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29.07.2020

Real Answers Demanded After Barr Dodges on Government Authority to Aim ‘Intrusive Surveillance Tools’ at Protesters

Real Answers Demanded After Barr Dodges on Government Authority to Aim ‘Intrusive Surveillance Tools’ at Protesters

“The public needs to know whether Attorney General Barr thinks President Trump can conduct mass surveillance of protesters without congressional authorization.” By Jessica Corbett, staff writer – Common Dreams An exchange about government spying powers between Rep. Zoe Lofgren and Attorney General William Barr during a Tuesday House Judiciary Committee … »

12.07.2020

Why a Socialized System Like Medicare for All Beats For-Profit Healthcare in One Chart of Covid-19 Infection Rates

Why a Socialized System Like Medicare for All Beats For-Profit Healthcare in One Chart of Covid-19 Infection Rates

“All countries successfully combatting this virus have robust public health systems, which provide for coordination of effort.” By Eoin Higgins A recent rise in cases of Covid-19 and the overt failure of the for-profit healthcare system throughout the pandemic in the U.S. are making the case for Medicare for All,… »

11.07.2020

Fauci Admits Penchant for Facts About Covid-19 Threat Explains Why He’s Not on TV So Much Anymore

Fauci Admits Penchant for Facts About Covid-19 Threat Explains Why He’s Not on TV So Much Anymore

As one critic of the White House pointed out this week, keeping the top public health expert off the air makes sense if the goal is “not public safety but to avoid making the president look bad—no matter the cost.” By Jon Queally, staff writer Amid reporting that President Donald Trump… »

21.06.2020

As Trump Sows Division, Poor People’s Campaign Ignites ‘Transformative Action’ to Address Interwoven Injustices

As Trump Sows Division, Poor People’s Campaign Ignites ‘Transformative Action’ to Address Interwoven Injustices

“Those in power today want nothing more than to stop this kind of movement,” said Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis. By Andrea Germanos – Common Dreams Hours before President Donald Trump held a Saturday evening rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he gave self-congratulatory, division-sowing speech, the Poor People’s Campaign offered a progressive… »

16.06.2020

Time to ‘Reinvest in People’ and ‘Cut Weapons of War’: Barbara Lee Unveils Plan to Cut Up to $350 Billion From Pentagon

Time to ‘Reinvest in People’ and ‘Cut Weapons of War’: Barbara Lee Unveils Plan to Cut Up to $350 Billion From Pentagon

“Redundant nuclear weapons, off-books spending accounts, and endless wars in the Middle East don’t keep us safe.” By Jake Johnson, staff writer – Common Dreams Demanding that Congress “prioritize our safety and our future, not more war,” Rep. Barbara Lee on Monday unveiled a resolution proposing up to $350 billion… »

15.06.2020

Experts Say $17.5 Billion Writedown by BP Prove Oil Giant Knows ‘Reserves of Oil and Gas Increasingly Worthless’

Experts Say $17.5 Billion Writedown by BP Prove Oil Giant Knows ‘Reserves of Oil and Gas Increasingly Worthless’

Experts Say $17.5 Billion Writedown by BP Prove Oil Giant Knows ‘Reserves of Oil and Gas Increasingly Worthless’ By Eoin Higgins, staff writer – Common Dreams Fossil fuel giant BP announced Monday it will write down nearly $18 billion in existing assets, a move that climate advocates say is more… »

07.06.2020

‘This Is Incredible’: Enormous Crowds Flood Streets Across US Demanding End to Police Brutality and Justice for George Floyd

‘This Is Incredible’: Enormous Crowds Flood Streets Across US Demanding End to Police Brutality and Justice for George Floyd

“It feels like it’s more than just a moment. Finally, finally it’s more than just a moment.” By Jake Johnson – Common Dreams Hundreds of thousands of people across the United States—and, in stunning displays of solidarity, around the world—poured into the streets Saturday demanding an end to police brutality… »

31.05.2020

‘Insanity Outside the White House’: After Trump Stokes Tensions, Fresh Clashes Between Police and Protesters in US Capitol

‘Insanity Outside the White House’: After Trump Stokes Tensions, Fresh Clashes Between Police and Protesters in US Capitol

“I call upon our city and our nation to exercise great restraint even while this President continues to try to divide us,” said DC Mayor Muriel E. Bowser in response to president’s comments. By Common Dreams staff As protests against police violence and the killing of George Floyd continued in… »

19.05.2020

‘Long Overdue’: Antitrust Cases Reportedly Brewing Against Google at State and Federal Level

‘Long Overdue’: Antitrust Cases Reportedly Brewing Against Google at State and Federal Level

“If you thought the antitrust cases of big tech were a memory, you’d be mistaken.” By Eoin Higgins, staff writer  – Common Dreams Anti-monopoly groups are celebrating news that the Justice Department and state attorneys general are investigating online behemoth Google for possible antitrust cases. “An antitrust case against Google… »

10.05.2020

US Blocks UN Global Ceasefire Resolution, Objecting to Indirect Reference to World Health Organization

US Blocks UN Global Ceasefire Resolution, Objecting to Indirect Reference to World Health Organization

“It’s bad enough that Trump is responsible for so many deaths in his own country, now he is actively complicit in causing even more across the globe.” By Julia Conley, staff writer – Common Dreams International diplomats were stunned and frustrated Friday night after the U.S. again blocked a United Nations… »

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