Louisville and 20 other cities plan March for Medicare for All, July 24, 2021

By Kay Tillow, KY Healthcare -

We will also be celebrating Medicare’s 56th birthday.  We hope you will join with us in demanding that Congress take action by passing a national single payer, improved Medicare for All plan.  Such a plan would end the tragic denial of care that [...]

680 Global Leaders Urge Biden to End ‘Israeli Oppression’

By Staff, V Palestine -

More than 680 global leaders, from politicians and Nobel laureates to leading academics and peace advocates, have called on US President Joe Biden to honour his commitments towards protecting the human rights of Palestinians.

To End Racial Capitalism, We Will Need to Take On Policing

By Henry A. Giroux, Truthout -

It is crucial to understand how the threads of racial violence in its broader historical context, comprehensive connections and multidimensional layers shape capitalism in its totality to produce what David Theo Goldberg calls a machinery of [...]

Here’s what the corporate-owned media won’t tell you about the arrests in Nicaragua

By Peter Bolton, The Canary -

Nicaragua has been under heavy fire from the corporate-owned media lately. The government of Daniel Ortega has arrested several opposition figures in the midst of an upcoming election. The US government and corporate media have been expressing [...]

It’s Not Just About Assange, It’s About Press Freedom

By Cody Bloomfield, Defending Rights And Dissent -

It’s fitting that an event in support of Julian Assange took place on the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of the Pentagon Papers. The court cases surrounding the publication of the Pentagon Papers once laid bare the lengths the government.

The US job market is about to turn into a giant science experiment

By George Pearkes, Business Insider -

The biggest variable in this 50-state experiment is the new unemployment benefits created during the pandemic. Republican governors in nearly two dozen states are rolling back key benefits that helped people through the downturn: expansions in [...]

World’s Nuclear Arms on High Operational Alert & Ready to Strike

By Thalif Deen, Inter Press Service News Agency -

The world’s nine nuclear armed states have downsized their military arsenals, but made up for their loss by increasing the number of weapons on high operational alert, according to a new report from the Stockholm International Peace Research [...]

Drought-stricken communities push back against data centers

By Olivia Solon, NBC News -

On May 17, the City Council of Mesa, Arizona, approved the $800 million development of an enormous data center -- a warehouse filled with computers storing all of the photos, documents and other information we store “in the cloud” -- on an arid [...]

Old-Growth Logging Protesters On Day Seven Of Hunger Strike

By Tiffany Crawford, Vancouver Sun -

Old-growth logging protesters on day seven of a hunger strike are calling for an urgent meeting with B.C. Premier John Horgan and Forests Minister Katrine Conroy. Brent Eichler, president of Unifor local 950, Zain Haq, a 20-year-old student [...]

Brazilians Protest Against Bolsonaro’s COVID-19 Mismanagement

By Staff, teleSur English -

On Saturday, Brazil's leftist political parties and social organizations called on Brazilians to protest against far-right President Jair Bolsonaro for his mismanagement of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Brazil Popular and Fearless People Fronts, [...]

Report Details Fossil Fuel Industry’s Deceptive ‘Net Zero’ Strategy

By Brett Wilkins, Common Dreams -

A new report published Wednesday by a trio of progressive advocacy groups lifts the veil on so-called "net zero" climate pledges, which are often touted by corporations and governments as solutions to the climate emergency, but which the paper's [...]

On Contact: Virus

By Chris Hedges, RT. -

On the show this week, Chris Hedges discusses the coronavirus with investigative journalist and author, Nina Burleigh. “There are many ways to begin to tell the story of why more Americans died of Covid-19, the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2, [...]

NATO Proclamation At Annual Summit Threatens The Peace

By John Quigley, Covert Action Magazine. -

The NATO proclamation—promoted at its annual summit this week—that a cyber attack could trigger Article 5 of the NATO treaty heightens the risk of military confrontation with Russia or China. So does a new stipulation—announced at the [...]

The Kisan Farmers’ Commune In India

By Vijay Prashad, Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. -

On 26 June 2021, tens of thousands of Indian farmers will gather in front of the government offices in India’s twenty-eight states. They will come to commemorate the completion of seven months of their nation-wide protest against the extreme [...]

14-Day Global Campaign Demands Justice For Victims Of Bolivia Coup

By Pablo Navarrete, The Canary. -

On 10 November 2019, the democratically elected government of Evo Morales in Bolivia was overthrown by a US-government supported military coup. The coup regime, also supported by the UK and the European Union, presided over mass human rights [...]