Saturday, May 30, 2020

Tag: socialist

‘Seattle is not for sale:’ Voters rebuke Amazon, re-electing Socialist Kshama...

The re-election victory “has been a major repudiation, not only of Amazon and of Jeff Bezos himself, as the richest man in the world, but also it has been a referendum on the vision for Seattle.”

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

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.

Capitalism’s Crisis Deepens: Essays on the Global Economic Meltdown — (BOOK)

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Abuses that Wouldn’t Exist in a Socialist America

"Our current capitalist-driven inequalities will only be rectified when people realize that a strong community makes successful individuals, not the other way around." Paul Buchheit discusses the few ways we would benefit with a social democracy.

What It Means to be a Socialist

"And at this moment of crisis we need to remind ourselves what being a socialist means." Chris Hedges discusses why the building of a socialist movement is our only hope for the future.

Sanders the Squishy Socialist Should Ax Bogus Label

Bernie Sanders, by any classic measure, is a lousy socialist who should jettison this inflammatory, injurious misnomer. Does embracing “socialism” -- an open-ended, domestic land mine -- not diminish his brilliant career, his growing national esteem and jaw-dropping campaign explosion? If winning the nomination is the goal, then why deliver a flaming torch to every scornful interviewer, partisan Republican, or Hillary defender so they can light up the night sky?

The Most Dangerous Women in America

Is a new party essential if the corporate coup is to be reversed? Kshama Sawant, the socialist on the City Council in Seattle that is up for re-election, certainly thinks so. She is calling for this national party to be formed now.

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Lifting this restriction grants hunters permission to use cruel and inhumane hunting tactics.

Watching American lemmings as they prepare to follow Trump over the cliff

These lemmings see him ignoring the Rule of Law, dismissing the Constitution as being irrelevant.

‘How dare you put our lives at risk’: Pennsylvania Democrat Brian Sims rips GOP...

Sims notes that the Republicans did not let the Democrats know that they had been exposed to the virus, arguing that such a revelation would hurt their argument to reopen the state.

Who are the secret puppet-masters behind Trump’s war on Iran?

A shadowy group stoking U.S. hostility with Iran and the evidence that it is funded by Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

‘Grotesque’: While 41 million people lost jobs due to COVID-19, US billionaires grew nearly...

"This is a grotesque indicator of the deep inequalities in U.S. society."