Welcome to the weekly BERN (Bernie Election and Revolution News), a collaborative effort of the Daily Kos group,The Political Revolution. We are not affiliated with the campaign, except as volunteers. Numerous group members have contributed to this series in affirmation of Bernie’s campaign motto “Not me. Us.” logo by Rob in Vermont This is an election diary about Bernie Sanders and his campaign’s recent activities. Constructive comments and questions about his policies, issues, or campaign strategy are welcome. What’s not welcome is negativity towards Bernie, his supporters, or any of the other 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary competitors. If there’s one thing …Continue reading →
Here’s America’s first black president talking about reparations for slavery and systematic discrimination. Obama: Theoretically, you can make, obviously, a powerful argument that centuries of slavery, Jim Crow, discrimination are the primary cause for all those gaps. That those were wrongs done to the black community as a whole, and black families specifically, and that in order to close that gap, a society has a moral obligation to make a large, aggressive investment, even if it’s not in the form of individual reparations checks, but in the form of a Marshall Plan, in order to close those gaps. It is …Continue reading →
Last night, TOP had a liveblog going about Anderson Cooper’s Stephanie Clifford interview on 60 Minutes last night. I discovered it on the Recent Story list while looking for the new series, These Revolutionary Times. Also, I found another FP post by GOS himself, who provided a quick transcript from CBS. To me, it is pitiful but TOP is starving for ratings. I’m surprised they didn’t solicit quite the polling that CNN did: Source: CNN Mind one, I did see the interview when it was being broadcasted last evening. The only thing that was particularly interesting was the timing of …Continue reading →
So Neera Tanden did a MLK tweet this morning. Rob’s response was quite typical. He'd probably criticize Democrats for waging endless war on poor people abroad while spying on American citizens at home, then you'd denounce him as a Kremlin agent — Rob (@robrousseau) January 15, 2018 MLK’s opinions about capitalism seem to be more and more known: "Capitalism has outlived its usefulness. It has brought about a system that takes necessities from the masses to give luxuries to the classes." ~Martin Luther King Jr. — Occupy the democrats (@OccupyTheDems) January 15, 2018 Benjamin Dixon did a fantastic thread of …Continue reading →
Good morning friends! I have a super extensive audit at the cubicle job today so will most likely not be around too very much but wanted to get a post going for the day. Of course I’ll start it with Bernie:
Mayor Bill de Blasio will get a boost from U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday as he seeks to rally support from the left for his re-election campaign. The de facto leader of the Democratic Party’s left wing will headline a de Blasio campaign rally at the music venue Terminal 5 on Oct. 30.
Sanders, an independent from Vermont who ran for president as a Democrat last year, “highlight the Mayor’s strong record of progressive results, his vision for moving New York City forward, and the importance of voting for a Mayor who will stand up to Donald Trump,” de Blasio’s campaign said in an event announcement.
The rally will come a week before de Blasio, a Democrat finishing his first term, faces off with Republican state Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis in the Nov. 7 election.
De Blasio endorsed Hillary Clinton over Sanders in last year’s presidential primary, in which the senator ran as an anti-establishment outsider. But Sanders’ appearance could help increase de Blasio’s appeal to some of his progressive critics.
“Throughout his life, Sen. @BernieSanders has fought for change for working Americans,” de Blasio’s campaign tweeted Wednesday.
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Perhaps you heard about a post on Daily Kos a few days ago that basically went viral on twitter: Black activists unknowingly organized events for Russia, helping effort to create divisions in U.S. Uh oh, “unknowingly”? Black activists needed Russian trolls to tell them that something needs to be done?? It’s also deeply disturbing because it shows the lengths that the Russians are willing to go to in order to wreak havoc in our country. And mainly, it’s infuriating because it shows how black people are once again victimized—even by countries we don’t necessarily live in. As Conrad James said, …Continue reading →
That large banner has the famous line from the American Declaration of Independence, followed by “If of African descent tear off this corner”. TomP had a diary last month on the 100th anniversary of the East St. Louis massacre that described the events and their causes in detail. Today is the 100th anniversary of the Silent Parade in New York City, organized to protest that massacre which claimed the lives of 100-200, the vast majority of them black people. Google changed it’s doodle today to commemorate the protest. They are also highlighting a documentary project from the Equal Justice Initiative called Lynching in …Continue reading →