Why Many In Colombia Embark On New Strike

By Adriaan Alsema, Columbia 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 [...]

Liberals And Congress Retreat Rather Than Fight For Medicare For All

By Ed Grystar, Counterpunch. -

At a Bernie Sanders healthcare town hall last year, Rep. Pramila Jayapal glibly stated that the problem to enacting Medicare for All was not more education of the public, but a question of [...]

Revealing The Pentagon Papers In Congress: Going To The Supreme Court

By Mike Gravel and Joe Lauria, Consortium News. -

My gut was tight as a knot. The oral arguments began before the Supreme Court on April 19, 1972. I fidgeted in my seat in the audience in the first row with my wife and two young kids. I could [...]

How A US Congressman Took On The US Blockade Against Venezuela

By Celina della Croce, Peoples Dispatch. -

On a cold winter day in February 2019, activists gathered in downtown Northampton, Massachusetts, to denounce the attempted US-backed coup in Venezuela. More than two years later, in the wake of [...]

Revealing The Pentagon Papers In Congress: A Pyrrhic Victory

By Mike Gravel and Joe Lauria, Consortium News. -

I propped myself up on an elbow as the announcer read the news: The Supreme Court ruled, 6-3, against Nixon. The government’s unprecedented move to stop the presses had failed. The Court agreed [...]

Revealing The Pentagon Papers In Congress: Reading The Papers

By Mike Gravel and Joe Lauria, Consortium News. -

Some scholars believed that, had FDR lived, there may have been no Vietnam War for either French or American troops. But the Pentagon Papers revealed, through access to State Department, Central [...]

Boycott Juneteenth 2022

By Trevor Baldwin, News One. -

I believe the reason there’s more disdain than pride is because it feels like we’re honoring a crime – a day commemorating the end of a 2 ½ year hostage negotiation where the captors were not [...]

The End of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico

By Pedro Cabán, Dissent Magazine -

U.S. representatives have introduced two bills that would finally end Puerto Rico’s subordinate Commonwealth status. But continued colonial rule may be the only option Congress seriously considers.

650 Groups Tell Congress: Leave Dirty Power Out Of Clean Electricity Standard

By the Center for Biological Diversity. -

Washington, DC— More than 650 national advocacy and grassroots groups sent a letter today calling on Congress to develop a truly clean, renewable and just energy standard for electricity as part [...]

Report Blasts Broadband Industry For Fueling Digital Divide

By Andrea Germanos, Commondreams. -

As federal lawmakers held a hearing Thursday on broadband equity, a new report details how the internet service provider industry, through hiked prices and disappearing lower-priced offerings, is [...]

Squad And Company Must Unite As A Bloc To Downsize Biden’s Military Budget

By Medea Benjamin and Marcy Winograd, Popular Resistance. -

Imagine this scenario:  A month before the vote on the federal budget, progressives in Congress declared, “We’ve studied President Biden’s proposed $753 billion military budget, an increase of [...]

Progressives Denounce Biden Plan For Taxpayer Bailout Of Nuclear Industry

By Andrea Germanos, Commondreams. -

The Biden administration is being urged Wednesday not to court "disaster" after new reporting revealed the White House is pushing for taxpayer subsidies to keep nuclear power plants afloat in its [...]