เกมส์ยิงปลาออนไลน์ฟรี_คาสิโนลาว เชียงแสน_โฆษณาเกมยิงปลา https://www.google.com//48f/issues/us-politics US Politics en Film 'The Infiltrators' has lessons for Donald Trump on deportation https://www.google.com//48f/columnists/2019/01/film-infiltrators-has-lessons-donald-trump-deportation <div class="field field-name-taxonomy-vocabulary-22 field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/issues/us-politics">US Politics</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-image-for-node field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img src="/48f/sites/default/files/styles/large_story_850px/public/node-images/ICE.XCheckII.dreads.jpg?itok=rKe6BXeL" width="1180" height="600" alt="Photo: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Department of Homeland Security)/Wikimedia Commons" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>U.S. President Donald Trump wants his wall, and he is willing to shut down the government again to get it. Commenting on congressional negotiations to find a compromise before temporary government funding runs out?Feb. 15, he tweeted on Wednesday, "If the committee of Republicans and Democrats now meeting on Border Security is not discussing or contemplating a Wall or Physical Barrier, they are Wasting their time!" It has been reported lately that some of the sensational rhetoric that Trump invokes when demanding a border wall may actually come from the movies. Case in point is the 2018 blockbuster crime thriller <em>Sicario: Day of the Soldado</em>. Scenes in that film are strikingly similar to elements from Trump's border wall speeches, referencing Muslim prayer rugs found in the desert near the Mexican border, and stories of women having their mouths bound with duct tape.</p> <p>Trump should definitely see a film that just premiered at this year's Sundance Film Festival, <em>The Infiltrators</em>. The movie covers a topic dear to the president: deportation. This gripping film, a hybrid documentary/dramatic feature, is based on the true story of undocumented immigrants who get themselves arrested by federal authorities -- risking deportation themselves -- so they can infiltrate a notorious private immigrant detention centre and organize the detainees within its walls.</p> <p>Directed by Cristina Ibarra and Alex Rivera, the film portrays a courageous, undercover direct action to block deportations. Viridiana Martinez and Marco Saavedra are the real people portrayed in the film. In 2012, they were young Dreamers -- undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children. As organizers with the National Immigrant Youth Alliance (NIYA), they were pushing for passage of the DREAM Act to create a pathway to citizenship for the roughly 3.6 million people who entered the U.S. as children and have lived here since.</p> <p>They called President Barack Obama the "deporter-in-chief," and had been pressuring him to enact meaningful immigration reform. Obama had announced the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, to offer some protections for this population, but, as Viridiana told the <em>Democracy Now!</em> news hour at Sundance, "The same way that I got it I can get it taken away." While NIYA organized sit-ins at the offices of Obama's 2012 re-election campaign, they saw their friends getting deported.</p> <p>As Marco, played by Maynor Alvarado, narrates in the film, describing NIYA's plan:</p> <blockquote> <p>"Our mission: Stop the deportations.</p> <p>"Our strategy: Organize. Escalate. Shut something down.</p> <p>"Our new plan: Get into the Broward detention center and get people out."</p> </blockquote> <p>Viridiana is played by <em>Vida</em> star Chelsea Rendon. Back in 2012, <em>Democracy Now!</em> interviewed the real Viridiana while she was detained: "I'm at Broward Transitional Center in Pompano Beach, Florida. I have been here since July 20th. I came in intentionally, allowed myself to be detained," she said over the phone. "We want a full review of all of the cases here at Broward Transitional Center, and we want the immediate release of all low-priority cases here. ˇ­ Now that I'm inside, I have found several stories of women who have been held for over a year, some for months only, but they don't belong here."</p> <p>Marco and Viridiana were inside, organizing the detainees, documenting their stories and clandestinely delivering the information to NIYA activists on the outside, including Mohammad Abdollahi, a young, gay, undocumented Iranian immigrant. With the information in hand, Mohammad and others could contact family members and help them take action to block the deportations.</p> <p>President Trump watches a lot of television and movies. At a recent Cabinet meeting, he had a large, poster-size picture of himself on the table in front of him, accompanied by text styled after the hit TV series <em>Game of Thrones</em> reading, "Sanctions are Coming." As has been widely noted, the phrase comes from "Winter is Coming," and refers to a fictional <em>Game of Thrones</em> family, one member of which, Jon Snow, actually leads a caravan of immigrants through a border wall -- an odd image for a president who will shut down our government to build such a wall.</p> <p>The activists of NIYA are still fighting for their human rights, and aren't waiting for the Democrats in Congress. They have just delivered 40,000 signatures to the White House. "We DREAMers, both with DACA and without, ask that you negotiate directly with our leadership ˇ­ year after year we are fed nothing but empty promises."</p> <p>Trump should watch <em>The Infiltrators</em>, then invite this group of determined, courageous activists to the White House for serious negotiations.</p> <p><em>Amy Goodman is the host of </em>Democracy Now!<em>, a daily international TV/radio news hour airing on more than 1,300 stations. She is the co-author, with Denis Moynihan, of</em> The Silenced Majority<em>, a</em> New York Times <em>bestseller. <em><em><em><em><em><em><em><em>T</em></em></em></em></em></em></em></em>his column originally appeared on <a href="https://www.democracynow.org/2019/1/31/the_infiltrators_one_movie_trump_should_watch" target="_blank">Democracy Now</a>.</em></p> <p><em>Photo: <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:ICE.XCheckII.dreads.jpg" target="_blank">U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Department of Homeland Security)/Wikimedia Commons</a></em></p> <p><em>Help make rabble sustainable. Please consider supporting our work with a monthly donation. <a href="https://secure.rabble.ca/donate/">Support</a>? เกมออนไลน์ www.populertarih.com today for as little as $1 per month!</em></p> <p><em><a href="https://secure.rabble.ca/donate/"><img src="/48f/sites/default/files/support%20sustainable%20media.png" /></a></em></p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-taxonomy-vocabulary-9 field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/category/tags/donald-trump">Donald Trump</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/category/tags-issues/deportation">deportation</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/taxonomy/term/12701">Immigration</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-taxonomy-vocabulary-14 field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/taxonomy/term/38364">Amy Goodman</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/category/bios/denis-moynihan">Denis Moynihan</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-story-publish-date field-type-date field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single">January 31, 2019</span></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-related-item1 field-type-link-field field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/48f/columnists/2018/12/rather-providing-safety-trumps-immigration-policy-hurting-children" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rather than providing safety, Trump&#039;s immigration policy is hurting children</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-related-item1-desc field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Immigration policy is a matter of life and death, most tragically impacting the most vulnerable among us.</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-related-item2 field-type-link-field field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/48f/columnists/2018/10/donald-trump-biggest-threat-us-national-security">Donald Trump is the biggest threat to U.S. national security </a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-related-item2-desc field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">As Trump campaigns around the country, he gins up fears of foreign enemies attacking the U.S. But he has shown that the greatest threat to U.S. national security is Trump himself.</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-related-item3 field-type-link-field field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/48f/blogs/bloggers/brent-patterson/2019/01/migrant-justice-groups-us-mexico-border-face-harassment-and" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Migrant justice groups on U.S.-Mexico border face harassment and threats</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-related-item3-desc field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">The migrant justice groups that support the caravans and individuals crossing Mexico into the United States also need protection and support.</div></div></div> Thu, 31 Jan 2019 21:45:59 +0000 rabble staff 156636 at/48f /48f/columnists/2019/01/film-infiltrators-has-lessons-donald-trump-deportation#comments Canada-China relations imperiled as U.S. indicts Huawei https://www.google.com//48f/columnists/2019/01/canada-china-relations-imperiled-us-indicts-huawei <div class="field field-name-taxonomy-vocabulary-22 field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/issues/politics-canada">Politics in Canada</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/issues/us-politics">US Politics</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/issues/world">World</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-image-for-node field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img src="/48f/sites/default/files/styles/large_story_850px/public/node-images/20171205_pg5_01.jpg?itok=LpiveCXI" width="1180" height="600" alt="Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China December 5, 2017. Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO" title="Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China December 5, 2017. Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>The U.S. campaign targeting Chinese telecom giant Huawei as a threat to national security around the world reached a new intensity January 28. U.S. Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker indicted Huawei Technologies, its chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, its main U.S. subsidiary, and Hong Kong-based Skycom on 13 charges including bank fraud, money laundering, obstruction of justice, and conspiracy.</p> <p>At the U.S. Justice Department press conference in Washington, D.C., it was confirmed that a formal extradition order for Meng is being issued to Canada.</p> <p>A hearing before the B.C. Supreme Court to assess the evidence in the extradition case is already slated for February 6. Meng, daughter of billionaire Ren Zhengfei, who founded Huawei, is now out on $10 million bail and living in Vancouver under close supervision. She was arrested at the Vancouver airport December 1, at the request of the U.S. under the terms of an extradition treaty normally used to apprehend murderers, rapists, kidnappers?and other major criminals.</p> <p>Canada has been arguing that it is simply following "the rule of law," in this case, dubious American law, which applies penalties -- including to third parties -- for violating U.S. sanctions imposed on Iran.</p> <p>The Trudeau government feigns innocence that the third-party nature of the extradition order -- Huawai is deemed to have illegally foiled sanctions against Iran -- puts compliance with the U.S. extradition request on shaky ground. However, a few short decades ago, U.S. laws -- applied "extraterritorially" -- forbid Ford Canada from selling vehicles to Cuba, overriding Canadian attempts to foster trade with Cuba, to the great displeasure of the Canadian government.</p> <p>Canada -- also deemed a national security threat to the U.S. under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 -- with U.S. tariffs of 25 per cent on steel exports and 15 per cent on aluminium exports to prove it -- has become the object of Chinese ire for <a href="/48f/columnists/2018/12/canadas-compliance-huawei-extradition-gives-support-trumps-international-thuggery" target="_blank">agreeing to play along with the U.S.</a> in its attack on Huawei.</p> <p>Not only have two Canadians been arrested on suspicion of committing espionage, China has threatened retribution to trade and commerce if Meng is not released and allowed to return home to China.</p> <p>As the second-largest market for Canadian exports, maintaining normal trade relations with China is an imperative for any government. Current efforts to market Canada Goose outerwear, open Tim?Hortons outlets, maintain important agricultural exports, or eventually (if environmental opposition is overcome) sell B.C. LNG or Alberta bitumen are imperilled by the extradition request.</p> <p>This threat to normal Canadian commerce was well understood by former Canadian ambassador to China John McCallum who was fired January 26 by the prime minister in a single telephone call after McCallum explained to a <em>Star Vancouver</em> reporter why it would be better for Canada if the U.S. could be convinced not to pursue Meng.</p> <p>McCallum had earlier walked back comments to Chinese-language media made in Markham, Ont., explaining why Meng had a good chance to be returned to China following the extradition hearing.</p> <p>The Canadian prime minister has been contacting heads of friendly governments around the world asking them to intervene with China to help obtain the release of the two imprisoned Canadians, on grounds that Canada was simply observing the rule of law.</p> <p>McCallum was judged to have impeded these efforts by politicizing the case when he suggested that Meng could be returned to China rather than be extradited to the U.S. if the American government agreed to act.</p> <p>Despite Team Trudeau's claims, it is nigh impossible to argue that the U.S. actions against Huawei and its chief financial officer are anything but political once the background to the indictments are known.</p> <p>U.S. officials had been blocking Huawei from entering the U.S. market since the Rand Corporation reported 15 years ago that China was a potential threat to the U.S. military. The Americans simply labelled Huawei a creature of the Chinese Communist party-state.</p> <p>In 2014 the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) conducted espionage -- codename "Shotgiant" -- at corporate offices of Huawei in Shenzhen, China. As shown in NSA documents revealed by Edward Snowdon, the U.S. was trying to link Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei to the People's Liberation Army as part of what was already an American decade-long campaign to discredit the emerging telecommunications giant.</p> <p><a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-security-china-nsa/nsa-infiltrates-servers-of-china-telecom-giant-huawei-report-idUSBREA2L0PD20140322" target="_blank">Reports</a> by <em>Der Spiegel</em> and <em>The New York Times</em> pointed out that the NSA was looking to steal software to give the U.S. a backdoor into Huawei technology used by countries like Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq so as to complement already extensive NSA spying operations conducted in cyberspace around the world, including bugging the Berlin office of Angela Merkel.</p> <p>Currently U.S. intelligence agencies have mounted a full-scale campaign to ensure that its allies ban Huawei from supplying the next internet-standard G5 switching equipment to its domestic telecommunications providers. Australia and New Zealand have complied, and some U.K. providers have been removing Huawei switching equipment.</p> <p>In effect the Americans are saying that China will use Huawei to do what the NSA does in China and around the world: spy on companies and countries to gain commercial and military advantages.?</p> <p>With seemingly no sense of the irony, the Americans propound fears of China mounting an operation on the Shortgiant model against U.S. and other security agencies.</p> <p>Canada has knowingly gone along with the U.S. campaign against Huawei, enabling an act of economic warfare; two Canadian citizens, plus the future of Canadian-Chinese relations have been taken hostage as a result.</p> <p>The full impact of the Trudeau government's subservience to U.S. authority will be seen and felt when Meng is handed over to face a U.S. trial and serve a prison term for alleged bank fraud, a sentence that no American banker faced after the widespread bank frauds of 2007-08.</p> <p><em>Duncan Cameron is president emeritus of </em>rabble.ca<em> and writes a weekly column on politics and current affairs.</em></p> <p><em>Photo: <a href="https://pm.gc.ca/eng/photo-gallery/2017/12/05/prime-minister-justin-trudeau-and-ministers-meet-president-xi-jinping-great" target="_blank">Adam Scotti/PMO</a></em></p> <p><em>Help make rabble sustainable. Please consider supporting our work with a monthly donation. <a href="https://secure.rabble.ca/donate/">Support</a>? เกมออนไลน์ www.populertarih.com today for as little as $1 per month!</em></p> <p><em><a href="https://secure.rabble.ca/donate/"><img src="/48f/sites/default/files/support%20sustainable%20media.png" /></a></em></p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-taxonomy-vocabulary-9 field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/category/tags/canada-china">Canada-China</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/category/tags-issues/china">China</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/huawei">Huawei</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/taxonomy/term/4667">Canadian foreign policy</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-taxonomy-vocabulary-14 field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/category/bios/board-member/duncan-cameron">Duncan Cameron</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-story-publish-date field-type-date field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single">January 29, 2019</span></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-related-item1 field-type-link-field field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/48f/columnists/2019/01/us-propagates-fear-china-again" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">U.S. propagates fear of China, again</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-related-item1-desc field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">The U.S. remains the world&#039;s dominant power in every respect, with no serious rival. But that does not stop the U.S. from mounting campaigns of fear and paranoia about potential threats to its power.</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-related-item2 field-type-link-field field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/48f/columnists/2018/12/canadas-compliance-huawei-extradition-gives-support-trumps-international-thuggery">Canada&#039;s compliance with Huawei extradition gives support to Trump&#039;s international thuggery</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-related-item2-desc field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">By co-operating with the U.S. request to extradite Chinese executive Meng Wanzhou, Canada is enabling rogue and reckless behaviour by the Trump administration.</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-related-item3 field-type-link-field field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/48f/news/2019/01/trudeau-opens-himself-political-attacks-over-firing-mccallum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Trudeau opens himself to political attacks over firing of McCallum</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-related-item3-desc field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">As Parliament resumes, politicians might all want to weigh their words before saying anything that could endanger the three Canadians at the eye of the political and diplomatic Huawei storm.</div></div></div> Tue, 29 Jan 2019 14:38:08 +0000 rabble staff 156486 at/48f /48f/columnists/2019/01/canada-china-relations-imperiled-us-indicts-huawei#comments Trudeau plays willing partner to Trump's attempted coup in Venezuela https://www.google.com//48f/blogs/bloggers/brent-patterson/2019/01/trudeau-plays-willing-partner-trumps-attempted-coup-venezuela <div class="field field-name-taxonomy-vocabulary-14 field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Brent Patterson</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-image-for-node field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img src="/48f/sites/default/files/styles/large_story_850px/public/freelandbolsanor.PNG?itok=EaV9cJGH" width="1180" height="600" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>The Trudeau government has played a key role in supporting an attempted coup in Venezuela while also presenting itself as a facilitator with the Lima group to resolve the political crisis it has helped exacerbate.</p> <p>On January 23, National Assembly President Juan Guaido declared himself the interim president of Venezuela in a bid to oust President Nicolas Maduro.</p> <p>A recent news article reads, "Emboldening Venezuela's opposition has been a labour of months,?<em>The Canadian Press</em>?has learned."</p> <p>That article adds, "Canadian diplomats in Caracas, with their Latin American counterparts, worked to get the country's opposition parties to coalesce behind the one person who emerged strong enough to stand against Maduro: 35-year-old Guaido."</p> <p>Steve Ellner, a former professor at the Universidad de Oriente in Venezuela, recently commented on?<em>Democracy Now!</em>, "It's true that Maduro's popularity has decreased. ˇ­But the opposition also is very unpopular."</p> <p>Ellner highlights, "That's because the opposition lacks a program -- at least it hasn't publicized its program. It has a program. It's a neoliberal program."</p> <p>The deeply ideological position of the Trump administration is clear.</p> <p><em>The Canadian Press</em>?report also notes, "Guaido made a clandestine trip to Washington [by secretly crossing his country's border with Colombia] in mid-December to brief U.S. officials on his strategy for dealing with Maduro's January?10 inauguration."</p> <p>Just a few months earlier, in September 2018,?<em>The Guardian</em>?quoted U.S. President Donald Trump stating his view on what could be done in Venezuela: "It's a regime that, frankly, could be toppled very quickly by the military if the military decides to do that."</p> <p>Trump told the United Nations General Assembly at that time: "Not long ago, Venezuela was one of the richest countries on Earth. Today, socialism has bankrupted the oil-rich nation and driven its people into abject poverty."</p> <p>Trump's attack on socialism obscures the impact of the punitive sanctions that U.S. President Barack Obama imposed against Venezuela in 2015.</p> <p>Alfred de Zayas, an American lawyer and the former secretary of the United Nations Human Rights Council, has recommended that the International Criminal Court review those sanctions as possible crimes against humanity under Article 7 of the Rome Statute.</p> <p>Now the Trump administration has imposed additional sanctions on Venezuela's state-owned oil company that could cost Venezuela about $11 billion in oil revenue this year. Venezuela is economically vulnerable to this given 41 per cent of its oil exports go to the U.S.</p> <p>It's in this context that the?<em>CBC</em>?reports, "Canada will host members of the Lima group of South and Central American countries next Monday [February 4 in Ottawa] in an effort to find a resolution to the turmoil in Venezuela, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said [on January 28]."</p> <p>Along with Canada, the Lima group includes Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, Peru and eight other Latin American countries.</p> <p>The?<em>CBC</em>?article adds, "The move comes days after Canada recognized Juan Guaido, the Venezuelan opposition leader, as interim president of the country and rejected Nicolas Maduro's government as autocratic and illegitimate."</p> <p>Along with Canada and the United States, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Israel have recognized Guaido as the interim president.</p> <p>This past weekend, Britain, Germany, France and Spain said that they would recognize Guaido if Maduro did not call a new election by February 3 (the day before the Lima group meeting).</p> <p>However, not all countries have taken this position.</p> <p>Notably, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has stated, "We should conduct foreign relations with the principles of non-intervention, of the self-determination of peoples, of peaceful solutions to disputes."</p> <p>Opposition voices have also been critical.</p> <p>NDP veteran Svend Robinson says, "It is shameful that the government of Canada, and Justin Trudeau, is lining up with Donald Trump, with the authoritarian thug [Jair] Bolsonaro, the president of Brazil, and is in-fact recognizing a coup, an illegal coup."</p> <p>U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders has stated, "We must learn the lessons of the past and not be in the business of regime change or supporting coups -- as we have in Chile, Guatemala, Brazil and?the DR [Dominican Republic]."</p> <p>Sanders adds, "The U.S. has a long history of inappropriately intervening in Latin American nations; we must not go down that road again."</p> <p>And CodePink activist Medea Benjamin says, "It's important for the left in the United States to stand up, not to say we love Maduro, but to say we're against U.S. intervention."</p> <p>Benjamin also highlights, "We have to stand up and say that we believe in the principles of non-intervention, and we call for negotiations to end this crisis, not to follow in the footsteps of what the U.S. is doing."</p> <p>Sadly, the Trudeau government is following in the footsteps of what the U.S. is doing under the guise of promoting democracy.</p> <p><em>Image: Twitter</em></p> <p><em>For a further analysis, please see?<a href="https://yvesengler.com/2019/01/27/canada-joins-with-imperial-mafia-to-threaten-venezuela/">Canada joins with imperial 'Mafia' to threaten Venezuela</a>?by Yves Engler.</em></p> <p><em>Help make rabble sustainable. Please consider supporting our work with a monthly donation.?</em><a href="https://secure.rabble.ca/donate/" style="text-decoration-line: none; font-weight: bold; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><em>Support</em></a><em>? เกมออนไลน์ www.populertarih.com today for as little as $1 per month!</em></p> <p><em><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/gHiRw1UH8_TvnePf0FX3OR0DFt8Eg7psqo22P---V6yaHFl1r17Q-1rfQeSdE8ZZE15st4vjgC-Aqa_ius7hpomIYn7AUrH-0dDl69E07h5wGKqG_lmZD-yODEEbo-0Yf5GMxFp9" style="border:none; height:79px; max-width:100%; transform:rotate(0rad); width:358px" /></em></p> </div></div></div> Tue, 29 Jan 2019 02:42:34 +0000 Brent Patterson 156471 at/48f /48f/blogs/bloggers/brent-patterson/2019/01/trudeau-plays-willing-partner-trumps-attempted-coup-venezuela#comments Los Angeles teachers win victory against school privatization https://www.google.com//48f/columnists/2019/01/los-angeles-teachers-win-victory-against-school-privatization <div class="field field-name-taxonomy-vocabulary-22 field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/issues/education">Education</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/issues/labour">Labour</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/issues/us-politics">US Politics</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-image-for-node field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img src="/48f/sites/default/files/styles/large_story_850px/public/node-images/46736401541_2bf47e63cc_k.jpg?itok=Hz0b557L" width="1180" height="600" alt="United Teachers Los Angeles March for Public Education, December 15, 2018. Photo: waltarrrrr/Flickr" title="United Teachers Los Angeles March for Public Education, December 15, 2018. Photo: waltarrrrr/Flickr" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>It took a week, but the public school teachers of Los Angeles won. Over 30,000 teachers and school staff, members of the United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) union, went on strike for the first time in 30 years, demanding more resources for their classrooms, nurses and librarians in every school, smaller class sizes and higher wages. In rain and shine, they were joined on their picket lines by students, parents and other allies. On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) -- the nation's second-largest school system, with about three-quarters of its students Latino -- agreed to meet the strikers' demands. Classes resumed Wednesday. This major strike also joins a wave of similar labour actions around the country confronting the attempt by corporate interests to privatize public education.</p> <p>"We went on strike, in one of the largest strikes that the United States has seen in decades," UTLA President Alex Caputo-Pearl said Tuesday night, after a supermajority of union members ratified the agreement. "The creativity and innovation and passion and love and emotion of our members was out on the street, in the communities, in the parks, for everyone to see."</p> <p>Arlene Inouye, a speech and language specialist with 18 years' experience in the LAUSD, chaired the UTLA's bargaining committee. "This was a historic agreement and gave us more than we expected," Inouye said on the <em>Democracy Now!</em> news hour. All of their principal demands, including a cap on charter schools to reverse the trend toward privatization, were met. Additionally, Inouye explained, "we were also able to bring in some non-mandatory subjects of bargaining into our schools ˇ­ like green space on campus, stopping the criminalization of youth. We were able to bring in an immigrant defence fund. We're making a statement of our values."</p> <p>Also speaking on <em>Democracy Now!</em>, investigative journalist Sarah Jaffe, author of <em>Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt</em>, said: "There have been reform currents within the UTLA for at least a decade ˇ­ going back to the 2008 financial crisis, recession, the layoffs of a lot of teachers. In 2014, the Union Power caucus took charge ˇ­ teachers like Arlene, with Alex Caputo-Pearl, brought in an organizing department, a research department, a political department, that the union didn't have before. [They] actually voted to raise their own dues in order to ˇ­ invest in really becoming a fighting, organizing union."</p> <p>On the picket lines, teachers repeatedly brought up privatization. "Ultimately, this fight is about the privatization of schools," teacher Marianne O'Brien told us. "Superintendent Austin Beutner is pushing to privatize schools. ˇ­ Our students would be disproportionately hurt by that and not have access to a quality education, if all the funding for public school is pulled into charter schools."</p> <p>Beutner, a wealthy investment banker, has no background in education. The 2018 LAUSD school board election, Jaffe explained, "had $14.7 million in outside funding spent on it by charter school advocates, big-dollar hedge funds ˇ­ they got a majority of pro-charter school candidates on there. They put Beutner in." One of Beutner's plans is to break up the LA Unified School District into 32 "portfolio" districts, copying efforts in cities like Detroit and Newark the UTLA says "are riddled with a patchwork of privatization schemes that do not improve student outcomes."</p> <p>Charter schools can not only fire teachers more easily than public schools can -- they can fire students as well. By choosing high-performing students and rejecting those who have special needs or score poorly on standardized tests, charter schools drain resources from schools in poorer neighborhoods. Another teacher on the picket line, Lilit Azarian, told us, "This is about fighting for communities of color, because those are the communities that are affected by this privatization."</p> <p>A special election in March to fill a seat on the LAUSD school board, vacated when a member pleaded guilty to felony campaign finance violations, is being hotly contested between charter school advocates and the UTLA and other allies of traditional public schools. "If the teachers want Beutner gone, that's going to be the way to do it," Jaffe said.</p> <p>A wave of teacher strikes swept the nation last year, but in largely Republican-controlled red states like West Virginia, Oklahoma and Arizona. Teachers and staff went on strike and achieved remarkable improvements, not only in pay and benefits but by directing more resources to schools and classrooms. Now the teachers are rising up in Democratic strongholds like Los Angeles. On Tuesday, as the UTLA declared victory, ending the strike, the teachers union in Denver, voted overwhelmingly to strike. Unionized teachers in Oakland, California, also are expected to strike, as are teachers in Chicago's community colleges.</p> <p>If the Los Angeles teachers are any indication of what's to come, the privatizers and their champion in Washington, D.C., President Donald Trump's billionaire Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, may have met their match.</p> <p><em>Amy Goodman is the host of </em>Democracy Now!<em>, a daily international TV/radio news hour airing on more than 1,300 stations. She is the co-author, with Denis Moynihan, of</em> The Silenced Majority<em>, a</em> New York Times <em>bestseller. <em><em><em><em><em><em><em><em>T</em></em></em></em></em></em></em></em>his column originally appeared on <a href="https://www.democracynow.org/2019/1/24/betsy_devos_and_the_privatizers_she" target="_blank">Democracy Now</a>.</em></p> <p><em>Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/waltarrrrr/46736401541/in/photolist-2ecWgUz-2cP1Eop-g6pYMK-dBGjQJ-5XQb6L-7jTcKQ-2ecVAgB-23ArmJe-2e8fZgs-23Arne2-2e8fZbs-2e8fYWE-2e8fZ1s-2e8fZwY-2e8fZV3-S4PZid-2e8fZEy-kKdVoe-aAdnQc-bZVu9Y-S5Ekr3-kmo71q-2c1ey9c-JnWz1b-9C7ADt-mgo71D-dNKoAm-9v8Leq-7AwJfa-qZnW9z-g6pNC6-mPGvQ3-5eXLrb-5eXH1N-kKsT2F-29nrb2e-g6pkWm-g6paew-kmnUbd-5vzyee-kmo7mL-kz1eXc-27Ua5Bp-pm8bNC-6aTZej-kmkrxi-4Z7TuA-dpE3g2-2aw1Xx2-7bdF1f" target="_blank">waltarrrrr/Flickr</a></em></p> <p><em>Help make rabble sustainable. Please consider supporting our work with a monthly donation. <a href="https://secure.rabble.ca/donate/">Support</a>? เกมออนไลน์ www.populertarih.com today for as little as $1 per month!</em></p> <p><em><a href="https://secure.rabble.ca/donate/"><img src="/48f/sites/default/files/support%20sustainable%20media.png" /></a></em></p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-taxonomy-vocabulary-9 field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/category/tags/teachers-strike-0">teachers strike</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/category/tags-issues/anti-privatization">anti-privatization</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/category/tags-issues/public-schools">public schools</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-taxonomy-vocabulary-14 field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/taxonomy/term/38364">Amy Goodman</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/category/bios/denis-moynihan">Denis Moynihan</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-story-publish-date field-type-date field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single">January 24, 2019</span></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-related-item1 field-type-link-field field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/48f/columnists/2012/09/chicago-teachers-strike-and-attack-labour-us" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Organized labour and the attack on the Chicago teachers union</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-related-item1-desc field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Unions are under attack in the United States -- not only from people like Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, but now, with the teachers&#039; strike in Chicago, from the very core of Obama&#039;s inner circle.</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-related-item2 field-type-link-field field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/48f/blogs/bloggers/activist-toolkit-blog/2018/09/back-school-doug-ford-power">Back to school with Doug Ford in power</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-related-item2-desc field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">As we send our kids back to school, let&#039;s make sure our MPPs know that we do not support the politicization of our kids&#039; education.</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-related-item3 field-type-link-field field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/48f/podcasts/shows/rabble-radio/2019/01/canadian-federation-students-tells-doug-ford-post-secondary" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Canadian Federation of Students tells Doug Ford that post secondary education isn&#039;t just about what goes on in the classroom</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-related-item3-desc field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Hildah Otiena of the Ontario CFS talks about the Ontario government plans to let students opt out of fees for student activities, health plans and bus passes.</div></div></div> Thu, 24 Jan 2019 19:23:51 +0000 rabble staff 156306 at/48f /48f/columnists/2019/01/los-angeles-teachers-win-victory-against-school-privatization#comments Migrant justice groups on U.S.-Mexico border face harassment and threats https://www.google.com//48f/blogs/bloggers/brent-patterson/2019/01/migrant-justice-groups-us-mexico-border-face-harassment-and <div class="field field-name-taxonomy-vocabulary-14 field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Brent Patterson</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-image-for-node field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img src="/48f/sites/default/files/styles/large_story_850px/public/saltillo2.PNG?itok=65OBcQpi" width="1180" height="600" alt="Photo by Peace Brigades International." title="Photo by Peace Brigades International." /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Following the migrant caravan that travelled through Mexico to the U.S. border last October and November, a second caravan of about 2,000 people from Central America is now seeking entry into Mexico and the United States.</p> <p>In May 2017, M¨¦decins Sans Fronti¨¨res? (MSF) noted, "68.3 percent of the migrant and refugee populations entering Mexico reported being victims of violence during their transit toward the United States [and] nearly one-third of the women surveyed had been sexually abused during their journey."</p> <p>And their report explained, "MSF patients reported that the perpetrators of violence included members of gangs and other criminal organizations, as well as members of the Mexican security forces responsible for their protection."</p> <p>Last week, <em>The Los Angeles Times</em> reported, "Participants say caravans provide security from Mexican gangs that often prey on migrants and avoid the need to pay smugglers thousands of dollars to aid them on the trip north."</p> <p>It added, "Caravan members often receive free food, transport and lodging from residents, towns and aid agencies along the route, though many sleep in the open without shelter."</p> <p>Peace Brigades International (PBI) provides protective accompaniment to two migrant justice groups in the Mexican state of Coahuila, which shares a 512-kilometre border with Texas.</p> <p>PBI notes, "The Saltillo Migrant Shelter offers daily humanitarian assistance -- including clothes, medicines, food, rest, and medical and psychological care -- to hundreds of migrants crossing Mexico to reach the United States."</p> <p>It adds, "It also defends migrants' rights through the documentation of cases of kidnapping, extortion, abuses and violations that they suffer during their journey through Mexico. The organization lodges complaints about violations after gathering migrants' testimonies."</p> <p>Overall, it?provides support to more than 8,000 migrants each year.</p> <p>Because of this work, the staff and volunteers of the Saltillo Migrant Shelter have suffered harassment, surveillance and threats.</p> <p>PBI has provided accompaniment to the Shelter since February 2014.</p> <p>The Juan Gerardi Human Rights Centre, named after a Guatemalan Roman Catholic bishop and human rights defender assassinated by soldiers in 1998, provides a variety of services including a migrant shelter in Torre¨®n, a large city also situated in Coahuila.</p> <p>It also works in close partnership with the Saltillo Migrant Shelter.</p> <p>PBI notes, "In 2012 its offices were broken-in by the Army, the Federal Police and the State Police. In 2013 computers with sensitive information were stolen from the organization."</p> <p>?PBI has also accompanied the Centre since February 2014.</p> <p>On January 18, <em>Mexico News Daily</em> reported, "Between 1,000 and 1,500 Central American migrants entered Mexico illegally at the southern border early this morning, one day after another large group crossed into the country legally and in an 'orderly' way."</p> <p>It adds, "It remains to be seen what approach the government [of Mexican President Andr¨¦s Manuel L¨®pez Obrador] will take towards those who entered illegally."</p> <p><em>Agence France-Presse</em> notes, "Mexican authorities are urging the migrants to cross the border legally and offering expedited 'visitor cards' that let them work and access basic health care in Mexico."</p> <p>L¨®pez Obrador's proposed "Remain in Mexico" plan, announced last month, is to grant visas to migrants who cross into Mexico legally in exchange for Trump agreeing to invest $30 billion over five years in southern Mexico and Central America to stem the flow of forced migration.</p> <p>While many migrants have registered for visitor cards, many others have not and still seek to walk more than 3,200 kilometres across Mexico and enter the United States.</p> <p>Meanwhile, <em>CNN</em> reports, "Trump and Congress are locked in a shutdown stalemate over funding for more wall construction. Officials say the $5.7 billion the administration is asking for would cover the cost of more than 200 miles of new and replacement wall."</p> <p>Trump continues to vilify those fleeing poverty and state and corporate violence.</p> <p>Historically rooted unequal economic relations, colonialism, resource exploitation, "free trade" agreements and increasing climate breakdown create the conditions which contribute to the forced migration of people.</p> <p>Migrants face unjust treatment and danger crossing militarized borders as they flee these circumstances.</p> <p>They face further discrimination, racism and hardship as undocumented residents in "developed" countries like Canada that often bear responsibility for the conditions which forced their migration from their home countries.</p> <p>In an era with no restrictions on the flow of global capital, we should question the restrictions on the movement and freedom of people.</p> <p>We should also support those who offer them material and emotional support, work to protect them and who help advocate for their rights.</p> <p><em>Brent Patterson is a political activist and writer.</em></p> <p><em>Photo by Peace Brigades International.</em></p> <p><em>Help make rabble sustainable. Please consider supporting our work with a monthly donation.?<a href="https://secure.rabble.ca/donate/">Support</a>? เกมออนไลน์ www.populertarih.com today for as little as $1 per month!</em></p> <p><em><a href="https://secure.rabble.ca/donate/"><img src="/48f/sites/default/files/support%20sustainable%20media.png" /></a></em></p> </div></div></div> Wed, 23 Jan 2019 13:09:00 +0000 Brent Patterson 156236 at/48f /48f/blogs/bloggers/brent-patterson/2019/01/migrant-justice-groups-us-mexico-border-face-harassment-and#comments War on freedom of the press https://www.google.com//48f/babble/international-news-and-politics/war-freedom-press <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><ul> <li><a href="https://www.veteranstoday.com/category/government-and-politics/" rel="nofollow">GOVERNMENT</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.veteranstoday.com/category/medical-health/" rel="nofollow">HEALTH</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.veteranstoday.com/category/history/" rel="nofollow">HISTORY</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.veteranstoday.com/category/investigations/" rel="nofollow">INVESTIGATIONS</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.veteranstoday.com/category/life/" rel="nofollow">LIFE</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.veteransnewsreport.com/" rel="nofollow">VETERANS</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.veteranstoday.com/category/video/" rel="nofollow">VIDEO</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.veteranstoday.com/category/vt-radio/" rel="nofollow">VT RADIO</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.veteranstoday.com/category/wars/" rel="nofollow">WARZONE</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.veteranstoday.com/category/world-global/" rel="nofollow">WORLD</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.veteranstoday.com/" rel="home" rel="nofollow">Home</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.veteranstoday.com/2019/" rel="nofollow">2019</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.veteranstoday.com/2019/01/" rel="nofollow">January</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.veteranstoday.com/2019/01/21/" rel="nofollow">21</a></li> <li>The US War on Freedom of the Press</li> </ul> <p><img alt="" class="attachment-newspaper-lite-single-large size-newspaper-lite-single-large wp-post-image" src="https://www.veteranstoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/mark-dankof-3.jpg" /></p> <p>?</p> <p>The US War On Freedom Of The Press</p> <p>?</p> <p><u>#FreeMarziehHashemi</u></p> <p>What the US does abroad sooner or later it does at home to its own citizensˇ­</p> <p>[<u>First published by the Greenville Post</u>]</p> <p>The FBI abduction of Marzieh Hashemi is another milestone in the US turn to fascism. Marzieh Hashemi is a well-recognized and highly respected journalist and TV anchorwoman for Press TV, which is affiliated with the Islamic Republic of Iran. She was abducted on January 15th?as she was boarding a flight to Denver from St. Louis.</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-taxonomy-forums field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Forums:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/forum/229">international news and politics</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-taxonomy-vocabulary-22 field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Issues Pages:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/issues/us-politics">US Politics</a></div></div></div> Tue, 22 Jan 2019 14:27:18 +0000 iyraste1313 156151 at/48f /48f/babble/international-news-and-politics/war-freedom-press#comments U.S. propagates fear of China, again https://www.google.com//48f/columnists/2019/01/us-propagates-fear-china-again <div class="field field-name-taxonomy-vocabulary-22 field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/issues/us-politics">US Politics</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/issues/world">World</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-image-for-node field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img src="/48f/sites/default/files/styles/large_story_850px/public/node-images/1280px-U.S._Secretary_of_State_Pompeo_Visits_Beijing%2C_China%2C_2018_%2842861696392%29.jpg?itok=G1NNucei" width="1180" height="600" alt="U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo Visits Beijing, China, 2018. Photo: PAS China/Wikimedia Commons" title="U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo Visits Beijing, China, 2018. Photo: PAS China/Wikimedia Commons" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>From 1842 until its invasion by Japan during the Second World War, the city of Shanghai had lived through 100 years of foreign domination by British, French, and Americans occupying Chinese "concessions."</p> <p>In 1949, when Shanghai was taken over by the People's Liberation Army of Mao Zedong following its civil war with the American-backed Nationalists, the event was labelled the "Communist takeover" by U.S. Cold War warriors.</p> <p>In the next years, American political life would feature Senator Joe McCarthy and his hunt for "the enemy within," or Americans soft on communism.</p> <p>A big question was: who "lost" China? <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/cifamerica/2012/feb/14/losing-the-world-american-decline-noam-chomsky" target="_blank">As Noam Chomsky has since underlined</a>, the only way the U.S. could have lost China was if it had owned it.</p> <p>In 1948 the U.S. diplomat George Kennan had set out an over-arching vision of American foreign policy that remains eerily pertinent.</p> <p>In his <a href="https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Memo_PPS23_by_George_Kennan" target="_blank">PPS 23 memo</a> to the U.S. Secretary of State, Kennan considered Canada firmly in the American orbit, while Britain had to decide if it wanted to join a European currency and customs union, or move closer to the U.S. and Canada.</p> <p>Addressing the Far East, Kennan observed that while the U.S. had 6.3 per cent of the world's population, it controlled 50 per cent of the world's wealth.</p> <p>In dealing with the Far East, the U.S. objective should only be to maintain that wealth gap, since, argued Kennan, Asia would not become Western in its outlook or its politics.</p> <p>The idea that the U.S. could continue to generate enough income to maintain control over 50 per cent of the world's wealth turned out to be far-fetched. For Chomsky, U.S. decline began when China affirmed its independence in 1949.</p> <p>European nations recovered rapidly postwar, in part because U.S. Cold War policy was to provide Marshall Plan aid to prevent Communist party incursions into France, Italy, Greece, and other nations.</p> <p>Certainly, the United States has watched its share of world GDP decline. Today the U.S. has 4.4 per cent of the world population, and the U.S. share of world GDP is 22 per cent. In 1960, the U.S. share of world GDP was 40 per cent.?</p> <p>Meanwhile China has undergone a spectacular economic transformation. As recently as 1981 fully 88 per cent of the population lived below the poverty line of $2 a day; by 2012, only 6.5 per cent were classified as officially poor (World Bank figures measured in constant 2011 dollars).</p> <p>The U.S. remains the world's dominant power in every respect, with no serious rival. However, that does not stop U.S. intelligence agencies, academics, journalists, and politicians from mounting campaigns of fear and paranoia about potential threats to U.S. pre-eminence, whether it be Russia, China or a supposed "axis of evil."</p> <p>Harvard political scientist Graham Allison has identified 16 occasions in world history when an emerging power has threatened to displace a dominant power, beginning with Athens challenging Sparta, and the resulting Peloponnesian War chronicled by the historian Thucydides.</p> <p>Allison calls the menace of war that results from dominant and rising power conflict the Thucydides trap, and points to the fear and paranoia exhibited by the dominant power as a driving force contributing to the 12 wars that have resulted.</p> <p>Allison has analyzed the rise of China and the fear inherent in the American reaction. While the existence of an "enemy" may drive American military spending and mobilize intelligence gathering, an obvious concern for the world is that competition remain peaceful.</p> <p>In 1995, U.S. president Bill Clinton championed China for membership in the World Trade Organization, announcing that this would help democratize (or Westernize, as Kennan warned not to expect) China.</p> <p>In essence, the U.S. planned that China adopt the familiar neoliberal capitalist practices of privatization of public companies, and protection of foreign intellectual and investor property rights.</p> <p>China, on the other hand, preferred adopting its own industrial strategy: China 2025; and in the wake of the Wall Street financial collapse of 2007-2008, its own international trade and finance initiatives known as the Belt and Road Initiative.</p> <p>The response of the Obama administration was to announce a <a href="https://www.brookings.edu/articles/the-american-pivot-to-asia/" target="_blank">"pivot to China"</a> -- a foreign policy effort to contain Chinese influence in Asia.</p> <p>In addition to declaring a U.S. military leadership role in Asia, the U.S. excluded China from its Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Leaving China out was supposed to ensure that China would have no choice but to adhere to the TPP trade and investment rules, which would govern trade among all the other countries of the region.</p> <p>Donald Trump withdrew the U.S. from the TPP. Under Japanese leadership, the TPP has gone ahead without U.S. membership. Trump has initiated a trade war with China by imposing tariffs and demanding the Chinese abandon its industrial strategy before he will remove them.</p> <p>The Chinese intend to determine themselves the terms under which foreign corporations operate in China. Their strategy is to encourage research and innovation so as to assure technological independence from foreign multinational corporations by 2025.?</p> <p>The foreign domination of China exemplified by the British, French, and American 100-year occupation of Shanghai is still fresh in the minds of the Chinese. The leadership of the Communist Party State have no intention of allowing U.S. or other foreign domination of Chinese industry.</p> <p><em>Duncan Cameron is president emeritus of </em>rabble.ca<em> and writes a weekly column on politics and current affairs.</em></p> <p><em>Photo: <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:U.S._Secretary_of_State_Pompeo_Visits_Beijing,_China,_2018_(42861696392).jpg" target="_blank">PAS China/Wikimedia Commons</a></em></p> <p><em>Help make rabble sustainable. Please consider supporting our work with a monthly donation. <a href="https://secure.rabble.ca/donate/">Support</a>? เกมออนไลน์ www.populertarih.com today for as little as $1 per month!</em></p> <p><em><a href="https://secure.rabble.ca/donate/"><img src="/48f/sites/default/files/support%20sustainable%20media.png" /></a></em></p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-taxonomy-vocabulary-9 field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/category/tags-issues/china">China</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/category/tags-issues/imperialism">imperialism</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/category/tags-issues/us-foreign-policy">U.S. foreign policy</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/category/tags-issues/trade">trade</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-taxonomy-vocabulary-14 field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/category/bios/board-member/duncan-cameron">Duncan Cameron</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-story-publish-date field-type-date field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single">January 22, 2019</span></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-related-item1 field-type-link-field field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/48f/columnists/2018/10/after-us-shuts-down-canadian-trade-talks-china-it-now-aims-do-same-eu-japan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">After U.S. shuts down Canadian trade talks with China, it now aims to do the same with EU, Japan</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-related-item1-desc field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">In ongoing talks with Japan and the EU, the U.S. plans to use the precedent created by a concession granted in the USMCA to advance the American goal of punishing China for its trade practices.</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-related-item2 field-type-link-field field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/48f/columnists/2018/12/canadas-compliance-huawei-extradition-gives-support-trumps-international-thuggery">Canada&#039;s compliance with Huawei extradition gives support to Trump&#039;s international thuggery</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-related-item2-desc field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">By co-operating with the U.S. request to extradite Chinese executive Meng Wanzhou, Canada is enabling rogue and reckless behaviour by the Trump administration.</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-related-item3 field-type-link-field field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/48f/columnists/2018/06/trump-turns-canada-why-ottawa-surprised" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">As Trump turns on Canada, why is Ottawa surprised?</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-related-item3-desc field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">While the outrage in Ottawa is being directed at Trump, the action taken by the U.S. is very much in line with the way U.S. authorities have acted historically when they want to exert their dominance.</div></div></div> Tue, 22 Jan 2019 14:10:49 +0000 rabble staff 156146 at/48f /48f/columnists/2019/01/us-propagates-fear-china-again#comments Recommitting to the eradication of racism on Martin Luther King Jr. Day https://www.google.com//48f/columnists/2019/01/recommitting-eradication-racism-martin-luther-king-jr-day <div class="field field-name-taxonomy-vocabulary-22 field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/issues/anti-racism">Anti-Racism</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/issues/us-politics">US Politics</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-image-for-node field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img src="/48f/sites/default/files/styles/large_story_850px/public/node-images/1280px-Civil_Rights_March_on_Washington%2C_D.C._%28Dr._Martin_Luther_King%2C_Jr._and_Mathew_Ahmann_in_a_crowd.%29_-_NARA_-_542015_-_Restoration.jpg?itok=sQVT3jwP" width="1180" height="600" alt="Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mathew Ahmann in a crowd) Photo: U.S. National Archives and Records Administration/Wikimedia Commons" title="Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mathew Ahmann in a crowd) Photo: U.S. National Archives and Records Administration/Wikimedia Commons" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>If Martin Luther King Jr. were alive, he would have turned 90 years old on Tuesday. Instead, he was felled by an assassin's bullet that terrible day, April 4, 1968. After a long-fought struggle, his birthday was finally celebrated as a national holiday in 1986. Many states, from New Hampshire to South Carolina to Arizona and beyond, delayed implementing the holiday, exposing the intractability of institutional racism.</p> <p>Another King was in the news on MLK Jr.'s birthday this week: Steve King, a racist Republican congressman from Iowa. This King added to his extensive record of racist comments by telling <em>The New York Times</em> last week, "White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization -- how did that language become offensive?" Commenting on the diversity of the new 116th Congress, he added, "You could look over there and think the Democratic Party is no country for white men." His remarks have sparked a backlash from his own party, which stripped him of his committee assignments. Some Republican members of Congress, along with many Democratic members, are calling on him to resign, as are the editorial boards of prominent Iowa newspapers.</p> <p>The House of Representatives, under Democratic control, passed a resolution -- on Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday -- rejecting "White nationalism and White supremacy as hateful expressions of intolerance." It mentioned Steve King's comments to <em>The New York Times</em>, but did not expressly condemn him or his words. The resolution passed by a vote of 424-1. Steve King himself voted for the resolution.</p> <p>That sole "no" vote was from Illinois Democrat Bobby Rush, one of the most senior members of the Congressional Black Caucus. Rush was active in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee during the civil-rights struggles in the 1960s, and co-founded the Illinois chapter of the Black Panthers in 1968. "This resolution just restates the obvious. It does not address Steve King's violent, vitriolic and rabid racism," Rush said. "This Democratic resolution is an insult to the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. as we recognize his birthday," Rush continued. "We must proceed with a vote to censure him ˇ­ to punish him for his bigotry and racism."</p> <p>As Steve King's political career is collapsing under the weight of his racism, President Donald Trump's silence about the Iowa congressman is deafening. When asked about Congressman King on the White House lawn this weekend, Trump, who is a notoriously voracious consumer of cable news, claimed: "I haven't been following it. I really haven't been following it." Trump's answer was reminiscent of his presidential campaign, when he disavowed knowledge of one of his endorsers, David Duke, the former grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan. "Just so you understand, I don't know anything about David Duke, OK?" Trump told CNN's Jake Tapper. "I know nothing about David Duke. I know nothing about white supremacists."</p> <p>Trump has long supported Steve King. At a rally for King in West Des Moines in 2014, Trump described King as "a special guy, a smart person with really the right views on almost everything." In 2013, speaking about the immigrant youth known as Dreamers, King said, "For everyone who's a valedictorian, there's another hundred out there who weigh a hundred and thirty pounds -- and they've got calves the size of cantaloupes because they're hauling seventy-five pounds of marijuana across the desert." When endorsing the candidacy of Geert Wilders, a white nationalist politician in the Netherlands, King tweeted, "We can't restore our civilization with somebody else's babies."</p> <p>The racist words and deeds of Steve King, like those of one of his most powerful supporters, Donald Trump, stand in stark juxtaposition to the vision for which Martin Luther King Jr. struggled and died. On Nov. 11, 1959, Reverend King gave a speech at Iowa State University. "Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable, he said. "Even a superficial look at history reveals that no social advance rolls in on the wheels of inevitability. Every step toward that goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals."</p> <p>On this 90th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, let's recommit to the eradication of racism and bigotry, whether in Iowa or in the White House.</p> <p><em>Amy Goodman is the host of </em>Democracy Now!<em>, a daily international TV/radio news hour airing on more than 1,300 stations. She is the co-author, with Denis Moynihan, of</em> The Silenced Majority<em>, a</em> New York Times <em>bestseller. <em><em><em><em><em><em><em><em>T</em></em></em></em></em></em></em></em>his column originally appeared on <a href="https://www.democracynow.org/2019/1/17/racism_in_america_a_tale_of" target="_blank">Democracy Now</a>.</em></p> <p><em>Photo: <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Civil_Rights_March_on_Washington,_D.C._(Dr._Martin_Luther_King,_Jr._and_Mathew_Ahmann_in_a_crowd.)_-_NARA_-_542015_-_Restoration.jpg" target="_blank">U.S. National Archives and Records Administration/Wikimedia Commons</a></em></p> <p><em>Help make rabble sustainable. Please consider supporting our work with a monthly donation. <a href="https://secure.rabble.ca/donate/">Support</a>? เกมออนไลน์ www.populertarih.com today for as little as $1 per month!</em></p> <p><em><a href="https://secure.rabble.ca/donate/"><img src="/48f/sites/default/files/support%20sustainable%20media.png" /></a></em></p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-taxonomy-vocabulary-9 field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/category/tags/martin-luther-king-jr">Martin Luther King Jr.</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/category/tags/donald-trump">Donald Trump</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-taxonomy-vocabulary-14 field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/taxonomy/term/38364">Amy Goodman</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/category/bios/denis-moynihan">Denis Moynihan</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-story-publish-date field-type-date field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single">January 17, 2019</span></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-related-item1 field-type-link-field field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/48f/columnists/2018/01/coalition-honours-martin-luther-king-jr-renewing-poor-peoples-campaign" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Honouring the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. by fighting poverty and racism</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-related-item1-desc field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">A coalition has formed to organize poor people in the United States into what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. called &#039;a new and unsettling force&#039; to fight poverty.</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-related-item2 field-type-link-field field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/48f/news/2014/01/use-martin-luther-king-jr-day-to-rewrite-anti-racist-mythology">Use Martin Luther King, Jr. Day to rewrite anti-racist mythology</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-related-item2-desc field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Muna Mire writes that Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrates more than one man&#039;s vision, and there&#039;s a message in that for all of us: Take the myth, look at the reality and then get to work.</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-related-item3 field-type-link-field field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/48f/toolkit/rabblepedia/fight-to-build-martin-luther-king-jr-day" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The fight to build Martin Luther King Jr. Day</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-related-item3-desc field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">How did Martin Luther King Jr. come about? He was born on January 15th, why do we celebrate the day when we do by doing and by volunteering?</div></div></div> Thu, 17 Jan 2019 18:52:36 +0000 rabble staff 155946 at/48f /48f/columnists/2019/01/recommitting-eradication-racism-martin-luther-king-jr-day#comments How to make the rich pay their fair share of taxes https://www.google.com//48f/incahoots/2019/01/how-make-rich-pay-their-fair-share-taxes <div class="field field-name-taxonomy-vocabulary-11 field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/category/cahoots-organization/canadians-tax-fairness">Canadians for Tax Fairness</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-story-publish-date field-type-date field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single">January 11, 2019</span></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-image-for-node field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img src="/48f/sites/default/files/aoc_60_minutes.png" width="697" height="647" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-story-source field-type-link-field field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="http://www.taxfairness.ca/en/news/how-make-rich-pay-their-fair-share-taxes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How to make the rich pay their fair share of taxes</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-summary field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, got the media and internet buzzing recently when she said that the U.S. should introduce a tax rate of 70% on incomes of over $10 million to help fund a Green New Deal. </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-taxonomy-vocabulary-22 field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/issues/us-politics">US Politics</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-taxonomy-vocabulary-23 field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/category/regions/ca">CA</a></div></div></div> Fri, 11 Jan 2019 17:27:28 +0000 taniaehret 155656 at/48f /48f/incahoots/2019/01/how-make-rich-pay-their-fair-share-taxes#comments Ocasio-Cortez dances into U.S. political office with array of progressive policies https://www.google.com//48f/columnists/2019/01/ocasio-cortez-dances-us-political-office-array-progressive-policies <div class="field field-name-taxonomy-vocabulary-22 field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/issues/us-politics">US Politics</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-image-for-node field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img src="/48f/sites/default/files/styles/large_story_850px/public/node-images/Alexandria_Ocasio-Cortez_Official_Portrait_0.jpg?itok=LKCp_DIU" width="1180" height="600" alt="Official portrait of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Photo: US House of Representatives/Wikimedia Commons" title="Official portrait of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Photo: US House of Representatives/Wikimedia Commons" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>"If I can't dance, I don't want to be part of your revolution," are words attributed to the great early 20th-century anarchist thinker, writer and crusading social-justice activist Emma Goldman. While she may not have uttered precisely those words, the sense of the phrase was on full display in the U.S. Congress last week, as a video circulated of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dancing with friends while she was an undergraduate at Boston University?10 years ago. The video surfaced in a failed attempt to discredit the new member of Congress as she was sworn in as the youngest woman ever elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.</p> <p>Ocasio-Cortez's response to the online criticism was short and brilliant, tweeting a video of herself dancing into her new congressional office. The video got tremendous attention. What was largely overlooked was the tune that she was dancing to: the classic 1970 anti-war anthem "War," sung by Edwin Starr. It rocketed to No. 1 in the summer of 1970, and has been a staple anthem against war ever since. "War, What is it good for? Absolutely nothing," the chorus goes. Ocasio-Cortez mouths the words as she dances through her congressional office door.</p> <blockquote> <p>Ocasio-Cortez's campaign website details an array of progressive policies, including a "peace economy" that reads, in part:</p> <p>"As of 2018, we are currently involved in military action in Libya, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Pakistan?and Somalia. Hundreds of thousands of civilians in these countries have been killed either as collateral damage from American strikes or from the instability caused by U.S. interventions. Millions more have fled their broken countries, contributing to the global refugee crisis ˇ­ we must end the 'forever war' by bringing our troops home, and ending the air strikes that perpetuate the cycle of terrorism throughout the world."</p> </blockquote> <p>She recently corrected Fox News host, and unofficial consigliere to President Donald Trump, Sean Hannity, who accused her of the heresy of calling for an "end to military airstrikes." She responded in a tweet, saying she supports "ending unjust wars" entirely.</p> <p>Since prevailing in the Democratic primary to represent New York's 14th Congressional District, defeating powerful Democrat incumbent Joe Crowley, Ocasio-Cortez has been regularly targeted by the right wing. Last July, she said on <em>Democracy Now!</em> that "the issues I ran on were very clear ˇ­ improved and expanded medicare for all; tuition-free public colleges and universities, as well as trade schools; a Green New Deal; justice for Puerto Rico; an unapologetic platform of criminal-justice reform and ending the war on drugs; and also speaking truth to power and speaking about money in politics."</p> <p>The Green New Deal calls for the rapid and radical decarbonization of the entire economy, transitioning from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources in hopes of staving off the worst effects of climate change while there is still time. The Green New Deal also demands a "just transition," ensuring that workers displaced from shuttered industries like coal mining get the support they need to move into other productive work.</p> <p>Ocasio-Cortez joined in a protest with the youth-led Sunrise Movement, sitting in at the office of incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Ocasio-Cortez was calling on the new Democratic majority in the House to impanel a "Select Committee for a Green New Deal," which would have broad authority, including subpoena power, to push the project forward. Clearly, the pressure campaign had an effect?but fell short of the activists' demands. Pelosi restarted the dormant House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, making it advisory-only. The new chairperson of that committee will be Democrat Kathy Castor of Florida, who, critics point out, has taken tens of thousands of dollars from fossil fuel interests (although a spokesperson said she will forgo such contributions going forward). Ocasio-Cortez tweeted in response: "We don't have time to sit on our hands as our planet burns. For young people, climate change is bigger than election or re-election. It's life or death."</p> <p>As she was sworn in to Congress on January 3, Ocasio-Cortez wore all white "to honour the women who paved the path before me, and for all the women yet to come. From suffragettes to Shirley Chisholm, I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for the mothers of the movement," she said.</p> <p>Ocasio-Cortez respects her elders. The old guard in Congress, both Republican and Democrat, shouldn't fear that this youngest woman ever elected to Congress will be dancing circles around them; instead, they should follow in her footsteps.</p> <p><em>Amy Goodman is the host of </em>Democracy Now!<em>, a daily international TV/radio news hour airing on more than 1,300 stations. She is the co-author, with Denis Moynihan, of</em> The Silenced Majority<em>, a</em> New York Times <em>bestseller. <em><em><em><em><em><em><em><em>T</em></em></em></em></em></em></em></em>his column originally appeared on </em><a href="https://www.truthdig.com/articles/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-and-the-politics-of-dancing/" target="_blank">Truthdig</a><em>.</em></p> <p><em>Photo: <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Alexandria_Ocasio-Cortez_Official_Portrait.jpg" target="_blank">US House of Representatives/Wikimedia Commons</a></em></p> <p><em>Help make rabble sustainable. Please consider supporting our work with a monthly donation. <a href="https://secure.rabble.ca/donate/">Support</a>? เกมออนไลน์ www.populertarih.com today for as little as $1 per month!</em></p> <p><em><a href="https://secure.rabble.ca/donate/"><img src="/48f/sites/default/files/support%20sustainable%20media.png" /></a></em></p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-taxonomy-vocabulary-9 field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/alexandria-ocasio-cortez">Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/category/tags-issues/progressive-politics">progressive politics</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/green-new-deal">Green New Deal</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-taxonomy-vocabulary-14 field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/taxonomy/term/38364">Amy Goodman</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/category/bios/denis-moynihan">Denis Moynihan</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-story-publish-date field-type-date field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single">January 10, 2019</span></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-related-item1 field-type-link-field field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/48f/columnists/2018/11/progressive-politicians-spark-hope-us-election-their-work-just-beginning" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Progressive politicians spark hope in U.S. election, but their work is just beginning</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-related-item1-desc field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Amid white nationalism linked to the presidency of Donald Trump, the 2018 midterm elections are ushering in a slate of elected officials representing the country&#039;s diversity more than ever before.</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-related-item2 field-type-link-field field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/48f/blogs/bloggers/brent-patterson/2018/11/can-progressive-millennial-activists-reinvigorate-electoral">Can progressive millennial activists reinvigorate electoral politics in Canada?</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-related-item2-desc field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">A Generation X political activist asks if there is hope in a renewed collaboration between electoralism and social movement activism.</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-related-item3 field-type-link-field field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/48f/blogs/bloggers/other-hand/2018/11/what-progressives-won-us-midterm-elections" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What progressives won in U.S. midterm elections</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-related-item3-desc field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">There&#039;s reason to celebrate the new faces, new voices and new perspectives arriving in the U.S. House of Representatives. Finally, the U.S. government begins to resemble the people it governs. </div></div></div> Thu, 10 Jan 2019 15:20:22 +0000 rabble staff 155601 at/48f /48f/columnists/2019/01/ocasio-cortez-dances-us-political-office-array-progressive-policies#comments