Exclusive: Canada police prepared to shoot Indigenous activists, documents show

Canada (theguardian.com) Notes from strategy session for raid on Wet’suwet’en nation’s ancestral lands show commanders argued for ‘lethal overwatch’ Jaskiran Dhillon in Wet’suwet’en territory and Will Parrish Fri 20 Dec 2019 Canadian police were prepared to shoot Indigenous land defenders blockading construction of a natural gas pipeline in northern British Columbia, according… Continue reading


FRI, 12/20/2019 – BY GABRIELLE PICKARD-WHITEHEAD (Occupy.com)     He drew in one of the biggest crowds Glastonbury had ever seen. He inspired the politically disengaged to become interested in politics. He empowered others to believe in equality. Jeremy Corbyn’s legacy will never be defeated. Britain’s Labour Party suffered a crushing defeat on Dec…. Continue reading

Newsom names picks for single-payer health care commission

By ANGELA HART 12/18/2019 (Politico.com) SACRAMENTO — Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday named health policy experts largely from academia and private philanthropy to serve as his liaisons on a single-payer health care commission, denying the California Nurses Association two of the three seats they sought. Newsom’s appointees to the Healthy California… Continue reading

Articles ~ Actions ~ Special Display ~ Weekly & Monthly events (from Adrienne Fong)

This is the last list of events for awhile! – Please post your events on Indybay: https://www.indybay.org/calendar/?page_id=12     Thank you to all who are – See Indybay for other events. ACCESSIBILITY: Please include Accessibility Information on events!  ARTICLES: A. Jamaica Hampton: San Francisco Police Department addresses public at ‘town hall’ meeting following Dec. 7 shooting –… Continue reading

Media Taking Notice as Sanders Surges in New Polls

It looks like the media might finally have to take Sanders seriously. by Ilana Novick December 17, 2019 by Truthdig  15 Comments After he was hospitalized for a heart attack in October, pundits questioned whether Sanders should continue his campaign. Instead, Sanders has bounced back stronger than ever, according to two new polls.(Photo:… Continue reading

‘This Is a Big Deal’: Goldman Sachs Rules Out Funding New Coal Projects, Arctic Oil Drilling

December 16, 2019 by Common Dreams “The smart money on Wall Street is drawing red lines on oil and gas, and exiting coal.” by Andrea Germanos, staff writer  11 Comments Goldman Sachs said Sunday it would not finance new Arctic oil drilling or exploration or new thermal coal mines and coal-fired… Continue reading

“Stop What You’re Doing and Watch This”: Intense Praise for Apocalypse-Themed Climate 2020 Campaign Ad

December 16, 2019 by Common Dreams “It’s a catastrophe of our own creation—but it doesn’t have to end this way,” says Andrew Romanoff, a Democratic hopeful for U.S. Senate running in Colorado. by Andrea Germanos, staff writer  36 Comments A screengrab from Andrew Romanoff’s first campaign ad entitled “Home.” In the… Continue reading