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Divestment, Justice, and Vision: In Praise of a New Generation of Climate Leaders
by Voices for Climate Justice
We know that now is the time for all of us to make a choice – between a dirty industry and a just future; between young people and the billionaire CEOs dismantling their futures and so many others’ present lives.

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As Oil Money Flowed, Clinton Turned Back on Rights Abuses in Colombia: Report
by Deirdre Fulton
After millions of dollars were pledged by the oil company to the Clinton Foundation, Clinton reversed her position on a U.S.-Colombia trade pact she had previously opposed on the grounds that it was bad for labor rights.
Fracking Boom Accompanied by Rise of Silent, Deadly Carcinogen in Homes: Study
by Jon Queally
"The industry needs to abandon this excuse it hides behind which is, ‘we’ve been doing this for 65 years, why are you worried’?" Goldstein said.
Bystander Who Filmed Horrifying Footage: ‘Officer Just Shot Him in the Back’
by Jon Queally
The video taken by Santana has reignited the simmering national controversy surrounding police violence and pervasive racial discrimination, represented largely by the national Black Lives Matter movement—first sparked by the shooting death of black teenager Michael Brown by white police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri last year.
Latest State-Level Attack on Reproductive Rights Takes Aim at Safe Medical Procedure
by Sarah Lazare
Opponents charge that the legislation amounts, quite simply, to the denial of medical care—and basic rights.
Baltimore Police Used ‘Stingray’ Spy Device Thousands of Times Since 2007
by Andrea Germanos
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has called Stingray "an unconstitutional, all-you-can-eat data buffet.”
Citing Moral and Legal Void, Rights Groups Demand Preemptive Ban on ‘Killer Robots’
by Nadia Prupis
Allowing weapons that operate without human control to make decisions about the use of lethal force could lead to violations of international law and make it difficult to hold anyone accountable for those crimes.
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US Alone Once Again at Americas Summit
by Miguel Tinker Salas
Latin American countries have made clear that they will not support Washington’s efforts to make Venezuela the new Cuba.
The Right To Eat (and Why Being Poor Isn’t a Crime)
by Jill Richardson
Society should do all it can to rehabilitate felons, rather than punishing them for the rest of their lives. No criminal record negates their right as human beings to eat.
The Real Nuclear Threat
by Robert C. Koehler
War, the abstraction, is an instrument of policy, an “option” that can be waged or threatened to get one’s way.
New Coalition Site Fight215.org Launches to Amplify Opposition to the NSA’s Mass Surveillance
by Nadia Kayyali
It’s exactly that fear of terrorism that the NSA’s defenders have continued to use to defend bulk collection. And though they continue to throw around false claims that the program has stopped 54 attacks, those claims have been solidly debunked.
Hyping the Iranian ‘Threat’
by Paul Pillar
Iran hasn’t invaded another country for centuries and is helping the U.S. push back against the Islamic State in Iraq, but Israeli leaders and American neocons want to enlist the West in the Saudi cause of promoting Sunni Islam over Shiite Islam, while America’s interests suffer.
Living the High Life After Congress
by Michael Winship
Lest we forget, after cold hard cash and influence-peddling, hypocrisy is Washington’s currency of choice.
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