2019-04-18: Social Media Postees

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Noam Chomsky Says the Green New Deal Is Exactly the Right Idea
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-04-18
Supporters of the Green New Deal are launching a nationwide tour Thursday to build support for the congressional resolution to transform the U.S. economy through funding renewable energy while ending U.S. carbon dioxide emissions by 2030. Democracy Now! spoke with Noam Chomsky about the Green New Deal and the lessons of the old New Deal in Boston last week. | Amy Goodman: This is Democracy Now! I'm Amy Goodman, with Nermeen Shaikh. We end today's show with the world-renowned linguist, political dissident Noam Chomsky. I spoke to him last week at the Old South Church in Boston. In a moment, we'll hear Noam Chom…
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Noam Chomsky: The Green New Deal Is Exactly the Right Idea
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-04-18
Supporters of the Green New Deal are launching a nationwide tour Thursday to build support for the congressional resolution to transform the U.S. economy through funding renewable energy while ending U.S. carbon dioxide emissions by 2030. Democracy Now! spoke with Noam Chomsky about the Green New Deal and the lessons of the old New Deal in Boston last week.
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Chomsky: By Focusing on Russia, Democrats Handed Trump a "Huge Gift" & Possibly the 2020 Election
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-04-18
As Attorney General William Barr releases Robert Mueller's long-anticipated report into Russian interference in the 2016 election, we speak with world-renowned political dissident, linguist and author Noam Chomsky about what he sees as the political perils of "Russiagate."
www.democracynow.org/2019/4/18/chomsky_b…

Does The Center for American Progress Want to Stop Progressives In 2020?
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-04-18
Is the Center for American Progress really interested in pushing bold progressive ideas for the American people, when they make questionable claims about America's favorite progressive candidate, Bernie Sanders? We discuss the issue with Mike Lux…
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Keep focused on the main fault line of the 2020 Elections
Juan Lopez | peoplesworld.org | 2019-04-18
The main fault line of the 2020 elections is between Democrats and Republicans, not between progressive and moderate Democrats. To be sure, political tremors are being felt on the Democratic side, but that's all they are at this moment. However, how the differences are resolved could well determine whether the political tsunami we hope for …
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Trump Campaign Pulls in Unprecedented Fundraising in First Quarter
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-04-18
President Donald Trump's campaign reported raising $30.3 million in campaign funds in the first quarter of the 2020 presidential race, according to FEC filings. | With the eye-popping fundraising haul, Trump flirts with record-breaking numbers. Only Hillary Clinton collected more in the first quarter of a presidential campaign — $36 million in April 2007 — but $10 million of that came as a transfer from her Senate campaign. Trump's contributions outpaced former president Barack Obama's $26 million in 2007 fir…
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Road to Green New Deal is paved with unity
Blake Skylar | peoplesworld.org | 2019-04-18
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Who are Venezuela's colectivos?
Federico Fuentes | mronline.org | 2019-04-18
The media calls them armed thugs and US Senator Marco Rubio wants them put on the terrorist list, but who are Venezuela's colectivos (collectives)? Green Left Weekly's Federico Fuentes met with some of them to find out. | Source…
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What Might a Green New Deal Look Like?
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-04-18
"Before we can win a Green New Deal, we need to be able to close our eyes and imagine it. We can be whatever we have the courage to see." | That was Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) expressing one of the messages behind an urgent video on climate change released Wednesday by The Intercept. | The video, "A Message From the Future with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez," was produced by The Intercept's Naomi Klein. Narrated by Ocasio-Cortez, the short film is presented as a look back to the present day from a future in which the Green New Deal passed Congress and reshaped America and the planet for the better. | The v…
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"We Can Be Whatever We Have the Courage to See": Molly Crabapple's Art Breathes Life Into Green New Deal
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-04-18
"We can be whatever we have the courage to see." That's the message of a stunning new video released by The Intercept, Naomi Klein and award-winning artist Molly Crabapple Wednesday that imagines a future shaped by the Green New Deal. It's called "A Message from the Future with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez." The film was co-written by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez herself, along with Avi Lewis, the co-founder of The Leap. We speak with Avi Lewis and award-winning artist Molly Crabapple about the power of art to create social change.
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This Earth Day, Beware of Greenwashing
Mallika Khanna | commondreams.org | 2019-04-18
Whenever possible, try to find local alternatives to products created by multinational corporations, since these tend to be the largest polluters. (Photo: Shutterstock) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Irish socialists to commemorate revolutionary republic
| workers.org | 2019-04-18
On Aug. 26, 1921, the bakery and mills in Bruree, County Limerick, were occupied by workers and claimed as Bruree Workers Soviet Mills. "If you remove the English army tomorrow and hoist the green flag over Dublin Castle, unless you set about the organization of the Socialist Republic your efforts . . . | Continue reading Irish socialists to commemorate revolutionary republic at Workers.org
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"A Message from the Future with AOC": New Film Imagines World Transformed by the Green New Deal
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-04-18
As the push for the Green New Deal builds momentum in the United States, The Intercept has released a short illustrated video imagining a future shaped by the progressive environmental movement. It's titled "A Message from the Future with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez." The New York congressmember narrates the film to envision an America that has been transformed by the Green New Deal policies, including a just transition of jobs, Medicare for all, and a total overhaul of the country's energy system. The result is a vision of radical hope and transformation. The film features stunning artwork by award-winning illustra…
www.democracynow.org/2019/4/18/a_message…

Walgreens' New Level of Hypocrisy
Robert Lowes | progressive.org | 2019-04-18
As it continues to sell cigarettes, the pharmacy chain is rolling out a new cosmetics program for cancer patients.
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Top Democrats call for Mueller to testify over his report
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-18
Unhappy with the way the White House is rolling out the redacted version of the special counsel's report to the public, leaders of the Democratic Party want Robert Mueller to testify before Congress. | …
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As Youth-Led Campaign Kicks Off, Poll Shows Majority of Canadians Want a Green New Deal, Too
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-04-18
A new poll shows that the majority of Canadians want a Green New Deal to address the global climate crisis and economic injustice, as a youth-led campaign kicks off in the North American country to demand just that. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Warren, Markey, and Pressley to Join Launch of Sunrise Movement's 250-City Road to a Green New Deal Tour
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-04-18
Three prominent Massachusetts Democrats will join community and labor leaders in Boston Thursday night to kick off the youth-led Sunrise Movement's 250-city Road to a Green New Deal Tour. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Top Democrats Accuse Barr of 'Acting to Protect Donald Trump' Ahead of Mueller Report Rollout
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-04-18
"Bill Barr continues to act like the president's lawyer, not the people's lawyer." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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AG Barr has 'no objection' to Mueller testifying as Democrats say he 'spun' report in Trump's favor
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-18
US Attorney General William Barr has "no objection" to Special Counsel Robert Mueller testifying before Congress regarding his investigations into now-disproven "collusion" between the 2016 Trump campaign and Russian officials. | …
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Why the Democrats collude with Ukraine?
John Knotts | indybay.org | 2019-04-18
Rudy Giuliani's shocking statement that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange could expose a plot between the government of Ukraine and the US Democrats is in fact the tip of the iceberg.
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NXIVM sex cult's alleged illegal political contributions reportedly went to Hillary Clinton
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-18
The NXIVM sex cult is facing allegations that it illegally bundled campaign donations to gain political favor with an unnamed US presidential election candidate and reports suggest that the politician is Hillary Clinton. | …
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'PRESIDENTIAL HARASSMENT!' Trump lashes out at 'greatest political hoax' ahead of Mueller report
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-18
President Donald Trump has savaged Hillary Clinton, the FBI, and the Democratic Party for committing "the greatest political hoax of all time," hours before Attorney General William Barr releases the redacted Mueller report. | …
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Rejecting Barr's 'Whitewash' of Mueller Report, Democrats Demand to Hear from Special Counsel Himself
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-04-18
With President Donald Trump asserting that the Mueller Report fully exonerated him of any wrongdoing, despite its description of numerous instances in which he may have obstructed justice, Democrats and public advocacy groups on Thursday demanded to hear from Special Counsel Robert Mueller himself. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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SF Green Film Festival Presents: "Understanding the Stories Within the Apparel Industry"
San Francisco Green Film Festival | indybay.org | 2019-04-18
Koret Auditorium at San Francisco Public Library: 100 Larkin St, San Francisco, 94102…
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Washington's Biggest Fairy Tale: "Truth Will Out"
James Bovard | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-17
The arrest of Julian Assange has produced rapturous cheering from the American political elite. Hillary Clinton declared that Assange "must answer for what he has done." Unfortunately, Assange's arrest will do nothing to prevent the vast majority of conniving politicians and bureaucrats from paying no price for deceiving the American public.
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The Race Towards Extinction: Climate Change versus the 5G Microwave Technology Roll Out
Richard Gale | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-17
By now, most of us should have come to realize that plant, animal and human life is not eternal on this planet. For several decades atmospheric scientists have been warning that the orgy of anthropogenic release of greenhouse gases, if …
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Hawai'i in Trouble
Evaggelos Vallianatos | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-17
I first visited Hawaii (Oahu and Maui) in the early 1980s. The islands retained some of the glorious beauty of their pre-American life. I remember the mountains in Oahu. They are not tall. They are smooth, green, with deep ridges. It's like the Hawaiian goddess Pele drew her fingers over a soft matter at the…
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A Message From the Future With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Naomi Klein | theintercept.com | 2019-04-17
Today, The Intercept launches "A Message From the Future With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez," a seven-minute film narrated by the congresswoman and illustrated by Molly Crabapple. Set a couple of decades from now, it's a flat-out rejection of the idea that a dystopian future is a forgone conclusion. Instead, it offers a thought experiment: What if we decided not to drive off the climate cliff? What if we chose to radically change course and save both our habitat and ourselves? | What if we actually pulled off a Green New Deal? What would the future look like then? | This is a project unlike any we have done before, cr…
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Nancy Pelosi Takes Control of U.S. Foreign Policy on Brexit With Stark Warning to U.K
Robert Mackey | theintercept.com | 2019-04-17
In Dublin, Nancy Pelosi said Congress would block any trade deal with the U.K. if the British exit from the EU threatens the peace in Northern Ireland.
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National Republicans Bankrolled Lawyer for GOP Congressional Candidate Accused of Election Fraud
Akela Lacy | theintercept.com | 2019-04-17
National Republicans picked up the tab for the legal defense of a North Carolina congressional candidate whose campaign illegally solicited and forged absentee ballots in the state's 9th District, according to disclosures filed with the Federal Election Commission. The attorney has been accused by the North Carolina State Board of Elections of improperly withholding documents that would help expose the fraud. | Financing the legal defense implicates national Republicans in the scandal, but it hasn't stopped them from exploiting it to push new voter suppression laws. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Hous…
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Bernie Sanders' Foreign Policy Vision is Incoherent and Dangerous
Alexander Rubinstein | theantimedia.com | 2019-04-17
(MPN) — Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is now leading the pack of Democratic contenders for the 2020 presidential nomination. In the previous election cycle, Sanders served as an anti-establishment underdog, bucking Democratic orthodoxy with a strong progressive economic message. But this time the field is more crowded with like-minded candidates –"progressives" like Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, …

Bernie Sanders’ Foreign Policy Vision is Incoherent and Dangerous

Liberals furious with Sanders for Fox appearance, but Obama and Clinton get a pass
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-17
Liberal pundits are enraged with Bernie Sanders for his appearance on "destructive" Fox News, and with other Democrats for following suit, all while forgetting Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton did the same to no ado. | …
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Assange 'must answer for what he has done', says Hillary Clinton — who backed devastating wars abroad
Mohamed Elmaazi | thecanary.co | 2019-04-16
Hillary Clinton recently told an audience in New York that Julian Assange "must answer for what he has done". The problem is that, while … | Read more Assange 'must answer for what he has done', says Hillary Clinton — who backed devastating wars abroad | By Mohamed Elmaazi…
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Did The House's New Climate Committee Snub the Sunrise Movement?
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-04-16
The first House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis hearing featured youth climate activists–but not the ones with the Sunrise Movement who demand a Green New Deal…
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Maybe Rich Liberals Don't Hate Sanders Because They Fear He Can't Win, But Because They're Rich
Adam Johnson | fair.org | 2019-04-16
For the New York Times ( 4/16/19), "mainstream Democrats" are found "from canapé-filled fund-raisers on the coasts to the cloakrooms of Washington." | Why does the New York Times take rich liberals at their word that their concern with Bernie Sanders is that he would lose to Trump, rather than the obvious, glaring fact that his election would run counter to their interests? | The New York Times ( 4/16/19) profiled a net…
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Why Won't New York State Take Bold Action on Climate Change?
Sean McElwee | thenation.com | 2019-04-16
Why Won't New York State Take Bold Action on Climate Change?
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Vanishing green shoots and the possibility of another crisis
C.P. Chandrasekhar | mronline.org | 2019-04-16
Governments and central banks that were upbeat about global economic recovery are turning pessimistic. A coordinated fiscal stimulus across nations is the need of hour. | Source…
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Legal Experts Say There's No Justification for Refusing to Release the Mueller Report in Full
Joshua Holland | thenation.com | 2019-04-16
Legal Experts Say There's No Justification for Refusing to Release the Mueller Report in Full…
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Bernie Sanders stuns establishment with Fox News town hall success
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-16
US presidential candidate Bernie Sanders appeared on Fox News for an hour-long town hall special on Monday night — and much to the shock and surprise of Fox and other media, the democratic socialist not only survived, but thrived. | …
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Walking tour brings radical Sydney to life
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-04-16
Key sites of radical struggle in Sydney's history were included in a "Radical Sydney Walking Tour" conducted by historians Rowan Cahill and Terry Irving, and sponsored by Green Left Weekly, on April 13. | Some 60 people enjoyed an afternoon of revelations about the often forgotten progressive history of this city. Cahill and Irving are labour historians at Wollongong University and are co-editors of the highly informative book Radical Sydney. | Starting at First Fleet Park in Circular Quay, the tour traversed…
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How Bernie Sanders' Position On Filibuster Is Needlessly Complicated
Jon Walker | shadowproof.com | 2019-04-15
Senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders (I-VT) responded to blowback following his defense of the filibuster. He called for the return of the "talking filibuster" and suggested his administration would rely on the vice president to ensure his agenda passed under budget reconciliation. | But a "talking filibuster" would not end obstructions and allow more policymaking. Effectively, it would allow more senators to hold the floor for hours, possibly even while they piss themselves or come close to their le…
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Group of Centrist Democrats Undermine Federal $15 Minimum Wage Bill
Michael Arria | shadowproof.com | 2019-04-15
A group of Democrats plans to severely weaken a bill that would raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 an hour by the year 2024. | The lawmakers proposed an alternative piece of legislation that would regionalize a wage increase, establishing a minimum wage floor that would vary by area. | In January, the Raise the Wage Act was introduced in the Senate by Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and in the House by Representative Bobby Scott (D-Va.). | The b…
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Bernie Barnstorms the Midwest
Ruth Conniff | progressive.org | 2019-04-15
"I can understand why people voted for Trump based on what he said. For too long the political establishment did not listen to the needs of working families."
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"Stunning and Revealing" — DCCC Demands Loyalty Oath From Political Consultants
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-04-15
As Jeff Cohen points out, political fear of progressives and corporate power have pushed the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) towards strategies for stopping primary challenges…
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Who Are Venezuela's Colectivos?
Federico Fuentes, Green Left Weekly | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-04-15
Green Left Weekly's Federico Fuentes recently visited Venezuela, and offers his account on the famed "colectivos" who are so demonized by the mainstream press.
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Bill McKibben: Green New Deal Is a Chance to "Remake Not Just a Broken Planet, But a Broken Society"
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-04-15
President Trump signed two executive orders last week to facilitate the approval of pipeline projects at a federal level, limiting states' ability to regulate such projects. The move is intended in part to clear the way for permitting on the northeastern Constitution pipeline, which has stalled after New York invoked the Clean Water Act to reject the project on environmental grounds. We speak with Bill McKibben, co-founder of 350.org and the author of the new book "Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?"
www.democracynow.org/2019/4/15/bill_mcki…

Medicare for All Divides Democrats but Might Unite the Nation
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-04-15
Michael Lighty speaks on Sanders' Medicare for All bill, the corporate-fueled war inside the Democratic Party, and the battle for American minds…
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Episode Two of "Animal Matters": How the Cause Went From the Leftist Fringe to the Trans-Ideological Mainstream
Glenn Greenwald | theintercept.com | 2019-04-15
The cause of animal rights is about far more than just the treatment of animals. It is central to our most pressing global challenges and debates.
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John Pilger: Assange arrest is a warning from history
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-04-13
The glimpse of Julian Assange being dragged from the Ecuadorean embassy in London is an emblem of the times. Might against right. Muscle against the law. Indecency against courage. Six policemen manhandled a sick journalist, his eyes wincing against his first natural light in almost seven years. | That this outrage happened in the heart of London, in the land of Magna Carta, ought to shame and anger all who fear for "democratic" societies. Assange is a political refugee protected by international law, the recipient of asylum under a strict covenant to which Britain is a signatory. The United Nations made this cle…
greenleft.org.au/content/john-pilger-assange-arrest-warning-history

Solidarity protest against new death penalty law in Brunei
AlexBainbridge | greenleft.org.au | 2019-04-13
More than 100 LGBTI activists and supporters attended a rally on April 13 targeting the Royal on the Park Hotel which is owned by the Sultan of Brunei who recently introduced the death penalty for homosexuality, adultery, blasphemy and apostasy. | The rally is the first of many actions to oppose the sultanate's draconian new laws. | Speakers called on people to boycott the hotel to put pressure on the Sultan's business interests and help force the repeal of the draconian laws. | The laws in Brunei have drawn condemnation from across the globe and sparked the grassroots call to boycott the Sultan's hotels. | Speak…
greenleft.org.au/content/solidarity-protest-against-new-death-penalty-law-brunei