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Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Praise for Inspiring Speech, But Progressives Warn Against Folly of Oprah 2020 Calls
The answer to Trump is "to elevate politicians who do the politics better than the other guys"—not wealthy celebrities
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Monday, January 8, 2018
Global Journalism Watchdog Honors Trump for 'Overall Achievement in Undermining Global Press Freedom'
In first annual "Press Oppressor" awards, Committee to Protect Journalists recognizes Trump's negative impact around the world
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Disgust Follows Pictures of Seinfeld at 'Anti-Terror Fantasy Camp' in Occupied West Bank
Comedian blasted for attending facility that offers "special programs for tourists seeking a taste of the Israeli military experience"
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Because We're "Out of Time," Activists Storm Washington State Capitol to Launch "Climate Countdown"
"If we don't act now, our orcas and salmon are goners...and then we will be."
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Harvey rescue operation As Climate Crisis Intensifies, $300+ Billion in Damages Makes 2017 Costliest Year Ever
Experts say this "historic and unprecedented year of disastrous extremes" reinforces "the fact that climate change is a threat to our health, and also a threat to our economy."
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Net Neutrality Bill Gains Enough Support to Force Floor Vote, But 16 Senate Dems Still Uncommitted
"Supporting net neutrality should be a no-brainer for members of Congress, whose constituents from across the political spectrum are united in their opposition to the Trump FCC's attack on the open internet."
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Flouting Human Rights, Trump Pushing New 'Buy American... Weapons' Blitz
The administration is expected to enlist military attaches and diplomats to push American-made weapons to foreign governments, as well as loosening trade restrictions
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People take part in a Tax Day march against President Donald Trump in Los Angeles. (Photo: Molly Adams/flickr/cc) NAACP Calls for "A Mighty Storm of Snowflakes" to Greet Trump at Atlanta Game
Civil rights group calls on supporters to wave white towels while president is in stadium Monday evening
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As Trump Enjoys 'Executive Time,' GOP Minions Relentless in 'Wrecking of America'
Meanwhile, the White House and congressional Republicans are moving to "impose onerous work requirements" on Medicaid recipients
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White House protest Trump 'Could Be Sending People to Their Deaths,' Advocates Warn, After 200,000 Salvadorans Told to Get Out
"Deporting hundreds of thousands of U.S. residents back to the most dangerous country in the western hemisphere is not just an affront to American values, but a near-homicidal act."
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'Ironic, Misguided, and Harmful': Prisons Slammed for Banning Book on Racist Legacy of Mass Incarceration
"It is one thing to prevent incarcerated people from reading how-to manuals on lock-picking. It is something altogether different to deny people access to a book that 'offers a timely and original framework for understanding mass incarceration.'"
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Oprah Lifts Up Women, Brings Down the House at Golden Globes
"It's not just a story affecting the entertainment industry," Oprah says of #MeToo. "It's one that transcends any culture, geography, race, religion, politics, or workplace."
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Kushner Under Fire for Receiving $30M From Israeli Firm While Shaping Middle East Policy
"Are you comfortable with having Jared Kushner be the beneficiary of huge amounts of Israeli financing at the same time he's overseeing U.S. foreign policy on Israel?"
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Sunday, January 7, 2018
Israel's New Blacklist of BDS-Supporting Groups Sparks Outrage
"Israel is isolating itself even further as an apartheid state," says CODEPINK
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Joining Arms With Actresses at Golden Globes, Activists to Highlight Demand for End to Sexual Abuse
"Our goal in attending the Golden Globes is to shift the focus back to survivors and on systemic, lasting solutions."
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In Voter Panel Fallout, Trump's DOJ Slammed for "Rich Blend of Arrogance & Contempt for Rule of Law"
Justice Department's decision not to abide by federal court order and hand over documents is "unthinkable, unconscionable, and un-American," says Maine Secretary of State Dunlap, who served on the now-dead commission
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Saturday, January 6, 2018
A march in support of immigrant rights in Los Angeles. (Photo:Molly Adams/flickr/cc) WH Regurgitates Anti-Immigrant Wish List as Trump Doubles Down on Making Dreamers Bargaining Chips
"This is a tactic of people who want to blow up progress, not of people who are serious about solving problems," says Greisa Martinez Rosas, United We Dream
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President Donald Trump looks up toward the solar eclipse without protective eyewear on the Truman Balcony at the White House on August 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images) Twitter Goes Wild After Trump Tweets He's "A Very Stable Genius"
"This might be enough to lead the board of any corporation to call an emergency meeting on its CEO's mental status," says former White House ethics director Walter Shaub
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Friday, January 5, 2018
Trolling Trump, Journalism Watchdog to Hold 'Global Press Oppressor Awards on Monday at 5:00'
"Subjects will cover Thinnest Skinned & Outrageous Use of Laws, in various categories for world leaders."
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"Victory" for Animals as Federal Court Smacks Down Parts of Idaho's Ag-Gag Law
The industry-crafted law was "in large part, targeted at speech and investigative journalists," appeals court found.
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Internet Unites to Protect Net Neutrality as Netflix Tells FCC: "See You in Court"
The Internet Association, which lobbies on behalf dozens of major web companies, says it will back lawsuit aimed at stopping GOP-led effort to gut Title II protections
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Corporate Media 'Failed' to Connect 2017's Extreme Weather to Climate Crisis: Study
"We can't fix the climate crisis if we aren't talking about it. It's critical that the media start reporting on the crisis with the quality and quantity it merits. We're talking about the greatest challenge of our time."
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Despite Widespread Outcry Over Police Shootings, Nearly 1,000 Americans Killed By Officers in 2017
African-American males accounted for 22 percent of those killed, despite making up only six percent of the U.S. population
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35 Peace Groups Demand Congress Protect Public From Nuclear 'Bomb Threat' Trump
President's "bellicose rhetoric and reckless actions pose a clear and present danger to national security," groups tell lawmakers.
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New Study Showing Ozone Recovery Hailed as Model for Tackling Climate Crisis
"We see very clearly that chlorine from CFCs is going down in the ozone hole, and that less ozone depletion is occurring because of it."
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