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Wednesday, January 15, 2020
A group gathered at Wooldridge Park in Austin, Texas to protest Governor Greg Abbott's decision not to allow Syrian refugees into the state. Cheers as Federal Judge Blocks Trump Order Allowing Localities to Refuse New Refugees
"This is an important first step, but this fight is far from over."
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rich old people Study Shows Being Rich Buys 9 Extra Years of 'Healthy' Living in US and UK
"In both countries, efforts in reducing health inequalities should target people from disadvantaged socioeconomic groups."
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Fire and Rescue personnel run to move their truck as a bushfire burns next to a major road and homes on the outskirts of the town of Bilpin on December 19, 2019 in Sydney 'Unquestionably Alarming Signs': New Data Confirms Earth Just Had Hottest Decade on Record
2019 was also the second warmest year on record, and the past five years were the five warmest on record.
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Ilhan Omar Warns Progressives Escalating Warren-Sanders Disagreement Only Fuels Trump's Attacks on Both Candidates
"Let's stay focused on the task ahead: defeating Donald Trump in November and fighting for the America we deserve."
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Proponents of single-payer healthcare have another study to push back against cost concerns. Analysis of 30 Years of Single-Payer Research Shows Medicare for All Would Absolutely Save US Money
"Across the political spectrum, there is near consensus among these economists that a single-payer system would save money."
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Hospital CEO Admits For-Profit Healthcare Industry Is 'Number One Cause of Personal Bankruptcy"
"We need a revolution. Literally, it's a life or death matter."
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Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) speaks during the "No War With Iran" Rally for Moveon.org at the U.S. Capitol on January 9, 2020 in Washington, D.C. 'Huge': House to Consider Lee- and Khanna-Backed Measures to Stop Trump's March to War With Iran
The Congressional Progressive Caucus said the two bills are "our best chance to avoid future conflict."
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Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders gestures after speaking during the 2019 J Street National Conference at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC on October 28, 2019. Calling Bernie Sanders a 'Champion' for Immigrant Families, Make the Road Action Endorses Vermont Senator for President
"Bernie Sanders is the champion our community needs and is helping to lead the movement that will help us defeat Trump in 2020."
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sign: democracy not for sale Top Megadonors and Corporations Have Poured Almost $2 Billion Into Politics Since Citizens United
And thanks to the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling in 2010, it is not possible to know precisely how much money corporations have channeled into dark money groups that influence elections.
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Dem debate 'CNN Is Truly a Terrible Influence on This Country': Democratic Debate Moderators Pilloried for Centrist Talking Points and Anti-Sanders Bias
"This is an unusually vile performance by CNN ," tweeted Rolling Stone contributing editor Matt Taibbi.
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Climate Groups Thank Sanders for Being Only Candidate at Debate to Stand Against Trump-Led Trade Deal
"We can do much better than a Trump-led trade deal that does not even have the phrase 'climate change' in it."
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An undated photo of President Donald Trump, at one of his golf clubs, with Robert F. Hyde, the man who apparently had former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yanvanovitch under physical—and possibly digital—surveillance in Kiev and offered to talk to Ukranians who would "help" deal with her "for a price." (Photo: Facebook) Did Giuliani Goons Plot Against US Ambassador? 'Incredibly Disturbing' House Impeachment Docs Raise Serious New Questions
"The new documents from Lev Parnas are chilling, and damning," said Rep. Ted Lieu. "Is Donald Trump a thug? I don't know. But Trump certainly used thugs to help him abuse the power of his office."
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Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Former Vice President Joe Biden listens as Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) makes a point during the Democratic presidential primary debate at Drake University on January 14, 2020 in Des Moines, Iowa. CNN Moderators, Alarmed by Cost of Medicare for All, Ignore Price Tag of Endless War
"None of the candidates who said they support keeping troops in Iraq were asked how they were going to pay for it."
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'Awesome, Brilliant, Necessary': Seattle Bans Foreign-Influenced Corporations From Spending in Local Elections
"This landmark campaign finance legislation bans corporations like Amazon and Bank of America from infiltrating the city’s electoral process."
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A gas platform for flaring of gas at offshore during bad weather. Like Adding 'Five to Six Hiroshima Bombs of Heat Each Second,' Study Shows Oceans Warming at Record Rate
"If you want to understand global warming, you have to measure ocean warming."
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Moms 4 Housing leaders were evicted from a home the group was occupying early Tuesday morning. Despite Community Protest, Militarized Police Remove Housing Rights Activists From Oakland Home in Pre-Dawn Raid
"This isn't over, and it won't be over until everyone in the Oakland community has a safe and dignified place to live."
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'The Progressive Movement Has to Fight Back': New Ad Campaign Targets Biden and Buttigieg in Iowa and South Carolina
"Americans need to know about Biden's and Buttigieg's records and their relationships with corporate executives and donors."
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Supporters of Democratic presidential candidate, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, cheer during the Nevada Democrats' "First in the West" event at Bellagio Resort & Casino on November 17, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Nevada Democratic presidential caucuses is scheduled for February 22, 2020. (Photo: David Becker/Getty Images) 'Champion for Educators and Working Class': Largest Teachers Union in Nevada Endorses Bernie Sanders
"I thank the Clark County Education Association for their support," Sanders said in response, "and look forward to their partnership in transforming our country and defeating the most dangerous president in modern history."
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After Days of Claiming Soleimani Posed "Imminent" Threat to US, Trump Finally Declares "It Doesn't Really Matter"
"If this is the case, then nothing matters."
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Climate advocates protesting outside BlackRock's headquarters in New York City in 2019. 'A Massive Victory': BlackRock CEO Promises to Center Climate Change in Investment Strategy
The firm, which manages nearly $7 trillion in assets, claims it will ensure sustainability is a key factor in investment strategies moving forward.
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Oliviera Feliciano rests at the refugee camp located at the Mariano Rodríguez Coliseum on January 11, 2020 in Guanica, Puerto Rico. Saturday morning's quake was the most powerful aftershock following Tuesday's 6.4 earthquake that damaged her home. (Photo: Jose Jimenez/Getty Images) 'Unconscionable': As Puerto Rico Suffers Earthquake Aftermath, AOC, Sanders, and Velazquez Demand Trump End Illegal Hold on Relief Funds
"Postponing the disbursement of this vital assistance any longer—in the face of the humanitarian needs of Puerto Rico—is simply shameful," the lawmakers said in a joint letter.
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Supporters gather to hear US Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speak at a rally in the Venice Beach neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, December 21, 2019. (Photo: Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images) Surging Ten Points, Sanders Takes Lead Over Biden, Warren in California Tracking Poll
Since Sen. Kamala Harris dropped out last month, "Sanders appears to have gained almost all of [her] former supporters in California."
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Monday, January 13, 2020
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) speaks to guests during a campaign stop at Fisher Elementary School on January 12, 2020 in Marshalltown, Iowa. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images) Warren Says 'No Interest' in Discussing It Further After Dropping Bombshell Accusation of Sexism on Sanders
"I would concede that I could've misinterpreted it and would call my 'good friend' for clarity before asserting something that clearly goes nuclear on his campaign," said one observer. "Unless that is, my intention was to go nuclear on his campaign. In which case, I'd do what Warren did."
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A USDA inspector with pig carcasses. 'A Recipe for Disaster': Consumer Safety Groups Sue USDA Over Trump's Effort to Privatize Inspections for Pork Industry
"We're suing the crap out of USDA for... feeding us crap."
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US Government Lists Non-Violent 'Valve Turner' Climate Activists as Threat on Par With Murderous Neo-Nazis
"Apparently DHS hasn't gotten the memo that pipeline protesters are working non-violently to ensure that the children and grandchildren of DHS employees—and everyone else—have a habitable climate to live in."
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) (L) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) embrace after the Democratic Presidential Debate at the Fox Theatre July 30, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) 'Ludicrous': Sanders Refutes Claims Made in Anonymously Sourced Hit Piece by CNN About Warren Meeting
"This story—based on the accounts of four anonymous sources—is the most outrageous hit piece I've ever seen," said one critic of the news outlet's decision to publish the reporting.
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The FEC has no quorum as the nation heads into an election year. Citing Dark Money Fears, Coalition Raises Alarm Over 'Zombie' FEC During Pivotal 2020 Elections
"It is beyond belief that in this presidential year of enormous consequence, the nation's campaign finance enforcement agency is defunct."
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The Northern Muriqui 'Saving Life on Earth' for Just $100 Billion: New Roadmap Shows How US Can Address Global Extinction Crisis
The plan calls for the president to declare the global extinction crisis a national emergency and establish 500 new national parks, wildlife refuges, and marine sanctuaries.
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Progressives Applaud Sanders for Willingness to Release List of Possible Judicial Nominees Before Election
"As the field narrows, all presidential candidates should prioritize the courts if they want to show voters they have a real plan to protect any of their other ideas from a hijacked judiciary."
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 "If the public views the trial as rigged," argued Craig Holman of Public Citizen, "a 'not guilty' verdict from the Senate will not be seen by the public as grounds for exoneration." (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) Citing Betrayal of Oath, Watchdog Group Files Formal Ethics Complaint Against McConnell Over Trump Impeachment
"The public declarations by Senator McConnell that his role in the impeachment process is to coordinate with the White House and thereby make a mockery of the trial directly contradict his oath of impartiality."
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Defying Threat of Termination, 1,200 Florida Teachers Rally to Save Public Education
"Florida teachers are rallying for fair pay and better funding for schools, and they won't be intimidated or undermined."
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Independent journalist Emily Atkin argues that while it's "great" that a small sex toy company is doing what it can to help address the devastation in Australia, it should not go unstated just how problematic it is. (Image: Geeky Sex Toys / Instagram) Why Big Oil Companies—Not Well-Meaning Dildo Makers—Should Be Paying for Australia Fires and Climate Chaos
Journalist Emily Atkin explains why a sex toy company's "silly" fundraising effort makes a serious point about who should be paying for destruction largely caused by the fossil fuel industry.
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President Donald Trump address to the nation from the Grand Foyer at the White House on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 in Washington, D.C. Seems Increasingly Likely Trump Just Made Up the 'Imminent Threat' Posed by Soleimani
New reporting reveals the president conditionally approved the Iranian general's assassination seven months ago.
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders listens as former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the Democratic Presidential Debate at Texas Southern University's Health and PE Center on September 12, 2019 in Houston, Texas. #JoeVotedForTheWar Trends After Sanders Camp Fires Back at Biden's Denials of Support for Iraq Invasion
"It is appalling that after 18 years Joe Biden still refuses to admit he was dead wrong on the Iraq War."
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"Thank you to everyone contributing to this effort so far - this is a big deal," Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said on Sunday regarding her newly launched Courage to Change PAC. "Help us build a war chest to support progressive red-to-blue seats, bold incumbents, and newcomers to Congress alike." (Photo: via Courage to Change PAC) Ocasio-Cortez's Revolt Against DCCC 'Exactly What We Need' Say Progressive Democrats
Congresswoman from New York withholds dues from the party machine and launches a new PAC to help insurgent left-wing candidates.
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Sunday, January 12, 2020
Defense Secretary Mark Esper Defense Secretary Sparks Doubts About Alleged Threat to Embassies as Poll Shows Americans Disapprove of Trump's Handling of Iran
Mark Esper says he "didn't see" evidence supporting President Donald Trump's claim that Iran was planning to attack four U.S. embassies.
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As 2020 Race Heats Up Ahead of Primaries and Caucuses, Sanders Surrogate Argues Biden 'Has Repeatedly Betrayed Black Voters'
The op-ed from co-chair Nina Turner comes as the Biden and Sanders campaigns are clashing over the former vice president's Iraq War vote.
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Human rights advocates Human Rights Advocates Rally at White House to Demand US 'Close Guantánamo and End Torture'
"18 years of injustice. 18 years of impunity. 18 years too long."
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Saturday, January 11, 2020
A group gathered at Wooldridge Park in Austin, Texas 'Utterly Shameful': Progressives Slam Texas GOP Gov. Greg Abbott's Decision to Refuse New Refugees
The move, which critics called "deeply disappointing" but "not surprising," was enabled by an executive order from the president.
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John Atcheson, a former official at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, was a novelist, climate activist, and longtime contributor to Common Dreams. Atcheson was killed earlier this week in a car accident in California. He was 71. (Photo: Courtesy of the family) Common Dreams Mourns Passing of Longtime Contributor and Climate Activist John Atcheson
"We can leave a legacy of a world in which hope flourishes and dreams prosper, or we can leave a legacy in which hopes are diminished and most dreams are nightmares," Atcheson once wrote. "Those are now our choices. Our only choices."
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Iranian commander Iran Says Military Shot Down Ukraine Airliner in 'Disastrous Mistake' Amid Heightened Tensions With US
The admission, which confirmed conclusions from intelligence agencies, came as people worldwide continued to call for de-escalating the crisis.
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Friday, January 10, 2020
Sanders 'He Could Win the Caucuses,' Pollster Says as Bernie Sanders Leads Gold-Standard Iowa Survey for First Time
The White House hopeful's surge in support comes just three weeks before the early state's nationally watched caucus day.
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Two children drinking water outdoors. After Approval by House Democrats, GOP-Controlled Senate Urged to Pass Measure to Curtail Toxic 'Forever Chemicals'
The legislation would require the federal government to test for health effects of PFAS.
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Rejecting Idea 'Soft Centrism' Can Topple McConnell, Progressive Charles Booker Launches Visionary Grassroots Campaign in Kentucky
"We won't beat Mitch McConnell by running to the soft center and not taking any real positions... Democrats have tried that, and it fails every time."
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The House on Wednesday passed a telecommunications bill with a unique section designed to reassure service providers. 'A Win for Telecom': House Overwhelmingly Passes 5G Bill That Bars Consideration of Industry Nationalization
"This legislation looks to be a handout to big telecom."
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A detail of the cover image for Toxic Hangover, a new report by Center for Biological Diversity. New Report Details How EPA Is Promoting 'Worst of the Worst Pesticides'
From 2017-2018, the agency approved 69 new pesticide products containing an ingredient the EPA recognizes as a "known" or "likely" carcinogen.
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Greta and school strikers in Italy Greta Thunberg and 20 Youth Climate Activists Call on Davos Attendees to 'Abandon the Fossil Fuel Economy'
"Today's business as usual is turning into a crime against humanity."
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'Completely Lawless President': Trump Reportedly Tried to Kill Another Top Iranian Commander on Same Day as Soleimani
"Multiple strikes on top IRGC officials is starting a war. These were decapitation strikes."
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A supporter of Bolivian ex-President Evo Morales waves white flags during clashes with riot police following a protest in La Paz on November 13, 2019. USAID Arriving in Bolivia to 'Monitor Elections,' Raising Fears of US Meddling in May 3 Vote
"The Trump administration has clearly picked sides."
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'See? Not Radical': New Poll Shows Nearly Two-Thirds of Americans Support a Wealth Tax to Fund Universal Programs
"It's simple. The majority of Americans believe that we should tax the rich."
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Was 'Imminent Threat' His Impeachment? Trump Reportedly Admitted Soleimani Killed to Appease GOP Senators
Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders both seized upon the report as evidence that Trump nearly sparked a catastrophic war for political gain.
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American sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos raise their fists and give the Black Power Salute at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City. 'Cowardice': Olympics Committee Slammed for New Guidelines Barring Athletes From Kneeling, Raising Fists
"God how I despise these Olympic politician opportunists."
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Activists for climate action rallied Tens of Thousands Join 'Sack ScoMo' Protests Against Government Climate Inaction as Bushfires Rage Across Australia
" These fires, heatwaves, and droughts are not just unprecedented—they're the direct result of decades of climate destruction at the hands of fossil fuel loving politicians."
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Judge Rejects Trump's "Lame Effort" at Dismissal of E. Jean Carroll's Defamation Case
"Justice prevails yet again."
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An American soldier stands guard at the Taji base complex, which hosts Iraqi and U.S. troops. We're Staying, US Tells Iraq After Being Asked to Leave
The Iraqi Parliament voted on January 5 to ask U.S. forces to leave the country.
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Pompeo Says 'No Doubt' Soleimani Was Planning Imminent Attacks But Admits He Doesn't Know When or Where
"That is not what 'imminent' means. It's this kind of obfuscation, lying to Congress, and unchecked provocation that dragged us into the Iraq War."
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After Trump Attacks Bernie on Foreign Policy, Sanders Campaign Says 'Bring It'
"Trump is attacking us because he knows we will beat him in the general election," said Bernie Sanders.
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McConnell Backs Resolution to Change Senate Rules and Dismiss Trump Impeachment Articles Before They Are Even Sent
"McConnell's trying to change the rules of the Senate to cover up for President Trump? No one should be surprised."
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Thousands Across US Send Message to Trump: 'No Threats, No Bombs, No War With Iran'
"Tonight, the American people spoke with one voice. No war."
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Thursday, January 9, 2020
US Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on January 9, 2020, during a rally on "No War with Iran". (Photo: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images) House Democrats Send Loud 'No War With Iran' Message to Trump With Passage of War Powers Resolution
"Congress has been silent for too long," said Rep. Mark Pocan. "It's time we reclaim our Constitutional authority over military action from presidents intent on fight forever wars."
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Green Groups Denounce Trump Rule Change That Takes 'Chainsaw to a Bedrock Environmental Law'
"These changes mean polluting corporations will have an easier time doing whatever they want, wherever they want, with even less consideration for climate change."
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Former President George W. Bush's former press secretary Ari Fleischer appeared on Fox News January 2 to claim the assassination of Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani would be welcomed by Iranians. It was not. Has Nothing Been Learned Since 2003? Corporate Media Welcome Back Iraq War Hawks To Make Case for Iran
"No voices calling for peace. No voices critical of empire. Just establishment media and current and former Pentagon officials who feed off the trillion dollar war machine."
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Rescue teams work at the scene after a Ukrainian plane carrying 176 passengers crashed near Imam Khomeini airport in the Iranian capital Tehran early in the morning on January 8, 2020, killing everyone on board. - All 176 people on board a Ukrainian passenger plane were killed when it crashed shortly after taking off from Tehran on January 8, Iranian state media reported. State news agency IRNA said 167 passengers and nine crew members were on board the aircraft operated by Ukraine International Airlines. ( Accident or Tragedy of War? Transparent Probe Demanded After US and Canada Claim Iranian Missile Downed Ukraine Jetliner
"Horrible accidents happen in the context of war so maybe we just shouldn't be at war with Iran."
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STMP image Climate Movement Takes Aim at Wall Street, Because 'Money Is Only Language Fossil Fuel Industry Speaks'
"Stop the Money Pipeline" campaign demands that banks, insurers, and asset managers cut ties with planet-destroying companies.
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As Puerto Rico Reels After Earthquake, Democrats Demand Trump End 'Illegal' Withholding of $18 Billion in Disaster Funds
"Boricuas deserve so much better than this."
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In Unprecedented Move, NYC Bar Association Calls for Congress to Probe Attorney General for Partisan Bias
The NYC Bar's letter represents the first time it or any comparable association has called for an investigation into a sitting attorney general.
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Intercity Transit Bus 902 on Route 12 to downtown Olympia. Move by Olympia, Washington to Create 'Zero Fare' Public Transit Called a 'Beautiful Thing'
City is latest in the country to offer publicly-funded transportation for residents and visitors.
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Without Evidence, Trump Blurts Out US Assassinated Soleimani Because He Was Trying to 'Blow Up Our Embassy'
Journalists immediately wondered whether Trump just revealed the supposed "imminent" threat that top officials claimed for days was too sensitive to make public.
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Survey Shows Richest 1% Not Necessarily Happier, But All That Money Has Convinced Them the 'American Dream' Is Real
The number of rich respondents who reported dissatisfaction with their lives was "statistically indistinguishable from zero," while nearly 40% of low-income people said they struggle to pay their bills.
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raise the wage protest Fresh Calls to #RaiseTheWage After Study Shows $1 Increase Could Prevent Thousands of Suicides
The House-approved Raise the Wage Act is among hundreds of bills sitting on the desk of Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the self-declared "grim reaper" of progressive legislation.
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Former National Security Advisor John Bolton could testify before Congress over the conduct of President Donald Trump. As McConnell Obstructs on Trump Impeachment, Calls Grow for House Democrats to 'Subpoena Bolton'
"House Democrats should change plans: issue him a subpoena themselves."
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Urging World to Blindly Trust Trump, Pence Claims 'Most Compelling' Intel on Soleimani 'Too Sensitive' to Show US Lawmakers
"I can assure your viewers that those of us that have seen all the evidence—that saw the evidence in real time—know that President Trump made the right decision."
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Not Buying Trump Narrative, Majority of Americans Believe Soleimani Assassination Made US Less Safe: Poll
The survey also found that 52% the U.S. public believes the Trump administration's behavior toward Iran has been "reckless."
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For Grasping Scope of Climate Crisis and 'Fully Embracing' Green New Deal, Youth-Led Sunrise Movement Endorses Bernie Sanders
"We believe a Bernie Sanders presidency would provide the best political terrain in which to engage in and ultimately win that struggle for the world we deserve."
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As White House Works to Crush Debate Over Legality of Iran Strike, Democrats Move Ahead With War Powers Vote
"Members of Congress aren't going to stand aside as Trump drags us into another possible war in the Middle East."
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Wednesday, January 8, 2020
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo(R) listens as US President Donald Trump speaks about the situation with Iran in the Grand Foyer of the White House in Washington, DC, January 8, 2020. (Photo: Eric Baradat BARADAT / AFP via Getty Images) 'Strike of Choice': US Lawmakers Decry 'Utterly Unconvincing' Trump Briefing on Soleimani Assassination
Not just Democrats, Sen. Mike Lee of Utah said what Trump officials presented was "the worst briefing I've had on a military issue in my nine years" serving in the Senate.
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With 14 'Billion-Dollar Disasters' and Record-Breaking Heat in Alaska and Across South, 2019 Was a Year of Climate Extremes for US
"Americans are put at risk by the serious consequences of the climate crisis."
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Wednesday night's call will set up the strategy for Thursday's marches against war with Iran. Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Ro Khanna, and Barbara Lee to Join 12,000 Activists on No War With Iran Strategy Call
The call, in advance of Thursday's planned anti-war marches, begins at 8pm EST.
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President Donald Trump looks on as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) speaks during an event about judicial confirmations in the East Room of the White House on November 6, 2019 in Washington, D.C. With McConnell-Led GOP Cover-Up for Trump Looming, Voters Urged to Call Senators to Demand Fair Trial
"If Donald Trump's Republican defenders in the Senate truly believe that the president has done nothing wrong, then they should welcome the opportunity to hear public testimony from Trump administration officials who witnessed firsthand the events in question."
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House Progressive Caucus members Reps. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) listen during a House hearing on October 22. Because Trump Acting Like 'Both an Arsonist and a Fireman' on Iran, Congress Must Act, Say House Progressives
"Congress must reassert our Constitutional authority by passing a strong War Powers Resolution to ensure Congressional authorization for any military action."
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Two-Thirds of People Around the World Say Trump Can't Be Trusted to Make Right Choice on Foreign Policy
Low confidence in Trump was expressed even before the president escalated tensions with Iran with the assassination of Qasem Soleimani.
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Sanders endorsement With 2020 Endorsement, Racial Justice Group Says Movement Behind Bernie Sanders 'Will Change This Country'
The White House hopeful also secured the support of Kshama Sawant, a Socialist Alternative member of the Seattle City Council.
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'A Stopped Rolex Is Right Twice a Day': Bernie Campaign Affirms Billionaire's Warning That President Sanders Is Coming
"I think it's Bernie Sanders becoming more believed in as a real force, and we have to start taking him more seriously."
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'Stop Escalation': World Leaders Call on Trump to End Warmongering and Resume Diplomacy With Iran
"Unless real diplomacy begins, the risk for confrontation will not dissipate for real."
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Bank employees shout slogans during a nationwide general strike called by trade unions aligned with opposition parties to protest against the Indian government's economic policies in Amritsar on January 8, 2020. Millions Flood Streets Across India as General Strike Takes Aim at Modi Government
"The attitude of the government is that of contempt towards labour."
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fracking infrastructure Climate Watchdog Warns US Fracking Boom Leading to 30% Rise in Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2025
"This analysis shows that we're heading in the wrong direction and really need to slow emissions growth from the oil, gas, and petrochemical industries."
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Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the Trump administration's recent actions in Iraq on January 07, 2020 in New York City. Biden criticized Trump for not having a clear policy regarding Iran after the killing of Qasem Soleimani ratcheted up tensions between Iran and the United States. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) After Biden Offers 'No Comment' Response to Middle East Escalation, Critics Suggest: How About 'No War With Iran'
"If your candidate right now is saying anything other than 'the US cannot go to war with Iran and should de-escalate immediately,' they shouldn't be your candidate."
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'Trump Said He Wouldn't Cut Social Security. He Lied': Sanders Vows to Reverse President's Attack on Disability Benefits
"No, Mr. President: We will not let you cut Social Security. We will fight to expand it."
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'Kicking the Can to Next Week Is Irresponsible': Progressives Rebuke Pelosi for Delaying Iran War Powers Vote
"Every day we wait is a message from Congress to Trump to continue this march to war."
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'We Need Everyone in the Streets': More Than 180 Events Planned Across US to Protest Trump's March to War With Iran
"America, this is an emergency. If we spiral into war with Iran, millions could die. We have a short window of time to stop it. We need a massive protest."
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Tuesday, January 7, 2020
MSNBC host Chris Hayes on Tuesday night implored viewers not to believe those calling for war with Iran. 'War With Iran Is Madness,' Declares MSNBC's Chris Hayes. 'Don't Believe Anyone Who Tells You Otherwise.'
The cable news host was far from alone in criticizing the reckless march to war from Trump, the U.S. military establishment, and their media allies.
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An anti-war demonstrator holds up the peace sign during a demonstration against war in Iraq and Iran on January 4, 2020 in Washington, DC. Demonstrations are taking place in several U.S. cities in response to increased tensions in the Middle East as a result of a U.S. airstrike that killed an Iranian general last week. (Photo by Alex Edelman/Getty Images) #NoWarWithIran: US Peace Advocates Say 'Time for De-Escalation Is Now'
"Now is the time to end the cycle of military retaliation, walk back aggressive rhetoric, and engage meaningfully in a diplomatic process for peace."
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'This Is a Nightmare': Iran Launches Missile Attack on US Airbase in Iraq
"Donald Trump's war with Iran has escalated to the next level. Iran should immediately stop these attacks, but make no mistake, the war beginning to unfold is because Donald Trump chose war over diplomacy."
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"We Were All Told to Do This": US Border Officer Uses Nuremberg Defense to Explain Involvement in Separating Families
"Ah, so he was just doing his job? Where have we heard that defense before?"
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U.S. President Donald Trump and Saudi Arabia's Vice Minister of Defense Khalid bin Salman meet Monday in the Oval Office. 'Disturbing': Reporters Hit White House for Not Disclosing Meeting With Saudi Defense Minister
"A meeting with a foreign leader in the Oval Office should, at the very least, be on the public schedule with a read-out of the meeting released after it is over."
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Trump and McConnell Advocates Argue 'It Is Ludicrous, and Frankly Offensive,' to Let Impeached Trump Continue Right-Wing Takeover of Courts
"We cannot allow a president who demanded foreign interference in our elections and obstructed Congress to pack our courts with lifetime appointees."
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Economists 'Surprised Americans Aren't Revolting' Over $8,000 Tax They Pay Each Year Due to For-Profit Healthcare System
The payments made to the U.S. healthcare system are "like a tribute to a foreign power, but we're doing it to ourselves."
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Marches against war with Iran will take place across the U.S. 'No War With Iran' Marches Set for Thursday Across US
In communities nationwide, Americans "will urge restraint and that the United States avoid yet another unnecessary, costly war of choice in the Middle East."
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biden and warren 'Biden Bait': New Warren Bankruptcy Reform Plan Reignites 2005 Fight With 2020 Rival
Although the proposal doesn't mention the former vice president by name, political observers argue it "is designed to challenge his record of selling out working families in the name of financial interests."
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Study Shows Medicare for All Could Save US $600 Billion Annually on Paperwork and Other 'Useless Bureaucracy'
"Industry wants you to think universal healthcare is too expensive. In reality, it's our current system that's a wasteful, unsustainable disaster."
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