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Friday, June 12, 2020
Sanders Proposes Slashing Pentagon Budget by 10% to Reinvest Funds in Communities 'Devastated by Poverty and Incarceration'
Instead of spending $740 billion on the Department of Defense, said the Vermont senator, the United States should reinvest in "cities and towns that we've neglected and abandoned for far too long."
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Erasing 30 Years of Progress, Covid-19 Pandemic Could Lead to More Than One Billion People Living in Poverty: Study
"These findings expose the extent of precarity in developing countries, but also the fragility of poverty reductions to any economic shock."
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A man walks by U.S. drone graffiti painted on a wall during a campaign against drones in Yemen on May 31, 2018 in Sana'a, Yemen. Amid Push to 'Sell More Weapons Overseas,' Report Indicates Trump Moving to Expand Drone Exports
The expansion would come after a reinterpretation of an arms agreement between 35 nations.
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Louisville Lawmakers Ban No-Knock Warrants as Advocates Escalate Demand for Arrests of Three Officers Who Killed Breonna Taylor
" This is a welcomed step, but partial justice is not justice."
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Global Digital Divide a 'Barrier to Wider Equality' That Must Be Closed, Says World Wide Web Inventor Tim Berners-Lee
"This inequality is a barrier to wider equality, and we know it most affects those who are already marginalized."
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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos 'This Is Cruel': DeVos Bars Certain Students, Including DACA Recipients, From Covid-19 Relief Funds
"These extreme eligibility requirements will not only harm students, but they are also contrary to congressional intent," said Sen. Patty Murray.
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A sign outside the International Criminal Court in The Hague seen in 2017. (Photo: jbdodane/flickr/cc) ICC Denounces 'Unprecedented Attacks' by Trump Administration
"An attack on the ICC also represents an attack against the interests of victims of atrocity crimes, for many of whom the court represents the last hope for justice."
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New Campaign Prepares Mass Mobilization Should Trump Refuse to 'Leave Willingly' If Defeated in November
"Preparing for the possibility of Trump refusing to concede isn't just reasonable, it's the responsible thing to do."
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Federal Court Urged to Hold 'Rogue' Trump EPA in Contempt for Blatant Defiance of Ban on Toxic Weed Killer
"EPA needs a lesson in separation of powers and we're asking the court to give it to them."
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"He Doesn't Care, So Long as He's Not Liable": Trump Rally-Goers Required to Agree Not to Sue If They Contract Coronavirus
"Immunity from lawsuits encourages irresponsible and reckless behavior, and undermines public health, as the Trump campaign is now shamefully making clear."
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Thursday, June 11, 2020
A person gets a swab test for coronavirus at a free pop-up testing location, for symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals, in Boston's Roxbury on June 10, 2020. (Photo: David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images) Public Health Officials Urge Caution as 14 States Report Surge in Covid-19 Infections After Reopening
Several of the states reporting a rise in cases will soon host President Donald Trump's campaign rallies, where social distancing is not expected to be enforced.
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'Feels Like a Desecration': Critics Denounce Racist Trump for Rally at Site of Tulsa Massacre on Juneteenth
"Would a cross burning have been too subtle?"
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Bernie Sanders Calls on Congress to 'Ban Facial Recognition Technology for All Policing'
"Facial recognition technology violates the privacy and civil liberties of Americans, and deepens racial bias in policing."
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Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin arrives to speak in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, D.C. on October 11, 2019. ( 'Speaking of Looting...': Trump Admin. Refuses to Disclose Corporate Recipients of $500 Billion in Coronavirus Bailout Funds
"This is outrageous AND exactly what was obviously going to happen AND exactly why many of us opposed CARES as written."
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New Report Details How Tear Gas Used to 'Crush Peaceful Protests' Around the World
"In too many countries tear gas is used to deny protesters their universal right to peaceful assembly."
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (R) holds a joint news conference on the International Criminal Court with Defense Secretary Mark Esper (R), at the State Department in Washington, DC, on June 11, 2020 'Grotesque Abuse' of Authority as Trump Declares National Emergency Over ICC Probe of Alleged US War Crimes
"The Trump administration's contempt for the global rule of law is plain."
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Statues Celebrating Colonialism, Racism, and Oppression Toppled Across US and Worldwide
"It's a powerful thing for us to be able to dismantle the entire building of this country, the truths and the untruths that have been told about Christopher Columbus."
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'This Is How Scared They Are of Democracy': Iowa Republicans Move to Curb Mail-In Voting for November
"This is nothing more than trying to rig an election."
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Kentucky's Largest Newspaper Endorses Progressive Charles Booker in Senate Race, Rejecting Corporate Democrats' Preferred Centrist
"Frankly, it's time to shake up the establishment," wrote the Courier-Journal 's editorial board.
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A woman in Toulouse, France shows a placard reading 'Stop to the slaughter in Gaza, stop to the accomplice silence of all Macron' on May 12, 2018. Several associations and organizations called for a peace march in support of Palestine and Palestinians as the 70th birthday of the creation of the state of Israel and the Naqba (catastrophe for Palestinians) approach. In Landmark Ruling, European Court of Human Rights Sides With BDS Movement Over French Government
"This momentous court ruling is a decisive victory for freedom of expression, for human rights defenders, and for the BDS movement for Palestinian freedom, justice, and equality."
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Cesar, 35, an asylum seeker from Nicaragua, waits with his wife, Carolina, 25, (Right) and his eight-year-old son Donovan as a U.S. Customs and Border agent looks on on April 6, 2020 at the Paso del Norte International Bridge in Ciudad Juarez in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico. Trump Proposes Changes to Asylum Rules That Stand to 'Practically Write the Refugee Definition Out of Existence'
"The Trump administration is doubling down on a xenophobic, anti-immigrant agenda while the president is fueling violence against Black and Brown people in our country with his racist, white supremacist rhetoric."
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Amazon's One-Year Ban on Police Use of Its Facial Recognition Software Denounced as 'Nothing More Than a Public Relations Stunt'
"The reality is that facial recognition technology is too dangerous to be used at all."
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'We Must Act Now': Sanders Demands Congressional Ban on Police Use of Tear Gas and Rubber Bullets Against Protesters
"The American people are rightly demanding justice and an end to police brutality and murder. The U.S. Senate has got to act now, has got to hear the cries for justice that are coming from the streets of this country."
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Wednesday, June 10, 2020
1,250 Former DOJ Officials Demand Investigation Into Barr's Involvement in Violently Dispersing Demonstrators Near White House
"None of us would ever have considered directing or engaging in such actions to be consistent with our oaths to support and defend the Constitution."
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'Grim Situation' of Spiraling Instability in Brazil Could Be Precursor of Coup, Observers Warn
President Jair Bolsonaro's son Eduardo said the question was not "if, but when this will happen."
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On April 16, 2020, Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot arrives at Wrigley Field, which was converted to a temporary satellite food packing and distribution center in cooperation with the Lakeville Food Pantry to support ongoing relief efforts underway in the city as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Chicago Mayor Announces $5 Million Fund for City Residents Excluded From Federal Covid-19 Relief
The program to serve undocumented individuals, people who were formerly incarcerated, and others is just the latest local initiative launched amid a lacking federal response to the pandemic.
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An image of Paul Whelan, a former U.S. marine who was arrested for alleged spying in Moscow, is displayed behind Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as he speaks during a news conference at the State Department in Washington, D.C. on June 10, 2020. Ousted IG Says State Dept. Tried to Bully Him Into Dropping Saudi Arms Probe
Steve Linick, one of the victims of the president's watchdog purge, told lawmakers, "I've been given no valid reason that would justify my removal."
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Progressives Have Good Chance to Move a 'Receptive' Biden to the Left, Says Sanders
"It is not good enough just to elect Joe Biden. We've got to continue the movement in this country for transformative change."
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Listen to the 'Calls Ringing Out in the Streets Across the World,' Says George Floyd's Brother in Emotional Testimony Before Congress
"The people marching in the streets are telling you enough is enough."
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'Stay in the Streets': Black Lives Matter Movement in Seattle Occupies Six Block 'Autonomous Zone' and Floods City Hall
"We cannot have a pacified movement."
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Schoolchildren wearing protective mouth masks and face shields attend a course in a classroom at Claude Debussy college in Angers, western France, on May 18, 2020 after the country eased Covid-19 lockdown measures. Teachers Union Warns Safely Reopening US Schools During 'Triple Crisis' Could Cost $116.5 Billion
"Public schools are centers of their communities and essential to repairing our nation's fraying social fabric. And the economy won't recover fully unless school buildings reopen."
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With Joblessness at Highest Level Since Great Depression, Wyden Rips GOP for Acting Like 'Mission Accomplished'
"Congress cannot abandon families in the midst of this ongoing economic crisis."
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Paula Jean Swearengin won West Viriginia's Democratic primary race for a U.S. Senate seat on June 9, 2020. 'A Battle Cry From Appalachia': Progressive Paula Jean Swearengin Wins US Senate Primary in West Virginia
"This campaign has always been about the movement for a better future," said the victorious Democrat who ran on Medicare for All and a Green New Deal.
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'Exceptionally Troubling': Researchers Show Hack-for-Hire Operation Targeted Groups Fighting for Climate Action and Net Neutrality
"If the investigation demonstrates that Exxon is behind these attacks, it only shows how far the fossil fuel industry will go to silence critics."
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'This Is by Design': Georgia Election Disaster Condemned as Result of Deliberate GOP Voter Suppression
"It's their test run for November," said Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
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'Lethal Inequality': New Study Shows Millions at High Risk of Covid-19 in US Lack Adequate Health Insurance
"It's not just Covid care that's unaffordable. Patients with heart disease, asthma, and diabetes need protection too. Medicare for All is the long-term answer."
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Tuesday, June 9, 2020
In Age of Unrest and Economic Decline, Critics Cry Foul as GOP Refuse to Provide Additional Covid-19 Aid for Suffering Communities
"Communities of color can't wait for you to slow walk more coronavirus aid."
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Progressive Democrat Charles Booker Gains Steam Against 'Pro-Trump Democrat' Amy McGrath in Bid to Take Down McConnell
"This moment in our fractious history seems to call beyond politics, and Charles Booker has risen to meet it."
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People wait in line to vote in Georgia's Primary Election on June 9, 2020 in Atlanta. Georgia, West Virginia, South Carolina, North Dakota, and Nevada held primaries Tuesday amid the coronavirus pandemic. 'Chilling Harbinger' for November as Georgia Primary Plagued by Long Lines and Voting Machines Problems
After one voter waited over two hours to cast a ballot, she said, "It gives you a voter suppression-type feeling."
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'Powerful Advocate for a Progressive Agenda': Sanders Endorses Jamaal Bowman's Bid to Unseat Hawkish Democrat Eliot Engel
"Jamaal understands that low-income families are locked out of opportunity and a decent life due to a system that is rigged to benefit the wealthy."
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'Your Turn, Amazon and Microsoft': Civil Liberties Advocates Applaud IBM Decision to Ditch Facial Recognition
"This huge IBM move will force other large tech companies to take a stand, even if their silence is their statement."
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'This Is the Problem' Say Critics as Police Union Recruits Fired Officers to New Jobs in Florida
"Systemic racism in action."
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praying mantis Save the Insects, Save the Farmers, Save Ourselves: New Global Report Calls for End of Industrial Agriculture
"The evidence is clear: pesticide use is wiping out insect populations and ecosystems around the world, and threatening food production."
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'Who Does This Protect?' Minnesota Authorities Admit Officers Slashed Car Tires During Protests
"Medics over there. News crews. Random people that were just here to protest and—tires slashed."
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'Truly Despicable': Critics Pounce After Trump Tweets Conspiracy Theories About 75-Year-Old Victim of Police Brutality Martin Gugino
"Trump blames victim of police brutality for police brutality."
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Protesters march on Hiawatha Avenue while decrying the killing of George Floyd on May 26, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Four Minneapolis police officers have been fired after a video taken by a bystander was posted on social media showing Floyd's neck being pinned to the ground by an officer as he repeatedly said, "I can’t breathe." (Photo: Stephen Maturen/Getty Images) As Uprising Spreads Across US, Scholars Argue Economic Transformation and Solidarity Key to Achieving Racial Justice
"Our only hope for our collective liberation," writes Michelle Alexander, "is a politics of deep solidarity rooted in love."
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'Police Have Been Letting Us Live in Peace,' Says Trump as Activists Catalogue Nearly 600 Videos of Officer Violence Against Protesters
"This kind of documentation serves as a counter-narrative to repeated denials of responsibility from the police, who are routinely claiming protesters were the ones to grow violent first."
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Monday, June 8, 2020
An activist with a mask of U.S. President Donald Trump marches with a model of a nuclear rocket during a demonstration against nuclear weapons on November 18, 2017 in Berlin. 80 Lawmakers Demand Trump Ditch Any Thought of Resuming 'Dangerously Provocative' Nuclear Tests
"When Americans say that they want and need tests, they weren't talking about the nuclear kind."
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'Google the Geneva Conventions,' Kshama Sawant Tells Seattle Mayor After Police Use Tear Gas on Protesters Despite Ban
"Seattle police are banned from using tear-gas unless Seattle police disagree."
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"Stay in the Streets. It's Working": Two Weeks Into Racial Justice Protests, New York State Classifies Use of Chokeholds as Felony
"Let's keep pushing, marching, organizing, and winning for our communities."
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A police officer charges forward as people protest the killing of George Floyd in front of the White House in Washington, D.C. on May 31, 2020. Pushed by National Uprising, Democratic Lawmakers Unveil Legislation to Overhaul Policing
The new measure includes provisions to ban chokeholds and no-knock warrants and limits transfers of military-grade equipment to local law enforcement.
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Members of George Floyd's family speak during a memorial service at North Central University on June 4, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Memorial services will also be held in North Carolina and Texas. Families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Michael Brown, and Philando Castile Join 600+ Groups Urging UN Probe of US Police Violence
Their joint letter requests an inquiry examining "the recent history of racist policing in cities across the country" and "allegations of excessive use of force against peaceful protesters and journalists."
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Time Served and $25 a Month in Fines in First Sentencing of Kings Bay Plowshares Anti-Nuclear Activists
"I don't apologize for it," said sentenced activist Elizabeth McAlister. "I think the weapons are completely destructive of life."
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Decrying 'Unacceptable' Brutality, UK Lawmakers Join Half a Million Britons in Calling to Halt Tear Gas, Rubber Bullets Exports to US
" We should not be helping Donald Trump repress his own people," said Labour MP Jeremy Corbyn.
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'It Was—Then as Now—Clearly a Coup': NYT Finally Gets Around to Reporting OAS Fraud Election Claims in Bolivia Were Bogus
"For those paying close attention to the 2019 election, there was never any doubt that the OAS' claims of fraud were bogus."
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Customers shop in a Dick's Sporting Goods store as Los Angeles County retail businesses reopen while the Covid-19 pandemic continues on May 27, 2020 in Glendale, California. (Photo: David McNew/Getty Images) Amid Easing Restrictions, Study Estimates Shutdowns Prevented 60 Million Covid-19 Cases in US Alone
"I don't think any human endeavor has ever saved so many lives in such a short period of time," said the study's lead author.
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Due to Trump's Maskless Visit, Medical Supplier in Maine Forced to Toss Out Badly-Needed Swabs
"T hanks, President Jackass."
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Signs are left in front of the White House's recently erected security fence now turned into a memorial against police brutality and the death of George Floyd, during a peaceful protest on June 7, 2020 in Washington, DC.  (Photo: Jose Luis Magana/AFP via Getty Images) 'Whose Fence? Our Fence!': Trump's New White House Barrier Transformed Into Black Lives Matter Memorial
"It's so beautiful to remember, periodically, that the American people are hungry to express creativity and to march for justice."
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Sunday, June 7, 2020
'Efforts at Incremental Reform Have Failed': Minneapolis City Council Members Declare Intent to Disband Police Department
"Our commitment is to end our city's toxic relationship with the Minneapolis Police Department and to work toward ending policing as we know it."
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Defending Assault on Peaceful Protesters in DC, William Barr Falsely Claims Pepper Spray 'Not a Chemical Irritant'
"Barr is lying. Pepper balls contain chemical irritants. They are paint balls stuffed with oleoresin capsicum. Pepper spray is also a chemical irritant."
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'No One Is Free When Others Are Oppressed': Thousands in Spain and UK Rally at US Embassies in Solidarity With America's Anti-Racist Uprising
"There's children of all ages and older adults here. They are going to experience what we have experienced and we have to try to make that not happen."
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'Gross Abuse of Authority': AOC, Pressley Join Probe Into Trump Use of Predator Drones to Surveil Protesters
"This administration has undermined the First Amendment freedoms of Americans of all races who are rightfully protesting George Floyd's killing."
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Saturday, June 6, 2020
'This Is Incredible': Enormous Crowds Flood Streets Across US Demanding End to Police Brutality and Justice for George Floyd
"It feels like it's more than just a moment. Finally, finally it's more than just a moment."
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'American Secret Police'? Trump Deployment of Unidentified Law Enforcement Officials Across DC Sparks Alarm
"The United States would normally condemn this tactic if used by dictators of other countries, and its use here directly threatens our democracy."
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Labor Bureau Says 'Misclassification Error' Is Making Unemployment Rate Look Lower Than It Really Is
"Long story short, BLS is telling us that we're at 16 percent unemployment."
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'These Unions Dishonor the Labor Movement': Nearly 200 Academics, Lawmakers, and Activists Demand AFL-CIO Expel Police Unions
"The AFL-CIO cannot stand for criminal justice reform, while at the same time allowing police unions to use your power to impede reform."
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Condemning Police Conduct as 'Disgusting,' Federal Judge Bars Denver Cops From Using Chemical Weapons on Protesters
"Citizens should never have to fear peaceful protest on the basis of police retaliation, especially not when protesting that very same police violence."
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'Quietly Putting Hundreds of Species at Risk,' Trump Opens 5,000 Square Miles of Atlantic Ocean to Commercial Fishing
"Ancient and slow-growing deep sea corals, endangered large whales and sea turtles, and an incredible array of fish, seabirds, sharks, dolphins and other wildlife—these are the species and habitats that will pay the price."
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Friday, June 5, 2020
New Yorkers Confront de Blasio Over Defense of NYPD Violence as Calls Mount for Mayor's Resignation
"T he police could beat up de Blasio and he would say it didn't happen."
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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro (C) waves to supporters during the inauguration of a field hospital in Aguas Lindas, in the State of Goiais, Brazil, on June 5, 2020 amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Mounting Death Toll and Confirmed Covid-19 Cases in Brazil Increase Anger Over Bolsonaro's Response
"The situation couldn't be worse," said one Brazilian public health expert. "It just couldn't."
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'Toxic Culture' of Police Departments Decried After 57 Buffalo Officers Resign in Support of Two in Unit Who Attacked Elderly Man
"So is 57 officers resigning at once just a few bad apples?"
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#SayHerName: On Breonna Taylor's 27th Birthday, Advocates Demand Justice in Shooting Death by Louisville Police
" We won't stop fighting until justice is served."
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destruction of land World Environment Day Provokes Warnings That 'To Care for Humanity, We Must Care for Nature'
U.N. chief António Guterres, Fridays for Future strikers, and other activists and experts demand bolder environmental action globally.
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'Despicable': Outrage After Trump Declares Friday a 'Great Day' for George Floyd
"A truly stunning level of tone-deafness."
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Economists Warn of Disastrous Consequences as GOP Cites One Positive Jobs Report to Say "We Don't Need" More Relief
"This is exactly backwards, like stopping an antibiotic prematurely because you start to feel better."
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A nurse attends a protest Jim Cramer: Coronavirus Pandemic Triggered 'One of the Greatest Wealth Transfers in History'
Small businesses are "dropping like flies," said the "Mad Money" host.
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#WeveSeenEnough Images and Video of Police Violence, Activists Say in Call for Congressional Action
"We're at the point of saturation. The question is, when is it enough?"
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Minneapolis City Council Taking First Steps to 'Dismantle' Police Department
" We are going to dramatically rethink how we approach public safety and emergency response," said council member Jeremiah Ellison. " It's really past due."
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A worker quenches his thirst with water from a bottle taking a break from cleaning weeds from a park near India Gate amid rising temperatures in New Delhi on May 27, 2020. As CO2 Levels Build Up Like 'Trash in a Landfill,' Earth Has Hottest May on Record
"This is unquestionably an alarming sign."
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Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) is leading a bill to curb the president's power under the Insurrection Act of 1807. Dems Introduce Bill to Curb President's Insurrection Act Powers After Trump Threatens to Send Troops to Cities Across US
"We cannot allow President Trump to weaponize our military and use active duty troops to violate the constitutional rights of peaceful protesters working to bring about the change our nation desperately needs."
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'Deeply Disturbing': New York Supreme Court Judge Rules Protesters Can Be Detained Indefinitely
"This is suspension of habeas corpus, it is unconstitutional," said Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
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Jayapal Condemns 'Autocratic Frenzy' of Police After Video Shows Cops Shoving Elderly Man to the Ground, Knocking Him Unconscious
"Absolutely horrific."
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'This Is Criminal': Law Enforcement Seizes Thousands of Masks Sent to Help Protect Protesters From Coronavirus
"It appears they want to ensure that people who protest are susceptible to the same deadly pandemic that they have failed miserably at stopping."
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ACLU Sues Trump Over 'Shameless, Unconstitutional, Unprovoked, and Frankly Criminal' Assault on Peaceful Protesters
"The First Amendment right to protest is under attack, and we will not let this go unanswered."
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Thursday, June 4, 2020
As Americans Rise Up Against Racial Injustice, International Crisis Group Calls on Trump to 'Stop Making Situation Worse'
"Sometimes, sitting by quietly and saying nothing is not an option," the International Crisis Group wrote.
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Groups Denounce Gutting of Environmental Rules 'When Trump Thinks No One is Paying Attention'
Order denounced as "latest in string of outlandish authoritarian acts" from the U.S. president.
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Christine Lagarde, president of the European Central Bank, speaks to the media following a meeting in Frankfurt, Germany on March 12, 2020. By Pouring Billions Into Fossil Fuel Industry, EU's Central Bank Accused of 'Playing Both Firefighter and Arsonist'
"By recklessly buying billions in fossil fuel bonds the bank is propping up the single biggest obstacle to tackling the climate crisis."
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Demonstrators continue to protest the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis Police officer on June 03, 2020 in New York City. The white police officer, Derek Chauvin, has been charged with second-degree murder and further charges are pending for the three other officers who participated in the arrest. Floyd's death, the most recent in a series of deaths of black Americans at the hands of the police, has set off days and nights of protests across the country. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) "When They Say We Don't Have the Right to Protest," Says Naomi Klein, "That's the Moment to Flood the Streets"
As Trump declares "law and order" clampdown against peaceful demonstrations, author and activist reminds people of most important lesson she's learned studying history of shock doctrine tactics.
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Amid Covid-19 and Nationwide Protests, America's Billionaires Got $79 Billion Richer Over the Last Week
"Surging billionaire wealth juxtaposed with the suffering and plight of millions undermines the social solidarity required for us to recover together in the years ahead."
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Ilhan Omar Criminal Justice Reform Bills Offer 'Systemic Solutions to Systemic Problems'
"If we are to change this pattern of violent racism, we need to fundamentally restructure our criminal justice system."
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'This is Huge': Move to Defund Police Gains Support Nationwide
"In moments of crisis, people want services and resources that go directly to help people rather than police that surveil, brutalize, and kill us."
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Ocasio-Cortez Endorses Jamaal Bowman's Progressive Primary Challenge Against Longtime Rep. Eliot Engel
"This moment requires renewed and revitalized leadership across the country AND at the ballot box."
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New York Times building Staffer Outrage, Sickout Spurred by NYT Publication of Sen. Cotton 'Send in the Troops' Op-Ed
"Running this puts @nytimes' Black staff in danger."
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coal plant Fossil Fuel Industry Could Face $25 Trillion Collapse Due to Clean Tech, Climate Policies, and Covid-19 Pandemic
"It's time for a #GreenRecovery: resilient, fair, sustainable economies that meet the climate crisis," declared Greenpeace's executive director.
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President Donald Trump walks with Attorney General William Barr, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley, and others from the White House to visit St. John's Church on June 1, 2020, in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images) AFL-CIO's Veteran Council Demands Resignation of Defense Secretary and Joint Chiefs Chair Over Violent Clearing of Lafayette Square
"President Trump has set a violent and misguided tone in the wake of George Floyd's tragic murder. It is time for our leaders at every level to challenge and repudiate this dangerous rhetoric—and for those at the top of our military, who failed in this responsibility, to step down."
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'The Planet Is at Stake': DNC Panel Pushes Biden to Back $16 Trillion Plan to Fight Climate Crisis
"Trump's going to call Biden a lefty no matter what, right? So let's energize our base, let's energize the middle. Let's do what's right."
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'What Authoritarianism Looks Like': Trump Condemned as Busloads of US Soldiers Arrive in Nation's Capital
"The numbers of U.S. military security forces in D.C. right now is just ridiculous. This is pure intimidation. Trump is very afraid. The longer we stay in the streets, the more frightened he gets."
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'This Isn't Going Away': Defying Curfews and Police Brutality in Relentless Push for Justice, Uprising Over Killing of George Floyd Keeps Growing
"Essential workers are exempt from the curfew, and what we are doing here is essential."
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Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Senator Tom Cotton NYT Rebuked for Tom Cotton Op-Ed Calling for US Military to Use 'Overwhelming Show of Force' Against Protests
"This is the most openly authoritarian piece of writing I've read from an American politician who has been in power during my lifetime."
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'Yes, I Will Name Names': AOC Leads Charge Against Empty Corporate Claims of #BlackLivesMatter
"This moment calls for transformation," Ocasio-Cortez said. "Give people change."
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