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Monday, September 21, 2020
'Very Likely a Scandal': Demands for Answers as CDC Abruptly Deletes Guidance on Airborne Spread of Coronavirus
"We need an explanation. Is there more political interference at play?"
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As Trump Plans to Name SCOTUS Nominee This Week, 62% of Americans Oppose Plan to Confirm Ginsburg's Successor Before Election
Eight in 10 Democrats and five in 10 Republicans say the winner of the November election should name a new nominee.
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Newly-published research from Oxfam International reveals that the wealthiest 1% of the world's population is responsible for more than twice as much CO2 pollution as the bottom half of humanity. (Photo:isciencetimes.com) Highlighting 'Extreme Carbon Inequality,' Oxfam Study Shows World's Richest 1% Emit More Than Twice as Much CO2 as Poorest 50%
"The over-consumption of a wealthy minority is fueling the climate crisis, yet it is poor communities and young people who are paying the price," said study author Tim Gore.
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"Nearly every national security and public safety threat we that we face—from terror financing and sanctions evasion to the opioid crisis and human trafficking—is either motivated or facilitated by money," said Clark Gascoigne. Calls for Major Reforms After Leaked Docs Detail How Big Banks Help Criminals and Oligarchs Launder Their 'Dirty Cash'
"The FinCEN Files reveal that the system we've established to follow that money is broken. It's time to overhaul our anti-money laundering system and prioritize the fight against illicit finance."
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Climate Crisis Fears Growing Across Globe, Study Shows, With Concern Highest Among Most Vulnerable
"This is a year of vulnerability and exacerbation of inequality and those most susceptible to disruption feel the greatest level of seriousness."
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Trump Gives Himself "A+" on Covid-19 Response as US Death Toll Hits Grim 200,000 Milestone
"Trump and his cowardly enablers, they all have blood on their hands," said an activist who lost his father to Covid-19.
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Lindsey Graham 'He Told Us to Use His Words Against Him': Early AM Protest Outside Lindsey Graham's Home Over RBG Replacement
"In the spirit of RBG, we will not allow a double standard in how our Congress deals with late-term Supreme Court appointments."
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Trump Says He Is 'Counting on the Federal Court System' to Declare Winner on Election Night—Before Many Ballots Are Tallied
"This is an open admission that Trump hopes to use the Supreme Court to steal the election."
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Supreme Court Ocasio-Cortez Demands Democrats Use 'Every Procedural Tool Available' to Stop Trump From Filling RBG Vacancy
"Our reproductive rights are on the line. Our labor rights are on the line. Our right to healthcare is on the line. Labor and union protections are on the line. Our climate is on the line."
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Sunday, September 20, 2020
A group of protesters rallied in front of Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell's (R-Ky.) home on September 19, 2020 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo: Jon Cherry/Getty Images) Dems Pressured to 'Pick a Fight for Once' Over RBG Seat as Collins and Murkowski Oppose Pre-Election Vote
"To pretend that norms will constrain Trump or McConnell would be folly, yes. But for Democrats, the media, and the public to concede the ground in advance is to do their dirty work for them."
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo looks on as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House June 20, 2019 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) 'A Farce': Trump Critics, European Allies Challenge Pompeo Claim About Snapback of UN Sanctions on Iran
"With a track record of failure on Iran, the Trump administration's spin machine appears to be going into overdrive heading into November."
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Saturday, September 19, 2020
Climate activists have repurposed the Metronome, public art installation in New York City. (Photo: Zack Winestine/ The Climate Clock) Massive 'Climate Clock' Urging Governments to #ActInTime Unveiled on Metronome in New York City
"The clock is a way to speak science to power," says a project co-founder.
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Atrazine is mostly use on corn, according to Civil Eats, "but also on sorghum, sugarcane, and a few other crops, as well as on golf courses, Christmas tree farms, and in residential landscaping." (Photo: TumblingRun/flickr/cc) Trump EPA Denounced for 'Disgusting' Decision on Atrazine, Herbicide Tied to Birth Defects
One critic warned that "this decision imperils the health of our children and the safety of drinking water supplies across much of the nation."
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Advocacy groups have planned a candlelight vigil outside the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C. to honor the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. (Image: Women's March/Facebook; Illustration: Jenny Belin) Groups Plan Vigil Outside Supreme Court and National Solidarity Events to Honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg
"She gave all she could, with literally all she had. Now it's our turn."
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People place flowers outside of the U.S. Supreme Court in memory of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in Washington, D.C, on September 19, 2020. Ginsburg died September 18, opening a crucial vacancy on the high court, setting off a pitched political battle at the peak of the presidential campaign. (Photo: Jose Luis Magana/AFP via Getty Images) 'We Can, and Must, Fight': Death of RBG Sparks Senate Showdown and Calls for Supreme Court Reform
"The fate of our rights, our freedoms, our healthcare, our bodies, our lives, and our country depend on what happens over the coming months."
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Friday, September 18, 2020
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg participates in a discussion during the Library of Congress National Book Festival at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Saturday, August 31, 2019. (Photo: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images) US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 'Advocate for Equality and Reason,' Dead at 87
On her deathbed, she told her granddaughter: "My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed."
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'Climate Floods. Climate Droughts. Climate Fires': Interactive Map Illustrates How Planetary Crisis Threatens Every Corner of US
Digital project allows Americans to recognize the "most significant climate threat unfolding" in their own backyard.
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The man who identified himself as James Fortune, photographed on a fishing boat off Cape Hatteras. He asked to accompany an employee of a nonpartisan voter education organization on the day-long trip, claiming he was an experienced fisherman. It turns out Fortune appears not to be who he claims to be. (Photo courtesy of the employee) Right-Wing Operatives Accused of Trying to Entrap Progressive Pro-Democracy Groups in North Carolina to Undermine Their Election Work
"Common Cause may be the target, but the attack is on our democracy and on the right of every eligible voter to have a say in the future for our families, communities, and country."
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A child waits next to jerry cans and aid packages as Yemenis displaced by conflict receive humanitarian aid provided by the Abs Development Organisation in the northern province of Hajjah on September 17, 2020. (Photo: Essa Ahmed/AFP) Amid Pandemic and Endless War, 170+ Global Organizations Urge World Leaders to 'Recommit to Peace Today'
"Our hearts go out to those suffering today, in the sober knowledge that this may turn out to be but a foretaste of the disruptions that may arise in the years to come."
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Former Mike Pence aide Olivia Troye (seated, L) has gone public with allegations that President Donald Trump cares more about reelection than with protecting the public from Covid-19. (Photo: YouTube screen grab) Ex-Pence Aide, Covid Task Force Member, Denounces Trump's 'Flat-Out Disregard for Human Life' in Biden Defection Video
Olivia Troye—a self-described lifelong Republican—is the first member of the president's Coronavirus Task Force to speak out publicly against him.
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People stand in line, spaced six apart due to Covid-19, in order to vote early at the Fairfax Government Center on September 18, 2020 in Fairfax, Virginia. Voters waited up to four hours to early vote in the upcoming 2020 presidential election. (Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images) As Early Voting Begins in Key States, Advocates Emphasize 'Election Day' Not Just in November This Year—It's Now!
Given the pandemic, said one organizer, "we are really stressing that folks should try to vote as early as possible, whether they do that by mail or in person."
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Bolstering Case for Single Payer, Study Shows For-Profit Insurer Plans Pay Hospitals Nearly 250% More Than Medicare
"There is no better system of cost control and universal care for employers than Medicare for All."
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'Unprecedented Abuse of Emergency Powers': Free Speech Advocates Denounce Trump Effort to Ban TikTok, WeChat Apps
The move, says one advocate, is "shortsighted, ridiculous, and likely unconstitutional."
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Millions of households throughout the U.S. are vulnerable to utility shutoffs next month as state moratoriums expire. (Photo: Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) 'National Human Disaster' Looms as Utility Shutoff Moratoriums Come to an End Across US
Millions of Americans "shouldn't have to forgo more meals just to keep the lights on so their children can attend remote classes."
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President Donald Trump makes a statement with Attorney General William Barr in the Rose Garden of the White House on July 11, 2019 in Washington, D.C. Top Dems Demand IG Probe Into Possible Illegal Election Influencing in Favor of Trump by William Barr
Recent actions by the U.S. Attorney General, said chairs of key House committees, "clearly appear intended to benefit President Trump politically."
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President Donald Trump speaking under a mural of America's founding fathers—many of whom owned slaves and pursued genocidal policies against Native Americans—on September 17, 2020. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) Trump Blasted for 'McCarthy-Like' Call for 'Patriotic Education' and Attack on Howard Zinn, 1619 Project
Zinn, the renowned historian and author of A People's History of the United States , often said that being "honest about the history of our country" is the best way to combat propaganda.
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A malnourished child holds the finger of his father as he receives treatment at a hospital on June 30, 2020 in Sana'a, Yemen. Billionaires Called to Pay It Back as UN Warns of 'Wave of Hunger and Famine' That Could Rock Globe
"It's time for those who have the most to step up, to help those who have the least in this extraordinary time in world history," says the World Food Programme director. "Humanity is facing the greatest crisis any of us have seen in our lifetimes."
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As Advocates Demand Media 'Cover the Crisis,' Poll Shows Voters Want Comprehensive Reporting on Climate Crisis
"To give voters the information they need to make political decisions in an increasingly chaotic world, the media must cover the climate crisis with the accuracy and urgency it deserves."
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'Astounding': Trump Officials Reportedly Bypassed CDC Scientists to Publish 'Dangerous' Covid-19 Testing Guidelines
"Trump's hacks just sidestepped the CDC entirely and shamelessly wrote their own politically-motivated testing guidelines and published them under the agency's imprimatur."
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Pennsylvania 'Huge Victory for Voting Rights' in Pennsylvania as State Supreme Court Extends Mail-In Ballot Deadline, Allows Voting Drop Boxes
"The court's well-reasoned decision protects the right to cast a vote by mail that will count, and it protects voters whose health are at risk due to Covid-19."
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Denouncing 'Intentional Effort' to Sabotage Election, Judge Orders Nationwide Reversal of DeJoy Mail Changes
"At the heart of DeJoy's and the Postal Service's actions is voter disenfranchisement," said Judge Stanley Bastian.
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Thursday, September 17, 2020
People at the first annual Disability Pride Parade on July 12, 2015 in New York City, which called attention to the rights of people with disabilities and coincided with the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. (Photo: Stephanie Keith/Getty Images) Civil Rights Commission Calls for End to Subminimum Wages for People With Disabilities
"Paying workers with disabilities a subminimum wage is discrimination—plain and simple—and it's way past time we repeal this outdated policy."
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House Passes 'Historic' Legislation to Protect Pregnant Workers From Discrimination, Prompting Calls for Senate to Follow Suit
"With this step forward, we are paving the way for gender equity not only for pregnant workers, but for their co-workers, their families, and their communities."
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Sens. Chuck Schumer (N.Y.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) led a group of Democrats in introducing a resolution on student loan cancellation. (Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/sdmc/21502010111">Senate Democrats</a>/flickr/cc)</p> With Eye on Biden Victory, Warren and Schumer Unveil Plan to Cancel Up to $50,000 for Federal Student Loan Borrowers
"Broadly cancelling student loan debt would be a game-changer for millions of people in this country and a lifeline when they desperately need it."
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'Delay, Distract, and Derail': New Report Reveals How Plastic Polluters Have Avoided Regulation Worldwide for Decades
"This report is a damning exposé of the tactics employed by the plastics industry and shines a welcome light on the shadowy world of corporate lobbying."
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To Provide Public Alternative to 'Predatory' Wall Street Banks, Sanders and Gillibrand Unveil Postal Banking Act
"No one in America should have to pay a 400% interest rate on a $375 loan from a payday lender."
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President Donald Trump's tweets have been slapped with a "misleading" warning—again. (Photo: Gage Skidmore/Flickr/cc) 'Existential Threat to Our Democracy': Trump Openly Telegraphs Intent (Once Again) to Delegitimize 2020 Election Results
The president's latest baseless attack on mail-in ballots drew yet another warning from Twitter.
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'Best News in Quite a While': Dramatically Lower Flu Rates in Southern Hemisphere Offer Hope
Expert say countries in the north should note the "positive side effect" of Covid-19 restrictions, including wearing masks in public.
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A man preaches on the street about the dire state of the economy on August 25, 2020 in New York City. (Photo: Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images) 'Completely Upside Down': As Most Americans Struggled During First Six Months of Pandemic, Billionaire Wealth Surged by $845 Billion
"The difference is stark between profits for billionaires and the widespread economic misery in our nation."
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A person looks at a flooded neighborhood as Hurricane Sally passes through the area on September 16, 2020 in Pensacola, Florida. The storm is bringing heavy rain, high winds, and a dangerous storm surge to the area. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Bolstering Calls for Climate Action, 'Mutant Sloth' Hurricane Sally Leaves Major Mess for Gulf Coast
"The planet, it's screaming to us," said one expert. "When are we going to start listening?"
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'A Recipe for Disaster': Democrats Worry Biden Campaign Missing in Action in Battleground States
The Democratic candidate's campaign is sparking concern that a redux of 2016—including a lack of outreach and a dearth of voter excitement—is now underway.
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Reps. Barbara Lee (L) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (R) support the MORE Act, which would end federal criminalization of cannabis. (Photo: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call/Getty Images) Weed Killers: Bowing to Blue Dogs, Democratic Leadership Delays 'Enormously Popular' Marijuana Legalization Bill Until After Election
"If you're trying to punt it as a result of a political calculation, I disagree with that calculation," Rep. Ocasio-Cortez said earlier of the MORE Act.
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Bottles of a trial Covid-19 vaccine on a table in a lab in Brussels on June 18, 2020. Rich Nations Hoarding Potential Covid-19 Vaccine Doses, Warns Oxfam
"Governments will prolong this crisis in all of its human tragedy and economic damage if they allow pharmaceutical companies to protect their monopolies and profits."
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Amid Fears of False Victory Claim by Trump, Media Urged to Form Plan to Combat Election Night Lies
The National Task Force on Election Crises warned that "period of uncertainty" caused by surge in mail-in ballots could "allow bad actors to attempt to undermine our democratic process."
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Whistleblower Report Alleges Military Police Sought Use of a Heat Ray to Disperse Crowd at White House Protest in June
"Our government shouldn't be conspiring to use heat rays against us for exercising our constitutional rights."
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Amy Dorris sat between Donald Trump and Jason Binn at the 1997 U.S. Open in Queens, New York (Photo: Amy Dorris/The Guardian). 'Tired of Being Quiet,' Another Woman, Amy Dorris, Comes Forward to Accuse Donald Trump of Sexual Assault
"I'm sick of him getting away with this," Dorris said.
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Landslide Vote by Nurses in North Carolina Delivers Biggest Hospital Unionization Win in US South in 45 Years
"I'm so grateful this victory will allow us to be better advocates for our community," one nurse said.
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'One of the Most Callous Sentiments Ever Uttered' by US President: Trump Falsely Says Covid Death Toll Not So Bad 'If You Take Blue States Out'
"Trump thinks of the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Americans like a poll number or a stock market price."
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Social Security Warning Trump Poses 'Existential Threat' to Social Security, Group Founded by FDR's Son Endorses Biden for President
"Many older Americans cannot afford—let alone survive—another four years of President Trump."
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Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Attorney General Bill Barr is calling on prosecutors to bring more federal charges against protesters, including for sedition. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) 'Tyrannical and Un-American': ACLU Rebukes Barr for Urging Sedition Charges Against Protesters
"Treating protest as a form of sedition won't hold up in court," said the ACLU. "But that is clearly not the point here."
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Big Ten Football Players as 'Guinea Pigs'? Critics Raise Concern Over Promises to Study Covid-19 Impacts
"University leadership needs to reflect on what they're asking of students. The mere fact they promise to study the infected indicates that they don't know enough about the disease to protect the students."
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Julian Assange (L) and Daniel Ellsberg meet in London on October 25, 2010. (Photo: Robert Wallis/Corbis/Getty Images) Daniel Ellsberg Tells UK Court That US Seeks Both 'Revenge' Against Julian Assange and to 'Crush' Future Whistleblowers
The Pentagon Papers leaker previously called Assange's prosecution the most "significant attack on freedom of the press" since his 1971 case.
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President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the American Airlines Center on October 17, 2019 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo: Tom Pennington/Getty Images) Trump Confession He Was Ready to Assassinate Assad Condemned as 'Disgusting Display' of 'Imperial Hubris'
"If he had indeed murdered Assad, then the Middle East, and the fate of U.S. soldiers in the region, would have exploded into even more violence and chaos," said one anti-war advocate.
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Second grade teacher Alice Rey sanitizers students' desks for snack time at South Boston Catholic Academy in South Boston on Sept. 10, 2020. 'Now, Before It Is Too Late': Parents and Teachers Nationwide Call on Congress to Urgently Provide $250 Billion to Save Generation of Students
"In a world turned upside down by a global pandemic, these backbone institutions need ample financial resources and support to continue serving this generation, the next generation, and their families in ways that keep everyone safe."
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'This Fight Is Not Over': Activists Help ICE Detainee Avoid Deportation Following Alleged Sterilization Procedure at Georgia Facility
Pauline Binam, a Cameroonian who has lived in the U.S. since the age of two, was detained at an ICE facility where her fallopian tubes were removed, allegedly without her consent.
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People participate in a "March on Billionaires" event on July 17, 2020 in New York City. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) 'Just... Tax the Rich' to Avoid Austerity, Patriotic Millionaires Tells NY Gov. Cuomo After Mayor de Blasio Cuts City Spending
"The people of New York have sacrificed enough during this pandemic—it's depraved to ask them to sacrifice even more to close our state's budget gap while wealthy New Yorkers are richer now than they've ever been."
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Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) are calling on Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to create a committee to protect the integrity of the 2020 presidential election. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images) As Trump Sows Chaos, Sanders and Schumer Call on McConnell to Hold Public Hearings, Help Restore Confidence in Election Integrity
"We believe this issue is above partisan politics," the senators wrote to the GOP Senate Majority Leader.
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'Ecological Disaster on Massive Scale': Hundreds of Thousands of Dead Migratory Birds in Southwest Linked to Wildfires, Climate Crisis
"The fact that we're finding hundreds of these birds dying, just kind of falling out of the sky is extremely alarming."
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From September 18-20, the Progressive International will be hosting its inaugural summit "to confront the central dilemma of our time: Internationalism or Extinction." (Image: The Progressive International) 'Internationalism or Extinction'? Global Coalition Invites Progressives Worldwide to Attend Inaugural Summit
"The Progressive International is convening this emergency summit... to map our current crisis, to reclaim our shared future, and to strengthen our planetary front to do so."
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Then President-elect Donald Trump  and Vice President-elect Gov. Mike Pence visit the Carrier air conditioning and heating company in Indianapolis on Dec. 1, 2016. (Photo: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images) Here Are the 50 'Most Egregious' Ways Trump Has Attacked Workers While Falsely Claiming to Be Their Champion
"The administration has systematically promoted the interests of corporate executives and shareholders over those of working people and failed to protect workers' safety, wages, and rights."
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McConnell judges 'Everyone in America Should Be Outraged': McConnell Quietly Rams Through More Lifetime Trump Judges While Blocking Covid Relief
"It's outrageous that McConnell continues to prioritize the Trump court takeover amid the pandemic. Enough."
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Lawmakers Demand Probe into 'Horrifying' Allegations of Neglect, Mass Hysterectomies at ICE Detention Center
"These allegations are part of a larger pattern of reproductive injustices conducted by ICE officials."
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Daniel Dale WATCH: Journalist Daniel Dale Rattles Off Must-See Fact-Check of Trump 'Fire Hose of Lying'
"There was just so much lying," said Dale. "I have hours of fact-checking tonight to do because there is even more than this."
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'Why Is He Trying So Hard to Keep It a Secret?' Postal Service Sued Over Refusal to Release DeJoy Calendar
"The public is entitled to see how he's spending his time and who has been influencing his decisions."
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"He's Describing a Massacre": Trump Touts Herd Immunity Approach to Covid That Experts Warn Would Kill Millions
"'Herd immunity' without a vaccine is deadly," said one epidemiologist. "Trump's idiocy on science is killing us."
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Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Protesters in the illegally-occupied Palestinian city of Ramallah in the West Bank protest Israel's peace pacts with Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates on September 15, 2020. (Photo: Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP/Getty Images) For Palestinians and Their Supporters, Arab-Israeli Pacts Are 'A Stab in The Back' Amid Ongoing Oppression
From the West Bank and Gaza to Washington, D.C. and beyond, Palestinians and their allies stress that only an end to Israel's illegal occupation can bring peace to the Middle East.
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Hundreds of demonstrators gathered at Times Square in New York City on August 9, 2020 to call for justice in the case of Breonna Taylor. (Photo: Karla Ann Cote/NurPhoto via Getty Images) 'We Must Not Lose Focus': Louisville To Pay $12 Million to Family of Breonna Taylor, But Officers Not Yet Charged
The city has vowed to implement police reforms, but Taylor's mother demanded officials "move forward with the criminal charges because she deserves that and much more."
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Trump's Proposal to Further Expand Global Gag Rule Amid Pandemic Would Cut Off Healthcare Access to Millions, Rights Groups Warn
"Study after study—including from the State Department—has demonstrated that this neocolonialist policy has inflicted a crushing blow to healthcare access for people around the world."
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Meat processing plants have been hit particularly hard by the Covid-19 pandemic. (Photo: Nati Harnik/AP) USDA and Meatpacking Industry Collaborated to Undermine Covid-19 Response, Documents Show
Hundreds of emails obtained by Public Citizen and American Oversight offer a rare inside look at the meat industry's power and access to the highest levels of government.
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McConnell Vows to Be 'Firewall' Against Progress in Senate As Democrats Mull Eliminating Filibuster
While lawmakers from both parties have used the tactic in the past, Democrats, hoping to flip the Senate, look to block GOP opposition in 2021.
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'It Is Past Time for Action': Ahead of Senate Antitrust Hearing, Groups Demand AGs Sue Google to End Monopoly Abuses
"Such an action would be the most significant act of antitrust enforcement since U.S. v. Microsoft was filed over 20 years ago."
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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks about climate change and the wildfires on the West Coast at the Delaware Museum of Natural History on September 14, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) 'A Matter of Life and Death': After 175 Years, Scientific American Backs Biden With Magazine's First-Ever Endorsement
The editors blast Trump's rejection of "evidence and science," especially "his dishonest and inept response to the Covid-19 pandemic."
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Liability Roadmap Global Coalition Issues Liability 'Roadmap' to Make Big Corporate Polluters Pay for Planetary Harm
"This is about making Big Polluters pay for the havoc they've wreaked by fueling the climate crisis and about forcing them to end their abuses. This is about making Big Polluters pay for causing decades of suffering and destruction in communities on the global frontlines of the climate crisis, with...
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Groundbreaking Study Shows 'Deep Listening' Over 100 Times More Effective in Winning Undecided Voters Away From Trump
Research shows "respectful, non-judgmental conversations are able to move voters where many other tactics have failed, producing meaningful increases in Biden's vote margin."
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Schumer Demands Immediate Resignation of Alex Azar for Being 'Subservient' to Trump as HHS Officials Distort Covid-19 Threat
"We need a Secretary of Health and Human Services who will look out for the American people, not President Trump's political interests."
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Residents on the 210 freeway try to see if their house on the other side of thick smoke and flames might burn near the community of Tujunga during the La Tuna Fire on September 2, 2017 near Burbank, California. (Photo: David McNew/Getty Images) 'Where Will Everyone Go?' New Report Documents How Climate Migration Could Reshape US
"The cost of resisting the new climate reality is mounting," a new report shows, suggesting the U.S. is "on the cusp of a great transformation" involving the relocation of millions of displaced people.
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Workers march for a $15 minimum wage in New York City on November 10, 2015. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) '$2.5 Trillion Theft': Study Shows Richest 1% of Americans Have Taken $50 Trillion From Bottom 90% in Recent Decades
The median U.S. worker salary would be around twice as high today if wages kept pace with economic output since World War II, new research revealed.
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A U.N. report released Tuesday details the world's biodiversity crisis and a path to address it. (Photo: jotily/Getty Images) UN Biodiversity Report Urges 8 Transitions Needed to Restore Essential Ecosystems Impacted by Humanity
"We can no longer afford to cast nature aside. Now is the time for this massive step up—conserving, restoring, and using biodiversity fairly and sustainably."
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placard reads: Democracy depends on equal access to information to all 'Huge Victory for Net Neutrality': Top EU Court Rebuffs Zero-Rating Schemes
The open internet win comes from the Court of Justice of the European Union's first-ever interpretation of the EU's 2015 net neutrality law.
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An image from the European Space Agency, ESA, showing the glacier section that broke off the fjord called Nioghalvfjerdsfjorden. (Photo: European Space Agency) 'Yet Another Alarm Bell': Ice Chunk Twice Size of Manhattan Breaks Off Greenland Glacier Amid Record Arctic Warming
News of the development came as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration declared this summer the hottest ever recorded in the Northern Hemisphere.
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'Forced Sterilization Is Genocide': Rights Groups Condemn ICE Amid Whistleblower's Allegations of Unwarranted Hysterectomies
The complaint alleges numerous health and safety violations in regards to Covid-19 in addition a disturbing number of procedures performed on detained women.
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Senator Demands HHS Official Michael Caputo Be Fired for Deranged 'Sedition' Rant Against CDC Scientists
The former Trump campaign aide-turned-federal official baselessly claimed "there are hit squads being trained all over this country" to prevent the president from winning reelection.
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'Just Wildly, Blatantly Corrupt': Researcher Reveals DeJoy Donated $600,000 to Trump and GOP After Top USPS Job Opened
"This information is explosive. We have a crony at the helm of our nation's Postal Service. A man rife with conflicts of interest and potential violations of law."
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Monday, September 14, 2020
Montano (pictured above), who was jailed after his extradition, was part of "a structure outside the law that gravely altered the public peace with executions of civilians and forced disappearances." (Photo: Democracy Now/Creative Commons) Former US-Backed Salvadoran Colonel Sentenced by Spanish Court to 133 Years in Prison for 1989 Jesuit Massacre
Col. Inocente Orlando Montano led an elite U.S.-trained army unit that massacred six Jesuit priests, their housekeeper, and her teenage daughter during El Salvador's 12-year civil war.
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Protesters holding a banner reading, "U.S. Immigration Policy Is A Crime" at a silent protest in January 2020. (Photo: Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images) In 'Devastating' Ruling, 9th Circuit Upholds Trump's Termination of Humanitarian Protections for Nearly 300,000 Migrants
"This court decision is doubling down on the Trump administration's anti-immigrant policy agenda."
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Climate activists protested outside ExxonMobil's annual meeting of shareholders in Irving, Texas. (Photo: 350.org/flickr/cc) Taking Aim at ExxonMobil, Connecticut Joins 'Fast-Growing Wave of Climate Lawsuits' Targeting Fossil Fuel Giants
"This avalanche of climate litigation is Exxon's worst nightmare. The public increasingly understands Big Oil's role in causing and lying about the climate crisis."
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US President Donald Trump speaks during a briefing on wildfires with local and federal fire and emergency officials at Sacramento McClellan Airport in McClellan Park, California on September 14, 2020. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski / AFP via Getty Images) "It'll Start Getting Cooler, You Just Watch": Trump Spits Climate Denialism Right in California's Face
"I thought I'd find it funny watching this, but instead it's just chilling: as the West Coast faces a climate catastrophe, the president laughs at them and denies the problem exists."
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'This Is a Travesty': Climate Denier Who Has Argued in Favor of Fossil Fuel Emissions Named to Leadership Role at NOAA
"He's not just in left field—he's not even near the ballpark."
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Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca has come under fire for raising drug prices even after securing a $1.2 billion taxpayer handout to develop a Covid-19 vaccine. (Photo: Democracy Now screen grab/CC) 'Outrageous': Sanders Blasts AstraZeneca for Raising Drug Prices Despite $1.2 Billion From Taxpayers for Covid-19 Vaccine
Big drug companies don't need more subsidies. We need to end their greed." —Sen. Bernie Sanders
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To Counter 'Misinformation Flowing From the Highest Levels,' ACLU Launches Voter Preparedness Campaign
"We're calling on voters to make a plan, request their ballot where they can, and to encourage their friends to do the same."
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A new letter to congressional leaders from 24 groups urges lawmakers to weigh extension of expired FISA authorities into traditional legislation as opposed to a Continuing Resolution or a coronavirus emergency bill. Two Dozen Progress Groups to Congress: No Secret Spy Provisions in Must-Pass Legislation
The organizations sound alarms about potential "dragnet surveillance of domestic internet activity."
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A police officer aims a projectile weapon at protesters who gathered in a call for justice for George Floyd following his death, outside the 3rd Police Precinct on May 27, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo: Kerem Yucel/AFP via Getty Images) "Blood All Over": Physicians' Group Identifies 115 Head Injuries Caused By So-Called "Less-Lethal" Projectiles
"We must ban the use of kinetic impact projectiles in crowd-control situations due both to the life-threatening injuries they can cause and their potential to violate freedom of expression and assembly," says Physicians for Human Rights.
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BP's annual report on the future of energy, released Monday, says demand for oil may have peaked last year and projects significant growth in renewables over the next three decades. (Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/26287008@N05/4816633755">tolkien1914</a>/flickr/cc)</p> Bye Bye, Big Oil? BP Admits Demand May Have Already Peaked, Predicts Growth of Renewable Energy
Welcoming news that oil demand may never recover to pre-pandemic levels, Greenpeace noted that "a #GreenRecovery will hasten its demise."
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To Block Trump's Gutting of Methane Regulation, Coalition of State and Local Governments Sues EPA
"We need leaders who step up and propose solutions. Instead, we get President Trump's version of the EPA."
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Trump Accused of 'Negligent Homicide' for Gathering Thousands of Maskless Supporters at Indoor Nevada Campaign Rally
"If you were trying to somehow increase the amount of virus in the community, what you would do is gather thousands of people shoulder to shoulder without masks and have them scream and yell and laugh for a few hours."
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Bernie Sanders says Joe Biden must do "a little bit more" to address issues of critical concern to voters ahead of the November 3, 2020 general election. (Photo: Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images) Beyond Attacking Trump, Sanders Says Biden Campaign Must 'Give People a Reason to Vote for Joe'
"I think Biden is in an excellent position to win this election, but I think we have got to do more as a campaign than just go after Trump," the Vermont senator said on Sunday.
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A protester is seen holding a placard during a climate change demonstration. (Photo: Ronen Tivony/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) Investors Who Manage $47 Trillion Pressure Top Polluters to Pursue Transition to Net-Zero Emissions
"Companies across all sectors need to take more ambitious action to ensure otherwise devastating impacts of climate change are avoided while they still can be."
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A burned Valero gas station smolders during the Creek fire in an unincorporated area of Fresno County, California on September 08, 2020. (Photo: Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images) New Study Finds Planet Heading Toward Temperature Threshold Not Seen in 34 Million Years
Researchers behind the comprehensive study of Earth's atmospheric record over tens of million of years say "immediate and stringent action" could prevent most dire outcomes.
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'We're With You': ACLU, Press Freedom Advocates Denounce Attack on Journalist by LA Sheriff's Deputies
Video footage of the incident contradicts official reports from Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
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Medical professionals, medical students, ACTUP New York, and their supporters held a rousing protest rally outside Pfizer World Headquarters in New York. At the beginning of 2019, the corporate giant announced price increases for 40 of its drugs. (Photo: Erik McGregor/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images) 'No One Should Be Fooled': Trump Executive Order on Drug Prices Denounced as Election Year Charade
Latest move called nothing more than a public relations stunt "intended to distract Americans from the president's broken promises to seniors and the 200,000 Americans that have died from the coronavirus as a result of his failed Covid-19 response policies."
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