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House passes bill to protect same-sex and interracial marriages

Dec 8, 2022 by

The passage of the Respect for Marriage Act marks Congress’ first successful legislative response to Dobbs v. Jackson, the...

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Renewables to be main source of electricity generation by 2025: IEA

Dec 7, 2022 by

IEA chief Fatih Birol said the global energy crisis had kicked renewables “into an extraordinary new phase of even faster growth as...

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At the World Cup, the Arab world rallies to Palestinian cause 

Dec 7, 2022 by

In Qatar, support for Palestinian rights has been ubiquitous at World Cup stadiums, and is a sharp reminder of the limits of Arab...

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Pentagon Papers whistle-blower Daniel Ellsberg was Wikileaks’ secret back-up

Dec 6, 2022 by

Pentagon Papers whistle-blower Daniel Ellsberg has told BBC News he was the secret “back-up” for the Wikileaks documents...

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California’s Guaranteed Income Pilot Projects for Former Foster Youth 

Dec 6, 2022 by

The new guaranteed income program will provide youth aging out of the foster care system with a reliable source of support during the...

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The More Money You Earn The Happier You Are, Large Study Finds 

Dec 5, 2022 by

“While there may be some point beyond which money loses its power to improve well-being, the current results suggest that point...

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Fonda’s Fire Drill Fridays Returns to DC Streets Over Manchin Dirty Deal

Dec 4, 2022 by

“The time is now to vote out the politicians like Joe Manchin that are having the dirty deal perpetuated and who think that...

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World AIDS Day 2022 Focuses on Racial Inequalities

Dec 1, 2022 by

while we know that the epidemic moves along the fault lines of race, class, gender and sexual orientation, homophobia, stigma, and...

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‘OneLove’ anti-hate armbands sell out after FIFA World Cup ban

Nov 30, 2022 by

The armbands, intended to send a message of tolerance, connection and opposition to all forms of discrimination, have been in the...

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Senate passes bill to protect same-sex and interracial marriage

Nov 29, 2022 by

The Senate, with its 60-vote threshold, was the main obstacle to the bill’s passage, but it passed with a 61-36 vote. The House is...

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts Dolly Parton and legendary 1980s performers

Nov 28, 2022 by

Inductees included Duran Duran, Dolly Parton, Carly Simon, Eurythmics, Lionel Richie, Eminem, Pat Benatar, and Neil Giraldo were...

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The Not-So-Silent Progressive Majority in the US 

Nov 27, 2022 by

Americans are tired of the name-calling and the scare tactics. Whether they realize it or not, most support a progressive agenda and...

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Native Americans push Thankstaking to retell a U.S. myth

Nov 24, 2022 by

Indigenous activists, scholars and artists are using the hashtag #thankstaking in November to bring attention to land theft, removal...

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Black mayors are leading the nation’s biggest cities for the first time 

Nov 23, 2022 by

New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Houston will all have Black leaders once Karen Bass is sworn in next month as the first woman to...

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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown pardons 45,000 people with marijuana possession convictions

Nov 22, 2022 by

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced Monday that she is issuing a pardon for Oregonians who have been convicted of simple possession of...

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‘Open Source’ Seeds Are Fighting Back Against Big Ag

Nov 21, 2022 by

Seed breeders who commit to the OSSI pledge allow buyers to use what they have developed however they like.The pledge reads: “In...

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Transgender Day of Remembrance honors those killed by violence in 2022

Nov 20, 2022 by

Bringing the amount of fatal violence against the trans and gender-nonconforming community to light can help to address the factors...

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Gaza Freedom Flotilla To Sail In 2023

Nov 17, 2022 by

Will Challenge The Illegal, Immoral And Inhuman Israeli Blockade Of Gaza.  

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Canada’s expansion of immigration sets a model the U.S. should follow

Nov 16, 2022 by

As immigration is subsumed by the United States’ culture wars, Canada offers a competing model — a rational, functional system...

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France mandates that all large parking lots be outfitted with solar panels 

Nov 15, 2022 by

Last week, the French Senate passed legislation mandating the installation of solar panels on all new and current parking lots with...

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In Massachusetts, Unions Beat Billionaires To Pass A Tax On The Rich 

Nov 14, 2022 by

Voters In Massachusetts Just Ratified The Fair Share Amendment, Which Taxes Income Above $1 Million To Fund Public Services.A broad...

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How Abortion Rights Advocates Won Every Ballot Measure This Year

Nov 13, 2022 by

Pro-choice coalitions prevailed in red, blue, and purple states.  

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Fresh effort to ban the bomb as new generation bids for nuclear-free world 

Nov 10, 2022 by

As nuclear dangers gather momentum three decades after the cold war, a disarmament movement is rising to meet them, with a new...

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“The Squad” gets four new members: Maxwell Frost, Delia Ramirez, Greg Casar, and Summer Lee

Nov 9, 2022 by

Nov. 8, progressives secured themselves a full class of newcomers—winning high-profile House races with Florida’s Maxwell...

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Scotland Is Freezing Rent And Train Fares 

Nov 7, 2022 by

Voltaire once said, “We look to Scotland for all our ideas of civilization,” and the Scots will hopefully  inspire other nations to...

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Colombia’s New President Reverses US Coup, Visits Venezuela

Nov 6, 2022 by

Colombia’s first-ever left-wing leader Gustavo Petro took a historic trip to Venezuela, pledging regional unity following the...

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Miss Argentina and Miss Puerto Rico reveal they secretly got married

Nov 3, 2022 by

Miss Argentina 2020, Mariana Varela, and Miss Puerto Rico 2020, Fabiola Valentin, said that they got married last month after having...

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Death Knell for Big Carbon? Globally, All New Electricity Demand was Met by Renewables in first 1/2 of ’22, with Fossil Fuels Flat

Nov 2, 2022 by

In the first half of 2022, there was no increase in the world’s use of fossil fuels, and all new electricity demand was met by...

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22 Ways To Celebrate Native American Heritage Month (2022)

Nov 1, 2022 by

November is Native American Heritage Month — an annual month-long celebration when we all come together to honor and celebrate...

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Men exonerated in Malcolm X murder to receive $36 million

Oct 31, 2022 by

Muhammad Aziz and the family of the late Khalil Islam will share the settlement after their wrongful convictions for Malcolm...

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Green travel: meet the low-cost railways taking on Europe’s airlines 

Oct 30, 2022 by

Lumo, the no-frills, all-electric train service launched a year ago to give budget airlines an 800-mile run for their money on the...

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The Indian state that proved it’s possible to go 100% organic 

Oct 27, 2022 by

Every single one of Sikkim’s 66,000 farms is organic, free from agrichemicals and synthetic fertilisers, which are banned. The Sikkim...

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Gay couples in Cuba get married under new law 

Oct 26, 2022 by

It became a possibility just three weeks before on the island when Cuba’s new Family Code — opening up everything from...

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Kentucky Governor Expands Medicaid to Include Dental, Vision and Hearing

Oct 25, 2022 by

Gov. Andy Beshear’s plan to expand the services available under Medicaid in Kentucky will impact around 900,000 adults enrolled in...

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California Takes Leading Edge on Climate Laws. Others Could Follow. 

Oct 24, 2022 by

Three years into a drought that is exacerbating wildfires and forcing limits on water consumption, California Democratic Gov. Gavin...

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‘Phenomenal’: European Union Parliament resoundingly backs fossil fuel non-proliferation treaty 

Oct 23, 2022 by

Just a year after angering climate campaigners by voting down a resolution to call for a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty, the...

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Cecosesola Of Venezuela Wins Right Livelihood Award!

Oct 16, 2022 by

What a thrill to learn that Cecosesola (Central de Cooperativas de Lara) — the Venezuelan network of community organizations...

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California Becomes First State to Ban Plastic Produce Bags

Oct 13, 2022 by

The state became the first in the nation to ban them in grocery stores when Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill to that effect into...

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Being in a Union Means You Could Make $1.3 Million More Over Your Lifetime

Oct 12, 2022 by

Workers who are never in a union were projected to earn around $2.1 million their whole careers, while those who were in unions for...

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Asteroid’s path altered in NASA’s first test of planetary defense system

Oct 12, 2022 by

  The spacecraft NASA deliberately crashed into an asteroid last month succeeded in nudging the rocky moonlet from its natural...

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In India, all women have the right to safe and legal abortions 

Oct 10, 2022 by

Women’s rights advocates applauded the Supreme Court of India’s judgment, which stated that a woman’s lack of marital status could...

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Renewables Met 100% of the Rise in Global Electricity This Year in 2022

Oct 9, 2022 by

In a stunning piece of accounting, solar, wind, and hydroelectric power supply was found to have met 100% of new power installations...

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France makes birth control free for women up to 25 

Oct 9, 2022 by

France makes birth control free for women up to 25  

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A Florida community built to weather hurricanes endured Ian barely scratched 

Oct 6, 2022 by

The community is located 30 miles inland to avoid coastal storm surges. Power lines to homes are all run underground, where they are...

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Barbados Will Be Among the First to Receive Climate Money From New International Monetary Fund Resilience Trust

Oct 5, 2022 by

Under the program, the Caribbean nation is set to receive $183 million for climate-focused spending from a $45 billion trust set up...

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Kenyan President Says ‘Wind and Solar Energy Can Power the Development of Africa’

Oct 4, 2022 by

“Rather than trudging in the fossil fuel footsteps of those who went before, we can leapfrog this dirty energy and embrace the...

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Denmark pledges millions to nations disproportionately affected by climate change

Oct 3, 2022 by

Last week, Denmark made a historic move for climate justice by pledging 100 million Danish crowns ($12.9 million) to developing...

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Spain Approves ‘Solidarity’ Tax to Make Nation’s Top 0.1% Pay a Fairer Share

Oct 2, 2022 by

The country’s finance minister said that looming changes are bound to make the tax code “more progressive, efficient,...

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Have you heard? Over-the-counter hearing aids to become available in the US 

Sep 15, 2022 by

improving access to hearing aids will enhance more than patients’ hearing. The hope is that over-the-counter sales will also...

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‘My emancipation proclamation’: the man fighting to free millions from their criminal records 

Sep 14, 2022 by

Jordan, 37, has led a successful campaign to give millions of California residents the opportunity to clear their criminal records...

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The Bahamas Could Send A Message to The World by Banning Oil Drilling

Sep 13, 2022 by

Many small developing countries find themselves on the front lines of climate change, much like a canary in a coal mine. But perhaps...

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‘Say NO To US Wars!’: Back To The Streets, October 15-23

Sep 12, 2022 by

Stop Washington’s War Moves Toward Russia And China.Stop endless wars: Iraq, Syria, Somalia, Palestine, everywhere. Join us in...

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‘Huge Win’ for Civil Liberties as Judge Blocks Arizona Law Limiting Filming of Police

Sep 11, 2022 by

“We have a First Amendment right to film the police,” said the ACLU, “and we will use it.”  

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Scientists Found a New Antibody That Neutralizes All COVID Variants

Sep 8, 2022 by

And they hope to create a new vaccine with it.  

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New malaria vaccine is world-changing, say scientists

Sep 8, 2022 by

The team expect it to be rolled out next year after trials showed up to 80% protection against the deadly disease.Crucially, say the...

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‘Benefit us all’: all-EV rideshare company aims to respect employees and the planet 

Sep 7, 2022 by

Raven Hernandez, founder of Earth Rides, wants to boost green technology and workers’ financial health  

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Newsom signs law with sweeping protections for California fast-food workers

Sep 6, 2022 by

The law passed the state legislature against opposition from franchising trade groups, which said it would hike prices at a time of...

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How This Rural Wisconsin County Put Publicly Funded, Non-Profit, National Health Care on the Ballot 

Sep 5, 2022 by

Is it possible that the people of these rural communities, under the stress of a broken health care system, can spark a movement to...

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Peace Literacy: Education for Life

Sep 4, 2022 by

A simple wisdom infuses Fr. Boyle’s success: “I’ve learned that kindness is a universal language…Seemingly small acts like visiting...

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Panama enacts landmark legislation giving Nature rights 

Sep 1, 2022 by

Since 2020, Veelenturf, the Earth Law Center, Vásquez and his advisors have developed and proposed that the rights of nature to...

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How Tenants Use Digital Mapping to Track Bad Landlords and Gentrification

Aug 31, 2022 by

In social justice cartography, the technology is being harnessed for activism as it becomes more accessible.  

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Climate Scientists Urge More Civil Disobedience to Signal ‘How Deep in the Sh*t We Are’

Aug 30, 2022 by

New paper argues direct action “by scientists has the potential to cut through the myriad complexities… surrounding the...

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US Judge Says Billions in Seized Central Bank Funds Belong to Afghan People

Aug 29, 2022 by

The judge’s report, said a Center for Constitutional Rights attorney, “provides some hope that the people of Afghanistan...

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How Scientists Are Cleaning Up Rivers Using Grasses and Oysters

Aug 28, 2022 by

In the Delaware River and other waterways across the US, conservationists are restoring aquatic vegetation and beds of bivalves to...

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This Giant Sprinkler System Can Protect Cities From Wildfires 

Aug 25, 2022 by

Two Spanish towns have built a network of towers that douse surrounding trees with recycled water—stopping fire in its tracks....

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Greater Peril, Greater Reward? A New Risk Assessment Tool For Activists

Aug 24, 2022 by

To determine whether a particular tactic’s potential payoff is worth the risk, I grabbed inspiration from existing risk assessment...

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Amazon forest guardians fulfil Bruno Pereira’s mission of Indigenous exchange

Aug 23, 2022 by

Pereira, who was murdered alongside British journalist Dom Phillips, planned to lead an Indigenous delegation 2,500km across Brazil...

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Lima Becomes First Latin American Capital to Back Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty

Aug 22, 2022 by

“This leadership is a welcome push for positive change in Peru and the region to a just energy transition away from fossil...

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Diet for a hotter climate: five plants that could help feed the world 

Aug 21, 2022 by

As the impacts of the climate crisis become starker, farmers across the world are rediscovering ancient crops and developing new...

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Greenland permanently bans all oil and gas exploration

Aug 21, 2022 by

Despite the recent discovery of potentially significant oil reserves off the island’s east coast, the country’s government says the...

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Colombia: Francia Márquez Announces Creation Of Ministry Of Equality 

Aug 18, 2022 by

The Vice President of Colombia, Francia Márquez, symbolically took office in her homeland, in the department of Cauca, where she...

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This company converts old hotels into affordable housing 

Aug 18, 2022 by

What the Los Angeles-based company does is convert empty commercial spaces into affordable housing units. For instance, a former Days...

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‘Terrific Win for Consumers’: Biden FDA Clears Way for Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids

Aug 17, 2022 by

“This is such an important move that will change lives,” said the Congressional Progressive Caucus.  

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An Implant Made From Pig Skin Restored 19 People’s Eyesight in Recent Trial

Aug 16, 2022 by

The biosynthetic material could make treatment for damaged corneas more affordable and available.  

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Inside Nicaragua’s Free Socialized Health-Care System 

Aug 15, 2022 by

We leave the hospital with nothing more than her official diagnosis paper, a stamped doctor’s excuse for missing school, and a follow...

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California to become 1st state to offer free school lunches for all students 

Aug 14, 2022 by

On average, 1 out of every 5 Californians does not know where their next meal will come from.  

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Gustavo Petro: A Colombia of Possibilities and the Politics of Love 

Aug 11, 2022 by

We are here against all odds, against history that said we would never govern, against the same old people, against those who did not...

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Top Economists Hail Chilean Constitution as ‘New Global Standard’ on Climate, Inequality

Aug 10, 2022 by

“The world has much to learn from the exemplary process of the convention and the visionary product on which Chile will vote in...

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DHS to end ‘Remain in Mexico,’ allow asylum seekers to enter U.S. 

Aug 9, 2022 by

The agency announced late Monday that it will end the Trump-era program, which forces asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico while their...

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How Dallas is reversing decades of white flight from its school system

Aug 8, 2022 by

“The city of Dallas is so segregated that, by using the 50/50 model, we can easily achieve racially diverse schools,” said Nancy...

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How to Be a Citizen of Earth

Aug 7, 2022 by

In 1981, a tiny, vast-spirited Pacific island nation midway between Australia and Japan, voted for the world’s first constitutional...

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Biden administration task force reunites 400 migrant families separated under Trump

Aug 4, 2022 by

Most of the parents had been deported while their children remained in the U.S. Now the parents can come to the U.S. and live and...

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Health Cost Calculator Shows Most Californians Would Save Big With Medicare for All

Aug 3, 2022 by

Universal healthcare campaigners in California on Monday unveiled a tool they say shows how most working families would save at least...

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Meet the Young Progressives About to Join the Squad

Aug 2, 2022 by

Rolling Stone counted at least three progressives who are favored to win their general elections this November: Summer Lee, a...

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Evo Morales Calls For A Global Campaign To Eliminate NATO 

Aug 1, 2022 by

In Interview With British Journalist, Morales Says The U.S. Uses Nato To Provoke Wars And Sell Weapons.  

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Clarence Thomas cancels fall class at DC law school after student revolt

Jul 31, 2022 by

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has told George Washington University that he won’t be returning to teach at its law...

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Biden’s New Low-Income Solar Power Program Hailed as ‘Vital’ for People and Planet

Jul 28, 2022 by

“Let’s keep those executive actions coming—and use them not only to build renewables, but also to shut down fossil...

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Gustavo Petro’s Administration Heralds a New Progressive Cycle in Latin America

Jul 27, 2022 by

Recently elected president Gustavo Petro’s victory was a milestone not only for Colombia but for all of Latin America. With it,...

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We’re occupying schools across the world to protest climate inaction 

Jul 26, 2022 by

We can’t keep sitting in school, pretending everything is all right, and studying as if the planet wasn’t on fire...

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Starbucks Workers Notch 200th Union Win

Jul 25, 2022 by

“I’m amazed by what these courageous baristas have achieved,” said former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich....

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Rupert Murdoch’s newspapers cut Donald Trump loose 

Jul 24, 2022 by

Donald Trump has lost the confidence of both of the major newspapers owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation.Under the...

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AMLO Is Trying To Free Mexico And Latin America From The US’s Imperial Grip 

Jul 24, 2022 by

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador Is Wildly Popular Among Mexicans At Home And Abroad.It’s not just because of his domestic...

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Activist Asks To Lead Satanic Prayer At FL High School Football Game 

Jul 21, 2022 by

After the Supreme Court sided with a high school football coach who prayed on the field, activist wants to lead Satanic prayer at a...

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A Potential Historic Political Shift Is Taking Place Among Evangelical Christians

Jul 20, 2022 by

Christians are splitting with the religious right over Trump, Covid, and Black Lives Matter, creating opportunities for those...

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Drugmaker wants to sell first over-the-counter birth control 

Jul 19, 2022 by

An FDA approval could come next year and would only apply to HRA’s pill, which would be sold under its original brand name, Opill....

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California becomes first state to implement Universal Meal Program for all children

Jul 18, 2022 by

  .The decision to implement universal free school meals is historic. Under the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), students...

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Detroit to pay $7.5M to man who claims cops switched bullets to pin murder on him

Jul 17, 2022 by

Desmond Ricks was released from prison in 2017 after 25 years, thanks to gun experts, law students at the University of Michigan and...

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In a world-first Brazil rules that Paris Agreement is a Human Rights treaty that must take precedence over national laws

Jul 14, 2022 by

he case that led to this ruling, PSB et al. v. Brazil (on Climate Fund), was filed by four political parties (the Workers’ Party,...

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom Signs Gun Safety Bill Modeled After Texas Abortion Ban

Jul 13, 2022 by

When the U.S. Supreme Court declined to block a Texas law last year that deputized private citizens to enforce a new six-week...

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