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21.09.2020

Dems Pressured to ‘Pick a Fight for Once’ Over RBG Seat as Collins and Murkowski Oppose Pre-Election Vote

Dems Pressured to ‘Pick a Fight for Once’ Over RBG Seat as Collins and Murkowski Oppose Pre-Election Vote

“To pretend that norms will constrain Trump or McConnell would be folly, yes. But for Democrats, the media, and the public to concede the ground in advance is to do their dirty work for them.” By Jessica Corbett “With less than 50 days until the election and voting already underway… »

29.08.2020

‘Get Your Knee Off Our Necks’: On 57th Anniversary of Historic Civil Rights Rally, Tens of Thousands March on Washington

‘Get Your Knee Off Our Necks’: On 57th Anniversary of Historic Civil Rights Rally, Tens of Thousands March on Washington

“We’ve been here before, but this time we know that it is necessary to redefine public safety in order to save black lives.” by Julia Conley An estimated 50,000 people are expected to attend the “Get Your Knee Off Our Necks” March in Washington, D.C. on Friday as racial justice advocates… »

26.08.2020

Proving ‘A Different World Is Possible,’ Exxon Dropped From Dow Jones After 92-Year Run

Proving ‘A Different World Is Possible,’ Exxon Dropped From Dow Jones After 92-Year Run

“Big Oil has fallen. Our job is to make sure they don’t take us down with them.” By  Julia Conley Climate campaigners on Tuesday marked a major milestone in the fight to eliminate the use of fossil fuels and transition to a green energy economy as ExxonMobil was dropped from… »

23.08.2020

“We’re Back”: Greta Thunberg Kicks Off Third Year of Fridays for Future Protests in Germany After Meeting With Merkel

“We’re Back”: Greta Thunberg Kicks Off Third Year of Fridays for Future Protests in Germany After Meeting With Merkel

“We want leaders to step up, take responsibility, and treat the climate crisis like a crisis.” by  Jessica Corbett Swedish climate leader Greta Thunberg donned a mask and joined a socially distanced Fridays for Future protest in Berlin just a day after she and three other youth activists met with… »

19.08.2020

As Wages Stagnate and Executive Pay ‘Continues to Balloon,’ Report Shows Top CEOs Now Make 320 Times More Than Typical Worker

As Wages Stagnate and Executive Pay ‘Continues to Balloon,’ Report Shows Top CEOs Now Make 320 Times More Than Typical Worker

New research from the Economic Policy Institute finds that CEO compensation grew by 1,167% from 1978 to 2019, “far outstripping” the growth of the stock market. By Jake Johnson New research published Tuesday by the Economic Policy Institute shows that the top executives at the largest corporations in the United States… »

12.08.2020

‘A Conspiracy to Steal the Election, Folks’: Alarms Sound After Postal Worker Reports Removal of Sorting Machines

‘A Conspiracy to Steal the Election, Folks’: Alarms Sound After Postal Worker Reports Removal of Sorting Machines

The removal of key equipment from Post Offices should be viewed as nothing less than “sabotage,” said one observer. By Jake Johnson, staff writer – Common Dreams The head of the Iowa Postal Workers Union alleged Tuesday that mail sorting machines are “being removed” from Post Offices in her state due… »

31.07.2020

‘What We Must Do’: Following Obama Eulogy for Lewis, Bernie Sanders Backs Call for Ending Filibuster

‘What We Must Do’: Following Obama Eulogy for Lewis, Bernie Sanders Backs Call for Ending Filibuster

“President Obama is absolutely right,” said the former Democratic presidential candidate from Vermont. By Jon Queally, staff writer – Common Dreams Following an impassioned eulogy Thursday afternoon by President Barack Obama at the funeral of Congressman John Lewis in which the former president called for the end of the filibuster… »

29.07.2020

Real Answers Demanded After Barr Dodges on Government Authority to Aim ‘Intrusive Surveillance Tools’ at Protesters

Real Answers Demanded After Barr Dodges on Government Authority to Aim ‘Intrusive Surveillance Tools’ at Protesters

“The public needs to know whether Attorney General Barr thinks President Trump can conduct mass surveillance of protesters without congressional authorization.” By Jessica Corbett, staff writer – Common Dreams An exchange about government spying powers between Rep. Zoe Lofgren and Attorney General William Barr during a Tuesday House Judiciary Committee … »

12.07.2020

Why a Socialized System Like Medicare for All Beats For-Profit Healthcare in One Chart of Covid-19 Infection Rates

Why a Socialized System Like Medicare for All Beats For-Profit Healthcare in One Chart of Covid-19 Infection Rates

“All countries successfully combatting this virus have robust public health systems, which provide for coordination of effort.” By Eoin Higgins A recent rise in cases of Covid-19 and the overt failure of the for-profit healthcare system throughout the pandemic in the U.S. are making the case for Medicare for All,… »

11.07.2020

Fauci Admits Penchant for Facts About Covid-19 Threat Explains Why He’s Not on TV So Much Anymore

Fauci Admits Penchant for Facts About Covid-19 Threat Explains Why He’s Not on TV So Much Anymore

As one critic of the White House pointed out this week, keeping the top public health expert off the air makes sense if the goal is “not public safety but to avoid making the president look bad—no matter the cost.” By Jon Queally, staff writer Amid reporting that President Donald Trump… »

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