Occupation

Bernie Sanders opinion piece in the NYT is an important read. It is also important to recognize who sparked this latest round of murder. Palestinian families in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah have been living under the threat of eviction for many years, navigating a legal system designed to...

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  • May 15, 2021

Bernie Sanders opinion piece in the NYT is an important read. It is also important to recognize who sparked this latest round of murder. Palestinian families in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah have been living under the threat of eviction for many years, navigating a legal system designed to...

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  • May 15, 2021

A band of brothers that needs to be broken up. On 1/6 there was a plan to bring a substantial firearms cache to the Capitol occupation.  x It's a rolling coup and it won't stop until we make it stop! #RollingCoup Military coups always start by activating the vets and...

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  • April 19, 2021

The Biden administration has disclosed for the first time that a Russian agent who received internal polling data from the Trump campaign in 2016 passed it along to Russia’s intelligence services. Biden to deliver remarks on Russia at 4:30 p.m./2030 GMT https://t.co/SP3vkqtDEX — Fichman (@ukrlaa) April 15, 2021 The White...

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  • April 15, 2021
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Here’s some big news today out of Pennsylvania: .@JohnFetterman announces he raised $3.9 million in the first quarter for his Pennsylvania U.S. Senate run, through 140,000 contributions. A big haul of 💰 at an early stage. — Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) April 1, 2021 Lt. Gov. John Fetterman said he raised...

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  • April 1, 2021

Change as a rising tide seems to be falling short as history’s stream is not as mighty. Apparently slavery is still “ordained by God for ultimate good” at Baylor University, as a RW campus group wants to accuse the University of canceling its “Christian identity”. No mention of its athletic team’s...

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  • April 1, 2021

There’s really only one Ted that’s applicable to an unconfirmed source trying to connect Greta Thunberg with the Unabomber and that’s Ted “Zodiac Killer” Cruz. Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has mocked Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) after he criticized President Joe Biden‘s decision to rejoin the Paris climate agreement. “So happy that USA has finally...

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  • March 11, 2021

Trump never truly understood why Paul Manafort chose Mike Pence as his Vice President. Trump thought that Pence’s commitment to theocracy would serve Trump’s con of the evangelicals and guarantee loyalty rather than the opposite. Trump got “betrayed” by Pence because he knew Trump would never really be able to deliver a...

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  • February 24, 2021
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Recovering memory and historical revisionism in sex work might be the sad product of many repressive regimes. What becomes worse is the complicity of academic institutions in white-washing crimes against humanity.  Harvard is no stranger to items like Alan (buddy of Jeff Epstein) Dershowitz’s attempt to move the statutory rape...

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  • February 20, 2021

History moves forward as the final draft of the Second article of Impeachment has been made available. This article of impeachment against President Trump accuses him of “incitement of insurrection” for his role in fomenting the deadly occupation of the US Capitol on 6 January. x FINAL DRAFT of article of...

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  • January 11, 2021

Kitchen Table Kibitzing is a community series for those who wish to share a virtual kitchen table with other readers of Daily Kos who aren’t throwing pies at one another. Drop by to talk about music, your weather, your garden, or what you cooked for supper…. Newcomers may notice that...

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  • December 5, 2020

Doubtless strategic locations could be occupied on election day. όχι! x When writing my opening today saying we are currently in the midst of a coup, comparing Mussolini’s power grab – I hadn’t even realized today is Oxi Day. https://t.co/acpF5XFJMf — Nomiki Konst (@NomikiKonst) October 28, 2020 Ohi Day or Oxi Day (Greek: Επέτειος...

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  • October 28, 2020

Like the fantasy airline flights filled with numerous thugs, the delusional election stunts continue. The riff here is on “autonomous zones”. x This is the latest attempt to distract from the fact that COVID-19 has infected over 6 million Americans, killed 185,000 people, and destroyed the American economy. The only anarchy...

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  • September 3, 2020
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This week I attended (remotely) the Rethinking Economics Festival and encountered challenging pluralist discourses like a platform economy (noting that most of such work is populated by women), decolonizing the Eurocentric position in disciplines, or “fully-automated luxury communism”. I thought I’d share some resource items and make a few observations....

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  • July 26, 2020

This is her priority: Iowa (R) Sen. Joni Ernst wrote a letter Tuesday to Director Russell Vought with the U.S. Office of Management and Budget asking that investigation be conducted into how federal tax dollars are used by local officials with autonomous zones. “In recent weeks, mobs hijacked peaceful protest...

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  • July 24, 2020

Trump’s tweeting more gibberish replete with nonsense and continues to tank the economy built by the previous administration. Ever the opportunist, Trump would have signed off on the recent “Justice and Open Debate letter in Harpers if they’d have put it in front of him. He’s defaulted to the same playbook...

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  • July 12, 2020

CHAZ/CHOP is over but not gone, even if it lasted not as long as the Paris Commune. Ultimately it remains about power and autonomy. Basta ya. The fact that the police express feeling “castrated” with the victory of the movements for Black lives, underscores the synthesis of racism, patriarchy, violence,...

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  • July 1, 2020

Facebook said it has removed 220 Facebook accounts, 95 Instagram accounts, 28 Pages and 106 groups that comprise the violent Boogaloo-affiliated network. An advertising boycott is beginning against Facebook. x The real reason big brands are joining the Facebook boycott? It could be a “handy excuse” to cut ad spend,...

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  • July 1, 2020

“Oyez,  I call  Frog Court into session,”  rumbled Chief Justice Jeremiah, himself a very large bullfrog. “Bailiff, read the opening Declaration.” The impossibly tall Bailiff stood and began reading:  “In accordance with resolution of a civil suit involving a Reagan cabinet member and prescription drugs,  The Department of Fish and Wildlife...

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  • March 27, 2020

A City University of New York presser reveals with a new study, published on March 3, 2020, in the journal Scientific Reports that stony corals, the coral that builds the earth warm-water reefs, are reeling from the consequences of our fossil fuel emissions. These corals provide habitat for a quarter...

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  • March 5, 2020

A City University of New York presser reveals with a new study, published on March 3, 2020, in the journal Scientific Reports that stony corals, the coral that builds the earth warm-water reefs, are reeling from the consequences of our fossil fuel emissions. These corals provide habitat for a quarter...

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  • March 5, 2020

Big Votes Coming Up! South Carolina Saturday, Then Super Tuesday! photo: PDA’s Alan Minsky and Dr. Bill HonigmanSay, “We Want Bernie For President” In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F., Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Dr. Bill, Dan, Donna, and Janis—your PDA national team. Our Empowered Movement Is Growing All Across...

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  • February 27, 2020

We Won Nevada! Now The Hard Part Starts. photo: PDA’s Dr. Bill Honigman With Bernie And National Nurses United Nurses In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F., Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Dr. Bill, Dan, Donna, and Janis—your PDA national team. ​ Our Movement Celebrated A Stunning VictoryNow, The Hardest Part...

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  • February 23, 2020

Nevada Caucuses Tomorrow! photo: PDA Executive Director Alan Minsky With Bernie In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F., Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Dr. Bill, Dan, Donna, and Janis—your PDA national team. Volunteer With PDA For Bernie Make Automatic Monthly Gifts Or A Big One-Time Donation   Progressive Democrats of America (PDA)...

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  • February 21, 2020

We “Drafted” Bernie to Run in 2016, and We Need Your Sustaining Support Now! photo: PDA’s Dr. Bill Honigman With BernieAnd National Nurses United (NNU) In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F., Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Dr. Bill, Dan, Donna, and Janis—your PDA national team. Help Sustain PDA’s WorkTo Elect...

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  • February 16, 2020

Received this e-mail today from Democracy for America: Are you familiar with AIPAC? The American Israel Public Affairs Committee is a powerful right-wing lobbying group that has given a platform to antisemites like Pastor John Hagee, who suggested God sent Hitler to hunt Jews, Islamophobes like Steve Emerson, who has...

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  • February 10, 2020

Sustain Unbought And Unbossed Progressive Mobilizing! The Great Unbought, Unbossed Shirley Chisholm Photo: Thomas J. O’Halloran, U.S. News & World Reports. Restoration: Adam Cuerden, Public domain Unbossed and Unbought, Debra Schrishuhn and Maryam Ar-Raheem for Alan, Mike F, Janis, Mike H, Donna, Dan, Dr Bill, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA National...

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  • February 9, 2020

Alarm Bells Are Blaring As Iowa Melted Down Last Night By Donna Smith, Executive Director – Progressive Democrats of America Tell Your Senators We Need Elections We Can TrustSupport PDA’s Work to Protect Your Voting Rights   As we await the delayed results from the Iowa Caucuses, conjecture and competing...

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  • February 4, 2020

Make Calls Into Iowa! Medicare For All Will End Health Injustice Including Racial Health Disparity photo: Bernie with Supporters at the MFA Senate Launch In solidarity,  Dr. Bill and Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F., Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Donna, Dan, and Janis—your PDA national team. ​ Support PDA’s Win 2020...

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  • February 3, 2020

Do You Want Bernie To Win In Iowa Tomorrow photo: PDA’s Dr. Bill Honigman With BernieAnd National Nurses United (NNU) Nurses In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F., Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Dr. Bill, Dan, Donna, and Janis—your PDA national team. Sustain PDA’s Work to Elect Bernie Sanders   “This...

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  • February 2, 2020

PDA’s Executive Director Alan Minsky Is In Iowa Right Now! photo: Alan Minsky With Bernie Sanders In solidarity, Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F., Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Dr. Bill, Dan, Donna, and Janis—your PDA national team. Support Our Work to Elect Bernie Sanders WithAutomatic Monthly Gifts Or A One-Time Donation...

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  • January 31, 2020

To Win Medicare For All, We Must Elect Progressive Champions In solidarity,  Dr. Bill and Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F., Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Donna, Dan, and Janis—your PDA national team. Support PDA’s Win 2020 Victory FundMake Monthly Gifts for Election Victories Money Tight? Then Volunteer For Victories   Today,...

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  • January 27, 2020

Guess Who’s The New Front Runner? photo: Bernie With Medicare For All Supporters In solidarity,  Alan Minsky for Mike F., Deb, Donna, Kimberly, Bryan, Dr. Bill, Dan, Mike H., and Janis—your PDA national team. Bernie Surges! Let’s Elect Him AndElect A Progressive Congress TooWith Automatic Monthly Donations   In the...

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  • January 26, 2020

Archives Pitch In Each Month To Protect Our Elections In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F., Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Dr. Bill, Dan, Donna, and Janis—your PDA national team. Barriers to Participation are Barriers to Progress Sustain PDA’s Work to Protect Voting Rights With Automatic Monthly Donations Progressive Democrats of...

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  • January 5, 2020

Archives In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F., Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Dr. Bill, Dan, Donna, and Janis—your PDA national team. It’s the Last Chance to Give This Decade! Support PDA’s Win 2020 Victory Fund Make a One-Time or Automatic Monthly Gift We’ve come a long way over the last...

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  • December 31, 2019

Archives In solidarity,  Alan Minsky for Mike F., Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Dr. Bill, Dan, Donna, Mike H., and Janis—your PDA national team. Support PDA’s Win 2020 FundMake Monthly Gifts for Victories   2019 was a busy and eventful year for Progressive Democrats of America (PDA), setting us up for a...

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  • December 29, 2019

Trump announces at a Pittsburgh shale conference that his wall will be built in Colorado. Senator Patrick Leahy observes that Trump could do it with a SharpieTM. https://twitter.com/MollyJongFast/status/1187138147949469703? More Trump lies in yet another quasi-campaign speech because he’s fracked. Trump is being introduced at the shale conference by campaign donor Harold...

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  • October 23, 2019

Donate Now To Re-Elect AOC In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F., Dr. Bill, Dan, Janis, Deb, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA national team.   Help PDA Re-Elect AOC   Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) was founded on specific progressive principles. Our endorsement standards are exacting. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) stands out...

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  • October 22, 2019

photo: 14 Progressive Champions in the People’s House In solidarity,  Alan Minksy for Mike F., Mike H., Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Dr. Bill, Dan, and Janis—your PDA national team. PDA Endorses 14 Progressive ChampionsPlease Support PDA’s Win 2020 Action Fund   We founded Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) to change politics...

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  • October 19, 2019

Marina Amaral is an artist from Brazil who adds color to historic photographs.  To my mind the above is one of her best works, along with her text, but you can explore it all here. Ellis Island Immigrants, 1907 “Between 1892 and 1954, Ellis Island served as an immigration inspection station for...

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  • October 19, 2019

Trump’s complete and clueless capitulation to Turkey and the associated betrayal of the Kurds continues as a “pause” in combat operations is to last 120 hours prior to the meeting in Sochi between Erdogan and Putin. 300,000 people are now said to be displaced. Erdogan expected a confrontational meeting, but the...

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  • October 18, 2019

Turkish bombardment continues prior to a Turkish ground advance over the border. At least 16 Kurdish fighters have been killed by Turkish forces. #Turkey has already conducted 181 airstrikes in the area. Civilian casualties are unknown. These attacks and the death toll are on the President’s hands. #Syria https://t.co/vrGp4cFy1i —...

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  • October 10, 2019

“Today Putin-puppet Trump condemned ‘corrupt’ Ukraine, ordered US withdrawal in Syria, cancelled Open Skies.” Pulling out of the Open Skies treaty may blind some aspects of monitoring Russian militarization of the Ukrainian conflict, as Trump does more of Putin’s bidding. x The Trump administration is pulling out of the Open Skies Treaty,...

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  • October 8, 2019

In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Shayna, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Mike F., Dr. Bill, Dan, and Janis—your PDA national team. Support PDA’s Win 2020 Action Fund   We founded Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) to change politics in America. We all know the presidential contest is already underway, but the...

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  • August 20, 2019

Jeez, it’s getting so that you don’t dare to sleep anymore. Every time you close your eyes, that damn little ditty from Wes Craven starts going through your head, One, two, Donnie’s coming for you! Three, four, better lock your door. On the other hand, you need a good nights sleep if you’re going to...

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  • June 21, 2019

So, yeah, Oregon. Where there’s an increasing chance of an armed standoff between the government and… the government. First, a little background. As of the last election, the Democrats enjoy full control of the Oregon government, including a supermajority in both the House and Senate. But not, as we’ll see, a...

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  • June 21, 2019

Tony Schwartz, who wrote Art of the Deal all by himself before Donald Trump risibly claimed he’d written it, tried to warn us before the election about Trump’s peerless ego and incompetence. And now another ghostwriter, Charles Leerhsen, who wrote Trump: Surviving at the Top for the future global laughingstock, is letting us know just...

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  • May 10, 2019

By Alan Minsky and Mike Fox for Mike H., Janis, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Dan, Shayna, and Dr. Bill — your PDA national team. Hold A House Party Or Public Viewing To Help Fight Racism And Bigotry With all of the insanity circulating around Rep. Omar’s comments — from full-page ads...

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  • March 29, 2019

As part of the ongoing project to catalog every awful thing the Trump Administration has done as a reference for future political arguments and whatever few posterity survives to see 2020, here’s everything awful the Trump Administration has done this week. ____________________________________________________________________________ 1291. Moved to block visas for immigrants that may...

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  • March 22, 2019

Solidarity,  Debra Schrishuhn for Alan, Mike F, Mike H, Janis, Dan, Shayna, Dr Bill, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA National Team Help PDA Reverse Trumpism As the reality TV sideshow of the Trump administration blares through every public space, its minions are busily dismantling and destroying our democracy and national values....

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  • March 20, 2019
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