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.

Legal Petition Calls On Biden to Phase Out Federal Oil, Gas By 2035

By Taylor Mckinnon, Center for Biological Diversity. -

Washington - More than 360 climate, tribal, religious and conservation groups petitioned the Biden administration today to use its executive authority to phase out oil and gas production on public lands and oceans. The petition provides a [...]

Student Debt Cancellation Is A Racial Justice Issue

By Sarah Anderson And Brian Wakamo, -

With many of President Biden’s legislative priorities stalled, pressure is mounting on the administration to use executive authority to cancel student debts — a move that would substantially narrow racial wealth gaps. In a recent House floor [...]

No-Brainer Child-Care Programs Proving Popular

By Linda Mcquaig, -

After decades of contentiousness, it’s surprising how quickly Canada’s new national child-care program has become as familiar and comfortable as your dog’s favourite squeeze-toy. Or maybe it isn’t surprising. Why wouldn’t Canadians welcome a [...]

Cherokee Nation Helps Launch United Nations’ International Decade Of Indigenous Languages

The Cherokee Nation hosted the launch of the United Nations’ International Decade of Indigenous Languages in Tahlequah last week. The three-day event featured language leaders from around the world, both in person and virtually, to share [...]

Wisconsin’s Rural Schools In ‘Crisis Mode’

By Steven Potter, In These Times. -

No matter who you ask, whether it’s education association officials, university professors, researchers or the teachers themselves, they’ll all tell you the same thing: The number one problem facing Wisconsin’s rural school districts is [...]

Iran Official Proposes Formation Of Countries’ Union Against Sanctions

All, with consolidation, should stand against the US sanctions and plots, Rezaei said in a meeting with Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, according to the IRNA Saturday report. In his remarks, Rezaei said that the Iranian nation and [...]

Freedom To Stay, Freedom To Move: An Interview With Harsha Walia

By Liam Hough, ROAR Magazine. -

Harsha Walia has been involved in anti-colonial and anti-capitalist migrant justice movements for the past two decades. Her first book, Undoing Border Imperialism, offered a movement analysis of the foundational connections between migration, [...]

The Rule Of Law Must Finally Evolve Into The Rule Of Justice

By Alfred De Zayas, Counter Punch. -

Many politicians, academics, media pundits are wont of invoking the “rule of law”, a “rules-based international order”, “values diplomacy” etc.  But what do all these benevolent-sounding slogans actually mean in practice?  Who makes the rules, [...]

Comparing The COVID-19 Responses In Cuba And The United States

By Mary Anne Powell, AJPH. -

With fundamental differences in health systems structure and organization, as well as in political philosophy and culture, it is not surprising that there are major differences in outcomes. The more coordinated, comprehensive response to [...]

The Treaty On The Prohibition Of Nuclear Weapons And The Future

By Lawrence Wittner, Counterpunch. -

Late January of this year will mark the first anniversary of the entry into force of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. This momentous international agreement, the result of a lengthy struggle by the International Campaign to [...]

CounterSpin Interview With Craig Aaron On Local Journalism

By Janine Jackson, Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting. -

More than one in five local papers in the US have closed in just the last 15 years or so. And, yes, people are moving away from print as a form. But who is filling the void of regular, relevant, local reporting, informing people at the level at [...]

There Really Were Only Two COVID Deaths In Mainland China In 2021

By Rosa Astra And Benjamin Zinevich, Liberation News. -

As the Omicron variant causes record levels of infection in the United States, the end of the pandemic seems as far away as ever. But far from preparing a robust response to defeat the virus, the Biden administration is preparing to surrender [...]

Activists To Delaware Legislators: Sign Green New Year’s Resolutions

By Delaware Coalition, Popular Resistance. -

Dover, DE - A coalition of progressives and environmental groups are challenging lawmakers to sign on to a set of green New Year’s resolutions to kick off the 2022 session. Says participant Phillip Bannowsky, “this is a way to separate the [...]

NYC Enacts Law Allowing Over 800,000 Immigrants To Vote In Local Elections

By Jessica Corbett, Common Dreams. -

A New York City law granting more than 800,000 lawful permanent residents the right to vote in local elections took effect Sunday after the recently elected mayor, Democrat Eric Adams, declined to veto it. The New York City Council had voted [...]

When To Build Sea Walls

By Robert Hunziker, Counterpunch. -

During the month of December 2021 two warnings of impending sea level rise were issued by highly respected groups of climate scientists. These are professional scientists who do not deal in hyperbole. Rather, they are archetypical conservative [...]