Saturday, April 20, 2019

Tag: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

‘Solitary confinement is torture:’ Ocasio-Cortez calls for Chelsea Manning’s release

"Chelsea is being tortured for whistleblowing, she should be released on bail, and we should ban extended solitary in the U.S."

‘Tell that to the families in Flint:’ AOC demolishes GOP claim...

New York Congressmember Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shot back with a passionate defense of the Green New Deal.

The ‘scarcity mindset’ and the growing risks of inequality

The only solution, both to alleviating the underlying problem of inequality and countering the energized far right it has produced in so many places appears to be for the left to counter it with a more positive populism of its own.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez grills Michael Cohen, laying out plan to probe...

“In five minutes, this freshman congresswoman just laid out a whole investigative plan for three more topics into Donald Trump’s potentially criminal activities.”

Columnist Thiessen, in calling AOC ‘economically illiterate,’ displays own economic ignorance

After all, while the brief bio at the end of his column doesn’t mention it, the newspaper he writes for is owned by Bezos, Amazon’s founder, CEO and the world’s richest man.

Tread carefully, think big: Impressions on AOC and the Green New...

It will be up to the activist communities she came from to defend the Green New Deal and push for it to become a reality in 2020 and beyond.

Answering the attacks on the Green New Deal

But now it seems that someone in Congress is listening. The Green New Deal is America’s last best chance to get it right.

Ocasio-Cortez & Markey unveil sweeping “Green New Deal” to radically shift...

Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi seemed to mock the proposal on Wednesday, referring to it as a “green dream, or whatever they call it.”

Ocasio-Cortez and Markey introduce anticipated joint resolutions on Green New Deal

"We are going to transition this country into the future and we are not going to be dragged behind by our past.”

America is already socialist, and that’s a good thing

AOC and her colleagues – not Donald Trump and old, white Republican politicians – represent the future.

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‘Not me, us:’ Despite odd criticisms, Bernie Sanders’ 2020 campaign gains momentum

Just a few years ago most of the left internationally would have laughed at the thought that a Jeremy Corbyn in the U.K. or a Bernie Sanders in the United States could become the leaders of these important countries, it now appears that such victories are almost within reach.

Third police officer sentenced to prison for framing black males

“These three police officers from Biscayne Park disgraced themselves and damaged the public’s trust in law enforcement."

Fossil fuel companies are enlisting police to crack down on protesters

State lawmakers across the country are advancing bills to increase penalties for demonstrators who interfere with 'critical infrastructure,' such as pipelines and gas terminals.
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Chomsky: By focusing on Russia, Democrats handed Trump a ‘huge gift’ & possibly the...

The Democrats aren’t going after the real issues. They’re looking for something else – the Democratic establishment.

Following Warren’s announcement, Sanders vows to ban fracking and all new fossil fuel projects

"If we fail to substantially cut the amount of carbon in our atmosphere in under 11 years, the human, environmental, and economic costs will be severe and irreversible."

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