It’s Time for a New Good Neighbor Policy Toward Latin America 

Jun 29, 2021 by

President Biden must resist trying to revive a new Cold War with China and using that to undermine progressive governments in South...

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Free fridges are popping up on sidewalks to help feed the 20 million Americans who don’t have enough to eat 

Jun 28, 2021 by

In hard-hit neighborhoods of Philadelphia, residents set up 20 free fridges to feed hungry neighbors. Volunteers stock the fridges...

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More Americans ‘socially liberal’ than conservative for first time – huge swing over past 20 years 

Jun 27, 2021 by

Gallup reveals 34% of Americans now say they are socially liberal, 30% conservative, and 35% identify as moderate. Source: More...

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Repairs Are Underway From Largest Investment in National Parks in Over 60 Years 

Jun 24, 2021 by

  National Park Service’s acting director explains how agency prioritizes projects funded by the Great American Outdoors Act...

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‘We Are the Workers’: Socialist India Walton Declares Victory in Buffalo Mayoral Race

Jun 23, 2021 by

“We do the work,” the Democrat said after her primary win. “And we deserve a government that works with and for...

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Black-Palestine Solidarity is Making Its Way to Capitol Hill

Jun 22, 2021 by

Progressive Black Democrats are reviving a radical tradition of Palestine solidarity in Congress, challenging Black leaders in their...

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World Refugee Day: A call for inclusion as 82-million people are displaced 

Jun 21, 2021 by

More than 11-million people were forced to flee their countries in 2020. Source: World Refugee Day: A call for inclusion as...

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11 Mayors From Los Angeles To Asheville Vow To Create Reparations Pilot Programs

Jun 20, 2021 by

Eleven U.S. mayors, from Los Angeles to tiny Tullahassee, Oklahoma, have pledged to pay reparations for slavery to a small group of...

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Russia, US Will Launch Arms Control Talks To Avoid ‘Accidental War’ 

Jun 17, 2021 by

The agreement reached during the summit between President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin is “a positive first step,”...

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House passes bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday 

Jun 16, 2021 by

49 states and D.C. already commemorate Juneteenth, but the passage of the bill makes the day a legal federal holiday. Source: House...

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G7 Leaders Unite to Protect 30% of Land, Sea by 2030

Jun 15, 2021 by

The communique also included support for conserving the biologically rich waters of the Antarctic Southern Ocean, tackling marine...

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Nevada becomes second state to add a public option to health insurance exchange

Jun 14, 2021 by

On Wednesday, Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak, a Democrat, signed legislation creating a public health insurance option for the...

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Latin America further resists Washington’s grip 

Jun 13, 2021 by

Assessing the ways the anti-imperialist movement is rising throughout Latin America. Source: Article: U.S. empire’s final...

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Record-High 70% in U.S. Support Same-Sex Marriage

Jun 10, 2021 by

U.S. support for legal same-sex marriage continues to grow, now at 70% — a new high in Gallup’s trend dating to 1996....

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‘Keystone XL Is Dead!’: After 10-Year Battle, Climate Movement Victory Over Tar Sands Pipeline Is Complete 

Jun 9, 2021 by

“Keystone XL is now the most famous fossil fuel project killed by the climate movement,’ said one veteran campaigner,...

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‘We Are Coming’: Poor People’s Campaign to March Against Manchin Obstructionism in West Virginia

Jun 8, 2021 by

“Manchin’s positions are wrong, constitutionally inconsistent, historically inaccurate, morally indefensible,...

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UN’s torture expert condemns persecution of Julian Assange 

Jun 7, 2021 by

Efforts to free WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange from Belmarsh Prison in the UK were ramped up this week ahead of the G7 summit with...

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G-7 countries reach agreement on 15 percent global tax rate 

Jun 6, 2021 by

The deal was announced Saturday morning. Source: G-7 countries reach agreement on 15 percent global tax rate – The Washington...

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Giving People Money Is Apparently Not Crushing The Economy 

Jun 6, 2021 by

The May jobs report showed little evidence that unemployment benefits are stalling economic growth, despite Republicans’ continued...

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President Biden Issues First Proclamation Honoring LGBTQ+ Pride Month 

Jun 2, 2021 by

It’s a major break from the Trump administration, which never issued an official proclamation honoring the LGBTQ+ community. Source:...

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Biden proclaims day of remembrance on 100th anniversary of Tulsa massacre 

Jun 1, 2021 by

Biden said he wanted Americans to reflect on “this solemn centennial” the “deep roots of racial terror in our...

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The World Achieves its Target to Protect More Land, Adding 42%—the Size of Russia—in Last Decade

May 31, 2021 by

That means about 17% of land and inland water habitats and 8% of marine areas—especially those with particular importance for...

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Last year’s ‘record-breaking’ global protests were effective in making change

May 30, 2021 by

  According to the research group ACLED, 95 percent of the 10,600 demonstration events in the U.S. last summer were peaceful....

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New Super PAC To Go After ‘Treason Caucus’ Republicans Who Tried To Overturn Election 

May 27, 2021 by

Democratic campaign vets have started the “Never Again PAC” to help defeat the 147 members of Congress who voted to reject the...

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Dutch court orders Shell to cut its emissions in landmark ruling 

May 26, 2021 by

In a precedent-setting ruling, a Dutch court ruled Wednesday in favor of environmentalists and more than 1,7000 residents of the...

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U.S. Embassies Worldwide Authorized to Fly Black Lives Matter Flags

May 25, 2021 by

A new directive comes while the United States commemorates the anniversary of George Floyd’s murder. Source: U.S. Embassies Worldwide...

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Video: World stands with Palestine 

May 24, 2021 by

Huge numbers of people all over the globe have been protesting in solidarity with Palestinians this month as Israel intensified its...

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Chileans Voted for an End to Neoliberalism

May 23, 2021 by

Last week, the people of Chile voted for sweeping structural reform and an end to neoliberalism. It’s one of the Left’s...

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‘The IEA Is Starting to Get It’: World Energy Body Praised for Finally Admitting Fossil Fuels Must Stay in the Ground 

May 19, 2021 by

“Today’s bombshell report from the International Energy Agency is easy to translate,” said Bill McKibben....

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These Start-Ups Could Make Abortion One Click Away

May 18, 2021 by

During the pandemic, women have been able to get abortion pills to take at home through an email or phone call. Will it stay that...

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Phase 3 Trial of MDMA Therapy for Severe PTSD is So Successful That 67% Don’t Qualify For Diagnosis Now

May 17, 2021 by

”While many forms of PTSD therapy involve recalling previous trauma, the unique ability of MDMA to raise compassion and understanding...

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 Washington State: Single-Payer Health Care Here We Come 

May 16, 2021 by

Washington State’s history-making Single-Payer directive legislation, signed into law yesterday by Gov. Jay Inslee, establishes...

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CDC guidance: Fully vaccinated people don’t have to wear mask indoors 

May 13, 2021 by

The CDC announced in new guidance Thursday that anyone who is fully vaccinated can participate in indoor and outdoor activities...

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Thousands march in solidarity with Palestine in US capital

May 12, 2021 by

Thousands of people in the US capital of Washington, DC marched in solidarity with occupied Palestine on Tuesday amid Israeli...

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Georgia repeals citizen’s arrest law after Ahmaud Arbery shooting 

May 11, 2021 by

“Today we are replacing this Civil War-era law, ripe for abuse, with language that balances the sacred right of self-defense of...

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Feeding a City From the World’s Largest Rooftop Greenhouse 

May 10, 2021 by

The world’s largest rooftop greenhouse is in Montreal, Canada.It measures more than 15,000m2 and produces more than 11,000kg of...

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100+ Groups Launch Nationwide Campaign to Combat GOP Assault on Democracy 

May 9, 2021 by

“Together, we can build a better democracy.” Source: 100+ Groups Launch Nationwide Campaign to Combat GOP Assault on...

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Biden’s New Moonshot: An Offshore Wind Industry to Rival Europe’s

May 6, 2021 by

Having fallen a decade behind in developing the renewable energy, the U.S. is priming itself for a space race-style comeback. Source:...

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No, We Don’t Need These Forever Wars

May 5, 2021 by

China doesn’t have an empire. The United States doesn’t need to saber-rattle. And we really don’t need to fight these forever wars....

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EPA to Restrict “Super Pollutant” Planet-Heating Gases in ACs and Fridges

May 4, 2021 by

The US Environmental Protection Agency announced a rule Monday that would phase out hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), the potent greenhouse...

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EU plans to reopen to fully Covid-vaccinated foreign tourists from June 

May 3, 2021 by

Holidaymakers would also be welcome from countries with low case rates but bloc would retain ‘emergency brake’ Source: EU plans to...

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Scientists Make Microplastics Breakthrough, Devising Method to Trap And Remove Them

May 2, 2021 by

Microbiologists have found a way to use bacteria to trap microplastics, removing them from the environment and making them easier to...

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‘Huge Victory’: Federal Appeals Court Orders EPA to Ban All Food Uses of Toxic Pesticide Chlorpyrifos 

Apr 29, 2021 by

“EPA’s time is now up,” said the environmental law firm Earthjustice, which sued the agency on behalf of labor and...

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Biden Sets Out Plan for Free Preschool and Community College Funded by Taxes on Rich

Apr 28, 2021 by

He is also expected to announce an extension to the expanded child care tax benefit as part of his American Families Plan. Source:...

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CDC: Fully vaccinated people don’t need to wear masks outside 

Apr 27, 2021 by

15 governors so far have let their state orders requiring people to wear face coverings in public expire, according to U.S. News....

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Montana Becomes First State To Pass Resolution Against Unconstitutional Wars 

Apr 26, 2021 by

The Montana state legislature overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan and unprecedented resolution Tuesday calling on the federal...

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You have the right to film police. Here’s how to do it effectively — and safely.

Apr 25, 2021 by

Smartphone video was critical in convicting Derek Chauvin of murdering George Floyd. 5 practical and technical lessons for using your...

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A New Global Initiative Aims to Protect a Section of Ocean Larger Than the South American Continent

Apr 22, 2021 by

Ambitious initiative to protect area larger than South American continent aims to ensure the world’s seas will no longer be ‘out of...

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Can the Federal Government Run on Round-the-Clock Clean Energy? Biden Wants to Try.

Apr 21, 2021 by

How “24/7 clean electricity” could drive a whole new era of energy use. Source: Can the Federal Government Run on Round-the-Clock...

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New Wind and Solar Up 50% Globally in 2020, as China Beats US by Over 4 to 1

Apr 20, 2021 by

The United States was lying down on the job. Source: Opinion | New Wind and Solar Up 50% Globally in 2020, as China Beats US by Over...

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100 Days After Capitol Attack, Pelosi Renews Call for “9/11-Style” Commission

Apr 19, 2021 by

Pelosi expressed her resolve to establish such a commission in a “Dear Colleague” letter she published on Friday. Her previous calls...

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US and China commit to cooperating on climate crisis 

Apr 18, 2021 by

World’s biggest polluters release joint commitment to climate action following John Kerry visit to Shanghai Source: US and China...

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Bolivia Launches International Campaign to Free COVID-19 Vaccine Patents

Apr 14, 2021 by

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

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Country catching up to Bernie Sanders’ way of thinking

Apr 13, 2021 by

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

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Which States Are Taking on Police Reform After George Floyd? 

Apr 12, 2021 by

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

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

Apr 11, 2021 by

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

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This anthropologist explains how humanity can realistically end war 

Apr 8, 2021 by

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

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

Apr 7, 2021 by

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

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

Apr 6, 2021 by

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

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

Apr 5, 2021 by

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

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

Apr 4, 2021 by

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

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New Zealand raises minimum wage and increases taxes on the rich 

Apr 4, 2021 by

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

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Haaland Announces New Missing and Murdered Indigenous Unit at Interior 

Apr 4, 2021 by

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

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Corporate Giants Bow to Pressure in Georgia Voting Law Backlash

Apr 1, 2021 by

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

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Human Rights Campaign Honors International Transgender Day of Visibility 2021

Mar 31, 2021 by

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

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

Mar 30, 2021 by

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

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

Mar 29, 2021 by

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

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

Mar 28, 2021 by

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

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The EPA restores climate change website deleted under Trump

Mar 25, 2021 by

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

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

Mar 24, 2021 by

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

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Revealed: The 20 Happiest Countries In The World

Mar 22, 2021 by

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

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

Mar 21, 2021 by

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

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

Mar 18, 2021 by

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

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Jesuit Catholics pledge slavery reparations of $100 million

Mar 17, 2021 by

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

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Senate confirms Deb Haaland as interior secretary in historic first 

Mar 15, 2021 by

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

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Two California Lakeside Communities Show How to End Chronic Homelessness

Mar 14, 2021 by

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

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

Mar 11, 2021 by

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

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

Mar 8, 2021 by

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

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

Mar 8, 2021 by

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

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The New York attorney general holding Trump and Cuomo accountable 

Mar 7, 2021 by

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

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Will 2021 Be Public Banking’s Watershed Moment?

Mar 4, 2021 by

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

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20 Iconic Leaders To Celebrate This Women’s History Month 

Mar 3, 2021 by

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

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

Mar 2, 2021 by

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

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Killings by Police Declined after Black Lives Matter Protests 

Mar 2, 2021 by

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

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

Mar 1, 2021 by

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

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

Feb 28, 2021 by

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

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

Feb 25, 2021 by

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

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

Feb 24, 2021 by

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

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UN chief labels white supremacy a ‘transnational threat’

Feb 23, 2021 by

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

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

Feb 23, 2021 by

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

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

Feb 22, 2021 by

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

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

Feb 21, 2021 by

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

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The WTO’s Historic New Leader 

Feb 18, 2021 by

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

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6 Tips for White People Who Want to Celebrate Black History 

Feb 15, 2021 by

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

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The Growing Vaccine Corps of Medical Students Could Aid Underserved Areas

Feb 14, 2021 by

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

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

Feb 11, 2021 by

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

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Colombia Grants Legal Status to 1.7 Million Venezuelan Migrants 

Feb 10, 2021 by

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

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

Feb 9, 2021 by

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

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

Feb 8, 2021 by

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

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

Feb 7, 2021 by

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

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