Friday, May 20, 2022

‘Poison for the people’—how an exiled activist is countering Russia’s propaganda machine

Environmental activist Evgeniya Chirikova once helped save a forest in Moscow. Now she’s trying to give voice to Russian activists and journalists resisting Putin’s regime.

The war in Ukraine, diplomacy and the progressive left

Solidarity across borders could allow us to work together to find solutions to the problems we face in common like hunger in our own countries and the global south and the existential risk of climate change.

‘Let the floodgates open’: Starbucks union scores first wins in California

"This is a major victory," said Rep. Ro Khanna, a California Democrat. "It's time for Starbucks to pay fair wages and treat every worker with dignity and respect."

No victory day

Dealing with stalemates between Russia and Ukraine, environmentalists and climate change, and COVID and humanity.

$1,896,944,109,232: Time to hit reset on student debt. All of it.

In the richest country in the history of the world, it is absurd, to say the least, that we have sentenced an entire generation to a lifetime of debt simply for doing what was expected of them — getting a college education.

Majority of Americans of all religions or none want legal abortion, except for Evangelicals...

Even if you add all abortion critics in all the religions together, they are a minority of the country.

Six lessons the remorseless siege against procreative rights can teach the left

Secular democracy, as in majority rule, is just as threatened by religious fanaticism as it is by looming dictatorship.

US double standard: Russia sanctioned for Ukraine occupation, but 4,000 new Israeli invaders of...

Washington is attempting to reshape the entire world so as to get Putin back out of Ukraine, and we see exactly what it looks like when an illegal Occupation is genuinely unacceptable to the White House.

Why canceling student debt is a matter of racial justice

Student debt disproportionately impacts Black and Brown Americans. It’s time to end this collective financial burden, and the president can do so with the stroke of a pen.

Former Colorado police officer sentenced to 5 years in prison

“The Loveland Police Department is grateful for the District Attorney’s diligence and pursuit of due process during this very important case.”