Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice.
- The Biden Administration is once again making free COVID tests available to U.S. households as it prepares for a winter surge – and more COVID deaths and hospitalizations.
- The Senate gives final Congressional approval to a whopping $858 billion dollar military policy spending bill after Democrats give in to the demand to rescind the vaccine mandate for members of the armed services.
- Another wrenching Congressional hearing on mass shootings at schools, including Uvalde and Sandy Hook survivors testimony.
- The California Public Utilities Commission lowers the incentives for rooftop solar systems, despite impassioned pleas from solar supporters.
- Elon Musk’s dismissal of unionized janitors prompts a protest at Twitter headquarters in San Francisco
- The House approves legislation that would allow Puerto Rico to hold the first ever binding referendum on whether to become the 51st state — or gain independence.
Image: Protesters rally at the Minnesota March for Our Lives in 2018 via Flickr