2019-03-06: Social Media Postees

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Democrats' "Rebuke" of Rep. Omar is a Fraud For Many Reasons
Glenn Greenwald | zcomm.org | 2019-03-06
Including its Wild Distortion of Her Comments…
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Ilan Omar's Denunciation of Israel Lobby is Not Anti-Semitism — Phyllis Bennis
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-03-06
Democrats' resolution denouncing anti-semitism is aimed at stopping criticism of Israel and at silencing a Black Muslim refugee woman who is not anti-semitic — Phyllis Bennis joins Marc Steiner…
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Young environmental activists speak out for Green New Deal
Hannah Estrada, Michael Estrada | peoplesworld.org | 2019-03-05
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Roger Waters, socialists say no to Bernie and AOC's positions on Venezuela
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-03-05
As socialists rally in the United States over their country's backing of a right wing coup in Venezuela, the supposedly socialist members of Congress–Senator Bernie Sanders (VT) and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY)–are hitting talking points that worry critics like Roger Waters and activists in the streets alike. | Source…
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This Time the Big Obstacle for Bernie Isn't DNC Rigging
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-03-05
In the 2020 race it's the reflexive corporate media spin against the candidate, writes Norman Solomon. By Norman Solomon NormanSolomon.com Some people are attached to the idea that the Democratic National Committee will "rig" the presidential nomination against Bernie Sanders. The… Read more ?…
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Lawmakers move to end anti-worker, anti-consumer forced arbitration
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2019-03-05
WASHINGTON — Five congressional Democrats, including the influential chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, have introduced legislation to reverse the U.S. Supreme Court's 2-year-old ruling that forced workers into mandatory arbitration over disputes with bosses, including when forced arbitration overrides U.S. labor law. The Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal (FAIR) act would also end forced arbitration …
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Former NYC Mayor Bloomberg Won't Run for President in 2020
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-03-05
WASHINGTON — Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire former New York City mayor, announced Tuesday that he will not join the crowded field of Democrats running for president in 2020. | Instead, Bloomberg said he planned to focus his energy and considerable resources on outside efforts aimed at defeating President Donald Trump, as well as on combating climate change and addressing gun violence. | Bloomberg spent months weighing a White House run, traveling to early voting states and building a team of experienced political advisers. But aides said internal polling suggested Bloomberg's path to the Democratic nomi…
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Venezuela-Baiting: How Media Keep Anti-Imperialist Dissent in Check
Alan MacLeod | commondreams.org | 2019-03-05
The political right is uniting with establishment Democrats in denouncing presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders for his supposedly pro-dictatorship stance on Venezuela. And the media are piling on.(Photo: ABC/Screengrab) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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The Big Problem With Climate 'Realism'
Ryan Cooper | commondreams.org | 2019-03-05
If the scientists are right, "isn't Pelosi's incrementalist approach to climate absurdly inadequate?" he writes. "Isn't it, in fact, like trying to put out a forest fire with a plant mister?"(Photo: Illustrated | Mark Wilson/Getty Images, JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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What Will Make the Green New Deal Go?
Frank Emspak | progressive.org | 2019-03-05
Manufacturing is critical to producing wealth, not merely a bygone stage in the evolution of human society.
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Financial Imperialism: the Case of Venezuela
Jack Rasmus | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-05
Invasion of Venezuela by US and its proxies is just around the corner! This past week vice-president Pence flew to Colombia once again–for the fifth time in recent weeks–to provide final instructions to US local forces and proxy allies there for the next step in the US regime change plan. Evidence that the 'green light'…
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'She's now in the smallest club of Democrats': Clinton rules out running in 2020
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-05
The tightly packed field of Democratic contenders for a presidential nomination is now somewhat less crowded, after Hillary Clinton firmly stated that she would not be running in the 2020 election. | …
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'Vile anti-Semitic' Ilhan Omar row shows pitfalls of US identity politics
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-05
In a story that perfectly illustrates the perils of runaway identity politics, the historic-first congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-Minnesota) is facing a rebuke in the House over "anti-Semitic" comments about the Israel lobby. | …
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Join calls for SBS, artists to boycott Eurovision 2019
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-05
The Israeli city of Tel Aviv is preparing to host the Eurovision Song Contest in May, following Israeli artist Netta Barzilai's win in Eurovision 2018. | In response, BDS Australia, which support the global boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign against Israel, says: "As a serial human rights abuser, it is unacceptable for Israel to be the host country for a competition that, in SBS's own words, is supposed to 'bring people and cultures together'. | "We urge SBS not to participate or broadcast Eurovision 2019 if it is in Israel — and we call on Kate Miller-…
greenleft.org.au/content/join-calls-sbs-artists-boycott-eurovision-2019

Progressive Tax Takes Aim at Wall Street Transactions, Financial Crashes
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-03-05
Democrats on Tuesday proposed a tax on Wall Street transactions which could stop another financial crash and bring in $777 billion over the next decade. It's a "progressive revenue raiser," said economist Jared Bernstein. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Public Rebuke of Ilhan Omar for Substantive Critique of Israeli Policy a 'Disgrace,' Say Progressives
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-03-05
A growing chorus of criticism from progressives across the country is targeting House Democrats who plan to publicly rebuke one of their own on Wednesday for talking about the problem of U.S.-Israeli relations and policies.Recent comments from Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) questioning the ongoing influence and power of the American Israel Political Action Committee (AIPAC) on U.S. politics were the impetus. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Republicans and Democrats Say Their Criticism of Ilhan Omar Is About Anti-Semitism. They're Gaslighting You
Mehdi Hasan | theintercept.com | 2019-03-05
Donald Trump and top Republicans have said and done far worse than what they accuse Rep. Ilhan Omar of doing. Yet they have not been reprimanded.
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'North Star for Democracy Reform': 70+ Public Advocacy Groups Demand Passage of HR 1
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-03-05
More than 70 pro-democracy groups urged passage of the Democratic Party's sweeping anti-corruption, pro-voting rights bill on Tuesday as the legislation was taken up by a House committee ahead of an expected floor vote. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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How award-winning Palestinian poet found her 'magic pen' in an Israeli jail
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-05
Four months after her release from an Israeli prison, Palestinian poet and photographer Dareen Tatour received the Oxfam Novib PEN Award for Freedom of Expression in The Hague in January. Oxfam Novib, the Dutch affiliate of the international charity Oxfam, said it awarded Tatour the prize to highlight "the growing repr…
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Democrats Announce Bill to Restore Net Neutrality Amid Grassroots Pressure
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2019-03-05
After sustained grassroots activism made net neutrality a key component of the Democratic Party's agenda in the new Congress, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced that Democrats plan to introduce legislation on Wednesday to restore the open internet protections repealed by the Republic…
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The House Democrats' "Rebuke" of Rep. Ilhan Omar is a Fraud For Many Reasons, Including its Wild Distortion of Her Comments
Glenn Greenwald | theintercept.com | 2019-03-05
No matter one's views on Israel, the House Democrats' efforts to punish debate should be treated with the scorn and opposition it deserves.
theintercept.com/2019/03/05/the-house-de…

Israel Lobby Proves Ilhan Omar's Claims Right by Exerting Its Immense Influence
Caitlin Johnstone | theantimedia.com | 2019-03-05
(CJ Opinion) — In response to criticisms made by Congresswoman Ilhan Omar that US political leaders have too much allegiance to Israel and its lobbying groups, House Democrats have put forward an entire House resolution in accordance with demands made by AIPAC and the Anti-Defamation League. "The backlash [over Omar's comments] continued on Monday, as the …

Israel Lobby Proves Ilhan Omar’s Claims Right by Exerting Its Immense Influence

"Moderate" Democrats Are Really Conservatives — and They Are Dangerous
Shared by Merula Furtado | truthout.org | 2019-03-05
If I hear the word "moderate" used one more time to describe Blue Dog House Democrats who keep voting with Republicans, or any other non-Republican who actively supports today's Republican Party, it is entirely possible I will eat my teeth. The term "Blue Dog" is a metaphor for a dog straining so hard on its leash that it has turned blue from lack of oxygen; the dog is a right-leaning Democrat, and the leash represents its tenuous party affiliation. These people are conservatives — period, end of file — who hide behind the "moderate" label even as they undermine policies Democrats have hewed to for…
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Bernie Has Feelings, Too!
Matthew Zeitlin | thenation.com | 2019-03-04
Bernie Has Feelings, Too!
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Ilhan Omar Faces Renewed Smears Over Criticism of Israel From Democrats and Republicans
Eoin Higgins | theantimedia.com | 2019-03-04
(CD) — A firestorm over comments critical of Israel by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) continued to engulf the Democratic Party and American politics over the weekend. Omar continues to stand firm in her assertion that criticism of the Israeli occupation does not constitute anti-Semitism. And the blowback she's received from Republicans and Democrats alike sheds light on …

Ilhan Omar Faces Renewed Smears Over Criticism of Israel From Democrats and Republicans

The Working Families Party Helped Democrats Regain Power in New York. Now Democrats Are Trying to Kill It
Ryan Grim | theintercept.com | 2019-03-04
The New York State Democratic Committee voted to ban fusion voting, a system of which the Working Families Party has been the primary beneficiary.
theintercept.com/2019/03/04/working-fami…

MSNBC Yet Again Broadcasts Blatant Lies, This Time About Bernie Sanders's Opening Speech, and Refuses to Correct Them
Glenn Greenwald | theintercept.com | 2019-03-03
MSNBC's claim that Sanders "did not mention race or gender until 23 minutes into the speech" is demonstrably false.
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What Bernie Should Do — Voices From Sanders Brooklyn Rally
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-03-03
Bernie Sanders held his first official 2020 campaign rally in Brooklyn, NY on Saturday, in front of an enthusiastic crowd. Supporters spoke to TRNN about what they hope from him this time around…
therealnews.com/stories/what-bernie-shou…

'Pompous twit will get us all killed': AOC tweet-tacked over Green New Deal by ex-Greenpeace founder
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-03
Greenpeace founder turned climate change skeptic Patrick Moore has reignited his feud with Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, calling her a "pompous little twit" and "garden-variety hypocrite" in a barrage of tweets. | …
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Rivers in crisis: Redesigning river systems for profits
Fred_F | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-02
As prolonged drought bites deeply in New South Wales and Queensland, and regional towns run out of water, state and federal governments are continuing their push to deliberately dry out the Menindee Lakes. | The Menindee Lakes, located in far west NSW near the town of Menindee, are a chain of big shallow lakes along the Darling River that form an important water storage system. | Although politicians claim there is too much evaporation from the lakes and associated wetlands, ecologists state that they are a key part of maintaining water flows and preventing mass fish kills in the river systems. They have also poi…
greenleft.org.au/content/rivers-crisis-redesigning-river-systems-profits

Transdev WA bus drivers continue action for parity with other drivers
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-02
Transport Worker's Union members employed by bus company Transdev WA are continuing their strike actions for parity in wages and conditions with drivers in private companies. | Attempts by the TWU leadership to get the Western Australian state government, responsible for contracting the French Multinational company that employs 1100 bus drivers to force Transdev WA to negotiate have failed. | Drivers walked off the job on February 27 and staged a 4-hour strike as the concert by US rapper Eminem at Perth's Optus stadium was underway, leaving many concert goers stranded afterwards. | The action affected t…
greenleft.org.au/content/transdev-wa-bus-drivers-continue-action-parity-other-drivers

Meet the Kids Who Confronted Sen. Feinstein: We're the Ones Who Will Have to Live with It
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-01
Youth climate activists as young as 7 years old confronted California Senator Dianne Feinstein last week in San Francisco, demanding she sign on to the Green New Deal. We speak with 12-year-old Rio and his sister, 10-year-old Magdalena, who were among the protesters who spoke to Senator Feinstein. They are members of Earth Guardians San Francisco Bay Area Crew.
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Teen Climate Activist to Sen. Dianne Feinstein: We Need the Green New Deal to Prevent the Apocalypse
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-01
"We're the ones affected." Those are the words of youth climate activists who confronted California Senator Dianne Feinstein last week in San Francisco, demanding she sign on to the Green New Deal. In a video of the interaction that has since been seen across the country, Feinstein dismissed the children–some as young as 7 years old–asking her to take bold action on climate change. We speak with the youth climate activists who confronted the senator: 16-year-old Isha Clarke, 12-year-old Rio and his 10-year-old sister Magdalena.
www.democracynow.org/2019/3/1/teen_clima…

The Dakota Access Pipeline Company Is Abusing the Judicial System to Silence Dissent
ACLU | aclu.org | 2019-03-01
A federal court threw out a baseless lawsuit against Greenpeace and other pipeline opponents and the company promptly refiled the case in state court. | In a win for free speech, a federal court in North Dakota recently dismissed a baseless $900 million lawsuit brought by the Dakota Access Pipeline company against Greenpeace and a number of individual protesters. The company should have learned its lesson. Instead, it refiled the case in state court. | These meritless cases…
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No arms sales to Saudi war regime
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-01
Protesters gathered outside the Sydney office of the Australian arms manufacturer EOS (Electro Optic Systems) on February 21 to oppose the sale of high-tech military equipment to Saudi Arabia, which is waging a genocidal war against the people of Yemen. | They carried placards reading "Stop the arms trade" and "EOS is providing weapons to human rights abuser, Saudi Arabia". | The ABC reported on February 20 that the Australian government is providing tens of millions of dollars to support EOS, which is exporting 500 remote weapons systems (RWS) to the Saudi Ministry of the Interior. Defence Minister Christopher P…
greenleft.org.au/content/no-arms-sales-saudi-war-regime

Why A Housing Guarantee Should Be in the Green New Deal (2/2)
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-03-01
In part 2, Daniel Aldana Cohen, a sociologist and writer for Jacobin Magazine, explains why the Green New Deal must tackle the housing crisis with a plan to build 10 million zero-carbon homes…
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A Climate Sociologist Explains the Green New Deal (Pt 1/2)
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-03-01
Daniel Aldana Cohen, a sociologist and writer for Jacobin Magazine, explains why the Green New Deal must harness and expand the power of the public sector, and why its proponents cannot cut deals with the fossil fuel industry…
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Indian and Pakistani leftists say no to new nuclear war threat
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-01
As tensions escalate between India and Pakistan, the threat of a nuclear conflict hangs over South Asia and the world. | On February 14, the Pakistani-based organisation Jaish-e-Mohammad claimed responsibility for a terrorist attack on a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy in the district of Pulwama in Kashmir. Sixty police officers were killed and injured. | Then, on February 26, India launched an air strike on an alleged terrorist training camp in Pakistan. The following day, the Pakistan Air Force shot down two Indian fighter jets over Kashmir. | Socialists in Pakistan and India have responded quickly…
greenleft.org.au/content/indian-and-pakistani-leftists-say-no-new-nuclear-war-threat

NSW deserves better
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-01
And so it begins. Premier Gladys Berejiklian has been hitting the airwaves telling us all how successful she has been at raiding the public pantry and flogging off the spoils. | On the other side of the political divide Labor MP Jo Haylen is busy telling her Summer Hill electorate just how much WestConnex is on the nose — but conveniently neglecting to mention that her party is right behind WestConnex. | Her leaflet states: "Jo Haylen and Labor will invest in the public transport our city needs to get moving — not more polluting tollroads like WestConnex". How brazen is that. | In Birchgrove, Shadow M…
greenleft.org.au/content/nsw-deserves-better

Malaysian socialists: Why we need a new politics
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-01
The Malaysian Socialist Party (PSM) is contesting the Semenyih by-election in the state seat of Selangor on March 2. Green Left Weekly's Alex Salmon spoke to the campaign's media coordinator, Nalini Elumalai. | What can you tell me about the PSM's candidate, Nik Aziz Afiq? | Nik Aziz Afiq has been a full-time PSM activist since 2016. Nik is also a central committee member of PSM's youth wing since 2017. He is also a sought-after practitioner of traditional Malay wellness massage in the Semenyih area of Selangor. | Nik is contesting a four-cornered contest for the Semenyih state assembly seat, along with Muhammad…
greenleft.org.au/content/malaysian-socialists-why-we-need-new-politics

Australians say 'Hands off Venezuela'
Fred_F | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-01
More than 30 activists, supporters and members of the Latin American community rallied outside the United States Embassy in Canberra on February 23 as part of a global day of action against US-led aggression towards the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. | With chants of "Hands Off Venezuela!" and "No More Pinochets!", the crowd expressed its solidarity with Venezuela's pro-poor Bolivarian Revolution, led by President Nicolas Maduro of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela. | In recent months, the US has intensified its long-running campaign of diplomatic pressure, economic attacks and threats of military interv…
greenleft.org.au/content/australians-say-hands-off-venezuela

Erasing Palestine: Israeli land grabs on the increase
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-01
There is a very famous map of what used to be Palestine and what Palestine is now. Several frames in between show the increasing progression of Israel's land grabs. | Israel claims to be the only party interested in the elusive "middle east peace process" and a genuine believer in the widely discredited two-state solution, but the map tells a very different story. | Israel continues evicting Palestinian families, demolishing or allowing illegal settlers to steal Palestinian homes and annexing the rapidly sh…
greenleft.org.au/content/erasing-palestine-israeli-land-grabs-increase

Swaziland: Youth call for democracy
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-01
The biggest youth movement in Swaziland, the Swaziland Youth Congress (SWAYOCO), called for democracy at its 12th National Congress held over February 16-17. | The congress was held in South Africa because of political repression in Swaziland. | The main theme of the congress — the first held since 2013 — was democracy and "reawakening youth zeal for liberation". | The congress elected a new president, Sonkhe Dube, who said: "We are committed to a peaceful transition from the current dictatorship under the monarchy to a democratic Eswatini [Swaziland]. As young people, we want liberation now, because…
greenleft.org.au/content/swaziland-youth-call-democracy

Dutch Green Left Party endorses BDS
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-01
Netherland's Green Left Party has passed a motion in favour of boycotting Israel and in support of the Boycott, Divestments and Sanctions (BDS) campaign at its February 16 Congress. | They became the first parliamentary party to do so. | The Green Left Party holds 14 out of 150 seats in the Dutch Parliament. | "BDS is a legitimate means to help Palestinians in their fight for justice," the motion said, affirming that Green Left "will be alert and resist forcefully attempts in any country to criminalise BDS." | The Dutch Center for Information and Documentation on Israel (CIDI), a Jewish group committed to fi…
greenleft.org.au/content/dutch-green-left-party-endorses-bds

Coalition under fire in lead-up to NSW elections
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-01
"Premier Gladys Berejiklian and her Coalition state government are getting desperate as the election campaign heats up," according to Socialist Alliance candidate Rachel Evans. "As more and more of its crimes and misdemeanours are exposed, the government is coming under increasing fire from so many directions." | Evans, who is heading up the party's NSW Legislative Council ticket for the March 23 election, said: "The government's neoliberal agenda has been an absolute disaster for the people of New South Wales. | "Its policies of selling off public property and other assets, destroying Sydney suburbs and state fo…
greenleft.org.au/content/coalition-under-fire-lead-nsw-elections

Standing up for women's rights: The radical history of International Women's Day
Fred_F | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-01
Nowhere in the world do women have the same rights and opportunities as men. Internationally, women are becoming poorer and ever more oppressed. | Women continue to be poor — most of the world's 1.3 billion absolute poor are women. | Women continue to be illiterate — three-quarters of the world's 960 million illiterates are women. | Women continue to earn less — on average, women receive 30-40% less pay than men for the same work. | And women continue to suffer violence — rape and domestic violence are significant causes of disability and death among women worldwide. | International W…
greenleft.org.au/content/standing-womens-rights-radical-history-international-women%E2%80%99s-day

Headlines for February 28, 2019
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-02-28
Trump Walks Away from Summit as North Korea Demands End to Sanctions, Michael Cohen Tells Congress Trump Committed Multiple Criminal Acts, Pakistan to Return Downed Fighter Pilot Amid Tensions with India, Russia Developing New Missiles as U.S. Withdraws from INF Treaty, Venezuelan Opposition Leader Juan Guaidó Meets Brazil's Bolsonaro, No Mention of Yemen or Khashoggi Murder as Jared Kushner Meets Saudi Prince, State Department Will Not Intervene in Saudi Hit-and-Run Murder Case, House Passes Bill to Toughen Background Checks for Gun Buyers, House Democrats Unveil Medicare-for-All Legislation, North Carolina: GOP…
www.democracynow.org/2019/2/28/headlines

Hospitality workers organise against wage theft
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-02-28
Hospo Voice members and supporters who have been organising to combat wage theft were happy to hear on February 28 that the Fair Work Ombudsman had decided to investigate Le Bon Ton to ensure it is complying with Fair Work regulations. | On February, the union marched against the New Orleans-inspired Collingwood bar Le Bon Ton to protest its theft of some $20,000 in wages. | The protest was the latest in a string of headline-grabbing actions organised by the young hospitality union — a project of United Voice — which is working to combat the epidemic of wage theft and employer abuse in the hospitality…
greenleft.org.au/content/hospitality-workers-organise-against-wage-theft

Volunteer internships, wage theft and political hypocrisy
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-02-28
According to Muffin Break general manager Natalie Brennan, "entitled Millennials" are not prepared to work without pay to gain experience. | Her comments rightly sparked a backlash from trade unions and on social media, where the company was subject to ridicule. | Unfortunately, this is barely the tip of the iceberg when it comes to employers trying to rip off young workers. | For example, within the space of less than a month, the Victorian Greens advertised for no less than four "volunteer" or unpaid "internship" positions: one for the Victorian Greens state office and three for the offices of various Victorian…
greenleft.org.au/content/volunteer-internships-wage-theft-and-political-hypocrisy

John Pilger: The war on Venezuela is built on lies
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-02-28
Travelling with Hugo Chavez, I soon understood the threat of Venezuela. At a farming cooperative in Lara state, people waited patiently and with good humour in the heat. Jugs of water and melon juice were passed around. A guitar was played; a woman, Katarina, stood and sang with a husky contralto. | "What did her words say?" I asked. | "That we are proud," was the reply. | The applause for her merged with the arrival of Chavez. Under one arm he carried a satchel bursting with books. He wore his big red shirt and greeted people by name, stopping to listen. What struck me was his capacity to listen. | But now he re…
greenleft.org.au/content/john-pilger-war-venezuela-built-lies

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