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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‘The American People Do Not Want Endless War’: Sanders, Warren, and Ocasio-Cortez Back Pledge to Bring Post-9/11 Conflicts to a Close

Mar 4, 2019 by

“Congress must reassert its constitutional authority over the use of force and responsibly end these interventions,” said...

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Time for a change: Can 2020 Democrats break free from the failures of neoliberalism? 

Mar 3, 2019 by

Up until 2016, leading Democrats had accepted the basic premises of conservatives (“The era of big government is over,” Bill Clinton...

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 Tulsi Discusses Regime Change, speaking on Fox News 

Mar 2, 2019 by

Tulsi is interviewed by Tucker Carlson on FOX News in a five minute video. The putatively “liberal” legacy media hates...

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National March on Washington Saturday, March 16: Hands off Venezuela! 

Mar 1, 2019 by

On Saturday, March 16, thousands of people will march in Washington, D.C. against the Trump administration’s effort to engineer a...

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SPLC and Latin GRAMMY Award-winning band release song that teaches immigrants their rights 

Feb 28, 2019 by

​The SPLC and the Latin GRAMMY Award-winning band Flor De Toloache launched a new song today whose lyrics teach immigrants about the...

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Healthy Nation Rankings: These Are the Healthiest Countries 

Feb 27, 2019 by

Spain has the highest life expectancy at birth among European Union nations, and trails only Japan and Switzerland globally, United...

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A Green New Deal is fiscally responsible. Climate inaction is not

Feb 25, 2019 by

Real economic responsibility means sustaining the communities and physical resources on which society is built Source: A Green New...

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 We Need A New and Just Story to Replace Capitalism 

Feb 24, 2019 by

“Accumulation of wealth at one pole is, therefore, at the same time accumulation of misery, agony of toil, slavery, ignorance,...

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Julian Assange receives new Australian passport

Feb 23, 2019 by

Fugitive Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been issued with a new Australian passport after lengthy negotiations. The new passport...

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The Case for Sanders/Warren 2020: The Populist Dream Team Ticket to Win A Green New Deal

Feb 22, 2019 by

If the Left allows itself to be fractured between Sanders and Warren, a joint Biden/Beto ticket could win the Democratic primary and...

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Resisting Trump Is Not Enough: 20,000 Activists Ask Democratic Candidates Where They Stand on Bold Agenda

Feb 21, 2019 by

We will see what impact the Pledge/Agenda will have on the 2020 political debate. The multiple-candidate field will create a dynamic...

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Bernie Is Running, Thank God 

Feb 19, 2019 by

Bernie Sanders is running for president again. His message is simple: there’s a class war raging and working people need to win...

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Nationwide Rallies Denounce #FakeTrumpEmergency and President’s Anti-Immigrant Agenda

Feb 18, 2019 by

Rapid-response mobilizations refute Trump’s assertion of an emergency at the southern border and denounce...

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Over 230 President’s Day Protests Planned to Fight National Emergency

Feb 17, 2019 by

More than 10,000 Americans are planning to take part in protests this Monday against Trump’s fake national emergency. Source:...

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The Green New Deal’s Five Freedoms

Feb 16, 2019 by

A radical Green New Deal would open up enormous possibilities for human flourishing — and allow us to reclaim the language of...

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At Parkland anniversary, Congress moves to act on gun control amid partisan debate 

Feb 14, 2019 by

The House Judiciary Committee debated a measure Wednesday that would require background checks for all gun sales nationwide. Source:...

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And Now This Message From Some Very Rich People: ‘Please Raise Our Taxes’

Feb 13, 2019 by

If their taxes are raised, wrote 48 millionaires to New York lawmakers, “most of us will literally not notice the...

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Study Shows Toxic Pesticide Levels in Families Dropped by 60% After One-Week Organic Diet

Feb 12, 2019 by

“This important study shows how quickly we can rid our bodies of toxic pesticides by choosing organic,” says researcher...

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Democratic governors withdraw National Guard troops from the southern border in rebuke of Trump’s ‘fear-mongering’ and ‘political theater’ 

Feb 11, 2019 by

Slamming President Donald Trump for his use of “political theater,” Gov. Gavin Newsom has announced that he is withdrawing National...

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How to say ‘I’m sorry’ whether you’ve appeared in a racist photo, harassed women or just plain screwed up 

Feb 10, 2019 by

.With the help of insights from linguists, psychologists and business ethicists who study apologies, I found that there are three...

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Gearing Up for Possibility of Another Trump Shutdown, Airport Workers Ready Mass Protests in 80 Major Cities

Feb 9, 2019 by

“We’re going to continue running as fast as we can right up to February 15, so that we can take action immediately on...

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Most U.S. companies are planning for a circular economy

Feb 9, 2019 by

Rather than just mining materials and manufacturing products that ultimately end up in landfills, companies are increasingly trying...

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Venezuela February 23: Global Day of Action 

Feb 8, 2019 by

The weekend of Saturday, February 23 – the 1 month anniversary of the U.S.-backed coup attempt in Venezuela – has been set as a day...

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Releases Green New Deal Outline

Feb 7, 2019 by

Kurtzleben writes: Whether it’s a deadly cold snap or a hole in an Antarctic glacier or a terrifying new report, there seem to...

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A historic 2,000+ women will be in office this coming year—almost entirely from one political party

Feb 6, 2019 by

The Republican Party has always been on the precipice of losing more and more women, the same way they have lost people of color and...

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Americans Are Eager to Tax the Rich, Multiple Polls Show

Feb 5, 2019 by

A new survey from Morning Consult and Politico found that 76 percent of respondents, all registered voters, believe that the richest...

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Youth Climate Strike Coming to U.S. Next Month 

Feb 4, 2019 by

A sea of students are taking part in climate strikes around the world, and on March 15, young activists in the U.S. will add their...

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A Wealth Tax Could Raise Trillions — and Save Our Democracy

Feb 3, 2019 by

Most progressive solutions to massive levels of inequality have focused on taxing income at the very top at a higher rate. But taxing...

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The world’s oldest Nobel Prize winner, a 96-year-old physicist, says his new invention will give everyone in the world clean, cheap energy

Feb 2, 2019 by

Ashkin’s new invention uses geometry to capture and funnel light. It relies on reflective concentrator tubes that intensify...

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Why We Celebrate Black History Month—And What We Still Need To Learn

Feb 1, 2019 by

Every February, we observe Black History Month as a way of celebrating, honoring and absorbing the lessons of the African Americans...

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Bernie Sanders Proposes Estate Tax of Up to 77% for Billionaires

Jan 31, 2019 by

 Independent Senator Bernie Sanders is proposing to expand the estate tax on wealthy Americans, including a rate of as much as 77...

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On FDR’s 137th Birthday, 200+ Democrats Unveil Bill to Expand Social Security So ‘Seniors Can Retire in Dignity’

Jan 30, 2019 by

“The Secure 2100 Act would increase Social Security’s modest benefits for the 63 million Americans receiving them today,...

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The Masters of the Universe Are Terrified of Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders

Jan 29, 2019 by

 They’re not afraid that Senator Professor Warren or Bernie Sanders ‘can’t win,’ but, rather, they’re...

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Warren’s ultramillionaire wealth tax and Ocasio-Cortez’s tax hike on high incomes change everything

Jan 28, 2019 by

The marker has been laid down. Whose side are politicians on? Democrats and progressives are fighting for the 99 percent, and...

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2019: The Year to Examine Toxic Masculinity

Jan 27, 2019 by

While men still dominate powerful positions in the U.S, they also suffer in unique ways. Life expectancy is shorter, and men are far...

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OAS Interventionist Resolution Against Venezuela Defeated 

Jan 26, 2019 by

A total of 18 countries rejected the interventionist statement proposed by Argentina, in a meeting headed by the United States...

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Poll: A majority of Americans support raising the top tax rate to 70 percent 

Jan 25, 2019 by

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and her Republican critics have both called her proposal to dramatically increase...

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Warren Forces Issue of Massive Economic Inequality Into 2002 Debate With ‘Ultra-Millionaire Tax’

Jan 24, 2019 by

“It would be easier to argue against tax proposals like Warren’s if their opponents weren’t 200-year-old...

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Top 10 Kindness Stories of 2018, by KindSpring Editors

Jan 23, 2019 by

Every year KindSpring shares the top 10 most inspiring kindness stories that were featured on our website or weekly newsletter...

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Putting Tax Rates and Billionaire ‘Excess’ in Moral Terms, Ocasio-Cortez Asks ‘What Kind of Society Do We Want to Live In?’

Jan 22, 2019 by

“I do think that a system that allows billionaires to exist when there are parts of Alabama where people are still getting...

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To Fulfill MLK’s ‘Revolutionary’ Vision, Sanders Says Corrupt, Divisive, and ‘Racist’ Trump Must Be Defeated

Jan 21, 2019 by

“What he reminded us is courage of conscience, that we stand up, no matter what the odds, and take on the power, to fight for...

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Kennedy and King Family Members and Advisors Call for Congress to Reopen Assassination Probes 

Jan 20, 2019 by

On the occasion of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a group of over 60 prominent American citizens is calling upon Congress to reopen the...

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Elections and Movement-Building Through 2020 and Beyond

Jan 19, 2019 by

Let’s resolve in this first month of the new year to make the next 22 months the decisive period in history that they absolutely need...

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Ahead of Third Annual Women’s March, Group Releases Far-Reaching ‘Intersectional Feminist Policy Platform’

Jan 18, 2019 by

New agenda, says group ahead of nationwide marches on Saturday, is “a tangible declaration of how we will protect and defend...

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