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The Serious Left and Bernie Sanders in 2020
Gary Olson | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-01-09
Taking down the Democratic Party is the most important task of the new year. — Danny Haiphong, Black Agenda Report In a recent piece, Ryan Grim poses the question "Can the Bernie Sanders' Campaign Alter the Course of the Democratic Party?" (The Intercept,1/3/2020). Citing evidence from economist Thomas Piketty's new book "Capital and Ideology," it's …

Bernie Sanders Nabs Key Grassroots Endorsement
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-01-09
Pointing to his decades-long commitment to fighting the climate crisis and embrace of a sweeping transformation of the American energy system and economy through a Green New Deal, the youth-led Sunrise Movement on Thursday endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders for president of the United States. | "We believe a Bernie Sanders presidency would provide the best political terrain in which to engage in and ultimately win that struggle for the world we deserve," said Varshini Prakash, found…

Biden and Buttigieg Are Showing How Corporatism and 'the Madness of Militarism' Go Together
Norman Solomon | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-09
There's nothing like an illegal and utterly reckless U.S. act of war to illuminate the political character of presidential candidates. In the days since the assassination of Iran's top military official, two of the highest-polling Democratic contenders have displayed the kind of moral cowardice that got the United States into — and kept it in…

Why Won't Democrats Unequivocally Oppose War With Iran?
Norman Solomon | truthdig.com | 2020-01-09
A crisis of this magnitude demands a forceful response, yet even such putative progressives as Sen. Chris Murphy feel the need to equivocate.

War with Iran Is at Stake — and Democrats' High Jumps Over Low Standards Aren't Helping
Norman Solomon | indybay.org | 2020-01-09
Bowing down to the military-industrial complex…

Trump Is a Reckless and Dangerous Warmonger, But Too Many Democrats Continue to Work Against Peace
Norman Solomon | commondreams.org | 2020-01-09
Former U.S. Senator Wayne Morse (D-Or.) at a peace rally during the U.S. war in Vietnam stands in front of a banner that reads "Napalm use is an atrocity." (Photo: Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics / University of Oregon) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/screen_shot_2020-01-09_at_9.05.21_am.png

Sheep-dogging on Steroids: The New Democratic Party Anti-War Activists
Ajamu Baraka | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-01-09
In the cynical spectacle that is called politics in the United States, the latest insult to the intelligence of the people is the Democrats who are posturing as Anti-war champions in reaction to the Trump Administration's assassination of Qassem Soleimani and the possibility of further attacks on Iran. We are supposed to buy that the …

Sheep-Dogging on Steroids: America's New Democratic Party Anti-War Activists
Ajamu Baraka | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-09
The rhetoric of the Democratic "progressives" only gives cover to the ongoing criminality of the U.S. state and its commitment to permanent war — with congressional approval. | In the cynical spectacle that is called politics in the United States, the …

'The assassination of Qasem Soleimani was an act of war'
Michael Arria | mronline.org | 2020-01-09
On January 5, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rep. Barbara Lee announced that they are introducing a War Powers Resolution in the House. The legislation would remove U.S. forces from any conflict with Iran that hasn't been granted congressional approval and is a companion to a Senate resolution that was introduced by Sen. Tim Kaine […] | Source…

Democrats Need to Rip Off the Mask of Timidity and Impeach Trump on All Counts
Ralph Nader | commondreams.org | 2020-01-09
A child participant seen during the rally. Dozens of protesters take part in a rally called "Swarm the Senate" in the Hart Senate Office Building urging action to "impeach, remove, indict and jail" President Trump. (Photo: Michael Brochstein / Echoes Wire / Barcroft Media via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/impeach_trump_for_all_of_it.jpg

India's Democracy Is Facing an Existential Threat
Prof. Vijay Prashad | asia-pacificresearch.com | 2020-01-09

Democrats Move to War Powers Vote as Iran Tensions Escalate
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-01-09
As the Trump administration on Wednesday reportedly pressured lawmakers behind closed doors to not debate or even discuss the legality of unilateral military action against Iran, Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the House will vote Thursday on a War Powers Resolution aimed at curbing President Donald Trump's ability to attack Iran without congressional approval.

S.F. Rep Pelosi Postponed Vote on War Powers Act
Register Peace & Freedom or Green | indybay.org | 2020-01-09
San Francisco Representative Nancy Pelosi postponed the urgently needed vote on a War Powers Resolution to prevent a US war against Iran. And Top House Democrats want to abandon any vote on a War Powers Resolution. See | www.commondreams.org/news/2020/01/08/kicking-can-next-week-irresponsible-progressives-rebuke-pelosi-delaying-iran-war

ROCKETS Fired At US In Iraq, US Contractor Was 'Counterintelligence' & US/Iran Gov Coordination?
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-01-09
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (1/8/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Donald Trump's Reckless Gamble with Iran Distracts from His Domestic Political Problems
Prof Rodrigue Tremblay | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-09
"Don't let Obama play the Iran card in order to start a war in order to get elected. –Be careful Republicans! Donald Trump (1946- ), 45th American president and hotel and casino owner, (statement made in a tweet, on Mon., …

No War with Iran! Castro Valley Protest
Moveon | indybay.org | 2020-01-09
Intersection of Castro Valley Blvd. and Redwood Road, Castro Valley 94546…

No War With Iran! Protest Vigil in Mountain View
MoveOn, Indivisible, Others | indybay.org | 2020-01-09
Gateway Park, intersection of W. El Camino Real and Castro Street, Mountain View, CA 94040…

Democracy in America: Six Lessons to Live By in 2020
Thomas M. Magstadt | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-09
The start of a new year and a new decade is normally an occasion for reflection, but there is nothing normal about 2020. America will decide whether or not to give Donald Trump four more years in the White House. The choice voters make will be historic. Quite possibly a tipping point. What follows are some lessons,…

Andrew Bacevich: Trump Sparked "Unnecessary Crisis" by Killing Soleimani, Barely Avoiding War
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-01-09
President Trump vowed on Wednesday to hit Iran with new sanctions but appeared to pull back from taking any new military action. Tension between the two countries soared after the U.S. assassinated Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani at the Baghdad International Airport last week. Early on Wednesday, Iran retaliated by firing 22 ballistic missiles at military bases in Iraq housing U.S. forces, but no one was injured in the attack. Iran had warned the Iraqi government about the strike in advance. Two small rockets also later hit the Green Zone near the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. During a televised address on Wednesda…

Andrew Bacevich: The U.S. Needs to Abandon "Militarized Approach" to Middle East and Build Peace
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-01-09
We continue our conversation with Andrew Bacevich, president and co-founder of the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. He is a retired colonel, Vietnam War veteran and author of, most recently, of "The Age of Illusions: How America Squandered Its Cold War Victory." Bacevich says the crisis with Iran, sparked by President Trump's assassination of top general Qassem Soleimani, is just the latest in a long series of ill-advised American actions in the Middle East. "The only conceivable way for us to begin to extricate ourselves from this terrible mess in the region … is to abandon this militarized approac…

The US Propaganda Machine Justifies the Assassination of Qassem Suleimani
Andre Damon | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-09
Over the past two days, millions of people have marched in cities throughout Iran and Iraq to condemn the killing of Qassem Suleimani. The response to the assassination contradicts the narrative constructed by the Trump administration, the Democratic Party …

John Kerry Did It
Ann Garrison | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-09
The Democratic National Committee's scapegoating began early in 2016, months before wall building, climate change denying, health care abolishing, tax dodging, spewing demagogue Donald Trump surprised everyone including himself by taking the White House. First Wikileaks elected Trump by releasing …

Uyghurs & Other Muslim Minorities Forced into Labor Programs to Work in Chinese Factories
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-01-09
In China, a shocking new exposé has revealed that Chinese authorities are systematically forcing Muslims — mostly Uyghurs and Kazakhs — into labor programs to supply Chinese factories with a cheap and compliant workforce. The New York Times investigation, based on official documents, interviews and visits to the far-western region of Xinjiang, reveals a sweeping program to push poor farmers, villagers and small traders into sometimes months-long training courses before assigning them to low-wage factory work. The programs work in tandem with indoctrination camps where an estimated 1 million adults fro…

Uber and Postmates sue to block California law protecting gig workers
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-01-09
SACRAMENTO (PAI)–Two big "gig economy" firms, "ride share" giant Uber and the courier company Postmates, are battling California's new labor-backed law banning the company misclassification of workers, especially Uber and Lyft drivers and other "gig" workers, as "independent contractors." And Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom, the state AFL-CIO, pro-worker groups, state Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D) …

Israel Forms Committee To Boost Colonialist Activities In Occupied West Bank
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2020-01-09
Israeli Defense Minister, Neftali Bennet, has formed a special committee tasked with boosting and strengthening the colonialist activities on Palestinian lands in the occupied West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem. Israeli daily Haaretz has reported that Naftali's "Task Force" aims at legalizing the colonialist outposts, which were built on Palestinian …

How Supportive of a Democratic Iraq Can We Claim to Be Now?
Jerad W. Alexander | thenation.com | 2020-01-09
How Supportive of a Democratic Iraq Can We Claim to Be Now?

War with Iran Is at Stake
Norman Solomon | zcomm.org | 2020-01-09