Good morning, y’all. Food for thought: we’ve got an important Anniversary coming up this spring. LD started this site as the Bernie News Report in 2015. It has grown and evolved into our beloved Progressive Wing aka the Nest. 😊☮️ So, how about a cyber celebration? It would be a lot of fun, and a needed positive in these troubled times. The Nest is swept and Open for action. Treat yourselves, my friends. 😊
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Hello friends! And you know I mean that with the deepest sincerity, you are all in many ways closer to me than most people in ‘real life’. I know we have a variety of users of different ages using different devices, some who social medialize, some who do not (you smart bastards you), and well… though we are all fairly like minded, we are all quite different. This leads me to the point of ways to promote TPW, which has become one of my main goals (outside all the other ones) recently. Here’s a quick list of easy things you can do if you are able/willing that can increase our traffic:
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Happy Monday friends! Hope you had a great Mother’s Day weekend! I was on a self imposed media-blackout so have no clue what’s really happened other than what I’ve read on the weekend open thread here, so will slowly add what I’m catching up on in the comments.
Starting things off with the always fantastic Nina Turner:
Sen. Bernie Sanders did not hold anything back Thursday when he condemned the House passage of the Republican-backed bill to replace Obamacare.
“If the bill passed today in the House became law, thousands of Americans would die, because they would no longer have access to health care,” Sanders told CNN’s Anderson Cooper on “AC360.”
The Vermont lawmaker and former presidential candidate claimed the Obamacare replacement provides billions of dollars in tax breaks to the wealthiest 2%.
“What kind of health care bill are we talking about when you throw 24 million people off of health insurance,” Sanders said.
Cooper asked Sanders to weigh in on health care giant Aetna pulling out of Obamacare in Virginia, citing major losses.
“What (Republicans) are doing now is consciously sabotaging the Affordable Care Act,” Sanders said. “For example, not enforce the individual mandate — many billions of dollars are not coming into the system and then rates are going up. And then they say, ‘Oh look, it’s a terrible situation rates are going up’.”
Donald Trump and Republicans just celebrated voting to let thousands of Americans die so that billionaires get tax breaks. Think about that. pic.twitter.com/hbOp7k2TQe
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) May 4, 2017
Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont did not mince words when describing the all-hands Senate meeting at the White House on Wednesday, including the reason behind his decisision not to attend.
“I did not want to be part of a road-show for the White House,” Sanders said to MSNBC’s Chris Hayes during an interview on “All In with Chris Hayes.”
In what was also described as a “dog-and-pony show” by members of the Senate, Sanders lambasted the decision to hold the meeting in what is traditionally held in a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility — a secure room of the congressional building devoid of any “cyber-security issues.”
“These highly classified briefings always take place in what is called the SCIF room in the Congress,” said Sanders. “What I did not want to be, is part of a photo opportunity or a political effort on the part of the White House.”
More News, video, etc in the comments. Have a great day!
Capping off a session that includes future progressive candidates sharing why they’ve decided to run for office in the Age of Trump, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) addressed the People’s Action “Rise Up” summit on Monday afternoon.
Sanders, who has been touring the country with Democratic National Committee chair Tom Perez on the party’s “Unity Tour,” appeared before roughly 1,000 activists after 2:00pm EST.
The “Movement Politics: Protest to Power” session of the three-day People’s Action convention, which began Sunday and concludes Tuesday, will also see the official unveiling of the “Protest to Power” platform to “electoralize the resistance” as co-executive director George Goehl told the crowd on Sunday.
“[W]e have to build a resistance that turns Defense into Offense,” he argued. “That means being exactly where they don’t want us to be, exactly when they don’t want us to be there. We have done it on healthcare, and we can do it on immigration, we can do it on policing, we can do it on the budget, and more.”
The platform specifically includes calls for racial equity; an end to mass incarceration; healthcare as a human right; environmental justice and a clean energy economy that “serves those most impacted by disinvestment, colonization, structural racism, and the impacts of climate change;” a just immigration system; and an economic system “that reverses the concentration of wealth and historic income inequality and allows workers and small businesses to thrive.”
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Good morning world! As I’ve rearranged my schedule so to be able to catch Bernie today I probably won’t have too very much for you as far as links go, but will certainly add what I do come across in the little time that I do have. If you are reading/watching/listening to anything interesting… please share!
I will doing my best to recording the entire event (and then post it later in the evening) but will also Tweet pics/etc for as long as my phones battery will allow from the TPW twitter account: @ProgressiveWing. Doors open at 10:30 central so I’ll probably start sometime around then if you want to keep an eye out for updates.
In the meantime… here’s the ‘Come Together, Fight Back Tour’ in Miami: