Working Families Party’s Nelini Stamp talks to Nina Turner about becoming politicized by Obama’s campaign and Occupy Wall Street, the need to build a caring society, and reclaiming elections under a Trump presidency
Hello all thought i would take LD’s thought from his BNR today and put up an open thread, Here’s to a speedy recovery LD. Thought Bernie’s speech was one of his best ever and certainly better than anything Trumpcorp has delivered to this point. Still hoping that this IS a prelude to a 2020 run. He’s following the template that most candidates do as a prelude but its a long way off yet. I’m hopeful though. Here’s a couple links to a couple topics recently covered here. Wisconsin won’t be Foxconned for long Capital times editorial. http://host.madison.com/ct/opinion/editorial/editorial-wisconsin-won-t-be-foxconned-for-long/article_0ddbeaff-f3c6-57a6-8368-5bd3330dc39b.html Just how incompetent … Continue reading →
This morning I awoke to the news that Bernie Sanders and Amy Klobuchar are going to debate Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy about healthcare on CNN this Monday evening. My first reaction was along the lines of Sheri’s: Can't wait to watch!🐦 #MedicareForAll https://t.co/M9rhYHv0eb — Sheri ◀#RESIST▶ (@Sher_Bear64) September 22, 2017 Yay, I thought to myself. Let’s get it all in the open. Fight it out for all to see. Well, it would seem that wasn’t everyone’s reaction: Ex-Obama spokesman: Sanders debate with GOP on health care not a good idea Former President Obama’s National Security Council spokesman said Thursday … Continue reading →
Well here’s a Bernie News Roundup of sorts, and more news will come in separate threads later.
Starting off with what most of you have already read, but.. worth reading again:
The most meaningful foreign-policy address delivered by a prominent American political figure in this moment of global turmoil and possibility was not, as should be quite clear by now, Donald Trump’s “Rocket Man” rant at the United Nations.
Rather, it was the speech that Senator Bernie Sanders gave Thursday at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. The long-planned address by the 2016 presidential contender was not presented as a formal response to Trump. And yet, as Sanders outlined a vision for foreign policy that was more nuanced, more complex, and more genuinely internationalist than that of the president, he provided the most necessary and valuable counter to Trump.
Sanders also countered the narrow framework of the contemporary debate about foreign policy that gave rise to the nationalist presidency of a billionaire populist who thinks there is a country in Africa called “Nambia.”
“When we talk about foreign policy it is clear that there are some who believe that the United States would be best served by withdrawing from the global community. I disagree. As the wealthiest and most powerful nation on earth, we have got to help lead the struggle to defend and expand a rules-based international order in which law, not might, makes right,” Sanders declared in a critical section of his address.
The speech that Sanders delivered at Westminster College touched on many issues of the moment—President Trump’s “incredibly foolish and short-sighted” abandonment of the Paris agreement and efforts to address climate change, the failure of “free trade” schemes such as NAFTA and the danger of flawed proposals such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal, and his fury over United States “support for Saudi Arabia’s destructive intervention in Yemen, which has killed many thousands of civilians and created a humanitarian crisis in one of the region’s poorest countries.” He decried “a rise in authoritarianism and right-wing extremism–both domestic and foreign—which further weakens this order by exploiting and amplifying resentments, stoking intolerance and fanning ethnic and racial hatreds among those in our societies who are struggling.”
But the speech that Sanders gave was much more than a response to the headlines and challenges of the moment. It was a deeply thoughtful and deeply historic address, which recognized the significance of the fact that he was appearing on the stage where in 1946 former British prime minister Winston Churchill outlined a post–World War II vision of how to shield future generations from “the two giant marauders, war and tyranny.”
Much more beyond the link.
Lee sits down with Jimmy Dore, political comedian and host of the “Jimmy Dore Show,” to talk the viability of the of the Draft Bernie movement and the fraudulent Democrats. As the Democrats make their move to the center and give nothing but lip service to the progressive left, what should we do to make sure that the Bernie Sanders progressive movement doesn’t die? The two also discuss how political content is being suppressed on digital media platforms like Facebook and YouTube
Head over to Jimmy Dore Comedy to help support Dore’s work, or his TYT Page (which I dont think should be labelled comedy. It has far more actual content than the TYT mainpage… but you’ve all heard me give that rant before. . In my mind he’s one of the most important political voices out there at the moment and if you can support him by buying a mug or something… I think it would be worth it. (And tell them TPW send you :])
The Birmingham mayoral debate between William Bell and Our Revolution backed Randall Woodfin is beyond the link.
(Note, this is not an open thread, that will come later)Continue reading →
Our morning fishing line is gettin’ kinda long, so I’m starting a new one here.
Bernie Sanders just delivered a major speech on progressive foreign policy at Westminster College in Fulton, MO. The event took place at 11AM CT/Noon ET.
(Westminster College Chapel, photo taken by Benny, October 2015)
Westminster College is significant as Winston Churchill gave his “Iron Curtain” speech here in the 1946. Presidents Reagan and Trump spoke here, as did the late Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
— People For Bernie (@People4Bernie) September 21, 2017
The auditorium was full, about 1300 people, not counting the faculty, students, and Bernie on the platform.
Today is also International Peace Day, so another reason this speech will be significant. #PeaceDay2017 is already trending on Twitter.
Here's a look at the crowd gathered to listen to Bernie Sanders' foreign policy speech at Westminster College this morning pic.twitter.com/ImJthNEPYa
— 93.9 The Eagle (@939TheEagle) September 21, 2017
Update: here’s a recording, courtesy of Dose of Dissonance.
Keep discussing though! Speech may be over, but lots of food for thought in this speech!
Good morning friends. I’ve been pretty much out of commission since yesterday but wanted to at least put some content up gradually through the day as I am able. There is plenty of Bernie news, single payer articles, a pretty good selection of youtube vids (if I had to say so myself), and of course the latest water protector/pipeline actions.
Starting the day off though with something a little different. Well if you think about it, its not too very different at all. As the pattern goes: ARTICLE CLAIMS RUSSIA HACKED U.S. > MAJOR MEDIA COVERAGE > Story slowly dies > Turns out Russia didnt do anything > no/to few corrections issued. MOA actually wrote about this not too very long ago in a post titled The Undeniable Pattern Of Russian Hacking>The Undeniable Pattern of Russian Hacking.
Earlier this summer, Dallas gained national attention when county officials claimed Russians tried to hack their voter registration rolls.
Tried but failed.
It was national news when the story broke last June. It was news again when the story re-surfaced on a network newscast just days ago. But emails obtained by WFAA indicate that the information coming from Dallas County officials and circulating around the country was wrong.
The headlines stem from an FBI visit to Dallas County officials in the fall of 2016, prior to the November presidential election.
Agents armed with a list of suspected Russian hackers that may have tried to penetrate Dallas County voter rolls.
For months, there was no word from county officials as to what became of that information, until this past June.
Then, suddenly, the story of a Russian hack attempt was confirmed to the entire North Texas media.
The confirmation was coming from Dallas County elections administrator Toni-Pippins Poole. Pippins-Poole told the news media that her IT department confirmed 17 attempts by Russians to hack into the Dallas County voter rolls.
It quickly became national news then and again just days ago on MSNBC.
But WFAA has obtained internal Dallas County emails indicating the Russian hack attempt likely never happened.
Now everything else will be in the comments. Would love to hear your opinions on this story though. First person to find a MSNBC retraction wins bonus mojo!
Also in this post:
*Where do Texas Democrats Stand on Single-Payer Health Care?
*Bernie Sanders Sets His Sights On The Foreign Policy Establishment
*How Bernie Sanders is cultivating California for 2020
*As Warren and Sanders Jockey for Support, One Takes a Road More Traveled
*Gun Stocks Surge as Trump Pushes to Ease Export Regulations for Assault Weapons
*Ohio increases fines to $2.3M against pipeline developer
Senator Bernie Sanders speaks at a rally in opposition to Senate Republicans’ new Graham-Cassidy proposal that would leave more than 30 million Americans without healthcare.
The day before President Trump threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea, the Senate passed a bill authorizing another $700bn for the Pentagon. In a rare act of bipartisanship on Capitol Hill, the Senate passed a $700 billion defense policy bill on Monday that sets forth a muscular vision of America as a global power, with a Pentagon budget that far exceeds what President Trump has asked for. Senators voted 89-9 to approve the measure, known as the National Defense Authorization Act; the House has already adopted a similar version. — www.nytimes.com/… Yes, you read that right. The Senate voted to spend even more than the president who wants … Continue reading →
I have been advocating non-stop for healthcare across Nevada, as well as across the nation. I’ve been telling the story of my daughter, Shalynne. Two years ago, Shalynne went to the emergency room with nearly all the signs, symptoms, and risk factors of a blood clot. Because she was unable to provide proof of health insurance, she was denied the appropriate care, which ultimately led to her dying in my arms of a pulmonary embolism.
Her death at the hands of our Nation’s barbaric, profit-driven healthcare system, tragically, is an all too familiar story. The fight, not only against repealing the ACA, but for expanded and improved Medicare for All has become my calling. I didn’t choose this fight, it chose me.
I’m tired of witnessing self-proclaimed progressive congressman regurgitating the same old corporatist rhetoric, circumventing the real reason our healthcare system is failing Americans: profit.
Within this post is Jimmy Dore & Thomas Frank’s 4 part interview series in which they discuss Bernie, Hillary, The Democrats, and a wide range of other topics.Continue reading →
Meet Adam Coker, candidate for North Carolina’s 13th District.
Since November of 2016, we have seen our country fall into severe distress and heightened tensions across a wide spectrum of its citizenry. I am not sure any among us imagined that it would descend this quickly. We as a nation, and North Carolina as a state, deserve better. We should demand it.
The Thirteenth district deserves a Representative in Washington that will stand up to Donald Trump and Paul Ryan. Between Russia, Manafort, Flynn, North Korea, Mueller, Sessions, and now Charlottesville and its continuing aftershocks, we now know that Ted Budd does not have it in him to stand up for anything other than corporate profits under the guise of a twisted and misguided version of righteousness. We must all collectively denounce Nazism, fascism, and racism. We must all stand for justice. We are now responsible for our shared history.
With your support, I will stand up to Trump and Paul Ryan. I will stand up for all North Carolinians. There are too many people hurting, and we cannot turn a blind eye to injustice the way this administration and Congress have so viciously done.
My eyes are open.
My wife Amanda and I had our only child undergo open heart surgery two years ago. My wife is one of millions of women who live in constant fear of what healthcare will look like in the future for children such as our son with pre-existing conditions. We cannot claim to be a great nation and allow 15-20 million people thrown off healthcare. Shame on this President and shame on this Congress. We cannot allow this to happen.
I will commit my efforts in Washington and in NC’s 13th district to overturn Citizens United, stop the hollow and malicious efforts to ratchet up the War on Drugs, work toward significant progress in mental health reform, and fight to join the industrialized world in regards to healthcare.
The US has been subjected to a vicious and twisted profit-driven experiment for far too long, seeking to prove that we can drive down the cost of healthcare at the mercy of lobbyists and dark money. We cannot afford to accept it any longer.
I am a Quaker, a faith tradition and community in NC with an irrefutable reputation of working tirelessly to improve our lives with commitments to justice, peace and equality.
Democrats! Let’s work together for
•Mental Health Reform
•Equal pay for equal work
•Stopping Mass Incarceration
•Ending the war on drugs
•Investments and innovation in renewable energies
•Expansion of services for our veterans and their families
•Acting as a voice of reason in Congress before sending our men and women in uniform into harm’s way
•A balanced budget and cuts in wasteful spending