2018-11-05: News Headlines

Dave Lindorff (2018-11-05). Scaremongering is the Only Thing Trump and Republicans Have Got. counterpunch.org Here it is. See for yourself the terrifying "caravan" advancing through Mexico from Honduras, set to "invade" the US, bringing, according to President Trump and the reactionary media that support him, "rapists, killers, Arab terrorists, and diseases." This "caravan," according to a report in the UK newspaper theIndependent, is actually an assemblage of several thousand desperately More

Stephen Lendman (2018-11-05). Treaties and Other Agreements US Consistently Breaches. globalresearch.ca Trump's JCPOA and INF pullouts are the latest examples of why the US under Republicans and undemocratic Dems can never be trusted. | Both right wings of the US one-party state want everything their own way in return for empty promises, …

Robert L. Borosage (2018-11-05). The Resistance is Not a Call for Restoration. thenation.com The Resistance is Not a Call for Restoration…

Democracy Now! (2018-11-05). Headlines for November 5, 2018. democracynow.org U.S. Reinstates Harsh Sanctions on Iran After Nuclear Deal Withdrawal, Florida: Self-Proclaimed Misogynist Kills 2, Injures 5 in Tallahassee, Georgia Secretary of State and GOP Candidate Launches Probe into Dem. Party, Obama Campaigns for Vulnerable Senate Democrats Ahead of Midterms, Kansas Republican Kris Kobach Took Donations from White Nationalists, Trump Praises "Beautiful" Razor Wire as Soldiers Deploy to Border, NBC Airs Racist Anti-Immigrant Trump Campaign Commercial, Nigerian Military Tweets Trump Video to Justify Shooting Protesters, U.N.: A Yemeni Child Dies Every 10 Min. from War-Caused Disease, Hunge…

Briahna Gray (2018-11-05). Both of Mississippi's Senate Seats Are Up for Election. National Democrats Barely Paid Attention. theintercept.com In failing to support the two Senate candidates in Mississippi, Democrats ignored the political opportunities presented by black voters in red states.

Lee Fang (2018-11-05). Business Lobbyists, GOP Operatives Plot to Take Down Wave of Ocasio-Cortez-Style Democratic Socialists in Midterms. theintercept.com Republican operatives and representatives from America's largest business groups — alarmed at a wave of upset electoral victories by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other avowed democratic socialist candidates — have been plotting to stem the tide of left-wing Democrats sweeping the country. | Andrew Wynne, an official at the Republican State Leadership Committee, spoke to business lobby leaders in July, encouraging them not to ignore the latest trends within the Democratic Party. He called for Republicans' allies to enact a unified plan to defeat progressives in this week's midterm elections."Recent ele…

Glen Ford (2018-11-05). Fascism is real, but the "resistance" is mostly fake. mronline.org Fascism is always a danger under capitalism, with its frequent crises and endemic white supremacy, but the phony "resistance" is only concerned about electing Democrats. | Source

Joan Walsh (2018-11-05). Is This the Year That Democrats Finally Turn Around the States? thenation.com Is This the Year That Democrats Finally Turn Around the States?

Alan Rosenblatt, PhD, Celinda Lake (2018-11-05). Social Media Reveal the Story Arc Republicans Used to Defend Kavanaugh. thenation.com Social Media Reveal the Story Arc Republicans Used to Defend Kavanaugh…

wsws (2018-11-05). German Social Democrats demand right-wing replacement for Merkel. wsws.org Leading figures in the Social Democratic Party have called for a right-wing candidate to become the new leader of their coalition partner, the Christian Democratic Union.

wsws (2018-11-05). Democratic candidates praise Trump's attacks on immigrants as troops arrive at the border. wsws.org The Democrats are either silent or supportive of police state measures that are putting the lives of immigrants in imminent danger and preparing the way for violent attacks on all workers.

RT (2018-11-05). Georgia Dems accused of 'hacking voting system' blame Rep rival for 'power abuse'. rt.com The Democratic Party has firmly denied attempting to hack Georgia's voter registration system after the state's secretary, who is running for governor, leveled the meddling charges against them just days before the midterms.

RT (2018-11-05). Kellyanne Conway crowns Hillary Clinton 'queen of abortion,' gets own titles in Twitter inferno. rt.com President Donald Trump's counselor and former campaign chief Kellyanne Conway got tarred and feathered online after referring to Hillary Clinton as "the queen of abortion" while discussing the Democrats' strategy for the midterms.

RT (2018-11-05). Nazis, racists, terrorists & thieves: Meet the scandals of the US congressional midterms. rt.com Both Democrats and Republicans are viewing the 2018 midterms as a rematch for 2016. All gloves are off as both parties hope to keep or gain power in an election not lacking in juicy scandals. Here are some of them.

RT (2018-11-05). Final CNN & Rasmussen midterm polls vary wildly in predictions as Americans prepare to vote. rt.com One day before Americans head to cast their ballots in the crucial midterm congressional elections, two final polls conducted by CNN and Rasmussen have predicted wildly different results.

Election Geek (2018-11-05). Peace and Freedom Party and Green Party Voting Recommendations. indybay.org Below are links to voting recommendations from the two non-corporate political parties on the California ballot:…

GPSCC (2018-11-05). State Proposition positions from the Green Party of Santa Clara county. indybay.org Below are the state proposition positions and articles from the Green Party of Santa Clara County.

Shared by Merula Furtado (2018-11-05). The Election Is Only Half the Battle: Challenges of Progressive Governance. truthout.org Primary wins by New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum have generated much excitement among progressives and socialists as well as much conversation about the role that progressives and the broader left could play in electoral politics. No matter what happens Tuesday, these campaigns have demonstrated the power and potential of left-wing social movements and grassroots-driven politics in a country where the two-party system has historically marginalized them. | Yet, there seems to be less discussion about how the left can actually govern —…

Shared by Samantha Borek (2018-11-05). Women Democrats Outraise All Other Candidates Among Women Donors. truthout.org With one day left before the 2018 elections, all eyes are on the female nominees after a set of primaries broke a number of glass ceilings — notably, a record number of women running as congressional candidates, a record amount of money donated to congressional candidates by women, and a record number of women as major party nominees in both the House and the Se…

Lee Fang (2018-11-04). Weapons Makers Rushing Campaign Cash to Democrat in Line to Chair Defense Industry's Key House Committee. theintercept.com Weapons makers are moving last-minute money to the Democratic congressman in line to chair the defense industry's key House committee, as he is under assault from a fellow Democrat, who is attacking his pro-war record just ahead of a rare intra-party general election. | If Democrats take the House of Representatives, the next chair of the Armed Services Committee, which oversees military affairs and defense spending, will likely be Rep. Adam Smith, a hawkish Democrat from Washington state who represents a district in the Seattle-area, where important elements of the military-industrial complex are concentrated.

RT (2018-11-04). Twitter deletes 10,000+ bot accounts that 'discouraged US midterm voting'. rt.com Twitter has wiped thousands of 'automated accounts' that sought to discourage midterm voting, after Democrats raised concerns the electorate might fall for bogus appeals, like urging men not to vote to let women's voices be heard.

Paul Street (2018-11-02). What Debate? Some Strategic Electoral Considerations. counterpunch.org Someone recently asked me my opinion on "the left debate over lesser evil voting" this year. What debate? There's no debate. Anyone who doesn't understand that the creeping fascist white nationalist Republicans are more horrific than the dismal dollar Democrats in ways that matter enough to hold one's nose and vote "for" the Dems in More

John Nichols (2018-11-02). Bernie Sanders: 'Trump Is Somebody Who Clearly Does Not Respect Democracy'. thenation.com Bernie Sanders: 'Trump Is Somebody Who Clearly Does Not Respect Democracy'

Nick Pemberton (2018-11-02). Violence Will Ensue If The GOP Loses. counterpunch.org In the wake of yet another preventable massacre here in the United States, Donald Trump and his lying team of sociopaths are scrambling for excuses. In my mind, the American culture of violence as seen in the Pentagon, Hollywood and elsewhere is first to blame. Next comes the woefully corrupt Republicans and their allegiance to More

Don Fitz (2018-11-02). Restricting Election Reporting to Issues That Don't Matter – A guest perspective. fair.org According to news reports, candidates in a Missouri auditor debate "question[ed] each other's qualifications" (Kansas City Star, 9/14/18)…A campaign for state auditor can provoke an intense, even exciting, discussion of significant issues via their cost to government. Or they can sink into boring aspects of state finance. Or politicians can try to turn debates into a circus of insults. Which campaign the voters see depends very much on which aspects news media choose to cover. | As the Green Party candidate for Missouri state auditor, I brought up in the first candidates' debate (9/14/18) the

pip.hinman (2018-11-02). Doco shows remarkable program helping Aboriginal kids. greenleft.org.au Backtrack Boys
| Documentary by Catherine Scott
| In cinemas now | The best documentary films are ones that tell a story. Backtrack Boys allows Aboriginal kids from around the Armidale region in NSW to express themselves and show how hard life is for them. | These are kids who are who are close to totally off the rails. Luckily, they have become involved in a youth program run by an ex-roustabout called Bernie Shakeshaft. By teaching the kids how to train farm dogs, he gets them to calm their emotions, develop self-discipline and find a path for themselves. | The scenes where he teaches the kids how to qu…

aclu (2018-10-31). Ohio's Congressional Map is Broken. Here Are 3 Ways to Fix It. aclu.org Ohio's map consistently gives Republicans 75 percent of the states' congressional seats, regardless of the votes they earn. | As Ohio voters head to the polls next week, many will struggle to overcome congressional districts that have allowed politicians to choose their voters instead of the other way around. | Thanks to an aggressive redistricting operation, Ohio's current congressional map, enacted in December 2011, is gerrymandered to lock in a 12-to-4 district advantage for Republican candidates. | In each subsequent election, it has w…

Ramón Castellblanch (2018-10-31). Republicans' Fake Pre-Existing Condition Coverage. progressive.org Unless candidates tell us how they're going to pay for their healthcare promises, we better not believe them.

Lawrence Wittner (2018-10-07). What's Happened to the Big Wage Increases Promised by Republicans? zcomm.org The recent announcement by the founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, that his company would give substantial raises to its lowest-paid employees should not blind us to the fact that most American workers are not receiving big wage increases. In fact, the real wages (that is, wages adjusted for inflation) of average American workers are declining. Read more…

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