Climate Movement Calls on Africa’s Leaders to Push For Concerted Climate Action as Biden’s Leaders Summit Starts | Common Dreams Newswire6 months ago
Brett Wilkins, staff writer"Fossil fuels are the greatest contributor to climate change. Allowing the continued expansion of this industry is unconscionable."
Julia Conley, staff writerAs 2020 came to a close, the bottom 50% of earners controlled just 2% of U.S. wealth.
Tim WhitehouseFrom COVID-19 to climate change, and toxic chemicals to endangered species, the health of this nation and our ecosystem depends on scientists being able to "think, research, and speak freely" in both Democratic and Republican administrations.
'Not Enough!' Climate Activists Disappointed With New EU Emissions Deal on Eve of Biden Summit | Common Dreams News6 months ago
Jessica Corbett, staff writer"This deal shows that Europe's climate action is all smoke and mirrors," said a Greenpeace E.U. campaigner.
LZ GrandersonThis distrust that stems from generations of mistreatment goes beyond the action of a single officer and indicts the entire policing and criminal justice system.
Sunrise Movement Responds to Biden's Emissions Commitment: Warns "It Is Nowhere Near Enough" | Common Dreams Newswire6 months ago
Belén FernándezThe U.S. government’s solution to the migrant crisis is militarization…again.
In Closed-Door Event With Corporate Lobbyists, Manchin Vows $15 Wage 'Not Going to Happen' | Common Dreams News6 months ago
Jake Johnson, staff writerA top restaurant industry lobbyist reportedly "couldn't contain his excitement" at the West Virginia Democrat's remarks.
Stand Up America Celebrates New York Assembly Passing Voting Rights Restoration Bill | Common Dreams Newswire6 months ago
Chuck Collins, Dan PetegorskyMake no mistake: this pandemic is the "rainy day" DAFs and foundations have been saving for.
Amid Nuclear Talks, 40 Groups Urge Biden to Lift Sanctions on Covid-Ravaged Iran | Common Dreams News6 months ago
Brett Wilkins, staff writer"By prioritizing humanitarian relief for Iran and other sanctioned states, President Biden can follow through on his campaign commitment and demonstrate that the U.S. can be a force for global good."
Senate Confirmation of Vanita Gupta as Associate Attorney General Is Historic, Vital for Our Nation | Common Dreams Newswire6 months ago
Andrea Germanos, staff writerThe announcement, said one reform advocate, "should not supplant the need to pass legislation that would fully decriminalize sex work."
Amanda CatanzanoAmanda Catanzano, International Rescue Committee's Senior Director of Policy and Advocacy, testified at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Yemen.
To Confront 'Systemic Failures,' DOJ Announces Federal Probe Into Minneapolis Police Department | Common Dreams News6 months ago
Julia Conley, staff writer"Yesterday's verdict in the state criminal trial does not address potentially systemic policing issues in Minneapolis. Public safety requires public trust."
Kenny Stancil, staff writer"Intelligence and law enforcement agencies must come to understand that the American people are off limits to warrantless mass surveillance, no matter how it is done."
Voting Rights Advocates Applaud Passage of NY Bill to Stop Disenfranchisement of Parolees | Common Dreams News6 months ago
Jessica Corbett, staff writer"By passing this bill, the state Assembly has sent a clear message: If you live in the community, you should be able to vote."
Imani CountessFrom the pandemic to climate change to police violence, today's crises require global collaboration on a scale never seen before.
'Exactly the Person We Need': Senate Confirms Civil Rights Champion Vanita Gupta for Key Spot at DOJ | Common Dreams News6 months ago
Andrea Germanos, staff writerEvery Republican senator except one voted against the veteran attorney and rights advocate.
Revolving Door Watchdog Gives Biden White House 'B-' on Corporate Capture in First 100 Days | Common Dreams News6 months ago
Jessica Corbett, staff writer"Allies of Big Tech, Wall Street, Big Pharma, the military-industrial complex, and the fossil fuel industry have secured jobs in various corners of the executive branch."
'The Clock Is Ticking': 300,000+ Tell Biden to Act Boldly Ahead of Climate Summit | Common Dreams News6 months ago
Brett Wilkins, staff writer"We can no longer afford any further fossil fuel extraction, infrastructure, or false climate solutions that continue to prioritize profits over people."
Big Pharma's 'Appalling' $26 Billion in Shareholder Payouts Could Fund Vaccines for All of Africa: Report | Common Dreams News6 months ago
Jake Johnson, staff writer"Instead of creating new vaccine billionaires, we need to be vaccinating billions in developing countries."
'Blood of Innocents on Its Hands': Modi Government Blamed as India Faces Horrific Covid Surge | Common Dreams News6 months ago
Jake Johnson, staff writer"Once the first wave subsided, the government almost declared victory over Covid-19. The country's been caught unprepared."