2019-08-22: News Headlines

Staff (2019-08-22). DNC Rejects Call for a Climate Debate. therealnews.com Democratic National Committee (DNC) officials reversed the previous ban on candidates participating in non-sanctioned climate forums, but Carmen Bouquin of the Sunrise Movement says that's not enough…

Ilana Novick (2019-08-22). Noam Chomsky: Democrats Are Failing the Test of Our Time. truthdig.com The linguist and activist calls Donald Trump's climate policy "a death knell for the species," and says there's no effective opposition.

Staff (2019-08-22). Italy's Right-Wing Government Collapses — Will the Next One Be Better? therealnews.com Matteo Salvini of the right-wing League party tried to maneuver for new elections, but failed. Now coalition talks are happening to see if the anti-corruption 5-Star Movement and the center-left Democratic Party can form a government. Luciana Castellini assess the situation…

WSWS (2019-08-22). Trump orders indefinite jailing of detained immigrant families, attacks birthright citizenship. wsws.org Democrats have largely backed Trump's attacks on immigrants, with the New York Times describing his concentration camps as "family detention centers."

CA Democratic Progressive Caucus (2019-08-22). Strategy Meeting: Pass the DNC Resolution for a Presidential Climate Debate. indybay.org Parc 55 Hotel, Ballroom | 55 Cyril Magnin Street | San Francisco, CA 94102…

Staff (2019-08-22). Bernie Sanders Backs Rescinding Medals for Wounded Knee Massacre. truthout.org | | This week 10 Democratic candidates and one independent in the 2020 presidential race, including Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, addressed indigenous communities at the first-ever Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum in Sioux City, Iowa. During the two-day event, candidates individually answered questions from a panel of tribal leaders and Native American youth and elders on issues including treaty rights, voter suppression, and murdered and missing indigenous women. | TRA…

Stephanie Woodard (2019-08-22). At First-Ever Native American Presidential Forum, Candidates Answer to Centuries of Injustice. commondreams.org Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) listens to a question at the Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum on August 20 in Sioux City, Iowa. (Photo: Stephen Maturen/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Eds. (2019-08-22). What did Engels say about revolution? mronline.org Engels was a revolutionary democrat and a revolutionary realist, argues Dragan Plavšić | Source

Staff (2019-08-22). Bernie Sanders Unveils 'Game-Changing' New Climate Plan. truthdig.com Calling the global climate crisis both the greatest threat facing the United States and the greatest opportunity for transformative change, Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday unveiled a comprehensive Green New Deal proposal that would transition the U.S. economy to 100 percent renewable energy and create 20 million well-paying union jobs over a decade. | "This is a pivotal moment in the history of America—and really, in the history of humanity," Sanders, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, said in a statement. | "When we are in the White House,"

WSWS (2019-08-22). The work of Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha in the Flint water crisis. wsws.org A courageous defiance of political intimidation by politicians of both big business parties—Democrats as well as Republicans.

WSWS (2019-08-22). Ann Arbor forum discusses who was responsible for the Flint water crisis. wsws.org A Democratic state senator tried to blame the disaster solely on the Republican state government, although the mayor of Flint and other local officials were Democrats.

Rainer Mausfeld (2019-08-22). The Gigantic Chasm Between Democratic Rhetoric and Capitalist Reality. indybay.org Democracy promises the greatest possible freedom from social fear and social determination. Democracy means renouncing on one of the most effective rule techniques: the systematic production of social fear. When those exercising power systematically generate fears, they block social judgment and paralyze readiness for decisions and actions.

WSWS (2019-08-22). How to fight for democratic rights in Hong Kong. wsws.org Hong Kong workers and youth need to reach out to their class brothers and sisters in China who confront the same class enemy—the Stalinist regime in Beijing that defends the interests of the corporate elite and the super-rich.

Eric Alterman (2019-08-22). Dear Democrats, the Mainstream Media Are Not Your Friends. thenation.com Dear Democrats, the Mainstream Media Are Not Your Friends…

Ralph Nader (2019-08-22). They Don't Make Republicans Like the Great Paul Findley Anymore! dissidentvoice.org In his 22 years in Congress (1960-1982), Paul Findley achieved a sterling record for fundamental positions, proposals and breakthroughs that revealed a great man, pure and simple. He never stopped learning and applying his knowledge to advance the right course of action, regardless of political party, ideology or pressure from various groups. Findley, a courteous, …

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-08-22). Protests Break Out After DNC Committee Votes Against Holding 2020 #ClimateDebate. commondreams.org Sparking immediate protests at the Democratic National Committee's summer meeting in San Francisco Thursday, the organization's Resolutions Committee voted down a resolution that called for a climate-focused debate among 2020 presidential primary candidates. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Staff (2019-08-22). Warren Apologizes to Native Americans; Sanders Backs Rescinding Medals for Wounded Knee Massacre. democracynow.org This week 10 Democratic candidates and one independent in the 2020 presidential race, including Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, addressed indigenous communities at the first-ever Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum in Sioux City, Iowa. During the two-day event, candidates individually answered questions from a panel of tribal leaders and Native American youth and elders on issues including treaty rights, voter suppression, and murdered and missing indigenous women.

Naomi Klein (2019-08-21). Why the Democratic National Committee Must Change the Rules and Hold a Climate Debate. theintercept.com A girl holds a sign that reads "pull the emergency brake" at a ceremony to commemorate the Okjà∂kull glacier in Iceland, on Aug. 18, 2019. | recorded in human history. You are meeting on the same week that smoke from a record number of wildfires in the Amazon rainforest turned day into night in the Brazilian megapolis of Sà£o Paulo. And you are meeting just days after Iceland's prime minister led her country in its first Staff (2019-08-21). Rep Ayanna Pressley on Israel's Ban: "Bigoted, Short-Sighted and Cruel" therealnews.com These are the words tweeted by Rep. Ayanna Pressley in response to the Israeli decision to ban the entry of Rep. Ilhan Omar and Rep. Rashida Tlaib. The story has a striking resemblance to South Africa and Rhodesia blocking the entry of African American Democratic Representative Charles C. Diggs Junior in January 1972…

Alan MacLeod (2019-08-21). 'Pragmatic': How Corporate Media Praise Dems Who Abandon Progressive Values. fair.org Pragmatic (adjective): solving problems in a sensible way that suits the conditions that really exist now, rather than obeying fixed theories, ideas or rules. | — The battle for the Democratic presidential nomination is dominating the news cycle, and two of the three clear frontrunners in polls, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, d…

RT (2019-08-21). MSM hurls FAKE 'anti-Semitism' charge against Trump, rather than question his REAL loyalty to Israel. rt.com The media has willfully misinterpreted Donald Trump's words to portray the most pro-Israel US president in history as an anti-Semite. It makes more sense to chide him for sacrificing US interests to please Benjamin Netanyahu. | Here is the full Trump quote from Tuesday, in which he rejected Democrat Bernie Sanders' idea that Israel should stop accepting American aid, after its reluctance to let in congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, who have publicly endorsed the BDS campaign. | "The concept of even talking about this — even three years ago — of cutting off aid to Israel because of two people…

RT (2019-08-21). Trump calls Jews who vote Democrat 'uninformed or disloyal'. rt.com Jews who vote Democrat are lacking in either knowledge or loyalty, US President Donald Trump has declared, slamming the party for criticizing Israel's decision to bar two Democratic congresswomen from entering the country. | "Where has the Democratic Party gone? Where have they gone when they are defending these two people over the state of Israel?" the president wondered aloud to reporters on Monday. | I think any Jewish people that vote for a Democrat, I think it shows either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty. | "I can't even believe we're having this conversation!" Trump continued, seemingly lef…

Alan MacLeod (2019-08-21). 'Pragmatic': How Corporate Media Praise Dems Who Abandon Progressive Values. fair.org Pragmatic (adjective): solving problems in a sensible way that suits the conditions that really exist now, rather than obeying fixed theories, ideas or rules. | — Cambridge Dictionary The battle for the Democratic presidential nomination is dominating the news cycle, and two of the three clear frontrunners in polls, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, draw their support from the resurgent left of the party.

teleSUR (2019-08-21). Italy: Center-Left Democratic Party Pushes for New Coalition. telesurenglish.net Following the breakdown of the ruling Italian populist coalition, the country's main party, the Democratic Party (PD) said it was ready to hold negotiations with a long-time political rival, the Five-Star party. | RELATED: | Italy: Officials Finally Allow 'Open Arms' Migrants to Land | The PD's proposal came Wednesday as part of an attempt to avoid any early elections that could bring the League, led by the Minister of Interior, Matteo Salvini, to power. If such a scenario were…

Emily Apple (2019-08-21). In one tweet, Jeremy Corbyn shows exactly why he's the leader the world needs. thecanary.co As The Canary reported, a coup is currently underway in Turkey against democratically elected mayors in three predominately Kurdish cities. But while there's been a deafening silence from the Conservative Party over the actions of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoƒüan, Jeremy Corbyn has spoken out: | The arrest of political leaders and act…

teleSUR (2019-08-21). Trump Calls Jews 'Disloyal' If They Don't Vote Republican. telesurenglish.net Donald Trump has attacked Jewish-Americans who vote Democrat, implying that the party is Anti-semitic. He said that if Jews vote Democrat then "it shows either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty". He comments are in response to the Palestine advocacy of some Democrats, which Trump believes that Jews must not support. | RELATED: | Jewish Socialists Support Corbyn Against Antisemitism Smears | Trump continued; "Five years ago, the concept of even talking about this — e…

susan_p (2019-08-21). Turkey: HDP calls for mobilisations against AKP attacks – 'We will not be silenced, we will not be stopped…'. greenleft.org.au Kurdish struggle Susan PriceIssue 1234 Turkey Turkish arrests Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP)Human rights organisations, solidarity groups and the European Union have condemne…

Emily Apple (2019-08-21). A Lib Dem MP just showed how detached from reality the party truly is. thecanary.co New Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson has chosen her "shadow cabinet". Although cabinet might be stretching it. After all, the cabinet is made up of about 20 people and the Lib Dems only have 14 MPs. | But this sm…

Joshua Cho (2019-08-20). Corporate Media Filled With Nameless Voices Attacking Progressive Democrats. fair.org The Democratic Party establishment wants you to know that they're not afraid of primary challenges from the Justice Democrats—a progressive political action committee that runs progressive candidates who reject campaign funding from the ultra-rich and corporations. But when the establishment Democrats tell you they aren't afraid, they often aren't brave enough to let reporters quote them by name. | These anonymous sources are rarely as insulting as the one quoted by Fox News' Brooke Singman: "No one is afraid of those [Justice Democ…

RT (2019-08-20). Russia, Racism… Recession? Trump says Democrats hope for economic bust to hurt him in 2020. rt.com US President Donald Trump is accusing Democrats and the media of trying to bring about a recession in order to hurt his 2020 re-election. His critics reply that they're only stating the facts… just like they did with Russiagate? | "The word recession is inappropriate… We're very far from a recession," Trump said on Tuesday, adding that his critics would "love to see" an economic downturn. Earlier, he tweeted a video clip of Fox Business host Lou Dobbs blaming "radical Democrats" for the recession talk. | pic.twitter.com/WyGbgUGEhJ— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTr…

RT (2019-08-20). Make love, not war? Department of PEACE plan unveiled by Marianne Williamson, and Twitter loves it. rt.com Democratic presidential hopeful and spiritual guru Marianne Williamson has revealed a proposal for a new "Department of Peace," a project devoted to "ending the scourge of violence" around the world. Twitter felt the good vibes. | The proposal was rolled out on Monday night in a post on Williamson's website, calling for a new cabinet-level department. The plan lists a lofty series of goals, ranging from addressing "white supremacy" and domestic gun violence, to developing "restorative justice programs" and "new structures of nonviole…

Staff (2019-08-20). Bernie Sanders Takes Aim at the Pathology of the For-Profit Criminal Justice System. therealnews.com An analysis of Sen Sanders' new criminal justice reform plan and a brief history of neoliberal democrats 'playing' at progressive politics while enacting regressive policies…

Robert Mackey (2019-08-20). Trump Accuses Most American Jews of "Disloyalty" to Israel, Deploying Anti-Semitic Trope. theintercept.com President Donald Trump revealed again on Tuesday that he subscribes to the anti-Semitic belief that American Jews harbor a secret dual loyalty to Israel.

Ed Sykes (2019-08-20). Jo Swinson probably wishes she hadn't posted that latest lie about Jeremy Corbyn. thecanary.co On 20 August, Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson lied about Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn ( again). But people were quick to call her out. And now, she probably wishes she hadn't bothered. | "Fake news": | Swinson tweeted: | Jeremy Corbyn didn't fight to remain in 2016, and he won't fight for remain now. He wants to deliver a Labour Brexit, becau…

Ryan Grim (2019-08-19). Democrats Have an Open Senate Seat in New Mexico. Will They Elect a Progressive, or the Former Head of the DCCC? theintercept.com With Sen. Tom Udall retiring, the Democratic Party establishment is unified behind Ben Ray Luján. The Working Families Party endorsed Maggie Oliver.

Staff (2019-08-16). Trump Tweets, Then Netanyahu Bans Reps. Ilhan Omar & Rashida Tlaib From Israel. therealnews.com Jim Zogby and Phyllis Bennis discuss the Trump-Netanyahu dynamic, the diminishing power of AIPAC, and the political battle against Rep. Omar and Rep. Tlaib…

Staff (2019-08-16). What Is Israel Trying to Hide? Reps. Tlaib & Omar Blocked from Taking Official Trip to West Bank. democracynow.org Israel sparked outrage Thursday when it banned two freshman Democratic congresswomen of color — Reps. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota — from entering the country. Following outcry from Democratic leaders and Palestinians, Israel granted permission for Tlaib to enter the country on "humanitarian" grounds to visit her family in the West Bank — though Tlaib said Friday she will not visit her family under such conditions. Israel originally denied entrance to Tlaib and Omar after President Donald Trump tweeted, "It would show great weakness if Israel allowed Rep. Omar and Rep.Tl…

Akela Lacy (2019-08-15). 26-Year-Old Gun Violence Prevention Activist Is Taking on 26-Year Incumbent Rep. Bobby Rush. theintercept.com A 26-year-old organizer in Chicago is mounting a primary challenge to Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., who has been a member of Congress for 26 years. | Robert Emmons, whose best friend, high school classmate, and freshman roommate was shot and killed in 2015, is making gun violence prevention a cornerstone of his campaign. The Windy City experiences gun violence at alarming yet not uncommon rates, as compared to other metropolitan areas — but the number of fatal shootings is in some ways unique to Chicago, where Emmons's 21-year-ol…

Reese Erlich (2019-08-08). Foreign Correspondent: The U.S. Trade War with China is Not Going So Well. progressive.org For the past year, the U.S. has escalated economic warfare with grudging acceptance by high-level Democrats and Republicans.

2019-08-22: Social Media Postees

Trump orders indefinite jailing of detained immigrant families, attacks birthright citizenship
wsws.org | 2019-08-22
Democrats have largely backed Trump's attacks on immigrants, with the New York Times describing his concentration camps as "family detention centers."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/08/22/immi…

Noam Chomsky: Democrats Are Failing the Test of Our Time
Ilana Novick | truthdig.com | 2019-08-22
The linguist and activist calls Donald Trump's climate policy "a death knell for the species," and says there's no effective opposition.
truthdig.com/articles/noam-chomsky-democ…

The Gigantic Chasm Between Democratic Rhetoric and Capitalist Reality
Rainer Mausfeld | indybay.org | 2019-08-22
Democracy promises the greatest possible freedom from social fear and social determination. Democracy means renouncing on one of the most effective rule techniques: the systematic production of social fear. When those exercising power systematically generate fears, they block social judgment and paralyze readiness for decisions and actions.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/08/18/1882554…

At First-Ever Native American Presidential Forum, Candidates Answer to Centuries of Injustice
Stephanie Woodard | commondreams.org | 2019-08-22
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) listens to a question at the Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum on August 20 in Sioux City, Iowa. (Photo: Stephen Maturen/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2019/08/22/first-…

What did Engels say about revolution?
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-08-22
Engels was a revolutionary democrat and a revolutionary realist, argues Dragan Plav≈°iƒá | Source…
mronline.org/2019/08/22/what-did-engels-…

Bernie Sanders Unveils 'Game-Changing' New Climate Plan
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-08-22
Calling the global climate crisis both the greatest threat facing the United States and the greatest opportunity for transformative change, Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday unveiled a comprehensive Green New Deal proposal that would transition the U.S. economy to 100 percent renewable energy and create 20 million well-paying union jobs over a decade. | "This is a pivotal moment in the history of America–and really, in the history of humanity," Sanders, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, said in a statement. | "When we are in the White House,"
truthdig.com/articles/bernie-sanders-unv…

DNC Rejects Call for a Climate Debate
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-08-22
Democratic National Committee (DNC) officials reversed the previous ban on candidates participating in non-sanctioned climate forums, but Carmen Bouquin of the Sunrise Movement says that's not enough…
therealnews.com/stories/dnc-rejects-call…

Ann Arbor forum discusses who was responsible for the Flint water crisis
wsws.org | 2019-08-22
A Democratic state senator tried to blame the disaster solely on the Republican state government, although the mayor of Flint and other local officials were Democrats.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/08/22/aafl…

The work of Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha in the Flint water crisis
wsws.org | 2019-08-22
A courageous defiance of political intimidation by politicians of both big business parties–Democrats as well as Republicans.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/08/22/mona…

Strategy Meeting: Pass the DNC Resolution for a Presidential Climate Debate
CA Democratic Progressive Caucus | indybay.org | 2019-08-22
Parc 55 Hotel, Ballroom | 55 Cyril Magnin Street | San Francisco, CA 94102…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/08/17/1882552…

How to fight for democratic rights in Hong Kong
wsws.org | 2019-08-22
Hong Kong workers and youth need to reach out to their class brothers and sisters in China who confront the same class enemy–the Stalinist regime in Beijing that defends the interests of the corporate elite and the super-rich.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/08/22/pers…

Bernie Sanders Backs Rescinding Medals for Wounded Knee Massacre
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-08-22
| This week 10 Democratic candidates and one independent in the 2020 presidential race, including Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, addressed indigenous communities at the first-ever Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum in Sioux City, Iowa. During the two-day event, candidates individually answered questions from a panel of tribal leaders and Native American youth and elders on issues including treaty rights, voter suppression, and murdered and missing indigenous women. | TRA…
truthout.org/video/bernie-sanders-backs-…

Dear Democrats, the Mainstream Media Are Not Your Friends
Eric Alterman | thenation.com | 2019-08-22
Dear Democrats, the Mainstream Media Are Not Your Friends…
thenation.com/article/democrats-media-de…

Italy's Right-Wing Government Collapses — Will the Next One Be Better?
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-08-22
Matteo Salvini of the right-wing League party tried to maneuver for new elections, but failed. Now coalition talks are happening to see if the anti-corruption 5-Star Movement and the center-left Democratic Party can form a government. Luciana Castellini assess the situation…
therealnews.com/stories/italys-right-win…

They Don't Make Republicans Like the Great Paul Findley Anymore!
Ralph Nader | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-08-22
In his 22 years in Congress (1960-1982), Paul Findley achieved a sterling record for fundamental positions, proposals and breakthroughs that revealed a great man, pure and simple. He never stopped learning and applying his knowledge to advance the right course of action, regardless of political party, ideology or pressure from various groups. Findley, a courteous, …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/08/they-dont-mak…

Protests Break Out After DNC Committee Votes Against Holding 2020 #ClimateDebate
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-08-22
Sparking immediate protests at the Democratic National Committee's summer meeting in San Francisco Thursday, the organization's Resolutions Committee voted down a resolution that called for a climate-focused debate among 2020 presidential primary candidates. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/08/22/protest…

Warren Apologizes to Native Americans; Sanders Backs Rescinding Medals for Wounded Knee Massacre
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-08-22
This week 10 Democratic candidates and one independent in the 2020 presidential race, including Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, addressed indigenous communities at the first-ever Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum in Sioux City, Iowa. During the two-day event, candidates individually answered questions from a panel of tribal leaders and Native American youth and elders on issues including treaty rights, voter suppression, and murdered and missing indigenous women.
www.democracynow.org/2019/8/22/frank_lam…

Rep Ayanna Pressley on Israel's Ban: "Bigoted, Short-Sighted and Cruel"
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-08-21
These are the words tweeted by Rep. Ayanna Pressley in response to the Israeli decision to ban the entry of Rep. Ilhan Omar and Rep. Rashida Tlaib. The story has a striking resemblance to South Africa and Rhodesia blocking the entry of African American Democratic Representative Charles C. Diggs Junior in January 1972…
therealnews.com/stories/rep-ayanna-press…

MSM hurls FAKE 'anti-Semitism' charge against Trump, rather than question his REAL loyalty to Israel
rt.com | 2019-08-21
The media has willfully misinterpreted Donald Trump's words to portray the most pro-Israel US president in history as an anti-Semite. It makes more sense to chide him for sacrificing US interests to please Benjamin Netanyahu. | Here is the full Trump quote from Tuesday, in which he rejected Democrat Bernie Sanders' idea that Israel should stop accepting American aid, after its reluctance to let in congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, who have publicly endorsed the BDS campaign. | "The concept of even talking about this — even three years ago — of cutting off aid to Israel because of two people…
rt.com/usa/466980-trump-antisemitism-jew…

Italy: Center-Left Democratic Party Pushes for New Coalition
telesurenglish.net | 2019-08-21
Following the breakdown of the ruling Italian populist coalition, the country's main party, the Democratic Party (PD) said it was ready to hold negotiations with a long-time political rival, the Five-Star party. | RELATED: | Italy: Officials Finally Allow 'Open Arms' Migrants to Land | The PD's proposal came Wednesday as part of an attempt to avoid any early elections that could bring the League, led by the Minister of Interior, Matteo Salvini, to power. If such a scenario were…
telesurenglish.net/news/Italy-Center-Lef…

Trump calls Jews who vote Democrat 'uninformed or disloyal'
rt.com | 2019-08-21
Jews who vote Democrat are lacking in either knowledge or loyalty, US President Donald Trump has declared, slamming the party for criticizing Israel's decision to bar two Democratic congresswomen from entering the country. | "Where has the Democratic Party gone? Where have they gone when they are defending these two people over the state of Israel?" the president wondered aloud to reporters on Monday. | I think any Jewish people that vote for a Democrat, I think it shows either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty. | "I can't even believe we're having this conversation!" Trump continued, seemingly lef…
rt.com/usa/466942-trump-slams-jewish-dem…

Trump Calls Jews 'Disloyal' If They Don't Vote Republican
telesurenglish.net | 2019-08-21
Donald Trump has attacked Jewish-Americans who vote Democrat, implying that the party is Anti-semitic. He said that if Jews vote Democrat then "it shows either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty". He comments are in response to the Palestine advocacy of some Democrats, which Trump believes that Jews must not support. | RELATED: | Jewish Socialists Support Corbyn Against Antisemitism Smears | Trump continued; "Five years ago, the concept of even talking about this — e…
telesurenglish.net/news/Trump-Calls-Jews…

In one tweet, Jeremy Corbyn shows exactly why he's the leader the world needs
Emily Apple | thecanary.co | 2019-08-21
As The Canary reported, a coup is currently underway in Turkey against democratically elected mayors in three predominately Kurdish cities. But while there's been a deafening silence from the Conservative Party over the actions of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoƒüan, Jeremy Corbyn has spoken out: | The arrest of political leaders and act…
thecanary.co/trending/2019/08/21/in-one-tweet-jeremy-corbyn-shows-exactly-why-hes-the-leader-the-world-needs/

A Lib Dem MP just showed how detached from reality the party truly is
Emily Apple | thecanary.co | 2019-08-21
New Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson has chosen her "shadow cabinet". Although cabinet might be stretching it. After all, the cabinet is made up of about 20 people and the Lib Dems only have 14 MPs. | But this sm…
thecanary.co/trending/2019/08/21/a-lib-dem-mp-just-showed-how-detached-from-reality-the-party-truly-is/

'Pragmatic': How Corporate Media Praise Dems Who Abandon Progressive Values
Alan MacLeod | fair.org | 2019-08-21
Pragmatic (adjective): solving problems in a sensible way that suits the conditions that really exist now, rather than obeying fixed theories, ideas or rules. | — The battle for the Democratic presidential nomination is dominating the news cycle, and two of the three clear frontrunners in polls, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, d…
fair.org/home/pragmatic-how-corporate-me…

'Pragmatic': How Corporate Media Praise Dems Who Abandon Progressive Values
Alan MacLeod | fair.org | 2019-08-21
Pragmatic (adjective): solving problems in a sensible way that suits the conditions that really exist now, rather than obeying fixed theories, ideas or rules. | — Cambridge Dictionary The battle for the Democratic presidential nomination is dominating the news cycle, and two of the three clear frontrunners in polls, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, draw their support from the resurgent left of the party.
fair.org/home/pragmatic-how-corporate-me…

Turkey: HDP calls for mobilisations against AKP attacks – 'We will not be silenced, we will not be stopped…'
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-08-21
Kurdish struggle Susan PriceIssue 1234 Turkey Turkish arrests Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP)Human rights organisations, solidarity groups and the European Union have condemne…
greenleft.org.au/content/turkey-hdp-mobilise-against-akp-attacks-we-will-not-be-silenced

Make love, not war? Department of PEACE plan unveiled by Marianne Williamson, and Twitter loves it
rt.com | 2019-08-20
Democratic presidential hopeful and spiritual guru Marianne Williamson has revealed a proposal for a new "Department of Peace," a project devoted to "ending the scourge of violence" around the world. Twitter felt the good vibes. | The proposal was rolled out on Monday night in a post on Williamson's website, calling for a new cabinet-level department. The plan lists a lofty series of goals, ranging from addressing "white supremacy" and domestic gun violence, to developing "restorative justice programs" and "new structures of nonviole…
rt.com/usa/466918-marianne-williamson-pe…

Trump Accuses Most American Jews of "Disloyalty" to Israel, Deploying Anti-Semitic Trope
Robert Mackey | theintercept.com | 2019-08-20
President Donald Trump revealed again on Tuesday that he subscribes to the anti-Semitic belief that American Jews harbor a secret dual loyalty to Israel.
theintercept.com/2019/08/20/trump-jews-d…

Corporate Media Filled With Nameless Voices Attacking Progressive Democrats
Joshua Cho | fair.org | 2019-08-20
The Democratic Party establishment wants you to know that they're not afraid of primary challenges from the Justice Democrats–a progressive political action committee that runs progressive candidates who reject campaign funding from the ultra-rich and corporations. But when the establishment Democrats tell you they aren't afraid, they often aren't brave enough to let reporters quote them by name. | These anonymous sources are rarely as insulting as the one quoted by Fox News' Brooke Singman: "No one is afraid of those [Justice Democ…
fair.org/home/corporate-media-filled-wit…

Bernie Sanders Takes Aim at the Pathology of the For-Profit Criminal Justice System
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-08-20
An analysis of Sen Sanders' new criminal justice reform plan and a brief history of neoliberal democrats 'playing' at progressive politics while enacting regressive policies…
therealnews.com/stories/bernie-sanders-t…

Russia, Racism… Recession? Trump says Democrats hope for economic bust to hurt him in 2020
rt.com | 2019-08-20
US President Donald Trump is accusing Democrats and the media of trying to bring about a recession in order to hurt his 2020 re-election. His critics reply that they're only stating the facts… just like they did with Russiagate? | "The word recession is inappropriate… We're very far from a recession," Trump said on Tuesday, adding that his critics would "love to see" an economic downturn. Earlier, he tweeted a video clip of Fox Business host Lou Dobbs blaming "radical Democrats" for the recession talk. | pic.twitter.com/WyGbgUGEhJ– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTr…
rt.com/usa/466931-trump-recession-media-…

Jo Swinson probably wishes she hadn't posted that latest lie about Jeremy Corbyn
Ed Sykes | thecanary.co | 2019-08-20
On 20 August, Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson lied about Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn ( again). But people were quick to call her out. And now, she probably wishes she hadn't bothered. | "Fake news": | Swinson tweeted: | Jeremy Corbyn didn't fight to remain in 2016, and he won't fight for remain now. He wants to deliver a Labour Brexit, becau…
thecanary.co/trending/2019/08/20/jo-swinson-probably-wishes-she-hadnt-posted-that-latest-lie-about-jeremy-corbyn/

Democrats Have an Open Senate Seat in New Mexico. Will They Elect a Progressive, or the Former Head of the DCCC?
Ryan Grim | theintercept.com | 2019-08-19
With Sen. Tom Udall retiring, the Democratic Party establishment is unified behind Ben Ray Luján. The Working Families Party endorsed Maggie Oliver.
theintercept.com/2019/08/19/democrat-pri…

What Is Israel Trying to Hide? Reps. Tlaib & Omar Blocked from Taking Official Trip to West Bank
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-08-16
Israel sparked outrage Thursday when it banned two freshman Democratic congresswomen of color — Reps. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota — from entering the country. Following outcry from Democratic leaders and Palestinians, Israel granted permission for Tlaib to enter the country on "humanitarian" grounds to visit her family in the West Bank — though Tlaib said Friday she will not visit her family under such conditions. Israel originally denied entrance to Tlaib and Omar after President Donald Trump tweeted, "It would show great weakness if Israel allowed Rep. Omar and Rep.Tl…
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26-Year-Old Gun Violence Prevention Activist Is Taking on 26-Year Incumbent Rep. Bobby Rush
Akela Lacy | theintercept.com | 2019-08-15
A 26-year-old organizer in Chicago is mounting a primary challenge to Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., who has been a member of Congress for 26 years. | Robert Emmons, whose best friend, high school classmate, and freshman roommate was shot and killed in 2015, is making gun violence prevention a cornerstone of his campaign. The Windy City experiences gun violence at alarming yet not uncommon rates, as compared to other metropolitan areas — but the number of fatal shootings is in some ways unique to Chicago, where Emmons's 21-year-ol…
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Progressive Candidates Are Carving a Path to the Senate in 2020 — No Thanks to Chuck Schumer
Ryan Grim | theintercept.com | 2019-08-15
If Democrats manage to seize the Senate and make Schumer the majority leader, it will be in large part due to the work of an organized left.
theintercept.com/2019/08/15/senate-democ…

Foreign Correspondent: The U.S. Trade War with China is Not Going So Well
Reese Erlich | progressive.org | 2019-08-08
For the past year, the U.S. has escalated economic warfare with grudging acceptance by high-level Democrats and Republicans.
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