US Congress

Goodbye to an AUMF

With the U.S. House voting and the U.S. Senate promising to vote on repealing an AUMF (Authorization for the Use of Military Force) from 2002 (essentially a sort of weasely pseudo-permission for President George W. Bush to decide on his…

Colombia Sent a Technical Document the U.S. Congress: Glyphosate Spraying has been Ineffective in Combating Illicit Crops and Drug Trafficking

The Interim Commission on Drug Policy of the Senate of the Republic of Colombia sent a technical document to both houses of the U.S. Congress, reiterating the evidence that glyphosate spraying has been ineffective in combating illicit crops and drug…

The Choice for Democrats in Congress: Go Big or Go Home.

The precedent created by letting one or two moderates derail popular legislation supported by the rest of the caucus is truly dangerous. By Joe Dinkin The President’s party almost always loses ground in Congress in the midterms. But Democrats have…

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…

324 Congress Members Who Should Permanently Quarantine

The U.S. House of Misrepresentatives on Tuesday voted 324 to 93 (with 13 not voting) to defeat a proposal to move a mere 10% of military spending to human, environmental, and health needs. The 324 people who voted the wrong way on…

Ongoing Letters to Congress: The People need Emergency UBI NOW

The BEST way to help people is to put $$ directly into OUR hands, via a RECURRING, ADEQUATE payment, a Universal Basic Income. Click the link below and take 3 to 5 minutes to tell Congress that this week’s new…

URGENT! US Congress to Vote on Iran

This is the first time since the 2002 lead up to the Iraq war that things have been this terrifying and dangerous—maybe even worse given that President Trump is a sociopath with the emotional maturity of a toddler. Since assassinating…

The new congress needs to create a green planet at peace

by Medea Benjamin and Alice Slater. A deafening chorus of negative grumbling from the left, right, and center of the US political spectrum in response to Trump’s decision to remove US troops from Syria and halve their numbers in Afghanistan…

Three Antiwar Congress Members

Rashida Tlaib has nothing about war or peace on her website. And she’s going to be elected to the seat held by Congressman John Conyers, famous for giving speeches for things like impeaching George W. Bush while telling reporters and…

Pope Francis urges U.S. Congress to end Arms Trade & open doors to immigrants

Pope Francis has arrived in New York, where he will speak at the United Nations General Assembly. On Thursday he became the first pope ever to address a joint session of Congress. He urged nations to adopt the Golden Rule…

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