With California Single-Payer Bill Shelved, Advocates Call on Newsom to Take Lead on Medicare for All | Common Dreams Newsover 1 year ago
Brett Wilkins, staff writer"The fastest, most direct path to Medicare for All has always gone through the governor," said one single-payer campaigner.
Warren and Cleaver Lead Introduction of 'Historic' Bill to Address US Housing Crisis | Common Dreams Newsover 1 year ago
Jessica Corbett, staff writer"It's time to stop nibbling around the edges and, instead, pass this big, bold proposal," said the Massachusetts Democrat.
Nick Dearden"Pfizer's obsession with maximizing its profits during the pandemic is in keeping with its troubling record," writes Nick Dearden, of Global Justice Now. "But there is no reason big pharma companies should remain in the driving seat."
California's New Fossil Fuel Pledge 'Significant' But Still a 'Half-Measure,' Say Climate Advocates | Common Dreams Newsover 1 year ago
Kenny Stancil and Jessica Corbett, staff writers"The challenge now is to speed up the timeline so that it meets the urgency that science and justice demand."
To 'Honor the Victims' of 20th Century Atrocity, Biden Recognizes Armenian Genocide | Common Dreams Newsover 1 year ago
Jon Queally, staff writer"This principled stand represents a powerful setback to Turkey's century-long obstruction of justice for this crime and its ongoing hostility and aggression against the Armenian people," says Aram Hamparian of the Armenian National Committee of America.
Joseph Gerson"The existential truth," writes Joseph Gerson, "is that the U.S. and China are caught in the Thucydides Trap, the historic pattern of inevitable tension between rising and declining powers that have too often climaxed in catastrophic wars." In this informed and crucial read, Gerson argues such conflict and war must be avoided.
Ralph Nader"Given the entrenched deprivations of workers and abandonment of labor to serf-labor countries abroad," asks Ralph Nader, "is Joe Biden pro-union-labor enough, apart from the temporary Covid-19 relief? The answer has to be a qualified, NO."
'Utterly Disgusting': Big Pharma Lobby Blitz Against Vaccine Patent Waivers Denounced | Common Dreams Newsover 1 year ago
Jon Queally, staff writer"Newly filed disclosure forms from the first quarter of 2021" reveal that "over 100 lobbyists have been mobilized to contact lawmakers and members of the Biden administration, urging them to oppose a proposed temporary waiver" of Covid-19 patent protections at the WTO. The move was decried as grotesque "pandemic profiteering" by at least one public health advocate.
Allison Corkery, Ignacio Saiz, and Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky"The harms to human dignity caused by over-indebtedness—whether individual or public—must be understood as a consequence of unjust policies which violate human rights."
Opinion | Was 'Fake News' a Natural Outcome of Our 'Give the People What They Want' Corporate Media System?over 1 year ago
Mario A. MurilloWhere did all this "fake news" coming from and can it be defeated by a new media model based in public interest?
Thom Hartmann"If Trump, Fox and the GOP can convince the people who follow them that they shouldn't get vaccines," aruges Thom Hartmann, "they can prevent President Biden from getting this pandemic under control."