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Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Bill Gates, billionaire, speaks onstage at 2019 New York Times Dealbook on November 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo: Michael Cohen/Getty Images/The New York Times) Cynthia Kaufman
The System Will Not Solve the Climate Crisis Without a Push: That’s Where You Come in
This is an all hands-on-deck moment where civil society, that means you and I, need to throw everything we have into changing the politics of business as usual.
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Monday, May 3, 2021
Miles Mogulescu
Want Fewer Police Shootings? Get Armed Cops Out of Traffic Enforcement
Removing armed police officers from traffic enforcement and turning it over to civilians should be a major goal of the racial justice movement.
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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, director-general of the World Trade Organization, attends a session of the WTO General Council in Geneva on March 1, 2021. (Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/Pool/AFP via Getty Images) John Buell
Big Pharma Patents on Covid-19 Vaccines Must Be Waived to Save the World
In the long term we must treat public health as a common good, a good upon which all of our virtues depend
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In this screenshot from the DNCC’s livestream of the 2020 Democratic National Convention, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) addresses the virtual convention on August 18, 2020. The convention, which was once expected to draw 50,000 people to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is now taking place virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo: DNCC via Getty Images) (Photo by Handout/DNCC via Getty Images) Medea Benjamin, Marcy Winograd
The Squad and Their Allies Should Unite to Block Biden’s Massive Military Budget
This is the moment to put a stop to runaway spending on war and the nuclear arsenal.
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National Guard troops eat pizza while patrolling a street on January 19, 2021 in Washington, DC. Tens of thousands of National Guard troops were deployed to DC following the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol. (Photo: Nathan Howard/Getty Images) Azadeh Shahshahani, Amith Gupta
More Domestic Spying Power Is Not the Answer
We are told by some opponents of the far-right that supporters of equality and civil liberties should not be worried about expansions of U.S. surveillance and counterterrorism capabilities. They are wrong.
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a news conference April 16, 2021 in Ottawa, Canada. (Photo: Dave Chan/AFP via Getty Images) Jason Nickerson, Adam Houston
Why Canada Must Support the WTO Waiver on Covid-19 Vaccines
Expanding access to life-saving medical technologies during this pandemic is exactly what the world needs.
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A farmer works on a broccoli field in San Bartolo, municipality, Cadereyta, Nuevo Leon state, Mexico on March 14, 2020. (Photo: Julio Cesar Aguilar / AFP) Timothy A. Wise
Bayer Goes After Mexico for Glyphosate Ban
The pressure by the agribusiness industry continues, but we will keep up our fight.
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dates Sanaa Khalil
Oppression in the Form of Israeli Dates
It is imperative that we follow in the footsteps of the revolutionaries’ tea boycott, the historic Delano Grape Boycott, and boycott the Israeli date industry, too.
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Sunday, May 2, 2021
A sign on the ground directs people to get their COVID-19 vaccine at UCI Health Family Health Center in Anaheim, CA on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. (Photo: Paul Bersebach/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images) People’s Vaccine Alliance
Who's Controlling the COVID Vaccine: 10 Myths and Misdirections
The only way these big pharmaceutical corporations and rich governments will move is by being shamed into it.
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Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-Va.), seen here in 2019, is one of three Democratic senators refusing to sign on to the PRO Act. Sue Sturgis
Institute Index: Democratic Senator From Virginia Blocking Key Pro-Union Bill
The White House-backed Protecting the Right to Organize Act passed the House in March but faces opposition from three Democratic senators.
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A mountaintop removal site at Kayford Mountain, West Virginia. Jeff Biggers
The Endless War on the Central Appalachian Mountains Continues
Instead of recognizing the century-old legacy of ruin in coal country, the Biden administration risks falling into the trap of outdated policies.
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Slinkard Wilderness Study Area. Andrew Park
Hey Conservationists! Got Hope?
Hope is often touted as an important ingredient in conservation success. Our research found that it’s vital — but only if it’s combined with another key element.
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vampire costume cast aside Steven Singer
Can Unions Defang Charter School Vampires?
One thing is for sure, with a union the gravy train is over.
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Saturday, May 1, 2021
An 1886 engraving of the Haymarket massacre. C.J. Polychroniou
May Day and the United States of Amnesia
We must keep alive the memory of the early struggles of the working-class movement for a better future.
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Teenager Mary Ann Vecchio kneels over the body of Kent State University student Jeffrey Miller (1950 - 1970) who had been shot during an anti-war demonstration on the university campus, Kent, Ohio, May 4, 1970. Mike Alewitz
Recalling the Bloodshed of 1970
The memory of the martyrs of Kent, Augusta and Jackson cries out for us to continue the struggle for which they died - to demand money for jobs and education, not for war. For an end to racist violence.
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Lauren Boebert Christopher Brauchli
The Triplets
Reps. Jim Jordan, Marjorie Taloy Greene, and Lauren Boebert make a good team.
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Nina Turner
President Biden's First 100 Days Have Shown That We Must Have the Courage to Ask for More
The strength of the progressive movement nationwide has pushed this administration further than what many of us expected. But we cannot accept these moves as enough—they are only the beginning.
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President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson at UN Headquarters in New York, September 24, 2019, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly. Kerry Cullinan
UK Accused of ‘Trump Tactics’ After ‘Devastating’ Slashing of Family Planning Aid
Millions of the world’s poorest women and girls will ‘pay the price’ of the UK government reneging on its commitments, say aid workers
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Palestinians and anti-zionist Orthodox Jews protest against Israeli annexation plan on July 3, 2020 in North Bergen Township, New Jersey. Ramzy Baroud
Bottom-up Politics: Grassroots Activism Behind Pro-Palestine Shift in the US
A decisive US public opinion shift must also not be ignored, as it is empowering voices within the Democratic Party to speak out more freely without jeopardizing their political careers.
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Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple, speaks during an Apple event at the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park on September 12, 2018 in Cupertino, California. Ralph Nader
Tim Cook, Apple, and Runaway Limitless Corporate Greed
People must push Congress to address this injustice.
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Friday, April 30, 2021
Critics of the Utah bill fear that it might lead to an increase in deadly car attacks on protesters, as happened in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 12, 2017. (Photo: Paul J. Richards/AFP via Getty Images) Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan
Dangerous Republican Anti-Protest Laws Grant Drivers License to Kill
Many of these laws include provisions legalizing violence against protestors, granting immunity to people who drive their cars into crowds.
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Migrant farm workers, Lake Forest, California (Photo: Shutterstock) Rebekah Entralgo
Support for Essential Labor Has Largely Excluded Migrant Women Farmworkers
How the migrant women farmworkers who put food on our tables are organizing for a better life after the pandemic.
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New Yorkers with Sunrise Movement take action In Brooklyn for an economic recovery and infrastructure package prioritizing climate, care, jobs, and justice, calling on Congress to pass the THRIVE Act on April 7, 2021. (Photo: Noam Galai via Getty Images for Green New Deal Network) Ben Manski, Peter Knowlton
Earth Day to May Day Point to a New America
"By 2030 we will be on our way to a global economy that provides a good life for all on a living planet," states the Declaration of the 2020's. "Or we will be on an irreversible path to global misery through ecological collapse."
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Max B. Saw­icky
A Tale of Two Presidencies: Biden's First 100 Days
When it comes to economic issues, the Biden administration has shown some surprising progressivism. On foreign policy, not so much.
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 While the American Rescue Plan is a vital first step, it will not by itself lift children in America out of poverty. (Photo: Fibonacci Blue/Flickr/cc) Johnisha Levi
Eradicating Child Poverty Beyond the Pandemic
The economic impact of the pandemic has created an opportunity for the federal government to reconsider its traditional responses to poverty and unemployment.
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