Happy Friday friends!
I’ll use the start of this post as a reminder to watch the upcoming (OCt. 3) premier of PBS’s “Finding Your Roots’ series featuring Bernie:
In the upcoming season premiere of the PBS series “Finding Your Roots,” Bernie Sanders does more than look at a printout of his family tree: He gets emotional when he discovers a relative died while standing up to the Nazis during World War II.
In a clip released to JTA, the Jewish lawmaker is visibly moved as the show’s host, Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., asks him how he feels after learning about the relative.
“I’m proud of his courage, and willingly going to his own death in order to protect innocent people,” Sanders says. “So I’m very, very proud that I have a family member who showed that type of courage and decency.”
“It’s one of the bravest acts I’ve heard of,” responds Gates, a historian who has hosted the show since it first aired in 2012.
In the clip, Sanders goes on to say that he got involved in politics in part to “prevent the descent of humanity” into Nazi behavior.
“It just makes us realize how hard we have got to work to not descend into this type of barbarity and to create a world where people can love each other,” he says. “That’s what this reinforces in me.”
I’ll of course have the entire clip up after it airs.
Now to to the comments for the news of the day, including:
*Bernie Sanders Meets With Prominent Palestinian Activist Targeted by Israel and Abbas
*A new shock doctrine: in a world of crisis, morality can still win by Naomi Klein
*Bernie Sanders Group Backing Socialist Candidate In Council Race
*In Shadow of Puerto Rico’s Nightmare, Virgin Islands and Others Facing Intense Struggle
*Randy Bryce Dodges Forum with Democratic Primary Challenger, Cathy Myers
*Nina Turner & Our Revolution
Good morning friends, starting things off with Van Jones & Nina Turner’s weekend speeches on Medicare for All and then the rest of the news will be in the comments.
The video is a bit clipped and Van Jones starts around the 8 minute mark and then Nina Turner follows… and wow, what a speech:
Also in this news roundup:
*Our Bad Foreign Policy
*“Medicare for all” could be cheaper than you think
*While Trump Stokes Division, Warnings Against Ignoring Ongoing Crisis in Puerto Rico
*Outlets That Scolded Sanders Over Deficits Uniformly Silent on $700B Pentagon Handout
*Obama: ‘The world has never been healthier, wealthier or less violent’
*The Man Taking On Ted Cruz Talks Sanders, Single-Payer, and Beowulf
*Why Is Stephen Jaffe Trying to Unseat Nancy Pelosi?
& Much More
Good morning friends and a big thank you to those who keep us alive over the weekends! I will ever so slowly encourage you to post your own material as well as create posts that show how easy this can be done… but in the meantime today’s news roundup is in the comments. There is a lot of material to cover including:
*Lots of people (Booker, Whitehouse, etc) are piling onto Bernie’s single payer bill
*Sanders to head back to California
*It’s time to end the myth that black voters don’t like Bernie Sanders
*Water Protector/Pipeline news
*Draft Bernie Events & Videos
* the 39 Senate Democrats (and Angus King) Still Not Backing Medicare For All
*Progressive Candidate updates & more
So.. see you on the other side!
Update: The list is growing:
— Richard Blumenthal (@SenBlumenthal) September 12, 2017
— Tammy Baldwin (@tammybaldwin) September 12, 2017
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.
Video on the flip side of the link below.Continue reading →
Off to a slow start today as my corporate-cubicle job prepares to go on lockdown due to Irma, but I’ll put all the news/video/etc in the comments and leave the main body of this post as a well-wish to all our east-cast readers/members. Do us all a favor and stay safe!
That having been said, Im off to the comments to add the news, see you there!
In this roundup:
*Sanders on Colbert & Chris Hayes’ Shows
*Thomas Franks Responds To Clintons Book
*Irma closes in on the US after devastating the tropics
*A Tale Of Two Cities: The Columbus Revolution
*Randall Woodfin’s Q&A
*Pipeline/Water Protector Updates & More
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 →
Good morning friends! In this post:
*Bernie Discusses Harvey, Healthcare & Immigration on CNN
*Nina Turner discussing refueling the Bernie Sanders revolution
*As a chemical plant burns, Texans remain in the dark about toxic threats.
*Bernie Sanders brings ‘political revolution’ to Aurora
*Water Protector and Indigenous Peoples News Updates
*#PayUpCorps Campaign Highlights All Nation Could Do If Corporations Paid Their Fair Share
& plenty more.
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Winnie Wong, co-founder of People for Bernie, calls for a fearless movement that transcends any one person’s leadership
Video in the post..Continue reading →
In this news roundup/open thread:
*Bernie’s message on Our Revolution’s First birthday
*Nina Turner: “Democrats Have Lost Their Souls”
*Trump Admin looks to shrink national monuments
*Hurricane Harvey heads for Texas
*Congressional Candidate & Berniecrat Janet Everhard
*Pipeline/Water Protector news & updates
& lots more
In Today’s News Roundup & Open Thread:
*Nina Turner Denounces The Enablers of Racism
*Video Of Bernie Speaking @ The St Albans Senior Center
*Ben Jealous Gets Arrested
*Tim Black & Jimmy Dore Try To Understand Keith Ellison
*Pipeline & Water Protector Updates
In today’s news roundup/open thread:
*The Nina Turner Show: Hygiene as a Human Right
*Elizabeth Warren Calls For A Rejection of Centrism
*Most Americans want universal healthcare. What are we waiting for? by Bernie Sanders
*Bernie Sanders Talks Health Care, Cows During Franklin County Visit
*Analysis Concludes DNC ‘Hack’ Was Insider Leaker
*Pipeline & Water Protector Updates
In today’s News Roundup/Open Thread:
*Everything should be working!
*Sanders Schedules some speaking dates
*Nina Turner on the difference between ‘call outs’ and ‘call ins’
*Democrats Finally Take A Look In The Mirror
*Activists Organize To Bypass The Democratic Party