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17.11.2019 - 11:58 [ Essence.com ]

Ayanna Pressley Introduces Sweeping Criminal Justice Reform Resolution

Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass), unveiled a sweeping criminal justice reform resolution on Thursday that could begin dismantling a racist system that disproportionately targets, incarcerates, and kills members of Black, Latinx, and Indigenous communities.

The United States, a nation addicted to punishment and cages, is the number one jailer in the world, something that Pressley is seeking to change. The first words of her resolution—”Recognizing that the United States has a moral obligation to meet its foundational promise of guaranteed justice for all”—echo Dr. Martin Luther King’s call out of the same hypocrisy.

17.11.2019 - 10:30 [ Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Abgeordnete des US Repräsentantenhauses / Twitter ]

I want to be the party of the New Deal again. The party of the Civil Rights Act, the one that electrified this nation and fights for all people. For that, many would call us radical. But we aren’t “pushing the party left,” we are bringing the party home.

17.11.2019 - 10:07 [ Bernie Sanders, candidate for President / Twitter ]

“It’s time that we become the party of FDR again. It’s time for us to become the party of the Civil Rights Act again. It’s time for us to become the party that fights for queer liberation again, the anti-war party, a party that establishes peace and prosperity.” -@AOC

17.11.2019 - 09:24 [ Bernie Sanders, candidate for President / Twitter ]

When I am president, the United States will lead not in war-making but in bringing people together to take on authoritarianism and corporate greed.

17.11.2019 - 03:13 [ Evan Rosenfeld, Social Media Editor @NBCNews/@MSNBC / Twitter ]

“If we have a white nationalist at the helm of US immigration policy, policy will become increasingly more fascistic,” @AOC tells @chrislhayes. “So long as Stephen Miller is in charge… hundreds of thousands of people’s lives are going to be in danger.“

16.11.2019 - 23:58 [ Ilhan Omar, Abgeordnete des US Repräsentantenhauses / Twitter ]

If being #TooFarLeft means believing: ✅ Healthcare is a human right ✅ Future generations should live on a healthy planet ✅ All student debt should be cancelled ✅ The minimum wage should be $15 ✅ Lives depend on gun reform ✅ Families don’t belong in cages Count me in! 💪🏽

16.11.2019 - 19:47 [ Paul Embery, Blue Labour / Twitter ]

The post-war Labour government gave us full employment; the NHS; modern welfare state; public ownership of railways, electric, gas, coal and steel; and built a million new homes. All when the country’s back was broken. Never let it be said that we can’t afford a decent society.

15.11.2019 - 16:19 [ Richard Panek / Washington Post ]

Everything you thought you knew about gravity is wrong

(02.08.2019)

“What are you talking about? Gravity is the force of attraction that makes things fall straight down.” But say it to a physicist, and the answer you’ll get is, “That’s right.”

I know, because those are the two answers I’ve been getting for the past few years, ever since I figured out that nobody knows what gravity is, and that just about nobody knows that nobody knows what gravity is. The exception is physicists: They know that nobody knows what gravity is, because they know that they don’t know what gravity is.

11.11.2019 - 15:45 [ Ilhan Omar, Abgeordnete des US Repräsentantenhauses / Twitter ]

There’s a word for the President of a country being pushed out by the military. It’s called a coup. We must unequivocally oppose political violence in Bolivia. Bolivians deserve free and fair elections.

04.11.2019 - 06:38 [ Bernie Sanders / Youtube ]

Rally in Minneapolis with Rep. Ilhan Omar

BERNIE AND ILHAN OMAR IN MINNEAPOLIS: Trump is a demagogue who wants to divide us with hate. When we stand together, we will defeat him in a landslide. Join us live from Minneapolis at our rally with Ilhan Omar and Prince’s longtime band New Power Generation.

04.11.2019 - 06:32 [ theHill,com ]

Sanders holds rally with Omar in Minneapolis

Omar, who recently endorsed Sanders along with two other members of the so-called „squad“ of progressive female freshmen congresswomen, went on during her speech to point out Sanders’s record of standing up to special interests and Wall Street.
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„In the sea of corruption, he continuously stood for justice and never bowed down to special interests,“ Omar said. „That’s the resolve we need in a President.“

02.11.2019 - 09:15 [ Bernie Sanders, candidate for President / Twitter ]

Trump promised „insurance for everybody.“ Instead, nearly 500,000 children have lost health insurance since he took office. Enough is enough. We need Medicare for All now.

31.10.2019 - 19:22 [ Bernie Sanders, candidate for President / Twitter ]

.@RashidaTlaib represents the third-poorest district in America. This is the wealthiest country on Earth—no one should be going without food or clean water or decent housing. We’re going to create a nation that works for all of us.

27.10.2019 - 18:46 [ Klaus K ‏/ Twitter ]

Und bald ist dann die AFD einzige Oppositionspartei. Augen zu. Weiter so.

27.10.2019 - 17:54 [ Buchkomplizen.de ]

Sabotierte Wirklichkeit oder Wenn Journalismus zur Glaubenslehre wird

Sagen Medien, was ist? Eindeutig: nein. Der Bruch mit der Wirklichkeit ist im Journalismus längst eine bestimmende Konstante. Immer wieder ist zu beobachten, wie Medien Wirklichkeit ignorieren, verdrehen, frisieren oder gar gleich erfinden. Die Wirklichkeit, die Medien uns vor Augen führen, ist oft so stark verzerrt, dass es gilt, sie grundlegend zu hinterfragen. Insbesondere in den Zentren der tonangebenden Medien ist ein Journalismus entstanden, der mehr und mehr Züge einer Glaubenslehre trägt. Häufig bedienen Journalisten zuerst die eigenen Glaubensüberzeugungen, dann kommen die Fakten. In seinem neuen Buch zeigt Marcus B. Klöckner anhand vieler Beispiele auf, wie es aussieht, wenn Medien Scheinwirklichkeiten erzeugen, und verdeutlicht, wie in einem System „freier Medien“ eine spezielle Form von Zensur entsteht. Mit weitreichenden Konsequenzen für unsere Demokratie und uns alle.

25.10.2019 - 15:35 [ Tulsi Gabbard, candidate for President / Twitter ]

… Join me in ushering in a new Democratic Party that is of, by, and for the people. Together, let’s bring integrity and the spirit of putting service before self to the White House, so that our White House can truly be a beacon of light, hope and opportunity for all Americans.

21.10.2019 - 17:39 [ Tulsi Gabbard, candidate for President / Twitter ]

If you’re sick of the new McCarthyism and warmongering by Hillary and her cohorts, then join our campaign. We need your support. Democrat, Republican, Independent — it doesn’t matter. We need to unite to usher in a govt which is of, by, and for the people!

21.10.2019 - 07:23 [ Tulsi Gabbard, candidate for President / Twitter ]

Hillary & her gang of rich, powerful elite are going after me to send a msg to YOU: “Shut up, toe the line, or be destroyed.” But we, the people, will NOT be silenced. Join me in taking our Democratic Party back & leading a govt of, by & for the people!

21.10.2019 - 07:19 [ Newsweek ]

Tulsi Gabbard Says Clinton Attacked Her for Supporting Sanders in 2016, Calls for ‚New Democratic Party‘

„If they can falsely portray me as a traitor then they can do it to anyone,“ Gabbard continued. „And in fact, that’s exactly the message that they want to get across to you. That if you stand up against Hillary and the party power brokers, if you stand up to the rich and powerful elite and the war machine they will destroy you and discredit your message.“

20.10.2019 - 13:37 [ Bill Van Auken / WSWS.org ]

The Democrats support the “Forever War”

The violence that is being inflicted upon the Kurdish people of Syria is tragic. The role played by the Kurdish bourgeois nationalist leadership, however, has been shortsighted and criminal. Once again, they hitched their wagon to imperialism, hoping to gain its support for the carving out of an ethnic Kurdish state. The results were entirely predictable. As Henry Kissinger infamously stated after betraying the Kurds following a 1975 deal brokered between the Shah of Iran and Iraq’s Saddam Hussein, “Covert action should not be confused with missionary work.”

In its most despicable passage, the New York Times editorial places Trump’s action within the context of a US history that is “littered with instances of one-time allies abandoned to their fate—the Bay of Pigs invasion; the fall of South Vietnam …”

For the Times to cast the Bay of Pigs or the fall of Saigon as an example of Washington’s “betrayals” testifies to the drastic rightward shift in the ex-liberal media.

20.10.2019 - 13:13 [ Bill Van Auken / WSWS.org ]

Die Demokraten unterstützen den „ewigen Krieg“

Heute ist die Demokratische Partei das Sprachrohr der CIA. Sie stützt ihre Amtsenthebungsuntersuchung gegen Trump voll und ganz auf die Sorge der Geheimdienste, dass das Weiße Haus eine zu versöhnliche Außenpolitik gegenüber Russland angenommen habe.

Alle pseudolinken Organisationen, die aus den bürgerlichen Protestbewegungen der 1960er und 1970er Jahre hervorgegangen sind, können ohne Übertreibung als proimperialistisch bezeichnet werden. Sie laufen den Demokraten hinterher und rechtfertigen die Aggressionskriege im Namen von „Menschenrechten“ und sogenannten „demokratischen Revolutionen“.

Große Teile der Arbeiterklasse und der Jugend sind der Trump-Regierung feindlich gesinnt, sehen aber im Pro-Kriegslager der Demokraten keine Alternative.

20.10.2019 - 10:40 [ CBS News ]

AOC on Sanders endorsement

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez formally endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders at a rally in Queens on Saturday. In an exclusive interview with CBS News political correspondent Nikole Killion, Ocasio-Cortez explained why she is endorsing so early in the race.

20.10.2019 - 10:38 [ LA Times ]

Crowds come out in force for Bernie Sanders’ comeback rally in Queens

Sanders supporters who were interviewed emphasized — as did filmmaker Michael Moore and Sanders campaign co-chair Nina Turner, who took the stage before Sanders — that it was Sanders who transformed Democratic politics by drawing masses of voters to the progressive agenda in 2016, when it initially was written off.

“When I say there is no one like Bernard Sanders, I mean that,” Turner said. “We’ve got some people in the mainstream and neoliberal media who really can’t see the difference.”

19.10.2019 - 21:13 [ Common Dreams ]

WATCH: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to Endorse Bernie Sanders at NYC Rally

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is holding a rally in New York City on Saturday where he’ll be joined by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who’s set to give the Vermont senator her formal endorsement.

Watch a livestream of the event below:

19.10.2019 - 20:51 [ Bill Neidhardt ‏/ Bill Neidhardt ‏ ]

THIS CROWD!!! Thousands upon thousands are here in Queensbridge Park – with a line still in the streets – for the #BerniesBack rally with @AOC

19.10.2019 - 14:24 [ Max Blumenthal ‏/ Twitter ]

By the way, guess who’s next in line to be smeared by corporatist Dem elites as a Russian agent? Hint: he’s a Jewish socialist who once visited the USSR and Nicaragua. This is just a pilot program.

19.10.2019 - 13:33 [ Rolling Stone ]

Green Party Torches Hillary Clinton For Claiming Jill Stein Is ‘Totally’ a Russian Asset

“Brazen Orwellian doublespeak” — that’s what the Green Party is saying in response to Hillary Clinton’s accusation that their 2016 candidate, Dr. Jill Stein, is “totally” a “Russian asset.”

“Clinton has spent her entire career as an asset of Wall Street, the police state and war — the real dangers to everyday people in the United States and around the world,” Green Party communications manager Michael O’Neil said in a statement to Rolling Stone on Friday.

19.10.2019 - 12:56 [ Tulsi Gabbard, candidate for President / Twitter ]

Great! Thank you @HillaryClinton. You, the queen of warmongers, embodiment of corruption, and personification of the rot that has sickened the Democratic Party for so long, have finally come out from behind the curtain.

From the day I announced my candidacy, there has been a …

.. concerted campaign to destroy my reputation. We wondered who was behind it and why. Now we know — it was always you, through your proxies and …

… powerful allies in the corporate media and war machine, afraid of the threat I pose.

It’s now clear that this primary is between you and me. Don’t cowardly hide behind your proxies. Join the race directly.

19.10.2019 - 12:31 [ Jimmy Dore / Twitter ]

By smearing & red baiting a soldier currently serving as a medic in the illegal wars she voted for & helped engineer, @HillaryClinton has erased any doubt that she is just as despicable & disgusting as GWB or Donald Trump could ever be. She is a cancer on America.

19.10.2019 - 12:11 [ Glenn Greenwald ‏/ Twitter ]

Anyone who criticizes Hillary or establishment Dems is instantly branded a Kremlin asset with nothing else needed. Tulsi endorsed Bernie in 2016 & quit DNC in protest of its rigging. Therefore she’s a traitor & Kremlin asset. Indescribably sick and deplorable.

17.10.2019 - 16:55 [ Bernie Sanders, candidate for President / Twitter ]

When we win, we are going to fundamentally change the nature of the presidency. I will not only be commander-in-chief, but organizer-in-chief. And we will take on the most powerful corporations and special interests.

17.10.2019 - 16:25 [ Massachusetts news - masslive.com ]

Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley holds off on presidential endorsement as colleagues back Bernie Sanders

But Pressley said through a spokesman that endorsements are ultimately decisions “made as individuals.”

“Ayanna has tremendous respect for her sisters-in-service,” said spokesman Harry Shipps, referencing the other congresswomen. “Ayanna knows that taking back the White House in 2020 is a top priority, and she is working every day to hold this administration accountable and build a bold, diverse movement that will help propel Democrats to victory up and down the ballot.”

17.10.2019 - 16:18 [ Salon.com ]

Ilhan Omar backs Sanders for president — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib set to follow

Three of the four members of „The Squad,“ the quartet of progressive freshmen, are lining up behind Sanders

16.10.2019 - 06:18 [ Tulsi Gabbard, candidate for President ‏/ Twitter ]

Trump has the blood of Kurds on his hand, but so do politicians from both parties along w/ the MSM who champion Syrian regime change war. NYT/CNN have also smeared veterans like myself for calling for an end to this war. Completely despicable #DemDebate

16.10.2019 - 06:06 [ ABC News / Twitter ]

Tulsi Gabbard: „Donald Trump has the blood of the Kurds on his hands, but so do many of the politicians in our country from both parties who have supported this ongoing regime change war in Syria.“

15.10.2019 - 13:59 [ Jacob Lee Johnson / Youtube ]

What, Exactly, is Tulsi Gabbard Up To – A Response

A response to the NYTimes‘ recent smear piece on a Democratic Presidential Candidate, published three days before they are supposed to moderate the presidential debate.

The article also pushes people to believe that supporters of this congresswoman/service members are „unusual,“ or Russian bots. I personally assume this stems from the fact that a lot of people working in corporate media have been raised in somewhat of an elite bubble of neoliberals and ivy-league graduates. There’s nothing wrong with that upbringing, but it definite forces a perspective that doesn’t reflect the values and beliefs of everyday Americans.

13.10.2019 - 14:25 [ Glenn Greenwald / Twitter ]

It’s not an exaggeration to say that anyone who criticizes the Democratic Party, the DNC or US foreign policy (as supported by the CIA/NSA) is instantly, and for that reason alone, viewed as an agent of Moscow. They don’t even hide their McCarthyism: it’s the explicit formula:

13.10.2019 - 14:01 [ Glenn Greenwald / Twitter ]

This NYT article is so perfect: it’s the exact formula used by DNC-friendly media to smear anyone who it views as adversary: scream RUSSIA & NAZI over & over – no matter what the person’s views are – and your work is done. Look at Tulsi’s views which make her a FSB agent & Nazi:

13.10.2019 - 12:41 [ Bernie Sanders, candidate for President / Twitter ]

Whether it’s Wall Street, the drug companies or the military-industrial complex, there is no candidate out there that has stood up to the powers that be more than I have.

13.10.2019 - 12:39 [ theHill.com ]

Sanders on difference with Warren: she’s a capitalist ‚I’m not‘

„There are differences between Elizabeth and myself,“ Sanders said, referring to Warren. „Elizabeth, I think, as you know, has said that she is a capitalist through her bones. I’m not.”

„I am, I believe, the only candidate who’s going to say to the ruling class of this country, ‚Enough. Enough with your greed, and with your corruption. We need real change in this country,‘ “ Sanders added.

11.10.2019 - 06:18 [ Ilhan Omar, Abgeordnete des US Repräsentantenhauses / Twitter ]

At his rally just now, Trump called me an “America-hating socialist” and a “disgrace.” He shouted xenophobic conspiracy theories about me. He scolded my district for voting for me. His hate is no match for our movement. Stand with me by donating now:

07.10.2019 - 21:34 [ Politico.com ]

2020 elections: Tulsi Gabbard’s return sets stage for debate fireworks

“She’s laid down some of the toughest attacks of all of the debates, first against [Rep. Tim] Ryan, later against Harris,” said Democratic strategist Mark Longabaugh, an adviser for Bernie Sanders’ 2016 campaign, which Gabbard supported. “If I’m on the stage with her in this upcoming debate, I’d certainly want to be prepared to rebut or to deal with Tulsi Gabbard coming at me.”

07.10.2019 - 21:22 [ New York Times ]

2020 Candidates: Tulsi Gabbard

3. Speaking of the debates, why wasn’t she in the September debate?

Short answer: She didn’t qualify.

Slightly longer answer: She needed 2 percent support in four of the polls that the Democratic National Committee counted toward debate qualification.

But Ms. Gabbard qualified for the October debate, widening the lineup to 12 candidates.

07.10.2019 - 21:10 [ Tulsi Gabbard, candidate for President / Twitter ]

Americans are sick of hearing from politicians that we can’t afford clean water, upgraded infrastructure, healthcare, education, etc. I’m running for president to end regime change wars/the new cold war/arms race and redirect our country’s resources to caring for our people.

28.09.2019 - 09:21 [ Spiked ]

In defence of the people: The only problem with democracy is that there is not enough of it.

The very word possessed such talismanic power that you could even get away with attacking whole countries and killing all kinds of people just so the ones who survived could have democracy.

Then these gatekeepers of good manners lost a referendum (Brexit) and an election (Trump) and decided that democracy was totally passé. The volte-face they performed was rather breathtaking in its coordination, like a little shoal of well-disciplined fish avoiding troubled waters with mindless accuracy.

25.09.2019 - 18:38 [ Spiked ]

Save Greta: Forget saving the planet – we need to save Greta from the death cult of environmentalism.

With each nightmarish word, with each unhinged dystopian prediction of doom, her voice wobbled and her emotions span out of control. It was a public meltdown. And of course the politicians applauded it – perversely, they love nothing more than being told how awful they are by a petrified, disorientated girl.

Who did this to Greta? Who turned a bright and curious 16-year-old schoolgirl into a prophet of horror, into a young woman who admits to feeling terror and who believes the Earth is on fire?