2018-11-19: Social Media Postees

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Pelosi's Deceptive Plan: Blocking any Tax Rise Could Rule Out Medicare-for-All and Bolstering Social Security
Dave Lindorff | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-19
In the surreal alternative reality world of the US Congress, there are many bills passed each year that on the surface may sound like good ideas — they even give them high-sounding names like the US PATRIOT ACT or Better Care and Reconciliation Act, that in fact are the opposite of what they claim to be…
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What Can We Expect From the Democrat "Alternative" Given Their Record in California?
Rick Baum | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-19
Will the victories of the Democrats in 2018 be the beginning of a brighter and more hopeful period? One might have doubts given that large majorities of Democrats in both the House and Senate recently voted for a defense budget that is more than $80 billion higher than the previous one, and higher than what…
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Congressional Democrats push Russia probe, censorship
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-19
With virtually all results of the November 6 election determined, the Democratic Party has cemented control over the House of Representatives with a gain of nearly 40 seats.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/11/19/dems…

Australian Greens pursue right-wing coalition government with Labor in Victoria
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-19
Resting upon a wealthy, upper-middle class base, the Greens are determined to extend their influence within the political establishment.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/11/19/grnv…

Rallies to End Yemen War at Rep Nancy Pelosi's Office
Yemeni Alliance Committee, Action Corps | indybay.org | 2018-11-19
SF Federal Building, 90 7th St., SF, CA 94103…
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Calling Out Racist Voters Is Satisfying. But It Comes at a Political Cost
Briahna Gray | theintercept.com | 2018-11-18
The silhouettes of attendees are seen during an election night party for 2016 Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at the Hilton Midtown hotel in N.Y., on Nov. 8, 2016. | racist?" and you'll find that just within the last week, at least three major news outlets have taken on that very question. | At the Chicago Tribune…
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib Aren't Finished Challenging Incumbent Democrats Who Come Up Short
Aída Chávez | theintercept.com | 2018-11-18
Now that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is transitioning from insurgent candidate to incumbent member of Congress, a major question on the minds of her soon-to-be colleagues has been whether she will continue the practice of endorsing primary challenges to sitting members of Congress, or whether she will work to ingratiate herself with the institution she'll be joining. | That question was given a resounding answer on Saturday evening, as she gathered on a strategy call with volunteers from the group Justice Democrats, which playe…
theintercept.com/2018/11/18/alexandria-o…

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…

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

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.
theintercept.com/2018/11/16/as-the-obama…

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…

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…

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

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-…

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…

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…
fair.org/home/moderation-and-the-midterm…

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