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