2018-04-03: News Headlines

WSWS (2018-04-03). Public meetings in California: The Socialist Equality Party campaign in the 2018 midterm elections. World Socialist Web Site The Socialist Equality Party is running David Moore as its candidate for the US Senate and Kevin Mitchell as its candidate for the US House of Representatives from the 51st Congressional District.

WSWS (2018-04-03). Socialist Equality Party announces California candidates in midterm elections. World Socialist Web Site David Moore, SEP candidate for the US Senate, and Kevin Mitchell, SEP candidate in the 51st Congressional District, will run on a socialist, anti-war and anti-capitalist program in the interests of the working class in California and around the world.

WSWS (2018-04-03). A fresh look at German cinema in the Weimar Republic era (1919-1933). World Socialist Web Site The major retrospective at this year's Berlinale, "Weimar Cinema Revisited," presented films—along with their directors in many cases—that have been forgotten for decades.

Christina Zhao, Newsweek (2018-04-02). Colorado GOP Group Admits 'Republicans Hate Poor People&#039. AlterNet.org The organization has since apologized for its incendiary social media post. | Colorado GOP Group: 'Republicans Hate Poor People': A Colorado-based GOP group issued a public apology yesterday for a social media post that claimed "Republicans hate poor people. " The Alamosa County Republicans took to Facebook to apologize for the comments on Friday, which urged Americans to be Republicans "out of self-respect. " "Democrats love poor people because they think that poor people will vote Democrat. . . . {C} | Related Stories: Teacher Strikes Shut Down Schools Across Oklahoma and KentuckyJared Kushner's Father Appears Headed for Financial Ruin: ReportSinclair Broadcasting Under Fire for Outrageous Trump Propaganda Script

Staff (2018-04-02). Trump Pushes GOP to Change Senate Rule in Order to Pass Border Bill. Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists After a weekend in Florida with several immigration hard-liners, the president calls for a Senate voting rule change—dubbed the "nuclear option"—in a bid to tighten the border. | The post Trump Pushes GOP to Change Senate Rule in Order to Pass Border Bill appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.

Truthout Stories (2018-04-02). In Effort to Win Back Ann Coulter, Trump Surrounds Himself With Far-Right Enablers. Truthout Stories Right-wing commentator Ann Coulter speaks in Pasadena, California, on June 25, 2016. (Photo: Gage Skidmore) | Thirty seconds: That's how long it takes to support the independent journalism at Truthout. We're counting on you. Click here to chip in! | Keeping with the old American tradition of lying, slagging immigrants and threatening America's southern neighbor in order to celebrate Passover and Easter Sunday, the president of the United States spent the weekend tweeting: | Border Patrol Agents are not allowed to properly do their job at the Border because of ridiculous liberal (Democrat) laws like Catch & Release. Getting more dangerous. "Caravans" coming. Republicans must go to Nuclear Option to pass tough laws NOW. NO MORE DACA DEAL! | — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 1, 2018 | Mexico is doing very little, if not NOTHING, at stopping people…

RT (2018-04-02). Virginia Republicans slam gun-control hoaxers who used photo of children's shoes at Auschwitz. RT US News Republican politicians in Virginia Beach scrambled to assure their Facebook followers that a post by an impostor group comparing anti-gun "walkout" protesters to the Nazis was in fact a hoax. |
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Democracy Now! (2018-04-02). Starvation Wages Are a "Crime": Lessons from MLK & 1968 Memphis Sanitation Strike, 50 Years Later. Democracy Now! This week, commemorations are being held to mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The civil rights leader and peace activist was gunned down April 4, 1968, on the balcony of his hotel room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. He was just 39 years old. King was in Memphis to support striking sanitation workers, who he saw as being on the front lines of fighting poverty and integral to his new initiative, the Poor People's Campaign. "It is a crime for people to live in this rich nation and receive starvation wages," King told people in Memphis shortly before his death. In the late 1960s, King recognized that the next phase in the quest for civil rights and equality would focus on the economic divide. We speak with William "Bill" Lucy, former secretary-treasurer with AFSCME. He played a key role in the 1968 Memphis sanitation workers' strike. He is also president emeritus of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists. Also with us in Memphis is H.B. Crockett, one of the striking sanitation workers in 1968. He worked for the Memphis Sanitation Department for 53 years before retiring.

Staff (2018-04-02). Rep. Elizabeth Esty Won't Seek Re-Election Amid Harassment Queries. Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists The Connecticut Democrat announces she will not run this year amid calls for her resignation over her handling of the firing of a former chief of staff accused of harassment. | The post Rep. Elizabeth Esty Won't Seek Re-Election Amid Harassment Queries appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2018-04-02). Ativismo Social Financiado pelo Capitalismo Global Serve a Ordem Neoliberal Mundial . O Fórum Social Mundial 2018 (FSM) em Salvador, Brasil. Global Research No Forum Social Mundial de Salvador, na Bahia, milhares de pessoas foram à s ruas "em nome da democracia": o movimento feminista, Vidas Negras Importam, Ambientalistas, Organizaàßao de Povos Originários, o Movimento dos Trabalhadores sem Terra (MST), Organizaàßàµes da Juventude, LGBT …

Democracy Now! (2018-04-02). Headlines for April 2, 2018. Democracy Now! Israeli Troops Fire on Gaza Protesters, Killing 18 and Wounding 1,700, Trump Declares DACA Dead, Demands Border Wall, Trump Calls for Immigration Crackdown as Migrant Caravan Heads for U.S., Sacramento Police Car Injures Woman Protesting Stephon Clark Killing, Independent Autopsy Finds Stephon Clark Was Shot in Back by Police, Yemen: Fire Destroys World Food Programme Warehouse at Red Sea Port, Kashmir: Indian Forces Open Fire on Pro-Independence Protesters, Costa Rica: Carlos Alvarado Quesada Wins Presidency, Promising Marriage Equality, China Imposes Retaliatory Tariffs on U.S. Food Imports, Ousted VA Chief Says Trump Fired Him over Privatization Push, Top Justice Department Official Demoted Amid Sex Harassment Claims, Howard U. Students Occupy Campus Building, Demanding Reforms, Oklahoma Teachers Strike, Demanding More Pay and Education Funding, Kentucky Teachers Hold Wildcat Strikes to Protest Pension Cuts, Guatemala: U.S.-Backed Ex-Dictator Efraín Ríos Montt Dies at 91…

Democracy Now! (2018-04-02). Massacre in Gaza: Israeli Forces Open Fire on Palestinians, Killing 18, Wounding As Many As 1,700. Democracy Now! At least 18 Palestinians have died in Gaza after Israeli forces opened fire Friday on a protest near the Gaza Strip's eastern border with Israel. As many as 1,700 Palestinians were wounded. The deaths and injuries came as 30,000 Gaza residents gathered near the wall, as part of a planned 6-week-long nonviolent protest against the blockade of Gaza and to demand the right of return for Palestinian refugees. The protests began on Friday, March 30, known as "Land Day," marking the anniversary of the 1976 killing of six Palestinians protesting the Israeli confiscation of Arab land. Video posted online shows unarmed Palestinians being shot in the back while taking part in Friday's protest. Another 49 Palestinians were injured by Israeli forces on Saturday. Israel's actions have been condemned around the world, but Israel is rejecting calls to investigate the killings. At the United Nations, the U.S. blocked a move by the U.N. Security Council to open an investigation.

Abayomi Azikiwe (2018-04-02). Ghana Opposition Parties Form United Front Against U.S. Military Deal. Global Research A leader of the second largest political party in the West African state of Ghana, the Deputy Secretary General of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Koku Anyidoho, was arrested on March 27 after making comments about the New Patriotic …

Mehdi Hasan (2018-04-02). Israel Kills Palestinians and Western Liberals Shrug. Their Humanitarianism Is a Sham. The Intercept "If the concept of intervention is driven by universal human rights, why is it — from the people who identify themselves as liberal interventionists — why do we never hear a peep, a word, about intervening to protect the Palestinians?" | That was the question I put to the French philosopher, author, and champion of liberal (or humanitarian) interventionism, Bernard-Henri Lévy, on my Al Jazeera English interview show "Head to Head" in 2013. | The usually silver-tongued Levy struggled to answer the question. The situation in Palestine is "not the same" as in Syria and "you have not all the good on one side and all the bad on the other side," said Levy, who once remarked in reference to the Israeli Defense Forces, or IDF, that he had "never seen such a democratic army, which asks itself so many…

Stephen Lendman (2018-04-02). Jews for Justice. Global Research VISIT MY NEW WEB SITE: | stephenlendman.o rg | ( Home — Stephen Lendman). | Contact at . | Most Israelis either support suppression of Palestinian resistance violently or by other means — or they're preoccupied with their own lives, indifferent to …

Maxim Nikolenko (2018-04-02). Why the Nuclear War Is No Longer Unthinkable? Global Research Just a few weeks before his reelection, President Vladimir Putin delivered a speech to the members of the Federal Assembly, setting an agenda for the country's military and economic development. Internationally, this annual event has gained attention as Russia, apart …

Marjorie Cohn (2018-04-02). Trump Finds Fellow Bully in Bolton. counterpunch.org Nothing Donald Trump has done since his inauguration 14 months ago is more dangerous — to the United States, and indeed, to the world — than his selection of John Bolton for National Security Adviser. It is not surprising the president would feel most comfortable receiving advice from a fellow bully. Trump bullies people on More

Staff (2018-04-02). Teachers Rise Up Over Education Cuts. Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists OKLAHOMA CITY—The state Capitol in Kentucky filled with teachers protesting pension changes Monday, and thousands of Oklahoma educators walked out of classrooms in the latest evidence of teacher rebellion in some Republican-led states over education cuts. | Many Oklahoma schools, including the three largest districts of Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Edmond, were closed Monday. Districts announced plans to keep campuses shut down into Tuesday with teacher demonstrations expected to last a second day. | Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed legislation last week granting teachers pay raises of about $6,100, or 15 to 18 percent. But some educators say that isn't good enough and walked out. | "If I didn't have a second job, I'd be on food stamps," said Rae Lovelace, a single mom and a third-grade teacher at Leedey Public Schools in northwest Oklahoma who works 30 to 40 hours a week…

Rachel M. Cohen (2018-04-02). Donald Trump and the GOP Are Expanding a Controversial Obama-Era Public Housing Program. The Intercept The most recent spending bill passed by the Republican Congress and signed into law by President Donald Trump includes a massive expansion of a controversial program called Rental Assistance Demonstration, or RAD, which privatizes public housing to preserve physical housing units. Despite the program's threat to public housing in general, beleaguered affordable housing advocates have reacted with cautious approval, even as a government watchdog recently affirmed their long-term concerns, finding that the Department of Housing and Urban Development has insufficiently monitored the program and may be exaggerating its benefits. | In a 72-page report issued on March 22, the Government Accountability Office concluded, among other things, that HUD has not sufficiently monitored tenants' experiences; has not ensured tenants can exercise all their rights; has dramatically exaggerated the amount of private capital generated through the RAD program; and has not done enough…

Thom Hartmann, AlterNet (2018-04-02). Political Corruption Is Underwriting America's Gun Control Nightmare. AlterNet.org Let's get the money out of politics. Then we can deal with the NRA. | Parkland shooting survivor and activist David Hogg recently asked why John McCain has taken over $7 million from the NRA (not to mention other millions they and other "guns rights" groups have spent supporting him indirectly). McCain's answer, no doubt, would be the standard politician-speak these days: "They support me because they like my positions; I don't change my positions just to get their money. " It's essentially what Marco Rubio told the Parkland kids when he was confronted with a similar question. And it's a bullshit answer, as we all well know. America has had an on-again, off-again relationship with political corruption that goes all the way back to the early years of our republic. Perhaps the highest level of corruption, outside of today, happened in the late 1800s, the. . .

Truthout Stories (2018-04-02). Why Is the Trump Administration Demanding Line-Item Veto Power? Truthout Stories No "alternative facts" here — we publish the uncensored, uncorrupted news you rely on. Support Truthout by making a donation! | Since President Donald Trump took office in January of 2017, the commander-in-chief has issued a myriad of executive orders that have revamped everything from " crime reduction" to " religious liberty." The president has dramatically changed the federal judiciary into a right-wing legal arm, and he's disposed of federal regulations that were in place for decades. | Now, he wants line-item veto power, too? | The president's advisers have floated the idea of Congress approving a line-item veto in the wake of a massive new budget that includes a number of progressive policies added to garner support from left-leaning politicians. A line-item veto would give the executive branch more control over the federal…

Sophia Tesfaye, Salon (2018-04-01). RNC Head's Egregious Tweet About Democrats Stirred Outrage Over the Weekend. AlterNet.org "Democrats hate our President more than they love our country," she tweeted. | Last week, the head of the Republican Party took to Fox News, effectively the communications arm of the party, to declare the opposition party more interested in winning elections that finding policy solutions to major problems facing this nation. This week, she followed up her divisive comment by questioning the patriotism of Democrats. "Democrats don't want to deal with the president because they want to use it as an issue going into the 2018 midterms and the president is right to point it out," RNC chairperson Ronna Romney McDaniel said during an interview on Fox News last Friday. "It's an absolute lie on behalf of Democrat leadership they care about the DACA recipients more than they care about this next election," she said just moments after President Trump threatened. . .

RT (2018-04-01). 'No more DACA deal!' Trump rules out legal status for childhood arrivals. RT US News Donald Trump has said there will be no deal to give legal status to migrants who came to the US as minors. In a series of tweets on Sunday, he also told Republicans to take the "nuclear option" and eliminate the Senate filibuster.
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Global Research News (2018-04-01). Elections and Democracy in Revolutionary Cuba: Canada National Speaking Tour, March 21-April 4. Global Research Meet with Juan Carlos Rodriguez Diaz, a distinguished Cuban professor, researcher, historian and politician, a member of the National Assembly of People's Power. | Also meet Yamil Martinez Marrero, the senior official of the Canada Desk of ICAP, the …

Shane Quinn (2018-04-01). Indonesia: America's Model "Democratic Leadership". A Historical Review. Global Research It may be no exaggeration to say that, in the post-World War II period, Iran has been persecuted largely without a break. The threats continue to the present day, with the United States, Saudi Arabia and Israel pondering how to …

Kate Aronoff (2018-04-01). A Guaranteed Jobs-for-All Program Is Gaining Traction Among 2020 Democratic Hopefuls. The Intercept A job guarantee — the idea that everyone should have a job if they want or need one, and it's the government's job to make that possible — is back. | The post A Guaranteed Jobs-for-All Program Is Gaining Traction Among 2020 Democratic Hopefuls appeared first on The Intercept.

Staff (2018-04-01). #MeToo Movement Looms Over Jury Selection in Cosby Case. Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists Some potential jurors in the comedian's sexual assault retrial could be more hostile toward him, others more likely to think men are being unfairly accused. | The post #MeToo Movement Looms Over Jury Selection in Cosby Case appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.

Nicole Karlis, Salon (2018-04-01). Artists Transformed a Trump Hotel Suite into an an Art Exhibit with Rats. AlterNet.org Because President Trump is the "world's biggest rat. " | A collective of anti-Trump artists pulled off a powerful and clever art exhibit, called "The People's Prison," which featured live rats crawling on a President Donald Trump impersonator imprisoned in golden handcuffs–in a Trump hotel suite in New York City. The activist art collective, INDECLINE, which is comprised of anonymous graffiti, photographers, and activists, transformed the hotel room at the Trump International Hotel and Tower on March 29, and fortunately, were able to escape the suite unscathed. Known for their provocative art protests (remember the Naked Trump statues? ), Salon spoke to one of the artists–under anonymity–to learn more about the inner-workings of the latest heist. What inspired the exhibit? Can you tell us more about what was inside, and what was symbolic about it? After the election, INDECLINE vowed to shadow President Trump's. . .

Prof. Marjorie Cohn (2018-04-01). Trump Finds Fellow Bully in Bolton. Global Research Nothing Donald Trump has done since his inauguration 14 months ago is more dangerous — to the United States, and indeed, to the world — than his selection of John Bolton for National Security Adviser. It is not surprising the …

Nicole Karlis, Salon (2018-04-01). Artists Transformed a Trump Hotel Suite into an Art Exhibit with Rats. AlterNet.org Because President Trump is the "world's biggest rat. " | A collective of anti-Trump artists pulled off a powerful and clever art exhibit, called "The People's Prison," which featured live rats crawling on a President Donald Trump impersonator imprisoned in golden handcuffs–in a Trump hotel suite in New York City. The activist art collective, INDECLINE, which is comprised of anonymous graffiti, photographers, and activists, transformed the hotel room at the Trump International Hotel and Tower on March 29, and fortunately, were able to escape the suite unscathed. Known for their provocative art protests (remember the Naked Trump statues? ), Salon spoke to one of the artists–under anonymity–to learn more about the inner-workings of the latest heist. What inspired the exhibit? Can you tell us more about what was inside, and what was symbolic about it? After the election, INDECLINE vowed to shadow President Trump's. . .

Truthout Stories (2018-04-01). Under GOP Tax Law, Top 1% Get Extra $33,000 per Year. The Poor? $40. Truthout Stories Demonstrators against the Republican tax bill rally outside the US Capitol on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, November 30, 2017. (Photo: Saul Loeb / AFP / Getty Images) | In its first analysis of how the GOP tax plan will affect Americans' personal income taxes alone, the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center (TPC) this week underscored what experts and most of the public already knew: that the Republican tax law will pour tens of thousands of extra dollars into pockets of the wealthy few while providing mere crumbs for the poor. | Specifically, according to TPC's new report, the top one percent of earners will receive an average annual tax cut of around $33,000 just from individual tax changes under the GOP law. The poorest Americans, by contrast, will see an average break of about $40 per year. | "While most of…

WSWS (2018-03-31). Democrats green-light Trump's escalating war on immigrants. World Socialist Web Site Amongst other measures, the Trump administration plans to block immigrants who have used social programs from receiving legal status.

Jim Naureckas (2018-03-31). What's a Non-Racist Way to Appeal to Working-Class Whites? NYT's Edsall Can't Think of Any. FAIR Exit polls misled Democrats into thinking it was possible to win elections without xenophobia, the New York Times' Thomas Edsall ( 3/29/18) argues. | The 2016 presidential exit polls "substantially underestimated the number of Democratic white working-class voters…and overestimated the white college-educated Democratic electorate," New York Times columnist Thomas Edsall ( 3/29/18) writes. A new Pew survey finds that "33 percent of Democratic voters and Democratic leaners are whites without college degrees," says Edsall, which issubstantially larger than the 26 percent of Democrats who are whites with college degrees—the group that many analysts had come to believe was the dominant constituency in the party. | It's good for Edsall to acknowledge this—as FAIR ( 10/9/15) had to take him to task in 2015 for…

Eric Zuesse (2018-03-31). New Poll Shows Republicans Losing Voter-Base. Global Research The Morning Consult poll released on March 30th headlines "Republicans Drive Biggest Decline in Voter Optimism Since Trump Took Office: Record drop isn't matched by a similar decrease in president's approval rating." | . | The U.S. budget-bill and its soaring federal …

Amy Goodman, Democracy Now! (2018-03-31). David Shulkin's Firing at the VA Is Latest Step in Trump-Koch Push to Privatize Veterans' Health Care. AlterNet.org Trump and the Koch brothers are trying to kill the nation's only single-payer system. | On Wednesday, President Trump fired Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin and said he'd replace him with White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson, a rear admiral in the Navy. Dr. Jackson has no experience running a large agency. The Department of Veterans Affairs is the federal government's second-largest department, with 360,000 employees. Shulkin had been facing criticism for various ethics violations, including using taxpayer money to pay for his wife's airfare during a trip to Europe last summer. But Shulkin says he's actually being ousted because of his opposition to privatizing the VA, which runs 1,700 hospitals and clinics. The push to privatize the VA has been led by a group called Concerned Veterans for America, which is funded by the billionaire conservative Koch brothers. We speak. . .

Amy Goodman, Democracy Now! (2018-03-31). Meet the Doctor Suing Trump: Dr. Eugene Gu on Gun Violence, Privatization of VA and White Supremacy. AlterNet.org Gu discusses his lawsuit against President Trump and why he was suspended for taking a knee to fight white supremacy. | Doctors across the country are slamming former Republican Senator Rick Santorum for arguing that young people protesting for gun control would be better served by learning CPR. Dr. Eugene Gu of Vanderbilt University Medical Center tweeted, "As a surgeon, I've operated on gunshot victims who've had bullets tear through their intestines, cut through their spinal cord, and pulverize their kidneys and liver. Rick Santorum telling kids to shut up and take CPR classes is simply unconscionable. " We speak to Dr. Gu about gun violence, his lawsuit against President Trump and why he was suspended for taking a knee to fight white supremacy. This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: Doctors across the country are slamming. . .

Amnesty International (2018-03-31). Israel/OPT: Stop the use of lethal and other excessive force and investigate deaths of Palestinian protesters. Amnesty International Following the deaths of 17 Palestinians during protests that started yesterday in the Gaza Strip and the injuring of hundreds of others, Amnesty International is calling on the Israeli authorities to put an immediate end to its heavy handed, and often lethal, suppression of Palestinian demonstrations. The organization is also calling for independent and effective investigations to be launched immediately into reports that Israeli soldiers have unlawfully used firearms against unarmed protesters. Israel must respect the human rights to life and to peaceful protest amid concerns that the crackdown against protesters demanding the right of return for Palestinian refugees will continue. | "The Israeli authorities must stop using lethal and other excessive force against Palestinian protesters once and for all. At least 17 people have died, and hundreds have been injured, since the protests began and there are no signs the authorities plan…

Tom Boggioni, Raw Story (2018-03-31). Wall Street Journal Warns Trump's 'Political' Attacks on Amazon and Jeff Bezos Could Lead to Impeachment. AlterNet.org The WSJ loves Trump—until he jeopardizes their Republican economic ideology. | The conservative editorial board of the Wall Street Journal took President Donald Trump to task for his bizarre Thursday tweet attacking Amazon. com, saying the assault on the popular company appeared to be political in nature and that he could face impeachment should he decide to sic government agencies on the company. In the piece published on Friday morning, the WSJ board noted that Trump appears to be going after Amazon because it was founded by billionaire Jeff Bezos, who owns the Washington Post, which has been highly critical of the Trump administration. On Thursday, Trump tweeted: "I have stated my concerns with Amazon long before the Election. Unlike others, they pay little or no taxes to state & local governments, use our Postal System as their Delivery Boy (causing. . .

Thom Hartmann, AlterNet (2018-03-31). Political Corruption Is Underwriting America's Gun Control Nightmare. AlterNet.org Let's get the money out of politics. Then we can deal with the NRA. | Parkland shooting survivor and activist David Hogg recently asked why John McCain has taken over $7 million from the NRA (not to mention other millions they and other "guns rights" groups have spent supporting him indirectly). McCain's answer, no doubt, would be the standard politician-speak these days: "They support me because they like my positions; I don't change my positions just to get their money. " It's essentially what Marco Rubio told the Parkland kids when he was confronted with a similar question. And it's a bullshit answer, as we all well know. America has had an on-again, off-again relationship with political corruption that goes all the way back to the early years of our republic. Perhaps the highest level of corruption, outside of today, happened in the. . .

Paul Street (2018-03-30). Big American Money, Not Russia, Put Trump in the White House: Reflections on a Recent Report. counterpunch.org On the Friday after the Chicago Cubs won the World Series and prior to the Tuesday on which the vicious racist and sexist Donald Trump was elected President of the United States, Bernie Sanders spoke to a surprisingly small crowd in Iowa City on behalf of Hillary Clinton. As I learned months later, Sanders told one of his Iowa City friends that day that Mrs. Clinton was in trouble. The reason, Sanders reported, was that Hillary wasn't discussing issues or advancing real solutions. "She doesn't have any policy positions," Sanders said. More

Brad Reed, Raw Story (2018-03-30). Roseanne Barr Is Promoting a Deranged Conspiracy Theory About Top Democrats. AlterNet.org The TV star is one of Donald Trump's most loyal supporters. | Roseanne Barr, whose revived sitcom 'Roseanne' drew 18 million viewers in its first episode this week, has been promoting a wild conspiracy theory about top Democratic leaders being involved in satanic cult that traffics child sex slaves. The Daily Beast reports that Barr has regularly promoted the work of an anonymous 4Chan user who goes by the name of "Q" and who claims to be a top-ranking government official. While "Q" has never given any evidence to show that they really work in the government, their posts on 4Chan have garnered a large following among conspiracy theorists, as they allege that the Trump administration is planning mass arrests of Democratic leaders for their roles in a devil-worshiping child-sex-trafficking ring. Barr first asked her Twitter followers to help her get in. . .

Aniqa Raihan (2018-03-30). One No-Brainer Way to Bring Gun Deaths Down: Close the "Boyfriend Loophole" counterpunch.org It's now been over a month since 17 teenagers were gunned down at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, culminating in a march that brought nearly a million people to the capital. Yet Congress is still dragging its feet on guns. While Republicans and Democrats gridlocked over the best way to prevent shootings, the Oregon state More

WSWS (2018-03-30). Democrats seek to use Stephon Clark's funeral to divert anger over police killings. World Socialist Web Site While hundreds grieved over the loss of 22-year-old Clark, Al Sharpton sought to direct opposition to police violence into the dead end of reformism, identity politics and the electoral efforts of the Democratic Party.

Sophia Tesfaye, Salon (2018-03-30). Republican Climate Denialism Has Sunk to a Staggering New Low Under Trump. AlterNet.org We didn't think the party could regress any further, but here we are. | Climate and weather are not the same thing, but good luck convincing the president of the United States of that basic fact. As if his tweets dismissing global warming as a "hoax" manufactured by the Chinese and his decision to pull the U. S. out of the multinational Paris Agreement on climate change weren't depressing enough, now there is evidence that Donald Trump's determination to make the Republican Party the " stupid party" has been a wild success. In the East, it could be the COLDEST New Year's Eve on record. Perhaps we could use a little bit of that good old Global Warming that our Country, but not other countries, was going to pay TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS to protect against. Bundle up! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December. . .

Bob Brigham, Raw Story (2018-03-30). McCabe Reportedly in Possession of Emails That Prove Republicans Lied About Him Misleading Comey. AlterNet.org Two congressmen appear to have been trying to forward a false narrative. | Two Republican congressmen appear to have been caught in a lie about former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe. | Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Mark Meadows (R-NC) told Fox News on Thursday night that the FBI's disciplinary office found that McCabe lied to then-Director James Comey about leaking information to the press. Jordan claimed that the FBI's disciplinary office found that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe lied to then-Director James Comey. But Michael Bromwich, McCabe's attorney, told The Washington Post that claims of email evidence "clearly show that Mr. McCabe advised Director Comey that he was working with colleagues at the FBI to correct inaccuracies before the stories were published, and that they remained in contact through the weekend while the interactions with the reporter continued. "Bromwich also slammed. . .

Michael Welch (2018-03-30). Obama's Trojan Horse: America's Cuban Soft Coup. Global Research This program was originally broadcast January 12th 2018. | Please note, Cuban Parliamentarian Juan Carlos Rodriguez Diaz is touring Canadian cities until April 5th to talk about elections and democracy in modern day Cuba. | Review details of the visit…

Democracy Now! (2018-03-30). David Shulkin's Firing at the VA Is Latest Step in Trump-Koch Push to Privatize Veterans' Healthcare. Democracy Now! On Wednesday, President Trump fired Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin and said he'd replace him with White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson, a rear admiral in the Navy. Dr. Jackson has no experience running a large agency. The Department of Veterans Affairs is the federal government's second-largest department, with 360,000 employees. Shulkin had been facing criticism for various ethics violations, including using taxpayer money to pay for his wife's airfare during a trip to Europe last summer. But Shulkin says he's actually being ousted because of his opposition to privatizing the VA, which runs 1,700 hospitals and clinics. The push to privatize the VA has been led by a group called Concerned Veterans for America, which is funded by the billionaire conservative Koch brothers. We speak to Suzanne Gordon, an award-winning healthcare journalist. Her forthcoming book is titled "Wounds of War: Veterans' Healthcare in the Era of Privatization."

Ann Garrison (2018-03-30). March for Eight Billion Lives. "US Wars and Domestic Gun Violence are Intertwined." Interview with Riva Enteen. Global Research Organizers of the upcoming Women's March on the Pentagon are calling on the Democratic Party-sponsored Women's March and March for Our Lives to expand their message to include the eight billion lives on the planet, all of which are imperiled …

Elizabeth Preza, Raw Story (2018-03-30). Republican 'Clueless' Actor Stacey Dash Withdraws Bid for Congress. AlterNet.org She says "prayer" led to exit, despite claiming God was behind her decision to run in the first place. | "Clueless" star and former Fox News personality Stacy Dash has withdrawn her candidacy for California's 44th Congressional District, a little over a month after she announced her bid, CNN reports. "After much prayer, introspection and discussions with my family, I am withdrawing my candidacy for California's 44th Congressional District," Dash said in an email statement to CNN. "I started this run with the intention to address the pressing issues in the district where I live," Dash continued. "I hoped, and remain hopeful, that I can assist people living here on the national level. My goal was, and remains, to improve the lives of people who have been forgotten for decades by the Democratic Party. "Dash said in her statement she feels "at this point,"

Louis Proyect (2018-03-30). The Class Struggle in the Old West. counterpunch.org Against the overall political pall cast by the Trump administration, there are hopeful signs. Despite the problems I have with the DSA's failure to make a clean break with the Democratic Party, my spirits remain lifted by their rapid growth. I also take heart in the ability of filmmakers to produce outstanding critiques of our More

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