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07.11.2020 - 15:15 [ Movement for a People’s Party ]

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07.11.2020 - 15:13 [ Movement for a People’s Party / Twitter ]

We can no longer trust the @GOP and @DNC to do what’s right for the American People. Join #PeoplesParty and together we can #BreakTheDuopoly and free The People from the #CorporatePartySystem. Get involved now

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31.10.2020 - 11:10 [ Mark Wood, Socialist / Twitter ]

Labour can never coexist while these centrist bastards remain, we need a new party and leave them to it. And something to remember. If there’s a party on the left threatening success, Tory voters will cling to the Tory Party even more, Starmer will never attract them

31.10.2020 - 11:06 [ Dave Berkeley / Twitter ]

Labour is dead. Time for a new party.

31.10.2020 - 11:00 [ War By Other Means / Twitter ]

Too late I’ve already left. If Starmer kicks Corbyn out it would actually be a good thing because we could organise a new party based on real Labour values with socialist anti imperial ideals.

06.09.2020 - 15:09 [ teleSUR ]

50 Years Since Unidad Popular & Allende Triumph in Chile

The Communist Party of Chile marked the anniversary of the victory of Salvador Allende on September 4, 1970 with the „50 years after the victory of Popular Unity“ international seminar. Politicians of Latin America’s left-wing, intellectuals and social and union organization leaders were among the panelists who carried a two-day discussion on the historical significance of the Allende’s victory in Chile and on his legacy.

17.08.2020 - 18:27 [ Fox News ]

Trump indicates election won’t be ‚fair‘ if universal mail-in voting allowed

In another exchange, the president said Democrats will struggle to unite at their convention this week, as many of the more progressive members of the party balk at a ticket including former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif.

„These are the same people I beat last time and they’re not gonna unite because they can’t unite, they don’t know how to unite,“ Trump said. „Also, Bernie [Sanders] is very unhappy, but actually, Biden went further left than Bernie wanted him to and Bernie’s still unhappy.“

25.06.2020 - 20:38 [ @OwenJones84 / Twitter ]

Sacking Rebecca Long-Bailey for sharing an interview in *the Independent* with one of Britain’s most celebrated actors because of a sentence uttered by Maxine Peake which the Independent initially justified with a link to an Amnesty International report is an absurd overreaction

25.06.2020 - 20:33 [ Independent.co.uk ]

Maxine Peake: ‘People who couldn’t vote Labour because of Corbyn? They voted Tory as far as I’m concerned’

“I don’t know how we escape that cycle that’s indoctrinated into us all,” continues the 45-year-old. “Well, we get rid of it when we get rid of capitalism as far as I’m concerned. That’s what it’s all about. The establishment has got to go. We’ve got to change it.” Born in Bolton to a lorry driver father and care worker mother, Peake is strident and expressive; if religion wasn’t anathema to her, she’d be perfect in the pulpit. “Systemic racism is a global issue,” she adds. “The tactics used by the police in America, kneeling on George Floyd’s neck, that was learnt from seminars with Israeli secret services.” (A spokesperson for the Israeli police has denied this, stating that “there is no tactic or protocol that calls to put pressure on the neck or airway”.)

25.06.2020 - 20:21 [ Haaretz ]

U.K. Labour Leader Sacks Education Spokeswoman for Sharing Article With ‚Antisemitic Conspiracy Theory‘

Long-Bailey had tweeted an Independent article written about British actress and anti-capitalist activist Maxine Peake writing „Maxine Peake is an absolute diamond.“

In the story, Peake alleges that „the tactics used by the police in America, kneeling on George Floyd’s neck, that was learnt from seminars with Israeli secret services.”

24.06.2020 - 14:11 [ People for Bernie / Twitter ]

„Poverty is by political design, and it’s rooted in a system that has been fractured, and corrupt, and rotten from it’s from core from the inception of America.“ @JamaalBowman #NY16

16.06.2020 - 11:19 [ DemocracyNow.org ]

Angela Davis on Not Endorsing Any Presidential Candidate: “I Think We Need a New Party”

(28.03.2016)

For more than four decades, Davis has been one of most influential activists and intellectuals in the United States. An icon of the 1970s black liberation movement, Davis’ work around issues of gender, race, class and prisons has influenced critical thought and social movements across several generations. She is a leading advocate for prison abolition, a position informed by her own experience as a fugitive on the FBI’s top 10 most wanted list more than 40 years ago. Davis talks about the “fascist appeal” of Donald Trump and explains why she is not officially endorsing any candidate in this election. “I believe in independent politics,” she says. “I still think that we need a new party, a party that is grounded in labor, a party that can speak to all of the issues around racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, what is happening in the world. We don’t yet have that party.”

06.06.2020 - 22:57 [ Ryan Knight, Democratic Socialist / Twitter ]

This is Philadelphia. This is not a moment. This is a movement to end the era of police brutality and white supremacist capitalism and begin the era of racial and economic justice in America. #BlackLivesMattters

12.04.2020 - 13:02 [ Bernie Sanders / Twitter ]

Enough is enough. No one should have to beg for money to get the health care they need in the richest country on Earth. Medicare for All now.

(19.02.2020)

10.03.2020 - 19:51 [ @mackyson / Twitter ]

We need our own party. Its time to leave the sinking ship Dem party behind. After this election, The Progressive party needs its own leadership.

There are too many of us to keep us tied up trying to still be relevant to these dense, self-serving corporate dems. #BernieSurge

10.03.2020 - 19:31 [ Secular Talk / Twitter ]

Rule #1 of politics is don’t piss off your base. Republicans never violate it. An entire wing of the democratic party not only violates it, but has made violating it the centerpiece of their ideology. Lecturing voters every debate using GOP talking points. Iceberg dead ahead.

10.03.2020 - 09:42 [ Jimmy Dore / Twitter ]

Still seeing lots of people aghast at the Democratic party because they are “risking losing to a Trump”. For the last time: They don’t care if they “lose” to Trump!!! What they can’t “RISK” is winning with a progressive. Hope that helps.

06.03.2020 - 20:59 [ theHill.com ]

Democrats should be really, really afraid of a contested nominating convention

Contested Democratic conventions in the past led to catastrophe. In 1860, the Democratic convention broke up over the issue of slavery and in the end two Democratic candidates, one from the south, the other from the north, ran for president.

03.03.2020 - 15:55 [ GoodNightProductions / Youtube ]

POWERFUL Bernie Sanders AD (Killer Mike Speech) – THE TIME IS NOW!

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27.02.2020 - 21:51 [ GoodNightProductions / Youtube ]

POWERFUL Bernie Sanders AD (Killer Mike Speech) – THE TIME IS NOW!

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27.02.2020 - 21:48 [ Chicago Sun Times ]

The important word in ‘democratic socialism’ is ‘democratic’

And on this, Dr. Martin Luther King — often smeared as a “red” or a communist — was very clear. In 1966, he confided to his staff:

“You can’t talk about solving the economic problem of the Negro without talking about billions of dollars. You can’t talk about ending the slums without first saying profit must be taken out of the slums. You’re really tampering and getting on dangerous ground because you are messing with folk then. You are messing with captains of industry. Now this means that we are treading in difficult water, because it really means that we are saying that something is wrong with capitalism. There must be a better distribution of wealth, and maybe America must move toward a democratic socialism.”

26.02.2020 - 20:04 [ Bernie Sanders, candidate for President / Twitter ]

I’m asking you to join this movement not just to support me. I’m asking you to join this movement to stand with those who can’t afford health insurance, with the 500,000 people who sleep on the streets, with the children who deserve to live on a healthy and habitable planet.

20.02.2020 - 01:49 [ Haaretz ]

Disillusioned and Angry, These Israeli Jews Plan to Vote for Arab Party

Ravid and Yavin are among a growing number of Israeli Jews, longtime supporters of Zionist parties such as Labor and Meretz, who plan to break rank and, for the first time in their lives, vote for an Arab or mainly Arab list in the next election. In the past, Arab parties could count on Jewish voters to hand them the equivalent of a single Knesset seat. According to various internal polls that were shared with Haaretz, on March 2 the Joint List could win as many as two seats thanks to disillusioned and angry left-wing Jewish voters.

16.02.2020 - 13:32 [ Newsweek ]

Jane Sanders Says Bernie Campaign Will Remove ‚Powers-That-Be‘ From Government: ‚We Already Have Corporate Socialism‘

Sanders, the wife of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, told Fox News Saturday the „powers-that-be“ in America are placing a shallow focus on her husband’s „Democratic socialist“ label instead of what they’re really attacking — his campaign policies. Jane Sanders said „corporate socialism“ has benefited billionaires like President Donald Trump and Michael Bloomberg, while hard-working U.S. taxpayers end up paying for their business subsidies and bailouts.

13.02.2020 - 17:16 [ Wall Street Journal ]

Moderate Democrats Stress Over Crowded Center Lane

There is no single centrist rival to front-runner Bernie Sanders, and party leaders are bracing for a protracted nomination fight

13.02.2020 - 17:11 [ theHill.com ]

Senate Democrats queasy over Sanders as nominee

Democratic senators have been careful not to criticize Sanders publicly, fearing that it could undermine party unity heading into the November general election, which they view as a must-win contest.

But they have serious questions about the electability of their self-described democratic socialist colleague and the problems he may create down-ballot for vulnerable Senate candidates.

13.02.2020 - 14:59 [ theHill.com ]

The Hill’s Morning Report – Sanders surge triggers Dem angst

Biden, once the Democratic frontrunner, has posted fourth- and fifth-place finishes in Iowa and New Hampshire, respectively, and has supporters trying to keep the faith and remain optimistic about his chances. However, one key bloc of supporters has grown nervous since voting has kicked off: Senate Democrats.

13.02.2020 - 14:57 [ New York Times ]

Centrist Democrats Want to Stop Sanders. They’re Not Sure Who Can.

Unless a moderate favorite soon emerges, party leaders may increasingly look to Michael R. Bloomberg as a potential savior.

03.02.2020 - 16:00 [ David Silverstone / Twitter ]

Let’s take the Democratic Party back from the 1%!

31.01.2020 - 05:54 [ CNBC.com ]

Iowa vote Monday could be a wake-up call for stock market if leading candidate Bernie Sanders wins

Bernie Sanders leads in Iowa polls ahead of Monday’s Iowa Democratic presidential caucus.
If he wins Iowa and New Hampshire, strategists say he could gain a lot of momentum toward winning his party’s nomination.

29.01.2020 - 11:45 [ Politico.com ]

Trumpworld torn over running against Bernie

Yet some of the president’s big-money backers say they aren’t interested in bankrolling an effort aimed at propping up Sanders. They worry his potential strength in a general election is being badly underestimated, much as Democrats wrongly discounted Trump four years ago.

27.01.2020 - 09:40 [ Bernie Sanders, candidate for President / Twitter ]

Demagogues like Trump try to divide us up. Our movement is about coming together to create a nation where every person is able to live with dignity. Live rally in Sioux City with @AOC, @MMFlint and @portugaltheman:

22.01.2020 - 21:22 [ The Young Turks / Youtube ]

Tucker Carlson Explains The Appeal Bernie Sanders To Republicans

Tucker Carlson is delivering a warning to the GOP about Bernie Sanders. Ana Kasparian and Cenk Uygur, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down.

22.01.2020 - 21:01 [ Newsweek ]

AOC Says Democratic Party Is ‚Center-Conservative Party,‘ Adds ‚We Don’t Have a Left Party‘ in The U.S.

She noted that there are some „true believers“ within the Democratic Party who think capitalism can end poverty. „If anything, that’s probably the majority,“ she said, adding that she disagrees.

„That’s an area in which I agree with Dr. King, that that assessment is flawed,“ Ocasio-Cortez said as the audience erupted into loud applause.

Newsweek has reached out to the Democratic National Committee for comment but did not hear back before publication.

22.01.2020 - 20:53 [ The Young Turks / Youtube ]

AOC: The Democratic Party Is Center-Right

AOC is exposing the corruption inside the Democratic Party. Ana Kasparian and Cenk Uygur, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down.

22.01.2020 - 05:15 [ New York Times ]

‘Nobody Likes Him’: Hillary Clinton Risks a Party Split Over Bernie Sanders

That split over what direction the party should take is now a major issue in the current primary, with Mr. Sanders arguing for the full-throated leftist agenda and others counseling moderation.

18.01.2020 - 12:20 [ Truthdig.com ]

What Separates Sanders From Warren (and Everybody Else)

In the Democratic primaries, only one candidate has deliberately chosen to use “working class” over “middle class.” Not surprisingly, that candidate is Sen. Bernie Sanders.

15.01.2020 - 09:51 [ Evan Weber / Twitter ]

“In my view a woman could be elected president of the United States. The real issue is: whose side are you on? Are you on the side of workers and poor people or are you on the side of Big Money and corporations.” —@BernieSanders, 1988

07.01.2020 - 20:38 [ New York Magazine ]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Has Already Changed D.C. It Hasn’t Changed Her Much.

She isn’t especially interested in compromising with those who don’t share her values, and isn’t afraid to be the lone “no” vote, as she was last January, when she was the only Democrat to vote against funding the government because it meant continuing to fund ICE. Twelve months later, it is clear she isn’t trying very hard to amass power in Congress. Her heroes are Bernie Sanders, who withstood party pressure decade after decade in the Senate, and Howard Thurman, a mentor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s who believed in merging the spiritual and political.

07.01.2020 - 20:00 [ CNN ]

Is this Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Democratic Party now?

„Since 2014, the percentage of Democrats identifying as liberal has increased at an even faster rate of two points per year on average,“ wrote Gallup’s Lydia Saad of the numbers.
The Gallup data is consistent with more recent polling conducted by CNN, too. In CNN’s mid-December national poll, 50% of respondents called themselves liberals as compared to 36% who chose the term moderate and 10% conservative.

07.01.2020 - 19:50 [ Anderson Cooper 360° / Twitter ]

Presidential candidate @BernieSanders hammers Joe Biden for his Iraq War, NAFTA votes. “I just don’t think that that kind of record is going to bring forth the kind energy we need to defeat Trump.”

03.01.2020 - 19:29 [ Bernie Sanders / Youtube ]

Bernie Addresses Trump’s Escalation in the Middle East at Anamosa Town Hall

Started streaming 47 minutes ago

Bernie Sanders will address Trump’s dangerous escalation in the Middle East at 1 p.m. ET/12 p.m. CT.

25.12.2019 - 16:01 [ The Hill / Youtube ]

Nathan Robinson debates with Saagar: ‚Why you should be a socialist‘

Author Nathan Robinson makes the case for socialism.

25.12.2019 - 14:33 [ New York Magazine ]

Tulsi Gabbard and the Return of the Anti-Anti-Trump Left

What they share, in addition to enthusiasm for Bernie Sanders, is a deep skepticism of the Democratic Party’s mobilization against the president. The left’s struggle against the center-left is the axis around which their politics revolves. From that perspective, the Russia scandal and impeachment are unnecessary and even reactionary.

While incomprehensible to liberals, centrists, and even many leftists who work within two-party politics, left-wing anti-anti-Trumpism has a coherent logic. It takes as its starting point a familiar critique that Trump won because liberalism failed. Trump, while bad, is merely a meta-phenomenon of the larger failure of the Democratic Party and the political and economic Establishment.

23.12.2019 - 12:01 [ Daily Beast ]

Trump Privately Tells Confidants That ‘Socialism’ Won’t Be ‘So Easy’ to Beat in 2020

(09.09.2019)

That Trump has been conceding that socialism could be politically potent didn’t catch Sanders’ campaign by surprise.

“One of the reasons I feel so strongly about Bernie’s ability to beat Trump is because we know that the Democratic nominee will have to credibly explain that Trump betrayed the working class with false promises and that he does not put forward real solutions to help struggling people,” said Faiz Shakir, Sanders’ 2020 campaign manager. “Bernie can and will do that successfully.

13.12.2019 - 20:39 [ Brendan Chilton Esq., Blue Labour / Twitter ]

I warned time & time again in interviews, articles & meetings- backing a 2ndREF would destroy Labour in the heartlands. I WAS RIGHT. The arithmetic said it would be a disaster.Yet those ‚in the know‘ ignored my warnings. Now we reep the rewards.

13.12.2019 - 20:38 [ Paul Embery , Blue Labour / Twitter ]

This was Polly Toynbee in the Guardian earlier this year, ridiculing the idea that the northern heartlands would abandon Labour. These chattering class metro-liberals were allowed to dictate Labour policy on Brexit and so much else. Look where it got us.

13.12.2019 - 14:10 [ Michael Tracey ‏/ Twitter ]

The legendary Dennis Skinner voted out. MP for Bolsover since 1970, campaigned for Leave, always stridently anti-war, personification of old-school Labour. My personal favorite MP. Tragic

05.12.2019 - 15:50 [ CGT.fr ]

Soutien international à la grève et aux mobilisations du 5 décembre en France

La CGT a reçu de très nombreuses de lettres de soutien au 5 décembre. La quantité et la qualité des messages reçus témoignent d’un internationalisme syndical extrêmement attentif à la situation sociale dans notre pays. La CGT a reçu de très nombreuses de lettres de soutien au 5 décembre la quantité et la qualité des messages reçus témoignent d’un internationalisme syndical extrêmement attentif à la situation sociale dans notre pays. Un niveau encore jamais atteint !

03.12.2019 - 16:43 [ Bernie Sanders, candidate for President / Twitter ]

I’m honored to receive the endorsement of @CCIAction. Together, we’re going to win the Iowa caucus and defeat Trump by mobilizing millions of working people to fight for justice.

30.11.2019 - 20:02 [ Ilhan Omar, Abgeordnete im US Repräsentantenhaus / Twitter ]

Walmart made $9.86 billion last year. Surely, they can afford to pay employees working over the long Thanksgiving weekend extra. America doesn’t suffer from scarcity — we suffer from greed.

28.11.2019 - 18:16 [ theHill.com ]

Krystal Ball rips report saying Obama would intervene to stop Sanders

Bernie is an existential threat to business as usual and both parties ability to cash in as perpetual winners in the oligarchy-and they’ll use every means, fair and unfair, to protect their position. So, to those of you dedicated to upending business as usual, in case you had any illusions, Obama’s comments prove that you better be prepared for the fight of your life.

28.11.2019 - 06:37 [ theHill.com ]

Obama privately said he would speak up to stop Sanders: report

President Obama privately said he would speak up to stop Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) from becoming the Democratic presidential nominee, Politico reported Tuesday.

The former president reportedly said if Sanders held a strong lead in the Democratic primary, he would speak out to prevent him from becoming the nominee.

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.

16.11.2019 - 23:31 [ Peter Daou, Former Clinton and Kerry adviser / Twitter ]

THANK YOU! ???? The hashtag I launched this morning, #TooFarLeft, is #1 in America and #3 worldwide. The idea is to destroy the ludicrous mainstream talking point that wanting social, economic, racial, and environmental justice is a radical position.

16.11.2019 - 23:29 [ theHill.com ]

‚Too Far Left‘ hashtag trends on Twitter

The hashtag „TooFarLeft“ trended on Twitter on Saturday morning, in part because of comments made Friday by former President Obama.

Obama spoke at a fundraising meeting Friday evening and warned donors of the danger of the 2020 Democratic primary field moving too far to the left.

„Even as we push the envelope and we are bold in our vision, we also have to be rooted in reality,“ Obama said. „The average American doesn’t think we have to completely tear down the system and remake it.“

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.

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.

25.10.2019 - 17:47 [ Telesur ]

Bolivia: Morales Officially Wins Presidency

With 99.99 percent of the votes counted in Bolivia, Evo Morales is once again president of the Andean country with 47.07 percent of the votes.

The Supreme Electoral Court (TSE) published Thursday night that it only has 0.01 percent of ballots left to officially count.

25.10.2019 - 16:46 [ Bernie Sanders, candidate for President / Twitter ]

I don’t need a super PAC. I am not going to be controlled by a handful of wealthy people. I will be controlled by the working people of this country.

25.10.2019 - 16:30 [ extranewsfeed.com ]

FDR Reminds Us To Criticize Corporate Democrats

„In these days of danger when democracy must be more than vigilant, there can be no connivance with the kind of politics which has internally weakened nations abroad before the enemy has struck from without.

It is best for America to have the fight out here and now.“

25.10.2019 - 16:28 [ Nate's Liver - Commentary ‏ / Twitter ]

I don’t get it. Why is Bernie even a Dem if he isn’t going to be a puppet for a handful of donors?

15.10.2019 - 15:55 [ Bernie Sanders, candidate for Presidents / Twitter ]

For over 40 years, the largest and most profitable corporations in America have rigged the tax code and our economy. That ends when we’re in the White House. Read our plan to put power back in the hands of workers:

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:

30.09.2019 - 21:53 [ Ryan Nobles, @CNN Washington Correspondent / Twitter ]

INTERESTING meeting today in Burlington, VT: @BernieSanders sat down with @AOC. The two were spotted at a diner in town and AOC’s team confirms they met. No word on what they discussed….

(28.09.2019)

14.09.2019 - 09:21 [ Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Abgeordnete des US Repräsentantenhauses / Twitter ]

And guess what: if you also believe in a free + open democratic society, where people are treated humanely and don’t die over $300 insulin or needless war, they’ll call you a communist too. Well, they don’t scare us or shake our focus. We are going to build a better world.

14.09.2019 - 08:55 [ Yashar Ali, New York Magazine/HuffPost Contributor / Twitter ]

2. Just to be clear, this ad where a sitting member of Congress‘ face (@AOC) is lit on fire didn’t just air on the Sinclair station in DC. It also aired on ABC stations in NYC and Houston. Unlike the DC ABC station, the NYC & Houston stations are owned & operated by Disney/ABC

(13.09.2019)

14.09.2019 - 08:48 [ New York Times ]

Political Ad Attacking AOC: ‘Beyond the Pale’

A Catholic nun is shocked that ABC would run an ad with “horrific images” during the Democratic debate.

14.09.2019 - 08:34 [ Scott Dworkin, Co-Founder @TheDemCoalition ‏/ Twitter ]

ABC can go to hell. Running propaganda with a picture of @AOC being set on fire, with dead bodies & skulls in the background, was absolutely despicable. People need to be fired over this. It’s ridiculous & evil. ABC profited off of it, during the #DemDebate. Shame on ABC. Shame.

(12.09.2019)

14.09.2019 - 08:31 [ theWrap.com ]

#BoycottABC Trends in Outcry Over Ad With Burning Photo of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

(13.09.2019)

The ad, created by a Republican PAC called New Faces GOP, showed a photograph of Ocasio-Cortez that begins to burn, followed by graphic photographs purported to be from the Cambodian genocide under the dictatorship of Pol Pot.

09.09.2019 - 18:27 [ Rashida Tlaib, Abgeordnete des US Repräsentantenhauses / Twitter ]

We have to make the tough, courageous changes that completely transform a political and economic system that is now built for corporations (and profits), not people. Choosing the status quo means doing nothing and giving up. We need a political revolution.

04.09.2019 - 17:32 [ Communist Party of Israel ]

Hadash MK Ofer Cassif: Netanyahu Deliberately Leading Israel to War

Hadash MK Ofer Cassif placed responsibility for the escalation of violence between Israel and Hezbollah on Sunday, September 1, at the doorstep of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, calling him “the serial criminal from Balfour Street.”

Cassif said “Netanyahu and his servants are responsible” for the recent clash, adding they mean to “occupy the seat of power with blood and to ensure the criminal [Netanyahu] will escape prison.”

Joint List leader, MK Ayman Odeh (Hadash) agreed saying, “We will not be silent when the cannons roar” and warned that a further war “will not bring security, only death, destruction and victims on both sides.”

01.09.2019 - 18:47 [ Columbia Journalism Review ]

Op-Ed: Bernie Sanders on his plan for journalism

Walter Cronkite once said that “journalism is what we need to make democracy work.” He was absolutely right, which is why today’s assault on journalism by Wall Street, billionaire businessmen, Silicon Valley, and Donald Trump presents a crisis—and why we must take concrete action.

01.09.2019 - 18:44 [ Haaretz ]

Can Bernie Sanders Really Win? After This Week, It Seems More Possible Than Ever

Sanders published his plan in The Columbia Journalism Review, outlining his desire to undo moves by the Trump administration that have made media mergers easier. He wants to freeze all major media tie-ups until their effects can be studied, and he aims to protect local news outlets and independent media from corporate consolidation.

27.08.2019 - 01:47 [ Bernie Sanders, candidate for President / Twitter ]

This election isn’t about „red states“ or „blue states.“ In every state, there are working people who are desperate for change and an economy that works for more than just the billionaires. We stand with them and together we are going to win.

27.08.2019 - 01:07 [ Washington Post ]

Sen. Bernie Sanders wins major labor endorsement

The union, which represents some 35,000 workers, announced the endorsement at its biennial convention in Pittsburgh, where Sanders spoke Monday morning. It is the first endorsement Sanders has received from a national union this year.

The only other national union that has made an endorsement in the Democratic contest is the International Association of Fire Fighters, which backed former vice president Joe Biden shortly after he declared his candidacy. That union includes about 300,000 members in the United States and Canada.

21.08.2019 - 06:42 [ Bernie Sanders, candidate for President / Twitter ]

Let me say this to the president: I am a proud Jewish person and I have no concerns about voting Democratic. And in fact, I intend to vote for a Jewish man to become the next president of the United States.

14.08.2019 - 18:25 [ Bernie Sanders, candidate for President / Twitter ]

Breaking News: For the last 40 years the American working class has been disappearing and the rich have been getting richer.

10.08.2019 - 11:38 [ Bernie Sanders, candidate for President / Twitter‏ ]

The average donation to our campaign: $19. The most common profession: teachers. I don’t sit around in wealthy people’s living rooms and leave with thousands of dollars. We are building a movement of working people.

30.07.2019 - 07:14 [ Bernie Sanders, candidate for President / Twitter ]

Greed is the religion of the billionaire class. And a nation based on greed will not survive morally, economically or politically. That is why we fight to take power back from the billionaires and put it in the hands of the people, where it belongs.

19.07.2019 - 13:33 [ Bernie Sanders, candidate for President / Twitter ]

There’s nothing „extreme“ about raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour. What’s extreme is paying workers starvation wages while CEO pay and corporate profits skyrocket. @senatemajldr stop blocking a raise for millions of Americans!

18.07.2019 - 16:03 [ Jeet Heer ‏/ Twitter ]

Credit where credit is due: the argument that it’s okay to be racist against a socialist who is critical of America was pioneered in the 1960s by National Review in their many attacks on Martin Luther King, Jr.

18.07.2019 - 15:10 [ Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Abgeordnete des US Repräsentantenhauses / Twitter ]

My mom was a domestic worker – she cleaned houses to support our family. As a little girl, I grew up reading books on other people’s staircases. I did homework on other people’s dinner tables. Today, as a Congresswoman, I’m proud to cosponsor the Domestic Worker Bill of Rights.

(16.07.2019)

14.07.2019 - 19:23 [ Bernie Sanders, candidate for President / Twitter ]

This is why we are going to defeat Trump: Working people are sick and tired of working more for less. They’re tired of 3 people owning more wealth than the bottom half. They’re tired of not being able to afford health care.

02.07.2019 - 11:00 [ English Radical History ‏/ Twitter ]

In July 1888, women and girls who worked at Bryant and May’s match factory in Bow, London, went on strike over poor working conditions.

Low pay for a 14-hour day was cut even further if workers talked or went to the toilet, and bone cancer caused by white phosphorus was common.

28.06.2019 - 08:35 [ NBC News / Youtube ]

Bernie Sanders Hits Joe Biden Over Support For Iraq War

27.6.2019

28.06.2019 - 08:22 [ Bernie Sanders / Twitter ]

We must have the guts to take on:

-Wall Street
-The insurance industry
-The pharmaceutical industry
-The military-industrial complex -The fossil fuel industry

If we can take them on, we will finally be able to create real change. #DemDebate2

28.06.2019 - 05:37 [ Michael Moore / Twitter ]

Tonight’s winners: Kamala Harris & Bernie Sanders! Bernie’s closing statement was THE warning: If we don’t vote for the ONE who will take on Wall St & corporate America, NOTHING will change. Again, only 2 candidates raised their hands AGAINST for-profit health ins:Kamala & Bernie

28.06.2019 - 05:30 [ Adam Kelsey / Twitter ]

@BernieSanders‘ closing statement:

28.06.2019 - 04:43 [ CNN ]

FACT CHECK: Sen. Sanders: „500,000 people are sleeping out on the streets today.“ He’s basically correct. While the number of people experiencing homelessness fluctuates in the US, the most recent govt. tally broadly comports with his claim. #DemDebate

23.06.2019 - 13:38 [ Bernie Sanders, candidate for President / Twitter ]

The corporate wing of the party thinks we’re an “existential threat” because we want to: -Make health care a right -Break up big banks -Save the planet -Make college tuition-free -End endless wars -Make the wealthy pay their fair share If that makes us a „threat,” so be it.

19.06.2019 - 17:38 [ Newsweek ]

Bernie Sanders Calls for ‚Political Revolution‘ in America, Lays Out His Democratic Socialist Vision: ‚This Is Not Utopian‘

He also pointed out that three individuals own more wealth than the bottom half of the American population combined. Sanders also said that over the past three decades the richest 1 percent has added $21 trillion to their wealth compared to a $900 billion drop in wealth for the bottom half of the country.

„We need a new vision for America, which I call democratic socialism, which says that economic rights are human rights,“ Sanders said.

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.

19.06.2019 - 17:09 [ theRealNews.com ]

Bernie Sanders’ Vision of Democratic Socialism Makes Both Sides Nervous

Is Bernie Sanders selling socialism? Or is he just making a clear case for a government that actually works for the people? A panel discussion with Norman Solomon and Kamau Franklin, with Jacqueline Luqman as host

17.06.2019 - 19:36 [ Fox News ]

Fox News Poll 6/16

9. How would you vote if the candidates were: [IF DON’T KNOW] Well, which way do you lean? [ROTATE NAMES]

17.06.2019 - 19:31 [ Commondreams.org ]

FOX News Poll: Bernie Sanders Would Beat Trump By 9 Points

A nationwide Fox News poll released Sunday shows President Donald Trump trailing Senator Bernie Sanders, 49 percent to 40 percent among all registered voters nationwide.

The Fox poll also showed Biden leading Trump by 49 percent to 39 percent. Also beating Trump in the poll were Senators Elizabeth Warren (43%-41%) and Kamala Harris (42%-41%), and Mayor Pete Buttigieg (41%-40%) of South Bend, Indiana.

17.06.2019 - 19:09 [ Bernie Sanders, candidate for President / Twitter ]

We have the best campaign to defeat Donald Trump. When we are in the White House we will fight for the working people of this country and take back power from the billionaire class.

14.06.2019 - 14:52 [ John Cusack / Twitter ]

The biggest thing you can know these days – is who you are standing with and why – I’m proud to stand with @RoseAnnDeMoro @ninaturner @davidsirota @BernieSanders: Trump loves socialism… for billionaires and massive corporations.

13.06.2019 - 10:15 [ CNN Money ]

CNNMoney.com’s bailout tracker

Troubled ASSET RELIEF PROGRAM
Financial rescue plan aimed at restoring liquidity to the financial markets

Committed : $11 trillion (total)
Invested: $3 trillion (total)

13.06.2019 - 10:08 [ Bernie Sanders, candidate for President / Twitter ]

Trump loves socialism… for billionaires and massive corporations.

13.06.2019 - 09:56 [ Bernie Sanders, candidate for President / Twitter ]

I didn’t hear Jamie Dimon criticizing socialism when Wall Street begged for the largest federal bailout in American history—some $700 billion from the Treasury and even more from the Fed.

13.06.2019 - 09:47 [ Fox News ]

JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon: Socialism a ‚big mistake‘

JPMorgan Chief Executive Jamie Dimon warned at a quarterly meeting of the Business Roundtable (BR) that socialism would be a “huge mistake.“

“When government owns and controls companies used for political purposes, not economic purposes, it usually means jobs and votes and can lead to huge deterioration,” said Dimon, who chairs the BR.

13.06.2019 - 09:24 [ USA Today ]

2020 Democrats shy from ’socialist‘ label. Not Bernie Sanders

Touting his „democratic socialism“ approach to politics as the best way to address income inequality, the U.S. senator from Vermont sought to rebrand the controversial term during a high-profile address – even as some within his party worry that a leftward lurch could hurt Democrats in states like Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin next year.

13.06.2019 - 08:21 [ Josh Fox, Oscar-nominated director of GASLAND / Twitter ]

This is the speech I’ve been waiting to hear all my life. Thank you @BernieSanders for standing up for economic equality for all Americans!

13.06.2019 - 08:15 [ New York Times ]

Bernie Sanders Calls His Brand of Socialism a Pathway to Beating Trump

Mr. Trump has repeatedly called Mr. Sanders “crazy” and extrapolated the socialist label to all Democrats. He and other Republicans have seized on proposals like “Medicare for all” to portray Democrats as far out of the mainstream, signaling clearly that it will be a major line of attack in the general election.

Speaking in a small theater on the campus of George Washington University, Mr. Sanders struck back at these negative characterizations.

13.06.2019 - 08:08 [ CNN ]

Bernie Sanders makes the case for democratic socialism as Trump attacks and moderate Democrats worry

President Donald Trump is attacking it. Moderate Democratic candidates are warning against it, too. But in a speech Wednesday, Sen. Bernie Sanders leaned in to his democratic socialist vision, casting his policies as the „unfinished business“ of the New Deal era, and argued that the nation must embrace his politics in order to defeat rising global authoritarianism.

12.06.2019 - 19:30 [ Bernie Sanders / Youtube ]

Bernie Sanders to Deliver Speech On How Democratic Socialism Is the Only Way to Defeat Oligarchy

Sen. Bernie Sanders delivers a major address at The George Washington University in which he puts democratic socialism in its historic context as part of the American progressive tradition. He makes the case that a strong grassroots campaign based on these progressive values is the only way to confront oligarchy and authoritarianism and defeat Donald Trump.

12.06.2019 - 18:10 [ Labour Leave / Twitter ]

Sure, the EU likes workers‘ rights… unless they get in the way of corporate profiteering, then the ECJ steps in and squashes them. @EddieDempsey #brexit

11.06.2019 - 19:57 [ Bernie Sanders, candidate for President / Twitter ]

The Koch Brothers are preparing to try to buy the Democratic Party and buy the 2020 election. We cannot let them. The only way we will stop them is to build a grassroots progressive campaign that rejects their right-wing ideology.

09.06.2019 - 15:23 [ New York Times ]

Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders: Two Liberals Aiming for the Same Target

Neither Ms. Warren’s campaign nor that of Mr. Sanders will say at this point that they are deliberately eyeing each other, even though they are the candidates — out of more than 20 — who most represent the Democratic Party’s left flank.

09.06.2019 - 15:17 [ Glenn Greenwald / Twitter ]

Here’s what @TuckerCarlson last night extensively quoting and praising @ewarren’s economic plan, contrasting it with the inability of the GOP to defend US workers because they’re in servitude to the Koch Brothers, corporatism & libertarian economic theory

(06.06.2019)

09.06.2019 - 15:12 [ nymag.com ]

Warren’s ‘Economic Patriotism’ Plan Beats Trump at His Own Game

(04.06.2019)

“If they can close up an American factory and ship jobs overseas to save a nickel, that’s exactly what they will do — abandoning loyal American workers and hollowing out American cities along the way.”

The senator then turns her fire on the politicians who abetted these betrayals — mocking their attempts to use “globalization” as an alibi. “Globalization isn’t some mysterious force whose effects are inevitable and beyond our control,” she notes. “No  —  America chose to pursue a trade policy that prioritized the interests of capital over the interests of American workers.”

09.06.2019 - 14:57 [ Bernie Sanders, candidate for President / Twitter ]

In the last 40 years, corporations have squeezed everything they can out of workers while giving massive compensation to those on top. The result: half of Americans have virtually no wealth and live paycheck to paycheck. We’re going to create an economy that works for all.

03.06.2019 - 19:55 [ Nicole Alexander Fisher / Twitter ]

Tulsi Gabbard and Bernie Sanders hugging when briefly running into one another at #CADEM2019. #BernieSanders #TulsiGabbard #Election2020

02.06.2019 - 13:11 [ WSWS.org ]

Jacobin editor Bhaskar Sunkara makes a fool of himself

Politically, the most obvious conclusion to be drawn from the interview is that Sunkara is little more than a moderate Democrat. For this he receives the praise of the Democratic and Republican commentators.

While proclaiming his support for the presidential campaign of Bernie Sanders, Sunkara also declares that he will back Elizabeth Warren if she beats out Sanders and Joe Biden if he is eventually the Democratic Party nominee. “I think the mentality has to be to call for people to vote for Joe Biden, especially in swing states,” he states. It is necessary “to avoid a third-party candidacy”—that is, any break from the Democratic Party—on the basis of the “strategic knowledge and commitment to getting rid of Trump.”

Sunkara adds, “Even a Biden presidency would be great” because there “will be plenty of room for socialists to be opposition.” There are, in other words, positions to be acquired.

02.06.2019 - 13:01 [ New York Times ]

The United States of Socialism? A debate with Jacobin editor Bhaskar Sunkara

Why is socialism having a moment in America right now — and is it the future of the political left? This week on “The Argument,” Michelle Goldberg talks with Bhaskar Sunkara, the editor of Jacobin magazine, about his new book, “The Socialist Manifesto.” They discuss what distinguishes democratic socialists from liberals, the failures of past socialist movements and why Sunkara favors Bernie Sanders over Elizabeth Warren in 2020.

Then, Ross Douthat and David Leonhardt join Michelle to debate socialism’s role on the political left.

02.06.2019 - 12:52 [ Tulsi Gabbard / Youtube ]

#TulsiGabbard #TULSI2020 Tulsi Gabbard LIVE on the road – California Democratic Party Convention – San Francisco, CA

Tulsi is in San Francisco, California speaking at the Democratic Party Convention.

02.06.2019 - 12:42 [ Beatrice-Elizabeth Peterson, Covering 2020 at @ABC / Twitter ]

As soon as Rep. @TulsiGabbard arrived outside of the California Democratic Party Convention, someone gave her a lei. Gabbard hugged and thanked supporters who chanted “Tulsi 2020 service above self. Tulsi 2020 peace not war.” #CADem19 #CADem

02.06.2019 - 11:08 [ Bernie Sanders, candidate for President / Twitter ]

Democratic socialism means democracy. It means making sure everybody can live with dignity in the richest country on Earth. And it means creating a government that represents all of us, not just the wealthiest people in America.

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.

21.05.2019 - 06:38 [ Bernie Sanders, candidate for President of the United States / Twitter ]

A few short years ago, we were told that paying workers a living wage of $15 an hour was “too radical.” Not so radical anymore. Now it is time to turn our vision into reality.

18.05.2019 - 15:10 [ HORS-ZONE Press / Twitter ]

?DIRECT INFO? Petite pause avant de traverser le 17ème #GiletsJaunes #Acte27 #ActeXXVII #GiletsJaunesparis #YellowVests #YellowJackets

18.05.2019 - 15:08 [ HORS-ZONE Press / Twitter ]

?DIRECT INFO?Les #GiletsJaunes traversent Neuilly #Acte27 #ActeXXVII #GiletsJaunesparis #YellowVests #YellowJackets

18.05.2019 - 15:02 [ Liberation.fr ]

Gilets jaunes : nous ne sommes pas dupes !

(05.05.2019)

Juliette Binoche, Emmanuelle Béart, Edouard Louis, Alain Damasio, autant de personnalités qui apportent leur soutien à un mouvement «sans précédent dans l’histoire». Un mouvement qui représente tous les métiers de la culture. Un mouvement que le pouvoir cherche à discréditer et réprime sévèrement alors que la violence la plus menaçante est économique et sociale.

18.05.2019 - 14:51 [ Gilets Jaunes Paris #Acte27 / Twitter ]

⚡️#Alès [30] – #Acte27⚡️ Les #GiletsJaunes sont nombreux à avoir répondu à l’appel regional ce samedi après-midi. #ActeXXVII

11.05.2019 - 15:16 [ Remy Buisine / Twitter ]

Le cortège de l’#Acte26 démarre à Nantes pour les #GiletsJaunes Direct à suivre sur Brut.

10.05.2019 - 10:36 [ Spiked ]

The propaganda war on the gilets jaunes

Last week, during a raucous May Day protest, the gilets jaunes ransacked Paris’s Pitié-Salpêtrière hospital. Thirty-two protesters were arrested. This was an ‘attack’ by ‘anti-capitalist, ultra-left militants’, according to France’s interior minister Christophe Castaner.

Except it wasn’t.

10.05.2019 - 06:01 [ Bernie Sanders, candidate for President ]

Credit card interest rates are outrageously high. With @RepAOC, we are introducing legislation to challenge the greed of Wall Street and protect consumers across America.

10.05.2019 - 06:00 [ Bloomberg ]

Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez Propose 15% Cap on Credit Card Interest

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accused banks of acting as “modern-day loan sharks” and called on Congress to enact a federal limit of 15% on credit card interest rates.

The two self-identified democratic-socialists are set to propose legislation on Thursday capping rates on credit card and other consumer loans and letting post offices offer low-cost basic financial services, such as loans and checking and savings accounts.

04.05.2019 - 23:44 [ Bernie Sanders, US Senator / Twitter ]

What this political revolution looks like is people reaching out to their friends and neighbors, talking about the issues that deeply affect their lives and bringing them into the political process. When we do that, we can accomplish extraordinary things for our country.

30.04.2019 - 13:14 [ Bernie Sanders, US Senator / Twitter ]

Trump promised to reduce the trade deficit, stop outsourcing of American jobs and rip up NAFTA. Instead: -Our trade deficit in goods up to record-breaking $891 billion -$50 billion in government contracts given to outsourcers -185,000 American jobs shipped overseas on his watch

30.04.2019 - 12:56 [ CNN / Twitter ]

„What we have seen over the last many years is one disastrous trade policy after another. … It has led to a race to the bottom.“ – @BernieSanders on the importance of creating „new trade policies which protect the interests of American workers.“

28.04.2019 - 18:35 [ theGuardian.com ]

Bernie Sanders v the Democratic establishment: what the battle is really about

In 10 years of reporting about politics, almost every politician has told me their donors do not influence their behavior. If this were true, they would be the only individuals on planet Earth who are not tempted by money.

What Sanders is arguing is the opposite – if he started doing big-ticket fundraisers with corporate executive and lobbyists, he would be influenced by their money.

28.04.2019 - 10:39 [ Jean-Luc Mélenchon ‏/ Twitter ]

À #Paris, manifestation pour une riposte générale à la politique du président de la République. Gilets jaunes, syndicalistes, militants politiques, associatifs, citoyens : fédérés dans la lutte contre #Macron et son monde. #Acte24 #ActeXXIV

28.04.2019 - 10:37 [ theGuardian.com ]

Leftwing activists join gilets jaunes for peaceful Paris protest

Many senior figures from the radical left marched with them, including Jean-Luc Melenchon, the leader of France Unbowed and one of Macron’s most vocal critics.

Welcoming this show of unity, Melenchon told BFM TV: “It’s the first time that there has been a call of this kind, that’s to say union organisations, associations and political movements.”

27.04.2019 - 19:50 [ Bernie Sanders / Youtube ]

Bernie 2020 Organizing Kickoff

The next phase of our campaign to defeat Trump starts now! We’re launching our nationwide organizing effort to bring millions of people into the political process, win the election and transform America.

27.04.2019 - 13:57 [ Bastien Lachaud , Député @FranceInsoumise #circo9306 - Membre de la Commission Défense et Forces armées / Twitter ]

Á la manifestation aux côtés des #GiletJaunes, militants politiques, syndicats, associations, rassemblé•e•s pour dire non à #Macron et son monde. #Acte24 #ActeXXIV

27.04.2019 - 13:16 [ Esther Benbassa ‏/ Twitter ]

Boulevard du Montparnasse, au côté des #GiletsJaunes.

27.04.2019 - 13:12 [ Adrien Langlois ‏/ Twitter ]

Rassemblement à Montparnasse, de nombreux syndicats et partis de gauche présents #GiletsJaunes #Acte24 #ActeXXIV #27Avril #Paris

27.04.2019 - 13:08 [ europe1.fr ]

EN DIRECT – Gilets jaunes, acte 24 : les regards tournés vers Strasbourg

À Paris, différents événements Facebook rassemblent environ 6.000 participants déclarés. Le plus important d’entre eux, intitulé „Riposte générale“, appelle à une convergence des luttes avec les syndicalistes. La manifestation partira du quartier de Montparnasse, à l’appel de la CGT notamment, et prévoit de rallier place d’Italie.

27.04.2019 - 13:03 [ Syndicollectif.fr ]

27 avril : des organisations CGT et des gilets jaunes convergent à Paris

FACE À UN GOUVERNEMENT MINORITAIRE QUI AGIT DANS L’INTÉRÊT D’UNE POIGNÉE DE RICHES PRIVILEGIÉS, L’URGENCE SOCIALE NOUS IMPOSE D’AGIR ENSEMBLE, DANS L’UNITÉ LA PLUS LARGE, POUR CONCRÉTISER LA CONVERGENCE DES LUTTES ET DES MOBILISATIONS EN COURS.

27.04.2019 - 12:48 [ Bernie Sanders, US Senator / Twitter ]

TOMORROW: Join our unprecedented grassroots effort to take on the powerful special interests and billionaire class. There are more than 4,700 Bernie 2020 Organizing Kickoffs happening across the country on Saturday. Find one near you:

map.berniesanders.com

25.04.2019 - 17:18 [ PeaceLove ‏/ Twitter ]

@BernieSanders has long stood on the right side of history. Today is a great day for another donation to show support for #Bernie2020 @ninaturner @davidsirota @RoseAnnDeMoro @janeosanders

25.04.2019 - 14:19 [ New York Times ]

Joe Biden Announces 2020 Run for President

Mr. Biden is seen by many Democrats as a trustee of former President Barack Obama’s legacy, perhaps capable of restoring the consensus-seeking liberalism of Mr. Obama’s administration. The former vice president has encouraged that perception, labeling himself to reporters in early April as an “Obama-Biden Democrat” and suggesting that accounts of the left wing’s ascendancy in the party were greatly exaggerated.

24.04.2019 - 16:25 [ Eddie Dempsey ‏/ Twitter ]

Tony Benn said what they’re doing with the EU is creating an Empire. We should have no part of it. He was correct. Internationalism is the free association of free sovereign nations. The EU is everything we should oppose as anti imperialists, democrats, socialists.

21.04.2019 - 17:08 [ teleSUR ]

CIA Declassified Info: Europe Wanted Own „Operation Condor“

Declassified information from the United States government shows that European governments during the 1970s wanted to learn how to conduct their own ‘Operation Condor’ from South American dictators who were systematically torturing and killing dissidents in the region.

In the documents opened to the public April 12, official statements from the United Kingdom, France, and then West Germany were looking for advice from South American dictators in mainly Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil, and Chile to combat the “dangerous level (of) subversion“ from the left.

20.04.2019 - 15:24 [ Daniel Neun ‏/ Twitter ]

To leave the peoples with no choice other than right-wingers and / or the second US on the planet is part of the paneuropean dialectic tactics. @UKLabour, @TheGreenParty THEY are the traitors. So let THEM sneer, keep your values and make it better! @labourleave @GreenLeavesorg

20.04.2019 - 13:59 [ Daniel Neun / Twitter ]

Do we have to carry the British Left up the stairs, too? You have no party! So do one! That’s ok in a democracy once in a century, you know!? Don’t copy the utterly fatalist Left in Germany, blindly following their paneuropean ideologues. @PaulEmbery @BrendanChilton @LeftBrexit

18.04.2019 - 15:43 [ Bernie Sanders, US Senator / Twitter ]

Some politicians still say a $15 minimum wage is „too radical.“ Here’s what’s radical: in the wealthiest country in the world 40 million people live in poverty and 40% of our people can’t afford basic needs. That’s unacceptable, and it’s why we must guarantee a living wage.

18.04.2019 - 15:13 [ theGuardian.com ]

Can the US Democratic party revive the left in Europe?

In the 1990s developments within the Democratic party would lead to the ideological decline, and then electoral decline of European social democracy. Now, almost three decades later, could recent developments within that same party be the start of an ideological and electoral rejuvenation of European social democracy?

11.04.2019 - 11:15 [ Paul Embery , Blue Labour / Twitter ]

Tony Benn arguing in 1975 against handing over democratic powers to European technocrats. Eloquent, powerful and prescient. This was the best of the Left.

09.04.2019 - 15:46 [ Thomas Fazi ‏/ Twitter ]

Impossible to overestimate the damage @UKLabour’s #Brexit betrayal will do to the socialist cause. The message people will take away is: if it’s not even possible to contest membership of a free trade area, how is one supposed to believe that it’s possible to contest capitalism?

07.04.2019 - 20:41 [ Tulsi Gabbard, Abgeordnete im US Repräsentantenhaus ‏/ Twitter ]

Trump is for socialism when it comes to taxpayers underwriting military contractors and arms manufacturers. The same money would create more jobs used for rebuilding our country’s infrastructure and green economy, and it would be better for humanity.

06.04.2019 - 18:00 [ Left of Centre Brexit ‏/ Twitter ]

Peter Shore MP, Labour statesman, died in 2001. Every word of this perhaps even more true now than when he spoke it in 1975 on the eve of the then referendum

05.04.2019 - 00:51 [ Nick Egnatz / OpEdNews ]

Capitalism’s War on Socialism

On the home-front, US capitalists have deployed the US Army, National Guard Units, police, and private security such as Pinkerton National Detective Agency against striking workers since the 1870s. A few of the more famous actions in which strikers were killed are the 1892 Homestead Steel Strike, near Pittsburg; 1894 Pullman Railway Strike; 1903 Colorado Labor War strikes against Colorado mines. The International Workers of the World Union (Wobblies) founded in Chicago, 1905, was attacked by the First Red Scare and the Palmer Raids in which leftist, socialist, communist union members were attacked, jailed and deported.

04.04.2019 - 18:54 [ NewStatesman.com ]

To defeat the far right, the left must embrace a socialist and internationalist Brexit

Paul Mason has made an important contribution to the debate on the left about Brexit. It is an important contribution because Mason is the left’s most militant supporter of the EU: an anti-democratic, capitalist organisation which has become a pillar of globalisation and a driver of inequality. His piece was full of the usual McCarthyite tactic of guilt by association against those who oppose the EU. Mason’s attack on Eddie Dempsey, an anti-fascist trade unionist, was a classic example of this. It is vital that we move beyond this kind of politics on the left.

04.04.2019 - 10:53 [ Bernie Sanders, US Senator / Twitter ]

Wall Street bankers made more in bonuses last year than 3x the earnings of ALL full-time workers making the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. We don’t need austerity for working families. We need austerity for the 1% and multinational corporations.

21.03.2019 - 15:29 [ Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Abgeordnete im US Repräsentantenhaus / Twitter ]

JP Morgan agreed to pay out *$13 billion* over its massive role in mortgage schemes w the ‘08 recession. They also finance major fossil fuel pipelines. It’s big money? So maybe they *aren’t* the best authority on prioritizing economic wellbeing of everyday people & the planet.

18.03.2019 - 06:59 [ Socialists for Britain ‏/ Twitter ]

Replying to @JohnMannMP Great to hear John. The referendum result must be honoured. If the Labour Party fails to honour the result, we will lose the next election. #Lexit

07.03.2019 - 16:23 [ theHill.com ]

Sanders defends Omar: Can’t equate anti-Semitism with ‚legitimate criticism‘ of Israel

(6.3.2019) “Anti-Semitism is a hateful and dangerous ideology which must be vigorously opposed in the United States and around the world. We must not, however, equate anti-Semitism with legitimate criticism of the right-wing, Netanyahu government in Israel. Rather, we must develop an even-handed Middle East policy which brings Israelis and Palestinians together for a lasting peace,” he said in a statement to The Hill.

“What I fear is going on in the House now is an effort to target Congresswoman Omar as a way of stifling that debate,“ he continued. “That’s wrong.”

07.03.2019 - 16:07 [ Louis Fishman / Twitter ]

Very disturbing to hear Ofer Cassif, the Jewish candidate for Hadash has been banned from taking part in elections. Yes, try to absorb this: a Jewish candidate fighting for peace+equality is banned while fascist Kahanists are free to run. Another sad day for Israeli democracy.

07.03.2019 - 16:00 [ Haaretz ]

Israeli Arab Slate, Far-left Candidate Banned From Election Hours After Kahanist Leader Allowed to Run

The Central Election Committee disqualified the Arab joint slate Balad-United Arab List and Ofer Cassif, a member of politicial alliance Hadash-Ta’al, from running in the election on Wednesday, opposing the opinion of Attorney General Avichai Mendelblit.

22.02.2019 - 19:13 [ Bernie Sanders / Twitter ]

Our campaign is based upon a very simple principle: Real change never comes from the top on down. It always comes from the bottom on up. When millions of us stand together, there is nothing we cannot accomplish.

20.02.2019 - 16:54 [ The Young Turks / Youtube ]

Bernie Sanders Interview On TYT

Senator Bernie Sanders talks with Cenk and Ana about his 2020 presidential bid, his platform, and who he might pick for a VP. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, breaks it down.

19.02.2019 - 17:11 [ Bernie Sanders / Twitter ]

I’m running for president. I am asking you to join me today as part of an unprecedented and historic grassroots campaign that will begin with at least 1 million people from across the country. Say you’re in:

19.02.2019 - 16:26 [ New York Times ]

Bernie Sanders Joins the 2020 Presidential Race

Senator Bernie Sanders, the Vermont independent and 2016 Democratic primary runner-up whose populist policy agenda has helped push the party to the left, announced on Tuesday that he was running for president again, embarking on a bid that would test whether he could retain the anti-establishment appeal he enjoyed with many liberal voters three years ago.

19.02.2019 - 12:10 [ Fox News ]

Americans warming to socialism over capitalism, polls show

(4.1.2019) Back in 2010, 68 percent of young people, 18-29 years old, said they approved of capitalism, while 51 percent said they approved of socialism, according to Gallup. Fast-forward to August 2018, and that same age group backs socialism over capitalism, 51 percent to 45 percent.

Democrats, meanwhile, were evenly split between capitalism and socialism back in 2010. But now, 57 percent say they hold a positive view of socialism, compared with just 47 percent who say the same for capitalism.

19.02.2019 - 12:07 [ Sabrina Siddiqui / theGuardian.com ]

Leftwing Democrats steal the 2020 spotlight but can centrists fight back?

Jared Bernstein, a senior fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities who was chief economics adviser to vice-president Joe Biden, said Democrats were broadly aligned on principles but differed on how to pursue them.

“There’s going to be a lot of Democrats on the stage when the primaries begin,” he said, “but I don’t think there’ll be nearly as much distance between them as people think.”

19.02.2019 - 11:41 [ Richard Burgon MP (Abgeordneter im britischen House of Commons) / Twitter ]

Millions are facing the misery of poverty wages, a housing crisis and insecure work. They don’t need splits, divisions or Chuka’s coalition with the Lib Dems and Tories. They need a radical Labour government. With Jeremy Corbyn they will get one.

19.02.2019 - 08:40 [ Socialists for Britain / Twitter ]

If this whole “Independent Group” charade as taught us anything, it’s that the proposal for a #PeoplesVote is dead. The remain establishment have realised that they can’t bully Corbyn, or the public, into a second referendum. So they have decided to throw their toys out the pram.

19.02.2019 - 08:13 [ theGuardian.com ]

The Guardian view on the Labour split: a mistake but also a warning

Monday morning’s resignations by seven Labour MPs are a mistake, but they are also a warning. Like it or not, and a few on all wings have always disliked it, the Labour party is not a centralist party. It has always contained, and has been able to contain, a mix of political traditions. Most fundamentally of all, it has long been a coalition of organised labour and various mainstream socialist and social democratic traditions.

01.02.2019 - 15:23 [ Students for Brexit ]

second referendum: a rapacious vehicle of europe’s elite.

Written by Finn Anderson, Campaign Director at Socialists for Britain

I would just like to thank those at Students For Brexit for providing me with this platform to lay out a brief overview of the socialist case for leaving the EU. It’s refreshing to find a genuine student-led cross-party platform that is committed to upholding the democratic will of the people.

The European Union at its core is a neoliberal institution; shock horror I know! Brussels bureaucrats worship privatisation and purposefully allow wealthy corporations to avoid paying taxes. It is a capitalist project attempting to impose unity between nations from above, in the interests of the capitalist classes of Europe, particularly those from the most powerful nations.

01.02.2019 - 15:21 [ Socialists for Britain / Twitter ]

A great article from our Campaign Director, @Finn_M_Anderson. Well worth a read!

22.01.2019 - 06:53 [ Spiked ]

Would Rosa Luxemburg have been for Brexit? Red Rosa once called the idea of a European Union an ‘imperialist abortion’.

When it came to external relations, Luxemburg pointed out, the idea of a European Union was also deployed to divide Europe from the rest of the world: ‘Every time that bourgeois politicians have championed the idea of Europeanism, of the union of European States, it has been with an open or concealed point directed against the “yellow peril”, the “dark continent”, against the “inferior races”. In short, it has always been an imperialist abortion.’ They could write those last words on the EU’s tombstone.

18.01.2019 - 14:41 [ theNation.com ]

Why No Deal Is the Real Deal: Brexit and the Politics of the Interregnum

State aid is not permitted and nationalization is all but impossible under the rigorous competition law enshrined in the Lisbon Treaty of 2007. Sixteen of Labour’s core manifesto commitments would be illegal under EU Law. Labour campaigned in 2017 as if Britain was already out of the EU—and did far better than expected. Some commentators even filed the Labour Party under the dreaded heading of “populism.” The truth is that the EU makes democratic politics very difficult.

29.09.2018 - 11:22 [ Times ]

At Labour conference socialism is no longer a dirty word

Last year’s election proved the Labour leadership right about a national hunger for left-leaning economic policies. After a lost decade of stagnating wages, job insecurity and spiralling costs following the economic crash and austerity cuts, poll after poll is showing overwhelming public support for Labour’s economic plans of renationalisation of rail and utilities, investment in infrastructure and higher tax on the highest earners.

11.08.2018 - 10:53 [ Sheri Berman / Washington Post ]

Democratic socialists are conquering the left. But do they believe in democracy?

In Germany, meanwhile, the Social Democratic Party accepted governing responsibility, but when the Great Depression hit, democratic socialist views convinced much of the party’s leadership and its most important economic theoretician, Rudolf Hilferding, that not much could be done to alter the “logic” of capitalism. The inaction helped bring the Nazis to power.