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NDPP

Taibbi: The Sovietization of the American Press (and vid)

https://twitter.com/mtaibbi/status/1370504762261700612

"Coverage of Biden increasingly resembles official press releases, often featuring embarrassing, Soviet-style contortions. Some of the headlines in the US press sound suspiciously like this kind of work:

- Biden Stimulus Showers Money on Americans, Sharply Cutting Poverty

- Champion of the Middle Class Comes to the Aid of the Poor

Biden's Historic Victory for America..."

JKR

kropotkin1951 wrote:

So JKR you do not think that the Republican party is going to run a MAGA candidate next time? I think it is inevitable. As the quote rightly points out we just don't know whether it will be Trump himself or someone else fronting the band.

I think Trump or a Trumpist will run for president in 2024. Maybe Marjorie Taylor Greene?

josh

Its first major legislative act under President Biden was a deficit-financed, $1.9 trillion “American Rescue Plan” filled with programs as broad as expanded aid to nearly every family with children and as targeted as payments to Black farmers. While providing an array of benefits to the middle class, it is also a poverty-fighting initiative of potentially historic proportions, delivering more immediate cash assistance to families at the bottom of the income scale than any federal legislation since at least the New Deal.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/13/business/economy/child-poverty-stimulus.html?action=click&module=Spotlight&pgtype=Homepage

Not sure the last part of the final entence is true.  Nonetheless, it is a step in the right direction.

NDPP

'We did not vote for 'normalcy', says founder of the Poor People's Campaign...

https://twitter.com/profwolff/status/1370787489871372292

"Biden's return to a pre-Trump 'normal' is a disaster: morally and politically. Normal was the way both party establishments brought us Trump. Normal means failure to deal really (not just symbolically) with economic, racial and gender inequality."

NDPP

'We did not vote for 'normalcy', says founder of the Poor People's Campaign...

https://twitter.com/profwolff/status/1370787489871372292

"Biden's return to a pre-Trump 'normal' is a disaster: morally and politically. Normal was the way both party establishments brought us Trump. Normal means failure to deal really (not just symbolically) with economic, racial and gender inequality."

NDPP

Biden Administration Detains Over 3,000 Immigrant Children Daily

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/03/12/pers-m12.html

"As Wall Street, the political establishment and corporate media celebrate Joe Biden's pledge to bring about a 'return to normalcy', the US government is committing a social crime of unprecedented dimensions against thousands of immigrant children at the US-Mexico border. On any given night this week, over 3,200 immigrant children were sleeping on cold cement slabs, under police floodlights, far from their parents and their homes. Nearly 1,400 children - many younger than 13 - have been jailed for over three days in blatant violation of US law, held in cages that immigrants refer to as 'ice boxes' or 'dog kennels'.

The hundreds of thousands of Central American immigrants of all ages who are presently seeking admission to the US are fleeing countries devastated by decades of crimes carried out by US imperialism. Perhaps no active American politician is as personally complicit in these crimes as Biden himself..."

JKR

NDPP wrote:

Taibbi: The Sovietization of the American Press 

"Coverage of Biden increasingly resembles official press releases, often featuring embarrassing, Soviet-style contortions. Some of the headlines in the US press sound suspiciously like this kind of work:

- Biden Stimulus Showers Money on Americans, Sharply Cutting Poverty

- Champion of the Middle Class Comes to the Aid of the Poor

- Biden's Historic Victory for America..."

Some people can't stand it that Biden is getting such great press. Biden's approval rating are strong, much stronger than Trump's ever was at any time during his disastrous presidency. 

kropotkin1951

JKR wrote:

NDPP wrote:

Taibbi: The Sovietization of the American Press 

"Coverage of Biden increasingly resembles official press releases, often featuring embarrassing, Soviet-style contortions. Some of the headlines in the US press sound suspiciously like this kind of work:

- Biden Stimulus Showers Money on Americans, Sharply Cutting Poverty

- Champion of the Middle Class Comes to the Aid of the Poor

- Biden's Historic Victory for America..."

Some people can't stand it that Biden is getting such great press. Biden's approval rating are strong, much stronger than Trump's ever was at any time during his disastrous presidency. 

Some people just can't get past the fact that a choice of the lesser of evils always leads to evil no matter what lipstick you put on that pig. Did you really miss the point that the corporate MSM is gushing over him but the left wing thinks he is a continuation of the same public policy that has caused the US  to become a failed sate.

You seem to have set the bar for US politicians at Trump, anyone even remotely better is to be praised. You sound like a Liberal praising Trudeau and his environmental agenda. Imagine being able to not only fight climate change but also build a pipeline for pretty much the dirtiest fuel on the planet. Just like with Biden and Trump of course it can be argued and is all the time that Trudeau is better than O'Toole or any other Conservative.

Go ahead instead of brow beating leftists for calling out the faux progressive south of the border try using the same lines on NDP supporters telling them they should vote Liberal and if they don't then they actually support O'Toole and the Proud Boys.

kropotkin1951

In the meantime the Biden administration is doubling down on backing fascists in Venezuela. Apparently they get a fast track into the country with special status. Most Latin Americans who have made it to the US illegally are not granted Temporary Protected Status (TPS). People from countries that the progressive voters of the US want regime change in get special protection.

All hail Pax Americana as its new POTUS shows how to rule the world on behalf of his corporate donors. It is lunacy when Trump claims to have won the election in the US but the gospel truth when the US says that Maduro did not win the election or that Guaidó has ever been elected President.

Democratic voters who agree with this foreign policy, based on outright lies, (and that appears to be the majority) show themselves to be just as susceptible to imperial propaganda as any MAGA hat wearing Trumpite with their knuckles dragging on the ground.

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke with Venezuelan Interim President Juan Guaidó today. Secretary Blinken stressed the importance of a return to democracy in Venezuela through free and fair elections. Secretary Blinken described our efforts to work with like minded allies, including the European Union, Lima Group, Organization of American States, and International Contact Group, to increase multilateral pressure and press for a peaceful, democratic transition. Secretary Blinken and Interim President Guaidó discussed the urgent humanitarian needs in Venezuela that have forced nearly 5.5 million Venezuelans to flee Venezuela, and Secretary Blinken applauded efforts to find solutions to ease their suffering and committed to continued U.S. support.

https://www.state.gov/secretary-blinkens-call-with-venezuelan-interim-pr...

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas is designating Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months, until September 2022. This new designation of TPS for Venezuela enables Venezuelan nationals (and individuals without nationality who last resided in Venezuela) currently residing in the United States to file initial applications for TPS, so long as they meet eligibility requirements.

https://www.dhs.gov/news/2021/03/08/secretary-mayorkas-designates-venezu...

 

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Who or what is International Contact Group? Sounds like the name of an international development consultancy that has cornered all World Bank/Inter-American Development Bank/USAid contracts.

NDPP

European Union External Action Service: International Contact Group on Venezuela

https://eeas.europa.eu/headquarters/headquarters-homepage/92482/internat...

International Contact Group on Venezuela is an EU elite crisis management operation designed to advance Western and European agendas internationally. In this case regime-change in Venezuela. It frequently plays the 'good-cop' to the US 'bad-cop' but the ultimate objective is usually the same.

NDPP

Further to 'Biden's great press' and the curious persistence of 'left' msm cargo-cult devotees

If the rich were propagandizing us, we'd have heard about it in the News

https://caitlinjohnstone.substack.com/p/if-the-rich-were-propagandizing-us

"The primary obstacle in getting people to realize that they are being propagandized by our rulers is their unquestioned assumption that if there were a mass-scale narrative management operation geared at manufacturing consent for the status quo they would have heard about it in the news or learned about it in school..."

NorthReport
NDPP

 Perhaps you mean underworld dog?

NDPP

Biden's retaliatory cyberattacks against Russia are folly

https://responsiblestatecraft.org/2021/03/11/bidens-retaliatory-cyberatt...

"There is a proclivity to base US policy on information that may be unclear, exaggerated or simply untrue...."

 

Bleak Signs for US-China Restraint in Biden's Washington

https://responsiblestatecraft.org/2021/03/15/bleak-signs-for-us-china-re...

"For a new administration ostensibly dedicated to serving the American middle and working classes and correcting the policy missteps of the Trump administration, most of the remarks by both lawmakers and witnesses suggest that little has changed since the January 20th inauguration..."

kropotkin1951

NDPP wrote:

Bleak Signs for US-China Restraint in Biden's Washington

https://responsiblestatecraft.org/2021/03/15/bleak-signs-for-us-china-re...

"For a new administration ostensibly dedicated to serving the American middle and working classes and correcting the policy missteps of the Trump administration, most of the remarks by both lawmakers and witnesses suggest that little has changed since the January 20th inauguration..."

I thought this was a thoughtful piece.

Apparently no one in the proceedings across the Senate and House Armed Services Committees, as well as the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, had heard of the security dilemma. This is the notion that one country’s supposedly defensive, deterrence-oriented actions are read by the target country as aggressive and threatening, thereby prompting its own supposedly deterrence-oriented military actions, and creating a neverending vicious circle. The result, absent a serious effort to moderate the process, is steadily increasing tensions, open-ended arms racing, and increasing chances of conflict.

NorthReport

Ideas reshaping the Democratic Party and America

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-ideas-that-are-reshaping-the-de...

NorthReport
NDPP

Biden Attacks Putin in ABC Interview

https://youtu.be/y6iujjX3bXY

"In his latest interview with ABC News, Joe Biden vows Vladimir Putin will 'pay the price' for Moscow's alleged election meddling, and agreed, when asked, that the Russian president is 'a killer'."

NDPP

'Unfortunate, if not Unexpected': Biden Criticized for Resuming Public Land Drilling Permits'

https://twitter.com/dimitrilascaris/status/1371962366544519170

"Joe Biden, the supposed champion in the fight against climate change, is resuming the issuance of drilling permits on public lands. No one should be surprised that a candidate who opposed a ban on fracking would betray his climate promises."

 

NDPP

Putin replies to Biden's insinuation that he's a 'killer': says US President is talking about himself but 'I wish him good health.'

https://on.rt.com/b41x

"Speaking on Thursday, Putin suggested that Biden may very well be projecting. According to the president, the US will have to deal with a Moscow that will fight for and stand up for its own interests, even if Washington doesn't wish to engage. 'The US will have to reckon with this despite their attempts to stop our development via sanctions and insults,' he said. Biden's latest statements represent a major escalation in the already deteriorating relationship between Russia and the US. On Wednesday evening, Moscow recalled its ambassador in Washington, Anatoly Antonov, to discuss the Kremlin's next steps."

 

China shrugs off US sanctions over HK, set to insist on core stances in Alaska

https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202103/1218651.shtml

"...Jin Canrong, associate dean of the School of International Studies at the Renmin University of China, told the Global Times that 'Blinken's announcement just reminds us again - we should not harbor any illusions or wishful thinking over the Biden administration on its China policy.' The US' moves show that the Biden administration has largely inherited the confrontational policies of the previous Trump administration, Jin said..."

NDPP

Biden launches barbaric attack on immigrants

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/03/16/immi-m16.html

"The scenes playing out across the US-Mexico border disqualify the US government from ever lecturing the world on 'human rights', its favorite pretext for invading countries and laying waste to entire societies. The events make clear that far from making a break with Donald Trump, the Democratic Party is continuing and deepening his anti-immigrant policies. Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called the situation at the border a 'humanitarian crisis', as though the Biden administration and her own party were not primarily responsible for it.

Perhaps even worse than the conditions imposed by the Biden administration on the children and youth that it has allowed to enter the country is its decision to summarily expel all arriving adult immigrants and those children crossing with relatives on the grounds that they pose a health risk due to the coronavirus. Mexican authorities have also conducted a series of high-profile mass raids in recent weeks on behalf of the US. The crackdown  has resulted in death on a mass scale..."

NDPP

How Biden will be worse for Palestine than Trump

https://youtu.be/HbaaSA7H_UY

"The new Biden administration is showing no sign of pushing back against Trump's moves - instead, what we're seeing is an embrace of them..." (Thanks to CMOT from whose thread this comes)

NDPP

AOC Lied About Force the Vote

https://youtu.be/QYhT5Y4NjUg

'With malice aforethought.' The American duopoly is an enemy not a friend. There and here. Our own politicians will do the same. It's their collective project against which our collective opposition will have to be made. Missing no steps no time and no one.

JKR

NDPP wrote:

How Biden will be worse for Palestine than Trump

"The new Biden administration is showing no sign of pushing back against Trump's moves - instead, what we're seeing is an embrace of them..." (Thanks to CMOT from whose thread this comes)

How can Biden be worse than Trump for Palestinians after Trump's moved the US embassy to Jerusalem, ok'ed Israel erecting settlements as they wish on the West Bank, and had Arab countries establish normal international relationships with Israel through the Abraham Accords? What's left for Biden to do to weaken the Palestinians? Have Saudi Arabia, Syria, Lebanon, and Iran also establish normal international relations with Israel? Formally support the status quo one state solution where Israel has sovereignty over the Palestinians? Trump has probably cemented the status quo for the Palestinians for at least another decade until the next Republican president makes things even worse for the Palestinians.

josh

The first test will come by Wednesday, when the Pompeo rule that products made in the west bank can be labeled as "Made in Israel" is slated to go into effect.  This is low hanging fruit, so to speak, for Biden.  If he doesn't rescind the rule, it will be very troubling.

NDPP

Pepe Escobar: For Leviathan, it's so cold in Alaska

https://thesaker.is/for-leviathan-its-so-cold-in-alaska/

"Leviathan seems to be positioning itself for a geopolitical Kill Bill rampage - yet brandishing a rusty samurai high-carbon-steel sword. Predictably, US deep state masters have not factored in that they could eventually be neutralized by a geopolitical Five Point Palm Exploding Heart Technique.

US Secretary of State Tony Blinken is a mere apparatchik who was an enthusiastic cheerleader for shock and awe against Iraq 18 years ago, in 2003. At the time he was staff director for the Democrats on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, then chaired by Senator Joe Biden.

Now Blinken is running US foreign policy for a senile, cardboard entity who mutters live on camera, 'I'll do whatever you want me to do Nance.' - as in Nancy Pelosi, and who characterized the Russia's president as 'a killer.' 'without a soul,' who will 'pay a price'.

Paraphrasing Pulp Fiction. 'Diplomacy's dead, baby. Diplomacy's dead..."

NDPP

Oops!

https://youtu.be/rigAqw0xsX4

Soon be time to call Kamala, I'm thinking...

JKR

NDPP wrote:

Oops!

https://youtu.be/rigAqw0xsX4

Soon be time to call Kamala, I'm thinking...

Someone's Biden derangement syndrome is getting worse.

NDPP

Actually it's the Biden administration's 'derangement syndrome' that 'America is back' and runs the world that's 'getting worse'. Including dangerous warmongering provocations against China and Russia.

Blinken Warns Entities Involved in the Nord Stream 2 Pipline to Immediately Quit

https://www.usnews.com/news/top-news/articles/2021-03-18/blinken-warns-e...

"Any entity involved in the Nord Stream 2 pipeline risks US sanctions and should immediately abandon work on the pipeline,' Blinken said in a statement. The pipeline would bypass Ukraine, likely depriving it of lucrative transit revenues and potentially undermine its efforts against Russian aggression..."

NDPP

US Agressiveness Follow Up

https://www.moonofalabama.org/2021/03/us-aggressiveness-follow-up.html

"Secretary of State Blinken's meeting with the Chinese foreign minister in a shabby Alaska hotel was another diplomatic train wreck. The 'rules based order' means 'do what we say' and is of course unacceptable. Here is how the Chinese replied..."

NDPP

Ritter: Biden and Blinken's unprovoked attacks on Russia and China backfire...because if you live in a glass house don't throw stones

https://on.rt.com/b46z

"By labeling Russian President Vladimir Putin a 'soulless killer', Biden put US-Russian relations in their worst posture since the Cold War. And Blinken, during the Biden administration's initial meeting between the US and China, managed to unleash the ire and rage of Beijing by forgoing any pretense of diplomatic norms and aggressively calling out China on a host of issues which touched upon its sovereignty.

The collapse of what passed for a coordinated position of diplomatically confronting both Russia and China has left the US scrambling to navigate through the detritus of its own policy shipwreck. A controlled approach to dealing with Russia and China was supposed to serve as the anchor of Biden's new national security policy formulation. Instead the American ship of state has been cast adrift, unable to steer as a diplomatic storm of its own making bears down upon it..."

melovesproles

It is hilarious that this is the vaunted 'diplomacy' and 'return to civility' that we were all told we would be wowed by.

kropotkin1951

melovesproles wrote:

It is hilarious that this is the vaunted 'diplomacy' and 'return to civility' that we were all told we would be wowed by.

Trump was a grifter who tried to make decisions not normally made by a POTUS. Biden is quite happy to smile nod and sign papers put in front of him, just like POTUS's are supposed to do in the US system.

This new administration with its my way or we starve your people approach to diplomacy is the best that America has to offer. The extent of the hubris would be humorous if this asshole nation was not armed to the teeth and repeatedly willing to bomb whomever whenever.

NDPP

Rubinstein: Intersectional Imperialism - A Wholesale Menace

https://twitter.com/RealAlexRubi/status/1371528769836552193

"I investigated the Biden Admin's NATO, the CIA and other important institution's use of wokeness to not only recruit but to justify foreign resource extraction, violations of sovereignty and international law, military occupation and even coup d'etats."

NDPP

More Biden Bullshit: From Climate Change to Killing Yemen (and vid)

https://www.rt.com/shows/going-underground/518676-american-tribes-pipeli...

"We speak to Tara Houska, tribal attorney and land defender, about the Line 3 pipeline expansion, which would bring about a million barrels of tar sands oil per day from Alberta, Canada to Wisconsin, US. She describes how the pipeline breaks treaties, further erases Indigenous history and the need for the Biden administration to stop the [Enbridge] pipeline expansion in the fight against climate change. 'How do you sit there and have something like this on your plate - the largest tar-sands oil infrastructure project in North America while you're 'the climate president.?"

Finally we speak to Yemen-based journalist Hussain AL-Bukhati. He discusses the ongoing war in Yemen, and why the situation has actually gotten worse since Biden came to power." [PS: What are Canadian progressives doing about both these situations, since Canada is actively involved in both projects: the dirtiest, most destructive oil project in the world, and selling billions of arms to Saudi Arabia?]

NDPP

Politics After Trump: A Conversation with Chris Hedges

https://youtu.be/69pEzsfX8Aw

"Keynote address by Chris Hedges, followed by a discussion with the host, and then ends with a Q&A session for the audience."

NDPP

Biden spokesperson Jen Psaki worked for Israeli spy firm

https://twitter.com/MaxBlumenthal/status/1375642152173207554

"White House press secretary Jen Psaki worked as a 'crisis communications consultant' for Israeli surveillance firm AnyVision during the period when it was under fire for complicity in abuses of occupied Palestinians."

NDPP

Expect 'Lip Service' from Biden on Immigration Reform

https://www.blackagendareport.com/expect-lip-service-biden-immigration-r...

"We have already seen Joe Biden's immigration policy, during his eight years as vice president under Barack 'Deporter-in-Chief' Obama,' said Deborah A, a national organizer with the trans immigration organization BLMP. 'There will be a lot of lip service...and airbrushing', said Deborah A, 'but the only way to stop people from being caught in the detention-to-deportation pipeline is to end imperialism.' The BLMP is active in cities across the country..."

NorthReport
NorthReport

Biden's infrastructure plan appears to be a major hit

https://www.salon.com/2021/04/01/bidens-infrastructure-bill-is-popular--...

NDPP

CrossTalk: 'Democracy vs Autocracy'

https://youtu.be/AA32Bpc76Mc

"According to Joe Biden the great geopolitical style of our time is democracy vs autocracy..."

NDPP

Bernie's Defense of Biden's Stimulus Shocks Progressives

https://youtu.be/TCNswYg6LhE

The Jimmy Dore Show

NDPP

Hunter Biden finally admits laptop at center of Post expose could 'absolutely' belong to him

https://nypost.com/2021/04/02/hunter-biden-says-laptop-at-center-of-post...

"Certainly, there could be a laptop out there that was stolen from me. It could be that I was hacked, it could be that it was Russian intelligence. It could be that it was stolen from me.' Biden apparently also answered questions about the Justice Department probe he is facing..."

https://youtu.be/epw4CTdtZQc

Hunter shouldn't worry about that 'probe' anymore. 'The big guy' will have his back on that one.

NDPP

'America is back' collides with a multipolar reality

https://www.moonofalabama.org/2021/04/america-is-back-collides-with-a-mu...

"The first months of the Biden administration saw a rupture in the global system..."

NDPP

Biden Backs Revival of his Brainchild: Plan Colombia 2.0 Set to Begin Next Month

https://www.mintpressnews.com/biden-boasts-revival-brainchild-plan-colom...

"In his own words, Joe Biden is 'the guy who put together Plan Colombia...straightening that government out for a long while.' Biden is also proposing a plan for Central America based on his Colombian model."

NDPP

Grayzone: US mass-murder in Syria, China, Uyghurs, Ukraine crisis, the new Cold War

https://youtu.be/QxtzgHRHxQU

"Biden administration brinksmanship has reached new levels..."

NorthReport
NDPP

Margaret Kimberley: The US Can't Control the World

https://www.blackagendareport.com/freedom-rider-us-cant-control-world

"Slow-witted Joe Biden appears to think we're still in the age of sole superpower, when in fact that era has come and gone. The troubles start at the top with the president himself..."

NDPP

Biden Continues Trump's Border Wall

https://youtu.be/c27VWLg4QME

The Jimmy Dore Show

'Nothing will fundamentally change.' - Biden

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