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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‘Terrible News’ for GOP as Survey Shows Generation Z Shaping Up To Be Most Progressive Ever

Jan 17, 2019 by

“This data suggests there is a reason why Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez gets so much heat from conservatives—she and this...

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Martin Luther King Jr. Was More Radical Than We Like To Remember 

Jan 16, 2019 by

This Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we would do his memory justice by honoring all of his legacy. Not just the parts that make white...

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The First Priority: Making America a Democracy

Jan 15, 2019 by

Partisan gerrymanders and the Electoral College make a mockery of the notion that the United States is a functioning democracy. We...

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Court Rules for Stein Recount, Denying Attempt to Prevent Public Disclosure of Voting Machine Inspection

Jan 14, 2019 by

Jill Stein announced another win in her push for election integrity after the 2016 recount effort, hailing a Wisconsin court ruling...

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BernieCrats now hold seats in all 50 states! 

Jan 13, 2019 by

I included all politicians or candidates endorsed by either Our Revolution, Democratic Socialists of America, Vermont Progressive...

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Tax Dollars Can Buy Happiness 

Jan 12, 2019 by

So yes, collective social spending buys happiness.The researchers found Americans are happier in states where taxpayer money is spent...

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Every Congressperson Along Southern Border Opposes Border Wall Funding

Jan 10, 2019 by

Nine congressional representatives serve the districts that line the 2,000-mile southern border. They are men, women, freshman...

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Mairead Maguire Nominates Julian Assange For Nobel Peace Prize 

Jan 9, 2019 by

Maguire, winner of 1976 Nobel Peace Prize: “It was Alfred Nobel’s will that the prize would support and protect individuals at...

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The New Congress Needs to Create a Green Planet at Peace

Jan 8, 2019 by

The time has come for a New Peace Deal that repudiates endless war and the threat of nuclear war which, along with catastrophic...

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Do We Really Need Billionaires?

Jan 7, 2019 by

billionaires even took direct command of the world’s three major powers.  Donald Trump became the first billionaire to capture the...

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Canada wants to take in more than 1 million new immigrants in the next 3 years

Jan 6, 2019 by

In his 2018 Annual Report to Parliament on Immigration, the country’s immigration minister Ahmed Hussen revealed plans to admit as...

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9/11: Finally the Truth Comes Out? 

Jan 5, 2019 by

Although the United States is allegedly a democracy with a rule of law, it has taken 17 years for public pressure to bring about the...

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‘Call Me a Radical’: Ocasio-Cortez Suggests 70% Tax Rate for Ultra Rich to Help Pay for Green New Deal

Jan 4, 2019 by

Pushing back against skeptics of taxing the wealthy to pay for efforts to avert climate catastrophe, she says, “I think that it...

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Let The War Vote Go To Congress Now 

Jan 3, 2019 by

 Like the domino theory exponents who gave birth to the Vietnam War, Trump’s detractors have forecast calamity in the aftermaths of...

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Time For A Maximum Income: Jeff Bezos Has Enough 

Jan 2, 2019 by

For Republican members of Congress and cable news pundits, a cap on the earnings of the super rich might sound like a dystopian...

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 An Agenda for 2019

Jan 1, 2019 by

Sanders writes: Jane and I want to take this opportunity to wish you and yours a very healthy and happy new year.  As you know, there...

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Mexican politician climbs border wall to prove a point about Trump’s immigration policy 

Dec 31, 2018 by

A Mexican politician has climbed the fence that separates Mexico from the United States to show President Donald Trump his plan for a...

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Let’s Remember the Social Justice Organizers We Lost in 2018

Dec 30, 2018 by

Here are the voices and stories of organizers, activists and social justice leaders who passed away this year. Source: Let’s...

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How This Year’s Wins for Democracy Set Us Up for a Bold, Hopeful 2019

Dec 29, 2018 by

We could choose to look at the coming year not as a pot of misery getting ready to boil over. With the right attitude, you might see...

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Universal Basic Income Is Easier Than It Looks 

Dec 28, 2018 by

A program to provide adults with a steady paycheck can be funded without driving up taxes or prices. Here’s how it might work....

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10 Female Trailblazers Who Made History in 2018

Dec 27, 2018 by

From politics to finance to media, these women dominated 2018. Source: 10 Female Trailblazers Who Made History in...

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Our Best Social Justice Stories of 2018 

Dec 26, 2018 by

They’re not all sad—many are stories of persistence, problem-solving, and triumph in the face of adversity. Source: Our Best...

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No Room at the Inn: Mexican Posada Tradition Inspires US Migrants

Dec 26, 2018 by

International traditions are commonly adapted to new environments via migration and globalization. In California, the ritual of La...

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And So This Is Christmas

Dec 24, 2018 by

There is the possibility of something being done for peace. President Donald Trump claims he will remove all U.S. troops from Syria....

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Here’s what your favorite Christmas movies say about social justice 

Dec 23, 2018 by

Christmas movies, from It’s a Wonderful Life to Die Hard, mostly deliver the same clove-scented bromide: Sure, capitalism is...

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BILL OF RIGHTS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

Dec 22, 2018 by

I have proposed a set of seven new Amendments, and leave them open for comments, adjustments, propose your own, I didn’t come up with...

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The 2018 Progressive Honor Roll 

Dec 21, 2018 by

​Progressives were on the move this year, and they weren’t just resisting Trump—they were outlining the alternative to Trumpism....

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What Would Happen If the Federal Government Gave Citizens Guaranteed Employment?

Dec 20, 2018 by

Many Americans still desperately need good jobs. Among the fixes gaining traction at the moment, particularly on the left, is the...

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Anti-War Voices: Of Course Trump Should Withdraw US Troops From Syria… and Afghanistan and Yemen and Iraq and…

Dec 19, 2018 by

“The US has been waging endless war for a generation, wasting trillions of dollars and costing countless lives, and we’re...

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg welcomes new U.S. citizens: ‘We are a nation made strong by people like you’

Dec 18, 2018 by

For the second time this year, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg addressed a naturalization ceremony, where the “daughter and...

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A Federal Judge Rules in Favor of Activists Who Covertly Record Police Interactions

Dec 17, 2018 by

The ruling is an important step forward for the First Amendment’s “right to record,” which has become increasingly...

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Federal Court’s Affordable Care Act Ruling Bolsters Case for Medicare for All

Dec 16, 2018 by

The ongoing court battles over the law are likely to proceed eventually to the Supreme Court. Source: Federal Court’s...

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The Public Ownership Solution 

Dec 15, 2018 by

Socialism in the United States is making a comeback. Socialists are winning elections at the local, state, and federal levels; the...

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After Senate’s Passage of War Powers Resolution, Sanders Tees Up Pressure on House to End US Involvement in Yemen

Dec 14, 2018 by

“My hope is that if we can put enough pressure on Paul Ryan and the Republicans in Congress, something can change,”...

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The Incredible Impact of Kindness on Humanity

Dec 13, 2018 by

Instead of becoming hopeless and depressed about the sheer enormity of the plight of so many, we must instead focus on what we can...

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Why Green New Deal Advocates Must Address Militarism

Dec 12, 2018 by

Where is the call for the New Peace Deal that would free up hundreds of billions from the overblown military budget to invest in...

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Imagine a World Without War, Where Migrants Are Welcomed, Where Women Are Not Targets

Dec 11, 2018 by

Not often does good news come on International Human Rights Day—December 10. It is mostly a somber occasion, a day to reflect...

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Group led by Thomas Piketty presents plan for ‘a fairer Europe’ 

Dec 10, 2018 by

Manifesto by progressive Europeans calls for €800bn of levies to tackle inequality, disillusionment, climate change and migration...

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FBI is finally launching database to track deadly police encounters

Dec 9, 2018 by

One significant limitation to this database is that police departments are not actually required to report incidents at the federal...

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How to Have Hack-Proof Elections in America, Easily, and Why Politicians are Against it 

Dec 8, 2018 by

rIt may come as a surprise to many people that we can now easily have elections that are virtually hack proof. The only reportage of...

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Tlaib and Ocasio-Cortez pull back the curtain on corporate CEO-driven ‘bipartisan’ House orientation

Dec 7, 2018 by

Ocasio-Cortez later tweeted that the event was “cohosted by a corporate lobbyist group. Other members have quietly expressed to me...

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Shell Becomes First Energy Company To Link Executive Pay To Carbon Emissions 

Dec 6, 2018 by

Royal Dutch Shell caved in to growing investor pressure over climate change on Monday, setting out plans to introduce...

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‘This is the right thing to do’: Chef José Andrés goes to the southern border to aid asylum-seekers

Dec 5, 2018 by

José Andrés’ latest humanitarian mission shows why he not only deserves his recent nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize, but also why...

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What the Democrats Must Do First

Dec 4, 2018 by

The first order of business for Democrats and progressives, it seems to me, is to advance a serious clean elections/clean government...

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Sanders-Khanna Bill Would Stop Monopoly Drug Pricing in the US

Dec 3, 2018 by

The bill would likely reduce the price of most brand drugs by around 50 percent. Source: Sanders-Khanna Bill Would Stop Monopoly Drug...

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Labor leaders say only ‘full-throated economic populism’ can defeat corporate elites 

Dec 2, 2018 by

With the American labor movement under relentless assault by the right-wing Supreme Court, the Republican Party at both the state and...

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We shouldn’t rush to save the liberal order. We should remake it 

Dec 1, 2018 by

The UN security council, the IMF, the World Bank and the ILO were conceived as agencies of change — they can be again Source:...

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‘It Is Time for Progressives of the World to Unite’: Sanders-Varoufakis Issue Open Call for New Global Movement

Nov 30, 2018 by

“Our Progressive International will reclaim our communities, our cities, our countries, and our planet with a bold...

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 Jill Stein wins Election Reform in PA 

Nov 29, 2018 by

Today, Green Party 2016 Presidential nominee Jill Stein announced the formal settlement of her 2016 lawsuit against the state of...

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Aiming to ‘Revitalize Our Democracy,’ Sanders Institute to Host 250 Progressive Leaders at Weekend Gathering Focused on Bold Solutions

Nov 28, 2018 by

Over three days in Burlington, Vermont, politicians and activists will “share replicable policies, develop actionable steps,...

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The Game-Changing Promise of a Green New Deal

Nov 27, 2018 by

This possibility is simply too important, and time is just too short, to allow it to be shut down by the usual forces of political...

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How we can help the migrant caravan 

Nov 26, 2018 by

Instead of blaming the migrants, we should recognize why they are fleeing and do something about it. Source: How we can help the...

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Study finds political protests really can swing elections

Nov 25, 2018 by

A new study shows that both liberal and conservative protests have had a real impact on U.S. elections. Source: Study finds political...

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Just Being Anti-Trump ‘Not Good Enough’: Sanders Urges Democrats in New Congress to Embrace This Detailed Progressive Agenda

Nov 24, 2018 by

Moving “with a sense of urgency” in their first 100 days next year, says senator, “Democrats must have the courage...

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Amazing Youth Changing the World

Nov 23, 2018 by

Around the globe, young people are stepping up, standing strong and forging a new world for us all. These courageous youth are the...

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How Progressives Are Forcing the Democrats to Actually Do Something About Climate Change

Nov 22, 2018 by

 Some of the nation’s newly minted progressives are pushing Democratic leaders to embrace a bold new climate change agenda that...

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The BBC Just Revealed the World’s 100 Most Inspirational Women

Nov 21, 2018 by

The BBC 100 Women list was released on Monday and covers the stories of influential women in over 60 countries.It focuses...

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Paul Krugman explains why single-payer health care is entirely achievable in the U.S. — and how to get there 

Nov 20, 2018 by

“Single payer has always been economically feasible!” he wrote. “Lots of countries do it; we do it for everyone 65...

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Is the Green New Deal our Civil Rights Movement? 

Nov 19, 2018 by

The Green New Deal is a push to have the incoming Democratic majority in the House foreground moving the US to 100% green energy, in...

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Alexandria Oscasio-Cortez wants to replace Columbus Day with a voting holiday.

Nov 19, 2018 by

It’s time to turn Columbus Day into something we can all feel good about as Americans.Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hasn’t even taken...

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Health Care For All: Why We Need A New Prescription 

Nov 18, 2018 by

The right-wing assault on Obamacare is a distraction, but the “progressive” (or rather party line) defense of the Affordable Care Act...

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The Congressional Progressive Caucus Has an Ambitious Plan to Govern From the Left 

Nov 18, 2018 by

Liberal lawmakers are teaming up with Move On and Indivisible Source: The Congressional Progressive Caucus Has an Ambitious Plan to...

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Self-managed Abortion Highlights Need to Decriminalize Abortion Worldwide 

Nov 15, 2018 by

Most of the world’s decades-old abortion laws don’t reflect the advent of the abortion pill, and they permit the...

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To Help Democrats With ‘Stiffening Their Spines,’ New Indivisible Guide Details How Trump Resistance Can Switch From Defense to Offense

Nov 14, 2018 by

“We can set the legislative agenda with a bold progressive vision rooted in inclusion, fairness, and justice. But none of this...

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The Best Way To Honor War Veterans Is To Stop Creating Them

Nov 13, 2018 by

Veterans Day is not a holiday to honor those who have dutifully protected their country, it is a day used to stoke the enlistment...

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One-Hundred Years Later, It’s Time to Disarm Armistice Day

Nov 12, 2018 by

On Veterans Day, war-machine porn is rolled out all over the country in booming artillery displays and stealth fighter flyovers at...

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More Than 1,000 Educators Won Elections On Tuesday, Teachers Union Says 

Nov 11, 2018 by

“We saw wins up and down the ballot, and we are on fire,” the head of the National Education Association said of the...

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Peace Congress Replaces Trump Military Parade on November 10 In Washington, DC 

Nov 10, 2018 by

The No Trump Military Parade coalition of 250 organizations is holding a Peace Congress in place of the Trump Military Parade, which...

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The Election Was Step One. Now It’s Time to Take On the Capitalist Class.

Nov 9, 2018 by

Only a mass multiracial working class movement can stop Trump. Source: The Election Was Step One. Now It’s Time to Take On the...

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