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Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) speaks as former Vice President Joe Biden gestures during the fourth Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season in Westerville, Ohio on October 15, 2019. Sanders Targets Biden Over Iraq War Vote, Repeated Attacks on Social Security
"I just don't think that that kind of record is going to bring forth the kind energy we need to defeat Trump."
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at the U.S. State Department January 07, 2020 in Washington, DC. When questioned about the killing of Iranian Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani, Pompeo said "It was the right decision, we got it right." (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) After Pompeo Chides Zarif as 'Propagandist of the First Order,' US Anti-War Critic Retorts: 'Takes One to Know One'
"Mike Pompeo is doing everything to get the war he's always wanted and knows his warmongering can't withstand even basic scrutiny by the eloquent Iranian Foreign Minister."
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Iran's Parliament Designates Pentagon an Official Terrorist Organization
The unanimous vote was in response to Major General Qasem Soleimani's assassination, which the U.S. attempted to justify using its own terrorist designation of the Iranian military.
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Bill de Blasio and Sadiq Khan London and NYC Mayors Call on Every Major City in the World to Divest From Climate-Destroying Fossil Fuels
"Instead of having to move cities, let's move money!"
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Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial Executions Demands Official UN Probe of Soleimani Assassination
"Messages and bilateral exchanges are not enough," said Agnes Callamard.
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More Than One Billion Animals Killed in Australia Wildfires Called a 'Very Conservative' Estimate
Chris Dickman of the University of Sydney said "without any doubt at all" the animal death toll has exceeded one billion.
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Hundreds of thousands of people attended the final stage of funeral processions for slain top general Qasem Soleimani, in his hometown Kerman on January 7, 2020. Tragedy struck, however, when more than 30 people were crushed to death and hundreds of others injured when a stampede resulted from the large crowd. Soleimani was killed outside Baghdad airport on January 3 in a drone strike ordered by US President Donald Trump, ratcheting up tensions with arch-enemy Iran which has vowed "severe revenge". The assa 'The People of This Region Want US Out': More Than 40 Iranian Mourners Killed at Soleimani Funeral Procession
International tensions continue to build as mourning turns to tragedy in Iran where millions have marched to honor the slain military leader.
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'They Fear Someone Will Go There and Tell the Truth,' Says Iran's Top Diplomat as Trump White House Bars Him From US
"You can speak with American people from Tehran too and we will do that," said Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif.
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Monday, January 6, 2020
Jessica Cisneros, who is running in the 2020 primary to replace Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas.), accused the incumbent of being too close to President Donald Trump. Progressive Challenger Jessica Cisneros Denounces Democratic Incumbent Henry Cuellar for Backing Trump's Assassination of Iran General
"It's not that surprising if you look closely: Rep. Cuellar is bought and paid for by the military industrial complex."
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With Bolton Willing to Testify Before Senate, Sanders Asks Trump: 'What Are You Afraid Of?'
"If you are not guilty of corruption and abuse of power, you should welcome the testimony of your former national security advisor and other witnesses."
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U.S. military personnel are leaving Iraq. "Withdrawal Not What's Happening": Joint Chiefs Chairman Says Letter Announcing US Troops Leaving Iraq Was a Mistake
"That letter is a draft, it was a mistake, it was unsigned, it should not have been released," said Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Mark Milley.
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U.S. Coast Guard crews work to put out a fire during the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. Trump Accused of 'Disgraceful Abdication' of Duty to Protect Earth for Proposal to Neuter Landmark Environmental Law
The reported plan targets the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), which has been called the Magna Carta of environmental legislation, and could hasten approval of pipelines like the Keystone XL.
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Weinstein Accusers Gather at New York Courthouse to Witness 'Moment of Justice' Two Years After #MeToo Movement Began
"This trial is critical to show that predators everywhere will be held accountable and that speaking up can bring about real change."
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Former 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. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) 'History Is Watching': All Eyes on Mitch 'Cover-Up' McConnell After Bolton Agrees to Testify Before Senate If Subpoenaed
Will GOP "hold a fair trial that airs the evidence against Trump, or will they enable Trump's cover-up?"
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monarch nectaring on a showy milkweed 'Because Insects Are Key to Our Own Survival,' 73 Scientists Unveil Global Roadmap to Battle Bugpocalypse
The immediate "no-regret" measures they propose include aggressively curbing planet-heating emissions and the use of synthetic pesticides.
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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks during a press conference at Parliament House on January 05, 2020 in Canberra, Australia. "Stop Making a Killing at the Planet's Expense": Climate Advocates Call for Fossil Fuel Companies to Foot Australia Fires Bill
"'Whatever it takes' needs to include serious and ambitious action to reduce Australia's and global emissions."
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Anti-war activist protest in front of the White House in Washington, D.C. on January 4, 2020. Expert Notes US Bombing of Iran That Didn't Target Cultural Sites Would Still Be 'Terrible and Illegal'
The warning comes as President Donald Trump continued to assert the U.S. has a right to attack culturally significant sites.
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'Sea of Endless People' Mourns Soleimani Across Iran, Vowing Trump Will Be Held Accountable for Assassination
"Last month Iran was protesting their government—now millions are united against the United States. Thanks to Donald Trump."
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Comedian George Carlin performing at Paramount Theater in New York City on April 24th, 1992 during his eighth recorded special for HBO. (Photo: via Scrapsfromtheleft.com) 'No Laughing Matter': Ilhan Omar Shares Searing Anti-War Standup Routine by George Carlin
"I'm not a very good American because I like to form my own opinions," said the famous standup comic in 1992 following the first Gulf War. "I don't just roll over when I'm told to. Sad to say, most Americans just roll over on command—not me."
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President Donald Trump stops to speak to reporters as he prepared to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House on January 19, 2019 in Washington, D.C. "You're Not a Dictator": Lawmakers and Experts Inform Trump He Can't Declare War via Tweet
"The Constitution doesn't allow presidents to declare war over social media."
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Menendez and Schumer Top Senate Democrats Demand Trump Declassify Decision to Kill Soleimani That Brought US to the 'Brink of War With Iran'
"It is critical that national security matters of such import be shared with the American people in a timely manner."
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Anti-war activist protest in front of the White House in Washington, DC, on January 4, 2020. Demonstrators are protesting the US drone attack which killed Iran's Major General Qasem Soleimani in Iraq on January 3, a dramatic escalation in spiralling tensions between Iran and the US, which pledged to send thousands more troops to the region. (Photo: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/via Getty Images) Calling Soleimani Assassination an 'Act of War' Without Authorization, Omar and Lee Announce War Powers Resolution to Stop Trump
"Trump's reckless military actions, without Congressional approval or authorization, have caused this crisis," said Rep. Barbara Lee. "We have been down this dangerous path before in Iraq, and we cannot afford another ill-advised, destructive, and costly war in the Middle East."
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U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive at the White House on January 05, 2020 in Washington, DC. The Trumps were returning from spending the holidays at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Bach, Florida after last week’s U.S. drone strike that killed Iranian military leader, Major Gen. Qasem Soleimani. (Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images) Trump Threatens Iraq—Previously Decimated by US Sanctions—With Sanctions 'Like They've Never Seen Before'
"First we invade you, then we break you, and then sanction you."
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Sunday, January 5, 2020
'This Is Alarming': Iranian-Americans Reportedly Detained, Asked About Political Views at US Border
"Deeply disturbed by reports that Iranian-Americans, including U.S. citizens, are being detained at the Canadian border with WA State," said Rep. Pramila Jayapal.
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Poll Shows Sanders Leading in New Hampshire, Tied for First in Iowa Less Than a Month Before First 2020 Caucuses
"The New Year opens with Bernie Sanders in his best standing yet against the field in Iowa and New Hampshire."
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Iraqi Parliament Votes to Expel All American Troops and Submit UN Complaint Against US for Violation of Sovereignty
"What happened was a political assassination. Iraq cannot accept this."
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Iranians Flood Twitter With Photos of Favorite Cultural Sites as Trump Threatens Them With Destruction
"Fastest way to unify Iranians of all walks of life against you is to threaten to destroy their cultural heritage."
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) speaks during a meeting of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform June 12, 2019 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Ocasio-Cortez Says Trump Is a 'Monster' for 'Threatening to Target and Kill Innocent Families, Women, and Children' in Iran
"This is a war crime," said the New York Democrat.
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Saturday, January 4, 2020
Openly Threatening a War Crime, Trump Says US Prepared to Strike '52 Iranian Sites'
"Not only does Congress need to halt this march to war and atrocity, they need to get him out of office."
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Anti-war activist protest in front of the White House in Washington, DC, on January 4, 2020. Thousands Take to Streets in More Than 70 Cities Across US to Protest Trump's "Reckless Acts of War" Against Iran
"The American people have had enough with U.S. wars and are rising up to demand peace with Iran."
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark A. Milley speak on stage during a briefing on the past 72 hours events in Mar-a-Lago, Palm Beach, Florida on December 29, 2019. Attorney Who Sued Bush Over Iraq War Says US Assassination of Soleimani Was a 'Violation of Human Rights Law'
"As a permanent member of the U.N. Security Council, the United States has the ability at any time to discuss threats against it. It has chosen not to do this, instead using almost-certainly illegal force against another U.N. member country. The consequences will be grave."
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Undermining White House's Public Line, US Officials Say Justification for Soleimani Assassination 'Razor Thin'
"They're lying to distract from impeachment. They're lying to get us to war. They're lying to shore up reelection. Don't buy any of it."
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'Virtually Unstoppable' Blazes, Record Heat, and Mass Evacuations as Australia Wildfires Intensify
"We are still yet to hit the worst of it," said Gladys Berejiklian, premier of New South Wales.
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'If You Are Wondering Who Benefits': Weapons Makers See Stocks Surge as Trump Moves Closer to War With Iran
"Stocks for weapons manufacturers began to rise as soon as Soleimani was killed," said Rep. Ro Khanna.
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Sanders and Khanna Introduce New Bill to 'Stop Donald Trump From Illegally Taking Us to War Against Iran'
"We know that it will ultimately be the children of working-class families who will have to fight and die in a new Middle East conflict—not the children of the billionaire class."
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Friday, January 3, 2020
Sen. Tim Kaine appeared on MSNBC Friday to explain why he introduced a War Powers resolution to prevent a war with Iran. Sen. Tim Kaine Files War Powers Resolution to Stop Trump From 'Stumbling Into a War With Iran'
"Congress cannot be a bystander," said Quaker lobbying group FCNL. "The #EndlessWars must stop!"
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Birthday Cheers for Greta Thunberg as 2020's First #FridaysForFuture Strikes Take Place Across Globe
"Happy birthday to Greta, who stood today, as every Friday, refusing to be neutral," wrote musician Patti Smith.
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) attends Women's March 2019 on January 19, 2019 in New York City. 'Right Now Is the Moment to Decide If You Are Pro-Peace or Not': Ocasio-Cortez Joins Progressive Chorus Against War With Iran
"Congress now has a moral and legal obligation to reassert its power to stop this war and protect innocent people from horrific consequences."
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President Donald Trump speaks to U.S. troops during a surprise Thanksgiving day visit at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan. "Latest Step on Trump's March to War": US Sends 3,500 More Troops to Middle East
The announcement comes a day after the U.S. killed Iran's top military leader Qassem Soleimani.
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Corporate Media Turns to Warhawks, Including Former Bush Officials, to Beat Drums of War on Iran
"Nothing's been learned from 2003. Nothing."
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A woman stands amid buildings and homes destroyed by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Groundbreaking Study Finds 'Fingerprint' of Human-Caused Climate Change in Global Daily Weather
"This new development means that every day will be marked by the impacts of #climatechange," tweeted Congresswoman Deb Haaland, calling on her colleagues to pass bills addressing the crisis.
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Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos speaks to the media on the company's sustainability efforts on September 19, 2019 in Washington, D.C. "Don't Shoot the Messengers": Amazon Accused of Threatening to Fire Climate Activists
"Hey @JeffBezos, which side are you on? Climate denial and delay or humanity's?"
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) speaks at the 2019 South Carolina Democratic Party State Convention on June 22, 2019 in Columbia, South Carolina. 'A Dangerous Escalation': Bernie Sanders, in Iowa, Addresses Iran Crisis
"As we all remember, Trump promised to end endless wars. Tragically, his actions now put us on the path to another war."
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) attends a news conference to introduce legislation to transform public housing as part of the Green New Deal outside the U.S. Capitol November 14, 2019 in Washington, DC. Praising Indigenous 'Understanding About Sustainability,' Bernie Sanders Tells Native Community in Iowa 'They Will be Part of Discussion'
"Young people all over the world are looking to the Native American community for leadership."
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Hundreds of Thousands of Iranians Flood Streets to Condemn US Assassination of Qassem Soleimani
The massive rallies discredited U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's claim that the people of Iran would "view the American action last night as giving them freedom."
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redacted email Bombshell Report on Emails About Ukraine Aid Freeze Provokes Fresh Calls for Fair Senate Impeachment Trial
"The American people deserve a fair trial that gets to the truth, not a rigged process that enables a cover-up."
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Video of Trump Warning 'Our President Will Start a War With Iran Because He Has Absolutely No Ability to Negotiate' Resurfaces
"The only way he figures that he's going to get reelected—and as sure as you're sitting there—is to start a war with Iran," Trump said of Obama in 2011.
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'World War III' Trends as Hawks Rejoice at Trump Decision to Assassinate Iranian Military Leader
"Hawks are celebrating Soleimani's assassination not because they believe it weakened Iran...But because they believe we have passed an irreversible point of escalation."
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) speaks during a campaign event at NOAH's Events Venue on December 30, 2019 in West Des Moines, Iowa. On Thursday night, Sanders denounced the assassination of a top Iranian military leader as a "dangerous escalation." (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Bernie Sanders Condemns Trump for Putting US on Path to 'Another Disastrous War in the Middle East'
"Trump promised to end endless wars, but this action puts us on the path to another one," 2020 Democratic candidate said of Trump's order to assassinate top Iranian military leader Qasem Soleimani.
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Thursday, January 2, 2020
Major General Qasem Soleimani, pictured here on April 11, 2016, was reportedly killed Friday in Iraq. 'An Explicit Act of War': US Kills Senior Iranian Military Official Qasem Soleimani in Baghdad Drone Strike
"It's like Iran killing the head of the CIA or the Mossad on foreign soil."
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Two Right-Wing Democrats Join Republicans in Asking Supreme Court to Consider Overturning Roe v. Wade
"It's happening, people. This is what's at stake in 2020."
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Whistleblower Chelsea Manning is remaining defiant in the face of months of imprisonment. Chelsea Manning Says She Is 'Never Backing Down' in Face of US Detention Meant to Break Her
"My long-standing objection to the immoral practice of throwing people in jail without charge or trial, for the sole purpose of forcing them to testify before a secret, government-run investigative panel, remains strong."
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Acting Defense Secretary Mark Esper, pictured here in October 2019, on Thursday indicated the U.S. is willing to launch pre-emptive strikes on Iranian-backed militias in Iraq. 'War Hawks Must be Celebrating': Trump's Defense Secretary Claims US Ready to Strike Iranian-Backed Militias in Iraq
"We're back to preemptive wars now! Dick Cheney might as well be president."
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Passengers stand in front of the Deutsche Bahn ticket counter German Rail Company Cuts Long-Distance Fares by 10% in Response to Government Climate Package
The move drew frustrated comparisons to the U.K., where a 2.7% rise in train ticket prices for the new year impacts millions of commuters.
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With New Plan, Warren Pledges to End 'Shameful' Economic Injustices for Americans With Disabilities
"People with disabilities are still fighting for economic security, equal opportunity, and inclusion—and they’re not fighting alone."
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'We Will Not Change a Damn Thing': Sanders Campaign Vows No Pivot to Big Money in General Election
"If you have Pete Buttigieg, Joe Biden telling you that they need to kowtow at the altar of the rich to fundraise in the general election, they're wrong. We're upending those notions."
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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Thursday received an earful from angry residents of the devastated town of Cobargo. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison Heckled for Insufficient Response to Bushfires by Residents of Devastated Community
"You're not welcome, you fuckwit."
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Indonesian children wade in their flooded neighborhood Flooding From What Officials Called 'Not Ordinary Rain' Kills Dozens and Displaces Thousands in Jakarta
Greenpeace Indonesia demanded climate action "in accordance with the advice of world scientists," warning that "otherwise disasters like this will only become more frequent and worse."
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After Year-Long Run as Outspoken Advocate for Immigrants and the Poor, Julián Castro Suspends Presidential Campaign
"We've shaped the conversation on so many important issues in this race, stood up for the most vulnerable people, and given a voice to those who are often forgotten."
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"Netanyahu Knows He's Guilty": Israeli Prime Minister Asks Parliament for Immunity From Corruption Charges
"Trump claims absolute immunity. Sounds like he and his buddy, Netanyahu, have the same cheat sheet."
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Sanders Announces 'Staggering' $34.5 Million Fourth-Quarter Haul, With Average Donation of Just $18.53
"Bernie Sanders is closing the year with the most donations of any candidate in history at this point in a presidential campaign," said campaign manager Faiz Shakir.
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'Entire Species Are Being Wiped Out': Ecologists Say Half a Billion Animals May Have Been Killed by Australia Wildfires
"The fires have burned so hot and so fast that there has been significant mortality of animals in the trees, but there is such a big area now that is still on fire and still burning that we will probably never find the bodies."
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Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Alleged war criminal Edward Gallagher is promoting apparel and branding himself a "conservative influencer." Outrage and Disgust After 'Serial Killer' Navy SEAL, Pardoned by Trump for War Crimes, Rebrands as Conservative Influencer
"Everything's a grift today. Even, it seems, for pardoned war criminals."
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, pumps his fist in the air toward supporters as he arrives to speak during a campaign rally at Civic Center Park on September 9, 2019 in Denver. Touting 5 Million Individual Contributions, Sanders Campaign Celebrates Fundraising Milestone
"What we are proving on this campaign is that one does not need to beg the wealthy and the powerful for campaign contributions in order to win elections."
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'Ideology Trumping Science': Independent Advisory Board Says Trump EPA Is Ignoring Scientific Evidence as It Shreds Regulations
Former members of the agency's Science Advisory Board say EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler is "sidelining" the panel.
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marijuana 'Just the Beginning': Illinois Gov. Pardons Over 11,000 on Eve of Recreational Cannabis Legalization
"This is just the first wave of Illinoisans who will see a new world of opportunities emerge as they shed the burden of their nonviolent cannabis-related convictions and records."
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Canberra, Australia on Wednesday was so smoky that visibility past a few hundred yards was virtually non-existent. Smoke From Australia Fires Delivers Capital 'Worst Air Quality on Record'—With More to Come
Over 2,500 miles away, in New Zealand, smoke from the fires blotted out the sun at the Tasman Glacier.
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'Fundamentally Inequitable': Democratic Lawmakers Decry Trump's Proposal to Hike Immigration Fees
"When viewed as a whole," the lawmakers wrote, the slate of changes "appears to be a pretext to make the U.S. immigration system inaccessible to working class families and children."
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Federal Judge Blocks NC's Voter ID Law, Citing State's 'Sordid History' of Racist Voter Suppression
Judge Loretta Biggs said the law's provision preventing voters from showing public assistance ID cards to vote was "particularly suspect."
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US troops As Embassy Protests in Iraq Continue, US Deploys 750 Troops to Middle East and Reportedly Readies Thousands More
Security forces around the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad fired tear gas and stun grenades at demonstrators who gathered for a second day straight.
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Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Protesters against the Indian government's anti-Muslim citizenship bill are wary of police use of facial recognition technology. 'An Act of Mass Surveillance': India Use of Facial Recognition Tech Against Protesters Angers Privacy Advocates
Privacy advocates on Monday raised concerns over reports that Indian security forces used facial recognition technology to identify dissidents at a political rally in December and warned that if left unchecked the government would continue to suppress dissent. "The use of the system for profiling...
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'Fight Hard and Win': In New Year's Eve Speech, Warren Calls on Voters to Imagine a Better World
"If you were no longer stretched to make ends meet, who would you be? A coach? A volunteer? A parent?" Warren asked Americans. "And if you could make these changes, what opportunities would it open up, for you?"
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Sanders Vows to Create National Clean Drinking Water Standards to End Corporate Contamination
"Corporate greed is threatening one of the most basic necessities of life: clean water."
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People run through tear gas UN Researcher Hails ICC's Pursuit of War Crimes Probe in Palestine as 'Momentous Step' for Accountability
"Accountability has, until now, been largely missing in action" during Israel's 52-year occupation, said Special Rapporteur Michael Lynk.
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Uber-Postmates Lawsuit Targeting New California Labor Law Decried as 'Greedy Scheme' Against Workers
"Gig companies like Uber and Postmates are literally banking on the exploitation of workers who live beneath the poverty line."
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Locals and tourists holding tight on the Mallacoota wharf as the bushfire passes through the popular seaside summer holiday spot. 'Tasteless': Australian PM Condemned for Hosting Fireworks-Laden Party While Country Burns
"It is time to declare a National Climate Emergency."
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Trump Denounced for Doing Nothing as AT&T Moves to Outsource Thousands of Jobs in 2020
"American workers are tired of waiting for President Trump to do something on this issue."
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whistleblower Chelsea Manning UN Expert Calls Detention of Chelsea Manning 'Open-Ended, Progressively Severe, Coercive Measure Amounting to Torture'
In a letter to the U.S. government, the special rapporteur on torture called for the immediate release of the whistleblower.
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Without Evidence, Trump Accuses Iran of 'Orchestrating an Attack' on US Embassy in Iraq as Fears of War Grow
"This may be the beginning of the end for the U.S. occupation."
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Monday, December 30, 2019
A mother and her kids are sheltering in their boat on the water near Mallacoota. 'Unprecedented National Crisis': Australians Flee to the Water as Fires Consume Coastal Town on Southern Coast in Victoria
" Absolutely devastating."
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Fukushima Reactor Cleanup Delayed by Five Years as Japanese Public Demands End to Nuclear Energy
The delay comes days after Japan's government proposed releasing contaminated water from the plant into the ocean.
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U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders speaks during Bernie Sanders Rally "Bernie's Back" in Queensbridge Park on October 19. Because of Small Donations, Sanders 'Out-Raised Literally Everyone Else in the Field' in 2019
#PresidentSanders trended on Twitter as the senator approached 5 million donations for the year.
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A map showing Turkish and Libyan territorial waters in the Mediterranean. Turkey Could Deploy Troops to War-Torn Libya in January, Latest Acceleration of Multi-Country Proxy War
The country's main opposition opposes the move and warned on Monday that the conflict could spread across the region.
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Bolstered by People-Powered 'WV Can't Wait' Campaign, Gubernatorial Hopeful Stephen Smith Proposes First State-Level Wealth Tax
A victory by Smith "would deliver a roadmap for how to organize in rural towns thought to be lost to the right wing forever," wrote journalist David Dayen.
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Trump, Granting Lobbyist Demands, Quietly Handed Billions More in Tax Breaks to Huge Corporations: Report
"Trump is the most corrupt president in history, and here's the latest example of how that corruption helps giant corporations."
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Demonstrators against the Queens County Democratic Party's secretive endorsement process on Monday forced a delay in choosing a candidate. 'New Day' for Queens Democratic Machine as Sanders and Warren Supporters Defeat Attempt to Ram Through Biden Endorsement
Backers of the 2020 bids of Democratic Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders were "united behind a transparent inclusive process."
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Greta Thunberg Offers Advice to Young People, Dismisses Climate-Denying Politicians in BBC Radio Program
"Be an active democratic citizen...because democracy is not only on election day, it's happening all the time."
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'Clear Example of Terrorism': Iran Denounces Deadly US Bombings in Iraq and Syria
"Thousands of miles away from its own border, the United States is causing bloodshed and destruction against the people of Iraq and Syria in the name of defending itself."
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In Wake of Hanukkah Attack, Sanders Calls on US to Stand Together to 'Defeat Bigotry, Violence, and Anti-Semitism'
"Jane and I send our love and support to our Jewish brothers and sisters during this difficult time."
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'Destruction of Checks and Balances': WH Lawyers Reportedly Argued Trump Could Override Congress to Freeze Ukraine Aid
"That's unconstitutional. If they had a real legal justification, they wouldn't resort to such absurd claims."
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Iraqi PM Condemns 'Dangerous Escalation' as US Kills 25 With Airstrikes and Threatens Iran
"We consider it as a violation of Iraqi sovereignty."
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Sunday, December 29, 2019
Digging for water in the Ewaso Ngiro river basin in central Kenya on April 4, 2017. A Call to Action as Planet's Essential Groundwater is Being Rapidly Depleted
Changes in groundwater flows due to climate change could have a very long legacy. This could be described as an environmental time bomb
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Saturday, December 28, 2019
Female koala Anwen recovering from burns at The Port Macquarie Koala Hospital in Port Macquarie, Australia Thousands of Koalas Feared Dead in Australia Wildfires
Record wildfires continue: "I think this is the single loudest alarm bell I've ever heard on global heating."
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Friday, December 27, 2019
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) "Don't Tell Me We Can't Afford Medicare for All," Says Sanders, After NYT Details Insanely Higher Costs of US Healthcare
The report compares prices of hospital care, outpatient procedures, and prescription drugs in the United States with other countries.
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"Bottom line: Bernie Sanders is constitutionally incapable of sucking up, and that's why people love him," said legal scholar Zephyr Teachout in her endorsement. (Image: BernieSanders.com) Because Bernie 'Constitutionally Incapable of Sucking Up,' Anti-Corruption Champion Zephyr Teachout Endorses Sanders
"That's why people love him," says progressive activist and legal scholar. "They know he'll always be on the side of the little guy against big agriculture, big banks, big pharma, big tech, hate, and fear."
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Amazon and Ring Hit With Lawsuit After Camera Hacks Confirm Worst Fears of Privacy Advocates
"These devices are not safe," said Evan Greer, deputy director of Fight for the Future.
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"Like one of America's very first national monuments, the Grand Canyon, the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts is a natural treasure," said NRDC's KateDesormaeu. "It provides habitat for a wide range of species, from endangered whales to Atlantic puffins to centuries-old deep-sea corals."(Photo: stephenallen75 / iStock / Getty Images Plus) 'Victory for Our Oceans': US Court Upholds Ruling on Vast Marine Monument Established by Obama
"This decision upholds protections for one of the most fragile and scientifically important areas in the North Atlantic from destructive activities like oil drilling and industrial fishing."
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Lily and Jane Denouncing Corporate Climate Profiteers, Comedy Icon Lily Tomlin Arrested at #FireDrillFriday Protest in DC
This week's civil disobedience organized by Jane Fonda came as youth activists took to streets worldwide for the final #FridaysForFuture protests of the year.
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Just Days After Mar-a-Lago Visit, Leaked Videos Show Fellow Navy SEALs Describing War Criminal Pardoned by Trump as 'Freaking Evil'
"You could tell he was perfectly ok with killing anybody that was moving," a medic from Gallagher's platoon told Navy investigators.
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) Amid Whispers of Presidential Potential, AOC—Not Buttigieg—Called 'Future of the Democratic Party'
Politico reports that the New York Democrat and high-profile 2020 surrogate for Bernie Sanders is generating buzz as a future White House contender.
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