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Tuesday, May 26, 2020
New York Uber and Lyft Drivers Sue Cuomo Over Refusal to Pay Unemployment Benefits During Pandemic
"I work hard and follow the rules to support my family. The state should also follow the rules and pay drivers what we are owed so we can survive this crisis."
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Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer and founder of Facebook, attends the Viva Tech start-up and technology gathering at Parc des Expositions Porte de Versailles on May 24, 2018 in Paris, France. Facebook Ignored Internal Warnings Its Algorithms Were Intensifying Divisiveness: Report
"Facebook knows what it's doing, intentionally continues to cause harm to increase engagement and profit, and will never fix these problems themselves."
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A pupil does math on a tablet in Toulouse, France on March 24, 2020. French schools and universities have been closed since March 13. French Education minister Jean-Michel Blanquer told teachers to give online courses. Survey Shows 1 in 5 Teachers—Citing Covid-19 Concerns—Likely Won't Return to US Schools This Fall
Polling also showed that nearly six in 10 parents may refuse to send their children back to classrooms next semester.
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'Scared of What Will Happen If He Lets People Vote': Rights Groups Know Why Trump Panicked by Mail-In Ballots
"Donald Trump votes by mail, Mike Pence votes by mail, the American people should be able to vote by mail too."
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Demanding End to 'Failed Billionaire-Backed' Policies, 200+ Teachers and Activists Urge Biden to Go Bold on Public Education
"The public health and economic emergencies resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic have only made public education more vulnerable. It is no exaggeration to say that the future of public education itself is at stake."
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U.S. Apache attack helicopters are one of the main weapons headed to the Philippines if the sale is not stopped. (Photo: DoD/Public domain) Citing Dual Threat of Covid-19 and Duterte, Coalition Calls on Congress to Block US Arms Sale to Philippines
"The U.S. should not be selling advanced military systems to an abusive, unaccountable Philippine military under cover of a global pandemic."
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Protesters at a rally in Vancouver to show opposition to the Trans Mountain pipeline on September 9th, 2017. 'Some Honesty for Once': Alberta Energy Minister Celebrates Covid-19 for Making In-Person Pipeline Protests More Difficult
"They're literally using Covid as a cover to build pipelines because they know protest is impossible."
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Countries Rushing to Reopen Risk 'Immediate Second Peak' In Covid-19 Infections and Deaths, WHO Warns
Dr. Mike Ryan, director of WHO's Health Emergencies Program, called on countries that have seen a decline in cases to continue imposing social distancing and testing strategies.
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Aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis) Human Footprint Threatening Nearly 50 Billion Years of Cumulative Evolutionary History: Study
"Our findings indicate that the magnitude of our impact as a species on the natural world is incomprehensibly large, and appears to be overwhelmingly impacting the most irreplaceable areas and species on the planet."
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'They Killed This Man': Video Shows Minneapolis Cop Kneeling on Black Man's Neck as Onlookers Warn He's Being Crushed to Death
"The police killed him, bro, right in front of everybody. He was crying, telling them like, 'I can't breathe,' and everything. They did not care."
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A health worker takes samples from a man to test him for Covid-19 at the Biological Sciences unit of the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN) in Mexico City on May 25, 2020. Hundreds of Medical Professionals and Groups Say Covid-19 Stimulus Plans Must Be Prescriptions for #HealthyRecovery
"A truly healthy recovery... will not permit unabated climate change and deforestation, potentially unleashing new health threats upon vulnerable populations."
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'How the Trump White House Sees You': Top Economic Adviser Under Fire for Calling Workers 'Human Capital Stock'
"They've always been indifferent to human life. And in the face of mass death, the masks are coming off."
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Monday, May 25, 2020
Healthcare for People Not Profit sign $3,278 ER Visit for Coughing Fits and Fever Amid Covid-19 Pandemic Highlights Failure of For-Profit System
"Congress and insurers have made all of these promises to waive copays for treatment and testing but we're hearing that's not always the reality."
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A new alliance of Canadian groups is calling for a just recovery. Nearly 200 Groups in Canada Vow to Fight for Covid-19 Recovery That Puts Human and Ecological Health First
"The choices we make now about how to recover from this pandemic will shape not only our health and economic future, but also the future of human life on this planet."
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President Trump plays golf in Sterling, Va., on May 23. (Photo: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock) 'It Was Me Who Shattered 100% of the ISIS Caliphate,' Says Trump to Defend Golfing Amid Covid-19 Pandemic
"A poignant Memorial Day tribute by President Trump."
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Noam Chomsky Chomsky Says Trump a 'Sociopathic Megalomaniac' Who Made US 'Singularly Unprepared' for Pandemic
New comments from the renowned academic come after he accused Trump of wanting "to destroy the prospects for all organized human life... in the near future."
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A patient is transferred from Elmhurst Hospital in New York on April 25, 2020. (Photo: John Lamparski/NurPhoto via Getty Images) 'Here We Go Again': Richest Hospitals Sitting on Billions in Cash Got Golden Bailouts Compared to Those Serving Poorest
"If you ever hear a hospital complaining they don't have enough money, see if they have a venture fund."
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A sign directed voters to a polling location during the Florida presidential primary on March 17, 2020 at Miami Beach City Hall in Miami Beach, Florida. People headed to the polls to vote for their Republican and Democratic choice in their parties’ respective primaries during the Covid-19 outbreak. 'Watershed Moment in Election Law' as Judge Rules 'Modern Day Poll Tax' in Florida Unconstitutional
Advocates for restoring the voting rights of people with past convictions welcomed the ruling as "a powerful reminder that no one can trump the U.S. Constitution."
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Saturday, May 23, 2020
US President Donald Trump walks from a SUV upon return to the White House in Washington, DC on May 23, 2020. - Trump returned to the White House after spending the day at his Virginia golf club. As Nation Mourns 100,000 Dead, Trump Goes Golfing
"100,000 Americans dead. 40,000,000 unemployed. So let’s go golfing."
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An Iranian oil tanker. Iran Warns US Not to Interfere with Venezuelan Oil Flotilla
“We hope the Americans will not make a mistake.”
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Friday, May 22, 2020
Aerial view of the dam that the Tittabawassee River breached on May 20, 2020 in Sanford, Michigan. Michigan Flood, Says Group, Shows US Unprepared for 'Nightmarish' Threat of Nuclear Disaster Combined With Pandemic
"The prospect of a nuclear disaster prompting a mass evacuation during a viral pandemic reinforces the need for an energy policy focused on safe, clean and affordable renewable energy."
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'A Misbegotten, Warped Freedom Obsession Is Killing Us': Video of Trumpian Anti-Mask Jerks Goes Viral
"Freedom is wasted on people who think coughing on people is freedom."
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Executive Chairman of Ford William Clay Ford Jr. (L) tour with President Donald Trump the Ford Rawsonville Plant in Ypsilanti, Michigan on May 21, 2020. 'Yet Another Dogwhistle to White Nationalists": Jewish Advocacy Group Denounces 'Good Bloodline' Remark by Trump
"Make no mistake, President Trump knew exactly what he was doing."
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New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo Cuomo Order That Sent Estimated 4,300 Covid-19 Patients to Nursing Homes Denounced as 'Single Dumbest Decision Anyone Could Make'
"It was a death sentence."
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A Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farmer works on his field in Ghent, Belgium on May 21, 2020. Fridays for Future Europe Calls for Transforming Agricultural Policy to Tackle the Climate Crisis
"E.U. politicians must recognize that a great hope to combat the climate crisis and the collapse of biodiversity lies in agriculture."
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Oil Companies Can Set Their Own Rates for Royalties From Drilling on Public Lands Thanks to Trump: Report
"Oil and gas corporations already pay pennies compared to what they make in profits from plundering public lands—land that belongs to the American people—and now they'll pay even less."
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Then President-elect Alejandro Giammattei speaks during a interview with AFP in Guatemala City on August 12, 2019. Guatemalan Leader Blasts Trump Admin's "Contaminated" Deportation Flights as Rights Groups Say Expulsions Show "Reckless Disregard" for Rights and Health
"Guatemala is an ally to the United States, the United States is not an ally to Guatemala," said President Alejandro Giammattei.
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A sign warns residents to take steps to contol the coronavirus outbreak at the entrance to the Manhattan Bridge in Brooklyn on March 19, 2020 in New York City. As Warnings Mount of So-Called 'Second Wave' of Covid-19, Trump Says He Won't 'Close the Country' Again
"We are witnessing the complete breakdown of the United States government."
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Lancet Study on Hydroxychloroquine Shows Trump 'As Usual, Is Dangerously Wrong' on Covid-19 Guidance
"If there was ever hope for this drug, this is the death of it."
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U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-Utah) wearing a face mask as a preventive measure walks towards the Republican caucus launch. (Photo illustration: Photo by Michael Brochstein/Echoes Wire/Barcroft Media via Getty Images) GOP 'Plot to Gut Social Security Behind Closed Doors' Gains Steam in Senate Covid-19 Talks
"With seniors most at risk from Covid-19, we need to be increasing Social Security's modest benefits, not creating secret commissions to cut them."
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'This Is No Joke': Michigan AG Calls Trump 'A Petulant Child' for Refusing to Wear Mask During Ford Visit
"I think the message he sent is the same message since he first took office in 2017, which is, 'I don't care about you.'"
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Bernie Sanders Says It Is 'Nauseating' to See Corporations Praise Frontline Workers as 'Heroes' While Refusing to Pay Them More
"I personally get really sick and tired of turning on the TV and seeing these companies run these ads, 'Thank you heroes and heroines, but of course we're not going to pay you any more money.'"
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Thursday, May 21, 2020
Activists gathered in San Francisco Thursday for a socially distanced protest targeting asset manager BlackRock. Climate Protesters Call Out 'Hot Air' of Financial Giant During BlackRock Annual Meeting
"The time for rhetoric and baby steps is long gone. BlackRock has to make substantial changes to its entire investment model in order to be the climate leader it claims to be."
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Demanding Greater Say in Covid-19 Safety Policies, Just 9% of Walmart Workers Report Ability to Socially Distance at Work
Labor rights group United for Respect released new polling data regarding Covid-19 precautions as employees demanded to be able to serve on Walmart's board of directors.
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A summary infographic showing hurricane season probability and numbers of named storms predicted from NOAA's 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook. With Covid-19 Raging, Warnings of Worse-Than-Usual Hurricane Season Point to Trouble Ahead
"Hurricane season is about to start and its risks will only grow and potentially compound any impacts from the pandemic."
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Venezuela said it would deploy naval vessels like these frigates—here on a 2019 exercise—to welcome Iranian tankers bringing much needed gasoline. (Photo: Zurimar Campos/ Venezuelan Presidency/AFP/File) "We're Ready for Whatever, Whenever,' Says Maduro as Venezuela Vows Navy Escort to Protect Iranian Oil Tankers from US Threats
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif warns that the U.S. government "must give up bullying on the world stage and respect the rule of international law, especially free shipping in the high seas."
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Senate Bill Would Guarantee Paychecks to Laid-Off Workers for Rest of 2020 'To Avoid Another Great Depression'
"We cannot continue to allow tens of millions of Americans to lose their jobs, income, and health insurance during this horrific pandemic," said Sen. Bernie Sanders, one of the bill's lead sponsors.
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A man wearing an orange prison outfit and a Donald Trump mask during a protest against the U.S. president's U.K. visit to attend the NATO summit on December 3, 2019 in London. Trump Condemned for Ditching Treaty That Has 'Helped Prevent Nuclear War for Nearly Three Decades'
"Once again, Donald Trump's belligerent approach to foreign policy has put us all at risk."
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President Donald Trump speaks to the press as he departs the White House on May 21, 2020. Despite Deadly Pandemic, Trump Says: "We Don't Want Anybody to Do Mail-in Ballots"
"Five states already have all-mail elections—Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Utah, and Washington."
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) arrives at the U.S. Capitol for a vote May 18, 2020 in Washington, D.C. Warren Tops MoveOn Survey for Preferred Biden VP Pick
The new poll shows 73% of the group's members would be more likely to vote for the former vice president if Sen. Elizabeth Warren is his running mate.
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Red sign hanging at the glass door of a shop saying "Closed due to coronavirus." 'Just Give People the Money': Progressives Rip Third Way-Approved Complicated Tax Credit Relief Proposal
"Calling this peanuts is an insult to peanuts, an immediate tangible thing people could eat."
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Underscoring 'Grotesque Nature of Unequal Sacrifice,' Richest Americans Have Added $434 Billion in Wealth Since Pandemic Hit
"While millions risk their lives and livelihoods as first responders and frontline workers, these billionaires benefit from an economy and tax system that is wired to funnel wealth to the top."
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'This Is My Retirement': Trump's Covid-19 Vaccine Czar Refuses to Sell Stock Holdings of Major Drug Company
"If he retains stock in companies that are investing in the development of a vaccine," said government watchdog CREW, "we can't be confident of the integrity of any process in which he is involved."
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MoveOn members pile white roses on the National Mall to memorialize the tens of thousands of coronavirus deaths in the United States. Lockdown Delays Contributed to Massive US Death Toll, Says Modeling, Suggesting Lessons to Be Learned as States Reopen
Implementing social distancing policies two weeks earlier could have saved nearly 54,000 lives, the new study found.
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Journalist Emily Atkin, in her climate newsletter HEATED, dubbed newly elected DNC member RL Miller "Tom Perez's worst nightmare" for the longtime activist's willingness to challenge the body's current chair. "Tom Perez's Worst Nightmare": Newly Elected DNC Member RL Miller to Push Dems on Climate
The longtime activist has set her sights on the party's platform, fossil fuel industry donations, and a climate debate in the next presidential race.
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Battle Covid-19, Not Medicare for All: Doctors Demand Hospital Industry Stop Funding Dark Money Lobby Group
"The AHA should immediately leave the PFAHCF and redirect that money to supporting patients and frontline healthcare workers."
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As Trump Says 'Voting Is An Honor' in Rant Against Mail-In Ballots, Progressives Respond: 'Voting Is a Right'
"Voting isn't a gift given by leaders. Citizens have the right to vote."
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While Pushing for Corporate Legal Immunity, McConnell Vows to Block Extension of Boosted Unemployment Benefits
"Cutting back federal assistance at the height of the crisis would mean self-inflicted disaster, devastation, and additional deaths. That must not happen."
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Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Andrew Wheeler, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), testifies during a hearing titled "Oversight of the Environmental Protection Agency" in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on May 20, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Al Drago/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) EPA Chief Says Trump's Evisceration of Regulations "Make Things Better"—But Forgets to Add "For Polluters"
"For Wheeler to claim these rollbacks were for the good of the nation is absurd and insulting," says environmental leader.
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Colorado residents joined the National Day of Mourning on Wednesday with a vigil urging Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) to "put people first and support the HEROES Act." National Day of Mourning Slams Trump and GOP's Failed Covid-19 Response as US Death Toll Nears 100,000
"We need to drive home to this administration that Trump's lies and inadequate response to this pandemic have had real, fatal consequences."
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Image: Global Green New Deal Naomi Klein and Arundhati Roy Help Launch Global Green New Deal Project With Worldwide Invitation
"The time to build the future we deserve is now, and international solidarity is the tool we need to begin its construction."
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Two-Thirds of Interior Dept Meetings Attended by Fossil Fuel Interests as Trump Lavishes Industry With Covid Relief: Report
"With energy corporations mounting an intense lobbying campaign to receive emergency bailouts from the government, it is important to know who has the ear of the Trump administration."
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The Dow Chemical logo is shown on a building in downtown Midland, home of the Dow Chemical Company corporate headquarters, December 10th, 2015 in Midland, Michigan. Recent news reports have indicated a possible merger between Dow and DuPont. After Dams Fail, Dow Admits Floodwaters in Midland, Michigan 'Commingling' With Toxic Chemical Storage Ponds
"This has the potential to be a major environmental disaster."
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'Ticking Time Bomb': Corporate Lawyers Openly Discussing Suing Nations Over Profits Lost to Covid-19 Measures
"It's so unbelievably shocking to see corporate lawyers actively discussing having foreign investors use ISDS to challenge countries over their coronavirus lockdown measures, and try to extract 'expected future profits' from them."
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Climate change activists from the group "No Going Back—another world is possible," took part in a social distancing protest on May, 4 2020 in St. Ives, Cornwall, United Kingdom. After Coronavirus Triggers 17% Emissions Drop, Experts Say Only 'Fundamental Structural Change' Can Save Humanity's Future
The research "underscores a simple truth," says climate scientist Michael Mann. "Individual behavior alone ...won't get us there."
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo leaves after a press briefing at the State Department on May 20, 2020. Lavish Taxpayer-Funded Dinners Hosted by Pompeo Spark Concern Over Real Purpose
"The CEO of Chick-fil-A is not someone I would say is involved in foreign policy."
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"They Don't Care for Our Lives": McDonald's Workers Strike Across US to Demand Better Protections From Covid-19
Organizers say scores of McDonalds workers have tested positive for Covid-19 in at least 16 states, but the company often doesn't notify employees when their coworkers are sick.
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Walter Barton 'They Are Executing an Innocent Man!': Final Words of Walter Barton Spark Fresh Demand for End to US Death Penalty
"The only way to avoid executing an innocent person is to abolish the death penalty altogether."
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Small Business Owners to McConnell: Stop Using Our Plight to Push for Covid-19 Corporate Immunity
"With this perverse cost-shift, corporate immunity could result in only the most irresponsible corporations surviving the pandemic."
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"He Doesn't Want You to Vote": Trump Threatens to Block Funding to Michigan for Sending Absentee Ballot Forms to All Voters Amid Covid-19
"Blackmailing states to prevent them from holding a fair election in November."
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'Staggeringly Cruel': With 36 Million Newly Out of Work, Trump Says He's Willing to Let Boosted Unemployment Benefits Expire
"This is the worst economic crisis in 100 years and Donald Trump is doubling down on Herbert Hoover's economic playbook and pushing workers to risk their health for his political benefit."
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'The Corruption Is on Full Display: Trump Executive Order Directs All Agencies to Gut Business Regulations Amid Covid-19
"Trump's corporate-friendly executive order aimed at rolling back even more regulations that protect the public is just the latest sign that his solution to the pandemic is the opposite of what the public needs."
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Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp attends his victory night party at the Classic Center on November 6, 2018 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) Think Trump and Republicans Wouldn't Try to Cancel an Election? Look at What GOP in Georgia Just Pulled Off
" Having NO election is rigging an election."
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"Despite its peaceful reputation, Canada is not acting as a benevolent player on the international stage," states an open letter published by activists, artists, and academics on Tuesday. (Image: Canadian Foreign Policy Institute) No—Argue Noam Chomsky, Roger Waters, Monia Mazigh, and 100+ Others—Canada Does Not Deserve UN Security Council Seat
"Despite its peaceful reputation, Canada is not acting as a benevolent player on the international stage," warns open letter from activists, artists, and academics.
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Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) sits across from Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy III (D-Mass.) during a roundtable discussion about refugee and human rights at the Oxfam America Boston headquarters on Oct. 1, 2019. Progressives Slam Oil-Soaked Steny Hoyer for Backing Joe Kennedy III Over Green New Deal Champion Ed Markey
"Hoyer does not actually have a problem with primary challengers, he has a problem with progressives."
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Right-Wing Hungarian Government Pulls Nation 'Back Towards Dark Ages' by Ending Legal Recognition of Trans People
"Viktor Orbán is using the Covid-19 health crisis as cover to push through discriminatory legislation that will be devastating to the lives of transgender people in Hungary."
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On the night before JPMorgan Chase's annual shareholders meeting, activists with Stop the Money Pipeline projected 30-foot-tall images of people holding protest signs with messages calling on CEO Jamie Dimon to "stop funding fossil fuels" on a wall across from his apartment in New York City. 'This Is Only the Beginning': JPMorgan Chase Faces Investor Revolt Over Financing Climate Destruction
"Shareholders today sent the message that it is past time for Chase to catch up with its peers, implement a strategy to decarbonize and de-risk its lending portfolio, and help build a more secure future for all."
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Signs hang from the Meridian Heights apartment building in Northwest Washington on Monday, May 18, 2020. Economists Warn 'Prolonged Depression Guaranteed' If GOP Refuse Federal Aid to State and Local Governments
"The economy is currently approaching a knife edge in how recovery will proceed."
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'Democracy Has Prevailed': Federal Court Rules NY Primary Must Go Forward With Sanders, Yang, and Others on Ballot
"The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals today confirmed what we knew: the state of New York acted illegally in trying to cancel the Democratic presidential primary."
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U.S. Army Paratroopers assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, deploy from Pope Army Airfield, North Carolina on January 1, 2020. (Photo: Capt. Robyn Haake / US ARMY / AFP via Getty Images) 'More Testing, Not More Bombs': 29 House Democrats Demand Cuts to Pentagon Budget Amid Pandemic
"America needs a coronavirus cure, not more war."
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In Tense Exchange Over Bailouts, Warren Accuses Mnuchin of Putting 'Wall Street Buddies' Before US Workers
"We're in a situation where 35 million Americans have filed for unemployment. You're in charge of nearly half a trillion dollars... and you are leaving the American people behind."
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Hens rescued by Animal Place await transportation to the group's California facility. As Millions of Factory Farmed Animals Sent to Mass Slaughter, These 'Lucky 1,000' Chickens Rescued
"We must critically examine and dismantle the country's unsustainable and unethical meat production pipeline."
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A Cyclone Preparedness Programme (CPP) volunteer uses a megaphone to urge residents to evacuate to shelters ahead of the expected landfall of Cyclone Amphan in Khulna on May 19, 2020.  India and Bangladesh began evacuating more than two million people May 18 as a cyclone barrelled towards their coasts, with officials racing to ready extra shelters amid fears of coronavirus contagion in cramped refuges. 'Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm' Amphan Barrels Towards India, Bangladesh
Meteorologists say there's "catastrophic storm surge potential."
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Poor New York City Neighborhoods Seeing Deaths From Covid at More Than Twice the Rate of Affluent Areas
The Health Department released the new data on the heels of reports that many New Yorkers in wealthy neighborhoods left the city by May 1.
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About 30 protesters gathered outside Royal Dutch Shell's headquarters in The Hague Tuesday to declare that the oil giant "must fall." 'Shell Must Fall,' Climate Activists Declare at Oil Giant's Headquarters During Shareholders Meeting
"At shareholders meetings like this, money is the only priority—even if it is at the expense of integrity, people's lives, and the climate."
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Civil Rights Groups Vow to Fight Back as GOP Builds Massive Voter Suppression Machine for 2020 Election
"We will use every tool in our arsenal to block efforts aimed at discouraging participation by eligible voters this election season."
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President Donald Trump listens during a roundtable in the State Dining Room of the White House May 18, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Doug Mills—Pool/Getty Images) 'This Is Dangerous. Ignore Him': Doctors Warn Against Following Trump's Lead as President Claims He's Taking Hydroxychloroquine
"There is no evidence of benefit and there is evidence of harm. Trump is responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands. Let's not add to that number."
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Pompeo Openly Admits He Asked Trump to Fire Inspector General Because He Wasn't Doing What 'We Had Tried To Get Him To'
"Trump has decimated the foundation of independent oversight within the executive branch."
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'Written for His Base and to Deflect Blame': Trump Sends Letter Threatening Permanent Freeze of US Funding to WHO
"This is a phenomenally damning letter—of the president's own response. All of those early dates? Late December and January? Were known to U.S. officials and relayed to Trump. Who did nothing."
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Monday, May 18, 2020
A Yemeni boy rides a bike on rubble of houses destroyed in a recent airstrike carried out by warplanes of the Saudi-led coalition, on May 23, 2019 in Sana'a, Yemen. Ousted Inspector General Was Also Probing Possible Illegal Pompeo-Trump Effort to Force Through Saudi Arms Deal
"Since day one, this president has thought he's above the law, above criticism, and can get away with anything—including a fake 'emergency' to sell bombs to Saudi Arabia," says Sen. Bernie Sanders.
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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event at the Prairie Hill Pavilion January 27, 2020 in Marion, Iowa. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Climate Campaigners Applaud Biden on Vow to Pull Plug on Keystone XL Permit
"We'll need just this kind of climate ambition to make way for a livable planet in the next four years."
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'Not Just Bad, It's Pathological': While Pushing Big Oil Bailouts, Trump Slaps Wind and Solar Industry With $50 Million in Old Rent Bills
" Robbing from a clean energy f uture to prop up the dirty energy past."
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An operator works in a call center for contact tracing where phone calls are made to map how many people in Brussels have contracted the Covid-19 on May 8, 2020. As Invasive Covid-19 Tracing Technologies Loom, ACLU Unveils Guidelines to Guard Against Overreach
The civil liberties group also challenged so-called "immunity passport" proposals that could create "a new health surveillance infrastructure that endangers privacy rights."
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Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) answers questions on the recently released Republican plan to reform taxes on September 27, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Rights Groups Demand House Democrats Fix Bill That Gives FBI Power to Search Browser Histories Without Warrant
"Collecting this information is as close to reading minds as surveillance can get. It is digital mining of the personal lives of Americans."
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Bolstering Case for Nationwide Vote-by-Mail, New Study Shows Wisconsin In-Person Election Exploded New Covid-19 Infections 
While counties with the most in-person polling places on April 7 saw large case spikes in the following weeks, counties that used widespread absentee balloting saw the opposite effect.
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Decorations of celebrating graduation are seen at Mills High School amid the coronavirus outbreak on May 15, 2020 in San Mateo, California. (Photo: Liu Guanguan/China News Service via Getty Images) Teachers Union Says 'Flimsy' CDC Flowchart on School Reopenings Shows Trump Disregard for Student Safety
"The reality of reopening school buildings and college campuses is that any missteps could cost lives... Once again, this administration has politics trumping science."
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child holds up save the news sign 'Save the News' Campaign Urges Immediate Covid-19 Relief Funds to Sustain Local Journalism in Time of Crisis
"Americans need access to information about their local communities more than ever, and yet layoffs and furloughs are only increasing as this pandemic continues."
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'National Day of Mourning' Protests This Week to Condemn GOP Failures Amid Mass Suffering Caused by Covid-19
"This should be political suicide. Let's make sure it is."
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Global Health Experts Caution Against 'Vaccine Nationalism' as Scientists Search for Solution to Pandemic
"Either we get through this pandemic together, or we fail. Either we stand together, or we fall apart."
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Novelist and activist Arundhati Roy and 350.org co-founder and author Bill McKibben were both featured in a "60 Minutes" segment that aired Sunday night. (Photo: CBS News/60 Minutes) Arundhati Roy and Bill McKibben Argue Covid-19 an Opportunity for Humanity to Get Off Dangerous Path
If the world is able to "flatten the carbon curve" in the same way it is now desperately trying to flatten the infection rate curve "then people might look back in 50 years at this time and thank us, you know, instead of curse us."
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'Neither Ironic or Funny': Cell Data Reveals Right-Wing Lockdown Protesters May Be Spreading Covid-19
"The behavior we're seeing at protests carries a high risk of infection," said Dr. Rob Davidson, an emergency care physician and executive director of the Committee to Protect Medicare.
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The climate advocacy movement Extinction Rebellion on Monday filled up Trafalgar Square in London with more than 2,000 children's shoes. 'One Crisis Doesn't Stop Because Another Starts': 2,000+ Kids' Shoes Form Climate/Covid Protest in London
"Many young people feel suffocated by fear of what is to come," says an Extinction Rebellion Youth activist, "and now with this pandemic maybe others will start to understand our fear for the future."
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House Democrats Demand Trump State Department Turn Over 'Secret Plan' to Slash Social Security Amid Pandemic
"The idea that we would ask Americans to sell out their retirement and long-term security for assistance during a crisis is insane."
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'More Naked Corruption': Inspector General Ousted by Trump Was Investigating Whether Pompeo Used Staffer for Personal Chores
"There is no form of corruption too small for this administration. Leave nothing behind. They'll take the doorknobs too if they can figure out how to unscrew them."
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Trump Calls Legally Protected Whistleblowing a 'Racket' as Fired Scientist Rips President's Failed Covid-19 Response
"How can federal employees feel safe to speak up when the president wants to take away their legal protections?"
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Sunday, May 17, 2020
An antitrust case against the online giant is coming, say regulators. 'Long Overdue': Antitrust Cases Reportedly Brewing Against Google at State and Federal Level
"If you thought the antitrust cases of big tech were a memory, you'd be mistaken."
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The Covid-19 pandemic has sparked an ideological shift across the Democratic Party. 'Reality is Radicalizing': As Pandemic Pushes Biden to Embrace Progressive Ideas He Once Spurned, Left Says We Told You So
"It's almost as if...the left was right all along."
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Eric Trump on Saturday night claimed the coronavirus was a "hoax" that would "magically" disappear after Election Day. Eric Trump Goes on Fox News to Claim That Coronavirus Lockdowns Being Used to Hurt His Father's Re-Election Bid
MSNBC 's Stephanie Ruhle wondered why, in that case, the interview was not being held face-to-face.
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Saturday, May 16, 2020
The massive explosion in downtown Los Angeles as videoed by an observer. "Massive Explosion in Downtown LA" Leaves Buildings Afire: Developing
"Major smoke screen, ash is raining for blocks."
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Flares burning off gas at Belridge Oil Field and hydraulic fracking site, which is the fourth largest oil field in California. Big Oil Taking $1.9 Billion in CARES Act Tax Breaks Aimed at Helping Small Businesses in 'Stealth Bailout': Report
"In the name of 'small business,' we're shoveling out billions of dollars to big corporations and rich guys."
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