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orlbucfan

T and R, mags!! 🙂 Liz Cheney…..still another example of a FRightwing bad joke who never applied for a job in her life. Her criminal fruitcake Daddy “Bear” made sure of it. Bubonic Plague POX on the whole worthless bunch!

la58

https://publicserviceforum.com

WATCH THE LIVESTREAM HERE ON
SATURDAY, AUGUST 3 AT 9 A.M. PDT
Presidential candidates will gather at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where they’ll face questions about their commitment to protecting public services and the working men and women who dedicate their lives to their communities. The forum is an AFSCME member event and will be moderated by HuffPost Washington bureau chief Amanda Terkel and Nevada Independent editor Jon Ralston.

America’s public service workers will make their voices heard in this election. Whether they’re responding to emergency calls, driving our children to school, caring for our most vulnerable, or doing any of the hundreds of jobs AFSCME members perform every day, people in public service deserve respect for their work and to have a voice on the job.

Don midwest
Don midwest

Matt Stoller continues his excellent econ work and political commentary

This is the first part of a thread. Maybe someone who knows how to get whole threads can get it

wi61

Interesting how Biden’s so called “base” of donations is real close to DC- the land of corporate lobbyist’s

Don midwest
Don midwest

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if dems could win the whole show and follow through with this

All 83 Ethics Complaints Against Justice Brett Kavanaugh Have Been Dismissed For Good
Now the only way Kavanaugh could be investigated is if Congress decided to do something about it — and so far, lawmakers haven’t

Even his lies at confirmation hearing could lead to impeachment

Wouldn’t it be a great day if dems could impeach a bunch of judges

orlbucfan

Won’t happen until Beijing Mitch is driven out of office.

Don midwest
polarbear4

hope Bernie reads this.

Don midwest
Don midwest

have you no decency?

attack a teenage girl…

from a column in NYT – it is OK to have a diversity of views, but this shows a new level of trying to save the carbon economy

The Problem With Greta Thunberg’s Climate Activism
Her radical approach is at odds with democracy.

Don midwest
Don midwest

Juan Cole and others — climate emergency again and again and again

Be Afraid, Very Afraid: Greenland Ice Sheets Cascading into Ocean 50 Years Ahead of Schedule

Don midwest
Don midwest

do you recall the ads for clean coal?

or all the hype that natural gas is a clean fuel?

well

Stop It! Fracking Can’t be Done in a way that doesn’t Threaten Human Life

And indigenous people are in the way.

On our local low power leftist radio station, they put on a program called Nuclear Hot Seat.

Driving around since can’t get over the air unless in a car which serves as a good antenna, there was a program about radioactive waste in NM. On native land. A spill 40 years ago that has not been cleaned up completely, if ever. Denied for decades and people played in the area and at old mines. This is the first time I went to their web site and on top is the link for the program I heard.

Uranium Mining Disaster – Church Rock Uranium Tailings Pond Breach – 40th Anniversary SPECIAL, Pt. 2: Navajo Nation Elders & Activists Speak Out on Cancers, Contamination, Slow-Motion EPA Clean-up – NH #423

This looks like audio part 2.

Gaia is an actor that we denied representation for too long.

Aint Supposed to Die A Natural Death
Aint Supposed to Die A Natural Death

Liz Cheney. Wow. The effin’ chutzpah.

polarbear4

inhuman

Benny

polarbear4

hmmm. seiu was all Bernie last timt, iirc.

Benny

Notice the guy on the right’s t-shirt.

wi61

Since socialism sucks did these 2 nut jobs happen to use pubic roads or the interstate system to get to this event?

Benny

“I love America more than any other country in this world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually.”

Happy birthday to truth-teller, table shaker, and visionary James Baldwin. pic.twitter.com/ItKJX5o1Pc

— Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (@RepPressley) August 2, 2019

LieparDestin

Benny

polarbear4

dems support the new deal? i can think of 2, maybe 3 that are running.

Benny

polarbear4

Xiuhtezcatl and Greta 🔥🌏🌍🌎

LieparDestin

New Hampshire state director leaves Buttigieg campaign

The New Hampshire campaign manager for presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has left the campaign after three months on the job.Although specific reasons for the departure of Michael Ceraso were not disclosed, the campaign was quick to point out that the development will not stop what it views as growing momentum in the Granite State for the South Bend, Indiana, mayor and a vibrant ground organization.

The campaign told WMUR it was a mutual decision.

Ceraso could not be reached for comment.

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For now, New Hampshire operations will be overseen by Jess O’Connell, who was recently brought on as a senior adviser focused on all early voting states, the campaign said. It was unclear if a new New Hampshire-only campaign director will be hired or promoted from within.

O’Connell is the former executive director of the Democratic National Committee and the EMILY’s List political action committee. She was the national operations director for Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign and had a senior role at the Center for American Progress.

LieparDestin

Who’s the boss? In worker-owned cooperatives, everyone is.

The chain of command at PV Squared, a solar panel installation company in Massachusetts’s Pioneer Valley, is admittedly convoluted.

“Technically, I’m Kim’s boss,” says general manager Jonathan Gregory of bookkeeper Kim Pinkham. But “Kim’s on the board, and the board oversees my position, so technically she’s my boss.”

As members of a worker-owned cooperative, the 40-plus employees elect their own board of directors and make decisions based not on majority rule, but by consensus. When they’re not holding the microphone, members at meetings express themselves with hand signals: a flat palm for a question or statement, a raised index finger for direct response, and a hand cupped in a “C” for a clarification.

Workplace democracy “challenges us as humans and as colleagues to think about what is the ultimate level of respect and mutual benefit,” Mr. Gregory says.

Employee-owned enterprises date to the 19th century, but the idea is gaining renewed interest in the United States. It’s fueled by demographic shifts that are causing businesses to change hands, as well as growing worries that the economy rewards elites instead of the common worker. Advocates see worker ownership as a practical way to reverse that trend, creating financial assets for those otherwise unable to claim a stake in the economy.

The support is broad, coming not just from socialists and liberals, but also conservatives, and this gives Marjorie Kelly, executive vice president of The Democracy Collaborative, a nonprofit that advocates worker ownership, cause for optimism.

“It’s really a healing idea,” says Ms. Kelly, the co-author of a new book, “The Making of a Democratic Economy.” “We don’t have to be at each other’s throats to build the kind of economy that will benefit all of us.”

polarbear4

“we don’t have to be at each other’s throat’s…”

so important to keep this front and center. Bernie talks about how “my family” helps “your family” out, and vice versa. I hope he continues using the words that bring it down to a personal level like that.

LieparDestin

Ben & Jerry’s founders create new ice cream flavor in honor of Bernie Sanders

Ever wondered what wealth inequality tastes like?

The founders of Ben & Jerry’s claim to have the answer, and they’ve put it inside a new flavor called “Bernie’s Back.” The hot cinnamon ice cream includes “one very large chocolate disc on top and a (very stiff) butter toffee backbone going down the middle,” according to Sanders’ campaign website.

Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, longtime supporters of US Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, created the flavor in honor of the presidential contender’s 2020 campaign.

“The chocolate disc represents all the wealth that has risen to the top 1%,” the website said. “The backbone represents Bernie’s steadfast determination to un-rig our economy. And the hot cinnamon is our political revolution holding politicians’ feet to the fire to make America work for working people of all races and genders.”

The ice cream is not affiliated with the popular ice cream company. Ben & Jerry’s was sold to the massive conglomerate Unilever in 2000 and the company has since distanced itself from the political activism of its co-founders. Instead, the flavor falls under the banner of “Ben’s Best” and is called “Bernie’s Back!”

Cohen, who is a Sanders campaign co-chair, personally designed the hot cinnamon ice cream, according to the website. Cohen often jokes that if Sanders is elected president, he will be appointed as “minister of ice cream.”

LieparDestin

Ocasio-Cortez chief of staff to leave her office

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-N.Y.) chief of staff Saikat Chakrabarti is leaving the freshman’s office after a series of controversies, according to a report in The Intercept.

“Saikat has decided to leave the office of Rep. Ocasio-Cortez to work with New Consensus to further develop plans for a Green New Deal,” Ocasio-Cortez communications director Corbin Trent told The Intercept in a statement.

“We are extraordinarily grateful for his service to advance a bold agenda and improve the lives of the people in NY-14. From his co-founding of Justice Democrats to his work on the Ocasio-Cortez campaign and in the official office, Saikat’s goal has always been to do whatever he can to help the larger progressive movement, and we look forward to continuing working with him to do just that,” Trent said.

..

The chief of staff had previously worked at Justice Democrats, a liberal group that has sought to replaces sitting Democratic House members with more liberal candidates. Ocasio-Cortez herself was recruited by the group, and defeated former Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.) in what was a huge upset.

The exit follows a meeting between Ocasio-Cortez and Pelosi that took place ahead of the lawmakers flying out for August recess, where the Speaker downplayed divisions between Democratic leadership and the far-left flank of the party.

Chakrabarti is expected to continue work on advancing the Green New Deal at nonprofit the New Consensus, per The Intercept.

Trent is also leaving Ocasio-Ortez’s congressional office to lead communications for her reelection campaign. It’s a role he previously served in 2018.

“With the Ocasio 2020 campaign beginning to ramp up, I’ve asked Corbin to transition to the campaign full-time and he has agreed to do so,” Ocasio-Cortez told The Intercept. “I’m looking forward to growing the movement with him in Queens and the Bronx and across the country.

LieparDestin

NBC’s Mike Memoli, former Obama official Matthew Miller and Bernie Sanders campaign manager Faiz Shakir discuss why attacking Obama’s legacy is not a sustainable strategy for 2020 candidates.

LieparDestin

LieparDestin

The global expanse of US military bases is well-known; but it’s actual territorial empire is largely hidden. The true map of America is not taught in our schools.

Abby Martin interviews history Professor Daniel Immerwahr about his new book, ‘How To Hide An Empire,’ where he documents the story of our “Greater United States.”

polarbear4

happy ROAR!

unbelievable. puzzles and infuriates me that some don’t see how diminished their lives are when species are wiped out.

especially us bears!

kudos to the plaintiffs! the fight never ends.

WindDancer13

I do not have the energy to research how many people retire from office in this manner, but I do not think this is normal. If you want to understand the Republican mindset, listen carefully to Inglis who states that both parties are afraid of their own activists. (It sounds like abortion is going to be the issue that will used to drive Republican voters in 2020).

Not exactly a balanced panel: the range is from lean-right moderate to leaning over right.

WindDancer13

A number of good segments, particularly the breakdown of the debates, but one of the most interesting is the piece on the US troops in Africa.

LieparDestin

wi61

Bernie just before his debate, He had his game day face on and was ready to kick some ass which he did!!!!

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WindDancer13

This is so beautifully done that it is a much watch.

WindDancer13

Great discussion on how the fight against Medicare in 1965 resembles the fight against Medicare for All today.

At one point, it is mentioned that the will of the American people is what got the original Medicare finally enacted.

WindDancer13

In the first video, you can watch Cuomo talk out of both sides of his mouth. While trying to sound like his diatribe is not an attack, it most certainly is.

The second video gives a much clearer idea about Gabbard’s positions on Assad (which she only partially got a chance to explain in the first video) and on regime-change wars.

WindDancer13

Break time:

polarbear4

phatkhat

I just followed. Up to 845K now. ;o)

polarbear4

🌍😊🎈

phatkhat

Dunno if anyone’s posted this yet, but it’s great! I never heard of the guy, but the band rocks, and now I have to look for more. I hope this goes VIRAL! Here’s to Amy…

polarbear4

polarbear4

polarbear4

polarbear4

“In the case of the World Bank, the United States created a system where it would only make loans in dollars in foreign currency, not domestic currency at the countries, and instead of helping finance their development, it only would finance their dependency. To create… for instance their land was to be used to grow export crops, competing with each other, crops could not be grown in America’s latitude but tropical crops, they were not to grow grain or wheat or soybeans or anything that would compete with the American agricultural exports because agriculture has always been the bulwark of America’s trade balance, much more than industry.

The World Bank also, instead of making loans to develop transportation infrastructure for what you normally see with a city urbanization, domestic use, urban development; financed transportation almost exclusively to help the mining interests and the extractive interest, the raw materials interest. The World Bank would provide infrastructure to lower the cost to multinational corporations involved in mining, minerals, oil, and gas. So basically, it was all to support American investment abroad from the beginning.

The International Monetary Fund was the same. The guiding philosophy of the International Monetary Fund is they will make loans only at the supported currency in trouble. In trouble means when a currency was about to collapse in Latin America or elsewhere, the International Monetary Fund would help the oligarchs, the local wealthy people, transfer their money out of the local currency, pesos, escudos, out of the country at a supported high exchange rate for the dollar. Then they would let the exchange rate fall and the country would be left with debt, and the guiding philosophy of the International Monetary Fund was any country can pay any volume of debt without limit as long as it can impoverish the labor force by reducing wages and imposing austerity.

So the IMF promoted American prosperity, and at the cost of austerity, falling living standards, falling public investments in its client countries. That’s why when 2008 occurred, by that time, the last IMF client, Turkey, I think, had repaid foreign debt, and other countries said we never want the IMF in our country again.

Because the IMF would do what it calls stabilization programs. These were really destabilization programs. They would say, the country can pay the debt, you’ve already impoverished your workers to such a low level that you’re in a depression, there’s no internal market, you have to pay your debt by privatizing your public infrastructure. You have to sell off all of the natural monopolies that every country for hundreds of years has kept in the public domain.

Not only the mineral rights and oil rights that were in the public domain but the transportation system the electrical system, especially, the ports, the airports, everything that was public should be sold to pay back the IMF for the subsidy of the capital flight by the wealthy.”

And that’s just for starters.

polarbear4

oops.

polarbear4

polarbear4

this guy seems credible. This seems crazy.
https://twitter.com/davidrkadler/status/1157601904605782016?s=20

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