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Remember the Truly Vulnerable

Thu, 10/08/2020 - 15:11
Rosaline John BaptisteFor millions of working people, our economy was in crisis long before the pandemic. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Top US Medical Journal Breaks 208-Year Precedent With Scathing Case to Vote Out 'Dangerously Incompetent' Trump

Thu, 10/08/2020 - 14:49
Julia Conley, staff writerThe New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday became the second top academic journal in a month to break its long-held precedent by weighing in on the U.S. presidential election.

Amy Coney Barrett Has No Business Ruling on This Election

Thu, 10/08/2020 - 14:35
Rev. Susan K. SmithBarrett will likely provide the final vote to gut the Affordable Care Act, which could throw 20 million Americans off their health insurance. She may also help overturn Roe v. Wade. Both are goals that conservatives have tried to achieve for years. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Demanding a Nation That 'Cares for All' Not Just the Wealthy Few, Progressives Unveil People's Charter

Thu, 10/08/2020 - 13:59
Kenny Stancil, staff writer"The People's Charter provides folks with something that is outside of [Biden's] politics to vote for."

How You Can Stop America’s Slide Toward Tyranny

Thu, 10/08/2020 - 13:58
Robert ReichWe can deliver a resounding defeat to Trump and every single one of his enablers, and stop our slide toward tyranny. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)

What Comes Next Is Up to Us

Thu, 10/08/2020 - 13:51
Robert C. KoehlerProtesters hold up signs as they march during a demonstration over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died in Minneapolis Police custody, in Boston, Massachusetts on May 31, 2020. (Photo: JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images)

'Outright Genocidal': Even as Iran Reels From Covid-19 Pandemic, Trump to Unveil Punishing New Sanctions

Thu, 10/08/2020 - 13:22
Jake Johnson, staff writer"These new sanctions, as well as the brutal ones already in place, only hurt the Iranian citizens and should be considered a crime against humanity."

"I'm Not Going to Waste My Time on a Virtual Debate," Says Trump After Format Changed to Prevent Spread of Covid-19

Thu, 10/08/2020 - 11:50
Jake Johnson, staff writerThe Commission on Presidential Debates said Thursday morning that the town hall-style event will take place virtually to "protect the health and safety of all involved."

'This Is Their Desperate Attempt to Cling on to Power': Pence Joins Trump in Refusing to Commit to Peaceful Transition

Thu, 10/08/2020 - 08:38
Jake Johnson, staff writer"Should Donald Trump and Mike Pence refuse to accept the will of the people, we will be ready to mobilize in unprecedented numbers to demand that every single vote be counted and ensure a peaceful transition of power."

Flyboy: To Humiliate Tyrants

Thu, 10/08/2020 - 05:36
Futher Column - By Abby Zimet, Staff Writer

Covita: A Crisis Turned Into A Tragedy

Thu, 10/08/2020 - 04:20
Futher Column - By Abby Zimet, Staff Writer

'Fracking Is Bad, Actually': Ocasio-Cortez Interjects After Harris Falters Over Pence Attack on Green New Deal

Thu, 10/08/2020 - 02:43
Jon Queally, staff writer"Kamala is doing well," said one climate movement leader, "but she'd be on even stronger ground if Biden had *endorsed* the Green New Deal. Far better to play offense than having to do this in-between approach."

WATCH LIVE: Vice Presidential Debate Between Kamala Harris and Mike Pence

Wed, 10/07/2020 - 23:52
Common Dreams staffThe first and only debate between the two candidates begins at 9:00 pm ET.

Facebook to Ban Political Ads After Polls Close on Nov. 3, 'Just in Time to Have No Impact Whatsoever'

Wed, 10/07/2020 - 22:45
Jessica Corbett, staff writerCritics noted that the social media giant also recently announced an algorithm change that could "make the site more toxic and less usable while endangering democracy and human rights."

San Francisco Activists Sue City Over 'Illegal Dragnet Surveillance' of George Floyd, BLM Protests

Wed, 10/07/2020 - 22:12
Brett Wilkins, staff writerSuch practices by police are "completely at odds with the First Amendment and should never be allowed," said an ACLU lawyer on the case.

If Trump 'Still Has Covid, We Shouldn't Have a Debate,' Biden Says of Next Week's Town Hall Event

Wed, 10/07/2020 - 21:20
Julia Conley, staff writerOut of concern for the health of voters planning to attend the next presidential debate on Oct. 15 as well as his own and that of his campaign staff, Democratic candidate Joe Biden on Tuesday evening said the event should not go forward as long as President Donald Trump still has Covid-19. 

Covid-19 Pandemic Could Push Up to 150 Million Into 'Extreme Poverty' by 2021, World Bank Warns

Wed, 10/07/2020 - 21:15
Jessica Corbett, staff writer"Early evidence also suggests that the crisis is poised to increase inequality in much of the world," says the new report.

Laying 'Tens of Thousands of Preventable Deaths' at the Foot of Trump Failures, Top US Health Official Resigns in Protest

Wed, 10/07/2020 - 21:10
Jon Queally, staff writer"Nine months into the pandemic, the United States continues to grapple with failed White House leadership," writes whistleblower Dr. Rick Bright in public resignation letter.

House Antitrust Report Is a Bold Prescription for Curing Big Tech’s Ills

Wed, 10/07/2020 - 20:31
Mitch StoltzFollowing a year of hearings and research, the staff of the Subcommittee on Antitrust found that Facebook, Google, Amazon, and Apple all have either significant market power or outright monopoly power in a variety of markets. (Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)