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create-iconAlong with direct action and other forms of resistance, a transformational movement must also have a constructive program that builds new institutions based on the values that the movement aspires to achieve. These may eventually replace the old systems. From small, worker-owned cooperatives to national advocacy groups, hundreds of thousands of people around the country are working to create democratic and sustainable systems that meet the basic needs of all people.

La Via Campesina In Venezuela: A Mission For The Brotherhood, Solidarity And Truth Of The People

By Staff, Viacampesina.org -

Today, Venezuela is the target of a hybrid and multidimensional (economic, financial, diplomatic, media and military) aggression, which is seriously impacting the life of the country and its people. This offensive has benefitted from the support [...]

Bolivia: MAS Presents Official Presidential Ticket

By Staff, Telesurenglish.net -

"A running ticket to encompass Indigenous, social, and middle-class movements," commented teleSUR's correspondent Marco Teruggi. Bolivia's Movement Towards Socialism, headed by exiled President Evo Morales, announced Sunday that former Minister [...]

Most States Saw Prison Reforms In 2019, But Incarceration Rates Remain High

By Victoria Law, Truthout.org -

On December 20, 2019, criminal justice advocates celebrated the news that President Trump signed the Fair Chance Act into law. Tucked into a massive defense spending bill, the law is a federal version of “ban the box,” prohibiting the government [...]

Equal Rights Amendment Achieves Two-Thirds Of States, As Virginia Votes For Equality

By Staff, Eracoalition.blog -

The ERA Coalition is celebrating an historic victory. The Equal Rights Amendment is about to clear its final Constitutional hurdle as Virginia becomes the 38th state to ratify it, now that both the Senate and the House of Delegates have passed [...]

New York Moving To Become Next State To Enact Public Banking

By Oscar Perry Bello, Nextcity.org -

It’s a sunny August Saturday in Far Rockaway, and New York State Senator James Sanders Jr. could hardly be more in his element. He’s riding high, not only on his parade float leading the 3rd Annual Carnival in the Rockaways, but also in his [...]

Reclaim The Block Urges Invest In Community, Not In Police

By Isabella Garcia, Riseuptimes.org -

In dramatic effect, a Minneapolis resident dumps a bag of money onto a podium during public comments at the final City Council meeting on the 2020 budget last month. The person with them, who identified himself as David, is addressing the [...]

50 Years After Congress Passed ERA, Amendment Meets Constitutional Threshold

By Julia Conley, Commondreams. -

Women's rights advocates celebrated Wednesday as the Virginia legislature became the 38th in the nation to approve the Equal Rights Amendment, nearly 100 years after activists first called for equality between men and women to be enshrined in [...]

Nearly All Americans Want To Get Off Fossil Fuels

By Basav Sen, Otherwords.org -

Late last year, The Washington Post reported a remarkable poll finding: Nearly half of American adults — 46 percent — believe the U.S. needs to “drastically reduce” fossil fuel use in the near future to address the climate crisis. Another 41 [...]

House Committee Holds Hearing: Cannabis Policies For The Next Decade

By David Amián Valle, Norml.org -

Washington, DC: Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Health on Wednesday held a legislative hearing, "Cannabis Policies for the New Decade," during which they considered multiple legislative bills aimed at amending [...]

Take My Benefits—Please!

By Mark Dudzic, Newpol.org -

At the June 2019 House Ways and Means Committee Hearing on Medicare for All, Texas Republican Kevin Murphy lamented, “That great health care plan that your union negotiated for you? It’s gone. Banned under Medicare for All.” A right-wing [...]

‘Saving Life On Earth’ For Just $100 Billion: New Roadmap Shows How US Can Address Global Extinction Crisis

By Andrea Germanos, Commondreams.org -

As the United Nations unveiled Monday a draft proposal to address threats to biodiversity, a new report outlined a strategy for U.S.-focused "visionary action to save life on Earth." The roadmap (pdf) was released Monday by the Center for [...]

Raising The Minimum Wage By $1 May Prevent Thousands Of Suicides, Study Shows

By Graison Dangor, Npr.org -

A new study suggests that raising the minimum wage might lower the suicide rate — especially when unemployment is high — and that doing so might have saved tens of thousands of people from dying by suicide in the last quarter century. The [...]

What Medicare For All Really Looks Like

By Caitlin Kelly, Prospect.org -

He spends long days navigating Toronto’s miserable traffic, finding whatever’s needed for his work as a freelance production designer for film and commercials. It’s demanding physical labor, with injury a daily possibility. Like so many these [...]

‘Just Get On And Go!’ Olympia Transit System Goes Fareless

By Tom Banse, Opb.org -

As of the New Year, no bus fare is needed to ride the Olympia area’s Intercity Transit. On Jan. 1, the transit agency became the largest in the Pacific Northwest to eliminate fare collection, leapfrogging Corvallis and Missoula which did [...]

Study Shows Medicare For All Could Save $600 Billion Annually

By Jake Johnson, Commondreams. -

Insurers and healthcare providers in the United States spent a staggering $812 billion on paperwork and other administrative burdens in 2017 alone, bureaucratic costs that could be dramatically reduced by switching to a single-payer system like [...]