New Zealand Passed Law To Ensure Equal Pay Between Men And Women

Aug 9, 2020 by

New Zealand has enacted a new law that will guarantee pay parity between men and women, ensuring that no individual should be paid...

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To understand how rich billionaires really are, use this calculator 

Aug 6, 2020 by

Jeff Bezos is richer than hundreds of countries, and earns my entire salary in under a minute Source: To understand how rich...

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‘Don’t Let Anyone Fool You,’ Says Sanders. Primary Wins Show Progressives ‘Transforming American Politics’

Aug 5, 2020 by

Sen. Bernie Sanders maintains progressive candidates won because they campaigned “not only against Trump, but for an agenda...

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Teacher Protests Erupt As #DemandSafeSchools Takes Off 

Aug 4, 2020 by

“I do not want to be an experiment.” Source: Teacher Protests Erupt As #DemandSafeSchools Takes Off | Common Dreams...

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Racism Is A Public Health Crisis 

Aug 3, 2020 by

Being black is bad for your health. And pervasive racism is the cause. That’s the conclusion of multiple public health studies over...

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NASA astronauts return to Earth as SpaceX capsule splashes down in Gulf of Mexico

Aug 2, 2020 by

Two months after NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley made history by launching into space from U.S. soil for the first time...

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‘Must-Watch’ Obama Eulogy for John Lewis Includes Powerful Call for Americans to Rise Up for Voting Rights 

Jul 30, 2020 by

“That seemed to me to be the most explicitly political Obama has been in his post-presidency.” Source:...

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“Wall Of Moms” Expands Across U.S. & Joins Black-Led Groups To Sue Trump Admin.

Jul 29, 2020 by

Self-organized “Wall Of Moms” chapters have popped up in at least 22 cities and states, inspired by mothers supporting Black Lives...

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WNBA Players Walk Off Court During National Anthem, Dedicate Season To Breonna Taylor

Jul 28, 2020 by

“Kneeling doesn’t even feel like enough to protest,” said New York Liberty player Layshia Clarendon before the WNBA season opener...

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Medicare for All Would Save $450 Billion and 68,000 Lives: Study

Jul 27, 2020 by

Bernie Sanders’ Medicare-for-All plan would save the country about $450 billion a year on total health care spending while preventing...

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Casket of Rep. John Lewis Carried Across Edmund Pettus Bridge 55 Years After Selma’s Bloody Sunday

Jul 26, 2020 by

“An incredibly moving and fitting tribute for John Lewis, a man who carried the baton of justice until the very end.”...

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Scenes from the MLB Opener – Dr. Fauci throws the Ceremonial Pitch; Everyone takes a Knee

Jul 26, 2020 by

Baseball is back — with a bang, with dignity, with a national hero throwing the ceremonial pitch, with both teams taking a knee...

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We Can No Longer Afford the Military-Industrial Complex 

Jul 23, 2020 by

93 members of the House and 23 Senators just voted to cut the Pentagon budget. That’s a historic call for new priorities. Now,...

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‘Wall Of Moms’ In Portland Protects Protesters From Federal Agents

Jul 22, 2020 by

“Leave our kids alone!” the group chanted to militarized U.S. forces cracking down on the Oregon city’s protests against police...

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Greta Thunberg Gives 1 Million Euro Award Money to Climate Groups

Jul 21, 2020 by

Influential climate campaigner says Gulbenkian rights award gave her ‘more money than I can begin to imagine’ Source: Greta Thunberg...

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Ava DuVernay Will Tell Colin Kaepernick’s Story In New Netflix Series 

Jul 21, 2020 by

This is going to be good!Ava DuVernay is teaming up with Colin Kaepernick to tell his story in a new Netflix series, The Root...

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 Virginia Becomes First State to Pass Emergency Safety Standard to Protect Workers from COVID-19

Jul 20, 2020 by

Virginia became the first state in the nation to pass an emergency temporary standard to protect workers from the coronavirus....

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Civil rights activist and politician John Lewis – a life in pictures 

Jul 19, 2020 by

The civil rights leader John Lewis, known at the ‘conscience of America’, has died. Born the son of sharecroppers in Alabama on 21...

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CDC says U.S. could get coronavirus under control in one to two months if everyone wears a mask

Jul 16, 2020 by

Not all states in the U.S. have issued mask mandates, and some with surging outbreaks, including Florida, have left it up to local...

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Truth And Justice: Green’s Trailblazing World Peace Platform 

Jul 15, 2020 by

Knowing that without truth there can be no justice and without justice, there can be no peace, the Green Party Action Committee...

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Women Can Now Get The Abortion Pill Through The Mail 

Jul 14, 2020 by

In a victory for reproductive rights, many patients seeking medication abortion will no longer have to travel during the pandemic for...

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Meet Melati Wijsen, the teenager with a plan to engage young people in saving the planet 

Jul 13, 2020 by

Melati and Isabel Wijsen join the likes of Greta Thunberg and Felix Finkbeiner as young influencers addressing climate change and our...

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‘Strike for Black Lives’ to Highlight Racism – Monday, July 20

Jul 12, 2020 by

A coalition of labor unions with racial and social justice organisations will stage a mass walkout to highlight racism July 20....

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Bolivian Polls Show Socialist Candidate To Win Elections In First Round 

Jul 9, 2020 by

The U.S.-backed, interim president Jeanine Añez only has 13 percent of the voting intention. The Latin America Strategic Center for...

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To Keep Americans Safe, We Have to Get Billionaires Out of Politics 

Jul 8, 2020 by

Billionaires and the super rich have spent 40 years, since the beginning of the Reagan Revolution, telling us how wonderful America...

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How I Became a Police Abolitionist

Jul 7, 2020 by

When people dismiss abolitionists for not caring about victims or safety, they tend to forget that we are those victims, those...

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The George Floyd protests generated more media coverage than any protest in 50 years

Jul 6, 2020 by

Yes, these were historically significant demonstrations. Source: Why George Floyd’s death sparked widespread protests. – The...

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Black Lives Matter May Be the Largest Movement in U.S. History 

Jul 5, 2020 by

Recent polls suggest that about 15 million to 26 million people in the U.S. have participated in recent protests. Source: Black Lives...

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“The Squad” Is Raising Money to Fight for Progressive Candidates

Jul 5, 2020 by

Goba writes: “Members of the Squad are launching a fundraising committee to raise money for their reelections and progressive...

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Dominica is working to become world’s first hurricane-proof country

Jul 2, 2020 by

When Hurricane Maria destroyed Dominica in 2017, the devastation spurred an ambitious goal to fully adapt to climate change. Source:...

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Iran Seeks Interpol Red Notice on Trump for Soleimani Murder 

Jun 30, 2020 by

Trump unilaterally whacked Soleimani on Iraqi soil without the permission of the Iraqi government, violating the terms under which US...

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Colin Kaepernick’s Life to Become Netflix Series From Ava DuVernay

Jun 29, 2020 by

The six-episode series will examine Kaepernick’s adolescent life, focusing on his high school years and the acts and...

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Minneapolis City Council Votes To Abolish Police Force 

Jun 28, 2020 by

The move allows the city’s law enforcement to be reimagined. Source: Minneapolis City Council Votes To Abolish Police Force |...

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‘Bowman Wins. Mondaire Wins. AOC Absolutely Crushes It’: Progressive Wave Sweeps NY Primary

Jun 24, 2020 by

Two years after Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stunned the Democratic establishment with her primary win over longtime Rep. Joe...

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Voting Is Now a Public Health Issue

Jun 23, 2020 by

Voting rights have always been inconsistently applied. Now the coronavirus pandemic is threatening those rights even more, and...

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New Research Suggests Racial Justice Protests Have Not Led to Covid-19 Transmission Spike

Jun 22, 2020 by

A new study offers evidence that widespread wearing of masks at outdoor demonstrations may be limiting Covid-19 transmission, while...

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Racial Justice and Transformative Social Change Demanded in Juneteenth Commemorations Across US 

Jun 21, 2020 by

“Today we honor Black excellence. Black innovation. Black history. Black futures. Black joy. Black brilliance.” Source:...

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Seed libraries help communities grow food in a pandemic 

Jun 18, 2020 by

Seed libraries offer a homegrown alternative to corporate control as four agri-industrial companies control 60 percent of the market....

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July 1: Call To Action To Confront Israeli Annexation, Free Palestine

Jun 17, 2020 by

We call upon the Palestinian people throughout occupied Palestine, everywhere in exile and diaspora, and all those who stand for...

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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell wants Colin Kaepernick to ‘guide’ the league on social justice

Jun 17, 2020 by

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Monday that he hopes former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick will help...

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New Zealand Recognizes All Animals As Sentient Beings

Jun 17, 2020 by

New Zealand had set a great example that animal lovers have known forever. They have acknowledged that our furry friends are...

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‘Demonstrate the value of a Black woman’s life’: Beyoncé seeks justice for Breonna Taylor

Jun 16, 2020 by

Beyoncé has become the latest celebrity to use her platform to advocate for justice in the death of Breonna Taylor. The 26-year-old...

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Democrats Can Defund the Military As Well As the Police

Jun 15, 2020 by

Democrats used to have a clearer agenda for cracking down on an out-of-control military. It’s time to bring that back. Source:...

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Black Lives Matter Is More Popular Than Donald Trump

Jun 14, 2020 by

National support for Black Lives Matter has soared — while President Donald Trump’s approval rating has plunged ten points in a...

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What the World Could Teach America About Policing

Jun 11, 2020 by

Examples abound of reforms that are seen as “radical” in the United States. Source: What the World Could Teach America About Policing...

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It’s Time For a Black New Deal 

Jun 9, 2020 by

We’ve known for years what we needed to do to address poverty and systemic racism in America. It’s long past time to just do...

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How to Be an Antifascist From Your Couch 

Jun 8, 2020 by

You don’t have to punch Nazis to fight fascism. Source: How to Be an Antifascist From Your Couch | The Nation

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‘You changed the world, George’: George Floyd remembered in rousing, poignant memorial service

Jun 7, 2020 by

Politicians, civil rights legends and pro athletes joined family members at a Minneapolis memorial to mourn George Floyd. Source:...

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Here are 11 things white people can do to be real anti-racist allies 

Jun 3, 2020 by

I reached out to a diverse cross-section of POC—smart, thoughtful, incisive public figures who often speak and write on race....

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Renewables surpass coal in US energy generation for first time in 130 years

Jun 3, 2020 by

‘We are seeing the end of coal,’ says analyst as energy source with biggest impact on climate crisis falls for sixth year in a row...

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Animal Rights Activists Uncover Locations of Factory Farms

Jun 2, 2020 by

The animal agriculture industry has spent decades fighting to avoid the disclosure of information about facilities where animals are...

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Coronavirus Put Millions Out of Work. A 21st-Century Climate Corps Could Be the Answer.

May 31, 2020 by

Across the nation, what typically comes after the pomp and circumstance for high school or college graduates — finding a job...

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‘Do you understand now?’ LeBron James says George Floyd’s death was the reason Kaepernick knelt

May 28, 2020 by

LeBron James and several celebrities joined the chorus of protesters calling for justice in the death of George Floyd.The NBA...

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Israel’s Mizrahi Activists Are Fighting the Racist Nation-State Law 

May 27, 2020 by

Echoing the country’s Black Panther movement of the early 1970s, they’re challenging the false binary of Arab vs. Jew, which the law...

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Hawaii Considers an Explicitly Feminist Plan for COVID-Era Economic Recovery

May 26, 2020 by

The plan recognizes the current crisis as the “moment to build a system that is capable of delivering gender equality.”...

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Remembering Slain Peace and Justice Activists on This—and Every—Memorial Day

May 25, 2020 by

Let us remember those who died fighting for human rights and a better world. Source: Remembering Slain Peace and Justice Activists on...

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New York Times publishes edition with names of 1,000 coronavirus victims 

May 24, 2020 by

The total losses from the Covid-19 pandemic are, indeed, incalculable. The losses are greater than any illustration or description....

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Reverend Barber Organizes “Poor People’s Digital March on DC” for June 20

May 21, 2020 by

e look at the disproportionate impact of the coronavirus pandemic on Black, Brown and poor communities, and the next steps officials...

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New Zealand’s Female PM Is Most Popular Leader In A Century As Country Goes Days With No Cases

May 20, 2020 by

Ardern’s popularity has surged since she ordered the country’s strict lockdown, her approval rate jumping about 20 points since the...

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Agroforestry Land Restoration Technique Improves Food Security In Honduras 

May 19, 2020 by

Since 2012, the Inga Foundation’s revolutionary agroforestry system of Inga alley cropping in Honduras has dramatically transformed...

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‘National Day of Mourning’ Protests This Week to Condemn GOP Failures Amid Mass Suffering Caused by Covid-19 

May 18, 2020 by

“This should be political suicide. Let’s make sure it is.” Source: ‘National Day of Mourning’ Protests...

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A Universal Appeal For Humanity To End Militarism And Stop War 

May 17, 2020 by

In the midst of this global pandemic, the United States threatens to deepen conflicts with China, Iran, and Venezuela, including...

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#GeneralStrike2020: How To Participate 

May 14, 2020 by

This prolonged and broad campaign will organize around a list of basic demands, as outlined here. Not on the list, but included is...

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“Capital In the 21st Century”: Finally, A Movie That Tells The Story of How We Got Into This Mess 

May 13, 2020 by

“Capital in the 21st Century” is based on the 2013 book by Thomas Piketty, a French economist. The film, directed by Justin...

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Johns Hopkins online contact tracing course expected to teach thousands of disease detectives 

May 12, 2020 by

Privacy, medical ethics, virology and interview techniques are included in the six-hour package. The course is available free of...

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The Green New Deal Is the Key to Ending Forever Wars

May 11, 2020 by

Converting the energy grid to 100 percent renewables would cost $1.9 trillion less than the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Source: The...

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RIP Little Richard: The self-described king, queen and architect of rock-and-roll 

May 10, 2020 by

The pioneer of American song has died at 87. Source: Little Richard: The self-described king, queen and architect of rock-and-roll...

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Instead of dumping out their milk, dairy farmers bottle it themselves – sell out in hours

May 7, 2020 by

They sold out within hours and have sold out almost every day since. On days they don’t sell out, they donate their fresh,...

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Pakistan hired 63,000 people, unemployed by COVID-19, to help plant 10 billion trees 

May 6, 2020 by

Pakistan has found a great way to help its laborers who’ve lost their jobs due to the health crisis by hiring them to plant...

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We Need an Essential Workers Bill of Rights—Now 

May 5, 2020 by

Congress must include worker protections in the next coronavirus relief bill. Source: We Need an Essential Workers Bill of Rights—Now...

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Kent State remembers 50th Commemoration of May 4, 1970 with online tribute

May 4, 2020 by

After Kent State University canceled its on-campus events commemorating the events of May 4, 1970, the university announced Friday it...

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May Day Reminds Us of Labor’s Contribution to Civil Liberties & the Continued Importance of Workers’ Free Speech Rights 

May 3, 2020 by

The First of May is commemorated around the world as International Workers Day or May Day. Its origins lay in the Haymarket Massacre,...

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Greta Thunberg Donates $100,000 Prize Money to Support Children During Covid-19 Pandemic

Apr 30, 2020 by

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has donated a $100,000 prize she won from a Danish foundation to the United Nations...

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‘Sweet City’: the Costa Rica suburb that gave citizenship to bees, plants and trees 

Apr 29, 2020 by

A suburb of the country’s capital is showing how urban planning can be harnessed to benefit both humans and wildlife Source:...

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UChicago Medicine doctors see ‘truly remarkable’ success using ventilator alternatives to treat COVID-19 

Apr 28, 2020 by

UChicago Medicine doctors are having success treating COVID-19 patients with non-invasive, high-flow nasal cannulas rather than...

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The Era Of Mass Strikes Begins On May 1, First Day Of General Strike Campaign

Apr 27, 2020 by

On Friday, May 1, an ongoing General Strike campaign begins. This campaign could become the most powerful movement in the United...

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California announces massive meal delivery program for seniors

Apr 26, 2020 by

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) announced Thursday that the state is launching a “first of its kind” program to support...

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Milk From Wisconsin Farms To Be Given To People In Need 

Apr 23, 2020 by

he Hunger Task Force is joining forces with several other Wisconsin organizations to help the underfed and the unemployed during the...

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Coronavirus: How New Zealand relied on science and empathy 

Apr 22, 2020 by

New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has said her country has “done what few countries have been able to do”...

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How to Bring Caring for Kids and Elders (and Other Acts of Love) Into the Economy 

Apr 20, 2020 by

On the whole, U.S. policies have little regard for what caregiving takes. In a country where almost everything can be bought and...

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South Korea to Implement Green New Deal After Ruling Party Election Win

Apr 19, 2020 by

Seoul is to set a 2050 net zero emissions goal and end coal financing, after the Democratic Party’s landslide victory in one of the...

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France, Germany join group of 10 EU countries calling for green recovery

Apr 16, 2020 by

Paris and Berlin have added their names to a growing list of EU capitals asking for the European Green Deal to be placed at the heart...

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Save a Life From Coronavirus: Bail Someone Out of Jail Today

Apr 15, 2020 by

For those who don’t wish to sit by helplessly during the coronavirus crisis, there is something you can do. You can very possibly...

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The Pope calls for Universal Basic Income 

Apr 14, 2020 by

In a remarkable Easter Sunday letter to members of social movements around the world, Pope Francis, noting that the widespread...

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Virginia Makes Election Day A Holiday In Wave Of New Voting Rights Laws 

Apr 13, 2020 by

Gov. Ralph Northam also signed measures repealing the state’s strict voter ID law and adopting automatic voter registration. Source:...

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United Nations proposes new “Global Currency” 

Apr 9, 2020 by

The United Nations would like the dollar, euro, yen, and other national currencies to be succeeded by a new “global...

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To Have a People’s Government, We the People Must Build It 

Apr 8, 2020 by

This is not just a one-time, resist-and-dump Trump campaign we’re undertaking but the mobilization of a long-term grassroots...

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The People’s Bailout: New Center of Gravity for the Resistance 

Apr 7, 2020 by

The conveners of the People’s Bailout have gained political initiative by crafting an empowering framework and pushing it out to tens...

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New Zealand isn’t just flattening its coronavirus curve. It’s squashing it. 

Apr 7, 2020 by

The number of new coronavirus cases is starting to decline as the country pursues a policy of elimination rather than containment....

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Nonprofit uses pooled funds to bail out dozens from Cook County Jail in the face of COVID-19 threat 

Apr 6, 2020 by

Dozens of detainees at Cook County Jail were bailed out Friday by a national nonprofit group that launched an emergency response to...

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Success Stories: The Countries That Are Flattening the Coronavirus Curve

Apr 5, 2020 by

Lessons from Taiwan, Canada, South Korea, Georgia, and Iceland show that the coronavirus can be stopped. Source: Success Stories: The...

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There’s Never Been a Better Time for Us to End Private Health Insurance Than Right Now

Apr 2, 2020 by

The coronavirus crisis will lead to health insurance premium increases by up to 40 percent next year. We can’t afford that. Instead...

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Will the coronavirus kill the oil industry and help save the climate? 

Apr 1, 2020 by

The plunging demand for oil wrought by the coronavirus pandemic combined with a savage price war has left the fossil fuel industry...

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China delivers 10,000 coronavirus kits to Palestine 

Mar 31, 2020 by

The Palestinian Authority Health Ministry has had 10,000 coronavirus test kits and ventilators delivered from China, according to...

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A ‘Green Stimulus’ Could Battle Three Crises: Coronavirus, Economic Injustice and Climate Emergency 

Mar 30, 2020 by

“As a nation we face three converging crises: the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic recession; the climate...

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Simple DIY masks could help flatten the curve. We should all wear them in public.

Mar 29, 2020 by

You can make your own at home. Source: DIY masks for all could help stop coronavirus – The Washington Post

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Coronavirus a ‘Clear Warning Shot’ From Nature to Humanity, Top Scientists Say 

Mar 25, 2020 by

“We are intimately interconnected with nature, whether we like it or not. If we don’t take care of nature, we can’t...

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500+ Groups Demand ‘People’s Bailout’ to Counter Push for Wall Street-Friendly Coronavirus Response 

Mar 24, 2020 by

Seven congressional Democrats have joined over 500 progressive groups in demanding that federal lawmakers respond to the ongoing...

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The Coronavirus Pandemic Will Change the World Forever

Mar 23, 2020 by

The pandemic will change the world forever. We asked 12 leading global thinkers for their predictions. Source: The Coronavirus...

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As Coronavirus Pandemic Exposes Failures in US, Social Democratic Nordic Countries Again Deemed World’s Happiest 

Mar 22, 2020 by

“Even in less happy times, high societal trust, caring for each other and investment in well-being remain important...

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