Tag Archives: Common Dreams

Common Dreams – Anti-Fast Track Mobilization To Be Extended After More Than Half A Million People Take Action – 5 February 2014

February 4, 2014
6:00 PM
CONTACT: Credo Action
Christina DiPasquale, 202.716.1953, christina@fitzgibbonmedia.com

Anti-Fast Track Mobilization to be Extended After More Than Half a Million People Take Action

WASHINGTON – February 4 – Today, a diverse network of organizations opposing Fast Track legislation announced they are extending their 10 days of activism following massive and widespread public action. Since its inception on January 22nd, more than 100 new groups have joined the effort at StopFastTrack.com, including Coalition for a Prosperous America, Ben & Jerry’s, Free Software Foundation, SumOfUs, Democracy for America, Friends of the Earth, Namecheap, and CREDO — adding to an already impressive, and unlikely, list of groups like reddit, Sierra Club, AFL-CIO, MoveOn, LabelGMOs, and Fight for the Future. Continue reading


CommonDreams – Look Who’s Talking: Republicans Denounce NSA Spying – 26 January 2014

common-dreams(Lucas: If you really still believe in left-right, etc. party politics and still think Democrats and Republicans or any difference in the outcome you are still asleep. All work towards the same goal and you will for sure not see change whatever you choose. Get done with the system that you have given away your power to and go back to self-governance. We need not structures, governments and politicians to guarantee us to be “free” as they only will take more and more from you in money, power, rights. The divisions are over do not let you divide or labelled or told you’re not a free human being. You all individually have the power and are free. No one can take that what is and was always yours!)

In reversal of Bush-era politics, RNC urges Congressional GOP to overhaul Patriot Act Continue reading

Common Dreams – Historic ‘Super Typhoon’ Bopha Smashes Into Phillippines – 4 December 2012

common-dreams‘Most southerly typhoon ever recorded in the Western Pacific’ expected to bring ‘life-threatening impacts’

– Common Dreams staff

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Common Dreams – 917 Days Later, Bradley Manning Takes The Stand – 30 November 2012


(Lucas : If telling the truth as a whistleblower makes you a criminal, what does telling lies and covering up make you: “The Devil” ?! ) Following over 900 days of detention without trial, Pfc. Bradley Manning was finally asked to take the stand Thursday afternoon during a pre-trial hearing in which Manning’s defense team is working to diminish the extensive accusations against him. Continue reading

Common Dreams – Ryan Grim And Christina Wilkie – CEO Council Demands Cuts To Poor, Elderly While Reaping Billions In Government Contracts, Tax Breaks – 26 November 2012

WASHINGTON—The corporate CEOs who have made a high-profile foray into deficit negotiations have themselves been substantially responsible for the size of the deficit they now want closed.

The companies represented by executives working with the Campaign To Fix The Debt have received trillions in federal war contracts, subsidies and bailouts, as well as specialized tax breaks and loopholes that virtually eliminate the companies’ tax bills. Continue reading

Common Dreams – 1,300 Acres Of Wetlands Proposed For Destruction In Northeast Minnesota – 23 November 2012

November 20, 2012
4:57 PM

CONTACT: Center for Biological Diversity

Marc Fink, Center for Biological Diversity, (218) 464-0539

1,300 Acres of Wetlands Proposed for Destruction in Northeast Minnesota Continue reading

Common Dreams – Worldwide Anti-Dolphin Slaughter, Whale Hunt Rallies This Weekend – 23 November 2012

Anti-whaling activists announced Thursday that there will be a co-ordinated global day of protest this weekend against Japan’s annual state-sponsored hunt and to the capture and slaughter of dolphins in the town of Taiji.

The Japanese annual whaling mission to the Southern Ocean is due to start in the next few weeks. Continue reading

Common Dreams – Rolling Jubilee : Over $5 Million Of Debt Erased, And Counting – 16 November 2012

Successful kickoff for ‘People’s Bailout’ campaign

– Common Dreams staff

Last night’s star-studded “People’s Bailout” was hailed as a successful kickoff for the Rolling Jubilee campaign to erase distressed debt. As the confetti cleared, organizers Strike Debt thanked supporters, announcing that the campaign has already raised over $280,000, enough to abolish $5 million of debt. Continue reading

Common Dreams – GRN Statement On BP Criminal Settlement – 16 November 2012

November 15, 2012
5:20 PM

CONTACT: Gulf Restoration Network

Dan Favre, Communications Director, 504-525-1528 ext 209, dan@healthygulf.org

GRN Statement on BP Criminal Settlement

BP Pleads Guilty to Criminal Charges, Environmental Claims Still Not Settled Continue reading

Common Dreams – Enviroment Canada Report : Tar Sands Leaching Into Snow, Harming Fish – 15 November 2012

Study confirms previous findings, but may not get much play

– Common Dreams staff

Toxic substances found in snow near Alberta tar sands is dangerous to fish eggs, a new report by Environment Canada says. Continue reading