Where To Look For Hope In Brazil

By Pedro Telles, Inequality.org -

Brazil’s new president, far-right Jair Bolsonaro, was sworn into office just a couple of months ago, and he’s made it clear from the start that he intends to act upon campaign promises to weaken [...]

Trump’s $34 Trillion Deficit And Debt Bomb

By Dr. Jack Rasmus, Globalresearch.ca -

Not surprising, the $2.7 trillion in social program spending cuts will finance spending for the military and defense related programs like Homeland Security, Border walls, veterans, police, and [...]

A Four-Day Working Week Is Within Our Grasp

By Eleanor Penny, Redpepper.org.uk -

Whenever the government fumbles around desperately for the story they can sell as success, they often reach for the following statistic: that since the Conservatives took power in 2010, [...]

Denver Teachers’ Strike Was A Rejection Of Education ‘Reform’

By Jeff Bryant, Blackagendareport.com -

Former superintendent of Denver Public Schools Michael Bennet pushed privatization measures as well as changes to the ProComp teacher pay program. “I definitely drank the education reform [...]

Hundreds Of Sacramento Students Walk Out, March To Capitol In Stephon Clark Protest

By Sawsan Morrar, Tony Bizjak, Theresa Clift, and Alex Yoon-Hendricks, Sacbee.com -

Continuing a week of civic unrest and political turmoil in Sacramento, high school and college students walked off their campuses by the hundreds Thursday to join a boisterous and at times angry [...]

In Defense Of Ilhan Omar, Again

By Jeffrey C. Isaac, Publicseminar.org -

Ilhan Omar is again at the center of controversy, this time for remarks she made last week at a panel discussion at Busboys and Poets, a Washington, D.C. bookstore and restaurant. Omar’s [...]

The English Diggers, The “Commons,” And The Green New Deal

By Ed Simon, Historynewsnetwork.org -

In April of 1649 a group of radicals, some veterans of the recent English civil wars, occupied a bit of common grass on a plot known as St. George’s Hill in Surrey and they began to grow [...]

The Keys To The Sunrise Movement’s Momentum? A Bold Idea, A Visionary Narrative, And Organising Best Practices

By Climate Advocacy Lab, Mobilisationlab.org -

Over the last year and a half, the Sunrise Movement and its allies have promoted an energy infrastructure plan known as the Green New Deal so effectively in the US that the policy now features on [...]

Lake Erie Just Won The Same Legal Rights As People

By Sigal Samuel, Vox.com -

It started in a pub. A handful of people, hunched over beers in Toledo, Ohio, were talking about a water crisis that had plagued the city in 2014. The pollution of Lake Erie had gotten so bad [...]

The Green New Deal Can Work – Here’s How

By Jeremy Brecher, Labor Network for Sustainability -

Global warming has rightly been called history’s “greatest market failure.” Correcting it cannot be left to the market. The GND will need bold economic planning, industrial policies, and public [...]

A Wolf In Electoral Reform, Medicare For Some & Healthcare’s Front Lines

By Staff, Occupy.com -

First off, some GOOD NEWS! From the environmental justice front lines and the streets of Queens, here's some inspiration to fuel your activism. Next, could it be true that the House introduced [...]

City Council Approves Bill That Could Shut Down Massive Trash Incinerator

By Dharna Noor, Therealnews.com -

Baltimore City Council unanimously passed a bill on Monday that would force the city’s Wheelabrator trash incinerator to dramatically reduce its emissions of pollutants or shut down. 14 of 15 [...]

Flurry Of Fake Net Neutrality Bills Are More Smoke And Mirrors From Cable-Backed Republicans

By Timothy Karr, Freepress.net -

WASHINGTON — On Thursday, Reps. Bob Latta (R-Ohio), Cathy Anne McMorris Rodgers (R-Washington)  and Greg Walden (R-Oregon) announced at a Subcommittee on Communications & Technology hearing that [...]

Millionaire-Driven Education Reform Has Failed. Here’s What Works.

By Lynn Parramore, Ineteconomics.org -

Economist Peter Temin has noted that when societies like the United States split into separate economies of haves and have-nots, there remains one ticket to a better life: education. You’ve [...]

Officers Accused Of Abuses Are Leading Chicago Police’s “Implicit Bias” Training Program

By Debbie Southorn and Sarah Lazare, Theintercept.com -

SERGIO HERRERA, A Chicago police officer, was accused in a 2010 lawsuit of teaming up with another officer to mace and beat a black man for no reason. The man was sitting in his parked car when [...]