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Mitch McConnell's GOP Is Destroying America

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 4:31 pm | Common Dreams

Time and again, Trump and the Republicans have shown that they only care about two things: their wealthy donors and corporate backers. by Robert Reich "For the bulk of this crisis, McConnell called the Senate back into session only to confirm ... More >>

US Cold War China Policy Will Isolate The US, Not China

Tuesday, 4 August 2020, 4:35 pm | Common Dreams

The U.S. must stop pursuing its counterproductive effort to undermine China, and instead work with all our neighbors on this small planet. by Medea Benjamin , Nicolas J.S. Davies "The sad truth is that 30 years after the supposed end of the Cold ... More >>

Facebook's Unchecked Power Endangers Civil Rights

Thursday, 30 July 2020, 4:43 pm | Common Dreams

If Mark Zuckerberg truly believes in giving everyone a voice, the company must integrate a power, race, and social analysis into its policies and their enforcement. by Gaurav Laroia , Carmen Scurato Whether by accident or design, Facebook's massive scale and ... More >>

Yemen: A Torrent Of Suffering In A Time Of Siege

Thursday, 30 July 2020, 4:40 pm | Common Dreams

It’s time for the world to demand an end to the policy-driven humanitarian crisis. by Kathy Kelly The blue backpacks stand for each one of the children killed in the Saudi bombing attack on a school bus. They used a 500 pound bomb manufactured by ... More >>

Global Witness Reveals 2019 Was 'Deadliest Year On Record' For Eco-Defenders, 212 Murdered Worldwide

Thursday, 30 July 2020, 4:36 pm | Common Dreams

"Those that defend our land and environment are on the front lines of #ClimateAction. But we are failing them badly." by Jessica Corbett At least 212 eco-defenders were murdered around the world last year, according to a new annual report. Image: ... More >>

System Change: A Basic Primer To The Solidarity Economy

Tuesday, 28 July 2020, 4:28 pm | Common Dreams

Transferring ownership to workers, communities, and/or the state allows for a shift in the entire focus of the economy from generating profit for the top one percent to serving all the people. by Emily Kawano , Julie Matthaei Alternative finance for ... More >>

New Investigation Reveals How Fossil Fuel Giants Are Amplifying Militarized Police Forces

Tuesday, 28 July 2020, 4:20 pm | Common Dreams

"This report sheds a harsh and needed light on the ways police violence and systemic racism intersect with the climate crisis." by Andrea Germanos The same industries fueling the climate crisis and disproportionately polluting Black and ... More >>

Pressured By Climate Activist Groups, Deutsche Bank Ditches Drilling In The Arctic

Tuesday, 28 July 2020, 4:15 pm | Common Dreams

The bank joins a list of two dozen others that will not back Arctic drilling projects. by Krissy Waite Climate activists are celebrating Deutsche Bank's new energy policy banning financial support of drilling in the Arctic, a move which comes after years ... More >>

Trump Threat To Unleash Secret Police In US Cities Slammed As Scheme To 'Steal November Election'

Monday, 27 July 2020, 4:21 pm | Common Dreams

"The exercise also has the advantage for Trump of entrenching a new form of secret police and of turning federal agents into instruments of his authoritarianism." by Jessica Corbett Amid mounting criticism over the deployment of unidentified federal ... More >>

Canada's Support For Trump Administration's Venezuela Policy

Friday, 24 July 2020, 4:25 pm | Common Dreams

Ottawa has not criticized the devastating US sanctions. Quite the opposite. It has egged the bully on. by Bianca Mugyenyi This is what empowering a bully looks like. The Canadian government is supporting Donald Trump’s efforts to starve Venezuelans. ... More >>

'Cruelty Of The Occupation Knows No Bounds': Israel Demolishes Covid-19 Clinic In West Bank

Friday, 24 July 2020, 4:21 pm | Common Dreams

"There is no humanity in destroying grassroots attempts to support an already deprived health system suffocated by occupation." by Julia Conley Palestinians living near the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in the occupied West Bank are ... More >>

Day After Voting Down 10% Pentagon Cut, 37 Senate Dems Join GOP To Approve $740 Billion War Budget

Friday, 24 July 2020, 4:14 pm | Common Dreams

"I don't want to hear anyone tell me that we can't afford to expand enhanced unemployment benefits when we spend more on endless wars than the next ten countries combined," said Rep. Ro Khanna. by Julia Conley Protesters march against U.S. ... More >>

115+ Groups Unveil 'Transformational' Actions For Next President To Kick Off Climate Justice Agenda

Thursday, 23 July 2020, 4:44 pm | Common Dreams

"We demand the next president commits to end fossil fuels, hold polluters accountable, and stand up for climate justice and human rights." by Jessica Corbett The national think tank Demos and 115 progressive organizations on Wednesday unveiled the Frontlines ... More >>

King Joe And The Round Table: Biden's America In A Multipolar World

Thursday, 23 July 2020, 4:39 pm | Common Dreams

Unfortunately, Biden's past loyalty to military-industrial interests does not bode well for the kind of leadership we need, and which we have not seen from any U.S. president of this generation. We must demand better. by Medea Benjamin , Nicolas ... More >>

When COVID-19 Science Comes Home To Roost

Thursday, 23 July 2020, 4:36 pm | Common Dreams

We are in this moment precisely because this administration—and too many of its predecessors—have stood in the way of science. by Derrick Z. Jackson Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (left) and Governor Brian Kemp (right) (Photo: Screenshot). In my childhood, ... More >>

Because US Can't Be Counted On To Uphold Basic Rights, Canadian Court Strikes Down Asylum Agreement

Thursday, 23 July 2020, 4:32 pm | Common Dreams

"The Federal Court confirmed what we have been saying for years: sending refugees back to the United States is not safe." by Andrea Germanos In a decision hailed as a win for refugee rights, a federal judge in Canada ruled Tuesday that the "Safe ... More >>

As Planet Edges Closer To Climate Tipping Points, Scientists Identify Methane Gas Leak In Antarctica

Thursday, 23 July 2020, 4:28 pm | Common Dreams

"It is not good news." by Julia Conley Scientists revealed Tuesday that they detected the first leak of methane gas from the sea floor beneath Antarctica. (Photo: mariusz kluzniak /flickr/cc) Scientists have for the first time identified ... More >>

Time To Stop Bankrolling War And The Wealthy

Wednesday, 22 July 2020, 4:49 pm | Common Dreams

The poetry of a movement to change this country. by Rev Dr Liz Theoharis May we choose another way. (Photo: Fibonacci Blue/cc/flickr) The word jubilee comes from the Hebrew " yovel ," meaning a "trumpet blast of liberty." It ... More >>

'This Isn't Frugal. This Is Stupid': EU's $2.1Tn Deal Falls Short On Demand For Just, Green Recovery

Wednesday, 22 July 2020, 4:44 pm | Common Dreams

"They have cut funding for health, research, and climate, and failed to guarantee that public money won't go to polluting industries." by Jessica Corbett Climate campaigners on Tuesday chastised European Union governments for failing to deliver More >>

As Poor, Working Class In US Face Financial Cliff, Bezos Grew Record-Setting $13 Bn Richer On Monday

Wednesday, 22 July 2020, 4:34 pm | Common Dreams

"In ONE DAY Jeff Bezos made well over 4,000 times what the average American earns in their ENTIRE LIFETIME." by Julia Conley Days before the expiration of federal unemployment benefits is expected to bring about a wave of evictions, ... More >>