Global Military Spending Grew to Nearly $2 Trillion in 2020 Despite Pandemic | Common Dreams News

6 months ago

Kenny Stancil, staff writerAt $778 billion, U.S. military expenditure—4.4% higher in 2020 than in 2019—accounts for 39% of the world total.

Opinion | Media Evasions on Racism and the Role of Derek Chauvin

6 months ago

Jeff Cohen"The main perpetrators and beneficiaries of systemic racism—whether in healthcare, housing, environmental pollution, employment, education or criminal justice—include powerful corporations that sponsor news outlets that have aimed a bright spotlight at this killer cop," writes Jeff Cohen.  

Biden's Climate Summit Falls Short | Common Dreams Newswire

6 months ago

Opinion | The 3 Democrats Who Are Standing in the Way of the PRO Act Coming to the Senate Floor for a Vote

6 months ago

Jeff Schuhrke"With Majority Leader Chuck Schumer pledging to bring the PRO Act to the Senate floor if it boasts 50 co-sponsors, only three Democratic senators now stand in the way of advancing the historic labor law reform: Warner, Kelly and Sinema."

As SCOTUS Takes Up NRA-Backed Gun Case, Calls Grow for Dems to 'Expand the Court' | Common Dreams News

6 months ago

Jessica Corbett, staff writer"Democrats now have a clear choice between two concrete options: Allow SCOTUS to knock down state and local restrictions on concealed public carry in the midst of endless mass shootings, or expand the court." 

Opinion | Biden's 'America First Lite' Policies on Vaccine Sharing and Refugees Are a Terrible Look for the US

6 months ago

Will Bunch"With people dying in India's streets, Biden's failure to share vaccine doses, ingredients, and tech is becoming a moral failure that will haunt America," writes Will Bunch.

'Halt This Nightmare': Alarm as Florida Set to Begin Release of Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes | Common Dreams News

6 months ago

Jake Johnson, staff writer"The release of genetically engineered mosquitoes puts Floridians, the environment, and endangered species at risk in the midst of a pandemic."

House Dems Propose Lifting 'Cruel' Ban on Former Drug Felons Receiving Food and Cash Aid | Common Dreams News

6 months ago

Brett Wilkins, staff writerThe MEAL Act would stop states from imposing lifetime SNAP and TANF assistance bans on people convicted of drug felonies. 

Opinion | Even During an Ongoing Pandemic the World Cant Quit Weapons

6 months ago

Ben Armbruster"A new report found that military spending around the world got a boost last year despite floundering economies due to COVID-19."

Following Government’s Forced ‘Death Flight’ Deportations and Torture of Black Immigrants, Advocates Seek Answers | Common Dreams Newswire

6 months ago

Advocates Praise USDA’s Decision to Provide Pandemic-EBT to Kids During Summer Months | Common Dreams Newswire

6 months ago

Washington State Lawmakers Approve Capital Gains Tax on Wealthiest to Fund Public Education | Common Dreams News

6 months ago

Andrea Germanos, staff writerProgressive in the state say the passage of a bill imposing a 7% capital gains tax to fund public education represents a victory.

Opinion | Progressives Urge Biden to Go Bigger, Bolder, Faster in Spending and Tax Plans

6 months ago

Sarah Anderson, John Cavanagh"Leading research and movement organizations and progressive Democrats call for rapid passage of legislation to transform the economy."

Congress Must Pass S. 1 to Stop Partisan Gerrymandering | Common Dreams Newswire

6 months ago

Opinion | How Lifting Children Out of Poverty Today Will Help Them in the Future

6 months ago

Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach, Hilary Hoynes"When families with young children get access to cash welfare, that support has even been linked to higher earnings in adulthood and longer lives."

Rights Groups Demand Records on Trump Admin's 'Death Flight' Deportations of Cameroonian Asylum Seekers | Common Dreams News

6 months ago

Julia Conley, staff writer"The government's mass deportations of Cameroonian and other Black immigrants is inhumane and targeted," said attorneys with three human rights groups Monday. 

Census Apportionment Totals Released, Sets Redistricting Cycle in Motion | Common Dreams Newswire

6 months ago

Restart of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine: A doctor explains why benefits far outweigh risks

6 months ago

How lifting children out of poverty today will help them tomorrow

6 months ago

How Biden's request for more education funding would shift more power to the federal government

6 months ago

US landmarks bearing racist and Colonial references are renamed to reflect Indigenous values

6 months ago

The FBI is breaking into corporate computers to remove malicious code – smart cyber defense or government overreach?

6 months ago

How do people make paper out of trees, and why not use something else?

6 months ago

QAnon hasn't gone away – it's alive and kicking in states across the country

6 months ago

Trans youth are coming out and living in their gender much earlier than older generations

6 months ago

Census results shift political power in Congress, presidential elections

6 months ago

Burmese American led NASA's Mars helicopter flight

by Leigh Hartman, 6 months ago

NASA is using a small helicopter to explore Mars. Learn more about the Burmese American woman who helped make Ingenuity's historic flight possible.

Plant flower 'billboards' in your garden to help bugs in trouble

by Samantha Murray-Florida, 6 months ago

You can help declining insect populations by planting groups of the same kinds of flowers together, researchers say. They act like big ads for bug food.

Big data analysis examines #MeToo statements

by Jennifer Rainey Marquez-Georgia State, 6 months ago

New research uses big data analysis to examine what men have said in response to #MeToo allegations of sexual misconduct and harassment against them.

Poop shows stressed out female baboons have shorter lives

by Duke University, 6 months ago

A study of their poop reveals that female baboons with high levels of stress hormones tended to die younger than less stressed primates.


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