Thursday, April 9, 2020

Progressive Briefing for Friday, October 5

Over 300 arrested at Senate offices during #CancelKavanaugh sit in, who talked to the FBI in the Kavanaugh investigation, Virgin Atlantic flies first commercial plane on recycled waste carbon gas and more.

Jerry Brown didn’t invite grassroots activists to his Climate Summit – they came anyway

The youth, indigenous, and climate and environmental justice groups gathered that morning were largely excluded from official programming. So, they created their own.
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Lift Us Up: Meet the activists on the front lines of the battle for...

We look at the criminalization of black and brown students that has led to what is known as the school-to-prison pipeline.

Why domestic workers are fighting like hell to stop Brett Kavanaugh

“Every day, I hear stories of working women just like me, stories full of pain, fear, silence and same.”

Progressive Briefing for Wednesday, October 3

D.C. Democrats vote to overturn tipped wage increase approved by voters, Bernie Sanders issues a statement on Amazon's minimum wage increase, Trump makes fun of Kavanaugh accuser and more.

Share the wealth? We can start now – here’s how

Corporations have, in effect, become inequality’s single most powerful engine. We need to slow that engine down.

Progressive Briefing for Tuesday, October 2

Amazon adopts $15 minimum wage, California bans animal-tested cosmetics and becomes first state to require women on corporate boards, and more.

Recent disasters reveal racial discrimination in FEMA aid process

But if the FEMA response to recent disasters is any indication, storm victims could face barriers in securing federal aid – especially if they're not white.

America’s great strike waves have shaped the country. We can unleash another.

Erik Loomis’ "A History of America in Ten Strikes" is a powerful reminder of the need for worker militancy.

A child at world’s end

A mother thinks about the inheritance of children.