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Giuliani associate Parnas says Trump ‘knew exactly what was going on’

An indicted associate of President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani said in an interview that Trump “knew exactly what was going on.”


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VIDEO OF THE DAY: In bombshell interview Giuliani associate sinks Trump, Pence, Barr, Nunes on national TV

BTC unpack Lev Parnas’ shocking interview in which we torpedos Trump, Mike Pence, Devin Nunes and Bill Barr.

Take Action: Investigate Devin Nunes for conspiring with Giuliani and Trump to extort Ukraine for political gain


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Republican State Senator tells reporter that a group of 30 schoolboys could “have a lot of fun with her”
The offensive and objectifying remark provoked an inspiring confrontation and an equally reprehensible excuse from Michigan’s Senate Majority Whip.

Take Action: Demand Rep. Jim Jordan resign after witnesses say he covered up serial sexual abuse on Ohio St. campus.


Virginia ratifies the Equal Rights Amendment, decades after the deadline
Virginia became the pivotal 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment after its Senate and House of Delegates voted to approve the change to the U.S. Constitution.


Trump goes off on bizarre tangent about fireworks at Mt. Rushmore: “What can burn? It’s stone!”
The president left onlookers absolutely mystified as he derailed yet another press conference with his ramblings.


New figure in Ukraine scandal was taken into police custody at Trump resort last year
This landscaper-turned-lobbyist claimed the Secret Service and a hit man were after him.

Take Action: Australia is on fire. Demand conservative leaders acknowledge reality and act to combat our climate crisis!


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Federal judge blocks Trump order allowing states to refuse to settle refugees
A federal judge in Maryland temporarily blocked an executive order signed by Trump that would allow state and local governments to refuse to accept refugees.


House releases trove of explosive new impeachment evidence against Trump minions
The damning revelations have the potential to fundamentally transform the nature of the impeachment inquiry.


Nancy Pelosi roasts Trump with mobster movie quote after latest allegations against his cronies
The Speaker quoted the recent film sensation “The Irishman” in a scathing jab at the president on the House floor.


New book alleges Trump was unable to read the Constitution aloud: “it’s like a foreign language”
The tell-all book from Washington Post reporters adds disturbing credence to rumors of the president’s illiteracy.


After police detect threats from white supremacists, Virginia Governor declares state of emergency
Fears of “Charlottesville-style” violence led Governor Northam to ban all weapons from Capitol Square in Richmond in anticipation of right-wing extremist demonstrations.


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Today’s Action: Push your local newspaper and tv station to drop fossil fuels advertisements!

Swedish newspaper Dagens ETC has made the choice to go green – by turning down all advertisements from fossil fuel-based goods and services. Rejecting this potential income, the newspaper stated, “It is a matter of credibility and a conversation that needs to be had right now.”

A bold move that we applaud, and need to see more of. How can journalism truly move us forward in our examination of and fight against climate change while directly benefiting from the companies who wish to see it continue? Not unlike a politician receiving a donation, it’s a hypocrisy at the least and a dangerous conflict of interest at the worst…not to mention the effectiveness of ad placement in urging consumers to purchase goods and services made with fossil fuel.

Contact your most frequented local newspaper and television stations and urge them to follow Dagens ETC’s lead by dropping advertising from all fossil fuel-based goods and services, thereby removing their conflict of interest in covering climate change stories.

The recent flooding in Jakarta, Indonesia, has killed at least 66 and displaced at least 36,000. Worse, Jakarta, home to 10 million, is one of the first major cities scientists believe will need to be abandoned due to rising ocean levels – it will be almost completely submerged by 2050.

And in nearby Australia, catastrophic bushfires have killed an estimated 1 billion animals (and this excludes fish, frogs, bats, and insects, so the actual number is significantly higher). These fires, like those recently seen in California, are also attributed to climate change.

Addressing climate change in an impactful way will not come through one single policy, politician, or lifestyle adjustment – it’s going to take an across-the-board effort from every individual and every industry. But our news sources have widespread influence over their readers and viewers – and thus, so do their ads. Urging newspapers and tv stations to divest from fossil fuel money is one significant step down the path to saving our planet and ourselves.

Urge your local television station and newspaper to divest from all advertising from fossil fuel-based goods and services, and send them Dagens ETC’s statement of intent for inspiration.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition to demand Mitch McConnell allow witnesses at Trump’s impeachment trial, and check out the brilliant “Don’t Think of an Elephant” by George Lakoff — a quick read that contains the ultimate keys for Democrats to win elections — and arguments.

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