• https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/new-york-city-mayor-bill-de-blasio-drops-2020-bid-n1056791

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio dropped out of the 2020 presidential race Friday, ending a long shot bid for the Democratic nomination that never went anywhere.

    “I feel like I have contributed all I can to this primary election, and…

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  • https://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/union-protesters-arrested-at-tennessee-gm-plant

    The strike against General Motors is now into a fourth day.

    Tensions are rising as a United Auto Workers official says about seven to nine union picketers were arrested for blocking a roadway at a GM plant in Tennessee.

    The arrests came Wednesday at the…

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  • https://consortiumnews.com/2019/09/18/biden-taking-iraq-lies-to-the-max/

    Presidential candidate Joe Biden is adding lies on top of lies to cover up his backing of the Iraq invasion.

    At last week’s ABC/DNC debate Biden lied about his Iraq record, just as he did during the first two debates.

    In the July debate, Biden claimed: “From the mom…

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  • https://consortiumnews.com/2019/09/17/the-worlds-most-important-political-prisoner/

    We are now just one week away from the end of Julian Assange’s uniquely lengthy imprisonment for bail violation. He will receive parole from the rest of that sentence, but will continue to be imprisoned on remand awaiting his hearing on extradition to the U.S. – a p…

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  • http://inthesetimes.com/working/entry/22024/bernie_sanders_labor_plan_wage_boards_just_cause

    Bernie Sanders released his Workplace Democracy Plan on Wednesday. His campaign’s labor platform makes the strongest case of any of the candidates so far that he would be unions’ best ally in the White House in generations.

    At a time when the Dem…

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  • I haven’t login at dkos in well over a year. And the last was to see if I had been bojoed.

  • A email

    Dear Labor for Bernie supporters,

    Momentum among working people and unions to support Bernie is growing. Here are three simple steps you can take to help build the movement:
    1) Follow us on Twitter at @labor4bernie and Facebook.
    2) Share this tweet and this Facebook post about why unions and workers should support Bernie.
    3)…

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  • Benny what happen to your comments?

  • http://inthesetimes.com/working/entry/22016/uber-koch-brothers-public-transit-privatization

    At first glance, the rideshare corporation Uber couldn’t appear more different than conservative oil-mogul billionaires Charles G. and David H. Koch. Uber has hired numerous former Democratic Party campaign managers and lobbyists and the company’s CEO, Dar…

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  • http://inthesetimes.com/working/entry/22017/burn-out-work-self-care-union-national-nonprofit

    Working In These Times
    WEDNESDAY, AUG 14, 2019, 4:28 PM
    The Answer To Burnout At Work Isn’t “Self-Care”—It’s Unionizing
    BY KAYLA BLADO
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    Workers at nonprofits often experience overwork and burnout. The answer is a unio…

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  • https://labornotes.org/2019/08/teachers-fighting-public-schools-were-key-uprising-puerto-rico

    In the two months leading up to the uprising which ousted Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Roselló, educators celebrated hard-fought victories against the privatization of their education system. Struggles by teachers and families against school closures and…

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  • https://aflcio.org/2019/8/14/shatter-silence-states-roundup

    It’s time once again to take a look at the ways working people are making progress in the states. Click on any of the links to follow the state federations on Twitter.

  • See you in the comments.

    • la58 replied 1 month ago

      https://aflcio.org/2019/8/14/shatter-silence-states-roundup

      It’s time once again to take a look at the ways working people are making progress in the states. Click on any of the links to follow the state federations on Twitter.

    • la58 replied 1 month ago

      https://labornotes.org/2019/08/teachers-fighting-public-schools-were-key-uprising-puerto-rico

      In the two months leading up to the uprising which ousted Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Roselló, educators celebrated hard-fought victories against the privatization of their education system. Struggles by teachers and families against school closures and charter schools helped pave the way for July’s unprecedented outpouring of protest (see box).

      By the end of the school year in June, it became clear that the struggle to stop charterization had largely won. There is only one actively functional charter school on the island.

      Popular Uprising Topples Governor

      Puerto Rico has seen repeated demonstrations of hundreds of thousands of people since July 13, when then-Governor Ricardo Rosseló’s ugly chats with his inner circle were revealed. The mass street protests toppled his government in just two weeks.

      Demonstrators shut down a highway and called a general strike demanding the governor’s resignation.

      Besides hatred for women, homophobia, and contempt for those killed by Hurricane Maria, the chats revealed the elite’s sharing of confidential government information with lobbyists.

      And earlier that week, the island’s former Secretaries of Education and the Health Insurance Administration were arrested by the FBI on charges of corruption and fraud.

      On July 24 Rosselló announced his resignation. Two more governors were successively sworn in within a week—the first forced out by the unconstitutionality of his appointment and more protests.

      But the people’s anger was not just about the chats, the corruption, or the government’s incredibly inadequate response to Hurricane Maria.

      The U.S. Congress in 2016 handed dictatorial powers in Puerto Rico to an unelected Fiscal Oversight and Management Board in the name of debt restructuring. This board has pushed massive cuts to public education and to the University of Puerto Rico, cuts to pensions, and a drive to privatize public services, including the electric utility.

      One chant this summer went: “Ricky, renuncia! Y llévate la Junta!” (“Ricky, resign—and take the Board with you!”)

      So the demand for the governors to resign came from unions, feminist groups, students, members of all political parties, businesspeople—even a police association. Everyone agrees that the outpouring of organizing and protest is not over yet.

      —Jane Slaughter

      Then in July, teachers and families who had fought pitched battles against the closing of 442 public schools by ex-Secretary of Education Julia Keleher were vindicated when Keleher was arrested on corruption charges.

    • la58 replied 1 month ago

      http://inthesetimes.com/working/entry/22017/burn-out-work-self-care-union-national-nonprofit

      Working In These Times
      WEDNESDAY, AUG 14, 2019, 4:28 PM
      The Answer To Burnout At Work Isn’t “Self-Care”—It’s Unionizing
      BY KAYLA BLADO
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      Workers at nonprofits often experience overwork and burnout. The answer is a union. (Getty Images)

      It’s Monday morning and your alarm goes off. As you wake up, the dread of going to work creeps in. You’re feeling exhausted, stressed out, underpaid and underappreciated. It’s a mindset you can’t shake, and no amount of coffee will fix: You have workplace burnout.

      The World Health Organization recently included burnout as a legitimate diagnosis in their handbook that guides medical professionals in diagnosing diseases. It is characterized by three indicators: “feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion; increased mental distance from one’s job, or feelings of negativism or cynicism related to one’s job; and reduced professional efficacy.”

      So, what can be done about burnout? “Self-care” has been touted by social media influencers as the best solution to restoring your mental health, no matter the cause. Sure, healthy food, exercise and sleep are important ways to deal with stress, and we could all use more of each. But eating a salad isn’t going to fix the systemic problems at your workplace, nor will getting a massage give you a voice on the job, or increase your paycheck.

      If you work at a nonprofit, you might be all-too-familiar with workplace burnout. Nonprofits are notorious for being understaffed and under-resourced. Workers at nonprofits often have to wear multiple hats for the sake of supporting the mission of the organization, and the resulting stress can take a toll on their mental and physical health.

      It is important to address these workplace issues comprehensively, but there is one clear and immediate solution: join a union.

    • la58 replied 1 month ago

      http://inthesetimes.com/working/entry/22016/uber-koch-brothers-public-transit-privatization

      At first glance, the rideshare corporation Uber couldn’t appear more different than conservative oil-mogul billionaires Charles G. and David H. Koch. Uber has hired numerous former Democratic Party campaign managers and lobbyists and the company’s CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, has publicly criticized the Trump administration, including over the travel ban on several majority-Muslim countries. The Kochs, meanwhile, have gained a reputation for bankrolling the Republican Party.

      Yet Uber—the Silicon Valley startup-gone-public—shares at least one goal with the most prominent funders of modern conservatism: the destruction of America’s public transit.

      While polarization in the United States is on the rise when it comes to metrics like party affiliation and media consumption, there’s a frightening level of agreement in corporate America, regardless of party loyalty. Examining where both Uber and the Koch brothers agree exposes the consensus hiding beneath the surface of our current political gridlock. Yes, rideshare corporations and oil tycoons share a financial interest in a car-centric future. But both also lobby for corporate tax cuts, deregulation and fewer rights and protections for workers. Both also envision a society with weakened or nonexistent public goods, part of a 40-year privatization trend that’s touched everything from public education to water access. From this vantage point, government is, in fact, getting things done and solving problems—just for corporate America rather than poor and working people.

      A close look at the growing war on public transit reveals the planks of this corporate consensus.

      • la58 replied 1 month ago

      • wi61 replied 1 month ago

        As usual the Koch’s always have an under lying adjenda as both fathers Koch and Trumpcorp had a major involvement in the formation of the JBS;

        The John Birch Society has increasingly been linked to the presidency of Donald Trump by political commentators such as Jeet Heer of The New Republic, arguing that “Trumpism” is essentially Bircherism. According to Politico, Trump’s former personal lawyer and early mentor Roy Cohn was deeply involved with the Society and its leaders.Trump confidante and longtime advisor Roger Stone said that Trump’s father Fred Trump was a financier of the Society and a personal friend of founder Robert Welch.Trump’s Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney was the speaker at the John Birch Society’s National Council dinner shortly before joining the Trump administration. U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky), widely reported to be one of Trump’s top advisors on foreign policy, is also tied to the John Birch Society The senator’s father, former Congressman Ron Paul (R-Texas), has had a long and very close relationship with the Society, celebrating its work in his 2008 keynote speech at the John Birch Society 50th anniversary event and saying that it was leading the fight to restore freedom. The keynote speaker at the group’s 60th anniversary celebration was Congressman Thomas Massie (R-Kentucky.), who maintains a near-perfect score on the Society’s “Freedom Index” ranking of members of Congress. Right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, who hosted Trump on his Infowars radio show and claims to have a personal relationship with the president, called Trump a “John Birch Society president” and previously claimed Trump was “more John Birch Society than the John Birch Society.”

    • la58 replied 1 month ago

      Benny what happen to your comments?

      • Benny replied 1 month ago

        I removed them to form a post in its own. The speech was lengthy, and trying to break it up whereby it’s readable would have taken 10 comments. So I decided to make it one post. It’s still in spirit of your labor theme, though.

    • I had not realized how right wing the protests in Hong Kong are. Must read more.

    • like the Beatles

      • He would not care for the Beatles’ comparison. The Bernster would be humbled by it. T and R, la58!!

    • So now will there be a white Liz sis attack? 😉

      https://www.jacobinmag.com/2019/08/bernie-sanders-white-bernie-bro-race-2020-democratic-primary-pew-poll

      By January of this year, it had already become clear that enthusiasm for another Sanders run was remarkably inflected by race — with comparatively strong support coming from black voters. And Friday, a poll from Pew confirms the trend: only 49% of Sanders supporters are white, compared with 56% of Biden voters, 59% of Harris voters, and a remarkable 71% of Warren voters.

      The explicit, constantly invoked basis for the 2016 critique of Sanders on race — his strong support among white voters and weak support among black voters — has completely vanished. All of the polling arguments made against him in 2016 now largely apply to his opponents, and the polling arguments made in favor of Hillary Clinton now overwhelmingly apply to Bernie Sanders.

      From here, it seems like honest pundits have two options:

      They can admit that preference polls are not actually a sound basis for evaluating a candidate’s credibility on the issues, and admit that their reliance on this to critique Sanders in 2016 was unfair and misleading; or

      They can insist that Sanders and his politics are legitimized by the demographics of his coalition; that his opponents and their supporters are champions of privilege and white supremacy; and they can make these arguments as forcefully and persistently as they did in 2016.

      Neither, of course, will actually happen. Presumably, some critics of Sanders will continue to live in denial, and pretend that the demographic coalitions of 2016 map directly onto 2019. More often, however, we can probably expect more of what we’ve already seen: conspicuous silence from critics who never really cared what the polls said either way.

      • https://apnews.com/800a825d888e4635a574955abb00af98

        Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are in Georgia making election appeals to thousands of black millennial Christians.

        The senators are competing to be the leading progressive alternative in the 2020 contest to former Vice President Joe Biden, and younger black voters could offer an important source of support.

        Biden remains atop primary polls partly because of his standing with older black votes. Younger African Americans are more divided on their opinions about the large field of candidates.

        Sanders and Warren will have back-to-back question-and-answer sessions Saturday with black pastors at the Young Leaders Conference. The gathering includes about 5,000 black millennials of faith.

    • https://www.thenation.com/article/israel-tlaib-omar-travel-ban-trump/

      Along those same lines, those of us who believe that America’s one-sided support for Israel in every and all situations (including the killing of thousands of civilians in Gaza) is bad for the United States, catastrophic for the Palestinians, and ultimately suicidal for Israel should take some cheer out of Trump and Netanyahu’s latest folly, as ugly as it is. And that is because it weakens the forces that promote and sustain the deadly “pro-Israel” status quo.

      Democrats across the board have denounced Netanyahu’s ban and, of course, Trump’s truly unprecedented call on a foreign government to ban US members of Congress. And not just the presidential candidates who, led by Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, denounced the ban in strong terms. Even House enforcers of orthodoxy on Israel, led by majority leader Steny Hoyer and Foreign Affairs Committee chair Eliot Engel, opposed Trump’s move. Suddenly, those who can’t find their voices when Israel is killing kids in Gaza are all over the media criticizing Netanyahu. Even AIPAC put out a mild tweet criticizing the ban, one no doubt worked out with the embassy of Israel (like everything it does).

      This is nothing for opponents of unconditional US support for Israel to be upset about. Without that unconditional support, neither the occupation nor Israel’s undemocratic and racist system at home can be sustained. It is now losing the support of America’s largest political party and of those American Jews (an average of nearly 75 percent in recent elections) who identify with it.

      Let the Likudniks, the lobby, the bought members of Congress, and the neocons cry. For those of us who want to see Israelis and Palestinians living in peace, in one country or two, with full security and sovereignty for both, Netanyahu’s stupid move is good news. It’s time someone tore the mask off the Israeli government and its fellow travelers in Washington. Perhaps, after the 2020 elections, the United States will serve as an honest broker between Israelis and Palestinians. Perhaps it will recognize that Palestinians deserve the same rights as Israelis in the land both peoples call home. Perhaps it will condition US aid to Israel on its negotiating an end to the 52-year occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. After all, there’s a first time for everything.

    • wi61 replied 1 month ago

      When will they learn that they cant trust Trumpcorp. As far as prevailing wage goes Walker destroyed it in WI. before Trumpcorp did this. Lesson learned the hard way for trusting Trumpcorp

      Trump-backing union workers turn on president over new labor rules as election nears

      According to a report at Politico, workers who are a part of one of the nation’s largest unions are very unhappy with Donald Trump’s Labor Department after they had fallen in line behind the president following this election in 2016. The report states “a deal gone bad between Trump and North America’s Building Trades Unions over
      a Labor Department apprenticeship initiative” is at the heart of the dispute that could cost Trump votes in the 2020 election. Politico reports that leadership of the union endorsed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election, but the rank and file workers of the “NABTU has always been viewed as more conservative than other labor groups, and since Trump’s victory it has weathered criticism.Now the workers are faced with a new rule from the Labor Department that “will undermine their own job-training programs and create a supply of cheap labor for developers, undercutting high-skilled construction workers who rely on prevailing-wage jobs to make ends meet.” “It’s an existential threat to the Building Trades,” confessed one administration official who took part in the negotiations, with Politico adding that the union “that represents millions of construction workers across the U.S.” is “seeing early signs of a member-driven revolt against Trump in 2020.”According to Steve Rosenthal, an analyst and former political director for the AFL-CIO, “The Building Trades have the potential to be a significant force in the 2020 election particularly in some of the key swing states like Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Iowa.”He added, “The Building Trades know how to mobilize their members and move votes. And their opposition to Trump can have a ripple effect beyond their members and their families to other voters in the communities where their members live and work.”The report goes on to note, “The Labor Department’s proposal has received more than 160,000 comments, the vast majority of them from union members vouching for the strength of the unions’ existing training programs. Most of the comments implicitly rebuke officials in the White House who have sought to make the proposal less favorable to unions.”

      https://www.rawstory.com/2019/08/trump-backing-union-workers-turn-on-president-over-new-labor-rules-as-election-nears/

    • Benny replied 1 month ago

      TONIGHT: @BernieSanders joins WFP members for the latest in our series of #WFP2020 live online Q&As! Join us at 7:30pm ET/4:30pm PT: https://t.co/D1qWgO0ln5 pic.twitter.com/YxSHTAkU1d

      — Working Families Party (@WorkingFamilies) August 17, 2019

    • Benny replied 1 month ago

      “Your attendance is not mandatory." But only those that showed up at 7 a.m., scanned their cards, and prepared to stand for hours waiting for Trump to speak — through lunch but without lunch — would be paid.

      “NO SCAN, NO PAY,” the rules said. https://t.co/6g7VBuehlt

      — Matt Rogers 🎙 (@Politidope) August 16, 2019

    • Benny replied 1 month ago

      Bernie at the Young Leaders/Black PAC Conference this AM:

      Presidential Candidate Conversation – Day 2

      Today, we’re live with the 2nd day of the Black Church Presidential Candidate Conversation Series, a historic event held in conjunction with the Young Leaders Conference and The Black Church PAC. Today’s conversation kicks off at 11:30 AM ET with Senator Bernie Sanders and Senator Elizabeth Warren.Text “church” to 228-466 to get updates and join the conversation!!! #BlackChurchPAC #OrganizeTheChurch #AME #COGIC #PAW #COOLJC #FULLGOSPEL #BAPTIST #BLACKCHURCH

      Posted by Urban Cusp on Saturday, August 17, 2019

      He appears at the 27:55 mark.

      • Benny replied 1 month ago

        At @blackchurchPAC forum in ATL, @BernieSanders tells thousands of black millennial Christians that his father's "entire family was wiped out by Hitler's white nationalism." Sanders pledges: "We will go to war against white nationalism and racism in every aspect of our lives."

        — Bill Barrow (@BillBarrowAP) August 17, 2019

    • Once again it shows that Bernie is ahead in his thoughts.

    • Benny replied 1 month ago

      Cummings and Sanders Seek Pricing Information From 3 Generic Drug Makers

      Representative Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, and Senator Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, have sent letters to executives of the generic drug makers Mylan, Teva, and Heritage Pharmaceuticals, asking for drug pricing information as part of a probe into the rising cost of generics.

      Cummings and Sanders originally sought information on drug price increases in 2014, sending document requests to 14 generic drug makers. Among those companies, the 3 who received letters from the lawmakers this week did not produce documents, despite what Cummings and Sanders say were repeated inquiries and discussions with the companies’ legal teams.

      Cummings’ and Sanders’ letters come on the heels of the May 10 filing of a complaint by 44 US states that alleges that manufacturers coordinated their efforts to inflate the prices of several drugs covered in the 2014 probe.

      Connecticut’s Attorney General, William Tong, recently released the full and unredacted complaint against drug makers including Teva, Mylan, Pfizer, Sandoz, and others. According to the complaint, the generic drug industry “would systematically and routinely communicate with one another directly, divvy up customers to create an artificial equilibrium in the market, and then maintain anticompetitively high prices,” and the drug makers “embarked on one of the most egregious and damaging price-fixing conspiracies in the history of the United States.”

      The complaint also alleges that Mylan, Teva, and Heritage coordinated to obstruct Cummings’ and Sanders’ 2014 investigation into price increases. In their letters, Cummings and Sanders warn the drug makers that obstructing or evading a Congressional investigation is in violation of federal law.

      Cummings and Sanders are now asking the companies for documents including those detailing revenues, expenses, sales contracts, and profit projections for specific drugs, as well as documents that would identify phone calls between employees of Heritage, Mylan, and Teva. The lawmakers have given the companies until August 28 to respond to their request.

    • I have my doubts that this list has changed much.

    • Benny replied 1 month ago

      Leaders have to hold those accountable who abuse power. https://t.co/PD1l949iQG

      — Killer Mike (@KillerMike) August 17, 2019

    • Benny replied 1 month ago

      Caption this Bernie Sanders picture. pic.twitter.com/ocBZIpw2r9

      — Yarnie 🌹 (@TweetingYarnie) August 16, 2019

    • OOPS! The Trump administration is quite incompetent.

      Here is the warrant.

      Check it out if you wish.

      WHEREAS a Verified Complaint for Forfeiture ft Rem has been filed in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, on the 16th day of November, 2019,

      https://www.justice.gov/opa/press-release/file/1196366/download

    • Bill Maher certainly hates Muslims!

    • Nice jerseys!😁👌👍

    • This is why Neera and other CAP workers are frequently on MSNBC.

    • I wonder if Agatha will be asked about rope jumping?

    • This comment is for the second part about Walmart.

    • The NYTIMES has an article up about fundraising. It is a bit deceptive.

      https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/08/17/us/politics/2020-democratic-fundraising.html

    • https://abc3340.com/news/nation-world/warren-sanders-get-personal-with-young-black-christians

      Sanders and Warren are looking for ways to narrow the gap with Biden, who remains atop primary polls partly because of his standing with older black voters. Polls suggest that younger black voters, however, are far more divided in their support among the many Democratic candidates.

      The senators, both of whom are white, connected their biblical interpretations to their ideas about everything from economic regulation and taxation to criminal justice and health care.

      “This is a righteous fight,” Warren said, who noted that she’s taught “fifth-grade Sunday School.”

      Sanders, while not quoting Scripture as did Warren, declared that “the Bible, if it is about anything, is about justice.” His campaign, he said, is “not just defeating the most dangerous president in modern American history. We are about transforming this nation to make it work for all of us.”

      Warren and Sanders received warm welcomes, with notable enthusiasm for their proposals to overhaul a criminal justice system both derided as institutionally racist and to eliminate student loan debt that disproportionately affects nonwhites.

      “We need candidates to show up on our turf, not always asking us to show up on their turf,” McBride said in an interview.

      Daughtry said all Democratic candidates were invited, and she noted the absence of other leading candidates, including Biden, who is attending campaign fundraisers in the Northeast this weekend.

      “He missed an opportunity,” Daughtry said, to “make his case” to younger voters “who don’t know him like older folks do.”</blockquote

    • Benny replied 1 month ago

      The sound bite from the WFP interview is likely the answer to getting more people involved to vote. I’ll post it as soon as it comes up on twitter.

      • What I heard before it cut out completely was that the key is having an agenda that speaks to the working class basically. There’s probably more.

        • Benny replied 1 month ago

          He talked about how many folks are cynical about politics, believe it is just bulls**t.

          • Benny replied 1 month ago

            My only comment about the event was that 90% in the audience were already committed to Bernie, but since this was designed to be recorded I guess that’s OK. I would liked to have heard more questions from undecideds or indies.

    • Benny replied 1 month ago

      Transcript of @BernieSanders closing remarks to @WorkingFamilies #WFP2020 pic.twitter.com/goRt4s91I1

      — People for Bernie (@People4Bernie) August 18, 2019

    • And this is getting to be accepted as normal.

      I’m glad some people remembered their outrage.

    • Benny replied 1 month ago

      Saw this in the parking lot at the grocery store. 😂🙌 I want to hang out with this berner.

      Here in the CA Bay Area you’ll see Bernie stickers more than any of the other candidates. #Bernie2020 #NotMeUs pic.twitter.com/zY9luJLV8L

      — The Bern Identity (@bern_identity) August 18, 2019

    • gd

      • Very few can’t stand the other. Just because one is preferable doesn’t mean the other is awful

    • More news from the fundraiser circuit. All those wonderful Republicans. Hopefully, both Bernie and Liz supporters agree: A big no to Joe!

      https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/457838-biden-theres-an-awful-lot-of-really-good-republicans-out-there

      White House hopeful Joe Biden doubled down on his vow to cooperate with Republicans should he be elected president, saying he successfully worked across the aisle as vice president.

      “There’s an awful lot of really good Republicans out there,” he said Saturday at a Massachusetts fundraiser. “I get in trouble for saying that with Democrats, but the truth of the matter is, every time we ever got in trouble with our administration, remember who got sent up to Capitol Hill to fix it? Me. Because they know I respect the other team.”

      Biden acknowledged that while Republicans and Democrats appear at odds on most issues plaguing Washington but said many conservatives are being “intimidated” to follow in lock step with President Trump.

      “They’re decent people. They ran because they care about things, but they’re intimidated right now,” he told the fundraiser’s attendees.

    • Just HAD to share this little clip. So much for women gravitating to Bernie for the “boys” (as Gloria Steinem so famously declared), in this clip it looks like the men are lapping up what the ladies are serving!

    • World’s nations gather to tackle wildlife extinction crisis

      From giraffes to sharks, the world’s endangered species could gain better protection at an international wildlife conference.

      The triennial summit of Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites), that began on Saturday, will tackle disputes over the conservation of great beasts such as elephants and rhinos, as well as cracking down on the exploitation of unheralded but vital species such as sea cucumbers, which clean ocean floors.

      Extraordinary creatures being driven to extinction by the exotic pet trade, from glass frogs to star tortoises, may win extra protection from the 183-country conference.

      https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/aug/17/frog-tortoises-cites-wildlife-summit

    • Bernie talking about health care in 1987 and beyond:

  • https://labornotes.org/2019/07/kentucky-miners-are-camped-out-railroad-tracks-blocking-coal-train-demanding-their-stolen

    Harlan County, Kentucky, is probably best known for the hard-fought strikes in its coal mines in the 1930s and 1970s. Today the remaining mines are nonunion. But evidently the local spirit of militancy and solidarity is still…

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