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Recognize What This Is: A Final Attempt of a Desperate, Bitter Man to Cling to Power

Tue, 11/10/2020 - 18:48
Robert ReichWhy this effort to steal an election and corrupt democracy won't work.

Violence and Incitement Trends Are Particularly Worrying Following the US Election

Tue, 11/10/2020 - 18:38

Trudeau Lobbies Biden to Maintain Climate-Destroying Trump Policy

Tue, 11/10/2020 - 18:36
Yves EnglerWhy is Ottawa trying to maintain one of the Republican's worst environmental policies?

IEA: Renewables on Track to Be Largest Source of Global Electricity in Five Years

Tue, 11/10/2020 - 18:20
Andrea Germanos, staff writer"Renewable power is defying the difficulties caused by the pandemic, showing robust growth while others fuels struggle," said IEA executive director Fatih Birol.

UN Agencies Warn of Global Hunger and Displacement 'Surge' From Coronavirus Pandemic

Tue, 11/10/2020 - 18:20
Jessica Corbett, staff writer"The impact of the Covid-19 crisis on health and human mobility threatens to roll back global commitments," said one official, "and hinder ongoing efforts to support those in need of assistance."

'A Great Loss for Palestine': Veteran Diplomat and PLO Leader Saeb Erekat Dies of Covid-19

Tue, 11/10/2020 - 17:02
Brett Wilkins, staff writerPalestinian President Mahmoud Abbas hailed Erekat—who served a quarter century as the occupied state's chief negotiator—as "our dear brother and friend, the great fighter." 

'If Biden Wants to Be FDR, He Should Immediately Cancel Student Debt': President-Elect Urged to Go Big

Tue, 11/10/2020 - 16:45
Julia Conley, staff writer"Young people voted for Biden in record numbers—he owes us this one."

'Biden Must Not Appoint a Single Corporate Lobbyist, Lawyer, or Executive' to Top Posts, Say Progressives. 'Not One.'

Tue, 11/10/2020 - 16:10
Andrea Germanos, staff writer"Why would we want a return to normalcy? We need a vision for the future, not a return to the past."

State of Chaos

Tue, 11/10/2020 - 16:07
Tom EngelhardtDonald Trump knew us better than we knew ourselves.

Lindsey Graham Admits That Making Voting More Accessible Renders GOP Victories Impossible

Tue, 11/10/2020 - 15:33
Kenny Stancil, staff writerThe senator's comment, said one journalist, "is not something that is said by a person who actually wants to represent people in a democracy."

It’s Time To Re-Enter Reality And Formally Begin Biden’s Transition Process

Tue, 11/10/2020 - 15:12

'Naked Political Ploy': Outrage—and a Top DOJ Official Resigns—After Barr Memo Aims to Bolster Baseless Trump Fraud Allegations

Tue, 11/10/2020 - 12:52
Jon Queally, staff writerAG William Barr, said Sen. Elizabeth Warren, "is a corrupt Trump henchman who should have been impeached months ago. If he cared one shred about our democracy, he’d be focused on the peaceful transition of power instead of doing the bidding of a wannabe dictator."

Lawyers Can't Reunite 666 Seized Migrant Children With Parents—121 More Than Previously Believed

Tue, 11/10/2020 - 00:22
Brett Wilkins, staff writerThe children were separated from their families under the Trump administration's widely condemned "zero tolerance" immigration policy. 

'Exactly What We Want to See': Overhaul Expected to Strengthen Power of Congressional Progressive Caucus

Mon, 11/09/2020 - 22:03
Jessica Corbett, staff writerThese "really crucial changes," said one advocate, "are setting the Congressional Progressive Caucus up to be the power brokers everyone needs them to be if Congress is going to deliver on literally any issue."

'A Dangerous Attack on Our Democracy': McConnell Backs Trump's Refusal to Concede to Biden

Mon, 11/09/2020 - 21:57
Julia Conley, staff writer"There is no decisive pool of 'illegal' ballots, and Republican Party messaging on this score is at best a cynical attempt to delegitimize a decisive presidential defeat."

'Now Do #TarSands': TD Bank Urged to Go Further on Climate After Nixing Arctic Projects

Mon, 11/09/2020 - 21:43
Andrea Germanos, staff writer"It no longer makes business sense for banks to back polluting projects, and those that plan for a low-carbon future will prosper in the economies of tomorrow."

From Police Violence at Home to Killing Civilians in Unending Wars Abroad, US Faces Human Rights Reckoning at UN

Mon, 11/09/2020 - 21:33
Brett Wilkins, staff writerAn ACLU leader urged the incoming administration to "take bold actions on day one to reverse President Trump's harmful policies."

Earthjustice Welcomes President-Elect Joe Biden

Mon, 11/09/2020 - 20:37

Biden Urged to Be #ClimatePresident by Taking These 10 'Game-Changing' Steps in First 10 Days in Office

Mon, 11/09/2020 - 20:19
Julia Conley, staff writerA coalition of more than a dozen climate action groups are calling on Joe Biden to take every possible step he can to help solve the planetary emergency without the approval of Congress.