Saturday, September 22, 2018

Progressive Briefing for Friday, September 21

American-made bombs are being used to massacre large numbers of civilians in Yemen, ICE is arresting the sponsors of undocumented children, and more.
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Another tax scam for the rich

It’s another big handout to the wealthy, another huge increase in the federal deficit, and it’s illegal.

Progressive Briefing for Thursday, September 20

Lawsuit filed against officers for false arrest, mosquitoes could spread microplastics, Feds pledge more funds to target violence against Native American women, and more.
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Michael Moore: Senate must take Dr. Christine Blasey Ford seriously & postpone Kavanaugh hearing

On Tuesday night, Senator Grassley said there’s “no reason for any further delay” in the hearing, even if Christine Blasey Ford does not testify.
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‘A matter of life and death:’ Trump admin slashes refugee cap to historic low,...

Monday’s announcement represents the lowest ceiling any president has imposed on the U.S. refugee program since its creation in 1980.

Progressives need a clear strategy for 2020 and beyond – here are 5 guidelines

We have significant numbers. But we need to continue to build our ranks, and mobilize behind a winning political strategy.

Socialism is not a dirty word

Capitalism is a system which in reality centralizes power in the hands of a small few; socialism rejects that political system and seeks to bring about a political and economic order which ends the exploitation and abuses of power.

Progressive Briefing for Wednesday, September 19

Trump slams door on refugees, China sets tariffs on U.S. goods, Kavanaugh accuser goes into hiding after threats, and more.

China retaliates against Trump administration’s new tariffs; puts levies on $60 billion worth of...

Donald Trump vowed to add tariffs to $267 billion more Chinese goods if China retaliated.
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Intercept report reveals Senate ignored federal court employees willing to testify against Kavanaugh

A new report from Ryan Grim for The Intercept has revealed that attorney Cyrus Sanai tried multiple times to reach out to Senators Charles Grassley and Dianne Feinstein on behalf of federal court employees also willing to speak out against Kavanaugh.