The EARN IT Bill Is the Government’s Plan To Scan Every Message Online

By Joe Mullin, Eff.org -

That’s what the Senate Judiciary Committee has proposed and hopes to pass into law. The so-called EARN IT bill, sponsored by Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), [...]

Supreme Court Could Soon Make Government Regulation — And The Next Election — Moot

By Lee Price, Insidesources.com -

In recent years, the Supreme Court has issued ruling after ruling awarding more power to large corporations. Most notably, the 2010 Citizens United ruling opened the floodgates to an [...]

No Need To Wait For Pandemics: The Public Health Case For Criminal Justice Reform

By Peter Wagner and Emily Widra, Prisonpolicy.org -

The United States incarcerates a greater share of its population than any other nation in the world, so it is urgent that policymakers think about how a viral pandemic would impact people in [...]

Judge Blocks Rule That Would Have Kicked 700,000 People Off SNAP

By Maria Godoy, Npr.org -

Critics had called on the Department of Agriculture to suspend implementation of the new food stamp restrictions, especially in light of the economic crisis spurred by the coronavirus pandemic. A [...]

Guess Who’s Rallying For Medicare For All? Senior Citizens

By Taylor Moore, Inthesetimes.com -

Because seniors already have Medicare and may be retired, changing the healthcare system is not typically considered a key issue for their voting demographic. The problem? “No one’s asked us." [...]

French Anti-Worker Pension Plan Becomes Law Without A Vote 

By G. Dunkel, Workers.org -

Hundreds of thousands of people have been in the streets protesting for months. Transportation strikes have disrupted travel. Public opinion supports the strikes, even though they were extremely [...]

Native Activists Are Forging A Just Transition To Renewable Energy

By Winona LaDuke, Truthout.org -

Native activists and youth are shaping a clear vision for the transition necessary to guide us toward an environmentally just future — and there are more of them coming. Nationally, the Sunrise [...]

Women Protesting India’s Anti-Muslim Citizenship Law Are Undeterred By Violence

By Mehk Chakraborty, Wagingnonviolence.org -

Starting in the early morning of Feb. 24, sectarian violence between Hindus and Muslims broke out in several neighborhoods in northeast New Delhi — all while Donald Trump was on a visit to India. [...]

Is XR America Going To ‘Make XR Great Again,’ Or Is It An XR EXIT?

By Cherri Foytlin, Acherrifoytlinblog.com -

Before that hot, muggy, South Louisiana summer of 2016, I had considered myself more of a witness to the climate movement than affected community. I mean sure, Louisiana loses a football field of [...]

Trump Move To Gut NEPA, Bedrock U.S. Environmental Law, Would Slash Protection For Air, Water, Wildlife

By Staff, Biologicaldiversity.org -

WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity joined hundreds of conservation groups to file formal comments today with the Trump administration opposing its plans to gut the rules that govern [...]

“So-Called ‪’Peace Deal’ Is Anything But”: Critics Warn US-Taliban Deal Exposes Fallacies Of Endless War Paradigm

By Jon Queally, Commondreams.org -

The agreement, warned Rep. Barbara Lee, "leaves thousands of troops in Afghanistan and lacks the critical investments in peacebuilding, human-centered development, or governance reform needed to [...]

Chile’s Piñera And His Repressive Laws Versus The Subversion Of A People

By Jaime David Farias Delva, Resumen-english.org -

The months of rebellion that the people of Chile are experiencing have caused them to ask themselves questions, which require quick answers because if they are not answered as soon as possible [...]

French Workers Continue Their Epic Struggle Against Macron’s Economic Reforms

By John McEvoy, Thecanary.co -

On 20 February, nearly 100,000 people across France protested against proposed reforms to the country’s pension system. According to those striking, the new system would force them to work for [...]

Lawsuit Launched Over Trump’s Massive Rollback Of Clean Water Act Protections

By Staff, Waterkeeper.org -

Conservation groups filed a formal notice of intent to sue the Trump administration today for eliminating longstanding Clean Water Act protections for the nation’s waters, including approximately [...]

Employment-Based Health Care Is An Anchor Around The Neck Of The U.S. Working Class

By Mark Dudzic, Labornotes.org -

Last June at the House Ways and Means Committee Hearing on Medicare for All, Rep. Kevin Brady of Texas lamented, “That great health care plan that your union negotiated for you? It’s gone. Banned [...]