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Thursday, May 7, 2020
A 2019 coalition study found that U.S.-led forces in Iraq and Syria killed 1,302 people, but Amnesty International disputed that number as too low. Critics Charge Pentagon 'Still Undercounting' Civilians Killed by US Military Overseas
"The difficult work of credibly investigating the aftermath of operations is the responsibility of the governments who engage in lethal actions."
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Pelosi Support for Corporate Lobbyist Bailout Denounced as 'Dumbest Political Maneuver You Could Possibly Make Right Now'
"Pelosi has run the House of Representatives by fiat for close to two months, and there hasn't been a single word of protest as she locks every other member of the Democratic caucus out of policymaking."
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Direct Relief Demanded for Hard-Hit US Families as Depression-Level Unemployment Tops 33 Million
" Washington must not abandon working people."
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Row Upon Row of Empty Shoes Outside Trump White House as Nurses Honor Covid-19's Frontline Victims
"Who will care for our patients when we get sick?"
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Rep. Ro Khanna Rep. Khanna Introduces 'Visionary' Bill to Take On Big Ag, Strengthen Family Farms
"Mega meatpackers have extracted profits from farmers, workers, and consumers for too long."
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Return to 'Business as Usual' Means Climate Catastrophe: World's Mayors Demand Transformative Green Covid-19 Recovery
"Half-measures that maintain the status quo won't move the needle or protect us from the next crisis."
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Workers protest against the failure from their employers to provide adequate protections in the workplace of the Amazon delivery hub on National May Day Walkout/Sickout by workers at Amazon, Whole Foods, Innstacart and Shipt amid the Covid-19 pandemic on May 1, 2020, in Hawthorne, California Amazon Warehouses Flouting Sick Leave Law as Outrage Swells Over Worker Conditions in Midst of Pandemic
"We're risking our safety for the company."
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CDC Offered Detailed Guidance on Safely Reopening Businesses. White House Said Report Would 'Never See the Light of Day'
" One more instance of this administration undercutting experts for its own political benefit."
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Otay Mesa Detention Center in San Diego 'Many More Will Die': First Known Death From Covid-19 of Immigrant in ICE Custody Bolsters Release Calls
"This is a terrible tragedy, and it was entirely predictable and preventable."
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The letter calls for radical change. 'The Problem Is Systemic': Over 200 Artists and Scientists Dare World to Envision a Different Post-Covid Future
"Adjustments are not enough."
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With US and Iran 'A Spark Away' From Devastating Conflict, Trump Vetoes War Powers Resolution
"Trump has gone out of his way to trample both the powers of Congress and the will of the people, all in order to bring us closer to a catastrophic war with Iran and distract from his failures to address this global pandemic."
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Medical workers at Kaiser Permanente French Campus test a patient for the novel coronavirus at a drive-thru testing facility in San Francisco on March 12, 2020. Day After Trump Says Testing Makes 'Ourselves Look Bad,' Harvard Researchers Call for Tripling of Testing as Covid-19 Deaths Surge
"I think what people have to remember is that the virus isn't gone. The disease isn't gone."
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Stirring Memories of Bhopal, At Least 11 Killed and Thousands Sickened as India Chemical Plant Leaks Toxic Gas
Horrifying footage of people collapsing in the streets spread on social media as a factory in Visakhapatnam spewed toxic gas.
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'Just Straight Cronyism': Top Trump and GOP Donor Picked to Lead US Postal Service in Time of Crisis
"President Trump rewards a partisan donor by installing him at the United States Postal Service. This crony doesn't cut it."
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Wednesday, May 6, 2020
An election official checks in a resident at a drive-up polling place set up outside of Roosevelt Elementary School on April 7, 2020 in Racine, Wisconsin. 'This Funding Should Be Non-Negotiable': CPC Co-Chair Pocan Joins Progressives to Demand Congress Allocate $4 Billion for Election Assistance
"Failing to act now would put our democracy and the 2020 election at risk."
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'A Dangerous Idea': Public School Advocates Denounce Cuomo-Gates Plan Seizing on Pandemic to 'Reimagine' New York's Education System
"I f you're looking for a bold new idea for New York public schools," wrote congressional candidate Jamaal Bowman, "how about you just try fully funding them for once?"
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Lorrine Paradela poses for a photograph in Stockton, California on February 7, 2020. Paradela, a 45-year-old single mother, is one of the 125 Stockton residents receiving monthly cash disbursements. The scoffed-at idea of paying everyone a basic income as machines take people's jobs is getting a fresh look as a possible remedy for economies cratered by the coronavirus pandemic. After 'Encouraging' Results From Finnish UBI Experiment, Experts Say the Time for Such a Bold Idea Is Now
"If there isn't a minimum income floor to fall back on when this kind of massive shock hits, people literally have no options."
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Students hold signs as they take part in a walkout at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School in Sudbury, Massachusetts on April 30, 2018 in response to the school's handling of a sexual assault case. 'We'll Fight This': Groups Outraged Over DeVos 'Gutting' Title IX Protections for Survivors of Sexual Violence
"We refuse to go back to the days when rape and harassment in schools were ignored and swept under the rug."
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A recipient carries a box of food as others wait in line at a Food Bank distribution for those in need as the coronavirus pandemic continues on April 9, 2020 in Van Nuys, California. New 'Alarming' Research Shows Nearly 1 in 5 Children in US Going Without Enough Food Amid Coronavirus Crisis
"Child and household food insecurity are off the charts."
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'The Movement Is Still Here': Sanders Allies Chart Next Steps in Fight for Medicare for All, Green New Deal, and a Just Future
"Senator Bernie Sanders suspended his campaign but you can't suspend a revolution. We have a lot of work to do."
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AOC Offers Hint on Why Wall Street Surges as Workers Suffer and Die From Covid-19: 'It Starts With a C and Ends With -apitalism'
"This is what happens when Wall Street captures Congress and writes themselves bailout check after bailout check as working people die."
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The Seattle Indian Health Board's Esther Lucero, left, and Abigail Echo-Hawk, right, with a box of body bags. Body Bags Instead of Requested Covid-19 Testing Kits for Native American Clinic Seen as Cruel Metaphor
"Are we going to keep getting body bags or are we going to get what we actually need?"
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Ahmaud Arbery 'Justice Demands That Arrests Be Made' After Video of Ahmaud Arbery's Killing Goes Viral
"The reason that there has not been an indictment, in my opinion, is because these men were white, these men have strong law enforcement ties," said a lawyer for the victim's family.
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Medical workers take in patients outside of a special coronavirus intake area at Maimonides Medical Center on May 4, 2020 in the Borough Park neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Hospitals in New York are beginning to see a drop in news coronavirus cases as New York continues to be one of the global centers of the Covid-19 outbreak. 'Trump Death Clock' Unveiled to Spur Accountability for President's Fatal Covid-19 Failures
"This suffering cannot be forgotten," says project's creator.
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'Outrageous': Major US Companies Hand Shareholders Hundreds of Millions in Dividends While Slashing Thousands of Jobs
"Instead of spending hundreds of millions of dollars on dividends to enrich wealthy shareholders," said Sen. Bernie Sanders, these "corporations should be using this money to compensate the thousands of workers they laid off."
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"There'll Be More Death": Trump Says He Is Willing to Sacrifice Lives to Reopen US Businesses
"He absolutely does not want you to view these deaths for what they are... a result of his abject failure to handle the pandemic in any logical way."
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In Leaked Audio, Texas Governor Admits Reopening Economy Will Lead to 'Increase and Spread' of Covid-19
"Abbott does not care about the lives of Texans... Our governor is morally bankrupt."
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Victory for 'Basic Democracy' as Judge Orders New York to Reinstate Sanders, Yang, and Others to 2020 Primary Ballot
"I hope that the New York Board of Elections takes from this ruling a newfound appreciation of their role in safeguarding our democracy," Andrew Yang said in a statement.
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Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Explosive Whistleblower Complaint by Ousted HHS Official Says He Was Pressured to Give Contract to Trump-Friendly Pharma Firm
Vaccine expert Dr. Rick Bright was ousted from his HHS position last month in what he called a "retaliatory demotion."
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U.S. President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence as they participate in a Fox News Virtual Town Hall on March 24, 2020. Despite CDC Prediction of Surging Death Rate to Come, Pence Confirms Trump's Coronavirus Task Force Winding Down
"They are just going to declare victory, let thousands die, and hope nobody cares too much."
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A driver and passenger wear face masks as Uber and Lyft drivers with Rideshare Drivers United and the
 Transport Workers Union of America conduct a 'caravan protest' outside the California Labor Commissioner's office amidst the coronavirus pandemic on April 16, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. As Gig Workers Struggle Amid Outbreak, California Sues Lyft and Uber for Refusing to Classify Drivers as Employees
"Californians who drive for Uber and Lyft lack basic worker protections... Sometimes it takes a pandemic to shake us into realizing what that really means and who suffers the consequences."
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio points to the New York Post front page in a press briefing on May 5, 2020. 'What Kind of Human Being Sees the Suffering Here... and Does That?': NYC Mayor Slams Trump Over Covid-19 Relief
The New York City mayor said that the president was "putting partisanship ahead of the needs of the nation."
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U.S. President Donald Trump talks to journalists May 5, 2020 as he departs the White House in Washington, D.C. Barring Covid-19 Testimony by Top Officials, President Dismisses House Oversight as 'Set Up' by 'Trump-Haters'
"What is the White House hiding?"
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Democrats and Climate Groups Say Covid-19 Relief Must Not Include Legal Immunity for Fossil Fuel Industry
"The nation's efforts to respond to one catastrophic global crisis should not be the occasion to immunize polluters from the legal consequences of helping create another catastrophic global crisis."
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 Sara Collins, policy counsel at Public Knowledge, said the new proposal "gratuitously preempts the much stronger FCC privacy protections governing mobile carriers. These protections have been used to ensure data on mobile phones are not shared with third parties without the user's permission." Critics Warn Covid-19 Digital 'Privacy' Bill Is Really 'Anti-Privacy' Bill in Disguise
"This bill is truly a privacy 'cure' worse than the disease."
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Nurses Call on Pelosi to Enact Remote Voting So House Can Deliver Urgent Covid-19 Relief
" Our government has treated us as if we are expendable."
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Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro describes how mercenaries attempting a coup failed miserably on Sunday morning. 'Simply Unacceptable': Progressives Condemn Apparent Mercenary Coup Attempt on Venezuela in Midst of Pandemic
"The U.S. is looking for excuses to invade Venezuela, and that is why it uses mercenaries."
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Firefighters sprays water on a back fire while battling the spread of the Maria Fire as it moves quickly towards Santa Paula, California, on Nov. 1, 2019. In Another Record 'We Should Not Be Breaking,' Daily Average of CO2 Levels Hits High of 418.12 ppm
"Where we are is bad enough. We can't let these levels grow. We need #ClimateAction!"
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A Life of Heat 'Near Unlivable' for More Than 3 Billion People in Just Decades, Climate Report Warns
"Clearly we will need a global approach to safeguard our children against the potentially enormous social tensions the projected change could invoke."
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Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) questions Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin during a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. Pressley Applauded for 'Honest and Courageous' Message on Sexual Assault Allegations Against Joe Biden
"I reject the false choice that my party and our nominee can't address the allegations at hand and defeat the occupant of the White House."
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WHO Says It Has Seen Zero 'Data or Specific Evidence' to Support White House Claim That Covid-19 Came From Wuhan Lab
The Five Eyes intelligence network composed of the U.S. and major Western allies is also casting doubt on the unsubstantiated claim.
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Court Requests Probe Into Whether McConnell Unethically Pressured Judge to Retire to Pave Way for His Unqualified Protégé
"Justin Walker's nomination was already controversial, but this emerging investigation means an even darker cloud is hanging over his appointment. The hearing on Walker's nomination should not go forward until we know the truth."
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'Outrageous, Callous, and Cruel': Seniors Rip Trump for Holding Covid-19 Relief Hostage to Push Social Security Cuts
"Trump's actions are a war on seniors. He is insisting on threatening Social Security on which most seniors rely for their food, medicine, and other basic necessities."
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Monday, May 4, 2020
'Dangerous and Irresponsible': 40 Rights Groups Demand McConnell Stop Ramming Through Lifetime Judges During Covid-19 Crisis
"Trump and McConnell are prioritizing their morally bankrupt agenda instead of addressing the impact of this public health crisis."
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The president's isolationism on Covid-19 could come with disastrous consequences. As World Joins Forces to Raise $8 Billion for Global Covid-19 Fund, US Contributes This Much: $0
"It is a pity the U.S. is not a part of it. When you are in a crisis, you manage it and you do it jointly with others."
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To Counter Trump Inaction, Sanders-Khanna Bill Would Unleash $75 Billion for Emergency Manufacture of PPE, Covid-19 Testing
"It's been three months, but somehow the Trump administration continues to drag its feet in ramping up the production of critical testing and protective equipment that our health care providers are begging for."
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US President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson at UN Headquarters in New York, September 24, 2019, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly. ( Warnings of 'Pro-Corporate Agenda' on Eve of Post-Brexit US and UK Trade Talks
"Our approach to trade policy needs to be fundamentally overhauled to benefit working families, not just the executives and large shareholders of multinational corporations."
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'Kind of Like Large Scale Negligent Homicide': As Trump Urges Reopenings, CDC Report Warns of Surge in Covid-19 Deaths
Internal CDC document projects U.S. coronavirus deaths could reach 3,000 per day by June 1—nearly double the current daily death toll.
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President Donald Trump speaks during a Fox News virtual town hall event on May 3, 2020. 'Results May Be Catastrophic': Concerns Grow as Trump Shuns Global Cooperation on Covid-19 Treatment
"Trump's refusal to participate in a coordinated global effort to respond to COVID19 is the 21st century equivalent of the U.S. not joining the League of Nations."
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Citing 'Vein of Toxicity' and Firing of Whistleblowers, Amazon VP Resigns in Disgust
"This is a really big deal. This kind of courage is what we need right now, in every workplace and walk of life."
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'Time for the Agency to Come Clean': FCC Ordered to Release Detailed Data From Fake Net Neutrality Comments
"Journalists wanted to get to the bottom of this mess. The FCC told them go away. But a court just told the FCC to stop hiding from the press."
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'A Travesty': Trump Restricting Covid-19 Relief Funds From Hospitals Serving Nation's Poorest
"Trump is using hospital bailout fund money to disproportionately help high revenue hospitals, and leave safety-net systems in the lurch."
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Trump Says He Won't Approve Covid-19 Package Without Tax Cut That Offers Zero Relief for 30 Million Newly Unemployed
"'Payroll tax cut' is code for 'gut Social Security and Medicare's dedicated funding, then demand benefit cuts.' Democrats must stand strong and continue blocking Trump's terrible idea."
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Sunday, May 3, 2020
Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) talk as they walk to the Senate Democrats' caucus lunch on Thursday, July 11, 2013. 'Serial IG Purges' by Trump Fuel Dems' Call for Anti-Corruption Provisions in Next Covid Package
"There must be expanded transparency about who is receiving bailout funds and how that money is being used."
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Then-President George W. Bush addresses the nation during his State of the Union address from Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on January 20, 2004. 'Belongs in The Hague': Online Disgust Follows Glowing Praise for George W. Bush's Covid-19 Message
Key aspects of the 43rd president's administration were highlighted this weekend after Trump critics appear to have whitewashed Bush's legacy.
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People wait in line as SF-Marin Food Bank hands out 1,600 food bags at a pop-up pantry at Bayview Opera House in San Francisco, Calif., on Monday, April 20, 2020. Work furloughs and layoffs created by coronavirus shelter-in-place orders are driving thousands to seek food assistance. Progressives Boost Call for 'Peoples Agenda' With Eyes Towards Next Relief Package
"No more waiting for 'next time.' Next time is now."
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Saturday, May 2, 2020
Lee Raymond, then-chairman and CEO of ExxonMobil Corporation, testifies before a joint hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee and Senate Energy and Natural Resource Committee on energy pricing and profits on Capitol Hill November 9, 2005 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) 'Milestone Moment' as JPMorgan Chase Announces Former Exxon CEO to No Longer Be Lead Director of Bank's Board
The ousting of "America's #1 climate denier" from the leadership position on the board of the largest global lender of fossil fuels is being welcomed by the climate movement.
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Members of National Nurses United, the largest nurses union in the United States, protest in front of the White House April 21, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) White House to Oust DHHS Inspector General Whose Report Drew Trump Fury
"Don't let anyone tell you that the Trump administration is wholly incompetent. They are really good at undermining independent oversight and democratic norms."
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Friday, May 1, 2020
2 Weeks After Nova Scotia Massacre, Canada Bans Assault Weapons. 7 Years After Sandy Hook in the US—And Still Nothing
"Republicans in the U.S. Congress—what are you waiting for?"
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Health workers greet people as they arrive in cars at a mobile Covid-19 testing site at the Westside Community Center in the Goldsboro neighborhood of Sanford, Florida on April 23, 2020. As Millions Stripped of Health Coverage Amid Covid-19, House Dems Unveil Bill for Emergency Expansion of Medicare and Medicaid
"Our nation's for-profit, employment-based healthcare system did not make sense before Covid-19 struck, and it is proving dangerous and deadly during the crisis."
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White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany holds her first on-camera news conference in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House May 01, 2020. "I'll Never Lie to You," Vows Trump's New Press Secretary at First Regular Briefing in Over a Year—Then Starts Lying
"To start with these words is a 100% guarantee that you WILL be lied to on an EPIC scale."
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'A New Low': Betsy DeVos Sued for Garnishing Wages of Nearly 300,000 Student Loan Borrowers During Pandemic
"The Trump administration is taking money from borrowers who are living on the edge of poverty, in the middle of a pandemic, and in violation of the law."
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Protestors at the American Patriot Rally organized by Michigan United for Liberty protest for the reopening of businesses on April 30, 2020. Echoing Praise for Charlottesville Neo-Nazis, Trump Calls Armed Anti-Lockdown Fanatics 'Very Good People'
"Trump is using a tactic of authoritarians who pretend that they have no influence over the actions of private militias or thug squads. This is failed state stuff right here."
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) 'This Is What a Disaster Looks Like': Ocasio-Cortez House Bill Would Allow FEMA to Provide Pandemic Relief
"FEMA needs to begin immediately dispersing aid to individuals hurt by Covid-19."
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"Can't Pay, Won't Pay": Tens of Thousands Take Part in Covid-19 Rent Strike Across US on May Day
"People aren't striking because they don't feel like paying rent. They're striking because they can't pay rent."
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A cashier stands behind a partial protective plastic screen and wears a mask and gloves at the Presidente Supermarket on April 13, 2020 in Miami. On May Day, Pro-Worker Groups Demand Protections for Frontline Whistleblowers Who Expose Corporate Disregard for Labor Safety
"The current crisis has elevated workplace whistleblowing and collective action to a matter of national health."
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'A Complete Waste of Money': Fossil Fuel Industry Takes At Least $50 Million in Covid Aid Despite Financial Struggles Long Before Outbreak
"W e need to be getting checks directly to workers, including in the fossil fuel industry—not hoping money 'trickles down' through corrupt companies that consistently prioritize their CEOs."
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During a press conference at the Texas State Capitol in Austin, Texas Governor Greg Abbott holds an executive order stating that travel from other states will be limited and subject to 14-day self quarantine. Texas Forges Ahead With Reopening Day After State Sees Highest Covid-19 Deaths Yet
"Workers should not have to choose between their livelihoods and their physical safety in a workplace."
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View of a sign outside a Tyson Fresh Meats production plant in Emporia, Kansas, on January 8, 2020. View of a sign outside a Tyson Fresh Meats production plant in Emporia, Kansas, on January 8, 2020. Calls to Break Up 'Big Meat' as Nearly 900 Workers at Single Tyson Processing Plant Test Positive for Covid-19
"The pandemic is exposing the big lie of industrial agriculture."
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Critics of the proposed private equity takeover of the .org domain held a protest in Los Angeles in January 2020. Civil Society Groups Celebrate 'Stunning Victory' in Effort to #SaveDotOrg From Private Equity Takeover
"Privatizing resources established for the public good has a poor track record... and privatizing control of the .org domain would have been catastrophic."
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As Covid-19 Shoots US Unemployment to Great Depression Levels, Europe's Worker Safety Net Stems Mass Layoffs
"The European response guarantees that most full-time employees will see only limited drops in their income."
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Biden Must Do Better, Say Women's Groups as Former Vice President Denies Sexual Assault Allegation
"He spoke for the first time about the allegations by Tara Reade, and issued yet another blanket denial of the assault, without any reflections on how women, and survivors of all genders, are treated in our society."
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As Trump Claims US Has Best Covid-19 Testing in the World, Capitol Physician Says He Lacks Capacity to Test All 100 Senators
"So, we have all the great, perfect tests we need, millions of them, no one is complaining and if they do they're lying... But we can't do 100 tests of U.S. senators all at once."
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Thursday, April 30, 2020
'America In the Age of Trump': Armed Gunmen Enter Michigan Capitol Demanding End to Covid-19 Lockdown
"You aren't allowed to bring in posters to the Michigan State Capitol, but you can bring guns and rifles."
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Fracking wells are seen on a farm in McKenzie County, North Dakota in 2013. Expansion of Fed Lending Program Blasted as Bailout for 'Toxic and Reckless' Fossil Fuel Industry
"Rescuing fossil fuel production is absolutely the wrong direction for public health amid a global pandemic."
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'Anyone But Elizabeth': With Bernie Out, Big-Dollar Biden Donors Aim to Nix Warren as VP Choice
"Wall Street donors are pressuring Joe Biden not to pick Elizabeth Warren for VP. That's as good a reason as any to do it."
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In 'Terrifying' Indictment of For-Profit System, 12.7 Million Workers Estimated to Have Lost Insurance Due to Coronavirus
" If we take anything away from this pandemic, it's that health care should not be tied to employment."
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An grocery store employee wearing a face mask fills up a shelf of vegetables on April 22, 2020 in Rosenheim, Bavaria. Ahead of May Day, 500+ Groups Worldwide Demand Just and Visionary Recovery From Covid-19
"This virus proves how interconnected we are. The solutions we come up with now must ensure that no one is left behind."
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A U.S. Postal Service employee wears a mask and delivers mail in the wind and rain in Copley Square in Boston on April 9, 2020. Polling Shows Two-Thirds of Americans Back Funding for Postal Service in Next Coronavirus Relief Package
"The public expects members of Congress and the White House to show appreciation for the importance of USPS and to ensure that essential postal services continue."
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'We Should All Be Alarmed': McConnell to Bring Senate Back Not to Fight Covid-19 But to Confirm More Trump Judges
"McConnell cares more about ushering his unqualified 38-year-old crony onto one of the country's highest courts than about ensuring Americans' health in the middle of a pandemic."
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cheeseburger Slashing US Meat Consumption by Half Could Cut Diet-Related Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 35%: Study
"While a diet shift isn't a silver bullet, it could play an important role in curbing climate change."
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"We Need a Working People's Bailout": Unemployment Claims Hit 30 Million as Many Struggle to Afford Necessities
" The relief and recovery packages passed so far are not enough, and more aid is crucial."
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Greta Thunberg, a 17-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg Advances Fight Against Another 'Child-Rights Crisis' With UNICEF Campaign to Support Kids Impacted by Covid-19
"I'm asking everyone to step up and join me in support of UNICEF's vital work to save children's lives, to protect health, and continue education."
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Workers install a solar PV system. IEA Projects Demand for Renewable Energy to Surge Post-Pandemic While Fossil Fuels Collapse
"Only renewables are holding up during the previously unheard-of slump in electricity use."
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MSNBC host Chris Hayes is being attacked for reporting on a news story about Joe Biden. #FireChrisHayes Trends as MSNBC Anchor Attacked for Covering Biden Accuser Story
Journalist Glenn Greenwald said the reaction to Hayes reporting on a news story which reflects poorly on the former vice president "shows what MSNBC has cultivated."
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Cashing In on Pandemic? Documents Show Lawmakers Made 1,500 Stock Transactions Worth $158 Million as Covid-19 Spread
"As Covid-19 cases began to increase, senators and representatives from both parties traded securities—many related to the pandemic itself."
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Progressives Urge Congress to Stop 'Disgraceful' GOP Effort to Grant Corporations Immunity From Covid-19 Lawsuits
"This is obscene. Mitch McConnell thinks the most pressing threat facing our nation right now is that people might need to take a company to court for doing something dangerous or illegal during this pandemic."
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"It's Gonna Go, It's Gonna Leave": Trump Claims Covid-19 Will Disappear Even Without Vaccine as US Cases Top 1 Million
"Magical thinking and downplaying of the virus has led to over 61,000 American deaths. Saying the virus is gonna leave doesn't make it go away."
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Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Calling Economic Crisis 'Five-Alarm Fire' for Millions of Families, 600,000 Sign Petition Demanding Rent and Mortgage Cancellation
"Congress needs to act at the scale of the crisis, and they should start by canceling rent, mortgage, and utility payments for the duration."
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Amazon employees hold a protest and walkout over conditions at the company's Staten Island distribution facility on March 30, 2020 in New York City. Workers Gear Up for Major May Day Strike in Pushback Against Unsafe Conditions Amid Pandemic
One organizer explained that the goal is to "push back with large numbers against the right-wing groups that want to risk our lives by reopening the economy."
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People wearing masks and gloves wait to checkout at Walmart on April 03, 2020 in Uniondale, New York. As Covid-19 Deaths Mount in Retail, Walmart Workers Take Matters Into Own Hands With Contact-Tracing Plan
"We can't wait for more half-measures—we're taking matters into our own hands to get the information we deserve to know."
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A mailman wearing a mask and gloves loads a postal truck with packages at a United States Postal Service (USPS) post office location in Washington, D.C. on April 16, 2020. Calls Mount for Congress to Provide 'Robust Relief' to USPS as Covid-19 Kills Mail Clerks and Carriers
As one union leader put it: "The Covid pandemic is having a huge, devastating, dire impact on postal revenue."
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A display shows a facial recognition system for law enforcement during the NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference 'Unscrupulous' Tech Company Rebuked for Pushing Facial Recognition Tool for Authorities to Track Coronavirus
"Absolutely the fuck not."
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Piglets like these ones pictured are being slaughtered en masse around the country as food supply chains run into trouble. Millions of Pigs and Chickens in US Factory Farms Face Cruel Deaths as Covid-19 Sparks Mass Cullings
"Plants that don't treat animals well often don't treat workers well."
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Alex Hernandez prepares sells a "torta de tamal" in his tamales stand at Baja California Avenue on April 17, 2020 in Mexico City, Mexico. UN Labor Agency Warns 1.6 Billion Workers at Risk of Having Their 'Livelihoods Destroyed' by Pandemic
"As the pandemic and the jobs crisis evolve, the need to protect the most vulnerable becomes even more urgent," says International Labor Organization Director-General Guy Ryder.
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Trump Labor Department Says It May Actively Defend Meatpacking Companies Over Workers in Covid-19 Lawsuits
"We have a president forcing hazardous meat plants to reopen, threatening workers' health. We have a Labor Department siding with corporations over workers' safety. Disgusting."
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'What a Threat!': In Latest Effort to Exploit Pandemic, Trump Indicates He May Condition State Coronavirus Aid on Sanctuary City Policies
" No matter what issue the solution is the same for Trump, Miller, Kushner and other white nationalists. Build walls, end immigration, punish sanctuary cities..."
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Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, pictured at a rally with President Donald Trump in January, told Iowans that if they do not return to work when asked they will lose unemployment benefits. "Only in Trump's America": Despite Covid-19, Employees in Texas and Iowa Told to Get Back to Work or Lose Unemployment Benefits
"I feel like either I'm going to lose my business and everything I worked for, or I'm going to get sick."
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On Frontlines Against Covid-19, Healthcare 'Heroes' Across US at Risk From Underlying Illness, Poverty, and No Insurance
" Health care workers don't need lip service. They need raises, health benefits, and paid sick leave."
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U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) speaks to the media at the Capitol Building September 24, 2019 in Washington, D.C. 100+ Economists Push Pelosi to Urgently Boost Relief for Workers, Stem Massive Surge in Unemployment
Demanding measures that match the scale of the Covid-19 crisis, the experts call for improving the federal short-time compensation program and passing the Paycheck Guarantee Act.
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