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  • Jane Fonda returns to civil disobedience for climate change

    10/19/2019 4:49:39 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 34 replies
    AP News ^ | 19 Oct 19 | ELLEN KNICKMEYER
    Inspired by the climate activism of a Swedish teenager, Jane Fonda says she’s returning to civil disobedience nearly a half-century after she was last arrested at a protest. Fonda, known for her opposition to the Vietnam War, was one of 17 climate protesters arrested Friday at the U.S. Capitol on charges of unlawful demonstration by what she called “extremely nice and professional” police. Fellow actor Sam Waterston was also in the group, which included many older demonstrators. Now 81, Fonda said she plans to get arrested every Friday to advocate for urgent reduction in the use of fossil fuels. She...
  • Bernie Sanders unveils plan to raise corporate tax rate to 35% and ban stock buybacks

    10/14/2019 6:36:50 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 54 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10/14/2019 | block
    Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders introduced a plan on Monday that would reverse President Donald Trump’s tax cuts for businesses and return the corporate tax rate to 35% from its current 21%. The Corporate Accountability and Democracy Plan would also eliminate many of the tax breaks and loopholes in the tax code and do away with off-shore tax havens. Other highlights: “Democratize Corporate Boards. Under this plan, 45% of the board of directors in any large corporation with at least $100 million in annual revenue, corporations with at least $100 million in balance sheet total, and all publicly traded companies will...
  • JANE FONDA ARRESTED IN D.C. Protesting Climate Change

    10/11/2019 11:05:19 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 49 replies
    TMZ ^ | 10/11/2019 | tmz
    Jane Fonda is willing to go to jail over climate change -- she just got busted outside the U.S. Capitol during a massive protest. Jane was arrested Friday along with a number of other protesters on the steps on the east side of the Capitol building. In video from the demonstration, you see Jane being placed in handcuffs and escorted into a police van. Jane was demonstrating with the group Oil Change International over the climate change crisis. The protest is part of Jane's "Fire Drill Fridays" initiative -- she's vowed to protest outside the Capitol every Friday, rain or...
  • Jane Fonda plans move to Washington – to get arrested: report

    10/11/2019 3:56:01 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 11 2019 | Dom Calicchio
    Jane Fonda, a liberal Hollywood celebrity long known for activism and outspokenness – soon plans to leave Tinseltown and relocate to the nation’s capital, at least temporarily. And according to the Los Angeles Times, the 81-year-old actress (who’ll turn 82 in December) even has a goal in mind: to get arrested. Fonda told the newspaper she plans to spend about four months in Washington for a series of sit-ins and rallies – after getting an OK from Netflix to take time off from her series “Grace and Frankie” with Lily Tomlin.
  • Bernie Sanders says in first interview since heart attack that he 'misspoke the other day' and...

    10/10/2019 5:29:27 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 49 replies
    Daily mail ^ | 10/10/2019 | By KATELYN CARALLE,
    Bernie Sanders plans to hit the ground running, claiming in the first interview since his heart attack that he 'misspoke' when he was 'fatigued' from so many campaign rallies. The 78-year-old candidate told NBC News on Wednesday that he will continue to run a 'vigorous campaign.' 'I misspoke the other day. I said a word I should not have said and media drives me a little bit nuts to make a big deal about it,' Sanders said during his interview where he was joined by his wife, Jane Sanders. 'We're going to get back into the groove of a very...
  • AOC pushes national rent control, welfare for illegal immigrants in latest massive proposal

    10/05/2019 2:34:37 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5 Oct 2019 | Adam Shaw
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., is promoting a new package of left-wing economic policies, including national rent control and expanding welfare to illegal immigrants across the country, as part of a massive new proposal aiming to achieve a “just society.” The freshman lawmaker, who champions the multi-trillion-dollar Green New Deal proposal to combat economic inequality and climate change, has now proposed a package of bills aimed at solving perceived economic injustice. “A just society provides a living wage, safe working conditions, and healthcare. A just society acknowledges the value of immigrants to our communities. A just society guarantees safe, comfortable, and...
  • Bernie Sanders, 78, is STILL in the hospital and canceling events after having two stents...

    10/03/2019 12:02:11 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 123 replies
    DM ^ | 10/3/2019 | martosko
    Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders hasn't left the hospital since Tuesday night, and is still recovering from an operation to place two stents in a blocked artery. But the 78-year-old socialist firebrand, the oldest person in the 2020 field, plans to be on stage for a Democratic presidential primary debate on October 15 in Ohio. 'Bernie is up and about, his wife Jane said in a statement. 'Yesterday, he spent much of the day talking with staff about policies, cracking jokes with the nurses and doctors, and speaking with his family on the phone.' 'His doctors are pleased with his progress,...
  • Beto O’Rourke claims ‘living close to work’ is a ‘right’

    09/10/2019 1:37:15 PM PDT · by libstripper · 79 replies
    Fox News ^ | Sept. 10, 2019 | Alex Pappas
    Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke now claims you have a “right” to live near your job. “Living close to work shouldn't be a luxury for the rich,” the former Texas congressman tweeted Monday. “It's a right for everyone.” * * * “Rich people are going to have to allow -- or be forced to allow -- lower-income people to live near them,” he said.

    08/28/2019 10:20:01 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 66 replies
    tmz ^ | 8/28/2019 | tmz
    Bernie Sanders hit a speed bag. The speed bag hit back!!! The Presidential candidate hit up the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, Kentucky this week ... and decided to take a swing at one of the speed bags on display ... fun, right?! Bernie threw a hard right and connected ... but the 77-year-old didn't realize the bag was going to swing back at his head -- and dude got ROCKED!!!
  • De Blasio Event Attracts Fifteen People

    08/12/2019 9:52:55 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 34 replies
    freebeacon ^ | AUGUST 12, 2019 | Nic Rowan
    Mayor continues to draw small crowds New York City mayor Bill de Blasio drew a small crowd in Iowa this weekend while pitching his presidential campaign: just 15 people, according to the New York Post. De Blasio was one of nearly two dozen candidates who visited Iowa this weekend to attend the Iowa State Fair. At an event hosted by Iowa state senator Rob Hogg (D.), de Blasio pitched himself with the slogan, "working people first." "Here's the bottom line: We have a country that's favored the 1 percent now for literally 40 years," he said. "The rich have gotten...
  • Buttigieg takes on Trump, pitches four new tax hikes in Fox News Town Hall

    05/19/2019 6:46:59 PM PDT · by Innovative · 97 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 19, 2019 | Gregg Re
    Insurgent Democrat presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg acknowledged at the Fox News town hall in Claremont, New Hampshire Sunday evening that he needs to do more to appeal to "black and brown" voters, even as he confidently parried a series of policy questions -- and, on several occasions, went directly after President Trump. Buttigieg argued that minority voters are "skeptical of people who seem to come out of nowhere," after moderator Chris Wallace noted that he was polling at one-percent support among nonwhite primary voters according to a recent Fox News poll. On fiscal policy, Buttigieg pushed for four distinct tax...
  • petition to have Shep Smith fired for sexual assault

    03/28/2019 6:31:33 AM PDT · by resborzage · 20 replies
    Ourstand petitions ^ | March 28 2019 | Bob Smith
    Sounds like a good idea to me. He's one of the worst of a thoroughly disgusting lot.
  • Our democracy can learn from China’s meritocracy

    03/22/2019 7:11:28 PM PDT · by vannrox · 20 replies
    The Conversation ^ | 6JAN2016 | Mark Chou
    For several years now, polls by organisations like the Lowy Institute have been telling us that Australians aren’t particularly impressed by our democracy. This seems a startling revelation. But it shouldn’t be. With five prime ministers in five years, Australia’s democracy hasn’t exactly been stable or functional of late. Yet there’s more to Australians’ dissatisfaction with their democratic system than Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott. In a 2014 Australian parliamentary lecture, Lowy polling director Alex Oliver advanced other theories said to explain Australians’ ambivalence about democratic politics. Most had to do with the state of our democracy or society. But...
  • Stacey Abrams on White House bid: It’s ‘definitely on the table’

    03/11/2019 5:38:19 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 48 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 3/11/19 | Greg Bluestein
    Stacey Abrams raised the possibility of a White House run Monday in a series of social media posts and public remarks, saying that she once thought the soonest she could campaign for president was 2028 but that a bid next year is now “definitely on the table.” Abrams had previously refused to rule out a campaign for president, but her comments Monday made clear she’s considering joining the growing Democratic field to challenge President Donald Trump.
  • Was Bernie Sanders a Russian Agent?

    03/10/2019 9:16:54 PM PDT · by Candor7 · 29 replies
    cascade free zone ^ | March 11, 2019 | xeroxero
    .............The broad outlines of Bernie’s long-running infatuation with all things Soviet Russian are available to diligent researchers. We know Bernie went to Moscow for his honeymoon. This is sort of passed over and laughed off by his supporters, but it should not be. It that era it was considered a signature event in the life of a dedicated American communist. Something many American communists looked forward to as a culmination of their connections with the movement. This was frequently accompanies by other highly symbolic gestures, like getting married in a Red Dress, or having the wedding ceremony itself in the...
  • Mayor de Blasio trash talks Clinton, praises Trump in Iowa

    02/24/2019 5:23:29 AM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/23/19 | Julia Marsh
    Mayor de Blasio took his presidential ambitions to Iowa on Saturday night, where he’s deploying a head-scratcher campaign strategy: trash talking Hillary Clinton and praising President Trump - and all the while still not declaring his candidacy. Only 25 Sioux City residents braved a blizzard to hear Hizzoner insist he’d do a better job than Clinton at leading Democrats. Clinton spent too much time trashing her Republican opponent in 2016, the mayor complained. “We’re not going to win by talking about Donald Trump,” the mayor said inside a cavernous bar.local bar as a blizzard raged outside. “I have deep respect...
  • George Soros says Europe faces 'oblivion' as right-wing parties set to win big in European election.

    02/12/2019 1:08:38 PM PST · by carriage_hill · 31 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 2/9/2019 | Adam Shaw
    Left-wing billionaire George Soros, in a rare op-ed, has fired a warning shot to what he describes as the “sleeping pro-European majority” ahead of the European Parliament elections in May -- saying Europe needs to "wake up before it is too late" and before nationalist parties take control. “Europe is sleepwalking into oblivion, and the people of Europe need to wake up before it is too late,” the Hungarian-American financier, known for his promotion of left-wing policies, he wrote for Project Syndicate.
  • Ocasio-Cortez on Millennials: ‘We’re Like the World Is Going to End in 12 Years [trunc]

    01/22/2019 5:53:30 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 87 replies
    Grabien News ^ | 22 | By Tom Elliott
    he world is going to end in 12 years unless the government takes action, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said Monday at a Martin Luther King forum in New York City. Here’s an excerpt from her interview with Ta-Nehisi Coates: “And I think the part of it that is generational is that millennials and people, in Gen Z, and all these folks that come after us are looking up and we’re like, the world is gonna end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change. You’re biggest issue, your biggest issue is how are going to pay for it? —...
  • Democrat Sen. Kyrsten Sinema Refuses to Take Oath of Office on Bible

    01/04/2019 11:37:09 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 155 replies ^ | January 4, 2018 | Warner Todd Huston
    Newly elected Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema refused to be sworn in on a Bible, opting, instead, to place her right hand on a book of laws, including the U.S Constitution and the Arizona Constitution. The book Sen. Sinema placed her hand on to be sworn in came from the Library of Congress, her office told the Arizona Republic.
  • Russia: Syrian government must take over eastern Syria

    12/26/2018 6:14:16 AM PST · by McGruff · 5 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 26, 2018
    Russia’s Foreign Ministry says Moscow expects the Syrian government to take over the areas where the U.S. troops are currently deployed following their withdrawal. The ministry’s spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, said at Wednesday’s briefing that the territories in eastern Syria should be handed over to the Syrian government in line with international law. She noted that Moscow is unaware of any details of the planned U.S. withdrawal from Syria, but added that the move would help peaceful settlement in Syria if implemented. U.S. President Donald Trump abruptly announced the pullout from Syria last week, surprising allies and sparking the resignation of...