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Anti-Fracking Activists Celebrate Ruling Against Major Pipeline

Fri, 2017-08-18 15:59
Jessica Corbett, staff writer

Environmentalists are celebrating a federal appeals court ruling on Friday that reaffirmed New York State's decision to block a 124-mile natural gas pipeline project.

"Today's ruling confirms the independent authority and responsibility of states to protect their waterbodies from natural gas pipelines that carve through and degrade critical watersheds."
—Moneen Nasmith, Earthjustice

Despite Harsh Rebuke for Charlottesville Stance, Trump's Base Remains Loyal

Fri, 2017-08-18 12:41
Julia Conley, staff writer

While many in the news media, in Washington, across social media, and in the streets have swiftly condemned President Donald Trump for his comments asserting that both the white supremacists who gathered in Charlottesville, Virginia and the counter-protesters who demonstrated against the so-called "Unite the Right" rally were to blame for the ensuing violence, a new poll shows that many Republicans agree with him.

Al Gore Has Just One Small Bit of Advice for Trump: 'Resign'

Fri, 2017-08-18 12:28
Jessica Corbett, staff writer

"If you had to give Trump one piece of advice, what would it be?"

"Resign," said former vice president and environmental activist Al Gore, in an interview with the website LADbible.


The Magazine Covers Trump Earned This Week By Defending White Supremacy

Fri, 2017-08-18 12:10
Common Dreams staff

Remember when President Donald Trump was famously called out earlier this summer when it emerged there were fake magazine covers featuring him posted at some of his private gold clubs?

'Downright Unconstitutional': Gorsuch Slammed for Headlining Event at Trump Hotel

Fri, 2017-08-18 11:21
Jake Johnson, staff writer

"Especially as many Trump decisions are likely soon to reach the court's docket, a healthy respect for public confidence in the court should have led Justice Gorsuch to demur."

ACLU Shifts Position on Defending Armed Demonstrations After Charlottesville

Fri, 2017-08-18 10:17
Jessica Corbett, staff writer

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) will no longer defend groups that insist on marching with firearms, following violent gatherings of white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend.

Heather Heyer's Mom Won't Talk to Trump 'After What He Said About My Child'

Fri, 2017-08-18 09:40
Julia Conley, staff writer

Susan Bro spoke about the loss of her daughter, Heather Heyer, in an interview with Good Morning America on Friday, saying she will not speak with President Donald Trump now after seeing his latest press conference on the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend.

Centrist Democrats Riled as Warren Says Days of 'Lukewarm' Policies Are Over

Fri, 2017-08-18 08:59
Jake Johnson, staff writer

In a wide-ranging and fiery keynote speech last weekend at the 12th annual Netroots Nation conference in Atlanta, Georgia, Sen.

After Charlottesville, Republicans Defend Bills to Protect Drivers Who Hit Protesters

Thu, 2017-08-17 17:04
Jessica Corbett, staff writer

Following Heather Heyer death on Saturday—killed when a suspected Nazi

In Support of Eight Arrested for Toppling Durham Statue, Hundreds Turn Themselves In

Thu, 2017-08-17 16:15
Julia Conley, staff writer

More than 200 Durham, North Carolina residents stood outside a jail on Thursday, attempting to turn themselves in for the removal of the city's Confederate Soldiers Monument—to protest the arrests of eight people who have been accused of dismantling the monument. The group chanted, "Thank you, we love you," in support of those who were arrested.

Watch hundreds of people turning themselves in for the 9 warrants for taking down racist statue in Durham. <3

After Attack in Spain, Trump Invokes 'Vile' Myth Celebrating Mass Execution of Muslims

Thu, 2017-08-17 16:07
Jake Johnson, staff writer

As Barcelona, Spain reeled from an attack on Thursday that left 13 people dead and dozens more injured, President Donald Trump quickly took to Twitter to both denounce the attack and recount a "vile" myth that claims a U.S.

Trump on the Brink? Impeachment Support Grows Amid Speculation He'll Resign

Thu, 2017-08-17 12:17
Jessica Corbett, staff writer

As the majority of Americans and his own party denounce the president's response to Charlottesville, Democrats move to impeach him

As Removal Movement Grows, Trump Sides With White Supremacists on Confederate Monuments

Thu, 2017-08-17 12:16
Julia Conley, staff writer

Critics were quick to point out that President Donald Trump has once again put himself on the wrong side of efforts to combat racism and address white supremacy when he defended "beautiful" Confederate monuments in a Thursday morning tweet.

'Hope Not Hatred': Thousands Gather Across US in Rebuke to Trump, Neo-Nazis

Thu, 2017-08-17 09:00
Jake Johnson, staff writer

Replacing torches with candles and hate with hope, thousands gathered across the United States Wednesday night to mourn the death of Heather Heyer and stand peacefully against the violence perpetrated by neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend.

Duterte, Recipient of Trump Praise, Just Threatened to Have Human Rights Activists Shot

Thu, 2017-08-17 07:26
Jake Johnson, staff writer

As Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly "war on drugs"—which U.S. President Donald Trump has praised as an "unbelievable" success—has continued to intensify in recent days with at least 60 people killed this week, Duterte raised further alarm on Wednesday by suggesting that human rights activists attempting to document the possible crimes of his administration should be shot.

"DEFCON 1-Level Bad": Uproar After Steve Bannon Gets Loose With Lefty Magazine

Wed, 2017-08-16 23:23
Jon Queally, staff writer

In the wake of a site-crashing interview with the founder and editor of The American Prospect—in which he talked about administration in-fighting, tensions with North Korea, looming economic war with China, and his high hopes for Democrat's focus on identity politics—top Trump advisor Steve Bannon, according to responses gathered by Axios, is possibly in pretty deep(er) shit just about now with his White House colleagues.

Four Arrested for Toppling Confederate Statue, But Zero Neo-Nazis Yet Arrested for This Brutal Beating

Wed, 2017-08-16 14:49
Jessica Corbett, staff writer

As communities across the United States enact or expedite plans to take down monuments revering those who advocated for white supremacy and slavery, police in Durham, North Carolina have arrested four people for their alleged roles in toppling a statue of a Confederate soldier. Meanwhile in Charlottesville, Virginia—where white supremacists and neo-Nazis violently demonstrated over the weekend—police have yet to arrest anyone for viciously beating Deandre Harris, a 20-year-old black man, even though photo and video footage of five white men assaulting Harris has been virally circulated on social media and televised news for several days.

Stranding CEOs Too Slow To Quit, Trump Disbands His Own Business Councils

Wed, 2017-08-16 14:48
Julia Conley, staff writer

"Trump aides: History is pounding its knuckles on the White House door and shouting that it's time to leave."

Murder of Heather Heyer Only "Magnified Her," Mom Tells White Supremacists

Wed, 2017-08-16 12:36
Jake Johnson, staff writer

"I'd rather have my child, but by golly, if I gotta give her up, we're gonna make it count."

Oregon Lauded as Progressive Model for Reproductive Healthcare Reform

Wed, 2017-08-16 12:03
Jessica Corbett, staff writer

As Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed on Tuesday a law that bans state insurance providers from covering abortion, pro-choice advocates celebrated a bill signed by Oregon Gov. Kate Brown that proponents are calling the nation's most progressive reproductive healthcare policy.