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Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Protestors unfurl anti-Amazon banners from the balcony of a hearing room during a New York City Council Finance Committee on January 30, 2019. Athena vs. Amazon: New Coalition Debuts on Eve of Holiday Shopping Season to Call Out Company's "Long Line of Abuses"
"It's time for Amazon to come of age and pay its own way."
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) So-Called 'Army Built to Fight Medicare for All,' Says Healthcare Expert, Really 'Just Hired Guns Hired by Corporate Stooges'
"We have to take this evil deadly seriously," another critic said of the for-profit healthcare industry's efforts to kill single-payer legislative proposals.
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'This Is Meant to Scare Workers': Vows to Fight Back After Google Fires Four Employees Who Led Organizing
"They think this will crush our efforts, but it won't. For every one they retaliate against, there are hundreds of us who will fight."
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Former National security adviser John Bolton, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Vice President Mike Pence before the start of a joint news conference in the Rose Garden at the White House June 7, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) If Not for Damage to Future Presidents, Trump Claims He Would 'Love' to Have Pompeo, Mulvaney, Perry, Bolton, and Others Testify
"Donald Trump," responded one sarcastic critic, "famed for his consideration of other Presidents.
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Obama Privately Considered Leading 'Stop-Bernie Campaign' to Combat Sanders 2020 Surge: Report
"From lofty heights, Obama has now become a dampener of hope, a barrier to change, and a threat to progress."
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'The Science Is Screaming': UN Report Warns Only Rapid and Transformational Action Can Stave Off Global Climate Disaster
"Failure to heed these warnings and take drastic action to reverse emissions means we will continue to witness deadly and catastrophic heatwaves, storms, and pollution."
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Monday, November 25, 2019
White House Counsel Don McGahn listens to Judge Brett Kavanaugh as he testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill September 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) Noting That 'Presidents Are Not Kings,' Federal Judge Rules Don McGahn Must Submit to Congressional Subpoena
"This ruling means not only that McGahn must provide testimony, but so must a raft of administration officials who have been stonewalling Congress in attempts to protect this president."
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NYC Students Strike to Demand Racial Equity in Nation's Largest—and Most Segregated—School District
"We, the students, have had enough. It is past time to integrate our school system, and we will not relent until the adults stop acting like children."
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At a Japanese American-led direct action Monday, immigrant rights activists attempted to confront CEO Jenni Nakamoto over her company's contract with ICE, which they say represents a particular affront to human rights given her family's history at internment camps during World War II. Activists Confront CEO's "Disgusting" Use of Family's History at WWII Incarceration Camps to Justify Propping Up ICE's Migrant Detention
Japanese-American activists and their allies accused Jenni Nakamoto of turning "her back on her community and history."
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Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) appear headed for a collision course in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary. Sanders Campaign Charges Bloomberg 2020 Run 'Is Against Bernie, Not Trump'
"Multi-billionaires like Michael Bloomberg are not going to get very far in this election," Sanders said Sunday.
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Water protectors on Monday blocked the entrance to an Enbridge terminal in Minnesota to display ongoing opposition to the proposed Line 3 tar sands project. Law Enforcement Crushing Pipeline Dissent in Minnesota at Water Protectors' Blockade of Enbridge Terminal
Police were about to saw off the leg of a tripod from which a protester was hanging, activists said.
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) Bernie Sanders Goes to Bat for Baseball Players as MLB Proposes Terminating Minor League Teams
"Not only would your extreme proposal destroy thousands of jobs and devastate local economies, it would be terrible for baseball."
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Julian Assange supporters demonstrate outside of the Westminster Magistrates Court on November 18, 2019 in London, England. (Photo: Hollie Adams/Getty Images) Warning Julian Assange 'Could Die in Prison', 60+ Doctors Demand Immediate Medical Attention for WikiLeaks Founder
"Tortured to near death for publishing truthful information."
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Pope Francis on November 24 lays a wreath in remembrance of the victims of the U.S. nuclear attack on Nagasaki. 'An Affront Crying Out to Heaven': Pope Calls for a World Without Nuclear Weapons
"The arms race wastes precious resources that could be better used to benefit the integral development of peoples and to protect the natural environment."
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An Amazon Ring camera is pictured at Amazon headquarters on September 20, 2018 in Seattle. New Campaign Demands Congress Probe the 'Ever-Expanding Surveillance Empire' of Amazon
Over a dozen groups call for a full congressional investigation in the online giant citing threats to privacy, security, and civil liberties posed by Alexa, Ring, and Rekognition.
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Not 'Free Stuff,' But Public Goods: Ocasio-Cortez Denounces Neoliberal Talking Points on Publicly-Funded Education and Housing
"I never want to hear the term 'free stuff' ever again."
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fossil fuel infrastructure 'Another Year. Another Record.': Levels of Key Climate-Heating Gases Hit New Highs in 2018, UN Reveals
"There is no sign of a slowdown, let alone a decline," warns the World Meteorological Organization chief.
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"Who's Next?" Israel Expels Human Rights Watch Director for Opposition to Illegal Israeli Settlements
"A government that expels a leading human rights investigator is not likely to stop its systematic oppression of Palestinians under occupation without much greater international pressure."
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"The Web was designed to bring people together and make knowledge freely available. It has changed the world for good and improved the lives of billions. Yet, many people are still unable to access its benefits and, for others, the Web comes with too many unacceptable costs." (Image: Contract for the Web) Contract for the Web: Internet Inventor Tim Berners-Lee Unveils Global Plan to Battle 'Digital Dystopia'
"The power of the web to transform people's lives, enrich society and reduce inequality is one of the defining opportunities of our time. But if we don't act now—and act together—to prevent the web being misused by those who want to exploit, divide and undermine, we are at risk of squandering that...
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'Everything Is Not Fine': Nobel Economist Calls on Humanity to End Obsession With GDP
"If we measure the wrong thing," warns Joseph Stiglitz, "we will do the wrong thing."
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Sunday, November 24, 2019
Billionaire Businessman Michael Bloomberg Enters 2020 Democratic Presidential Race
The former New York City mayor launched a $30 million ad campaign presenting himself as a "middle class kid who made good."
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More Than 800 Scholars and Activists Sign Open Letter Demanding US End Support for Bolivia's Right-Wing Coup Regime
"What is happening in Bolivia is highly undemocratic and we are witnessing some of the worst human rights violations at the hands of the military and the police since the transition to civilian government in the early 1980s."
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New Trove of Ukraine Documents Exposes 'Clear Paper Trail From Rudy Giuliani to the Oval Office to Secretary Pompeo'
"We can see why Mike Pompeo has refused to release this information to Congress. The evidence is only going to get worse."
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Saturday, November 23, 2019
'Incredible': Hundreds of Harvard and Yale Students Storm Football Field Demanding Divestment From Fossil Fuels
Students and alumni also demanded that the elite universities cancel their holdings in Puerto Rican debt.
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Ocasio-Cortez Demands Solar Company Rehire Workers Fired After Unionizing With Green New Deal in Mind
"This was retaliation for unionizing, plain and simple. Even at a supposedly progressive green energy company, greedy CEOs can violate fundamental workers' rights."
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Bill Moyers: Nixon 'Never Admitted His Crimes' While 'Trump Announced His in Public'
The renowned public broadcast journalist warned of a "long, drawn-out" impeachment fight if Republicans "cling to their false defense of the president, ignoring the evidence with their lies."
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#NunesResign Trends as Indicted Giuliani Associate Implicates Top Republican in Effort to Dig Up Biden Dirt
"Guy who accuses Ukrainians of meddling in a U.S. election sought Ukrainians to meddle in a U.S. election."
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"I'm Disgusted": Sanders Says Bloomberg's $30 Million Ad Purchase Just Latest Example of Billionaire Trying to Buy an Election
"If you can't build grassroots support for your candidacy, you have no business running for president. The American people are sick and tired of the power of billionaires."
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'Nothing But Disdain for Democracy': Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, and Pressley Join Letter Condemning Trump for Fueling Crisis in Bolivia
"Rather than supporting a military coup, our government should make it clear that the unconstitutional removal of an elected president is unacceptable."
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Friday, November 22, 2019
Two people point to a Facebook news stream Unprecedented 'Architecture of Surveillance' Created by Facebook and Google Poses Grave Human Rights Threat: Report
"Their insidious control of our digital lives undermines the very essence of privacy and is one of the defining human rights challenges of our era."
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Billionaire Walton Family Behind Pro-Charter School Protest at Warren Rally
The senator spoke with the parents who protested her education plan after the event.
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A tree-line street in the city of Brookline, Massachusetts outside Boston. The city council this week voted overwhelmingly to approve new rules that would forbid fossil fuel infrastructure for new residential construction. (Photo: John Allspaw/flicker/cc) Offering National Model, This New England Town Just Banned Natural Gas and Oil in New Home Construction
"Brookline is making history."
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"There is evidence that the amount of carbon dioxide in the earth's atmosphere is increasing rapidly as a result of the combustion of fossil fuels," coal researcher James R. Garvey wrote in 1966. Coal Knew Too: Explosive Report Shows Industry Was Aware of Climate Threat as Far Back as 1966
"It wasn't just big oil that knew about climate change decades ago."
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Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Lula Vows to 'Battle for Democracy' Against Bolsonaro Push to 'Destroy' Decades of Progress in Brazil
The former Brazilian president gave his first interview with a foreign newspaper since his release from prison two weeks ago.
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Pompeo Calls It 'Democracy' in Bolivia as Post-Coup Violence Grows and Fear of Civil War Intensifies
"The military has guns and a license to kill; we have nothing. Please, tell the international community to come here and stop this."
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People march during a nationwide strike called by students, unions and indigenous groups to protest against the government of Colombia's President Ivan Duque in Medellin, Colombia, on November 21, 2019. 'We Cannot Continue to Live Like This': Mass Protests in Colombia Latest in Latin American Uprisings
"What happened in Chile sent a forceful message."
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Biden Under Fire for Telling Immigrant Rights Activist Demanding End to Deportations to 'Vote for Trump'
The former vice president also told climate activists that they "listen to Bernie too much" after they demanded he reject corporate cash.
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Thursday, November 21, 2019
WATCH: Viral Animated Video Shows How Just a Fraction of Bill Gates's $110 Billion Could Pay to Replace Flint's Water Pipes
"You'd have to save more than a $100,000 per year for a MILLION years to get there. So where's that wealth tax?"
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A supporter of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) sees to her right an approaching man who will proceed to use his body to block her from getting her message out to viewers of MSNBC. "If We Win They Can't Act Like We Don't Exist": Bernie Sanders Supporter Blocked From TV Interview in Live Example of #BernieBlackout
"This woman was awesome."
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Search and rescue workers combed through what remained of a 50-unit apartment building Environmental Justice Advocates Blast Trump EPA for 'Dangerous' Rollback of Chemical Disaster Rule
"Safety requirements at these facilities should be stepped up, not rolled back. But this is what we've come to expect from the Trump EPA."
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Citing White Nationalist Emails, Over 100 Democratic Lawmakers Sign Letter Demanding Stephen Miller's Resignation
"We refuse to tolerate white nationalism and xenophobia in the White House or elsewhere in the United States."
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'We're Going to Win', Says Sanders, After New National Poll Shows Him Tied for Lead With Biden in 2020 Democratic Primary
"Senator Bernie Sanders is gaining momentum in the race for the Democratic nomination," said Emerson Polling.
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Sponsored by the Sanders campaign, the exchange between the two political heavyweights included discussion of the need for long socks—"You never know when the weather could turn!" declared one Bernie—and other "revolutionary plans" like national rent control to end the issue of leaking sinks. (Screenshot: Underculture/BernieSanders) Bernie vs. Bernie: 2020 Candidate Sits Down for Interview With... Himself
The exchange between the two political heavyweights included discussion of the need for long socks—"You never know when the weather could turn!" declared one Bernie—and other "revolutionary plans" like national rent control to end the issue of leaking sinks.
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database 'Targeted by My Own Government': Journalists Sue Trump DHS Over 'Coordinated Attack' on Press Freedom
"This interference effectively prevented me and other journalists from carrying out our reporting at the U.S.-Mexico border."
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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. Not for Most Heinous Crimes, But 'Malignant Dissembler' Benjamin Netanyhu Indicted on Corruption Charges
"These corruption charges for Netanyahu are certainly a start."
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Abdul El-Sayed Endorses Bernie Sanders as Best 2020 Candidate to Defeat Trump and 'Build the After-Trump'
"I think every time—whether it comes to healthcare, whether it comes to housing, whether it comes to a job that pays a living wage—Bernie Sanders is the answer."
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Warren Raises 'Corruption' Alarm After Trump, Zuckerberg, and Thiel Hold Secret White House Meeting
"This is how the government keeps working for giant corporations and the wealthy and well-connected."
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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn leaves after speaking at an activists training event at the GLO Centre in Motherwell, Scotland on October 26. 'Radical and Ambitious' Labour Manifesto Promises to Transform UK
"This Labour Manifesto is more than just a book. It represents real hope for communities up and down these four nations."
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Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) Omar's $1.2 Trillion 'Homes for All Act' Heralded as Ambitious Addition to Green New Deal Framework
The 10-year plan to build millions of sustainable, affordable housing units is called "a new mile marker in the progressive left's efforts to stake out a national housing agenda."
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Children operating a rocker at a gold mine on Dominion Creek, Yukon Territory in 1898. The young girl in the foreground looks eerily similar to Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg—with the resemblance setting off a wave of good-natured conspiracy theories. (Photo: University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections) Is Greta Thunberg a Time Traveler 'Here to Save Us' From Climate Emergency'? 120-Year-Old Photo Sparks Flood of Conspiracy Theories
"Wishing her all the best and success in her mission to save the Earth. We can use [all] the help we can get!"
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Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Ranking Member Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) listen to Gordon Sondland, the U.S ambassador to the European Union, testify before the House Intelligence Committee in the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill November 20, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images) WATCH LIVE: Day 5 of Trump Impeachment Hearings
Testifying on Thursday are Dr. Fiona Hill, former Senior Director for Europe and Russia at the National Security Council, and David Holmes, who served as the Political Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine.
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Attempt to 'Criminalize Basic Human Kindness' Fails as Activist Scott Warren Found Not Guilty on All Charges
"The Trump administration is wrong to try to prosecute people who are only trying to save lives. By threatening Dr. Warren with a decade in prison, the U.S. government sought to criminalize compassion."
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In Two-Hour 2020 Democratic Debate, No Mention of Deadly Trump-Endorsed Military Coup in Bolivia
Sen. Bernie Sanders was the only presidential candidate on the debate stage who has condemned the coup that ousted Bolivia's elected socialist President Evo Morales.
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Filmmaker Michael Moore speaks during a post-debate panel on MSNBC following the Democratic primary debate that took place on Wednesday, November 20, 2019. (Photo: MSNBC) 'Majority of Americans Agree With Me and Bernie': Michael Moore Makes Powerful Case for Medicare for All on Post-Debate MSNBC Panel
"The healthcare industry has caused more pain and harm and anxiety for the American people than practically any other industry, and we should never side with candidates that say we're going to keep this private profit-making thing going."
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Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) speaks during the Democratic Presidential Debate at Tyler Perry Studios November 20, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. Sanders Receives Applause and Praise for Saying US Should Treat Palestinians With 'Respect and Dignity They Deserve'
"Senator Bernie Sanders just gave the best Israel-Palestine answer ever delivered by a serious contender in an American presidential debate."
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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, seen here at the U.N. General Assembly's 74th session on Sept. 24, 2019, said Wednesday that the fires and deforestation in his country aren't coming to an end. Bolsonaro, Facing Blame for Surge in Amazon Deforestation, Says Destruction Won't End Because "It's Cultural"
The Brazilian president's new comments came after data confirmed that "2019 has been a dark year for the rainforest in Brazil."
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Songwriter and singer Ariana Grande pictured with 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders after a concert performance of hers which Sanders and his wife, Jane O'Meara Sanders, attended in Atlanta on Tuesday night. Grande issued her support for the Senator on social media Wednesday. (Photo: via Jane O'Meara Sanders / @janeosanders) 'My Guy': Ariana Grande Gives Big Hug to Bernie Sanders on Her Massive Social Media Platforms
"Thank you Senator Sanders for coming to my show, making my whole night and for all that you stand for."
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XR march 'Climate Emergency. Look It Up.': Activists and Experts Celebrate New Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year
"STAY LOUD, it's working," declared Greenpeace Canada.
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How Does Amazon Ring Protect User Privacy? "Basically, They Don't," Senator's Investigation Finds
Sen. Ed Markey found Amazon's lack of civil rights protections "nothing short of chilling."
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Chicago Tribune building 'Destroyer of Newspapers' Vulture Fund Buys Majority Stake at Tribune Publishing
Newspaper unions express fear that Alden Global Capital "is looking to bleed its next chain of newspapers dry."
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President Donald Trump holds his notes while speaking to the media before departing from the White House on November 20, 2019. Ex-Republican Justin Amash Says There's Not a Jury in Country That Wouldn't Indict Trump Based on Impeachment Testimony So Far
"Impeachment in the House is an indictment, said the Michigan congressman. "If this were an ordinary prosecution, there's no grand jury in America that would not return an indictment on the facts and evidence presented in these hearings."
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Evo Morales Evo Morales Calls for 'Truth Commission' to Expose Deceitful Role of US-Backed OAS in Bolivia Coup
"We invite international organizations, Pope Francis, to form a truth commission about the October 20 elections."
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Former Independent Counsel Ken Starr, seen here in 2018, told Fox News Wednesday that Republican senators, after seeing Ambassador Gordon Sondland's testimony, may want "to make a trip down to the White House—that historical example set during the Nixon presidency." 'One of Those Bombshell Days': Like Nixon in '74, Ken Starr Wonders If GOP Senators Ready to Call for Trump Resignation
"The real issue is the senators are watching."
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Medicare for All Advocate Ady Barkan Endorses Warren, Praises Her Understanding of the 'Central Challenge of Our Time'
"Warren understands that the central challenge of our time is the unequal distribution of power in America, and the grave human consequences of that imbalance."
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Flanked by other House Democrats, House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol January 4, 2019 in Washington, D.C. #PresidentPelosi Trends After Sondland Testimony Implicates Pence in Trump Ukraine Scheme
"Gordon Sondland's devastating testimony must end the Trump presidency."
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Projected Fossil Fuel Production 'Dangerously Out of Step' With Global Climate Goals, UN Report Reveals
"Governments are planning to produce about 50% more fossil fuels by 2030 than would be consistent with a 2°C pathway and 120% more than would be consistent with a 1.5°C pathway."
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'We Don't Believe in Locking Up Children. Do You?' Amnesty Billboards Condemn Trump's Mass Detention of Migrant Kids
"World Children's Day is a day for children, yet children in this very country are denied their freedom. The Trump administration has detained children for the act of seeking safety."
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'Wow. Sondland Flipped': Ambassador Testifies Trump Inner Circle All 'In the Loop' During Explosive Opening Statement
"Everyone was in the loop," Sondland told the committee. "It was no secret."
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A man holds an effigy of White House policy advisor Stephen Miller as he rallies with protestors against U.S. President Donald Trump in front of Trump Tower on the night of his State of the Union address, February 5, 2019 in New York City. Because Stephen Miller Is 'A Verified White Supremacist Controlling US Immigration Policy,' Says Ocasio-Cortez, He Must Leave White House
"This is not to be dismissed. People's lives are at risk. He needs to go now."
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) (L) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) embrace after the Democratic Presidential Debate at the Fox Theatre July 30, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Top Economist Robert Pollin Answers Key Questions on the Emerging Divide Between Sanders and Warren on Medicare for All
"I clearly don't think it is premature to have detailed discussions on funding Medicare for All," says co-author of 200-page study on that exact subject. "How Sanders or Warren should handle the matter politically is another matter."
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U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland WATCH LIVE: Day 4 of Trump Impeachment Hearings
Gordon D. Sondland, the United States ambassador to the European Union, "will most likely be the day's most consequential witness."
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Evo Morales Urges United Nations to 'Denounce and Stop This Massacre' as Bolivian Military Guns Down Protestors
The former Bolivian president accused coup leaders of carrying out "genocidal policies" against indigenous people.
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Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Climate Groups Applaud Newsom's Temporary Fracking Ban in California, But Say Other 'Critical Next Steps' Still Needed
"Relentless organizing" by climate action groups across California forced the governor to call for a moratorium on fracking, 350.org co-founder Bill McKibben said.
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) Ocasio-Cortez: 'I Was Sent Here to Safeguard and Protect People,' Not the Profits of Private Equity
During a hearing on Capitol Hill, the New York Democrat rails against industry destroying jobs and gutting the U.S. economy.
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U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (3rd L) listens during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol January 4, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo:  Alex Wong/Getty Images) Rep. Ilhan Omar Asks Judge to 'Show Compassion' for Hateful Man Who Threatened to Put Bullet in Her Head
"Who are we as a nation if we respond to threats of political retribution with retribution ourselves?"
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International voices condemned the U.S. decision to no longer consider the Israeli settlements in Palestine a war crime. 'Naked Violation' of Human Rights: Global Condemnation Over New US Position on Israeli Occupation
"The American government's decision to jettison international law and to legitimise the illegal Israeli settlements is probably the very last nail in the coffin of the two-state solution."
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The Report still Tortured by CIA and Detained at Gitmo Without Trial, Ahmed Rabbani Gives Haunting Review of 'The Report'—a New Film He'll Likely Never See
"If we do not learn from history we will be doomed to repeat our mistakes—and I would hate for anyone else to endure what I have had to endure."
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Backing Call for Prime Time Impeachment Hearings, Petition Signed by Nearly 100K Delivered to PBS
"History is unfolding on Capitol Hill while most Americans are at work or school and as the nation's public broadcaster, PBS should be airing the proceedings during prime time as [a] service to the nation."
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Regardless of Party, Poll Shows 66% of Key Early State Voters Support 'Ending Production of Fossil Fuels'
"These results show that there is public support for a steadfast leader who is willing to take on the fossil fuel industry—so candidates shouldn't be afraid to put forth progressive policies."
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2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) came under fire Monday for her statement on the Bolivian coup. After Week of Violence and Unrest, Warren Criticized for Conciliatory Remarks on Post-Coup Bolivia
"Maybe it's just me, but if you're going to call yourself a progressive who stands up for the little guy you might want to start calling a right wing coup that's resulted in the curbing of democratic freedoms and onslaught of violence... well, a right wing coup."
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On Eve of NBC-Hosted Debate, Sanders, Warren, Harris, and Booker Join Call for Network to Allow Outside Probe of Sexual Violence
"Donald Trump has been credibly accused of sexual harassment and sexual abuse by dozens of women. We, as a party, have to offer voters a clear and unquestionable difference come November when it comes to these important issues."
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Wikileaks founder Julian Assange With Assange on Verge of Extradition to US, Sweden Drops Years-Long Rape Investigation Into WikiLeaks Founder
From the start of the Swedish investigation, said the WikiLeaks Defense Fund, "Assange's expressed concern has been that waiting in the wings was a United States request that would be unstoppable."
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Jennifer Williams, special adviser for Europe and Russia in the Office of the Vice President, and Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, director for European Affairs at the National Security Council, are sworn in before testifying in the House Select Intelligence Committee hearing on the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. (Photo: Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images) WATCH LIVE: Day 3 of Trump Impeachment Hearings
Testimony on Wednesday came from two key witnesses Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and Jennifer Williams in the morning. In a separate afternoon hearing, testimony was provided by Ambassador Kurt Volker, former U.S. Special Envoy to Ukraine and Timothy Morrison, Special Assistant to the President and...
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'Disqualifying': Buttigieg Faces Backlash for Praising Right-Wing Tea Party Movement in Resurfaced 2010 Video
"I believe we might find that we have a lot in common," Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg said during an event hosted by Citizens for Common Sense.
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'What Momentum Looks Like': Sanders Becomes Fastest Presidential Candidate in History to Reach 4 Million Individual Donations
"This is damn impressive," said progressive strategist Rebecca Katz.
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Handing Trump 'Terrifying Authoritarian Surveillance Powers,' House Democrats Include Patriot Act Reauthorization in Funding Bill
"Wow. House Democrats are ignoring civil liberties and including a three month straight reauthorization of the Patriot Act (with zero reform) in the continuing resolution."
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Monday, November 18, 2019
Sen. Bernie Sanders, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, speaks during the 2019 J Street National Conference at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. on October 28, 2019. Trump 'Pandering to His Extremist Base' on Israeli Settlements, Says Bernie Sanders
Sanders was one of a number of critics who saw the Monday announcement that the White House won't treat the settlements as illegal as another attack on the Palestinian people.
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A fire burns trees next to grazing land in the Amazon basin in Ze Doca, Brazil. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images) Fueling Concerns of Approaching Catastrophic 'Tipping Point,' Deforestation of Brazilian Amazon Hit Highest Level in Decade
"These figures confirm what we feared, namely that 2019 has been a dark year for the rainforest in Brazil."
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Driven by Anti-Science Agenda, Trump Agencies Defying Mandate to Save Endangered Species From Climate Risk
"The window to act is narrowing."
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday announced the U.S. is reversing course on decades of nominal opposition to Israeli settlements in occupied Palestine. 'There Is No More Two-State Solution': Trump Administration to Further Soften Opposition to West Bank Settlements
"How the hell is it possible for the U.S. policy to be any softer?"
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A two-year-old Honduran asylum seeker cries as her mother is searched and detained near the U.S.-Mexico border on June 12, 2018 in McAllen, Texas. Trump's Child Separation Policy "Absolutely" Violated International Law Says UN Expert
The way the Trump administration was "separating infants from their families only in order to deter irregular migration from Central America to the United States of America, for me, constitutes inhuman and degrading treatment."
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House Impeachment Investigators Probing Whether Trump Lied to Mueller
"The House is trying to determine whether the current president should remain in office. This is unbelievably serious and it's happening right now, very fast."
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'Time Is Up': Campaigners Occupy Pelosi's Office, Launch Global Hunger Strike for Climate Action
"Meet with us or leave us to starve while you jet to your Thanksgiving feasts and cocktail parties in the glow of a burning world."
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Former Vice President Joe Biden, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, gives a speech on July 11, 2019 in New York City. 'Just Not a Serious Opinion in 2019': Critics Pan Joe Biden Claim That Marijuana Is a Gateway Drug
"Perpetuating unsubstantiated theories like this hurts people."
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'Fear of Victory' for Sanders or Warren in 2020 Driving Bloomberg and Patrick Bids, Say Progressive Critics
"There's clearly anxiety from parts of the Democratic Party establishment and donor class about becoming a party that is unapologetic about taking on oligarchs, whether they're Donald Trump or Jeff Bezos."
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'Pinochet-Style Dictatorship': Bolivia's Coup Government Threatens to Arrest Leftist Lawmakers and Journalists
"Bolivia is living through a violent, regressive, completely undemocratic power grab. All governments must sever relations with this illegal regime."
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Sunday, November 17, 2019
U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) speaks during the Climate Crisis Summit before introducing Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders (I-VT) at Drake University on November 9, 2019 in Des Moines, Iowa. Ocasio-Cortez has been campaigning in support of Sanders after endorsing him last month in New York City. (Photo: Stephen Maturen/Getty Images) Democrats Not Headed Too Far Left, Says Ocasio-Cortez, 'We Are Bringing the Party Home'
"I want to be the party of the New Deal again," says the progressive congresswoman from New York. "The party of the Civil Rights Act, the one that electrified this nation and fights for all people."
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Democratic presidential hopeful Massachusetts' Senator Elizabeth Warren speaks to members of SEA/SEIU Local 1984, state employees, at the Holiday Inn in Concord New Hampshire, after signing papers to officially enter the New Hampshire Primary race on November 13, 2019. Two hundred union members attend the exclusive town hall to hear Warren speak and ask her questions. (Photo: Joseph Prezioso / AFP / Getty Images) 'Too Clever for Its Own Good': Progressives Concerned Over Warren's New Medicare for All Strategy
"The idea that the next Democratic president could pass a major public option bill and then, perhaps after the 2022 midterm elections, be in a position to pass actual Medicare for All is just not tenable. It's just not."
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People cheer as Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks during the 2019 California Democratic Party State Convention at Moscone Center in San Francisco, California on June 2, 2019. (Photo: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images) With 67% of the Vote, California Young Democrats Endorse Bernie Sanders for President
Sanders received more than twice the number of votes as Elizabeth Warren and while Pete Buttigieg received just one vote, former Vice President Joe Biden received zero.
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Democratic presidential hopeful, Vermont Senator, Bernie Sanders speaks at the California Democratic Party 2019 Fall Endorsing Convention in Long Beach, California on November 16, 2019. (Photo by Chris Carlson / Pool / AFP / Getty Images) Did Obama Make a Mistake by Deporting 3 Million People? Bernie Sanders: 'Yes'
"We're not talking about tearing down the system—we're fighting for justice," said 2020 candidate in response to former president's reported warning that some Democrats moving too far left.
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