A Bus Tour Pushes For Higher Taxes On The Rich

By Jarod Facundo, Inequality.org -

The GOP Tax Cuts and Jobs Act enacted late in 2017, the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service reported late this spring, has been a smashing success — for the U.S. corporations that have [...]

A Bus Tour Pushes For Higher Taxes On The Rich

By Jarod Facundo, Inequality.org -

The GOP Tax Cuts and Jobs Act enacted late in 2017, the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service reported late this spring, has been a smashing success — for the U.S. corporations that have [...]

Military Bill Amended For The Better: This Pig Has Really, Really Good Lipstick

By David Swanson, Worldbeyondwar.org -

The latest U.S. House of Representatives version of the National Defense Authorization Act, which is beyond global in scope and not the least bit defensive, offended Donald Trump’s desire for [...]

Return Of The Poll Tax

By Robert P. Alvarez, Otherwords.org -

The poll tax Florida Governor Ron DeSantis just signed into law may cost his state $365 million a year — indefinitely.  DeSantis and the GOP-led Florida legislature recently made quick work of [...]

How Movements Can Use Drama To Seize The Public Imagination

By George Lakey, Wagingnonviolence.org -

Drama is useful in getting attention for our issues. The Sunrise Movement is only one of the recent movements that grew by seizing the public imagination through drama. How do activists come up [...]

Governor Mills Signs Law To Support Net Neutrality And Protect Internet Users

By Staff, Maine.gov -

Governor Janet Mills announced today that she has signed into law LD 1364, An Act Regarding Net Neutrality and Internet Policy, introduced by Rep. Nicole Grohoski, D-Ellsworth. The legislation [...]

A Fight For The Right To Breathe Begins In South Africa

By Ramin Pejan, Earthjustice.org -

South African environmental justice advocates are suing the government to force it to clean up the air in the country’s Mpumalanga Highveld region. In the mid-1990s, South Africa’s post-apartheid [...]

The United States Can Afford The Programs Needed For People And Planet

By Ellen Brown, Truthdig.com -

The Democratic Party has clearly swung to the progressive left, with candidates in the first round of presidential debates coming up with one program after another to help the poor, the [...]

What A Green New Deal For DC Could Mean For The City’s Working-Class Residents

By David Schwartzman, Thedcline.org -

The Green New Deal first entered U.S. political discourse during Howie Hawkins’ 2010 Green Party campaign for New York governor. Jill Stein, the Green Party’s candidate for president, later [...]

Yes, We Can Resolve The Climate Crisis

By David Suzuki, Davidsuzuki.org -

Clean-energy technologies, including energy-storage methods, are improving as costs are dropping. Exciting new inventions like artificial photosynthesis, machines that remove atmospheric carbon [...]

The Climate Movement Enters Phase III

By Jeremy Brecher, Greattransition.org -

The climate movement in the US and around the world has gone through two main phases and is entering a third. The first, starting with the confirmation of man-made global warming, was a movement [...]

VA Privatization Bill Threatens Closure Of Key Facilities

By Suzanne Gordon & Russell Lemle, Prospect.org -

At a June 20 House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs hearing, legislators considered H.R. 3083, sponsored by ranking member Phil Roe (R-TN). One of the architects of the VA MISSION Act of 2018, Roe [...]

State By State, The War On Cannabis Is Ending

By Paul Armentano, Otherwords.org -

Judging by its first six months, 2019 has been a banner year for marijuana policy reform. Most notably, lawmakers in Illinois legalized the commercial production and retail sale of cannabis to [...]

A Father’s Day Gift For Myself: Activism

By Peter Certo, Intrepidreport.com -

News about climate change has been so spooky for so long that it can feel like background noise. We find a way to carry on like normal, even when the news is disquieting. Well, let me tell you [...]

When America Had An Open Prison – The Story Of Kenyon Scudder And His ‘Prison Without Walls’

By Emily Nagisa Keehn and Dana Walters, Theconversation.com -

In a country with mass incarceration, horrific prison conditions and a penal system suffused with racism, some American prison reform activists wistfully look to Scandinavian [...]