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Advancing Change In A Time Of Disruption: Forging A New Pathway For Nature

Thursday, 2 April 2020, 2:50 pm | Common Dreams

by Mari Margil I first traveled to Nepal in 2012 to meet with members of the Constituent Assembly drafting the country’s new constitution. The central question we discussed was how to tackle global warming from a Rights of Nature perspective. Home to Mt. ... More >>

Could COVID-19 Reshape Global Leadership?

Thursday, 2 April 2020, 2:49 pm | Common Dreams

As U.S. COVID-19 cases double every few days and the death toll mounts, the U.S. seems to be caught in a “worst of both worlds” predicament: daily life and much of the U.S. economy is shut down, but no real progress has been achieved in its efforts ... More >>

'Huge Victory' For Standing Rock Sioux Tribe As Federal Court Rules DAPL Permits Violated Law

Thursday, 26 March 2020, 1:02 pm | Common Dreams

by Julia Conley, staff writer A federal judge handed down a major victory for the Standing Rock Sioux tribe of North Dakota on Wednesday, ruling that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers violated the National Environmental Policy Act by approving federal ... More >>

'Our Message To All Countries Is Clear' WHO Calls For Unified Global Effort As Coronavirus Surges

Thursday, 26 March 2020, 11:46 am | Common Dreams

by Andrea Germanos, staff writer While U.S. President Donald Trump openly rejects expert opinion on how to stop the coronavirus, the World Health Organization on Wednesday implored global governments to back a coordinated effort to save lives at risk from ... More >>

Coronavirus A 'Clear Warning Shot' From Nature To Humanity, Top Scientists Say

Thursday, 26 March 2020, 11:36 am | Common Dreams

by Julia Conley, staff writer While healthcare providers and government officials around the world work to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic and mitigate the effects of a resulting economic crisis, scientists urged authorities to also ... More >>

Global Green New Deal Supporters Urge Leaders To Learn From Coronavirus To Tackle Climate Crisis

Monday, 23 March 2020, 4:02 pm | Common Dreams

by Jessica Corbett, staff writer A burgeoning chorus of climate campaigners and experts is urging political leaders to learn from how governments handle the coronavirus outbreak and, as the pandemic subsides, to seize the opportunity to both revive the ... More >>

Millions Demand Ouster Of Brazilian President Over Handling Of Coronavirus

Monday, 23 March 2020, 3:57 pm | Common Dreams

by Jake Johnson, staff writer Brazilians on Wednesday held what was described as the largest protest against far-right President Jair Bolsonaro to date, but the demonstration did not take place in the streets. Instead, voluntarily confined to their homes to ... More >>

Economists Demand Trump Immediately Lift Sanctions That Are 'Feeding The Coronavirus Epidemic'

Monday, 23 March 2020, 3:48 pm | Common Dreams

by Jake Johnson, staff writer A group of economists and policy experts on Wednesday called on President Donald Trump to immediately lift the United States' crippling sanctions against Iran, Venezuela, Cuba, and other countries, warning that the economic ... More >>

Europe Wraps Up Warmest Winter On Record With Massive Youth #ClimateStrike In Brussels

Tuesday, 10 March 2020, 2:40 pm | Common Dreams

by Jessica Corbett, staff writer Thousands of people, including Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg, marched through downtown Brussels Friday for the youth-led European Climate Strike just a day after scientists released new data revealing that the past ... More >>

Russia Fears US Under Trump Now Ready To Use Nuclear Weapons As 'Viable Political Option'

Tuesday, 10 March 2020, 2:24 pm | Common Dreams

The Russian government is regarding U.S. moves to increase and upgrade its low-level nuclear arsenal as a sign that the White House is prepared to use nuclear weapons as a political option on the world stage. "Washington is not just modernizing ... More >>

As Dow Jones Drops 2,000 Points, Progressives Say Response Should Focus 'On Working People'

Tuesday, 10 March 2020, 2:06 pm | Common Dreams

by Eoin Higgins, staff writer U.S. stocks plunged again Monday on fears of a global economic slowdown on the heels of the coronavirus outbreak combined with an oil price war led to the Dow Jones Industrial Average losing 2,000 points at closing, its largest ... More >>

'There Is Genuine Panic': Fears Of Global Financial Meltdown As Human Toll Of Coronavirus Grows

Tuesday, 10 March 2020, 1:39 pm | Common Dreams

Fears of a financial meltdown at least on the scale of the 2008 crisis intensified Monday as global markets were gripped by panic resulting from the spread of the coronavirus across the globe and the ensuing oil price war launched by Saudi Arabia over the ... More >>

UN Women Imagines 'Equiterra,' A New Utopian World Where Gender Equality Reigns

Friday, 6 March 2020, 10:56 am | Common Dreams

by Julia Conley, staff writer The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women marked the beginning of Women's History Month by offering a vision of what true gender equality and justice would look like in a new utopian ... More >>

Elizabeth Warren Ends 'Brilliant' And Issue-Focused Presidential Campaign—What Does She Do Next?

Friday, 6 March 2020, 10:46 am | Common Dreams

by Jon Queally, staff writer Prompting immediate questions of what she does next, Sen. Elizabeth Warren ended her 2020 presidential campaign on Thursday. Citing a person close to Warren, the New York Times was among the first to report that the ... More >>

'Total Win!': Human Rights Groups Welcome ICC Probe Of US Torture And War Crimes In Afghanistan

Friday, 6 March 2020, 10:38 am | Common Dreams

by Jessica Corbett, staff writer Human rights advocates celebrated Thursday after the International Criminal Court determined that an investigation into alleged war crimes committed by United States forces and others in Afghanistan during the so-called ... More >>

'Devastating': Great Barrier Reef In Danger Of Catastrophic Bleaching As Temperatures Remain High

Thursday, 5 March 2020, 3:17 pm | Common Dreams

Australia's Great Barrier Reef is in danger of a catastrophic bleaching event that scientists warn could have dire consequences on the survival of one of the seven natural wonders of the world. "It's a sobering reality we're in," Georgia ... More >>

'Alarming': Tropical Forests In Shift From Carbon Sponge To Carbon Source

Thursday, 5 March 2020, 3:16 pm | Common Dreams

A new study published Wednesday adds to mounting evidence that the world's tropical forests could soon stop serving their climate crisis-mitigating role of carbon sinks. "After years of work deep in the Congo and Amazon rainforests, we've found that ... More >>

Warren Urged To Help Form 'Progressive Front' With Sanders As Establishment Fuels Biden Surge

Thursday, 5 March 2020, 11:48 am | Common Dreams

After Super Tuesday's results made clear that the 2020 Democratic primary is now a two-candidate race between former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders, progressives called for an end to divisive infighting and some urged Sen. Elizabeth ... More >>

Super Tuesday Sets Stage For Biden Vs. Bernie

Thursday, 5 March 2020, 10:00 am | Common Dreams

While there is still much counting of votes to be done before the overall outcome of Super Tuesday is fully calculated and understood, the key takeaway from the Democratic Party's largest single-day of voting thus far—with 14 states up for grabs, including ... More >>

Amnesty International Condemns Greece's Measures To Block Migrants At Turkish Border

Wednesday, 4 March 2020, 2:41 pm | Common Dreams

by Jessica Corbett, staff writer Turkey eased restrictions at the western border it shares with Greece in response to thousands of migrants from Syria who have poured into Turkey in recent days amid a Russian-backed Syrian government offensive into ... More >>



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