2019-03-20: Social Media Postees

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American Empire Killed the Prospect of Peace
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-03-20
"Veni, Vidi, Vici," boasted Julius Caesar, one of history's great military captains. "I came, I saw, I conquered." | Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton echoed that famed saying when summing up the Obama administration's military intervention in Libya in 2011 — with a small alteration. "We came, we saw, he died," she said with a laugh about the killing of Muammar Gaddafi, that country's autocratic leader. Note what she left out, though: the "vici" or victory part. And how right she was to do so, since Washington's invasi…
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The Time Has Come for Democrats to Impeach Brett Kavanaugh
Elie Mystal | thenation.com | 2019-03-20
The Time Has Come for Democrats to Impeach Brett Kavanaugh…
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Why Students of Color Are Stepping Up to Lead Climate Strikes
Leanna First-Arai | zcomm.org | 2019-03-20
The youth-led movement builds on the momentum of the increasingly Black and Brown leadership behind the Green New Deal…
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With Help of Democrats, Regulators Move to Gut 'Last Line of Defense' Against Wall Street Gambling
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-03-20
"We can expect Too Big to Fail banks to get riskier and have less of a cushion to guard taxpayers from bailouts," said Rep. Katie Porter | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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What Republicans and Billionaires Really Mean When They Talk About 'Freedom'
Thom Hartmann | commondreams.org | 2019-03-19
Right-wing Tea Party protesters demonstrate in front of the Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on April 6, 2011 urging for government spending cut. (Photo: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Bernie Sanders Makes the Case for His Electability
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-03-19
WASHINGTON — Bernie Sanders spent much of 2016 talking of revolution. In 2019, he's turned to a subject that's a bit more pragmatic: electability. | As he revs up his second presidential campaign, the Vermont senator and his supporters are putting his case for winning the general election at the center of the argument. The emphasis is meant to aggressively confront the perception that Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist, is too liberal to win over the coalition needed to win the White House. That question dogged Sanders' campaign for the Democratic n…
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The Green New Deal: A Strategy for a More Equal United States
Jeremy Brecher | commondreams.org | 2019-03-19
Workers look out at wind turbines at the Alpha Ventus offshore windpark on April 28, 2010 in the North Sea approximately 70km north of the German coast. Alpha Ventus, which is a pilot project between energy producers E.On, Vattenfall and EWE, officially began operation the day before and will deliver 60 Megawatts of power from its 12 turbines. It is also Germany's first offshore windpark. (Photo: Sean Gallup/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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PATRICK LAWRENCE: Why the Dust Won't Settle After Mueller's Report
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-03-19
It won't be "full and thorough" and Democrats will continue to look for political payoff from Russia-gate, writes Patrick Lawrence. By Patrick Lawrence Special to Consortium News Last week gave us mounting indications that Robert Mueller has finished his two-year… Read more ?…
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Trump Admin Economy Report Urges 'Protecting' US From Socialism
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-19
The United States administration chastised socialism and the Democrats' Medicare for All proposal, praising the benefits of capitalism rapturously, as well as its own tax cuts in the annual "Economic Report of the President." | RELATED: | US Officials Intervene in South Africa's Land Reform Debate | With the 2020 presidential race on the horizon, U.S. Pr…
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Trillion Dollar Wall Street Bailouts, Bernie Sanders, and the Washington Post
Dean Baker | commondreams.org | 2019-03-19
Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) during a hearing on Capitol Hill, January 16, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla / Getty) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Cory Booker Gets Real, Hits "Senators" for Bragging About Pot Use While Drug Charges Still Dog Regular People
Robert Mackey | theintercept.com | 2019-03-19
Sen. Cory Booker criticized the lighthearted way that two of his rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination joked about their past use of marijuana.
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The US's Senior Generals Find No Exits From Endless War
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2019-03-19
"Veni, Vidi, Vici," boasted Julius Caesar, one of history's great military captains. "I came, I saw, I conquered." | Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton echoed that famed saying when summing up the Obama administration's military intervention in Libya in 2011 — with a small alteration. "We came, we saw, he died," she said with a laugh about the killing of Muammar Gaddafi, that country's autocratic leader. Note what she left out, though: the "vici" or victory part. And how right she was to do so, since Washington's inv…
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'A Poll Tax By Any Other Name': Florida GOP Undermines Newly-Restored Voting Rights For 1.4 Million People
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-03-19
Four months after celebrating Florida voters' approval of Amendment 4, restoring voting rights to residents with felony convictions, civil rights advocates on Tuesday slammed state Republicans for passing a bill that would severely undermine the new law. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Fulfilling Vow to Run 2020 Campaign Differently, Sanders Campaign Claims 70% of Top Leadership Now Women
Jon Queally, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-03-19
Facing previous criticism that his campaign team during his 2016 presidential run was "too white" and "too male," Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) received praise on Tuesday after it was reported his campaign has hired a diverse slate of high-caliber women for key posts on his 2020 leadership team. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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2 US probes scrutinizing how Boeing 737 MAX got green light with 'flawed' flight system — report
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-19
Days after media reported that the troubled Boeing 737 MAX 8's certification lacked proper oversight and analysis, two US departments are looking into how the new jet was allowed to fly with a suspect flight control device. | …
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Congestion Pricing Is New York's Green New Deal
Charles Komanoff, Jeff Blum | thenation.com | 2019-03-18
Congestion Pricing Is New York's Green New Deal…
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The Attack on Ilhan Omar and Pelosi's Unconditional Support for Israel
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-03-18
Nancy Pelosi pledged support for Israel "even if the Capitol crumbles," as major Democratic Party funder and pro-Israel advocate Haim Saban looked on — our panel discusses anti-Semitism, Israel and the Democratic Party with Jacqueline Luqman, Jeff Cohen and host Paul Jay…
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Video: As Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro Prepares to Meet Donald Trump, His Family's Close Ties to Notorious Paramilitary Gangs Draw Scrutiny and Outrage
Glenn Greenwald | theintercept.com | 2019-03-18
One of the largest and most important countries in the world is now in the hands of a family closely linked to mafiosos, death squads, and murder.
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Illinois votes to teach 'LGBT history' to schoolchildren, Republicans furious
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-17
The Illinois House of representatives has voted to require the teaching of 'LGBT history' to elementary school students in the state. Republican opponents have called the measure "indoctrination." | …
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"No War for Oil" as Thousands March Against US Intervention in Venezuela
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2019-03-17
As part of an international day against US intervention in Venezuela, a mobilization in Washington, DC with speakers Daniel Ellsberg and Jill Stein emphasized that Trump is only interested in Venezuela's resources, not in its human rights…
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Unfunny disabilities-friendly comedy
barry_h | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-17
Tout le Monde Debout (Rolling to You) | Directed by Franck Dubosc | Starring Franck Dubosc, Alexandra Lamy, Elsa Zylberstein | Showing as part of the French Film Festival across Australia in March and April | Remember Pretty Woman back in 1990 where rich guy Richard Gere raced off fallen-woman sex worker Julia Roberts? | Remember how repulsive that was? Well here's a French variation where a sleezy misogynist rich guy falls for a woman in a wheelchair. He fakes being disabled so he can get her into bed. | Can you see the comic possibilities here? Ac…
greenleft.org.au/content/unfunny-disabilities-friendly-comedy

Trump and GOP Steeped in Corruption, as Corp. Dems Push Cold War Fever
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-03-17
Our weekly roundup panel looks at the fracture lines in the Republican Party and the corporate Democrats continue their frenzy about Russia — with Jacqueline Luqman, Jeff Cohen and host Paul Jay…
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A deceptively gentle story of class and betrayal
barry_h | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-17
Un Amor Impossible (An Impossible Love) | Directed by Catherine Corsini | Starring Virginie Efira, Niels Schneider, Jehnny Beth, Estelle Lescure, Ambre Hasaj & Sasha Alessandri-Torrès Garcia | Showing as part of the French Film Festival across Australia in March and April | This film is based on the controversial novel by Christine Angot, one of France's angriest public intellectuals. The story is plainly autobiographical and leaves no painful fact unrevealed. | Beginning in the 1950s, it covers the 50-year long, difficult love relationship between a…
greenleft.org.au/content/deceptively-gentle-story-class-and-betrayal

NPR's Source on Mosque Murders Can't Recall People Ever Being Murdered in a Mosque Before
Jim Naureckas | fair.org | 2019-03-16
NPR's Morning Edition ( 3/15/19) turned for commentary on the Christchurch massacre to a source who couldn't remember people ever being murdered in a mosque before. (cc photo of Jonathan Greenblatt by JD Lasica) | On NPR's Morning Edition ( 3/15/19), Jonathan Greenblatt, the director of the Anti-Defamation League, was interviewed by host David Greene about the mass murder of 4…
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Kurdish women fighters brought to life on the big screen
barry_h | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-16
Les filles du soleil (Girls of the Sun) | Written & directed by Eva Husson | Starring Golshifteh Farahani, Emmanuelle Bercot, Erol Afsin, Evin Ahmad | Showing as part of the French Film Festival across Australia in March and April | This is a war film unlike any other that you will see, written and directed by a woman, focusing on a squad of the Kurdish autonomous women's protection units (YPJ). The systematic female enslavement and mass rape by ISIS are its subject matter. | Co-starring Iranian actor Golshifteh Farahani and France's Emmanuelle Berc…
greenleft.org.au/content/kurdish-women-fighters-brought-life-big-screen

Democrats and Death Squads in Venezuela
Lucas Koerner, Venezuelanalysis | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-03-15
Top Democrats march lockstep behind Trump's coup in Venezuela, rehabilitating war criminal Elliott Abrams.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14390

ICE's 'Bait and Switch' Policies Tear Apart Families for Following the Rules
ACLU | aclu.org | 2019-03-15
Wanrong Lin went to his green card marriage interview and proved he was married to a U.S. citizen. ICE deported him anyway. | On Nov. 20, 2018, Wanrong Lin was stranded at an airport in Shanghai, China, almost 7,000 miles away from his wife, kids, and home in St. Mary's County, Maryland. He found himself wandering China — with no money, no cell phone, and no goodbyes exchanged — after Immigration and Customs Enforcement illegally arrested and deported him when he and his wife showed up for his "marriage interview." Alone back at home for weeks, Lin's wife, Hui Fang Dong, tended to their three children…
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Lee Camp Hits Hard on MSNBC's Rick Tyler's Cheap Shots at Sanders and Socialism
Nick Rehwaldt | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-15
If you want to be anything other than a center-right news station that happens to tell marginally more facts than your coked-out alternative, then don't have Rick Tyler, the person tasked with making Ted Cruz appear human, tell us why Bernie Sanders isn't a tenable solution.
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Venezuela's power grid disabled by cyber attack
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-15
An electricity blackout has affected most of Venezuela for several days after an alleged cyber attack crashed the country's main electricity generator, the Simon Bolivar Hydroelectric Plant in Bolivar State, commonly known as the Guri Dam. | Starting around 5pm on March 7, the outage affected 70% of the country, with only several eastern states unaffected. By the morning of March 9, power had been restored to most of Caracas and to central states such as Miranda, Aragua and Carabobo, when a second major outage took place — the result of a renewed cyber attack, according to Venezuelan authorities. | Power wa…
greenleft.org.au/content/venezuela%E2%80%99s-power-grid-disabled-cyber-attack

Venezuela: Behind the US aid convoy
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-15
One month after declaring himself the "legitimate president of Venezuela", Juan Guaidó attempted to provoke a crisis on February 23 by forcing United States' humanitarian aid across the Venezuela-Colombia border. | One of the aid trucks was burned and the Venezuelan government was condemned around the world. | On March 9, the New York Times published a story that questioned this claim. The headline read "Footage contradicts US claim that Maduro burned aid convoy". The footage confirmed that the truck was lit by a Molotov cocktail thrown by an anti-government supporter. | What really did happen on the Venezue…
greenleft.org.au/content/venezuela-behind-us-aid-convoy

Low wages: 'A deliberate design feature'
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-15
In an interview with Sky News on March 8, finance minister Matthias Cormann said, "The whole reason why it is important to have flexibility in the labour market … is … to ensure that wages can adjust in the context of economic conditions, is to avoid massive spikes in unemployment … That is a deliberate design feature of our economic architecture." | As has been frequently pointed out, wages in Australia have been virtually stagnant for years, even in the face of surging profits. | The fact has been criticise…
greenleft.org.au/content/low-wages–deliberate-design-feature

A Foreign Policy Platform for the Congressional Progressive Caucus
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-03-15
What would a progressive foreign policy platform look like? Democrats, unlike Republicans, have no coherent perspective on foreign policy. Summary of an event convoked by Rep. Ro Khanna to "Chart a Progressive Foreign Policy for the Trump Era and Beyond"
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More Indonesian troops sent to West Papua
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-15
According to the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP), an additional 650 Indonesian commandos were deployed along with an extra 2000 troops on March 12 to the Central Highlands of West Papua to fight the West Papua National Liberation Army. | The Indonesian government has been blocking all emergency food, water and medicines supplied by local churches and NGOs to the central highland districts of Nduga, Kenyam, Yigi, Mbua, and Mapunduma for the past three months. | The ULMWP said the 650 additional commandos have been deployed to "hunt and kill West Papuan freedom fighters" and "eliminate the indepen…
greenleft.org.au/content/more-indonesian-troops-sent-west-papua

Malaysian socialists warn of rise of racism
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-15
The Malaysian Socialist Party (PSM) contested the Semenyih by-election in the state seat of Selangor on March 2. Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate Zakaria Hanafi defeated Pakatan Harapan (PH) candidate Muhammad Aiman Zainali. Green Left Weekly's Alex Salmon spoke to PSM's campaign media coordinator Nalini Elumalai about the campaign and result. | What is PSM's assessment of this result and its wider implication for Malaysian politics? | PSM accepts the fact that we have lost. Though painful, the outcome reflects the state of the country's political situation, where voters are still not ready to accept third force r…
greenleft.org.au/content/malaysian-socialists-warn-rise-racism

Labor's reproductive health pledge a win for activism
kathy_f | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-15
On International Women's Day, March 8, 57 countries signed on to a United Nations' statement calling for universal sexual and reproductive healthcare, including access to safe abortions, and comprehensive sexuality education. | Australia was not one of the signatories. | Two days before, federal Labor announced its national reproductive and sexual health strategy. If elected in May, it has committed to improve public hospital access to abortion services; support general practitioners to provide medical abortion; fund an abortion referral line and a public hospital reproductive health hub (including abortion servi…
greenleft.org.au/content/labor%E2%80%99s-reproductive-health-pledge-win-activism

Australia pays Indonesia to detain refugees
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-15
Refugee Action Collective organised a forum on refugees in Indonesia on March 4. | Mozhgan Moaref, a co-founder of the Refugees and Asylum Seekers Information Centre in Jakarta, spoke by video link. She said some of the refugees are living in detention, others are in "community housing" provided by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), while yet others are homeless and living on the street. | Those living in community housing are subject to a curfew and some have protested about bad treatment, extortion and torture. Homeless refugees have held protests demanding housing. Some have even asked to be p…
greenleft.org.au/content/australia-pays-indonesia-detain-refugees

Yemen: US and UK arms killed, injured civilians in Saudi-led attack
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-15
As Yemen faces the world's worst humanitarian crisis, a major new report has documented the role that the United States and Europe have played in the deaths of hundreds of civilians in the Saudi- and UAE-led war on Yemen. | A group of organisations, including Mwatana for Human Rights, a Yemen-based human rights organisation, released the damning report on March 6. It claimed that between April 2015 and April 2018, 27 coalition attacks killed at least 203 civilians an…
greenleft.org.au/content/yemen-us-and-uk-arms-killed-injured-civilians-saudi-led-attack

Corruption is killing our rivers
kathy_f | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-15
The ABC 4 Corners program "Pumped", which screened on July 24, 2017, showed that far from saving the river system, the implementation of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan has created a financial windfall for a select few. | Political corruption and fraud have been a part of the process from the beginning, ensuring that big irrigators, who are also National Party donors, have been the major beneficiaries of the extra environmental water being returned to the river. Water speculation has been encouraged. Environmental water purchases have ended up as simply a…
greenleft.org.au/content/corruption-killing-our-rivers

IWD split over transgender inclusion
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-15
The split in the grassroots women's liberation movement was on display when two rallies to mark International Women's Day (IWD) were held on March 9. Each attracted around 100 people. | The first was held at Emma Miller Place, the site of last year's rally. It was organised by the collective that had organised the 2018 rally and was reported by Green Left Weekly here. It attracted 300 people despite rainy weather and controversially featured transphobic statements and signs and a performer known for her public host…
greenleft.org.au/content/iwd-split-over-transgender-inclusion

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…
www.democracynow.org/2019/3/14/impeachin…

'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…
greenleft.org.au/content/our-feminism-anti-racist-and-internationalist

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

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…
greenleft.org.au/content/who-ordered-murder-marielle-franco

WestConnex ground slippage another headache for Berejiklian
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-14
Satellite imaging analysis released for the first time on March 13 shows much greater ground settlement and potential property damage from WestConnex tunnelling than predicted by the NSW Coalition government and the environmental impacts statements for the project. | The data from tech start-up Otus Intelligence Group shows tunnelling for the controversial toll road has damaged homes and land up to 300 metres away from construction sites. Previously the government claimed the zone of influence was only 50 metres. | Of particular concern is the land beneath the gas tanks at Sydney Airport's international terminal,…
greenleft.org.au/content/westconnex-ground-slippage-another-headache-berejiklian

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

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…

Residents protest seizure of Buruwan Park for WestConnex
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-14
Residents gathered in leafy Buruwan Park in Annandale on March 4 to protest the park's destruction by NSW Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) as part of the controversial $17 billion WestConnex tollway network. | Speakers condemned the planned destruction of the park and its historic fig trees, and reveal the disastrous air pollution and community destruction effects of WestConnex. | NSW Greens MP for Balmain Jamie Parker detailed the current state of the campaign against WestConnex to the audience. He explained that Stages 1 and 2 of the WestConnex project are well under way. | Stage 3A, which involves a huge tunn…
greenleft.org.au/content/residents-protest-seizure-buruwan-park-westconnex

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.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/03/14/sover…

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

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…
greenleft.org.au/content/rally-opposes-christmas-island-plan

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