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Thursday, November 7, 2019
Demonstrators are seen during "Fire Drill Friday" climate change protest on October 25, 2019 in Washington, DC .Protesters demand immediate action for a Green New Deal. Clean renewable energy by 2030, and no new exploration or drilling for Fossil Fuels. (Photo: John Lamparski/Getty Images) When 92% of Democrats and 67% of Swing Voters in Key Battleground States Support Green New Deal, Pelosi's Opposition Called 'Out of Touch'
"If Democrats want to win back states that delivered the election to Trump in 2016," said the Sunrise Movement, "these numbers show that candidates need to embrace the Green New Deal."
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'Dystopian': Reproductive Rights Advocates Decry California Woman's Murder Charge Over Her Stillborn Baby
"Pregnant people being criminalized and thrown in jail because of their pregnancy outcomes is not just a warning for the future: It's already here."
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$2 Million and Compulsory Training for President's Children Called 'Poetic End' to Trump Charity Abuse Case
The New York attorney general, whose office filed the suit, said that "no one is above the law—not a businessman, not a candidate for office, and not even the president of the United States."
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'All About the Money': Kyrsten Sinema, Lone Senate Democrat Opposed to Net Neutrality, Tied to Comcast Lobbyist's Dark Money Super PAC
"Sinema is arguably the single member of Congress who is carrying the most water for the telecom industry right now and standing in the way of restoring basic net neutrality protections."
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A giant baby trump balloon flies over the Parliament Square during a demonstration against the visit to the UK by US President Donald Trump on July 13, 2018 in London, England. 'Baby Trump Is Coming to Tuscaloosa!': 12-Hour GoFundMe Signals Alabama Protesters Ready for President
"All extra funds will he donated to the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery," said organizer behind the effort. "Will update once we have a location. He needs a lot a space seeing as he is a big baby."
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Glenn Greenwald Assaulted by Pro-Bolsonaro Journalist During Live Broadcast
Augusto Nunes, a defender of Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, struck Greenwald in the face after the Intercept journalist repeatedly called him a "coward."
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New Zealand Wins Global Praise for 'Historic' Law to Bring Net Carbon Emissions to Zero by 2050
"Now continues the work to actually cut our pollution, and do that in a transformative and just way."
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Bill Gates, billionaire, speaks onstage at 2019 New York Times Dealbook on November 06, 2019 in New York City. Taxing Bill Gates $100 Billion, Counters Bernie Sanders, Could End Homelessness and Microsoft Founder 'Would Still Be a Multibillionaire'
The message, said the 2020 candidate, is that "the billionaire class cannot have it all when so many have so little."
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Despite Global Refugee Population of 70 Million, This Is How Many US Took in Last Month: None
"We should be doing more, not less, and keeping the door open to protect the persecuted who have no safe place to go."
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Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the Iowa Democratic Party Liberty & Justice Celebration on November 1, 2019 in Des Moines, Iowa. Fourteen presidential are expected to speak at the event addressing over 12,000 people. (Photo: Joshua Lott/Getty Images) 'The Answer Is Not Joe Biden': The Nation Magazine Issues Official Anti-Endorsement
"Stumbling through the primaries, Biden's zombie campaign crowds out worthier challengers, handing Trump a free pass on the very issues that should be his Achilles' heel."
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To Create 'Welcoming and Safe Nation for All,' Sanders Immigration Plan Would End Family Separations, Break Up ICE, and Tackle Root Causes
If elected president in 2020, Sanders vowed he will "end the barbaric practice of ripping children from their parents and locking children in cages."
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'Outrageous': Sanders Condemns Kentucky GOP for Threatening to Overturn Gubernatorial Election
"In a democracy, we cannot allow politicians to just overrule election results," said the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate. "The will of voters must be respected."
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Wednesday, November 6, 2019
After Racist Attacks, Former Refugee Makes History as First Somali-American Elected to City Council in Lewiston, Maine
"You might smear us. You might hurl racist attacks at us. But we will always rise up to serve our communities."
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Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden attends the Rainbow PUSH Coalition Annual International Convention on June 28, 2019 in Chicago. Despite Front Seat to Last Four Decades of US Politics, Biden Repeats Claim That GOP 'Epiphany' Coming Soon
"Make it stop."
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Mark Zuckerberg Time to 'Break Facebook Up,' Sanders Says After Leaked Docs Show Social Media Giant 'Treated User Data as a Bargaining Chip'
"As I have been saying the privacy frame is bullshit," said another critic. "Facebook is all about criminal behavior to monopolize ad money."
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Applauding Senator's Commitment to Putting 'Power in the Hands of the People,' Rep. Pressley Endorses Warren
"You've all heard about the senator's plans, but here's the thing," Pressley said. "The plans are about power: who has it, who refuses to let it go, and who deserves more of it."
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Pro-choice supporters and staff of Planned Parenthood hold a rally outside the Planned Parenthood Reproductive Health Services Center in St. Louis, Missouri, May 31, 2019. 'Great News!': Federal Court Voids Trump Administration's Discriminatory 'Conscience Rule'
Trump's Department of Health and Human Services, wrote District Judge Paul A. Engelmayer, promulgated the rule "arbitrarily and capriciously."
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As Bevin Refuses to Concede, Critics Warn Kentucky GOP 'Totally Gearing Up to Steal' Gubernatorial Election
"Pay attention. They're going to try to steal the Kentucky election right out in the open, in front of everyone."
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Seattle city council member Kshama Sawant may be heading to electoral defeat after a sustained campaign against her candidacy by Amazon. Amazon's Major Money Dump in Seattle's City Council Election Seen as 'Dangerous and Ominous Development'
"It's supposed to be a democratic process and it's not a democratic process when Amazon can contribute that much to basically a small election."
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A fire burns in brazil As Fires Rage in World's Largest Rainforest, NASA Warns 'Human Activities Are Drying Out the Amazon'
One scientist said that "if this continues, the forest may no longer be able to sustain itself," which would seriously hamper efforts to limit global temperature rise and avert climate catastrophe.
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Despite Low Approval Rating and Impeachment Inquiry, Poll Shows Majority of Voters Believe Trump Could Win in 2020
The belief that Trump could win in 2020 is making voters across the political spectrum "very motivated" to go to the polls, according to a new survey.
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Writer George Monbiot is arrested by police officers after being arrested in Trafalgar Square on October 16, 2019 in London. 'Vindication' for Climate Activists as UK Court Rules London Ban on Extinction Rebellion Protests Unlawful
"XR protesters have been raising the alarm about the climate crisis. We need to listen to that alarm, not outlaw it."
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Biden Accuses Warren of 'Elitism' While Wooing Rich Donors at Big-Money Fundraiser
"Biden attacking the grassroots-funded daughter of a janitor as an 'elitist' while attending a high-dollar fancy fundraiser full of very rich people is... a sign of desperation."
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The iconic shot of Juli Briskman giving the Trump motorcade the finger in October 2017. 'Sweet Justice': Juli Briskman, Who Lost Her Job After Flipping Off Trump, Unseats GOP Incumbent on County Board
"She flipped off the president, got fired, and now got elected."
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NYC Public Advocate Jumaane Williams 'Huge Win for Democracy': Nationwide Celebrations as NYC Residents Approve Ranked-Choice Voting Ballot Measure
With the new system, said one supporter, "candidates will have to knock on the door of not just a certain plurality, but on the diverse doors of NYC's mosaic majority."
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As 'Working Class Revolt' Topples Kentucky's Trump-Backed Governor, a Warning to McConnell: 'You're Next'
"Kentucky Democrats did not win by launching esoteric attacks on Bevin. They did it by staying lightning focused on the way that Bevin had hurt working class families."
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'This Is the Roadmap': Running on Green New Deal, Virginia Democrats Take Full Control of State Government for First Time in Decades
"Tonight showed that running on the Green New Deal is a key part of how Democrats can win elections."
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Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Propopents of the resolution backing Medicare for All celebrate outside the City Council chamber room in Los Angeles after the 10 to 1 vote in favor of passage on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. (Photo: Bonnie Castillo/NNU/CNA) 'A Huge Moment for the Movement': Los Angeles City Council Approves Resolution in Favor of Medicare for All
"Today's resolution sends a powerful message to Congress that the people of Los Angeles demand that health care be treated as a right, not a privilege."
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Study Shows Pension Funds' Refusal to Divest From Fossil Fuels Cost Retired Teachers, Firefighters, and Public Workers $19 Billion
"Fossil fuel companies are no longer wise long-term investment choices, and everyday Americans are feeling the sting."
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privacy image Democrats' New Online Privacy Bill Heralded as Chance to Build 'Alternative Road to a Digital Future'
"This legislation is a game-changer," says Harvard professor Shoshana Zuboff, whose latest book warns of "surveillance capitalism."
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A case in Alaska could go to the U.S. Supreme Court and possibly overturn Citizens United. 'Historic' Alaska Ruling Could Provide Roadmap to Defeating Citizens United
"This decision gives Alaskans and all Americans a chance to revisit those destructive decisions."
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Gordon Sondland In 'Bombshell' Reversal of Earlier Testimony, Sondland Confirms Knowledge of Quid Pro Quo With Ukraine
The ambassador claimed statements from other key witnesses for the Democrats' impeachment inquiry "refreshed my recollection."
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Homelessness a 'Symptom of Greed' by the Rich, Says Bernie Sanders, Not a Crime by the Poor
2020 candidate weighs in on Las Vegas, Nevada ordinance that would fine or jail people for sleeping on streets
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A new study suggests that inflation affects lower-income Americans to the point that the inequality is plunging millions more into poverty than previously understood. New Report Details How 'Inflation Inequality' Punishes the Poor—and Helps Undercount Them by Millions
"I'm hoping that this new report will help policymakers understand the reality of the economy for low-income workers."
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Warning of 'Untold Human Suffering,' Over 11,000 Scientists From Around the World Declare Climate Emergency
"Scientists have a culture of reticence when it comes to making statements like this, but the emergency is rapidly accelerating, and the scientists are very clear: this is an existential emergency."
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President Donald Trump attends Game Five of the 2019 World Series between the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on October 27, 2019 in Washington, D.C. He was booed by the crowd. Is Trump Attending LSU-Alabama Game Because He's "Desperately Searching for a Sporting Event Where His Ass Won't Get Booed"?
"Oh god, he's just going to keep going to sports events until they don't boo him, isn't he?"
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New Study Shows Why Trump Plan to Gut Food Stamps 'Will Literally Result in More People Dying'
"At a time when we're thinking about restricting access to SNAP and its generosity, our [study] speaks to the importance of SNAP to such basic outcomes as mortality," said study co-author Colleen Heflin.
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Human Rights Watch's Israel and Palestine director Omar Shakir sits at his office in the West Bank city of Ramallah on May 9, 2018. 'What Fascism Looks Like': Israeli High Court Upholds Expulsion of Human Rights Watch Director Omar Shakir Over Alleged BDS Support
"The perpetuation of the occupation continues to mean the silencing of criticism."
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Stop Funding Politicians Delaying Bold Climate Action Among Demands 1,100 Google Workers Just Sent to Top Exec
The tech giant reported 4.9 million tons in fossil fuel emissions in 2018.
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#ExxonKnew poster While New Twitter Policy Will Ban Green Groups' Climate Ads, Looks Like ExxonMobil Can Still Pay to Promote Its Propaganda
"These Twitter ads aren't just any political issue ads—they epitomize the art," according to a Harvard researcher who studies the oil giant.
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Calling War 'Irrational,' President of Mexico Rejects Trump Offer to Send US Army to Wipe Drug Gangs 'Off Face of the Earth'
"We have to act independently and according to our constitution, and in line with our tradition of independence and sovereignty," said Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
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As Examples Mount, Sanders Campaign Accuses Corporate Media of 'Deliberate Attempt to Erase Bernie'
"All of these examples are no accident," said campaign speechwriter David Sirota. "But here's some news: We're not being erased. We're going to win."
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McConnell Brags He and Trump Are 'Changing the Federal Courts Forever' With Extreme Right-Wing Judges
"It's not for ordinary Americans, it's for the rich and powerful, and we have to find a way to stop them. And that's going to be the elections next year," said Sen. Jeff Merkley.
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Monday, November 4, 2019
Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders speaks during the AFL-CIOs first-ever Presidential Summit in Philadelphia. Bernie Sanders Says Apple's $2.5 Billion Home Loan Program a Distraction From Hundreds of Billions in Tax Avoidance That Created California Housing Crisis
"We cannot rely on corporate tax evaders to solve California's housing crisis."
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Milwaukee Mayor Blames Trump's Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric and Policies for Acid Attack Against Hispanic Resident
"Everybody knows what's happening. It's because the president is talking about it on a daily basis that people feel that they have license to go after Hispanic people, and it's wrong."
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Google parent company Alphabet announced plans to purchase smartwatch maker Fitbit for $2.1 billion. "Not Just a Business Deal, It's a Data Grab": Privacy Advocates Sound Alarm on Google's Acquisition of FitBit
"There is no reason to trust Google's assurances about privacy protection."
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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. 'Relentless Cruelty': Proposed Trump Administration Rule Would Keep Asylum-Seekers From Applying for Work Permits for a Year
"Trump is willing to hurt our economy just so that he can hurt immigrants first."
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Largest Sentence Commutation in US History: Nearly 500 Inmates Walk Free After Oklahoma Voters Demand Reform
"That this is largely flying under the radar is probably good—a sign of how far criminal justice reform has come."
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Protesters gathered at the Eiffel Tower Delivering 'Catastrophic Message in a Moment of Great Urgency,' Trump Formally Begins Ditching Paris Climate Deal
"President Trump's decision to walk away from the Paris agreement is irresponsible and shortsighted."
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"Decades ago, the now president of the United States raped me," E. Jean Carroll said in a statement Monday. Columnist E. Jean Carroll, Who Accused Trump of Rape, Files Defamation Suit Against President
"No woman should have to face this."
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Naomi Klein and Youth Environmental Leaders to Join Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez in Iowa for Climate Crisis Summit
"We've never seen something like this in U.S. history. In 2020, Green New Deal voters could determine who wins the Iowa caucuses, and from there the presidency."
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Newly-Launched PAC Matriarch Aims to Send Working-Class Women, Often Ignored by Political Establishment, to Congress
"Money should not be a factor for what makes a woman a worthwhile candidate."
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Women hold a flag saying 'Refugees Welcome' as thousands of Canadians take part in a massive protest against President Trump's travel ban on Muslims Rights Groups in Canadian Court Because 'The US Cannot Be Considered a Safe Country for Refugees'
The advocacy groups want the Canadian government to uphold its human rights obligations and ditch the Safe Third Country Agreement.
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Report Shows How World's Top Capitalists Driving Humanity 'Head-On Into' Global Climate Emergency
The world's leading asset managers, with trillions of dollars under their direction, continue to vote down efforts to address the crisis.
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President Donald Trump could lose the popular vote and still be elected. 'Incredibly Bleak' Poll Shows How Trump Can Lose Popular Vote (Again) But Still Win Reelection
"Trump could lose the popular vote by something like 7 or 8 percent—something like 10 million votes in 2016 numbers—and still eke out an electoral college victory."
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To Avoid World War III, Gorbachev Says All 'Nuclear Weapons Must Be Destroyed'
"As long as weapons of mass destruction exist, primarily nuclear weapons, the danger is colossal."
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) holdsl hands with Representative Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) at a campaign rally at the University of Minnesota's Williams Arena on November, 3, 2019 in Minneapolis. Celebrating Transcendent 'Mass Movement of the Working Class,' Ilhan Omar Backs Sanders at Raucous Minnesota Rally
"Ilhan and I share a common link as the descendants of families who fled violence and poverty and who came to this country as immigrants."
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'No Reason to Call Witnesses,' Says Trump of Impeachment Inquiry Into Trump
"This makes him sound really guilty."
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'We Have a Better Way': Sanders Says His Plan to Finance Medicare for All 'Much More Progressive' Than Warren's
"The function of healthcare is to provide healthcare to all people, not to make $100 billion in profits for the insurance companies and the drug companies. Elizabeth Warren and I agree on that. We do disagree on how you fund it."
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'They Should All Be Held in Contempt': Mulvaney Allies Team Up to Stonewall Trump Impeachment Probe
"This is yet more evidence of obstruction of Congress, which is an impeachable offense."
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Sunday, November 3, 2019
Bernie Sanders and Ilhan Omar Rally in Minneapolis WATCH LIVE: Bernie Sanders, Ilhan Omar Set to Rally Forces in Minneapolis
Sanders's surging campaign was forced to move today's rally from the Northrup Arena, which only seats 2,700 to Williams Arena, which can hold more than 14,000
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Saturday, November 2, 2019
Hundreds of Nurses Stage Die In in Front of Speaker Pelosi’s San Francisco Office Hundreds of Nurses Stage Die-In in Front of Speaker Pelosi’s San Francisco Office
On Friday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in an interview that she is "not a big fan of Medicare for All" despite strong support for the proposal among the majority of her caucus, three-quarters of Democratic voters, and two leading 2020 Democratic presidential candidates.
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US President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison shake hands during a visit to Pratt Industries plant opening in Wapakoneta, Ohio on September 22, 2019 Australian PM Morrison Pledges to Outlaw Climate Boycotts
“A new breed of radical activism is on the march. Apocalyptic in tone," said Morrison, an evangelical Christian and a very vocal supporter of US President Donald Trump.
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Friday, November 1, 2019
Flares burning off gas at Belridge Oil Field and hydraulic fracking site, the fourth largest oil field in California. Oil Companies Must Cut Production by 35% to Meet Paris Climate Accord Numbers by 2040: Report
"As oil and gas majors keep one foot a decarbonizing world and one foot in business as usual, this report shows how that position is untenable for much longer."
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People cycle as the sun sets on Lake Shinji in Matsue, Shimane prefecture on July 25, 2008. 'Landmark New Research' Links Neonics With Collapse of Fisheries
"Just awful, what gruesome harm we are inflicting on the environment."
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In 'Glimmer of Accountability,' Executives, Loggers Charged in 2014 Murders of Four Indigenous Land Defenders in Peru
Environmental campaigners called the charges "unprecedented."
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Protesters, medical professionals, and political opponents take part in a demonstration demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moise in the Haitian capital in Port-au-Prince on October 30, 2019. Haitians Reject Their President's Call for US Intervention as Island Nation Protests Continue
"We are strong people. We can take care of ourselves."
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protest outside white house 'Outrageous' and 'Reprehensible': Trump Gives Taxpayer-Funded Groups Green Light to Discriminate Against LGBTQ People
"This rule is an abuse of taxpayer dollars in the name of empowering hatred and bigotry towards society's most vulnerable members."
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'Not a Big Fan of Medicare for All': Pelosi Attacks Plan Backed by Leading 2020 Democrats, Majority of Party
The House Speaker's remarks came hours after Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a 2020 Democratic presidential contender, released her proposal to finance Medicare for All.
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The Sherburne County (Sherco) Generating Station, a coal-fired power plant owned by Xcel Energy and located in Becker, Minnesota, shown in 2016. Because the Climate Crisis 'Does Not Wait for Us,' Spain to Host COP25 in Place of Chile
Critics warned that changing the venue to Europe could imperil the participation of attendees from Asia, Africa, and South America.
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'Political Corruption in Real Time': Viral Video Shows North Carolina GOP Sabotaging Democracy in Effort to Secure Corporate Tax Cuts
"This isn't just a harmless game. It's the reason there's no budget in North Carolina."
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Demonstrators protest outside Westminster Magistrates Court in London on October 21, 2019. Julian Assange's Life Is at Risk, Says United Nations Expert, Condemning Detention After Exposing War Crimes
"He continues to be detained under oppressive conditions of isolation and surveillance, not justified by his detention status," special rapporteur Nils Melzer said of Assange.
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toxic coal ash Green Group Threatens Suit Over 'Unconscionable Handout to Polluters' as EPA Attacks Water Rules for Coal Ash
"This latest rollback would lead directly to more water contamination, more birth defects, more childhood cancer, and more pain and suffering for American families—all for the sake of a dirty industry's last grasp at profits."
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Because 'For-Profit Motive Does Not Work,' Ro Khanna Backs Public Ownership of PG&E as Fires Rip Through California
"The public utility is a much better option because you're not having to worry about maximizing shareholder returns and you will make the safety investments that are necessary."
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Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) addresses a crowd outside of the Francis Marion Performing Arts Center October 26, 2019 in Florence, South Carolina. "No middle class tax increases," Warren said of her new Medicare for All "pay-for" plan, and vowed "$11 trillion in household expenses back in the pockets" of U.S. families. That figure, she said, is "substantially larger than the largest tax cut in American history." (Photo: Sean Rayford/Getty Images)   With Detailed Pay-For Plan, Warren Touts Medicare for All as 'Bigger Than the Biggest Tax Cut' in US History
"If you're not in the top 1%, Wall Street, or a big corporation — congratulations, you don't pay a penny more and you're fully covered."
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Deadspin staff quit en masse in protest of management behavior this week, earning the support of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). Bernie Sanders Throws Support Behind Deadspin Staffers Who Quit in Protest of Management by 'Private Equity Vultures'
"Even Bernie misses Deadspin ."
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'Another Gift' to Big Business as Trump Treasury Moves to Eliminate Rules Against Corporate Tax Avoidance
Sen. Ron Wyden warned the Treasury Department's plan "provides an opening for corporations to again dodge their taxes."
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The camera is seen on a facial recognition device US Agencies Sued Over Secretive Use of Facial Recognition and Other 'Dystopian Surveillance Technology'
"Face and other biometric surveillance technologies," one ACLU expert warns, "can enable undetectable, persistent, and suspicionless surveillance on an unprecedented scale."
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'GOP Tax Scam 2.0'? Warnings as Trump Reportedly Pushing Another Round of Tax Cuts Ahead of Presidential Election
"Worked out so well the first time—for the super-wealthy. Not so much for the rest of us. Now they're back for more?"
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'Tax Dodger-in-Chief' Trump Changes Permanent Residency From New York to Florida
"Donald Trump doesn't want the state of New York to see his taxes—I wonder why," said Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
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Thursday, October 31, 2019
Texas voters could have less options for polling places if a new Republican state law is upheld. Democrats in the state have filed suit to strike it down. 'A Stain on Our Democracy': Texas Democrats File Suit to Stop GOP Voter Suppression Efforts
"We need to fight back in the courts and at the ballot box."
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In Farewell Address, Rep. Katie Hill Decries 'Double Standard' and 'Misogynistic Culture' That Compelled Her Resignation
"I will never shirk my responsibility for this sudden ending to my time here," Hill said. "But I have to say more because this is bigger than me."
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CTU teachers 'When We Fight, We Win!': After 11-Day Strike, Chicago Teachers Reach Deal With Mayor
Although CTU leaders remain frustrated with Mayor Lori Lightfoot, they are celebrating that "we have a better Chicago Public Schools as a result" of the strike.
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After Avalanche of Outrage Directed at Chicago Mayor Lightfoot, "Rahm Emanuel 2.0" Starts to Budge on Key Teachers' Demand
"Lori Lightfoot is keeping this strike going, denying students instructional days, because she thinks she can defeat the working class. She's wrong."
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Democratic presidential hopeful Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders participates during the fourth Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign. After Sanders Says West Virginia Working-Class Base Will Support Bold Vision, Manchin Says His Vote "Wouldn't Be Bernie" in Head-to-Head With Trump
"Just imagine the anger directed at the Bernie camp if a lawmaker supporting him (or even a prominent support of his) said they wouldn't support for the centrist Dem candidate against Trump."
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Scientists Demand 'Paradigm Shift' After Study Shows 'Frightening' Decline of Insects and Spiders
"A decline on that scale over a period of just 10 years came as a complete surprise to us," said one researcher, "but fits the picture presented in a growing number of studies."
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Rep. Jim McGovern, chair of the House Rules Committee, delivers remarks during Thursday's floor debate on the Trump impeachment inquiry resolution. (Photo: C-SPAN) 'Just the First Step': House Democrats Approve Trump Impeachment Inquiry Resolution
"This resolution ensures transparency, advancing public disclosure of deposition transcripts, and outlying the procedures for the transfer of evidence to the judiciary committee to use in its proceedings," said Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi ahead of the vote
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'If These Miners Were Bankers, Congress Would Have Bailed Them Out Already,' Says Sanders as Bankrupt Murray Coal Threatens Pensions
"My Green New Deal will protect the pensions workers were promised and provide a just transition for all fossil fuel workers."
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CIA-backed death squads in Afghanistan are allegedly behind mass atrocities in the country. 'Terrorizing the Populace': Report Finds CIA-Backed Death Squads in Afghanistan Committing War Crimes, Atrocities
"The CIA has enabled abusive Afghan forces to commit atrocities including extrajudicial executions and disappearances."
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Biden Plan 'Preserves Corporate Greed' Rotting Nation's Healthcare System, Says Sanders Campaign
"Will Joe Biden tell the American people how many more of them he's willing to allow to go bankrupt? How many more people would die because they don't get to a doctor in time?"
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After Hearing Concerns About Trump Ukraine Call, White House Lawyer Rushed to Hide Transcript on Top Secret Server: Report
"Not Giuliani. Not his personal lawyer. The White House lawyer."
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'It Happens Over and Over and Over and Over': Keystone Pipeline Leaks (at Least) 383,000 Gallons of Crude Oil in North Dakota
"History has shown us time and again that there is no safe way to transport fossil fuels, and pipelines are no exception."
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Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Senators Say Trump May Have Violated Federal Law by Pressuring Countries Into Opposing Abortion Rights
The administration, charged Democratic senators, pressured 70 countries to support an effort "to deny resources and education that could help millions of women and girls around the world."
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Firefighters from Stockton, Calif., put out flames off of Hidden Valley Rd. while fighting a wildfire, Friday, May 3, 2013 in Hidden Valley, California. 'Modern Day Slavery': Prisoner Firefighters Risking Their Lives in California Battling Wildfires an Example of System's Injustice, Say Critics
"California fights fires with slave labor."
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Twitter's decision on Wednesday to ban political advertising was met with cautious praise. 'Whoa': Twitter to End Paid Political Advertising on Platform, CEO Says
"This isn't about free expression," said Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. "This is about paying for reach."
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Chilean nationals gathered at Puerta del Sol in Madrid to protest against Chile's president, Sebastian Piñera and his austerity measures 'Someone Cancel the Climate Crisis Too Please': Citing Social Unrest, Chile President Bows Out as COP25 Host
"The climate talks in Chile were canceled because of the very issues that are at the heart of the climate emergency: social inequality, disrespect for human rights, and an economy that prioritizes big business and polluters over the needs of everyday people."
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'Step Up or Step Aside': With California Engulfed in Flames, Climate Activists Occupy Nancy Pelosi's Office
"Our rage has to burn as fiercely as every fire we witness. And we're going to keep sitting in and striking until our leaders feel it too."
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The newly formed NBC News Digital union is asking for a larger voice in the company. 'A Collective Voice': NBC News Digital Staffers Vote to Unionize
"If there was any doubt, recent weeks have been a stark reminder that there is strength in numbers, workers are better with job security, and the people doing the journalism should have seat at the table."
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Environmentalists Slam 'Climate Criminal' Rex Tillerson for Spreading More Lies During Testimony in Exxon Trial
"As wildfires rage across California and the West, it's momentous to see Exxon's former CEO in court, on the witness stand, testifying to his role in lying to investors about climate-related risks."
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Democratic presidential hopefuls Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden chat at the end of the fourth Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season co-hosted by The New York Times and CNN at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio on October 15, 2019. Sanders Campaign, Progressives Rip Biden Super PAC: 'Enough of the Wealthy and Powerful Buying Candidates and Elections'
"The reality is... he's an AstroTurf candidate," said writer Norman Solomon.
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