Shutting down the Dakota Access pipeline is a vital step towards repairing the damage already done, one that U.S. President Biden can and should take, with the stroke of a pen, without delay.
Denis Moynihan is a writer and radio producer who writes a weekly column with Democracy Now's Amy Goodman.
U.S. President Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris leapt into action after taking the oath of office. All this was made possible by the mass movements that brought these politicians to power.
The violent white-supremacist insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on January 6 put some ugly truths in stark relief.
With Trump and Confederate flags waving, violent insurrectionists rampaged through the halls of Capitol Hill in Washington.
A people's vaccine would prioritize global public health over the profits of pharmaceutical corporations, serving as a model for combating pandemics we face now and in the future.
Trump would be the first president in U.S. history to pardon himself. Meanwhile, the 54 people on U.S. federal death row can expect no such mercy from the lame-duck president.
The Native American population turned out for the recent U.S. election in record numbers.
Trump and Trumpism, embraced by over 70 million American voters in this past election, are the new embodiment of the Confederate states' so-called "lost cause" narrative.
With intense focus on the presidential election, the electoral successes of progressive congressional candidates has been overlooked.
"The founding fathers were really not inclined to have real popular choice of the people who would run our government," said the late historian Howard Zinn.