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‘Complete Disregard for Human Life’: US Agents Threaten Christmas Eve Raid Against Humanitarians Giving Aid to Refugees Near Border | Common Dreams News

‘Complete Disregard for Human Life’: US Agents Threaten Christmas Eve Raid Against Humanitarians Giving Aid to Refugees Near Border | Common Dreams News One volunteer noted the cruel irony of such actions “on the eve of a holiday meant to celebrate hospitality towards travelers from distant lands.” by Kenny Stancil, staff writer  22 Comments Laurel Grindy and …

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Trump administration cuts size of Arctic land offered for oil auction

“President-elect Biden has said he wants to grant the refuge coastal plain permanent protection from oil development.” REUTERS: Trump administration cuts size of Arctic land offered for oil auction By Yereth Rosen ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) – In a last-minute change, the Trump administration cut about 30 percent of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge territory that it …

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Trump Administration Accused of Trying to Bully Banks Into Financing Arctic Fossil Fuel Extraction

“Contrary to the claims of oil-backed politicians, banks don’t want to finance more drilling in the Arctic not because of some vast liberal conspiracy, but because it’s bad business…. No amount of saber-rattling in the final days of the Trump administration is going to change the fact that Arctic drilling is a risky investment that any …

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New Columbia Study Blames the White House for at Least 130,000 ‘Avoidable’ COVID Deaths

“If the U.S. had followed Canadian policies and protocols, there might have only been 85,192 U.S. deaths—making more than 132,500 American deaths ‘avoidable.’ If the U.S. response had mirrored that of Germany, the U.S. may have only had 38,457 deaths—leaving 179,260 avoidable deaths,” the researchers wrote.” New Columbia Study Blames the White House for at …

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‘Many Workers Will Suffer’: Days After Election, Trump Quietly Freezes Wages of Farm Laborers

“HuffPost labor reporter Dave Jamieson, who was among the first to call attention to the rule after it was quietly published last week, noted in a series of tweets that the wage freeze “is obviously a boon to growers,” which Perdue readily admitted in a statement hailing the measure as a significant victory.” ‘Many Workers Will Suffer’: …

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Update: Newsom to phase out private prisons: Trump Administration: Fearing possible Biden victory, ICE enters decade-long private prison contracts

Governor Newsom Signs AB 32 to Halt Private, For-Profit … https://www.gov.ca.gov/2019/10/11/governor-newsom-signs-ab-32-to-halt-private-for-profit-prisons-and-immigration-detention-facilities-in-california/ California has exited two private prisons this year SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that he has signed AB 32 by Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland), which will phase out the use of all private, for-profit prisons, including both prisons and immigration detention facilities, in California. Federal Code violations of this act below…. “The organization said both …

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