2018-11-17: Social Media Postees

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Sanders wants to penalize Walmart's owners
Jeff Stein | zcomm.org | 2018-11-17
Sen. Bernie Sanders unveiled legislation to force Walmart to raise its workers' wages to at least $15 an hour, the latest move in the senator's campaign to target large U.S. corporations over low pay…
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Outrage as Pelosi Pushes Tax Rule That Would "Kneecap the Progressive Agenda"
Shared by Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2018-11-17
Nearly three-quarters of the American public and a historic number of Democratic lawmakers support Medicare for All, but the House Democratic leadership is considering using its newly won majority to impose a rule that would " reckles…
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Green New Deal? Bring It! But Don't Forget Your Union Card
Shared by Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2018-11-17
Fifty young people affiliated with the Sunrise Movement were arrested on November 13 in House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's office, following a sit-in demanding that Democrats use their new majority in the US House of Representatives to launch a comprehensive plan to confront climate change — a Green New Deal. | Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez not only attended the protest, but the same day posted on her website draft language to establish a Select Committee on a Green New Deal. | Ocasio-Cortez's willingness to embrace the dynamic and confro…
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Republicans Are Losing Ground in Rural Areas
David Dayen | zcomm.org | 2018-11-17
The biggest losses of the night for Republicans, in terms of raw vote share, actually happened in rural districts, long presumed to be GOP territory…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/republicans-are-lo…

Eleven military-intelligence Democrats win US House seats
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-17
The influx of former military commanders, CIA agents and civilian war planners is unprecedented for the Democratic Party.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/11/17/dems…

DSA-backed "progressive Democrats" drop phony opposition to Trump's attacks on immigrants
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-17
The Democrats "progressive" caucus, including DSA member Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, is calling for a more "humane" and "effective" American immigration Gestapo.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/11/17/dsaa…

As the Obama DOJ Concluded, Prosecution of Julian Assange for Publishing Documents Poses Grave Threats to Press Freedom
Glenn Greenwald | theintercept.com | 2018-11-16
The Trump DOJ's prosecution of Assange will be cheered by Democrats, as they unite to criminalize the core of investigative journalism. | The post As the Obama DOJ Concluded, Prosecution of Julian Assange for Publishing Documents Poses Grave Threats to Press Freedom appeared first on The Intercept.
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The 'Pelosi Problem' Runs Deep
Norman Solomon | zcomm.org | 2018-11-16
This year, many progressive individuals and organizations have moved beyond the false choice of either building movements or seriously trying to win elections. We can and must do both–simultaneously, not sequentially–to the benefit of both parallel tasks…
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The War Over Words: Republicans Easily Defeat the Democrats
Ralph Nader | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-16
The Republican Party lost ground in the Congressional and state elections earlier this month, but they continue to triumph in the all-important contests over words. Republicans have been winning the "war over words" for years. First, the hard core political right wingers symbolically claimed the Bible and the American flag, turning them upside down. To…
counterpunch.org/2018/11/16/the-war-over…

At its convention, Portugal's Left Bloc gears up for year of crucial fights
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2018-11-16
In 2019, European and legislative elections will take place in Portugal in a national political context different from anywhere else in the European Union (EU), where austerity policies still reign and the racist and xenophobic right is rising, writes Dick Nichols from Lisbon. | Over the past three years in Portugal, the minority Socialist Party (PS) government has been supported from outside by the Left Bloc, the Communist Party of Portugal (PCP) and the Ecologist Party-The Greens (PEV). | During that time wages and welfare payments have risen, privatisations have stopped, unemployment has halved to 6.3%, casual…
greenleft.org.au/content/its-convention-portugals-left-bloc-gears-year-crucial-fights

Democrats and the Mid-Term Elections
Robert Fantina | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-16
Well, the mid-term elections are over, but the fallout from them, the constant verbal diarrhea from newscasters, pundits and other self-proclaimed experts, continues. And what are they saying? For many of them on whatever passes for 'leftist' in the U.S. today (there is really no such thing in the two major parties or the so-called…
counterpunch.org/2018/11/16/democrats-an…

House Members Block Resolution to End Yemen War
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-16
The US led war in Yemen has been ongoing almost as long as the one in Afghanistan — because both Republicans and Democrats oppose resolution in all US war theaters. | On November 14 House Republicans blocked a resolution to end … | The post House Members Block Resolution to End Yemen War appeared first on Global Research.
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Democrats Made a Fatal Mistake in the 2000 Florida Recount–and They Are on the Verge of Making It Again
Jane McAlevey | thenation.com | 2018-11-16
Democrats Made a Fatal Mistake in the 2000 Florida Recount–and They Are on the Verge of Making It Again…
thenation.com/article/florida-georgia-re…

Bipartisan panel: US must prepare for "horrendous," "devastating" war with Russia and China
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-16
A bipartisan commission appointed by Congress has provided the Democrats' rubber stamp to the Trump administration's plans to prepare for war between "great powers."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/11/16/mili…

Oops: House Democrats Mistakenly Cast Votes Blocking Resolution on Ending Yemen War
Lee Fang | theintercept.com | 2018-11-16
On Wednesday, six House Democrats voted with the GOP to prevent any action on the Yemen war this legislative session. Two said they did it by accident. | The post Oops: House Democrats Mistakenly Cast Votes Blocking Resolution on Ending Yemen War appeared first on The Intercept.
theintercept.com/2018/11/16/yemen-war-ho…

Chuck Schumer Caved to Facebook and Donald Trump. He Shouldn't Lead Senate Democrats
Mehdi Hasan | theintercept.com | 2018-11-16
Schumer has sided with the GOP on Wall Street, Israel, Iraq, Iran, and Facebook. Almost any other Democrat should be Senate minority leader instead. | The post Chuck Schumer Caved to Facebook and Donald Trump. He Shouldn't Lead Senate Democrats. appeared first on The Intercept.
theintercept.com/2018/11/16/chuck-schume…

Victorian Socialists pledge to live on a worker's wage
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2018-11-15
"I will only accept an average worker's wage." This is the promise of all Victorian Socialists' candidates contesting the November 24 state election. | This has long been the pledge of genuine socialist candidates, but this time it means even more because of the prospect that candidates Steve Jolly and Tim Gooden could each win a seat. | No other party — not even the Greens — makes this promise. Yet, it is a profound principle for socialists. | Why? In short, because it is a critical part of building a genuine peoples' power movement for change. | Most people have some level of disdain, if not outrigh…
greenleft.org.au/content/victorian-socialists-pledge-live-workers-wage

Rep. Ro Khanna: By Blocking Yemen Resolution, House GOP Is Abdicating Its Duty to Decide War & Peace
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-11-15
House Republicans have quashed debate on a resolution that aims to end U.S. military support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen, by sneaking a single line into an unrelated resolution about wolves. The House voted 201 to 187 on the bill Wednesday, approving a provision that blocks the Democrats from forcing a vote on the U.S. role in Yemen under the War Powers Act. For nearly four years the United States has played a key role supporting the Saudi-led invasion, which has devastated Yemen, creating the world's worst humanitarian crisis. The U.N. is warning 14 million Yemenis are on the brink of famine. One new study ha…
www.democracynow.org/2018/11/15/rep_ro_k…

Ryan's Republicans Are Abdicating Their Moral and Constitutional Duty on Yemen
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2018-11-15
Ryan's Republicans Are Abdicating Their Moral and Constitutional Duty on Yemen…
thenation.com/article/paul-ryan-ro-khann…

The Blue Wave Keeps Rolling On
Ruth Conniff | progressive.org | 2018-11-15
By leaning into racism and voter suppression, the Republicans are trading their future for a few hard-fought, short-term victories. And despite that, across the country organized citizens delivered a rebuke to the politics of Donald Trump.
progressive.org/dispatches/the-blue-wave…

Progressive Economics Are Ascendant–Among Democrats, and at the Ballot Box
Chris Hughes | thenation.com | 2018-11-15
Progressive Economics Are Ascendant–Among Democrats, and at the Ballot Box…
thenation.com/article/midterms-democrats…

'Chasing an Elusive Centrism Is Ridiculous'
Start Making Sense, Jon Wiener | thenation.com | 2018-11-15
'Chasing an Elusive Centrism Is Ridiculous'…
thenation.com/article/centrism-politics-…

Republicans Used a Bill About Wolves to Avoid a Vote on Yemen War
Alex Emmons | theintercept.com | 2018-11-14
Republicans snuck in language that would block a floor vote on whether Congress should direct President Donald Trump to end U.S. support for the Yemen war. | The post Republicans Used a Bill About Wolves to Avoid a Vote on Yemen War appeared first on The Intercept.
theintercept.com/2018/11/14/yemen-war-wo…

When Media Say 'Working Class,' They Don't Necessarily Mean Workers–but They Do Mean White
John McCullough | fair.org | 2018-11-13
"Working-class voters tried to send a message in 2016, and they are still trying to send it," writes columnist David Brooks (New York Times, 11/8/18). By "working class," he means "white working class," since people making less than $100,000 voted decisively for Democrats in 2018. | Since the 2016 elections, corporate media narratives about US politics have fixated on the "white working class" as a pivotal demographic, presented as a hardscrabble assortment of disaffected outsiders. Piece after piece has been published in establishment o…
fair.org/home/when-media-say-working-cla…

'Moderation' and the Midterms
Jim Naureckas | fair.org | 2018-11-09
What worked for Democrats? Moderation, says Jennifer Rubin (Washington Post, 11/7/18)–ignoring the instances where moderation failed bigly. | Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin ( 11/7/18) had some familiar-sounding advice for Democrats based on the results of the mid…
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