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kropotkin1951

JKR wrote:

Mobo2000 wrote:

Holy shit, JKR, if you beat that dead horse any harder your arms are going to fall off.

I'd rather have my arms fall off from beating a dead horse than watch Fox News' Tucker Carlson, NDPP's new "news" source. Who's the next "news" source we're going to subjected to on Babble, Rush Limbaugh? Alex Jones?

I manage to scroll past countless pieces from US MSM that NR spams this board with. Please just ignore the fucking items you don't want to read and stop trying to censor this board. No body is forcing you to pay any attention to them.

NorthReport
NorthReport

Biden warns of growing cost of delay on $1.9T econ aid plan

 

 

https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-capitol-siege-politics-coronavirus-...

NorthReport

Biden calls Democrats, urges big COVID-19 relief bill

President Biden urged Senate Democrats in a call Tuesday to “go big” and move quickly on a COVID-19 relief bill, signaling that he is rejecting a $618 billion proposal sponsored by 10 GOP senators as “too small” even though he is open to some of their ideas.

“It was clear,” said Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) after the call. “Go big and be prompt because the American public is really hurting and really needs this.”

Biden told Democrats that his clear preference is for Congress to pass a $1.9 trillion package, despite concerns voiced by Republicans about the impact on the deficit.

https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/537029-biden-calls-democrats-urges-b...

NorthReport

But NDPP doesn't want the struggling working class, the poor, and the seniors of US to get this new Biden government assistance. As a matter of fact he has been posting against it. Strange dat.

 

 

Paul Krugman blasts Republicans for ‘bad faith’ economic plan that insults struggling Americans

https://www.rawstory.com/paul-krugman-republicans-stimulus-failure/

NorthReport

 

Garland could be stuck in Senate limbo for several more weeks

https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/537151-garland-could-be-stuck-in-sen...

kropotkin1951

NorthReport wrote:

But NDPP doesn't want the struggling working class, the poor, and the seniors of US to get this new Biden government assistance. As a matter of fact he has been posting against it. Strange dat.

I read his posts and know that this is an outright lie and mischaracterization of his opinions. Please refrain from such scurrilous attacks unless you can post a quote from NDPP himself that backs up your attempts at stifling debate by posters to the left of your centrist positions.

NorthReport

'Farcical' to not hold Senate impeachment trial for Trump: Biden

While he's been relatively quiet about the Trump trial, he spoke out to People.

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/farcical-hold-senate-impeachment-trial-t...

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What Ulysses Grant Can Teach Joe Biden About Putting Down Violent Insurrections

Overwhelming force was needed to end racist terrorism throughout the South. But a failure to keep up the pressure meant the victory was short-lived.

Ulysses Grant

By the time Lt. General Ulysses S. Grant ascended to the presidency, insurrection was already in the air across the post-Confederacy South. | AP Photo

By CASEY MICHEL

01/30/2021 01:38 PM EST

Casey Michel is an investigative journalist based in New York.

The deadly siege of the Capitol in Washington, which sought to overturn a legitimate election by targeting lawmakers with assassination, was not the first attempted insurrection in American history. 

During Reconstruction, a raft of attempted insurrections flared up across the former Confederacy. Violent storms of white supremacists rocked swaths of the South, all aimed at undoing the Union’s victory during the Civil War, as well as the civil rights gains made thereafter. Racial equality, civil rights protections, basic recognition of democratic outcomes — all were targets of rampaging white terrorists, using violence to launch themselves to power once more. Numbers are hazy, but dozens perished as a direct result of insurrection, part of the thousands of victims of white supremacist political violence during the era. 

“What occurred in the South in the late 1860s and the 1870s was at a scope and scale of violence and resistance that was not even remotely similar to what we saw [in Washington],” Mark Pitcavage, a historian and senior research fellow at the Anti-Defamation League, told me. The scale of violence “was so big that there are some people who say it was a low-intensity conflict. I don’t know if I want to go all the way there, but parts of it weren’t too far off from that.” 

However, the echoes of that Reconstruction-era violence — led by both white marauders (cloaked as the Ku Klux Klan and other terrorist groups) and white supremacist Democratic officials bent on reclaiming power from Republicans — were impossible to escape in Washington in early January when the rioters paraded Confederate flags through the halls of the Capitol and chanted threats to hang the vice president. Though largely overlooked in mainstream American history, these insurrections — in Louisiana, in South Carolina, in Mississippi, in North Carolina — attempted to install terrorist-backed regimes in multiple post-Confederacy states. Their longevity was echoed as well in the warning last week from the Department of Homeland Security, which said for the first time publicly that the country faced a rising threat from “violent domestic extremists” who sympathized with the Capitol attack and the false narrative, stoked by former President Donald Trump, that the election was rigged.

“We have to realize that this is a powerful strand in the American experience. It’s always been here, the resistance to actual democracy,” Eric Foner, a historian at Columbia University who specializes on Reconstruction, told me. “We pride ourselves on being a democracy, but there’s actually a long tradition of people who don’t think that, who are unwilling to accept the rights of African-Americans to be citizens, the right of elections to overturn governments in power. In other words, we should realize the fragility of democratic culture.”

https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2021/01/30/what-ulysses-grant-can...

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NDPP

Haiphong: Joe Biden is a White Supremacist War Hawk Too

https://www.blackagendareport.com/joe-biden-white-supremacist-war-hawk-too

"The white hooligans who invaded Capitol Hill on January 6th set the stage for the US ruling class to reinvigorate its most prized political narrative: American exceptionalism. Trump committed the most egregious crime of all in the eyes of the empire by encouraging his most loyal supporters to desecrate what one police-officer on the scene called 'the most sacredest place.'

His closing act paved an even smoother road for the incoming Biden administration to quickly militarize Washington DC and normalize a period of sustained crisis vis-a-vis cosmetic changes to the leadership of the empire. But as neoliberal elements of the ruling class breathe a sigh of relief, the struggle against the Biden administration's imperial criminality will face immense challenges in the coming period..."

But not here it seems.

NDPP

Deplatforming Dissent - Independent Media Targeted

https://youtu.be/3e0CBa_2-Ek

The Jimmy Dore Show

Uncle Joe's 'Blue MAGA' boot comes down cheered on by the 'boutique left'.

NorthReport

“There Is Nothing to Gain From Half Measures”

The president of the American Constitution Society explains what Democrats are doing to win back the courts.

 

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2021/02/russ-feingold-american-const...

NDPP

worth reading if you missed it the first time...

The New Domestic War on Terror is Coming

https://greenwald.substack.com/p/the-new-domestic-war-on-terror-is

"The last two weeks have ushered in a wave of new domestic police powers and rhetoric in the name of fighting 'terrorism' that are carbon copies of many of the worst excesses of the first War on Terror that began nearly twenty years ago. This trend shows no sign of receding as we move further from the January 6 Capitol riot. The opposite is true: it is intensifying..."

 

I'm a Prisoner at Guantanamo Bay and I have a Message for President Biden

https://www.informationclearinghouse.info/56288.htm

"I sit here writing this in Guantanamo Bay, and I can only hope the president finds some empathy for my situation, and that of the other detainees who languish here in this terrible prison. I am in year seven of a hunger strike protesting the fact that I am held without trial. I am under half the weight I was when I was first seized in Karachi, and the way it has been going, even while they force-feed me, I will die here in my cell..."

NDPP

"You're allowed to choose between oligarchic warmongers who make you feel uncomfortable or oligarchic warmongers who make you feel comfortable. Those are your choices."

https://twitter.com/caitoz/status/1357884994618675202

NDPP

US State Dept 'Opposing ICC Attempts to Affirm Territorial Jurisdiction Over the Palestine Situation

https://twitter.com/BenjaminNorton/status/1358052866209050629

"The International Criminal Court is moving to investigate Israeli illegal settlements and war crimes, so the Biden administration (just like Trump's) is attacking the ICC to protect its colonial proxy Israel. The US stresses it doesn't recognize Palestine as a 'sovereign state."

WATCH:

"Something that strikes me in old clips of Biden like this is that he's actually quite an intimidating and thuggish man whose current public image as a 'nice guy' has benefited from the softening effect old age often has..."

https://twitter.com/Louis_Allday/status/1358131706587398145

NDPP

Behind Biden's Invocation of 'Democracy', US Military Prepares for Nuclear War

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/02/06/nuke-f06.html

"...The military is making clear that the new administration will not change what many in the US foreign policy establishment see as the Trump White House's signature policy: The massive buildup of the US military and, in particular, the US nuclear forces for what Trump's 2018 national security strategy called 'great power competition.'

Writing in Proceedings, the magazine of the US Naval Institute, Adm. Charles A Richard, the head of the US Strategic Command (STRATCOM), made clear that the United States nuclear buildup, begun under Obama and massively expanded under Trump, will continue. 'Nuclear employment is a very real possibility,' Richard bluntly declared, saying that the US must prepare for such a war..."

NDPP

'Amanda Gorman, the nation's first-ever youth poet laureate who gained national acclaim at President Biden's inauguration, will recite an original poem before Super Bowl...'

https://twitter.com/MaxBlumenthal/status/1358284579023581185

"Sooo inspiring that after the NFL kicked Kaepernick to the curb, Amanda Gorman will perform American exceptionalist poetry at the Super Bown under the shadow of 3 Air Force bomber planes."

NDPP

Biden staying in Afghanistan: breaks deal to withdraw troops

The Jimmy Dore Show

https://youtu.be/VGTUYLJGBm4

Mobo2000

The Koch-backed group Concerned Veterans for America is launching a seven-figure digital ad campaign this week urging President Biden to pull all remaining U.S. troops out of Afghanistan by May:

https://www.axios.com/koch-network-biden-pull-troops-afghanistan-ad-camp...

Here is the ad, simple and focused on the hardship to American soldiers, naturally.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhWDhSP1NdA&feature=youtu.be

 

 

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Mobo2000 wrote:

The Koch-backed group Concerned Veterans for America is launching a seven-figure digital ad campaign this week urging President Biden to pull all remaining U.S. troops out of Afghanistan by May:

https://www.axios.com/koch-network-biden-pull-troops-afghanistan-ad-camp...

Here is the ad, simple and focused on the hardship to American soldiers, naturally.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhWDhSP1NdA&feature=youtu.be

 

Good ad, and it could be effective, along with pressure from the left. Biden is probably persuadable on this.

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Why does the surviving Koch brother care about veterans or Afghanistan? I thought the Koch Bros. MO was to promote the oil industry at all costs.

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melovesproles

laine lowe wrote:

Why does the surviving Koch brother care about veterans or Afghanistan? I thought the Koch Bros. MO was to promote the oil industry at all costs.

I think there are two things going on with (some of) the right's shift on Afghanistan.

  1. Matt Taibbi has noted when he was covering Trump's campaign that he would bring out his anti-forever war schtick selectively in very specific rallies where there would be working class military supporters. This isn't Vietnam where the war has impacted Americans widely across class lines and regions. There is a pretty specific pool to draw from and they are surely getting sick of being sent to Afghanistan. The propaganda in the leadup of the Iraq war was so poor that it disillusioned anyone with an internet connection on what US policy in the Middle East was actually about and even rightwingers don't like being sent to the Middle East and Central Asia to make Haliburton and Dick Cheney a bunch of cash. By not keeping his promise on Afghanistan, Obama made someone like Trump a lot more appealing to those voters.
  2. A peace with the Taliban that includes them being under the influence of Pakistan and Saudi Arabia isn't a terrible outcome for some US imperialists. It's really just back to status quo before the neoconservatives wanted to crack everything open and reshape the region. It could just make sense for many on the right who want to move on from the neoconservative project. Which makes a certain amount of sense since a lot of those neonconservatives: Bush, Cheney, Frum etc. all supported Clinton and Biden.
NDPP

Civil Liberties groups ask Biden Justice Dept to Drop Julian Assange Case

https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/1358887741665255427

"Spearheaded by Freedom of the Press and the great press freedom activist Trevor Timm."

NDPP

The Return of Marc Elias. The lawyer implicated in the Clinton Dossier Scandal is back in the News

https://jonathanturley.org/2021/02/05/the-return-of-marc-elias-the-lawye...

"It appears that Marc E Elias is back. The Perkins Coie lawyer was the focus of stories related to the Steele Dossier and the long denial of the Clinton campaign that it actually funded investigation. Despite such false statements by the campaign before the election, the money was found to have been paid out as a legal expense through Elias and counsel for the campaign.

Elias was also reportedly present when this funding was denied to the media and to Congress. The Biden campaign enlisted Elias to lead efforts in election challenges despite that history. He is now making a curious argument in New York for a Democratic lawyer: he is alleging that thousands of votes may have been switched or changed by the Dominion voting machines....I am less surprised by the Elias challenge to the Dominion voting systems than I am that he remains one of the leading lawyers entrusted by Biden and the Democratic party after the Steele dossier scandal."

NDPP

Bernie Sanders to confirm enemy of progressives Neera Tanden

https://youtu.be/KDeE6UbEZRY

The Jimmy Dore Show

Neera Tanden is Joe Biden's nominee to head his Office of Management and Budget. Everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask...

NDPP

'Legalities Aside': Biden's Sec-State on Israel's  illegal occupation of Syria's Golan

"Biden is killing people in Syria, Iran and Venezuela with Trump's sanctions. That's not the lesser of two evils, it's the exact same evil. Literally no difference whatsoever."

https://twitter.com/richimedhurst/status/1358561440647548930

https://twitter.com/richimedhurst/status/1358983416683909122

NDPP

Biden Administration Plans to Continue Extradition of WikiLeaks' Assange

https://twitter.com/aaronjmate/status/1359256834830454785

"If those who denounced Trump's attacks on press freedom actually meant what they said, they will be the first to denounce the Biden administration's decision to *continue* the most egregious and harmful one. Where are you on this, Bernie Sanders, AOC, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer?"

 

Watch: Abby Martin shares her perspective on Biden's promise to end the war in Yemen

https://twitter.com/BTnewsroom/status/1358595704340512768

"This is window-dressing. This is your classic neoliberal interventionist. Blinken is just the same old good ole boy that Mike Pompeo was. So far Blinken is a complete disaster."

NorthReport

Biden is taking the US on its sharpest left turn in 90 years according to a Canadian liberal

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-biden-is-taking-the-us-o...

NDPP

"Biden adopts most of Trump's 'maximum pressure' campaign on Iran, Syria, Iraq and Palestine. Reverses troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. Unclear yet if there is any real change re Yemen.."

https://twitter.com/timand2037/status/1359257797305585664

NDPP

Biden Administration Smears Nicaragua as 'Dictatorship'

https://twitter.com/BenjaminNorton/status/1359904048493826048

"Nicaragua's elected leftist government passed a law requesting US govt-funded, coup-plotting opposition NGOs to register as foreign agents. The Biden admin is furious, so its CIA agent-turned-State Dept spokesman smeared Nicaragua as 'driving toward dictatorship."

kropotkin1951

This administration is making it very clear that they rule the world. The US remains among the few countries to not recognize the current legal name of Myanmar. This was highlighted after the latest coup took place on Monday, when President Joe Biden said in a statement, “The United States removed sanctions on Burma over the past decade based on progress toward democracy. The reversal of that progress will necessitate an immediate review of our sanction laws.” He has now imposed crushing sanctions on the economy that will do what sanctions are doing in Venezuela, Iran, Syria etc etc;  i.e. cause suffering amongst the poorest people in the country.

NDPP

Biden's 'Woke Imperialism'

https://youtu.be/VhvW4uUBeXs

"As President Biden assumed office, he eagerly declared that 'America is back!', but what does that mean? He appears to be pushing for a new era of woke Washington, while at the same time sending reinforcements to Syria..."

 

Biden will shut down Left voices w/Chris Hedges

https://youtu.be/Ax7dCXsaQSw

The Jimmy Dore Show

JKR

Joe Biden Has The Third Highest Presidential Approval Rating In 40 Years

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Joe Biden’s Gallup job approval rating is for the early part of his term is higher than every other president over the last 40 years besides Obama and Clinton. President Biden’s 57% Gallup job approval rating is better than both Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush (51% each) and Donald Trump (45%). Biden is tied with George H.W. Bush (57%), one point behind Bill Clinton (58%), and 11 points behind Barack Obama (68%).

NorthReport

Finally some sanity!

The contrast between Biden and the previous white house occupant is staggering

https://www.rawstory.com/us-says-it-is-ready-to-join-talks-with-iran-eur...

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melovesproles

NorthReport wrote:
Finally some sanity! The contrast between Biden and the previous white house occupant is staggering https://www.rawstory.com/us-says-it-is-ready-to-join-talks-with-iran-eur...

We'll see. I think the odds of Blinken negotiating in good faith are pretty low. Hopefully no Nobel Peace Prizes are given out prematurely this time out.

NDPP

Biden is a continuation of Trump (and vid)

https://twitter.com/richimedhurst/status/1361877029088604161

"Joe Biden is not 'the lesser of two evils,' he's the exact same evil..."

NorthReport

Impressive

Thank goodness for Stacey Abrams and the Georgia voters

https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/19/politics/house-covid-minimum-wage-bill/in...

NDPP

Congress Escalates Pressure on Tech Giants to Censor More...

https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/1363175977531150338

"In their zeal over online speech, House Democrats are getting closer to the constitutional line, if they have not already crossed it. Little effort is required to see that Democrats, now in control of the Congress and the White House are engaged in a scheme of speech control..."

NDPP

While Biden Proclaims 'America is Back', Imperialist Conflicts Dominate Munich Conference

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/02/20/muni-f20.html

"As Biden's remarks made clear, 'America is back' - a phrase he repeated three times in his 20 minute speech - were less a promise than a threat. Behind it lies an even more aggressive and militaristic policy than that pursued by the administration of Donald Trump. His speech represented a thinly disguised demand that the European powers tie themselves to Washington's war wagon..."

Needless to say, Canada already has Uncle Joe's leash between its teeth like the eager and servile good doggie it is.

 

Biden to meet virtually with Trudeau on Tuesday

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/biden-trudeau-tuesday-meeting-with-1.59...

"...In too many places, including in Europe and the US, democratic progress is under assault...we are in the midst of a fundamental debate about the future direction of our world. Between those who argue that autocracy is the best way forward and those who understand that democracy is essential to meeting those challenges. Historians will examine and write about  this moment. It's an inflection point."

kropotkin1951

"The detention of Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor in China is also expected to be raised by Trudeau, according to a source who spoke to CBC News confidentially."

The easiest and quickest way to resolve the extradition trial is for the US State Department to rescind its request. Though I doubt that is what Trudeau will ask for.

NDPP

#BlueMAGA: First Migrant Facility for Children Opens Under Biden

https://twitter.com/ProudSocialist/status/1364123310666117120

"Biden puts kids in cages too."

NDPP

Caitlin Johnstone: The US Empire is an Abusive Narcissist

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/56357.htm

"Government: 'Sorry did you say a new military base in northeastern Syria?'

Americans: No, healthcare.

Government: Alright, you drive a hard bargain but here's a new military base in northeastern Syria. Sorry we're not going to be able to do the $2000 checks thing, or the cancelling student debt thing, or the $15 minimum wage thing. Would you accept payment in the form of social-media 'dunking' of senate Republicans instead?'

josh

NDPP wrote:

#BlueMAGA: First Migrant Facility for Children Opens Under Biden

https://twitter.com/ProudSocialist/status/1364123310666117120

"Biden puts kids in cages too."

Whatever one thinks about how these children are handled once they’re taken into custody — and there are valid debates about both the speed and efficacy of that process — it bears little resemblance to what happened under Trump. They are not being held behind chain-link fences at a Border Patrol station because of a policy that requires them to be separated from their parents.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/02/23/no-bidens-new-border-move-isnt-like-trumps-kids-cages-not-hardly/

JKR

josh, thanks for the fact-checking.

NorthReport

Well said JKR

As if there is any comparison with Hitler lite who decided to defy science, and as a result 1/2 million Americans have died from Covid

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NDPP

"The Biden administration contracted out a new child camp to a company with a record of abusing children, feeding children undercooked and raw food, and stealing from their families when they sent them money."

https://twitter.com/jkass99/status/1364062458776752130

 

WaPo: 'First Migrant Facility for Children Opens Under Biden'

https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/1364198364649291777

"What an absolutely sweet and lovely way to describe immigration detention centers - poetic almost. It's been awhile since Trump was President, so my memory isn't perfect, but I vaguely recall a different phrase used back then. But that's the beauty of human language: it evolves."

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