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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Teachers, counselors, food delivery: coronavirus crisis fuels army of volunteers 

Mar 19, 2020 by

With many unable to leave their homes in the crisis, community members are filling in where government can’t Source: Teachers,...

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It’s Time to Nationalize the Airlines

Mar 18, 2020 by

America’s most consumer-abusing and environment-degrading industry wants us to bail it out. Instead, we should take it over. Source:...

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It’s Taken a Pandemic to Make Politicians Take Note of Our Basic Needs

Mar 17, 2020 by

The U.S.’s social compact at the end of this crisis will look dramatically different from how it looked going in. Source: It’s Taken...

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Our future is in millennial hands — even if it doesn’t feel like it now

Mar 15, 2020 by

Right now we’re looking at a presidential race, where everybody is very old. Also, congressional leadership is old. Mitch McConnell...

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Jake Tapper Suddenly Realizes Joe Biden Could Lose – YouTube

Mar 12, 2020 by

No mystery, the DNC would rather lose to trump than win with Bernie.

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What Would a World Without Prisons Look Like? 

Mar 10, 2020 by

The architect Deanna Van Buren designs civic spaces that are healing alternatives to correctional facilities. Source: What Would a...

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Wells Fargo Announces Ban On Financing Arctic Oil And Gas Drilling 

Mar 9, 2020 by

The world’s top bank to finance fracked oil and gas will no longer fund for oil and gas projects in the Arctic. Wells Fargo recently...

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International Women’s Day: events highlighting gender inequality take place around the world – live updates

Mar 8, 2020 by

On International Women’s Day, we’ll be following the commemorative events all around the world Source: International Women’s...

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The Most Common Coronavirus Concerns, Answered By Doctors 

Mar 5, 2020 by

Read this before you call your physician in a total panic over COVID-19. Source: The Most Common Coronavirus Concerns, Answered By...

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In Every Super Tuesday State With Exit Polls, Majority of Democratic Voters Support Eliminating Private Health Insurance

Mar 4, 2020 by

“Medicare for All is winning,” said Alyssa Kang, community organizer with the California Nurses Association. Source: In...

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Finnish company makes food from thin air 

Mar 3, 2020 by

It’s not like you can make food out of thin air. Well…it turns out you can. A company from Finland, Solar Foods, is planning to...

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Athletes Take A Knee Against Israel’s Occupation

Mar 2, 2020 by

Two Volleyball Players At Brooklyn College Are Facing A Torrent Of Abuse For Protesting During The Israeli National Anthem. Source:...

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Building The New Antiwar Movement

Mar 1, 2020 by

Is a genuine antiwar movement reemerging in the U.S., the citadel of military worship? Will we witness the revival of an...

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‘The billionaire election’: How 2020 is a referendum on wealth inequality 

Feb 27, 2020 by

And so, this is an election in which you have to have a stand. You have to know where you stand on the question of billionaires in...

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Newly waterproofed Arctic seed vault hits one million samples

Feb 26, 2020 by

The Arctic global seed vault has reached the milestone of having 1m varieties stored in its deep freeze. The new deposits are being...

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Democratic Socialist Countries Rank Highly in Happiness – US Drops Again

Feb 24, 2020 by

The 2018 World Happiness Report is out, and the US ranks the lowest that it’s even been, dropping from 18th place to 19th...

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Remembrance Of Malcolm X On His 84th Birthday 

Feb 23, 2020 by

Malcolm has been relegated to an icon, the fate as Lenin wrote, of many revolutionaries.  His picture adorns a U.S. postage stamp. ...

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CNN Poll of Polls: Bernie Sanders tops Democratic field 

Feb 20, 2020 by

Sanders, a Vermont independent, is leading the pack as the candidates head to the Nevada caucuses with 28% of support among...

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New Invention Generates Electricity “Out of Thin Air” – Offers Clean Energy 24/7

Feb 19, 2020 by

Renewable device could help mitigate climate change, power medical devices. Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst...

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California to Apologize for Internment of Japanese Americans

Feb 17, 2020 by

On Thursday, California’s Legislature is expected to approve a resolution offering an apology to internment victims for the state’s...

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List Of Assange Vigils on February 24th in Countries Around the World

Feb 16, 2020 by

In an amazing effort to free the Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange, from the clutches of the U.S. empire, supporters around the world...

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Reimagining Democratic Public Ownership for the Twenty-first Century 

Feb 16, 2020 by

A new transatlantic project will explore how new models of public ownership can shape the emerging commanding heights of the economy....

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Greta Thunberg to Make New Documentary Series for the BBC

Feb 13, 2020 by

BBC Studios has announced a documentary series about the teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg. Source: FOCUS: Greta Thunberg to...

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Sanders lays out his vision for America: finish what Franklin Roosevelt started 

Feb 12, 2020 by

Presidential 2020 candidate Bernie Sanders confronted critics of his leftwing politics in a formal speech on Wednesday that sought to...

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Mexico Is Showing the World How to Defeat Neoliberalism 

Feb 11, 2020 by

At a press conference on Jan. 6, the President of Mexico said the neoliberal model had failed; private banks were not serving the...

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Joaquin Phoenix’s Oscars speech casts him as Hollywood’s poster boy of progress

Feb 10, 2020 by

The Joker star went off-script to bare his teeth at the meat industry, risking ridicule to advocate profound social change Source:...

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Let’s remember the Heroes of the Greensboro Sit-ins on its 60th Anniversary

Feb 9, 2020 by

Today marks the 60th anniversary of the Greensboro sit-ins. Sixty years ago, four African American college students quietly sat down...

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We All Deserve An Income Floor: Why the Bold Policy of Guaranteed Income Works 

Feb 5, 2020 by

This week on the podcast: How would a universal basic income open up the potential of all people in this country? Source: We All...

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Dutch Guy Famous for Cleaning Up Pacific Garbage Patch is Now Clearing the World’s Rivers Too

Feb 4, 2020 by

Young Dutch scientist Boyan Slat is responsible for cleaning up the worlds oceans—and he is now cleaning up rivers with his new...

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Colin Kaepernick Spent Super Bowl Serving Meals and Suits to the Needy

Feb 3, 2020 by

Colin Kaepernick spent his Super Bowl Sunday doing charity work in NYC. Source: Colin Kaepernick Spent Super Bowl Serving Meals and...

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Cuba Is Testing Products Against Cancer, Alzheimer’s And Parkinson’s Disease 

Feb 2, 2020 by

While Demonized In The United States, The Cuban Government Has Built A Comprehensive Nationalized Healthcare System Based On...

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New Mexico billboard points out ‘rape is about power and control,’ and ‘so are abortion bans’

Jan 30, 2020 by

When it comes to sexual violence, cultural conversations are slowly but surely starting to hit on a core point—rape, and other...

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Trump’s border wall blew over in the wind — and landed on the Mexican side 

Jan 29, 2020 by

“Mexicali police have confirmed with News 11 that a portion of the new border wall fell on the Mexico side of the border, landing on...

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The 3% Plan to End Starvation

Jan 27, 2020 by

Hunger as a danger to anyone can be made a thing of the past. All that is required, apart from basic skills in distributing...

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The Emerging Worldview: How New Progressivism Is Moving Beyond Neoliberalism

Jan 26, 2020 by

Measured conventionally, very little about today’s politics makes sense. Many attempts to explain the chaos point to political...

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Finland’s Prime Minister calls for a four day work week to increase productivity and family time 

Jan 23, 2020 by

The Prime Minister of Finland feels that a 4-day workweek could have an overall benefit for the citizens of her country. Previous...

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Global Poll Finds Majority Believe Capitalism More Harmful Than Good

Jan 22, 2020 by

A global survey out Monday ahead of the World Economic Forum summit in Davos shows that over half of respondents believe capitalism...

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New York Moving To Become Next State To Enact Public Banking 

Jan 21, 2020 by

Public Bank NYC Coalition is planning to rally groups in support of public banking legislation, but only after making some additional...

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The MLK Lesson America Needs Most in 2020

Jan 20, 2020 by

Before he died, the civil rights leader joined a campaign to unify working people of all races. Today, nothing could be more...

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Women’s March 2020: Protesters in D.C. and across the country pledge it’s only the beginning 

Jan 19, 2020 by

Among the issues the Women’s March is championing this year, protesters say they have one main priority: getting Trump out of office....

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‘A Truly Historic Moment’: 50 Years After Congress Passed ERA, Amendment Meets Constitutional Threshold With Virginia’s Approval 

Jan 15, 2020 by

The amendment is likely to be tied up in court battles following a Justice Department statement that the deadline for ratification...

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‘Saving Life on Earth’ for Just $100 Billion: New Roadmap Shows How US Can Address Global Extinction Crisis 

Jan 14, 2020 by

The plan calls for the president to declare the global extinction crisis a national emergency and establish 500 new national parks,...

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Galapagos giant tortoise retires after saving his species

Jan 13, 2020 by

Thanks to Diego, the population on the Galapagos Islands has gone from 15 to 2000, 800 of them his progeny.  All the best to ya,...

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Chef José Andrés’ relief workers team with local group to assist asylum-seekers waiting in Mexico

Jan 12, 2020 by

A member of Chef José Andrés’ World Central Kitchen said the group is at the U.S./Mexico border to assist in local efforts that are...

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War With Iran Averted, For Now. US Out Of The Middle East 

Jan 9, 2020 by

When things are moving so fast, perhaps it is best to move away from the ever-changing and confusing real-time commentary about what...

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‘Medicare for All’ Would Help Heal the Income Gap

Jan 8, 2020 by

The benefits of such a plan far outweigh the costs to the uppermost strata of American taxpayers. Source: ‘Medicare for All’ Would...

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The Decade in 11 Movements

Jan 8, 2020 by

The 2010s saw a surge in activism. Here are some of the highlights. Source: The Decade in 11 Movements – The American...

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Are Establishment Democrats Running Out of Ways to Sabotage Bernie Sanders? 

Jan 7, 2020 by

The moderates of the party can’t stand what Bernie is and what he stands for, but they apparently can’t find a way to...

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Weinstein Accusers Gather at New York Courthouse to Witness ‘Moment of Justice’ Two Years After #MeToo Movement Began 

Jan 6, 2020 by

“This trial is critical to show that predators everywhere will be held accountable and that speaking up can bring about real...

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Anti-war protests across U.S., the world against Iran action — photos 

Jan 5, 2020 by

The White House and the Trump hotel in D.C. were among the protest locations. Source: Anti-war protests across U.S., the world...

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36 Powerful Images Of Women Protesters Leading From The Front Across The World

Jan 2, 2020 by

Celebrating the power and courage of all the women and girls across the world who have to take the streets for their beliefs,...

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French Strike: Electricity Workers Light Poor Homes On Christmas, Cut-Off Power To Police And Big Business 

Jan 1, 2020 by

There is no “Christmas truce” for the workers of the Electricity Company of France (EDF) who are on strike. Workers are reconnecting...

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A Progressive Wish List for 2020 

Dec 31, 2019 by

If we work hard and stay focused, 2020 can be the year we make huge gains. Source: A Progressive Wish List for 2020 | Common Dreams...

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 The A to Z of Things Trump Could and Should Have Been Impeached For

Dec 19, 2019 by

 It was a major moment in this car crash of a presidency – and a major achievement for House Democrats. Still, I couldn’t...

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