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Hundreds of Writers Including Stephen King and Amy Tan Pen Open Letter Against Donald Trump

May 26, 2016

AN OPEN LETTER TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE Because, as writers, we are particularly aware of the many ways that language can be abused in the name of power; Because we believe that any democracy worthy of the name rests on pluralism, welcomes principled d...

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Rep. Gutiérrez: Hanen Wants To Dox 100,000 Immigrants For “Every Two-Bit Vigilante And Twitter Troll To Read”

May 25, 2016

May 25, 2016 - Rep. Luis Gutiérrez slammed the recent frenzied dictates of Judge Andrew Hanen, who has outrageously ordered the federal government turn over the names and addresses of 100,000 DACA recipients.

“The newspaper La Opinion called Judge Hanen’s plan ‘onerous and absurd,’” said Rep. Gutiérrez during a House floor speech earlier today. “That’s...

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Zika Crisis Exposes Long-Standing Neglect of Women’s Reproductive Health Needs in Latin America and the U.S.

May 24, 2016
Zika Crisis Exposes Long-Standing Neglect of Women’s Reproductive Health Needs in Latin America and the U.S.

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US Govt to “Exclude” 3/4 of Drone Strikes from Civilian Casualty Numbers

May 24, 2016

May 24, 2016 - The Obama administration is set to “exclude Pakistan” from its publication of total casualties resulting from covert drone strikes, according to a report in the Washington Post.

If accurate, this would mean that as many as 72% of known covert drone strikes would be excluded from the tally, along with 84%...

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Report details 166 near misses for nuclear disasters across the United States

May 24, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC, May 24, 2016 - Following the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, Greenpeace USA today released a new report on the 166 near misses at U.S. nuclear power plants over the past decade. Of the incidents identified in Nuclear Near Misses: A Decade of Accident Precursors at U.S. Nuclear Plants, 10...

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Lawsuit Tackles National Bison Range Giveaway Legislation

May 23, 2016

Washington, DC May 23, 2016 - The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has not done the environmental analysis required by law before sponsoring legislation to turn the National Bison Range over to local tribes, according to a federal lawsuit filed today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). The suit aims to force...

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Some Northwest Elected Officials, Candidates Embrace Extremist ‘Patriot’ Agenda on Federal Lands — and Many Fail

May 23, 2016

May 23, 2016 - In the wake of the Malheur standoff, antigovernment radicals are aiming to swell the ranks of far-right elected officials who are already promoting 'county supremacy,' but a number of them lost their elections this past week.

Beyond just the numbers of supporters who showed up to support the radicals who occupied...

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EFF Asks Court to Reverse Chelsea Manning’s Conviction for Violating Federal Anti-Hacking Law

May 19, 2016

Fort Belvoir, Virginia May 19, 2016 - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) asked a U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals Wednesday to overturn Chelsea Manning’s conviction for violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), arguing that the law is intended to punish people for breaking into computers systems—something Manning didn’t do.

Manning is...

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CEOs Paid 335 Times Average Rank-and-File Worker; Outsourcing Results in Even Higher Inequality

May 18, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC, May 18, 2016 - CEO pay for major U.S. companies continues to soar as income inequality and outsourcing of good-paying American jobs increases. Outsourcing has become a hot presidential election topic with candidates calling out corporations who say they need to save money by sending jobs overseas. Meanwhile, according to the new...

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At NRA Annual Meeting in Louisville, Gun Industry and NRA Work Hand-in-Glove to Target Children as Young as Grade School Age

May 17, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC, May 17, 2016 - The gun industry’s latest marketing push, targeting children as young as grade school age, will be on full display this weekend at the firearms industry trade show that accompanies the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting beginning this Friday in Louisville, Kentucky.

The lethal risks of encouraging children to handle...

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