Skip to main content

Sign up for our newsletter.

Quality journalism. Progressive values. Direct to your inbox.

'Normal' is killing us.

Donald Trump is out of the White House. COVID-19 is fading, at least in wealthier nations. The world, they say, is returning to “normal.” That’s the narrative that the corporate media is selling. But there’s a problem: “normal” is destroying our planet, threatening our democracies, concentrating massive wealth in a tiny elite, and leaving billions of people without access to life-saving vaccines amid a deadly pandemic. Here at Common Dreams, we refuse to accept any of this as “normal.” Common Dreams just launched our Mid-Year Campaign to make sure we have the funding we need to keep the progressive, independent journalism of Common Dreams alive. Whatever you can afford—no amount is too large or too small—please donate today to support our nonprofit, people-powered journalism and help us meet our goal.

Please select a donation method:

Zephyr Teachout


'Fearless' Progressive Jumaane Williams Elected NYC's Public Advocate

The progressive activist and Brooklyn councilman won election Tuesday with a decisive plurality. 

Eoin Higgins, staff writer ·


Resisting Trump Is Not Enough: 20,000 Activists Ask Democratic Candidates Where They Stand on Bold Agenda

The message behind a new pledge is this: "Yes, fight Trump – but Americans also want to hear big solutions to the large economic problem our country faces."

Roger Hickey ·


'Not Surprising' But 'So Shameful': Ousted by Ocasio-Cortez, Joe Crowley Heads to K Street Lobbying Firm

Toppled in 2018 primary by progressive challenger, the ex-lawmaker will lobby for a firm whose clients include Amazon, Royal Dutch Shell, UnitedHealth, and the Saudi monarchy

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·


'Anything Is Possible,' Declares Ocasio-Cortez After Defeat of 'Amazon's Corporate Greed' in New York

"Speechless. Truth to power wins!" declared former New York attorney general candidate Zephyr Teachout after company cancels HQ2 project in Long Island City

Jake Johnson, staff writer ·


"Don't Let Door Hit You on the Way Out": People Power Credited as Amazon Reportedly Reconsiders New York HQ2

"Can everyday people come together and effectively organize against creeping overreach of one of the world's biggest corporations? Yes, they can," says Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Jake Johnson, staff writer ·


Once a 'Laughingstock' on Voting Rights, Reform Package Moves New York Toward More 'Inclusive Democracy'

"Make no mistake: this is far from the end to voting reform in our state. Our state needs a whole host of reforms to repair and expand the right to vote."

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·


"You're Worth $1 Trillion. Why Do You Need Our $3 Billion?" Angry New Yorkers Confront Amazon Execs at City Council Meeting

The online retail giant has said its new headquarters in New York will create 25,000 jobs for residents—a claim one protester derided as "smoke and mirrors"

Julia Conley, staff writer ·


'It Keeps Getting Uglier': As True Costs of HQ2 Scam Emerge, Public Housing and School Offices Getting the Boot to Make Room for Amazon

"The fact that massive public subsidies are helping eliminate affordable housing units is just the latest reason this bad deal needs to be torn up and thrown away."

Jake Johnson, staff writer ·


Cooking the Books in the Trump Universe

Could Donald Trump be a one-man version of either Enron or Lehman Brothers, someone who cooked “the books” until, well, he imploded?

Nomi Prins ·


The "No IDC NY" State of Mind

A coalition of young, committed activists has turned New York Democratic politics on its head.

Michael Winship ·