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'Sends a Terrible, Terrible Message': Sanders Rejects Top Dems' Push for a Big Tax Break for the Rich

"You can't be on the side of the wealthy and the powerful if you're going to really fight for working families."

Jake Johnson ·


$152 Trillion. That's How Much Wealthy Countries 'Drained' From the Global South Since 1960

"Poor countries are developing rich countries, not the other way around."

Kenny Stancil ·


Dingell and Markey Introduce $10 Trillion THRIVE Act to Tackle 'Our Biggest Emergencies'
The THRIVE Act plans to create nine million jobs by upgrading infrastructure for clean water, affordable public transit, and a reliable electric grid and expanding access to wind and solar power, electric vehicles, and healthy buildings. (Photo: aydinmutlu/Getty Images)
jessicaApr 29, 2021
The THRIVE Act plans to create nine million jobs by upgrading infrastructure for clean water, affordable public transit, and a reliable electric grid and expanding access to wind and solar power, electric vehicles, and healthy buildings. (Photo: aydinmutlu/Getty Images)
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."

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 ·


60% of US Voters Want Biden to Support Patent Waiver for Covid Vaccines: Poll

"The world needs it. The people want it. The question is, will President Biden listen?"

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 ·


Experts Warn Failure to Rapidly 'Vaccinate the World' Creates Dangerous Opening for Covid-19 Mutations

"We need a people's vaccine, not only to protect people in the world's poorest countries, but to ensure that people all over the world who've already been vaccinated aren't put at risk again."

Jake Johnson ·


Minimum Wage Would Be $44 Today If It Had Increased at Same Rate as Wall St. Bonuses: Analysis

"Since 1985, the average Wall Street bonus has increased 1,217%, from $13,970 to $184,000 in 2020."

Jake Johnson ·


'What You're Doing Is Historical!' Bernie Sanders Rallies With Amazon Workers in Alabama

"If history teaches us anything, it is that big money interests do not just give you anything," the senator said in support of the union drive in Bessemer. "You've got to stand up and you've got to fight for it."

Brett Wilkins ·


'This Is Tax Evasion': Richest 1% of US Households Don't Report 21% of Their Income, Analysis Finds

"We estimate that 36% of federal income taxes unpaid are owed by the top 1%."

Jake Johnson ·

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