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'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 >>

Scientists Warn Humanity In Denial Of Looming 'Collapse Of Civilization As We Know It'

Friday, 15 January 2021, 4:28 pm | Common Dreams

Jessica Corbett, staff writer In an example to the rest of the scientific community and an effort to wake up people — particularly policymakers — worldwide, 17 scientists penned a comprehensive assessment of the current state of the planet and what the ... More >>

"Enabling President's Unhinged, Unstable, And Deranged Acts": GOP Blocks Measure Urging Pence To Invoke 25th Amendment

Tuesday, 12 January 2021, 12:09 pm | Common Dreams

A Republican congressman from West Virginia on Monday blocked a resolution calling on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment and remove President Donald Trump from office, a move that came as Democratic lawmakers unveiled articles of ... More >>

With Pence Refusing To Act, Progressives Say Impeachment Must 'Not Wait One More Minute' As Dems Eye Wednesday Vote

Tuesday, 12 January 2021, 12:04 pm | Common Dreams

Progressives late Sunday voiced growing frustration with what they perceive as dangerous foot-dragging by the Democratic leadership after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi laid out a plan of action for the coming week that will likely push off an impeachment ... More >>

FBI Memo Warns Pro-Trump Extremists Plan Armed Insurrections In State Capitols Across US

Tuesday, 12 January 2021, 11:57 am | Common Dreams

Brett Wilkins, staff writer An agency memo states that "if Congress attempts to remove POTUS via the 25th Amendment, a huge uprising will occur." <img src="" ... More >>

Due To 'Credible Threats Of Violence,' Michigan Capitol Shuttered As Electoral College Meets To Confirm Biden Victory

Tuesday, 15 December 2020, 4:08 pm | Common Dreams

"It is a sad fact that the shameful actions by certain Republicans to smear our democratic institutions and deny the clear will of the voters has undeniably created this dangerous, hostile atmosphere." by Kenny Stancil, staff writer ... More >>

'It Never Had To Be Like This': 300,000 Dead In US From Covid-19 Under Donald J. Trump

Tuesday, 15 December 2020, 4:06 pm | Common Dreams

"It is equal to a 9/11 attack every day for more than 100 days." by Kenny Stancil, staff writer On the same day the first American received a coronavirus vaccine, the U.S. pandemic death toll surpassed 300,000 on Monday, another grim milestone ... More >>

'The Will Of The American People': Official Electoral College Vote Finalizes That Biden Won And Trump Lost

Tuesday, 15 December 2020, 4:03 pm | Common Dreams

Despite a "cacophony of lies and disinformation" from the outgoing president, said one campaigner, the results are clear. by Brett Wilkins, staff writer Wisconsin electors cast their votes for president in Madison on December 14, 2020, the same ... More >>

By Rejecting WTO Drug Patent Waivers Amid Pandemic, Richest Nations Put Big Pharma Profits Before Health Of Billions

Sunday, 22 November 2020, 2:14 pm | Common Dreams

Rich countries—accused of hoarding future vaccines—are being urged to support a "humanitarian buffer" to innoculate refugees and people in conflict zones. by Brett Wilkins, staff writer A handful of the world's wealthiest nations on Friday ... More >>

99% Of Green New Deal Co-Sponsors Won Their Races This Cycle: Analysis

Tuesday, 10 November 2020, 4:08 pm | Common Dreams

"Saying progressive policies held Democrats back from expanding their House majority/taking the Senate just doesn't hold water with data available so far." by Kenny Stancil, staff writer Shedding more light on a significant electoral trend ... More >>

Facebook Helped The 2016 Trump Campaign Place Political Ads To Suppress The Black Vote

Tuesday, 29 September 2020, 4:28 pm | Common Dreams

From: Free Press Action New Report Raises Concerns That Facebook And The 2016 Trump Campaign Colluded On Political Ads To Suppress The Black Vote WASHINGTON - On Monday, British outlet Channel 4 News reported that it had gained access to a massive database ... More >>

What To Do When The World Is On Fire

Tuesday, 29 September 2020, 4:22 pm | Common Dreams

Let’s open our eyes to the majority of human cultures—including and especially indigenous Australian ones—that have consistently enriched the biosphere. by Henry Coleman In December of 2019, my best friend Kit took me and my partner to the place ... More >>

Investigation Reveals BP And Shell Still Back Anti-Climate Lobby Groups, Despite Pledges

Tuesday, 29 September 2020, 4:19 pm | Common Dreams

'Trying to Have It Both Ways': Investigation Reveals BP and Shell Still Back Anti-Climate Lobby Groups, Despite Pledges The Unearthed and HuffPost report reveals the companies failed to disclose membership in at least eight Big Oil lobbies in their transparency ... More >>

As Major Outlets Ignore Assange Extradition Hearing, Ai Weiwei Demands Freedom For WikiLeaks Founder

Tuesday, 29 September 2020, 4:15 pm | Common Dreams

"He truly represents a core value of why we are free—because we have freedom of the press," Weiwei said. by Lisa Newcomb, staff writer Artist and Chinese dissident Ai Weiwei staged a silent protest Monday outside the Old Bailey Court in ... More >>

The G7 Finance Ministers Have Decided To Support Debt Relief For Poor Countries Fighting Coronavirus

Saturday, 26 September 2020, 2:57 pm | Common Dreams

From: Jubilee USA Network WASHINGTON - The G7 supports a process for debt cancellation for vulnerable countries, they announced this morning after Treasury convened a special Finance Ministers meeting. In a G7 statement, the ministers also encouraged an extension ... More >>

As Trump & GOP Openly Hatch Election Theft Plot, Question Grows: Which Side Will Our Military Be On?

Saturday, 26 September 2020, 2:52 pm | Common Dreams

Amid growing concern that chaos will be unleashed in wake of uncertain results, Pentagon officials reportedly discussing their response by Kenny Stancil, staff writer Amid President Donald Trump's transparent efforts to sow doubt and discord around ... More >>

Scholars, Press Watchdogs Call On Corporate Media To Treat Trump Like The Authoritarian Threat He Is

Saturday, 26 September 2020, 2:45 pm | Common Dreams

'This Is How You Normalize a Madman': Scholars, Press Watchdogs Call on Corporate Media to Treat Trump Like the Authoritarian Threat He Is "Our democracy is at stake. Trump is trying to steal an election, and the press should say so, every day ... More >>