2019-02-12: Social Media Postees

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Bernie 2020 Campaign Has Corporate Democrats Running Scared
Norman Solomon | zcomm.org | 2019-02-12
With a launch of the Bernie Sanders 2020 campaign on the near horizon, efforts to block his trajectory to the Democratic presidential nomination are intensifying…
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Bernie 2020 Campaign Has Corporate Democrats Running Scared
Norman Solomon | commondreams.org | 2019-02-12
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) addresses the crowd during the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the Dome event on January 21, 2019 in Columbia, South Carolina. (Photo: Sean Rayford/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Bernie Sanders Already Has the Democratic Party Rattled
Norman Solomon | truthdig.com | 2019-02-12
With a launch of the Bernie Sanders 2020 campaign on the near horizon, efforts to block his trajectory to the Democratic presidential nomination are intensifying. The lines of attack are already aggressive–and often contradictory. | One media meme says that Bernie has made so much headway in moving the Democratic Party leftward that he's no longer anything special. We're supposed to believe that candidates who've adjusted their sails to the latest political wind are just as good as the candidate who generated the wind in the first place. | Bloomberg News supplied the typical spin in a Feb. 8 article headlin…
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Democrats Echo Israel's Far-Right
Robert Mackey | zcomm.org | 2019-02-12
While right-wing Israelis prefer to say that the land where they rule a Palestinian population that is denied basic civil rights is contested, the occupation is a fact under international law…
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Virginia's Top Male Democrats Made a Mess, and Virginia's Women Are Cleaning It Up
Joan Walsh | thenation.com | 2019-02-12
Virginia's Top Male Democrats Made a Mess, and Virginia's Women Are Cleaning It Up…
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Dear House Democrats: Go Easy on Betsy DeVos
Peter Greene | progressive.org | 2019-02-12
I'm not looking for gotcha moments or public chastising of the Secretary, I'm after something larger.
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How a 70 Percent Marginal Tax Rate on Top Earners Can Reduce Inequality
Eileen Appelbaum | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-12
Introduction In recent weeks and in quick succession Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez promoted a top marginal tax rate of 70 percent on the part of incomes of the super-rich over $10 million, Elizabeth Warren proposed a wealth tax on ultra-millionaires and billionaires, and Bernie Sanders revealed his "For the 99.8%" proposal that would expand the estate tax…
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Amazon Builds Global Surveillance State
Glenn Greenwald | zcomm.org | 2019-02-12
Interview on a variety of topics…
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A Positive Vision For What The Green New Deal Could Be
Margaret Flowers | zcomm.org | 2019-02-12
The Green New Deal as a concept has arrived. Where it goes from here is up to us…
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How Donald Trump Finally Won Over "Liberal" Media
CJ Hopkins | mintpressnews.com | 2019-02-12
Maybe Donald Trump isn't as stupid as I thought. I'd hate to have to admit that publicly, but it does kind of seem like he has put one over on the liberal corporate media this time. Scanning the recent Trump-related news, I couldn't help but notice a significant decline in the number of references to Weimar, Germany, Adolf Hitler, and "the brink of fascism" that America has supposedly been teetering on since Hillary Clinton lost the election. | I Googled around pretty well, I think, bu…
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Support the bus drivers' action for wages and conditions
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-02-12
Transport Workers Union (TWU) members employed by Transdev WA bus company organised a 4-hour stoppage on February 7 as part of their campaign for parity in wages and conditions with other drivers. | The stoppage, which affected routes through Rockingham, Mandurah, Fremantle and Joondalup, was the latest action in the union's long-running industrial campaign which began in January last year. Talks between the West Australian TWU leadership and the French multinational transport company broke down last October. | The WA government has contracted Transdev to run its Transperth bus network, which operates throughout…
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Democrats capitulate to Trump, agree to wall funding
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-02-12
As Trump was delivering another fascistic rant in the border city of El Paso, Texas, Democrats were agreeing to advance his anti-immigrant crackdown.
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'Ah, Yes,' Says Ocasio-Cortez of Trump After Jab at Green New Deal, 'A Man Who Can't Even Read Briefings Written in Full Sentences'
Jon Queally, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-02-12
Responding to a comment President Donald Trump reportedly made to Breitbart News denigrating the Green New Deal resolution she introduced to Congress last week, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) late Monday night offered no quarter to buffoonery of the president and reminded people on Twitter the president is a person who famous for not reading things and someone who fails to prove basic comprehension of complex (and simple) subjects on a near constant basis. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Ilhan Omar is Right: AIPAC Influences Congress With $4 Million Every Year
Alexander Rubinstein | theantimedia.com | 2019-02-12
(MPN) — What unites Republicans and Democrats, a former Jewish terrorist, the Republican leader in the House of Representatives, Nikki Haley, Chelsea Clinton and Liz Cheney? A Muslim lady with a mouth and some opinions, apparently. Muslim Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) has been the subject of bipartisan bullying that has reached a fever pitch since the lawmaker …

Ilhan Omar is Right: AIPAC Influences Congress With $4 Million Every Year

Indiana Republican-Dominated Senate, House Consider Solar Bills
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2019-02-12
By Steve Horn | Indianapolis, IN — Bills proposing the expansion of solar power have woven their way into the Indiana Legislature in a major way as the Republican-dominated Senate and House of Representatives begin their second month in session. | Republicans have 40 of the 50 Senate seats to their name in Indiana and another 67 of the 100 House seats, which makes any bill backing solar or renewable energy a long shot. Moreover, as a part-time body which convenes for four months during odd-numbered years and two months on even-numbered ones, Hoosier state legislatures are hard-pressed to pass bills on any g…
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A Green New Deal for India?
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-02-12
A new report from the Political Economy Research Institute puts forth a proposal to boost equity while lowering carbon emissions. Shouvik Chakraborty, an author of the report, explains | The post A Green New Deal for India? appeared first on The Real News Network.
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Unions join students' call to strike for real climate action
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-02-12
School students are calling on universities, unions, faith groups and others to join their next strike for climate on March 15. | They are leading the debate on climate change by organising large gatherings of students, across the nation, to demand governments stop perpetuating catastrophic climate change. | They have the high moral ground: they are not responsible for the climate disasters that are unfolding, disproportionately hurting the poor. But, they will have to pick up the pieces after bad policy wrecks global havoc on communities, ecosystems and the climate. | Embarrassingly for the prime minister, it is…
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Shutdown Deal Corners Trump — But He Could Still Wreak Havoc
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2019-02-12
Another week, another adult dose of whiplash chaos. Is that even a thing? It is now. | Sunrise on Tuesday morning brought news that the "shutdown committee" had cobbled together a bipartisan agreement "in principle" to avoid yet another government closure. According to reports, the deal will include $1.375?billion for 55 miles of border fencing and caps the overall number of detention beds Immigration and Customs Enforcement will be allowed to maintain. Democrats dropped their…
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Why disaster capitalists are praying for a no-deal Brexit
George Monbiot | zcomm.org | 2019-02-12
They want to tear up our green regulations so they can plunder and pollute the environment for profit…
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'Sorry, not sorry?' Ilhan Omar apologizes for 'anti-Semitic' tweet, reigniting controversy
RT | rt.com | 2019-02-12
Freshman Minnesota congresswoman Ilhan Omar has been forced to apologize by senior House Democrats for a series of "anti-Semitic" tweets — but her apology has set off another round of hysteria for not being apologetic enough. | …
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Anti-War protesters say 'No' to Klobuchar presidential bid
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-02-11
Minneapolis, MN – A contingent of demonstrators braved the cold and dense snowfall, February 10, establishing an anti-war presence at Boom Island Park, where Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar announced her 2020 presidential bid. | Klobuchar has a long history of voting with Republicans on the issues of foreign intervention and militarism, to include voting "Yea" on bills that imposed economic sanctions on Syria and Iran, added $61 billion to the defense budget, extended the expiration date of the PATRIOT Act, and authorized President Trump to transfer precision guided munitions to the Israeli apartheid regime. She…
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Glenn Greenwald: As Bezos Protests Invasion of His Privacy, Amazon Builds Global Surveillance State
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-02-11
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is publicly accusing the owner of the National Enquirer of "extortion and blackmail," weeks after the paper revealed details about his extramarital affair. Bezos had recently hired a private investigator to determine how the tabloid newspaper obtained private text messages between him and his lover, and whether the paper's actions were politically motivated. The National Enquirer's parent company, American Media, Inc., responded to Bezos's investigation by threatening to publish revealing photos of Bezos if he did not agree to publicly state that the Enquirer's coverage was not politically m…
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Greenwald: How Can Democrats Support Trump's Push for Regime Change to Seize Venezuela's Oil?
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-02-11
The U.S. and Russia have proposed opposing draft resolutions at the U.N. Security Council as the leadership crisis in Venezuela deepens. The U.S. is calling for elections in Venezuela and for international aid deliveries to be allowed to enter the country. The Russians called out international intervention in the affairs of Venezuela and the threat of foreign military action. The Venezuelan government of Nicolás Maduro is accusing the United States of attempting to stage a coup. We speak to The Intercept's Glenn Greenwald about the actions of Washington and of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.
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Democratic Party Insiders Create Group To Promote Israel to Progressives
Alison Weir | mintpressnews.com | 2019-02-11
Some Democratic heavy hitters have formed a new pro-Israel organization focused on progressive Democrats. The new group, " Democratic Majority for Israel (DMFI)," is the latest in a long line of groups working for Israel in the United States. | New York Jewish Week reports that the group was formed "to counter the drift — if not dive — away from support…
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A Green New Deal is the first step toward an eco-revolution
Vaios Triantafyllou | mronline.org | 2019-02-11
In this interview, Foster discusses why a Green New Deal is just an entry point to an ecological revolution, and why any economic-social system that hopes to address the climate crisis must transcend capitalism. | Source…
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"This Is Just the Beginning": Greenwald on Rising State Violence & Homophobia in Bolsonaro's Brazil
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-02-11
On Friday, an operation by Brazilian military police in Rio de Janeiro left at least 13 people dead after a shootout in the neighborhood of Santa Teresa. Police say they were there to investigate suspected drug traffickers but encountered gunfire when they entered the area. Last month, Rio's new governor, Wilson Witzel, said that city security forces were authorized to shoot to kill suspects. He also said Rio should have its own Guantánamo Bay to house criminals, whom he labeled "terrorists." Brazil's new president, Jair Bolsonaro, has vowed to intensify the war on drugs. While running for president, Bolsonaro sa…
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Leading Progressive Organizations Back Rep. Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Markey's Green New Deal Resolution; Plan to Assemble Unprecedented Coalition
commondreams | commondreams.org | 2019-02-11
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Reactionaries Call the Green New Deal 'Radical,' Like That's a Bad Thing
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2019-02-11
Reactionaries Call the Green New Deal 'Radical,' Like That's a Bad Thing…
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Glenn Greenwald Defends Rep. Ilhan Omar: Criticizing Israeli Lobby & AIPAC Is Not Anti-Semitic
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-02-11
Democratic Congressmember Ilhan Omar of Minnesota is facing criticism today after commenting on a tweet by Glenn Greenwald. On Sunday, Greenwald tweeted, "GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy threatens punishment for @IlhanMN and @RashidaTlaib over their criticisms of Israel. It's stunning how much time US political leaders spend defending a foreign nation even if it means attacking free speech rights of Americans." Rep. Omar retweeted his post and added the line: "It's all about the Benjamins baby." She later named AIPAC as the organization paying American politicians to be pro-Israel.
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Oppose the Democrats' #MeToo witch-hunt against Virginia Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-02-11
Once again, unsubstantiated and dubious sexual allegations are being used in a #MeToo operation driven by a right-wing political agenda.
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'Now Is the Time to Be Bold and Unapologetic': Progressives Building 'Unprecedented Political Coalition' Around Green New Deal
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-02-11
Progressive organizers are mobilizing behind the Green New Deal resolution—unveiled last week by Rep. Alexandria Ocastio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.)—with renewed energy to build "an unprecedented political coalition" to radically transform the nation's energy system and address the climate crisis while also facilitating a just transition to a new, greener economy. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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As Omar 'Unequivocally' Apologizes, Critics Rip Democratic Leaders for Trying to 'Silence Criticism' of AIPAC
Jon Queally, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-02-11
"What the congresswoman said is very uncontroversial," noted journalist Glenn Greenwald. "Everyone knows AIPAC is an extremely intimidating lobby, just like the NRA is. There's nothing wrong with pointing that out." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Support for Israel Divides Democrats, A Division Fomented by Republicans
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2019-02-11
Republican Senator Marco Rubio pushes a pro-Israel agenda, while new and younger Democrats question US support for the right-wing government in Israel, says Israeli-American journalist Mairav Zonszein | The post Support for Israel Divides Democrats, A Division Fomented by Republicans appeared first on The Real News Network.
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Senate Democrats, Republicans Have Ex-Fracking Lobbyists Running Senate Energy Committee
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2019-02-10
The Senate Energy Committee leadership on both sides of the aisle is staffed up by former fracking industry lobbyists who worked as colleagues at same group | The post Senate Democrats, Republicans Have Ex-Fracking Lobbyists Running Senate Energy Committee appeared first on The Real News Network.
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Trump says Democrats seek new shutdown as distraction from scandals, as border talks stall
RT | rt.com | 2019-02-10
As US border security talks apparently reach another stalemate with a new government shutdown looming on the horizon, President Donald Trump has blamed Democrats for the development by saying they need a distraction. | …
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Australia Court Rules it is the 'Wrong Time' for Coal
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2019-02-10
A coal mine near Gunnedah, Australia, September 11, 2012. | © AP Photo/Rob Griffith | An Australia court has rejected an appeal to grant permission to develop a new coal mine because it will contribute to global warming, the latest in a series of court rulings grounded in concerns over climate change. | It is the "wrong time" for coal, the Environmental and Land Court of New South Wales concluded, "because the GHG [Greenhouse Gas] emissi…
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New York Democrats Could Eliminate Ocasio-Cortez's District After 2020
Aída Chávez | theintercept.com | 2019-02-09
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is prepared for the possibility that Democrats in New York could redraw her district after the 2020 election, she told The Intercept in an interview. | Following the 2020 census, every state will draw new district boundaries to reflect changes in the population, the political implications of which will stretch for at least the next decade. In 2014, New York approved a constitutional amendment establishing a nonpartisan redistricting commission, which is set to take over the redistricting process starting in 2020. The 10-member commission, meant to be independent from the legislature,…
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What does the media not get about sanctions on Venezuela?
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2019-02-09
Last week, the US formally adopted sanctions on Venezuelan national oil company PDVSA, as well as on CITGO, its US-based distribution arm, as part of its press for regime change in Caracas. National Security Advisor John Bolton estimated the actions would affect some $7 billion in assets and would block $11 billion in revenue to the Venezuelan government over the next year. The State Department was quick to add, "These new sanctions do not target t…
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U.S. Government Shutdown: Disagreement or Distraction?
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-02-08
It's the biggest showdown of Donald Trump's presidency yet. The Democratic Party leadership are clashing swords with Trump's administration over the controversial border wall. The struggle has already resulted in the longest and most devastating government shutdown in U.S. history. Democrats have shut down our government in the interests of their far left base. […] | The post U.S. Government Shutdown: Disagreement or Distraction? appeared first on United World International.
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Ocasio-Cortez & Markey Unveil Sweeping "Green New Deal" to Radically Shift U.S. Off Fossil Fuels
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-02-08
After months of anticipation, Democratic New York Congressmember Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey introduced a resolution for the Green New Deal Thursday, presenting a sweeping plan to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in 10 years, make major investments in public transit and federal jobs, fully transition the U.S. electricity off fossil fuels and codify indigenous peoples' rights to prior consent and approval for decisions that affect them. Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi seemed to mock the proposal on Wednesday, referring to it as a "green dream, or whatever they call i…
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Letter from the US: Teachers strike blow against school privatisation
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2019-02-08
After six days of strikes and mass mobilisations in the streets, Los Angeles teachers, joined on the picket lines and demonstrations by parents and students, won an important victory, Barry Sheppard writes from San Francisco, as they held the line against further privatisation of the public schools. | A front-page New York Times story on January 29 was headlined "Strike Throws Cold Water on a City's Embrace of Charter Schools". The article began: "Carrying protest signs, thousands of teachers and their allies converged last month on the shimmering contemporary art museum in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. Clad…
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Democrats Echo Israel's Far-Right by Refusing to Even Use the Word "Occupation"
Robert Mackey | theintercept.com | 2019-02-08
Israel's military rules over millions of disenfranchised Palestinians in territories it seized by force in 1967. Why can't Democrats call that what it is? | The post Democrats Echo Israel's Far-Right by Refusing to Even Use the Word "Occupation" appeared first on The Intercept.
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The UN climate conference: where ambition goes to die
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2019-02-08
This is an eyewitness account of the UN Climate Conference COP24, held in Katowice, Poland, in December last year from the perspective of one of the 30,000 participants. All attempts will be taken to avoid acronyms of climate terms, or at least explain them, and I will outline the 'insider information' that I got from my first COP. | As a political advisor in the European Parliament, I am used to working on EU-level climate and energy legislation, but now I found myself with an access badge to a global conference on the even messier stage of climate politics, the international level. A cup of tea with a curious f…
greenleft.org.au/content/un-climate-conference-where-ambition-goes-die

Kurdish activist: 'I'm on hunger strike for freedom'
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2019-02-08
Leyla Guven, a member of Turkey's parliament for the left-wing, Kurdish-led People's Democratic party (HDP), launched an indefinite hunger strike on November 7 from Amed Prison, where she was held jailed by Turkey's regime. Her demand is for an end to the isolation of jailed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) leader Abdullah Ocalan. | Jailed by Turkey since 1999, Ocalan is the recognised leader of the Kurdish liberation movement. Since 2011, his lawyers have been unable to met with him. | Guven's hunger strike, which entered its 81st day on February 6, has sparked protests by Kurdish communities and their supporters…
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Jeff Bezos Protests the Invasion of His Privacy, as Amazon Builds a Sprawling Surveillance State for Everyone Else
Glenn Greenwald | theintercept.com | 2019-02-08
The National Enquirer has engaged in behavior so lowly and unscrupulous that it created a seemingly impossible storyline: the world's richest billionaire and a notorious labor abuser, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, as a sympathetic victim. | On Thursday, Bezos published emails in which the Enquirer's parent company explicitly threatened to publish intimate photographs of Bezos and his mistress, which were apparently exchanged between t…
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Reject the shameful media campaign for regime change in Venezuela
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-02-08
Corporate media outlets in Australia and internationally are overwhelmingly campaigning in support of the United States' regime change push in Venezuela. | The US has waged an unrelenting destabilisation campaign to undermine the democratically elected government of Venezuela — one that dates back to when Hugo Chavez was first sworn in as president in 1998. | This campaign has included failed military coups, assassination attempts, economic warfare via sanctions and other measures. Throughout all this, the US has received the full backing of the corporate media. | These same corporate media outlets have lar…
greenleft.org.au/content/reject-shameful-media-campaign-regime-change-venezuela

European parliamentarians condemn EU support for US coup
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2019-02-08
Below is a February 4 letter signed by 39 members of the European Parliament. It comes from three different political groups in the European Parliament and condemns EU support for the attempted coup in Venezuela. | *** | Letter in defence of a political dialogue in Venezuela, guaranteeing that Latin America and the Caribbean remains a zone of peace. | We, the undersigned MEPs, condemn any expression of support provided to the ongoing coup attempt in Venezuela, as portrayed by the self-proclamation of Juan Guaidó as "Interim President" of the country. This self-proclamation finds no background in the Constitution…
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The virtue in Vice
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2019-02-08
Vice | Written and directed by Adam McKay | Starring Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell | In cinemas now | Vice is a worthily acerbic assault on the life and times of former US vice-president Dick Cheney, writes Alan Frank. | Given the all-too-frequent off-the-wall activities of the current haystack-haired White House occupant, writer-director Adam McKay deserves praise for lifting the spirits somewhat with this cruelly satirical portrait of former US vice-president Dick Cheney. | Despite its unpalatable subject matter, it's both witty and hugely entertaining as an all-too-credible portrait of th…
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The Green New Deal Must Take on the Fossil Fuel Industry
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-02-08
Greenpeace's Janet Redman says the Green New Deal proposal from Rep. Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Markey is a step towards unprecedented climate action, but that it must mandate a phase-out of oil, gas, and coal | The post The Green New Deal Must Take on the Fossil Fuel Industry appeared first on The Real News Network.
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Five new books for ecosocialists — February edition
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2019-02-08
Climate and Capitalism editor Ian Angus takes a look at five new releases for an ecosocialist bookshelf. Inclusion doesn't necessarily imply agreement with a book's contents. | *** | End Of The Megafauna: The Fate of the World's Hugest, Fiercest and Strangest Animals | Written by Ross DE MacPhee & illustrated by Peter Schouten | WW Norton, 2019 | Until a few thousand years ago, gorilla-sized lemurs, 500-pound birds, and 2000-pound crocodiles lived on every habitable continent and on many islands. Many scientists blame human overhunting…
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