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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 >>

The Post-Capitalist Hit Of The Summer

Tuesday, 1 September 2020, 4:51 pm | Common Dreams

Ever since COVID-19 collided with the enormous bubble governments have been using to re-float the financial sector since 2008, booming equity markets became compatible with wholesale economic implosion. That became clear on August 12 in London and New ... More >>

Biden’s Troubling Foreign Policy

Saturday, 29 August 2020, 3:20 pm | Common Dreams

An important behind-the-scenes battle is being fought over the Democratic nominee’s conservative positions. by Reese Erlich "Biden’s record on foreign policy is checkered," writes Erlich. "As a leading member of the Senate Foreign ... More >>

The Many Faces Of The Radical Right And How To Counter Their Threat

Saturday, 29 August 2020, 3:16 pm | Common Dreams

We should not assume that the radical right will collapse under the weight of its many internal conflicts and contradictions. by Archie Henderson "The normalization of rhetoric from an increasingly emboldened radical right in the past decade risks ... More >>

The Israel-UAE Deal Isn’t About Peace At All

Saturday, 29 August 2020, 3:12 pm | Common Dreams

The U.S.-brokered pact makes no pretense of peace for Palestinians. Instead, it sharpens a regional coalition against Iran. by Phyllis Bennis Palestinian demonstrators burn pictures of US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ... More >>

In Further War Crime, Israelis Cut Electricity To Gaza, Idling 50,000 Factory Workers

Thursday, 20 August 2020, 4:14 pm | Common Dreams

The denial of electricity to two million civilian noncombatants is nothing less than a war crime. by Juan Cole Palestinian children do their homework using a gas lamp on August 18, 2020. (Photo: Mahmud Hams/AFP via Getty Images) The government ... More >>

Pope Francis Says Covid-19 Vaccine Must Be 'Universal And For All'—Not Just The Rich And Powerful

Thursday, 20 August 2020, 4:03 pm | Common Dreams

In addition to coronavirus, Pope Francis said, "we must also cure a larger virus, that of social injustice, inequality of opportunity, marginalization, and the lack of protection for the weakest." by Lisa Newcomb, staff writer Pope ... More >>

The Basic Case For A Wealth Tax

Tuesday, 18 August 2020, 4:42 pm | Common Dreams

America's 12 wealthiest now control $1 trillion of wealth. The only practical way to address this extreme wealth concentration: a tax on accumulated grand fortune. by Bob Lord , Lee Price People participate in a "March on Billionaires" ... More >>

Our Race Against The Clock To Affirm Water As A Human Right

Tuesday, 18 August 2020, 4:38 pm | Common Dreams

On the ten year anniversary of the United Nations historic vote to recognize water as a basic human right, Barlow reflects on where we go from here. by Maude Barlow A demonstrator holds a sign during a Detroit water shutoffs rally in 2014. (Photo: ... More >>

What To Know When Someone Blames Black People For All The Riots

Tuesday, 18 August 2020, 4:34 pm | Common Dreams

An honest review of the facts should compel a rational thinker to redirect his or her disgust—away from racist conclusions, and toward the outrageous indecencies that a well-to-do society forces on its less fortunate members. by Paul Buchheit ... More >>

Activists Demand Bolder Anti-Pollution Efforts After Scientists Find Microplastics In Human Organs

Tuesday, 18 August 2020, 4:22 pm | Common Dreams

"The best way to tackle the problem is to massively reduce the amount of plastic that's being made and used." by Krissy Waite, editorial intern Underneath the floating debris in the Pacific Ocean. (Photo: NOAA – Marine Debris Program) Bolstering ... More >>

Study Shows 'Unambiguous Evidence' Covid-19 Infectious In The Air, Researchers Claim

Friday, 14 August 2020, 4:44 pm | Common Dreams

While study not yet peer-reviewed, one expert said: "If this isn’t a smoking gun, then I don’t know what is." by Lisa Newcomb, staff writer Health care workers use a nasal swab to test a person for COVID-19 at a pop up testing site at ... More >>

'Screams Of Torture' As Authoritarian Govt In Belarus Continues Attacks On Protesters, Journalists

Friday, 14 August 2020, 4:29 pm | Common Dreams

Following what pro-democracy advocates say was a rigged election, world leaders condemn the violence against protestors and the press, and the authoritarian regime's main opponent has fled the country. by Lisa Newcomb, staff writer People help paramedics ... More >>

BP Plans To Keep It In The Ground, Sort Of

Tuesday, 11 August 2020, 5:40 pm | Common Dreams

The climate justice movement has created conditions that make it harder for companies like BP to explore and extract fossil fuels. by Robin Tress Greenpeace activists delivered 500 solar panels with a total area of over 800 square meters to BP's London ... More >>