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September 11, 1973: Remembering Canada's Support for the Right Wing Coup in Chile
Yves Engler | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-12
On Sept. 11, 1973, the democratically elected president of Chile, Salvador Allende, was overthrown by… | The post September 11, 1973: Remembering Canada's Support for the Right Wing Coup in Chile appeared first on Global Research.
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Donald Trump, the Democrats, and the Illusion of American Greatness
Intercepted | theintercept.com | 2018-09-12
Zephyr Teachout, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Nathan Robinson of Current Affairs, and The Intercept's Briahna Joy Gray are this week's guests. | The post Donald Trump, the Democrats, and the Illusion of American Greatness appeared first on The Intercept.
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How Organizers Made Survivors' Incarceration an Issue in the Cuomo/Nixon Race
Shared by britney | truthout.org | 2018-09-12
For the Democratic Party, it's been a tense primary season. Across the country, entrenched Democratic incumbents have been faced with progressive challengers. In New York, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo has found his progressive challenger in actor and activist Cynthia Nixon. Cuomo has clashed with Nixon over policies that many progressive candidates are demanding, such as the implementation of a statewide Medicare for All system, but another issue has gained promi…
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Establishment Media Shy Away From Kavanaugh Perjury Claims
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-09-12
Some Democrats say the Supreme Court nominee lied under oath in current and past hearings, but the allegations have received sparse coverage from such outlets as The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN and NPR. | The post Establishment Media Shy Away From Kavanaugh Perjury Claims appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Mitch McConnell Braces Republicans for 'Unthinkable' Prospect of Losing the Senate: Report
Matthew Chapman, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-09-12
Once thought indestructible, the GOP Senate majority is in play this fall. | Democrats pose a grave threat to the Republican House majority for the fall. The latest Quinnipiac poll shows Democrats leading the generic congressional ballot by 14 points, with a 15 point lead among independents a. . .
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The Two Sides Of American Exceptionalism
Joseph S. Nye | iranian.com | 2018-09-12
Any post-Trump US president will confront a fundamental question. Can the US promote democratic values without military intervention and crusades, and at the same time take a non-hegemonic lead in establishing and maintaining the institutions needed for a world of interdependence? [dropcap]I[/dropcap]n July, I joined 43 other scholars of international relations in paying for a […] | The post The Two Sides Of American Exceptionalism appeared first on The Iranian.
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Big Money in Politics: Are Leading Democrats Really on the Wagon (or Still Sneaking a Drink)?
Steve Early | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-12
For voters concerned about the bad consequences of big business spending on elections, a New York Times report last month promised mid-summer relief. "Tired of Money in Politics, Some Democrats Think Small," the headline read. The accompanying article, which focused on a Minnesota Congressional contest, noted that,…
counterpunch.org/2018/09/12/big-money-in…

What Kind of Resistance? The Battle for New York Attorney General Opens Up a Rift
Daniel A. Medina | theintercept.com | 2018-09-12
Will big money swamp the New York attorney general race, or are Democrats looking to shake things up? | The post What Kind of Resistance? The Battle for New York Attorney General Opens Up a Rift appeared first on The Intercept.
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GOP Tax Plan Features Retirement Accounts That Favor the Wealthiest
Shared by Cherise | truthout.org | 2018-09-12
The House Republican "2.0" tax plan contains new provisions that are supposedly aimed at promoting savings, the most troubling of which is a proposal to introduce "Universal Savings Accounts" (USAs). A USA is a new type of tax-preferred account that's similar to a Roth Individual Retirement Account (Roth IRA) but would have no income limits for participation and would let an individual withdraw funds before retirement. As we've written, the USA is fundamentally flawed: it would do little to boost private savings, it would drain federal revenues, and it overwhelmingly benefits the nation's wealthiest households.
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Interview With a Republican
Elliot Sperber | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-12
As the rush and buzz of information accelerates, generating tons of greenhouse gases (and new cases of cancer, and Information Fatigue Syndrome), by the hour, it's easy to forget yesterday's news, much less last week's. As such, memories of John McCain's recent death have probably already been buried under mountains of virtual garbage. For those…
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Australia: The pseudo-left Victorian Socialists and its pro-capitalist election manifesto
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-12
What is underway ahead of the November state election is a somewhat desperate effort by the pseudo-left to revive illusions in Labor, the Greens and the trade unions.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09/12/mani…

Chicago hotel strike pits workers against Democrats' billionaire candidate for governor
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-12
Striking workers are in a battle against the major hotel operators, including Hyatt, which is owned by the Pritzker family.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09/12/prit…

California man arrested for trying to stab Republican Congress candidate
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-12
Alameda County police have arrested a knife-wielding man who reportedly attacked congressional candidate Rudy Peters with a switchblade after making "disparaging remarks" about the GOP. | …
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The Attack On Julian Assange, Journalists, Democratic Rights, Labor & Imperialist War
BAFJAAC | indybay.org | 2018-09-12
Niebyl Proctor Library | 6501 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA…
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Ontario invokes anti-democratic "notwithstanding clause" to override court ruling
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-12
The vow of Ontario's right-wing premier to nullify democratic rights in order to push through his big business agenda must serve as a warning to the working class.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09/12/ford…

Behind the Anglo-American War on Russia. Prevent the Domination of Eurasia by Russia and China
F. William Engdahl | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-11
Perhaps they had a chance back during the Obama days when Secretary of State Hillary Clinton… | The post Behind the Anglo-American War on Russia. Prevent the Domination of Eurasia by Russia and China appeared first on Global Research.
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Can California Democrats Flip the House in November?
Peter Schrag | thenation.com | 2018-09-11
Can California Democrats Flip the House in November?
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The Kavanaugh Hearing is About Political Posturing, Not Keeping a Political Hack Off the High Court
Dave Lindorff | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-11
The politically ambitious mainstream Democratic Senator Cory Booker has been posing as a courageous man ready to put his seat in the Senate at risk by violating Senate rules and releasing "confidential" emails of Supreme Court nominee and current Appeals Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh at Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee. The truth…
counterpunch.org/2018/09/11/the-kavanaug…

New York's Democratic Primary is a Showdown for Charter School Politics
Jake Jacobs | progressive.org | 2018-09-11
The upcoming New York primary could redefine the Democratic party in the state–and could mean drastic change for the charter school industry.
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Cynthia Nixon Is Campaigning to Do What Cuomo Has Failed to Do: Democratize New York
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2018-09-11
Cynthia Nixon Is Campaigning to Do What Cuomo Has Failed to Do: Democratize New York…
thenation.com/article/cynthia-nixon-has-…

The Original 9/11: 45 Years After Pinochet's Coup
Yves Engler | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-11
On this day in 1973 the democratically elected president of Chile, Salvador Allende, was overthrown by General Augusto Pinochet. In the aftermath, 3000 leftists were murdered, tens of thousands tortured and hundreds of thousands driven from the country. Since it doesn't serve to justify further domination by the powerful few in the Canadian media will commemorate…
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The Neoliberals Are Complicit in This Train Wreck
Howard Lisnoff | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-11
I get a kick out of many Democrats. Readers would think in reading Barack Obama's September 7, 2018 speech at the University of Illinois, that all we have to do is go out and vote for Democrats and we'd be on the way to restoring our troubled, but exceptional democracy ("Barack Obama: You need to…
counterpunch.org/2018/09/11/the-neoliber…

The Supreme Court Is an Antidemocratic Hot Mess–and We Should Change That
Richard Kim | thenation.com | 2018-09-11
The Supreme Court Is an Antidemocratic Hot Mess–and We Should Change That…
thenation.com/article/the-supreme-court-…

Far-Right Gains in Swedish Election, Continuing European Trend
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-09-11
The far-right and anti-immigrant party, Swedish Democrats, increase their share of the vote from 13 to 18 percent, while neither of the two major party alliances, of the center-left and of the center-right has enough votes to form a government on its own. We analyze the result with Ali Esbati, an Iranian-Swedish member of parliament | The post Far-Right Gains in Swedish Election, Continuing European Tren…
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Andrew Cuomo Keeps Hiring Republicans
Aída Chávez | theintercept.com | 2018-09-11
Pressure from Cynthia Nixon's primary challenge has pushed New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to the left on a number of issues ahead of this Thursday's Democratic gubernatorial primary. Cuomo, though, has struggled to escape criticism for enabling the Independent Democratic Conference, a breakaway group of state Senate Democrats who caucused with the Republican minority to give them control of the chamber in a Democratic state. Notably, he only dissolved the alliance after Nixon's entry to the race. | But his choice to hire numerous staff from across the aisle has gone largely unexamined. | Cuomo has repeatedly touted h…
theintercept.com/2018/09/11/anrew-cuomo-…

Republicans Could Be Heading for an Electoral Bloodbath in the Key State of Michigan
Matthew Chapman, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-09-11
The nation's most tenuous Trump-voting state looks ready to swerve hard blue. | Republicans have held a stranglehold on Michigan's state-level politics in recent years. And in 2016, the state backed Donald Trump — by a razor-thin 0. 3 points. But this year, signs are increasing that the one-time blue stronghold is returning to its roots, with a vengeance. To start with, Democra. . .
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DeSantis quits Congress amid claims of racism-by-association
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-11
Florida's Republican gubernatorial candidate is being accused of racism again, over past appearances at a conference hosted by a prominent anti-Islam activist. Ron DeSantis has resigned from the House to focus on the campaign. | …
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NY Democratic candidate for governor targeted by own party with anti-Semitism mailer
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-11
Ahead of New York's Democratic primary, someone within the party has paid for a mailer accusing progressive gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon of anti-Semitism. | …
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Swedish election results in gridlock and growth of the far-right
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-11
The neo-fascist Swedish Democrats won a hearing only because of the bankruptcy of the ruling parties, which have overseen decades of cuts and social decay.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09/11/swed…

Ex-Senate Aide: Kavanaugh Should Be Impeached for Lying Under Oath About Stolen Democratic Memos
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-09-10
Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh is facing accusations of perjury following his confirmation hearing last week. Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont has suggested Kavanaugh lied to the Senate Judiciary Committee during his 2004 and 2006 hearings to become a federal judge. During those hearings Kavanaugh denied seeing private Democratic files that detailed strategies for opposing Republican judicial nominees while he was associate counsel in the George W. Bush White House. We speak with Lisa Graves, former top aide to Senator Patrick Leahy, whose new piece is headlined "I Wrote Some of the Stol…
www.democracynow.org/2018/9/10/ex_senato…

Establishment Democrats Are Pouring Millions Into Rhode Island to Save an Unpopular Governor From an Insurgent Challenge
Aída Chávez | theintercept.com | 2018-09-10
Money that could be helping Stacey Abrams, Andrew Gillum, or Ben Jealous is instead going to a former banker in Rhode Island. | The post Establishment Democrats Are Pouring Millions Into Rhode Island to Save an Unpopular Governor From an Insurgent Challenge appeared first on The Intercept.
theintercept.com/2018/09/10/matt-brown-g…

Sri Lankan prime minister threatens increased internet and social media censorship
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-10
Wickremesinghe's comments are part of the escalating global censorship of the internet and social media, and other attacks on democratic rights.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09/10/medi…

Grand Coalition adopts plan for historic rearmament of German military forces
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-10
Behind the backs of the population, the Grand Coalition of Christian Democrats and Social Democrats is planning a massive arms drive.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09/10/germ…

A week of crisis and deepening dysfunction in US politics
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-10
There is no progressive or democratic side in the conflict between Trump and his opponents within the military-intelligence apparatus, the corporate media, and the Democratic Party.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09/10/pers…

Economic Update: Capitalism Invites Deepening Criticism
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-09-09
This week: Updates on new approach to Labor Day; DNC accepts fossil fuel donations; Turkey's crisis as typical capitalist instability; collapse of Genoa toll bridge; exploding gap between CEO and average worker pay; Gallup Poll on capitalism vs socialism in US; and Professor Wolff interviews Dr. Harriet Fraad on why U.S. workers don't rebel more… | The post Economic Update: Capitalism Invites Deepening Cri…
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Sean Patrick Maloney Calls Zephyr Teachout "Unhinged" for Accurately Describing His Voting Record
David Dayen | theintercept.com | 2018-09-08
During Thursday's New York attorney general debate, Sean Patrick Maloney called his fellow Democratic candidate Zephyr Teachout "unhinged" for accurately describing his voting record. Maloney, a congressperson from upstate New York, stood with big banks on two critical occasions to roll back elements of the Dodd-Frank financial reform, Teachout had accurately noted. | The exchange, during which Maloney was booed by the audience, was the latest of several instances where Maloney has claimed that African-American small bankers in hi…
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Democrats Are Engaging in 'Kabuki Theater' in the Kavanaugh Hearings
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-09-07
In the hearings to confirm Brett Kavanaugh as a new Supreme Court justice, Democrats are mostly focusing on hypothetical questions instead of questioning him on his record and releasing his documents. This is an inflection point in US democracy, says law Prof. Francis Boyle | The post Democrats Are Engaging in 'Kabuki Theater' in the Kavanaugh Hearings appeare…
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Roe v. Wade in Danger: Released Docs Reveal Kavanaugh Thinks Abortion Decision Is Not "Settled Law"
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-09-07
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing took a series of dramatic turns Thursday, as Democratic senators began releasing confidential documents from Kavanaugh's work at the George W. Bush White House. The New York Times also broke a major story Thursday morning revealing that Kavanaugh wrote as a White House attorney in 2003 that he did not deem the Supreme Court's landmark Roe v. Wade abortion rights decision to be "settled law of the land." He wrote, "I am not sure that all legal scholars refer to Roe as the settled law of the land at the Supreme Court level since Court can always overrule…
www.democracynow.org/2018/9/7/roe_v_wade…

'Fake news' v 'alternative facts'? Libertarian presidential hopeful on Facebook censorship
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-07
Facebook's strategy to provide "alternative facts" to combat "fake news" will only result in political censorship that will cater for the interests of the Democratic Party, the Libertarians' presidential hopeful told RT. | …
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'Fell asleep': Trump unimpressed as Obama makes 1st public attack on his policies in midterm speech
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-07
Former President Barack Obama has backed the Democratic party's campaign efforts by throwing shade at President Donald Trump and voicing support for progressive policies. Trump shot back that he found it "very good for sleeping." | …
rt.com/usa/437928-obama-slams-trump-fell…

Cory Booker Rips Open the Web of Secrecy Republicans Have Woven Around Brett Kavanaugh
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2018-09-06
Cory Booker Rips Open the Web of Secrecy Republicans Have Woven Around Brett Kavanaugh…
thenation.com/article/cory-booker-rips-o…

Bernie Sanders proposes 'Stop BEZOS' bill to end corporate welfare, boost wages
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-06
Vermont Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders has unveiled his new 'Stop BEZOS' Act, a pointed jab at the Amazon CEO, which ostensibly aims to entirely eliminate one kind of corporate welfare in the US. | …
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Brett Kavanaugh Must Answer These Questions
Jon Wiener | thenation.com | 2018-09-05
Brett Kavanaugh Must Answer These Questions…
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Chaos Greets Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing as Protesters & Dems Demand Postponement
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-09-05
Protests, arrests and repeated calls from Democratic senators to adjourn the proceedings. That's how confirmation hearings began Tuesday for Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump's pick to fill Justice Anthony Kennedy's seat on the Supreme Court. We begin our look at the hearings with Heidi Sieck, co-founder of the national organization VoteProChoice, who was the first member of the public to enter the Kavanaugh hearings on Tuesday and was removed after she protested, along with dozens of others who interrupted the proceedings.
www.democracynow.org/2018/9/5/chaos_gree…

Boston the latest upset as progressive wave sweeps Democratic party
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-05
Across the US, younger, ethnically diverse candidates, many of them with far-left platforms, are reshaping the Democratic Party. However, in liberal Boston, progressivism is nothing new. | …
rt.com/usa/437723-ayanna-pressley-boston…

Democrats Can't Run from Identity Politics
Orson Aguilar | progressive.org | 2018-09-04
Political pundits say progressives are alienating working class whites by talking too much about race. They're wrong.
progressive.org/dispatches/democrats-can…

From the Grassroots to the Ballot Box: How Gubernatorial Candidate Andrew Gillum Won in Florida
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-08-30
After progressive candidate Andrew Gillum pulled off a stunning upset in Florida's Democratic primary for governor Tuesday, putting him on a path to become the state's first African-American governor, he was attacked within hours by his Republican opponent–handpicked by Trump–who warned voters not to "monkey this up" by supporting Gillum. Even Fox said they they don't condone his comments. We speak with two activists who've worked with Gillum: Phillip Agnew with Dream Defenders in Florida and Charlene Carruthers, head of Black Youth Project 100 and author of the new book "Unapologetic: A Black, Queer,…
www.democracynow.org/2018/8/30/from_the_…

Florida Primary Sets up Stark Choice, New Day for Democrats
Ruth Conniff | progressive.org | 2018-08-29
In Tuesday's primary elections, Democrats offer a powerful answer to the rapacious politics that have exacerbated inequality across the country.
progressive.org/dispatches/florida-prima…

The Democratic Party's 1968 Implosion Is Still Sending Shock Waves Fifty Years On
James Jeffrey | progressive.org | 2018-08-27
After the establishment came down on the counterculture at the 1968 Chicago Democratic National Convention, the Democratic Party was never the same.
progressive.org/dispatches/the-democrati…

The Night Erwin Knoll Spent in Jail: A Report from the Democrat's 1968 Convention in Chicago
Erwin Knoll | progressive.org | 2018-08-25
This piece was originally published in 1968 after the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, where anti-war demonstrations were met with violent police backlash. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the event.
progressive.org/dispatches/in-a-chicago-…

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