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Published on Friday, February 07, 2020 by Common Dreams Record-Breaking Temperature of Nearly 65ºF Logged in Antarctica as Scientists Sound Alarm Over Rapid Ice Melt  The Antarctic peninsula was warmer than the United Kingdom when the the temperature was recorded Friday. by Julia Conley, staff writer 0 Comments Scientists logged the hottest temperature on record […]

For Immediate Release Friday, February 7, 2020 Organization Profile:  Indigenous Environmental Network Contact:  Jennifer K. Falcon, 209-814-9670, [email protected] Peaceful Indigenous Land Defenders Threatened With Violence WASHINGTON – Watch this video of heavily militarized police invading #Wetsuweten territories. Right now dozens of militarized police with assault rifles and dogs have been deployed against unarmed Wet’suwet’en land […]

Published on Friday, February 07, 2020 by Common Dreams Andrew Yang—That 2020 Hopeful With the 'Math' Pin—on Iowa Results: 'Looks Like Bernie Won' In the (almost) final popular vote tallies—with 99.9% of precincts reporting—Sanders leads Buttigieg by 6,114 votes (43,671 to 37,557) in the first alignment, and by 2,631 votes (45,826 to 43,195) and the […]

For Immediate Release Friday, February 7, 2020 Organization Profile:  People For the American Way (PFAW) Contact:  Laurie Kinney, 202.467.2307, [email protected] Debate Must Cover Courts WASHINGTON – Ahead of tonight’s presidential primary debate,  PFAW President Michael Keegan released the following statement:   “This week, Republicans have shown us once again that judicial nominations are their top priority. […]

Published on Friday, February 07, 2020 by Truthdig The Coronavirus Panic Exposes the Pathology of Nationalism “The idea of America First, the nationalist populism, is against everything that we believe in in global health.” by Sonali Kolhatkar 0 Comments Lawrence O. Gostin (pictured above) is a leading expert on infectious diseases and global health, and […]

Published on Friday, February 07, 2020 by Common Dreams Climate Justice Movement Joins Forces With Entertainment Industry at Fire Drill Fridays to Take on Big Oil in Los Angeles Los Angeles is the perfect city to host the launch of Fire Drill Fridays in California—where our “West Coast” image of environmental progressivism clashes with the […]

Published on Friday, February 07, 2020 by Common Dreams Banning Fracking: Politically Smart and a Climate Necessity A call to ban fracking is bound to energize climate activists and progressive voters, who see it as the kind of bold action necessary to confront the climate crisis. by Wenonah Hauter 0 Comments A series of local […]

For Immediate Release Friday, February 7, 2020 Organization Profile:  AFL-CIO Contact:  Kalina Newman (202) 637-5018 PRO Act Passage, a Giant Step Toward Leveling Playing Field for Working People WASHINGTON – AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the House passage of the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act (H.R. 2474):   I applaud the U.S. House […]

Published on Friday, February 07, 2020 by Common Dreams 'Victory for Workers!': House Praised for Passing Landmark PRO Act to Strengthen Unions and Labor Rights “Trump claimed to be ‘pro-worker’… If that was anything other than his usual phony rhetoric, Trump will push the Senate to pass the bill and sign it.” by Jessica Corbett, […]

Published on Friday, February 07, 2020 by Common Dreams With Establishment Knives Out for Bernie, Iowa Fiasco Just a Taste of What's Coming The glaring subtext of what’s now occurring is the frantic effort to find some candidate who can prevent Sanders from becoming the party’s nominee at the national convention in July. Progressives must […]

Published on Friday, February 07, 2020 by Common Dreams 'Blatant Lie': Seema Verma Claims Trump Not Cutting Medicaid as He Pushes Plan Doing Just That “Make no mistake: the Trump administration has spent the past two years actively dismantling Medicaid by fiat—after failing to gut it legislatively.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer 0 Comments President […]

Published on Friday, February 07, 2020 by Common Dreams While Sanders Declares Victory in Iowa Popular Vote, Buttigieg Chided for Claiming He 'Officially Won' Based on Error-Filled Delegate Count The Sanders campaign issued a statement Thursday night highlighting more than a dozen “discrepancies in the state delegate equivalent data” that it sent to the Iowa […]

Published on Thursday, February 06, 2020 by Common Dreams California Communities Sue Fossil Fuel Companies, Demanding State Court Hold Them Accountable for Climate Crisis “It’s about getting them to pay for the damages they knowingly created.” by Julia Conley, staff writer 0 Comments A view of a Chevron refinery on March 3, 2015 in Richmond, […]

Published on Thursday, February 06, 2020 by Common Dreams 'Colonialism In All Its Ugliness': Indigenous Land Defenders Condemn Violent Police Raid on Camp Blocking Pipeline Construction “We are in absolute outrage and a state of painful anguish as we witness the Wet’suwet’en people having their Title and Rights brutally trampled on and their right to […]

Published on Thursday, February 06, 2020 by Common Dreams Of Course Bloomberg's an Oligarch—and He's Coming For Your Social Security I’m not a dictionary, but I know what words mean. And I’m not a clock, but I know what time it is. by Richard Eskow 0 Comments Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg speaks during the […]

Published on Thursday, February 06, 2020 by Common Dreams Out of the ClickHole, a Light on Alternative Media Ownership Models It marks a new entry into the ranks of employee-owned firms and puts a spotlight on a problem facing larger and more serious-minded media enterprises that employee ownership might help solve. by Isaiah J. Poole […]

For Immediate Release Thursday, February 6, 2020 Organization Profile:  Sunrise Movement Contact:  [email protected] With Surge in Youth Vote and 92% of Caucus-goers Supporting the Green New Deal, Sunrise Movement Helps Deliver Sanders Win in Iowa Des Moines, IA – Today, after a four-day delay in the release of caucus results, Bernie Sanders is declaring victory […]

Published on Thursday, February 06, 2020 by Common Dreams Trump's Final Plan to Open Treasured Public Lands in Utah Called 'Sellout' to Big Oil The administration’s new managment plans “are the latest in a series of insults… that began when Trump illegally dismantled Bears Ears and Grand Staircase at the behest of corporate interests two […]

For Immediate Release Thursday, February 6, 2020 Organization Profile:  People's Action Contact:   Derrick Crowe, [email protected] People’s Action Cheers Sanders Win in Iowa DES MOINES, IOWA – People’s Action celebrated Bernie Sanders’ win in the Iowa Caucuses, cheering the victory of people power over organized money.  “From the Homes Guarantee to Medicare for All to Free College […]

For Immediate Release Thursday, February 6, 2020 Organization Profile:  Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) Contact:  Karen Conner, (202) 293-5380 x117, [email protected] Trump’s War on Economic Security: Regulatory and Other Policy Changes That Cut Health and Economic Security Programs WASHINGTON – During the State of the Union address, Trump claimed that, “poverty was plummeting.” Shawn […]

For Immediate Release Thursday, February 6, 2020 Organization Profile:  350.org Contact:  [email protected], +1 (347) 460-9082 350.org on New York City Announcing Intent to Ban New Fossil Fuel Projects “…the financial center of the world is moving to stop all new fossil fuel projects.” New York, New York – New Yorkers are celebrating a groundbreaking win […]

Published on Thursday, February 06, 2020 by People's Action Blog The Time Is NOW For The PRO Act To Protect Workers  Working people have never stopped fighting for their rights. Now it’s time for Congress to join their fight. by Jennifer Epps-Addison, Rahna Epting, George Goehl, Leah Greenberg, Yvette Simpson, Dorian Warren, Liz Watson 0 […]

For Immediate Release Thursday, February 6, 2020 Organization Profile:  Public Citizen Contact:  Don Owens, [email protected], (202) 588-7767Angela Bradbery, [email protected], (202) 588-7741 Bernhardt Lets Oil Industry Exploit American Treasures Statement of Alan Zibel, Research Director, Public Citizen’s Corporate Presidency Project WASHINGTON – Note: Today, the U.S. Interior Department finalized plans to allow energy companies to exploit public lands in Utah’s […]

Published on Thursday, February 06, 2020 by Common Dreams 'Because I Got 6,000 More Votes': Bernie Sanders Declares Victory in Iowa Caucus “From where I come, when you get 6,000 more votes that’s generally regarded to be the winner.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer, Jon Queally, staff writer 0 Comments Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie […]

Published on Thursday, February 06, 2020 by Common Dreams 'Beyond Absurd': DNC Chair Tom Perez Demands 'Recanvass' of Iowa Caucus Before Results Fully Reported “The timing of this (right as Sanders is likely going to be declared a victor both on delegates and the popular vote) could not possibly be more suspicious.” by Jake Johnson, […]


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