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Because Paris Deal Not Nearly Enough, European Climate Kids File Suit

Fri, 2017-10-20 14:42
Julia Conley, staff writer

"Whether we like it or not, we are going to be the main ones affected by the consequences that climate change entails."

Demand for 'Just Recovery' Battles 'Shock Doctrine' in Puerto Rico

Fri, 2017-10-20 14:25
Common Dreams staff

Elizabeth Yeampierre and Naomi Klein detail what a "Puerto Rico recovery designed by Puerto Ricans" looks like

'The Next Big Fight Begins': Groups Mobilize to Stop 'Grotesque' GOP Tax Cuts

Fri, 2017-10-20 14:01
Jake Johnson, staff writer

"If enough of us raise our voices, we can make sure that the public learns what's really in the GOP bill and how it will hurt families around the country."

#JusticeForJane: Abortion Rights Activists Rally as US Govt Holds Teen 'Hostage'

Fri, 2017-10-20 13:59
Jessica Corbett, staff writer

"What this administration is doing to Jane is what they'd do to every woman in this country if they could," says advocate as government attempts to block teen from having procedure

Senate Republicans (and One Democrat) Team Up to Open Arctic to Big Oil Plunder

Fri, 2017-10-20 12:40
Jake Johnson, staff writer

"Sacrificing our public lands and waters to benefit the oil and gas industry is both environmentally and fiscally irresponsible."

Taking 9 Million Lives Per Year, Pollution Bigger Killer Than War, Tobacco, and Various Diseases Combined

Fri, 2017-10-20 12:22
Andrea Germanos, staff writer

New Lancet Commission spotlights "profound and pervasive threat that affects many aspects of human health and wellbeing."

Trump Pardon Does Nothing To Make Sheriff Arpaio Less Guilty, Says Judge

Fri, 2017-10-20 11:27
Julia Conley, staff writer

In ruling, federal judge notes that Arpaio's acceptance of the pardon amounts to an admission of guilt

Full Moon Protest for Trump as Lone Wolf Demonstrator Targets Presidential Motorcade

Fri, 2017-10-20 10:49
Common Dreams staff

Among the journalists who witnessed the event, one noted "it was a full moon"

"Absolutely Unconscionable': In Post-Harvey Texas, No Relief Funds for Critics of Israel

Fri, 2017-10-20 10:27
Jessica Corbett, staff writer

Called an "egregious violation of the First Amendment" by the ACLU, Texas city won't approve hurricane relief grantees who participate in non-violent boycott over Israeli government's crimes and abuses

'Hypocritical BS': Critics Slam Establishment's Applause for 'War Criminal' George W. Bush

Fri, 2017-10-20 09:28
Jake Johnson, staff writer

"The Iraq War was worse than anything Donald Trump has done (so far)."

Nationwide Vigils to Mark Solidarity With Sexual Assault Survivors

Thu, 2017-10-19 17:01
Common Dreams staff

Capitol Hill vigil targets Education Secretary Betsy Devos's attack on Title IX protections while campus events speak to widespread problem

Ahead of Senate Vote, Warren Lists Everything Wrong With GOP's 'Garbage' Budget

Thu, 2017-10-19 16:43
Jake Johnson, staff writer

"The Republican budget tells us a lot about Republican values," says the Massachusetts senator

Demand for 'Clean Dream Act' Grows as Trump Pushes Xenophobic Wish List

Thu, 2017-10-19 14:43
Jake Johnson, staff writer

"By cancelling DACA, Trump has put 800,000 young people at risk of losing their jobs and being deported. This is beyond heartbreaking—it's cruel."

'People Are Dying' But Trump Gives Himself Perfect '10' for Puerto Rico Response

Thu, 2017-10-19 14:28
Julia Conley, staff writer

"The lasting image of this administration may well be Puerto Ricans having to drink contaminated water from polluted streamswhile waiting for timely, appropriate federal aid."

#ProtectTheArctic: Senate Battle Underway to Stop GOP From ANWR Drilling

Thu, 2017-10-19 13:37
Jessica Corbett, staff writer

"Opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling won't balance the budget, but it will break the trust of the American people who object to a greedy few robbing us of our irreplaceable natural heritage."

Billionaire Donor Tom Steyer Urges Local and State Leaders to Speak Out on Trump Impeachment

Thu, 2017-10-19 12:03
Julia Conley, staff writer

"Your constituents deserve to know they are represented by people who have the patriotism and political courage to stand up and take action."

Concern of Progressive Purge as Bernie Wing 'Left in the Cold' at DNC

Thu, 2017-10-19 11:23
Jake Johnson, staff writer

"This doesn't bring the party together. It deepens the divide at a time we need all hands on deck."

'Ecological Armageddon': Warnings From Scientists as Flying Insects Disappear

Thu, 2017-10-19 10:29
Jessica Corbett, staff writer

As new report shows flying insect population plunged by 76 percent, author predicts "our grandchildren will inherit a profoundly impoverished world"

As $25,000 Unmet Promise to Family Exposed, Trump Told to 'Stop. Please, Just Stop.'

Thu, 2017-10-19 08:38
Jon Queally, staff writer

Already under fire for showing "disrespect" to family of fallen soldier, president urged to "at least pretend to know what empathy is."

Sent to Destroy Sanders' Case for Democratic Socialism, Danish Right-Winger Bolsters It

Thu, 2017-10-19 08:35
Jake Johnson, staff writer

Fellow at Peterson Institute, a regressive-minded think tank, concedes the many benefits of a nation that provides universal access to pre-school, healthcare, and college

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