Our morning fishing line is gettin’ kinda long, so I’m starting a new one here.
Hello friends! As you can see there are already a couple posts below for your reading pleasure. This thread will contain candidate updates, climate change discussion, water protector news and most anything else I (and hopefully you) stumble across that may be of interest.
Starting off with some great local coverage about some awesome grassroots activism:
Activist Shaun King, Our Revolution President Nina TUrner, Columbus activist Adrienne Hood and Yes We Can’s Jasmine Ayres and Erin Upchurch discuss police violence in Columbus, the future of the Democratic Part and the importance of participating in local politics.
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Labor activists, government reps decry Trump policies at Boardman rally today State lawmakers, local union representatives and leaders of national worker-rights movements decried President Donald J. Trump’s record on jobs and assailed corporate offshoring policies at a Labor Day weekend rally today at an abandoned call center. The Mahoning Valley was the sixth stop on a national Pick Up Tour that began in Indianapolis on Aug. 21 with a rally led by U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders. It took place at the site of the former Verizon call center on Boardman-Canfield Road, where 450 people once worked. “President Trump has been … Continue reading →
Yesterday, progressive lefties, in particular, those not who cannot claim identity politics were put on notice at the other place with the advent of this new group, the TOP Equity Group. According to the profile, the TOP Equity Group’s aim is this: DK Equity Group is comprised of DK staff committed to eliminating white supremacy in Daily Kos and the movement. This account has multiple staff members who will identify themselves in written posts and will use personal accounts to comment. Since the paid staff have proclaimed they will self-identify themselves as members of that group, be reassured I’m not … Continue reading →
Diane Russell is making a splash in the 2018 Democratic Maine primary by declaring her intention to run for governor.
This afternoon, the Senate, with the help of the VP, passed a motion to proceed for debate on BCRA, 51 – 48. Senator John McCain, ailing from brain cancer, arrived in time to throw millions off the health care system he and other members of Congress, are allowed to keep. Yet McCain insisted on lecturing his colleagues about senate decorum and claims he is against the bill which no-one seems to know its content. John McCain isn't just a cancer patient cutting off other cancer patients. He's also an 80 year-old cutting off people in nursing homes. — Eric Kleefeld … Continue reading →
Two weeks ago, Caitlin Johnstone, an unabashed anti-establishment blogger, penned a controversial piece on Medium about how the Alt-Right and the Left Should work together to demolish the establishment 4th Estate. I didn’t see anyone post the article “The Lefties Need to Stop Being Shy about Working with the Anti-Establishment” here, so it made me wonder if there was some discomfort with her opinion, or just overlooked? … Continue reading →
Good Morning Birdies! I’ll start with a bit of Bernie news, then all of us can pitch in with other progressive news or excerpts to interesting things we’ve seen around the Net. Last night, MIC news reported that Bernie has come out against a new energy bill that supports fracking and continues to uplift the Oil & Gas Industry. From the article: With the Senate focused on health care reform, a little-noticed bill that could increase America’s production of fossil fuels may see a vote on the Senate floor as soon as next week. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) does not plan to … Continue reading →
Here’s Our Revolution’s new President, Nina Turner (video released about an hour ago) [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsiVEfJvb3c[/embedyt] “With These Hands, We will Continue To Rise” Rep Seth Moulton called for new leadership in the Democratic Party while being interviewed on NPR. SIEGEL: What was so big about the loss in Georgia that it shows the Democrats need a new message, a new vision? MOULTON: Well, now we’re 0-4 in these congressional special elections. And we’re at the worst electoral position that the Democratic Party has been in in decades. And so when you keep losing like that, you can’t keep doing the … Continue reading →
I mean, amazing. pic.twitter.com/wmmCmUCDT6 — Adrian Carrasquillo (@Carrasquillo) February 28, 2017 I just had to share that tweet with Bernie verily amused! 😀 Also this tweet is also Bernielicious: This speech is crashing our servers right now https://t.co/IzUvVw6lDb — Haaretz.com (@haaretzcom) February 28, 2017 Did my heart good it did. READ IN FULL: Bernie Sanders’ Speech on Israel, Trump and anti-Semitism at J Street Conference Thank you for inviting me to address you here today. It’s a pleasure to be here with J Street, which has been such a strong voice for saner, more progressive foreign policy ideas. And I … Continue reading →
Happy Sunday All! Wanted to share a few things, first a short vid showing the line to get inside to hear all the speakers, including Bernie, speak on behalf of health care policy in Michigan: The line in Warren, MI where it's 28°, waiting to see a 75-year old talk health care policy. 🎶Times are a-changin'🎶 pic.twitter.com/67ItkJ0kPx — Our Revolution (@OurRevolution) January 15, 2017 Here is a link for that rally: Here’s is Cecile Richards of Planned Parenthood discovering that perhaps she’d backed the wrong candidate last year: In case anyone ever doubted that people would show up to fight … Continue reading →
CA Democratic Party AB 18 There seems to have been a great turnout all over CA, lots of enthusiasm! H/T to Humphrey on this happening today. @jonathantasini hot damn! — Nina Turner (@ninaturner) January 8, 2017 Wonderful images like this are popping up all over today: .@CA_Dem Assembly District Election Meeting for #AD11 has begun at the Cordelia Library. Voting will be open from 130-330. #CADemRegion2 pic.twitter.com/qrVPmHd3Bb — Craig Cheslog (@CraigCheslog) January 7, 2017 So great to see people taking the time! (2/2) election in at least 6 assembly districts and the majority of delegates in several others. Elections to … Continue reading →
Happy Saturday All! Minutes ago, the gofundme account for the veterans heading to Standing Rock passed the $375,000 mark and their stated attendance capacity has hit the maximum, meaning that 2,000 veterans, or peace protectors as they seem to be referring to themselves as, are getting prepared to join the water protectors. Stay tuned for #VeteranStandingRock official update, but we are at capacity for the Dec 3-7 mission. 2k+ Deploying Peace Protectors!!!!!!! — Michael A. Wood Jr. (@MichaelAWoodJr) November 26, 2016 2K EVENT CAPACITY ACHIEVED: Event capacity based on accommodations, travel logistics and supplies; given the time we have to coordinate, resources available … Continue reading →
9 Summaries and links to Recent actions by the ACLU of North Dakota – supporting the Save our Water Protesters and covering some of the many legal issues surrounding the Dakota Access Pipeline – 3 possible action items: you can send the ACLU of North Dakota some $ love at this link – you can like the ACLU of North Dakota Facebook page here – you can follow the ACLU of North Dakota Twitter page here 1) ACLU Urges Justice Department To Investigate Militarized Response at Standing Rock Protest ACLU and the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights call for an end to law enforcement … Continue reading →