Posted in Common Dreams Deportation Family Separation News

Federal Judge blocks Trump order that has already led to ‘illegal’ expulsion of 13,000 unaccompanied children

“Today’s ruling is a critical step in halting the Trump administration’s unprecedented and illegal attempt to expel children under the thin guise of public health.” by Andrea Germanos, staff writer November 18, 2020, Wednesday, A federal…

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Posted in Analysis Common Dreams Unemployment insurance

12 Million set to lose jobless benefits after Christmas

‘About to Be Catapulted Off a Cliff’ Study Shows  “With no end to the pandemic in sight, and a cutoff of nearly all federal unemployment benefits by year’s end looming on the horizon, inaction by Congress…

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Progressives rally around Rep. Ro Khanna for Harris’s seat

Demanding ‘Passionate Fighter for Human Rights’ in Senate. “His voice in the Senate would be a major boost for our movement for justice,” said the Justice Democrats. by Julia Conley, staff writer November 18, 2020, Wednesday…

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Posted in Climate change Common Dreams Energy News

Trump Admin rushes to auction off Arctic National Wildlife Refuge drilling rights before Biden inauguration

The pristine reserve is home to the Gwich’in people, who call it “Iizhik Gwats’an Gwandaii Goodlit,” or, “the sacred place where life begins.” by Brett Wilkins, staff writer Monday, November 16, 2020 In what critics are…

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Posted in Analysis Common Dreams Coronavirus

Funded by public, promising Moderna results bolster global call for #PeoplesVaccine

‘It Should Belong to Humanity’ “It’s time for companies to live up to their human rights responsibilities and ensure the widest possible access to their innovations.” by Jessica Corbett, staff writer Monday, November 16, 2020 A…

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Posted in Common Dreams Coronavirus News Right Wing Militias

Michigan Governor rebukes Trump aide’s call for uprising over Covid-19 measures

“I’m Not Going to Be Bullied” “Actual public health professionals do not incite violence in response to guidelines or policy that they disagree with. The purpose of public health is to help people, not endanger them.”…

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Posted in Common Dreams Courts News Politics

McConnell readies Lame Duck push to further pack courts with Trump’s judicial appointees

“That’s His Priority as the Pandemic Rages On” “It is literally sickening to see Mitch McConnell continue to indulge his partisan obsession with confirming far-right judges, instead of taking action on the Covid pandemic that continues…

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Posted in Common Dreams Environment News Sustainability Water

Michigan Gov. moves to shut down Line 5 Pipeline to protect Great Lakes

‘This Is a Really, Really Big Deal’ “Enbridge has imposed on the people of Michigan an unacceptable risk of a catastrophic oil spill in the Great Lakes that could devastate our economy and way of life.”…

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Posted in Analysis Climate change Common Dreams

Humans may have passed the ‘point of no return’ in climate crisis, says study—but that doesn’t mean all hope is lost

In order to roll back catastrophic carbon emissions, humans must “start developing the technologies for large-scale removal of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere,” says one of the study’s lead authors. by Brett Wilkins, staff writer Friday,…

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American journalist Bilal Abdul Kareem wants to know if he’s on the US ‘Kill List,’

Award-winning war reporter  And he’s about to have his day in court The award-winning war reporter, who says he has been the target of numerous U.S.-led airstrikes, was also wounded by Syrian tank fire while covering…

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Posted in Agriculture Analysis Common Dreams Labor The People Speak

Biden given roadmap to revitalize rural America

The plan “lays a foundation for bringing economic vitality to rural communities in the face of racial injustice, economic decline, climate change, and a devastating pandemic.” by Kenny Stancil, staff writer Friday, November 13 Family Farm…

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Posted in Common Dreams Labor News Workers

Longtime Union members Pocan and Norcross announce Labor Caucus to advocate for workers in Congress

“President-elect Joe Biden’s new administration gives the Democratic Party the opportunity to reprioritize working families at the center of our legislative agenda.” by Jessica Corbett, staff writer Friday, November 13 Amid a flurry of new campaigns…

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Posted in Analysis Common Dreams Elections Race for the White House 2020

As Trump whines and gaslights, here’s a reality check: he got his ass kicked in the general election

“The fact that he is a major loser does not sit well with this egomaniacal president. But his feelings can’t change the facts.” by Jon Queally “The numbers are the numbers. There is no legal or…

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Posted in Common Dreams Coronavirus News Restart 2021

Biden health adviser has a plan to get pandemic under control and revive economy: Pay people to stay home for 4-6 weeks

The government “could pay for a package right now” to cover economic losses—making it possible to curb Covid-19 transmission without increasing the financial suffering associated with shutting down commerce, said epidemiologist Michael Osterholm. by Kenny Stancil,…

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The Elders, founded by Nelson Mandela, warn ‘baseless accusations’ of voter fraud by Trump threaten democracy worldwide

Calling on American president to “accept the verdict” of voters, group warns of “far-reaching consequences” beyond U.S. borders. by Brett Wilkins, staff writer Thursday, November 12 A group of prominent former world leaders on Thursday expressed…

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Posted in Analysis Common Dreams Economy Government Politics Restart 2021

Demanding White House Climate Office and ‘fierce’ Cabinet picks, groups urge Biden to claim his ‘FDR moment’

“Democrats have a once-in-a-generation moment to deliver policies at the scale of the crises our generation is facing.” by Jon Queally, staff writer Wednesday, November 11 The left is not waiting for permission to be heard—and…

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Lawyers can’t locate parents of 666 seized migrant children—121 more than previously believed

.    The children were separated from their families under the Trump administration’s widely condemned “zero tolerance” immigration policy. by Brett Wilkins, staff writer Tuesday, November 10 Last month, the world was shocked and outraged to learn…

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Posted in Analysis Common Dreams Race for the White House 2020

Trump refuses to admit defeat

‘Concede and Get the Hell Out’ Anger grows as Trump refuses to admit defeat   “You lost, you miserable self-entitled infantile f**ker,” said famed American novelist Stephen King. by Jon Queally, staff writer Sunday, November 8…

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Posted in Analysis Common Dreams Medicare

Every Democrat who backed Medicare for all won reelection in 2020

‘Every. Single. One.’ — Ocasio-Cortez The same cannot be said for those more centrist lawmakers who continue to defend the nation’s increasingly unpopular for-profit healthcare system. by Jon Queally, staff writer Saturday, November 7 Highlighting an interesting—and…

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Posted in Common Dreams News Race for the White House 2020

Joe Biden Wins US Presidential Election

‘Nightmare Coming to an End’: Vanquishing Donald Trump “We, the voters, decided this!” by Common Dreams staff Saturday, November 7, 2020 After days of uncertainty amid concurrent global crises, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden was declared…

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Omar and Tlaib credited as ‘major factors’ in securing Biden victories in Minnesota and Michigan

“You get what you organize for,” said Rep. Ilhan Omar. “Direct voter contact wins elections,” added Rep. Rashida Tlaib. by Kenny Stancil, staff writer Friday, November 6 Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar, members of the…

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Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon calls for beheading of Fauci and FBI chief

“I’d Put the Heads on Pikes” “Former top White House aide is advocating for the murder of two government officials for being disloyal to Donald Trump.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Friday, November 6 In the…

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Trump legal adviser admits campaign Is pining for Supreme Court rescue

‘Hopefully Amy Coney Barrett Will Come Through’ “The GOP is telling the nation, on cable television, that it installed its 6-3 Supreme Court majority in order to steal elections. Believe them.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer…

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Posted in 2020 US Senate Campaign Common Dreams Elections News Race for the White House 2020

With control of Senate at stake, eyes on Georgia with possibly two races headed for runoff

As races tighten for Democrats in the now crucial state, which party controls the U.S. Senate might not be known until January. by Andrea Germanos, staff writer Thursday, November 5 As vote tabulation continues in several…

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