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Cori Bush Proposal Aims to Keep Mental Health Crises From Ending in Police Violence

"Public safety is a public health issue. It’s time our approach reflects that," said the Missouri Democrat.

Jessica Corbett ·


As Chauvin Sentenced, George Floyd's Family, Advocates Call for Systemic Policing Reform

"We have a long way to go and many changes to make before Black and Brown people finally feel like they are being treated fairly and humanely by law enforcement in this country," said sister Bridgett Floyd.

Brett Wilkins ·


How the Media Fell for the Lafayette Square Whitewash

A coverup was baked in the cake; a former inspector general official shows us how.

Mike Lofgren ·


As Congress Approves Juneteenth Bill, Advocates Say 'We Must Not Stop Here'

"Black liberation in its totality must be prioritized," stressed Rep. Cori Bush.

Brett Wilkins ·


Darnella Frazier Receives Pulitzer Special Citation 'for Courageously Recording the Murder of George Floyd'

"Without Darnella, Derek Chauvin never would have been tried and George Floyd would have been blamed by the state for his own death."

Brett Wilkins ·


The Republican War on Protests

Republican state legislators across 34 states have introduced more than 80 bills this year that criminalize protesting or protect those who harm protesters.

Amara Enyia ·


More Than McCarthyism: The Attack on Activism Students Don't Learn About from Their Textbooks

Our students deserve to know that anti-communist repression has always been about a lot more than Russian spies, a blustering senator from Wisconsin, and a blacklist in Hollywood.

Ursula Wolfe-Rocca ·


The Tulsa Massacre: Remembering the History of 'Black Wall Street'

The story of prosperity of Black communities in Tulsa, Oklahoma is incomplete without discussing their roots.

Alaina E. Roberts ·


Watch: Anand Giridharadas Shares What 'We Learned' From the Covid-19 Pandemic

"The question before us now is: What will do with these lessons?"

Common Dreams staff ·


Arguments Against the Appointment of the Man Nicknamed 'Rambo' to the Post of U.S. Ambassador to Japan

The left wing of the Democratic Party has strongly opposed the appointment of Mr. Emanuel to the post of ambassador to Japan.

Koji Sonoda ·

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