Russia votes: Amendments could keep Putin in power til 2036

Polls open in seven-day vote on constitutional reforms that would allow Russia’s leader to seek re-election twice more. 25 Jun 2020 ( Russians have begun voting in a seven-day referendum on constitutional amendments that would allow President Vladimir Putin to run for re-election twice more and potentially remain in the top job… Continue reading

To Shift Funds From ‘Endless Wars’ to ‘Human Needs,’ Sanders Unveils Amendment to Slash Pentagon Budget by $74 Billion

June 26, 2020 by Common Dreams “It is time for us to truly focus on what we value as a society and to fundamentally transform our national priorities.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer  26 Comments “Do we want to spend billions more on endless wars in the Middle East, or do… Continue reading

Nancy Pelosi Calls Jamaal Bowman To Scold Him For Winning Primary

Nancy Pelosi Calls Jamaal Bowman To Scold Him For Winning Primary

June 25, 2020 ( WASHINGTON—Following the progressive challenger’s victory over 16-term incumbent Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY), House Speaker Nancy Pelosi phoned Jamaal Bowman to scold him for winning his primary race, sources confirmed Wednesday. “I just wanted to call and personally reprimand you for your victory,” said Pelosi, extending her… Continue reading


In the 2010s, the Bay Area Worked to Resettle LGBTQ People Fleeing Persecution—but Then Policies Changed Film still of Junior, Mari, Cheyenne, and Subhi, whose stories are told in the documentary Unsettled: Seeking Refuge in America. Unsettled will air nationally on the WORLD Channel via PBS stations from June 28 to July 12. Courtesy of UNSETTLED:… Continue reading

Progressives Must Fight With—and In—the Democratic Party

June 25, 2020 by Common Dreams In the electoral arena, the goal is not only about winning elections. It’s also about replacing the top-down weight of entrenched politicians with the bottom-up power of grassroots activism. by Norman Solomon  39 Comments 130 Sanders delegates (including me) from congressional districts across the state—90… Continue reading

Articles ~ Actions ~ Events, Thurs. 6/25 – Sun. 6/28 + Update for July 1 – No to Annexation of Palestinian Land! (from Adrienne Fong)

If you want others to participate in your actions –  post them on Indybay even if event is digital:  See Indybay for other events. Thank you to everyone for your activism and commitment for a better world. ARTICLES A. Black, Disabled and at Risk: The Overlooked Problem of Police Violence Against… Continue reading