2018-12-03: Social Media Postees

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Wisconsin's GOP Scheme to Keep Scott Walker as Zombie Governor
Jud Lounsbury | progressive.org | 2018-12-03
Republicans are using their gerrymandered control of the state to push through a slew of power-grabbing bills before the newly elected Democratic governor and attorney general can take office.
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For Middle- and Working-Class Americans, Running for Congress is Nearly Unaffordable
Ilana Novick | truthdig.com | 2018-12-03
The candidate pool in the 2018 midterm elections was more diverse, female and full of first-time candidates than ever. Democrats nominated 180 women, 60 more than the previous record of 120, according to data from Rutgers University Center for American Women in Politics, Politico reports. They also nominated 133 people of color and 158 first-time candidates. But while Congress may look a little more like America in January, amid the celebrations of all these firsts is a harsher truth: Many of the midterm candidate…
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Want the Youth Vote in 2020? Champion the Green New Deal Now
Jesse Meisenhelter | thenation.com | 2018-12-03
This is just the beginning–a generation of climate voters is ready to engage with every part of the democratic process to confront this crisis. | The post Want the Youth Vote in 2020? Champion the Green New Deal Now.
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Robert Reich: Should Trump Fear Being Subpoenaed? (Video)
Robert Reich | truthdig.com | 2018-12-03
Once Democrats take control of the House, you'll be hearing a lot about subpoenas and whether the president can be slapped with one. | The post Robert Reich: Should Trump Fear Being Subpoenaed? (Video) appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Climate Jobs for All
Jeremy Brecher | counterpunch.org | 2018-12-03
Building Block for the Green New Deal It was an iconic moment: Young people occupy Rep. Nancy Pelosi's office demanding a Green New Deal to put millions of people to work making a climate-safe economy — when suddenly newly-elected Congressional representative and overnight media star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joins them with a resolutionin hand to establish a…
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India's Agrarian Crisis: Father of Green Revolution Rejects GM Crops
Colin Todhunter | asia-pacificresearch.com | 2018-12-03
The post India's Agrarian Crisis: Father of Green Revolution Rejects GM Crops appeared first on Global Research.
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Loophole in Bernie Sanders' Yemen Bill Actually Allows Continued US Involvement in Yemen
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2018-12-03
While SJR 54 claims to be aimed at achieving "the removal of United State Armed Forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen that have not been authorized by Congress," it contains a major loophole that will allow the majority of U.S. troops in Yemen — if not all — to stay. | The post Loophole in Bernie Sanders' Yemen Bill Actually Allows Continued US Involvement in Yemen appeared first on MintPress News.
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Scott Walker's Sore-Loser Scheme
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2018-12-03
Scott Walker's Sore-Loser Scheme…
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Ohio's Republicans Are Gambling on the Supreme Court to Restrict Abortion Access
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-12-03
Ohio's extremely conservative legislature is on a tear: Within days of the election, the House pushed though an anti-abortion bill so onerous that it would effectively ban abortion. | And the state didn't stop there. Legislators scheduled hearings on another bill that would criminalize abortion, potentially threatening patients and providers with the death penalty. | Here's where things get extra bizarre: Ohio's new legislature sits in January, but these aren't your a…
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LIVE: Solving Our Climate Crisis, a National Town Hall
The Nation | thenation.com | 2018-12-03
pm | today for a town-hall event featuring Bernie Sanders, Bill McKibben, Shailene Woodley, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and more! | The post LIVE: Solving Our Climate Crisis, a National Town Hall…
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Addiction, Depression, and the Opioid Epidemic
Glenn Greenwald | zcomm.org | 2018-12-03
What Are They Telling Us?
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There's No Real Difference Between Border Walls and Border Fences
ACLU | aclu.org | 2018-12-03
Democrats, led by Sen. Chuck Schumer, are playing word games when it comes to funding Trump's border wall. | Sometime between now and Dec. 7, when the current appropriation for the Department of Homeland Security will expire, Congress needs to provide the agency with another's year's funds. A single word has become a sticking point for the politicians who will vote on that funding: "wall," as in President Trump's border wall. | Trump and his Republican allies are demanding billions of dollars for walls along the U.S.-Mexico border. Democrats, wanting to be seen as opposing Trump, say that they won't vote for bor…
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Interview: Bernie Sanders on Ending Yemen War, Medicare for All, Green New Deal & the Stop BEZOS Act
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-12-03
Hundreds of international progressive leaders gathered in Burlington, Vermont, last weekend for an event hosted by The Sanders Institute. While there, Amy Goodman sat down with independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders to discuss his efforts to pass a Green New Deal, raise the minimum wage and protect Social Security. He also spoke about last week's historic Senate vote to advance a resolution he co-sponsored to end military support for the Saudi-led, U.S.-backed war in Yemen.
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Bernie Sanders: End U.S. Arms Sales to Saudis and Support for its Yemen War
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2018-12-03
Sen. Sanders joins Paul Jay to discuss his Senate resolution to end US support for the Saudi war in Yemen | The post Bernie Sanders: End U.S. Arms Sales to Saudis and Support for its Yemen War appeared first on The Real News Network.
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Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren glorify the late President Bush
WSWS | wsws.org | 2018-12-03
Senator Bernie Sanders and Senator Elizabeth Warren are among the leading "progressive" Democrats glorifying the late Bush Sr. as a "patriot" and "humble servant."
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This week in history: December 3-9
WSWS | wsws.org | 2018-12-03
25 years ago: Christian Democrats suffer political collapse in ItalyIn two rounds of municipal and regional elections concluding December 5, 1993, the Christian Democratic Party, which had ruled Italy as part of coalition governments throughout the period since World War II, suffered an historic rout, with millions of voters shifting their support both to the neo-fascist right and the Party of the Democratic Left (PDS), the successor organization to the Italian Communist Party.
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Video: Naomi Klein Interviews Bernie Sanders on Climate Change
Naomi Klein | theintercept.com | 2018-12-03
The bold moral leadership of newly elected members of Congress like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has me feeling more optimistic about our collective chances of averting climate breakdown than I have in years. But a whole lot of things need to happen very quickly if the political tide is going to shift in time — including finding new ways to engage the public in this fight. In this hopeful moment, I had the opportunity to sit down with one of the few politicians who has consistently focused on this issue — Sen. Bernie…
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'Power of the Documentary' highlighted in Sydney
kathy_f | greenleft.org.au | 2018-12-03
"The issues raised in this film are vitally important: it is a history of the involvement of journalism and the mainstream media in not merely reporting on, but collaborating with, the making of wars," John Pilger, radical filmmaker, journalist and author, told the audience at a showing of his 2010 film The War You Don't See. | The film was part of the Power of the Documentary: Breaking the Silence film festival, curated by Pilger and showing at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney between November 28 and December 9. | The War You Don't See starts by exposing the official reporting on World War I, W…
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NSW law will 'lead to a new stolen generation'
kathy_f | greenleft.org.au | 2018-12-03
Another stolen generation appears certain to be created in NSW, after the Coalition government passed a new adoption law making it easier for a child to be adopted by a foster family without parental consent. | The new adoption law, Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Amendment Bill, passed on November 22 despite fierce opposition, imposes a two-year limit on fostering a child. The Children's Court now has the power to decide whether a birth parent should be rei…
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Watch: Addiction, Depression, and the Opioid Epidemic: What Are They Telling Us? A Discussion With Johann Hari
Glenn Greenwald | theintercept.com | 2018-12-02
Disturbing trends in these areas reveal crucial signals — warning signs — that explain many of the most consequential political changes. | The post Watch: Addiction, Depression, and the Opioid Epidemic: What Are They Telling Us? A Discussion With Johann Hari appeared first on The Intercept.
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In Democrats' First Bill, There's a Quiet Push to Make Public Campaign Finance a Reality
Akela Lacy | theintercept.com | 2018-12-02
The first bill Democrats plan to move in January when they take control of the House will mark a major step forward on a longstanding progressive goal: public financing of congressional campaigns. | The provision is a largely overlooked part of a sweeping anti-corruption bill Democrats plan to start the year with and will be bestowed with the symbolic designation of HR1. The program, based on Maryland Rep. John Sarbanes's " Government By the People Act of 2017," would offer subsidies for individuals who want to make small contributions…
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White Dems dumb down speeches for racial minorities, Yale study shows
RT | rt.com | 2018-12-01
A linguistic study of speeches by US presidential candidates found that white Democrats tend to use less complex words when speaking to racial minority groups, while Republicans don't. Undergrad students showed the same tendency. | …
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Special counsel, Democrats step up pressure on Trump over Russia, Assange
WSWS | wsws.org | 2018-12-01
This week's moves by Mueller highlight the reactionary character of the Democratic Party's opposition to the right-wing Trump administration.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/12/01/muel…

Vivienne Westwood: Punk to the bone
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2018-12-01
Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist | Directed by Lorna Tucker | In cinemas | In the 1970s, punks astounded Britain with their T-shirts worn inside out and torn clothes with safety pins. | Vivienne Westwood was the person responsible for most of that look. Not only did she tear clothing apart, she lived a similar life. | Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist is a raw, unpredictable and unapologetic documentary about the punk icon and fashion designer. | Watching it was a whirlwind. At times I was smiling, others I felt frustration. | I found it trying at times how little information the film actually shared. It was…
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Eight new books for ecosocialists
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2018-12-01
Climate and Capitalism editor Ian Angus offers up eight new books as recommended reading for ecosocialists. Inclusion does not imply agreement with a book's contents. | *** | 1. The Biofuels Deception: Going Hungry on the Green Carbon Diet | By Okbazghi Yohannes | Monthly Review Press, 2018 | Eliminating fossil fuels is essential, but biofuels have far more to do with sating profit-hungry corporations than saving the Earth. Combining meticulous scientific narrative with devastating economic analy…
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A true people's artist
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2018-12-01
Rock & Roll Harbour | Exhibition by The Shop Gallery | 112 Glebe Point Road, Glebe | Thurs January 3 — Wed Jan 9 | Peter Gow is the people's artist. | His ouvre is driven by his down-to-earth, inner-city environment such as boathouses and the heritage-listed Sydney Harbour Bridge in various attitudes, all of which feature prominently in this exhibition. | Gow is a qualified electrician and builder as well, very handy for making the frames in his spare time that embrace his art. | His deep, rich, contrasting colours leap from his palette onto the canvas. His short brush strokes create a palindrom…
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'Economics for the Many' offer a radical, democratic vision for a Corbyn gov't
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2018-12-01
Edited by John McDonnell | Verso, 2018 | This book is a valuable collection of 16 short essays on the crisis facing modern Britain, coming up with progressive solutions which a Jeremy Corbyn-led government could usher in. | It is edited by and has an introduction by Labour's shadow chancellor John McDonnell, a long-time socialist and close collaborator of Corbyn's. He says: "We are seeking nothing less than to build a society that is radically fairer, more democratic and more sustainable, in which the wealth of society is shared by all." | The first piece, by Antonia Jennings who teaches at the London School…
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Eye-opening look at the dark side of the 'aid industry'
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2018-12-01
Disaster Capitalism | Written by Antony Loewenstein | Directed by Thor Neureiter | www.disastercapitalismfilm.com | Disaster Capitalism is a groundbreaking documentary film about Bougainville, Haiti and Afghanistan, revealing the dark underbelly of the global aid and investment industry. The film offers important insights into a secret multi-billion dollar world by investigating how aid money is actually spent — or misspent. | Prominent journalist and author Antony Loewenstein joins award-winning filmmaker Thor Neureiter on a four-year journey…
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Not So Black & White: NYT Touts Rural Voters, Buries Racism in Mississippi Election Analysis
Reed Richardson | fair.org | 2018-11-30
The New York Times ( 11/24/18) warns that Democrats speaking "boldly" risk turning off approximately one-seventh of the electorate. | Stop me if you've heard this one before: During a high-profile election, a major newspaper decides to stubbornly focus its coverage on an increasingly narrow sliver of white voters, while minimizing the racism that colors the electorate and the eventual Republican victor's campaign. | If this sounds like a repeat of the mainstream press's response to Trump's 2016 campaign, well, it is. B…
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Sanders: Senate Rebuked Yemen War After Americans Learned of the Saudi's Brutality
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-11-30
Dr. Cornel West and Senator Bernie Sanders launched the Sanders Institute Gathering by highlighting progressive fights against corporate power and for a more just society | The post Sanders: Senate Rebuked Yemen War After Americans Learned of the Saudi's Brutality appeared first on The Real News Network.
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Convert Military to Green Production, or Perish — Daniel Ellsberg on RAI (13/13)
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2018-11-30
A massive reduction in ICBM's and transforming the economy away from the military-industrial complex are prerequisites for our survival — says Daniel Ellsberg on Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay | The post Convert Military to Green Production, or Perish — Daniel Ellsberg on RAI (13/13) appeared first on The Real News Network.
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Full Bernie Sanders Speech on Economic Justice, Healthcare, Opposing Trump & Ending the War in Yemen
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-11-30
Hundreds of international progressive leaders have traveled to Burlington, Vermont, for a gathering hosted by The Sanders Institute. Last night, former presidential candidate and independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders kicked the event off with a keynote speech on healthcare, raising the minimum wage and his bipartisan resolution to end military support for the U.S.-backed, Saudi-led bombing of Yemen. He was introduced by Harvard professor Cornel West.
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Medicare for All: As Healthcare Costs Soar, Momentum Grows to Guarantee Healthcare for All Americans
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-11-30
As Democrats prepare to take control of the House, pressure is growing on the Democratic leadership to embrace Medicare for all. Nearly 50 newly Democratic members of Congress campaigned for Medicare for all. In the last year, 123 incumbent House Democrats also co-sponsored Medicare-for-all legislation, double the number who supported a Medicare-for-all bill in the previous legislative session. Meanwhile, pharmaceutical, insurance and hospital companies are paying close attention. As The Intercept's Lee Fang reports, over the summer the groups formed a partnership to fight the growing support for expanding Medica…
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Urgent: human rights under threat in India
amnesty | amnesty.org | 2018-11-30
Activists are being harassed, independent media houses have been raided, and organisations like Amnesty India and Greenpeace India are being targeted by Indian authorities because of their work. We need to speak out now.: | This October, the Indian authorities raided both Amnesty India and Greenpeace India's offices – and froze their bank accounts. | This has effectively stopped our vital human rights work there: work to end to violence against women, human rights education in schools and colleges, and ensuring human rights for everyone in India. | Sign the petition and tell the Indian Prime Minister to s…
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CNN Submits to Right-Wing Outrage Mob, Fires Marc Lamont Hill Due to His "Offensive" Defense of Palestinians at the U.N
Glenn Greenwald | theintercept.com | 2018-11-30
Those who demand that adults be shielded from "offensive" and "traumatic" viewpoints are as craven and toxic as they are authoritarian. | The post CNN Submits to Right-Wing Outrage Mob, Fires Marc Lamont Hill Due to His "Offensive" Defense of Palestinians at the U.N. appeared first on The Intercept.
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Pro-Charter School Democrats, Embattled in the Trump Era, Score a Win With Hakeem Jeffries
Rachel M. Cohen | theintercept.com | 2018-11-30
The newly elected House Democratic Caucus chair, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, has been supported by a pro-charter school charter PAC for more than a decade. | The post Pro-Charter School Democrats, Embattled in the Trump Era, Score a Win With Hakeem Jeffries appeared first on The Intercept.
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New maps of land destruction show why people flee Central America
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2018-11-30
A new map developed at the University of Cincinnati illustrates one motivating force behind migrant caravans leaving Guatemala and Honduras to reach the United States. | UC geography professor Tomasz Stepinski has turned high-resolution satellite images from the European Space Agency into one of the most detailed looks so far at how people are reshaping the planet. | Stepinski said: "Right now there are caravans of people walking to the United States. Many of them are coming from Guatemala." | News agencies such as The Guardian have called some of the Central American migrants "climate-change refugees" since many…
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Chile: New state terror as police kill Mapuche activist Camilo Catrillanca
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2018-11-30
The recent death of 24-year-old Mapuche activist Camilo Catrillanca, who was gunned down in a police raid, has sparked wide condemnation and protests throughout Chile, writes Rodrigo Acuña. | On November 14, a newly created special "anti-terrorist" unit of the Chilean police known as Comando Jungla entered the Mapuche traditional community of…
greenleft.org.au/content/chile-new-state-terror-police-kill-mapuche-activist-camilo-catrillanca

Chile hit by protests against police killing of Mapuche activist
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2018-11-30
Much of central Santiago de Chile has been brought to a standstill by protests against the police killing of 24-year-old indigenous Mapuche activist Camilo Catrillanca on November 14. Catrillanca joins Matiás Catrileo, Jaime Mendoza Collio, Alex Lemún, José Huenante and Rodrigo Melinaeo, all young Mapuche men who have been killed by Chilean police or disappeared while in police custody in recent years. | Protesters in Santiago trashed police vehicles and set fire to barricades constructed out of O-bikes, forcing the closure of main streets and three of the city's underground Metro stations. In Araucanía, where th…
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Campaigners turn up the heat as Adani says mine ready to go
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2018-11-30
Indian mining giant Adani has announced that it is ready to self-fund a scaled-down coalmine and rail project in Queensland's Galilee Basin. The company said that construction on the mine would begin next year. | The November 29 announcement came in the midst of a "fortnight of heat" over November 19-December 1, in which Stop Adani activists hope to turn up the heat on local MPs before they returned to Canberra for the final sitting days of parliament. | Particular emphasis was placed on targeting Labor MPs in the lead up to the party's national conference in Adelaide in December, with activists protesting on Nov…
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An exceptional result for the Victorian Socialists
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2018-11-30
For a party only launched in May, Victorian Socialists achieved some exceptional results in the November 24 state elections. | In the Northern Metropolitan Region it won more than 4% of the votes and came fourth out of 19 parties in terms of first preference votes, behind only Labor, the Liberals and the Greens. | While the population in this inner Melbourne seat might be familiar with socialist and left ideas, the result represented something more as the campaign was able to engage a new range of activists. | In Western Victoria Region, having only decided in September to run, Victorian Socialists won 0.75% of t…
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In France, police launch attack on 'cost of living' protesters
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2018-11-30
French police attacked demonstrators with tear gas and water cannons on November 24 as hundreds of thousands demanded President Emmanuel Macron resign over the rising cost of living. | The "yellow jacket" protests, named for the yellow high-vis jackets French motorists are obliged to have in their cars in case of breakdown, were sparked by rises in fuel duty that the government says is aimed at encouraging people to switch to electric cars. | Demonstrators built barricades in the streets and some ripped up paving stones and starting fires. | The government said the protests were a vehicle for the far right. But w…
greenleft.org.au/content/france-police-launch-attack-cost-living-protesters

France shaken by ambiguous 'yellow jackets'
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2018-11-30
In recent weeks, a new protest movement called the "yellow jackets" took to the streets of France. They are protesting the rise of petrol prices, issued by President Emmanuel Macron in order to cut CO2 emissions. | The yellow jackets movement, seemingly spontaneously born on the internet, immediately spread on a national scale. It brought hundreds of thousands of people on the streets of Paris on November 24. The protesters are worried because rising petrol prices will directly affect their everyday life. | However, in stating their apolitical stance, the yellow jackets are quite ambiguous. Firstly, they have ref…
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Wave of red as West Bengal farmers march for rights
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2018-11-30
Organised under the banners of All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) and All India Agricultural Workers' Union (AIAWU) of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), thousands of farmers began marching from Singur towards Kolkata, the capital city of West Bengal, on November 27. | The march culminated in front of Governor Raj Bhavan's house the next day to demand cultivable lands be returned to the farmers. | In 2006, the creation of a car plant in Singur made the lands uncultivable. The plant was later…
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Is Latin America still the US's 'backyard'?
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2018-11-30
In 2008, the prestigious Council on Foreign Relations published a report titled US-Latin America Relations: A New Direction for a New Reality. Timed to influence the foreign policy agenda of the next US administration, the report asserted: "the era of the US as the dominant influence in Latin America is over." | Then, at the Summit of the Americas the next year, then-president Barack Obama promised Latin American leaders a "new era" of "equal partnership" and "mutual respect". | Goodbye Monroe Doctrine?: | Four years later, Obama's second…
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Letter from the US: Midterms offer distorted picture of political state of play
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2018-11-30
Looking at elections in the United States, deeper trends in the population can be difficult to discern as the choices are between two capitalist parties that are both staunch defenders of capitalist rule and US imperialism. | There are no mass workers' parties of any stripe. If there were, we may be in a better position to understand the relation of class forces. | This is not to say there are no differences between the two parties. There clearly are. At present, President Donald Trump has the backing of Republican politicians, with a few exceptions. Democratic politicians are generally opposed to Trump's authori…
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Israel escalating the demolition of Palestine
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2018-11-30
When it comes to the infrastructure of genocide, you could illustrate it using almost any photo of a school, house, shop or village in the West Bank. You could bookmark a Google maps page of a particular West Bank town — then look again in three or six months time and note the destruction wrought. | This is one way of keeping track of the demolitions of Palestinian homes and Israel's attempts to impose an "Israeli only" identity on the landscape. | There has been a redoubling of Israeli efforts to evict Palestinians in occupied East Jerusalem and deny remaining Palestinian residents the right to a livelihoo…
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WA Labor opens the gate to fracking
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2018-11-30
The Western Australian Labor government announced it is opening up 5.2 million hectares — an area roughly the size of 75% of Tasmania — to potential fracking operations on November 27. | The decision follows advice from an inquiry carried out by the WA Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that said fracking in the Kimberley, Mid-West and Gascoyne regions would not pose a serious threat to people, agriculture or the environment. | Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is a dangerous process that involves fracturing rock with pressurised liquid to mine unconventional gas. | Prior to last year's state ele…
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US condemned for tear-gassing refugees, children
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2018-11-30
Legal experts and human rights advocates have denounced the tear gassing of children and other asylum seekers by US forces at the Mexico border on November 25. | "The migrants at our southern border include mothers and small children exercising their legal, human right to seek asylum," declared the ACLU in a tweet on November 26. It told the US Customs and Border Protection agency: "Tear gassing children is out…
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Socialists make gains in regional Victoria
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2018-11-30
Twelve months ago socialists from several different groups and backgrounds came together to see if they could get the first socialist elected to an Australian parliament in more 70 years. | At the time of writing, it looks like this project, Victorian Socialists, has been thwarted in its attempt to win a seat at the November 24 state elections by an undemocratic Legislative Council group ticketing process and the unprincipled preference deals that the system encourages. | Victorian Socialists candidate Steve Jolly came fourth in the Northern Metropolitan Region, with more than 4% of the vote. Under a fairer syste…
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