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Tuesday, December 4, 2018
'What Is the FCC Hiding?' As Net Neutrality Deadline Looms, Agency Refuses FOIA Requests for Crucial Records
"Something here is rotten—and it's time for the FCC to come clean. Regrettably, this agency will not do this on its own. So it falls to those who seek to investigate from outside its walls."
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'We Are All Here Together': Demanding Charter Network Use Vast Resources for Better Pay, First of Its Kind Teacher Strike in Chicago
Despite increased revenue and cash on hand this year for the 15-school charter network, management has refused to give raises to overworked staffers
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Laying Groundwork for 2020 Run, Sanders 2016 Staffers Launch 'Draft Bernie' Campaign
" We are tired of self-interested and self-serving politicians. We want authentic and bold leaders who take immediate and meaningful action to solve the problems we face."
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'The Civil Rights Movement of Our Time': Climate Action Advocates and Progressive Leaders Join Sanders for Latest Town Hall
"Instead of spending well over a trillion dollars on weapons of destruction to figure out how we kill each other, think about making that investment in transforming our energy system. Think about how we can bring the entire world together in common cause."
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'This Is a Coup': Protests Engulf Wisconsin Capitol as Outgoing Scott Walker and GOP Move to Cripple Democratic Power
"They are terrified that democracy is returning to Wisconsin. They are terrified that 2018 is not the end of anything, but only the beginning."
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Monday, December 3, 2018
US Labor Leader Says Case for Bernie Sanders 2020 Is Simple: His 'Life and Heart and Soul'
"I always say that heroes are not made, they're cornered," says RoseAnn DeMoro, former head of the National Nurses United. "And I've never seen anybody more cornered in my life than Bernie Sanders."
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Coming to a Walmart store soon... See How Well the GOP Tax Scam Is Creating Jobs? Walmart Announces Plans for 360 Robot Janitors
The company still faces calls to raise its minimum hourly pay, but machines don't ask for a living wage
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To Protect Asylum-Seeking Family From Deportation, Dutch Church Holds Round-the-Clock Services for 900 Hours and Counting
Taking advantage of a law barring authorities from entering a church during worship, a Protestant church has held services continuously since the family was given sanctuary there on October 26
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WATCH: As Corporate Media Ignores Climate Crisis, Sanders Town Hall to Deliver Discussion of Bold Green Solutions Straight to the People
"If we do not get our act together, I worry about the planet that we will be leaving. The grassroots of this country has got to stand up."
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An ocelot Challenge to Trump's Environmentally Disastrous Plan to 'Wreak Havoc Along the Border' Blocked by Supreme Court
'A human-made barrier on the scale of the proposed border wall would have a serious impact on animals,' conservation group had argued
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Making It Look Easy, Ocasio-Cortez Shuts Down Huckabee Family of Liars and Promotes Green New Deal in 54-Word Tweet
"A Green New Deal will take a level of ambition plus innovation on the scale of the moon landing. We've done it before, and can do it again. Leave the false statements to Sarah Huckabee. She's much better at it."
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Canadians Call on Pension Fund to Stop Investing in US Private Prison Firms Profiting From 'Brutal Human Rights Abuses' of Trump
"If you've ever worked in Canada, you've paid contributions to the CPP fund. We can't let our CPP contributions flow to corporations that are profiting from Trump's cruel immigration policies."
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Act Urgently Now, David Attenborough Declares, Because 'Collapse of Our Civilizations and Extinction of Much of the Natural World on the Horizon'
"The people have spoken," said the British naturalist speaking on behalf of the People's Seat at the UN climate summit in Poland. "Leaders of the world, you must lead. The continuation of civilization and the natural world on which we depend, is in your hands."
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Emergency Protests Planned to Stop Scott Walker and Wisconsin GOP's "Shocking and Naked Power Grab"
"This is straight out of a banana republic and should be a huge national story."
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Sunday, December 2, 2018
Activists hold placards and shout slogans against the energy policy of the German government during an anti coal Protest on December 1, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. Protests are taking place today in Berlin and Cologne ahead of the United Nations COP 24 climate conference that will begin tomorrow in Katowice, Poland. (Photo: Michele Tantussi/Getty Images) As Coal-Sponsored Climate Summit Opens, Campaigners Declare, 'Business as Usual' Not an Option
Time's running out to save a livable planet, say groups, so #keepitintheground
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'To Live, to Thrive, Not Only to Survive': San Juan Mayor Calls for Replacing Austerity With Green New Deal to Save Puerto Rico
"Colonialism is a crime and financial domination is a crime," said Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz during expert panel on urgent need for economic and energy transformation on the island
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's annual policy conference at the Washington Convention Center March 6, 2018 in Washington, DC. Netanyahu Faces Another Possible Indictment for Bribe to Get Glowing Media Coverage
Police say Israeli prime minister "intervened in a blatant and ongoing manner" in coverage at a news website
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Saturday, December 1, 2018
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), center, sitting next to Michael Weinstein, president and co-founder of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (l) and actor and activist Danny Glover at a panel on the crisis of housing during The Sanders Institute Gathering on Saturday, December 1, 2018. (Photo: Will Allen 2018 / @willallenexplore) US Housing Crisis Inexcusable, Says Bernie Sanders, When Wall Street Bailed Out After Financial Crisis
The reason there is a massive housing crisis in the U.S., says Sanders, it is because the priorities are being "set by the wealthiest people in this country and large campaign contributors, not working families."
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaking to CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018. Yemen's Humanitarian Nightmare Be Damned, Pompeo Doubles Down on US Support for Saudi Coalition
The secretary of state's comments reaffirming continued support for the bombing campaign come amid new pleas "to halt all military support"
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Labor leader Roseann DeMoro, former executive director of National Nurses United, during a panel discussion titled, "The Labor Movement: Essential to Democracy" at The Sanders Institute Gathering on Saturday. (Photo: Screengrab/The Sanders Institute Gathering) With Workers Under Attack, Labor Leaders Say Only 'Full-Throated Economic Populism' Can Defeat Corporate Elites
"We don't need more centrism. We don't need more half-baked economic ideas. We need to make sure that we grow the American labor movement."
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U.S President George H.W. Bush and staff brief the press in the Rose Garden at the White House about the visit of Cheney and Powell who had just returned from the Middle East prior to commencement of Desert Storm, the 1991 ground war with Iraq, February 11, 1991 in Washington, DC. 'May His Many Victims Across the Globe Rest in Peace': George H.W. Bush Dead at 94
Social media users point out aspects of the 41st president's legacy that aren't making it into corporate media coverage
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Friday, November 30, 2018
To unify the global left and defeat the rise of fascism worldwide, reads the call to action from the newly-formed Progressive International, "we cannot simply go back to the failed status quo of the last few decades. Unfettered  globalization promised peace and prosperity. But it delivered  financial crisis, needless war, and disastrous climate change, instead." (Image: Progressive International / with overlay) 'It Is Time for Progressives of the World to Unite': Sanders-Varoufakis Issue Open Call for New Global Movement
"Our Progressive International will reclaim our communities, our cities, our countries, and our planet with a bold International New Deal that we will work, together, to deliver."
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Indigenous and environmental leader Berta Cáceres was murdered in her home in Honduras on March 2, 2016.  (Photo: Goldman Enviornmental Foundation) Following Guilty Verdicts for Seven Men but Not 'Masterminds of Crime,' Justice for Beta Cáceres Still Missing
"Justice here was not complete," says daughter of late environmental activist
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Lauren Maunus of the Sunrise Movement speaks at a press conference Friday announcing the growing support for the Green New Deal. (Photo: Emelia Gold) As Number of Dems Backing Green New Deal Swells to 18, Campaigners Demand All of Party 'Stand Up to Fossil Fuel Billionaires'
"This is not just about a Green New Deal, this is about a New Deal for the United States of America," says Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
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Medicare for All advocates discussed the proposal at a panel discussion at the Sanders Institute Gathering on Friday. (Photo: Will Allen/@willallenphoto) "All That We Love Is On the Line": Progressive Coalition Offers Moral Case and Action Plan to Win Medicare for All
"If you can find money to kill people, you can find money to help people."
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Trump Greenlights Another 'Violent, Destructive' Assault on Marine Life With Seismic Testing Approval
Trump, warn conservationists, is essentially giving the fossil fuel industry the permission "to harass, harm and possibly even kill marine life... all in the pursuit of dirty and dangerous offshore oil."
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The North American leaders sign the new trade deal dubbed NAFTA 2.0 NAFTA 2.0 Signed: A Deal for 'The Corporate One Percent'
The new deal, says Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), does "not do nearly enough to raise wages for workers, lower costs for healthcare consumers, or protect the environment."
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"Medicare for All promises a system that is fairer, more efficient, and vastly less expensive than America's bloated, monopolized, over-priced and under-performing private health insurance system," argued Columbia University professor Jeffrey Sachs. (Photo: Will Allen / @willallenphoto) 'Easy to Pay for Something That Costs Less': New Study Shows Medicare for All Would Save US $5.1 Trillion Over Ten Years
"Medicare for All promises a system that is fairer, more efficient, and vastly less expensive than America's bloated, monopolized, over-priced and under-performing private health insurance system."
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GOP Voter Suppression Architect Thomas Farr Goes Down After Grassroots Uproar Forces Tim Scott to Reject "Dangerous" Nominee
" This outcome is one secured by The People—speaking up, resisting, and remaining steadfast in our opposition."
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'Shameful and Cowardly': CNN Fires Marc Lamont Hill for Daring to Denounce Oppression of Palestinians
The firing of the cable news contributing analyst called "a major defeat for the right to advocate for Palestinian rights, to freely critique the Israeli government, and for the ability of journalism and public discourse in the U.S. generally to accommodate dissent."
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Thursday, November 29, 2018
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) gave the keynote address Thursday night to kick off the inaugural Sanders Institute Gathering in Burlington, Vermont. (Photo:  Will Allen / @willallenphoto) Calling for Policies That Work for World's Children, "Not a Handful of Billionaires," Bernie Sanders Delivers Keynote Address at Sanders Institute Gathering
The senator opened a three-day event dedicated to discussing solutions to issues including healthcare access, wage inequality, and the climate crisis
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'Immediate Trouble' for Don Jr. Predicted After Michael Cohen Guilty Plea
Trump cancels scheduled meeting with Vladimir Putin and calls former lawyer 'weak' in response to new guilty plea in federal court
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'The One Financial Institution That Stuck with Trump': Deutsche Bank Headquarters Raided in Germany
" Trump's long and winding history with Deutsche Bank could now be at the center of Robert Mueller's investigation."
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Hackers Stole Nearly Quarter Million Dollars Our Revolution Raised for Standing Rock Protests
"We'd done fundraising specifically on behalf of the tribe, and to have that money just be gone and never reach its intended purpose was unacceptable," said former board member Lucy Flores. "So we decided to give them the money that was raised and take the loss as an organization."
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Demands for Trump Labor Secretary to Resign After 'Jaw-Dropping' and 'Enraging' Story About Sweetheart Deal for Billionaire Pedophile
"It is horrifying that Acosta would be a member of good society again, let alone in the line of succession to the presidency."
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'The Whole Internet Is Watching': As Deadline Nears, Day of Action Takes Aim at House Members Still Standing Against Net Neutrality
"Will you vote to restore net neutrality and help save the free and open internet? Or will you go down in history as one of the politicians who helped hasten its death?"
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Wednesday, November 28, 2018
In Historic Vote, Senate Advances War Powers Resolution to End US Complicity in Saudi Assault on Yemen
" Let us bring this catastrophic war in Yemen to an end, and help bring peace and humanitarian aid to this tortured country," declared Sen. Bernie Sanders
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Aiming to 'Revitalize Our Democracy,' Sanders Institute to Host 250 Progressive Leaders at Weekend Gathering Focused on Bold Solutions
Over three days in Burlington, Vermont, politicians and activists will "share replicable policies, develop actionable steps, establish ongoing networks, and articulate a progressive vision"
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 Climate activists hold a sign outside COP21 in Paris on Dec. 12, 2015. A Good Step Forward But Not Enough, Say Climate Campaigners of EU's Proposal to Go Climate Neutral by 2050
"We must massively and speedily transform our society to phase out fossil fuels in the next decade, not thirty years' time"
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'This Is Abominable': Trump's DHS Using Info Coaxed From 'Scared, Jailed' Children to Locate, Arrest, and Deport Families
"We witnessed unimaginable atrocities at the border this weekend—yet terrible treatment does not end when people cross the border."
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U.S. President Donald Trump answers questions from the press while departing the White House on November 26, 2018 in Washington, D.C. 'Revealing and Alarming': US President Donald Trump Spends Wednesday Morning Retweeting Wacko Right-Wing Memes and Other Nonsense
Is the president "unhinged"?
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Progressives Outraged as House Democrats Elect 'Big Money' Centrist Hakeem Jeffries Over Barbara Lee for Caucus Chair
"What is there to say anymore? The Democratic Party establishment needs to be primaried into oblivion."
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U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), seen here on April 21, 2017, must "more often mention the existence of the military and its price tag," a new open letter urges. (Photo: Gage Skidmore/flickr/cc) In Open Letter, Scholars and Activists Call on Bernie Sanders to Embrace Foreign Policy That Rejects US Militarism, Bloated Pentagon Budget
"We believe that Dr. King was correct to assert that racism, extreme materialism, and militarism needed to be challenged together rather than separately, and that this remains true," the group of over 100 scholars and activists write
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'Run Bernie Run!': New Campaign by Progressive Democrats Says 'Courage and Vision' of Sanders Best Choice for 2020
"At this hour of our history, we need to hear from America's strongest advocate for working people, for honest democracy, and a courageous response to the climate emergency."
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With Sinclair's Latest "Must-Run" Segment Defending Tear Gassing of Refugees, Trump's Dream of State TV Comes True
"And Trump thinks we need another news network devoted to pushing his propaganda?"
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'This Is Political Cowardice': Fury at Schumer for Offering $1.6 Billion for Trump's Anti-Immigrant Agenda
"We need Democratic leadership who are going to have a goddamn backbone and reject this racist ideology."
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Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Rebuffing Prime Minister's Order to Stay in Class, Australian Students Forge Ahead With #ClimateStrike Walkouts
"We're at the stage where we can't vote and by the time we're in power, it's going to be too late to start making change."
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'Mind Boggling': White House Keeping CIA Chief Gina Haspel From Briefing Senate on Khashoggi Murder
"Totally unprecedented and should be interpreted as nothing less than the Trump administration trying to silence the intelligence community," said one Senate staffer
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'Yemen Can't Wait': Ahead of War Powers Vote, Urgent Push for Senate to End US Complicity in Saudi Atrocities
"The Saudi-led intervention in Yemen, with U.S. support, has killed thousands of civilians. Over 85,000 children have died of starvation. Enough is enough."
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Amid Outrage Over Yemen War Crimes and Khashoggi Murder, Argentina Prosecutors Considering Charges Against Saudi Crown Prince
"The crown prince's attendance at the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires could make the Argentine courts an avenue of redress for victims of abuses unable to seek justice in Yemen or Saudi Arabia."
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To Fight Climate Emergency, Democrats Told: 'We Need Leaders With the Backbone to Stand Up to Big Polluters. Full Stop.'
"For any shot at averting further climate catastrophe, all elected officials must say no to fossil fuels and fight for a Green New Deal that puts people and planet first."
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"There are genuine grounds to be cautious about the report. It is based on anonymous sources, some of whom are connected with Ecuadorian intelligence. The logs of the embassy show no such meetings," argued The New Republic's Jeet Heer. 'This Is Sketchy': Critics Warn Against Blind Acceptance of Explosive Guardian Report About Secret Manafort-Assange Meetings
"Which is true? The Guardian 's anonymous claims or WikiLeaks' vehement denials? You can pick which to believe based on which one most advances your political narrative, or refrain from forming judgments until evidence is available. I'm going to opt for the latter course."
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After Blasey Ford Thanks Supporters, Women Nationwide Respond: No. The Thanks Goes to You.
"Thank you, Dr. Blasey Ford. We are forever grateful for your bravery and voice."
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Congress Urged to Freeze Border Patrol Funding Until Trump Ends "Illegal" Treatment of Asylum Seekers at US-Mexico Border
Demand comes as Mexico makes official request for probe into Sunday's firing of tear gas across the border which led to women and young children "screaming and coughing in the mayhem"
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Monday, November 26, 2018
US Accuses Russia of 'Outlaw Actions' as Worries Grow Over Escalating Tensions Between Kiev and Moscow
"History could not be clearer," warned one observer. "The diversion of the Russo-Ukrainian conflict into the Sea of Azov is precisely the kind of escalation that has preceded Europe's past cataclysms."
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'Crime Against Humanity' and 'International Embarrassment': Trump Refuses to 'Believe' Climate Report
His administration just released a major report detailing far-reaching impacts of the climate crisis. His response? "I don't believe it."
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'Mark of Shame on All Our Societies': UN Finds More Women Killed by Domestic Violence Than Any Other Crime
50,000 women around the world were killed by family members or intimate partners in 2017
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The People's Demands for Climate Justice To Boot Big Polluters From COP24, Global Groundswell Backs "People's Demands for Climate Justice"
Unified call urges delegates at upcoming United Nations climate conference to come up with "real solutions that are just, feasible, and essential"
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U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke attends a cabinet meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump in the Cabinet Room at the White House October 17, 2018 in Washington, D.C. 'Unacceptable': Groups Urge National Archives to Reject Zinke's Request to Destroy Federal Documents Related to Drilling, Mining, Timber, and Species Protections
"Zinke is trying yet again to pull wool over the eyes of the American people by keeping the public in the dark while his department wages attacks on public lands and wildlife."
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'Corporate Greed at Its Worst': After Reaping $514 Million From GOP Tax Scam and Billions in Public Subsidies, GM to Fire Nearly 15,000 Workers
"General Motors' decision to gut its workforce epitomizes the bad corporate behavior Republicans in Congress have incentivized for generations."
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With New Hope for War Powers Vote, Poll Shows American Public Strongly Favors End to US-Backed War in Yemen
"Yemenis deserve an end to this morally and strategically bankrupt war."
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Shooting Pepper Spray at Children Okay, Former CBP Deputy Chief Tells Fox News, Because 'You Could Actually Put It on Your Nachos and Eat It'
"The layers of racism encapsulated in this short clip is extraordinary."
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'Tear Gassing Children Is Outrageous and Inhumane': US Condemned for Violence Against Asylum Seekers
"Asking to be considered a refugee & applying for status isn't a crime," says Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez after U.S. Border agents fire tear gas into Mexico
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Sunday, November 25, 2018
A migrant family, part of a caravan of thousands traveling from Central America en route to the United States, run away from tear gas in front of the border wall between the U.S and Mexico in Tijuana, Mexico November 25, 2018. Children 'Screaming and Coughing in the Mayhem' as Trump Border Patrol Fires Tear Gas Into Mexico
"Strong breeze carried U.S.-launched teargas deeper into Mexico. Migrants ran for hundreds of yards before escaping the cloud."
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To Tackle Climate Crisis, Says Bernie Sanders, US Must 'Be Bold and Aggressive in Standing Up to Greed of Fossil Fuel Industry'
"We have got to rally the American people. The scientific community has made it 100 percent clear... this is a major crisis facing this country and our planet."
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As EU Approves Theresa May's Brexit Plan, Corbyn Denounces Deal as 'Miserable Failure' That Puts Ordinary People at Risk
"This is a bad deal for the country. That is why Labour will oppose this deal in parliament."
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'No Agreement of Any Kind': Incoming Mexican Government Denies Cutting Deal With Trump to Keep Asylum Seekers Out of US
The future Mexican government's insistence that no deal has been reached came as the U.S. president appeared to tout the reported agreement on Twitter
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Mark Zuckerberg As Zuckerberg Refuses to Testify, UK Seizes Thousands of 'Potentially Explosive' Documents Facebook Has Tried to Keep Secret
"Facebook will learn that all are subject to the rule of law. Yes, even them."
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Saturday, November 24, 2018
Hospital Letter Urging Patient to Start 'Fundraising Effort' to Pay for Heart Treatment Seen as Yet Another Reason America Needs Medicare for All
"'You can't have a heart unless you do GoFundMe for 10K' is not a just system."
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Rejecting Claim of Presidential Immunity, Judge Allows Lawsuit Against Trump Foundation to Proceed
"The Trump Foundation functioned as little more than a checkbook to serve Mr. Trump's business and political interests."
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"This is a growing, exciting movement. We demand radical change over climate breakdown" Extinction Rebellion wrote on Twitter. (Photo: Extinction Rebellion/Twitter) 'This Is a Climate Emergency': Extinction Rebellion Takes to Streets to Stand for the Planet Over Polluter Profits
"Only through daily economic disruption will the government recognize the gravity of the crisis we all face and agree to meet with us to address our demand for radical action."
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Friday, November 23, 2018
Here's the Dire Climate Report the Trump White House Didn't Want You to See
"The decision to release this damning report when families are beginning to celebrate the holidays and newsrooms are short-staffed is a brazen attempt to bury the truth."
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Corporate PACs Cling to Relevance Amid Rise of Progressives Refusing Big Business Donations
A pro-corporate PAC lobbying group " clearly didn't get the resounding message that the midterm election sent"
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Reflecting Democratic Party's Past, Clinton's 'Deluded and Dangerous' Remarks on Migration in Europe Spark Outrage
"The approach Clinton is advocating will be a death sentence for millions and millions of people, and we should be clear about that."
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 we are not robots 'We Are Not Robots': Amazon Workers Across Europe Walk Out on Black Friday Over Low Wages and 'Inhuman Conditions'
Amazon CEO "Jeff Bezos is the richest bloke on the planet; he can afford to sort this out," says a U.K. union leader
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Thursday, November 22, 2018
oil refinery Warnings of 'Destructive and Irreversible Impacts' as Greenhouse Gases Hit Highest Levels in 3-5 Million Years
"The science is clear," says the head of the World Meteorological Organization. "The window of opportunity for action is almost closed."
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A sign is posted on the Paradise Skilled Nursing center as it is consumed by flames from the Camp Fire on November 8, 2018 in Paradise, California. 'Absolute Disgrace': When No One Looking, White House Plans to Dump Major Climate Report on Black Friday
The administration just announced Wednesday that the National Climate Assessment Volume II would be released Friday afternoon
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The 'Smoking Gun'? Turkish Media Reports CIA Has Recording of Crown Prince Giving Order to 'Silence Jamal Khashoggi as Soon as Possible'
Citing sources, Turkish columnist claims an international investigation into the murder, if opened, "can reveal more jaw-dropping evidence, as CIA has more wiretapped phone calls at hand than the public knows about."
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Just Being Anti-Trump 'Not Good Enough': Sanders Urges Democrats in New Congress to Embrace This Detailed Progressive Agenda
Moving "with a sense of urgency" in their first 100 days next year, says senator, "Democrats must have the courage to take on powerful special interests and fight for a progressive agenda that addresses the needs of working families."
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In Thanksgiving Eve News Dump, Facebook Admits Hiring GOP Operatives to Dig Up Dirt on Critics—Including George Soros
"The general public may miss these holiday news dumps, but the reporters and media covering the company will remember. And it gives us less reason to take anything Facebook says the first time around at face value."
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"It's a Mean & Nasty World Out There," Declares Trump in Defense of Khashoggi Murder. "Happy Thanksgiving to All!"
In a Thanksgiving Day rise-and-shine pair of tweets, U.S. president takes first moment to once again defend murderous Saudi royal family before wishing the nation a joyous holiday
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Wednesday, November 21, 2018
save net neutrality Net Neutrality Defenders Announce 'Epic Final Protest' to Demand Congress Repeal FCC Rollback Before Fast-Approaching Deadline
"Our best chance to save #NetNeutrality is by filing the CRA before December 10th."
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Right on Cue, Saudi Foreign Minister Uses Trump's Remarks to Legitimize Kingdom's Denials About Khashoggi Murder
"We have the president of the United States saying the reports of the CIA report are not accurate," said Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubier
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A view from the water of President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida. Trump Administration Defends Legality of VA Shadow Rulers
In a court filing, government lawyers argued that a Watergate-era sunshine law doesn’t apply to three Trump associates influencing the VA from Mar-a-Lago.
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Republican attorney Thomas Farr speaking on Sept. 20,2017 before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (Screengrab: C-Span) Call Your Senators Now, Say Civil Rights Groups, to Stop 'Vote Suppressor-in-Chief' From Getting Lifetime Federal Judge Seat
Thomas Farr, who worked for segregationist Sen. Jesse Helms, would be a threat to voting rights and worker rights, the groups charge.
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Condemning Facebook's Anti-Semitic and Racist Attacks on Critics, MoveOn Demands Accountability and Real Reform
"These particular concerns exist within a broader context of concern about the threats that Facebook and other social networks and their algorithms and data pose to society and democracy."
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Ruling Against 'Unconstitutional' Abortion Ban, Judge Chastises Mississippi GOP for Clear Effort to Provoke SCOTUS Challenge of Roe v. Wade
Republicans "are proud to challenge Roe but choose not to lift a finger to address the tragedies lurking on the other side of the delivery room: our alarming infant and maternal mortality rate," wrote Judge Carlton Reeves
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amazon Calling for 'Corridor of Life and Culture,' Indigenous Groups From Amazon Propose Creation of Largest Protected Area on Earth
"We have come from the forest and we worry about what is happening."
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Climate protesters from the Extinction Rebellion group hold placards and banners as they block traffic in Elephant and Castle on November 21, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images) 'The Only Sane Thing We Can Do': Extinction Rebellion Swarms Streets of London to Demand Urgent Climate Action
"To those inconvenienced by the climate change roadblocks in London, we've tried all other options. The scientists have yelled at us for decades. Civilized negotiations with governments. Greening capitalism. Not enough."
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New York U.S. House candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks at a progressive fundraiser on August 2, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images) As Critics Obsess Over Her Finances, Ocasio-Cortez Urges Media to Focus on Issue 'Actually Worth Airtime': Low-Wage Jobs
"While we‘re discussing personal finances," says newly-elected progressive, "Trump's tax dodges represent millions of dollars taken from schoolchildren, teachers, firehouses, senior centers, and more."
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As Trump Pledges Support to Murderous Saudis, Comedian Michelle Wolf Suggests President Would "Be on My Side If I'd Killed a Journalist"
Hours after his dismissal of the CIA's findings regarding Saudis' murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Trump turned his attention to the comedian's months-old shredding of his administration at the WHCA dinner
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yemeni child 'Entirely Preventable' Deaths of 85,000 Yemeni Children Is Part of What Trump Has Embraced With 'America First' Allegiance to Saudis
"For children under the age of five this situation is proving a death sentence."
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With 'Unlimited Funds to Lie,' Insurance Industry Readies Propaganda Blitz as Medicare for All Surges
"It will not be easy, but we will win this struggle for Medicare for All because, increasingly, the American people understand healthcare is a right and not a privilege," Sen. Bernie Sanders said in response to the industry's plan
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Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith's Demands for Runoff Debate So Ridiculous, Viral Story Crashes Local Paper's Website
"Did she also demand Mike Espy not show up?" one critic remarked about the GOP incumbent's requests for the Tuesday debate
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With Scores Dead and 1,000+ Missing in California Fires, New Study Warns Cities Will Soon Face Up to Six Climate Disasters at Once
"We cannot accept the tragic loss of life and displacement from these wildfires as the new normal. We must honor the victims now by fighting for a better and safer tomorrow."
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President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media prior to his departure from the White House November 20, 2018 in Washington, D.C. With Statement Equal Parts 'Dangerous' and 'Imbecilic,' Trump Smears Khashoggi and Vows to Back Murderous Saudis
"This Donald Trump statement—simultaneously pledging never-ending support for Saudi Arabia and blaming Iran for every Middle East problem—reads like a 6th grader's school report."
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In Heartwarming 'Act of Thanksgiving Mercy,' Farmer Turns Over 100 Turkeys to Animal Rights Group
The slaughterhouse rescue came out of an unlikely friendship between an activist and farmer, and aimed to show the world " that even adversaries can show compassion this holiday season."
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On National Day of Action, Ask 'Green New Deal' Campaigners, Do You Know Where Your Lawmaker Stands?
"We've been living in fear of a climate catastrophe, in anger about the corruption and negligence of our politicians for far too long. We can't back down."
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Ajit Pai 'Infuriating': Trump FCC Refusing to Release Data Showing If Telecom Industry Being Truthful About Internet Speeds
"Without this information, consumers who are lucky enough to have a choice of broadband providers won't be able to make informed decisions about which broadband provider to choose."
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'Big Pharma's Worst Nightmare': Experts Champion Sanders-Khanna Bill That Could Lower Drug Costs by More Than 40%
"The greed of the prescription drug industry is literally killing Americans and it has got to stop."
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