2020-02-24: News Headlines

Mark Gruenberg (2020-02-24). AFT endorses Warren, Biden, Sanders — for now. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Citing responses from more than 300,000 members, union town halls, regional forums, and meetings with state and local members and leaders, the Teachers (AFT) board endorsed Sens. Bernie Sanders, Ind-Vt., and Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and former Vice President Joe Biden for the Democratic presidential nomination — for now. But regardless of who wins the Democratic …

Staff (2020-02-24). Sanders & Socialism: Debate Between Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman & Socialist Economist Richard Wolff. democracynow.org As Bernie Sanders's runaway win in Nevada cements his position as the front-runner for the Democratic nomination, the Democratic Party establishment and much of the mainstream media are openly expressing concern about a self-described democratic socialist leading the presidential ticket. His opponents have also attacked his ambitious agenda. Last week during the primary debate in Las Vegas, Bernie Sanders addressed misconceptions about socialism. Invoking the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Sanders decried what he called "socialism for the very rich, rugged individualism for the poor." | For more, we host a…

Staff (2020-02-24). "A Stupendous Victory": Bernie Sanders Wins Nevada After Heavy Organizing in Latinx Communities. democracynow.org Senator Bernie Sanders scored a decisive victory Saturday in the Democratic presidential caucuses in Nevada, riding a wave of support from young voters, union members and Latinx voters, who strengthened his status as front-runner. His win shows the potential for the nation's largest minority group to reshape the next stage of the Democratic presidential race. In the next four weeks, six more of the 12 states with a large Latinx population will vote in the Democratic primary. On Super Tuesday, Texas, California and Colorado go to the polls. Arizona, Florida and Illinois will vote on March 17. We speak with Erika A…

RT (2020-02-24). 'Every journalist should feel a cold, icy hand running down their spine': Assange's extradition case examined in new RT doc. rt.com With Julian Assange's US extradition hearing getting under way in London, RTD's new film sheds light on why the WikiLeaks founder's landmark case may lay the path for future prosecution of journalists. | "Every journalist in the United States should feel a cold, icy hand running down their spine at the charges that had been leveled against this publisher. Because they could be next," writer Suelette Dreyfus says about Assange whose project published leaked documents exposing possible US War crimes in Iraq and letters exposing shenanigans against Bernie Sanders in 2016 by bosses within the Democratic Party. | "

Norman Solomon (2020-02-24). As a Corporate Tool, Buttigieg Is Now a Hammer to Bash Sanders. zcomm.org The bizarre accusations of being "narrow" and not "inclusive" were aimed at a candidate who'd just won a historic victory with one of the broadest coalitions in recent Democratic Party history.

Norman Solomon (2020-02-24). Pete Buttigieg's Vile Turn as the Anti-Sanders Candidate. truthdig.com Soon after his distant third-place finish in the Nevada caucuses, Pete Buttigieg sent out a mass email saying that "Senator Sanders believes in an inflexible, ideological revolution that leaves out most Democrats, not to mention most Americans." The blast depicted "the choice before us" in stark terms: "We can prioritize either ideological purity or inclusive victory. We can either call people names online or we can call them into our movement. We can either tighten a narrow and hardcore base or open the tent to a new, broad, big-hearted American coalition." | The bizarre accusations of being "narrow" and not "in…

Fight Back (2020-02-24). Tampa students rally for justice for Jamee Johnson. fightbacknews.org Tampa, FL – Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) held a rally at the University of South Florida calling for justice and all victims of police brutality, highlighting Jamee Johnson, a Black man who was murdered by officers in Jacksonville. At the February 19 protest, about 15 students promoted the need for community control of the police through police accountability councils. They also demonstrated for their ongoing campaign to increase Black enrollment at USF. | With chants saying, "USF shame on you! Black lives matter too!" the students used the rally to reach out to the student body about the wa…

Staff (2020-02-24). Paul Krugman and Richard Wolff on Bernie Sanders's Democratic Socialism. truthout.org As Bernie Sanders's runaway win in Nevada cements his position as the front-runner for the Democratic nomination, the Democratic Party establishment and much of the mainstream media are openly expressing concern about a self-described democratic socialist leading the presidential ticket. His opponents have also attacked his ambitious agenda. Last week during the primary debate in Las Vegas, Bernie Sanders addressed misconceptions about socialism. Invoking the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Sa…

WSWS (2020-02-24). Real estate broker fees remain in place in New York City after judge issues restraining order. wsws.org The latest maneuvers over supposed pro-tenant reforms reveal the impossibility of winning decent affordable housing through support for the big business Democratic Party.

Eleanor Eagan (2020-02-24). As the Primary Race Heats Up, Candidates Forget Principled Campaign Finance Stands. counterpunch.org At this time last year, newly declared Democratic primary candidates were racing to outdo each other with escalating promises to shun big money support. Contenders vowed not to take corporate PAC money, to reject lobbyists' dollars, to discourage super PACs, and to tell fossil fuel executives, "no, thank you". Now, however, many seem to be

Roknich (2020-02-24). Bernie Sanders San Antonio Speech. indybay.org "We're gonna win the Democratic Primary in Texas, says Bernie Sanders, while Nevada gives him all her delegates. (video and audio))…

Staff (2020-02-24). Bernie Sanders Wins Nevada After Heavy Organizing in Latinx Communities. truthout.org Senator Bernie Sanders scored a decisive victory Saturday in the Democratic presidential caucuses in Nevada, riding a wave of support from young voters, union members and Latinx voters, who strengthened his status as front-runner. His win shows the potential for the nation's largest minority group to reshape the next stage of the Democratic presidential race. In the next four weeks, six more of the 12 states with a large Latinx population will vote in the Democratic primary. On Super Tuesday, Texas,…

Jack Rasmus (2020-02-24). The Nevada Caucus & the Desperation of Democrat Elites. zcomm.org The leadership-corporate wing clearly believes they can win the November election even if they scuttle Sanders once again and prevent him from getting the nomination…

Peter Bolton (2020-02-24). Bernie Sanders is in pole position with Nevada win. But the establishment push-back will now begin in earnest. thecanary.co Bernie Sanders has just solidified his status as the front-runner in the contest to choose who will face Donald Trump in the presidential elections later this year. Though these are exciting times, there's also a rocky road ahead. Because the establishment campaign to discredit him in every way possible will now begin in earnest. | Third democratic victory in a row: | On 22 February, Sanders

Juan Cole (2020-02-24). The Fall of France to the Nazis? Chris Matthews and Corporate Democrats' Bernie Derangement Syndrome. zcomm.org

TCFBDAF (2020-02-24). Environmental Voter Guide. Democratic Candidates 2020. globalresearch.ca The Center for Biological Diversity Action Fund evaluated each candidate on four key environmental issue areas: | saving wildlife, protecting public lands, ensuring environmental justice and ending the climate crisis. | We evaluated every candidate polling above 1% in the latest national …

Staff (2020-02-24). Who Is Funding the Anti-Bernie Sanders Super PAC? truthout.org Several outside groups are trying to slow the momentum of current Democratic presidential frontrunner Sen. The campaign against Sanders originated with hybrid PAC

Staff (2020-02-24). Bernie Sanders Releases Plan for Guaranteed "Child Care and Pre-K for All" truthout.org Now running as the presumptive frontrunner in the Democratic presidential primary, Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday morning unveiled a sweeping new proposal that would guarantee high-quality child care and then pre-kindergarten education to every child — regardless of income or status — in the United States. | Citing figures that show the average American family with young children spends $10,000 per year on childcare — a burden that eats as much as 35 percent out of the annual bud…

WSWS (2020-02-24). Democratic Party deploys Russian meddling smear against Sanders. wsws.org The Democratic establishment and the corporate media are now peddling the lie that Sanders is the beneficiary of Russian intervention in the 2020 elections.

yenisafak (2020-02-24). Sit-in against PKK keeps growing day by day in E. Turkey. yenisafak.com Another family on Monday joined a months-long sit-in protest in southeastern Turkey against the PKK terror group.On the sit-in's 175th day, Emine Ustek, mother of Metin who was kidnapped by the PKK five years ago when he was 16, joined the protest staged outside the Diyarbakir office of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), a political party accused by the government of having links to the terrorist YPG/PKK.Metin's parents Omer and Emine Ustek travelled from the southeastern Sirnak province to join the protest, which continues to grow by the day.Omer Ustek vowed not to give up until their son returned, claiming hi…

yenisafak (2020-02-24). Leader of Merkel's CDU says party to elect new chairperson on April 25. yenisafak.com The leader of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) said on Monday her party would hold a congress on April 25 to elect a new chairperson and said possible candidates would announce this week whether they want to run.Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said the choice of CDU leader made at the upcoming congress would send a signal about who will run for chancellor for the conservatives in next year's federal election.The CDU succession debate was blown wide open earlier this month when Kramp-Karrenbauer unexpectedly said she would no longer seek to succeed her mentor Merkel.

Jon Queally, staff writer (2020-02-24). Democratic Frontrunner Bernie Sanders Releases Plan for Guaranteed 'Child Care and Pre-K for All'. commondreams.org "We know that the first four years of a child's life are the most important years of human development, so it is unconscionable that in the wealthiest country in the world, we do not properly invest in early childhood education." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

RT (2020-02-24). 'There's a lot we could learn from Mordor' — Bernie Sanders slammed for saying not everything was bad under Fidel Castro. rt.com Fresh from being compared to Hitler, socialist senator Bernie Sanders is again deflecting criticism over his past admiration for communist revolutionaries. This time it's America's former public enemy number one, Fidel Castro. | Speaking on CBS' '60 Minutes' on Sunday night, the socialist senator and Democratic frontrunner was grilled over the "positive things" he said about the Soviet Union and Cuba in the 1980s. | t.co/ySqvQKoiBU pic.twitter.com/lTwuXWp9sA— 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) Staff (2020-02-23). A Guide to Restoring Faith in Democracy. truthdig.com "In Defence of Democracy" | American democracy is in trouble as never before. In the past, there have been moments when democratic process and democratic guarantees have been suspended — Lincoln's suspension of habeas corpus, the internment of the Japanese Americans during World War II, the McCarthy hearings with their extralegal destruction of lives and careers — and we have lived through tragic errors in judgment, as in the Vietnam War — but never has the whole system of America democracy b…

RT (2020-02-23). 'Don't let them take it away!' Trump congratulates 'Crazy Bernie' as Sanders wins big in Nevada. rt.com Evoking painful memories, US President Donald Trump has expressed hope that his potential Democratic contender won't be robbed of the nomination this time, as Bernie Sanders heads for a decisive victory in Nevada caucus. | "Looks like Crazy Bernie is doing well in the Great State of Nevada. Biden & the rest look weak, & no way Mini Mike can restart his campaign after the worst debate performance in the history of Presidential Debates," Trump tweeted. | Looks like Crazy Bernie is doing well in the Great State of Nevada. Biden & the rest look weak, & no way Mini Mike can restart his campaign after the worst deba…

Juan Cole (2020-02-23). Why the Russian Petro-State Is Actually Terrified of a Bernie Sanders Presidency: The Green New Deal. commondreams.org Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) introduce public housing legislation as part of the Green New Deal outside the U.S. Capitol on Thursday, November 14, 2019. (Photo: Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc. via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Fight Back (2020-02-23). "We want to show the DNC that the people have the power," says Milwaukee coalition. fightbacknews.org New York, NY – On February 22, a Wisconsin delegation invited a conference of nearly 60 organizations to join a major protest at the Democratic National Convention taking place in Milwaukee in July. | The members of the Coalition to March on the DNC made their announcement on the second day of the United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC) national conference. The UNAC conference is a major gathering of international solidarity and anti-oppression activists from across North America, taking place at the People's Forum in New York City. | The coalition is calling on all progressive, left, democratic and socialist or…

Ann Larson (2020-02-23). With Bloomberg Running, A Student Debt Strike Is Even More Urgent. commondreams.org Democratic presidential candidate former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg delivers remarks during a campaign rally on February 12, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo: Brett Carlsen/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Kenneth Peres (2020-02-23). Joe Biden Serves Wall Street, Not Main Street. commondreams.org Former Vice President Joe Biden, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, gives a speech on July 11, 2019 in New York City. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

WSWS (2020-02-23). Sanders wins sweeping victory in Nevada. wsws.org Despite the intervention of the intelligence agencies, the corporate media and the Democratic Party establishment, young and working class voters gave overwhelming support to Sanders.

teleSUR (2020-02-23). Bernie Sanders Wins Big in Nevada Democratic Vote. telesurenglish.net Broad-based support across age, racial and ideological groups propelled Bernie Sanders to a dominant victory in Nevada's Democratic caucuses, tightening his grip on the front-runner spot in the race to find a challenger to President Donald Trump. | RELATED: | Joe Biden, the former vice president, appeared headed to a badly needed second-place finish in Nevada after poor showings earlier this month in the first two nominating…

Staff (2020-02-23). Pelosi Slammed for Backing Koch-Backed Texas Democrat Over Progressive Contender. truthout.org House Speaker Nancy Pelosi stirred outrage Saturday by visiting Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar at his campaign headquarters in Laredo and voicing hope that the Koch-backed, anti-choice Democrat will ride to a "resounding victory" over progressive primary challenger Jessica Cisneros on March 3. | "We want this to be not only a victory, but a resounding victory for Henry Cuellar," Pelosi

teleSUR (2020-02-23). Bernie Sanders To Skip AIPAC Conference On Political Reasons. telesurenglish.net United States Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders announced Sunday that he would not attend the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (Aipac) conference this year, marking his stance against the pro-Israel lobby in Washington. | RELATED: | Two days after becoming the undisputed favorite in the Democratic race with a solid victory in Nevada's caucuses, the Vermont senator made it clear that he will not attend the AIPAC event…

Staff (2020-02-23). Democratic Party Dinosaurs Have Seen the Meteor, and It's Coming From Vermont. truthout.org The Berniegeddon is upon us! It's France falling to the Nazis in World War II! It's the Russians! It's the end of everything! Flee! Flee for your lives! | Sorry about that. Just trying out for a talking head guest spot on MSNBC. | Vermont senator and Brooklyn native Bernie Sanders

The Palestinian News & Info Agency (2020-02-23). US Senators Call for Resuming Aid to Gaza, UNRWA. imemc.org According to American media reports, a group of 31 US Democratic Senators have written a letter calling on the US administration to restore funding and aid to the Gaza Strip, warning that Palestinians are facing a humanitarian crisis. The senators urged the administration to take immediate action to restore humanitarian …

The Canary (2020-02-23). Bernie Sanders wins Nevada and pulls further away from rivals. thecanary.co Bernie Sanders has won Nevada's presidential primary election and pulled further away from his rivals after strong showings in Iowa and New Hampshire. | The 78-year-old, a self-described socialist, cemented his position as the Democratic frontrunner with support from the state's large Latino community. | Mr Sanders left Nevada earlier on Saturday to rally supporters in El Paso, Texas, where he told the crowd US President Donald Trump was "a pathological liar running a corrupt administration". | "When we come together there is nothing we can't accomplish," Mr Sanders added. | The win builds on the Vermont senator'

RT (2020-02-22). 'US democracy at work': WATCH Nevada caucus ties being determined by a deck of cards. rt.com Ties at Nevada caucus sites are being determined by drawing from a deck of cards, and the bizarre videos are leaving folks scratching their heads in bewilderment. | Videos are coming in from Nevada caucus sites as votes are counted to decide who will win the third big battle for delegates in the race to win the Democrat Party's presidential nomination, and it's made people aware of a special piece of equipment being used by precinct captains — a deck of cards. | While questionable videos showed ties at caucus sites in Iowa being determined by coin tosses, Nevada is appropriately looking to a deck of card…

RT (2020-02-22). Bernie Sanders takes early lead in Nevada Caucus based on first preference polling. rt.com Early preference polling shows Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is a clear favorite for caucus-goers, though it is still too early to call a true victor in the race. | Entrance poll results from ABC, CBS and others show Bernie's frontrunner status in the race for the Democrat Party's presidential nomination could hold strong in the third major votes for the battling candidates. | CBS reports that six in 10 caucus goers interviewed by them support a government-run, single-payer health care system, a signature part of Sanders' campaign promises, as well as that of contender Elizabeth Warren, though she did not far…

RT (2020-02-22). Trump mocks 'fake news' for running 'Russian Sympathizer Bernie' smear, but doesn't miss a chance to score points. rt.com It seems Donald Trump is yet to decide whether he would rather lampoon left-wing media for adding Democrat frontrunner Bernie Sanders to Team Russia or take the opportunity to mock his potential rival in the November poll. | Just a day apart, two steaming-hot scoops landed in the US media cycle. First, the New York Times said Russia was helping Donald Trump to get reelected. Then the Washington Post claimed Russia was helping Bernie Sanders's campaign. All based on anonymous sources, innuendos, and other traits with which even casual followers of the 'Russiagate' saga are all too familiar. | One of the princip…

RT (2020-02-22). 'Totally sane': Dems can't make up their minds about who is a supposed 'Russian agent'. Trump? Bernie? Or… both? rt.com Former presidential candidate Eric Swalwell performed mental gymnastics on CNN to defend Bernie Sanders over alleged help from Russia, claiming Moscow does it in order to help its 'agent' Donald Trump. | The Democrats' overuse of Russian collusion conspiracy theories appears to be collapsing in on itself. First Trump supposedly worked with the country to meddle in the 2016 presidential election — something there is still no actual proof of, despite the extensive Mueller investigation — and now even Dems like Sanders are facing accusations of getting help from Moscow. | Thanks to a Washington Post <...

Fight Back (2020-02-22). Minnesota Governor Walz flees protesters demanding action against killer cops. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – When Minnesota Governor Tim Walz appeared at the University of Minnesota to reflect on his first year of governing, he was confronted by angry community members demanding that he call for the prosecutions of killer cops across the state. Family members of police murder victims were joined by Twin Cities Coalition for Justice 4 Jamar, UMN Students for a Democratic Society, SMASH students from Minneapolis South High School, and others. | Shortly after Walz and the event moderator were settled into two cozy armchairs on a stage at the front of a packed auditorium, one person rose from the middle of…

Fight Back (2020-02-22). Group planning march on DNC heads to New York to build support. fightbacknews.org New York, NY – Organizers with the Milwaukee-based Coalition to March on the DNC are attending the national conference of the United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC), to build support for a major protest at the Democratic National Convention in July. | The Coalition to March on the DNC is a broad coalition of left and progressive forces who plan to bring popular demands to the 2020 Democratic National Convention, slated to take place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The march will be held on the opening morning of the convention, Monday, July 13. | "All eyes will be on Milwaukee when the people's movements protest outsi…

teleSUR (2020-02-22). Sanders Scores Decisive Victory in Nevada. telesurenglish.net Bernie Sanders scored a decisive victory in the Democratic presidential caucuses in Nevada on Saturday and gained a fresh burst of momentum, while Joe Biden appeared headed to a second-place finish that will give his struggling campaign new hope. | RELATED: | Sanders, a senator from Vermont, had 45% of the county convention delegates in Nevada with about 4% of the precincts reported, and television networks predicted he would cruise to an easy win. | But there were long…

WSWS (2020-02-22). US intelligence agencies meddle in Nevada primary to sabotage Sanders. wsws.org On the eve of Nevada Democratic caucuses, the Washington Post reported that "US officials" told Sanders the Russian government was working to aid his campaign.

Fight Back (2020-02-22). Minnesota progressives say 'Don't vote for Amy Klobuchar'. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN — Minnesota progressives are urging voters around the country to reject Democratic Party contender Amy Klobuchar. | Jess Sundin, a leader in the fight against police crimes says, "Amy Klobuchar is a racist. When she was Hennepin County District Attorney, she always sided with law enforcement against the interests of community members. She never charged a single cop in 40 cases of police murder of civilians. She sent an African American child, Myon Burrell, to prison for life, despite evidence that he was not involved in the crime she prosecuted him for." | Sundin continued, "The people of He…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2020-02-22). MSNBC's Chris Matthews Suggests Four More Years of Trump Might Be Better for Democratic Party Than Sanders Winning White House. commondreams.org "This is what happens when you and your network are in a complete panic-riddled meltdown." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Kathleen Wallace (2020-02-21). The Debate Question That Really Mattered. counterpunch.org The last question asked during the recent Democratic debate was the one that laid reality bare. The question was basically "are you okay with the will of the voters being subverted in order for the DNC establishment to place their own selected candidate as their nominee?" The answers came without hesitation from all but candidate

RT (2020-02-21). 'Some people have too much money': Bloomberg trolled for Trump eats 'burnt steak' and 'cheats at golf' billboards. rt.com Michael Bloomberg's latest bid to get support is a series of Nevada billboards trolling Trump for everything from how he likes his steak cooked to how he plays golf, but folks aren't buying into the childish antics. | You can't say Bloomberg isn't trying. In his attempt to become the 2020 presidential nominee for the Democrat Party, the billionaire has spent hundreds of millions of dollars already and the 5'8″ former New York City mayor is even enduring perhaps President Donald Trump's most vicious nickname for a rival yet — Mini Mike. | lol… At first I thought this was a spoof… Alas, this is Bloomb…

RT (2020-02-21). 'Russians helping Sanders!' MSM takes abrupt break from anti-Trump frenzy for a 'never Bernie' moment on the eve of Nevada caucus. rt.com As Bernie Sanders surges to the front of the pack for the Democratic nomination, the Washington Post has dropped an anonymous "bombshell" claiming that Moscow seeks to help him as well as its "puppet," US President Donald Trump. | On the word of "people familiar with the matter,"

Ted Rall (2020-02-21). Bernie Should Own the Socialist Label. counterpunch.org Bernie Sanders is currently the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination. He and everyone else knows exactly how the Republicans will attack him if and when he becomes the nominee: old-fashioned redbaiting. China became communist in name only during the 1980s, the Soviet Union shut its doors in 1991, the Cold War is dead, and

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'Every journalist should feel a cold, icy hand running down their spine': Assange's extradition case examined in new RT doc
rt.com | 2020-02-24
With Julian Assange's US extradition hearing getting under way in London, RTD's new film sheds light on why the WikiLeaks founder's landmark case may lay the path for future prosecution of journalists. | "Every journalist in the United States should feel a cold, icy hand running down their spine at the charges that had been leveled against this publisher. Because they could be next," writer Suelette Dreyfus says about Assange whose project published leaked documents exposing possible US War crimes in Iraq and letters exposing shenanigans against Bernie Sanders in 2016 by bosses within the Democratic Party. | "
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'Every journalist should feel a cold, icy hand running down their spine': Assange's extradition case examined in new RT doc
rt.com | 2020-02-24
With Julian Assange's US extradition hearing getting under way in London, RTD's new film sheds light on why the WikiLeaks founder's landmark case may lay the path for future prosecution of journalists. | "Every journalist in the United States should feel a cold, icy hand running down their spine at the charges that had been leveled against this publisher. Because they could be next," writer Suelette Dreyfus says about Assange whose project published leaked documents exposing possible US War crimes in Iraq and letters exposing shenanigans against Bernie Sanders in 2016 by bosses within the Democratic Party. | "
rt.com/news/481402-assange-journalism-rt…

As a Corporate Tool, Buttigieg Is Now a Hammer to Bash Sanders
Norman Solomon | zcomm.org | 2020-02-24
The bizarre accusations of being "narrow" and not "inclusive" were aimed at a candidate who'd just won a historic victory with one of the broadest coalitions in recent Democratic Party history.
zcomm.org/znetarticle/as-a-corporate-too…

As a Corporate Tool, Buttigieg Is Now a Hammer to Bash Sanders
Norman Solomon | commondreams.org | 2020-02-24
Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg greets supporters as he arrives at a town hall campaign event at the Denver Airport Convention Center February 22, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. Nevada held its presidential caucus earlier today. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Pete Buttigieg's Vile Turn as the Anti-Sanders Candidate
Norman Solomon | truthdig.com | 2020-02-24
Soon after his distant third-place finish in the Nevada caucuses, Pete Buttigieg sent out a mass email saying that "Senator Sanders believes in an inflexible, ideological revolution that leaves out most Democrats, not to mention most Americans." The blast depicted "the choice before us" in stark terms: "We can prioritize either ideological purity or inclusive victory. We can either call people names online or we can call them into our movement. We can either tighten a narrow and hardcore base or open the tent to a new, broad, big-hearted American coalition." | The bizarre accusations of being "narrow" and not "in…
truthdig.com/articles/pete-buttigiegs-vi…

Tampa students rally for justice for Jamee Johnson
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-02-24
Tampa, FL – Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) held a rally at the University of South Florida calling for justice and all victims of police brutality, highlighting Jamee Johnson, a Black man who was murdered by officers in Jacksonville. At the February 19 protest, about 15 students promoted the need for community control of the police through police accountability councils. They also demonstrated for their ongoing campaign to increase Black enrollment at USF. | With chants saying, "USF shame on you! Black lives matter too!" the students used the rally to reach out to the student body about the wa…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/2/24/tampa-st…

Paul Krugman and Richard Wolff on Bernie Sanders's Democratic Socialism
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-02-24
As Bernie Sanders's runaway win in Nevada cements his position as the front-runner for the Democratic nomination, the Democratic Party establishment and much of the mainstream media are openly expressing concern about a self-described democratic socialist leading the presidential ticket. His opponents have also attacked his ambitious agenda. Last week during the primary debate in Las Vegas, Bernie Sanders addressed misconceptions about socialism. Invoking the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Sa…
truthout.org/video/paul-krugman-and-rich…

Sanders & Socialism: Debate Between Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman & Socialist Economist Richard Wolff
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-02-24
As Bernie Sanders's runaway win in Nevada cements his position as the front-runner for the Democratic nomination, the Democratic Party establishment and much of the mainstream media are openly expressing concern about a self-described democratic socialist leading the presidential ticket. His opponents have also attacked his ambitious agenda. Last week during the primary debate in Las Vegas, Bernie Sanders addressed misconceptions about socialism. Invoking the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Sanders decried what he called "socialism for the very rich, rugged individualism for the poor." | For more, we host a…
www.democracynow.org/2020/2/24/paul_krug…

Bernie Sanders is in pole position with Nevada win. But the establishment push-back will now begin in earnest
Peter Bolton | thecanary.co | 2020-02-24
Bernie Sanders has just solidified his status as the front-runner in the contest to choose who will face Donald Trump in the presidential elections later this year. Though these are exciting times, there's also a rocky road ahead. Because the establishment campaign to discredit him in every way possible will now begin in earnest. | Third democratic victory in a row: | On 22 February, Sanders won the state of Nevada in the Democratic presidential primary ra…
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Anand Giridharadas Deserves the Last Word on Sanders' Nevada Triumph
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-02-24
In an appearance on MSNBC Sunday morning just hours after Sen. Bernie Sanders' decisive victory in the Nevada Democratic presidential caucus, author and political commentator Anand Giridharadas said the senator's win could represent the dawn of "a new era in American life" and called out establishment forces–including MSNBC–for reacting like "out-of-touch aristocrats in a dying aristocracy." | "Last night was a historic win that I think a lot of us are still stru…
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Who Is Funding the Anti-Bernie Sanders Super PAC?
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-02-24
Several outside groups are trying to slow the momentum of current Democratic presidential frontrunner Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-Vt.) by spending millions on ad buys, as he continues to dominate the polls. | The campaign against Sanders originated with hybrid PAC Democratic Majority for Israel, a pro-Israel moderate group, that spent over $1.4 million…
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As the Primary Race Heats Up, Candidates Forget Principled Campaign Finance Stands
Eleanor Eagan | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-24
At this time last year, newly declared Democratic primary candidates were racing to outdo each other with escalating promises to shun big money support. Contenders vowed not to take corporate PAC money, to reject lobbyists' dollars, to discourage super PACs, and to tell fossil fuel executives, "no, thank you". Now, however, many seem to be…
counterpunch.org/2020/02/24/as-the-prima…

Bernie Sanders Wins Nevada After Heavy Organizing in Latinx Communities
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-02-24
Senator Bernie Sanders scored a decisive victory Saturday in the Democratic presidential caucuses in Nevada, riding a wave of support from young voters, union members and Latinx voters, who strengthened his status as front-runner. His win shows the potential for the nation's largest minority group to reshape the next stage of the Democratic presidential race. In the next four weeks, six more of the 12 states with a large Latinx population will vote in the Democratic primary. On Super Tuesday, Texas,…
truthout.org/video/bernie-sanders-wins-n…

Democratic Party deploys Russian meddling smear against Sanders
wsws.org | 2020-02-24
The Democratic establishment and the corporate media are now peddling the lie that Sanders is the beneficiary of Russian intervention in the 2020 elections.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/02/24/pers…

The Nevada Caucus & the Desperation of Democrat Elites
Jack Rasmus | zcomm.org | 2020-02-24
The leadership-corporate wing clearly believes they can win the November election even if they scuttle Sanders once again and prevent him from getting the nomination…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-nevada-caucus-…

The Fall of France to the Nazis? Chris Matthews and Corporate Democrats' Bernie Derangement Syndrome
Juan Cole | zcomm.org | 2020-02-24
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Bernie Sanders Releases Plan for Guaranteed "Child Care and Pre-K for All"
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-02-24
Now running as the presumptive frontrunner in the Democratic presidential primary, Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday morning unveiled a sweeping new proposal that would guarantee high-quality child care and then pre-kindergarten education to every child

Environmental Voter Guide. Democratic Candidates 2020
TCFBDAF | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-24
The Center for Biological Diversity Action Fund evaluated each candidate on four key environmental issue areas: | saving wildlife, protecting public lands, ensuring environmental justice and ending the climate crisis. | We evaluated every candidate polling above 1% in the latest national …
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"A Stupendous Victory": Bernie Sanders Wins Nevada After Heavy Organizing in Latinx Communities
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-02-24
Senator Bernie Sanders scored a decisive victory Saturday in the Democratic presidential caucuses in Nevada, riding a wave of support from young voters, union members and Latinx voters, who strengthened his status as front-runner. His win shows the potential for the nation's largest minority group to reshape the next stage of the Democratic presidential race. In the next four weeks, six more of the 12 states with a large Latinx population will vote in the Democratic primary. On Super Tuesday, Texas, California and Colorado go to the polls. Arizona, Florida and Illinois will vote on March 17. We speak with Erika A…
www.democracynow.org/2020/2/24/latinx_vo…

What Tomorrow May Bring
Peter Cohen | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-24
Tomorrow could be the defining day for this Primary, this election and the next four years. With growing double-digit polls leads and the latest Democratic debate having demolished the latest "Centrist" thrown up by the DNC to stop him, Nevada is the place for Sanders Sanders to finally break out with the first truly decisive…
counterpunch.org/2020/02/24/what-tomorro…

Real estate broker fees remain in place in New York City after judge issues restraining order
wsws.org | 2020-02-24
The latest maneuvers over supposed pro-tenant reforms reveal the impossibility of winning decent affordable housing through support for the big business Democratic Party.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/02/24/brok…

Bernie Sanders San Antonio Speech
Roknich | indybay.org | 2020-02-24
"We're gonna win the Democratic Primary in Texas, says Bernie Sanders, while Nevada gives him all her delegates. (video and audio))…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/02/23/1883095…

Sit-in against PKK keeps growing day by day in E. Turkey
yenisafak.com | 2020-02-24
Another family on Monday joined a months-long sit-in protest in southeastern Turkey against the PKK terror group.On the sit-in's 175th day, Emine Ustek, mother of Metin who was kidnapped by the PKK five years ago when he was 16, joined the protest staged outside the Diyarbakir office of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), a political party accused by the government of having links to the terrorist YPG/PKK.Metin's parents Omer and Emine Ustek travelled from the southeastern Sirnak province to join the protest, which continues to grow by the day.Omer Ustek vowed not to give up until their son returned, claiming hi…
yenisafak.com/en/news/sit-in-against-pkk…

Leader of Merkel's CDU says party to elect new chairperson on April 25
yenisafak.com | 2020-02-24
The leader of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) said on Monday her party would hold a congress on April 25 to elect a new chairperson and said possible candidates would announce this week whether they want to run.Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said the choice of CDU leader made at the upcoming congress would send a signal about who will run for chancellor for the conservatives in next year's federal election.The CDU succession debate was blown wide open earlier this month when Kramp-Karrenbauer unexpectedly said she would no longer seek to succeed her mentor Merkel.
yenisafak.com/en/world/leader-of-merkels…

Democratic Frontrunner Bernie Sanders Releases Plan for Guaranteed 'Child Care and Pre-K for All'
Jon Queally, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-02-24
"We know that the first four years of a child's life are the most important years of human development, so it is unconscionable that in the wealthiest country in the world, we do not properly invest in early childhood education." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Why the Russian Petro-State Is Actually Terrified of a Bernie Sanders Presidency: The Green New Deal
Juan Cole | commondreams.org | 2020-02-23
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) introduce public housing legislation as part of the Green New Deal outside the U.S. Capitol on Thursday, November 14, 2019. (Photo: Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc. via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Why the Russian Petro-State Is Actually Terrified of a Bernie Sanders Presidency: The Green New Deal
Juan Cole | commondreams.org | 2020-02-23
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) introduce public housing legislation as part of the Green New Deal outside the U.S. Capitol on Thursday, November 14, 2019. (Photo: Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc. via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2020/02/23/why-ru…

Bernie Sanders Wins Big in Nevada Democratic Vote
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-23
Broad-based support across age, racial and ideological groups propelled Bernie Sanders to a dominant victory in Nevada's Democratic caucuses, tightening his grip on the front-runner spot in the race to find a challenger to President Donald Trump. | RELATED: | 'Don't Extradite Assange' is the Shout at London's Streets | Joe Biden, the former vice president, appeared headed to a badly needed second-place finish in Nevada after poor showings earlier this month in the first two nominating…
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"We want to show the DNC that the people have the power," says Milwaukee coalition
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-02-23
New York, NY – On February 22, a Wisconsin delegation invited a conference of nearly 60 organizations to join a major protest at the Democratic National Convention taking place in Milwaukee in July. | The members of the Coalition to March on the DNC made their announcement on the second day of the United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC) national conference. The UNAC conference is a major gathering of international solidarity and anti-oppression activists from across North America, taking place at the People's Forum in New York City. | The coalition is calling on all progressive, left, democratic and socialist or…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/2/23/we-want-…

A Guide to Restoring Faith in Democracy
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-02-23
"In Defence of Democracy" | Purchase in the Truthdig Bazaar | American democracy is in trouble as never before. In the past, there have been moments when democratic process and democratic guarantees have been suspended

Joe Biden Serves Wall Street, Not Main Street
Kenneth Peres | commondreams.org | 2020-02-23
Former Vice President Joe Biden, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, gives a speech on July 11, 2019 in New York City. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Pelosi Slammed for Backing Koch-Backed Texas Democrat Over Progressive Contender
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-02-23
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi stirred outrage Saturday by visiting Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar at his campaign headquarters in Laredo and voicing hope that the Koch-backed, anti-choice Democrat will ride to a "resounding victory" over progressive primary challenger Jessica Cisneros on March 3. | "We want this to be not only a victory, but a resounding victory for Henry Cuellar," Pelosi told…
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With Bloomberg Running, A Student Debt Strike Is Even More Urgent
Ann Larson | commondreams.org | 2020-02-23
Democratic presidential candidate former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg delivers remarks during a campaign rally on February 12, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo: Brett Carlsen/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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US Senators Call for Resuming Aid to Gaza, UNRWA
The Palestinian News & Info Agency | imemc.org | 2020-02-23
According to American media reports, a group of 31 US Democratic Senators have written a letter calling on the US administration to restore funding and aid to the Gaza Strip, warning that Palestinians are facing a humanitarian crisis. The senators urged the administration to take immediate action to restore humanitarian …
imemc.org/article/us-senators-call-for-r…

Democratic Party Dinosaurs Have Seen the Meteor, and It's Coming From Vermont
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-02-23
The Berniegeddon is upon us! It's France falling to the Nazis in World War II! It's the Russians! It's the end of everything! Flee! Flee for your lives! | Sorry about that. Just trying out for a talking head guest spot on MSNBC. | Vermont senator and Brooklyn native Bernie Sanders ate like a big dog in Nevada last night. At the time of this writing, with 60 perce…
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Sanders wins sweeping victory in Nevada
wsws.org | 2020-02-23
Despite the intervention of the intelligence agencies, the corporate media and the Democratic Party establishment, young and working class voters gave overwhelming support to Sanders.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/02/22/neva…

'Don't let them take it away!' Trump congratulates 'Crazy Bernie' as Sanders wins big in Nevada
rt.com | 2020-02-23
Evoking painful memories, US President Donald Trump has expressed hope that his potential Democratic contender won't be robbed of the nomination this time, as Bernie Sanders heads for a decisive victory in Nevada caucus. | "Looks like Crazy Bernie is doing well in the Great State of Nevada. Biden & the rest look weak, & no way Mini Mike can restart his campaign after the worst debate performance in the history of Presidential Debates," Trump tweeted. | Looks like Crazy Bernie is doing well in the Great State of Nevada. Biden & the rest look weak, & no way Mini Mike can restart his campaign after the worst deba…
rt.com/usa/481490-trump-congratulates-sa…

Joe Biden Serves Wall Street, Not Main Street
Kenneth Peres | commondreams.org | 2020-02-23
Former Vice President Joe Biden, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, gives a speech on July 11, 2019 in New York City. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Bernie Sanders To Skip AIPAC Conference On Political Reasons
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-23
United States Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders announced Sunday that he would not attend the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (Aipac) conference this year, marking his stance against the pro-Israel lobby in Washington. | RELATED: | Bernie Sanders Wins Big in Nevada Democratic Vote | Two days after becoming the undisputed favorite in the Democratic race with a solid victory in Nevada's caucuses, the Vermont senator made it clear that he will not attend the AIPAC event…
telesurenglish.net/news/bernie-sanders-w…

Bernie Sanders wins Nevada and pulls further away from rivals
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-02-23
Bernie Sanders has won Nevada's presidential primary election and pulled further away from his rivals after strong showings in Iowa and New Hampshire. | The 78-year-old, a self-described socialist, cemented his position as the Democratic frontrunner with support from the state's large Latino community. | Mr Sanders left Nevada earlier on Saturday to rally supporters in El Paso, Texas, where he told the crowd US President Donald Trump was "a pathological liar running a corrupt administration". | "When we come together there is nothing we can't accomplish," Mr Sanders added. | The win builds on the Vermont senator'…
thecanary.co/us/2020/02/23/bernie-sanders-wins-nevada-and-pulls-further-away-from-rivals/

With Bloomberg Running, A Student Debt Strike Is Even More Urgent
Ann Larson | commondreams.org | 2020-02-23
Democratic presidential candidate former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg delivers remarks during a campaign rally on February 12, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo: Brett Carlsen/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Minnesota Governor Walz flees protesters demanding action against killer cops
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-02-22
Minneapolis, MN – When Minnesota Governor Tim Walz appeared at the University of Minnesota to reflect on his first year of governing, he was confronted by angry community members demanding that he call for the prosecutions of killer cops across the state. Family members of police murder victims were joined by Twin Cities Coalition for Justice 4 Jamar, UMN Students for a Democratic Society, SMASH students from Minneapolis South High School, and others. | Shortly after Walz and the event moderator were settled into two cozy armchairs on a stage at the front of a packed auditorium, one person rose from the middle of…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/2/22/minnesot…

Group planning march on DNC heads to New York to build support
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-02-22
New York, NY – Organizers with the Milwaukee-based Coalition to March on the DNC are attending the national conference of the United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC), to build support for a major protest at the Democratic National Convention in July. | The Coalition to March on the DNC is a broad coalition of left and progressive forces who plan to bring popular demands to the 2020 Democratic National Convention, slated to take place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The march will be held on the opening morning of the convention, Monday, July 13. | "All eyes will be on Milwaukee when the people's movements protest outsi…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/2/22/group-pl…

US intelligence agencies meddle in Nevada primary to sabotage Sanders
wsws.org | 2020-02-22
On the eve of Nevada Democratic caucuses, the Washington Post reported that "US officials" told Sanders the Russian government was working to aid his campaign.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/02/22/sand…

'Totally sane': Dems can't make up their minds about who is a supposed 'Russian agent'. Trump? Bernie? Or… both?
rt.com | 2020-02-22
Former presidential candidate Eric Swalwell performed mental gymnastics on CNN to defend Bernie Sanders over alleged help from Russia, claiming Moscow does it in order to help its 'agent' Donald Trump. | The Democrats' overuse of Russian collusion conspiracy theories appears to be collapsing in on itself. First Trump supposedly worked with the country to meddle in the 2016 presidential election

Minnesota progressives say 'Don't vote for Amy Klobuchar'
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-02-22
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Trump mocks 'fake news' for running 'Russian Sympathizer Bernie' smear, but doesn't miss a chance to score points
rt.com | 2020-02-22
It seems Donald Trump is yet to decide whether he would rather lampoon left-wing media for adding Democrat frontrunner Bernie Sanders to Team Russia or take the opportunity to mock his potential rival in the November poll. | Just a day apart, two steaming-hot scoops landed in the US media cycle. First, the New York Times said Russia was helping Donald Trump to get reelected. Then the Washington Post claimed Russia was helping Bernie Sanders's campaign. All based on anonymous sources, innuendos, and other traits with which even casual followers of the 'Russiagate' saga are all too familiar. | One of the princip…
rt.com/usa/481452-trump-mocks-russia-san…

Bernie Sanders takes early lead in Nevada Caucus based on first preference polling
rt.com | 2020-02-22
Early preference polling shows Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is a clear favorite for caucus-goers, though it is still too early to call a true victor in the race. | Entrance poll results from ABC, CBS and others show Bernie's frontrunner status in the race for the Democrat Party's presidential nomination could hold strong in the third major votes for the battling candidates. | CBS reports that six in 10 caucus goers interviewed by them support a government-run, single-payer health care system, a signature part of Sanders' campaign promises, as well as that of contender Elizabeth Warren, though she did not far…
rt.com/usa/481484-sanders-leads-nevada-c…

Sanders Scores Decisive Victory in Nevada
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-22
Bernie Sanders scored a decisive victory in the Democratic presidential caucuses in Nevada on Saturday and gained a fresh burst of momentum, while Joe Biden appeared headed to a second-place finish that will give his struggling campaign new hope. | RELATED: | Bernie Sanders Wins New Hampshire | Sanders, a senator from Vermont, had 45% of the county convention delegates in Nevada with about 4% of the precincts reported, and television networks predicted he would cruise to an easy win. | But there were long…
telesurenglish.net/news/Sanders-Scores-D…

'US democracy at work': WATCH Nevada caucus ties being determined by a deck of cards
rt.com | 2020-02-22
Ties at Nevada caucus sites are being determined by drawing from a deck of cards, and the bizarre videos are leaving folks scratching their heads in bewilderment. | Videos are coming in from Nevada caucus sites as votes are counted to decide who will win the third big battle for delegates in the race to win the Democrat Party's presidential nomination, and it's made people aware of a special piece of equipment being used by precinct captains