What’s Going On In El Salvador? Bukele’s Drift Towards Dictatorship

Take Action Now El Salvador’s President, Nayib Bukele is making the headlines recently. In part, it reflects recent moves he’s making to consolidate power and run for President again. But…

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Biden’s Border Patrol Whipping Haitian Migrants Makes Trump’s Policies Look Humane

By Brett Wilkins, Common Dreams Progressive leaders and activists on Monday reacted with shock, disgust, and condemnation of an immigration system “designed for cruelty” toward migrants…

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Buffalo Mayor Race Rollercoaster Resolves in India Walton’s Favor

Take Action Now By Heidi Jones The rollercoaster Buffalo mayoral race didn’t disappoint last week with two huge wins Thursday for the India Walton campaign: both state and federal appeals courts…

Despite The Paris Climate Agreement, Gas Emissions Will Rise 16% By 2030

Take Action Now By Juan Cole, Informed Comment A United Nations study of the greenhouse gas reduction targets announced by the 191 signatories to the Paris Convention has come up with an alarming…

Why Lindsey Graham Is Trying to Rescue Rahm Emanuel

Take Action Now By Jeff Cohen With civil rights groups and progressive members of Congress staunchly opposed to disgraced former Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel becoming a prestigious ambassador, Emanuel…

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Activists: Ignore the Parliamentarian, Enact Real Immigration Reform

By Jake Johnson, Common Dreams Democratic lawmakers and the White House are facing pressure to disregard the Senate parliamentarian after the unelected official on Sunday deemed a crucial…

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US Drone Kills 10 Civilians in Kabul, But “Mistake” is Nothing New

Take Action Now By Juan Cole, Informed Comment  The Associated Press reports that the survivors of family members killed in a U.S. hellfire missile strike on a civilian vehicle after US troops and…

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Net Zero Emissions by 2050 Is Deadly Procrastination

Take Action Now By Peter Kalmus, The Guardian The world has by and large adopted “net zero by 2050” as its de facto climate goal, but two fatal flaws hide in plain sight within those 16 characters.…

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Bucking Oil and Gas Lobby, LA County Readies to Ban Fossil Fuel Drilling

By Joseph Winters, Grist When it comes to blocking oil and gas drilling, the Golden State has sometimes fallen short of its deep green reputation. But that may be changing after supervisors in Los…

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US Drone Strike that Killed Civilians Highlights Lasting Brutality of Afghanistan War

By Brett Wilkins, Common Dreams Following a rare Pentagon admission Friday that a remote-controlled airstrike which killed 10 Afghan civilians in the closing days of the war in Afghanistan was a…