The First Step To Averting Climate Catastrophe

By Jodie Evans, Truthdig.com -

Here we are, a full three decades after NASA scientist James Hansen raised the specter of a looming climate crisis with Congress, looking at the first generation of severely impacted youth and [...]

Love And Rage In Extinction Rebellion

By Greg Frey, Opendemocracy.net -

It took less than three hours for the police to cut the bike lock from around my neck and drag me away from the only structure left standing on Westminster Bridge - the base of a 16-meter [...]

Intersectional Strategies For Rebellion

By Payal Parekh and Asad Rehman, Theecologist.org -

Extinction Rebellion (XR) has achieved an amazing feat. Its multiple and large-scale actions have pushed the climate crisis to the fore and pressured decision makers to take drastic action to [...]

Rochester Voters Overwhelmingly Approve Police Accountability Board

By Staff, Rochestercitynewspaper.com -

City of Rochester voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved the creation of Police Accountability Board, setting the stage for a legal challenge from the union representing city police. Whether [...]

Dammed Good Question About The Green New Deal

By Don Fitz, Greensocialthought.org -

Hydroelectric power from dams might be the thorniest question that proponents of the Green New Deal (GND) have to grapple with. Providing more energy than solar and wind combined, dams could well [...]

UK High Court: Ban On Extinction Rebellion Protests Illegal

By Zoe Blackler, Rebellion.earth -

The High Court today ruled that the Metropolitan Police’s blanket ban on Extinction Rebellion protest during the October Rebellion was unlawful, in a landmark judgment that reasserts the [...]

Trump’s Paris Climate Accord Divorce: Why It Hasn’t Happened Yet And What To Expect

By Marianne Lavelle, Insideclimatenews.org -

When nations signed on to the Paris Agreement in 2015, agreeing to cut their greenhouse gas emissions enough to keep rising global temperatures in check, one of the provisions was that no nation [...]

The Flawed Social Science Behind Extinction Rebellion’s Change Strategy

By Nafeez Ahmed, Medium.com -

We face a planetary emergency. It is, simultaneously, a national emergency — not just for the UK, where I write this from, but for every country in the world. This emergency has been a core [...]

Largest Sentence Commutation In US History: Nearly 500 Inmates Walk Free After Oklahoma Voters Demand Reform

By Julia Conley, Commondreams.org -

Oklahoma voters' approval of a referendum in 2016 allowed for nearly 500 inmates to walk free on Monday from the state's massive prison system—the largest single-day commutation in U.S. history. [...]

UN Calls For Decriminalization Of All Drugs As Part Of Ending Healthcare Discrimination

By Staff, Who.int -

Discrimination in health care settings is widespread across the world and takes many forms. It violates the most fundamental human rights protected in international treaties and in national laws [...]

How To Approach Medicare For All Financing

By Matt Bruenig, Peoplespolicyproject.org -

One of the big impediments to putting out a plan for financing Medicare for All is not so much that it is very difficult to come up with one, but rather that there are so many ways to do it that [...]

Excluding Civic Community Warps Discussion Of Improved Medicare For All

By Ralph Nader, Nader.org -

The lawmakers are doing it. The candidates are doing it. The mass media are doing it. All are excluding from their arenas the leading citizen groups as never before, since the early nineteen [...]

Two Leading Economists Say Medicare For All Would Give Workers ‘Biggest Take-Home Pay Raise In A Generation’

By Jake Johnson, Commondreams.org -

Medicare for All would give most U.S. workers "the biggest take-home pay raise in a generation," two economists from the University of California, Berkeley said Friday, countering one of the main [...]

We Deserve A Better Medicare-For-All Debate

By Dylan Scott, Vox.com -

The narrow debate over Medicare-for-all’s financing has become totally disconnected from the status quo aspiring reformers want to fix (the high costs of health care in America), and it totally [...]

The Democrats’ Medicare Debate Overlooks The Elder Care Crisis

By Steve Quick, Inequality.org -

Once again, the Democratic primary debate on October 15 devoted considerable time to candidates’ competing proposals for expanding access to Medicare. But once again, the debate failed to address [...]