It’s Time We Occupied Congress

By Joy First, Popular Resistance. -

As I entered my jail cell at Capitol Police Headquarters in Washington, DC, I sat down on the cold steel bench and looked around thinking - here I am again.  My eyes came to the mirror above the [...]

Challenging Trump’s Ability To Launch Nuclear First Strike

By Brett Abrams, -

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a new open letter to members of Congress, seventeen former nuclear launch officers issue a grave warning regarding President Trump’s unfettered access to nuclear weapons, [...]

7 Protesters Arrested After Sit-In At Rep. Steny Hoyer’s Office

By Talia Richman, -

The protesters were demanding to meet with the Southern Maryland lawmaker about the humanitarian crisis in Yemen. A group of about 12 protesters gathered in Hoyer’s office Thursday afternoon and [...]

Americans Ready For Less U.S. Military Intervention & More Congressional Oversight

By Staff, -

Washington, D.C. January 2, 2018. Committee for Responsible Foreign Policy – a bipartisan initiative designed to advocate for more oversight of U.S. military intervention abroad – commissioned [...]

Congressman Works With Business Group Benefiting From Tax Bill

By Alex Kotch, -

Congressional ethics laws appear to require lawmakers to recuse themselves from shaping or voting on laws that would financially benefit themselves, their family or their future employers. But [...]

Congress Opens Alaska Wildlife Refuge To Drilling, But Roadblocks Remain

By Sabrina Shankman, -

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge could soon be open to drilling, thanks to the tax bill passed by Congress this week, but one key question remains: Once oil companies can drill in the refuge, [...]

Before House & Senate Vote, Here’s 13 Worst Things In Tax Scam

By Staff, -

Tax experts warn the proposal prioritizes wealthiest Americans—like President Donald Trump, his billionaire cabinet, and the many millionaires in Congress—at the expense of working families with [...]

Call Congress: Revoke The FCC’s Decision To End Net Neutrality

By Staff, -

On December 14, Verizon lawyer turned chair of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Ajit Pai, led the effort to dismantle the net neutrality rules we fought for and won in 2015. Even [...]

CODEPINK Protests Democrats Supporting Saudi Weapons Deals

It’s the holiday season in Washington, and Christmas carolers with bells and funny red hats are everywhere. But CODEPINK’s carolers weren’t interested in decking the halls with boughs of holly on [...]

Media Downplay Class Warfare As ‘GOP Victory’

By Ben Norton, -

By Ben Norton for FAIR - The fallacy of “neutral,” “both sides” journalism rings loud and clear in corporate media reporting on the Republican Party’s tax plan. The GOP bill, passed by the Senate [...]

Fossil Fuel Donors Shaped Anti-Climate Agenda Of Congressional Committee

By Marianne Lavelle and David Hasemyer, -

By Marianne Lavelle and David Hasemyer for Inside Climate News - FREDERICKSBURG, Texas—It's midway through fall, and cold has yet to settle over the Eckhardt family orchard. So, Diane Eckhardt [...]

Hundreds Storm Capitol Hill Offices To Denounce GOP Tax Bill

By Julia Conley, -

By Julia Conley for Common Dreams - Outraged demonstrators arrested outside of Republican lawmakers' offices as House and Senate prepare #GOPTaxScam for conference committee. Opponents of the [...]

FCC Wants To Kill Net Neutrality. Congress Will Pay

By Ryan Singel, -

By Ryan Singel for WIred - FCC CHAIR AJIT Pai’s plan to repeal net neutrality provisions and reclassify broadband providers from “common carriers” to “information services” is an unprecedented [...]

Congressman Bars Delivery Of Messages On Impacts Of GOP Tax Plan

By Staff, -

By Staff of Texas AFT - More than a dozen Houston-area educators and union leaders arrived at U.S. Rep. John Culberson’s office this afternoon prepared to hold a rally outside protesting the GOP [...]

Washington’s War On Poor Grad Students

By Jill Richardson, -

By Jill Richardson for Other Words - The Republican tax plan winding its way through Congress includes a special middle finger to the nation’s graduate students. It’s a little bit wonky, so stay [...]