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Dingell and Markey Introduce $10 Trillion THRIVE Act to Tackle 'Our Biggest Emergencies'

The bill aims to ensure "an intersectional response" to the climate crisis, coronavirus pandemic, economic inequity, and racial injustice "that is proportionate to the scope of the problems we face."

Jessica Corbett ·


Biden 'Has Not Yet Done Enough' on Climate Emergency in First 100 Days, Campaigners Say

"Now is the time for Biden to back up his progressive messaging with climate action that will actually stop the crisis at the scale that science and justice demand."

Jessica Corbett ·


Greta Thunberg Says Humanity Must Not Be Fooled by 'Bullsh*t' Climate Targets of World Leaders

The Swedish campaigner says insufficient goals and empty rhetoric represent the "biggest elephant there's even been in any room."

Common Dreams staff ·


Climate Groups Warn Reported Biden Plan to Cut Emissions in Half by 2030 'Not Good Enough'

"Science and justice demand that we reduce emissions by 70% from 2005 levels by 2030 on the road to zero emissions by mid-century."

Kenny Stancil ·


250 Groups Urge WTO Chief to Ditch Pharma-Friendly Approach and Embrace Vaccine Patent Waiver

"Global supply should not be dependent on the purely commercial prerogatives and exclusive rights of pharmaceutical companies holding the technology. There is simply too much at stake."

Jake Johnson ·


Critics Warn $15 Billion Merger of Global Water Giants Would Create 'Dangerous Corporate Monopoly'

"Veolia's plan to dominate public water services all across the globe is becoming a terrifying reality."

Kenny Stancil ·


Despite Defeat, Sanders Calls Those Behind Amazon Union Drive an 'Inspiration to Workers' Nationwide

The senator also called for changes in federal law, declaring that "workers should not be intimidated or badgered by a company" for organizing.

Jessica Corbett ·


Despite Pandemic Shutdowns, CO2 Now at Levels Unseen in 3.6 Million Years

NOAA warned that carbon dioxide and methane "continued their unrelenting rise in 2020."

Jessica Corbett ·


'Follow the Money': Corporations Gave $50 Million to GOP Lawmakers Behind Voter Suppression Onslaught

"No matter how many PR statements Big Business puts out, its complicity with the antidemocratic forces that want to make voting harder is clear."

Jake Johnson ·


Critics Warn Biden Infrastructure Plan 'Falls Woefully Short' on Climate Crisis

"Biden has pledged to cut carbon emissions 50% and decarbonize our electricity sector, but this proposal won't even come close."

Jake Johnson ·

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