Saturday, August 17, 2019

Chinese Court Takes Historic Step Toward Advancing Same-Sex Marriage

A court decision regarding one man’s right to marry his partner could come down in the next six months.

Trump’s ‘hold’ on elephant trophies may not be enough

We should be helping advance the significant global momentum to ban domestic ivory markets, not getting in the way by allowing more trophy imports that feed ivory demand.

Police in Minnesota are using private security firms to target anti-pipeline organizers

“It’s clear that Enbridge is doing everything they can to have a very highly skilled force of security and law enforcement at their fingertips to do what they can to stop any resistance to Line 3.”

$90 Billion Whistleblower Suit Filed Against Four of the Nation’s Largest Chemical Companies

“BASF Corporation, Bayer Material Science LLC, Dow Chemical Company and Huntsman International LLC have been named in a False Claims Act (FCA) lawsuit brought by New York law firm Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP on behalf of the U.S. government.”

CNN’s industry spin shows need for independent debates

CNN painfully demonstrated this week why we need independently-run presidential debates. With its ESPN-like introductions to the candidates, and its insistence on questions that...

What’s next for the youth climate lawsuit

Despite continued court delays, confidence remains high among the young people suing the government for its support of fossil fuels.

Trump’s Space Force

“I have not yet heard a compelling case why we need a separate force.”

A civilization in collapse, the dawn of a new order

The millions of people, young and old, who have been taking to the streets expressing their collective will have made their choice...

Progressive Briefing for Thursday, August 16, 2018

Intellectually bankrupt GOP, California cities pledge to oppose offshore drilling, White House revokes security clearance of ex-CIA director, and more.

#NotInvisible: Groundbreaking legislation tackles epidemic of violence against Indigenous women

"Women are disappearing and dying in Indian country. We must act."