Over 800 Climate Strikes Planned in U.S. on September 20th; Global Climate Strikes to Take Place in 132 Countries 

Sep 16, 2019 by

5 Days Ahead of Strikes, Activists of All Ages, Labor Groups, Faith Leaders, Businesses Gear Up for Youth-Led Climate Strikes in...

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Bernie Sanders, Not Joe Biden, Sets the Democratic Party Line

Sep 15, 2019 by

Biden may be popular among Democratic voters, but he becomes a marginal figure in the company of his Democratic rivals. Biden offered...

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After a 27-Year Sentence, This Man Is Giving Prisoners Hope and Knowledge

Sep 12, 2019 by

Bartley now works at the Marshall Project, a nonprofit news organization focused on criminal justice issues, where he’s producing a...

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We Can Have Free, Fair, and Secure Elections—If We Demand Them

Sep 11, 2019 by

And Elizabeth Warren has a plan for that. North Carolina’s 2018 congressional revote Tuesday serves as a good reminder that we...

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National Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept 15th To Oct 15th. Great Ideas For Teaching Hispanic Heritage.

Sep 10, 2019 by

The National Council of Hispanic Employment Program Managers (NCHEPM), announced the 2019 Hispanic Heritage Month...

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2019 Global Unity Compassion Games are about to begin!

Sep 10, 2019 by

Survival of the kindest Source: Global Unity Games – Compassion Games...

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3 Ways You Can Help the Victims and Survivors of Hurricane Dorian

Sep 9, 2019 by

“We are in the midst of a historic tragedy.” Source: 3 Ways You Can Help the Victims and Survivors of Hurricane...

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Over 450 Climate Strikes Planned in U.S. on September 20th; Global Climate Strikes to Take Place in 117 Countries 

Sep 8, 2019 by

Activists of All Ages, Labor Groups, Faith Leaders, Businesses and More Join Youth-Led Climate Strikes in Intergenerational Demand...

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Why ‘Primary’ Should Be a Verb for Progressives

Sep 5, 2019 by

Right now, in dozens of Democratic congressional districts, the most effective way for progressives to ‘lobby’ their...

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The ‘3.5% rule’: How a small minority can change the world

Sep 4, 2019 by

Looking at hundreds of campaigns over the last century, Chenoweth found that nonviolent campaigns are twice as likely to achieve...

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The Era of Cheap and Abundant Clean Energy Is Just Around the Corner

Sep 3, 2019 by

US and European researchers have shown the way to an era of cheap and plentiful renewable energy on a massive scale.Canadian...

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The Closer You Live To Nature The Happier You’ll Be, Study Finds

Sep 2, 2019 by

According to a new study, living within walking distance to an urban green space is associated with improved feelings of happiness,...

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California joins a handful of other states that provide community college tuition-free 

Sep 1, 2019 by

The California Community Colleges are the largest system of higher education in the United States. It serves about 2.1 million...

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In Joyful Act of Resistance, Pink Seesaws Installed at Border Fence 

Jul 30, 2019 by

“We are all connected.” Source: In Joyful Act of Resistance, Pink Seesaws Installed at Border Fence | Common Dreams...

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Four things you can do today to fight voter suppression

Jul 29, 2019 by

With voter suppression becoming an increasing concern around the country, it’s easy to resign yourself to feeling overwhelmed or...

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CODEPINK Ranks the 2020 Presidential Candidates on War, Peace and Military Spending

Jul 28, 2019 by

Senator Sanders has the best voting record of any candidate on war and peace issues, especially on military spending. Opposing the...

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Public banking can fund green investment 

Jul 24, 2019 by

A state bank will free the financial resources needed to fund vital investments in the planet’s future. Source: Public banking can...

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‘The Squad’ Keeps the Focus on Bold, Inequality-Busting Policies 

Jul 23, 2019 by

Reps. Omar, Tlaib, Pressley, and Ocasio-Cortez fight hard for their constituents in the face of racist attacks Source: ‘The Squad’...

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Progressive Straw Poll Shows Sanders Leading 2020 Democrats, With Green New Deal and Medicare for All Top Priorities

Jul 22, 2019 by

“There is no doubt that, in 2020, Democrats are better positioned to nominate an unapologetic champion for progressive values...

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‘I Stand With Ilhan’: Outpouring of Support for Rep. Omar Counters Racist ‘Send Her Back’ Chant by Trump Crowd 

Jul 18, 2019 by

“Trump is stoking the most despicable and disturbing currents in our society. And that very hatred and racism fuels him. We...

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Tesla floats fully self-driving cars as soon as this year

Jul 17, 2019 by

The company’s decision to deliver new self-driving technology to hundreds of thousands of drivers has rivals and regulators on edge...

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Let’s Establish a Wealth Tax — and Give Every Family $25,000 a Year

Jul 16, 2019 by

Three men in the U.S. have more accumulated wealth than half of all Americans, 165 million people.Our corporations control more...

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Will San Francisco Become the Second City to Tax Extreme CEO-Worker Pay Gaps?

Jul 15, 2019 by

the San Francisco ballot initiative will undoubtedly educate millions of people about this approach to narrowing the extremely unfair...

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Wave-Powered Desalination Promises To Deliver Clean Water To Developing Countries And Island Nations

Jul 14, 2019 by

Using the power of ocean waves, innovators from Boston, U.S., have developed a technology that can produce fresh water off-grid and...

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The United States Can Afford The Programs Needed For People And Planet

Jul 11, 2019 by

The Democratic Party has clearly swung to the progressive left, with candidates in the first round of presidential debates coming up...

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‘Little Free Pantries’ Pop Up Around the World to Help People Who Can’t Afford Food

Jul 10, 2019 by

While Little Free Pantries don’t tackle or solve the root causes of food insecurity, the project could complement the help...

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10 Movies That Will Teach Kids Empathy, Inclusion And Other Good Lessons This Summer

Jul 9, 2019 by

10 Movies That Will Teach Kids Empathy, Inclusion And Other Good Lessons These films can help students see the world from new...

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A 100% renewable grid isn’t just feasible, it’s in the works in Europe 

Jul 8, 2019 by

Europe will be 90% renewable powered in two decades, experts say. Source: A 100% renewable grid isn’t just feasible, it’s in the...

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Tree Planting ‘Has Mind-Blowing Potential’ to Tackle Climate Crisis

Jul 7, 2019 by

Planting billions of trees across the world is by far the biggest and cheapest way to tackle the climate crisis, according to...

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Progressive Patriotism for July 4

Jul 4, 2019 by

As both a candidate and as president, Trump has consistently confused patriotism and nationalism Source: Progressive Patriotism for...

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If We Equally Divided the World’s Wealth 

Jul 3, 2019 by

If wealth was equally distributed in America, every family would own $ 528,420 in assets. Most of us living in the richest nation in...

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Chelsea’s Message of Solidarity on the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall

Jul 2, 2019 by

We are here today because we know that no matter how much they claim otherwise, the forces of capitalism, colonialism, and white...

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Here’s one way Democrats can defeat Trump: be radically anti-war 

Jul 1, 2019 by

For too long, Democrats have accepted the national-security establishment consensus. Voters are desperate for a different kind of...

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Does Anyone ‘Deserve’ to Be a Billionaire?

Jun 30, 2019 by

Most of the candidates for the Democratic Presidential nomination seem to have no problem with the presence of grand private fortunes...

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Thousands Of People Are Organizing A Huge, Nationwide Vigil At Detention Camps Across America. 

Jun 27, 2019 by

There’s no excuse for treatment like this. It’s time to make our voices heard. Mark your calendars for July 12. Source: Thousands Of...

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20 Ways You Can Help Immigrants Now 

Jun 26, 2019 by

While Congress stalls, you can take other kinds of actions to help immigrants in transition, in detention, and in crisis Source: 20...

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2020 Democratic Candidates: Where Do They Stand on Key Policy Issues? 

Jun 25, 2019 by

Where nearly two dozen candidates stand on health care, the climate crisis, closing the wealth gap, and more Source: 2020 Democratic...

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Great Pacific Garbage Patch: giant plastic trap put to sea again 

Jun 24, 2019 by

Floating boom is designed to trap 1.8 trillion items of plastic without harming marine life — but broke apart last time Source:...

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Know your rights as an immigrant 

Jun 23, 2019 by

These are difficult times. As immigrants, we face a lot of discrimination in this country. But we all deserve to be treated with...

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Don’t give up! How to stay healthy, happy and combative in impossible political times 

Jun 20, 2019 by

Activism comes with all the stresses of any job — long hours, “office” politics and overflowing inboxes. Couple this with the...

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How Global Sharing Week is changing the world

Jun 19, 2019 by

Global Sharing Week is one of the world’s biggest celebrations of the impact of sharing in the world as a tool for collective action...

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How Families Separated at the Border Could Make the Government Pay 

Jun 18, 2019 by

Suny Rodríguez sued the government over abuses in family detention, and launched a new legal movement. Source: How Families Separated...

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Instead of Death and Destruction, Poor People’s Moral Budget Shows What It Looks Like to ‘Invest in Life’ 

Jun 17, 2019 by

“We can provide robust voting rights, decent jobs, and secure incomes, housing, healthcare, education, peace, and a clean...

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Will impeachment backfire on Democrats? Not if they do it right.

Jun 16, 2019 by

Heeding the right lessons of 1998, a Trump impeachment would ensure that no future president considers him a proper precedent. While...

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Building Post-Neoliberal Institutions 

Jun 16, 2019 by

We are (almost) ready to move beyond criticism of neoliberals and the world they have wrought to an affirmative alternate vision,...

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Meet the 2019 National Teacher of the Year 

Jun 12, 2019 by

He teaches at Virgie Binford Education Center, in Richmond, Virginia. The school is inside a juvenile detention center. That’s a...

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No, climate action can’t be separated from social justice

Jun 11, 2019 by

Elites who divorce climate policy from social justice are almost as out of touch as those who deny climate science altogether Source:...

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Hotel In Small-Town Michigan Offers Free Lodging To Women Traveling For Abortion 

Jun 10, 2019 by

Shelley O’Brien, a grandmother of seven and manager of the Yale Hotel, has welcomed “sisters” in need to stay at the inn for free....

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Some U.S. embassies still hoisting rainbow flags, despite advisory from Washington 

Jun 9, 2019 by

Since the State Department began rejecting all embassy requests to hoist rainbow flags outside the mission buildings during LGBTQ...

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Pro-Choice Laws Are Winning in These States (Updated) 

Jun 6, 2019 by

A spate of pro-choice bills repealing abortion restrictions and shoring up abortion rights against the U.S. Supreme Court are...

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Neuroscience reveals how gratitude literally rewires your brain to be happier

Jun 5, 2019 by

According to UCLA’s Mindfulness Awareness Research Center, regularly expressing gratitude literally changes the molecular structure...

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Sanders, Biden Tied in Recent Iowa Poll

Jun 4, 2019 by

An Iowa Starting Line/Change Research poll released on Monday shows Biden and Sanders each receiving 24 percent support among likely...

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Applause for New Zealand ‘Wellbeing Budget’ That Dedicates Billions to Mental Health Care and Ending Child Poverty 

Jun 2, 2019 by

“Hopefully, other nations can follow suit and make similar contributions to enhanced living standards.” Source: Applause...

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Glyphosate Herbicides Now Banned Or Restricted In 17 Countries Worldwide 

Jun 2, 2019 by

There is a growing swell of government level support worldwide for bans on glyphosate-based herbicides for both health and...

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New Law Requires Filipino Students to Plant 10 Trees to Graduate

May 30, 2019 by

If implemented successfully, at least 175 million new trees would be planted each year. Source: New Law Requires Filipino Students to...

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Brazil’s Supreme Court Votes to Make Homophobia & Transphobia Illegal

May 29, 2019 by

The acts of discrimination will be punishable by up to five years in prison. Source: Brazil’s Supreme Court Votes to Make...

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Trump Dumped Thousands of Immigrants in San Antonio. The City’s Response Was a Lesson in Kindness. 

May 28, 2019 by

“When it’s up close and personal, people do a better job separating the politics from the people.” Source: Trump Dumped Thousands of...

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This Memorial Day, Let’s Learn From Our Mistakes and End Illegal War

May 27, 2019 by

We can do it if we stop believing the lie that the price of freedom is a large-scale loss of human life. Source: This Memorial Day,...

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A U.S. Grand Strategy for a Values-Driven Foreign Policy 

May 26, 2019 by

WIn her essay, Kate shows how progressive values — namely the principles of safety, solidarity, self-determination, equality,...

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Atlanta creates first food forest in Georgia, largest in U.S.

May 23, 2019 by

Atlanta residents will have greater access to fresh food thanks to a public urban food forest, near Lakewood Fairgrounds. This is the...

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Over 1,351 Climate Strikes in 110 Countries Planned for Friday as Global Revolt Escalates

May 21, 2019 by

“Activism works. So act.” Source: Over 1,351 Climate Strikes in 110 Countries Planned for Friday as Global Revolt...

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Overall Best States Rankings 

May 20, 2019 by

The Best States ranking of U.S. states draws on thousands of data points to measure how well states are performing for their...

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Towards a culture of world peace 

May 19, 2019 by

“The culture of peace” which was addressed by President Xi Jinping in his opening address of the Conference on Dialogue of Asian...

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‘Now I Am Speaking to the Whole World’: How Teen Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Got Everyone to Listen

May 16, 2019 by

Organizers estimate that on March 15, a remarkable 1.6 million people in 133 countries participated in a climate strike inspired by...

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How to Build the Green New Deal? Cities and States May Already Have Answers.

May 15, 2019 by

The good news is that any effort to bring the Green New Deal to fruition wouldn’t need to start from scratch. Proponents can, and...

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Washington State Has Created the Nation’s First Social-Insurance Program for Long-Term Care 

May 14, 2019 by

When Americans age or need help with the basic tasks of living, they often have no one to turn to but their family members. A...

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13 Questions All Presidential Candidates Must Answer About Nuclear War 

May 13, 2019 by

Voters are rightly insisting that candidates debate climate change, and we should also insist they address the arms race. Source: 13...

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The Radical History of Mother’s Day 

May 12, 2019 by

“We women of one country will be too tender of those of another country to allow our sons to be trained to injure theirs,”...

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It’s Time for Nations to Unite Around an International Green New Deal 

May 9, 2019 by

Several countries have proposed their own versions of a Green New Deal, but climate change knows no borders. We need a global...

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Names And Locations Of The Top 100 People Killing The Planet

May 8, 2019 by

Just 100 companies are responsible for more than 70% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions since 1988. The guys who run those...

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Thousands across U.S. rally in support of drivers licenses for undocumented immigrant residents

May 7, 2019 by

Thousands of people across multiple states marked May Day by marching in support of immigrant communities and, in particular,...

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The Era of “Centrist” Establishment Democrats Is Over

May 6, 2019 by

Given the choice in 2016 between a shopworn Establishment Democratic message and the loud guy from TV, 49 percent of them stayed...

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On World Press Freedom Day, 10 Reasons Why Press Freedom Matters

May 3, 2019 by

A vibrant, critical, free press is absolutely fundamental to a functioning democracy Source: On World Press Freedom Day, 10 Reasons...

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Reaching Critical Mass On Taxing The Rich 

May 3, 2019 by

Polls regularly show broad public support for having our wealthiest pay quite a bit more at tax time. But we haven’t had critical...

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The New Political Group Supermajority Aims to Mobilize Women Across Race, Class, and Generation

May 2, 2019 by

Cecile Richards, Ai-jen Poo, and Alicia Garza are pushing a “women’s new deal.” Source: The New Political Group Supermajority Aims to...

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May Day 2019: Workers demand higher wages, rights, respect

May 1, 2019 by

Higher salaries, better working conditions, maternity leave, minimum wage and an end to discrimination against temporary or foreign...

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Meet the Winners of the 2019 Goldman Environmental Prize

Apr 30, 2019 by

Six grassroots environmental activists will receive the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize today. Dubbed the Green Nobel Prize,...

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Halima Aden Becomes Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue’s First Hijab-Wearing Model 

Apr 30, 2019 by

The Somali-American model appears in the highly anticipated magazine wearing two custom burkinis. Source: Halima Aden Becomes Sports...

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Historic Win: America’s Most Successful Conservation Program Permanently Reauthorized 

Mar 30, 2019 by

The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), our nation’s most successful conservation and recreation funding program, was...

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Here’s How the 2020 Candidates Stack Up on War and Peace

Mar 28, 2019 by

This election season, we need a real debate over the U.S.’s vicious, ongoing wars. Source: Here’s How the 2020 Candidates...

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Here’s How The 2020 Candidates Rate On Climate 

Mar 27, 2019 by

Climate change is expected to be a major issue among Democrats in 2020 as the White House continues its anti-environmental agenda....

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Women in New Zealand Wear Headscarves to Show Solidarity With Muslims

Mar 26, 2019 by

“We love, support, and respect you.” Source: Women in New Zealand Wear Headscarves to Show Solidarity With...

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‘Simple Laws of Economics’ Doom Remaining US Coal Plants as Solar and Wind Are Now Cheaper for American Households

Mar 25, 2019 by

In propping up the coal industry, the Trump administration is not only contributing to dangerous pollution, fossil fuel emissions,...

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National Wildlife Week: Top 10 Cities for Wildlife 

Mar 24, 2019 by

Wildlife in urban areas face unique challenges as we humans pave roads, build storm water systems and expand our neighborhoods. NWF’s...

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‘Put It To the People’: One Million+ March in UK to Demand Brexit Rethink

Mar 23, 2019 by

“The Prime Minister claims she speaks for Britain. Well, have a look out of the window Prime Minister. Open your curtains....

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3 Ways Sunrise Movement and Justice Democrats Are Changing What Is Winnable

Mar 22, 2019 by

To win a Green New Deal and realign the Democratic Party, Sunrise Movement and Justice Democrats are embracing disruption, conflict...

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May Day 2019 – National Mobilization For Immigrant Workers Rights! 

Mar 20, 2019 by

We are calling a national day of multi-ethnic unity with youth, labor, peace and justice communities in solidarity with immigrant...

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Supporters Around The World Rally, Crying ‘Hands Off Venezuela’ 

Mar 19, 2019 by

From Argentina to South Africa, Malaysia to Peru, New Zealand to Canada and the U.S., supporters of the Bolivarian revolution marched...

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Women’s History Month: Reclaiming the herstories of black woman suffragists

Mar 18, 2019 by

As more women enter the field and get published (which in and of itself is a story worth telling), “history” will change. The...

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Costa Rica Aiming to Be World’s First Plastic and Carbon-Free Country by 2021

Mar 17, 2019 by

Ellis writes: Costa Rica is setting itself an aim of becoming the first country to be plastic and carbon-free by 2021. Source: Costa...

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New Zealand prime minister says, ‘Our gun laws will change’

Mar 16, 2019 by

“While work is being done as to the chain of events that lead to both the holding of this gun license and the possession of...

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Global Climate Strike in Pictures: Millions of Students Walk Out to Demand Planetary Transformation

Mar 15, 2019 by

“We are facing the greatest existential crisis humanity has ever faced. And yet it has been ignored. You who have ignored it...

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Greta Thunberg nominated for Nobel peace prize 

Mar 14, 2019 by

Climate strike founder shortlisted ahead of global strikes planned in more than 105 countries Source: Greta Thunberg nominated for...

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Democratic 2020 candidates roll up to support marijuana legalisation 

Mar 11, 2019 by

In a joint effort, Warren, Harris, Sanders and Gillibrand are co-sponsors of legislation authored by Booker Source: Democratic 2020...

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Disney heiress slams CEO pay, says ‘Jesus Christ himself isn’t worth 500 times’ worker salaries

Mar 10, 2019 by

Heiress Abigail Disney thinks corporate America is being paid too much. Source: Disney heiress slams CEO pay, says ‘Jesus...

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Daily Inspiration — Iceland Leads in Women’s Status

Mar 9, 2019 by

Katrín Jakobsdóttir has made an impact in her country as the Prime Minister of Iceland, Leader of the Left Green Movement and the...

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International Women’s Day—A Woman’s Place Is Still in the Revolution

Mar 8, 2019 by

Now more than ever it is imperative that women are celebrated and elevated at the highest level for their immense contribution to...

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Sparked by Ilhan Omar’s ‘Valid Criticism’ of Israel, House Overwhelmingly Passes Broad ‘Anti-Hate’ Resolution

Mar 7, 2019 by

“We’re happy to see a resolution that condemns real bigotry, rather than going after Rep. Ilhan Omar and her vision of a...

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NASA’s First All-Female Spacewalk Will Happen During Women’s History Month 

Mar 6, 2019 by

Astronauts Anne McClain and Christina Koch, along with flight controller Jackie Kagey, are set to conduct the International Space...

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On March 15, the Climate Kids Are Coming 

Mar 5, 2019 by

A massive, international, youth-led mobilization will demand action on the climate crisis. Source: On March 15, the Climate Kids Are...

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