Groups Fight To Keep Desert National Wildlife Refuge Intact

By Roz Brown, Public News Service. -

Las Vegas - Conservation groups say Nevada eventually could lose its Desert National Wildlife Refuge north of Las Vegas if Congress approves a request from the U.S. Air Force to expand its [...]

The US Response To Covid-19 Has Lavished Wealth On The Rich

By Miles Kampf-Lassin, In These Times. -

According to a recent report from the Institute for Policy Studies, America’s billionaires saw their wealth shoot up by $282 billion in just 23 days as the country was sheltering in lockdown. [...]

New Report Reveals Big Oil’s COVID Lobby Bonanza

By Friends of the Earth. -

Big Oil is wasting no time exploiting the coronavirus for profit. Polluters fought hard for kickbacks in the first coronavirus stimulus package and they are undoubtedly up to it again. As Trump [...]

Once Again, Congress Will Let Wall Street Pillage Main Street

By Leonard C. Goodman, PopularResistance. -

Over the last decade, Congress’s approval ratings have hovered around the mid-teens or low 20s, reflecting the reality that our representatives in Washington, D.C., serve the needs of big donors [...]

Newspapers Won’t Connect the Dots On Postal Service Threats

By Julie Hollar, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting. -

More than six weeks after a bill was introduced to require vote-by-mail to be available for the November 3 elections, no federal steps have been taken to ensure a fair and free election in the [...]

Postal Bankruptcy Would Hit Rural US The Hardest

By Brian Wakamo, Scott Klinger and Sarah Anderson, -

As postal workers strain to meet demand for deliveries of medicine, food, and other essentials, the U.S. Postal Service is facing potential financial collapse due to plummeting mail revenue. [...]

The Fifth Coronavirus Relief Package We Need

By Howie Hawkins, Nation of Change. -

The coronavirus depression is fast becoming as deep as the Great Depression. The federal government’s response has been too little, too late. While sickness and death spread, while [...]

Four Reasons To Ditch The Draft

By Rivera Sun, World Beyond War. -

There’s a bill before Congress to expand the military draft to women. It’s a terrible idea. Here are four reasons why: It’s not about “equality.” Some say drafting women is only fair; after [...]

Stop Reversals Of The Long-term Benefits Of The First Earth Day April 22, 1970

By Ralph Nader. -

Earth Day, April 22, 1970, was the most consequential demonstration of civic energy in modern American history. Engaging nearly 20 million Americans participating in about 13,000 local events, [...]

As One Of Largest Bailouts In History Looms, ‘Crisis Ridden’ Corporations Reap Record Profits

By Alan Macleod, Mintpress News. -

Hospitals overflowing with sick and dying patients. Overworked staff risking their lives wearing garbage bags as makeshift protective equipment against an invisible but deadly virus. Refrigerated [...]

Head Of The Postal Workers Union Says The Postal Service Could Be Dead In Three Months

By Hamilton Nolan, In These Times. -

Among the most prominent victims of the coronavirus financial crisis is the United States Postal Service, which could quite literally run out of money to operate if the federal government does [...]

Lone Watchdog Demands Federal Reserve Release Names Of Corporations Receiving Taxpayer Bailouts

By Jake Johnson, Commondreams. -

The lone watchdog on a congressional committee formed to oversee the Trump administration's handling of a multi-trillion-dollar coronavirus bailout package demanded Wednesday that the Federal [...]

Bailout The Pension System

By Ed Ott, Portside. -

It is not a secret that the United States has an inadequate and underfunded pension retirement system.  Its about to get much worse!  The private and public sectors’ pension plans are suffering [...]

UE Union: The Relief Workers Need Now

By The United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America Union. -

As Congress crafts a new relief package, they need to refrain from providing further giveaways to big corporations, and they need to put real restrictions on the ones they included in the CARES [...]

Are We About To Lose The US Postal Service?

By A Grand Alliance To Save The Postal Service, Popular Resistance. -

The Postal Service is under an unprecedented strain from the Coronavirus pandemic and we all need to act.  The crisis is straining every part of the Postal Service. It is putting new obligations [...]