The lawyer who took on Chevron – and now marks his 600th day under house arrest

Steven Donziger has been detained at home since August 2019, the result of a Kafkaesque legal battle stemming from his crusade on behalf of Indigenous Amazonians Oliver Milman@olliemilman Sun 28 March 2021 (TheGuardian.com) Many of us will have felt the grip of claustrophobic isolation over the past year, but the… Continue reading

Evanston, Ill., and other cities establish a fund for reparations for Black citizens

Reparations For Bias, Slavery Gain Momentum By Terry H. Schwadron, DCReport Opinion Editor Terry H. Schwadron Keep your eye on Evanston, Ill., which this week became the first U.S. city to make reparations available to its Black residents through home loan repairs or down payments on property. Reparations – financial amends for… Continue reading

We Should Press Companies to Get Behind the ‘For the People Act’ and the Efforts to Abolish the Senate Filibuster

Corporations Need To Support Our Democracy By David Cay Johnston, DCReport Editor-in-Chief David Cay Johnston As the Senate minority tries to kill H.R. 1, which would add many more Americans to the voting rolls, there is a simple and effective mechanism to build support for the bill to expand the franchise. Corporate… Continue reading

‘Is This Patriot Enough?’: Asian American Official Shows Military Scars, Condemns Racist Violence

NBC News Lee Wong, chairman of the West Chester, Ohio, Township Board of Trustees, condemned anti-Asian violence during an impassioned speech that has now gone viral.» Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC​ » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews​ NBC News Digital is a collection of innovative and powerful news brands that… Continue reading

Bio: Mary Ellen Pleasant

Bio:  Mary Ellen Pleasant

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Mary Ellen Pleasant Born August 19 between 1812–1817 Died January 4, 1904San Francisco, California Known for Entrepreneur and abolitionist Mary Ellen Pleasant (August 19, 1814–17 – January 4, 1904) was a 19th-century American entrepreneur, financier, real estate magnate and abolitionist. She identified herself as “a capitalist by profession” in the 1890… Continue reading

Fast Food Giant Claims Credit For Killing $15 Minimum Wage

Fast Food Giant Claims Credit For Killing $15 Minimum Wage

In internal company documents, a private-equity owned conglomerate is bragging to its employees about successfully blocking a boost in pay for low-wage workers. Walker Bragman, Andrew Perez, and David Sirota March 27, 2021 (The Daily Poster) Photo credit: Mladen Antonov, Saul Loeb, Rick Diamond, and Mario Tama/Getty Images This report was written… Continue reading

NINA TURNER’S CAMPAIGN GETS A BOOST FROM CONGRESSIONAL PROGRESSIVE CAUCUS PAC

DNina Turner waits backstage to be introduced at a rally for Sen. Bernie Sanders’s presidential campaign at Winston-Salem State University in Winston-Salem, N.C., on Feb. 27, 2020. Photo: Salwan Georges/The Washington Post via Getty Images The CPC has been taking a more active role in contested Democratic primaries since the last… Continue reading

GREEN NEW DEAL X: DENMARK SHOWS HOW A COUNTRY CAN POWER BEYOND FOSSIL FUELS

FRI, 3/19/2021 – BY STEVE RUSHTON   (Occupy.com) This is the tenth instalment in a series about extending the Green New Deal to confront multiple global crises. Read Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V, Part VI, Part VII, Part VIII and Part IX. Denmark declared in December it would no longer issue new licences for drilling oil in the… Continue reading