How Momentum Is Growing To Tax The Rich And Reduce Inequality

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG. -

In the middle of the last century, there was a large and secure working class. Then, changes to the tax structure distributed more and more of the wealth to the richest and hollowed out the [...]

WaPo’s ‘Hard-Line’ Stance Against Medicare For All

By Michael Corcoran, -

The phrase “hard-line,” as commonly used in the Washington Post, is almost always a pejorative. Often it references official enemy states like Iran (5/4/18, 5/9/18) or North Korea (1/18/19). In a [...]

How Democrats Are Blocking Progressives And What To Do About It

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG. -

Progressives have been trying in earnest to make the Democratic Party move to the left and adopt their agenda since Senator Bernie Sanders started running for president in 2015. Like the many who [...]

Zionist Democrats Blocking Congressional Delegation To Palestine

By Bryant Harris, Al-Monitor. -

Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., is the first Palestinian American woman to serve in Congress. She’s also one of Congress’ first two female Muslim lawmakers. As such, Tlaib wants to take the fight [...]

Congress Finds Its War Powers And Weaknesses

By Staff, -

It’s possible that the U.S. Congress will for the first time use the War Powers Resolution of 1973 to end a war — the one on Yemen. This would be wonderful. There are some caveats. The bill now [...]

Urge Congresswoman Jayapal To Strengthen Health Bill

By Health Over Profit for Everyone, -

On Tuesday, January 29, 2019, more than 500 single payer supporters, both individuals and organizations, sent a letter to Congresswoman Jayapal urging her to make three improvements to the health [...]

Indigenous Leaders Support A Green New Deal

By Kelsey Hill, Lakota Law Project. -

True environmental and historical justice necessitates that new climate policy not only ensure heavy investment in green jobs and infrastructure for Indigenous communities, but that it directly [...]

New Congress Will Hold Historic Hearings On Expanding Social Security And Medicare

By Nancy Altman, -

The 116th U.S. Congress is already historic. It reflects the diversity of our country better than any previous Congress, with the highest numbers of women and people of color in history. Nancy [...]

The New Congress Needs To Create A Green Planet At Peace

By Medea Benjamin and Alice Slater, -

A deafening chorus of negative grumbling from the left, right, and center of the US political spectrum in response to Trump’s decision to remove US troops from Syria and halve their numbers in [...]

Congress Call In Day: Stop NAFTA 2 And Create Trade For People And Planet!

By Staff, -

The new Congress, elected in the 2018 midterm elections, has its first meeting on January 3 and will be getting into full swing by January 8. Let’s send them a warm welcome with our demands for [...]

Let The War Vote Go To Congress Now

By Bruce Fein, -

President Donald Trump’s finest hour occurred when he courageously decided to remove our military forces from Syria and to slash them by 50 percent in Afghanistan, provoking the resignation of [...]

Love & Rage Against The Machine: Sitting In At The Yale Investments Office

By Staff, -

The Sunrise Movement, an organization of young people that made its debut after the 2016 election, helped elect several new pro-climate action members of Congress this year and has been raising [...]

Argentine Unions Make X-mas Feast Protest In Front Of Congress

By Staff, -

Unions and social movements in Argentina are spending Christmas Eve on the steps of Congress to prepare a holiday dinner for those without a home in protest of government austerity measures that [...]

Earth To Congress: “All I Want For Christmas Is A Green New Deal”

By John Zangas, -

Washington, DC — Activists from several organizations flashed a light show on the Rayburn House Office Building on Saturday, December 22. The phrase “All I Want for Christmas Is a Green New Deal” [...]

Green New Deal Has Overwhelming Bipartisan Support, Poll Finds. At Least, For Now.

By Alexander C. Kaufman, -

Eighty-two percent of Americans say they have heard “nothing at all” about the sweeping proposal to generate 100 percent of the nation’s electricity from clean sources within the next 10 years, [...]