Thursday, April 22, 2021

Sanders, Jayapal plan would tax Wall Street speculation to fund tuition-free college

"The time is long overdue to make public colleges and universities tuition-free and debt-free for working families."

Dozens of House dems and progressive groups push Biden to curb militarization of police

Reforming the Defense Department's 1033 program "is a reasonable step towards demilitarizing our police forces while preserving the safety of our communities."

‘We need a people’s vaccine, not a profit vaccine’: Sanders urges Biden to support...

“Ending this pandemic requires collaboration, solidarity, and empathy. It requires a very different mindset—a mindset that puts people over profits at every turn.”

Mumia Abu-Jamal, now in his 40th year as an incarcerated prisoner, has COVID-19

Urgent news: Demand the immediate release of imprisoned activist journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal.

Psychedelic drug in clinical trial to help stroke victims recover by rewiring brain

Algernon Pharmaceuticals, a Canadian-based company, began its study this week in which stroke participants will be given a microdose of DMT with the hope of minimizing damage and maximizing recovery.

Bank of America commits to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

“Investors applaud Bank of America’s commitment to transition to a more sustainable business model and reduce the growing climate impacts of its financing activities."

‘Operation Lost Angels’ recovers 33 missing children during Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Child trafficking cases have increases in recent years.

China bans single-use plastic straws and shopping bags

China is one of the world's biggest users of single-use plastic and in 2010, produced 60 million tonnes of plastic waste.
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“This is voter suppression”: 198,000 Georgia residents were illegally purged from voter rolls

“I think it’s quite interesting and coincidental … that many of them on that list are African American voters.”
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‘Victory for Julian”: UK blocks WikiLeaks founder Assange extradition to US on espionage charges

While the decision is a “very significant victory” for Assange, the judge has largely sided with the U.S. prosecution.