basic Human Decency' Wins as Judge Blocks 'Cruel to Its Core' Trump Effort to Strip Food Assistance From 700,000 People Amid COVID-19 Crisis
Chief Judge Beryl Howell of the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. stressed the importance of such programs in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Anita Dunn Biden Adviser Compares Sanders at Debate to the 'Kind of Protester Who Often Shows Up at Campaign Events'
"Let this sink in. Understand that all of us in the Sanders campaign are seen as nothing but trespassers on their party property and they absolutely cannot wait to call the cops."
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'They Are Saving Our Lives': Demand Grows for Grocery Store Employees, Other Frontline Workers to Receive Hazard Pay Amid Coronavirus Outbreak
"Crewmembers are terrified, knowing their job is putting them on the frontlines of a global pandemic."
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Public Health Experts: Single-Payer Systems Coping With Coronavirus More Effectively Than For-Profit Model
"Having a healthcare system that's a public strategic asset rather than a business run for profit allows for a degree of coordination and optimal use of resources."
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'Depraved': Trump Reportedly Offered German Firm 'Large Sum' for Exclusive Rights to Coronavirus Vaccine
"Trump wanted not only to control any new vaccine but also to make sure that it would only be available on a for-profit basis."
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Sunday, March 15, 2020
Democratic presidential hopefuls former US vice president Joe Biden (L) and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders (R) take part in the 11th Democratic Party 2020 presidential debate in a CNN Washington Bureau studio in Washington, DC on March 15, 2020. (Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images) Debating Bernie on Medicare for All and Coronavirus, Biden Declares: 'I Don't Want to Get This Into a Back and Forth in Terms of Our Politics'
"This coronavirus pandemic exposes the incredible weakness and dysfunctionality of our current health care system," said Sanders. "We need Medicare for All."
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People wait in line to go through the customs at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport in Grapevine, Texas, Saturday, March 14, 2020 'Apocalyptic': Trump's Xenophobic Travel Ban Causes Chaos at U.S. Airports
"This is the result of having Jared Kushner and Steven Miller direct actions and responses in a national crisis"
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Saturday, March 14, 2020
President Franklin D. Roosevelt during the taping of one of his “fireside chats” from 1933 to 1944 in which he addressed the nation in a casual manner through radio. Bernie Sanders Livestreams Fireside Chat
BURLINGTON, Vt. – In the tradition of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s fireside chats, Sen. Bernie Sanders will host a livestream from his home in Burlington on Saturday, March 14th at 7:30 PM ET. He will discuss his vision for the country and take questions from supporters. Watch video here:
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Speaker Pelosi held a briefing on the Coronavirus Aid Package Bill that will deal with the outbreak of COVID-19. Paid Sick Leave Loopholes: 'There’s a Giant Hole in Pelosi’s Coronavirus Bill'
"In fact, the bill guarantees sick leave only to about 20 percent of workers."
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Friday, March 13, 2020
Surrounded by members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, US President Donald Trump speaks at a press conference on COVID-19, known as the coronavirus, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, March 13, 2020. (Photo: SAUL LOEB / AFP) At 'Shock Doctrine Press Conference,' Trump Bails Out Oil Industry, Not US Families, as Coronavirus Crisis Intensifies
"Trump has once again put the interests of oil and gas executives ahead of the interests of people and communities."
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As Coronavirus Grips US, Critics Remember Susan Collins' Insistence Pandemic Flu Funding Be Cut From 2009 Stimulus Package
"Senator Collins went out of her way to stop funds from going to pandemic preparedness, and now Mainers are concerned because of Collins' history of opposing funding for situations exactly like this."
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Surrounded by members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, US President Donald Trump speaks at a press conference on COVID-19, known as the coronavirus, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, March 13, 2020. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images) 'No, I Don't Take Responsibility At All,' Says Trump, About Coronavirus Testing Lag
There you have it.
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A study space remains closed due to coronavirus fears at Stanford University on March 9, 2020 in Stanford, California. As US Faces Nationwide Social Distancing, Coronavirus Threat Renews Demand for Universal Broadband Access
"Schools are closing and classes are migrating online. But not every student has internet at home."
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A general view of people shopping in the egg and dairy case on March 13, 2020 at Whole Foods Merket in Vauxhall, NJ. (Photo: Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) 'Grotesque Level of Greed': Owned by World's Richest Man Jeff Bezos, Whole Foods Wants Workers to Pay for Colleagues' Sick Leave During Coronavirus Pandemic
"Absolute bullshit. With the amount Jeff Bezos makes in one day, he could shut stores down and pay employees to stay safe."
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Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) House Democrats Propose Sending Checks of Up to $6,000 to Help Ease Workers' Pain During Coronavirus Pandemic
"As more folks are staying in and taking necessary steps to avoid spread of the coronavirus, more Americans will struggle to cover basic needs like rent, groceries, and medicines."
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Whistleblower Chelsea Manning After Chelsea Manning Released From Jail, Supporters Fundraise to Pay Off Her $256,000 in Legal Fines
"No one should get tortured and fined hundreds of thousands of dollars, without even getting charged with a crime, for standing up for their rights."
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Climate strike online (Image: Fridays4future via Twitter) 'Coronavirus Isn't Stopping Us!': Youth Activists Adapt to Global Pandemic With Digital #ClimateStrikeOnline
"In the face of a crisis we act according to science and fact."
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Sanders Says Coronavirus 'A Red Flag for Current Dysfunctional and Wasteful Healthcare System'
"We are only as safe as the least insured person in America."
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Matt Gaetz—GOP Lawmaker Who Opposed Paid Sick Leave and Mocked Coronavirus Warnings—Now Under Quarantine Using Paid Sick Leave
As a member of Congress, Gaetz earns $174,000 per year regardless of whether he comes to work—while millions of Americans must choose between working while ill or forgoing their paychecks.
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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus response while flanked by Vice President Mike Pence during a briefing with health insurers at the White House on March 10, 2020. Trump Failure to Declare Coronavirus National Emergency 'Beyond Reckless and Irresponsible': Expert
"This is an active and deliberate choice that the president is making."
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'Clear and Present Danger' to Public Health: Leading Progressive Group Demands Trump Resign Over Coronavirus Failure
"In a time when protecting the nation's public health demands clear, truthful, and compassionate leadership, Trump has offered exactly the opposite."
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U.S. President Donald Trump shakes the hand of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Conflicting Reports About Brazil President Bolsonaro Intensify Alarm Over Trump's Possible Exposure to Coronavirus
"If Trump really hasn't been tested since this, it's extreme medial recklessness and political irresponsibility. If he has, then it's a scandalous that we don't know the results."
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Endangering Public, Trump Lies Mount as Coronavirus Spreads Across United States
"It turns out it has serious consequences when in the middle of a serious public health emergency the president just lies about it over and over and over again."
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Cruelty 'Off the Charts' as Trump Blocks States From Expanding Medicaid in Response to Coronavirus
"Not even a global pandemic will stop dead-eyed right-wing extremists from trying to eviscerate the social safety net."
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'Unconscionable': Amid Coronavirus Crisis, Trump Moves to Take Food Stamps From Over a Million People
"Really it's a cruel rule, taking food out of the mouths of hungry individuals."
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As Coronavirus Pandemic Sweeps the Globe, Trump Authorizes New Bombing Campaign in the Middle East
"This moment is the last three decades of U.S. foreign policy in miniature: spare nothing for war and military dominance and find little to spare for true threats like climate change and pandemic disease."
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Thursday, March 12, 2020
Former military intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning speaks to the press ahead of a grand jury appearance about WikiLeaks, in Alexandria, Virginia, on May 16, 2019. 'Finally': Judge Orders Chelsea Manning's Immediate Release After a Year in Jail and Suicide Attempt
Given that Manning still faces a $256,000 fine for refusing to testify about WikiLeaks to a grand jury, said one reporter, "she will now struggle with destitution and poverty, but at least she will no longer be in a jail cell."
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Passersby walk under a surveillance camera which is part of facial recognition technology test at Berlin Suedkreuz station on August 3, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. 'The Public Has a Right to Know': ACLU Sues DHS to Expose Secretive Use of Facial Recognition Technology
"This unregulated surveillance technology threatens to fundamentally alter our free society and is in urgent need of democratic oversight."
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As GOP Rejects Economic Relief for Working People, Fed's $1.5 Trillion Stock Market Injection Would Cover 'Almost All Student Loan Debt in the US'
" We need to care for working people as much as we care for the stock market."
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youth leaders outside DNC Youth Coalition Demands 'Serious Discussion' of Key Progressive Issues at Democratic Presidential Debate
" In the last few democratic debates, there has been little to no discussion on the defining issues that face our generation like immigration, climate change, gun control, and mass incarceration."
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Rep. Katie Porter (D-Calif.) shows CDC director Dr. Robert Redfield the total cost of a coronavirus test. 'I Did the Math': Katie Porter Gets Trump CDC Head to Commit to Making Coronavirus Testing Free
"We live in a world where 33% of Americans put off medical treatment last year, and we have $1,133 expense just for testing for the coronavirus."
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Coronavirus Outbreak Forces Uninsured Congressional Candidate to Suspend Door-Knocking Efforts
" Coronavirus makes clear what so many working Americans already know: our healthcare system is broken."
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'Now Is the Time for Solidarity': Bernie Sanders Addresses Health and Economic Crisis Facing US as Coronavirus Spreads
"Now is the time to come together with love and compassion for all, including the most vulnerable people in our society."
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'Not the Time for Half-Measures': Progressives Demand Far-Reaching Economic and Public Health Assistance as Coronavirus Spreads
"Unless people are free to stay home, we're flirting with disaster."
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Five financial firms are funding the oil extraction business in the Amazon rainforest despite promising to act to mitigate the climate crisis. New Report Takes Aim at Five Banking Institutions Backing Amazon Rainforest Exploitation
"Five of the world's most powerful financial institutions are actively contributing to climate change by providing debt and equity financing for crude oil extraction projects in the Amazon."
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Warmonger Tom Cotton Openly Threatens China, Claims Beijing 'Inflicted' Coronavirus on the World
"Tom Cotton is still using this as a way to build support for a war against China."
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Pro-choice supporters and staff of Planned Parenthood hold a rally Abortions 'Virtually Halted' in Missouri as Licensing Fight Continues for Last Clinic Providing Procedure
"No one should be forced out of their home state just to access healthcare. What's happening in Missouri, and in other states down to one abortion provider, is unacceptable."
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President Donald J. Trump delivers a television national address on the coronavirus pandemic from the Oval Office at the White House on Wednesday, March 11, 2020. 'Absolute Chaos': Trump Travel Ban, Announced Without Notice, Throws Europe Into Panic
"The coronavirus is a global crisis, not limited to any continent, and it requires cooperation rather than unilateral action."
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US Reportedly Bombs Iran-Backed Militias Just as House Passes Resolution to Prevent Unauthorized War
"Yet again, U.S. and Iranian-backed forces appear to be exchanging fire in Iraq, despite the American people's desires to avoid yet another war of choice in the Middle East."
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U.S. Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning Chelsea Manning Recovering After Attempting Suicide While Jailed in 'Coercive Measure Amounting to Torture'
Manning's legal team said her actions "evidence the strength of her convictions, as well as the profound harm she continues to suffer as a result of her 'civil' confinement."
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152 House Democrats Join GOP to Reauthorize 'Abusive Government Surveillance Powers'
"Nothing says bipartisanship like extending provisions of the PATRIOT Act."
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Insurance Industry Corrects Trump: Actually, We're Only Waiving Copays for Coronavirus Testing, Not Treatment
"Heaven forbid they miss a chance to bankrupt sick people."
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Wednesday, March 11, 2020
'Unconscionable': Senate Republicans Block Emergency Paid Sick Leave Bill as Experts Declare Coronavirus Outbreak a Pandemic
"Every last one of them should lose their jobs."
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People wear medical masks amid the coronavirus outbreak, walking around the streets of New York on January 30, 2020. Denouncing Trump's Wealthy-Favoring Plan, Progressive Groups Demand Lawmakers Draft Just Economic Coronavirus Response
Instead of payroll tax cuts, groups call for measures including boosted investment in safety net programs and guaranteed paid sick leave.
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"Asylum seekers face grave danger and irreversible harm every day this depraved policy remains in effect." Outcry After Supreme Court Stay Reinstates 'Depraved' Trump Administration Remain in Mexico Policy
"Claiming one emergency after another, the government has recently sought stays in an unprecedented number of cases."
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In recent months, as has been publicly reported, Truthdig Publisher Zuade Kaufman and Editor in Chief Robert Scheer have evidently been engaged in an ongoing dispute. That dispute is approaching its nadir. (Cartoon: Mr. Fish) Editorial Staff and Key Contributors at Progressive Media Outlet Truthdig Announce Work Stoppage
"Truthdig has long provided an essential voice for the progressive movement. Together, we're calling on it to live up to its own values."
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Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.). Senate Committee Takes Up EARN IT Act Decried by Rights Advocates as 'Sneak Attack on Encryption'
"That such a law is even being considered by Congress," says whistleblower Edward Snowden, "is a national disgrace."
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'Trying to Cover His Tracks'? Trump Reportedly Ordered Coronavirus Talks Classified
"Classifying deliberations makes it harder for health experts in government without security clearances to be in key meetings. This is a disaster."
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'We Have Rung the Alarm Bell Loud and Clear': WHO Officially Declares Coronavirus a Global Pandemic
Without naming specific countries, the World Health Organization's director general slammed the "alarming levels of inaction" from some governments in the face of the coronavirus outbreak.
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During the COVID-19 coronavirus emergency, tourists on the quay of the port of Naples are checked with a thermo scanner by Civil Protection personnel, dressed in overalls and masks to protect themselves. As Italy's Hospitals Overwhelmed by Coronavirus, Top Health Official Says 'Worst Is Yet Come' for US
"We will see more cases and things will get worse than they are right now."
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Greta Thunberg Urges Strikers to 'Unite Behind Science' and Join #DigitalStrike for 'Best Interest of Our Common Society'
"Keep your numbers low but your spirits high and let's take one week at the time."
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 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) delivers a campaign update at the Hotel Vermont on March 11, 2020 in Burlington, Vermont. (Photo: Scott Eisen/Getty Images) Bernie Not Going Anywhere Until He Has Chance to Ask Biden Some Vital Questions—And Get Some Serious Answers—on Key Issues
"We have won the ideological debate, but we are losing the debate over electability," Sanders said Wednesday.
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Convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein Convicted Rapist Harvey Weinstein Sentenced to 23 Years in Prison
"He is going to jail—but no amount of jail time will repair the lives he ruined."
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