Thursday, April 18, 2019

To Ola Bini, a political prisoner caught up in the Assange debacle

My Swedish friend is sitting in a jail cell.
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Bill McKibben: Green New Deal is a chance to ‘remake not just a broken...

"...if we don’t get action really soon, if we let it stretch out, those are the decades that will finish the work of breaking the planet. It’s why the urgency of something like the Green New Deal is so crucial."

Extinction Rebellion movement starts week-long demonstration in US and around world demanding ‘system change...

“It’s time to do what’s never been done before in the fight against climate change – a collective and coordinated international rebellion that will continue to escalate until our demands are met."

Trump threatens sanctuary cities with more undocumented immigrants; politicians welcome his plan

"Let's not concede that having refugees in our cities is something to be threatened by."

How the disappearance of immigrant workers created a movement in a county that voted...

This rural community might have agreed with Trump’s anti-immigration policies on paper. But it could not abide their neighbors being taken away.

No accountability: How the civil justice system fails Black Americans killed by police

Having escaped criminal punishment, police officers who shoot and kill Black Americans are often not held to account by the civil justice system either.
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Chomsky: Arrest of Assange is ‘scandalous’ and highlights shocking extraterritorial reach of US

Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman spoke to Noam Chomsky about Assange's arrest, WikiLeaks and American power.

Let’s honor the legacy of Frances Perkins by fighting to expand Social Security and...

Expanded Social Security and Medicare are important building blocks on the foundation laid down in 1935.

Sacramento teacher strike is a warning to #RedForEd Movement everywhere

Much like other teacher actions that have occurred across the nation, Sacramento teachers are demanding changes to their salaries, reduced class sizes, and increases in school support staff including more nurses, psychologists, librarians, and program specialists.

The War Within Initiative helps pay off $5 million in medical bills for veterans

The fundraising drive "sparked the compassion of donors" to lift the medical debt of service members, veterans and their families.