Yes, Bernie Sanders is not a Democrat — and Hillary represents the very worst of the party

Yes, Bernie Sanders is not a Democrat — and Hillary represents the very worst of the party

Sanders has exposed just how reactionary and corrupt the Democratic Party is—while Clinton wants things to carry on  BEN NORTON A new strategy has emerged in the Hillary Clinton camp: No longer even try to match Bernie Sanders’ left-wing politics — which the Wall Street-backed multimillionaire war hawk Clinton is fundamentally incapable of doing. Instead, appeal to authority and accuse the democratic socialist of disloyalty to the corrupt Democratic Party. Clinton’s campaign did just that this week, condemning Sanders…

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Provisional Ballots Poised to Rock the Vote

Provisional Ballots Poised to Rock the Vote

  Provisional Ballots Poised to Rock the Vote Dawn Papple Hillary Clinton was declared the winner of New York’s Democratic primary, but the election has yet to be certified. Meanwhile, New Yorkers who voted using provisional ballots wait on the outcome of a federal lawsuit to learn the fate of their cast primary votes. Attorneys on behalf of Election Justice USA and New York’s provisional voters filed an emergency lawsuit on Monday, the day before the…

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Obama Went From Condemning Saudis for Abuses to Arming Them to the Teeth

Obama Went From Condemning Saudis for Abuses to Arming Them to the Teeth

  Photo by Carolyn Kaster/AP Apr. 19 2016 Zaid Jilani, Alex Emmons IN THE 2002 speech against the Iraq War that helped propel him to the presidency, then-state Sen. Barack Obama denounced not just the looming invasion of Iraq, but also human rights abuses by our “so-called allies” in Saudi Arabia: Let’s fight to make sure our so-called allies in the Middle East, the Saudis and the Egyptians, stop oppressing their own people, and suppressing dissent, and tolerating corruption…

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Against Fortress Liberalism

Against Fortress Liberalism

  For forty years, liberals have accepted defeat and called it “incremental progress.” Bernie Sanders offers a different way forward. by Matt Karp The primary campaign between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders has produced the most direct ideological battle the Democratic Party has seen in a generation. It’s not just the policy differences that separate Sanders’s blunt social-democratic platform from Clinton’s neoliberal grab bag. The two candidates embody clashing theories of politics — alternative visions of how to achieve…

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Did the Hillary Victory Fund Break the Law?

Did the Hillary Victory Fund Break the Law?

Bernie Sanders’s campaign claims a fundraising effort may have committed “serious apparent violations” of campaign-finance laws. by CLARE FORAN The Bernie Sanders campaign is picking a fight with the Democratic Party, and the Hillary Clinton campaign. On Monday, the Sanders campaign raised the possibility that the Hillary Victory Fund, a joint-fundraising committee for the Clinton campaign, the Democratic National Committee, and 32 state Democratic Parties, may have committed “serious apparent violations” of campaign-finance laws. At the heart of…

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New York’s Mayor Responds as Brooklyn Voter Purge Doubles to 126,000

New York’s Mayor Responds as Brooklyn Voter Purge Doubles to 126,000

  Tom Cahill  |  April 19, 2016 New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is demanding an explanation from the city’s Board of Elections after the purge of registered Democrats in Brooklyn has doubled from 63,000 to 126,000. As US Uncut previously reported, Kings County, where Brooklyn is located, has seen a 7 percent drop in the number of registered Democratic voters between November 2015 and April 2016. But a new investigation by WNYC has revealed that the New York…

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Barack, Hillary and the Libya Crime

Barack, Hillary and the Libya Crime

  by MARGARET KIMBERLEY APRIL 15, 2016   It took two warmongering politicians to unleash the “shit storm” that the U.S. created in Libya: Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Yet, Clinton, the number two player in the aggression, takes all the weight, while Obama acts as if he was nowhere near the scene of the war crime. Obama takes no responsibility for the terror he has loosed on Africa. “Boko Haram’s strength and ability to terrorize…

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Revolution Is in the Air

Revolution Is in the Air

Posted on Apr 16, 2016 By Chris Hedges WASHINGTON, D.C—The sustained, daily civil disobedience at the Capitol by demonstrators denouncing the capture of our political system by corporate money is part of one of the largest and most important movements for social justice since the Occupy uprising. Join it. Six hundred of the protesters have been arrested, and I was among 100 arrested Friday. The protesters, organized by Democracy Spring, have converged on Washington from across the country. Young. Old….

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Anti-Austerity Protest Brings 150,000 to the Streets of London

Anti-Austerity Protest Brings 150,000 to the Streets of London

  Demand PM David Cameron’s resignation over offshore investments revealed in the ‘Panama Papers’ by Common Dreams staff A protest calling on David Cameron to resign has brought more than 150,000 people onto the streets of London on Saturday afternoon. The March for Health, Homes, Jobs and Education was organized by activist group the People’s Assembly Against Austerity. The demonstrators called for an end to austerity, and demanded that David Cameron quit over the Panama Papers revelation that he profited from…

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Bernie Sanders: US “Can’t Be Blackmailed” by Saudi Arabia

Bernie Sanders: US “Can’t Be Blackmailed” by Saudi Arabia

  9/11 family member: “It’s stunning to think that our government would back the Saudis over its own citizens” by Common Dreams staff The Saudi Arabian government has threatened to sell of hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of American assets should Congress pass a bi-partisan bill led by US Senator Chuck Schumer that could hold the kingdom responsible for any role in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, The New York Times reported Friday. Of the…

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Obama Administration Plans Further Escalation in Iraq, Syria

Obama Administration Plans Further Escalation in Iraq, Syria

  by Jason Ditz, April 17, 2016 Over the weekend, US officials reiterated that the Obama Administration has designs on dramatic escalation of the ground wars in Iraq and Syria, with near-term plans to send as many as 200 more ground troops into northeastern Syria to “train” the Kurds. The expectation is that the US forces will play a key role in the battle over ISIS capital city of Raqqa, though the Kurdish YPG has been predicting…

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Is Hillary Clinton Above the Law?

Is Hillary Clinton Above the Law?

  By Ray McGovern “Enough of the emails,” said Sen. Bernie Sanders in Brooklyn-ese, while turning to Secretary Hillary Clinton during their first debate on Oct. 13, 2015. Sanders won loud applause for what seemed a gentlemanly gesture in withholding criticism for her use of a private email server for classified information. But when Sanders said “The American people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn emails,” I had a flashback to a House…

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To Protect Hillary Clinton, Democrats Wage War on Their Own Core Citizens United Argument

To Protect Hillary Clinton, Democrats Wage War on Their Own Core Citizens United Argument

  Glenn Greenwald Apr. 14 2016 FOR YEARS, THE Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in Citizens United was depicted by Democrats as the root of all political evil. But now, the core argument embraced by the Court’s conservatives to justify their ruling has taken center stage in the Democratic primary between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders — because Clinton supporters, to defend the huge amount of corporate cash on which their candidate is relying, frequently invoke that very same reasoning. The crux of…

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