Three Ways To Cut $1 Trillion From The Pentagon

By Lindsay Koshgarian, National Priorities Project. -

Today the Congressional Budget Office released a new report, “Illustrative Options for National Defense Under a Smaller Defense Budget,” that outlines three different options for cutting funding [...]

Why Does Congress Fight Over Childcare But Not F-35s?

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies, Popular Resistance. -

President Biden and the Democratic Congress are facing a crisis as the popular domestic agenda they ran on in the 2020 election is held hostage by two corporate Democratic Senators, fossil-fuel [...]

IEN On Bipartisan Infrastructure Package And Build Back Better Act

By Indigenous Environmental Network. -

Let us be frank. As communities on the frontlines of the climate crisis and fossil fuel extraction, our situation is dire. While we experience unparalleled disaster in the form of floods, fires, [...]

Abolish The Debt Ceiling Before It Commits Austerity Again

By Josh Bivens, Working Economics Blog. -

The U.S. Treasury draws on banking accounts at the Federal Reserve to fund federal governmental activities—remitting paychecks to federal government employees, sending Social Security checks, [...]

Reconciling The Reconciliation Bill: A Preview

By Jack Rasmus, Counterpunch. -

This past week maneuvers within the Democratic party intensified over the content and magnitude of the two pending fiscal stimulus bills–the Infrastructure Bill (with $550B of net new spending) [...]

Climate Justice Must Be A Top Priority For Labor

By Peter Knowlton and John Braxton, Labor Notes. -

Today’s existential crisis for humanity is the immediate need to shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy. All of us have to. Everywhere. For workers and for our communities there is no more [...]

Students March For Pathway To Citizenship At ‘Welcome Back Congress’

By Ryan White, Diamondback News. -

A steady chorus of drums and symbols filled Benjamin Banneker Park in Washington, D.C., as the sun peaked in the overcast sky above. A sea of protesters joined the beat and began [...]

The Draft Has Been Expanded To Women

By Edward Hasbrouck, The Practical Nomad. -

Today the House Armed Services Committee joined the Senate Armed Services Committee in voting 35-24 to expand registration for a possible military draft to include young women as well as young [...]

The Eviction Crisis Is A Race And Gender Wage Gap Issue

By Rebekah Entralgo, Counter Punch. -

The federal eviction moratorium coincided with Black Women’s Equal Pay Day 2021, which marks the number of days into the year that the average Black woman has to work to catch up to the average [...]

‘New’ Counter-Terror Policy In Africa Lacks Political Will To Change Course

By Elizabeth Schmidt and William Minter, Responsible Statecraft. -

Last month the U.S. House of Representatives passed the “Trans-Sahara Counterterrorism Partnership Program Act of 2021” with strong bipartisan support. Current U.S. policies have [...]

Reverend William Barber Leads Moral Monday March For Voting Rights

By John Zangas DC Media Group. -

On Monday August 2, 2021, Reverend William Barber II walked alongside Jesse Jackson leading several thousand on a revival of that same moral imperative. Their Moral Monday March was to demand [...]

Why Many In Colombia Embark On New Strike

By Adriaan Alsema, Colombia Reports. -

Social organizations called new strikes for Tuesday, Colombia’s Independence Day, to demand that Congress passes legislation on economic policy, peace and human rights. The latest strike was [...]

Civil Society Calls On Congress To End War And Blockade On Yemen

By Action Corps, Popular Resistance. -

New York - Civil society groups rallied at U.S. legislators’ offices in New York, Boston, and San Francisco on Friday, July 16th as part of a National Day of Action for Yemen. They called for [...]

July 24: National Marches For Medicare For All

We are a coalition of groups that are coming together to march for Medicare for All. Who is in that coalition depends on which city you are talking about. There is no one single group behind [...]

Child Care Should Be Universal And Well-Paid

By Michelle Chen, Truthout. -

Queen Freelove of New Haven, Connecticut, remembers when the pandemic transformed the daycare she ran out of her home, abruptly turning the atmosphere from cozy to clinical: “Things got extremely [...]