Look Around: The Costs of Not Acting on Climate Are Adding Up Fast

From major hurricanes and flooding to droughts and fires, the refusal to accept the science of global warming is getting very expensive. — by Common Dreams staff As Houston begins a recovery from Hurricane Harvey that is likely to last several years and cost many billions of dollars, the threat of extreme weather events around the …

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If You’re Against Immigrants, You’re Against My Grandma

Many good kids — with the same American dreams my grandparents had — now fear being exiled to a land alien to them. — by Mitchell Zimmerman One day in a Latvian town more than 100 years ago, when my grandmother wasn’t much more than a girl, she heard that the czar’s “recruiters” were coming …

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Health Care Isn’t a Bargaining Chip

Women should be free to make their own health decisions no matter what they earn or where they live.  — by Congresswoman Barbara Lee Conservatives and progressives don’t agree on much these days. Regardless of their party leanings, though, a clear majority of Americans believe that politicians shouldn’t meddle in a woman’s personal health care …

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Voters Reject Oil Titan Chevron, Elect Progressive Bloc in Richmond, California

Tom Butt elected mayor and slate of progressive candidates all win city council seats after grim battle with corporate power — by Nadia Prupis, Common Dreams staff writer A slew of progressive candidates were elected in Richmond, California on Tuesday night in a resounding defeat of corporate power, after a multi-million-dollar opposition campaign funded by …

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State-by-State Reports: The Economic Benefits of Fixing Our Broken Immigration System

— by Megan Slack, August 01, 2013 America has always been a nation of immigrants, and throughout the nation’s history, immigrants from around the globe have kept our workforce vibrant, our businesses on the cutting edge, and helped to build the greatest economic engine in the world. But our nation’s immigration system is broken and …

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Forest Service Summer Jobs—Apply NOW!

Forest Service Summer Jobs on Bridgeport Ranger District Want to Work in One of the Most Scenic Areas in the Country? BRIDGEPORT, California… The Bridgeport Ranger District of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest is recruiting for temporary summer positions.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens, and at least 18 years old.  Positions are available in the following …

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