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Katie Porter for Senate, the congresswoman with the white board.

https://katieporter.com/

She is not taking any corporate money.

"Israel’s apartheid against Palestinians: a cruel system of domination and a crime against humanity"

https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2022/02/israels-apartheid-against-palestinians-a-cruel-system-of-domination-and-a-crime-against-humanity/

"Our report reveals the true extent of Israel’s apartheid regime. Whether they live in Gaza, East Jerusalem and the rest of the West Bank, or Israel itself, Palestinians are treated as an inferior racial group and systematically deprived of their rights. We found that Israel’s cruel policies of segregation, dispossession and exclusion across all territories under its control clearly amount to apartheid. The international community has an obligation to act" says Agnès Callamard, Amnesty International’s Secretary General"

"Nine Palestinians killed in Israeli raid in Jenin"

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-64410607

"As funerals took place, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas declared three days of national mourning in response to what his spokesman called a "massacre" happening "amidst international silence".

"This is what encourages the occupation government to commit massacres against our people in full view of the world," Nabil Abu Rudeineh said.

Jenin Deputy Governor Kamal Abu al-Rub told AFP that residents were living in a "real state of war" and that Israeli forces were "destroying everything and shooting at everything that moves".

Top Hamas official Saleh al-Arouri said that "the response of the resistance will not be late in coming"."

It's no wonder the violence continues. What does anyone expect from this blatant apartheid state?

"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." JFK.

GOP has already filed dozens of bills to restrict voting in 2023. So much for their belief in "freedom" because they don't want you free to vote!

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/jan/17/voting-rights-republicans-texas-restrictions

Thread: Time to Wake up!
[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 3 days ago

"A cadre of 'moderate' Dems & Republicans - are joining together to revamp a political action committee to fight against progressive primary challengers to establishment Democrats"!

& -- "With President Joe Biden’s former campaign manager, as the PAC’s only consultant and a defense contractor executive as its treasurer, the Moderate PAC — not to be confused with the older - "Moderate Democrats PAC", stands to be an exemplar of the Democratic Party’s Corporate-Friendly, Centrist Wing. Its financial heft, though .. comes from the other side of the aisle: So far, a Republican megadonor - Jeff Yass, the richest man in Pennsylvania, is virtually the only one putting money into the group"!!

“The corporate-backed establishment will stop at nothing to prevent more bartenders, nurses, principals, community organizers, and regular people from entering the Democratic Party in Congress, ”The Justice Democrats Executive Director Alexandra Rojas, said in a statement to The Intercept. “They would rather buy elections than let any working-class progressives even run. They will do everything in their power to make themselves richer at the expense of robbing poor and working-class Americans”!!! FROM:

Note --- "The Moderate PAC, created to go after progressive primary challengers, received all its money from one source: Republican megadonor Jeffrey Yass."

caveat - anquis in herba!

"That Israel is committing the crime of apartheid has been expressed by, beyond HRW, Amnesty, Israeli rights group B’Tselem, and prominent Israelis -- "including a former education minister, a former environment minister, and even two former prime ministers."

Israel's past, present & future as an extreme RW Ethno-State should be of deep concern to anyone who values plural democracy & I postulate that it is directly impacting on democracy in the U$A too! Also see:

Alas, the erstwhile OWS poster GirlFriday is not here any longer to defend her "Likudnik/DNC" positions, however one is left to wonder - WTF she'd say to all the clear evidence of "Israeli Apartheid", right now?!

ad iudicium?!

Consider that Israel is "a democracy", just like Apartheid South Africa was called "a democracy"!

And from the Guardian link, note: "The Tel Aviv protest, along with smaller demonstrations in Jerusalem, Haifa & Beersheba, were sparked by fears that the far-reaching proposals undermine democratic norms. Since Israel has no formal constitution its Supreme Court plays important role in keeping government ministers in check." Despite the US having a written constitution this also applies imo & further consider,

fiat lux et fiat justitia!

FTX co-founder Sam Bankman-Fried was arrested for using customers’ funds, to make

illegal political donations." ... quoted from this very eye opening piece by "Station Gossip"

caveat emptor!

"Markets and Technology Won’t Solve Climate Crisis - We Must End C(r)apitalism"! - by Eve Ottenberg:

"It’s the accumulation of capital that’s destroying the Earth System as a place of human habitability."

et veritas vos liberabit!

Thread: Police State Beatings & Murder
[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 4 days ago

Yes "RIP Keenan Anderson" and also try to consider:

et spero meliora!

"Wisconsin Republican who bragged about low turnout faces calls to resign"! -- by Sam Levine:

"Robert Spindell, who sits on state election commission, told party members to be ‘proud’ of low voting figures in Democratic areas"!

e tenebris - tenebris!

Thread: Why Liberals Have to Be Radicals
[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 4 days ago

NOTE: "f the U.S. succeeds in Imposing Financial Neoliberalism on the world, then other countries will end up with the same problems that the United States is experiencing." & ...

"The USA's sanctions and destruction of Nord Stream 1 and 2 .. have made Europe dependent on US supplies at so high a cost of LNG gas (about six times what Americans and Asians have to pay!!!) that Germany & other countries have lost their ability to compete in steel making, glass making, aluminium, & many other sectors. This creates a vacuum, which US affiliates home to fill from their investments in other countries or even from the US itself."

et veritas vos liberabit!

"In American politics, the Southern strategy was a Republican Party electoral strategy to increase political support among white voters in the South by appealing to racism against African Americans."

From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_strategy

I would say, however, that it shouldn't say "was" as this is still in play today.

Thread: Time to Wake up!
[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23703) 6 days ago

Republicans hate helping children, makes one wonder why they want to keep them alive so badly.

Now, they want a National Sales Tax of 30% on everything!

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2023/01/national-sales-tax-house-republicans-grover-norquist/672810/

Maybe Democrats should let them do this as surely it would lead to the demise of the Republican party. But, at what point do Americans wake up and stop voting for these goons who are clearly against their own interests? I mean it's mind boggling!

Interesting historical perspective of Regan presidency from article from 1982 "Rolling Stone."

https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/what-reagan-has-done-to-america-79233/

If only we'd paid attention....

This: "White Christian nationalists, the extreme fringe of the religious right, are increasingly turning to violence. They want to make Christianity the state religion, ban abortion, reinforce conservative gender roles and dramatically cut immigration to ensure a white majority."

"In this biblical struggle, white Christian nationalists imagine themselves as the foot soldiers of Jesus. Secular society looks to them, Stewart said, to be “Satanic. Demonic. Inhuman.” It is a theology that is anti-democratic and juvenile. It is a simple-minded story of good and evil that demonizes whoever is different; the gay person, the Muslim, the immigrant. Finally, the unconverted must kneel at the foot of the cross, by court order or force if needed."

Be wary, be very wary of anyone peddling religious virtues that when examined closely are just manipulations and instead follow this:

"King’s Jesus was a Black Jesus. He loved the poor. He healed the sick. He was willing to break an unjust law for the greater moral good of love. King wrote about unjust laws in his 1963, Letter from Birmingham Jail, “An unjust law is a human law that is not rooted in eternal law and natural law. Any law that uplifts human personality is just. Any law that degrades human personality is unjust.”

King’s Jesus did not reduce anyone’s humanity to skin color, class or sex. The Christian tradition he represents always transcended the limits of the Bible’s text to reach its spirit. In order to make it real, King and the millions who followed him risked their lives and suffered, in hopes to redeem — really rescue — the racists trapped in their hatred."

"Following in MLK’s Footsteps Means Resisting Christian Nationalism"! - by Nicholas Powers:

And please try to closely consider that ... "King’s life gives us a blueprint to fight the religious right"!

dum spiro, spero!

"Recognition that the Israeli government is committing the Crime of Apartheid --- has become the mainstream understanding within the human rights community. I do not know any serious human rights activist who’s involved in this issue --- who doesn’t believe that"! (Kenneth Roth)

"An Israeli Harvard Alum --- "It is impossible for me to defend Harvard’s move --- and we all should condemn the decision & the obsession of trying to cancel people who are critical of Israel. It is a disservice to not only academic freedom, but to ourselves." - from:

"In vetoing my rights of fellowship at the Harvard Kennedy School, Dean Douglas Elemndorf seemed not to like my tweets on Israel's apartheid, even though, among others - they quoted Desmond Tutu, a UN special rapporteur, and a former Israeli attorney general." - from:

"That Israel is committing the crime of apartheid has been expressed by, beyond HRW, Amnesty, Israeli rights group B’Tselem, and prominent Israelis -- "including a former education minister, a former environment minister, and even two former prime ministers." - from:

Israel's past, present & future as an extreme RW Ethno-State should be of deep concern to anyone who values plural democracy & I postulate that it is directly impacting on democracies around the world too!!! The main case in point, would be what happened to Jeremy Corbyn in the UK &, we should all be wary!! The Israeli "Left" has all but vanished but RW, Ethno-Religious Exclusivism & Supremacy, has no future!

fiat lux et fiat justitia ...

"In 2023, the relentless increase in global heating will continue, bringing ever more disruptive weather that is the signature calling card of accelerating climate breakdown.

"According to NASA - 2022 was one of the hottest years ever recorded on Earth. This is extraordinary, because the recurrent climate pattern across the tropical Pacific—known as 'ENSO'(El Niño Southern Oscillation) was in its cool phase.During this phase called La Niña, the waters of the equatorial Pacific are noticeably cooler than normal, which influences weather patterns around the world.

"One consequence of La Niña, is it helps keep a lid on global temperatures. This means that—despite the recent widespread heat waves, wildfires & droughts, we have actually been spared the worst. The scary thing is that this La Niña will end and eventually - transition into the better-known El Niño, which sees the waters of the equatorial Pacific becoming much warmer. When it does - the extreme weather that has rampaged across our planet in 2021 and 2022 will pale into insignificance.

"Current forecasts suggest that La Niña will continue into early 2023, making it - fortuitously for us, one of the longest on record (it began in Spring 2020). Then, the equatorial Pacific will begin to warm again. Whether or not it becomes hot enough for a fully fledged El Niño to develop,2023 now has a very good chance—without the cooling influence of La Niña—of being the hottest year on record." - FROM:

et sic transit gloria mundi?!

Consider that "This Is the Dying Phase of Reaganism -- and It's Hideous"! by Thom Hartmann:

"The question today is whether we as a nation & people, will recover from it, or if it will, as Reagan promised, destroy the American experiment of pluralistic liberal democracy."

multum in parvo!

Thread: Time to Wake up!
[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 1 week ago

"Cutting Child Poverty was NOT worth it .. IF it could even be theorized, that rich people might end up slightly less rich"! - from:

radix omnium malorum - est cupiditas!!!

Thread: Celebrating Labor on Labor Day
[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 1 week ago

Every Day is Labor Day!!! And further try to consider ...

"The court will likely rule in “Glacier Northwest” that the union’s strike activity isn’t protected by USA

federal labor law"! So just how long will Americans wait before they respond to this Class War? And

per aspera ad astra!!!

"Millennials are the most racially and ethnically diverse adult generation -- in the nation’s history. Yet the next generation stands to be even more diverse" - from your comprehensive and exhaustive link and THAT is exactly what the older, whiter generations just can't seem to come to terms with as they repeatedly fall for - Lee Atwater's GOP "Southern Strategy" - and continuously deprive themselves of what they too need just so some darker hued human - can't have it too!!! Meanwhile, try to consider this:

"The question today is: whether we as a nation and a people will recover from it, OR if it will, as Reagan promised, destroy the American experiment of pluralistic liberal democracy"? Also please try to consider:

respice; adspice; prospice ....

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