Dave Id (2019-02-16). Presidential Candidates and Both California Senators Vote No on "Combating BDS Act of 2019" indybay.org United States Senate Bill 1, which included the "Combating BDS Act of 2019," passed with 77 votes on February 5, 2019. Senate Leader Mitch McConnell and Congressional Republicans are looking for bills they think can split democrats. S1 is the first volley in that campaign, attempting to use Israel as the wedge.

Natasha Lennard (2019-02-16). Amazon Pullout Shows What Anti-Capitalist Organizing and Leftist Politicians Can Do. zcomm.org Checks on corporate hegemony and obscene inequality do not happen without pushing the Democratic Party to the left...

IMEMC (2019-02-16). Anti-BDS Bill Passes US Senate. indybay.org The Republican-controlled United States Senate has passed legislation that would allow state and local governments to sanction those who support the BDS movement (Boycott, Divest and Sanctions) against Israel, with a 77-23 vote in favor. The bill will now move to the House of Representatives, currently ruled by a Democratic majority.

Repost (2019-02-16). U.S. Military Invasion of Venezuela is Escalating. indybay.org With the support of Democrats and Republicans, e.g. Pelosi & Trump, the pending invasion of oil-rich Venezuela is escalating, all at taxpayer expense. There are forces opposing it. See https://www.globalresearch.ca/hands-off-venezuela-historic-stance-at-the-united-nations-against-us-imperialism/5668780 . Cuba has provided a detailed description below.

teleSUR (2019-02-16). Bill Officially Recognizes Japan's Ainu As Indigenous People. telesurenglish.net After suffering decades of discrimination, Japan's Ainu minority community will officially be recognized - for the first time - as an Indigenous people, under the country's ruling Liberal Democratic Party-Komeito coalition. | RELATED: | Brazil: President Bolsonaro Deepens Anti-Indigenous Policies | "It is important to protect the honor and dignity of the Ai...

Mairav Zonszein (2019-02-16). How U.S. Politicians Use Charges Of Anti-Semitism As A Weapon. iranian.com Less than 24 hours after Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) sent out tweets implying that AIPAC pays off American politicians to defend Israel, she had already apologized, in response to a swift rebuke from House Democratic leaders. Just like that. Her initial remark that Republican attacks on her for criticizing Israel were "all about the Benjamins [...]

RT (2019-02-16). House Democrats announce 'immediate probe' into Trump's border wall emergency. rt.com Democrats on the US House Judiciary Committee have launched an investigation into the legality of President Donald Trump's emergency declaration, calling it "reckless disregard" of the law based on "misleading statements."

WSWS (2019-02-16). Former FBI deputy director confirms FBI, Justice officials discussed removing Trump. wsws.org In his "60 Minutes" interview, McCabe confirms the existence of a plot within the FBI and Justice Department to overturn the results of the 2016 presidential election.

RT (2019-02-16). 'I'd take the wall down': 2020 hopeful O'Rourke says he'd 'absolutely' knock US-Mexico barrier. rt.com Failed Texas Senate candidate and likely presidential contender Beto O'Rourke said he would "take the (border) wall down," becoming the first potential 2020 challenger to embrace the open borders rhetoric of the Democratic left.

WSWS (2019-02-16). Spanish government falls amid Catalan crisis. wsws.org The major parties are set to run the most right-wing election campaign in Spain since the 1978 Transition to parliamentary rule, under cover of opposing Catalan separatism.

aljazeera (2019-02-16). Nigeria elections postponed by a week. aljazeera.com Electoral commission made the move hours before millions of Nigerians were to start voting in the presidential election.

Michele Greenstein (2019-02-16). Video: 5G Wireless: A Dangerous 'Experiment on Humanity'. globalresearch.ca Scientists, environmental groups, doctors and citizens around the world are appealing to all governments to halt telecommunications companies' deployment of 5G (fifth generation) wireless networks, which they call "an experiment on humanity and the environment that is defined as a ...

RT (2019-02-16). 'Alarming': Trump retweets meme video & Twitter loses its mind. rt.com It is not the first time that President Donald Trump tweets a meme made by one of his supporters, but the video of Democrats reacting to his State of the Union set to R.E.M's "Everybody Hurts" actually got pinned.

Shared by Cherise (2019-02-15). Democrats Are Capitulating to Trump by Approving Border, DHS Funding. truthout.org President Trump declared a national emergency today to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border despite opposition from Congress, after signing the latest spending bill, which includes nearly $1.4 billion to build 55 miles of new border barriers out of steel, far less than the $5.7 billion he requested. Congressmembers Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib issued a statement that they voted against the bill because it gives more funding to Immigration and Customs Enforcement. "That is the right thing to do. We've been pushing for Democrats to do the right thing, to stop playi...

Clara Romeo (2019-02-15). Could This Be the Humane Housing Policy We've Been Waiting For? truthdig.com For decades, U.S. housing policy has neglected homeless people with substance abuse disorders by relying on a treatment-first "linear model" barring them from subsidized or government-supported housing. But a new plan is showing promising results in servicing this overlooked community, and it already has the backing of both Democrats and Republicans. | The Housing First model is radically straightforward: provide homes to the homeless. Unlike other approaches to ending homelessness, the model neithe...

Fight Back (2019-02-15). Tampa Bay students disrupt USF board meeting, demand protections for undocumented students. fightbacknews.org Tampa, FL - The Tampa Bay chapter of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) held a series of protests and a sit-in at the University of South Florida's (USF) main student center on February 12, to pressure the administration to increase protections for immigrant and international students. These protests were a continuation of Tampa Bay SDS's main campaign called, "Immigrants are Here to Stay" in which they demand noncompliance with federal agencies such as ICE, FBI, DHS so that those agencies cannot receive the personal information of documented and undocumented students on campus. | Students held a series of p...

Tyler Durden (2019-02-15). Trump Declares National Emergency to Fund Border Wall. theantimedia.com (ZH) — Now that President Trump has officially declared his plans to declare a national emergency to authorize an additional $7 billion for his promised border wall, political observers will be waiting to see what Democrats and Republicans in Congress do next to try and block the funding. Democrats in both the House and the Senate unanimously oppose the ...

RT (2019-02-15). Meddling, anyone? Pro-Israel groups spent $22 million on lobbying & campaign contributions in 2018. rt.com Pro-Israel lobbyists funneled more than $22 million into the 2018 US election cycle, making the lobby far more active and influential than those aligned with other foreign nations, public records show.

teleSUR (2019-02-15). Spain: Prime Minister Sanchez Calls Snap Elections for April 28. telesurenglish.net Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced Friday that general elections will be held on Apr. 28, which ends an eight-and-a-half month term that began when a confidence motion ousted Mariano Rajoy's government. | RELATED: | Sanchez's Budget Fails, Spain Snap Election Looms | The announcement was made at the Palacio de la Moncloa after holding an extrao...

Ramzy Baroud (2019-02-15). Enough Western Meddling and Interventions: Let the Venezuelan People Decide. counterpunch.org American politicians from the two main parties have finally found something to agree upon: more intervention in Venezuela. "Now, despite (President Nicolas) Maduro, there is hope (in Venezuela)", wrote Democratic Senator, Dick Durbin, in USA Today. "These events (meaning the current political instability in the country) are a welcome development of Latin American nations defending More

Democracy Now! (2019-02-15). Immigrant Activists: Democrats Are Capitulating to Trump by Approving Border, DHS Funding. democracynow.org President Trump is expected to declare a national emergency today to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border despite opposition from Congress, after he signs the latest spending bill, which includes nearly $1.4 billion to build 55 miles of new border barriers out of steel, far less than the $5.7 billion he requested. Congressmembers Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib issued a statement that they voted against the bill because it gives more funding to Immigration and Customs Enforcement. "That is the right thing to do. We've been pushing for Democrats to do the right thing, t...

Natasha Lennard (2019-02-15). Amazon Pullout Shows What Anti-Capitalist Organizing and Leftist Politicians Can Do. theintercept.com New York's old Democratic order — in the vein of Andrew Cuomo and Bill de Blasio — backed Amazon's move, while a new crop of social democrats bucked it.

Democracy Now! (2019-02-15). Public Citizen: Trump's National Emergency Declaration Paves Way for Sweeping Authoritarianism. democracynow.org With one day left to pass a government spending bill before today's midnight deadline to avert another government shutdown, both the House and Senate passed the measure Thursday that came out of the bipartisan conference committee earlier this week. The bill includes nearly $1.4 billion to build 55 miles of new border barriers out of steel, far less than the $5.7 billion requested by President Trump. Democrats quickly condemned the news, and consumer rights nonprofit Public Citizen vowed legal action against him. We speak with Public Citizen President Robert Weissman.

STAFF (2019-02-15). Trump's Latest Power Grab Triggers Calls for Impeachment. truthdig.com While Democrats are preparing to propose a joint resolution challenging President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration in order to obtain funding for a border wall, one legal scholar is among those arguing the time has come to pursue a far more direct and effective method of combating the president's lawlessness: impeachment. | With Trump's national emergency declaration [issued] Friday morni...

Philip Giraldi (2019-02-15). Is Tulsi Gabbard For Real? America Is Ready For A Genuine Peace Candidate. iranian.com The lineup of Democrats who have already declared themselves as candidates for their party's presidential nomination in 2020 is remarkable, if only for the fact that so many wannabes have thrown their hats in the ring so early in the process. In terms of electability, however, one might well call the seekers after the highest [...]

teleSUR (2019-02-15). Trump Declares National Emergency to Fund His 'Racist' Wall. telesurenglish.net President Donald Trump Friday declared a national emergency in a bid to fund his promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border without congressional approval, an action Democrats vowed to challenge as a violation of the U.S. Constitution. | RELATED: | Trump's Wall Already Affecting Mexicans' Daily Lives | The Republican president's move circumventing Congress represented a new...

teleSUR (2019-02-15). AOC Introduces Bill To Block 'Fake National Emergency' by Trump. telesurenglish.net Democrat Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (known by her initials, AOC) and Joaquin Castro have announced the introduction of a new bill, looking to block the national emergency declaration over the United States-Mexico border, announced by President Donald Trump on Friday. | RELATED: | Trump Declares National Emergency to Fund His 'Racist' Wall | Progr...

RT (2019-02-15). 'A Democrat can do it too': Pelosi warns national emergency can be used for gun control in future. rt.com US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said that by invoking a national emergency to build a border wall, Donald Trump would be setting a precedent that would allow a future Democratic president to do the same for gun control.

Nauman Sadiq (2019-02-15). Pakistan: Is Imran Khan's 'Movement for Justice' a Liberal Political Party? globalresearch.ca Although people often conflate democracy and liberalism, there is a fine distinction between politics and culture. A democratic system of governance falls in the category of politics, whereas liberalism as a value system falls under the rubric of culture. | When ...

Sam Adler-Bell (2019-02-15). The Supreme Court Will Decide if Census Citizenship Question Is Legal. Democrats Should Also Work to Block It. theintercept.com House Democrats should use their oversight power to expose the Trump administration's nefarious reasons for asking about citizenship on the 2020 census.

Mehdi Hasan (2019-02-15). Six GOP House Members Who Need to Resign for Anti-Semitism Before Ilhan Omar. theintercept.com Trump wants Ilhan Omar to resign from Congress over purportedly anti-Semitic remarks. Why hasn't Trump asked for these six Republicans to resign, too?

Democracy Now! (2019-02-15). New Interior Sec. David Bernhardt May Violate Trump's Ethics Rule on Lobbyists in His Administration. democracynow.org According to an ethics complaint Public Citizen filed recently with the Interior Department's ethics official and inspector general, President Trump's selection of David Bernhardt as secretary of the Interior Department appears to have violated Trump's executive order barring officials from working on any issues they had lobbied on in the two years prior to joining the administration. The complaint notes Bernhardt lobbied extensively on the Endangered Species Act, most recently on behalf of the Westlands Water District in 2016, when he reported lobbying on "potential legislation regarding the Bureau of Reclamatio...

teleSUR (2019-02-15). Bernie Sanders Offers Support to Ilhan Omar. telesurenglish.net United States Senator Bernie Sanders reached out to Congresswoman Ilhan Omar Tuesday offering support amid criticism from both major political parties, Democrats and Republicans, claiming the progressive freshman lawmaker trafficked in anti-Semitic tropes on Twitter while criticizing U.S. policy on Israel. | RELATED: | 5 Reasons Why Ilhan Omar Is Right About AIPAC | Omar's office confirmed that the congresswoman spoke with Democratic self-proclaimed socialist Senator Sanders, who is Jewish, off...

RT (2019-02-15). Tulsi Gabbard presents bill to stop Trump from pulling out of INF treaty. rt.com Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard has introduced a bill to Congress which would prevent President Donald Trump from withdrawing the US from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF).

aljazeera (2019-02-15). Democrats, groups seek to challenge Trump's emergency declaration. aljazeera.com Trump's national emergency declaration to build a border wall faces uncertain future as groups plan legal challenges.

RT (2019-02-15). Victory, disaster or 'fake'? America divided as Trump signs spending bill while declaring emergency. rt.com President Donald Trump's decision to sign both a national emergency and a spending bill approved by Congress has divided America once more: Democrats are outraged by the emergency, while Trump Republicans hate the bill.

Gary Leupp (2019-02-15). "It's All About the Benjamins, Baby" counterpunch.org Wait. Let me get this straight. First GOP leader Kevin McCarthy threatened two recently elected Muslim women members of Congress with punishment for holding views critical of Israel. On Feb. 11 he stated: "If they [the Democrats] do not take action I think you'll see action from myself. This [criticism of Israel] cannot sustain itself. More

Fight Back (2019-02-14). Black liberation movement impact Chicago's upcoming elections. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL - Rev. David Thornton, pastor of the Sixth Grace Presbyterian Church, welcomed the crowd, February 10. Referring to the program for the event, sponsored by Freedom Road Socialist Organiza-tion (FRSO), he said, "I think that the Freedom Road Socialist Organization has a strategy of building a united front against monopoly capitalism." Recalling his sermon that morning, he added, "This reminds me, this morning, when I shared with the congregation the importance, if you really want to make a difference, to leave the safety of the shore and go into the deep waters. This is certainly an organiza-tion that...

Philip M. Giraldi (2019-02-14). Is Tulsi Gabbard for Real? America Is Ready for a Genuine Peace Candidate. mintpressnews.com The lineup of Democrats who have already declared themselves as candidates for their party's presidential nomination in 2020 is remarkable, if only for the fact that so many wannabes have thrown their hats in the ring so early in the process. In terms of electability, however, one might well call the seekers after the highest office in the land the nine dwarfs. Four of the would-be candidates — Marianne Williamson a writer, Andrew Yang an entrepreneur, Julian Castro a former Obama official, Senator Amy Klobuchar and Congressman John Delaney — have no national profiles at all and few among the Democrat...

Dave Zirin (2019-02-14). Wisconsin Republicans Literally Erased Colin Kaepernick From Black History Month. thenation.com Wisconsin Republicans Literally Erased Colin Kaepernick From Black History Month...

Middle East Eye (2019-02-14). Ilhan Omar's Tweet Storm: 'Criticizing AIPAC Is Not Anti-Semitic'. theantimedia.com Commentators are concerned that any criticism of Israel is now being conflated with accusations of anti-Semitism. (MEE) — It was only a matter of time before the gloves came off. Following the election of Somali-American Ilhan Omar and Palestinian-American Rashida Tlaib into the US Congress in November, the arrival of these two Muslim women in Washington has ...

ACLU (2019-02-14). New Hampshire Is Trying to Stop College Students From Registering to Vote. aclu.org Voting is my right. I shouldn't have to jump through hoops to exercise it. | Growing up, my parents taught me that voting is not only a right, but a privilege. They voted in every local, midterm, and presidential election, and every time they did so they were sure to show me their "I voted" sticker. | As I grew older, they discussed propositions or candidates with me, asking me what I thought and even providing me with sample ballots. My dad and I would talk about why our opinions were the same or different, and what information we were basing those votes on. When 2016 rolled around, I still wasn't old enough to...

Dominique Paul Noth (2019-02-14). Wisconsin Dems struggle to throw off GOP-imposed shackles. peoplesworld.org That was some Christmas present the Wisconsin GOP tried to give new governor Tony Evers — a barbed wire fence to tie him up in a moral conundrum. When they realized the Democrats had defeated the GOP's aging golden boy Scott Walker and swept all statewide offices, the Republicans took advantage of their gerrymander control ...

Human Rights Watch (2019-02-14). DR Congo: Post-Election Killings Test New President. hrw.org | | Police charge supporters of opposition presidential candidate Martin Fayulu who had gathered outside the constitutional court in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, January 12, 2019. | © 2019 Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images) | (Kinshasa) — The Democratic Republic of Congo's new administration should demonstrate its human rights commitment by impartially investigating and prosecuting the killing of at least 10 people by security forces during...

RT (2019-02-14). Deus vult? Almost half Republican voters think GOD WANTED Trump to be president — poll. rt.com Separation of church and state aside, 45 percent of GOP voters share the belief of White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders that Donald Trump's 2016 presidential victory was God's will, according to a new poll.

Fred_F (2019-02-14). How Trump's attacks on Venezuela triggered a revolution in Haiti. greenleft.org.au Chaos reigned in Haiti for a seventh straight day on February 13, as people continue to rise up against President Jovenel MoąØse over his corruption, arrogance, false promises and straight-faced lies. | But the crisis will not be solved by MoąØse's departure, which appears imminent. | Today's revolution shows all the signs of being as profound and unstoppable as the one that took place 33 years ago against dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier and triggered five years of popular tumult. | Despite fierce repression, massacres, a bogus election and three coups d'état, the uprising culminated in the...

Alexander Rubinstein (2019-02-14). Need an Election Meddled With or an Activist Doxxed? Call on These Israeli Spies. mintpressnews.com Israel's special relationship with the United States has given it a free pass for atrocities in Gaza. But, beyond this, in an era of legal gray zones in the area of online disinformation operations, the country's private spy community has been given carte blanche to covertly meddle in a host of nations.

Vijay Prashad (2019-02-14). Why does the United States of America want to overthrow the government of Venezuela? peoplesdispatch.org Since 1998, the United States of America has tried to overthrow the government of Venezuela. What threatened the government of the United States since then was the Bolivarian dynamic set in motion by the election of Hugo Chávez as president of Venezuela that year. Chávez won the elections with a mandate from Venezuela's workers and poor to overhaul the country to tend to their long-neglected needs. | Venezuela, with the world's largest proven oil reserves, had enriched the U.S.-based oil companies and its own oligarchy. Venezuela's key oil minister in the early 1960s (and architect of OPEC—the Organizati...

stuart_m (2019-02-14). The web's world-wide war on democracy. greenleft.org.au Surveillance Valley: The Secret Military History of the Internet
| By Yasha Levine
| Icon Books, £14.99 | As accusations continue to swirl through social media around foreign meddling in Britain's Brexit referendum and the last US election, Yasha Levine's Surveillance Valley is a timely intervention in revealing how undermining democracy has always been the modus operandi of the internet since its inception. | The book's subtitle makes clear its aim to recover the true origin story of the worldwide web as a technology of counterinsurgency, via a potted history of its pivotal innovators. | Among them...

amnesty (2019-02-13). Nigeria: Authorities must uphold human rights during and after elections. amnesty.org The Nigerian authorities must protect people from violence and ensure full respect for freedom of expression, peaceful assembly and association before, during and after the country's upcoming general election, Amnesty International said ahead of the votes scheduled for 16 February and 2 March 2019. | There have been several instances of violence at election campaign rallies in some states in recent months, including the deaths of four people in Kano state in clashes between rival political supporters in December 2018. | "The election-related violence in states such as Kano, Kwara, Kogi, Rivers, Taraba and Bayelsa...

Consortiumnews (2019-02-13). Tulsi Gabbard Is Driving The MSM Crazy. consortiumnews.com The newly minted presidential candidate is serving as a lightning rod for the debate about U.S. warmongering, writes Caitlin Johnstone. By Caitlin Johnstone CaitlinJohnstone.com When Hawaii's Rep. Tulsi Gabbard announced her plans to run in the 2020 presidential election, I predicted that it... Read more →

Democracy Now! (2019-02-13). Venezuela Accuses U.S. of Secretly Shipping Arms After Weapons Found on Plane with Possible CIA Ties. democracynow.org A North Carolina-based air freight company has halted flights to Venezuela following a report by McClatchy linking it to possible arms smuggling. Last week, Venezuelan authorities claimed they had uncovered 19 assault weapons, 118 ammunition cartridges and 90 military-grade radio antennas on board a U.S.-owned plane that had flown from Miami into Valencia, Venezuela's third-largest city. The Boeing 767 is owned by a company called 21 Air based in Greensboro, North Carolina. The plane had made nearly 40 round-trip flights between Miami and spots in Venezuela and Colombia since January 11, the day after Venezuelan...

Peter Greene (2019-02-12). Dear House Democrats: Go Easy on Betsy DeVos. progressive.org I'm not looking for gotcha moments or public chastising of the Secretary, I'm after something larger.

Clio Chang (2019-02-12). Insurgent Candidate Kerri Harris Has a New Job: Lobbyist for the Working Poor. theintercept.com Kerri Harris, the insurgent candidate who lost her primary challenge to Sen. Tom Carper in Delaware, will be taking a new national advocacy director position at Working Hero Action, a nonprofit organization advocating for the earned-income tax credit and other anti-poverty policies. | Harris, a 39-year-old queer woman of color and an Air Force veteran, rose to national prominence when she decided to challenge Carper, a powerful Democrat who had held his seat for three terms, from the left...

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2019-02-12). Indiana Republican-Dominated Senate, House Consider Solar Bills. therealnews.com By Steve Horn | Indianapolis, IN — Bills proposing the expansion of solar power have woven their way into the Indiana Legislature in a major way as the Republican-dominated Senate and House of Representatives begin their second month in session. | Republicans have 40 of the 50 Senate seats to their name in Indiana and another 67 of the 100 House seats, which makes any bill backing solar or renewable energy a long shot. Moreover, as a part-time body which convenes for four months during odd-numbered years and two months on even-numbered ones, Hoosier state legislatures are hard-pressed to pass bills on any g...

Fight Back (2019-02-11). Anti-War protesters say 'No' to Klobuchar presidential bid. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN - A contingent of demonstrators braved the cold and dense snowfall, February 10, establishing an anti-war presence at Boom Island Park, where Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar announced her 2020 presidential bid. | Klobuchar has a long history of voting with Republicans on the issues of foreign intervention and militarism, to include voting "Yea" on bills that imposed economic sanctions on Syria and Iran, added $61 billion to the defense budget, extended the expiration date of the PATRIOT Act, and authorized President Trump to transfer precision guided munitions to the Israeli apartheid regime. She...

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2019-02-11). Support for Israel Divides Democrats, A Division Fomented by Republicans. therealnews.com Republican Senator Marco Rubio pushes a pro-Israel agenda, while new and younger Democrats question US support for the right-wing government in Israel, says Israeli-American journalist Mairav Zonszein

Democracy Now! (2019-02-11). Glenn Greenwald Defends Rep. Ilhan Omar: Criticizing Israeli Lobby & AIPAC Is Not Anti-Semitic. democracynow.org Democratic Congressmember Ilhan Omar of Minnesota is facing criticism today after commenting on a tweet by Glenn Greenwald. On Sunday, Greenwald tweeted, "GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy threatens punishment for @IlhanMN and @RashidaTlaib over their criticisms of Israel. It's stunning how much time US political leaders spend defending a foreign nation even if it means attacking free speech rights of Americans." Rep. Omar retweeted his post and added the line: "It's all about the Benjamins baby." She later named AIPAC as the organization paying American politicians to be pro-Israel.

Democracy Now! (2019-02-11). Greenwald: How Can Democrats Support Trump's Push for Regime Change to Seize Venezuela's Oil? democracynow.org The U.S. and Russia have proposed opposing draft resolutions at the U.N. Security Council as the leadership crisis in Venezuela deepens. The U.S. is calling for elections in Venezuela and for international aid deliveries to be allowed to enter the country. The Russians called out international intervention in the affairs of Venezuela and the threat of foreign military action. The Venezuelan government of Nicolás Maduro is accusing the United States of attempting to stage a coup. We speak to The Intercept's Glenn Greenwald about the actions of Washington and of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.

Democracy Now! (2019-02-08). Ocasio-Cortez & Markey Unveil Sweeping "Green New Deal" to Radically Shift U.S. Off Fossil Fuels. democracynow.org After months of anticipation, Democratic New York Congressmember Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey introduced a resolution for the Green New Deal Thursday, presenting a sweeping plan to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in 10 years, make major investments in public transit and federal jobs, fully transition the U.S. electricity off fossil fuels and codify indigenous peoples' rights to prior consent and approval for decisions that affect them. Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi seemed to mock the proposal on Wednesday, referring to it as a "green dream, or whatever they call i...

Reese Erlich (2019-02-08). Venezuela: Democratic Uprising or U.S. Coup? progressive.org Perhaps the Trump Administration is hoping history will repeat itself, but so far Venezuelans aren't going for it.

Ruth Conniff (2019-02-06). Trump's Long, Weird, Divisive State of the Union. progressive.org Stacy Abrams delivered a smart, cogent, and energetic Democratic response.

Joe Emersberger, The Canary (2019-02-07). Did Venezuela's President Really 'Steal' the 2018 Election from an Unknown Who Didn't Run? venezuelanalysis.com Joe Emersberger examines the mainstream media claims that Maduro "stole" the 2018 presidential election.

Norman Solomon (2018-10-23). On the Democratic Party. zcomm.org Interview on the sequel to a report on how the Democratic party can revitalize and compete in 2018 and beyond...

fernando_santamaria (2019-01-12). More about the connection "seats"/"votes", this time at the Spanish Congress... zcomm.org Something about the connection among "seats" and "votes" at the Spanish Congress. Scroll to "results" and look at the distribution of seats, in relation to the votes at the Spanish general election held in 2015: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2015_Spanish_general_election Unless the data in the English Wikipedia are wrong, which rarely happens, the results are even more frightening: x Read more...

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