Tag Archives: Democrats
Chris Hedges, America’s Fate: Oligarchy or Autocracy
“The alliance of Republican and Democratic oligarchs exposes the burlesque that characterized the old two-party system, where the ruling parties fought over what Sigmund Freud called the “narcissism of minor differences” but were united on all the major structural issues including massive defense spending, free trade deals, tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations, the endless wars, government surveillance, the money-saturated election process, neoliberalism, austerity, deindustrialization, militarized police and the world’s largest prison system.”
Violent Right-Wing Forces Have Been Activated. It Requires Strategic Action to Stop Them
“Finally, we must recognize that our struggle is global. What the United States government has done to its people by denying them what they need to live a life of dignity is what the United States has imposed upon people around the world…”
IT’S A SCANDAL THAT WE DON’T KNOW WHO SUPPORTED THE CORONAVIRUS BAILOUT. HELP US FIND OUT.
“We’re not just talking about half a trillion dollars that went to Wall Street, as I mentioned in my remarks,” [Ocasio-Cortez] continued. “That is being leveraged to $4 trillion for Wall Street and corporations. And what we’re seeing in payroll protection for small businesses is just a drop in the bucket compared to that.”
Matt Taibbi: Bailing Out the Bailout
“The Trump administration just bought this undead economy at retail prices and committed the Fed and the Treasury to sustaining it.”
Will California steal 553,000 votes from Bernie Sanders?
“Particularly at risk of losing their vote are 18 to 24-year olds and LatinX voters, groups that strongly favor “Tio Bernie.” A quarter of independent voters are LatinX.”
Chris Hedges: What Is Happening to Assange Will Happen to the Rest of Us
“The publication of classified documents is not yet a crime in the United States. If Assange is extradited and convicted, it will become one.”
The Impeachment’s Moral Hypocrisy, by Chris Hedges
“The Democrats through impeachment have no intention of restoring constitutional rights that would curb the power of the deep state and protect democracy. The deep state funds them. It sustains them in office.”
Bernie Sanders Should Be Democrats’ First Choice, by Jeff Cohen
Why Bernie? Why not Biden?! Why not Warren?
Why Trump is Facing Impeacement, by Roger D. Harris
[Trump] had kvetched about the plight of US workers and made some noise about ending unending wars, but was he for real?
Majorities of U.S. veterans, public say the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were not worth fighting, Pew Research
Among veterans, 64% say the war in Iraq was not worth fighting considering the costs versus the benefits to the United States, while 33% say it was.
The Intercept: Climate Crisis with Naomi Klein and others, Live Town Hall
Naomi Klein: The “Green New Deal” is not a piecemeal approach that trains a water gun on a blazing fire, but a comprehensive plan to transform society for the better.
‘Republicans Just Don’t Want All the Votes to Count’ Janine Jackson Interviews Ari Berman
There’s a lot of support for a pro-democracy agenda. And that gets missed, a lot of times, in all the coverage of the suppression that Republicans are doing
Crucifying Julian Assange, by Chris Hedges
Assange is on his own. Each day is more difficult for him. This is by design. It is up to us to protest. We are his last hope, and the last hope, I fear, for a free press.
EVERYWHERE (in the U.S.A.)
“The fact that voter suppression is treated like a partisan controversy the media mostly shrugs about instead of an act considered on par with treason and something we as a country should actively putting people in jail for doing is pretty insane.”
GOP’s Brian Kemp Purged 1 in 10 Georgia Voters: I’ve Got the Names, by Greg Palast
Suspiciously, Kemp sent no notice to these citizens after he took away their voting rights. If they show up to vote on November 6, they’re out of luck — and so is Georgia’s democracy. They need to re-register today or tomorrow 10/9 in order to vote.