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Saturday, August 31, 2019
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) Sanders Campaign Demands Washington Post Retract 'Fact Check' of Medical Bankruptcies Remarks
The letter came a day after two researchers behind the study cited by the presidential hopeful published an op-ed defending their findings
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DeVos Denounced for Student Debt Relief Rule Change That Critics Say 'Takes a Scythe to Defrauded Borrowers'
"With this policy overhaul, Secretary DeVos has cemented her legacy as best friend to predatory colleges and enemy to the students they rip off."
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Friday, August 30, 2019
hands in cuffs After Man Serves 35 Years in Prison for $50 Robbery, US 'Should Be Ashamed of System We Allow'
"Wealthy CEOs and business executives steal millions of dollars from the public and never go to jail."
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Just Ahead of Labor Day, Trump Floats Tax Cut Condemned as 'Pure Giveaway to Wealthy'
"Apart from just sending millionaires checks, it's hard to think of a tax cut more targeted to the ultra-rich."
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brain scan "Scariest Thing You'll Read All Day": Report Sounds Alarm Over Brain-Reading Technology and Neurocapitalism
"Your brain, the final privacy frontier, may not be private much longer."
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Tipping Point: UN Biodiversity Chief Warns Burning of Amazon Could Lead to 'Cascading Collapse of Natural Systems'
"If we don't work together, we are going to die together."
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Children and adults wait for the arrival of teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg into New York City after crossing the Atlantic in a sailboat on on August 28, 2019 in New York City. "Don't Just Watch Us. Join Us," Say Activists, as Greta Thunberg Joins Climate Strike Outside UN Headquarters
Swedish teen continues weekly school strike for climate, for the first time on this side of the Atlantic
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S President Donald Trump speaks during a memorial service at the Pentagon for the 9/11 terrorist attacks September 11, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski / AFP / Getty Images) 'Be Given Our Stolen Time Back?': Trump Once Again Signals Desire to Illegally Extend Term
The president's so-called "jokes" about serving longer than his elected term, said one critic, "aren't funny anymore."
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'If Environment Were a Bank,' Says Bernie Sanders, 'It Would Have Been Saved Already'
Sanders has introduced a $16.3 trillion Green New Deal plan to avert climate catastrophe and create 20 million jobs in the process
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Students take part in a climate rally in London's Parliament Square Open Letter From College Professors Urges Educators Worldwide to Cancel Class, Join Global Climate Strike
"We risk losing credibility with an entire generation of students if we cannot take action in support of the defining cause of their generation."
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House Democrats Denounce DHS For Blocking Lawmakers' Access to Detention Centers Amid Reports of Rampant Abuse
"This is definitely how you act when you have nothing to hide. Totally."
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Blasting Laura Ingraham as 'Neo-Nazi Fan Favorite,' Ocasio-Cortez Says Twitter Users Entitled to Vile Opinions But Not Abuse
"People are free to speak whatever classist, racist, false, misogynistic, bigoted comments they'd like. They do not have the right to force others to endure their harassment and abuse."
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United Electrical Becomes First US Industrial Union to Endorse Green New Deal and Global Climate Strike
The 35,000-member union called the transformative proposal "our best hope to meet the challenge of climate change while creating millions of good union jobs."
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Thursday, August 29, 2019
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) 'Stain on Public Service': Ocasio-Cortez Calls Out Fellow Democrat Barbara Boxer for Helping Lyft Fight Against California Labor Bill
Powerful officials like the state's former U.S. senator, said AOC, "should not become corporate lobbyists."
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'Even Worse Than the DCCC Blacklist': Schumer Accused of Effort to Hamstring Progressives Trying to Unseat GOP Senators
"Schumer is blackballing progressives in open primaries for GOP-held seats."
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'Your Life Will End': As GOP's Islamophobic Attacks Continue, Rep. Ilhan Omar Shares Terrifying Reality of Death Threats
"I hate that we live in a world where you have to be protected from fellow humans. I hated it as a child living through war and I hate it now."
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A dock sits damaged near the Statue of Liberty Leaked UN Draft Report Warns Rising, Warming Oceans 'Poised to Unleash Misery' Worldwide
The assessment details anticipated declines in fish stocks as well as increases in damage by superstorms and displacement due to rising seas
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Despite 'Relentless' Assault by Corporate America, Gallup Poll Shows Support for Unions at Near 50-Year High
"The labor movement has a powerful wind at its back. And we will carry this momentum into new organizing campaigns and our work in the 2020 elections."
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Calling for End of "War Against Nature," Greta Thunberg's Arrival in US Brings Swell of Attention to Global Climate Strike
"Something that's really common among young people is we just aren't given that platform. Now, Greta and millions of other kids are showing that we don't need it handed to us. We can fight for the platform."
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'Sociopathic Disregard for Our Future': Trump EPA Set to Gut Restrictions on Planet-Warming Methane Emissions
"At a time when the federal government's job should be to help localities and states move faster toward cleaner energy and a cleaner economy, the government is walking off the field."
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Protesters gather in Westminster to protest against the government proroguing parliament on August 28, 2019 in London, England. Reaction to the UK Government's decision to prorogue parliament led left-wing commentator Owen Jones calling for a rally outside parliament this evening and a House of Commons petition against to reach 500,000 signatures within a few hours of its launch. (Photo: John Keeble/Getty Images) 'Just the Beginning': Massive Protests in UK as Thousands Flood Streets to #StoptheCoup
"We're here because our democracy wasn't given to us as an act of generosity or charity by the people on top."
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Wednesday, August 28, 2019
A artist's rendetion of the Cygnus M3, billed as one of the supersonic passengers jets of the future. 'Madness': Dozens of Groups Push Back Against Trump Proposal to Bring Back Supersonic Planes
"The world is burning, and supersonic planes would pour jet fuel on the fire."
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Glyphosate—designated a probable carcinogen by the WHO—is the active ingredient of Roundup, a weed killer produced by Monsanto, which merged with Germany's Bayer last year. Monsanto Doctor Wanted to 'Beat the Sh*t Out of' Group of Mothers: Emails
One advocate said the emails revealed "the utter contempt that Monsanto has for public health and for consumers, including mothers who only want to protect their kids' health."
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'Committed to Disruptive, Transformative Change': Ben & Jerry's, Lush, and Patagonia Among Companies to Pledge Support for Global Climate Strike
"Everyone is needed to disrupt business as usual: from sports stars, actors, and teachers to food industry workers, psychologists, delivery drivers, and everything in between."
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Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) rallies with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the U.S. Capitol March 08, 2019 in Washington, D.C. As Alabama GOP Calls for Ilhan Omar's Expulsion From Congress, Minnesota Dem and Her Allies Hit Back
"Well, the Klan has spoken."
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) Indivisible Launches Campaign to End 'Inherently Undemocratic' Filibuster in the Senate
"It's a gimmick that has been used to stop and delay vital progressive legislation like civil rights laws, gun safety regulations, and immigration reform."
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attends a Security Council meeting at the United Nations on August 20, 2019 in New York City. 'It Was an Outrage': Mike Pompeo Celebrates Defeated ICC Probe Into US War Crimes
The investigation was rejected after US bullying efforts
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'No Time Left for Business as Usual': Climate Activists Plan Day of Mass Civil Disobedience to #ShutDownDC
"There's a tremendous amount of power that drives through those streets and parks next to those sidewalks and walks into those buildings. We want them to think about what they're doing with that power."
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Viral Video of Mississippi Voting Machine Changing Man's Vote Prompts Calls for Paper Ballots and Election Security Reform
"These machines should not be used in a democracy."
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Signs for socialism and capitalism New Poll Shows 58 Percent of Canadians See Socialism Positively
Canadians "see socialism far more favorably than do our American friends."
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Bret Stephens on MSNBC Tuesday defending his reaction to mild Twitter joke Monday night. AOC Derides NYT Columnist Bret Stephens for Whining About Twitter Bedbug Jibes: 'My Own Friends Roast Me Harder Than That'
"Imagine being on Twitter and having the worst thing you're called in a given day is 'bedbug.'"
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Greta Thunberg Greta Thunberg Comes to America: Celebrations as Teen Climate Activist Arrives at Coney Island
"Your journey is a symbolic reminder of the ways we need to work together across every ocean!" tweeted 350.org co-founder Bill McKibben
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As Tropical Storm Dorian Barrels Toward Puerto Rico, Trump Shifting $155 Million in Disaster Aid Funds to Migrant Detention
"The money that could be used to help Puerto Rico will instead be used to detain more children and parents in concentration camps."
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'This Is a Coup': Warnings of Ploy to Ram Through No-Deal Brexit as Boris Johnson Moves to Suspend UK Parliament
"Boris Johnson's attempt to suspend parliament to avoid scrutiny of his plans for a reckless No Deal Brexit is an outrage and a threat to our democracy," said Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn
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New Poll Shows 65% of Democrats More Likely to Back 2020 Candidate Who Supports Medicare for All Over Obamacare Tweaks
"In January, 57 percent of Democrats said they would be more likely to vote for a candidate who backs a Medicare for All health system over expanding the Affordable Care Act. That number has now risen to 65 percent."
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With Amazon in Flames, Trump Moves to Open 16.7 Million-Acre Alaskan Rainforest to Corporate Exploitation
"If the planet could talk, it would be screaming in agony or weeping in despair. Maybe both."
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Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Protesters take part in the 'Tax March' calling on President Donald Trump to release his tax records in 2017 in New York. (Photo: Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images) Deutsche Bank 'Has All But Confirmed' It Has At Least Partial Trump Tax Returns Subpoened by House Democrats
"Outside experts have long thought Deutsche's files could be even more revealing than Trump's tax returns. Now, seemingly, they won't have to choose: They can just get both through Deutsche."
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Phoenix Voters 'Say Yes to the Future,' Rejecting Koch-Backed Effort to Ban Light Rail Expansion in Least Sustainable US City
"Fantastic news, tinged with a bit of sadness that David Koch didn't live to see Phoenix voters reject his poisonous vision."
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The FEC, which regulates elections and campaign finance, is without a quorum after the resignation of one of its members. Democracy Watchdog Warns FEC Courting 'Disaster' by Heading Into 2020 Elections Without a Quorum
"Americans deserve an FEC willing and able to enforce the laws passed by Congress to protect the integrity of our elections and the President must nominate new commissioners who will serve as the cops on the beat."
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Joe Biden speaking at a campaign event for Hillary Clinton at a September 27, 2016 rally at Drexel University, in Philadelphia, PA Critics Denounce Biden's Use of Tragic Family Story to Attack Medicare for All as Both 'Manipulative' and 'Cynical'
"This is easily the cruelest, dirtiest, and most manipulative thing Joe Biden has done so far."
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Indigenous Tribes on Front Line of Amazon Rainforest Fires Vow to Resist Bolsonaro's "Destruction of Mother Nature"
"We're putting our bodies and our lives on the line to try to save our territories."
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Kyle Bailey, Campaign Manager for the Committee for Ranked Choice Voting, counts up the votes in a demonstration at Foulmouthed Brewing put on by the Committee for Ranked Choice Voting. The committee is ranking beer in beer flights to demonstrate how ranked voting works to the public. Ranked-Choice Voting Advocates Call On Maine Governor to 'Honor the Will of Voters' and Approve System for 2020 Primary
"Ranked-choice voting upholds a core value: upholding consent of the governed."
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Harvard's Widener Library, pictured  in 2007. A Palestinian student with a full scholarship to the storied university had his visa canceled Friday for friends' social media posts deemed critical of the U.S. 'Lawless' and 'Despicable': Harvard Freshman Deported After Immigration Agents Search Social Media and Find Friends Critical of US Policy
"This is a move so perverse, so grotesque as to defy explanation."
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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks in Tehran on August 27, 2019. (Photo: president.ir) Rejecting Idea of 'Photo Op' Diplomacy With Trump, Iran's Rouhani Says No Talks Unless US Sanctions Lifted
"It's possible with PhotoShop—but not in reality. Unless the U.S. removes all the sanctions—then there will be a new situation for us to consider."
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'A Death Sentence': Trump Reportedly Moving to Deport Kids With Cancer, HIV, and Other Deadly Illnesses
"This is a new low for Trump. The administration is now literally deporting kids with cancer."
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19 States and DC Sue Trump Over 'Cruel, Immoral, and Illegal' Plan to Detain Migrant Children Indefinitely
"We're taking the Trump administration to court to defend children from the irreparable harm caused by unlawful detention."
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Nina Turner attends Bernie Sanders Grass-Roots Fundraiser In Hollywood at The Montalban on July 25, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images) 'We Need a Moment of Transcendence' in US to Reignite National Imagination, Says Sanders Campaign Co-Chair Nina Turner
"There is a difference between candidates running just to become president and having a presidential candidate that says I am running not just for me to become the president of the United States, but to movement build—that's Senator Bernie Sanders."
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To Fight Corporate 'Assault on Journalism,' Sanders Unveils Plan to Stop Big Media Mergers and Bolster Independent News
"We cannot sit by and allow corporations, billionaires, and demagogues to destroy the Fourth Estate, nor can we allow them to replace serious reporting with infotainment and propaganda."
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Monday, August 26, 2019
'If A Kid Says Help, You Help': Adults Urged to Join Upcoming Global Climate Strike
"Elders need to act like elders."
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An Oklahoma judge ruled Monday that phramaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson is responsible for its role in perpetiuating the opioid crisis. 'About Damn Time': In First of Thousands of Lawsuits Against Big Pharma, Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $572M for Flooding Oklahoma With Opioids
"The opioid crisis has ravaged the state of Oklahoma," a federal judge said Monday. "It must be abated immediately."
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, speaks at the Iowa Federation Labor Convention on August 21, 2019 in Altoona, Iowa. For Always Making It Clear 'Which Side He Is On,' Bernie Sanders Nabs First National Union Endorsement
"Bernie understands the need for workers to have a democratic, independent union movement that is unafraid to challenge corporate America's stranglehold on our economy."
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Legal Aid Group for Immigrants Says ICE Shutting Down Hotline Was 'Retaliation' for Advocacy Work
"The line's termination undermines trust and accountability of government institutions, dissuades public service by community organizations, and further isolates vulnerable detained individuals."
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Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper tells the crowd at the California Democrats 2019 State Convention at the Moscone Center on June 01, 2019 in San Francisco, California that socialism is bad. He was roundly booed. Democratic Establishment Backing of Hickenlooper's Colorado Senate Run a 'Recipe for Disaster,' Warn Progressives
"He would join the Senate as a conservative Democrat who has already pledged to block most progressive priorities."
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Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) take the stage at the beginning of the Democratic presidential debate at the Fox Theatre July 30, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. New 2020 National Poll Shows Sanders and Warren Tied for First Place as Biden Drops 13 Points
Monmouth's survey comes as the two progressive senators continue to draw large and enthusiastic crowds across the nation
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Bolsonaro's Misogynistic Attack on Brigitte Macron Offers Glimpse Into Psyche of 'Idiotic Baby Men'
As thousands of acres of Brazil's Amazon rainforest burned, the president of Brazil—exemplifying other men who attempt to assert power over women and environment—made a "disrespectful" comment about France's First Lady
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Israel over the weekend launched drone attacks against three of its neighbors, adding to tensions in the region. Israeli Bombings Considered a 'Declaration of War,' Says Iraqi Political Bloc
Journalist Rania Khalek said it was "difficult to believe Israel would strike Iraq without a green light from the U.S."
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With Open Internet Under Assault, 2020 Democrats Urged to Sign Pledge to Reject Telecom Cash and Restore Net Neutrality
"If net neutrality is not restored, the public will lose the ability to access sites, run small businesses, and tell the stories too often ignored by the mainstream media."
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As White House Dismisses Planetary Emergency as 'Niche' Issue, Trump Skips G7 Climate Meeting
At the meeting the U.S. president didn't attend, world leaders agreed to a $20 million package to fight the fires currently ravaging the Amazon rainforest
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Refusing to Take Real Climate Action, Trump Reportedly Suggests Using Nukes to Stop Hurricanes
"What if instead of dropping nuclear bombs on hurricanes we just passed a Green New Deal and made fossil fuel billionaires pay for the devastation of climate disasters?"
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'Stop Your Cowardice': In Kentucky, Sanders Calls Out McConnell for Ignoring Protesting Coal Miners and Blocking $15 Minimum Wage
"I say to Senator McConnell: Stop worrying about your billionaire friends, they're doing just fine. Start worrying about the working families of your state and around this country."
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Sunday, August 25, 2019
President Donald Trump hugs the U.S. flag during CPAC 2019 on March 02, 2019, in Washington, D.C. New Poll Shows 'Deep and Boiling Anger' Towards Political Establishment Still Widespread
More than half of respondents also said race relations are worsening under Trump and that they feel "anxious and uncertain" because of the economy
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Sen. Bernie Sanders speaking Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union." Bernie Sanders Touts 'Campaign of Energy and Excitement' as Evidence He's the Candidate to Take Down Trump
Comments from presidential hopeful came ahead of rallies denouncing corporate power
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Aerial view showing smoke billowing from a patch of forest being cleared with fire in the surroundings of Boca do Acre, a city in Amazonas State, in the Amazon basin in northwestern Brazil, on August 24, 2019. As New Fires Rage in Amazon, Global Calls for Urgent Action to Avert 'Astronomical' Impacts to 'Life on Earth'
Pope Francis urges protection of "that lung of forests" and French President Macron says G7 nations pledged help at summit
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Saturday, August 24, 2019
Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez looks on during the Democratic Presidential Committee (DNC) summer meeting on August 23, 2019 in San Francisco. While "The World Is on Fire,' DNC Kills Resolution for Climate Forum
Party had been reminded of its platform asserting it will combat the 'global climate emergency'
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Friday, August 23, 2019
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg appears at the Temple Emanu-El Skirball Center on Sept. 21, 2016 in New York City. Ruth Bader Ginsburg Undergoes Treatment for Pancreatic Tumor—Doctors Say Supreme Court Justice Completely 'Cancer-Free'
"Getting a push notification that starts with the words 'Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg' will get the heart rate ramped up."
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Trump Mulling 'Uniquely Dystopian' Proposal to Use AI to Identify Mental Health Issues as Risk Factors for Gun Violence
One critic called the proposal, which expands on Trump's claim that mental illnesses, not guns, are to blame for gun violence, "nothing less than chilling."
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Oxfam activists with a big head with the effigy of Shinzo Abe (C) perform during a demonstration in Biarritz, France on August 23, 2019, on the eve of the Group of Seven (G7) summit. Despite Massive Police Lockdown, Protesters Vow to Offer 'Radical Solutions' to Counter G7 Failures
"If they were really interested in building a fairer world, surely the G7 would not need to put the whole region of France into lockdown, with thousands of police and 'unprecedented' levels of security."
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Warnings of Grave Climate and Human Rights Impact as US Export-Import Bank Approves $5 Billion for Natural Gas Project in Mozambique
"If there is a project with serious alarm bells, it's this one."
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Opponents of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines protest President Donald Trump's executive orders advancing their construction, at Lafayette Park next to the White House The Fight's Not Over, Say Activists, as Nebraska Supreme Court Approves Keystone XL Route
"If history recalls Nebraska at all, it may remember this as its most regrettable decision."
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Critics Condemn Inclusion of Anti-Semitic, White Nationalist Blog Post in Daily Briefing Sent to Immigration Judges by Trump's DOJ
"There is no bottom," Rep. Ilhan Omar said of the Trump administration
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David Koch at the 2015 Defending the American Dream Summit at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. After Life of Incalculable Harm, Billionaire Climate Denialist and Right-Wing Villain David Koch Dead at 79
"Death is an escape hatch for David Koch while the rest of us are left scrambling for the emergency brake before we go over the cliff."
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'Our Lungs Are on Fire': Climate Campaigners Rally at Brazilian Embassies to Protest Destruction of Amazon Rainforest
"We need governments around the world to speak up against Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro—and put pressure on him to stop these devastating fires and protect the Amazon."
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Planet images showing Nova Bandeirantes in Mato Grosso after a fire on Aug. 21, 2019. (Photo: courtesy of Planet Labs Inc.) Views of Destruction: Satellite Images Reveal Devastating Amazon Fires in Almost Real-Time
With near-daily overflights and high-resolution imagery, Planet's constellation of satellites is providing a clear look at some of the fires now burning in the Brazilian Amazon
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After Handing Rich $1.5 Trillion Tax Cut, Trump Reportedly Considering Slashing Medicare and Social Security as 'Second-Term Project'
"Mr. Trump, you are not going to have a second term," tweeted Sen. Bernie Sanders in response to the president's reported plan
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Members of the youth-led Sunrise Movement protested at the Democratic National Committee's summer meeting as the Resolutions Committee voted against holding a climate-specific 2020 debate. (Photo: Steve Rhodes) Sanders Campaign Co-Chair Nina Turner Calls for All Democratic Candidates to Unite Against DNC Over #ClimateDebate
"If all the Democratic presidential candidates say to the DNC, 'Let's have a debate or a forum about climate change'—what are they gonna do, kick out every single one of them?"
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Thursday, August 22, 2019
Subsidizing Underfunded Schools, US Teachers Spend $459 of Their Own Money Each Year on Classroom Supplies
Union leader responds to new analysis with vow that educators will continue "to fight to fund our future, to fight the defunding and underinvestment that created this crisis in the first place."
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A fire burns trees next to grazing land in the Amazon basin in Ze Doca, Brazil. Bolsonaro's 'Disastrous' Policies on Amazon Led to Fires, Say Observers
"We must stand together behind the Indigenous communities and leaders across the Amazon region—from Brazil to Ecuador and beyond. For them the Amazon is more than the lungs of the world, it is their home."
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Water Rights Group Calls on Newark Officials to Resist Privatization of City's Water Supply Amid Lead Crisis
"While city and state officials must respond to the current crisis with urgency, they must also protect their water system from predatory corporate operators."
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Electoral College Abolitionists Say Court Ruling Shows Why Current System 'Terrible Way of Picking the President'
Case "could spur additional change and additional movement that would in some ways make a solution like the National Popular Vote stronger," one advocate said
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sunrise protesters Protests Break Out After DNC Committee Votes Against Holding 2020 #ClimateDebate
Outraged members of the Sunrise Movement stood on chairs singing the union protest song "Which Side Are You On?"
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Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders and Sen. Elizabeth Warren greet each other at the start of the Democratic presidential debate at the Fox Theatre on July 30, 2019, in Detroit, Michigan. Sanders and Warren Celebrated for Returning Donations From Employees at Hedge Funds Linked to Puerto Rico
"No candidate should take contributions from hedge funds and vulture funds driving austerity in Puerto Rico."
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Tom Camarello with Progressive Democrats of America 70 US Mayors Issue Scathing Letter Demanding Trump USDA Call Off Effort to Strip Food Stamps From 3 Million People
"Executive action should not be used to hurt individuals, families, and communities."
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'Just False': Sanders Campaign Hits Back After WaPo Describes Pro-Labor Proposal as Change to Medicare for All Plan
"We've said from day one that any savings employers gain from Medicare for All must be passed on to union workers in the form of higher wages and benefits. We know that because Bernie wrote the damn bill."
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Captain Pia Klemp in 2017. 'Time We Cast All Medals Into Spearheads of Revolution:' Refugee-Rescuing Boat Captain Rejects Humanitarian Award
"We do not need authorities deciding about who is a 'hero' and who is 'illegal.'"
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'Game-Changer': Sanders Unveils Green New Deal Plan Detailing 10-Year Mobilization to Avert Climate Catastrophe, Create 20 Million Jobs
"This is a pivotal moment in the history of America—and really, in the history of humanity."
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As Inslee Drops Out of 2020 Race, Applause and Gratitude for Elevating Climate Crisis to 'Forefront of the National Conversation'
"We'll miss you in this race, Jay Inslee. Thank you for setting the pace for our elected leaders on the climate crisis, running a historic campaign, and elevating this issue for all of us."
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'She Is Failing Us': Demanding Trump Impeachment, Progressives Disrupt Pelosi 'Resistance' Award Ceremony
"Trump is selling the government to the highest bidder and migrant children are dying in detention—on her watch."
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Wednesday, August 21, 2019
A fire burns along a highway in a deforested section of the Amazon basin on November 23, 2014 in Ze Doca, Brazil. Brazil's Bolsonaro—Outspoken Proponent of Deforestation—Denounced as 'Sick' and 'Pathetic' for Blaming Amazon Forest Fires on NGOs
"We will not watch our future burn away," said climate campaigners
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'No Pay, We Stay': 23 Days Into Train Blockade Protest, Kentucky Coal Miners Demand Stolen Wages With Support of Progressives Nationwide
"I see us blocking the trains until we get paid."
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President Trump said Wednesday that any American Jew who votes Democrat is being "very disloyal to Jewish people and very disloyal to Israel." Trump's "Fake Concern" for Jews Doesn't Mask His Anti-Semitism, Say Critics
"By his continued encouragement of white supremacy and his daily racist attacks on immigrants and people of color, Trump is making the American Jewish community less safe by the day."
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Washington Gov. Jay Inslee Sixth Installment of Jay Inslee's Climate Plan Champions Regenerative Farming and Massive Investment in Rural America
While applauding much of the presidential candidate's proposal, Friends of the Earth warned "it doesn't do enough to stop concentrated corporate monopolies in the food and agriculture sector."
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President Donald Trump on the South Lawn of the White House on Wednesday talking to reporters. On White House Lawn, Trump Again Floats Stripping Birthright Citizenship
The president wants to issue an executive order, but such a move is likely unconstitutional
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After Decades of Corporate 'Decimation' of Unions, Sanders Says It Is Time for Workers to Win the Class War
"If there is going to be class warfare in this country, it's time that the working class of this country won that war."
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Sean Spicer, who once from the White House press room denied Adolf Hitler's use of chemical weapons in the Holocaust, has a fun time joking around on ABC's "Good Morning America." Former Trump Press Secretary Sean Spicer Joins 'Dancing With the Stars,' Generating Outrage and Fears of Inevitable Rehabilitation of Administration
The friendly gig was deemed "an example of what will happen to every Trump enabler."
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An oil well in the Permian Basin in Midland, Texas on May 3, 2018. (Photo: Benjamin Lowy/Getty Images) US Set to Blow Other Countries Away With 'Staggering' Scale of New Oil and Gas Production
Over next decade, unlesss its trajectory changes, 61 percent of new global production will come from the United States
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"We Don't Have to Live Like This": March for Our Lives Unveils Sweeping Plan to Address Gun Violence and Strengthen Democracy
"Created by survivors, so you don't have to be one."
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'This Will Cause Irreparable Harm': Horror as Trump DHS Announces Rule to Allow Indefinite Detention of Migrant Families
"It is beyond logic and humanity to attempt to keep children locked up for as long as possible, especially when we know that this subjects them to trauma and extreme distress."
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) Sanders Unveils Workplace Democracy Plan to Expand Labor Rights and Double Union Membership
The presidential hopeful aims to end "right to work for less" and union-busting, and bar federal contracts for companies that exploit workers
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 U.S. President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons) Just Hours After Anti-Semitic Remarks, Trump Promotes Himself as 'King of Israel... Second Coming of God'
"The President is a raving lunatic," responded Florida Democrat Andrew Gillum. "He is not well."
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Amid Recession Warnings, Trump Reportedly Considering More Tax Cuts for Rich and Corporations
"Two of Trump's ideas for stimulating the economy are 1) cutting the corporate tax rate a little more (after cutting it a lot didn't do much), and 2) indexing capital gains to inflation. It's tax cuts for the rich all the way down."
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