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- Nancy Pelosi rips into capitalism, saying it 'has not served our economy as well as it should' She said "our economic system" has helped some people thrive from the "exploitation" of workers and the environment. The same week, Biden tore into surging billionaire wealth as Democrats try to curb inequality in the US. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi assailed elements of American capitalism on Friday, saying that it has let down swaths of Americans and produced widening inequality. "In America, ...


- Voters will have a chance this fall to decide whether to keep the 154-year-old police department or create a new public safety agency. M inneapolis, M inn.— It’s no secret that the Minneapolis Police Department—like many other police departments across the country—has disproportionately brutalized Black communities. The nation caught a glimpse of this brutality last year in the widely circulated video clip that showed George Floyd gasping for air under the knee of a uniformed white ...


- Any politician who puts Pharma profits before the needs of their constituents will lose their jobs. And they will deserve it. On Wednesday, Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-NY) was one of three Democrats who cast a pivotal no vote in the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Rice shamefully voted against giving Medicare the power to negotiate lower drug prices as part of the $3.5 trillion Build Back Better package. Despite the setback, we’re going to win. We’re going to give Medicare negotiating power ...


- Constitution Day is one of our country’s most overlooked holidays, but Sept. 17 should not go unnoticed. The foundational principle of our governing charter is at risk of being forgotten, with disastrous consequences for the American experiment. Recalling it is essential to our national future. With the distance of 234 years, it’s easy to forget the revolutionary nature of the Constitution . Like every country that came before, America’s Founders asked themselves a simple question: Where ...

Source: thehill.com

- Opinion: Can Biden roll back the Reagan revolution? While the people who define today’s Republican Party are defending the Jan. 6 insurrection, working to prolong the pandemic and trying to turn America into a Christian republic, another kind of Republican — the old-school plutocrats who have long controlled the party’s policy agenda — are getting very frightened of the reconciliation bill Democrats are negotiating. They see it as a threat to everything they’ve accomplished over the ...


- In the next few weeks, will have an opportunity to rebrand the as big-government socialists. This is the kind of opportunity which may come once in a lifetime. Every Democratic senator and representative has already voted for the outline of a $3.5 trillion spending bill. No matter what lies they tell back home about being moderates, their names are right there in the Congressional Record. When it mattered, there were no moderate Democrats. The only Democrats serving in Congress were unanimously ...

Source: newsweek.com

- Yesterday afternoon, a trio of conservative Democrats joined every Republican on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, blowing a $600 billion hole in President Biden’s plans to reform Medicare and prescription drug purchasing by way of the Build Back Better Act. Their efforts ultimately failed thanks to some deft maneuvering by the speaker of the House, but the betrayal happened in broad daylight nonetheless. Those three Democrats, you see, had “concerns.” As it turns out, so do I. One ...

Source: truthout.org

- Lawmakers want to put thousands of young people to work to fight climate change. Here’s what that could look like. A week after taking office, President Biden signed an executive order aimed at finding ways to combat climate change. Among the provisions was a directive to figure out how to establish the first-ever Civilian Climate Corps. In July, dozens of Democratic lawmakers sent a bicameral letter to leaders House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer ...


- While AOC was hobnobbing with some of New York’s most elite, outside the Met Gala, Black Lives Matter activists were protesting outside the heavily policed perimeter of the event, speaking out against police violence, evictions, and the absurd show of wealth that the Gala represents. Several of those protesters were brutally arrested and spent multiple nights in jail while the wealthy celebrities inside drank champagne. While Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was mingling with the ultra-wealthy, ...


- Jeff Bezos wants us to believe that allowing billionaires to wield enormous power makes us all better off. Eugene Debs and the Socialist Party, founded 120 years ago this summer, had a very different vision for society: one of empowered workers and freedom from domination. Just call it the summer of billionaires. In July 2021, Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson preened for the cameras before blasting off into space, beating fellow billionaire Elon Musk to the punch. In separate trips, the two ...


- Dennis Kucinich, a former Democratic congressman from Ohio and twice-failed presidential candidate, came up short Tuesday in a bid to regain a job he held more than four decades ago as mayor of Cleveland. Kucinich, 74, finished third in the city’s nonpartisan mayoral primary, from which the top two finishers will advance to the general election in November. Nonprofit executive Justin Bibb was the top vote-getter, followed by Cleveland City Council President Kevin Kelley. “I want everyone to ...


- While some championed the provocation, the congresswoman’s “Tax the Rich” gown drew sharp statements from across the political spectrum. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York arrived at the Met Gala on Monday evening dressed in a custom Brother Vellies ivory wool jacket dress with an organza flounce and the message “Tax the Rich” emblazoned in red across her back. In video footage shot before her arrival, she can be seen making her way to the vehicle that delivered her ...

Source: nytimes.com

- They vote against party leaders, fight for Medicare for All, and invite Democratic Socialists of America to help draft legislation. Meet Rhode Island’s socialist state legislators, Sam Bell and David Morales. In 2018, Senator Sam Bell was the first member of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) to be elected to the Rhode Island General Assembly. Representative David Morales followed in 2020, becoming the youngest Latino state legislator in the country at age twenty-two. Daniel Crowell, ...


- At this crucial juncture, if Biden won't even heed Schumer's urgent advice to give the country an FDR-like push forward—and instead listens to the "go-slow/go-small" warnings of giant corporations and their media—the GOP will win big in 2022. If President Biden fails to act boldly and quickly in improving the material lives of poor, working-class and struggling middle-class Americans of all colors, the right wing is likely to come storming back into power through the 2022 and 2024 ...


- The movement itself has mostly disappeared. But 10 years later, its legacy is everywhere. A decade before United Nations climate scientists issued a “code red for humanity,” the 20-year-old college junior Evan Weber joined several thousand protesters descending on Wall Street to declare a code red for democracy. At the height of the Great Recession, Weber and his generation saw the climate crisis staring them in the face, along with exploding wealth and income inequality, student debt, and ...


- A particular question had been quietly rolling around in my head for years — one that I finally started thinking harder about lately: when did the word "progressive" creep into my news stories? More specifically, I started thinking more about it when I covered an Ohio Democratic congressional primary last month — a primary in which the candidates and voters talked a lot about who was more "progressive" (and whether being "progressive" is a good thing). "If you ask someone that's a little ...

Source: wbur.org

- A major socialist-led grassroots campaign is underway to pass Jamaal Bowman’s Green New Deal for Public Schools — a strategically savvy measure that combines forthright climate action with large-scale investment in working-class schools. Global warming is here, wreaking havoc and terror, and even as children return to school under uncertain pandemic conditions, our public school system — especially in working-class neighborhoods — is, like so much of American infrastructure, a ...


- Joe Manchin’s lobbyist-influenced advice threatens to ruin Democratic chances in 2022. The United States should be allocating a lot more than $3.5 trillion to address fundamental economic, social, and environmental challenges that existed before the coronavirus pandemic hit, and that have only become more consequential over the course of the harrowing last year. “That $3.5 trillion [figure] is already the result of a major, major compromise, and at the very least this bill should contain ...


- The sponsor of a City Council resolution that would make Burlington, Vt., the first city in the United States to endorse a boycott of Israel said he is sending the measure back to committee after a torrent of opposition over the weekend convinced him that it is “a little bit one-sided.” Ali Dieng, an independent member of Burlington City Council, also told the Forward Monday that he now believes his resolution supporting the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions risks increasing antisemitism in ...

Source: forward.com

- Richie Floyd had the best showing of any candidate in St. Petersburg’s August primary. Is it enough for him to win city-wide? ST. PETERSBURG — Democratic socialism changed Richie Floyd’s life before he even knew what that term meant. Growing up in Fort Walton Beach in Florida’s Panhandle, his father was a government contract worker at Eglin Air Force Base. Wages were stagnant and healthcare was poor — until those workers unionized. They got guaranteed raises, better healthcare and ...

Source: tampabay.com