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- Where better to find the love of your life than on a picket line for the heartbreaking 1981 PATCO strike? In 1981, seven months after taking office, former Hollywood actors union leader Ronald Reagan sent his infamous signal to the world that the official attitude of the United States government toward trade unions would henceforth be unremitting hostility. In firing over ten thousand striking air traffic controllers and destroying the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization (PATCO), ...


- If former Ohio state senator Nina Turner wins the Democratic primary for Ohio's 11 Congressional district on Tuesday, a coalition of legislators looking to send out recurring stimulus checks could gain an ally. Democrats have been pushing for recurring payments since the start of the pandemic and on Friday, Representative Ilhan Omar introduced a bill that would provide monthly payments to an estimated 161 million people. Omar endorsed Turner, who has repeatedly called for additional payments, ...

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- Tensions escalated sharply Monday between liberal Democrats and President Biden, as disputes over the end of an eviction moratorium and the fate of the Democrats’ social agenda threatened to upend the Democrats’ delicate center-left alliance. Anger among left-leaning lawmakers centered on Biden’s decision not to extend a directive designed to keep people from losing their housing during the pandemic. White House officials said that despite Biden’s appeals to the Centers for Disease ...


- The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated that not even the most “progressive” elected officials in the U.S. are willing to do what is necessary to meet the needs of the people. August 03rd, 2021 By Daniel Haiphong M embers of Congress departed for a seven-week vacation at the same time that the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) national eviction moratorium expired on July 31. The Squad, a subset of members of the House of Representatives who espouse Bernie Sanders’ policy agenda, ...


- , CNN People prepare to vote early after marching on July 31, 2021 in Cleveland, Ohio. A pair of special election primaries in Ohio on Tuesday will put the spotlight on tough questions facing both parties ahead of next year’s midterm elections. In the state’s heavily Democratic 11th Congressional District, centered in Cleveland, voters are poised to choose between a progressive champion with close ties to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and a moderate county party leader backed by the national ...

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- TUESDAY, Aug. 3, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- When actor Bob Odenkirk collapsed on the set of "Better Call Saul" last week in New Mexico, fans held their breath – and obsessively checked for updates on social media – until word came that he was expected to be OK. "I had a small heart attack," he tweeted on Friday, thanking the doctors who "knew how to fix the blockage without surgery." Few other details about his health were available early this week, but a small heart attack ...


- (CNN) With the relentless wave of voter suppression bills crashing over America, it is deeply disturbing that voting rights are still not regarded by some as a foundational pillar of our nation's infrastructure. Especially now, as our democracy's infrastructure is crumbling. President Joe Biden calls the sweeping bipartisan infrastructure package under consideration by Congress a signal to the world that "our democracy can function, deliver, and do big things." However, for our democracy to ...

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- Managua (AFP) Nicaragua's first couple, President Daniel Ortega and his wife Vice President Rosario Murillo, are both in their 70s but they show no signs of being willing to let go of power. On Monday they announced their joint ticket to stand for reelection -- with Ortega bidding for a fourth successive mandate. Former guerrilla leader Ortega, known as "el comandante" (the commander) for his iron-fisted rule, first held power for 11 years after the 1979 revolution. But it is since his ...

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- Prominent civil rights leaders the Revs. Jesse L. Jackson and William J. Barber II were among about 200 people arrested outside the U.S. Capitol on Monday while protesting for Congress to end the filibuster, protect voting rights and raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. As Capitol Police arrested protesters on the 100 block of Constitution Avenue NE near the Senate Office Buildings, people continued to chant, dance and raise their fists. A Capitol Police spokesperson said 204 people ...


- Among the groups launching campaign is pro-Biden Build Back Together, nonprofit that doesn't have to disclose donors A coalition of progressive organizations and pro-White House groups says it will spend nearly $100 million to launch a campaign this month to promote President Biden 's domestic agenda. The aim of the new push, first reported by the Associated Press and confirmed by Fox News, is to secure passage of two massive government spending bills the president is aiming to push through ...


- Opinion: The Democratic establishment’s attacks on progressives are counterproductive. There’s a better way forward. The Democratic establishment and more center-left elements in the party want to stem the growing power of the party’s progressive left. That makes sense — party factions always want to dominate rival factions. But the establishment’s approach to keeping control is counterproductive and is likely to harm long-term Democratic goals and ideals. There’s a better way being ...


- Every few years, I think about joining the Democratic Socialists of America. And every few years, I end up leaving one of their events shaking my head in disappointment. More often than not, I end up in meetings that have nothing to do with wages, working conditions, and other issues that socialists are supposed to care about. One of the last times I gave DSA a chance, I ended up in a discussion about "Hamilton." The socialists debated whether Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical was "reactionary" or ...

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- Just days out from the closely watched August 3 Democratic primary contest in Ohio’s 11th congressional district, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont headlined a get-out-the-vote rally in Cleveland on Saturday for progressive candidate Nina Turner, whose grassroots campaign is facing an establishment opponent backed by high-profile party leaders and corporate cash . In his keynote speech at the event, Sanders spotlighted Turner’s ambitious policy platform and argued that — if she prevails in ...

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- WASHINGTON — Chicago Cubs outfielder Rafael Ortega put on a show Sunday afternoon at Nationals Park. Ortega hit three home runs and drove in all five Cubs runs in a 6-5 loss to the Washington Nationals. Yadiel Hernández led off the ninth with a homer against right-hander Manuel Rodríguez to give the Nationals the walk-off win. Ortega has been locked in since the All-Star break and is thriving out of the leadoff spot, where he batted Sunday. It was the 43rd time in franchise history a player ...


- Mayoral candidate Eric Adams — who says he’s the far-left socialist "movement" led by Rep. Alexandria in New York — will actually face off against a socialist foe in the general election. Queens public-school teacher , a daughter of Colombian immigrants, has now officially qualified to run for mayor under the far-left "Party for Socialism and Liberation" banner. Rojas gathered more than 3,750 valid signatures through independent petitioning to run in Nov. 2’s general election, said a ...

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- Today, Poland's hard-right government uses the Warsaw Uprising of 1944 for generic nationalist pageantry. But the real insurrectionaries against the Nazis were sharply divided between those who worked to restore the old elite and those who sought real social change. Today’s commemorations marking the seventy-seventh anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising will follow a well-worn script. Dignitaries from the major parties will pay their tributes. The remaining living Home Army (AK) veterans will be ...


- “I’ve definitely been in the trenches with my labor sisters and brothers,” says the candidate, who has a long history of defending unions. If you want to know where Nina Turner is coming from, take a look at where she has been. I got to know the Ohio congressional candidate more than a decade ago, long before she was cochairing campaigns for Bernie Sanders and leading national progressive organizations. Back then, she was an Ohio state senator who was defending labor rights against one of ...


- Stinging from the disappointment of Bernie Sanders loss in the 2016 Democratic presidential primary, supporters pumped millions into the powerful advocacy group Our Revolution to keep the progressive fight alive and prepare for another swing at the White House. But after another defeat in 2020, the 79-year-old Vermont senator is unlikely to run for president a third time. And the organization centered on his fiery brand of politics is undergoing a rebranding. Rather than insisting on ...


- Manufactured ignorance now thrives in a world of interlacing disasters. This age of consuming catastrophes is part and parcel of an age of survival-of-the fittest economics fueled by the rise of right-wing authoritarianism and political extremists. The rule of markets and its legitimating notion of economic Darwinism represents a return to the massive inequalities and culture of cruelty that marked the Gilded Age. This was an era when entrepreneurial pieties were used to legitimize unfettered ...

Source: truthout.org

- After electoral breakthroughs in the 2020 state legislative elections, New York City's Democratic Socialists of America have had a disappointing 2021 so far. But the prospect of more major DSA upsets in the near future keeps getting brighter. For the Democratic Socialists of America’s (DSA) New York City chapter, one of the largest and most influential in the country, it’s easy to view the 2021 legislative cycle as a missed opportunity. Only two out of six city council candidates won their ...