2019-07-19: News Headlines

Anthony DiMaggio (2019-07-19). System Capture 2020: The Role of the Upper-Class in Shaping Democratic Primary Politics. counterpunch.org The Democratic primary season is upon us, and the party's candidate list is a useful starting point for assessing the impact of affluence on American politics. Classic works by sociologists of decades past, including C. Wright Mills and G. William Domhoff, posited that U.S. political institutions were captured by elite economic actors, who seek to enhance their own material positions at the expense of the many. More

Michael Sainato (2019-07-19). The Billionaires v. Bernie. progressive.org The democratic socialist candidate is under attack from the super rich, their corporations, lobbyists, and think tanks. Some are even backing his 2020 Democratic primary rivals.

Ralph Nader (2019-07-19). Will Any Disgusted Republicans Challenge Trump in the Primaries? counterpunch.org In 1956, then Senator John F. Kennedy authored a best-selling book titled Profiles in Courage, in which he told the stories of Senators in American history who, on principle, bucked the tides of power. Today, some Republican writer or conservative syndicated columnist — George Will or Max Boot — should write a book called Profiles More

Santa Cruz News Network (2019-07-19). Santa Cruz Residents Protest the Recall at Petition Signing Locations. indybay.org Santa Cruz residents are resisting what they are calling an "anti-democratic" effort to recall Progressive City Counclimembers Drew Glover and Chris Krohn by protesting at signature gathering sites. On July 15, a signature gathering location operated on Pacific Avenue by Take Back Santa Cruz member Jane Becker was protested.

WSWS (2019-07-19). Trump appeals to Democratic establishment and attacks the left. wsws.org Trump's praise for Democrats voting against impeachment was not mere bluster; he is operating according to a deliberate political strategy.

WSWS (2019-07-19). Socialism 2019: The ex-International Socialist Organization embraces the Democratic Party. wsws.org Amid Trump's threats of war, unprecedented assaults on immigrants and attacks on democratic rights, Jacobin and the ex-leaders of the ISO hosted an event promoting the Democratic Party and American imperialism.

WSWS (2019-07-19). German Christian Democrat leader Kramp-Karrenbauer to become new defence minister. wsws.org The decision part of a shift to the right characterised by a vast programme of military rearmament.

susan_p (2019-07-19). Sudan: 'The only way to ensure justice for our martyrs is in the streets.'. greenleft.org.au Sudanese took to the streets in their tens of thousands across the country on July 13, while negotiations for a transitional civilian-led government hung in the balance. | Two days later, protests broke out again in response to the killing of a civilian, shot dead in the town of El Souk, southeast of Khartoum. Witnesses reported that members of the feared Rapid Support Forces fired on protesters, who were demanding that the paramilitaries leave their town. | Negotiations between the democratic Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC) and the Transitional Military Council (TMC), which seized control following the toppl…

RT (2019-07-19). Republicans introduce resolution to designate Antifa 'domestic terrorist organization'. rt.com Two Republican senators have introduced a resolution to "properly identify" Antifa as "domestic terrorists" who use violence against their opponents while being protected by "liberal privilege."

RT (2019-07-19). Groupthink or bust: House Democrats want to look united, delete tweets attacking each other. rt.com US House Democrats' progressive and establishment wings have pledged not to let their political convictions get in the way of attacking President Donald Trump, uniting in a "collective de-escalation" to squelch intraparty drama.

James L Cowan (2019-07-19). The Immigrant Crisis and the Democratic Party. indybay.org Redstone Building (room TBA) 2940 16th St., San Francisco…

Jeffrey St. Clair (2019-07-19). Roaming Charges: Big Man, Pig Man. counterpunch.org + After the scenes of mass psychosis in North Carolina on Wednesday night, you'd think the Democrats would finally extinguish their happy trope about "bringing the country together", concentrate on protecting their most valuable assets (the 4 Horsewomen of the Political Apocalypse), and throw themselves into taking POWER. As Hobbes, the English Machiavelli understood perhaps More

Andrew Levine (2019-07-19). South Carolina Speaks for Whom? counterpunch.org Because the African American vote is crucial, the conventional wisdom nowadays is that for Democrats to end up with a nominee who can defeat Donald Trump, Democratic candidates must win over African Americans' hearts and minds. This is a rare case in which the conventional wisdom is spot on. Because South Carolina will be the More

Dave Lindorff (2019-07-18). The BS about Medicare-for-All Has to Stop! dissidentvoice.org It is increasingly clear that the wagons have circled both in the Democratic National Committee and in the news media to shut down any possibility of a national health plan as proposed by Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) or Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. The media for their part, keep touting — almost …

Staff (2019-07-18). Trump's Anti-Immigrant Policies Are a Voter Suppression Strategy. truthout.org | | Republicans lose when the vote expands. We saw this with the record turnout in the 2018 midterms, and we've seen it in the drop in Republican Party affiliation over time. This is why Republicans are tirelessly devoted to voter ID laws, disenfranchising people caught in the criminal punishment…

Staff (2019-07-18). Democratic Leaders Rake in Corporate Cash as "Squad" Sticks With Small Donors. truthout.org | | This article was produced by Sludge, an independent, ad-free investigative news site covering money in politics. Click here to support Sludge.In late June, 95 House Democrats voted against a bipartisan bill, supported by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, to fund President Donald Trump's border enforcement operation wi…

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-07-18). Donald Trump, "the Democrat Squad" and Failed Impeachment. globalresearch.ca Twitter has become policy. It is platform, direction and determination. It has served one particular person well, a hazy mechanism to fog up the lenses of law makers. When President Donald Trump needs an air-wave filling distraction, a bilious splurge …

Ryan Grim (2019-07-18). Chuck Schumer, in Meeting With Progressive Caucus, Said He Was Surprised House Democrats Waved Through the Senate Border Bill. theintercept.com The Senate minority leader said he had expected the House to pass a stronger bill, after which the two chambers would negotiate a compromise.

Staff (2019-07-18). Five 2020 Democrats Rise to the Top Amid Second Quarter Fundraising. truthout.org | | The five Democratic candidates who top the polls in recent months are also pulling away from the rest of the pack when it comes to fundraising. | South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg led all candidates with nearly $25 million raised,…

Binoy Kampmark (2019-07-18). Donald Trump, the Democrat Squad and Failed Impeachment. dissidentvoice.org Twitter has become policy. It is platform, direction and determination. It has served one particular person well, a hazy mechanism to fog up the lenses of law makers. When President Donald Trump needs an air-wave filling distraction, a bilious splurge of interest in the blogosphere, he is always happy to lob a grenade of 280 …

Staff (2019-07-18). Henry Giroux: Will Trump's Deliberate Racist Rhetoric Lead Us to Fascism? truthout.org | | Henry Giroux dissects how the potential path to fascism is laid bare in Trump's rhetoric and policies and how the voices of four new progressive Democratic congresswomen in the U.S. House of Representatives speak to another American future. | TRANSCRIPT: | MARC STEINER Welcome to "The Real News Network." Good to have you with us. I'm Marc Steiner. We're about first to watch some clips from two press conferences that were held yesterday. One by Donald Trump, and the other by the four congressio…

WSWS (2019-07-18). Trump praises Democratic Party on impeachment, denounces congresswomen as a crowd howls, "Send her back!" wsws.org Continuing his fascistic campaign against socialism, Trump denounced "left-wing extremists who reject everything our nation stands for."

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-07-18). With Support of Just 3 Republicans, House Democrats Pass 'Historic' Raise the Wage Act to Guarantee Workers $15 Minimum Wage. commondreams.org Progressives in Congress were joined by workers, business owners, and labor rights advocates in celebrating the "historic" passage on Thursday of the Raise the Wage Act, aimed at guaranteeing all American workers a minimum wage of $15. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Ralph Nader (2019-07-18). Will Any Disgusted Republicans Challenge Trump in the Primaries? dissidentvoice.org In 1956, then Senator John F. Kennedy authored a best-selling book titled Profiles in Courage, in which he told the stories of Senators in American history who, on principle, bucked the tides of power. Today, some Republican writer or conservative syndicated columnist — George Will or Max Boot — should write a book called Profiles in Cowardliness. It …

Ralph Nader (2019-07-18). Will Even One Disgusted Republican Mount a Serious Primary Challenge to Trump? commondreams.org Republicans must think "crooked Donald" is invincible. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

RT (2019-07-18). Rand Paul stalls 9/11 victim compensation bill, angering Democrats. rt.com Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) has blocked the passage of a measure extending compensation for the victims of the 9/11 attacks, citing cost concerns. The measure had broad bipartisan support.

RT (2019-07-18). Ilhan Omar brands Trump 'FASCIST' after 'send her back' chants at his rally. rt.com Rep. Ilhan Omar has accused the US president of being "racist" and of "spewing fascist ideology" after Donald Trump's supporters were heard chanting "send her back" during a rally as he was lambasting the Democratic congresswoman.

RT (2019-07-18). Schumer, DNC up in arms over face manipulation app created by 'the Russians'. rt.com Accusations about FaceApp, a service for manipulating portraits, have graduated from racism and transphobia to a bona fide national security threat, with Chuck Schumer calling for a formal FBI probe. Because Russia is behind it!

RT (2019-07-18). '4 horsewomen' of Dem 'squad' poll low amid Trump tweetfest, but their party is doing even worse. rt.com The four Democratic congresswomen feuding with US President Donald Trump are not polling well nationwide, suggesting the president is right that "a lot of people love" his criticism of the women as anti-American "whack jobs."

Alan MacLeod (2019-07-17). To Media, No Democrat Can Possibly Be Right-Wing. fair.org by Alan MacLeod The 2020 presidential candidacy race is in full (absurdly early) swing, and there is a clear and obvious internal battle currently raging for the soul of the Democratic Party. One faction is attempting to pull the party in a more populist, social-democratic direction, while another favors maintaining a neoliberal, pro-business course. | We all know the most prominent members of the first group: The likes of presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders and freshmen representatives like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley are constantly referred to (accurately) as represen…

Monica Moorehead (2019-07-17). Congresswomen condemn White House racism. workers.org As we go to press, the House of Representatives passed a resolution saying that Trump's tweets were racist. All Democrats and four Republicans voted for the resolution. More to come. The white supremacist and misogynist Trump has opened up another vicious, racist verbal war. This time it is against four . . . | Continue reading Congresswomen condemn White House racism at Workers.org

Ryan Grim (2019-07-17). Maureen Dowd Asked Rahm Emanuel to Weigh In on an Immigration Debate. His Record Is Abysmal. theintercept.com When it comes to immigration, both the politics and the policy, perhaps no Democrat has been more destructive over the past 25 years than Rahm Emanuel.

David Swanson (2019-07-17). Is Tulsi Gabbard Qualified? dissidentvoice.org I want Tulsi Gabbard in the Democratic Presidential debates because she speaks out against wars. She raises the topic unasked. She wants various wars ended or not launched. She wants impeachment made automatic for presidents who launch wars. What's not to love? I also want Mike Gravel included for the same reason. If anything, he's …

Mark Gruenberg (2019-07-17). House to vote on impeaching Trump, again. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Al Green is again trying to get his U.S. House colleagues to impeach Donald Trump. The Democratic congressman from Houston tried twice before, in GOP-run Congresses, to get the House to impeach the Republican president for his racism, xenophobia, sexism, and incitement of hatred nationwide. Green failed, getting around 60 votes each time, out of …

United Nations (2019-07-17). 'Emulate his example' urges UN chief as world celebrates Nelson Mandela: a 'global advocate for dignity and equality'. un.org Nelson Mandela was an "extraordinary global advocate for dignity and equality" who anyone in public service should seek to emulate, Secretary-General António‚ÄØGuterres said in his message marking the International Day that honours the iconic anti-apartheid campaigner, and South Africa's first democratically-elected President.

United Nations (2019-07-17). DR Congo Ebola outbreak now an international Public Health Emergency, UN health agency declares. un.org The second worst Ebola outbreak of all time, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), was officially declared an international Public Health Emergency of International Concern on Wednesday, with the head of the World Health Organization calling for countries to 'take notice and redouble our efforts".

RT (2019-07-17). Pentagon to send 2,100 additional troops to Mexican border. rt.com The US Department of Defense will send 2,100 troops to the Mexican border, to bolster the 4,500 military personnel already there. The move comes amid Democratic Party criticism of President Trump's immigration policies. |

RT (2019-07-17). Not yet: Vote on Trump impeachment fails in Democrat-controlled House. rt.com The US House of Representatives has overwhelmingly voted against a resolution to impeach President Donald Trump, sponsored by those hoping to capitalize on the backlash to Trump's attacks on four progressive congresswomen.

Robert L. Borosage (2019-07-16). Pelosi's Feud Won't Stop the Squad. thenation.com Pelosi's Feud Won't Stop the Squad…

Julie Hollar (2019-07-16). ACTION ALERT: CNN Should Treat Left and Right Alike in Presidential Debates. fair.org CNN is hosting the next Democratic primary debates on July 30 and 31. Three people have been selected to ask questions: CNN anchors Jake Tapper and Don Lemon, and CNN correspondent Dana Bash. | In the last presidential elections, the first Republican primary debate CNN hos…

United Nations (2019-07-16). Ebola emergency meeting to go ahead as UNICEF warns of higher risk to very youngest children. un.org Ahead of a key expert meeting convened by the United Nations to decide whether to declare the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) an international health emergency, the UN Children's Fund UNICEF warned that the epidemic "is infecting more children" than earlier outbreaks.

Staff (2019-07-16). As Republicans Push Pro-Life Agenda, Maternal and Infant Death Rates Rise. therealnews.com Not only has maternal and infant health mortality rates increased in the U.S. but these rates are double for black women compared to their white counterparts—no matter what their education or income level. Community Doulas and midwives think they have part of the solution…

Staff (2019-07-16). Trump's Racist Tweets Fan Hatred, Defining the Coming Election. therealnews.com Professors Gerald Horne and Kimberly Moffit examine how Trump's targeted tweet storm against progressive women of color who serve in Congress works to further divide the Democratic party, while dredging up America's racist settler-colonial past…

Fight Back (2019-07-14). Activists in Oshkosh, WI call for closure of Trump's concentration camps. fightbacknews.org Oshkosh, WI – On the evening of July 12, the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Students for a Democratic Society (UWO SDS) hosted a Lights for Liberty rally, demanding an end to the Trump administration's detention policy and the closure of the concentration camps, where tens of thousands of immigrants are being held in clear breach of international law. The call to action drew roughly 30 people from Oshkosh and the surrounding Fox Valley area. | The event started with a silent candlelight vigil to help bring awareness to the disastrous conditions in the camps. The action featured 12 different people speaking…

Robert Mackey (2019-07-14). Pete Buttigieg and Joe Biden Condemn Israeli Occupation, as Young American Jews Urge Democrats to Press Israel. theintercept.com Young American Jews got two more presidential candidates, Pete Buttigieg and Joe Biden, to denounce Israel's military rule over millions of Palestinians.

Julie Hollar (2019-07-13). Why Does WaPo See Black as an 'Identity'—but Not Multi-Millionaire? fair.org The Washington Post's "identity politics" writer put out a piece this week ( 7/9/19) devoted to what Robert Johnson, the ultra-rich founder of Black Entertainment Television, thinks about the Democratic primary race. The piece leads off: Few demographic groups are more faithful to the Democratic Party than black Am…

Alex Emmons (2019-07-12). House Says Trump Can't Go to War With Iran Unless Congress Approves. theintercept.com Democrats in the House of Representatives on Friday passed an amendment that would sharply restrict President Donald Trump's ability to attack Iran without congressional authorization, attaching the language to an annual must-pass defense bill. | The measure, which was sponsored by California Democrat Ro Khanna and Florida Republican Matthew Gaetz, would prohibit the Pentagon from spending money on any military action against Iran unless Congress has declared war or passed a resolution authorizing the administration to use force. The bill contains an exception for emergency situations in which U.S. armed forces a…

Jake Jacobs (2019-07-11). As 2020 Primary Nears, Candidates Struggle with Positions on Charter Schools. progressive.org After years of avoidance, Democrats are being forced to take a stand charter schools—and most are straddling both sides.

Jim Naureckas (2019-07-03). Buttigieg Goes for Big Bucks as NYT Oversells His Small-Donor Support. fair.org On June 25, the day before the first Democratic presidential debates, Pete Buttigieg's average in polls of the race stood at 7.0 percent. Today, after the attention and considerable positive media reaction that he got after the debates, he's surged—to 5.2 percent. | Despite the fact that more people seeing him seems to have resulted in less people liking him, the media narrative about Buttigieg is that his is a campaign on the move—based almost entirely on his fundraising succes…

ACLU (2019-07-03). Thousands of Voices Are Telling the Supreme Court: Don't Roll Back LGBTQ Rights. aclu.org Businesses, women CEOs, civil rights organizations, Republicans tell the Supreme Court to protect LGBTQ employees like Aimee Stephens and Don Zarda. | President Trump has told the Supreme Court it should be legal to fire someone just because they're LGBTQ. The President may be a bully, but he's just one voice. Today, more than 2,000 voices from across the country joined together to tell the Supreme Court: Don't roll back our rights. | The message came in the form of friend-of-the-court briefs—nearly 50 in all—filed in a…

2019-07-19: Social Media Postees

The Billionaires v. Bernie
Michael Sainato | progressive.org | 2019-07-19
The democratic socialist candidate is under attack from the super rich, their corporations, lobbyists, and think tanks. Some are even backing his 2020 Democratic primary rivals.
progressive.org/dispatches/billionaires-…

South Carolina Speaks for Whom?
Andrew Levine | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-19
Because the African American vote is crucial, the conventional wisdom nowadays is that for Democrats to end up with a nominee who can defeat Donald Trump, Democratic candidates must win over African Americans' hearts and minds. This is a rare case in which the conventional wisdom is spot on. Because South Carolina will be the…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/19/south-caroli…

System Capture 2020: The Role of the Upper-Class in Shaping Democratic Primary Politics
Anthony DiMaggio | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-19
The Democratic primary season is upon us, and the party's candidate list is a useful starting point for assessing the impact of affluence on American politics. Classic works by sociologists of decades past, including C. Wright Mills and G. William Domhoff, posited that U.S. political institutions were captured by elite economic actors, who seek to enhance their own material positions at the expense of the many.
counterpunch.org/2019/07/19/system-captu…

Santa Cruz Residents Protest the Recall at Petition Signing Locations
Santa Cruz News Network | indybay.org | 2019-07-19
Santa Cruz residents are resisting what they are calling an "anti-democratic" effort to recall Progressive City Counclimembers Drew Glover and Chris Krohn by protesting at signature gathering sites. On July 15, a signature gathering location operated on Pacific Avenue by Take Back Santa Cruz member Jane Becker was protested.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/07/16/1882479…

Socialism 2019: The ex-International Socialist Organization embraces the Democratic Party
wsws.org | 2019-07-19
Amid Trump's threats of war, unprecedented assaults on immigrants and attacks on democratic rights, Jacobin and the ex-leaders of the ISO hosted an event promoting the Democratic Party and American imperialism.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/19/soci…

German Christian Democrat leader Kramp-Karrenbauer to become new defence minister
wsws.org | 2019-07-19
The decision part of a shift to the right characterised by a vast programme of military rearmament.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/19/kram…

The Immigrant Crisis and the Democratic Party
James L Cowan | indybay.org | 2019-07-19
Redstone Building (room TBA) 2940 16th St., San Francisco…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/07/18/1882483…

Roaming Charges: Big Man, Pig Man
Jeffrey St. Clair | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-19
+ After the scenes of mass psychosis in North Carolina on Wednesday night, you'd think the Democrats would finally extinguish their happy trope about "bringing the country together", concentrate on protecting their most valuable assets (the 4 Horsewomen of the Political Apocalypse), and throw themselves into taking POWER. As Hobbes, the English Machiavelli understood perhaps…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/19/roaming-char…

Will Any Disgusted Republicans Challenge Trump in the Primaries?
Ralph Nader | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-19
In 1956, then Senator John F. Kennedy authored a best-selling book titled Profiles in Courage, in which he told the stories of Senators in American history who, on principle, bucked the tides of power. Today, some Republican writer or conservative syndicated columnist — George Will or Max Boot — should write a book called Profiles…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/19/will-any-dis…

Sudan: 'The only way to ensure justice for our martyrs is in the streets.'
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-07-19
Sudanese took to the streets in their tens of thousands across the country on July 13, while negotiations for a transitional civilian-led government hung in the balance. | Two days later, protests broke out again in response to the killing of a civilian, shot dead in the town of El Souk, southeast of Khartoum. Witnesses reported that members of the feared Rapid Support Forces fired on protesters, who were demanding that the paramilitaries leave their town. | Negotiations between the democratic Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC) and the Transitional Military Council (TMC), which seized control following the toppl…
greenleft.org.au/content/sudan-only-way-ensure-justice-our-martyrs-streets

Republicans introduce resolution to designate Antifa 'domestic terrorist organization'
rt.com | 2019-07-19
Two Republican senators have introduced a resolution to "properly identify" Antifa as "domestic terrorists" who use violence against their opponents while being protected by "liberal privilege." | …
rt.com/usa/464520-antifa-terrorst-organi…

Trump appeals to Democratic establishment and attacks the left
wsws.org | 2019-07-19
Trump's praise for Democrats voting against impeachment was not mere bluster; he is operating according to a deliberate political strategy.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/19/pers…

Groupthink or bust: House Democrats want to look united, delete tweets attacking each other
rt.com | 2019-07-19
US House Democrats' progressive and establishment wings have pledged not to let their political convictions get in the way of attacking President Donald Trump, uniting in a "collective de-escalation" to squelch intraparty drama. | …
rt.com/usa/464522-house-democrats-ideolo…

No going back: In defense of Rep. Ilhan Omar against Trump
Chauncey K. Robinson | peoplesworld.org | 2019-07-18
During President Donald Trump's Wednesday night "Keep America Great" rally in Greensville, N.C., he targeted Rep. Ilhan Omar, DFL-Minn., once again, claiming she has a history of "launching vicious anti-Semitic screeds." The man who currently occupies the highest office in government basked in the rabid chants of "Send her back!" and "Traitor!" that burst out …
peoplesworld.org/article/no-going-back-i…

The BS about Medicare-for-All Has to Stop!
Dave Lindorff | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-07-18
It is increasingly clear that the wagons have circled both in the Democratic National Committee and in the news media to shut down any possibility of a national health plan as proposed by Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) or Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. The media for their part, keep touting — almost …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/07/the-bs-about-…

Trump's Anti-Immigrant Policies Are a Voter Suppression Strategy
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-07-18
| Republicans lose when the vote expands. We saw this with the record turnout in the 2018 midterms, and we've seen it in the drop in Republican Party affiliation over time. This is why Republicans are tirelessly devoted to voter ID laws, disenfranchising people caught in the criminal punishment…
truthout.org/articles/trumps-anti-immigr…

Five 2020 Democrats Rise to the Top Amid Second Quarter Fundraising
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-07-18
| The five Democratic candidates who top the polls in recent months are also pulling away from the rest of the pack when it comes to fundraising. | South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg led all candidates with nearly $25 million raised,…
truthout.org/articles/five-2020-democrat…

Donald Trump, the Democrat Squad and Failed Impeachment
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-07-18
Twitter has become policy. It is platform, direction and determination. It has served one particular person well, a hazy mechanism to fog up the lenses of law makers. When President Donald Trump needs an air-wave filling distraction, a bilious splurge of interest in the blogosphere, he is always happy to lob a grenade of 280 …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/07/donald-trump-…

Henry Giroux: Will Trump's Deliberate Racist Rhetoric Lead Us to Fascism?
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-07-18
| Henry Giroux dissects how the potential path to fascism is laid bare in Trump's rhetoric and policies and how the voices of four new progressive Democratic congresswomen in the U.S. House of Representatives speak to another American future. | TRANSCRIPT: | MARC STEINER Welcome to "The Real News Network." Good to have you with us. I'm Marc Steiner. We're about first to watch some clips from two press conferences that were held yesterday. One by Donald Trump, and the other by the four congressio…
truthout.org/video/trumps-racist-rhetori…

Chuck Schumer, in Meeting With Progressive Caucus, Said He Was Surprised House Democrats Waved Through the Senate Border Bill
Ryan Grim | theintercept.com | 2019-07-18
The Senate minority leader said he had expected the House to pass a stronger bill, after which the two chambers would negotiate a compromise.
theintercept.com/2019/07/18/border-bill-…

Donald Trump, "the Democrat Squad" and Failed Impeachment
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-18
Twitter has become policy. It is platform, direction and determination. It has served one particular person well, a hazy mechanism to fog up the lenses of law makers. When President Donald Trump needs an air-wave filling distraction, a bilious splurge …
globalresearch.ca/donald-trump-democrat-…

Democratic Leaders Rake in Corporate Cash as "Squad" Sticks With Small Donors
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-07-18
| This article was produced by Sludge, an independent, ad-free investigative news site covering money in politics. Click here to support Sludge.In late June, 95 House Democrats voted against a bipartisan bill, supported by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, to fund President Donald Trump's border enforcement operation wi…
truthout.org/articles/democratic-leaders…

Will Even One Disgusted Republican Mount a Serious Primary Challenge to Trump?
Ralph Nader | commondreams.org | 2019-07-18
Republicans must think "crooked Donald" is invincible. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2019/07/18/will-e…

Ilhan Omar brands Trump 'FASCIST' after 'send her back' chants at his rally
rt.com | 2019-07-18
Rep. Ilhan Omar has accused the US president of being "racist" and of "spewing fascist ideology" after Donald Trump's supporters were heard chanting "send her back" during a rally as he was lambasting the Democratic congresswoman. | …
rt.com/usa/464504-omar-trump-racist-fasc…

'4 horsewomen' of Dem 'squad' poll low amid Trump tweetfest, but their party is doing even worse
rt.com | 2019-07-18
The four Democratic congresswomen feuding with US President Donald Trump are not polling well nationwide, suggesting the president is right that "a lot of people love" his criticism of the women as anti-American "whack jobs." | …
rt.com/usa/464431-democrats-squad-poll-u…

Schumer, DNC up in arms over face manipulation app created by 'the Russians'
rt.com | 2019-07-18
Accusations about FaceApp, a service for manipulating portraits, have graduated from racism and transphobia to a bona fide national security threat, with Chuck Schumer calling for a formal FBI probe. Because Russia is behind it! | …
rt.com/usa/464457-democrats-alarm-russia…

Will Any Disgusted Republicans Challenge Trump in the Primaries?
Ralph Nader | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-07-18
In 1956, then Senator John F. Kennedy authored a best-selling book titled Profiles in Courage, in which he told the stories of Senators in American history who, on principle, bucked the tides of power. Today, some Republican writer or conservative syndicated columnist — George Will or Max Boot — should write a book called Profiles in Cowardliness. It …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/07/will-any-disg…

Trump praises Democratic Party on impeachment, denounces congresswomen as a crowd howls, "Send her back!"
wsws.org | 2019-07-18
Continuing his fascistic campaign against socialism, Trump denounced "left-wing extremists who reject everything our nation stands for."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/18/trum…

With Support of Just 3 Republicans, House Democrats Pass 'Historic' Raise the Wage Act to Guarantee Workers $15 Minimum Wage
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-07-18
Progressives in Congress were joined by workers, business owners, and labor rights advocates in celebrating the "historic" passage on Thursday of the Raise the Wage Act, aimed at guaranteeing all American workers a minimum wage of $15. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/07/18/support…

Rand Paul stalls 9/11 victim compensation bill, angering Democrats
rt.com | 2019-07-18
Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) has blocked the passage of a measure extending compensation for the victims of the 9/11 attacks, citing cost concerns. The measure had broad bipartisan support. | …
rt.com/usa/464445-rand-paul-911-bill/

To Media, No Democrat Can Possibly Be Right-Wing
Alan MacLeod | fair.org | 2019-07-17
by Alan MacLeod The 2020 presidential candidacy race is in full (absurdly early) swing, and there is a clear and obvious internal battle currently raging for the soul of the Democratic Party. One faction is attempting to pull the party in a more populist, social-democratic direction, while another favors maintaining a neoliberal, pro-business course. | We all know the most prominent members of the first group: The likes of presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders and freshmen representatives like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley are constantly referred to (accurately) as represen…
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Maureen Dowd Asked Rahm Emanuel to Weigh In on an Immigration Debate. His Record Is Abysmal
Ryan Grim | theintercept.com | 2019-07-17
When it comes to immigration, both the politics and the policy, perhaps no Democrat has been more destructive over the past 25 years than Rahm Emanuel.
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Is Tulsi Gabbard Qualified?
David Swanson | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-07-17
I want Tulsi Gabbard in the Democratic Presidential debates because she speaks out against wars. She raises the topic unasked. She wants various wars ended or not launched. She wants impeachment made automatic for presidents who launch wars. What's not to love? I also want Mike Gravel included for the same reason. If anything, he's …
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Congresswomen condemn White House racism
Monica Moorehead | workers.org | 2019-07-17
As we go to press, the House of Representatives passed a resolution saying that Trump's tweets were racist. All Democrats and four Republicans voted for the resolution. More to come. The white supremacist and misogynist Trump has opened up another vicious, racist verbal war. This time it is against four . . . | Continue reading Congresswomen condemn White House racism at Workers.org
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DR Congo Ebola outbreak now an international Public Health Emergency, UN health agency declares
United Nations | un.org | 2019-07-17
The second worst Ebola outbreak of all time, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), was officially declared an international Public Health Emergency of International Concern on Wednesday, with the head of the World Health Organization calling for countries to 'take notice and redouble our efforts".
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House to vote on impeaching Trump, again
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2019-07-17
WASHINGTON–Al Green is again trying to get his U.S. House colleagues to impeach Donald Trump. The Democratic congressman from Houston tried twice before, in GOP-run Congresses, to get the House to impeach the Republican president for his racism, xenophobia, sexism, and incitement of hatred nationwide. Green failed, getting around 60 votes each time, out of …
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'Emulate his example' urges UN chief as world celebrates Nelson Mandela: a 'global advocate for dignity and equality'
United Nations | un.org | 2019-07-17
Nelson Mandela was an "extraordinary global advocate for dignity and equality" who anyone in public service should seek to emulate, Secretary-General António‚ÄØGuterres said in his message marking the International Day that honours the iconic anti-apartheid campaigner, and South Africa's first democratically-elected President.
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Not yet: Vote on Trump impeachment fails in Democrat-controlled House
rt.com | 2019-07-17
The US House of Representatives has overwhelmingly voted against a resolution to impeach President Donald Trump, sponsored by those hoping to capitalize on the backlash to Trump's attacks on four progressive congresswomen. | …
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Pentagon to send 2,100 additional troops to Mexican border
rt.com | 2019-07-17
The US Department of Defense will send 2,100 troops to the Mexican border, to bolster the 4,500 military personnel already there. The move comes amid Democratic Party criticism of President Trump's immigration policies. | …
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Pelosi's Feud Won't Stop the Squad
Robert L. Borosage | thenation.com | 2019-07-16
Pelosi's Feud Won't Stop the Squad…
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Ebola emergency meeting to go ahead as UNICEF warns of higher risk to very youngest children
United Nations | un.org | 2019-07-16
Ahead of a key expert meeting convened by the United Nations to decide whether to declare the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) an international health emergency, the UN Children's Fund UNICEF warned that the epidemic "is infecting more children" than earlier outbreaks.
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ACTION ALERT: CNN Should Treat Left and Right Alike in Presidential Debates
Julie Hollar | fair.org | 2019-07-16
CNN is hosting the next Democratic primary debates on July 30 and 31. Three people have been selected to ask questions: CNN anchors Jake Tapper and Don Lemon, and CNN correspondent Dana Bash. | In the last presidential elections, the first Republican primary debate CNN hos…
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As Republicans Push Pro-Life Agenda, Maternal and Infant Death Rates Rise
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-07-16
Not only has maternal and infant health mortality rates increased in the U.S. but these rates are double for black women compared to their white counterparts–no matter what their education or income level. Community Doulas and midwives think they have part of the solution…
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Trump's Racist Tweets Fan Hatred, Defining the Coming Election
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-07-16
Professors Gerald Horne and Kimberly Moffit examine how Trump's targeted tweet storm against progressive women of color who serve in Congress works to further divide the Democratic party, while dredging up America's racist settler-colonial past…
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Activists in Oshkosh, WI call for closure of Trump's concentration camps
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-07-14
Oshkosh, WI – On the evening of July 12, the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Students for a Democratic Society (UWO SDS) hosted a Lights for Liberty rally, demanding an end to the Trump administration's detention policy and the closure of the concentration camps, where tens of thousands of immigrants are being held in clear breach of international law. The call to action drew roughly 30 people from Oshkosh and the surrounding Fox Valley area. | The event started with a silent candlelight vigil to help bring awareness to the disastrous conditions in the camps. The action featured 12 different people speaking…
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Pete Buttigieg and Joe Biden Condemn Israeli Occupation, as Young American Jews Urge Democrats to Press Israel
Robert Mackey | theintercept.com | 2019-07-14
Young American Jews got two more presidential candidates, Pete Buttigieg and Joe Biden, to denounce Israel's military rule over millions of Palestinians.
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Why Does WaPo See Black as an 'Identity'–but Not Multi-Millionaire?
Julie Hollar | fair.org | 2019-07-13
The Washington Post's "identity politics" writer put out a piece this week ( 7/9/19) devoted to what Robert Johnson, the ultra-rich founder of Black Entertainment Television, thinks about the Democratic primary race. The piece leads off: Few demographic groups are more faithful to the Democratic Party than black Am…
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House Says Trump Can't Go to War With Iran Unless Congress Approves
Alex Emmons | theintercept.com | 2019-07-12
Democrats in the House of Representatives on Friday passed an amendment that would sharply restrict President Donald Trump's ability to attack Iran without congressional authorization, attaching the language to an annual must-pass defense bill. | The measure, which was sponsored by California Democrat Ro Khanna and Florida Republican Matthew Gaetz, would prohibit the Pentagon from spending money on any military action against Iran unless Congress has declared war or passed a resolution authorizing the administration to use force. The bill contains an exception for emergency situations in which U.S. armed forces a…
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As 2020 Primary Nears, Candidates Struggle with Positions on Charter Schools
Jake Jacobs | progressive.org | 2019-07-11
After years of avoidance, Democrats are being forced to take a stand charter schools–and most are straddling both sides.
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Buttigieg Goes for Big Bucks as NYT Oversells His Small-Donor Support
Jim Naureckas | fair.org | 2019-07-03
On June 25, the day before the first Democratic presidential debates, Pete Buttigieg's average in polls of the race stood at 7.0 percent. Today, after the attention and considerable positive media reaction that he got after the debates, he's surged–to 5.2 percent. | Despite the fact that more people seeing him seems to have resulted in less people liking him, the media narrative about Buttigieg is that his is a campaign on the move–based almost entirely on his fundraising succes…
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