Bolivia Shows us What is Possible

Oct 17, 2021 by

Bolivia’s rapid social progress under a left-wing government and ability to suffer a right-wing coup then overcome it through mass...

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The Abortion Backup Plan No One Is Talking About

Oct 14, 2021 by

Pregnant people in Texas, or in any other U.S. state, can visit an array of websites that will mail them two pills—mifepristone...

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International Day of the Girl 2021: Meet 3 girls working to close the digital divide around the world

Oct 13, 2021 by

The United Nations has observed International Day of the Girl on Oct. 11 since 2012, with the aim of increasing awareness of the...

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Newsom signs bill to protect reporters covering protests

Oct 12, 2021 by

California will protect journalists from interference by police while covering civil protests under a bill signed into law Saturday...

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Goodbye, Columbus? Here’s What Indigenous Peoples Day Means to Native Americans

Oct 11, 2021 by

Indigenous Peoples’ Day advocates say the recognition helps correct a “whitewashed” American history that has...

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Solar-Powered Desalination Device Will Turn Sea Water Into Fresh Water For 400,000 People

Oct 10, 2021 by

Solar Water Solutions (SWS), a Finnish water technology company, has come as close as anyone to being able to offer the world...

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California Ends Mandatory Minimum Drug Sentence Rules

Oct 7, 2021 by

California Gov. Gavin Newsom ended mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent drug crimes in the nation’s most populous state on...

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No, Progressive Challengers Are Not ‘Far Left’

Oct 5, 2021 by

The Democratic establishment just launched a new PAC to go to war against progressive candidates who challenge incumbents — and...

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Thunberg leads climate protests in Italy ahead of COP26 

Oct 4, 2021 by

Greta Thunberg led a ‘Fridays for Future’ march in Milan after calling for swift change at the Youth4Climate conference. Source:...

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The epic COVID-19 memorial on the National Mall, in one stunning photo

Oct 3, 2021 by

Former NASCAR driver Townley killed in Georgia shootingBucs’ Rob Gronkowski out, reportedly has punctured lungFor more than 30 hours,...

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US lawmakers talk about their abortions ahead of congress hearing

Sep 30, 2021 by

Three US politicians spoke publicly about their abortions on Wednesday ahead of a hearing examining increasingly restrictive access...

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Right Livelihood Award Recognizes ‘Courageous Mobilizers’ Defending People and Planet

Sep 29, 2021 by

“In the face of the escalating climate and environmental crises, senseless violence, and blatant human rights abuses, they...

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Emancipation Statue Unveiled in Virginia After Removal of Lee Monument

Sep 28, 2021 by

A new statue commemorating the abolition of slavery was unveiled in Richmond, Virginia, on Wednesday, two weeks after a monument of...

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As Merkel Era Ends, Germany Inches to the Left

Sep 27, 2021 by

Germany’s center-left Social Democrats won the biggest share of the vote in a national election Sunday, narrowly beating outgoing...

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Michigan Plans to Build First U.S. Road Outfitted for Wireless EV Charging

Sep 26, 2021 by

Michigan is planning to build the first public road in the United States where electric vehicles can charge wirelessly while driving,...

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Agroecology Is the Solution to World Hunger

Sep 23, 2021 by

Millions of farmers are growing and sharing food in ways that enhance nutrition, biodiversity and quality of life Source: Agroecology...

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‘Huge Step Forward’: China Applauded for Pledge to Stop Building Overseas Coal Plants

Sep 22, 2021 by

“The writing is on the wall for coal power,” said the president of upcoming climate summit COP26. Source: ‘Huge...

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#UprootTheSystem: Climate Movement Readies Another Global Strike

Sep 21, 2021 by

Youth activists are demanding not only climate action but also equitable Covid-19 vaccine distribution. Source: #UprootTheSystem:...

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The Simple, Effective Wealthy Surtax We Need 

Sep 20, 2021 by

The best thing about this? It is laser-focused on the super-rich. Anyone earning below $2 million a year will not pay a dime. Source:...

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Occupy Wall Street at 10: What It Taught Us, and Why It Mattered

Sep 19, 2021 by

It basically started the wave of activism that revived the left—and taught people to get serious about power. Source: Occupy...

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Pope Francis Tells Vaccine Skeptics to Stop Being Idiots and Get Their Shots

Sep 16, 2021 by

The leader of the Catholic Church can’t figure out what’s wrong with these people. Source: Pope Francis Tells Vaccine Skeptics to...

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Artists Turned Empty Dutch Prisons Into Colorful Homes for Refugees

Sep 15, 2021 by

Plunging crime rates in the country have left prisons empty, and many are closing down. But the government is now using some of these...

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2,180+ Scientists Worldwide Demand ‘Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty’ 

Sep 14, 2021 by

“Every fraction of a degree of warming is doing us harm,” said one of the open letter’s signatories. “This...

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Colin Kaepernick Is Starting His Own Publishing Company To ‘Counteract’ The Negative Narratives Of Black People 

Sep 13, 2021 by

Colin Kaepernick has worked diligently to make a name for himself off of the field with his foundation Know Your Rights Camps, and...

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Barbara Lee, Who Voted Against 9/11 “Forever Wars,” Calls for Afghan War Inquiry

Sep 12, 2021 by

Twenty years ago, Rep. Barbara Lee was the only member of Congress to vote against war in the aftermath of 9/11. Source: Barbara Lee,...

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‘The Tide Has Shifted’: Harvard to Divest From Fossil Fuels After a Decade of Pressure 

Sep 12, 2021 by

“This is what they told us for a decade they couldn’t do, and today, the students, faculty, and alumni have been...

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How Denver Tackled Homelessness While Saving Money

Sep 9, 2021 by

The program, which provides what’s known as permanent supportive housing, has housed over 280 struggling people since 2016 and...

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Applause as Australia Backs Covid Vaccine Patent Waiver 

Sep 8, 2021 by

“Australia’s support for a waiver puts the WTO in a strong position to make progress at next week’s TRIPS council...

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Mexico Supreme Court Decriminalizes Abortion 

Sep 7, 2021 by

The dramatic step by the second-biggest Catholic country will impact 28 states that penalize abortion — including Coahuila,...

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Stop fretting, Democrats. Use your power. 

Sep 6, 2021 by

The Texas abortion law shows Republicans know how to use power however they can. It’s time for Democrats to follow suit....

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China Just Turned On Its Artificial Sun 

Sep 5, 2021 by

Fusion is what powers our sun, and scientists consider it the “holy grail” of energy production. This makes it one of the only...

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 Let’s Open the Books: We Need a Truth Commission for the Afghan War 

Sep 2, 2021 by

The first step in ending war is seeing it for what it is. It’s time to declassify the secrets and the lies. Source: Opinion |...

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Taxing Just 7 Billionaires Could Pay for Third of $3.5 Trillion Spending Package

Sep 1, 2021 by

The collective wealth of the seven wealthiest Americans has now reached nearly $1 trillion. And these seven pay virtually nothing in...

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HHS Creates New Office to Address Climate Crisis as Public Health Issue

Aug 31, 2021 by

The Office of Climate Change and Health Equity will focus on treating the climate crisis as the public health threat that it is. The...

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Youth is Fighting Microplastic Pollution with Magnetic Liquid After Winning Google Science Fair

Aug 30, 2021 by

Indeed after 5,000 tests it was shown that his method could clean 87%-93% of microplastics from the water, despite the fact that the...

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D.C. holds voting rights rally on anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s ‘I have a dream’ speech

Aug 29, 2021 by

Voting rights rallies are kicking off across the country with thousands marching in Washington on the anniversary of Matin Luther...

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What #DefundPolice Can Do For Public Safety 

Aug 26, 2021 by

Cities imagine taking away resources from racist, oppressive policing and putting it toward public safety and social services....

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Twenty Years After 9/11, Are We Any Smarter? 

Aug 25, 2021 by

Our foreign policy wise people responded to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks by embracing belligerence. What, if anything, have they...

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‘Incredible News’ as NC Court Restores Voting Rights to 55,000 Formerly Incarcerated People 

Aug 24, 2021 by

While GOP lawmakers ready an appeal, voting rights advocates move to ensure formerly incarcerated people know about the ruling....

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India Bans Long List of Single-Use Plastics Starting Next July

Aug 23, 2021 by

The second-most populous country in the world has banned an array of single use plastics, such as cutlery, plates, and thin bags,...

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AstraZeneca Says Antibody Combo Can Prevent COVID 

Aug 22, 2021 by

A cocktail of long-acting antibodies administered intramuscularly as COVID-19 prevention cut the risk of developing symptomatic...

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Chinese president vows to ‘adjust excessive incomes’ of super rich 

Aug 19, 2021 by

Chinese Communist party to crack down on almost weekly creation of billionaire company bosses Source: Chinese president vows to...

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The Glasgow Climate Talks Are a Vital Deadline for Action 

Aug 18, 2021 by

It is vital that the world’s nations use Glasgow to commit to immediately and rapidly reducing their dependency on fossil fuels, not...

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U.S. To Recommend COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters At 8 Months, Sources Say 

Aug 17, 2021 by

Experts are expected to recommend boosters for Americans of all ages to ensure lasting protection as the virulent delta strain takes...

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Bernie Sanders, Barbara Lee Call for Opening US to Refugees From Afghanistan

Aug 16, 2021 by

The United Nations (UN) has warned of a coming refugee crisis as conditions worsen drastically for the people of Afghanistan. It also...

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How to Fix Our Rigged Tax System

Aug 15, 2021 by

First, it’s time to start taxing wealth, not just income. When Jeff Bezos takes a joyride to space, he isn’t paying for it with his...

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Roundup: $87 million judgement against Monsanto upheld

Aug 10, 2021 by

Alva and Alberta Pilliod, of Livermore, between 2011 and 2015, both developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and eventually sued for...

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Average pay for grocery store and restaurant workers is now over $15 an hour 

Aug 9, 2021 by

$15 an hour is suddenly the rule, not the exception, for U.S. workers. It’s a major shift from pre-pandemic. Source: Average pay for...

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No, Most COVID Infections Are Not Occurring in Vaccinated People

Aug 8, 2021 by

With that large of a denominator, the percentages are reassuring: 0.18% of fully vaccinated people had a breakthrough infection;...

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Democrats Introduce Right to Vote Act to Beat GOP Voter Suppression Blitz

Aug 5, 2021 by

“As Republican-led legislatures weaponize the Big Lie to attack our free and fair elections, it is more important than ever for...

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U.S. to outfit border agents with body cameras in major oversight move

Aug 4, 2021 by

The United States will require thousands of border agents to wear body cameras, according to three officials and government...

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Seniors Would Cross Party Lines to Back Candidates Who Support Medicare Negotiating Drug Prices: Poll 

Aug 3, 2021 by

“This poll confirms that high drug prices are a top-of-mind issue for seniors when making voting decisions.” Source:...

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 For First Time on Record, US Renewables Generated More Electricity Than Either Coal or Nuclear in 2020 

Aug 2, 2021 by

“About half of U.S. clean energy now comes from solar and wind, and the other half from hydroelectric power.” Source:...

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Ten Ways to Create a People’s Military

Aug 1, 2021 by

With the implosion of the USSR, what turned out to remain truly uncontained was our military, along with the dreams of...

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New Zealand rated best place to survive global societal collapse

Jul 29, 2021 by

Study citing ‘perilous state’ of industrial civilisation ranks temperate islands top for resilience Source: New Zealand rated best...

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Arce-Castillo Socialist Alliance for South America

Jul 28, 2021 by

Castillo’s victory in Peru follows by eight months the swearing in of Luis Arce as President of Bolivia in November 2020, confirming...

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Oregon Commits to 100 Percent Clean Electricity by 2040 

Jul 27, 2021 by

Now signed into law, Oregon’s commitment ties for the fastest timeline to reach clean power. Source: Oregon Commits to 100 Percent...

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In the first post-Trump Olympics, US athletes will not stay silent

Jul 25, 2021 by

Olympians are likely to test boundaries with protests and demonstrations as the Games become increasingly political Source: In the...

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Russian Chemists Find Breakthrough Treatment for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s That Protects Brain Cells From Amyloid Plaque

Jul 22, 2021 by

Russian scientists have synthesized chemical compounds that can stop the degeneration of neurons in Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and...

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Gabon becomes first African country to get paid for protecting its forests

Jul 21, 2021 by

Gabon recently received the first $17 million of a pledged $150 million from Norway for results-based emission reduction payments as...

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Leyna Bloom makes history as Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue’s first transgender cover model 

Jul 20, 2021 by

  “There are 3 black women on 3 separate covers for Sports Illustrated and I’m one of them,” Bloom said....

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Global Alliance for a Green New Deal Launches Visionary Campaign for the World 

Jul 19, 2021 by

“We don’t have to wait for international agreements on the climate and nature crises,” the new alliance states....

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Greenland Bans Oil Exploration, Cites Taking ‘the Climate Crisis Seriously’ as Reason

Jul 18, 2021 by

Greenland’s government has decided to suspend all oil exploration off the island as a “natural step” in its...

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N.J. has dismissed 88K weed cases under new marijuana law

Jul 14, 2021 by

New Jersey has vacated or dismissed tens of thousands of marijuana convictions as the state continues to work out the details of its...

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Pope Francis calls for free universal healthcare

Jul 13, 2021 by

Pope Francis, seeming in good overall condition, appeared in public on Sunday for the first time since undergoing intestinal surgery...

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‘Socialism’ Isn’t a Dirty Word Anymore 

Jul 11, 2021 by

Most Americans still think positively of capitalism, but that’s beginning to change among young adults…If capitalism has begun...

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Why declining birth rates are good news for life on Earth 

Jul 8, 2021 by

In the midst of a climate crisis with 8 billion humans on the globe, it’s absurd to say that what’s lacking is babies Source: Why...

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Indian Women Turn to Ancient Grains to Feed Their Families and Their Futures

Jul 7, 2021 by

Vizianagaram district is one of several places in India experiencing the revival of millet cultivation. When SABALA first approached...

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Families divided by border embrace for three minutes at the Rio Grande during annual event

Jul 6, 2021 by

Families are allotted just three minutes before organizers call time for the next families to embace. For people like Maria Aldama,...

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Baltimore to Stop Prosecuting “Nonviolent” Crimes. Activists Say More Is Needed.

Jul 5, 2021 by

Moving forward, the office said it will decline to prosecute crimes categorized as nonviolent, including Controlled Dangerous...

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California city to require gun owners to carry liability insurance

Jul 4, 2021 by

The law in San Jose, California, the first of its kind in the nation, was passed Tuesday, a month after the deadly mass shooting in...

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Gwen Berry Is the Hero We Need

Jul 4, 2021 by

The Olympic hammer thrower is facing attacks similar to those felt by anti-racist educators and activists around the country. And she...

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130 countries agree to global minimum corporate tax rate 

Jul 1, 2021 by

130 countries around the world — including, crucially, China and India — have agreed on a 15% minimum corporate tax rate,...

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Grand Jury Indicts Trump Organization and CFO Allen Weisselberg

Jun 30, 2021 by

The indictment charges former President Donald Trump’s family conglomerate with undisclosed crimes and will remain sealed until...

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It’s Time for a New Good Neighbor Policy Toward Latin America 

Jun 29, 2021 by

President Biden must resist trying to revive a new Cold War with China and using that to undermine progressive governments in South...

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Free fridges are popping up on sidewalks to help feed the 20 million Americans who don’t have enough to eat 

Jun 28, 2021 by

In hard-hit neighborhoods of Philadelphia, residents set up 20 free fridges to feed hungry neighbors. Volunteers stock the fridges...

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More Americans ‘socially liberal’ than conservative for first time – huge swing over past 20 years 

Jun 27, 2021 by

Gallup reveals 34% of Americans now say they are socially liberal, 30% conservative, and 35% identify as moderate. Source: More...

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Repairs Are Underway From Largest Investment in National Parks in Over 60 Years 

Jun 24, 2021 by

  National Park Service’s acting director explains how agency prioritizes projects funded by the Great American Outdoors Act...

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‘We Are the Workers’: Socialist India Walton Declares Victory in Buffalo Mayoral Race

Jun 23, 2021 by

“We do the work,” the Democrat said after her primary win. “And we deserve a government that works with and for...

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Black-Palestine Solidarity is Making Its Way to Capitol Hill

Jun 22, 2021 by

Progressive Black Democrats are reviving a radical tradition of Palestine solidarity in Congress, challenging Black leaders in their...

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World Refugee Day: A call for inclusion as 82-million people are displaced 

Jun 21, 2021 by

More than 11-million people were forced to flee their countries in 2020. Source: World Refugee Day: A call for inclusion as...

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11 Mayors From Los Angeles To Asheville Vow To Create Reparations Pilot Programs

Jun 20, 2021 by

Eleven U.S. mayors, from Los Angeles to tiny Tullahassee, Oklahoma, have pledged to pay reparations for slavery to a small group of...

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Russia, US Will Launch Arms Control Talks To Avoid ‘Accidental War’ 

Jun 17, 2021 by

The agreement reached during the summit between President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin is “a positive first step,”...

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House passes bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday 

Jun 16, 2021 by

49 states and D.C. already commemorate Juneteenth, but the passage of the bill makes the day a legal federal holiday. Source: House...

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G7 Leaders Unite to Protect 30% of Land, Sea by 2030

Jun 15, 2021 by

The communique also included support for conserving the biologically rich waters of the Antarctic Southern Ocean, tackling marine...

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Nevada becomes second state to add a public option to health insurance exchange

Jun 14, 2021 by

On Wednesday, Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak, a Democrat, signed legislation creating a public health insurance option for the...

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Latin America further resists Washington’s grip 

Jun 13, 2021 by

Assessing the ways the anti-imperialist movement is rising throughout Latin America. Source: Article: U.S. empire’s final...

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Record-High 70% in U.S. Support Same-Sex Marriage

Jun 10, 2021 by

U.S. support for legal same-sex marriage continues to grow, now at 70% — a new high in Gallup’s trend dating to 1996....

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‘Keystone XL Is Dead!’: After 10-Year Battle, Climate Movement Victory Over Tar Sands Pipeline Is Complete 

Jun 9, 2021 by

“Keystone XL is now the most famous fossil fuel project killed by the climate movement,’ said one veteran campaigner,...

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‘We Are Coming’: Poor People’s Campaign to March Against Manchin Obstructionism in West Virginia

Jun 8, 2021 by

“Manchin’s positions are wrong, constitutionally inconsistent, historically inaccurate, morally indefensible,...

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UN’s torture expert condemns persecution of Julian Assange 

Jun 7, 2021 by

Efforts to free WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange from Belmarsh Prison in the UK were ramped up this week ahead of the G7 summit with...

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G-7 countries reach agreement on 15 percent global tax rate 

Jun 6, 2021 by

The deal was announced Saturday morning. Source: G-7 countries reach agreement on 15 percent global tax rate – The Washington...

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Giving People Money Is Apparently Not Crushing The Economy 

Jun 6, 2021 by

The May jobs report showed little evidence that unemployment benefits are stalling economic growth, despite Republicans’ continued...

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President Biden Issues First Proclamation Honoring LGBTQ+ Pride Month 

Jun 2, 2021 by

It’s a major break from the Trump administration, which never issued an official proclamation honoring the LGBTQ+ community. Source:...

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Biden proclaims day of remembrance on 100th anniversary of Tulsa massacre 

Jun 1, 2021 by

Biden said he wanted Americans to reflect on “this solemn centennial” the “deep roots of racial terror in our...

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The World Achieves its Target to Protect More Land, Adding 42%—the Size of Russia—in Last Decade

May 31, 2021 by

That means about 17% of land and inland water habitats and 8% of marine areas—especially those with particular importance for...

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Last year’s ‘record-breaking’ global protests were effective in making change

May 30, 2021 by

  According to the research group ACLED, 95 percent of the 10,600 demonstration events in the U.S. last summer were peaceful....

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New Super PAC To Go After ‘Treason Caucus’ Republicans Who Tried To Overturn Election 

May 27, 2021 by

Democratic campaign vets have started the “Never Again PAC” to help defeat the 147 members of Congress who voted to reject the...

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Dutch court orders Shell to cut its emissions in landmark ruling 

May 26, 2021 by

In a precedent-setting ruling, a Dutch court ruled Wednesday in favor of environmentalists and more than 1,7000 residents of the...

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U.S. Embassies Worldwide Authorized to Fly Black Lives Matter Flags

May 25, 2021 by

A new directive comes while the United States commemorates the anniversary of George Floyd’s murder. Source: U.S. Embassies Worldwide...

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