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Resistance to Trump

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California Senate Passes "Sanctuary State" Bill

The California Senate has passed the so-called sanctuary state bill, which would limit police statewide from cooperating with federal immigration agents in carrying out President Trump’s promised mass deportations. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has vowed to withhold federal law enforcement grants to so-called sanctuary cities. The bill, SB 54, now heads to the California State Assembly.

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..also from dn headlines

Virginia: "RESIST" Spray-Painted on Course of Trump's National Golf Club

In Virginia, the word "RESIST" was spray-painted on the grass of the 13th hole at President Trump’s National Golf Club over the weekend. It’s the second time the Virginia golf course has been the site of anti-Trump protests. In October, ahead of Trump’s election, the words "Black Lives Matter" and "No justice, no peace" were spray-painted on the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C.

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NYC: Hundreds Rally to Protest Proposed Cuts to Arts & Humanities

And in New York City, hundreds of artists, librarians, broadcasters and museum workers gathered at City Hall Monday for a rally aimed at stopping federal cuts to the arts and humanities. President Trump’s proposed budget would eliminate funding to the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities, the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. This is New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito.

Melissa Mark-Viverito: "People who are and appreciate culture and the arts are people that have a greater understanding of the world. That is a threat to this administration."

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We resist.
We build.
We rise.

 April 29th 2017
 Washington DC
 March for climate, jobs, and justice

https://peoplesclimate.org/

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People's Climate Movement Canada
April 29, 2017

Why We March

On April 29th we will be in the streets across Canada, in solidarity with the march in Washington, DC, to show the world and our leaders that we will resist fossil fuel projects and policies that attack our people, our communities and our planet.

We will come together from across Canada to strengthen our movement and prepare for the struggles ahead. We will demonstrate our power and resistance in cities and towns across the country. We will bring our solutions to the climate crisis and the problems that affect our communities to our political leaders to demand Real Change, not broken promises and empty rhetoric.

Unionist

Thanks for the links, epaulo! Except for that last one. "People's Climate Movement Canada" appears to be a web page whose sole purpose is to link to some U.S. coalition site - with English and Spanish versions. I have a problem with declaring movements into existence before actually, like, building something.

EDITED: Or am I just confused? What is this site: http://www.peoplesclimatemovement.ca/? Is that the Ontario branch? Don't get it.

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..txs unionist

..i was wondering about it myself and believe the canadian page is a work in progress..like babble. :) the only canadian place i see participating is in sask. i posted it here in hopes that it will get fixed eventually. 

..it seems to me the ontario page is from year or 2 ago when the pcm was formed.

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..here's the pcm moment's facebook page. it has events listed but their link to add  is still a bit screwy though more places are beginning to appear.

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..this is one of many sites popping up all over the states

Resistance Calender

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.."beyond the moment" includes canada.

More Than 50 Organizations Unite To Launch Nationwide Social Change Campaign

More than 50 social justice organizations have united to form a new coalition to combat injustice and fight for equality on behalf of all marginalized groups.

The newly-formed group called “The Majority” includes organizations like the Black Lives Matter network, NAACP, Fight for $15, Indigenous Environmental Network, Black Youth Project, Dream Defenders, Asian Pacific Environmental Network, Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement and more. Together, they plan to unite activists across all fields to rally around shared values and intersecting struggles.

As part of their first full-fledged effort, The Majority launched Beyond The Moment on Tuesday, an effort that aims to educate people across the country about important political issues and engage them in various organized efforts to speak out against issues that could harm marginalized communities most. The campaign, which kicks off on April 4, the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination, and ends on May 1, the national day of action, includes a series of events, protests, rallies and teach-ins designed to attract people of all backgrounds and ethnicities to stand up against both local and national issues....

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Your Guide to the Sprawling New Anti-Trump Resistance Movement

An explosion of new activism offers a ray of hope in these dark political times.

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Here’s an overview of some of the new efforts launched since November 9. It’s by no means comprehensive, but we started with a list of 75 new groups and whittled them down to some of the most interesting or promising. They’re not presented in any kind of ranked order. Our hope is that knowing how others are standing up to Trump will inspire more readers to get involved....

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..with video

How to Jam the Trump Brand

United’s stock plunges after video emerges of a passenger being violently dragged off an oversold flight. Pepsi yanks an ad that portrays police and Black Lives Matter-ish protestors making peace over a can of soda. Fox News faces an advertiser exodus after new revelations of massive payouts to settle sexual harassment and verbal abuse allegations against host Bill O’Reilly.

If there is one lesson that emerges from all these controversies it is this: Institutions organized around a powerful brand image – often understood as “a promise” from a corporation to its customers – are in big trouble when that image gets battered and the promise appears to have been broken. These facts make corporate brands intensely vulnerable to public pressure, particularly when that pressure is loud and organized....

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Under Activist Pressure, Portland Agrees to End All Corporate Investments

In a sweeping move that follows a wave of divestment activism in Portland, Oregon, and across the country, the Portland City Council voted last week to pull all of the city's investments in corporate bonds and securities.

The decision was a major victory for a broad coalition of activists who have pushed for the city to end its investments in corporations that have questionable records on the environment and human rights, including ties to the Dakota Access pipeline, the private prison industry and the Israeli occupation of Palestine.

"As their decision stands now, it's permanent.… We can rest assured in Portland that our money won't be funding prisons, pipelines and the occupation of Palestine," said Amanda Aguilar Shank, an organizer with the racial justice group Enlace, in an interview with Truthout....

 

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Make May Day a day of resistance

HERE IN Seattle, the favored topic of small talk has shifted from the clouds and rain to the president and his incompetence. Students at my high school have formed relationships with teachers on that basis alone, and it seems there is no longer any political division between instructor and student. This general agreement is important for its own sake, but especially for the potential it creates.

As high school students and teachers find common ground in their opposition to Donald Trump, the two will see new opportunities to stand up for one another politically. The first such opportunity is less than a month away.

Seattle teachers recently voted on whether to strike for the day on May Day, but failed to get the endorsement of the union, leaving an opening for high school students to carry on their struggle. On May Day, Seattle students should walk out of their schools and show support for their teachers' efforts.

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The union leadership did all that it could to prevent this vote from passing. They shortened the voting period and required that the decision be made a whole month in advance, voting on the proposal just nine days after it was made.

Despite this, 45 percent of SEA voters supported the strike. This means that roughly 1,500 educators voted "yes" to a strike--an extremely high number considering the difficult circumstances.

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Here is where the students come in. As the subjects of these schools, we can give these teachers the strike they voted for by walking out on May 1 and going to the Judkins rally in their place.

This walkout would build new relationships between students and their teachers and show that we are all in this struggle together. These relationships are extremely important in the times we're in. With Betsy DeVos as education secretary, the fate of our public schools hangs by a thread. As students, we need to organize to fight for our schools and their funding, just as our teachers have.

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Waffling on Single-Payer and Trump Resistance, Feinstein Faces Angry Boos

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Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) was a case-in-point on Monday, when she faced angry and vocal constituents at a midday town hall meeting in her hometown of San Francisco.

It was her stance on single-payer healthcare—an idea that's picking up momentum in the wake of last month's TrumpCare debacle, especially in California—that drew the most vociferous response.

When asked about her position on such a system, Feinstein responded: "If single-payer healthcare is going to mean the complete takeover by the government of all healthcare, I am not there."

According to the Los Angeles Times, one audience member called Feinstein a "sellout" as others joined in chants of "single-payer now!"

On this matter, signs show that Feinstein is indeed out-of-step with constituents and colleagues alike. A poll out earlier this month found 61 percent of respondents support "a federally funded health insurance system that covered every American," while Rep. John Conyers' (D-Mich.) Medicare-for-All bill has more legislative support than ever before. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has gotten big applause for his forthcoming Medicare-for-All proposal, and in fact even found widespread support for universal healthcare deep in Trump country.

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SF Gate added:

The Feinstein camp knew who would be in Monday's audience. In the lobby of the building, Feinstein aides posted 36 statements, position papers, and opinion page pieces, most focused on how she has opposed Trump nominees (labeled "Feinstein on Trump nominees") or taken stances different from the administration.

Not mentioned there were the nine Trump nominees she voted to confirm, including CIA Director Mike Pompeo, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and Defense Secretary James Mattis. A Feinstein aide said that given Trump's lack of expertise in international and military policy, she wanted to surround the president with seasoned professionals.

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In Photos: Peoples Climate March Draws 'One Hell of A Lot of People'

An estimated 200,000 take part in Peoples Climate March in Washington, D.C., with tens of thousands showing solidarity from afar

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People Worldwide Pour into Streets for People's Climate March

Hundreds of thousands, if not more than a million, people poured into the streets around the world Saturday for a global People’s Climate March, which coincided with President Trump’s 100th day in office. As temperatures topped 90 degrees in Washington, D.C., tying the record for the hottest April 29 ever recorded in the capital, more than 200,000 people filled 20 blocks of Pennsylvania Avenue, marching for "climate, jobs and justice."

The protesters decried President Trump’s steps to roll back environmental regulations, appoint climate change deniers as the heads of government agencies, and defund and erase climate change programs and research, including the administration’s move Friday to scrub climate science pages from the EPA’s website.

Sister marches were held in hundreds of U.S. cities, from New York City, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami and Denver, to Dutch Harbor, Alaska. Demonstrations were also held worldwide, including in Japan, Uganda, Kenya, Zambia, Germany, Greece, Brazil, Mexico and Costa Rica. We’ll spend the rest of the hour bringing you highlights from Democracy Now!'s live, 5-hour broadcast at the People's Climate March in Washington, D.C.

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..from democracy now headlines

Education Sec. Betsy DeVos Graduation Speech Met by Boos at Historically Black College

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was repeatedly booed and heckled Wednesday when she addressed graduating seniors at Bethune-Cookman University, a historically black college in Florida. Many students turned their backs on DeVos.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos: "Dr. Jackson, Board of Trustees, thank you so very, very much for this great honor and privilege. I am honored to become a Wildcat. And it’s a real honor and privilege to be with you as we celebrate the Bethune-Cookman University Class of 2017."

As the booing of Betsy DeVos grew louder, school President Edison Jackson interrupted her commencement address to issue a warning to students.

Edison Jackson: "If this behavior continues, your degrees will be mailed to you."

Despite the warning, many students kept booing with their backs turned to DeVos. More than 60,000 people had signed petitions opposing the selection of DeVos as commencement speaker at Bethune-Cookman University. DeVos was widely criticized in February when she said historically black colleges and universities are "real pioneers when it comes to school choice." HBCUs were established because black students were prohibited from attending public colleges and universities throughout much of the United States’s history.

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Chris Hedges Speaks on the Rise of the Trump War Machine and the Dangers of Racism and Fascism

https://www.newcoldwar.org/chris-hedges-speaks-rise-trump-war-machine-da...

Video of speech by Chris Hedges delivered in Vancouver on March 3, 2017

 

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Oregon votes on whether to reject a Calgary company's fossil fuel project

An Oregon county votes Tuesday on whether to block a massive natural gas project proposed by a Canadian company with public support from the White House.

A May 16 ballot measure in Coos County, Oregon seeks to stop the $13 billion Jordan Cove Energy Project, a proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility by Calgary energy company Veresen, which is set to be bought by another Calgary-based firm, Pembina Pipeline Corp.

Ballot measures are a form of direct democracy in Oregon, where citizens can vote on initiatives if enough signatures are obtained. The measure, which the state legislature can repeal or amend with a majority vote, calls for the ban of fossil fuels being transported through the county that aren't being used for local power, heating and transportation.

The measure is up against a powerful backer: U.S. President Donald Trump's chief economic adviser, who has met with the company to strategize how to push the project through.

Jordan Cove, which would be fed by a proposed 373-kilometre pipeline bringing gas from Western Canada to the northwest U.S. state, would be “the largest single private investment in the history of southern Oregon,” according to the company. It would create 4,000 temporary construction jobs over five years and 240 permanent “high-paying” jobs, says the company.

But its opponents say it "would become the single largest greenhouse gas emitter in the entire state of Oregon and use eminent domain to take U.S. citizens' property."

"Owned by a Canadian firm, the company will take private property from U.S. citizens to benefit Canadian shareholders," reads a website by Coos Commons Protection Council, which is backing the petition....

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Top Climate Scientist, Journalist & Activists Blast Trump's Withdrawal from Paris Accord

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KUMI NAIDOO:

Now, for us in Africa, we’re already seeing very brutal and the first big impacts of climate change. We think that this is not only a betrayal to—for poor people who have hardly contributed any emissions. For them to be facing the first and most brutal price of climate impacts, it’s just unjust. But what I think is clear is that the successful nations, companies, societies of the future are not going to be those that win the arms race, space race or any other race. It’s going to be those that win the green race, the green technology race. And I think that apart from the harm that he’s done globally through this decision, the biggest threats and the biggest damage, he will do to the American people themselves.

And I think that the positive thing about it is that I—you know, just what I’ve heard in the last 12 hours is that it has really energized the climate movement rather than de-energized it. So there are people right now—for example, I’ve been looking—I’m looking at a proposal right now that’s been sent to me from a coalition of activists who are talking about a strategic boycott of the United States, targeting certain products of the United States. It’s something that we’ve never heard talked about very seriously in the past. I think that you are going to see, as we are seeing already, mayors in the United States, progressive governors, progressive businesses and so on saying to Trump, "We’re moving ahead anyway."

So, our call from Africa and from the so-called Global South, what people call the developing countries, to the people of the United States right now is that we do not judge you on the basis of what a crazy president has just done. We will judge you by how you respond to President Trump. And we call on the people of the United States today to mobilize the biggest-ever civil disobedience against the president of the United States. We’ve seen some inspiring things already since his election. And I think right now we have to call on the people of the United States to muster the boldest, peaceful, strong civil disobedience to put pressure on him, such that he might have to be humbled to go back and reverse his decision.

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..i see many of your posts, like the one you just posted here, come up blank. i'm wondering what is going on? i presume you are having posting issues in this new format.

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..i see many of your posts, like the one you just posted here, come up blank. i'm wondering what is going on? i presume you are having posting issues in this new format.

It's showing up for me, does everyone else see it?

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..don't know why i don't and only yours. again there has been many i see as blank.

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..ok so i use firefox and can not see.  i tried used qupzilla and i see your post. so it's my firefox issue. 

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It's nice if people want to oppose Trump, now that it's too late.

But why, before the election, did it seem more important to oppose Shillary/Shrillary/Killary Clinton?

josh

Mr. Magoo wrote:

It's nice if people want to oppose Trump, now that it's too late.

But why, before the election, did it seem more important to oppose Shillary/Shrillary/Killary Clinton?

To whom?

JKR

Mr. Magoo wrote:

It's nice if people want to oppose Trump, now that it's too late.

But why, before the election, did it seem more important to oppose Shillary/Shrillary/Killary Clinton?

It seems to me that fewer people are active here on Babble after Trump received so much support here on Babble during the election. I still find it hard to believe that people here were hoping and advocating for a Trump victory.

josh

The only folks I recall actually supporting Trump were the Muscovites.  A lot of people were critical of her, as was I, without supporting Trump,

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The only folks I recall actually supporting Trump were the Muscovites.

Except that, short of a biblical miracle, those who said "no to Clinton" were realistically saying "YES to Trump!!"

Notwithstanding Jill Stein suddenly vaulting to first place or something.

I'm not suggesting that anyone had to LIKE Clinton.  But if you used your words to criticize her instead of Trump then don't be shy about that!  Say it loud, say it proud!

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The only folks I recall actually supporting Trump were the Muscovites.

Except that, short of a biblical miracle, those who said "no to Clinton" were realistically saying "YES to Trump!!"

Notwithstanding Jill Stein suddenly vaulting to first place or something.

I'm not suggesting that anyone had to LIKE Clinton.  But if you used your words to criticize her instead of Trump then don't be shy about that!  Say it loud, say it proud!

No, if they voted for Stein they were saying no to both of them.

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No, if they voted for Stein they were saying no to both of them.

They were saying no to more than that.

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Oligarchs Succeed! Only the People Suffer!   -   by James Petras

http://petras.lahaine.org/?p=2143

"For the first time in US history, the incumbent elected president struggles on a daily basis to wield state power. The struggle between the Presidential oligarch and the Opposition oligarchs has profound consequences for their factions and for the American people..."

 

 

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As Trump Withdraws from Paris Climate Accord, California Vows 100 Percent Clean Energy by 2045

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SEN. KEVIN DE LEÓN:

I can say this. This is our reality. We’re not going to allow one huge, potentially catastrophic decision by the president to reverse generations of progress at the height of our historic diversity, our scientific advancement, our economic output, as well as our sense of global responsibility. We refuse to go back and recede. So we’re moving forward. We’re forging ahead with 100 percent clean energy, Senate Bill 100. It’s the most far-reaching, ambitious proposal of its kind in the nation, in the entire world.

We can’t retreat now, given the fact that the president has demonstrated and shown to the world that he has actually served the climate leadership mantle directly to the Chinese, and obviously the Chinese are more than happy to assume the role to be the world leader when it comes to climate energy. So we’re moving forward with 100 percent clean energy. We’ll generate all of our energy from clean energy, renewable sources, whether it’s wind, solar or geothermal. It’s a huge step forward. But we have no choice, and we have to move forward, if in fact we’re going to continue to grow our economy.

One point I want to make especially is, this is not just about the environment. This is about the economy, because we have created upwards up to 500,000 new jobs in the clean energy space. And to put this in context for all Americans, Democrats and Republicans alike, there are 10 times more jobs in California in the clean energy space than there are in the coal mining industry in all of America.

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SEN. KEVIN DE LEÓN: Well, Governor Brown right now, as we speak, is in China meeting with leaders throughout the country. Secondly, this could be potentially catastrophic for the United States’s economy. It would be a big blow to our jobs. That’s why we need to forge ahead sooner rather than later.

And quite frankly, as a subnational, but with with the sixth largest economy in the world, it’s our responsibility, both legally as well as morally and scientifically, to engage with other subnationals throughout the country, as well as throughout the world, as well as other national governments, whether it be Canada, our friend to the north, or our friend to the south, Mexico, as well as Emmanuel Macron from France, who perhaps, shortly, will be coming to the United States and specifically to the state of California. So, it is incumbent on us to really engage other subnationals, other provinces, as well as other national governments, to forge ahead, with or without Washington.

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Except that, short of a biblical miracle, those who said "no to Clinton" were realistically saying "YES to Trump!!"

..no does not mean yes.

..way back when i once heard that blame spirals downward. i think this applies in the above case. when in fact what is known to all here is that the electoral processes are corrupt. when we all here know that it wasn't the voting that that defeated clinton but the electoral collage. where we all here know that is set up by the states where the democrats have conceded power to the republicans via their disastrous policies.

..yet for all that is known it is those voters looking for a bit of justice who are stilled blamed.   

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Does It Matter How Trump Goes Or Even That He Does?

https://t.co/euPuwwFV7P

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Hawaii Becomes First U.S. State to Pass Laws to Fulfill 2015 Paris Climate Accord

Back in the United States, Hawaii has become the first U.S. state to enact laws to carry out the landmark 2015 Paris climate accord. On Tuesday, Hawaii Governor David Ige signed into law two bills designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions statewide and to improve soil health and promote carbon sequestration. The move comes after President Trump announced he was pulling the United States out of the 2015 Paris climate accord, sparking widespread domestic and international outrage.

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Sovereign Native Nations ignored the White House and joined the Paris Climate Change

The Standing Rock Sioux,Quinault Nation, Swinomish Tribal Community & Tlingit & Haida Tribes have committed to upholding the Paris Agreement

Four Native Nations from across North America announced today that they will continue to uphold and support the Paris Climate Change Agreement. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, the Quinault Indian Nation, the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, and the Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska have committed to aggressively address climate change in their respective homelands in response to the US decision to withdraw from the Agreement.

Since time immemorial Native Americans, the First Americans, have responsibly cared for Mother Earth. Chairman Cladoosby affirmed, “As sovereign nations, we stand with the countries around the world to support the Paris Climate Change Agreement and we join with them to protect this precious place we all call home.”....

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In Historic Vote, California Senate Passes Single-Payer Bill to Provide Comprehensive Health Care to All Residents

The California Senate voted Thursday to approve a statewide single-payer health care system. The 23-14 vote, mostly following party lines, came after a lengthy debate in which Democratic backers admitted the bill’s details were far from finalized, while Republicans bemoaned creating a government-run system they predicted would leave the state in ruins.

“SB-562 will establish a state-based universal care system and provide comprehensive care coverage to every single Californian. This bill, I know, is a work-in-progress—Sen. Atkins and I know there is a lot more work to do,” said Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens, the bill’s co-sponsor, primarily referring to its lack of a financing mechanism.....

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Hedges Interviews Chomsky

https://on.rt.com/8gqt

"US is racing towards the precipice..."

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CrossTalk Bullhorns: 'Nothing Burger'

https://youtu.be/MxOL4jMt1co

"Revealing the truth - CNN and the 'nothing burger' better known as 'Russiagate'."

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Tens of Thousands of Protesters Plan to Protest Trump at G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany

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NICK DEARDEN: Sure, so we have—we used to have the G8, the eight most powerful countries in the world, that came together once a year in order to make decisions that affected the whole world. And that forum was set up broadly, because world leaders at that time didn’t want to discuss these things in a more democratic and sovereign forum, like the United Nations. They wanted to undermine those global cooperation forums. That’s why they set up things like the G8, to control energy supplies and so on.

The G20 was when, during the financial crisis, the G8 realized that actually they needed to bring more countries on board if they were going to hold sway in the world. So they brought extra countries on board, like Saudi Arabia, like Argentina, like Turkey, like Mexico, but they’re still—they still represent the most powerful leaders on Earth. And they discuss everything from the global economy to terrorism, to aid and development, to migration—the big issues that affect everybody in the world.

Now, of course, with Donald Trump, and also some of the other nationalists who are going to be here, like Erdogan of Turkey and so on, you have a breach in the unity of those global elites. They don’t agree with each other anymore. And so, this is going to be a very different G20 to any that we’ve seen before, because normally they come out with a nice communiqué, a nice statement, that kind of says, "Yeah, we’re really worried about all this stuff, but we’re going to continue with these policies that benefit big business. The market knows best"—all the stuff we’ve seen for so long. But what you’re going to find with this summit is a really serious disagreement. And one of the big concerns that Angela Merkel has is that they don’t come out with meaningful communiqué at all. She’s going to be talking about free trade, migration and climate change. We know that she doesn’t agree with Trump on any of those issues.

So you’re going to see, this is probably the most significant G20 there has ever been, because you really have a global elite divided on itself as to the best way forward. And we’ll be watching in the coming days to see what comes out of that. But I think one of the big feelings here in the countersummit is, as long as those global elites are divided on the way forward, as long as we know that they don’t have the solution to the world’s problems, the people need to take center stage, because it’s only mass movements of people at this moment that can avert the catastrophe of runaway climate change or military buildup.

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Noam Chomsky interview - Part II

Chris Hedges travels to Cambridge, Massachusetts for a conversation with America’s most important intellectual, Professor Noam Chomsky. In Part II of their conversation, Chomsky discusses the principles of concentration of wealth and power that are defined in his latest book, ‘Requiem for the American Dream.’

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This is What Plutocracy Looks Like

https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/07/this-is-what-plutocracy-looks-like/

"If the problem is plutocracy, this is the one that must be addressed..."

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..from democracy now headlines

GOP Unveils Revised Health Bill to Gut Medicaid While Cutting Taxes

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell unveiled a revised plan Thursday to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, and is once again facing opposition from within his own party. On Thursday, Susan Collins of Maine and Rand Paul of Kentucky said they would oppose even putting the new bill to a vote. The measure would gut Medicaid by over $700 billion through 2026, while providing massive tax cuts to the wealthiest Americans. Republicans are facing sustained grassroots resistance to their plans. On Thursday, 11 interfaith leaders, including the North Carolina NAACP president, Reverend William Barber, were arrested outside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office protesting the latest version of the Republican healthcare plan. This is Traci Blackmon, executive minister of justice and witness ministries for the United Church of Christ.

Rev. Traci Blackmon: "I happen to know that the people of Kentucky will suffer if this healthcare bill passes. You may be OK. Your friends may be OK. But the people who put you in office will suffer because of this bill. It is time to stop calling God by other names when you really want to call God capitalism."