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Inspired by Bernie Movement, Starbucks Workers Gain Steam

"It looks like Starbucks workers are ready for an economic, political, and social revolution," said a top advisor for Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Julia Conley ·

Activist Pressure Pauses Newark Fracked Gas Project

Environmental justice campaigner Maria Lopez-Nuñez stressed the need find an alternative to the proposed power plant that "does not hurt the lungs of our children and in no way contributes to climate change."

Brett Wilkins ·

Wisconsin Judge Rules Ballot Drop Boxes Unlawful

The decision, said one critic, "underscores the imperative of a voting rights legislation that ensures the freedom to vote is protected nationally."

Andrea Germanos ·

Food-Price Inflation Hits Poorest the Hardest

Food-price inflation has more complex causes than other price increases, and addressing it effectively requires a different set of strategies. But rich-country governments are not sufficiently discussing them, and the world's poor are continuing to suffer as a result.

Jayati Ghosh ·

Democrats Ready Final Push for Voting Rights—Did They Act Too Late?

Many activists have criticized Biden for waiting so long to prioritize voting rights and use his power to pressure congressional lawmakers.

Benjamin Barber ·

After Navient Forgives $1.7B, Progressives Say Cancel All Student Debt

"With one stroke of the pen, President Biden could #CancelStudentDebt for tens of millions and show the American people that the government is on their side."

Brett Wilkins ·

Human Rights Groups Warn UN Cybercrime Treaty Must Avoid 'Chilling Effect'

"Countering cybercrime should not come at the expense of the fundamental rights and dignity of those whose lives this proposed convention will touch."

Jessica Corbett ·

11 Right-Wing Oath Keepers Charged With Seditious Acts Over Jan. 6 Plot

"For a whole year after the insurrection at the Capitol, we heard from countless Republicans who downplayed the seriousness of what took place on #Jan6th because no one was being changed with sedition," said Rep. Ilhan Omar. "Maybe their rhetoric will change now."

Andrea Germanos ·

To Honor MLK's Birthday, Senate Must Override Jim Crow Filibuster

The filibuster has long been used to derail civil rights legislation in the Senate, and now is no different.

Amy Goodman ·

Justice Roberts Is Wrong: Federal Judges' Conflicts of Interest Threaten the Entire Judiciary

These findings are a stunning indictment of the federal judicial ethics system.

Gabe Lezra ·

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