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Sunday, September 13, 2020
Sanders Delivers Message to Lawmakers Who Claim US Can't Afford Green New Deal: Climate Catastrophe Is 'Much More Expensive'
"The Green New Deal is not too expensive because the alternative is far, far more dreadful, more destructive."
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Donald Trump 'There Has to Be Retribution': Trump Openly Endorses Extrajudicial Killings of Suspects by Law Enforcement
"State violence to advance the end of 'retribution' is death squad logic," said one critic.
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Colorado US Postal Service Warning 'Patently False' Information 'Will Sow Confusion,' Federal Judge Blocks Postal Service From Sending Mailers to Colorado Voters
"The USPS must stop sending misinformation to Colorado voters," said Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold.
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'A Huge Slap in the Face': Family of Worker Who Died of Covid Slams Trump OSHA Over Paltry $15,600 Fine Against Meat Company
"They bring in over $50 billion a year, and they get slapped with $15,000? That's what enables these companies to not care for their employees."
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Saturday, September 12, 2020
With Wildfires Tearing Through the West, Biden Slams Trump Denial and Calls Climate Crisis an 'Imminent, Existential Threat'
"Biden and Harris should be repeating this message every hour of every day," said the youth-led Sunrise Movement.
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Condemning 'Attempt at Voter Suppression,' Colorado Sues DeJoy Over Misleading Postal Service Mailers
"The importance of this election, combined with the fact it is being held amidst a national pandemic, further heightens the need to provide correct voting information to Coloradans."
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WATCH: Bernie Sanders Hosts 'Fighting for Justice in Michigan' Town Hall With Rashida Tlaib
"Together, we are going to defeat the most dangerous president in our modern history."
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'Do Not Do What the President Directs,' Warns North Carolina AG as Trump—Once Again—Urges Residents to Commit Felony by Voting Twice
"Do NOT vote twice (it's a felony), or waste your time, or unnecessarily risk exposure to more people."
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'Beyond Suspect': States Warn DeJoy-Led Postal Service Is Sending Misinformation About Voting to Millions of Americans
" Confusing voters about mail ballots in the middle of a pandemic is unacceptable."
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Louis DeJoy Postal Service Watchdog Group Files FEC Complaint Against DeJoy for 'Orchestrating an Illegal Straw Donor Scheme to Help Elect Republicans'
"As Postmaster General, Louis DeJoy has done potentially irreparable damage to Americans' ability to vote safely in this election. It does not come as a surprise he apparently has a history of electoral malfeasance."
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Trump CDC Coronavirus Caputo 'Downright Criminal': Leaked Emails Reveal Effort by Trump Aides to Censor and Alter CDC Covid Reports Behind Closed Doors
"A Trump stooge with a history of racist statements and no medical background is doctoring CDC reports warning Americans on Covid because they make Trump look bad."
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Friday, September 11, 2020
Bernie-Inspired Organizers and Rhode Island Voters Deliver 'Crystal Clear Message' With Progressive Primary Wave
"No one is entitled to their seats," said Medicare for All advocate Cynthia Mendes after winning a high-profile race. "If you're not working for people, you will be replaced."
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Mail clerks sort packages at a USPS Processing and Distribution Center on Thursday, May 14, 2020 in City of Industry, California. (Photo: Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) With Integrity of Election at Stake, 14 States Demand Injunction to Stop DeJoy's Sabotage of US Postal Service, Mail-In Voting
"With the national election less than two months away, we are seeking a judicial order protecting this critical government service."
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An Israeli bulldozer demolishes a Palestinian home in the illegally-occupied West Bank village of Khirbet Jinba on September 2, 2020. (Photo: Hazem Bader/AFP/Getty Images) UN: Israeli Demolition of Palestinian Homes Increases Despite Pandemic
Dozens of Palestinians were recently displaced because Israeli authorities destroyed their homes, even as Covid-19 cases increased by a third.
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Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, was interviewed Friday by MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell. (Photo: MSNBC) Fauci Warns Pre-Pandemic Normalcy Not Likely Until 'Well Into' or 'Towards the End of 2021'
The public health expert also addressed the need to reduce cases headed into fall, halted vaccine trials, and reported attempts to "muzzle" him.
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A gray wolf pup emerges from a den. (Photo: Hilary Cooley/USFWS) 'Reckless, Violent, Massacre' of 570 Wolves and Wolf Pups in Idaho Bolsters Alarm Over Trump Attack on Species Protections
Wildlife advocates warn that if a Trump administration effort to lift nationwide protections proceeds, "this cruelty could extend to all wolves within our country's borders."
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'Incredibly Dark Day for Voting Rights': With Support of Trump Judges, Federal Court Upholds Florida Poll Tax Weeks Before Election
"The gravity of this decision cannot be overstated. It is an affront to the spirit of democracy."
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There was a dramatic increase in hate crimes targeting Muslims after 9/11. (Photo: David McNew/Getty Images) NYT's Krugman Pilloried on 9/11 Anniversary for Claiming No 'Mass Outbreak of Anti-Muslim Sentiment' in US After 2001 Attacks
Anti-Muslim hate crimes soared after 9/11, and thousands of Muslims in the U.S. were detained—and some tortured—in George W. Bush's futile anti-terror dragnet.
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A bird bath is seen in front of the charred remains of a home after the passage of the Santiam Fire in Gates, Oregon, on September 10, 2020. Fires Ravaging US West a 'Bellwether of the Future,' Says Oregon Governor as Half a Million Residents Evacuate
"I wish the 2020 wildfires were an anomaly—but this will not be a one-time event."
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New Yorkers in need line up to receive free produce during a Pop-Up Food pantry event hosted by Food Bank For New York City at Barclays Center on September 10, 2020 in New York City. (Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Food Bank For New York City) Survey Shows Nearly Half in US Suffering Serious Economic Hardship—and Situation 'Going to Get Worse'
"There is nothing for the people we surveyed who earn under $100,000 a year to fall back on."
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As NFL Players Offer Show of Unity, Booing by Fans Shows Objections to Protests 'Was Always About Perpetuating White Supremacy'
"In the past, folks have claimed to be turned off by the Kaepernick-led protests because they disrespected the flag or the troops or the anthem or the country, or all of the above. That excuse is not applicable for the fans' ugly display Thursday night."
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A malnourished child lies in a charity clinic in Hodeida, Yemen on November 3, 2019. (Photo: Essa Ahmed/AFP/Getty Images) New UN Report Recommends ICC Investigate Possible War Crimes by All Sides—Including US-Backed Coalition—in Yemen
"Yemen has been ravaged in ways that should shock the conscience of humanity," said one of the report's authors.
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Teacher Deaths and College-Town Outbreaks Deepen Concern Over Covid-19 Risks Stirred by School Reopenings
Rising infections among students and educators as reopenings begin appear to confirm warnings from teachers and parents that schools lack adequate resources to safely restart in-person classes.
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Demonstrators rally at the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. on April 23, 2019 to protest a proposal to add a citizenship question in the 2020 census. Federal Court Blocks 'Nakedly Partisan' Trump Effort to Exclude Undocumented Immigrants From Census
"President Trump has tried and failed yet again to weaponize the census against immigrant communities."
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A damaged car sits in a mobile home park destroyed by fire on September 10, 2020 in Phoenix, Oregon. Hundreds of homes in the town have been lost due to wildfire. (Photo: David Ryder/Getty Images) As Fires Engulf West, Democrats Not Running on Trump Climate Failures Accused of 'Political Malpractice'
"People are dying and losing their homes and jobs. But politicians in D.C. are sitting on their hands, and the president of the United States is telling people that the solution is to clean up their yards."
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Sanders Slams Republican Senate for Happily Approving $740 Billion for Pentagon While Doing 'Nothing' to Address Covid Crisis
"Instead of more austerity for the working class of this country, we need to impose austerity on the billionaire class and on Wall Street."
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"It's a Superspreader Event": Few Masks in Sight at Packed Trump Campaign Rally in Michigan
"The lives of everyone in these photos—and of everyone they come into contact with in the next few weeks—are now at risk. But Donald Trump doesn't care, so long as his ego is fed."
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Thursday, September 10, 2020
President Donald Trump signing an executive order in the Oval Office of the White House. (Photo: Andrew Harrer/Getty Images) 'Appalling Betrayal': New Report Details Dozens of Trump Rollbacks Perpetrated Under Cover of Covid-19
"Nearly 200,000 Americans are dead and more than 6 million have been infected with Covid-19 because of the administration's disastrous response, but Trump's top priority is showering giant corporations with deregulatory special favors," says Matt Kent of the consumer advocacy group Public Citizen.
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Hundreds of Kentucky residents wait in long lines for assistance with unemployment benefits at the state capitol in Frankfort on June 19, 2020 (Photo: John Sommers/AFP/Getty Images). States Already Out of Unemployment Cash Helps Prove Much-Predicted Failure of Trump's Executive Action on Covid-19 Relief
"America's economy is getting hammered, but when those who need help most look to Washington they see Senate Republicans posturing with bad legislation and the White House refusing to negotiate."
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After 'Disgraceful' GOP Coronavirus Package Defeated, Progressives Demand McConnell 'Get Serious' About Relief
"Politicizing our lives for the benefit of partisanship is shameful and we are still demanding that Senate Republicans get back to work and pass legislation that actually matches the scope and size of the dual health and economic crises of this country," said the We Demand More Coalition.
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'Mandatory for Anyone With an Ounce of Awareness': Climate Coalition Calls on New York State to Divest From Fossil Fuels
"We believe we must speak up in the face of the planetary emergency precipitated by the climate crisis."
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A firefighter douses flames as they push towards homes during the Creek fire in the Cascadel Woods area of unincorporated Madera County, California on September 7, 2020. (Photo: Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images) The American West Is Burning But Trump Hasn't Mentioned Historic Wildfires in 'Any Way, Shape, or Form' for Nearly 3 Weeks
"President Trump's silence and complete disregard for the millions of people at risk is horrifying," said one climate advocate.
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Teacher Bob Anderson goes over the syllabus with his students in his World History class at Trinity High School on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020 in Weaverville, CA. The Trinity Alps Unified School District reopened amid the coronavirus pandemic, resuming in-person classroom instruction. (Photo: Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) 'Where Are the Tests?' US Schools Reopen Amid Worrying Lack of Covid-19 Resources for Students, Educators
"Sending kids back to school without adequate testing available for them or their younger family members is a recipe for disaster."
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Delaware Faced With Rising Seas and Other Consequences of Climate Crisis, Low-Lying Delaware Sues 31 Fossil Fuel Companies
The state attorney general's move came just a day after Charleston, South Carolina became the first southern U.S. city to file a climate liability lawsuit.
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Flames from the Bear wildfire near Oroville, California leap into the air as a police officer watches from his vehicle on September 9, 2020. (Photo: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images) Stark New Visualizations Show How Climate Change Is Fueling Worsening Western Wildfires
"We're seeing more wildfires, more acres burned, and longer, more intense fire seasons," says the Union of Concerned Scientists.
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'What a Healthy Democracy Should Look Like': Connecticut Small-Dollar Campaign Program a Model for Restoring Power to the People
New report details how state initiative leveled the playing field for candidates and ultimately led to better legislative outcomes for communities.
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"Want to Know What a Worker's Life Is Worth in America?" Trump's OSHA Fines Meat Company Just $13,494 for Infecting 1,294 Employees With Covid
"$13,494 is a bug splat on the windshield for this massive company, apparently just like those workers' lives were."
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'Autocrats Deliver?' US Joins Brazil and Hungary as Only Countries Where Quality of Life Is Getting Worse, Social Progress Index Finds
The annual report offers a " reality check against the drumbeat of U.S. triumphalism," one observer said.
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Smoky skies from the northern California wildfires casts a reddish color in San Francisco, Calif., on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. 'Green New Deal or the Blood Red Apocalypse. Your Choice': Dems Urged to Embrace Bold Climate Action as West Burns
"This cannot become our new normal."
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Roger Garbey and Andres Hernandez install a solar panel system on the roof of a home on January 23, 2018 in Palmetto Bay, Florida. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Lawmakers, Progressive Coalition Unveil Framework to Create 'Thriving' Fair and Green Economy in Pandemic Recovery
"We have an opportunity to not just recover from these interlocking crises, but to thrive by creating millions of good-paying, union, clean, green jobs while building a more just, healthy, and stable economy that leaves no one behind."
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Keith Alexander, a former Army general and NSA director, has joined Amazon's board. (Photo: Noam Galai/Getty Images) Former NSA Chief Keith Alexander—Who Lied About Mass Surveillance—Joins Amazon's Board
The former Army general is "personally responsible for the unlawful mass surveillance programs that caused a global scandal," says NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.
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cover image of WWF's Living Planet Report 2020 'Nature Is Unraveling': New WWF Report Reveals 'Alarming' 68% Plummet in Wildlife Populations Worldwide Since 1970
"In the midst of a global pandemic, it is now more important than ever to take unprecedented and coordinated global action to halt and start to reverse the loss of biodiversity."
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'One of Many Reasons Why Single Payer Matters': For-Profit Insurers Hitting People With 'Illegal' Bills for Covid Tests
"In Canada or the U.K., there are no cracks of this sort: billing the patient like this is simply not allowed," said Dr. Adam Gaffney, president of Physicians for a National Health Program.
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Victory for Mail-In Voting in Tennessee as Federal Judge Rules Against GOP-Enacted State Law
"The court recognized that forcing voters to choose between voting and their health violates the Constitution."
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'Every City Council Should Follow Suit': Portland, Oregon Becomes First US City to Ban Corporate Use of Facial Recognition Surveillance
"An enormous victory for the global movement to ban facial recognition and end racist surveillance."
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'Dereliction of Duty': Outrage as USPS Board Issues Gushing Praise for DeJoy Amid Mail Slowdowns, Medicine Delays, and Straw-Donor Scandal
"The Postal Board of Governors met secretly today and issued a statement saying they're fine with DeJoy slowing the mail before an election and they're not worried about any campaign finance violations because DeJoy has decided he's innocent."
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Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci as President Donald Trump dismisses a question during an unscheduled briefing after a Coronavirus Task Force meeting at the White House on April 5, 2020, in Washington, D.C. Emails Show How Trump Official at HHS Tried to Get Fauci to Downplay Covid-19 Threat to School Children
"This sort of story will be recalled years from now as an example of the government interfering with science, with predictably disastrous results."
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'Reckless Homicide': Audio Tapes Reveal Trump Knew Covid-19 Was 'Deadly Stuff' for Months While Publicly Downplaying Threat
Critics reserved some outrage for veteran journalist Bob Woodward, who learned the president was lying to the public about the pandemic in March.
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Aftermath of a U.S. airstrike in central Mosul, Iraq on July 9, 2017. (Photo: Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images) 'Reducing Troops Not the Same as Ending Wars': Peace Activists Say Trump Drawdown in Iraq Not Nearly Enough
"Trump is trying to convince voters that is now following through on a campaign promise that he failed to keep in four years and will not fulfill with half measures," says CodePink's Medea Benjamin.
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A member of the Porcupine caribou herd, which conservation and native groups say would be horribly impacted if fossil fuel exploration and extraction takes place in ANWR's Coastal Plain. With 'Irreparable Damage' Looming, 15 State AGs File Suit to Block Trump From Fossil Fuel Assault on Arctic Refuge
"Hard to say what's worse—destroying the nation's largest wildlife refuge, or further inflaming the climate crisis with new oil and gas drilling so a few fossil fuel companies can profit at the people's expense."
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In this long exposure photo, the LNU Lightning Complex fire continues to burn in the ridges near Chemise Road in Healdsburg, California on August 21, 2020. (Photo: Ray Chavez/MediaNews Group/The Mercury News via Getty Images) While Trump Commission Warns of Climate Risk to Financial System, Recommendations 'Fall Short of Direct, Immediate Action' Required
"Western states are literally burning up as this report is released," said one climate campaigner. "Its recommendations are minimal."
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Rep. Katie Porter (D-Calif.) remotely questions U.S. Postal Service Postmaster General Louis DeJoy during a hearing before the House Oversight and Reform Committee on August 24, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Tom Williams-Pool/Getty Images) 'No Statute of Limitations for Felony' in North Carolina: Watchdog Group Files Official Complaint Demanding DeJoy Probe
"No one is above the law, no matter the size of their bank account."
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'One of the Best Reforms We Can Make' to Improve Democracy: Ranked Choice Voting on the Ballot in Massachusetts
Citizens in the Bay State and in Alaska will vote on statewide initiatives on RCV in November.
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Warren Demands DeJoy Resign or Be Removed After Probe Shows USPS 'Sabotage' Led to 'Potentially Life-Threatening' Medicine Delays
"We know Louis DeJoy is sabotaging the Postal Service—and our investigation reveals his scheming has slowed the delivery of mail-order prescription drugs, threatening health risks for millions of Americans during a pandemic."
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Former Brazilian President Luis Inácio Lula da Silva released a video on Monday in which he says the Bolsonaro administration and the country's oligarchy have "created a monster." (Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images) Lula Blasts Bolsonaro and Brazil's Oligarchs for 'Creating a Monster' in Video Seen as Launching Political Comeback
Former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva also accused the current administration of using the coronavirus pandemic as a "weapon of mass destruction."
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'Entire Western US on Fire' as Region Faces Deadly Flames Compounded by Heatwave, Blackouts, and Coronavirus
Seventy wildfires raged across California, Oregon, Washington, and other western states on Wednesday.
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A man assesses the damage caused by floods after heavy rains hit the Al Lamab neighborhood of Khartoum, Sudan on September 8, 2020. (Photo: Mahmoud Hjaj/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) With World Closing in on Paris Warming Limit, UN Report Makes Case for 'Transformational Action' to Remake Global Economy
"Today, the world is at a crucial juncture and we must choose the right path to a green recovery for a better future," says U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres.
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Warning of More Pandemics to Come, Public Health Experts Urge Collective Examination of What it Means to Live in 'Harmony with Nature'
To mitigate risk, governments and communities must work together to rebuild "the infrastructures of human existence."
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A woman walks past destroyed houses on May 13, 2019, on her way to an aid distribution center in the coastal village of Guludo on Ibo Island, in Mozambique's Cabo Delgado province, in the aftermath of a devastating cyclone. (Photo: Zinyange Auntony/AFP via Getty Images) As Global Population Grows, Ecological Threats and Armed Conflict Could Displace Over 1 Billion People by 2050
"Over the next 30 years lack of access to food and water will only increase without urgent global cooperation," says head of the Institute for Economics & Peace.
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Saying 'Underlying Premise' of For-Profit System Out Loud, GOP Staffer Punished for Telling Constituent People Don't Deserve Healthcare They Can't Afford
The staffer for North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis compared obtaining healthcare in the U.S. to purchasing new clothes, telling a three-time cancer survivor, "If I can't afford that dress shirt, I don't get to get it."
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'How Pathetic': Sanders Rips GOP for Proposing Massive Coal Industry Handout But No Direct Payments to Struggling Americans
"While Senate Republicans tell us we can't afford to give $2,000 a month to the working class during the economic crisis, the Covid-19 'relief' bill they just released provides $161 million in corporate welfare to the coal industry during a climate emergency."
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Barr Slammed for Acting as 'Personal Henchman' of Trump as DOJ Moves to Take Over His Defense in Suit Filed by Rape Accuser
"By putting the DOJ to work defending him over conduct that has nothing to do with his official capacity, Trump has taken another giant step toward full-blown authoritarianism."
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Tuesday, September 8, 2020
As Covid-19 Cases Surge in Developing Countries, USAID Disbands Coronavirus Task Force
Shutting down the agency's task force "won't make Covid-19 go away," one healthcare worker said.
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Healthcare professionals and opponents of carceral facilities demand the release of people detained at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Broward Transitional Center in Pompano Beach, Florida on May 1, 2020. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images) As Pandemic Drags On, 'Free Them All' National Days of Action Demand Mass Decarceration
Covid-19 turns "every cell and cage into a potential death chamber," organizers say.
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Oil pumps in operation near Arnegard, North Dakota. (Photo: Tim Evanson/Flickr/cc) 'Gross Mismanagement' of Public Lands: Trump Administration Urged to Cancel Planned Sales for Oil and Gas Drilling
Environmentalists have decried the administration's attempts to expand drilling and fracking as "breathtakingly vicious."
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'Worst-Case Scenario': Report Finds Sturgis Motorcycle Rally a Superspreader Event Infecting Over 260,000
"These cases represent a cost of over $12.2 billion," researchers wrote.
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Water vapor rises from the cooling towers of the Jänschwalde lignite-fired power plant of Lausitzer Energie Bergbau AG (LEAG) on August 19, 2020 in Peitz, Germany. (Photo: Patrick Pleul/picture alliance via Getty Images) Covid-19 Pandemic Is 'Yet Another Wake-Up Call': 1 in 8 Deaths Across EU Tied to Environmental Pollution
"Everyone must understand that by taking care of our planet we are not only saving ecosystems, but also lives, especially the ones who are the most vulnerable."
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'So Meager It Insults the American People': Democratic Leaders Say GOP Covid-19 Relief Plan Is Dead on Arrival
"Senate Republicans appear dead set on another bill which doesn't come close to addressing the problems and is headed nowhere."
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'This Is What It Has Come To': Amid Fears of Politicization at FDA, Big Pharma Pledge to 'Stand With Science' Is Met With Skepticism
"It is simply remarkable and beyond dangerous that President Trump has so politicized the vaccine process to the point that drug corporations—the least trusted industry in America—are now the messengers on vaccine safety."
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President Donald Trump has presided over the U.S.-led destruction of cities including Mosul, Iraq—shown here under U.S. bombardment—during his escalation of the so-called "war on terror" in Iraq, Syria and elsewhere. (Photo: Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images) Despite Overseeing Soaring Civilian Casualties, Trump Points Finger at Pentagon Leaders as Warmongers
Critics note the president has increased military spending to record levels while fulfilling his promise to "bomb the shit" out of militants—and their families.
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Hashem Mahmoud Atin, a 10-month-old displaced Yemeni child suffering from acute malnutrition and who is unable to reach a hospital for treatment, is held by his mother at a camp in Abs in northern Yemen's Hajjah province on September 3, 2020. (Photo: Essa Ahmed/AFP via Getty Images) UN Warns Pandemic-Intensified Famines Are Looming, 'Endangering the Lives of Millions'
"A lack of funding for emergency relief and the complications created by the coronavirus scourge have now pushed some of the world's neediest populations closer to famine conditions."
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Power lines are cast in silhouette as the Creek Fire creeps up on on the Shaver Springs community off of Tollhouse Road on September 8, 2020 in Auberry, California. (Photo: Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) 'This Is What a Climate Crisis Looks Like': Fires Have Now Burned Record 2 Million Acres in California This Year
A spokesperson for CAL FIRE called the news "unnerving," noting that "September and October are historically our worst months for fires."
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'Horrifically Catastrophic': Report Finds So-Called US War on Terror Has Displaced as Many as 59 Million People
"We need a reckoning. We can't simply move on."
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'Liberal Diversity Is Not Racial Justice': Black Progressives Denounce Claims They Want Wall Street Insiders in Biden Cabinet
"We need less Wall Street in the next administration and more working class representation."
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'People Are Sick and Tired of the Ranting and the Ravings': Sanders Rips Trump Effort to Rush Covid Vaccine for Political Gain
"Everybody wants a vaccine, but we want to make sure that that vaccine is safe. We don't want to see that vaccine put on the market for political reasons."
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Citing 'Criminal Exposure' in Straw-Donor Scheme and Possible Perjury, House Announces Investigation Into DeJoy
House Oversight Committee Chairwoman Rep. Carolyn Maloney said the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors should immediately suspend DeJoy as the probe moves forward.
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Monday, September 7, 2020
Farm laborers arrive for their shift on April 28, 2020 in Greenfield, California. (Photo: Brent Stirton/Getty Images) "Touted as 'Essential'... Treated as Disposable": Labor Day Anger as Migrant Farm Workers Toil Inside Wildfire Evacuation Zones
"For the workers, their hands were forced by a combination of circumstances as toxic as the ash that falls over the region's famous vineyards."
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Protesters in Manila burn a homemade U.S. flag following the killing of transgender woman Jennifer Laude by U.S. Marine Scott Pemberton on October 11, 2014. (Photo: J. Gerard Seguia/Pacific Press/Getty Images) 'Despicable and Shameless': Outrage Over Duterte Pardon of US Marine who Murdered Trans Woman in Philippines
Lance Cpl. Joseph Scott Pemberton was found guilty of homicide and sentenced in December 2015 to 10 years in prison for strangling and drowning 26-year-old Jennifer Laude to death in an Olongapo hotel.
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'This is Not Normal': Human Rights, Press Freedom Advocates Denied Remote Access to Assange Hearing
The WikiLeaks founder, who exposed U.S. war crimes, faces up to 175 years in prison if the U.K. agrees to extradite Assange.
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Protesters held a banner during a community celebration and call for justice for Jacob Blake that took place while Donald Trump visited Kenosha, Wisconsin on September 1, 2020. (Photo: Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for MoveOn) 'Hurts to Breathe... to Sleep... to Move... to Eat': In First Public Remarks Since Being Shot, Jacob Blake Describes Constant Pain
"Every 24 hours it's pain, nothing but pain."
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Louis DeJoy, the Republican Party megadonor tapped to be Postmaster General of the U.S. Postal Service earlier this year, is accused of illegally reimbursing employees at his logistics company for donations to GOP causes or candidates which he urged them to make. (Photo: Elon University) Postmaster General Urged to 'Immediately Step Aside' as North Carolina AG Backs Probe Into Campaign Finance Fraud Allegations
"It is extraordinarily disturbing that megadonor Louis DeJoy is abusing his power as Postmaster General to help President Trump win reelection, meanwhile apparently demonstrating disregard for key campaign finance laws designed to promote the integrity of our democratic elections," said Common...
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Sunday, September 6, 2020
Postmaster General Louis DeJoy (R) arrives for a meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows at the US Capitol in Washington, DC on August 5, 2020. (Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images) 'This Is Against the Law and DeJoy Must Be Fired': Postmaster General Accused of Criminal Violation of Campaign Laws
Former head of human resources at DeJoy's logistics firm, along with other employees, says the major GOP donor now running the Postal Service reimbursed workers for donations—"an arrangement that would be unlawful."
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Plumes of smoke rise into the sky as a wildfire burns on the hills near Shaver Lake, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020. Fires in the Sierra National Forest have prompted evacuation orders as authorities urged people seeking relief from the Labor Day weekend heatwave to stay away from the popular lake. (Photo: Eric Paul Zamora/The Fresno Bee via AP) 50,000-Foot Smoke Plumes and Record-Shattering Heatwave as Climate Emergency Grips California
Timelapse footage from space showing Saturday's explosion of California wildfires led one meteorologist to declare: "It cannot be overstated how terrifying this satellite image is."
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Saturday, September 5, 2020
U.S. President Donald Trump boards Marine One for departure from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC., on Friday, July 19, 2019. (Photo: Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images) 'Nightmare Scenario': Sanders Warns Nation That Trump Is Laying Groundwork for Election Result Mayhem
"Trump is now using his lies and misinformation to sow confusion and chaos in the election process and undermine American democracy," says the Vermont senator.
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Amid banners that read, "5 Crooks Control Our News" and "Free the Truth," campaigners with Extinction Rebellion UK blocked delivery trucks belonging to Rupert Murdoch's News UK in the early morning of Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020. (Photo: @XRebellionUK) 'We Need a Free Press But Do Not Have It': UK Climate Campaigners Defend Blockade of Murdoch's Destructive Media Empire
The real story, according to Extinction Rebellion UK, is that humanity is facing "an emergency of unprecedented scale and the papers we have targeted are not reflecting the scale and urgency of what is happening to our planet."
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WATCH LIVE: Bernie Sanders 'Labor Day' Speech and Town Hall to Honor Workers and Grow Movement
Former presidential candidate and progressive champion will address "the current desperation of the American working class, the need to grow the labor movement, and for working families to stand together to create an economy that works for all and not just the few."
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President Donald Trump's senior adviser Stephen Miller rubs his eyes during a meeting at the White House on Feb. 26, 2018. (Photo: Jim Lo Scalzo/European Pressphoto Agency) Moving to End Diversity Trainings, Trump WH Memo Says 'No Place' for 'Critical Race Theory' in US Government
"187,000 Americans are dead from Covid-19, and the White House is spending its time making sure no one in the government gets sensitivity training."
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In a filing on behalf of the Trump administration, Justice Department attorney Alexander Sverdlov argued to the court that the injunction was "not warranted" and that the Trump administration's decision-making around how it conducts the count amount to "unreviewable political questions." (Photo: Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images) Civil Rights Groups Request Emergency Injuction to Stop Trump 'Sabotage' of 2020 Census
"Fighting a pandemic is already a high hurdle to clear in obtaining an accurate count. It's outrageous that we must also fight against an administration seeking to skew our population numbers."
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Friday, September 4, 2020
'That's Not What Happened at All,' Say Prosecutors After Barr Falsely Claims Man Cast 1,700 Fake Ballots in Texas
"Barr is a shameless liar and most importantly has been one for his entire career," tweeted New York Times columist Jamelle Bouie.
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U.S. troops in Beckum, Germany learn of Nazi Germany's surrender from reading Stars and Stripes on May 8, 1945. (Photo: U.S. Army/Getty Images) Not 'Under My Watch' Claims Trump After Pentagon Push to Destroy Stars and Stripes Happened... Under His Watch
The slashing of the newspaper's funding, noted one journalist, "was proposed earlier this year in Trump's own budget request to Congress."
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In this screenshot from the RNC's livestream of the 2020 Republican National Convention, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo addresses the virtual convention in a prerecorded video from Jerusalem, Israel on August 25, 2020. (Photo: Committee on Arrangements for the 2020 Republican National Committee via Getty Images) House Democrats Demand IG Probe of Pompeo's Widely Denounced RNC Speech From Jerusalem
The pair of lawmakers pointed out the address appeared directly at odds with policies the secretary recently sent to State Department employees.
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A senior woman wears a homemade face mask, an indispensable tool in the fight against Covid-19. (Photo: Lucy Lambriex/iStock/via Getty Images) Trump Mocks Biden Mask-Wearing Just as New Research Shows Stricter Compliance Could Save 120,000 Lives in US Over Next 4 Months
"These are not numbers or statistics but family members, friends, and loved ones."
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'Disaster for Endangered Species and the Natural World': Advocates Decry Trump Move to Gut Habitat Protection Law
"This administration doesn't care about anything but money, and wildlife will suffer."
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'The Situation Is Dire': As Trump Takes Victory Lap, New Jobs Report Reveals Alarming Surge in Permanent Unemployment
"The pain is nowhere near over for millions of workers and their families across the country."
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President Donald Trump looks on as EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler speaks during an event in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on January 9, 2020 in Washington, D.C. Trump EPA Chief Lays Out Vision for Agency Critics Warn Would Create 'Apocalyptic, Devastated Planet'
The agency chief suggested reigning in fossil fuel use will not help communities harmed by fossil fuel pollution.
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Armed With AR-15, QAnon-Believing GOP Candidate Threatens 'Offense' Against Progressive Squad
President Donald Trump called Marjorie Taylor Greene, who is expected to win the general election in Georgia's 14th district, a "future Republican star."
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This scene from the new documentary film Invisible Hand was recorded at Standing Rock, North Dakota. (Photo: Invisible Hand/Flickr) Earth Defenders Warn Against Democrats Undermining 'Rights of Nature' Movement With Watered-Down Approach
The fresh push for recognizing ecosystems as rights-bearing entities comes as the documentary film Invisible Hand premieres worldwide.
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Jesse Mermell supporters, left, danced to music while standing nearby Allan Khazei supporters as the 4th District congressional contenders campaigned on Aug. 27, 2020, at the Brookline Farmer's Market in Brookline, Massachusetts in the days leading up to the Sept. 1 Democratic primary, which Jake Auchincloss, a Republican until 2015, won with only 23% of the vote. (Photo: Erin Clark/The Boston Globe via Getty Images) Centrist Opponent of Medicare for All Wins Primary to Replace Kennedy After Progressives Split Vote
After Jake Auchincloss, a Republican until 2015, won outgoing Rep. Kennedy's Democratic House seat with only 23% of the vote in a crowded field, many are once again questioning Kennedy's decision to challenge Sen. Markey.
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A scientist at work in the mAbxience laboratory in Garin, Argentina, where an experimental coronavirus vaccine for Latin America is being developed. (Photo: Juan Mabromata/AFP/Getty Images) WHO Official Warns No Widespread Covid-19 Vaccine Expected Until Mid-2021
The sobering comments from a spokesperson for the global health agency come on the heels of the CDC asking states to prepare for potential distribution of a Covid-19 vaccine by November 1.
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U.S. President Donald Trump and Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador sign a joint declaration on the new USMCA agreement in the Rose Garden at the White House on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images) 'Trump Is a Fraud, Exhibit One Billion': Trade Deficit Soars to 12-Year High Despite President's Promises to Wipe It Out
"Trump pledged to eliminate the trade deficit and end job outsourcing, but the overall 2020 deficit is on track to be larger than when he took office, and his Labor Department has certified more than 300,000 American jobs were lost to outsourcing and imports during his presidency."
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