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‘Climate Change Is Here,’ Says Oregon Governor, ‘And We Have to Take Action’

As wildfires devour her state, the Democrat declares that the climate emergency is “like a hammer hitting us in the head.” By Jessica Corbett With the massive Bootleg Fire less than half contained and having burned nearly 409,000 acres in Oregon, Democratic Gov.…

After Devastating DACA Ruling, Dreamers Vow to Push for Legalization

Democrats are hoping to use the Senate budget reconciliation process to enact immigration reform after yet another GOP-led assault on “Dreamers” has left young immigrants devastated and uncertain. By Sonali Kolhatkar Republican officials in Texas are celebrating a major political…

‘Just Horrific’: Pandemic Fuels Steepest Decline in US Life Expectancy Since WWII

“I myself had never seen a change this big except in the history books,” said Elizabeth Arias, a CDC demographer. By Jake Johnson New Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data out Wednesday shows that life expectancy in the U.S. fell…

Meet the Young Champion Soaring to the Top of the Chess World

Tanitoluwa Adewumi and his family fled violence in Nigeria and ended up in a homeless shelter in New York, where he learned the game that changed their lives By Andrea Mucino-Sanchez Tanitoluwa Adewumi and his family fled their native Nigeria…

War Powers Reform Bill Far Better Than Feared

Senators Murphy, Lee, and Sanders have introduced legislation to address Congressional and Presidential war powers. (See bill text, press release, one pager, video of press conference, op-ed, and Politico article). In recent months, we’ve seen efforts to repeal some but not other AUMFs (Authorizations for the Use…

The United States Underestimates China’s Economic Challenge at Its Own Peril

This is not a moment for rose-tinted glasses. By Richard D. Wolff The economy of the People’s Republic of China has been growing much faster than that of the United States for decades. So too has China’s average real wage.…

New Yorkers Rally for Drone Whistleblower Daniel Hale

A press conference was held on Saturday, July 17th on the High Line in New York City to support former Air Force “intelligence” analyst Daniel E. Hale, who faces 10 years in prison on July 27 after releasing government documents…

Police shutting down Hempstead food share threatening arrest (video)

“Removing” issues from view doesn’t make them nonexistent and…doesn’t solve problems. Community Solidarity is more than a nonprofit; more than a grassroots movement; it’s a philosophy. A philosophy based on the belief that empowered compassionate communities can heal themselves…

Fort Bliss and Biden Administration on the Wrong Side of History

Over 100 people attend rally at Fort Bliss to demand child detention ends now Immigrant rights advocates in Texas are demanding the Biden-Harris Administration immediately stop detaining immigrant children at the Ft. Bliss “emergency intake site” as well as the…

The Barque of the Helpers and Guides

ESSAY by Trudi Lee Richards “If you believe your life will end with death, nothing you think, feel, or do has any meaning. Everything will end with incoherence and disintegration. If you believe your life does not end with death, you…

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