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80% of US Voters Want Congress to Enact National Paid Family Leave: Poll

"Paid family and medical leave is a critical support that families need, it is what Americans want, and it is what they deserve," said one advocate.

Kenny Stancil ·


Privatization Threat Remains, Advocates Warn, After Mississippi Lifts Jackson Boil-Water Notice

"The city remains under threat of a state-imposed privatization," said one campaigner.

Kenny Stancil ·


'Chickensh*t': Watchdogs Criticize Biden DOJ's New Corporate Crime Plan

The Justice Department's new approach to tackling corporate crime is "a modest step forward when a great leap is required," said the president of Public Citizen.

Jake Johnson ·


98 Million in US Skipped Treatment or Cut Back on Essentials to Pay for Healthcare This Year

"People have been making trade-offs to pay for healthcare for years. Inflation has only made things worse as people are also now struggling with the high price of gas, food, and electricity," said the president of West Health, which conducted the new poll with Gallup.

Jessica Corbett ·


Fears of More Recessionary Fed Rate Hikes as Jobs Numbers Smash Expectations

"A recession caused by the Fed raising rates too aggressively would undo a great deal of the enormous gains that have occurred in the current recovery," warned one economist.

Jake Johnson ·


Opposing 'Tyranny' and 'Scoundrels,' Sri Lankan Protesters Overrun Presidential Palace

"Now the president must resign," said one protester in Colombo. "If he wants peace to prevail, he must step down."

Common Dreams staff ·


Biden Urged to Embrace Windfall Tax as Exxon Says Profits Doubled in Second Quarter

"It's time for the president to demand that Congress pass a windfall profits tax on Big Oil and use the revenue to provide rebates to consumers NOW!" wrote Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Jake Johnson ·


UN Chief Warns of Impending 'Unprecedented Global Food Crisis'

"There is a real risk that multiple famines will be declared in 2022," said Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. "And 2023 could be even worse."

Julia Conley ·


'Corporate Greed Is Destroying This Economy': Sanders Pushes for Windfall Profits Tax

"Gas is over $5 a gallon. Why? Well, oil companies made $93 billion in profits in the first quarter and are spending $88 billion on stock buybacks."

Jake Johnson ·


Rapid Response Protests Planned to Stop Biden From 'Screwing Up' Student Debt Relief

"$10K, no way," said organizers. "Don't go small, cancel it all!"

Julia Conley ·

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