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Ole Olson58,172*On July 15th, donate $15 in support of a $15 minimum wage.* After donating, send out a Google+/Twitter/Facebook/Instagram post with the hashtags #Bernie2016 and #FeelTheBern http://berniemoneybomb.com/ Since this is primarily being organized by the * SandersForPresident* community on Reddit  (http://www.reddit.com/r/SandersForPresident/), please use the donation link: http://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/reddit-for-bernie _Yes, that link is legitimate. All funds go to the Campaign. In fact, it was the campaign itself that created the page for our personal use._ Note- If you are also on Facebook, here is the event to share on there too: http://www.facebook.com/events/366889300167169/Bernie Sanders Money Bomb! Donate $15 on July 15th to support a $15 minimum wage2015-07-15 07:00:00112  
Sensible Politics3,501+Lavi Soloway, founder of +The DOMA Project and the *first immigration attorney in history to secure a green card for a same-sex couple*, joins Sensible Politics for a live Q&A hangout about the recent Supreme Court DOMA ruling.  Also joining us will be @110949167637163569160 and @105322992199079490987 who were on their way to a scheduled deportation hearing in NY last Wednesday just as the DOMA decision came down. @110111513300908009168 , who will be joining us as well and interns for the law firm Masliah & Soloway, rushed the ruling over to court house. The judge then after reading the ruling dismissed the case! See +The Rachel Maddow Show coverage of the story here http://nbcnews.to/12hnWxp Read about it in the the +The New York Times here http://nyti.ms/19PUWpl and on +Business Insider here http://read.bi/11ZbEKi +Cynthi S., +David Bee and +Luke Mulvey will be joining us from Sensible Politics. The Google+ Hangout is viewable on this event page. Ask questions before or during the event by posting a comment here.   Gay Married Man in Florida Is Approved for Green Card NYT - http://nyti.ms/12xvjnP http://www.domaproject.org/ www.sensiblepolitics.orgDiscussion on the DOMA ruling and what this means for immigration and same-sex couples2013-07-02 18:00:0034  

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2016-12-02 11:04:38 (24 comments; 18 reshares; 59 +1s; )Open 

We are the new media. Make sure your voice is heard!
...I asked Sanders what he did to warrant a full 20 seconds of coverage on ABC, and he threw his head back, laughing out loud. “We had the misfortune of actually trying to talk about the problems facing America and providing real solutions,” he said.


#SpeakUp #FightBack

Most reshares: 40

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2016-11-30 03:28:18 (10 comments; 40 reshares; 75 +1s; )Open 

Bernie Sanders Goes On The Warpath As Trump Nominee Signals Cuts To Social Security
Sen. Sanders: “Donald Trump asked workers and seniors to vote for him because he was the only Republican candidate who would not cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid – programs that are of life-and-death importance for millions of Americans. Now, he has nominated a person for secretary of Health and Human Services, Rep. Tom Price, who has a long history of wanting to do exactly the opposite of what Trump campaigned on. Rep. Price has a long history of wanting to cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. What hypocrisy! Mr. Trump needs to tell the American people that what he said during the campaign were just lies, or else appoint an HHS secretary who will protect these programs and do what Trump said he would do.”

#fight #Bernie2020

Most plusones: 113

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2016-12-09 21:17:20 (0 comments; 6 reshares; 113 +1s; )Open 

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2017-01-18 22:15:02 (6 comments; 3 reshares; 23 +1s; )Open 

Yeah, so good luck with that...

#dinosaur

Yeah, so good luck with that...

#dinosaur___

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2017-01-18 04:16:13 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 21 +1s; )Open 

After pressure from Bernie Sanders, Puerto Rican independence activist wins commutation

Thank you Bernie, and thanks to all the activists who pressured President Obama for this commutation.

Thank you, President Obama, for listening to our pleas.

#FreeRivera #ThanksObama #ThanksBernie


After pressure from Bernie Sanders, Puerto Rican independence activist wins commutation

Thank you Bernie, and thanks to all the activists who pressured President Obama for this commutation.

Thank you, President Obama, for listening to our pleas.

#FreeRivera #ThanksObama #ThanksBernie
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2017-01-17 06:02:03 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

What the “Santa Clausification” of Martin Luther King Jr. Leaves Out

excerpt: ....While working alongside Democratic President Lyndon Johnson on civil rights issues, King was also increasingly disturbed by the war in Vietnam, and he would raise the issue privately with Johnson in White House calls and meetings. In April 1967, King decided to publicly denounce the war and call for its end. He gave a speech at Riverside Church in New York City where he called the U.S. government the “greatest purveyor of violence in the world” and denounced napalm bombings and the propping up of a puppet government in South Vietnam. He also called for a total re-examination of U.S. foreign policy, questioning capitalist exploitation of the developing world.

Many in the civil rights community warned King to focus on black civil rights and ignore the war so as not to alienate the DemocraticParty. ... more »

What the “Santa Clausification” of Martin Luther King Jr. Leaves Out

excerpt: ....While working alongside Democratic President Lyndon Johnson on civil rights issues, King was also increasingly disturbed by the war in Vietnam, and he would raise the issue privately with Johnson in White House calls and meetings. In April 1967, King decided to publicly denounce the war and call for its end. He gave a speech at Riverside Church in New York City where he called the U.S. government the “greatest purveyor of violence in the world” and denounced napalm bombings and the propping up of a puppet government in South Vietnam. He also called for a total re-examination of U.S. foreign policy, questioning capitalist exploitation of the developing world.

Many in the civil rights community warned King to focus on black civil rights and ignore the war so as not to alienate the Democratic Party. His Riverside Church speech explicitly rejected that demand, arguing that what America was doing across the world could not be morally segregated from what it was doing to African-Americans....

#MLK #visionary___

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2017-01-16 23:11:56 (8 comments; 12 reshares; 84 +1s; )Open 

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2017-01-16 22:46:52 (0 comments; 8 reshares; 43 +1s; )Open 

Bernie Sanders to leaders: Don't just praise King, make his dream Real

Sen. Bernie Sanders brought a standing-room only crowd to its feet at Ebenezer Baptist Church, calling on the nation’s leaders to advocate Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream instead of simply celebrating it.

#MLKjr



Bernie Sanders to leaders: Don't just praise King, make his dream Real

Sen. Bernie Sanders brought a standing-room only crowd to its feet at Ebenezer Baptist Church, calling on the nation’s leaders to advocate Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream instead of simply celebrating it.

#MLKjr

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2017-01-16 22:37:50 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

Martin Luther King Jr's voice is as powerful now, as it was decades ago.

#MLKjr

Martin Luther King Jr's voice is as powerful now, as it was decades ago.

#MLKjr___

2017-01-14 20:26:15 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

Every Democratic politician needs to read this article. And then Re-read it.

Excerpt: "....To regain what was lost in this past election cycle, Democrats will need to go beyond rebuilding the party. They will need to rebuild their connection with people at the grassroots level and put voters first. Will the party continue to take money from corporations, or will they act to remove money out of politics? Are they going to be more critical of the deportation of undocumented immigrants, even if it’s happening when a Democrat is President of the United States? What about gun control? Universal Healthcare? Affordable college tuition? Unions? And trade deals? The Democratic party needs to act soon and deliver a unifying, progressive message if it wants to be a party that survives after the Clinton era, because the days of receiving a vote for having a “D” in front of your name maycome ... more »

Every Democratic politician needs to read this article. And then Re-read it.

Excerpt: "....To regain what was lost in this past election cycle, Democrats will need to go beyond rebuilding the party. They will need to rebuild their connection with people at the grassroots level and put voters first. Will the party continue to take money from corporations, or will they act to remove money out of politics? Are they going to be more critical of the deportation of undocumented immigrants, even if it’s happening when a Democrat is President of the United States? What about gun control? Universal Healthcare? Affordable college tuition? Unions? And trade deals? The Democratic party needs to act soon and deliver a unifying, progressive message if it wants to be a party that survives after the Clinton era, because the days of receiving a vote for having a “D” in front of your name may come to an end very soon."

#OurRevolution___

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2017-01-13 00:39:53 (12 comments; 1 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

...and I used to respect and admire Cory Booker
Will these corporate-controlled Democrats ever wake up? If they don't want to repeat the recent electoral disaster, they'd better figure out who they're elected to represent.

#ThanksBernie #OurRevolution

...and I used to respect and admire Cory Booker
Will these corporate-controlled Democrats ever wake up? If they don't want to repeat the recent electoral disaster, they'd better figure out who they're elected to represent.

#ThanksBernie #OurRevolution___

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2017-01-12 07:55:15 (3 comments; 4 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

The USA feels more like Russia every day
This article below by Glenn Greenwald is a must read. I hope all level-headed people, especially Progressives who find themselves falling for this story, pay closer attention to these CIA propaganda tactics, and call out the players (including the media who is spreading this crap).

These tactics will only undermine the resistance to Trump.

#TheIntercept #greenwald 

The USA feels more like Russia every day
This article below by Glenn Greenwald is a must read. I hope all level-headed people, especially Progressives who find themselves falling for this story, pay closer attention to these CIA propaganda tactics, and call out the players (including the media who is spreading this crap).

These tactics will only undermine the resistance to Trump.

#TheIntercept #greenwald ___

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2017-01-11 02:09:56 (0 comments; 16 reshares; 43 +1s; )Open 

Bernie Launches #OurFirstStand to Protect Healthcare

#UnitedWeStand #OurRevolution #StillSanders

Bernie Launches #OurFirstStand to Protect Healthcare

#UnitedWeStand #OurRevolution #StillSanders___

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2017-01-06 04:04:29 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

You Can Help Free Oscar López Rivera
One of Bernie Sanders' promises to the people of Puerto Rico was that, if he were elected president, he would free Oscar López Rivera, a Puerto Rican independence activist and one of the longest-serving political prisoners in the world. The call for his release has united the people of Puerto Rico.

President Obama can still fulfill that promise. In the final weeks of his presidency, Bernie urges us to call the White House at 202-456-1111 each weekday until Oscar López Rivera is free.

#FreeOscarLopezRivera


You Can Help Free Oscar López Rivera
One of Bernie Sanders' promises to the people of Puerto Rico was that, if he were elected president, he would free Oscar López Rivera, a Puerto Rican independence activist and one of the longest-serving political prisoners in the world. The call for his release has united the people of Puerto Rico.

President Obama can still fulfill that promise. In the final weeks of his presidency, Bernie urges us to call the White House at 202-456-1111 each weekday until Oscar López Rivera is free.

#FreeOscarLopezRivera
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2016-12-27 06:39:17 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Woke Christmas Carols



Woke Christmas Carols

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2016-12-10 22:25:57 (3 comments; 5 reshares; 22 +1s; )Open 

An excellent History Lesson on how we ended up in the Mess we're in

"We may have democracy, or we may have wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can’t have both.”

#PoliticalRevolution
#FightBack

An excellent History Lesson on how we ended up in the Mess we're in

"We may have democracy, or we may have wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can’t have both.”

#PoliticalRevolution
#FightBack___

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2016-12-09 21:17:20 (0 comments; 6 reshares; 113 +1s; )Open 

Via +Terence Reale​

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2016-12-09 18:35:42 (12 comments; 3 reshares; 24 +1s; )Open 

Hypocrisy much?

While Hillary Clinton on Thursday called for a "bipartisan fight against an epidemic of fake news" (https://goo.gl/93gZWR), new information comes to light that her supporters were promoting these very same tactics.

#StandUP #FightBack

Hypocrisy much?

While Hillary Clinton on Thursday called for a "bipartisan fight against an epidemic of fake news" (https://goo.gl/93gZWR), new information comes to light that her supporters were promoting these very same tactics.

#StandUP #FightBack___

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2016-12-09 18:02:01 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 11 +1s; )Open 

A glimmer of hope for our shaky world

#LoveWins

A glimmer of hope for our shaky world

#LoveWins___

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2016-12-09 17:13:50 (6 comments; 9 reshares; 24 +1s; )Open 

Now, more than ever, complacency is not an option. Here's how to fight back.

www.ourrevolution.com

#standUp #fightBack

Now, more than ever, complacency is not an option. Here's how to fight back.

www.ourrevolution.com

#standUp #fightBack___

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2016-12-04 04:57:43 (1 comments; 5 reshares; 26 +1s; )Open 

Hillary Clinton’s “Corrupt Establishment” Is Now Advising Donald Trump
On Friday, Trump announced the creation of a “Strategic and Policy Forum” that will serve to advise him on domestic economic matters. The list of advisers is a who’s-who of corporate elites.....many of them had previously and enthusiastically supported his Democratic opponent.

#SpeakUp
#FightBack

Hillary Clinton’s “Corrupt Establishment” Is Now Advising Donald Trump
On Friday, Trump announced the creation of a “Strategic and Policy Forum” that will serve to advise him on domestic economic matters. The list of advisers is a who’s-who of corporate elites.....many of them had previously and enthusiastically supported his Democratic opponent.

#SpeakUp
#FightBack___

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2016-12-04 04:31:34 (0 comments; 4 reshares; 14 +1s; )Open 

Please support the alternate media
With the Trump takeover only weeks away, people are asking "what can I do?" Here's one very small step (and it's tax-deductible). Now, more than ever, we need our voices to be heard.

Learn more about Inequality Media here:
https://www.inequalitymedia.org
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuDv5p8E-evaRSh542hDV5g

#SpeakUp #FightBack #InequalityMedia

Please support the alternate media
With the Trump takeover only weeks away, people are asking "what can I do?" Here's one very small step (and it's tax-deductible). Now, more than ever, we need our voices to be heard.

Learn more about Inequality Media here:
https://www.inequalitymedia.org
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuDv5p8E-evaRSh542hDV5g

#SpeakUp #FightBack #InequalityMedia___

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2016-12-02 11:04:38 (24 comments; 18 reshares; 59 +1s; )Open 

We are the new media. Make sure your voice is heard!
...I asked Sanders what he did to warrant a full 20 seconds of coverage on ABC, and he threw his head back, laughing out loud. “We had the misfortune of actually trying to talk about the problems facing America and providing real solutions,” he said.


#SpeakUp #FightBack

We are the new media. Make sure your voice is heard!
...I asked Sanders what he did to warrant a full 20 seconds of coverage on ABC, and he threw his head back, laughing out loud. “We had the misfortune of actually trying to talk about the problems facing America and providing real solutions,” he said.


#SpeakUp #FightBack___

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2016-11-30 17:59:54 (21 comments; 14 reshares; 34 +1s; )Open 

Bernie: Where do we go from here?

Here it is, a look into the political future, brought to you by one of the best journalists in the country, Matt Taibbi

#BernieSanders

Bernie: Where do we go from here?

Here it is, a look into the political future, brought to you by one of the best journalists in the country, Matt Taibbi

#BernieSanders___

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2016-11-30 12:34:04 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Washington Post Promotes a McCarthyite Blacklist of "Fake News" Purveyors

It is the ultimate irony that this Post story ended up illustrating and spreading far more fake news than it exposed.

#TheIntercept

Washington Post Promotes a McCarthyite Blacklist of "Fake News" Purveyors

It is the ultimate irony that this Post story ended up illustrating and spreading far more fake news than it exposed.

#TheIntercept___

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2016-11-30 10:51:03 (8 comments; 5 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

An economy teetering on the edge...
Change course, Iceberg Dead Ahead!

Kyle Kulinski lays out the stark facts for us.

#Bernie2020

An economy teetering on the edge...
Change course, Iceberg Dead Ahead!

Kyle Kulinski lays out the stark facts for us.

#Bernie2020___

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2016-11-30 03:28:18 (10 comments; 40 reshares; 75 +1s; )Open 

Bernie Sanders Goes On The Warpath As Trump Nominee Signals Cuts To Social Security
Sen. Sanders: “Donald Trump asked workers and seniors to vote for him because he was the only Republican candidate who would not cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid – programs that are of life-and-death importance for millions of Americans. Now, he has nominated a person for secretary of Health and Human Services, Rep. Tom Price, who has a long history of wanting to do exactly the opposite of what Trump campaigned on. Rep. Price has a long history of wanting to cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. What hypocrisy! Mr. Trump needs to tell the American people that what he said during the campaign were just lies, or else appoint an HHS secretary who will protect these programs and do what Trump said he would do.”

#fight #Bernie2020

Bernie Sanders Goes On The Warpath As Trump Nominee Signals Cuts To Social Security
Sen. Sanders: “Donald Trump asked workers and seniors to vote for him because he was the only Republican candidate who would not cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid – programs that are of life-and-death importance for millions of Americans. Now, he has nominated a person for secretary of Health and Human Services, Rep. Tom Price, who has a long history of wanting to do exactly the opposite of what Trump campaigned on. Rep. Price has a long history of wanting to cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. What hypocrisy! Mr. Trump needs to tell the American people that what he said during the campaign were just lies, or else appoint an HHS secretary who will protect these programs and do what Trump said he would do.”

#fight #Bernie2020___

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2016-11-29 20:28:47 (6 comments; 3 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

Why the hell isn't this Front Page News?

Via +Drew Jensen​
+Ares Heart​

Just this year, 61 workers have been exposed, and some nuclear experts have called Hanford "the most toxic place in America" and "an underground Chernobyl waiting to happen."___ Why the hell isn't this Front Page News?

Via +Drew Jensen​
+Ares Heart​

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2016-11-29 11:52:43 (0 comments; 7 reshares; 25 +1s; )Open 

Housing inequality is a failure to govern, and the market is not the answer
The fight against inequality is a fight against lies. The truth is that people are structurally locked out of jobs and income adequacy (even when they have jobs) and then condemned for being excluded, as if it were a perverse and immoral choice.

#StillSanders

Housing inequality is a failure to govern, and the market is not the answer
The fight against inequality is a fight against lies. The truth is that people are structurally locked out of jobs and income adequacy (even when they have jobs) and then condemned for being excluded, as if it were a perverse and immoral choice.

#StillSanders___

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2016-11-28 21:05:19 (0 comments; 10 reshares; 27 +1s; )Open 

"I’m a Mexican-American from a small town. Here’s why poor white people voted for Trump"

Author John Paul Brammer has the most brilliant breakdown yet of why poor white people made the difference in getting Donald Trump elected.

Brammer opened up the 24-tweet essay by first identifying as a Mexican-American from a small town in deep-red Oklahoma, establishing his credentials for knowing the rationale behind why working-class white voters went for Trump in droves. He then laid out, tweet-by-tweet, why American culture’s glorification of wealth is idolization of wealthy people is what made the crucial difference in poor people voting for a billionaire president.

(read his spot-on insights in the article below)

"I’m a Mexican-American from a small town. Here’s why poor white people voted for Trump"

Author John Paul Brammer has the most brilliant breakdown yet of why poor white people made the difference in getting Donald Trump elected.

Brammer opened up the 24-tweet essay by first identifying as a Mexican-American from a small town in deep-red Oklahoma, establishing his credentials for knowing the rationale behind why working-class white voters went for Trump in droves. He then laid out, tweet-by-tweet, why American culture’s glorification of wealth is idolization of wealthy people is what made the crucial difference in poor people voting for a billionaire president.

(read his spot-on insights in the article below)___

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2016-11-28 20:31:09 (3 comments; 4 reshares; 20 +1s; )Open 

Righteous Rant!

If Elizabeth Warren, the most outspoken and fearless voice for the Democratic Party won't speak up for Native Americans, who will? What does the Democratic Party stand for any more?

#NoDAPL


Righteous Rant!

If Elizabeth Warren, the most outspoken and fearless voice for the Democratic Party won't speak up for Native Americans, who will? What does the Democratic Party stand for any more?

#NoDAPL
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2016-11-26 18:54:35 (1 comments; 2 reshares; 25 +1s; )Open 

Pelosi Challenger on Democratic Party: 'I'm Pulling the Fire Alarm Because the House Is Burning Down'

That about sums it up.

#ChangeOrDie



Pelosi Challenger on Democratic Party: 'I'm Pulling the Fire Alarm Because the House Is Burning Down'

That about sums it up.

#ChangeOrDie

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2016-11-25 16:20:06 (7 comments; 4 reshares; 23 +1s; )Open 

Are we witnessing the birth of a new Democratic Party?

It's the law of evolution: adjust to a changing environment, or die.

Are we witnessing the birth of a new Democratic Party?

It's the law of evolution: adjust to a changing environment, or die.___

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2016-11-25 09:58:58 (1 comments; 3 reshares; 21 +1s; )Open 

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

here's a story that touched my heart

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

here's a story that touched my heart___

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2016-11-23 19:03:45 (2 comments; 10 reshares; 34 +1s; )Open 

Ain't no logic in hate

Ain't no logic in hate___

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2016-11-22 13:30:44 (8 comments; 4 reshares; 39 +1s; )Open 

Sanders can be the Lincoln of our times, found a party for working people and usher in a 21st century progressive era.

#OurRevolution

I am 100% behind this

Now just to come up with a good name.___Sanders can be the Lincoln of our times, found a party for working people and usher in a 21st century progressive era.

#OurRevolution

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2016-11-22 13:00:58 (13 comments; 9 reshares; 26 +1s; )Open 

The Democratic Party faces an existential crisis: either listen to the people or become irrelevant.

#StillSanders #PoliticalRevolution

The Democratic Party faces an existential crisis: either listen to the people or become irrelevant.

#StillSanders #PoliticalRevolution___

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2016-11-22 12:21:55 (3 comments; 14 reshares; 51 +1s; )Open 

#atrueleader #stillsanders

#atrueleader #stillsanders___

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2016-11-19 21:18:57 (21 comments; 8 reshares; 28 +1s; )Open 

A light bulb turns on in Chuck Schumer's head. Better late than never?

#BernieCrat

A light bulb turns on in Chuck Schumer's head. Better late than never?

#BernieCrat___

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2016-11-18 16:42:07 (3 comments; 6 reshares; 17 +1s; )Open 

Here are the sordid details of how the media colluded with the Clinton campaign to swing the nomination to Hillary.



Here are the sordid details of how the media colluded with the Clinton campaign to swing the nomination to Hillary.

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2016-11-16 12:34:44 (4 comments; 2 reshares; 17 +1s; )Open 

Excellent article.

Excellent article.___

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2016-11-16 08:50:07 (8 comments; 1 reshares; 22 +1s; )Open 

Battle for the soul of the Democratic Party

#LastChance

Battle for the soul of the Democratic Party

#LastChance___

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2016-11-15 19:59:37 (6 comments; 10 reshares; 22 +1s; )Open 

Chuck Schumer: The Worst Possible Democratic Leader at the Worst Possible Time

WHEN BARACK OBAMA leaves the White House, New York Sen. Chuck Schumer will almost certainly be elected Senate minority leader — and therefore become the highest ranking Democratic official in America.

That’s a terrible roll of the dice for Democrats, because Schumer might as well have been grown in a lab to be exactly the wrong face for opposition to Donald Trump:

Schumer, who’s just about to turn 66, grew up in Brooklyn and went to the same high school as Bernie Sanders. Then their lives diverged: Schumer, the smartiest of the smartypants, got a perfect score on the SATs and then went to Harvard and Harvard Law School. He was elected to the New York State Assembly at 23, the U.S. Congress at 29, and the U.S. Senate at 47. He’s never had any adult job outside elected office.
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Chuck Schumer: The Worst Possible Democratic Leader at the Worst Possible Time

WHEN BARACK OBAMA leaves the White House, New York Sen. Chuck Schumer will almost certainly be elected Senate minority leader — and therefore become the highest ranking Democratic official in America.

That’s a terrible roll of the dice for Democrats, because Schumer might as well have been grown in a lab to be exactly the wrong face for opposition to Donald Trump:

Schumer, who’s just about to turn 66, grew up in Brooklyn and went to the same high school as Bernie Sanders. Then their lives diverged: Schumer, the smartiest of the smartypants, got a perfect score on the SATs and then went to Harvard and Harvard Law School. He was elected to the New York State Assembly at 23, the U.S. Congress at 29, and the U.S. Senate at 47. He’s never had any adult job outside elected office.

He possesses the same impressive political acumen as Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign, sagely explaining “For every blue-collar Democrat we lose in western Pennsylvania, we will pick up two moderate Republicans in the suburbs in Philadelphia, and you can repeat that in Ohio and Illinois and Wisconsin.”

Schumer’s done more than anyone except Bill and Hillary Clinton to intertwine Wall Street and the Democratic Party. He raises millions and millions of dollars from the finance industry, both for himself and for other Democrats. In return, he voted to repeal the Glass-Steagall Act in 1999 and voted to bail out Wall Street in 2008. In between, he slashed fees paid by banks to the Securities and Exchange Commission to pay for regulatory enforcement, and eviscerated congressional efforts to crack down on rating agencies.
Schumer has long been the Democrats’ point man in efforts to craft a bipartisan deal to slash taxes on multinational corporations.

Schumer voted for the Patriot Act in 2001, and sponsored its predecessor, the Omnibus Counterterrorism Act of 1995. During a Senate hearing, Schumer explained that “it’s easy to sit back in the armchair and say that torture can never be used. But when you’re in the foxhole, it’s a very different deal.” In certain cases, he said, “most senators” would say “do what you have to do.” Schumer also defended the New York Police Department’s surveillance of Muslims across the region, which Trump has cited as a national model.
In October 2002, Schumer voted for the Iraq War by giving George W. Bush authority to invade. In a speech explaining his vote, Schumer warned of Iraq’s imaginary yet “vigorous pursuit of biological, chemical and nuclear weapons.”
Schumer voted against Barack Obama’s deal to limit Iran’s ability to enrich uranium and potentially develop a nuclear weapons program.

Perhaps worst of all, Schumer gave Anthony Weiner his start, first hiring him on his staff, then encouraging him to run for office and then endorsing Weiner in the race for Schumer’s seat when Schumer was running for the Senate in 1998. Thanks, Chuck.

Are there any positive things about Chuck Schumer? Well … he did vote against NAFTA in 1993, and while he’s supported other trade deals since, he made negative noises about the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Also, he’s a talented matchmaker with as many as 11 marriages to his credit. And he’s the second cousin once removed of Amy Schumer, which you might see as good or bad, depending.

(Note: I generally don't copy entire articles into a post, but made an exception with this one for this reason: it is critical for our country that the Democratic Party not make another huge mistake. Please visit The Intercept website; it is one of the best sources of real political journalism on the web)___

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2016-11-15 14:24:43 (11 comments; 18 reshares; 55 +1s; )Open 

It's time: Bernie Sanders for Senate Minority Leader
The Senate needs strong new leadership now. Democrats must appoint a champion for the working class and progressive values. That person is Bernie Sanders.



It's time: Bernie Sanders for Senate Minority Leader
The Senate needs strong new leadership now. Democrats must appoint a champion for the working class and progressive values. That person is Bernie Sanders.

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2016-11-15 13:49:36 (19 comments; 2 reshares; 23 +1s; )Open 

Here it is, in a nutshell.
...Why did Clinton lose? Because no one understood just how much people wanted change and how big a risk they were willing to take to put someone way outside of the political system into the White House.

Here it is, in a nutshell.
...Why did Clinton lose? Because no one understood just how much people wanted change and how big a risk they were willing to take to put someone way outside of the political system into the White House.___

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2016-11-15 11:27:32 (13 comments; 7 reshares; 33 +1s; )Open 

Sen Jeff Merkley's Press Release on Steve Bannon

“There should be no sugarcoating the truth here: Donald Trump just invited a white nationalist into the highest reaches of the government. Bannon has boasted that he made Breitbart News ‘the platform for the alt-right,’ which is the politically correct term for the resurrection of white nationalism.

“Under Bannon’s leadership, Breitbart News created news sections such as ‘Black Crime’ and compared the work of Planned Parenthood to the Holocaust. Under his leadership, Breitbart News ran this headline following the massacre of nine church-goers at an African American church in Charleston: ‘Hoist it high and proud: The Confederate flag proclaims a glorious heritage.’ He called conservative commentator Bill Kristol a ‘renegade Jew.’ Steve Bannon bears substantial responsibility for the open and disgustingacts of hatred that a... more »

Sen Jeff Merkley's Press Release on Steve Bannon

“There should be no sugarcoating the truth here: Donald Trump just invited a white nationalist into the highest reaches of the government. Bannon has boasted that he made Breitbart News ‘the platform for the alt-right,’ which is the politically correct term for the resurrection of white nationalism.

“Under Bannon’s leadership, Breitbart News created news sections such as ‘Black Crime’ and compared the work of Planned Parenthood to the Holocaust. Under his leadership, Breitbart News ran this headline following the massacre of nine church-goers at an African American church in Charleston: ‘Hoist it high and proud: The Confederate flag proclaims a glorious heritage.’ He called conservative commentator Bill Kristol a ‘renegade Jew.’ Steve Bannon bears substantial responsibility for the open and disgusting acts of hatred that are sweeping across our nation.

“After running a campaign built on inciting divisions and hate, Donald Trump has claimed he wants to unite America. Yet he has done nothing meaningful to stop the wave of hate crimes and hate speech he has unleashed, and now has brought that strategy right into the Oval Office.

“Donald Trump needs to forcefully denounce the hateful actions and efforts to intimidate people that some of his supporters are undertaking and rescind the appointment of Steve Bannon.”


https://www.merkley.senate.gov/news/press-releases/merkley-denounces-appointment-of-white-nationalist-to-top-white-house-post___

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2016-11-13 21:54:37 (5 comments; 2 reshares; 14 +1s; )Open 

Let's get back to dreaming BIG

#feelthebern

Let's get back to dreaming BIG

#feelthebern___

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2016-11-12 19:38:13 (23 comments; 4 reshares; 29 +1s; )Open 

Notice to Democratic Party leaders: get out of the way.

If we're're going to have any chance of making headway in the 2018 elections, we are going to need a new Direction. STAT.

Notice to Democratic Party leaders: get out of the way.

If we're're going to have any chance of making headway in the 2018 elections, we are going to need a new Direction. STAT.___

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2016-11-12 19:02:02 (0 comments; 9 reshares; 59 +1s; )Open 

Via +Lawrence Beckley​

The prophecy comes to pass.___Via +Lawrence Beckley​

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2016-11-12 18:49:54 (15 comments; 0 reshares; 24 +1s; )Open 

Rachel, snap out of it! The Democratic party needs to do some serious soul-searching, and stop blaming third-party candidates for our own failures.

Rachel, snap out of it! The Democratic party needs to do some serious soul-searching, and stop blaming third-party candidates for our own failures.___

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2016-11-11 20:58:11 (9 comments; 3 reshares; 18 +1s; )Open 

So there we have it: President Trump (excuse me for a second while I run to the toilet and vomit).

I don't see anybody talking about this, but I think Hillary trashing many of Trump's followers as a "basket of deplorables", was the moment she lost the election. It was her "47%" moment. A giant section of hard-working Americans who have given up on establishment politicians, took this as a personal slap in the face.

Once the DNC had engineered Bernie's defeat, there was nobody else except Trump talking to this huge swath of disaffected Americans. They were so desperate to have someone who listens to them, that they ended up voting for the con artist. At least he pretended to be listening to them.

The video below sums it up.
(warning this guy pulls no punches in the video. But we Democratic/progressives had better learn this... more »

So there we have it: President Trump (excuse me for a second while I run to the toilet and vomit).

I don't see anybody talking about this, but I think Hillary trashing many of Trump's followers as a "basket of deplorables", was the moment she lost the election. It was her "47%" moment. A giant section of hard-working Americans who have given up on establishment politicians, took this as a personal slap in the face.

Once the DNC had engineered Bernie's defeat, there was nobody else except Trump talking to this huge swath of disaffected Americans. They were so desperate to have someone who listens to them, that they ended up voting for the con artist. At least he pretended to be listening to them.

The video below sums it up.
(warning this guy pulls no punches in the video. But we Democratic/progressives had better learn this lesson, or go extinct as a party.)___

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2016-09-25 01:39:28 (10 comments; 9 reshares; 47 +1s; )Open 

Shouldn't we demand our president to be a peacemaker?
John Kiriakou: "The quest for peace must be a part of our presidential election. Instead of arguing which candidate would be more likely to use drones, more likely to bomb our enemies, real or perceived, or more likely to use the stick, rather than the carrot, we must demand that those candidates commit themselves to the pursuit of peace both here and abroad.

"Without peace, we will continue down the long road toward anarchy and hatred," he added.

#NoMoreWar   #Peace  

Shouldn't we demand our president to be a peacemaker?
John Kiriakou: "The quest for peace must be a part of our presidential election. Instead of arguing which candidate would be more likely to use drones, more likely to bomb our enemies, real or perceived, or more likely to use the stick, rather than the carrot, we must demand that those candidates commit themselves to the pursuit of peace both here and abroad.

"Without peace, we will continue down the long road toward anarchy and hatred," he added.

#NoMoreWar   #Peace  ___

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2016-09-23 04:27:12 (6 comments; 7 reshares; 27 +1s; )Open 

Keep it in the ground!

Though it may not have seemed possible, climate catastrophe is even closer than previously thought, with new figures released Thursday finding that—when the wells already drilled, pits dug, and pipelines built, are taken under consideration—we are well on our way to going beyond 2°C of warming.

"If you're in a hole, stop digging," begins the study, put forth by the fossil fuel watchdog Oil Change International (OCI), in partnership with 14 other environmental organizations. (full story below)

Meanwhile, with attention focused on Dakota Access Pipeline, Obama quietly approves two new pipelines:
http://usuncut.com/climate/obama-two-pipelines/

#NoDAPL #KeepItInTheGround #StopDigging


Keep it in the ground!

Though it may not have seemed possible, climate catastrophe is even closer than previously thought, with new figures released Thursday finding that—when the wells already drilled, pits dug, and pipelines built, are taken under consideration—we are well on our way to going beyond 2°C of warming.

"If you're in a hole, stop digging," begins the study, put forth by the fossil fuel watchdog Oil Change International (OCI), in partnership with 14 other environmental organizations. (full story below)

Meanwhile, with attention focused on Dakota Access Pipeline, Obama quietly approves two new pipelines:
http://usuncut.com/climate/obama-two-pipelines/

#NoDAPL #KeepItInTheGround #StopDigging
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