Progressive Activists Get A Big Foreign Policy Win. It’s Been An Uphill Battle.

February 14, 2019

The House passed a resolution Wednesday to end US support for the war in Yemen. It’s the culmination of a years-long effort by progressive activists and lawmakers to claw back war-approving authority from the president and end US participation in a war that has created one of the world’s worst humanitarian disasters.

Via: VOX


The Key To Winning Victories Against Big Oil? Perseverance

February 4, 2019

Vermont’s Middlebury College has reversed its course on fossil fuel companies and is leading the way on renewable energy thanks, in large part, to the college’s students who never gave up, passing on the activist torch to each new entering freshman class.

Via: The Guardian


Educators Across U.S. Inspired By L.A. Teachers’ Win

January 24, 2019

The idea that taxpayers need to reinvest in often neglected public schools has been embraced by educators’ unions from coast-to-coast. Teachers in Denver; Sacramento and Oakland, California; and Virginia are in the midst of labor disputes that could help shape the nature of public education funding in the years to come.

Via: NBC News


U.S. Senate Advances Measure Critical Of Easing Russia Sanctions

January 16, 2019

The Republican-led U.S. Senate voted on Tuesday to advance a resolution disapproving of a Trump administration plan to ease sanctions on Russian companies tied to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska. The result marked a rare break from President Trump. Eleven of Trump’s fellow Republicans joined Democrats to vote 57-42 in favor of a motion to proceed to the resolution of disapproval.

Via: U.S. News & World Report


Federal Judge Strikes Down Effort To Add Citizenship Question To Census

January 15, 2019

Judge Jesse Furman said Tuesday morning that the proposal is “unlawful,” writing that “(Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross’) decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census — even if it did not violate the Constitution itself — was unlawful for a multitude of independent reasons and must be set aside.”

Via: CNN