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Thursday, January 7, 2021
An Iraqi fighter of the Hashed al-Shaabi stands in front of a banner at the site of the January 3, 2020 US drone strike on Qasem Solemani at Baghdad Airport, in Baghdad, Iraq on January 2, 2021. On January 3, Iraq marked the first anniversary of the killing of Iranian Gen. Qassim Soleimani and others in a drone strike at Baghdad International Airport that was authorized by U.S. President Trump. (Photo: Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP via Getty Images) Carrying Death Sentence If Convicted, Iraq Issues Arrest Warrant for Trump on Murder Charges
The U.S. president is now wanted by law enforcement in the Middle East nation for ordering the assassination of Iranian Gen. Qassim Soleimani and Iraqi commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.
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An aide to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) sets up a sign about the 25th Amendment before the start of a news conference at the U.S. Capitol on October 9, 2020 in Washington, D.C. 'Cannot Endure This Nightmare for a Second Longer': Nearly 100 Lawmakers Demand Pence Invoke 25th Amendment
"Once removed, Trump should be criminally prosecuted," said Robert Weissman of Public Citizen.
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Police seen around Capitol building where pro-Trump supporters riot and breached the Capitol on January 6, 2021. 'Unacceptable!': Probe Demanded After Footage Shows Capitol Police Standing Aside for Pro-Trump Mob
"The images of police officers calmly allowing barricades open, letting the crowd enter, and taking selfies inside the building with those who have stormed it cannot go without investigation and penalty."
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Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) signs on to the Pennsylvania objection in the House Chamber during a reconvening of a joint session of Congress on January 6, 2021 in Washington, D.C. 'Co-Conspirators in Sedition': Here Are the Names of Every Republican Who Voted to Overturn Election Results
"Trump and members of Congress must face consequences for inciting an attempted coup to stop the peaceful transition of power."
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Vice President Mike Pence hands the West Virginia certification to staff as Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) listen during a joint session of Congress after working through the night, at the Capitol on January 7, 2021 in Washington, D.C. 14 Hours After Fascist Mob Stormed Capitol in Coup Attempt, 'Democracy Prevails' as Congress Certifies Biden Win
"This will be a stain on our country not easily washed away, the final indelible legacy of the 45th president of the United States," Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said of the assault on the Capitol.
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Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed acting president Juan Guaidó climbs a railing in an attempt to reach the National Assembly building in Caracas, on January 5, 2020. A pro-Trump rioter sits at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-Calif.) desk after storming the grounds of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. on January 6, 2021. (Photos: Federico Parra/AFP via Getty Images and Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images). After Right-Wing Coup Effort in DC, Venezuela Offers Sympathy for US Suffering What 'It Has Generated' Elsewhere
The government of President Nicolás Maduro condemned "the political polarization and the spiral of violence" fueled by a "deep" political and social crisis in the U.S.
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Members of the National Guard assist police officers in dispersing protesters who are gathering at the U.S. Capitol Building on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Pro-Trump protesters entered the U.S. Capitol building after mass demonstrations in the nation's capital during a joint session Congress to ratify President-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images) Bernie Sanders Says Trump 'Directly Responsible' for Insurrection Effort
"Trump will go down in history as the worst and most dangerous president in history."
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A pro-Trump marauder howls in the gallery of the U.S. Senate Chamber during a deadly invasion of the Capitol building in Washington, D.C. on January 6, 2021. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) Citing 'Open Sedition,' Rep. Ilhan Omar Vows Trump Impeachment Resolution
"Today, I watched as armed terrorists stormed the United States Capitol," the Minnesota congresswoman wrote. "We should not mince words about what this was: a coup attempt."
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Then-Congresswoman-elect Cori Bush (D-Mo.) spoke outside of the Democratic National Committee headquarters on November 19, 2020 in Washington, D.C. She was sworn in on January 3, 2021. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Progressives Back Rep. Cori Bush's Resolution to Expel Lawmakers Who Incited Violent Siege of Capitol
"This is the standard for Democratic members of Congress right now."
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Human Rights Watch Urges Biden to End Trump's 'Devastating' Remain In Mexico Policy
The policy under Trump, and made only worse under the pandemic, " has needlessly and foreseeably exposed children and adults to a high risk of violence and other harm."
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U.S. Capitol police officers point their guns at a door that was vandalized in the House Chamber during a joint session of Congress on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Congress held a joint session today to ratify President-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump. A group of Republican senators said they would reject the Electoral College votes of several states unless Congress appointed a commission to audit the election results. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) In Pictures: Pro-Trump Mob Storms US Capitol Building
"They're in the chamber. One is up on the dais yelling 'Trump won that election!' This is insane."
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Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump confront Capitol police officers at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images) US National Guard Ordered to Clear and Secure US Capitol Building Under Siege by Pro-Trump Mob
"Clearly and unsurprisingly, the administration confronted mostly peaceful protests by Black Lives Matter with a thousand-fold more concerted and heavier response."
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Protesters gather inside the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6, 2021 in Washington, D.C. 'Arrest the President': Accountability Demanded After Fascist Mob Incited by Trump Storms Capitol
"He shouldn't just be impeached or removed from office. He should be in jail."
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'Really Terrifying Stuff': US Senate in Lockdown After Pro-Trump Supporters Storm US Capitol
"I've been reporting from the capitol for 11 years, nearly every working day. Never seen it like this."
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"Let's Go Back Eight Weeks": Off-the-Rails, Lie-Spewing Trump Pleads for Election Do-Over at DC Rally
The lame-duck president's unhinged speech came as members of Congress met to officially certify President-elect Joe Biden's victory.
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Vice President Mike Pence prepare to preside over Congress' certification of the 2020 Electoral College vote on January 6, 2021. (Photo: Erin Schaff/Getty Images) Before Chaos Hit, GOP Lawmakers Denounced for 'Desperate Attempt at a Coup' by Denying Election Results
"Democracy will prevail again today," declared Indivisble and Stand Up America, "and history will not speak kindly of those who attempted to subvert it."
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Progressive Push for $2,000 Checks in Georgia Shows Bold, Universal Policies Winning Strategy for Democrats
"In almost every respect, the campaigns that Warnock and Ossoff ran were closer to what progressives counseled than what moderates have counseled."
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<p>Caribou graze on the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. (Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/usfwshq/5124077710/in/photolist-8NNeMq-45Xbx-24J8KM-8Cmoh-98yHK-8Dpxb-24Nvsh">USFWS</a>/Flickr/cc)</p> After Court OKs Trump Arctic Refuge Auction, Biden Urged to Immediately Ban Drilling on Public Lands
"Trump's last-ditch effort to extract fossil fuels in this sacred region is a direct assault on Indigenous sovereignty, our climate, and communities."
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The "exclusion of undocumented workers in Nebraska from receiving vaccines is hypocritical, racist, cruel, and only helps spread Covid-19," said Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas). (Photo: Natalie Behring/AFP via Getty Images) 'Barbaric': Nebraska Governor Puts Undocumented Meatpackers at Back of Vaccine Line
"Everyone deserves to be vaccinated, especially the workers who feed us—and essential workers have earned a fast-track to citizenship."
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Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) walks to the Senate chambers December 30, 2020 in Washington, D.C. 'Kill the Filibuster': Senate Democrats Urged to Act Quickly to End Era of GOP Obstruction
"Mitch McConnell absolutely should not have a veto."
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Assange supporters gather outside the court as the Julian Assange extradition verdict is delivered in London on January 4, 2020. 'Absolutely Outrageous': UK Judge Denies Julian Assange Bail, Keeping WikiLeaks Founder in Prison
"Shows how authoritarian the British judiciary is. The only thing the U.S. cares about is keeping Assange in a cage, silenced, and disappeared. This gives them the best of all worlds: he stays in prison, with no need to prove he's guilty of anything."
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People listen to Georgia Democratic candidate Rev. Raphael Warnock speak at his Labor Canvass Launch at IBEW Local 613 on January 5, 2021 in Marietta, Georgia. 'Era of Small Ideas Is Over': With Democrats Poised to Seize Senate, Progressives Say Party Has Mandate to Go Big
"Recurring survival checks, union jobs that pay a living wage, guaranteed healthcare, racial justice, voting rights, immigration reform, climate action, reproductive justice, education, and much more. It can't wait!"
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Republican supporters react after seeing election results during a runoff election night party at Grand Hyatt Hotel in Buckhead on January 5, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. Voters in Georgia headed to the polls today for the two Senate runoff elections, pitting Republican incumbents Sen. David Perdue  and Sen. Kelly Loeffler against Democratic candidates Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, which will determine which party controls the U.S. Senate. (Photo: Brandon Bell/Getty Images) 'We Are on a Strong Path': Democrats Begin to Celebrate as Warnock and Ossoff Edge Towards Possible Victory in Georgia
"Say it with me," stated Congresswoman Katie Porter as votes continued to be counted: "Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell."
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Tuesday, January 5, 2021
Fireworks explode over the Pennsylvania state Capitol on July 4, 2009. (Photo: Paul Vasiliades/Flickr/cc) 'Shameful Power Grab': Pennsylvania GOP State Senators Slammed for Refusing to Seat Certified Election Winner
"Voters, not Harrisburg politicians, decided this election," asserted Gov. Tom Wolf, "and Sen. Brewster is the rightful winner."
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'You Alone Have the Power to Temper Justice With Mercy': Trump Urged to Stop Execution of Lisa Montgomery
The convicted murderer, a victim of horrific childhood abuse and rape, is scheduled to be put to death on January 12 as part of what has been called Trump's "execution spree."
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Protesters march near the Minneapolis Police Department's 1st Precinct during a demonstration against police brutality and racism on August 24, 2020. (Photo: Kerem Yucel/AFP via Getty Images) 'Justice Was Not Served': No Charges Against Kenosha Cop Who Shot and Paralyzed Jacob Blake
"We feel this decision failed not only Jacob and his family, but the community that protested and demanded justice," said his attorneys.
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International Criminal Court (ICC) Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda during a trip to Sudan on October 18, 2020. (Photo: Mahmoud Hjaj/Andalou Agency via Getty Images) Federal Judge Blocks Trump Order Targeting Lawyers Supporting ICC Afghan War Crimes Probe
"National security concerns must not become a talisman used to ward off inconvenient claims, a 'label' used to 'cover a multitude of sins.'"
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<p>A monarch butterfly lands on butterflyweed, a type of milkweed, at the Lenoir Preserve Nature Center in Yonkers, New York. (Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/67832671@N00/4855344568">Don Sutherland</a>/flickr/cc)</p> Conservation Group to Sue Trump Officials and Agency Over Delayed Protections for 11 Species
The Center for Biological Diversity points out that Trump's presidency "is coming to an end with the worst record protecting species of any administration since the Endangered Species Act was passed."
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In 'Brutal Blow' to Wildlife and Gift to Big Oil, Trump Finalizes Rollback of Migratory Bird Treaty Act
"The Trump administration is signing the death warrants of millions of birds across the country."
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The audience waves signs as Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) speaks during an event to introduce the Medicare for All Act of 2017 on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. (Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) New Study Reveals Flawed Predictions of Runaway Costs and Usage Under Medicare for All
"Analysts who've confidently projected a tsunami of healthcare use and costs after Medicare for All are ignoring history."
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Vice President Mike Pence visits Rock Springs Church to campaign for GOP Senate candidates on January 4, 2021 in Milner, Georgia. In Latest Colossal Lie, Trump Falsely Claims Pence Has Power to 'Reject' Electors
One legal scholar noted that "the only responsibility and power of the vice president under the Constitution is to faithfully count the electoral college votes as they have been cast."
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A demonstration against Shell's role in the climate crisis took place at the company's headquarters in The Hague, Netherlands on May 18, 2020. (Photo: Shell Must Fall/Twitter) Climate Campaigners to Biden: Your Solicitor General 'Should Not Be a Lawyer Who Fought for Big Oil'
"There's no lack for public interest and public service-experienced litigators. We don't need to rotate between Republican Big Law and Democratic Big Law."
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Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, May 21, 2020. Reintroduced 'For the People Act' Praised for Its Potential to Bring Sweeping Democracy Reforms
"About damn time."
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Demonstrators protest outside the Westminster Magistrates' Court in London on October 21, 2019. (Photo: Isabel Infantes/AFP via Getty Images) Australian Labor Party Urges US to Drop Charges Against Assange
The opposition argues the case must "be brought to an end" as the prime minister says the WikiLeaks founder will be "free to return home" if extradition battle won.
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'This Must Be Undone': Trump EPA Finalizes Anti-Science Rule to Limit Use of Public Health Research
"Trump's nightmarish giveaway to polluters will sicken millions of the most vulnerable people across this country."
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Activists attend a news conference on Republican sponsored legislation that would open the Alaskan wilderness to oil drilling outside the U.S. Capitol. 'Biggest Threat Yet' to Arctic Refuge as Trump Readies Last-Minute Lease Sale
"We shouldn't be exploring drilling anywhere."
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James Hang, a driver for Vons home delivery, loads grocery orders onto his truck in Torrance, CA on April 27, 2020. (Photo: Al Seib/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) 'Devastating Effects' of CA Prop 22 Begin as Albertsons Stores Move to Replace Unionized Drivers With Gig Workers
"Albertsons was happy to reap public goodwill during the pandemic. But once Prop 22 gave the company the option of replacing workers with lower-paid contractors, they jumped at the opportunity."
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US Attorney General William Barr speaks during a news conference at the US Department of Justice in Washington, DC, on December 21, 2020. (Photo: Michael Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images) Giving Up the Game, DOJ Argues in Court Filing That Trump Lost 2020 Election
"The official position of the lawyers representing the people of the United States is that there will be a new president on January 20," said one government watchdog.
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Carlos Ponce joins other demonstrators participating in a protest on July 16, 2020 in Miami Springs, Florida. 'Decades of Anti-Government Politics' Blamed as 1 Million+ in US Still Waiting Months for Jobless Benefits
"It is an outrage that over 1 million workers who lost jobs during the pandemic haven't received the benefits they earned and deserve," said Sen. Bernie Sanders.
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Iraqis take part in a protest at Tahrir Square to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the U.S. assassination of Iranian military commander Gen. Qasem Soleimani on January 3, 2021. Iran Issues 'Red Notice' Demand for Interpol to Arrest Trump, 47 US Officials for Soleimani Assassination
"The Islamic Republic of Iran is very seriously following up on pursuing and punishing those who ordered and executed this crime."
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"Let's Vote Her Out," Says Warnock After Loeffler Vows on Eve of Runoffs to Object to Biden Electoral College Win
"Let's show her that Georgia voters will not be silenced or ignored."
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Monday, January 4, 2021
President-elect Joe Biden (C), along with Democratic candidates for the U.S. Senate Jon Ossoff (L) and Rev. Raphael Warnock (R), greet supporters during a campaign rally the day before their runoff elections in the parking lot of Centerparc Stadium in Atlanta on January 4, 2021. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) 'The Power Is Literally in Your Hands': Biden Ties Georgia Runoff Races to $2,000 Relief Checks
"If you send Jon and the reverend to Washington, those $2,000 checks will go out the door, restoring hope and decency and honor for so many people who are struggling right now."
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Gray wolves were delisted from the Endangered Species Act on January 4, 2021. (Photo: Chad Horwedel/Flickr/cc) Despite 'Meager Numbers,' Trump Administration Removes Gray Wolves From Endangered Species List
"The delisting of gray wolves is the latest causality of the Trump administration's willful ignorance of the biodiversity crisis and scientific facts."
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Public health workers, doctors, and nurses protest over lack of sick pay and personal protective equipment outside a hospital in the Bronx on April 17, 2020. 'Good': Billionaire-Backed Effort to Upend US Healthcare System Collapses After Just 3 Years
"For-profit corporations ruined our healthcare system. They're not going to be the ones to fix it."
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A woman signs an 'eviction notice' for President Donald Trump hanging on the security fence that surrounds the White House November 8, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Federal Judge Rejects Attempt by Wisconsin Trump Allies to Overturn Biden Win
Their argument, said the judge, "lies somewhere between a willful misreading of the Constitution and fantasy."
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Proud Boys members faced off against counterprotesters during a December 12, 2020 rally in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Tasos Katopidis/Getty Images) Proud Boys Sued by Historic Black Church After Leader Admits to Burning Black Lives Matter Sign During DC Rally
Washington, D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine said the December 12 "hate crime" was meant to "terrorize Black people."
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Far-right extremists, including members of neo-fascist hate group The Proud Boys, attend a rally in Washington, D.C. on December 12, 2020 to protest the outcome of the U.S. presidential election in which President Donald Trump was soundly defeated by President-elect Joe Biden. (Photo: Evelyn Hockstein/The Washington Post via Getty Images) 'Violence Is Being Incited': DC Braces for Trump-Endorsed Anti-Democracy Rally on Wednesday
As the nation's capitol prepares for what Mayor Muriel Bowser called "a serious threat to our democracy," Police Chief Robert Contee said "bringing firearms into our city... will not be tolerated."
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Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador speaks at a press conference in Mexico City on Dec. 8, 2020. ( Mexico's Lopez Obrador Wants to Give Asylum to Julian Assange
"Assange is a journalist and deserves a chance," the Mexican president said Monday.
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Mark Meadows, White House chief of staff, talks with reporters in the Capitol on Wednesday, November 18, 2020. 'Trump Has Not Acted Alone': House Dem Demands Criminal Probe Into President—and GOP Enablers
Congressman Don Beyer of Virginia argued audio of Trump's call with Georgia's secretary of state "makes Nixon's 'smoking gun' tape sound tame."
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Chicago Teachers Union leadership list their demands and leave a box of coal outside the entrance of City Hall following a car caravan where teachers and supporters demanded a safe and equitable return to in-person learning during the Covid-19 pandemic on December 12, 2020. Select public school teachers are expected to return to classrooms on January 4, 2021. (Photo: Max Herman/NurPhoto via Getty Images) Chicago Teachers Union Members Take Stand Against Unsafe School Conditions
"We're afraid for our lives. We don't want to lose our jobs. The fear of losing our jobs is real," said one teacher. "But the fear of this virus is greater than that fear."
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Protesters rally at an annual Google shareholder meeting at the company's Mountain View, California headquarters on May 14, 2014. (Photo: John Green/MediaNews Group/Bay Area News via Getty Images) Google Workers Form Union to 'Promote Solidarity, Democracy, and Social and Economic Justice'
The tech titan "has a responsibility to its thousands of workers and billions of users to make the world a better place," two of the union's leaders wrote. "We can help build that world."
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The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz, one of the world's largest battleships, will remain in the Persian Gulf, the Pentagon announced on Sunday, January 3, 2021. (Photo: Photo 12/Universal Images Group via Getty Images) 'His Biggest—And Likely Most Disastrous—Stunt Yet'? Experts Warn a Desperate Trump May Attack Iran
"It may be the case that his most erratic, most reckless lashing out is yet to come."
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Threat to Journalism Remains, Warn Critics, After Assange Extradition Rejected Solely Due to Brutal US Prison System
"That a British court has ruled that the U.S. prison system is too barbaric to guarantee the safety of Assange tells its own story. But this is about something much bigger than Assange: it's about journalism, the free press, and... the ability to expose atrocities committed by the world's last...
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"The decision was based on the U.S. prison system being so awful and repressive that Assange would be at significant suicide risk," noted Trevor Timm, executive director of the Freedom of the Press Foundation 'A Huge Relief': British Judge Rejects Trump Administration Attempt to Extradite Julian Assange
"Let this be the end of it," said whistleblower Edward Snowden.
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A participant seen holding a sign at a protest in Manhattan on November 19, 2020. 'Open-and-Shut Federal (and State) Crime': Members of Congress Demand Prosecution of Trump for Election Tampering
"We must hold him fully accountable, even after he leaves office. There must be justice."
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Sunday, January 3, 2021
Trump Accused of 'Criminal Extortion' After Asking Georgia Officials to 'Find' 11,000 Votes for Him
" Knowing what Trump has said in leaked phone calls, just imagine what he's said in calls that weren't."
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Sanders, Other Critics Denounce GOP Senators' 'Pathetic' Attempt to Undermine Biden's Election Victory
" It is a sad and tragic day for our country that 140 members of the House of Representatives, 13 senators and a defeated president are attempting to undermine American democracy and our Constitution."
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Saturday, January 2, 2021
Amid Warnings of Surging Worldwide Poverty, Planet's 500 Richest People Added $1.8 Trillion to Combined Wealth in 2020
"Surging billionaire wealth hits a painful nerve for the millions of people who have lost loved ones and experienced declines in their health, wealth, and livelihoods."
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Paygo Exemptions in House Rules Will Help Pave Way for Green New Deal and Medicare for All, Progressives Say
" Paygo's the biggest scam of the decade, designed to legitimize the fear-mongering over artificial deficits. This is a big win by progressives."
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Friday, January 1, 2021
A woman and her daughter receive food assistance for laid off Walt Disney World cast members and others at a food distribution event on December 12, 2020 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo: Paul Hennessy/NurPhoto via Getty Images) 81 Senators Vote to Override Trump Veto of NDAA as GOP Continues to Block $2,000 Relief Checks
"At a time when so many Americans are facing economic desperation," said Sen. Bernie Sanders, "it is tragic that the Republican leadership has turned their backs on the working families of this country."
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Indian national and U.S. immigrant Sindhu Sudhakar has been stranded with her 7-year-old son in India after she returned there in March 2020 to visit her sick mother-in-law. (Photo: AFP/Getty Images) As Trump Extends Visa Ban and Court Upholds Insurance Mandate, Advocates Urge Biden to Quickly Reverse Anti-Immigrant Policies
The healthcare ruling, said one immigrant rights advocate, "makes clear that the Biden administration must move swiftly to rescind all of President Trump's xenophobic presidential proclamations."
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President-elect Joe Biden has named Janet Yellen and Antony Blinken as his picks to lead the Treasury and State departments. (Photos:  International Monetary Fund/CC; Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images) Biden Cabinet Picks Blinken and Yellen Each Made Over $1 Million From Corporate Clients and Speeches
"This crap is why Washington doesn't change," said one critic in response to the new financial disclosures.
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11 December 2020, Hamburg: Activists with "Fridays for Future" display a prop demanding climate action on December 11, 2020 in Hamburg, Germany. Youth Activists Ring In 2021 With Renewed Demand That World 'Wake Up to the Climate Crisis'
"It must be the year we take real action instead of continuing to repeat meaningless words and empty promises."
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Thursday, December 31, 2020
Activists are seen holding placards during the protest. Abortion rights activists took part in stop the bans rally nationwide after multiple states pass fetal heartbeat bills. (Photo: Megan Jelinger/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) Reproductive Rights Advocates Slam 'Unconstitutional and Medically Unnecessary' Fetal Remains Law Signed by Ohio Governor
The ACLU called Senate Bill 27 "just one more transparent attempt to obstruct Ohioans from exercising their constitutionally protected reproductive rights."
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Chicago Tribune building Horror as Hedge Fund Alden, Accused of 'Bloodless Strip-Mining of American Newspapers,' Moves to Buy Tribune Publishing
"If you're a shareholder and you have any concern for the future of this institution or the common good, please don't sell to Alden Global Capital."
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New Year's Eve Celebrations Tamped Down as Officials Caution Large Gatherings Could Be 'Catastrophic' for Healthcare Systems
"There are absolutely no spectators allowed in Times Square," the NYPD said. "Don't even attempt to come down there and watch it."
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Activists drew attention to the deadly consequences of the pharmaceutical industry hiking drug prices in a protest on September 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo: Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images) "Drugs Don't Work If People Can't Afford Them": Big Pharma to Raise Prices of 300 Medications on Jan. 1
"The increases come as pharmaceutical companies like Pfizer are playing hero by developing vaccines for Covid-19 in record time."
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U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Kelly Craft on Thursday explained the Trump administration's decision to oppose the the United Nations budget for 2021. (Photo: Ambassador Kelly Craft/Twitter) In Potential Final Protest Targeting UN, Trump Administration—Joined by Just Israel—Votes Against 2021 Budget
U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Kelly Craft said the decision was based on alleged "anti-Israel bias" and global refusal to reimpose sanctions on Iran.
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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) heads to the Senate floor of the Capitol building on December 30, 2020 in Washington, DC. McConnell said today the Senate would “begin a process” to consider bigger Covid-19 relief, from the recently passed $600 per person to $2,000. (Photo: Tasos Katopidis/Getty Images) As New Jobless Figures Show 'Massive Pain on the Eve of the New Year,' Dems Rip McConnell for Stonewalling $2,000 Relief Checks
"It's more than a stimulus check," admonished Rep. Barbara Lee. "It's a survival check."
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'Very Encouraging': After Trump-McConnell Court Takeover, Biden Applauded for Signaling Plan to Nominate Civil Rights Lawyers
"These are exactly the kind of priorities and processes that we have been pushing for and that will be necessary to rebalance our courts after four years of Trump and McConnell."
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An activist wears a "Fight For $15" shirt during a news conference prior to a vote on the Raise the Wage Act on July 18, 2019 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) 'Raises From Coast to Coast in 2021': New Year, Higher Minimum Wages in 24 States and 50 Municipalities Thanks to Fight for $15
"These increases are a testament to the power of workers coming together and fighting for what real people and families need."
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WATCH: Sanders Refutes McConnell Claim That $2,000 Direct Payments Amount to 'Socialism for Rich People'
"I'm delighted that after talking on the floor of the Senate for years about socialism for the rich, apparently that has gotten across to my Republican friends."
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Foreign Minister of Iran, Javad Zarif, during a cabinet meeting in Tehran, Iran on April 15, 2020. Iran's Top Diplomat Warns Trump Plotting to 'Fabricate Pretext for War' as US Flies B-52s Over Persian Gulf
"Iran doesn't seek war," said the Iranian foreign minister, "but will openly and directly defend its people, security, and vital interests."
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Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) walks through the U.S. Capitol on October 21, 2020 in Washington, D.C. 'Tired of That Hypocrisy': Sanders Blasts GOP for Claiming $2,000 Checks Are Too Costly After Passing $1.5 Trillion in Tax Cuts
"When you stand up and you say that working class families need some help, 'Oh my god, the world is gonna collapse.'"
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) arrives on Capitol Hill on December 29, 2020 in Washington, D.C. After GOP Repeatedly Blocked Vote on $2,000 Checks, 41 Democrats Joined McConnell to Advance $740 Billion Pentagon Bill
"The sheer scale of Wednesday's Democratic surrender was truly a sight to behold. And it probably ended the chance for more immediate aid to millions of Americans facing eviction, starvation, and bankruptcy."
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Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Digital rights advocates are warning against repealing Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. (Photo: Enes Evren/Getty Images) Critics Warn Repeal of Section 230 'Would Be Devastating for Human Rights, Social Movements, and Marginalized People'
Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is trying to tie the repeal to proposed $2,000 coronavirus relief checks.
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Indigenous man Darrell House was tasered by a National Park Service ranger in Petroglyph National Monument on December 27, 2020. (Photo: Darrell House/Instagram) National Park Ranger Condemned for Attacking Unarmed Indigenous Man on Sacred Native Land
"Public lands are stolen lands," asserted Red Nation. "Indigenous people have the right to practice their culture and spiritual ways on Indigenous land without fear of repression, discrimination, or violence."
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Attempting to Cement 'Mythology' of Stolen Election, Hawley Announces He Will Contest Electoral College Results
"Biden will be president. This, however, will continue to radicalize the GOP, keeping it a dangerous threat to democracy and rule of law."
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President-elect Joe Biden delivers a remarks on the economic recovery in Wilmington, Delaware on Monday, November 16, 2020. (Photo: Salwan Georges/The Washington Post via Getty Images) Biden to Take Aim at Trump's Midnight Regulations on Day One of New Administration
A transition spokesperson said the freeze will apply to regulations as well as guidance documents that "can have enormous consequences on the lives of the American people."
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Howard University Hospital staff members received Covid-19 vaccination doses on December 15, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images) WHO Chief Says 'We Must Ensure That All People at Risk Everywhere—Not Just in Countries Who Can Afford Vaccines—Are Immunized'
His comments came one year into the public health crisis and as the U.K. became the first country to approve a vaccine from AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford that is cheaper and easier to distribute.
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Young people, clergy members, and essential workers rallied to call on congressional leaders to pass federal relief that goes directly to individuals and state governments on May 15, 2020 in Los Angeles. 'A Matter of Life and Death': Sanders Urges Americans to Call Their Senators and Demand Vote on $2,000 Checks
"We need $2,000 stimulus checks, not $740,000,000,000 for the Pentagon and private 'defense' contractors," said advocacy group CodePink.
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Street art in Belfast depicts Saudi Arabia's Prince Ben Salman buying missiles, which are used against Yemeni civilians, from U.S. President Donald Trump and former U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May. (Photo: Kaveh Kazemi/Getty Images) Lame-Duck Trump's "Middle East Arms Bonanza" Continues With Approval of $290 Million Weapons Sale to Saudi Regime
Additional arms deals this week include $4 billion in helicopters to Kuwait, $169 million in military equipment to Egypt, and $65 million in drones and fighter jets to UAE.
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Workers at the Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant walk in protective clothing on January 29, 2020. (Photo: Tomohiro Ohsum/Getty Images) Lethal Levels of Radiation Found in Damaged Fukushima Reactor Will Have 'Huge Impact' on Shutdown, Regulators Warn
The radiation levels reported around shield plugs at two reactors are high enough to kill a worker exposed for even an hour.
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Two children eat a food supplement at a government clinic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. (Photo: Prinsloo/UNICEF) Faced With Concurrent Crises, UNICEF Warns Millions of Children Threatened by 'Looming Famine'
"For countries reeling from the consequences of conflicts, disasters, and climate change, Covid-19 has turned a nutrition crisis into an imminent catastrophe."
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UN Experts Condemn Trump's Pardon of Blackwater Contractors as 'Affront to Justice'
"These pardons violate U.S. obligations under international law and more broadly undermine humanitarian law and human rights at a global level."
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A woman walks past a "Covid-19 vaccine not yet available" sign outside a store in Arlington, Virginia on December 1, 2020. 'This Is Warp Speed?' At Current Pace, US Will Take 10 Years to Adequately Vaccinate the Public Against Covid-19, Analysis Warns
"We should have been prepared to start inoculating millions of people the day a vaccine was approved. This is a massive policy failure."
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Pro-choice activists celebrate in Buenos Aires after Argentina's Senate approved a bill to legalize abortion on December 30, 2020. 'We Did It!': Eruption of Joy as Argentine Senate Passes Bill to Legalize Abortion
"This is a victory for the women's movement in Argentina, which has been fighting for its rights for decades."
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) heads to the Senate floor on Capitol Hill on December 29, 2020 in Washington, D.C. 'Cynical Gambit': McConnell Condemned for Pushing Poison Pills in Bid to Tank $2,000 Checks
"Senate Republicans are going to try every conceivable way to try to kill the $2,000 checks."
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Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Tamir Rice, 12, was fatally shot by a Cleveland police officer while playing with a toy gun on November 22, 2014. (Family photo/handout) 'Hypocrisy and Horror': Outrage After Trump DOJ Clears Cleveland Cop Who Killed 12-Year-Old Tamir Rice
"The Rice family has been cheated of a fair process yet again," said family attorney Subodh Chandra.
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Trump Administration Rejects Scientists' Advice on Nutrition, Maintaining Guidelines for Sugar and Alcohol
"Again going against scientific advice, again failing the people they serve."
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Along with the nationwide #RuthSentUs action, the Boston Red Cloaks staged a protest on the steps of the Massachusetts State House in Boston on October 25, 2020 to oppose plans to replace Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and ask lawmakers to pass the ROE Act. (Photo: Pat Greenhouse/The Boston Globe via Getty Images) In 'Monumental Win for Reproductive Freedom,' Mass. Lawmakers Override Governor's Veto to Affirm and Expand Abortion Rights
A coalition of supporters celebrated the development as "an important step in removing medically unnecessary barriers to abortion care."
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Advocates protest for the release of New York prisoners amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo: Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images) Advocates Call for Medical Parole to Avoid 'Unintentional Death Sentences' as Covid-19 Ravages US Prisons
"The bottom line is, there are still thousands of people who are at very high risk of death trapped in a prison system where there's no way that they can avoid the virus."
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Students line up in a hallway during the first day back to school on December 7, 2020 at Yung Wing Elementary P.S. 124 in New York City. (Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images) Trump Executive Order on Private School Vouchers Denounced as 'Last-Ditch Effort to Claim Victory' in War on Public Education
"Trump fought against funding for public education for months, then does this as he begrudgingly signs [the] Covid relief bill."
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A study published last year by Amnesty International found that the U.S.-led bombing campaign on Raqqa, Syria in 2017 killed an estimated 1,600 innocent civilians while leveling the city. (Photo: Amnesty International)</p> UN Human Rights Expert Urges US to Lift Sanctions That 'May Exacerbate the Already Dire Humanitarian Situation in Syria'
After nearly a decade of war, the special rapporteur noted, Syrians are living with "extensively damaged houses, medical units, schools, and other facilities."
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McConnell Objects as Sanders, Senate Democrats Attempt to Force Vote on $2,000 Checks
"Working families need help now. Not next year, now," said Sen. Bernie Sanders.
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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency headquarters in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Report Urges Biden to Reverse Trump Environmental Rollbacks and Set US on 'Path to Cleaner, Healthier Future'
"He cannot pass up that opportunity," said the author of Environment America's report. "We don't have any time to waste."
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Citing Violation of Federal Law, Judge Halts Voter Purges in Rural Georgia Counties Ahead of Senate Runoffs
Officials in Muscogee and Ben Hill Counties used little concrete evidence to defend their purge of more than 4,000 voters, a U.S. district judge found.
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Calling Covid-19 Crisis a 'Wake-Up Call,' WHO Experts Warn Next Pandemic Could Be Even Worse
"This pandemic has been very severe... it has affected every corner of this planet. But this is not necessarily the big one."
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is seen on the House steps of the Capitol on December 4, 2020. (Photo: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images) 'Err on the Side of Helping People': AOC Slams Blue Dog Democrat for Opposing $2,000 Relief Checks
"Is this really a good reason to block aid for millions?" the congresswoman asked, after Rep. Kurt Schrader claimed direct payments would provide too much support to people "making six figure incomes."
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Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) is seen on the House steps of the Capitol during votes on Friday, December 4, 2020. Ro Khanna Applauds 19 House Democrats Who Joined Him in Voting No on 'Bloated' $740 Billion Military Budget
"They are changing the culture of endless war and calling for more investment instead in the American people."
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