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Transcript: Obama's speech at the 2018 Nelson Mandela annual lecture 18.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The former president spoke in Johannesburg on Tuesday. Here is the full transcript.
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Percentage of Americans Who Believe Climate Change Is Real Reaches New High 17.7.2018 Truthout.com
The scale of the climate problem demands more than piecemeal attention.

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The Oil Industry Has Launched a Preemptive Strike Over Washington State’s Carbon Tax Ballot Initiative 8.7.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. A bunch of heavy boxes arrived in the Washington state capital on Monday morning. They were filled with thousands of petitions in support of the proposed “Protect Washington Act”—a first-of-its-kind “carbon fee.” Initiative 1631 has collected nearly 380,000 signatures from Washington voters—120,000 […]
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This Meteorologist Explains Why the Extreme Heat Is Way Worse Than You Think 6.7.2018 Mother Jones
The past seven days have set global heat milestones and sparked safety concerns from Quebec, where at least 18 people have died from the heat and humidity, to northern Siberia, home to the coldest town on Earth, which recorded temperatures “40 degrees above normal” on Thursday.  In Denver,  the temperature reached an all-time high of 105 […]
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After Janus: Labor’s Recommitment Campaigns Energize the Rank and File 6.7.2018 American Prospect
(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) Capital & Main  is an award-winning publication that reports from California on economic, political and social issues. The American Prospect is co-publishing this piece. The first email arrived a month before the U.S. Supreme Court's June 27 Janus v. AFSCME decision, which struck a blow against the nation’s public-sector unions. On May 17, all 35,000 teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District found personally addressed notes concerning their union, United Teachers Los Angeles, titled “UTLA’s new ‘irrevocable’ membership card.” The message had been sent on the district’s computer messaging system. Sent by “Jami” on behalf of the stridently anti-union Freedom Foundation , the email ominously warned of the “fine print” on UTLA's new, “Janus-proofed” membership authorization form. “Be aware of UTLA’s financial motivation before granting them the power to garnish your wages indefinitely,” it cautioned before inviting recipients to “pay less” by becoming an agency fee ...
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Scandal-plagued EPA administrator Pruitt resigns 6.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
President Donald Trump says he has accepted the resignation of scandal-plagued Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt.
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While You Weren’t Looking, Pope Francis Has Been Remaking the Church’s Leadership 3.7.2018 Mother Jones
From the moment he emerged in an all-white cassock on March 13, 2013, and greeted thousands of revelers in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis has embodied many of the greatest tensions in the modern Catholic Church. He holds immense power as the de facto monarch at the head of the most influential religious institution in the world, but he has rejected the trappings […]
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Anthony Kennedy’s Retirement Is Probably Making Scott Pruitt Very, Very Happy 3.7.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by The New Republic and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Vermont Law School professor Patrick Parenteau has given lots of interviews since Wednesday, when Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement. Most have focused on how Kennedy’s absence from the court will help Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental […]
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Kennedy Was a “Mixed Bag” for Environmentalists. But What’s Next Could Be Much Worse. 29.6.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Anthony Kennedy is retiring, and progressives around the country are trying not to freak out. The 81-year-old justice, who has served on the Supreme Court since 1988, has been a crucial swing vote on many issues from abortion to gay marriage to campaign […]
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'Green News Report' - June 28, 2018 29.6.2018 BradBlog
IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement is bad news for the climate; New wildfires hit California and five other states; Federal judge dismisses San Francisco's climate liability lawsuit; Natural gas industry leaking far more methane than previously estimated; PLUS: Bright spots in the primaries as progressive ...
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The Long Game on Taxes 28.6.2018 American Prospect
Albin Lohr-Jones/Sipa USA via AP Images A demonstrator holds a sign at a rally in opposition to the Republican tax bill held in Lower Manhattan This article appears in the Summer 2018 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here .  The immediate aim for progressives on taxes is clear: show all the ways in which the 2017 Republican Tax Act favors the interests of the wealthy and short-changes average Americans, who will ultimately end up paying the cost. But the long game on taxes is a lot less obvious. We need policies that foster a more widely shared prosperity, correcting for the trend toward increased economic inequality instead of aggravating it. We need stable financing for programs that the public continues to demand. And we need to reduce the risks of climate change by promoting the shift away from carbon fuels. Working out an effective and persuasive strategy to achieve those aims poses an extraordinary challenge. How we got progressive taxation in the first place may hold some lessons ...
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With the Supreme Court’s Capitulation to Hate, Trump’s Government Stranglehold Tightens 27.6.2018 Truthout.com
The court’s decision on Trump’s “travel ban” was not alone in its shame this week.

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Rivers of Oil, Episode 4: The rallying cry 27.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
In the early 2000s, the Keystone XL oil pipeline became one of the most powerful symbols in the fight against climate change. And since then, it's not just local landowners fighting pipelines in their backyards anymore. It's environmental groups, Native Americans tribes, farmers and ranchers, and a crucial addition to the alliance -- climate change activists. But how did it begin?
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Trump Is Handing Us the Weapon We Need to Avert Climate Catastrophe 26.6.2018 Truthout.com
Nationalization could be used to shut down, rather than prop up, a failing fossil-fuel system.

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Scott Pruitt Is An Ethics Nightmare, But So Is Ryan Zinke 23.6.2018 Truthout.com
Trump's Secretary of the Interior is no stranger to corruption and sleaze.

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“They don’t want you to know” – Conspiracy Theories 23.6.2018 The Moderate Voice

by David Anderson Consider these propositions: climate change is a hoax, vaccines are dangerous and the Deep State is not only a thing, but hobbling Trump’s efforts to make America great again. Big conspiracies almost never exist. Small scale ones do, broadly defined at law as two or more people (together) doing an act or […]

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Noam Chomsky on Fascism, Showmanship and Democrats’ Hypocrisy in the Trump Era 20.6.2018 Truthout.com
Amidst the hypocritical posturing of both parties, Trump's severe assault on the common good goes unaddressed.

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The Trump Administration’s Plan to Hand a Coral Ecosystem to the Fishing Industry 15.6.2018 Truthout.com
This could jeopardize one of the world’s last thriving coral reef ecosystems.

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Can We Stop FERC From Rushing Us Toward Climate Catastrophe? 11.6.2018 Truthout.com
FERC should be regulating, not rubber-stamping pipelines.

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If You’re “Still in” the Paris Climate Agreement, It’s Time to Pay Into the Green Climate Fund 10.6.2018 Truthout.com
Only a third of the $3 billion pledged by the US has been paid.

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