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Monday, June 22, 2020
New Research Suggests Racial Justice Protests Have Not Led to Covid-19 Transmission Spike
A new study offers evidence that widespread wearing of masks at outdoor demonstrations may be limiting Covid-19 transmission, while indoor gatherings are linked to spreading the disease.
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An intensive care nurse treat a patient at intensive care unit at the Klinikum Bad Hersfeld hospital on March 20, 2020 in Bad Hersfeld, Germany. House Dems Introduce Bill to Prevent Big Pharma Price-Gouging During Covid-19 Pandemic
The legislation was applauded as necessary to combat Trump's "sycophancy to drug corporations" that is "endangering the nation's pandemic response."
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Corporate Interests Nervous as Progressive Democrats Surge Ahead of NY and Kentucky Primaries
"They were always going to have more money on their side. But we have the better candidate, with better ideas, and a better campaign."
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Calling Pandemic a 'Pivotal Moment' to Make Lasting Changes for Families, Economists Demand $50 Billion In Relief for Child Care Industry
"We believe that an effective government response to the child care crisis will play a vital role in the reopening of workplaces and the ability of parents to participate in an equitable recovery."
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Women chant slogans and gesture as they march with Palestinian flags during a demonstration in the Moroccan capital Rabat on June 23, 2019 against the U.S.-led economic conference in Bahrain with its declared aim of achieving Palestinian prosperity. 115+ Groups Urge Biden (and Trump) to Support 'Fair and Just Foreign Policy Regarding Israel and Palestinian Rights'
"Palestinians have been campaigning for over 70 years for their basic rights and freedoms. It is far past time for the U.S. to stop carrying water for the Israeli government and instead support justice and equality for all people."
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Tax the Rich and Divert Billions From NYPD Budget to Fund Public Hospitals, Says Nurses Union
"The working class and the middle class and the poor are getting shafted."
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'Poverty Is a Policy Choice': Studies Detail How Poorest Saved by Covid-19 Stimulus—and Why More Is Needed
"When you look at the size of the government response, it makes sense."
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Okinawa Residents Warned of Chlorine Gas Exposure After Fire Erupts at US Military Hazmat Facility
Locals have long protested U.S. military presence in Okinawa.
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Swedish 17-year-old Greta Thunberg, known globally for her climate activism, released a 75-minute radio program on June 20, 2020. Greta Thunberg Says Covid-19 Should Be Global Wake-Up Call to 'Act With Necessary Force' to Tackle Climate Emergency
In a new radio program, the Swedish teenager details and reflects on her travels around the world the past year as a youth climate leader.
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'Systematic Assault on Legitimacy of Our Election': Trump Launches Conspiratorial Attack on Mail-In Voting
The president is "laying the groundwork for an election challenge," warned Walter Shaub, former director of the Office of Government Ethics.
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A graphic shows record heat in the Arctic Circle on Saturday, June 20, 2020. (Image: Screengrab\@ScottDuncanWX) 'This Scares Me,' Says Bill McKibben as Arctic Hits 100.4°F—Hottest Temperature on Record
"100°F about 70 miles north of the Arctic Circle today in Siberia. That's a first in all of recorded history. We are in a climate emergency."
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Senators Find $14 Billion in Unspent Funds After Trump Admits to Ordering Slowdown in Covid-19 Testing
"This administration will put our country at grave risk if it tries to declare an early victory, leave lifesaving work undone, and leave resources our communities desperately need sitting untouched."
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Sunday, June 21, 2020
A supporter sits alone in the top sections of seating as Vice President Mike Pence speaks before President Donald J. Trump arrives for a "Make America Great Again!" rally at the BOK Center on Saturday, June 20, 2020 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Trump Panned for 'Campaign of Hate,' Saying He Called for Less Covid-19 Testing
"Once again the president is revealing that he seems to see this primarily as a public relations crisis, not as a deadly pandemic."
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A detail from a poster for the the Mass Poor People’s Assembly and Moral March on Washington. (Image: Poor People's Campaign) As Trump Sows Division, Poor People's Campaign Ignites 'Transformative Action' to Address Interwoven Injustices
"Those in power today want nothing more than to stop this kind of movement," said Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis.
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Saturday, June 20, 2020
President Donald Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence and Attorney General Bill Barr, speaks at the daily coronavirus briefing at the White House on March 23, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) 'Most Corrupt President in Our Lifetimes': At Barr's Request, Trump Fires US Attorney Geoffrey Berman
"Make no mistake," said Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) in reaction to the news, "Bill Barr will go down in history as having aided and abetted the most corrupt president this country has ever seen."
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Donald Trump supporters cheer and wave an American flag in the waiting area prior to a campaign rally for President Donald Trump on June 20, 2020 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Trump is scheduled to hold his first political rally since the start of the coronavirus pandemic at the BOK Center on Saturday while infection rates in the state of Oklahoma continue to rise. (Photo by Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images) Six Trump Campaign Staffers Setting Up for Tulsa Rally Test Positive for Covid-19
The news comes just hours before the president holds a campaign event in the city.
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Residents cast votes at St. Paul Methodist Church November 5, 2019 in Louisville, Kentucky. Voting Rights Advocates Warn of Impending 'Disaster' in Kentucky After Bid to Increase Slashed Number of Polling Sites Fails
Jefferson County has a population of roughly 767,000 and will have just one polling location.
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U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Geoffrey Berman speaks during a press conference October 10, 2019 in New York City. 'I Have Not Resigned,' Says Federal Attorney After AG Barr Tries to Oust Him
"This late Friday night dismissal reeks of potential corruption of the legal process," said Sen. Chuck Schumer.
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Friday, June 19, 2020
Racial Justice and Transformative Social Change Demanded in Juneteenth Commemorations Across US
"Today we honor Black excellence. Black innovation. Black history. Black futures. Black joy. Black brilliance."
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If Defeated by Booker in Democratic Primary, McGrath Urged to Hand Over Surplus Millions to Topple McConnell
"Donors don't want their money going into a slush fund for McGrath’s future campaigns or to bonuses for losing consultants. They want to defeat one of the worst senators in history, Mitch McConnell."
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The Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival is planning a historic digital assembly and march for June 20 and 21, 2020. Poor People's Campaign to Host Weekend Digital Gathering to 'Challenge Poverty and Revive Democracy'
"Those whose backs are against the wall are pushing this whole nation towards justice."
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Fisherman push their boat during low tide on oily mud in the river at Ogoniland's village of K-Dere, near Bodo, which is part of the Niger Delta region, on February 20, 2019. -Decades of oil spills has left the Ogoniland region in southern Nigeria an environmental disaster zone. (Photo: should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP via Getty Images) 'Shell Must Not Get Away With This': Niger Delta Still Waiting for Big Oil to Clean Up Devastating Pollution
"After nine years of promises without proper action and decades of pollution, the people of Ogoniland are not only sick of dirty drinking water, oil-contaminated fish and toxic fumes. They are sick of waiting for justice, they are dying by the day."
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'Heartbreaking,' Say Global Experts, Alarmed at Signs US Has 'Given Up' Fight to Stop Covid-19
"I can't imagine what it must be like having to go to work knowing it"s unsafe," said one expert in New Zealand. "It's hard to see how this ends."
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'Absurd': After US Bullying, Every Mention of United States Stripped From UN Resolution Spurred by George Floyd Killing
"The United Nations needs to do its job—not get bullied out of doing it," said the ACLU in response.
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Feud Over NFL Season Highlights Trump's Covid-19 Recklessness vs. Fauci's Public Health Warnings
"It's easy to understand why Trump's Covid response has been such a disaster."
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A demonstrator holds a sign with the image of Breonna Taylor, a black woman who was fatally shot by Louisville Metro Police Department officers, during a protest against racial injustice and the death George Floyd in Minneapolis, in Denver, Colorado on June 3, 2020. 'About Damn Time': Louisville Police Chief Moves to Fire One of the Officers Involved in Breonna Taylor Killing
"A start, but not good enough. We cannot rest until all the officers involved in Breonna Taylor's murder are charged."
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World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus 'The Pandemic Is Accelerating,' Says WHO Chief, Warning of 'New and Dangerous Phase' of Coronavirus Crisis
"More than 150,000 new cases of Covid-19 were reported to WHO yesterday—the most in a single day so far."
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'Get Off Your Phone': Watch Trump Scroll Through Phone as Small Business Owner Describes Covid-19 Struggles
"This is the level of engagement and respect he gives small business owners trying to tell him about their problems during the outbreak."
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"She's a Cop": Advocates Scoff at Former Orlando Police Chief Val Demings as Potential Biden Running Mate Amid Racial Injustice Uprising
"She was a top cop at an extremely brutal police department. She was a vocal supporter of brutal actions by police."
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Trump Threatens Violent Police Crackdown Against 'Any Protesters' Who Gather to Denounce Him in Tulsa
"The president expresses his intention to violate the Constitution by denying Americans' First Amendment right to peacefully assemble."
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The Arara people in the Cachoeira Seca Indigenous territory of Brazil now have the highest known Covid-19 infection rate in the Brazilian Amazon, according to Survival International. Arara People of Brazilian Amazon 'Very Worried' as Vulnerable Tribe Faces Highest Known Covid-19 Infection Rate in Region
"President Bolsonaro is now overseeing the destruction both of a once-thriving people, and the rainforests they managed and looked after for millennia. Brazilian and international solidarity to resist this genocide is desperately needed."
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Workers at APM Terminals on Pier 400 in the Port of Los Angeles were among International Longshore and Warehouse members paying tribute to George Floyd Tuesday, June 9, on the day he was laid to rest. 'The Loudest Voice We Have': Longshoremen to Shut Down West Coast Ports for Juneteenth
"A movement requires sacrifice, and that's what we're doing as longshoremen."
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'No Justice, No Sleep!': Dawn Protest Over Police Killing of Breonna Taylor Outside McConnell's Kentucky Home
"Every single problem in our country, Mitch McConnell stands in the way of solving."
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PEN America Legal Brief Condemns Trump Effort to Censor Bolton Book as 'Affront' to First Amendment
"A free society cannot abide the government silencing certain perspectives before they are even uttered; such censorship runs contrary to the very notion of what our First Amendment was written to guard against."
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House Democrats Who Join Forces With GOP in Plot Against Social Security Threatened With Billboard Campaign
"No member of the party of FDR should support cutting the American people's earned Social Security benefits."
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Trump Claims Covid-19 Testing Is 'Overrated' as Cases and Hospitalizations Surge Across US
"Just a reminder that Trump and the people around him are still tested constantly to keep him safe while he repeats this utter bullshit to the public."
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Thursday, June 18, 2020
With 'Systemic Violations' of Worker Rights, US Comes in Dead Last in Labor Rankings of Wealthy Nations
The U.S. was identified as a country where "the government and/or companies are engaged in serious efforts to crush the collective voice of workers, putting fundamental rights under threat."
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 Pope Francis leads the Corpus Domini Mass at St. Peter's Basilica on June 14, 2020 in Vatican City, Vatican. (Photo: Vatican Pool - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images) New Vatican Document Urges Fossil Fuel Divestment to Serve Planet and the Common Good
"The Vatican's call for divestment is a breath of hope in times when faith is more needed than ever," said 350.org co-founder Bill McKibben. "It is a powerful statement that attempting to profit off the destruction of the planet is plainly and simply immoral and unethical."
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) talks with Justin Walker before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Walker's nomination for U.S. district judge for the Western District of Kentucky on July 31, 2019. (Photo: Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call) Instead of Vote on Covid-19 Relief, Senate GOP Confirms 'Anti-Healthcare' McConnell Protégé Justin Walker to Lifetime Judgeship
"Another shameful step in the McConnell/Trump takeover of our judiciary."
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'Illegal, Unscientific, and Unconscionable': Despite Risk of Brain Damage to Infants, Trump EPA Won't Regulate Rocket Fuel Additive for Water Supplies
"EPA has abdicated its responsibility to set federal drinking water standards for a chemical long known to be unsafe."
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'Their Masks Are Off': Facebook Removes Trump Ads Using Nazi Concentration Camp Symbol Used to Signify Political Prisoners
"Nazis used the red triangle to mark political prisoners and dissidents, and now Trump and the RNC are using it to smear millions of people protesting racist police violence."
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New York City firefighter EMS captain Hugo Sosa, who survived Covid-19, works on his recovery during a speech therapy session at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital on Thursday, May 28, 2020 in White Plains, New York. (Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images) Nearly 9 in 10 Americans Fear Big Pharma Will Exploit Pandemic to Raise Drug Prices: Poll
Large majorities of those surveyed also said they are concerned about both insurance premiums and the general cost of healthcare rising.
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US Slammed as 'Rogue State' for Withdrawing From Global Effort to Make Tech Giants Pay Fair Share in Taxes
"It is a provocation... to all the citizens of the world who say that it is still legitimate for all the digital giants to pay their taxes."
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Critics Say Canada Should Seize Failure to Win UN Security Council Seat as Catalyst for 'Foreign Policy Reset'
"The Liberals promised change, but the world is unconvinced."
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IEA Chief Warns: Just Six Months Left for Green Recovery to Change Course on Climate
"This year is the last time we have."
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The United Nations announced Thursday that at least 75.9 million people were forcibly displaced as of the end of last year. (Photo: Houssam Hariri/UNHCR) 'Unimaginable Double Emergency': Record High of Nearly 80 Million People Forcibly Displaced Worldwide Amid Pandemic
"These numbers should serve as a wake-up call to the international community on the human cost of war, and the social and economic implications exacerbated by Covid-19."
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'Dreamers Are Home': Supreme Court Rejects Trump Effort to End DACA Program
" Today we celebrate and tomorrow we will continue to fight because Trump's attacks on the immigrant community must end."
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'Wednesday Night Massacre': Trump's New Right-Wing Propaganda Chief Initiates Purge of US-Funded Media Outlets
"The Breitbart crowd may be getting a taxpayer-funded global platform."
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'Orgy of Wealth' Continues as US Billionaires Grew $584 Billion Richer Over Last 3 Months While 45 Million Lost Their Jobs
"If this pandemic reveals anything, it's how unequal our society has become and how drastically it must change."
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'Now Is Not the Time for More Studies': Sanders Rips Weak GOP Bill and Demands End to Police Immunity
"Now is the time to hold racist and corrupt police officers and police departments accountable for their actions."
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'Police Have Not Been Treated Fairly,' Says Trump in Defense of Cop Who Shot Rayshard Brooks in the Back
The president's comments came hours after the now-former Atlanta officer was charged with felony murder.
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Wednesday, June 17, 2020
President Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a rally at the Van Andel Arena on March 28, 2019 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images) Bernie Sanders Says Beyond Belief That 'Extraordinary Narcissist' Trump Would Sacrifice Lives to Hold Tulsa Rally
"The leader of the United States government is defying science in order to hear cheers from his supporters," said the Senator from Vermont.
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Protesters took part in the March on Georgia, organized by NAACP, on June 15, 2020 in Atlanta. The march followed the police killing of Rayshard Brooks outside an Atlanta Wendy's restaurant on June 12. Atlanta Cop Who Shot Rayshard Brooks in the Back Charged With 11 Counts—Including Felony Murder
"Make no mistake, the swiftness of this investigation is the result of people marching and demanding accountability."
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Excerpts of John Bolton Book Showing Unhinged Behavior by Trump Evidence Former Advisor Is '100% Complicit,' Say Critics
"Bolton is a moral abomination in every way. It's also the case that basically everyone in government who comes close to Trump comes away thinking he's even worse than they realized."
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) talks to reporters after attending the weekly Senate Republicans policy luncheon at the U.S. Capitol January 7, 2020 in Washington, D.C. 5 Years After Racist Charleston Massacre, McConnell Ripped for 'Unconscionable' Refusal to Allow Vote on Gun Violence Bill
"The Senate must act so we can prevent tragedies like this from happening again."
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A $3.5 Million Fine But 'No Prison For Anyone' After PG&E Pleads Guilty to Felony Manslaughter of 84 People
"As far as actual change, to save lives, that is not happening," said the daughter of one victim killed in the 2018 Camp Fire in Paradise, California.
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Police officers in Buffalo, New York are seen shoving Martin Gugino to the ground during a protest on June 5, 2020. (Photo: Screengrab/WBFO) Skull Fractured by Police and Lied About by Trump, 75-Year-Old Peace Activist Martin Gugino Still Unable to Walk
The veteran activist has been described as "simply a man that shows up to stand for peace and justice."
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Comedian Kristen Wiig playing "Target Lady" in a scene from "Saturday Night Live" on NBC. 'An Unstoppable Movement': Sanders Praises Grassroots After Target Announces $15 Minimum Wage
"Now the Senate must pass our Raise the Wage Act," the senator said, "and guarantee a dignified, living wage for every worker in America.
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'It Was a Fake Meat Shortage': Reporting Suggests Industry Sacrificed Workers During Pandemic to Keep Exports Moving
"Our country sacrificed the lives of meat workers to protect the business of meat companies."
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100+ Racial Justice Groups Urge Congress to Defund 'Unconstitutional and Dangerous' Police Surveillance
"Use of these tools to monitor protesters is having a chilling effect against those exercising their constitutional rights to assemble and express their views."
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'Fight Like We're Down 10 Points,' Say Supporters as Poll Shows Bowman Up Double-Digits Over Engel in NY
"Jamaal is up!" wrote attorney Zephyr Teachout. "You know what to do. Work harder. Six days until voting ends."
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A sumatran orangutan (Pongo abelii) is seen inside a cage at Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Program's rehabilitation center on November 10, 2016 in Kuta Mbelin, North Sumatra, Indonesia. The orangutans in Indonesia have been known to be on the verge of extinction as a result of deforestation and poaching. (Photo: Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images) Top Global Experts Say Humanity Must 'Heal Our Broken Relationship With Nature' to Prevent Future Pandemics
"We must curb the high risk trade and consumption of wildlife, halt deforestation and land conversion, as well as manage food production sustainably."
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'You Saw My Brother Tortured and Murdered on Camera': Philonise Floyd Demands UN Probe Into Police Violence in America
"You have the power to help us get justice for my brother George Floyd. I am asking you to help him. I am asking you to help me. I am asking you to help us—black people in America."
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Trump Administration Sued for 'Destructive' Denial of Covid-19 Relief Loans to Small Business Owners With Criminal Records
"The excluded small business owners are more likely to be Black and Latinx because of bias in our criminal legal system, and their communities are hardest hit by Covid-19. We won't stop fighting until this economic lifeline is afforded to all."
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Vice President Mike Pence at the Kennedy Space Center on May 27, 2020 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. 'As Pathetic as It Is Reckless': Mike Pence Ripped for Dismissing Surge in Covid-19 Cases
"The White House ignored the threat of Covid-19 until it was too late to stop it, left states without the equipment to fight it, and didn't track its spread to contain it. Now they want to wave a magic wand and declare 'Mission Accomplished.'"
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Tuesday, June 16, 2020
'Make America Grim Again': With Only 14% Very Happy, Americans Haven't Been This Sad Overall Since Nixon
The survey was taken as the country faced its worst unemployment crisis since the Great Depression and as the nationwide uprising over racial injustice began.
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'Unprecedented' Border Clash Between China and India Leaves at Least 20 Dead as Dangerous Tensions Rise
"It is an extraordinary escalation. No shots fired for 45 years, and then at least 20 soldiers dead in one evening in rock-throwing and bludgeoning."
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Independent Probe Finds NOAA Officials Violated Ethics Rules by Bowing to Trump Foolishness During 'Sharpiegate'
The report comes as White House and state officials have been accused of manipulating scientific data regarding Covid-19 deaths and infections.
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SolarCraft workers install solar panels on the roof of a home on February 26, 2015 in San Rafael, California. 'We Must Act Now': 180 House Democrats Urge Pelosi to Save Clean Energy Industry 'Decimated' by Pandemic
The lawmakers' letter came as a new analysis showed at least 620,590 clean energy workers in the U.S. lost jobs from March through May.
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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin attends the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Hearings to examine implementation of Title I of the CARES Act on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on June 10, 2020. 'Just What the Doctor Ordered': Bill Would Protect Whistleblowers Who Sound Alarm Over Abuse of Covid-19 Relief Funds
"This is a major step forward."
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In Authoritarian Tirade, Trump Claims Americans 'Want Law and Order' Policing Whether They Know It or Not
Civil rights advocates slammed the president's law enforcement executive order as "a band-aid for a bullet wound."
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Healthcare is the U.S. "a major source of inequality," said Nobel laureate Angus Deaton. Failed For-Profit Healthcare 'Will Continue to Compound Pandemic's Effect' in US, Warns Nobel Economist
"Anything is better than pretending that the market can deliver healthcare—because it can't," says laureate Angus Deaton.
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Demonstrator Shot in New Mexico as Right-Wing Militia Attacks Protest Over Monument to Brutal Conquistador
"These extremists cannot be allowed to silence peaceful protests or inflict violence."
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47 UN Human Rights Experts Condemn US Support for Israel's 'Unlawful' Annexation Plan
"Accountability and an end to impunity must become an immediate priority for the international community," the experts wrote. "Palestinians and Israelis deserve no less."
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Faith leaders and activists hold signs during a public memorial in front of the Phillip Burton Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse to honor victims of Covid-19 that have died while incarcerated on May 12, 2020 in San Francisco. 'This Is Mass Murder': Covid-19 Deaths in US Prisons Have Risen by 73% the Past Month
The number of known cases in the facilities has doubled since mid-May to over 68,000.
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Climate activist groups protest in front of the U.S. Supreme Court as oral arguments are heard in U.S. Forest Service and Atlantic Coast Pipeline, LLC v. Cowpasture River Assn. case, on February 24, 2020 in Washington, D.C. 'Our Fight Is Not Over,' Say Green Groups After Supreme Court Clears Hurdle for Fracked Gas Atlantic Coast Pipeline
"We will take it to the courts, to the halls of power, and to the streets."
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Leading US Retirees 'Like Lambs to the Slaughter,' Trump Labor Dept. Quietly Offers Up 401k Plans to Private Equity Vultures
"Private equity firms will now be allowed to access—and skim fees off of—the $9 trillion in 100 million workers' 401(k) plans and IRAs."
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Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) pictured with her father, Nur Omar Mohamed, who died Monday of complications from the coronavirus. (Photo: @IlhanMN/Twitter) 'No Words Can Describe': Ilhan Omar's Father, Nur Omar Mohamed, Dies of Coronavirus Complications
Omar arrived in the U.S. with her father in 1995 as a Somalian refugee, and was elected to Congress 23 years later.
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Time to 'Reinvest in People' and 'Cut Weapons of War': Barbara Lee Unveils Plan to Cut Up to $350 Billion From Pentagon
"Redundant nuclear weapons, off-books spending accounts, and endless wars in the Middle East don't keep us safe."
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Pence Urges Governors to Parrot Trump's Lie That Spikes in Covid-19 Cases Largely Caused by Increase in Testing
"This dishonesty has caused increased deaths and will cause more. They are effectively killing people for perceived political gain."
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Monday, June 15, 2020
National security advisor John Bolton listens to President Donald Trump talk to reporters during a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington on Feb. 12, 2019. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) 'Any Conversation With Me Is Classified,' Trump Claims as He Warns Bolton Over New Book
"If the book gets out, he's broken the law and I would think that he would have criminal problems—I hope so."
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DNC's Climate Council Urges Party to Go Beyond Biden Plan, Calling for Fracking Ban and $16 Trillion Renewable Energy Investment
"The climate emergency is here. Democrats need to take the lead on confronting it."
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Experts Say $17.5 Billion Writedown by BP Prove Oil Giant Knows 'Reserves of Oil and Gas Increasingly Worthless'
"Big Oil is finally admitting what we've been saying for the last ten years: their reserves of oil and gas are increasingly worthless because there's no way to safely, or profitably, produce them."
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Solar workers install panels on the roof of a home in San Francisco, California on May 9, 2018. To Support 'Urgently-Needed Clean and Just Energy Transition,' 450+ Groups Demand Federal Regulators Rebuff Attack on Community Solar
Net metering must continue, the groups tell the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
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'She Understands Healthcare Is a Right for All': Sanders Endorses Dr. Arati Kreibich's Bid to Oust Right-Wing Democrat Josh Gottheimer
"Arati decided to take on the incumbent Democrat in her district because she knows that this moment requires bold, progressive leadership."
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Citing 'Known and Potential Risks,' FDA Yanks Emergency Approval of Hydroxychloroquine Touted by Trump for Covid-19
"America: Do not listen to President Trump on any medical advice."
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'Huge Victory for LGBTQ Equality' as US Supreme Court Affirms Workplace Protections
"The court has caught up to the majority of our country, which already knows that discriminating against LGBTQ people is both unfair and against the law."
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'Deeply Disappointing': Supreme Court Slammed for Refusing to Examine Doctrine That Bolsters Police Immunity
"Recent events demonstrate the urgent need for Congress to stand up for the rule of law and abolish qualified immunity."
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UN Human Rights Council Agrees to Hold Hearing Focused on 'Racial Inequality and Discrimination' That Characterizes American Society
"The protests the world is witnessing are a rejection of the fundamental racial inequality and discrimination that characterise life in the United States for black people."
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Women Across Switzerland Share in 'Mass Scream' to Denounce Wage Inequality and Domestic Violence
"In 2020 women are still in need to go to the streets and stage 'mass scream' over domestic violence and the gender pay gap... Why on earth?"
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'This Is Why We Continue to Fight': Indigenous Leaders Outraged as Trans Mountain Pipeline Spills 50,000 Gallons of Crude Oil
"We cannot continue to have our land desecrated by oil spills."
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'We Can't See Any Way His Visit Will Be Good for the City': Largest Tulsa Newspaper Says Trump Not Welcome
"Tulsa is still dealing with the challenges created by a pandemic. The city and state have authorized reopening, but that doesn't make a mass indoor gathering of people pressed closely together and cheering a good idea."
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It's a Pandemic, But Millionaire Trump Adviser Complains $600-Per-Week Boost in Unemployment Benefits Is Too Generous
Economists have warned that in addition to "causing avoidable human misery," ending the enhanced unemployment insurance "would severely hamper spending—and, by extension, the overall economic recovery."
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Sunday, June 14, 2020
Protesters in protective gear dig mock graves symbolizing deaths due to Covid-19 to protest against the Brazilian government's handling of the pandemic on June 11, 2020 at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo: Fabio Alarico Teixeira/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) Amid Growing Death Toll in Brazil, Bolsonaro's Handling of the Covid-19 Pandemic Condemned as 'Pitiful'
"This is the worst public health crisis we've faced—and it has come at a time when we have the worst government in the world."
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A fire broke out Saturday night at a Wendy's fast food restaurant in Atlanta where a now-fired police officer shot and killed Rayshard Brooks, a 27-year-old black man, Friday night. Calls Mount for 'Radical Changes in Policy and Policing' and the Arrest of Fired Atlanta Officer Who Killed Rayshard Brooks
The head of CAIR-Georgia demanded actions to "end the systemic oppression and anti-black racism rooted in the Atlanta Police Department and other law enforcement agencies."
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Saturday, June 13, 2020
Residents of Maplewood, South Orange, and West Orange march on June 13, 2020 in South Orange, New Jersey.Protests continued across the nation for the 19th day in response to the death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer. (Photo: Elsa/Getty Images) Atlanta Police Shoot and Kill Rayshard Brooks as Protests Demanding Racial Justice Continue Worldwide
"This is not the first time a black man has been killed for sleeping," said Rev. James Woodall, state president of the Georgia NAACP.
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Former middle school principal Jamaal Bowman is running against 16-term Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) in the primary election for New York's 16th Congressional District. The election will take place June 23. New York Times Endorses Jamaal Bowman as a 'Promising New Face' Voters Can Send to Congress
The progressive former middle school principal is challenging longtime Democratic Rep. Eliot Engel in New York's 16th Congressional District.
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LGBTQ Americans and allies rallied outside the White House to protest President Donald Trump's effort to ban trans people from military service. 'This Is Deadly': Trump HHS Scraps Protections for Transgender Patients and Those Seeking Abortions
"The Trump administration has made a mission out of putting politicians and religious beliefs above a patient's healthcare."
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Friday, June 12, 2020
As Nationwide Protests Over Police Brutality Continue, Cities Across the US Cut and Reallocate Police Funding
"You don't have to go full abolition to see that maybe sinking 1/3 of a city's general budget into police is a problematic investment."
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Sunrise NYC, a climate activist group, rallies in front of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer's office in Midtown Manhattan demanding that he support the Green New Deal. Research Shows 'Linking Climate Policy to Social and Economic Justice Makes It More Popular'
"The public wants a Green New Deal. The public wants green stimulus. The public wants to address inequality."
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