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16 Jun 2018

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Democracy Now

American Medical Association demands Gun Control & divests from fossil fuels

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The American Medical Association has voted to take on two major public health issues: gun violence and climate change... [T]he AMA voted to support nearly a dozen gun control measures, including a ban on the sale and ownership of assault-style weapons... AMA also voted this week to divest from companies that get the majority of their income from fossil fuels. Climate activist Bill McKibben celebrated the news, tweeting, “The AMA is saying to the dirty fuels industry what it said to tobacco a generation ago: You are killing our patients and we will not allow it anymore.”

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