Monday, March 1, 2021

Tag: Joe Biden

While America was sleeping

Today, in the era of a 78-year-old president, a veritable Rip Van Biden, Americans and the rest of the world are, it seems, waking up in a new age.

Biden reverses Trump’s trans military ban, but assault on rights continues...

And Biden ordered the Pentagon to review the files of troops who were forced out because of the ban and to immediately halt discharges of transgender troops now serving.

Here are Biden’s day one actions on the climate and environment

Hours after his inauguration, Biden signed a total of 17 executive orders, memorandums and proclamations.

Nonviolent activists laid the groundwork to oppose a coup. They may...

Activists prepared for months, expecting Trump to steal the election. They were right, and he failed.

10 bold moves Biden can make without Congress

Biden can and must wield his presidential powers through Executive Orders and regulations. The problems America is facing demand it.

Indigenous-led movement credited with ‘huge victory’ as Biden plans to rescind...

"We formed an immensely powerful, unlikely alliance of voices and we never gave up."

Why Biden can’t govern from the center

It requires a recognition that there is no longer a “center” but a future based either on lies, violence and authoritarianism or on unyielding truth, unshakeable civility and radical inclusion.

Why Trump’s challenges to democracy will be a big problem for...

We predict that the biggest threats to democracy Trump poses won’t emerge until after he exits the White House.

‘A troubling history’: Biden’s AG pick Merrick Garland has record of...

“This is a centrist jurist who has a history—a troubling history, to me—of being deferential to police and being unwilling to hold police accountable for acts of brutality and misconduct.”

Sedition

Eleven Republican senators and senators-elect said today they will vote to reject President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s victory next Wednesday when Congress meets to formally certify it.

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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.
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The only way Democrats will get anything done

With Vice President Kamala Harris now serving as the tie-breaking vote, Senate Democrats can and must abolish the filibuster.

Senators question DHS and ICE on abuse allegations against migrants

"The allegations of violence and brutality against vulnerable refugees seeking safety here in the United States are unlawful and disturbing.”

‘Held to ransom’: Pfizer demands governments gamble with state assets to secure vaccine deal

“Pfizer and BioNTech are firmly committed to working with governments and other relevant stakeholders to ensure equitable and affordable access to our Covid-19 vaccine for people around the world.”

2021 update: Half of America in or near poverty

The facts and numbers from numerous sources reflect the reality of deprivation in America, and help to confirm what has been called the "sharpest rise in the U.S. poverty rate since the 1960s."