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Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Resolution Condemning Trump's Racist Attacks 'Not Enough,' Say Progressives: 'We Must Impeach'
House Democrats, said CREDO Action, must "use all the power they have to try to remove a racist from the White House"
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Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Appeals Court Delivers 'Tremendous Blow to Federal Workers' With Decision to Uphold Trump's Anti-Union Executive Orders
"There must be a check on the president's power to destroy federal employees' union rights."
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Abigail Disney, pictured here in 2014, went undercover to Disneyland and was shocked at worker conditions, she told Yahoo. Disney Heiress Who Went Undercover to Disneyland 'Livid' at Conditions and Pay
"Every single one of these people I talked to were saying, 'I don't know how I can maintain this face of joy and warmth when I have to go home and forage for food in other people's garbage.'"
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White House Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway talks to reporters outside of the West Wing July 16, 2019. Kellyanne Conway Questions Reporter's Ethnicity While Defending President's Latest Racist Remarks
"So McCarthyism, now against people whose ancestors aren't from Europe."
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Democrats in Congress are demanding a federal investigation into workplace conditions at Amazon's warehouses in the United States. Amid Amazon Prime Day Protests, Sanders and Omar Lead Call for Probe of 'Brutal and Hazardous Working Conditions'
"The reports of dangerous, dehumanizing conditions—where 125,000 Americans are working for the wealthiest man in the history of the world—are sickening."
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All Democratic 2020 Frontrunners But Biden Denounce DOJ for Failing to Hold Officer Accountable In Eric Garner's Death
Sen. Kamala Harris called the decision "a miscarriage of justice" while Sen. Bernie Sanders wrote that the Garner family "has suffered too much"
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren had just one word to say on Tuesday after billionaire right-winger Peter Thiel said she was the "dangerous one" among all the current 2020 presidential candidates. (Photo: flickr/cc) 'Good,' Says Elizabeth Warren, After Billionaire Right-Winger Peter Thiel Says She's 2020 Democrat He Is 'Most Scared By'
"Good." Sen. Elizabeth Warren had just one word to say on Tuesday after billionaire right-winger Peter Thiel said she was the "dangerous one" among all the current 2020 presidential candidates. Thiel, the uber wealthy co-founder of Paypal and a prominent supporter of President Donald Trump, told...
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"Seeing this country become a better place been really his passion for a long time not a new front for a campaign." (Photo: Leon Bennett/WireImage) 'Our Fight for Justice Is Far From Over': Bernie Sanders Thanks Cardi B for Backing 2020 Campaign
"This man been fighting for equal rights, HUMAN rights for such a long time."
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Not One Republican Votes to Allow Debate on Resolution Condemning Trump's Racist Attacks
"House Democrats must stand together and listen to these new leaders in the party who are fighting for their communities by standing up to Trump's hate."
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NYPD Must #FirePantaleo Now, Eric Garner's Family Says After DOJ Announces It Will Not Prosecute Officer Accused of Using Chokehold
"The Justice Department's decision not to prosecute Daniel Pantaleo sends a dangerous message to law enforcement that they can kill with impunity."
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Planned Parenthood supporters 'Devastating, Illegal, and Unethical': Trump Denounced for Imposing Sweeping Attack on Abortion Rights Nationwide
Warning of "severe" consequences for reproductive healthcare, critics condemn the Title X gag rule as "blatantly coercive and a violation of medical ethics and patients' rights."
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Eduardo Velev cools off in the spray of a fire hydrant during a heatwave on July 1, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. An excessive heat warning has been issued in Philadelphia and along the East Coast as hot and humid weather hits the region this week. (Photo: Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images) 'A Hotter Future That's Hard to Imagine': Super-Charged by Climate Crisis, New Study Warns of 'Killer Heat' Set to Overtake US
"If we wish to spare people in the United States and around the world the mortal dangers of extreme and relentless heat, there is little time to do so and little room for half measures."
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Protestors crowd the street leading to the governor's mansion on July 15, 2019 in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. 'Time for Puerto Rico to Wake Up and Rise Up': Thousands Take to Streets Demanding Embattled Governor Resign
"He does not deserve the job he has, and the people have spoken."
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If Trump Wants to 'Talk About Our Missiles,' Says Iranian Foreign Minister, US Must Stop Pouring Theirs Into Middle East
"If you want to discuss ballistic missiles, then we need to discuss the amount of weapons sold to our region."
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'The Difference Is Thousands of Lives': Sanders Releases Chart Contrasting Biden's Incremental Healthcare Plan With Medicare for All
"Biden's plan would preserve a broken system," said Sen. Bernie Sanders's 2020 presidential campaign
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'Impeach This President': Target of Racist Attacks, Rep. Ilhan Omar Vows to Hold Trump Accountable for His Crimes
Among progressive lawmakers urging the American people not to play into Trump's hateful hands, Omar says Congress should be focused on "doing the work that will get us the country we all deserve, one that is truly functioning for all of us, one that sees and values every single person in it."
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Monday, July 15, 2019
US Representatives Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) speaks as, Ilhan Abdullahi Omar (D-MN)(L), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) (2R), and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) hold a press conference, to address remarks made by US President Donald Trump earlier in the day, at the US Capitol in Washington, DC on July 15, 2019. - President Donald Trump stepped up his attacks on four progressive Democratic congresswomen, saying if they're not happy in the United States "they can leave." (Photo: Brendan Smialowski / AFP) WATCH: Omar, Pressley, Tlaib, and Ocasio-Cortez Hold Press Conference on Racist 'Vile Garbage' Spewed by Trump
"It is time for us to stop allowing this president to make a mockery out of our constitution," said Rep. Ilhan Omar. "It is time for us to impeach this president."
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Women hold signs and chant during a rally for reproductive rights on June 09, 2019 in Sydney Describing 'Future We Want to Live In' Scores of Groups Unveil New Blueprint for Reproductive Rights
"The last two years," says new agenda, "have seen increasingly hostile attacks on reproductive autonomy and rights"
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Sen. Lindsey Graham, during an appearance on "Fox and Friends," attacked a quartet of popular progressive Democrats. AOC Slams Lindsey Graham for Comments Akin to '1950s McCarthyism' as Battle Between Progressive Dems and White House Continues
"This man has lost his damn mind and revealed his soul," said one commentator of Graham
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'Human Life More Important Than Corporate Profits': Sanders Joins Community to Stop Financial Vultures From Liquidating Hospital
"We should not be talking about shutting down a major hospital and converting that property into hotels or condos."
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Trump Denounced for 'Incitement to Violence' Against Ilhan Omar After Latest Racist Attack on Congresswoman
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi calls on representatives to formally condemn Trump's comments
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Mick Mulvaney As Trump Sows Discord, Chief of Staff Mulvaney Reportedly Focused on 'Building Empire for the Right Wing'
"Cabinet members are pressed weekly on what regulations they can strip from the books and have been told their performance will be judged on how many they remove."
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Decrying Low Wages, Poor Working Conditions, and Support for ICE, Labor Advocates Call for Prime Day Boycott as Amazon Workers Walk Out
"While Amazon fuels bargain-hunting on Prime Day with hefty discounts, employees are being deprived of a living wage."
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A vast expanse of toxic waste fills the tailings dam on April 21, 2011, frequently whipped up by strong winds dumping mllions of tonnes of radioactive materials toward surounding villages where farmers blame the state-owned giant Baogang Group, China's largest producer of rare earths and a major iron ore miner and steel producer, for poisoning their fields and ruining their livelihoods near Baotou city in Inner Mongolia Amid China Trade Tensions, Pentagon Eyes Toxic Rare Earths Development in US
Processing of rare earths has unleashed environmental catastrophe in China
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Asylum-seekers 'Racist' and 'Patently Unlawful': Trump Unveils New Rule to Block Asylum-Seekers at Southern Border
"We'll be challenging it in the courts and in the streets."
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'Not Acceptable': Analysis Estimates Biden Healthcare Plan Would Kill 125,000 People in First Decade Alone
As Biden vows to "do everything in my power" to defend system based on for-profit insurance industry, People's Policy Project shows death toll would be equivalent "of 42 September 11-style attacks"
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'Act Now. Our Lives Are in Your Hands': Demanding Climate Action, Extinction Rebellion Shuts Down Traffic in Five UK Cities
"We've all read the science, we know the story, the whole phase of denial is over, and if it takes civil disobedience to make a difference, then so be it."
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#RacistPresident Trends as Pressley, AOC, Tlaib, and Omar Hit Back at Trump's Bigoted Attack
"We are what democracy looks like. And we're not going anywhere. Except back to D.C. to fight for the families you marginalize and vilify everyday."
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Sanders Accuses Biden of Parroting Pharma and Insurance Industry Script With Attacks on Medicare for All
"At a time when Donald Trump and the health insurance industry are lying every day about Medicare for All, I would hope that my fellow Democrats would not resort to misinformation about my legislation."
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Sunday, July 14, 2019
As seen through fencing, migrants—including a young child—stand while being detained by Department of Homeland Security police after crossing to the U.S. side of the U.S.-Mexico border barrier, on June 27, 2019 in El Paso, Texas. As ICE Raids Begin, Advocates Remind Immigrants That 'You Have Rights'
"I can only imagine the fear our immigrant communities feel this morning."
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Democratic presidential candidate and South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg hosts a town hall meeting at the Lions Den in Fort Dodge, Iowa on April 16, 2019. September Candidates Climate Forum to Go On Despite Dropping Sponsor
"The voters deserve to know where all of the Democratic candidates stand on this issue, and how exactly they would address the climate crisis if elected."
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Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi applauds U.S. President Donald Trump as he arrives to deliver the State of the Union address at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on February 5, 2019. Trump Takes Pelosi's Side Against AOC and The Squad as Intraparty Fight Over Immigration Continues
"Pelosi, in short, is trying her best to play the game of politics as usual—the only game she has known as she has ascended the party hierarchy. 'The Squad,' on the other hand, is trying to change the rules of the game."
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One of the banners hung by the group Beyond Extreme Energy (BXE) during Saturday's protest. Activists Demand Regulator Reject All New Energy Projects in Her Last Weeks on Job Because Planet Can't Wait
"We cannot lock our national energy grid into decades more of fossil fuels such as natural gas and oil."
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Saturday, July 13, 2019
ICE agents stage a raid to arrest an undocumented immigrant in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn on April 11, 2018 in New York City. With ICE Raids Expected to Begin Sunday, Message From AOC, Bernie Sanders, and Others is Clear: 'Know Your Rights'
Sanders is using his large mailing list to "target a message to supporters that may be impacted by the upcoming enforcement raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement."
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Infrared captures Hurricane Barry on Saturday morning ahead of making landfall. Barry was downgraded to a tropical storm after hitting the Louisiana coast. Heavy Rainfall Barry's Real Danger—and Climate Crisis is to Blame
"When the air is warmer, it can hold more water vapor. So that when a storm moves through an area that has warmer, wetter air, there's more of a source for the precipitation."
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Hodan Nalayeh filming an episode of "Integration TV" in Mogadishu, Somalia in October 2015. Somalia and Canada Mourn Journalist Killed in Attack on Somali Hotel Friday
"Hodan Nalayeh came here… to change the narrative on Somalia—the violence, the war."
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Vice President Mike Pence visited the border on Friday and blamed Congressional Democrats for the conditions there. Despite Congress Providing $4.6 Billion in Additional Funding for Border, Pence Says Conditions Still the Fault of Democrats
"You gotta love it when Pence immediately puts complete blame for the horrors he saw on the Dems even after they threw money at monsters."
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Friday, July 12, 2019
Demonstrators seen holding placards during the "Stop The Bans Day of Action for Abortion Rights" rally in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. 'We Cannot Overstate the Harm This Decision Will Have': Oklahoma Judge Upholds Ban on Common Abortion Procedure
"We will keep fighting this unconstitutional ban to make sure Oklahomans have access to the best medical treatment."
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USBP Chief Carla Provost testified before the Judiciary Committee hearing on the subject "The MS-13 Problem: Investigating Gang Membership, its Nexus to Illegal Immigration, and Federal Efforts to End the Threat" at the Dirksen Senate Office Building on June 21, 2017. News That Border Patrol Chief Was Part of Racist Facebook Group 'Not Surprising': Critics
"The agency's culture is violent and racist for a reason."
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President Donald Trump stands with Labor Secretary Alex Acosta, who announced his resignation, while talking to the media at the White House on July 12, 2019 UltraViolet Says Acosta Departure Shows 'Need to Hold All the Powerful People,' Like Trump, Accountable
Resignation of labor department secretary "should only be the beginning"
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CBP Agents' Coin Mocking Care of Migrant Children Exemplifies Agency's Culture of 'Reflexive Dehumanization,' Critics Say
"Quite clearly, the inhumanness, disrespect, and xenophobia among some CBP agents knows no bounds."
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sink US House Applauded for Approval of 'Sweeping' Provisions That Target Toxic 'Forever Chemicals'
As part of the annual defense spending bill, lawmakers passed several amendments on PFAS, including one that would designate them "hazardous substances" under the Superfund law
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"Endless War Isn't Inevitable": House Votes to Stop Trump From Launching Unauthorized Attack on Iran
"Congress must continue using every available tool at its disposal to ensure that Donald Trump and John Bolton's march to war is fully blocked."
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 Deputy Secretary of Labor Patrick Pizzella's official portrait. Trump's POS Labor Secretary, Acosta, Out. POS Number 2, Linked to Abramoff, to Fill Role
Deputy Labor Secretary Patrick Pizzella will now serve as acting secretary
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Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) speaks at a rally on October 1, 2018 in Boston. Pressley's primary campaign against then-incumbent Mike Capuano was in the news Friday as members of the CBC were taken to task over their support of her white opponent. Progressives Push Back After Congressional Black Caucus Attacks Justice Democrats Over Primary Challenges
"This is a democracy and voters deserve choices."
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To Bolster Grassroots Groups' Demands for Climate Action, Philanthropists Raise $600,000 for Extinction Rebellion and School Strikers
"Our climate crisis demands a new paradigm, requiring the phasing out of fossil fuel infrastructure, the phasing in of non-fossil energy sources, and large-scale removal of carbon from the atmosphere."
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Bolsonaros and Trump 'Embarrassing Nepotism': Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Appoints Son as Ambassador to US
One critic said that it's "only a matter of time now before the son of Brazil's wannabe despot has an official meeting with the daughter of America's wannabe despot."
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U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib, (D-MI) (2R) speaks as (L-R) Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-TX), Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) Rep. Ayanna S. Pressley (D-MA) attend a House Oversight and Reform Committee holds a hearing on "The Trump Administration's Child Separation Policy: Substantiated Allegations of Mistreatment." July 12, 2019 in Washington, DC. The hearing comes just ahead of a planned multiday Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) operation to arrest thousands of undocumented immigrant families in sever Powerful and Emotional Testimony From Escobar, Ocasio-Cortez, Tlaib, and Pressley on Family Separation and Child Imprisonment
Four members of Congress retold in witness testimony to their fellow lawmakers Friday morning what they saw and experienced during a recent visit to a U.S. border detention facility in Texas, sparing no graphic or emotional detail. Reps. Veronica Escobar (D-Texas), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y...
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'Visit the Camps Yet?' Campaign Urges Pelosi to See for Herself the Horrific Conditions at Trump Detention Centers
"Speaker Pelosi, visit the camps! And bring the conservative Democrats with you—so you can all see why Trump's child abuse at the border needs to be reined in now."
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'This Is a Dangerous Game': Iran Tells US and UK to Leave Gulf Region Immediately as Tensions Soar
With control of world's oil supplies still dominant U.S. goal, the Iranian government claims U.K. attempting to provoke conflict with illegal tanker seizure and false accusations
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'We Have a President Who Lost the Popular Vote by Three Million': Sanders Backs Abolishing the Electoral College
Nearly two-thirds of Americans support replacing the Electoral College with a national popular vote system, according to recent polling
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Thursday, July 11, 2019
Sanders Joins Union Leaders and Healthcare Workers In Protesting 'Corporate Greed'-Fueled Private Equity Sale of Philadelphia Hospital
"People will get hurt, and they will die as a direct result of this one man's action."
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Rep. Adam Schiff, (D-Calif.), walks up the House steps for the final vote of the week on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Accusing Adam Schiff of 'Criminalizing Routine Reporting,' Groups Call for Stripping CIA-Backed Provision From Intelligence Legislation
"Schiff is clearly the resistance to the resistance, and he should drop this provision from his bill."
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social media apps Despite Trump's Threats of Retaliatory Tariffs, France Passes 'Pioneering' Tax on Tech Giants
The move by French lawmakers came as the U.K. moved forward with a similar tax plan announced last year
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Because 'Americans Need Relief Now' From 'Insane' Drug Costs, Sanders to Join Diabetics on Trip to Canada for Affordable Insulin
"When we win," said the 2020 Democratic candidate, "we won't wait for drug companies to end their greed. We will end it for them."
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Agents walk to a vehicle outside the U.S. Border Patrol station in Clint, Texas, on June 26, 2019. Goal of Trump's ICE Raids Threat, Warn Rights Advocates, Is to 'Terrorize Immigrant Communities'
"No matter who you are or what your status is, this is the United States of America—where ALL people have rights."
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At Amazon's Annual Summit, Hundreds Demand Tech Giant Stop Providing 'Invisible Backbone' to Trump's Anti-Immigration Agenda
"Amazon, how much longer will you have blood on your hands?"
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An Afghan man and his son watch as soldiers from the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division prepare to sweep their home Majorities of Both US Veterans and Public Believe Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan 'Not Worth Fighting'
The polled groups also told the Pew Research Center that the U.S. military campaign in Syria wasn't worthwhile
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Fed Up With Constant Attacks and Insults, Ocasio-Cortez Slams Pelosi as 'Outright Disrespectful' for Singling Out Progressives
"I think that it would be hypocritical for me to remain silent on injustices just because those injustices may come from our side of the aisle."
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Watch: Mother of 19-Month-Old Girl Who Died After ICE Detention Testifies on Abject Cruelty of Trump's Anti-Immigrant Agenda
"I'm here today because I don't want another little angel to suffer like my Mariee. I don't want other mothers and fathers to lose their children."
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'Acosta Enables Sex Trafficking' Projected Onto Department of Labor Building as Resignation Demands Grow
"Acosta must step down as Labor Secretary immediately. His actions make clear he would rather protect a billionaire pedophile and sex offender than stand up for innocent children."
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Wednesday, July 10, 2019
child in front of tv Weakening TV Programming Rules, GOP-Controlled FCC Throws Kids Under the Bus
"Today's decision by the FCC will be remembered as one in which the commission's three GOP members embodied the worst qualities of Dickens' Ebenezer Scrooge."
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Calling for Dignity for All Immigrants, Families Separated by Obama Administration Demand Apology From Biden
"We cannot sit back and allow Biden to defend the three million deportations and the unprecedented expansion of detention that happened under his watch. We need more from the party that claims to support us."
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told her caucus Wednesday to take any problems to her and leave Twitter out of it. Pelosi, After Railing Against AOC and Others in NYT Interview, Tells Critics in Caucus Not to Vent Criticism on Twitter
"You got a problem? See Maureen Dowd. Going off the past couple weeks, that seems to be the new complaint policy."
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NNU M4A demonstration Urging Congress to Support Medicare for All, Groups Declare Universal Healthcare 'A Racial Justice Necessity'
"Communities of color need a healthcare system that rectifies these long-standing structural biases and challenges. Medicare for All is that system."
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'We Welcome Their Hatred': Sanders Unveils Anti-Endorsement List of Billionaire CEOs and Wall Street Bankers
"I am proud to announce the modern-day oligarchs who oppose our movement."
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Factory Farm Manure Energy Is a Very Shitty Idea, New Paper Says
"A real clean agricultural revolution would include only 100 percent clean and renewable energies and not methane-producing, smog-forming biogas."
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'Only the Tip of the Iceberg': Outrage Over Border Abuses Grows Amid Reports of Sexual Assault and Retaliation by CBP Agents
"This is trauma that will forever impact their lives."
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Annunciation Street in New Orleans was flooded Wednesday morning. Days Before Hurricane Expected to Hit New Orleans, City Endures 10 Inches of Rain as Mississippi River Swells
"Overlapping extreme-weather events aren't just a New Orleans problem."
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Billionaire Mega-Donor Haim Saban Says He Loves All 2020 Democrats—Except Bernie Sanders
"Siri, show me the hatred that we welcome," tweeted Sanders speechwriter David Sirota
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climate emergency sign 7,000+ Colleges and Universities Declare Climate Emergency and Unveil Three-Point Plan to Combat It
"We all need to work together to nurture a habitable planet for future generations and to play our part in building a greener and cleaner future for all."
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'Just as We Said They Would,' Says Ocasio-Cortez as ICE Opens Three New Detention Centers in Defiance of Congress
"DHS and ICE are flagrantly violating congressional orders."
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More than four years after the Senate Intelligence Committee's redacted report, the results of an independent investigation have been released in a 400-page report entitled CIA Torture Unredacted. It is the first time that the entirety of the CIA's detention programme has been systematically revealed. (Photo: Ronnie Robertson/Flickr/cc) CIA Torture Unredacted: Four-Year Investigation Reveals What Was Hidden in US Senate Torture Report
New report is the most comprehensive public account of one of the most disturbing elements of America's so-called 'War on Terror’
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Mission Accomplished for Far-Right Brexiteers? After Leaked Memos, UK Ambassador Who Called Trump 'Inept' Resigns
"We're on course to become the 51st state of Donald Trump's USA, with Boris Johnson as his consul," tweeted Guardian columnist Owen Jones
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Ilhan Omar Responds to Tucker Carlson's Xenophobic Tirade: 'Kinda Fun Watching a Racist Fool Like This Weeping About My Presence in Congress'
"No lies will stamp out my love for this country or my resolve to make our union more perfect," said the Minnesota congresswoman
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Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Workers pack and ship customer orders at the 750,000-square-foot Amazon fulfillment center on August 1, 2017 in Romeoville, Illinois. 'Fighting for a Livable Future': Amazon Workers at Minnesota Warehouse Organize Strike for Next Week's #PrimeDay
"We want to take the opportunity to talk about what it takes to make that work happen and put pressure on Amazon to protect us and provide safe, reliable jobs."
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U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta Pelosi Joins McConnell in Deferring to Trump on Acosta's Future Amid Growing Calls for Labor Secretary to Resign
"The man currently running the Department of Labor knowingly enabled a sex trafficking pedophile, preventing his victims from seeking justice."
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'Time to Act for the Future of Our Planet': Other Lawmakers Urged to Join Fight as Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez Unveil Climate Emergency Declaration
"Instead of remaining complicit in worsening the effects of climate change, members of Congress in both the House and Senate must respond to this resolution with the urgency and support that this moment demands."
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'Completely Terrifying': Study Warns Carbon-Saturated Oceans Headed Toward Tipping Point That Could Unleash Mass Extinction Event
"Once we're over the threshold...you're dealing with how the Earth works, and it goes on its own ride."
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Thwaites Glacier Study Warns Melting of 'One of the World's Most Dangerous Glaciers' Could Cause 20-Inch Sea Level Rise
NASA scientist says that "after reaching the tipping point, Thwaites Glacier could lose all of its ice in a period of 150 years."
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Philanthropist Tom Steyer stands in front of one of the billboards he has funded in Times Square calling for the impeachment of President Donald Trump on November 20, 2017 in New York City. Steyer, an American hedge fund manager, environmentalist, progressive activist, and fundraiser announced Tuesday he is running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination—the 25th person to officially do so. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) 'The Answer to a Question No One Is Asking': Billionaire Philanthropist Tom Steyer Announces 2020 Presidential Bid
"Let's take our democracy back from corporations and special interests," says latest candidate to enter the crowded Democratic field, "and give it to the people—the way it was always intended."
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Sir David Attenborough gives testimony to the House of Commons Tuesday. In Terms of Combating Climate Crisis, Renowned Naturalist David Attenborough Declares: 'We Cannot Be Radical Enough'
The comments came during testimony to Parliament
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Call to Action by Journalists, Academics Urges Americans to Use 'All Nonviolent Means Necessary' to Shut Down Trump Detention Camps
"From abolitionism to Standing Rock, Americans have come together time and again to defy horrific injustice. Now, as the government tries to normalize concentration camps, it is time like never before to target those responsible."
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'We Need to Ban It Entirely': Beyond Regulation, New US Campaign Calls for Moratorium on Facial Recognition Surveillance
"Imagine if we could go back in time and prevent governments around the world from ever building nuclear or biological weapons. That's the moment in history we're in right now with facial recognition."
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'Never Again Means Close the Camps!': Hundreds of Jewish Activists Surround ICE Office to Protest Trump Detention Centers
"We have a responsibility as a people whose history included these kinds of atrocities to identify the signs and prevent them from happening."
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CBO Analysis Shows $15 Federal Minimum Wage Would Raise Pay for 27 Million Workers and Lift 1.3 Million Out of Poverty
"It has been more than 10 years since congress raised the minimum wage—the longest stretch in history. This is a shameful benchmark. Congress should immediately pass the Raise the Wage Act."
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Monday, July 8, 2019
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) speaks to the media after the second night of the first Democratic presidential debate on June 27, 2019 in Miami. AOC, Bernie Sanders to Introduce Resolution Calling 'Existential Threat' of the Climate Crisis an 'Emergency'
"We are facing a climate emergency that requires a massive and immediate federal mobilization."
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With Administration Under Fire for Abuses, Pompeo Unveils Panel Critics Say Will 'Politicize' and 'Undermine' Human Rights
"If this administration truly wanted to support people's rights, it would use the global framework that's already in place."
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A park bench sits under water in East Potomac Park in Washington, D.C. on July 8, 2019, after a storm caused flooding. Ahead of Trump 'Utter Fantasy' Speech on Environmental Record, DC Flooding Sparks Warnings on Danger of Climate Inaction
"We don't have time for more lies. We must address the climate crisis now," says Sen. Bernie Sanders
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), pictured here in a hearing on January 30, 2018, announced a $19 million haul in the second quarter for her presidential campaign. With $19 Million Haul for Second Quarter, Warren Cements 'Grassroots Commitment' in Campaign
"I am humbled by the depth of grassroots commitment to our campaign."
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'Any Further Delay Is an Injustice': Given Green Light by Cuomo, Rep. Richard Neal Urged to Request Trump's New York Tax Returns Immediately
"New York has provided Congress a new route for getting answers. Chairman Richard Neal should immediately request Trump's state tax returns as he is now legally entitled to do."
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) and Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) listen as Michael Cohen, former attorney and fixer for President Donald Trump, testifies before the House Oversight Committee on Capitol Hill February 27, 2019. "That Public 'Whatever' Is Called Public Sentiment": Critics Hit Back After Pelosi Once Again Disses AOC, Omar, and Others
"Call me old fashioned, but I thought the Democratic speaker of the House was supposed to bolster House Democrats and hold a Republican president accountable."
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The Trump administration's budget cuts have led to a suspension of the USDA's tracking of honey bee populations. USDA Indefinitely Suspends Honey Bee Tracking Survey as States Get Approval to Use Bee-Killing Pesticide
"Yet another example of the Trump administration systematically undermining federal research on food safety, farm productivity, and the public interest writ large."
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One of the drawings made by a child recently released from a U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing center. Smithsonian Seeking Child Migrants' Drawings of Horrific Detention to Document 'History as It Unfolds'
Request by Smithsonian's National Museum of American History comes as U.N. rights chief condemns "alarming situation" at southern border facilities
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'This Is a Scandal': Documents Show ICE and FBI Using Facial Recognition to Mine Millions of Driver's License Photos
"ICE is running facial recognition searches against millions of photos. You. Your family. Your friends. This is a major violation of privacy."
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Chants of 'Equal Pay!' Ring Out for World Cup Champs as Fans Back US Women's Fight for Gender Parity
"At this moment of tremendous pride for America, the sad equation remains all too clear, and Americans won't stand for it anymore."
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'Only Ray of Hope in This Bleak Setting': As Greek Right Regains Power, Applause as Varoufakis-Led MeRA25 Wins First-Ever Seats in Parliament
"As of today, we embark upon a steadfast campaign against the most parasitic and cruel form of oligarchy that New Democracy will strive to erect upon the foundation of Mr. Tsipras's bailout agreement."
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Sunday, July 7, 2019
U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta Fresh Demands for Labor Secretary Alex Acosta's Resignation Mount After Jeffrey Epstein Arrested for Child Sex Trafficking Charges
Acosta has long faced intense public criticism for helping Epstein secure a "sweetheart plea deal" while serving as Miami's top federal prosecutor
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Iran's Atomic Energy Organization spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi and government spokesman Ali Rabiei Increasing Pressure on Europe to Salvage Nuclear Deal, Iran Announces Plans to Exceed Uranium Enrichment Cap
The Iranian foreign minister accused the Trump administration of "economic terrorism" and emphasized that his nation's new "remedial steps" are "reversible."
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People stand on top of a broken bridge, damaged during Cyclone Idai 'Staggering' UN Warning That Climate Crisis Disasters Now Occur Weekly Provokes Calls for Action
"This is an emergency. We need political leadership that acts like it."
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