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27.03.2021

Coalition Calls on Biden to Use US-Owned Patent to Share Covid Vaccine With the World

Coalition Calls on Biden to Use US-Owned Patent to Share Covid Vaccine With the World

“The U.S. government can help end the pandemic if it uses its legal leverage with Moderna to jumpstart an ambitious vaccine manufacturing program to benefit the world.” By Jake Johnson Public health advocacy groups and scientists are pressuring the Biden administration to use the U.S. government’s ownership of a key patent… »

22.03.2021

Scientists Say Humanity Now at ‘Dawn of What Must Be a Transformative Decade’

Scientists Say Humanity Now at ‘Dawn of What Must Be a Transformative Decade’

“Whether humanity has the collective wisdom to navigate the Anthropocene to sustain a livable biosphere for people and civilizations, as well as for the rest of life with which we share the planet, is the most formidable challenge facing humanity.” By Jon Queally, A new analysis examining humanity’s central role… »

16.03.2021

Green Groups File ‘First-of-Its-Kind’ FTC Complaint Against Chevron for Climate Lies

Green Groups File ‘First-of-Its-Kind’ FTC Complaint Against Chevron for Climate Lies

“The world’s second biggest polluter shouldn’t advertise that they’re good for the environment.” By Kenny Stancil, Three environmental justice and corporate accountability groups filed a “first-of-its-kind” complaint with the Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday accusing oil giant Chevron of deceiving the public by overstating its investment in renewable energy sources… »

13.03.2021

Web Inventor Tim Berners-Lee Argues Internet Access Must Be a ‘Basic Right’

Web Inventor Tim Berners-Lee Argues Internet Access Must Be a ‘Basic Right’

“We must work to make sure all young people can connect to a web that gives them the power to shape their world.” By Jessica Corbett World Wide Web creator Tim Berners-Lee on Friday marked the 32nd birthday his digital innovation by arguing that “we must recognize internet access as a… »

09.03.2021

The Choice for Democrats in Congress: Go Big or Go Home.

The Choice for Democrats in Congress: Go Big or Go Home.

The precedent created by letting one or two moderates derail popular legislation supported by the rest of the caucus is truly dangerous. By Joe Dinkin The President’s party almost always loses ground in Congress in the midterms. But Democrats have the chance to defy the normal political gravity and gain… »

02.03.2021

Experts Say J&J-Merck Deal—Though Welcome Step—Does Not Get to ‘Heart of the Matter’ on Vaccine Apartheid

Experts Say J&J-Merck Deal—Though Welcome Step—Does Not Get to ‘Heart of the Matter’ on Vaccine Apartheid

“Our elected leaders are choosing to allow a few Big Pharma companies to maintain their monopoly control over these drugs in order to maximize their profits.” By Kenny Stancil In response to the Biden administration’s brokering of a deal wherein pharmaceutical giant Merck will utilize excess manufacturing capacity to produce the coronavirus… »

19.02.2021

Forget Ted Cruz, What’s Really Missing in Texas Is the Green New Deal

Forget Ted Cruz, What’s Really Missing in Texas Is the Green New Deal

“Lives are already being lost because of Texas politicians’ refusal to acknowledge and prepare for the realities of the climate crisis.” By Jessica Corbett While Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas is under fire for fleeing to Cancún for a vacation as his constituents endure devastating power outages as well as food… »

03.02.2021

Warren Blasts ‘Unconscionable’ $740 Billion Pentagon Budget While Millions Suffer From Poverty, Joblessness, and Covid-19

Warren Blasts ‘Unconscionable’ $740 Billion Pentagon Budget While Millions Suffer From Poverty, Joblessness, and Covid-19

“A budget is about priorities,” said the Democratic senator. By Kenny Stancil “We continue to overinvest in defense while underinvesting in public health and so much more.” “We can spend less on the military and obtain not only the same amount of security, but more.” —Stephen Wertheim, Historian That’s… »

30.01.2021

Enough ‘Blah Blah Blah’ From Global Elites, Greta Thunberg Declares at Digital Davos

Enough ‘Blah Blah Blah’ From Global Elites, Greta Thunberg Declares at Digital Davos

“I’m only here to once again remind you of the emergency we are in. The crisis that you and your predecessors have created and inflicted upon us.” By Jessica Corbett In yet another fiery speech to attendees of an elite annual summit, climate activist Greta Thunberg made clear on Monday that… »

29.01.2021

“After 13 Years, Justice!” Dutch Court Orders Shell Oil to Pay for Harm Done to Nigerian Farmers

“After 13 Years, Justice!” Dutch Court Orders Shell Oil to Pay for Harm Done to Nigerian Farmers

“Victims of environmental pollution, land grabbing, or exploitation now have a better chance to win a legal battle against the companies involved.” By Andrea Germanos Global environmental justice campaigners heralded a Dutch court’s ruling Friday that Royal Dutch Shell’s Nigerian subsidiary must pay punitive restitution to Nigerian villages for oil… »

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