2019-03-14: Social Media Postees

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Impeaching Trump: Pelosi Says It's "Not Worth It," But Progressive Democrats Push Ahead
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-14
Democratic lawmakers are continuing to push for the impeachment of President Donald Trump, despite House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaking out against impeachment in an interview earlier this week. Impeachment rumors have been swirling since the Democrats regained control of the House in January. Congressmember Rashida Tlaib of Michigan said last week that she will formally introduce articles of impeachment this month. We speak with John Bonifaz, an attorney and political activist specializing in constitutional law and voting rights. He is the co-founder and president of Free Speech for People, one of the organizatio…
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Senate Passes Historic War Powers Resolution on Yemen
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-03-14
In a major step toward ending U.S. complicity in the world's worst humanitarian crisis, the Senate on Wednesday passed a War Powers resolution to cut off American military support for the Saudi-led coalition's assault on Yemen. | The final vote count was 54-46. | "This is historic. For the first time in 45 years, Congress is one step closer to withdrawing U.S. forces from an unauthorized war," Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), the lead sponsor of the resolution, declared following the vote. "We must end the war in Yemen." | Sens. Chris Murphy (D-C…
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Virginia's Approach to Government Accountability
Nick Licata | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-14
Despite the top three elected Virginia State Democrats generating national headlines for being accused of past racist or even criminal behavior, a movement to reform their democratic process continues to grow. These efforts can use three tools for making structural changes in government: the initiative process, court rulings and electing new public officials. Virginia does…
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How to Beat Trump in 2020
Start Making Sense, Jon Wiener | thenation.com | 2019-03-14
How to Beat Trump in 2020…
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Why Primary Challenges Might Sneak Up on Democrats in 2020
Sean McElwee | thenation.com | 2019-03-14
Why Primary Challenges Might Sneak Up on Democrats in 2020…
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Senate Rejects Trump Border Emergency as Republicans Defect
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-03-14
WASHINGTON — The Republican-run Senate rejected President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency at the southwest border on Thursday, setting up a veto fight and dealing him a conspicuous rebuke as he tested how boldly he could ignore Congress in pursuit of his highest-profile goal. | The Senate voted 59-41 to cancel Trump's February proclamation of a border emergency, which he invoked to spend $3.6 billion more for border barriers than Congress had approved. Twelve Republicans joined Democrats in defying Trump in a showdown many GOP senators had hoped to avoid because he commands die-hard loyal…
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Deconstructing the Ilhan Omar controversy
Peter F. Crowley | zcomm.org | 2019-03-14
Pelosi's decision not to follow some Democratic Party stalwarts in condemning Omar may indeed be a boon for the progressives…
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How Black Lives Matter to the Green New Deal
Aaron Ross Coleman | thenation.com | 2019-03-14
How Black Lives Matter to the Green New Deal…
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Who ordered the murder of Marielle Franco?
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-14
On March 14, 2018 in the centre of Brazil's Rio de Janeiro, two gunmen in a car murdered Municipal Chamber Councilor Marielle Franco and her driver, Anderson Pedro Gomes. Unlike most of the city's political leaders, Marielle came from Rio's favelas. And many of the favelas' millions of marginalised and mostly black residents saw her as their champion. | The arrest of two individuals on March 12 alleged to be the gunmen who assassinated Franco and her driver nearly one year ago is being heralded as progress by human rights campaigners, even as they warn this should be seen as the beginning of accountability and ju…
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NSW Not 4 Sale
kathy_f | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-14
Is anything really going to change in NSW on March 23? | Let's assume Glad the Impaler [NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian] gets up and we are subjected to another four years of the Coalition's neo-conservative brutality. | Everything that hasn't already been sold is then put up for sale, forgoing any pretence of morality or acting in the public good. Public assets segue into private property. | The entire state becomes a private entity, run purely for profit — even the prisons. | The public service is further eviscerated with the few remaining public assets given over to the multinational corporates and the sc…
greenleft.org.au/content/nsw-not-4-sale

'Don't Sell Out to Big Cable': Internet Defenders Warn Democrats Against Watering Down Net Neutrality Bill
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-03-14
"We don't care which party you're from: if you're helping Big Cable slowly poison net neutrality and the free and open internet, we're going to make sure everyone knows." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Chelsea Manning jailed again and not a squeak from the Democrats
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-14
Chelsea Manning, a transgender soldier who blew the whistle on US war crimes, and spent four years in an army stockade from 2013 as a result, is back in prison again. | This time it is because she refuses to join a bipartisan campaign against Wikileaks that seeks to bring its founder Julian Assange from his refuge in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London to the US to put him on trial and send him to prison. | In 2010, Manning leaked hundreds of thousands of documents about the US wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. She first tried to get mainstream media to publish them, to no avail, before turning to Wikileaks, which did p…
greenleft.org.au/content/chelsea-manning-jailed-again-and-not-squeak-democrats

West Virginia coal miner killed in fall
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-14
Adam DeBoard, 38, died of head injuries after falling from a highwall at a Greenbrier County, West Virginia surface mine last week.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/14/wvmi…

Senate Passes War Powers Resolution to End Complicity in Yemen War
Shared by Cherise | truthout.org | 2019-03-14
In a major step toward ending U.S. complicity in the world's worst humanitarian crisis, the Senate on Wednesday passed a War Powers resolution to cut off American military support for the Saudi-led coalition's assault on Yemen. | The final vote count was 54-46. | "This is historic. For the first time in 45 years, Congress is one step closer to withdrawing U.S. forces from an unauthorized war," Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), the lead sponsor of the resolution, declared following the vote. "We must end the war in Yemen." | Sens. Chris Murphy (…
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Senate Votes to End U.S. Support for Yemen War, But Republican Tricks Send Resolution Back to the House Yet Again
Akela Lacy | theintercept.com | 2019-03-14
"We're going to help end a war which has caused unbelievable horror to one of the poorest countries on earth," said Sen. Bernie Sanders, the bill's sponsor.
theintercept.com/2019/03/13/senate-votes…

Extinction Rebellion: "Green" capitalism versus world socialism
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-14
The global environmental crisis is a powerful argument for the socialist reorganisation of society.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/14/clim…

Enough Inaction: Green Groups Sue to Make France Act Boldly on Climate Crisis
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-03-14
"We still have a choice, and the possibility of saving the world" | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Pelosi Says Impeaching Trump Is "Not Worth It," But Progressives Push Ahead
Shared by Cherise | truthout.org | 2019-03-14
Democratic lawmakers are continuing to push for the impeachment of President Donald Trump, despite House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaking out against impeachment in an interview earlier this week. Impeachment rumors have been swirling since the Democrats regained control of the House in January. Congressmember Rashida Tlaib of Michigan said last week that she will formally introduce articles of impeachment this month. We speak with John Bonifaz, an attorney and political activist specializing in constitutional law and voting rights. He is the co-founder and president of Free Speech for People, one of the organiza…
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'Our feminism is anti-racist and internationalist'
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-14
Elections in Berlin in September 2016 returned a coalition government made up of the Social Democratic Party, the socialist Left Party and the Green Party. Early this year, the city declared International Women's Day (IWD) a public holiday. | Internationally, the call for a women's strike on IWD has been gathering momentum. In Berlin on March 8, an alliance of feminist organisations organised a Women's Fighting Day rally and march with the theme "celebrating, striking, keep on fighting". About 20,000 people attended. | Sibylle Kaczorek, a member of Socialist Alliance and the Left Party who is currently living in…
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Pressured by Grassroots Activism, Eli Lilly Announces Half-Price Insulin
Shared by Cherise | truthout.org | 2019-03-14
When Erin Gilmer filled her insulin prescription at a Denver-area Walgreens in January, she paid $8.50. U.S. taxpayers paid another $280.51. | "It eats at me to know that taxpayer money is being wasted," said Gilmer, who has Medicare and was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes while a sophomore at the University of Colorado in 2002. | The diagnosis meant that for the rest of her life she'd require daily insulin shots to stay alive. But the price of that insulin is skyrocketing. | Between 2009 and 2017 the wholesale price of a single vial of Humalog, the Eli Lilly and Co.-manufactured insulin Gilmer uses, nearly…
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Trump's Militarized Budget Slashes Medicare, Medicaid, and Clean Energy
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-03-14
Preparing for war with largest peacetime military budget paid for with devastating cuts to the poor, ending environmental regulation, destroying retirement and healthcare. Do divided Democrats have an answer? Lindsay Koshgarian of IPS analyzes the proposal…
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8 Ways to Fix America's Messed-Up Presidential Elections
Ted Rall | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-13
In 2016 there were 17 major candidates for the Republican presidential nomination, so many they had to have two sets of debates–and the guy who won was the first of all. Seven pundit-viable candidates have declared for 2020 on the Democratic side, more probably on the way, yet many Democrats say they're not excited by…
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Sovereign Citizen Calls for Action on Bogus 'Indictment'
Brendan Joel Kelley | splcenter.org | 2019-03-13
It was to have been a historic roundup of enemies of the extreme right, ending with Hillary Clinton, former FBI director James Comey, former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, former Senator Harry Reid and a slew of other politicians, jurists and law enforcement officers in the custody of those who would have them tried by "common law grand juries" for their perceived crimes.
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Press Freedom Groups Urge Court to Uphold Core First Amendment Protection in DNC-Russia Lawsuit
ACLU | aclu.org | 2019-03-13
The First Amendment protects Wikileaks from being sued over the release of the DNC's hacked emails. | In the lead-up to the 2016 presidential election, the Democratic National Committee was hacked, and thousands of its emails and other private documents were stolen. Those documents were eventually released to the public through a website run by "Guccifer 2.0" (an online persona allegedly maintained by the Russian government) and through WikiLeaks. Early last year, the DNC sued those it believes are responsible for the hack, including the Trump campaign and Russian officials. | The DNC also sued WikiLeaks and Juli…
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VIPS: Mueller's Forensics-Free Findings
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-03-13
The final Mueller report should be graded "incomplete," says VIPS, whose forensic work proves the speciousness of the story that DNC emails published by WikiLeaks came from Russian hacking. March 13, 2019 MEMORANDUM FOR: The Attorney General FROM: Veteran… Read more ?…
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I Love the Green New Deal But
Arshad Khan | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-13
Ever since our first ancestor lit a fire, humans have been pumping CO2 into the atmosphere. Add to that the first herder because ruminants are another large emitter of greenhouse gas (GHG). Some people want to declare a national emergency and ban fossil fuels within ten years. How? I am for it and all ready…
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Baltimore Incinerator Could Lose Green Subsidies (UPDATED)
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2019-03-13
By Dharna Noor. | UPDATED 11: 40AM EST: The Senate version of the Clean Energy Jobs Act no longer includes a provision removing subsidies for incineration. The Senate Finance Committee voted on the bill the morning of Thursday March 14. They passed the bill without the provision. The committee is set to vote on SB548, which would remove subsidies for incineration, on Thursday afternoon. | Mayor Catherine Pugh signed a bill into law on Thursday, March 7 that will impose stricter regulations on incinerators by…
therealnews.com/columns/baltimore-incine…

Whistleblower Chelsea Manning Stands Up for Press Freedom, Gets Jailed by US Gov't
Jimmysllama | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-12
President Donald Trump's 2010 statement that the WikiLeaks' staff should be executed and Hillary Clinton's suggestion to drone Assange, are reflective of a deeply disturbing trend to terrorize the press.
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NSW elections: why principled preferences matter
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-12
The l atest Newspoll for the NSW elections on March 23 has Labor and the Coalition neck and neck. A Coalition or Labor minority government dependent on crossbench support is considered to be likely by the pundits. | On top of that, with a plethora of right-wing micro-parties contesting in the upper house, only the tightest preferences between more progressive candidates will stop the right gaining more ground in the Legislative Council (upper house). | A minority Coalition or Labor government would be forced to negotiate with the Greens,…
greenleft.org.au/content/nsw-elections-why-principled-preferences-matter

Freedom Caucus Chair Mark Meadows Wants to Eliminate Super PACs
Akela Lacy | theintercept.com | 2019-03-12
Mark Meadows, the chair of the conservative Freedom Caucus, wants to end Super PACs. | Meadows voted against House Democrats' sweeping ethics and reform bill, which passed the chamber Friday morning on a party-line vote. But there were parts of it he agreed with, the North Carolina Republican told The Intercept. | One thing he supported, Meadows said, was the effort to reform election finance. He said that he'd tried, and failed, to add an amendment that would have eliminated Super PACs, or political action committees. However, H.R.1, a…
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Impeachment 'not worth it', says Pelosi, as she positions Dems for post-Mueller Trump slump
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-12
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi isn't interested in impeaching President Donald Trump, because he's not worth dividing the country over, she told the Washington Post — while also describing how her party revolves around him. | …
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Glenn Greenwald: Chelsea Manning's Refusal to Testify Against WikiLeaks Will Help Save Press Freedom
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-11
Chelsea Manning has been sent back to jail after refusing to answer questions before a grand jury investigating WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange. Manning, a U.S. Army whistleblower, had been subpoenaed by federal prosecutors in Virginia's Eastern District to appear for questioning about her 2010 leak to WikiLeaks of hundreds of thousands of State Department and Pentagon documents about the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. We speak with Glenn Greenwald, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and one of the founding editors of The Intercept.
www.democracynow.org/2019/3/11/glenn_gre…

Journalists, Lawyers & Activists Targeted in Sweeping U.S. Intelligence Gathering Effort on Border
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-11
Newly revealed documents show the U.S. government created a secret database of activists and journalists who were documenting the Trump administration's efforts to thwart a caravan of migrants hoping to win asylum in the U.S. An investigation from San Diego's NBC 7 revealed the list was shared among Homeland Security Investigations, ICE, Customs and Border Protection and the FBI. It included the names of 10 journalists–seven of whom are U.S. citizens–along with nearly four dozen others listed as "organizers" or "instigators." House Democrats are now calling for the full disclosure of the government's…
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Greenwald: White House Spread False Story About Venezuela Burning Aid Trucks to Win Support for War
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-11
An investigation by The New York Times has found that several trucks carrying so-called humanitarian aid that were set ablaze during a showdown at the Colombia-Venezuela border last month were not caused by President Nicolás Maduro's forces, as was widely reported at the time by the media and Trump administration officials. We speak with Glenn Greenwald, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and one of the founding editors of The Intercept. His latest piece is "NYT's Exposé on the Lies About Burning Aid Trucks in Venezuela Shows How U.S. Government and Media Spread Pro-War Propaganda."
www.democracynow.org/2019/3/11/greenwald…

Dungay family 'want the truth' on death in custody
kathy_f | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-11
"The family just want the truth to come out," Leetona Dungay told supporters and the media outside the New Coroners Court on March 4. Dungay is the mother of Aboriginal man David Dungay Jnr, who died in Long Bay Jail as a result of assault by prison guards in 2015. | Members of the Dungay family and supporters had gathered at the entrance to the court to express solidarity with Leetona in her quest for justice from the NSW legal system at the coroner's inquiry beginning that day. | "Me and my family have endured so much grief over my son's death," she said. "But we will not stop until we achieve justice…
greenleft.org.au/content/dungay-family-want-truth-death-custody

Rally opposes Christmas Island plan
kathy_f | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-11
About 80 people attended a rally called by the Refugee Action Collective on March 2 to protest against the Australian government's plan to reopen the detention centre on Christmas Island and send refugees from Manus Island and Nauru there. | The rally heard Shamindan Kanapadhi, a Tamil refugee on Manus, speak by phone about the conditions there, including inadequate medical care. He said "all of us on Manus are mentally sick," because of the inhumane and humiliating treatment to which they are subject. | Rally co-chair Tara Josem read a message from David Price, the CEO of Christmas Island shire, who said th…
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Workers on Sydney's privatised ferries strike
kathy_f | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-11
Workers on the Sydney Harbour ferries that have been privatised went on strike for two hours on March 6. The strike involved workers on the NRMA-owned My Fast Ferry and Fantasea Cruising. | While the company brought in non-union skippers, all Fast Ferry services between Manly and Circular Quay were stopped by the strike and picket. | Last year the NRMA posted more than $97.1 million in profits, yet almost all their ferry workers are casual and they are not being paid award wages. They are not guaranteed shifts and have to come to work on short notice. Union-active workers have been left off rosters, union organi…
greenleft.org.au/content/workers-sydneys-privatised-ferries-strike

How big money took control of English football
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-11
The Club: How the Premier League Became the Richest, Most Disruptive Business in Sport| | Joshua Robinson & Jonathan Clegg | John Murray Publishing, 2019 | 338 pages | If football is a simple game (get the ball, pass the ball), then the football business is even simpler (buy the best players, bank the profits). | As sports journalists Joshua Robinson and Jonathan Clegg note in The Club, for Spain's La Liga, Germany's Bundesliga and the English Premier League (EPL), there is a near perfect correlation between a football club's total player wages bill on day one of a season and their club's ladder posit…
greenleft.org.au/content/how-big-money-took-control-english-football

Is this the beginning of the end of coal?
kathy_f | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-11
The synergy of China appearing to restrict the import of Australian coal with the world's largest coal exporter and commodity trader Glencore capping production to current levels has been heralded by many as a victory for the movement for action on climate change. While significant, these decisions could owe as much to the operation of market forces and geopolitics as to a desire to comply with the Paris climate accords. | Industry experts had noted for some time that major ports in China appeared to be delaying customs clearances for Australian coking coal used in steel-making. However, when an official at China…
greenleft.org.au/content/beginning-end-coal

NYT's Exposé on the Lies About Burning Aid Trucks in Venezuela Shows How U.S. Government and Media Spread Pro-War Propaganda
Glenn Greenwald | theintercept.com | 2019-03-10
Independent journalists skeptical of government claims proved these lies weeks ago, but the propagandistic U.S. media ignored them.
theintercept.com/2019/03/10/nyts-expose-…

Hillary Clinton Is Still Deeply Confused About What Happened in Wisconsin. Here's Why That Matters
Malaika Jabali | theintercept.com | 2019-03-10
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during the Bloody Sunday commemorative service at Brown Chapel AME Church in Selma, Ala., on March 3, 2019. | Last Sunday in Selma, Alabama, Hillary Clinton opened a speech at the Brown Chapel AME church with a Bible verse. "This is the day the Lord has made," she began. "Let us rejoice and be glad in it. And then let's get to wo…
theintercept.com/2019/03/10/hillary-clin…

Africa's Sovereignty Over Food
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-03-09
Local food and seed systems must be rebuilt for Africans, write Mariam Mayet, Stephen Greenberg and Linzi Lewis. By Mariam Mayet, Stephen Greenberg and Linzi Lewis African Centre for Biodiversity in Johnnesburg Inter Press Service Africa is facing dire times…. Read more ?…
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FIFA can afford to close pay gap — but won't
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-09
When world football executives receive FIFA's annual report this year, they will see that US$753,000 is funding a women's league in Colombia, $588,197 is helping female players in New Zealand and girls in Botswana are benefiting from $341,600. | That's merely a snapshot of the $270.3 million that football's world governing body has invested in projects between 2016 and 2018. | Four years since police raided the hotel and offices of football officials and FIFA's Zurich headquarters in 2015 in a scandal that threatened the organisation's existence, FIFA is awash with cash. | People with knowledge of FIFA's finances…
greenleft.org.au/content/fifa-can-afford-close-pay-gap-%E2%80%93-won%E2%80%99t

US women footballers go to court for pay equality
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-09
United States football (soccer) players filed a federal gender discrimination lawsuit on International Women's Day on March 8 seeking pay equal to that of their male counterparts. | The action comes just three months before the women's national team will defend its title at the Women's World Cup. | The class-action lawsuit was filed today in a Los Angeles federal court under the Equal Pay Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. It alleges gender-based discrimination by the US Football Federation. | The players allege they have been subject to ongoing "institutionalised gender discrimination". This includes une…
greenleft.org.au/content/us-women-footballers-go-court-pay-equality

It's Time to Tell the Truth: Israeli Journalist Gideon Levy Supports Ilhan Omar's Critique of Israel
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-08
The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a resolution Thursday condemning anti-Semitism, anti-Muslim discrimination, white supremacy and other forms of hate, following a week of debate among congressional Democrats. The controversy began after some lawmakers accused Democratic Congressmember Ilhan Omar of invoking anti-Semitic tropes while questioning U.S. foreign policy on Israel. The House leadership initially drafted a resolution condemning anti-Semitism in what was seen as a direct rebuke of Omar. But many progressive Democrats said Omar, one of the first two Muslim Congresswoman in U.S. history, wa…
www.democracynow.org/2019/3/8/its_time_t…

Ilhan Omar in Her Own Words: I Know What Hate Feels Like
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-08
The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a resolution Thursday condemning anti-Semitism, anti-Muslim discrimination, white supremacy and other forms of hate. The vote was 407 to 23, with nearly two dozen Republicans voting against it. The vote capped a week of intense debate among congressional Democrats that began after some lawmakers accused Democratic Congressmember Ilhan Omar of invoking anti-Semitic tropes while questioning U.S. foreign policy on Israel at an event last week. Omar said, "I want to talk about the political influence in this country that says it is OK for people to push for allegianc…
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'Grand alliance' threatens Venezuela
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-08
Capitalist party politics in the United States remains in turmoil. There are investigations into President Donald Trump's alleged collusion with Russia to steal the 2016 elections, and into his corrupt business practices on one side, and Trump's mobilisation of his white racist base on the other. Republicans and Democrats are at each other's throats. Factionalism exists in both parties. | It may seem surprising, then, that almost all Democratic members of Congress are joining with the likes of Donald Trump, Mike Pence, John Bolton and Elliot Abrams in support of the Washington-organised attempt to overthrow the g…
greenleft.org.au/content/%E2%80%98grand-alliance%E2%80%99-threatens-venezuela

School Strike 4 Climate: history, challenges and what's next
kathy_f | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-08
After the milestone School Strike 4 Climate (SS4C) rallies on November 30 last year, the movement faces a critical point. | Describing itself as a "decentralised, grassroots and ambitious" activist organisation, SS4C has certainly breathed fresh energy into the climate debate. However, with its second major action looming, where does it go from here? | One positive to emerge immediately following the November strike was the collective enthusiasm for maintaining participation in direct action. | Rather than resting on its laurels after so spectacularly mobilising more than 15,000 students in 30 cities and towns in…
greenleft.org.au/content/school-strike-4-climate-history-challenges-and-what%E2%80%99s-next

Bolivia: Free, universal health care system launched
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-08
Bolivian President Evo Morales launched the free Unified Health System (SUS) on March 1 to expand health coverage to people who previously lacked any form of health insurance. | The SUS inauguration ceremony was held in the Cochabamba district, where Morales visited a medical centre and delivered new equipment. In his speech, he said universal free health insurance was made possible by Bolivia's economic model, in which state-owned companies provide financial resources for health services. | "Tell us where we have problems," President Morales said, calling for social participation to improve the SUS so as to assu…
greenleft.org.au/content/bolivia-free-universal-health-care-system-launched

The Hanoi summit — Trump-style
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-08
Thousands of journalists from around the world gathered in Hanoi, Vietnam over February 27-28 to cover another historic summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and United States President Donald Trump, which followed their first summit in Singapore in June last year. | Expectations for the meeting were high, and hope for a further step towards peace was great, but ultimately, no deal was made. The Vietnamese government hosted a historic summit, but there was no Hanoi Declaration to signal a permanent peace in the Korean peninsula. | Who broke the deal?: | Trump did. Why? No one knows what was in Tr…
greenleft.org.au/content/hanoi-summit-%E2%80%94-trump-style

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