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Friday, September 8, 2017
A demonstrator holds a sign in New York City during the 2014 People's Climate March. (Photo: Chris Yakimov/flickr/cc) As Storms Rage, Bold 100% Clean Energy Bill Aims to Avert 'Climate Chaos Still Ahead'
"If the federal government does not act now and bring people together to solve this challenge, we will fail to protect future generations of Americans from the devastating economic and environmental consequences of climate change," said Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii).
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First tiny house Inspired by Standing Rock, First Nations 'Tiny House Warriors' Protest Pipeline Project
"As Kinder Morgan tries to force through a pipeline without our consent—risking polluting the land and poisoning our rivers—we are rising up to create a resistance rooted in family, community, and hope."
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"Since President Trump took office, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism has recorded at least 90 U.S. airstrikes in Yemen," Reprieve's new report notes. New Project Highlights 'Brutality' of Trump's Overseas Assassination Campaign
Alongside a new report, the human rights organization Reprieve launched 'Death by Data' campaign to highlight "unreliable, circumstantial, and often inaccurate" metadata used to compile government kill lists
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Rush Limbaugh caricature Citing Climate Hoax, Limbaugh Downplayed Irma Threat to Millions. Now He's Evacuating
Radio host tells listeners hurricane warnings are exaggerated, but now indicates he's getting out of town before massive storm hits
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Florida Warned 'Don't Let Your Guard Down' as Irma Roars for Direct Hit
After devastating Caribbean, historic hurricane expected to bring catastrophic winds and flooding to low-lying south Florida
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"The president said that 62 aftershocks followed the quake and it's possible that one as strong as 7.2 could strike in the next 24 hours," Bloomberg reported. Tsunami Warnings as Mexico Rocked By Strongest Earthquake in a Century
Friday's quake was stronger than the 1985 earthquake that devastated the country and left thousands dead.
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Thursday, September 7, 2017
Immediately upon being exposed to the fumes from the explosion, and one by one, the police officers and first responders began to fall ill in the middle of the road First Responders Sue Texas Chemical Plant for 'Gross Negligence' After Fire and Explosions
"No one from Arkema warned of the toxic fumes in the air."
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Pushing 'False Equivalence' Between Survivors and the Accused, DeVos to Roll Back Title IX
After meeting with fringe "mens' rights" group, Education Secretary will re-examine guidance that protects campus assault survivors
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exhaust from car As Scotland Vows 100% Transition to Electric Cars, US Caves to Auto Industry's Dirty Demands
While the Scottish government aims to decrease emissions from vehicles, green groups sue Trump's transportation agency for "an unlawful move that hurts efforts to fight global warming"
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"It may take tens to hundreds of billions of dollars to support disaster relief and recovery among Gulf Coast communities affected by Hurricane Harvey. ExxonMobil, Chevron and BP have collectively pledged only $2.75 million," note Peter Frumhoff and Myles Allen. Study Details Why Climate 'Criminals' Like Exxon Should Pay for Hurricane Destruction
"We should be naming these hurricanes after Exxon and Chevron, not Harvey and Irma."
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'Unprecedented' Lofoten Declaration Demands Managed Decline of Fossil Fuel Industry
With far-reaching document, 220 organizations call for rapid, global transition to achieve low carbon future
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U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) speaks at a rally to oppose the repeal of the Affordable Care Act and its replacement on Capitol Hill on June 21, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Warren Officially Joins Sanders on Single Payer: 'It's Time to Fight for Medicare for All'
"The American people have made it clear that they believe healthcare is a basic human right."
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Satellite image of Hurricane Irma As Planet Rages With Fires and Storms, Ire Aimed at Murderous Climate Denialism
"It is past time to call out Trump and all climate deniers for this crime against humanity. No more treating climate denial like an honest difference of opinion."
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A street is flooded during the passing of Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017 in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. The category 5 storm is expected to pass over Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands today, and make landfall in Florida by the weekend. Like a 'Horror Movie': Hurricane Irma Brings Total Devastation to Caribbean
Irma is expected to maintain record-setting wind speed Thursday as it barrels toward Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and the Bahamas
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Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Parts of the Caribbean island of St. Martin were left flooded Wednesday after Hurricane Irma hit. Caribbean Islands Pleaded for Climate Action. Hurricane Irma Shows Why.
President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris agreement on climate change was met with dismay among Caribbean leaders
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Animal rights supporters hold up signs at a pork expo protest in June 2012. (Photo: Justin Norman/flickr/cc) New Report Exposes "Big Ag's Gag Agenda"
"Ag-Gag Across America" report from civil liberties groups documents rise of—and ALEC's hand behind—dissent-crushing laws
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"This is the time to confront white supremacy in our government and throughout our history," the organizers of the march wrote. 118-Mile March From Charlottesville Reaches DC Demanding End to White Supremacy
"This is the time for us to stand up for justice and equality."
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running water Study: 83% of Tap Water Around the Globe Tested Positive for Tiny Plastic Fibers
Widespread microplastic contamination of drinking water samples has scientists worried about its impact on human health
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While tech companies like Google tend to champion progress in the way of diversity and social support programs, a new survey finds that high-powered tech leaders have negative views toward labor unions and government regulation. Applauded for Stances on Social Issues, Poll Highlights Silicon Valley's Disdain for Unions and Regulation
While tech leaders tout their socially liberal views, new survey exposes hostility toward organized workers and government oversight
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Bernie Sanders, United States senator from Vermont, speaks at the Hay Festival on June 3, 2017. 'Go Forward, Not Back': Dismissing Clinton Jabs, Sanders Says He's Focused on Issues at Hand
Sanders more interested in opposing Trump, raising wages, and obtaining Medicare for All than in relitigating the 2016 Democratic primary
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The Trump National Golf Club in Los Angeles. (Photo: Yuki Shimazu/flickr/cc) Golfing With Trump: Analysis Reveals Powerful Elite Can Literally Play for Access
"No theory of ethical governance could justify this."
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protests outside supreme court 'Right to Access' Under Attack as Kentucky Moves to Close State's Last Abortion Clinic
"The very right to access legal abortion in the state of Kentucky is on the line."
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Marchers walk through the Homewood neighborhood during their Black Brilliance Collective: March and Gathering August 19, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Trump's Pick to Head DOJ Civil Rights Division Embodies 'Disdain for Civil Rights'
Groups slam Eric Dreiband as nominee who "has spent the vast majority of his career defending corporations accused of employment discrimination"
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A Storm That Could 'Rewrite History': Irma Hits as Most Powerful Atlantic Hurricane Ever Recorded
"The dangerousness of this event is like nothing we've ever seen," warns governor of Puerto Rico as mega-storm makes landfall in the Caribbean
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Tuesday, September 5, 2017
As Irma Intensifies, "You've Never Experienced a Hurricane Like This"
With a "monster eye" and sustained winds that could reach 200pmh, Hurricane Irma causes dread ahead of expected landfall
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Student debt in the U.S. has reached more than $1.3 trillion. The Department of Education recently announced it would not work with the CFPB to hel students with complaints about their student loan servicers. Ditching Watchdog, Betsy DeVos Signals 'Open Season to Defraud' Student Borrowers
A week after hiring for-profit college official to oversee fraud unit, Trump's Education Department terminates relationship with Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
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 New York City police arrested undocumented immigrants and DACA supporters 'This Is About Basic Decency': Obama Denounces Trump as DACA Decision Sparks Nationwide Protest
As the former president calls Trump's action "cruel" and "self-defeating," thousands nationwide protest the decision to end protections for undocumented young people
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Trump has created at least 49 business entities since he announced his bid for the Republican nomination on June 16, 2015 'Toxic to Democracy': New Project Reveals Corrupting Web of Trump Empire
"The information in this report should provide a clarion call to Congress to require him to disclose his taxes and to establish prohibitions on Trump using his office to enrich himself."
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Many families in the Gaza Strip are living with no electricity or only a couple of hours of power per day, making conditions stifling at home. Households also lack clean drinking water and fresh food because of poor infrastructure and the energy crisis. Human Rights Group Calls Conditions in Gaza 'Unlivable' for One Million Children
"We shouldn't have to be demanding such a basic service as electricity for the children of Gaza. A couple of hours of power a day is just not acceptable in 2017."
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outside the white house tuesday 'This Is Evil': Immigrant Rights Advocates Blast Trump's Decision to End DACA
"This is one of the most senseless, heartless, inhumane acts of any president in recent memory."
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EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt speaks after U.S. President Donald Trump announced his decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate agreement in the Rose Garden at the White House June 1, 2017 in Washington, D.C. 'Putting Politics Before Science,' Trump's EPA Restricting Grants for Climate Research
A political appointee in charge of vetting grants has said he is "on the lookout for 'the double C-word'—climate change"
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refugees in Bangladesh More Than 120,000 of 'World's Most Persecuted People' Flee Violence in Myanmar
Thousands of Rohingya people from Myanmar have flooded into Bangladesh, attempting to escape the "deadliest outbreak of violence in the area for decades."
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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is tracking Hurricane Irma, shown here approaching the Caribbean Islands in an infrared satellite image taken Monday night. Caribbean Islands Brace for Impact of 'Monstrous' Hurricane Irma
Despite heavy focus on Florida, small islands with fewer resources are likely to sustain damage before Irma reaches the continental U.S.
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In this handout photo released by the South Korean Defense Ministry, South Korea's Hyunmu-2 ballistic missile is fired during an exercise aimed to counter North Korea's nuclear test on September 4, 2017 in East Coast, South Korea. Warning of 'Planetary Catastrophe,' Putin Joins Calls for Diplomacy With North Korea
"There is no other way to solve the North Korean nuclear issue, save that of peaceful dialogue."
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Several groups have demonstrated in front of the White House Trump's Ending of DACA to Spark Protests, Lawsuits, and Congressional Battles
Undocumented immigrants, rights groups, and politicians are mobilizing ahead of the Trump administration's Tuesday announcement
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Monday, September 4, 2017
The La Tuna fire that raged in Los Angeles over the weekend was the largest ever seen in the city. Wildfires in California have been tied to the effects of climate change. Look Around: The Costs of Not Acting on Climate Are Adding Up Fast
From major hurricanes and flooding to droughts and fires, the refusal to accept the science of global warming is getting very expensive
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"A total of 28 states, including three this year, have passed right-to-work legislation," writes Christine Owens, executive director of the National Employment Law Project. In NAFTA Talks, Canada Demands US Drop Anti-Union 'Right to Work' Laws
Right to work laws are "a sledgehammer that dilutes worker organization and bargaining, paving the way for lower wages and a host of labor violations"
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Protesters held a March to Defend DACA and Immigrants in New York last month. Protests are planned this week to protect young undocumented immigrants. Immigrant Groups Mobilize To Combat Trump's 'Cruel' and 'Heartless' Plan to End DACA
Trump will reportedly end protections for young undocumented immigrants, with a six-month delay
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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley 'No More Road Left' for Diplomacy, US Ambassador Tells Security Council
The Trump administration's brazen threats of blocking trade and taking military action have conflicted with calls for restraint and diplomacy
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"We're up before the sun to say, we're not going to take it any more," declared the Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement, which rallied workers outside of a Burger King. 'Can't Survive on $7.25': On Labor Day, Nationwide Calls for $15 Minimum Wage
"Rampant racism. Wage cuts. Attacks on unions. It's time to fight back."
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Sunday, September 3, 2017
A sign held at the March for Science in San Francisco, California, on April 22, 2017. (Photo: Matthew Roth/flickr/cc) Trump Picks Another Non-Scientist for Science Post and Makes 'A Disastrous Choice' for Drug Czar
Rep. Jim Bridenstine is a climate denier, while Rep. Tom Marino has called for some sort of 'hospital-slash-prison' for drug treatment
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Protesters call on President Donald Trump to stop his drive to war against North Korea on August 14, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Need for Diplomacy More Clear Than Ever After North Korea Claims H-Bomb Test
"It is up to the Trump administration whether they want to flip this into an opportunity to belatedly start talking directly to Pyongyang, or just continue down the beaten track of shows of force, more U.N. sanctions, and secondary sanctions."
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Saturday, September 2, 2017
"Vindictive": CODEPINK Activist Who Laughed During Jeff Sessions' Hearing to Face New Trial
"I still cannot believe the government refuses to drop this," said Desiree Fairooz
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A screengrab from KHOU video shows smoke rising Friday at the Arkema chemical plant in Crosby, Texas. Fire Erupts Again at Houston-Area Chemical Plant as Public Remains in Dark
Arkema says more explosions likely to come after fire breaks out for second day in a row
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Friday, September 1, 2017
DACA's Widespread Support Clear as Program's Fate Under Trump Looms
"We are not going to give up," says immigrant rights advocate
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Nurse Alex Wubbels calmly showed a police officer her hospital's policy of prohibiting blood draws from unconscious patients. Moments later, the officer attacked and arrested her. Union Denounces 'Chilling' Assault on Nurse Defending Her Patient from Police
"You’re making a huge mistake because you’re threatening a nurse."
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Texas refinery Analysis: Harvey Triggered Release of Nearly a Million Pounds of Toxic Air Pollutants
"Oil-industry facilities spewed thousands of tons of toxic chemicals into defenseless communities, despite ample warning about hurricane risk to this area."
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People wait to be rescued from their flooded homes after the area was inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey on August 28, 2017 in Houston, Texas. Media Largely 'Blind' to Harvey's Devastating Impact on Poor Communities
"Hurricanes don't care if you're rich, poor, white, or black—but that doesn't mean that every person is equally vulnerable to a storm."
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billboard to impeach Trump 'Impeach Donald Trump Now' Billboard Goes Up a Mile from Mar-a-Lago
"No one is above the law. Not even the president," reads a highway sign along the route to Trump's Florida estate
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The Trump administration has attempted to undermine the Iran nuclear deal reached in 2015 after lengthy negotiations. 'Sad Day for Warmongers' as UN Finds Iran in Total Compliance with Nuke Deal
Critics slam Trump for attempts to undermine Iran agreement
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Trump Furthers War on Workers With Announcement of Slashed Pay Increases
The 1.9 percent pay increase is "not enough," says union
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) appeared on CNN Asked Again About 2020, Sanders Denounces Media Obsession with "Never-Ending Campaigns"
The American people "want me to go back to Washington, to deal with climate change, to deal with healthcare, to deal with education, to deal with the issues that impact their lives."
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"Americans are fed up with monopolies rigging our economy and politics," said Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.). As Tech Giants Threaten Democracy, Calls Grow for New Anti-Monopoly Movement
"It is time for citizens in America and all over the world to stand up to the bullies in our society, the monopolists."
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U.S. President Donald Trump and HHS Secretary Tom Price walk to a House Republican closed party conference on Capitol Hill, on March 21, 2017 in Washington, D.C. 'This Is Sabotage': Trump Cuts Obamacare Outreach Budget By 90%
"This is not letting the law fail, this is making the law fail."
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#Heeling Trends as Trump Again Struggles With Expressing Empathy
"I really do think his continuing misspelling of the same simple word says a lot about the man and his presidency," says one critic
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Thursday, August 31, 2017
#PayUpCorps Campaign Highlights All Nation Could Do If Corporations Paid Their Fair Share
"We could have free higher education, universal healthcare, and decent infrastructure...or we could keep giving corporations tax breaks."
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"Any lasting peace in Afghanistan must be secured through diplomacy," said Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) last week. Adding to Record Casualties Under Trump, US Bombing Kills 11 Afghan Civilians
"United Nations figures showed a 43 percent spike in civilian casualties from both Afghan and U.S. airstrikes in the first half of the year."
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Hundreds of immigration advocates and supporters attended a rally and march to Trump Tower in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program on August 30, 2017 in New York City. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Trump Warned: 'If You End DACA, We Will Make Your Life Impossible'
"The end of DACA would rip apart families, instill fear in communities, make our nation less safe, and hurt our economy."
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stop profits protest sign The Sinister Side Effect of Amazing New Cancer Drug: One Dose Costs Nearly $500K
Revolutionary new therapy could "transform medicine" and cure kids battling leukemia... for an incredible price.
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Trump's brand of populism was named as a major threat to scientific advances in a survey of 50 Nobel Laureates. Nobel Prize Winners Name Trump and His 'Ignorance' as Top Threats to World Population
Laureates have grave concerns about Trump's anti-science agenda as well as his recent rhetoric on nuclear war
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"Chemical companies are notoriously opaque when it comes to sharing information about their chemicals with the public," notes Natasha Geiling of ThinkProgress. Downplaying Risks, Texas Sheriff Says Inhaling Chemical Plume Like 'Standing Over Campfire'
"Toxicity is a relative thing," said an Arkema executive
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A group of Nashville residents released a statement affirming that their city embraces LGBTQ rights, contrary to an evangelical Christian "Nashville Statement," released Tuesday. 'Accurate Nashville Statement' Embraces LGBTQ With Love to Counter Bigoted Hate
After Christian leaders release anti-LGBTQ "Nashville Statement," residents stand up for city's inclusive values
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U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris speaks before a town hall at Holman United Methodist Church on April 21, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. 'The Right Thing to Do': Kamala Harris to Co-Sponsor Bernie's Medicare for All Bill
"There's certainly momentum and energy around" single payer, Harris said
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Immigrant rights activists holds sign Relief for Immigrants as Court Blocks "Patently Unconstitutional" Law in Texas
As the state struggles with the aftermath of Harvey, ruling offers temporary relief to undocumented immigrants
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An oil refinery is seen before the arrival of Hurricane Harvey on August 25, 2017 in Corpus Christi, Texas. As Hurricane Harvey comes ashore many of the countries oil refineries are in its path and have had to shut down. Toxic Plume Threatens After Explosions at Arkema Chemical Plant in Texas
"People don't know what's seeping into their air and their homes."
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Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Joe Arpaio, pardoned last week after being convicted of contempt of court, was one of President Trump's most loyal surrogates while he campaigned for the presidency in 2016. 'A Gross Injustice': House Democrats and Legal Group Challenge Arpaio Pardon
Trump's pardon of sheriff, found guilty of racially profiling Latinos, "is disrespectful to the rule of law"
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Internal Documents Reveal Right-Wing Plan to Strike Public Unions With 'Mortal Blow'
The goal: 'Defund and defang' unions to kill progressive political efforts nationwide
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AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka As Workers Ditch Trump, Trumka Slams White House Full of 'Racists' and 'Wall Streeters'
Labor leader says unions no longer optimistic about working with Trump administration because "we haven't seen the things that we were hopeful about that we could work with him on"
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Erik Prince, former chairman of the Prince Group, LLC and Blackwater USA, testifies during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on Capitol Hill. New York Times Slammed for Running 'Advertorial' by Notorious War Profiteer
"Why is the New York Times op-ed page publishing Erik Prince's sales pitch for more mercenaries?"
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As Major Floods Devastate Across Globe, Warnings That Bigger Storms 'Are on the Way'
"This is an unnatural disaster fueled by the reckless climate denial that is a hallmark of this administration," 350.org said of Hurricane Harvey
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While military officials have advocated for diplomacy amid rising tensions with North Korea, President Trump on Wednesday declared that negotiations are "not the answer." In Direct Affront to Diplomacy, Trump Declares 'Talking Is Not the Answer!'
What U.S. president doesn't understand about North Korea, says one critic, "is that this isn't a reality show, where tension and drama are good for ratings."
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"Make no mistake, what Trump and Republican leaders in Congress are proposing is not tax reform," Frank Clemente, executive director of Americans for Tax Fairness (AFT), said in a statement on Tuesday. As Trump Begins Tax Reform Push, Critics Rip Plan as Fact-Free, Trickle-Down 'Scam'
"Big corporations don't need a tax cut—what they need is to start paying their fair share of taxes."
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U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein UN Human Rights Chief Questions If Trump Fomenting Violence Against Journalists
"A cornerstone of the U.S. Constitution," says Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, "is now itself under attack from the president."
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At the Republican National Convention in 2016, Ivanka Trump spoke about strides her father's administration would take towards furthering women's equality in the workplace. Ivanka Defends Trump Administration's "All-Out Attack on Equal Pay"
Civil rights and women's groups decry "shameful" decision to nix rule to track wage discrimination
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"People are so afraid of Google now," said Barry Lynn of Open Markets. Google Accused of Pushing Think Tank to Squash Critic of Corporate Power
"Google is very aggressive in throwing its money around Washington and Brussels, and then pulling the strings."
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protest in favor of net neutrality With Midnight Deadline, Final Push to Thwart Trump's Attack on Net Neutrality
Wednesday is the final day to tell the Federal Communications Commission that "g iant corporations shouldn't dictate how we use the internet."
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Tuesday, August 29, 2017
President Trump visited Corpus Christi, Texas on Tuesday for a briefing on Hurricane Harvey, and met with supporters following a meeting with officials. No Mention of the Victims, But 'What a Turnout!' Trump Declares in Texas
"Even one of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history is just another campaign rally to Trump."
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The canned foods section of a Walmart store was almost empty as people prepared for the arrival of Hurricane Harvey on August 24, 2017 in Houston, Texas. Stores Accused of Price Gouging in Wake of Hurricane Harvey
"Best Buy doesn't need to sell water at $43 a case. They don't need the money."
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As Historic Flooding Grips Texas, Groups Demand Nuclear Plant Be Shut Down
"This storm and flood is absolutely without precedent even before adding the possibility of a nuclear accident that could further imperil millions of people who are already battling for their lives."
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Weeks before Hurricane Harvey hit the Houston area, President Trump announced a rollback of Obama-era regulations aimed at keeping federally-funded projects out of flood zones. Group Vows to Expose Why Trump Ditched Flood-Protection Rule
"The death and destruction in south Texas offer a grim preview of the human cost of Trump’s denial of science."
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People walk down a flooded street as they evacuate their homes after the area was inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey on August 28, 2017 in Houston, Texas. 'A Class of Its Own': No Storm in US History Has Unleashed More Rain Than Hurricane Harvey
"The 3-to-4 day rainfall totals are simply mind-blowing."
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a speech during the opening of the winter session of the Knesset, Israel's Parliament. Flouting International Law, Netanyahu Says West Bank Settlements Will Remain 'Forever'
"Israel finally admits it will never remove illegal settlements from occupied West Bank."
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Protesters in Florida gathered in Florida earlier this month to demand a diplomatic approach to tensions with Kim Jong-un's regime. While Most Crave Diplomacy, Trump Warns 'All Options on Table' for North Korea
Most Americans favor non-military approach to tensions with North Korea
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An oil refinery is seen before the arrival of Hurricane Harvey on August 25, 2017 in Corpus Christi, Texas. Harvey Triggers 'Unbearable' Pollution as Refineries Spew Cancer-Causing Chemicals
"Air pollution is one of the unseen dangers of the storm."
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Monday, August 28, 2017
Michael Moore predicted a Trump win in 2016, and is warning that despite low approval ratings, the president could win a second term in 2020. Warning Against Complacency, Michael Moore Says Trump Could Win Again in 2020
Trump's poll numbers are low—but no lower than they were just before he won the 2016 election
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Extreme Storms Like Harvey and Climate Change: 'This Is the New Reality'
"This is the new reality. And the challenge is how we address it. How rapidly we're going to transition from fossil fuels to clean energy."
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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) speaks to reporters after attending a healthcare bill meeting with fellow Republican senators at the Dirksen Senate Office Building on July 19, 2017 in Washington, D.C. 'Two-Faced' Texas GOP Seeking Hurricane Relief After Rejecting Sandy Aid
Ted Cruz, who voted against a relief package for states impacted by Hurricane Sandy, urged President Trump on Friday to quickly deliver aid to Texas
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The National Guard arrived in Houston over the weekend to rescue residents, many of whom hadn't been able to evacuate ahead of Hurricane Harvey's landfall. With Enormous Harvey Damage, Naomi Klein Warns Against 'Disaster Capitalism' Redux
Now is exactly the time to speak out against free-market exploitation, says author of 'The Shock Doctrine'
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Illinois passes automatic voter registration. (Photo: Sandor Weisz/flickr/cc) In 'Huge Leap Forward,' Illinois Becomes 10th State With Automatic Voter Registration
"This is what democracy looks like!"
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"This is an appalling attack on our service members; it is about bigotry rather than military readiness, reason or science," Mara Keisling, executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, said of Trump's transgender ban. ACLU Sues Trump Over 'Appalling' and 'Bigoted' Transgender Ban
"Every claim made by the President Trump to justify this ban can be easily debunked by the conclusions drawn from the Department of Defense's own review process."
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Drones Offer Devastating Footage of Damage Harvey Has Wrought
As flood waters continue to rise, aerial footage reveals a region devastated by historic rains, swelling bayous, and inundated coastline
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The Mexican Army provided humanitarian relief to Katrina refugees in San Antonio in 2005. On Sunday, Mexico offered aid to the U.S. again as Hurricane Harvey hit Houston. As Trump Bullies Over Border Wall, Mexico Offers Aid for Harvey Victims
The United States' southern neighbor responded with diplomacy to the president's latest Twitter attack
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Protestors confront a convoy of Missouri National Guard humvees as they drive near the Ferguson police station on November 25, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. In 'Open Effort to Escalate Racial Tensions,' Trump to Fully Militarize Police
Trump's plan to reverse ban on transfer of military equipment to police denounced by civil rights groups as "exceptionally dangerous and irresponsible"
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Sunday, August 27, 2017
rescue boat 'Unprecedented' Rainfall and 'Catastrophic' Flooding Devastate the Gulf Coast
"There is very little doubt that Texas is in for one of the worst rainfall and flood events in its history."
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Charlottesville Coalition to March 10 Days to DC to Confront White Supremacy
"We know that this is a very dangerous moment in our nation's history, a moment that requires action."
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Saturday, August 26, 2017
 San Francisco's streets Thousands of San Franciscans Celebrate After Far-Right Group Cancels Rally
Bay Area residents gathered in support of "equal rights for all," marched against white supremacy, and even dressed as clowns to "spread joy, love, and celebrate living in diversity."
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Hurricane Harvey Trump's "Pioneering" Hurricane News Dump Fails to Prevent Controversy
"This Friday night news dump in the middle of a category 4 hurricane will be taught in political classes for years."
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Former sheriff Joe Arpaio 'Law Is Dead in America': Presidential Pardon of Sheriff Joe Arpaio Widely Condemned
"Trump's pardon of Arpaio is an official endorsement on racial profiling and the abuse of immigrants and people of color."
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Friday, August 25, 2017
The group Tax March is behind a new campaign urging voters to demand an end to tax cuts for the wealthy. 'Not One Penny' More Ads Target GOP Over Tax Cuts for Rich
"The American people are sick and tired of the wealthy and well-connected not paying their fair share."
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Riot police use water cannons during clashes with protesters against the G20 summit on July 7, 2017 in Hamburg, Germany. Warnings of Slippery Slope Fulfilled as Germany Shutters Anti-Capitalist Website
"This is what advocates of censorship are spawning."
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