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19.06.2019 - 17:37 [ Newsweek ]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Explains Socialism During Instagram Live Stream: ‚It Does Not Mean Government Owns Everything‘

You can have free market economies with democratic socialist businesses. What on earth is a democratic socialist business? A perfect example of that is worker cooperatives…which means that…workers own the shares of the company,“ Ocasio-Cortez said.

„So a more ‚democratically socialist‘ business would have workers on the board of the corporation instead of billionaires on the boards of corporations. So it’s really about democracy in the economy.

15.06.2019 - 14:36 [ Tulsi Gabbard, candidate for President / Twitter ]

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15.06.2019 - 13:57 [ Intercept ]

Why Won’t the Democratic Candidates Move to the Left on Foreign Policy?

Maybe Democrats don’t want to draw attention to how much Obama got wrong when it comes to foreign policy: his support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen when it kicked off in 2015; the complete botched U.S. covert intervention in Syria and the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people in that country on Obama’s watch; the war in Libya which has left that country looking like a Mad Max hellscape; the drone wars in Pakistan and Yemen with their civilian death tolls; the failure to make progress on the Israel-Palestine conflict; the failed pivot to Asia; the failed reset with Russia.

Maybe Democrats also can’t agree on what a progressive new foreign policy should look like. Because let’s face it: a lot of conservative Democrats, and even some liberal ones, are quite hawkish and like big wars.

08.06.2019 - 14:22 [ Washington Post ]

Bernie Sanders backs 2 policies to dramatically shift corporate power to U.S. workers

Sanders said his campaign is working on a plan to require large businesses to regularly contribute a portion of their stocks to a fund controlled by employees, which would pay out a regular dividend to the workers. Some models of this fund increase employees’ ownership stake in the company, making the workers a powerful voting shareholder. The idea is in its formative stages and a spokesman did not share further details.

Sanders also said he will introduce a plan to force corporations to give workers a share of the seats on their boards of directors.

01.06.2019 - 09:53 [ The Young Turks / Twitter ]

Bernie Sanders Interview with Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks

Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks interviews Senator Bernie Sanders. Support the Home of Progressives

01.06.2019 - 09:52 [ Cenk Uygur / Twitter ]

. @BernieSanders: „We don’t want to make the same mistake we made last time“ referring to how similar @JoeBiden is to Hillary Clinton.

31.05.2019 - 09:09 [ Tulsi 2020 New Hampshire ‏/ Twitter ]

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27.05.2019 - 20:27 [ Intercept ]

Sanders, Warren, and Wyden Slam Assange Indictment, a Renegade Use of the Espionage Act to Criminalize Journalism

The Justice Department filed 17 charges against WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange on Thursday, deploying the controversial Espionage Act as a cudgel against First Amendment protections and press freedom. It’s the first time the U.S. government has used the Espionage Act to prosecute a publisher, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.

Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, along with Sen. Ron Wyden, who all have been outspoken on civil liberties issues, slammed the indictment.

21.05.2019 - 06:05 [ theHill.com ]

Biden, Sanders tied atop new Iowa poll

An Iowa Starting Line/Change Research poll released on Monday shows Biden and Sanders each receiving 24 percent support among likely Democratic caucusgoers in Iowa.

They’re trailed by South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who received 14 percent of the vote, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who came in fourth with 12 percent, and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) who also had double figures at 10 percent support.

21.05.2019 - 06:03 [ Yahoo.com ]

2020 election poll: Joe Biden’s lead shrinks to zero against Bernie Sanders in critical Iowa

Reading into the polls just a bit more, Mr Biden has more to worry about than just Mr Sanders, too.

Ms Warren stands out as the most liked candidate in the race, with a favourability rating at 78 per cent — the top in the race. She is followed by Mr Sanders, who is the next closest with 71 per cent.

11.05.2019 - 15:12 [ theHill.com ]

Dem leaders feel squeeze on Trump strategy

“All I hear from my constituents is that we’ve got to get rid of this president — that’s basically all I hear,” said Rep. John Yarmuth (D-Ky.), chairman of the House Budget Committee, who warned of the political risk if the Democrats’ investigations don’t produce some public results in the next few months.

“If we get to the fall and nothing’s happened, and no report has been issued and no referrals have been made, then we risk demoralizing all of our people who are pushing us very hard to take action against the administration,” Yarmuth said.

11.05.2019 - 15:09 [ Tulsi Gabbard, candidate for President / Twitter ]

The main responsibility of the president is to keep Americans safe. Trump has failed—undermining our national security by tearing up the Iran nuclear deal, threatening military action, bringing us closer to war with Iran that will be far worse than war in Iraq.

03.05.2019 - 17:14 [ theGuardian.com ]

Venezuela coup linked to Bush team

(21. April 2002)

The Bush administration has tried to distance itself from the coup. It immediately endorsed the new government under businessman Pedro Carmona. But the coup was sent dramatically into reverse after 48 hours.

Now officials at the Organisation of American States and other diplomatic sources, talking to The Observer, assert that the US administration was not only aware the coup was about to take place, but had sanctioned it, presuming it to be destined for success.

03.05.2019 - 17:12 [ Wikipedia ]

2002 Venezuelan coup d’état attempt

The Venezuelan coup d’état attempt of 2002 was a failed coup d’état on 11 April 2002 that saw President Hugo Chávez ousted from office for 47 hours before being restored to power. Chávez, who had been elected in 2000, was aided in his return to power by overwhelming popular support and mobilization against the coup and assistance of loyalists in the military.[8][unreliable source?]

The situation began on 9 April, when a general strike was called by the trade union organization „National Federation of Trade Unions“, Confederación de Trabajadores de Venezuela (CTV). The proposed strike was in response to Chávez’s appointments to prominent posts in Venezuela’s national oil company, PDVSA.[9] Two days later in Caracas, up to one million Venezuelans marched in opposition to Chávez.[10][11] At one point during the march, opposition leaders redirected the protestors to the presidential palace, Miraflores, where government supporters and Bolivarian Circles were holding their own rally. Upon the opposition’s arrival, the two sides confronted each other. Gunshots rang out, and by that evening 19 people were dead, including both supporters and opponents of the government.[6] Then, the military high command started the coup at Miraflores and demanded that Chávez resign. President Chávez refused to resign, and he subsequently was arrested by the military.[12][13][14] Chávez’s request for asylum in Cuba was denied, and he was ordered to be tried in a Venezuelan court.[9]

03.05.2019 - 17:09 [ Fox News ]

Pompeo: The problems in Venezuela have been years in the making

May. 02, 2019 – 7:12 – Secretary of State Mike Pompeo responds to Rep. Omar claiming the U.S. is to blame for the turmoil in Venezuela on ‚The Ingraham Angle.

03.05.2019 - 17:02 [ Ilhan Omar, Abgeordnete im US Repräsentantenhaus / Twitter ]

Just as in interventions past, those who oppose war are labeled supporters of dictators and haters of “freedom.” We saw this playbook in Iraq. The situation in Venezuela is dire and the Trump Admin is making it worse. We must support diplomacy, not war.

28.04.2019 - 19:28 [ Tulsi Gabbard, Abgeordnete im US Repräsentantenhaus / Twitter ]

If you share only one thing about Tulsi with your friends and family, make it this video. Over six minutes, this raw and emotional exchange encapsulates the reason she is running for president. #Tulsi2020

28.04.2019 - 10:01 [ CNN ]

McConnell vows to be ‚Grim Reaper‘ for socialist legislation

„We are having a legitimate debate about the virtues of socialism and I don’t want you to think it’s just a 28-year-old congresswoman from New York. This is much broader than that. I’ve got five colleagues in the Senate, five colleagues running for president, who have signed on to the Green New Deal and Medicare For All,“ he said.