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05.02.2020

A Radical Call To Action

A Radical Call To Action

A radical call to action has never been more vital than today, as the abomination of capitalism known as neoliberalism tears apart society from stem to stern, continuing the grand experiment that originated under the watchful eyes and vision of aristocratic plantation-owners like Washington and Jefferson as wealthy patriots. In… »

04.02.2020

Blocking trains and removing coal, climate activists fight to close one of New England’s largest power plants

Blocking trains and removing coal, climate activists fight to close one of New England’s largest power plants

By Sarah Freeman-Woolpert and Arnie Alpert Under cover of darkness, dozens of climate activists snuck into the forest in the small town of Harvard, Massachusetts. The air was buzzing with nervous excitement as the group filed along a dirt path next to the railroad tracks, carrying heavy metal scaffolding. After… »

04.02.2020

Don’t Mention the US Military Carbon Footprint!

Don’t Mention the US Military Carbon Footprint!

By Caroline Davies, February 4, 2020 Extinction Rebellion (XR) US has four Demands for our governments, local and national, the first of which is “Tell the Truth”. One truth that is not being told or spoken about openly, is the carbon footprint and other sustainability impacts of the US Military. I was… »

04.02.2020

#TomPerezResign: DNC Chair Under Fire for Iowa Disaster, Favoritism for Billionaire Oligarch Bloomberg

#TomPerezResign: DNC Chair Under Fire for Iowa Disaster, Favoritism for Billionaire Oligarch Bloomberg

“The Dem establishment has been screaming that our movement is sowing divisiveness and is going to ruin party unity but they’re nailing that to the wall all by themselves.” By Eoin Higgins, staff writer Calls for Tom Perez to step down as the head of the Democratic National Committee grew… »

04.02.2020

Catholic Social Justice Group Calls McConnell-Run Senate’s 2019 Record a ‘Shocking’ and ‘Immoral’ Failure

Catholic Social Justice Group Calls McConnell-Run Senate’s 2019 Record a ‘Shocking’ and ‘Immoral’ Failure

“The Senate is broken, and only a change in leadership can fix it.” The Republican-controlled Senate “brought new meaning to the idea of a do-nothing Congress” in 2019 by not taking a single vote the entire year on legislation to advance social or economic justice in the United States. That’s… »

04.02.2020

As Bernie Sanders Surges Ahead of Iowa Caucus, DNC Under Fire for Changing Rules to Help Bloomberg

As Bernie Sanders Surges Ahead of Iowa Caucus, DNC Under Fire for Changing Rules to Help Bloomberg

The Iowa caucuses take place today, kicking off the official start of the 2020 presidential election season. Democratic presidential candidates spent the weekend making last-minute pitches to voters at rallies across Iowa. Meanwhile, the Democratic National Committee is facing criticism for overhauling its rules, opening the door for billionaire former… »

01.02.2020

Edmonton. Protest against Oil Teck Frontier project

Edmonton. Protest against Oil Teck Frontier project

“The Teck Frontier project would mean devastation for all our wildlife we depend on. All that is going to be compromised and destroyed forever.” said Jean L’Hommecourt of the Fort McKay First Nation. (Edmonton Journal) As many as 70 demonstrators gathered inside Canada Place in Edmonton January 22rd on… »

01.02.2020

Reflections of a Scientific Humanist

Reflections of a Scientific Humanist

Michael Shermer’s Giving the Devil His Due (Cambridge University Press, 2020) (subtitle: Reflections of a Scientific Humanist) is a very special book written for people that actually spend time “thinking.” Geez, come to think of it, that’s kinda special in and of itself, “people thinking about things.” It’s especially true… »

01.02.2020

New York City Takes Action on Nukes

New York City Takes Action on Nukes

By Alice Slater The New York City Council held a mind-blowing and historic open hearing yesterday, on legislation that would require the City of New York to divest its pensions funds from any trafficking in the production of nuclear weapons, and call on the U.S. government to sign and ratify… »

31.01.2020

New Polling Shows That for the First Time Ever, a Majority of Americans Support Decriminalizing Sex Work

New Polling Shows That for the First Time Ever, a Majority of Americans Support Decriminalizing Sex Work

“Laws criminalizing sex work criminalize poverty and thrust LGBTQ people of color who face rampant employment discrimination into prisons and jails.” by Jessica Corbett, staff writer For the first time ever, a majority of American voters somewhat or strongly support decriminalizing sex work, according to new polling results published Thursday… »

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