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29/10/19
Author: 
Julia Conley

October 28, 2019

Critics blame poll results on 'historical amnesia,' while progressive observers say millennials associate socialism with strong social welfare systems

A survey released Monday revealed that 70 percent of U.S. millennials—those between the ages of 23 and 38 in 2019—would support a socialist candidate for president, a result which a number of progressives viewed as an outgrowth of the damage wrought in recent decades by neoliberal capitalism and the ruling corporate order.

28/10/19
Author: 
Jake Johnson
A structure on Highway 128 goes up in flames after the Kincade Fire raged into the Alexander Valley on Sunday morning, Oct. 27, 2019, east of Geyserville, California. (Karl Mondon/MediaNews Group/The Mercury News via Getty Images)

"Our rage as a nation has to burn as fiercely as every fire we witness — for the retiree who's lost their entire life savings, for the family forced to evacuate from a home they may never come back to, for the child suffocating in smoke miles away."

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October 28, 2019

26/10/19
Author: 
The Associated Press

PG&E admitted earlier its equipment may have ignited fire in north

Oct 25, 2019

26/10/19
Author: 
Jessica Corbett
Demonstrators protest against the Keystone XL pipeline, which the Trump administration is attempting to approve despite its disastrous environmental impact. (Photo: Rainforest Action Network/Bonnie Chan/flickr/cc)

"Let this be a lesson to other states: If you criminalize protest, we will sue."

October 24, 2019

The ACLU and environmental activists celebrated Thursday after reaching a settlement agreement with South Dakota's Republican Gov. Kristi Noem and state Attorney General Jason Ravnesborg to end what critics called "their unconstitutional attempts to silence pipeline protestors."

26/10/19
Author: 
Jessica Corbett
A group of Syrian refugees arrives on the island of Lesbos after traveling in an inflatable raft from Turkey near Skala Sikaminias, Greece on July 15, 2015. (Photo: UNHCR/Andrew McConnell)

"If we are going to meaningfully discuss comprehensive climate equity and climate justice, we must inject security assistance and resettlement opportunities for climate-displaced persons into our conversations."

18/10/19
Author: 
Rebecca Burns
Ahead of a potential massive strike this week, Chicago teachers are pushing the limits of social justice unionism. (Photo by Scott Heins/Getty Images)

Oct. 14, 2019

“Solving Chicago’s affordable housing crisis? What’s that got to do with a labor contract for educators?” 

That’s the question the Chicago Sun-Times editorial board asked last week as the city’s teachers and school support staff inched closer to an October 17 strike date, with little progress made in negotiations for a new contract. 

16/10/19
Author: 
ABC7 News reporters Amy Hollyfield, Amanda Del Castillo, Lisa Amin Gulezian, Lauara Anthony, Luz Pena, Melanie Woodrow, and Lelsie Brinkley contributed to this report.
NuStar energy facility fire in Crockett, Calif - https://abc7news.com

Oct. 16, 2019

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11/10/19
Author: 
Jane Fonda & Code Pink
Jane Fonda Fridays

Inspired by the Swedish student, Greta Thunberg, the student strikers and Naomi Klein's new book "On Fire: The Burning Case for the Green New Deal," I have decided to upend my life, leave my comfort zone and move to Washington, D.C. for four months to focus on climate change. As Greta said, "This is a crisis. We have to act like our house is on fire, because it is.”

03/10/19
Author: 
Don Fitz
Photograph Source: Senate Democrats – CC BY 2.0

OCTOBER 3, 2019

Despite the furor over the Green New Deal (GND), many of its supporters have no idea of the wide variety of views on it, especially within the Green Party (GP), where it originated in the US. From June through August, 2019 Missouri Greens held public discussions contrasting at least three distinct GP views to those from the Democratic Party (DP).

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