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30.01.2021

Enough ‘Blah Blah Blah’ From Global Elites, Greta Thunberg Declares at Digital Davos

Enough ‘Blah Blah Blah’ From Global Elites, Greta Thunberg Declares at Digital Davos

“I’m only here to once again remind you of the emergency we are in. The crisis that you and your predecessors have created and inflicted upon us.” By Jessica Corbett In yet another fiery speech to attendees of an elite annual summit, climate activist Greta Thunberg made clear on Monday that… »

29.01.2021

“After 13 Years, Justice!” Dutch Court Orders Shell Oil to Pay for Harm Done to Nigerian Farmers

“After 13 Years, Justice!” Dutch Court Orders Shell Oil to Pay for Harm Done to Nigerian Farmers

“Victims of environmental pollution, land grabbing, or exploitation now have a better chance to win a legal battle against the companies involved.” By Andrea Germanos Global environmental justice campaigners heralded a Dutch court’s ruling Friday that Royal Dutch Shell’s Nigerian subsidiary must pay punitive restitution to Nigerian villages for oil… »

19.01.2021

Progressives Push Back as Trump, Pentagon, and ICE ‘Hijack’ MLK’s Message

Progressives Push Back as Trump, Pentagon, and ICE ‘Hijack’ MLK’s Message

“Dr. King was an anti-war, anti-capitalist justice seeker who rejected poverty, racism, militarism, and the death penalty,” Rep. Ayanna Pressley reminded those who would co-opt the slain human rights leader’s words. By Brett Wilkins Progressives are pushing back against President Donald Trump and federal agencies including U.S. Immigration and Customs… »

14.01.2021

In Historic House Vote, Only 10 Republicans Join Democrats to Impeach Trump for Inciting Insurrection

In Historic House Vote, Only 10 Republicans Join Democrats to Impeach Trump for Inciting Insurrection

“If Congress had a shred of decency, this impeachment would be unanimous.” By Jessica Corbett With only a week left in office, President Donald Trump on Wednesday became the first U.S. president in history to be impeached for a second time when all House Democrats—joined by just 10 Republicans—passed an article… »

07.01.2021

Bernie Sanders Says Trump ‘Directly Responsible’ for Insurrection Effort

Bernie Sanders Says Trump ‘Directly Responsible’ for Insurrection Effort

“Trump will go down in history as the worst and most dangerous president in history.” By Jon Queally, staff writer Amid urgent calls for President Donald Trump’s immediate arrest, removal from office under the 25th Amendment, and impeachment following Wednesday’s violent storming of the U.S. Capitol building by a right-wing… »

04.01.2021

I Never Thought Democrats Could Win Georgia. Could It Happen Twice?

I Never Thought Democrats Could Win Georgia. Could It Happen Twice?

The critical Senate run-off race is too close to call. But a massive voter mobilization effort may just tip the balance. By Mary Fitzgerald My mother was 23 when she accidentally got pregnant with me. It was 1982 and she was a student living in Atlanta, Georgia. She came from… »

31.12.2020

WHO Chief Says ‘We Must Ensure That All People at Risk Everywhere—Not Just in Countries Who Can Afford Vaccines—Are Immunized’

WHO Chief Says ‘We Must Ensure That All People at Risk Everywhere—Not Just in Countries Who Can Afford Vaccines—Are Immunized’

His comments came one year into the public health crisis and as the U.K. became the first country to approve a vaccine from AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford that is cheaper and easier to distribute. By Jessica Corbett, One year after the international community first recognized the Covid-19 crisis—which… »

24.12.2020

ACLU Reminds Biden of ‘Moral and Legal Imperative’ to Reverse Trump’s Unlawful Asylum Policy

ACLU Reminds Biden of ‘Moral and Legal Imperative’ to Reverse Trump’s Unlawful Asylum Policy

The civil liberties group stressed the new administration must “restore the right to asylum and end the government’s ongoing violations of law.” by Brett Wilkins, staff writer The ACLU on Tuesday reminded President-elect Joe Biden of the “moral and legal imperative” to reverse President Donald Trump’s… »

17.12.2020

Amid Mounting Progressive Pressure, Congressional Leaders Reportedly Planning to Include Direct Payments in Relief Package

Amid Mounting Progressive Pressure, Congressional Leaders Reportedly Planning to Include Direct Payments in Relief Package

“I will not vote for a Covid package that doesn’t include survival payments and unemployment relief for the American people. It’s a red line,” said Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. By Jake Johnson Congressional leaders are reportedly planning to include another round of direct payments to struggling Americans as part of a… »

16.12.2020

Mitch McConnell Wants to Let Corporations Kill You Without Consequence

Mitch McConnell Wants to Let Corporations Kill You Without Consequence

This is beyond immoral. This is ghastly, and should have been at the top of every news story in America for the past six months. By Thom Hartmann Probably the most under-reported story of the year has been how Mitch McConnell is holding Americans hostage in exchange for letting big… »

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