Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Push a Bold New Plan to Tackle Climate Change

In a livestreamed town hall event, Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez laid out the best hope yet to stave off climate disaster and transform our economy: A Green New Deal. And now it’s gaining support in Congress. The progressive stalwarts shared the stage together Monday night at a packed town hall event entitled “Solving Our Climate Crisis.” BY … Continue reading Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Push a Bold New Plan to Tackle Climate Change

The John Birch Society is still influencing American politics, 60 years after its founding

  by Christopher Towler Conversation Dec 6, 2018 The retired candy entrepreneur Robert Welch founded the John Birch Society 60 years ago to push back against what he perceived as a growing American welfare state modeled on communism and the federal government’s push to desegregate America. Although Welch’s group never amassed more than 100,000 dues-paying members, … Continue reading The John Birch Society is still influencing American politics, 60 years after its founding

With a Green New Deal, Here’s what the World Could Look Like for our Next Generation

  by Kate Aronoff Intercept Dec 5, 2018 IT’S THE SPRING of 2043, and Gina is graduating college with the rest of her class. She had a relatively stable childhood. Her parents availed themselves of some of the year of paid family leave they were entitled to, and after that, she was dropped off at a … Continue reading With a Green New Deal, Here’s what the World Could Look Like for our Next Generation

Why France’s ‘gilets jaunes’ Yellow Jackets protesters are so angry

by Claude Poissenot  Conversation Dec 3, 2018 France’s “gilets jaunes” protests of December 1 were marked not only by their anger and violence, but also by the variety of those taking part. The violence of the protests – named after the yellow vests worn by those on the streets – is partly the work of … Continue reading Why France’s ‘gilets jaunes’ Yellow Jackets protesters are so angry

Iceland’s Prime Minister is the “Anti-Trump”

  Icelandic Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir this week announced her support for Progressive International—the just-launched global movement calling for all progressives to fight together for a "shared vision of democracy, prosperity, sustainability, and solidarity." A brainchild of the U.S.-based Sanders Institute and Europe's DiEM25—groups founded by Jane O'Meara Sanders and former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, … Continue reading Iceland’s Prime Minister is the “Anti-Trump”

15-year-old girl with Asperger tells the world’s politicians: “Since our leaders behave like children, we will take the responsibility they should have taken long ago.”

'We Have Not Come Here to Beg World Leaders to Care,' 15-Year-Old Greta Thunberg Tells COP24. 'We Have Come to Let Them Know Change Is Coming' "We can no longer save the world by playing by the rules," says Greta Thunberg, "because the rules have to be changed." by Jon Queally Common Dreams Dec 4, 2018 Striking her … Continue reading 15-year-old girl with Asperger tells the world’s politicians: “Since our leaders behave like children, we will take the responsibility they should have taken long ago.”

Yellow Jackets’ savage violence in Paris was not a protest, it was an insurrection

by John Lichfield, who witnessed the destruction and disorder around the Arc de Triomphe first hand on Saturday. The Local Dec 3, 2018 The rivers of destruction which spread down the avenues radiating from around the Arc de Triomphe at the Place de L'Etoile were fed not just by social anger but by a kind of … Continue reading Yellow Jackets’ savage violence in Paris was not a protest, it was an insurrection