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  1. In a "World of Plenty," G7 Must Fight Famine
    Tharanga Yakupitiyage, IPS News

    World leaders must step up and take action in fighting famine to prevent further catastrophic levels of hunger and deaths, said Oxfam.

    Ahead of the 43rd G7 summit, Oxfam urged world leaders to urgently address the issue of famine, currently affecting four countries at unprecedented levels.

  2. In Face of TrumpCare 'Abomination,' New Jersey Latest State to Join Single Payer Push
    Andrea Germanos, staff writer

    If the building momentum for a single-payer or Medicare-for-All healthcare system wasn't already clear, developments this week should more than make up for that.

    Declaring that "healthcare is a fundamental human right" and TrumpCare is "an abomination," Democratic New Jersey State Assemblyman John Wisniewski on Thursday announced draft legislation to provide universal coverage for the state's residents.

  3. Beyond Trump, Campaigners Demand G7 Leaders Commit to Climate Action
    Lauren McCauley, staff writer

    Global leaders taking part in the Group of Seven (G7) meeting this week are being called upon to brush aside the anti-science recalcitrance of the Trump administration and take the lead in addressing the crisis of climate change.

  4. Experts: US Still 'Needlessly Vulnerable' to Fukushima-Style Disaster
    Nadia Prupis, staff writer

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) did not adequately account for safety hazards when approving certain upgrades to nuclear sites around the U.S., meaning the risk of a Fukushima-like disaster caused by a reactor fire is still high, according to an article published in the journal Science on Friday.

  5. DAPL Photographer Cleared of Charges After Drone Footage Proves His Case
    Nadia Prupis, staff writer

    A Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) protester and photographer was cleared of all charges Thursday after he was accused of endangering a police plane with his drone.

  6. Jeremy Corbyn Praised for Denouncing Failed 'Global War on Terror'
    Andrea Germanos, staff writer

    Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn said Friday that "we must be brave enough to admit the war on terror is simply not working," and called for a "smarter way" to cut the risks of terrorist attacks. His speech in London comes as the U.K.'s general election campaigning resumes after the deadly bombing in Manchester earlier this week and the same day as a bus attack in Egypt killed more than two dozen people.

  7. Intensifying Cycle of Violence, US Strikes Kill Scores More Syrian Children, Civilians
    Lauren McCauley, staff writer

    Scores of civilians, including more than 30 children, have been killed in recent days as an escalated air assault led by the United States continues in eastern Syria despite warnings from the United Nations over the careless and indiscriminate attacks.

  8. Trump's Muslim Ban 2.0, "Dripping With Intolerance," Ruled Unconstitutional
    Deirdre Fulton, staff writer

    A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that President Donald Trump's revised Muslim Ban, issued in March and lambasted by rights groups, is unconstitutional. 

     

  9. Declaring FERC a 'Rubber Stamp for Industry,' Campaigners Disrupt Senate Hearing
    Lauren McCauley, staff writer

    Decrying the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) as nothing but a "rubber stamp" for industry, a number of activists disrupted a Senate energy committee hearing Thursday on President Donald Trump's FERC nominees.

    "FERC'in nuts" was how E&E News reporter Hannah Northey described the scene on Capitol Hill Thursday morning, as an estimated five people were removed from the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources hearing.

  10. 'From Laughable to Inevitable': $15 Minimum Wage Hits Congress
    Lauren McCauley, staff writer

    Answering the call from millions of underpaid American workers who for years have pounded the pavement demanding a living wage, progressive lawmakers on Thursday unveiled legislation in both the House and Senate that would raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, "reversing the growing trend of income inequality between the top and everybody else," as stated by Virginia Rep. Bobby Scott.

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