Ilhan Omar: Anti-Zionist Comments Smeared as Anti-Semitic

By Jeff Mackler and Bruce Lesnick, from Socialist Action,  April 2, 2019 In a new campaign reminiscent of the McCarthy era witch-hunt, politicians and media pundits have taken to smearing pro-Palestinian, pro-BDS activists as anti-Semitic. Singled out for special attention are those, like Somali-born Muslim Congresswoman Ilhan Omar and Palestinian-American Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, who happen to be people of color.[…]

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Democrats Fail Symbolic Vote on Green New Deal

by Graham Rogers, from Socialist Action, April 3, 2019 The political theater of the U.S. Congress lurched through yet another performance on March 26, as the Senate decisively rejected a bill put forth by Republican Senator Mitch McConnell that copied Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s and Senator Ed Markey’s February non-binding resolution calling for a Green New Deal. Forty-three Democrats, including all[…]

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The Fake News Nazi – Corbyn, Williamson And The Anti-Semitism Scandal

By Editor, Published on Media Lens, March 6, 2019 One of us had a discussion with an elderly relative: ‘He can’t be allowed to become Prime Minister.’ ‘Why not?’ ‘It’s so awful…’ ‘What is?’ ‘The way he hates the Jews.’ The last comment was spoken with real anguish, the result of continuous exposure to just two main news sources: the[…]

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The Words and Deeds of Social Imperialists

by Glen Ford, Published on Black Agenda Report, February 28, 2019 The US left makes celebrities of self-styled “socialists” that have no solidarity with real strugglers against imperialism in the world. “Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez make weak noises against military action while accepting the rationale of the aggression.” The best evidence of the profound weakness of the “left” in the United[…]

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Rep. Ilhan Omar Grills Elliott Abrams Over His Shady Past

Photo: Cropped from Ms. Omar’s Congressional Portrait by Tyler Durden, from MintPress News , February 13, 2019 Rep. Ilhan Omar clashed with newly minted Venezuela Envoy Elliott Abrams during a Wednesday hearing in front of the House Foreign Relations Committee discussing the role of the US military in Central America. “Mr. Abrams, in 1991 you pleaded guilty to two counts of withholding information[…]

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Pelosi Sabotages Medicare for All but Corporate Media Pretend Not To Notice

by Glen Ford, published on Black Agenda Report, February 14, 2019 When the top Democrat secretly plots to subvert a proposal supported by the vast majority of her party, that’s supposed to be news — unless the corporate media decide otherwise. “The plutocrat-owned press is protecting Pelosi from the extreme embarrassment.” Thanks to Bernie Sanders’ presidential bid in 2016, his[…]

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Trump, Democrats and International Fascists Attack Venezuela

By Margaret Kimberley, Published on Black Agenda Report,  Freedom Rider, January 30, 2019 Trump’s attempt to overthrow the Venezuelan government has been joined by fellow fascists around the world, including most of the Democratic Party. “Trump and Pompeo are behaving no differently than Obama and Clinton did in Libya.” During the 2016 presidential campaign this columnist wrote, “Who’s the Fascist?”[…]

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Yes, Gov. Northam Should Resign – But He’s Not the Only Problem

Photo: Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s (D) page in his 1984 Eastern Virginia Medical School yearbook. The page shows a picture, at right, of a person in blackface and another wearing a Ku Klux Klan hood. (Eastern Virginia Medical School/AP) by Phil Wilayto, Virginia Defenders, February 7, 2019 Yes, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam should resign. Immediately. No question. But progressives in[…]

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As Support Grows to Extend Los Angeles Teacher Strike, Unions Colluding With Democrats to End Walkout

by Jerry White, from the World Socialist Website, January 16, 2019 Tens of thousands of Los Angeles teachers and their supporters manned picket lines and marched downtown yesterday on the second day of the strike by 33,000 educators in America’s second largest school district. The walkout has generated widespread public support and growing calls for the spreading of the strike[…]

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Shut-out federal employees say: Stop the war on workers!

Photo: National Treasury Employees Union members rally in Washington, D.C., Jan. 10. by Kathy Durkin, from Workers World, January 15, 2019 “Stop the war on workers!” and “We want work, not walls!” read signs held by furloughed federal employees at the White House and in cities around the U.S. on Jan. 10. They were protesting the Trump administration’s shutdown of[…]

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