Politics & Government

Why the Bernie revolution will continue

Bernie’s success emerged like a grito – a long suppressed shout of rebellion – from the battered soul of working-class America.

Source: The Hightower Lowdown

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Obama Is Returning To Politics This Fall, And Trump Isn’t Going To Like It

The former president may have spent the beginning of this year on vacation, but he and his aides are planning his return to the Democratic Party this fall, The Hill reported Friday.

Source: Yahoo

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The Trump administration’s solution to climate change: ban the term

Under guidance from the agency’s director of soil health, Bianca Moebius-Clune, a list of phrases to be avoided includes “climate change” and “climate change adaptation”, to be replaced by “weather extremes” and “resilience to weather extremes”.

Source: The Guardian

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USDA Says They Never Told Staff To Use ‘Weather Extremes’ Instead Of ‘Climate Change’

An exclusive report from The Guardian on Monday indicated that the staff in the Natural Resources Conservation Service unit at the United States Department of Agriculture were advised to refrain from using the phrase “climate change” in their research ― but the NRCS insists this never happened.
Source: Huffington Post

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Jeff Sessions’ Tough Talk On Leaks Heightens Fears Of Jailing Journalists

Journalists were alarmed Friday after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Department of Justice was revisiting guidelines for handling media subpoenas in leak investigations and said there needed to be limits on press freedom.
Source: Huffington Post

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US officially tells UN it wants out of Paris climate deal

The Trump administration is officially telling the United Nations that the U.S. intends to pull out of the 2015 Paris climate agreement.
Source: US officially tells UN it wants out of Paris climate deal

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Top Official Resigns From Trump EPA With Scathing Letter

Faced with the stark new environmental policies ushered in by President Donald Trump and Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt, Southerland resigned from the agency Monday, where’d she’d been working as the director of science and technology in the Office of Water.
Source: Top Official Resigns From Trump EPA With Scathing Letter

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Trump To Forgo Environmental Laws To Expedite Border Wall Construction

The Trump administration says it will bypass 37 environmental and other laws to expedite construction of a 15-mile-long section of President Donald Trump’s planned wall along the U.S.-Mexico border ― seemingly removing any doubt about whether the the wall will harm the environment.
 
Source: Trump To Forgo Environmental Laws To Expedite Border Wall Construction

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Hi Friends!
I hope you’re planning to join us to see An Inconvenient Sequel premiering in Gainesville on August 3! Cinema Verde will be there at 7 PM on Thursday, and we’d like to share a welcome as we begin our fall season leading up to the February festival. Please join us to share thoughts and ideas before the 7:45 film.
It’s at Butler Plaza: 3101 SW 35th Blvd, Gainesville, […]

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Six ways Trump is ‘dismantling’ the US after six months in office

“Trump has ordered a review of Dodd-Frank, the regulations brought in to tame US financial institutions after they triggered the worst recession in living memory. He has appointed a sworn enemy of net neutrality over at the Federal Communications Commission who is now working to dismantle Obama-era open internet protections. He has freed up energy firms to start polluting […]

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Fish And Wildlife Service Backs GOP-Led Bills To Chip Away At Endangered Species Act

As Earth stares down the barrel of a sixth mass extinction event, conservative lawmakers in Washington have taken aim not at climate change or habitat loss, but at one of the most important laws meant to protect imperiled species and combat the biodiversity crisis: the Endangered Species Act.

Source: Fish And Wildlife Service Backs GOP-Led Bills To Chip Away At Endangered Species […]

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3 Republican Women Effectively Killed McConnell’s Latest Repeal Plan

After the GOP Senate health care bill was effectively killed from within on Monday night1 ― Sens. Jerry Moran and Mike Lee from the conservative wing of the Republican Party dealt the bill its final blow ― McConnell, the Senate majority leader, announced he would move forward with legislation that would effectively repeal the Affordable Care Act without replacing […]

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200 Environmentalists Were Murdered Last Year

These rarely prosecuted murders are being documented in more countries than ever before—24 countries this year compared to 16 in 2015.

Source: 200 Environmentalists Were Murdered Last Year

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The Future Of Cap-And-Trade In California Hangs In The Balance

California’s milestone climate legislation is at a critical crossroads, and reluctance toward the program from both liberals and conservatives could stand in the way of extending it.
Source: The Future Of Cap-And-Trade In California Hangs In The Balance

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White House releases sensitive personal information of voters worried about their sensitive personal information

Unfortunately for these voters and others who wrote in, the Trump administration did not redact any of their personal information from the emails before releasing them to the public. In some cases, the emails contain not only names, but email addresses, home addresses, phone numbers and places of employment of people worried about such information […]

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Are You Ready To Consider That Capitalism Is The Real Problem?

“…they realize—either consciously or at some gut level—that there’s something fundamentally flawed about a system that has a prime directive to churn nature and humans into capital, and do it more and more each year, regardless of the costs to human well-being and to the environment we depend on.”
Source: Are You Ready To Consider That Capitalism […]

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Senators To Trump: Hands Off America’s National Monuments

Six Democratic senators joined conservation and public lands advocates outside the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday to warn the Trump administration against stripping protections for America’s national monuments.
Source: Senators To Trump: Hands Off America’s National Monuments

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As California Burns, Trump’s Proposed Cuts To Forest Service Loom

Under President Donald Trump’s proposed 2018 budget, the U.S. Forest Service, or USFS, will face a $300 million reduction to its wildfire fighting programs, another $50 million in cuts to its wildfire prevention efforts and a 23 percent reduction to funding for volunteer fire departments.
Firefighters save a US flag as impending flames from the Wall fire close in on […]

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07/07/2017 06:50 pm ET ‘Half The City Is Burning’: Hamburg Rocked By Violent, Anti-G-20 Protests

As G-20 leaders gathered at the Elbphilharmonie concert hall in Hamburg, Germany for a live performance of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony on Friday evening, police moved to disperse thousands of protesters during a second day of violent clashes.
Source: ‘Half The City Is Burning’: Hamburg Rocked By Violent, Anti-G-20 Protests

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Ivanka Trump Stepped In For Her Dad At The G-20 Summit, And Folks Weren’t Happy

Ivanka Trump sparked accusations of nepotism after she stepped into her father Donald Trump’s shoes for a brief period at the G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, on Saturday.

 Source: Ivanka Trump Stepped In For Her Dad At The G-20 Summit, And Folks Weren’t Happy

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