Bolivia Launches International Campaign to Free COVID-19 Vaccine Patents

Apr 14, 2021 by

Bolivia will also urge rich countries that have hoarded vaccines to hand over their extra doses to the people who need them the most....

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Country catching up to Bernie Sanders’ way of thinking

Apr 13, 2021 by

Today it’s clear that on issue after issue, Sanders’ thunder on the left has carried the day among a majority of Americans, including...

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Which States Are Taking on Police Reform After George Floyd? 

Apr 12, 2021 by

Lawmakers in 16 states have introduced bills to improve police oversight and accountability. Source: Which States Are Taking on...

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How Cuba beat the pandemic: From developing new vaccines to sending doctors overseas to help others 

Apr 11, 2021 by

Cuba has heavily invested in its medical and pharmaceutical system for decades, in part because of the six-decade U.S. embargo that...

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This anthropologist explains how humanity can realistically end war 

Apr 8, 2021 by

Further, war can be successfully stopped and can be prevented in the future when societies shift their cultures and values and adopt...

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73% of US Voters—Including 57% of Republicans—Back Biden’s $2.25 Trillion Infrastructure Plan: Poll 

Apr 7, 2021 by

A new survey shows that “every major aspect” of the Democratic president’s plan to rebuild the country has majority...

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Iran and U.S. Agree on Path Back to Nuclear Deal 

Apr 6, 2021 by

In indirect talks in Vienna, the U.S. and Iran agreed to try to synchronize Washington’s lifting of sanctions and Iran’s limiting of...

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‘A Remarkable Story of Resilience and Hope’: Renewable Energy Smashes Records in 2020

Apr 5, 2021 by

Despite the difficulties associated with the Covid-19 pandemic, the world added a record amount of new renewable energy capacity in...

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Pope, in Easter Message, Slams Weapons Spending in Time of Pandemic

Apr 4, 2021 by

Pope Francis urged countries in his Easter message on Sunday to quicken distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, particularly to the...

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New Zealand raises minimum wage and increases taxes on the rich 

Apr 4, 2021 by

Jacinda Ardern says the changes to wages and benefits will help support the most vulnerable Source: New Zealand raises minimum wage...

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Haaland Announces New Missing and Murdered Indigenous Unit at Interior 

Apr 4, 2021 by

The department said the new unit will “put the full weight of the federal government into investigating these cases and marshal...

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Corporate Giants Bow to Pressure in Georgia Voting Law Backlash

Apr 1, 2021 by

A belated but growing corporate backlash came too late to halt Georgia’s new election law but voting rights activists are now...

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Human Rights Campaign Honors International Transgender Day of Visibility 2021

Mar 31, 2021 by

In the face of seemingly relentless attacks, transgender and non-binary people are more visible than ever before. Source: Human...

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As Biden seeks 30 gigawatts in Offshore Wind, Report shows this source could Generate all US Electricity

Mar 30, 2021 by

Biden wants to generate nearly 40 times as much as the Vineyard Wind installation will– 30 gigawatts, with projects off the...

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This Muslim Women’s Day, let’s celebrate America’s trailblazing Muslim women

Mar 29, 2021 by

To break the negative and weak portrayal of Muslim women in Hollywood and grossly embedded in the mind of Americans, Muslim...

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Joe Biden invites 40 world leaders to virtual summit on climate crisis 

Mar 28, 2021 by

Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin among invitees as US heralds return to forefront of climate fight Source: Joe Biden invites 40 world...

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The EPA restores climate change website deleted under Trump

Mar 25, 2021 by

Four years after Donald Trump’s administration took down an EPA website that explained climate change, the Biden administration...

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After raising over $900K, elderly Asian woman attacked in San Francisco plans to donate money to ‘combat racism’

Mar 24, 2021 by

The family of a 76-year-old Chinese woman who fought back after being punched in the face in an unprovoked attack in San Francisco...

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Revealed: The 20 Happiest Countries In The World

Mar 22, 2021 by

The report found that the pandemic had a lesser effect on communities with greater levels of institutional trust, greater community...

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Making history in style: Deb Haaland wears Indigenous dress at swearing-in 

Mar 21, 2021 by

From head to toe, Biden’s new interior secretary dressed in pieces that honored her Native American heritage when she was sworn in on...

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Youth Activists in Over 800 Cities Worldwide Gear Up for Friday’s Climate Strike

Mar 18, 2021 by

The climate crisis is an existential threat that requires as much urgent action as COVID-19, youth activists say. Source: Youth...

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Jesuit Catholics pledge slavery reparations of $100 million

Mar 17, 2021 by

Maryland Jesuits in 1838 sold 272 people to plantation owners in Louisiana to pay off Georgetown University’s debts. Source:...

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Senate confirms Deb Haaland as interior secretary in historic first 

Mar 15, 2021 by

Haaland, a member of the Laguna Pueblo tribe, is the first Native American to lead a Cabinet agency.Haaland in 2018 became one of the...

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Two California Lakeside Communities Show How to End Chronic Homelessness

Mar 14, 2021 by

In the Pandemic, South Lake Tahoe and Lake Elsinore Are Showing Other Cities Ways to Support All Their Unhoused Neighbors Source: Two...

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How Regenerative & Organic Agriculture and Land Use Can Reverse Global Warming 

Mar 11, 2021 by

The identification, funding, and deployment of these best practices on 5-10% or more of the world’s total croplands (4 billion...

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Millions Honor International Women’s Day Amid Pandemic and Global Violence

Mar 8, 2021 by

Millions of women around the world took to the streets  to mark International Women’s Day — in a year where women have been...

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Organization founded by LeBron James and other Black athletes turns focus to fighting GOP-backed bills restricting voter access

Mar 8, 2021 by

The political organization founded by NBA superstar LeBron James and a host of other Black athletes and artists will kick off its...

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The New York attorney general holding Trump and Cuomo accountable 

Mar 7, 2021 by

Letitia James has been making big legal waves, from investigating the Trumps to Cuomo’s nursing home scandal, generating a torrent of...

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Will 2021 Be Public Banking’s Watershed Moment?

Mar 4, 2021 by

Faced with the dire Covid-19 crisis, some lawmakers are starting to see publicly-owned banks as the key to ensuring an equitable...

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20 Iconic Leaders To Celebrate This Women’s History Month 

Mar 3, 2021 by

Women’s History Month is upon us, and we’re celebrating by recognizing 20 iconic leaders who changed the world with their...

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Mexico’s Decision to Ban Glyphosate Has Rocked the Agribusiness World

Mar 2, 2021 by

GM corn presidential decree comes despite intense pressure from industry, U.S. authorities. Source: Opinion | Mexico’s Decision...

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Killings by Police Declined after Black Lives Matter Protests 

Mar 2, 2021 by

A study also found body-camera use and community policing increased in places with the most active movements Source: Killings by...

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Aptera, the first mass-produced solar-powered car, is due to roll off the assembly line this year

Mar 1, 2021 by

After decades of dreaming, a California start-up says it will roll out the first mass-produced solar cars this year. Source: Aptera,...

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US Soccer ends no-kneel policy then condemns delegate who downplayed slavery 

Feb 28, 2021 by

US Soccer repeals 2017 policy that requiring standing for anthem. Federation condemns ‘offensive’ remarks by dissenting delegate....

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House Democrats to reintroduce police reform bill named in honor of George Floyd 

Feb 25, 2021 by

House Democrats on Wednesday reintroduced policing legislation named in honor of George Floyd, whose death in police custody last...

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‘We’ve been electrified’: after success in Georgia, Black organizers look to transform the south 

Feb 24, 2021 by

Black women who powered Democrats to stunning win in Georgia have been fielding calls from other states eager to learn Source: ‘We’ve...

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UN chief labels white supremacy a ‘transnational threat’

Feb 23, 2021 by

White supremacist and other far-right hate groups are becoming a “transnational threat” that requires “global...

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160 Confederate symbols removed from public spaces in 2020, new count shows

Feb 23, 2021 by

Southern Poverty Law Center to release latest figures in project tracking movement to take down the monuments Source: 160 Confederate...

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A new database aims to track police use of force, bypassing current government inaction

Feb 22, 2021 by

A new open source database launched by The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and The Leadership Conference Education...

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Yes, The Minimum Wage Was Intended To Be A Living Wage

Feb 21, 2021 by

Contrary to right-wing talking points, the purpose of the minimum wage has always been to provide a decent livelihood. Source: Yes,...

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The WTO’s Historic New Leader 

Feb 18, 2021 by

Okonjo-Iweala is the first female head of the WTO. She is also the first African to head the body. A Harvard- and MIT-trained...

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6 Tips for White People Who Want to Celebrate Black History 

Feb 15, 2021 by

Here’s what you can do to authentically engage with Black History this month and every month. Source: 6 Tips for White People Who...

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The Growing Vaccine Corps of Medical Students Could Aid Underserved Areas

Feb 14, 2021 by

We’re testing that concept right now at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where I am the chancellor. So far, 500 of our...

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The Denver STAR program that replaces police with mental and behavioral health counselors is working 

Feb 11, 2021 by

DPD Chief Pazen, who is fond of the STAR program, says it frees up officers to do their jobs: fight crime. Source: The Denver STAR...

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Colombia Grants Legal Status to 1.7 Million Venezuelan Migrants 

Feb 10, 2021 by

President Iván Duque announced Monday that the Venezuelan migrants who fled an economic collapse at home can legally stay in Colombia...

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With 10-Point Declaration, Global Coalition of Top Energy Experts Says: ‘100% Renewables Is Possible’ 

Feb 9, 2021 by

“The solutions will not only save consumers money, but also create jobs and provide energy and more international security,...

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Biden’s Civilian Climate Corps Comes Straight Out of the New Deal

Feb 8, 2021 by

President Joe Biden recently signed an executive order to create a Civilian Climate Corps. The initiative, he wrote, will provide...

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Biden’s Secretary of Defense Is Moving to Purge the Military of White Supremacists 

Feb 7, 2021 by

Lloyd Austin ordered a stand down across all branches of the armed forces to have a “deeper conversation” about the problem. But...

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The Empire State Building and its related buildings are now powered by wind

Feb 4, 2021 by

The Empire State Building and its 13 related properties are buying wind power, making it the nation’s largest real estate...

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It’s Black History Month. Here are some resources for learning and celebrating

Feb 3, 2021 by

:If you’re looking to deepen your knowledge and understanding, The 1619 Project, headed by Hannah-Jones and for which she won a...

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On World Hijab Day, here are 5 reasons Muslim women choose to wear the headscarf

Feb 3, 2021 by

World Hijab Day was created in 2013 to foster religious tolerance. By recognizing Muslim women and inviting individuals to wear the...

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AOC on Instagram Live: Recounting Jan. 6 attack details draws more than 160K viewers

Feb 2, 2021 by

An Instagram live talk by AOC on Monday drew more than 100K viewers and included her sharing her history as a survivor of sexual...

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Showing ‘Better, More Just World Is Possible,’ Oregon Decriminalizes Low-Level Possession of All Drugs 

Feb 1, 2021 by

“Today, the first domino of our cruel and inhumane war on drugs has fallen—setting off what we expect to be a cascade of...

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Austin Will Use Money Cut From Police Budget To Buy Supportive Housing 

Jan 31, 2021 by

The City Council voted to buy one hotel and use funds diverted from its police budget to set up wraparound services for the homeless...

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President Biden will make entire 645k federal vehicle fleet electric 

Jan 28, 2021 by

We do not have a timeline for replacement, merely a commitment so far. No specifics of this plan have yet been released. Source:...

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The Green Future of Endless Clean Energy Has Arrived

Jan 27, 2021 by

The evidence of a great green wave is now overwhelming. And it will only get better. Source: The Green Future of Endless Clean Energy...

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Bernie ‘Chairman’ Sanders Announces $1.8 Million Haul for Charity With Mitten Merch 

Jan 27, 2021 by

“Even this amount of money is no substitute for action by Congress, and I will be doing everything I can in Washington to make...

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‘Faces of the Riot’ website posts pictures of every person on video during the Jan. 6 insurrection

Jan 25, 2021 by

some enterprising technophiles have distilled the image of every single person culled from videos of the Jan. 6 insurrection and...

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UN Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons Takes Effect, Without the US and Others

Jan 24, 2021 by

The treaty is a 96-page reminder to nuclear weapons states, Whyte said, that “they need to be moving forward” with disarmament.“How...

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Norway Commits to Donating COVID-19 Vaccines to Low-Income Countries

Jan 24, 2021 by

Dag Inge Ulstein says that equal vaccine distribution is “in the best interest of every country.” Source: Norway Commits...

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NY Bar Association Giving Rudy The Boot 

Jan 21, 2021 by

“NYSBA’s bylaws state that ‘no person who advocates the overthrow of the government of the United States, or of any state, territory...

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Joe Biden sworn in as 46th president of the United States 

Jan 20, 2021 by

Former President Trump did not attend the ceremony. He departed Washington on Air Force One for the last time on Wednesday morning,...

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Pink seesaws across US-Mexico border named Design of the Year 2020 

Jan 19, 2021 by

Creators say they hope the work encourages people to build bridges between communities Source: Pink seesaws across US-Mexico border...

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America Needs a Truth & Reconciliation Commission

Jan 18, 2021 by

America needs to investigate the lies, and the illegal activity alleged, and be empowered to tell the truth.  Upon the revelation of...

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Martin Luther King Day 2021 

Jan 17, 2021 by

  King Family Press Conference, Dec. 9, 1999.From the King Center on the family’s civil trial that found the US government guilty in...

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For the First Time, the Progressive Caucus Will Have Real Power 

Jan 14, 2021 by

New rules will help Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) turn the caucus into a force to be reckoned with. Members of the Congressional...

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Trump becomes first president to be impeached twice 

Jan 13, 2021 by

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told Republican colleagues today he has “not made a final decision on how I will...

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NFL: Bill Belichick turns down Trump’s Medal of Freedom

Jan 12, 2021 by

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick won’t accept the Presidential Medal of Freedom he was scheduled to receive from...

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After 50 Years, the Pentagon Papers Give Up Their Final Secrets

Jan 11, 2021 by

Journalist behind scoop reveals how he tricked whistleblower to get copies of explosive Vietnam war reports Source: After 50 Years,...

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83 of the World’s ‘Super-Rich’ Call for Higher Taxes on ‘People Like Us’ to Help COVID-19 Recovery

Jan 10, 2021 by

When the world is in crisis, the extremely wealthy tend to do quite well. But a group of the so-called “super-rich” want to use this...

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Grassroots Organizers Flipped the Senate and Are Ready to Take on the Democrats

Jan 7, 2021 by

Labor and grassroots groups say they will “maintain a state of permanent mobilization” to push Democrats to the left....

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Five Reasons for Optimism in 2021

Jan 6, 2021 by

In the coming year, we can lay the foundations for a new era of sustainable development, peace, and cooperation, though we must also...

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Reintroduced ‘For the People Act’ Praised for Its Potential to Bring Sweeping Democracy Reforms 

Jan 5, 2021 by

“About damn time.” Source: Reintroduced ‘For the People Act’ Praised for Its Potential to Bring Sweeping...

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Google Workers Form Union to ‘Promote Solidarity, Democracy, and Social and Economic Justice’ 

Jan 4, 2021 by

The tech titan “has a responsibility to its thousands of workers and billions of users to make the world a better place,”...

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UN Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons Set to Enter Into Force in January

Jan 3, 2021 by

In what leading campaigners are describing as “a new chapter for nuclear disarmament”, the ratification of the Treaty on the...

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‘Raises From Coast to Coast in 2021’: New Year, Higher Minimum Wages in 24 States and 50 Municipalities Thanks to Fight for $15 

Dec 31, 2020 by

“These increases are a testament to the power of workers coming together and fighting for what real people and families...

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‘We Did It!’: Eruption of Joy as Argentine Senate Passes Bill to Legalize Abortion 

Dec 30, 2020 by

“This is a victory for the women’s movement in Argentina, which has been fighting for its rights for decades.”...

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The National Museum of the American Latino, in the works for decades, is finally becoming a reality

Dec 29, 2020 by

After Utah Republican Sen. Mike Lee earlier this month single-handedly blocked a measure establishing a Smithsonian National Museum...

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COVID-19 Sparks a Rebirth of the Local Farm Movement 

Dec 28, 2020 by

This CSA model, where buyers invest in a farm’s annual production upfront in exchange for a regular share of the harvest, is built on...

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A People’s Agenda for a Better Nation 

Dec 27, 2020 by

The Poor People’s Campaign and Congressional Progressive Caucus team up to chart a course for the future. Source: A People’s...

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New Zealand Measures Success by Human Well-Being, Not GDP Growth

Dec 24, 2020 by

When countries want to measure the success of their economies, they should assess human well-being instead of gross domestic product...

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2020 Exposed The Myth Of American “Security” 

Dec 23, 2020 by

The “Security State” Not Only Failed To Keep Us Safe, But Worsened The Coronavirus Pandemic And Unleashed Violence On The People...

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Congress clinches deal to restore Pell grants for prisoners 26 years after ban 

Dec 22, 2020 by

The compromise also includes language to simplify the application for federal financial aid and grant more than $1 billion in loan...

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Mexico Bans Monsanto’s Roundup Herbicide

Dec 21, 2020 by

Mexico is breaking free from Monsanto’s grip on its soil.The country’s Environment Ministry just announced it plans to gradually...

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A 10 Billion-Tree Plan Is Restoring Pakistan’s Lost Forests 

Dec 20, 2020 by

The government is in the first phase of planting 3.25 billion trees at an estimated cost of around 105 billion rupees ($650 million),...

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Cancel the Rent: A Rising National Rent Strike Movement Gains Momentum

Dec 17, 2020 by

In the absence of help from Congress, rent strikes have become a widespread response to brutal economic pressure. Source: Cancel the...

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Ellume covid test: FDA authorizes first rapid, over-the-counter home coronavirus test

Dec 16, 2020 by

Unlike previous home tests, this version does not require samples to be sent to a lab and can be taken without doctor’s orders by...

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New Zealand lifts all Covid restrictions, declaring the nation virus-free

Dec 15, 2020 by

New Zealand has reported no new Covid-19 cases for more than two weeks.Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern told reporters she did “a...

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Covid vaccine distribution by state: Tracking the doses

Dec 13, 2020 by

How many doses of the vaccine will be available in your state? Source: Covid vaccine distribution by state: Tracking the doses...

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‘Without Decency and Without Dignity’: German Newsweekly Der Spiegel Names Trump ‘Loser of the Year’ 

Dec 13, 2020 by

“The country is more divided than ever since the times of the Civil War. This is not a by-product of Trump’s politics, it...

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In Must-Watch Video, Greta Thunberg Warns Humanity ‘Still Speeding in Wrong Direction’ on Climate 

Dec 10, 2020 by

The global crisis, says the youth leader, “cannot be solved without system change. That’s no longer an opinion....

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New Research Shows ‘Pandemic Profits’ of Billionaires Could Fully Fund $3,000 Stimulus Checks for Every Person in US

Dec 9, 2020 by

“America’s billionaires could pay for a major Covid relief bill and still not lose a dime of their pre-virus...

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Georgia gets first solar roadway in the US

Dec 8, 2020 by

Located in the Atlanta metropolitan area, Peachtree Corners installed solar panels in a section of its Technology Parkway, which also...

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Argentina Approves Tax on Millionaires to Fund COVID-19 Recovery

Dec 7, 2020 by

Senators passed the bill, which imposes a tax of at least 2% on individuals with assets worth more than $2.45 million, by a margin of...

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American Medical Association, the Nation’s Largest Group of Doctors, Deems Racism a ‘Public Health Threat’ 

Dec 6, 2020 by

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to threaten hard-hit minority communities, the nation’s largest association of doctors has...

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Poll: Two-Thirds of Americans Favor Raising Taxes on Incomes Over $400K 

Dec 3, 2020 by

A majority of respondents—regardless of political affiliation—also back tuition-free college for students whose families...

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Why These Countries Value Happiness Over Endless Economic Growth

Dec 3, 2020 by

Some countries are rejecting an obsession with GDP and finding different ways to measure success. Welcome to the happiness economy....

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No-kill, lab-grown meat to go on sale for first time 

Dec 3, 2020 by

Singapore’s approval of chicken cells grown in bioreactors is seen as landmark moment across industry Source: No-kill, lab-grown meat...

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New Zealand Is Infusing Policing With A Social Work Philosophy 

Dec 2, 2020 by

Nimble, Culturally Nuanced And Collaborative, This Māori-Led Response Gets To The Roots Of Family Violence. Source: New Zealand Is...

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CDC vaccine advisers vote to recommend that health care staff and long term care facility residents get Covid-19 vaccine first

Dec 1, 2020 by

Vaccine advisers to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention voted 13-1 on Tuesday to recommend that both health care...

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