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'Human Folly, Not Human Achievement': Oxfam Slams Bezos Space Trip As Billions Suffer On Earth

Tuesday, 20 July 2021, 10:16 am | Common Dreams

By JAKE JOHNSON "We've now reached stratospheric inequality. Billionaires burning into space, away from a world of pandemic, climate change, and starvation." With billionaire Jeff Bezos set to take flight into space Tuesday aboard an unpiloted ... More >>

Global Alliance For A Green New Deal Launches Visionary Campaign For The World

Tuesday, 20 July 2021, 10:04 am | Common Dreams

By ANDREA GERMANOS "We don't have to wait for international agreements on the climate and nature crises," the new alliance states. "Change can happen now." A group of global politicians on Monday launched the Global Alliance for ... More >>

'Biggest Tax Story Of The Year, If Not The Decade': Analysis Shows Just How Little Richest .001% Pay In Taxes

Wednesday, 9 June 2021, 4:13 pm | Common Dreams

A first-of-its-kind analysis of newly disclosed Internal Revenue Service data shows that the richest 25 billionaires in the United States paid a true federal tax rate of just 3.4% between 2014 and 2018—even as they added a staggering $401 billion More >>

Corporate Ad Giant WPP Targeted For Helping Big Oil Greenwash Its 'Net Zero' Hogwash

Wednesday, 9 June 2021, 4:10 pm | Common Dreams

By Julia Conley, Staff writer at Common Dreams The climate-focused Clean Creatives campaign released a mocking ad video Tuesday to rebuke the greenwashing of corporate advertising giant WPP, which represents some of the world's biggest polluters. The ... More >>

'It Is A Revolution': Ocasio-Cortez And Markey Reintroduce Green New Deal Resolution

Wednesday, 21 April 2021, 4:14 pm | Common Dreams

by Jessica Corbett, staff writer As part of what they are calling "Green New Deal Week," Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey on Tuesday led the reintroduction of their landmark resolution envisioning a 10-year mobilization ... More >>

Chauvin Guilty On All Counts, Including Murder Of George Floyd

Wednesday, 21 April 2021, 4:11 pm | Common Dreams

by Brett Wilkins, staff writer After deliberating for just over 10 hours, the jury in the trial of Derek Chauvin found the former Minneapolis police officer guilty for the murder of unarmed Black man George Floyd last May. Chauvin—who was charged ... More >>

250 Groups Urge WTO Chief To Ditch Pharma-Friendly Approach And Embrace Vaccine Patent Waiver

Thursday, 15 April 2021, 4:28 pm | Common Dreams

by Jake Johnson, staff writer An international coalition of 250 civil society groups on Tuesday urged the head of the World Trade Organization to embrace a temporary suspension of coronavirus vaccine-related patents, warning against pursuit of a voluntary ... More >>

Climate Groups Cheer Keep It In The Ground Act Of 2021

Thursday, 15 April 2021, 4:21 pm | Common Dreams

by Andrea Germanos, staff writer Climate advocacy groups applauded the reintroduction on Wednesday of legislation that would ban new leases for fossil fuel extraction on public lands and waters. Led by Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Rep. Jared Huffman ... More >>

Resurrected Politically, Lula Goes After Bolsonaro's 'Moronic' Handling Of Covid-19 Pandemic

Thursday, 11 March 2021, 5:08 pm | Common Dreams

by Kenny Stancil, staff writer In a speech Wednesday that signaled a potential presidential run, former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva condemned Jair Bolsonaro, the South American country's current far-right president, for his catastrophic mishandling ... More >>

Doses Hoarded By US, UK, And EU Could Vaccinate Adults In 20 Countries Facing Worst Humanitarian Crises

Thursday, 11 March 2021, 5:06 pm | Common Dreams

by Jessica Corbett, staff writer On the eve of the world marking one year since the coronavirus outbreak was officially declared a pandemic, humanitarians and global justice campaigners are calling out rich countries for hoarding vaccines—including ... More >>

Not One Single GOP Vote As House Democrats Send 'Historic' $1.9 Trillion Relief Bill To Biden's Desk

Thursday, 11 March 2021, 5:04 pm | Common Dreams

by Jake Johnson, staff writer With the backing of three-quarters of the U.S. public but not a single Republican member of Congress, the House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package that would send direct payments ... More >>

New Bill From Blumenauer, Ocasio-Cortez, And Sanders Demands Biden Declare A National Climate Emergency

Friday, 5 February 2021, 4:23 pm | Common Dreams

by Jessica Corbett, staff writer In a sign that some members of Congress intend to hold President Joe Biden accountable for climate promises he made as a candidate, three lawmakers on Thursday introduced a bill directing him to declare a national ... More >>

'A Day Peace Activists... Have Been Waiting For': Biden Vows To Curb US Support For Saudi-Led War On Yemen

Friday, 5 February 2021, 4:20 pm | Common Dreams

by Kenny Stancil, staff writer Peace advocates rejoiced on Thursday in the wake of President Joe Biden's announcement that his administration will be ending U.S. support for "offensive operations" in the Saudi-led war on Yemen and appointing ... More >>

Obsession With GDP, Disregard Of Nature Leading Towards Ecosystem Collapse: Report

Wednesday, 3 February 2021, 4:23 pm | Common Dreams

by Andrea Germanos, staff writer A new report out Tuesday from the U.K. government framing the natural environment as "our most precious asset" says the world's destruction of biodiversity has put economies at risk and that a fundamental restructuring ... More >>

Warren Blasts 'Unconscionable' $740 Billion Pentagon Budget While Millions Suffer From Poverty, Joblessness, And Covid

Wednesday, 3 February 2021, 4:20 pm | Common Dreams

by Kenny Stancil, staff writer "We continue to overinvest in defense while underinvesting in public health and so much more." That's what Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said during Tuesday's Senate Armed Services Committee confirmation ... More >>

'This Is Not A Game': Internet Defenders Warn Against Gutting Of Section 230—Key Law For Online Speech

Thursday, 28 January 2021, 4:00 pm | Common Dreams

By Andrea Germanos, staff writer A coalition of internet defenders on Wednesday cautioned lawmakers against responding to this month's attack on the U.S. Capitol by making "uncareful changes" to section 230 of the Communications Decency ... More >>

'Clean House Of Every Last Trumpist': Biden Urged To Keep Firing Spree Going By Sacking Social Security Holdovers

Friday, 22 January 2021, 5:41 pm | Common Dreams

by Jake Johnson, staff writer After President Joe Biden kicked off his White House tenure Wednesday by sacking several corrupt and incompetent holdovers from the Trump administration—including labor board attorney Peter Robb and CFPB Director Kathy ... More >>

'A Hugely Consequential First Move': Biden Offers To Extend Nuclear START Treaty With Russia

Friday, 22 January 2021, 5:40 pm | Common Dreams

by Kenny Stancil, staff writer In a move applauded by anti-war activists, U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday reportedly offered Russian President Vladimir Putin a five-year extension of the New START treaty just days before the pact—the only remaining ... More >>

Indigenous-Led Movement Credited With 'Huge Victory' As Biden Plans To Rescind Keystone XL Permit On Day One

Tuesday, 19 January 2021, 4:17 pm | Common Dreams

by Jake Johnson, staff writer President-elect Joe Biden is reportedly planning on the day of his inauguration to rescind a federal permit allowing construction of the Keystone XL pipeline in the United States, a move environmentalists said would ... More >>

Poor People's Campaign MLK Day Message To Biden: Act On Bold Agenda To Heal Nation

Tuesday, 19 January 2021, 4:15 pm | Common Dreams

by Andrea Germanos, staff writer The Poor People's Campaign marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday by urging the incoming Biden administration to swiftly act on a suite of policy priorities that make up a "reconstruction and restoration ... More >>





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