Amid Nuclear Talks, 40 Groups Urge Biden to Lift Sanctions on Covid-Ravaged Iran | Common Dreams Newsalmost 2 years 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 Newswirealmost 2 years 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 Newsalmost 2 years 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 Newsalmost 2 years 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 Newsalmost 2 years 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 Newsalmost 2 years 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 Newsalmost 2 years 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 Newsalmost 2 years 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 Newsalmost 2 years ago
Jake Johnson, staff writer"Once the first wave subsided, the government almost declared victory over Covid-19. The country's been caught unprepared."
Common Dreams staff"Our clean energy plan will create millions of good-paying union jobs, ensure our economic competitiveness, and improve the health and security of communities across America," Biden said in a declaration ahead of the 40-nation online gathering.
On Earth Day, 350 US Sends Clear Message to Biden Administration as Climate Summit Unfolds | Common Dreams Newswirealmost 2 years ago
Ahead of Climate Summit, Sunrise Movement Warns Biden's Emission Commitment Won't Meet IPCC Report Directive | Common Dreams Newswirealmost 2 years ago
Biden to Commit to Major Emissions Reductions in Sweeping Climate Announcement | Common Dreams Newswirealmost 2 years ago
Mike LofgrenBeneath his blustering pretense of candor, the former Republican House Speaker is as craven and self-serving as ever.
'No Hiding Behind COVAX Anymore': Critics Say Delivery Shortfall Shows Dire Need for Vaccine Patent Waiver | Common Dreams Newsalmost 2 years ago
Jake Johnson, staff writer"Rich countries need to support an intellectual property waiver for Covid-19 vaccines and force Big Pharma to share their vaccine blueprints with the world."
Greta Thunberg Says Humanity Must Not Be Fooled by 'Bullsh*t' Climate Targets of World Leaders | Common Dreams Newsalmost 2 years ago
Kenny Stancil, staff writerThe Swedish campaigner says insufficient goals and empty rhetoric represent the "biggest elephant there's even been in any room."
Frances Moore LappéWe can act now with proven tools to cut greenhouse gas emissions and store vastly more carbon in plants and the earth.
Greta ThunbergWhy nobody should be fooled by the gaps between pledges and real action.
Biden Administration Announces Restrictions on Overseas Fossil Fuel Financing but Remains Silent on EXIM and Other Key Agencies | Common Dreams Newswirealmost 2 years ago
To Push for 'Big and Bold' Agenda, Bowman to Deliver Progressive Response to Biden's Congressional Address | Common Dreams Newsalmost 2 years ago
Julia Conley, staff writer"It's important for us as progressives to continue to push and continue to organize," said the New York congressman.
Pressure Campaign Kicks Off in US to Force Big Pharma and Biden to End Vaccine Apartheid | Common Dreams Newsalmost 2 years ago
Kenny Stancil, staff writerThe absence of a WTO patent waiver, say public health advocates, "means we won't end the pandemic, millions of people will die, and the global economy will suffer."
Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J.S. DaviesFor a president who promised a new era of American diplomacy, this has been a dreadful start.