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Knowing Humanity’s End is Near and Staying Sane

By David Swanson, RootsAction I read Daniel Sherrell’s Warmth: Coming of Age at the End of Our World sitting on the edge of what was left of the Shenandoah River after a summer of very little rain.…

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Corporate Liberalism Is No Match for Trumpism

BY NORMAN SOLOMON, COMMON DREAMS An affirmative program for progressive change—to substantially improve the economic and social conditions of people’s daily lives—will be essential for…

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Following Damning Report, Progressive NY Lawmakers Call for Cuomo’s Impeachment

By Eoin Higgins, The Flashpoint A bombshell report from New York Attorney General Letitia James on Governor Andrew Cuomo’s sexual harassment of employees and his office’s subsequent attempts to…

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PH COMMENTARY: Nina Turner’s Loss Is Oligarchy’s Gain

By Norman Solomon The race for a vacant congressional seat in northeast Ohio was a fierce battle between status quo politics and calls for social transformation. In the end, when votes were counted…

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Congressional Progressives, Led by Cori Bush, Successfully Pressure Administration on Eviction Moratorium

By Brett Wilkins, Common Dreams Pressure from progressive lawmakers and grassroots activists to extend the expired federal eviction moratorium paid off Tuesday when the Biden administration took…

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Post-Election, Brown’s Cozy Relationship with “Independent” PACs Draws Renewed Scrutiny

By Alexander Sammon, The American Prospect As recently as June, the special election to replace Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia Fudge in Ohio’s 11th Congressional District looked like…

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As Eviction Moratorium Expires, Moderate Democrats Retreat to August Recess Without Taking Action

By Jake Johnson, Common Dreams After many of their fellow Democratic lawmakers skipped town for a weeks-long vacation, Reps. Cori Bush, Ilhan Omar, and Ayanna Pressley slept outside the U.S. Capitol…

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Vaccine Apartheid Persists as CDC Calls Delta Variant Most Virulent Strain Yet

By Jake Johnson, Common Dreams An internal slide presentation assembled by officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns that the Delta variant of the coronavirus—now the…

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Nurses Across the US — Lauded as Pandemic Heroes — Are Now Out on Strike

By Michael Sainato, The Guardian Last April people across America came out of quarantine each night to cheer the healthcare workers fighting to save lives a the height of the coronavirus pandemic.…

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Rep. Cori Bush — Once Homeless Herself — Introduces an Unhoused Bill of Rights

By Brett Wilkins, Common Dreams Housing advocates and experts on Wednesday applauded Rep. Cori Bush following her introduction of an Unhoused Bill of Rights, a resolution aimed at ending the U.S.…