The U.S. is seeing a frightening legislative trend: the criminalization of protest. There are close to 100 anti-protest bills proposed nationwide in state legislatures.
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Derek Chauvin is going to prison for George Floyd's murder largely due to the actions and testimony of bystanders. Let their courage inspire the national adoption of the duty of police to intervene.
Ending the war in Afghanistan should be a beginning, accompanied immediately by reparations to the Afghan people.
Instead of selling weapons of war, the United States should make global public health the number 1 priority. It is by far the most effective way to enhance the country's national security.
Nine minutes and 29 seconds. That's how long Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer now on trial for killing George Floyd, pressed his knee into Floyd's neck last Memorial Day.
The mass shootings in Boulder, Colorado and in metro Atlanta are just two more instances of senseless gun violence enabled by the NRA, gun manufacturers, and the corrupt politicians they control.
As Republicans nationally ramp up an unprecedented attack on democracy, the need to eliminate the filibuster has never been more urgent.
As we emerge from the pandemic, the radical approach to fighting childhood poverty embedded in the American Rescue Plan will provide much-needed support to those most in need.
Grassroots mobilization won the U.S. Democrats this narrow window in which to pass progressive legislation. Pressure is needed now more than ever, to ensure that minority rule does not stand.
A key impediment to the mass vaccination of the global population is a supply shortage precipitated by greed.