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US Urged to End Drone Strikes After Pentagon Says Killing 10 Afghan Civilians Was 'Horrible Mistake'

17. September 2021 - 23:34
"The U.S. must ensure that it ends unlawful strikes, consistently and thoroughly investigates all allegations of civilians harmed in attacks, and publicly discloses its findings."
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40+ NYC Activists Arrested for Protests Against Banks Fueling Climate Emergency

17. September 2021 - 23:24
"We're sending a message loud and clear that the little action that politicians and greenwashing CEOs have taken so far does not begin to deal with the magnitude of this crisis."
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FDA Panel Recommends Pfizer Booster Shots for People 65+ and Especially Vulnerable

17. September 2021 - 22:25
The scientific advisory committee voted down a recommendation for other adults.
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We're Going to Take on Big Pharma and Win the Fight to Lower Drug Prices

17. September 2021 - 21:49
Any politician who puts Pharma profits before the needs of their constituents will lose their jobs. And they will deserve it.
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What We Can Learn From Occupy Wall Street for Today's Tax Fight

17. September 2021 - 21:12
The movement galvanized public outrage and begged for a fundamental shift from a system that was rigged in favor of corporations and the wealthy. The lesson from the last year and a half is that this kind of shift can happen.
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'What Betrayal Looks Like': UN Report Says World on Track for 2.7°C of Warming by 2100

17. September 2021 - 20:05
"Whatever our so-called 'leaders' are doing," said Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, "they are doing it wrong."
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Critics Warn Biden That 30% Methane Reduction by 2030 Not Good Enough

17. September 2021 - 20:02
Following the new U.S.-E.U. pledge, climate campaigners called for an urgent end to fossil fuel extraction and major reforms of agricultural practices.
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The Time to Act Is Now: President and Army Corps of Engineers Must Halt Line 3

17. September 2021 - 19:13
Toxic pipeline permits ignore Indigenous rights, climate and clean water concerns.
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Anti-War Voices Blast Biden Over 'Absurd' $500 Million Saudi Military Contract

17. September 2021 - 18:33
"This breaks the Biden administration's promise to end U.S. support for the tragic war in Yemen," said one prominent peace campaigner.
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100% Renewable Energy Is Possible: A Plan for Africa

17. September 2021 - 17:56
Friends of the Earth Africa, along with 50 organizations across Africa, have signed a political statement demanding that our governments support and show their commitment to act on building renewable energy on our continent.
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Unemployment Benefit Cut-Off Will Slash Annual Incomes By $144 Billion: Analysis

17. September 2021 - 17:48
"By failing to extend unemployment benefits, Congress and the White House will harm working people struggling in the pandemic."
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Biden-Backed Aukus Deal Could Spell 'Disaster' for Climate Cooperation With China

17. September 2021 - 15:38
One U.K. lawmaker said reaching a "positive outcome" at the upcoming talks in Glasgow "just got a whole lot harder."
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'It Has Come to This': Ancient Sequoias Wrapped in Foil as Wildfire Threatens

17. September 2021 - 15:36
"We can't wait any longer to #ActOnClimate."
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Exclusive: Jared Kushner's Family Firm Set to Unleash Eviction Wave Amid Pandemic

17. September 2021 - 13:45
"Kushner is the poster child for ultra-rich landlords clamoring to boost their bottom line by kicking families to the curb, even if it comes at the expense of public health."
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US Drones Still Fly Over the Afghan Horizon

17. September 2021 - 12:16
Despite its withdrawal from Afghanistan, the U.S. military maintains an "over-the-horizon capability," which allows it to continue launching airstrikes.
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Patient Group Targets Pair of Democrats for 'Selling Us Out to Drug Companies'

17. September 2021 - 11:35
"It makes me so angry that members of Congress are choosing Big Pharma over patients. It's unforgivable."
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Federal Funding for Sustainable Nutrition Science Would Help Solve Climate and Health Crises

17. September 2021 - 10:55
In the reconciliation bill and beyond, it's imperative that the federal government moves to support sustainable nutrition science to match the urgency and magnitude of the ecological and public health crises at hand.
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Judge Blocks Biden From Continuing 'Inhumane' Trump Policy to Deport Families

17. September 2021 - 1:06
"This is not the end of the battle against this practice," said one rights group, "but it is a major step to ensure that the U.S. welcomes these asylum-seeking families—as we should."
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Children Around the World Are Suffering From Climate Anxiety

17. September 2021 - 0:34
Largest scientific study of its kind finds climate anxiety affects the daily life and functioning of nearly half of children and young people surveyed globally.
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400+ Economists Press Congress to Permanently Expand Child Tax Credit

16. September 2021 - 22:10
Such an expansion would "dramatically reduce childhood poverty in the United States," they said.
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