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Common Dreams Highlights December 7, 2014

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Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

Why I Want to Burn Everything Down Right Now—And Why I’m Not Going To
by James Edwards
“America doesn’t have a race problem. America is the problem.”
Outrage, Demand to Be Heard, Calls for Change Fuel Protests in Cities Nationwide
by Jon Queally
“From coast to coast, communities are revolting against a pattern of police abuse and unifying under a demand that underlying racial tensions be placed squarely in the debate over the U.S. justice system”
To Counter Rise of Oligarchy, Sanders Pitches Progressive Economic Vision
by Jon Queally
“Amid speculation over 2016 presidential run, senator from Vermont lays out 12-step plan to combat 40-year decline of middle class and rampant inequality”
Reversing Global Warming, Hunger and Poverty: Supercharging the Global Grassroots
by Ronnie Cummins
“We must all become climate hawks, peace activists, conscious consumers, environmental conservationists, and advocates for renewable energy.”
‘Thirsty’ Global Fracking Industry Puts Water, Environment, Communities at Risk
by Deirdre Fulton
“The fracking industry needs to be urgently reined in before it’s too late for our planet and people across the globe.”
This Country Needs a Truth and Reconciliation Process on Violence Against African Americans—Right Now
by Fania Davis
“The decision not to indict Eric Garner’s killer is just the latest story in a long history of violence against black men. What response can disrupt patterns set by centuries of racism? “
To Avert Climate Chaos, Meat Consumption Must Drop: Study
by Andrea Germanos
“If we are serious about avoiding dangerous climate change, this is a problem we cannot afford to ignore any longer.”
Out of the Kitchen and On Capitol Hill: Chefs Speak Out for GMO Labeling
by Deirdre Fulton
“Having honest, clear labeling of the foods we eat is a fundamental right, one that’s worth fighting for.”
Locally-Controlled, Renewable Energy Championed as Key to Climate Justice
by Jon Queally
“Policies that support feed-in tariffs and decentralized power sources should be embraced by both the most- and least-developed nations, say campaigners.”
Hands Up, Don’t Choke
by Amy Goodman
“The protests against impunity are just beginning.”

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