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Sunday, June 30, 2019
Demanding End to 'AIPAC-Created Status Quo,' Progressive Jewish Group Pressures 2020 Democrats to Take Stand Against Israel's Brutal Occupation
"It is about time we realize the status quo is not working to bring peace to the region."
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'Saving Lives Is Not a Crime': Captain of Refugee Rescue Ship Arrested in Italy, Faces Up to 10 Years in Prison
"This is clearly one of those examples when legality is a matter of power, and not a matter of justice. She should've been welcomed with honors."
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Saturday, June 29, 2019
'It Is Our Future That Is at Risk': Greta Thunberg and Ocasio-Cortez Talk Reasons for Hope in Era of Climate Emergency
"Hope is not something that you have. Hope is something that you create, with your actions. Hope is something you have to manifest into the world, and once one person has hope, it can be contagious."
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If Elected in 2020, Bernie Sanders Vows First Executive Orders Will 'Reverse Every Single Thing President Trump Has Done to Demonize and Harm Immigrants'
"This is a disgrace," Sanders said in response to a new report on widespread hunger at child detention facilities
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Nationwide 'Close the Camps' Demonstrations Announced to Protest Horrific Conditions at Trump Detention Centers
"We need to fight for immigrant families and stop Donald Trump's racist policies, and we can only do it together."
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"I'm Not Willing to Do That": Trump Says He Won't Take Climate Action Because It Would Threaten Corporate Profits
The U.S. president reportedly worked to weaken G20 commitment to fighting climate crisis during summit in Osaka, Japan
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Friday, June 28, 2019
'The Damage Has Been Done': Despite Court Ruling, Experts Say Trump Succeeded in Making Immigrant Communities Fearful of Census
"We came here to work, just to work, and it is better to keep the door closed," one undocumented immigrant said
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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, Illinois. 'Beyond Spin Control': Anti-Busing Past Not Going Away as Biden and Staff Dig Themselves Deeper
"Joe Biden's campaign going all in on states rights in the civil rights debate. Just rejecting the entire premise of the civil rights movement!"
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Activists with Extinction Rebellion pepper-sprayed by police as they occupied the Sully Bridge in Paris on Friday. (Photo: Extinction Symbol/Screenshot/via Twitter) On 'Hottest Day in History of France,' World Told 'Do Not Look Away' as Police Tear-Gas Climate Campaigners in Paris
"Watch this video and ask yourself," said Greta Thunberg, "who is defending who?"
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a facial recognition system for law enforcement Privacy Advocates Celebrate as Massachusetts City Becomes Second in US to Ban Facial Recognition Technology
"The city is sending a bold statement that it won't sit by idly while the dystopian technology further outpaces our civil liberties protections and harms privacy, racial and gender justice, and freedom of speech."
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James Fields, White Supremacist Who Murdered Heather Heyer in Charlottesville, Sentenced to Life in Prison
"The defendant's crimes were so horrendous—and the maiming of innocents so severe—that they outweigh any factors the defendant may argue form a basis for leniency."
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Demonstrators protest President Trump's attempts to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) With 'Devastating' Consequences in the Balance for Hundreds of Thousands, Supreme Court Agrees to Weigh Trump's Move to End DACA
Trump has tried to "use immigrant youth as a bargaining chip to advance an extremist, anti-immigrant agenda"
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Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) take part in the second night of the first Democratic presidential debate on June 27, 2019 in Miami, Florida. 'This Is Not How You Behave in an Emergency': Demand for Climate-Focused Democratic Debate Grows After Second Night of Paltry Questions
"Before these debates, the Democratic National Committee could say that this year would be different and there would be a meaningful debate on climate change. As of last night, they can no longer credibly do that."
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With 2019 Predicted to Be Among Planet's Hottest Years, France's 114º Heat Is 'Absolutely Consistent' With Warnings of Climate Crisis
"Heatwaves will become more intense, they will become more drawn out, they will become more extreme, they will start earlier, and they will finish later."
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'No, No I Do Not': Kamala Harris Clarifies She Does Not Support Abolishing Private Insurance
"I am a proponent of Medicare for All. Private insurance will exist for supplemental coverage," the California senator said
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Brian Hook, the U.S. Special Representative for Iran, looks on during a press conference in Kuwait City on June 23, 2019. Trump Admin. Ratchets Up Tensions With Threat to Sanction Any Nation That Imports Iranian Oil
"Sanctions aren't [an] alternative to war; they ARE war," said Iranian foreign minister after U.S. imposed new economic penalties
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m4a rally 'Rising Enthusiasm for Medicare for All' Has Provoked Dramatic Surge in Industry-Backed Lobbying: Report
"The increase in lobbying against Medicare for All serves as validation from our opposition that this movement has arrived."
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'Spinelessness': Schumer and Pelosi Under Fire After Democrats Join GOP to Give Trump $4.6 Billion in Border Funding Without Protections for Children
"Schumer is as much responsible for this as Pelosi... it's appalling."
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'That Little Girl Was Me': Watch Kamala Harris Confront Joe Biden Over Opposition to School Busing and Praise for Segregationists
Harris pointed to her personal experience as a child who was "bused to school every day" and slammed Biden's "hurtful" comments on his relationship with senators who built careers on opposition to civil rights
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Rich Will Keep Getting Richer and 'Nothing Will Change,' Says Bernie Sanders, Unless US Leaders Have Guts to Take on Powerful Corporations
"If we don't have the guts to take them on, we'll continue to have plans, we'll continue to have talk, and the rich will get richer, and everybody else will be struggling."
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Thursday, June 27, 2019
Yvonne Nieves of El Paso, Texas demonstrates in front of the U.S. Border Patrol facility where lawyers reported that detained migrant children were held unbathed and hungry on June 27, 2019 in Clint, Texas. 'We Owe These Vulnerable Populations More': California Lawmakers Call on Gov. Newsom to Divest State From Child Detention Profiteers
The open letter to Gov. Gavin Newsom cited the #WayfairWalkout as the impetus for the request
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As Heat Wave Boils Europe, Lackluster Bonn Talks Marred by US and Saudi-Led Obstruction of Climate Science
"Science is not negotiable."
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'Hell No': Ocasio-Cortez Denounces Pelosi-Approved Vote on McConnell's Border Bill Without New Protections for Children
"Under no circumstances should the House vote for a McConnell-only bill w/ no negotiation with Democrats," said the Democrat from New York
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Senate Democrats Demand Trump Administration Answer for 'Unconscionable' Delay of Puerto Rico Food Aid
"There are no excuses for this, and the Trump administration must act now to correct this tragic situation that they have caused."
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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. New Details of Horrific Child Abuse Cited in Emergency Restraining Order Request for 'Torture Facilities' Run by US Border Agency
"The preventable physical and mental health harms class members are suffering may be long-lasting, or in some cases, permanent."
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Marshae Jones 'Terrifying' and 'Unacceptable': Outrage Mounts Over Manslaughter Charge for Alabama Woman Who Miscarried After Being Shot in the Stomach
Critics warn the case threatens reproductive rights nationwide by advancing the anti-choice concept of "fetal personhood"
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'The Bold Solution We Need': Over 100 Academics Endorse Sanders Student Debt Cancellation and Tuition-Free College Plan
"In the face of this crisis, nothing short of a complete overhaul of our public higher education system will suffice."
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Claiming Trump Is Forcing Them to Commit 'Widespread Violation' of International Law, Asylum Officers Back Lawsuit Against President's Policy
The law forcing asylum seekers to return to Mexico is "fundamentally contrary to the moral fabric of our nation and our international and domestic legal obligations," officers say
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Demonstrators rally at the U.S. Supreme Court Rejecting White House Claims as 'Contrived,' Supreme Court Blocks Census Citizenship Question... For Now
"The Trump administration's attempt to politicize and manipulate this fundamental pillar of our democracy has failed."
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'Fiasco for Democracy' as Right-Wing Supreme Court Gives Green Light to Partisan Gerrymandering
Critics call ruling a "nightmare scenario for voting rights" with negative impacts that are "hard to overstate"
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Because Women Cannot 'Expect the Courts to Protect Us,' Warren Calls for Federal Law to Affirm Abortion Rights at Democratic Debate
"Forty-seven years ago, Roe v. Wade was decided, and we've all looked to the courts all that time, as state after state has undermined Roe ."
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'Downright Irresponsible and Shameful': DNC and NBC Ripped for Democratic Debate That Spent Less Than 10 Minutes on Climate Emergency
"Our survival is worth more time than vague, irrelevant, and trivial questions posed 80 minutes into the debate."
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Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Progressives Denounce Export-Import Bank's Support for Fossil Fuel Industry as Congress Debates Reauthorization
"Every coal power plant the Export-Import Bank props up brings us that much closer to climate catastrophe."
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The Environmental Protection Agency building in Washington, D.C. With New 'Imposed Contract,' Trump's EPA Tries to Neuter Worker Rights
Agency announces new collective bargaining agreement—which was not agreed upon
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A Wayfair employee speaks to the crowd during the Wayfair walkout in Copley Square on June 26, 2019 in Boston. Wayfair sold more than $200,000 in bedroom furniture to a Texas detention facility for migrant children. At #WayfairWalkout Actions, Workers Denounce Company Profiting From Child Detention
"The safety and well-being of immigrant children is always worth fighting for."
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The candidates who will be on the stage for Wednesday's debate are:  Sen. Elizabeth Warren; Sen. Cory Booker; former Rep. Beto O’Rourke; Sen. Amy Klobuchar; former Rep. John Delaney; Rep. Tulsi Gabbard; former Housing Secretary Julián Castro; Rep. Tim Ryan; New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio; and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee. (Image: NBC News) WATCH LIVE: First 2020 Democratic Primary Debate Tonight in Miami
Here's what you need to know about Wednesday night's debate
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EPA Urged to Put Public Health Over Monsanto Profits by Banning Cancer-Linked Glyphosate
"This dangerous herbicide causes serious health risks, including cancer, and threatens our environment."
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Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden eats ice cream at the The Cone Shoppe while campaigning on April 30, 2019 in Monticello, Iowa. 'I Think He's Not the Pragmatic Choice': AOC Joins Other Critics of Biden Ahead of Democratic Debate
"Presidential campaigns make mistakes, but Biden's campaign doesn't seem to do anything else."
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren waves to children detained at the Homestead Detention Center in Homestead, Florida. Warren visited the facility Wednesday morning. 'It is a Stain on Our Country': Warren Joins Protest Outside Child Detention Facility in Florida
" There are a lot of different ways that we get in the fight. And one of them is that you show up."
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Iraqi President Barham Salih Iraqi President: US Has No Right to Use Iraq as 'Staging Post' for Attack on Iran
"There is no military solution to this problem."
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After Demanding 'Human Decency, Plain and Simple,' Highlights Magazine Commended for Powerful Rebuke of Trump's Abuse of Children
"When a 72-year-old, apolitical children's magazine feels the need to speak out you know we are lost as a country."
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Benefits for All or Just Some? Sanders Student Debt Plan Highlights 2020 Debate Over Universal vs. Means-Tested Programs
While some 2020 Democrats push means-tested policies tailored specifically to low-income Americans, Sen. Bernie Sanders argues universal programs are more just and politically effective
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Warren Wins Praise for Plan to End 'Rigged Game' Plaguing US Elections by Expanding Voting Rights and Improving Security
"Our democracy shouldn't be about keeping people out—it should strive to bring everyone to the polls."
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'Shocking Blow to the Queens Democratic Machine' as Progressive Tiffany Cabán Declares Victory in District Attorney Race
"A victory for working people everywhere who are fighting for real political change and demanding we end cash bail, mass incarceration, and the failed war on drugs."
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'This Is the Horrendous Truth': Images of Father and Daughter Who Drowned Seeking Refuge in US Spark Sorrow and Outrage
"We have allowed ourselves the luxury to ignore and overlook abuses; we have said 'That's not who we are' and carried on. The sickening rot has led to this."
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Tuesday, June 25, 2019
As Border Chief John Sanders Resigns, Demands for Trump Officials to Be Held to Account for 'Government-Sanctioned Child Abuse'
"We all know that Trump isn't going to appoint a qualified replacement for John Sanders because CBP's cruelty and abuse of migrant families is entirely intentional."
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Wayfair is providing materials for the nation's immigration machine. 'This Is What Solidarity Looks Like,' Says Ocasio-Cortez, as Wayfair Workers Vow Walkout to Protest Company for Working With Child Detention Centers
"We believe that the current actions of the United States and their contractors at the southern border do not represent an ethical partnership Wayfair should choose to be a part of."
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'Business as Usual Is a Death Sentence': Hundreds of Youth Activists Sit In at DNC Headquarters to Demand 2020 Debate on Climate Crisis
"This is an emergency and it's past time that Tom Perez and the Democratic Party start being democratic."
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Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) addresses the crowd at the 2019 South Carolina Democratic Party State Convention on June 22, 2019 in Columbia, South Carolina. Warren Tops MoveOn Straw Poll for First Time With Double-Digit Lead Over Both Sanders and Biden
"This poll is clearly good news for Sen. Warren."
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Emulating the CIA, New Rule Would Let Trump's EPA Disregard FOIA Requests With Near Impunity
"They want to box everyone out of the process who might call their policies into question."
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Amid Demand for Climate Focus, Burning Everglades Offer Fiery Backdrop to First Democratic Primary Debate
"Because subtlety is dead."
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To Prevent 'Climate Apartheid Scenario' Where Rich Escape and Poor Suffer, UN Report Issues Urgent Call for Global Economic Justice
"While people in poverty are responsible for just a fraction of global emissions, they will bear the brunt of climate change, and have the least capacity to protect themselves."
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E. Jean Carroll, who accused President Donald Trump of raping her in 1994, on CNN Monday night. Critics Not Buying Trump's "She's Not My Type" Dismissal of Latest Sexual Assault Accuser
"She's not my type is not 'I didn't do it."
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'We're Not Settling for Soundbites': Citing Democrats' Own Platform, Open Letter Demands DNC Host at Least One 2020 Debate on Climate Emergency
"It doesn't seem too much to ask that the candidates, who have months and months of campaigning, devote a single evening to coming to grips with this crisis," said 350.org founder Bill McKibben
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With Puerto Rico Still Waiting on Approved Emergency Food Aid, Sanders Condemns Trump for 'Holding Funds in Red Tape Limbo'
"Congress passed emergency nutrition assistance for Puerto Rico weeks ago. The administration should immediately release these funds."
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'They Despise Diplomacy, and Thirst for War': Iran Accuses Trump Administration of Closing Path to Peace With New Sanctions
"Trump's desperate administration is destroying the established international mechanisms for maintaining world peace and security."
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Monday, June 24, 2019
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) New Report Details the 15 House Democrats That Should Face Progressive Challengers
Publication from RootsAction offers non-exhaustive list of who should face primaries
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Sign reads: We need better climate action now. 'A True Public Health Emergency': 70+ Medical Groups Sound Alarm on Climate Crisis
Groups lay out action agenda to advance climate solutions and strengthen resiliency
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Escalating "Crisis of His Administration's Making," Trump Imposes New Sanctions Against Iran
"Sanctions are what got us into this mess, more sanctions will not get us out of it."
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protester Billionaires to 2020 Presidential Hopefuls: 'America Has a Moral, Ethical, and Economic Responsibility to Tax Our Wealth More'
In an open letter, 18 individuals from 11 families detailed the sweeping benefits of imposing a wealth tax on the richest Americans
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A protester holds a sign in front of the CIA's exhibitor booth at the American Library Association's 2019 annual conference. (Photo: Callan Bignoli) Citing CIA's Dark History, Librarians Protest Agency's Recruiting at Their Conference
"Everything they stand for is a violation of the values of librarianship, so we protested."
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The Exxon Mobil Refinery in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, seen from the top of the Louisiana State Capitol, March 5, 2017. In Far-Reaching Plan, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee Proposes Radical Changes to Fossil Fuel Industry
"Governor Inslee's plan is the first we've seen that truly acknowledges this emergency and proposes critical steps to turn it back."
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UN Expert Warns Inequality and Austerity Are Intensifying Global Mental Health Crisis
"We must end austerity and start investing in people and communities," said U.K. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn
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Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker Advocates Say Illinois Ban on Private Immigrant Detention Centers, a 'Firewall' Against Trump's Attacks on Immigrants, Should Be Model for Country
"We will not allow private entities to profit off of the intolerance of this president."
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Financed by Tax on Wall Street Speculators, Sanders Plan Would Wipe Out All $1.6 Trillion in US Student Loan Debt
"We bailed out Wall Street in 2008. It's time to tax Wall Street's greed to help the American people."
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Sunday, June 23, 2019
Women chant slogans and gesture as they march with Palestinian flags during a demonstration in the Moroccan capital Rabat on June 23, 2019 against the US-led economic conference in Bahrain with its declared aim of achieving Palestinian prosperity. - The United States is set to co-chair a two-day conference in Bahrain from June 25, focusing on the economic aspects of President Donald Trump's Israeli-Palestinian peace plan. The Bahrain conference could see large-scale investment pledges for the Palestinian te Palestinians Dismiss Economic Portion of Kushner Plan as Dead-on-Arrival Failure
"Kushner can't tell us he cares about ending poverty for Palestinians while inflicting more poverty on them."
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Coordinated by Extinction Rebellion NYC, 70 people or more were reported arrested after the group staged a sit-in on Eight Avenue in midtown Manhattan in order to bring attention to the failure of the paper—and that of the journalism industry overall—to adequately report on the global urgency of skyrocketing greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere, rapidly warming oceans, and all the associated perils that result. 'Report the Urgency! This Is a Climate Emergency!': 70 Arrested Outside New York Times Demanding Paper Treat Climate Like the Crisis It Is
"This is the biggest crisis in human history. What are we going to tell our children when they ask us: why didn't we do anything to stop it while we still had time?"
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'Fund Climate Solutions, Not Endless War': 22 Arrested Demanding US Build Windmills, Not Warships
"We engaged in civil resistance to underscore our conversion demand," said one of those arrested. Pentagon-funded shipyards "should be helping to solve the climate crisis, not building weapons that make the problem worse."
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Saturday, June 22, 2019
Demonstrators march through downtown calling for the abolition of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on August 16, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images) 'Not One More Dollar': Even as Trump Postpones Raids, Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Pressley, and Tlaib Vow to Oppose All Funding for 'Hateful Border Agenda'
"These radicalized, criminal agencies are destroying families and killing innocent children. It is absolutely unconscionable to even consider giving one more dollar to support this President's deportation force that openly commits human rights abuses and refuses to be held accountable to the...
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Activists run towards the Garzweiler open-cast mine. The protests for more climate protection in the Rhineland continue. (Photo: David Young/picture alliance via Getty Images) 'We Are Unstoppable, Another World Is Possible!': Hundreds Storm Police Lines to Shut Down Massive Coal Mine in Germany
"This is not only about coal power," said one Ende Gelände spokesperson. "This is about changing a destructive system that is based on the quest for infinite economic growth and exploitation. We are fighting for a future in which people count more than profits."
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Trolling America, Trump Pins Tweet Showing Him Staying in Power Until... Forever
"I'm not one to get riled up over Trump tweets, but this one is pretty damn scary."
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Because 'Drums of War Are Beating,' Bernie Sanders Says Everything Must Be Done to Prevent US Attack on Iran
"Voices of dissent went unheeded in the lead-up to the Iraq war," says the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate. "They must be heeded now."
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Friday, June 21, 2019
'Not On Our Watch': Rights Groups Rally to Help Immigrant Communities Ahead of Reported Weekend Raids by ICE
"ICE is doing this to not just rip apart hundreds of families apart but also to terrorize everyone else. This is the definition of terrorism."
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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on Friday ordered state police to find state Senate Republicans who fled the capital Thursday. After Oregon Republicans Scurry Off to Avoid Voting on Climate Bill, Governor Sends State Police to Bring Them Back
"It is absolutely unacceptable that the Senate Republicans would turn their backs on their constituents who they are honor-bound to represent here in this building."
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Video captured the explosion that took place at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery in Philadelphia early Friday morning. What the 'Fossil Fuel Economy Looks Like': Demands for Climate Justice After Explosion Rocks Philly Oil Refinery
"Unless we change course now and treat the crisis for what it is, we will continue to see more disasters like today."
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'Completely Horrific': Journalist E. Jean Carroll Becomes 24th Woman to Accuse Trump of Sexual Assault
"How many women have to accuse Trump of rape and sexual assault before Republicans give a shit?"
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Time to Drop Out? Poll Shows 72% of Democratic Voters Think There Are Too Many Candidates Running for President
Just 16 percent of Democratic voters said the number of candidates in the race is "about right," according to a Hill-HarrisX survey
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A young migrant girl sits on the floor as her father, recently released from federal detention with other Central American asylum seekers, gets a bus ticket at a bus depot on June 11, 2019, in McAllen, Texas. Migrant Children Imprisoned in Texas Detail Border Patrol's "Level of Inhumanity"
"We've seen the worst conditions that we've seen in the last three years of conducting these visits."
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Speaker Nancy Pelosi applauds U.S. President Donald Trump at the State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives at the U.S. Capitol Building on February 5, 2019 in Washington, DC. As Trump Claims Power to Bomb Iran at Whim, Anti-War Voices Say: 'Where Is Congress?' and 'Peace Begins With Us'
"Decisions about war and peace should not be left to the whims of a president who is ill-prepared, ill-informed, and ill-advised."
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Slamming 'Corruption' That Has Allowed Rampant Abuse, Warren Releases Plan to Ban Private Prisons
"There should be no place in America for profiting off of putting more people behind bars or in detention."
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Activists with Ende Gelände march to stage a blockade of the German Garzweiler surface mine on June 21, 2019. Because 'Another World Is Possible,' Tens of Thousands of Activists Stage Climate Mobilizations in Germany
With anti-coal Ende Gelände action in one city and Fridays for Future rally in another, activists demand urgent climate action
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'War Is Hell': As Survivor of Conflict, Rep. Ilhan Omar Makes Impassioned Case Against US Attack on Iran
Addressing President Donald Trump directly, the Minnesota congresswoman said, "Do not listen to the warmongers and war profiteers whispering in your ear."
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After Approving Strike on Iran Backed by Bolton, Pompeo, and Haspel, Trump Reportedly Called Off Attack at Last Minute
"This ought to put an end to dismissal of a U.S. war of choice with Iran as too idiotic to happen, and an end to the idea that if it did happen it would be an 'accident,' as opposed to immoral madness."
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Thursday, June 20, 2019
Shoes are left by people at the Tornillo Port of Entry near El Paso, Texas, June 21, 2018 during a protest rally by several American mayors against the US administration's family separation policy. Trump Prepares to Open New 'Captured Children' Facility in Texas as Hundreds of Rights Groups Call for Decriminalizing Migration
Federal policies on immigration continue trending in a more punitive direction
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Refusing to Comply With 'Dehumanizing' Rules Any Longer, Missouri's Last Abortion Clinic Defies Regulators
A state-mandated, medically unnecessary exam prior to an abortion "is just assault," clinic officials say
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'Our Climate Is Breaking Down. Business As Usual Is Over': Campaigners Interrupt Televised Speech of UK Treasury Official
"The people in this room have been funding climate change, and we're not giving the banks and hedge funds a pass for their unethical investment decisions anymore," said one Greenpeace campaigner
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Trump, MBS Peace Advocates Praise Senate for Voting to Block 'Brazen Power Grab' by Trump to Sell Saudis More Weapons
By arming the Saudi-led coalition waging war on Yemen, said Amnesty International, "the U.S. government has already devastated the lives of thousands."
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An F/A-18E Super Hornet from the "Sidewinders" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 86 launches from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) May 10, 2019 in the Red Sea. Pentagon Releases, Then Deletes, Document Detailing Use of Nuclear Weapons to Restore 'Strategic Stability' for US Military
"At a time of rising nuclear tensions, casually postulating about the potential upsides of a nuclear attack is obtuse in the extreme."
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Study Confirms GOP Medicaid Work Requirements Succeeded in Taking Away People's Healthcare, But Did Nothing to Boost Employment
"If the GOP wants to help people find work, they should invest in employment programs and guarantee health care as a right—not punish people who are struggling."
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bombed factory in Yemen 'Rare Piece of Good News for the People of Yemen' as UK Court Finds Weapons Sales to Saudis Unlawful
"No matter what atrocities it has inflicted, the Saudi regime has been able to count on the uncritical political and military support of the U.K."
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As Trump Says "You'll Soon Find Out" About Attack on Iran, Congress Urged to Act Immediately to Avert War
"Donald Trump and John Bolton can't be trusted in such a dangerous situation and they may need to be pushed kicking and screaming towards deescalation."
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'For What?' Joe Biden Refuses to Apologize After Praising Segregationist Senators
"I'm disappointed that he hasn't issued an immediate apology for the pain his words are dredging up for many Americans. He should," said Sen. Cory Booker
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Accusing US of 'Intrusion' Into National Airspace, Iran Shoots Down American 'Spy' Drone
"U.S. drone intrusion to the Iranian airspace is clear violation of the U.N. Charter and national sovereignty of the country," said one top Iranian national security official
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'These Are Huge Checks Being Written to Boeing and Lockheed': Rep. Rashida Tlaib Rips Endless War Budget as House Passes $733B in Military Spending
"We should be cutting checks to everyday people struggling to make ends meet."
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Wednesday, June 19, 2019
At House Hearing, Poor People's Campaign Demands End to 'Systemic Policy Violence Against the Poor'
Not addressing poverty "is constitutionally inconsistent, it is economically insane, and it is morally, morally, morally wrong," said Rev. Dr. William Barber.
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Tiffany Cabán, candidate for Queens D.A., has the endorsement of a number of prominent progressive Democrats. (Image: Cabán for Queens) 'Once-in-a-Generation Candidate' for Queens DA Tiffany Cabán Counts Sanders, Warren, AOC as Supporters
"Our criminal justice system needs to change. New Yorkers deserve a seat at the table, and a champion who will fight to realign our priorities toward equal treatment under the law. If Tiffany Cabán wins, things are going to change."
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'We Need to Ban Fracking': New Analysis of 1,500 Scientific Studies Details Threat to Health and Climate
"The data show that fracking impairs the health of people who live nearby, especially pregnant women, and swings a wrecking ball at the climate."
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Protest at saudi embassy After Damning UN Report, Human Rights and Press Freedom Advocates Demand Justice for Khashoggi
"Impunity in this case poses too great a risk to the safety of journalists everywhere."
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Amid Rise of Xenophobes Like Trump, UN Report Shows World's Refugee Population Has Exploded to More Than 70 Million
The UN's commissioner on refugees called far-right anti-immigrant rhetoric "damaging" while pointing out that some of the least developed countries are most generous to asylum-seekers
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Power plant Chorus of Outrage as Trump Admin. Throws Climate, Public Health Under Bus by Killing Obama-Era Clean Power Plan
"This is an immoral and an illegal attack on clean air, clean energy, and the health of the public."
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