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Showing posts with label Lee Fang. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lee Fang. Show all posts

Monday, March 2, 2020

It's The Night Before Super Tuesday and I'm Pissed Off ... Or, As Sister Rosetta said, " I'm Troubled ! "

Not because of this hernia-muscle thing (BTW, I could not take the tramodol, it made me sick) but I was stunned by the So. Carolina results.  I knew it was going to be tight, but that was a complete blowout.  After the shock wore off, I kept asking, "...wait a minute, don't these black folks remember that it was Bernie who marched, organized and demonstrated for Civil Rights and was actually arrested ?  NOT JOE BIDEN." It is disturbing.


Bernie Arrested Chicago August 1963



Same time, Same Place and I don't See Hillary, Barack O'bama, Biden, Pete  or Amy: Where The Fuck Are They ??? Oh right almost forgot, Hillary was getting ready to work for Barry Goldwater the white racist from Arizona and his  buddies, the John Birch Society.


"Although Sanders did attend the 1963 March on Washington, at which Lewis spoke, most of his work was in and around Hyde Park, where he became involved with the campus chapter of CORE [Congress of Racial Equality] shortly after transferring from Brooklyn College in 1961. During Sanders’ first year in Chicago, a group of apartment-hunting white and black students had discovered that off-campus buildings owned by the university were refusing to rent to black students, in violation of the school’s policies. CORE organized a 15-day sit-in at the administration building, which Sanders helped lead. The protest ended when George Beadle, the university’s president, agreed to form a commission to study the school’s housing policies.
That spring, with Sanders as its chairman, the university chapter of CORE merged with the university chapter of SNCC [Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee]. Sanders announced plans to take the fight to the city of Chicago, and in the fall of 1962 he followed through, organizing picketers at a Howard Johnson in Cicero. Sanders told the Chicago Maroon, the student newspaper, that he wanted to keep the pressure on the restaurant chain after the arrest of 12 CORE demonstrators in North Carolina for trying to eat at a Howard Johnson there.
Sanders left his leadership role at the organization not long afterward; his grades suffered so much from his activism that a dean asked him to take some time off from school. But he continued his activism with CORE and SNCC. In August of 1963, not long after returning to Chicago from the March on Washington, Sanders was charged with resisting arrest after protesting segregation at a school on the city’s South Side. He was later fined $25, according to the Chicago Tribune."





1964: Sister Rosetta !!!




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 In case you are interested here's more bad news:


Pete & Amy, and the great almighty O'Rourke from Texas DNC Loyalists all have dropped out and endorsed fucking Biden. They were joined by:

 ~ From CNN:

The Stop Sanders Movement Has Gone Public
Analysis by Chris Cilliza who is just another DNC Loyalist Corporate Asshole Spokesperson

Just a sampling:

 ~ From Democracy Now !

Democratic Superdelegates Overwhelmingly Oppose Bernie Sanders Campaign


"Front-runner Bernie Sanders held a massive rally Thursday in Spartanburg, South Carolina, where he called his campaign a “movement that cannot be stopped.”
Sen. Bernie Sanders: “It is a movement for economic justice, for social justice, for racial justice, for environmental justice. And when millions of people stand up and fight back, nothing on Earth can stop us.”
Sanders also rallied Thursday at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina, where he led a march of hundreds of students to an early-voting site. Later Thursday, thousands of Sanders supporters packed a rally in Richmond, Virginia — another Super Tuesday state.

The New York Times interviewed dozens of Democratic establishment leaders who will serve as “superdelegates” at the party’s nominating convention in July, and found the vast majority are so opposed to Bernie Sanders’s candidacy, they’re willing to risk damage to the Democratic Party.

Of 93 superdelegates surveyed by the Times, nearly all said they would vote against Sanders in a brokered convention, if Sanders were to arrive with a plurality — and not a majority — of pledged delegates.

Many of the superdelegates are corporate lobbyists with healthcare clients opposing Sanders’s Medicare for All legislation. The Intercept’s Lee Fang reports one of them, Democratic National Committee member William Owen, donated exclusively to Republican Senate candidates during the last election cycle — including an $8,500 contribution to a joint fundraising committee designed to benefit Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Owen is backing former Vice President Joe Biden for the Democratic nomination in 2020."

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 ~ From The Intercept: Please if you haven't already, read the related articles at the end of this report:

The Biden's Chief Strategist Lobbied To Undermine Barrack and Michelle Obama's Signature Initiatives
By, Lee Fang 


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Well, here's some good news, I hope these gals are right: (Mike in background "....don't forget Amy has been bought off by Big Agriculture !") I don't think Amy eats organic popcorn either. Ah ! the Duopoly strikes again.


 ~ From The Intercept:

Don't Tell Cable Pundits That Bernie Sanders Is Leading Nationally Among Black Voters
By, Nausican Renner, Aida Chavez, Akela Lacy 


And.....


~ From Truthdig:

The Sanders Coalition Is Set To Shock the World on Super Tuesday
 By, Norman Soloman


 ~ Everything Under The Stars Here: 


Counterpunch


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In closing....


Saturday, August 26, 2017

The Friday News Dump: "Ein Volk, Ein Reich, Ein Fuhrer"




Have not been here due to several trips up to States, but need to mention yesterday out in and with the public in San Diego the mood was somber.  Those that would talk about the crisis of the growth of neo-fascism ( and yes this is a very serious crisis ) in the United States were anxious.  One person said: " You don't know who they are anymore, they are everywhere, be careful." One CBP officer told us that, "...the worst is yet to come."   A friend of ours in Eastlake predicted that, "...you think Mexico is bad as far as violence?  Just wait, the U.S. is going to make Mexico look like a cake walk."  Which gave me pause.


As though Trump's racist reactions to Charlottesville which emboldened the neo-fascists across the USA, then his tele-prompted disclosure of the so-called new strategy in the 16 year war with Afghanistan and threats to Pakistan (speech most likely written for him by the MIC - Military Industrial Complex), his Tuesday night Arizona Nuremberg Rally with more threats of a government shutdown if he didn't get his wall, defending his reactions to Charlottesville and a not so subtle hint of pardoning Sheriff Joe Arpaio weren't bad enough he then banned trans-gender people from the Military, is in the process of opening up public lands for private corporate development and did in fact pardon Arizona's notorious racist Sheriff Joe Arpaio.  At this point I would expect the local Mexican press to be saying something - anything about Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the nazi scumbag.  At this moment, mum's the word from the local Mexican press. And naturally, we are all disappointed that Sheriff Joe will not be paraded and humiliated wearing nothing but pink underwear same as he did to Mexican and Latino detainees.

UPDATE @ 12:49PM :  Frontera has covered the Sheriff Joe report with no comments (?!) and still nothing from Zeta that I could see.

Frontera

 Donald Trump Otorga El Perdon a Joe Arpaio



CNN had this report this evening - except I would have changed the title to "The Real Friday News Dump:  Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Bannon and Gorka Will Be Working Behind the Scenes Supporting Herr Fuehrer and Reichskanzler Donald Trump":

3 Headlines the white House Hopes You'll Miss As Hurricane Harvey Hits  - 08/25
by, Jeremy Diamond


From the Guardian:

Trump Pardons Joe Arpaio, Former Sheriff Convicted in Racial Profiling Case - 08/25
 by, Julia Carrie Wong, Lauren Gambino and Molly Redden


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The neo-fascists are just going crazy tonight, slobbering in their cheap beer.  Here's an important look at the rise of neo-fascism (with video):

The Intercept  - and don't miss all of their reports

VIDEO: How White Nationalism Became Normal Online - 08/25
by, Lee Fang, Leighton Akio Woodhouse


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A closer look at the "Anti-Fa" Movement :

Democracy Now ! (and don't miss all of their reports, you can hit spanish to read transcripts, special great one on Dick Gregory)

Part One:  Antifa: A look At The Anti-Fascist Movement Confronting White Supremacists In The Streets


Part Two: Antifa: a look At The Anti-Fascist Movement Confronting White Supremacists In the Streets


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Tomorrow's protest by the neo-nazis in San Francisco has been cancelled, Paris felt left out because she wanted us to send her poo-poo to be used by the counter demonstrators.  Sorry Paris, next time for sure.


As far as Baja California, you have all read the State Department's Travel Warning by now; here in Tijuana alone we are over 1,000 brutal and gross executions including decapitations, burned and dismembered bodies since the beginning of the year and more in the Municipalities (although many of these in Rosarito Beach and Ensenada are completely omitted in many of the news sources).   Nobody likes it despite what you may read in the Union Trib, it is horrible. Where are all these returning gringo souls referred to in that article? Everyone knows during US or Mexican Holidays, Rosarito is packed - but not with white people. Everyone knows Baja California is a war zone.


 The Americans and Mexicans and Mexican-Americans we know who own their homes want out due to the insecurity, the dysfunction, the impunity, the uncontrolled violence, the contamination of the ocean and beaches, the lack of infrastructure and basically have the same complaints against the government and social conditions as most intelligent Mexican Nationals. The American women we know refuse to drive alone through Tijuana to go to the States. How is it possible to relax under these conditions?  It is not possible and homes are not selling.  I'll return with the numbers over the weekend in between trying to catch up around here.



But one thing is certain, I can wear my buttons down here, too scary to wear them in the States these days.