Posts Tagged ‘progressive’

Chileans reject new progressive constitution

In Chile’s capital of Santiago, horns blared in celebration as groups of people gathered at numerous intersections to celebrate the results. Riot police used water cannon against protesters supporting the new constitution in the streets of Santiago. Chileans agreed by an overwhelming margin that a proposed progressive constitution to replace its current dictatorship-era charter was […]

Chileans reject new progressive constitution

In Chile’s capital of Santiago, horns blared in celebration as groups of people gathered at numerous intersections to celebrate the results. Riot police used water cannon against protesters supporting the new constitution in the streets of Santiago. Chileans agreed by an overwhelming margin that a proposed progressive constitution to replace its current dictatorship-era charter was […]

Chileans Resoundingly Reject New Progressive Constitution

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chileans resoundingly rejected a new constitution to replace a charter imposed by the dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet 41 years ago, dealing a stinging setback to President Gabriel Boric who argued the document would have ushered in a progressive era. With 96% of the votes counted in Sunday’s plebiscite, the rejection […]

Texas Parents Win Another Round in Fight to Block Progressive Changes to Social Studies

Last minute effort to insert gender and racial content back into the classroom narrowly fails Despite amendments that could have derailed parents’ fight against gender, sexual and racial ideologies, the Texas education board voted Friday to postpone and reassess controversial changes to the state’s social studies curriculum. On Tuesday, a committee of the entire board […]

AIPAC’s nasty stealth campaign to stop progressive Yuh-Line Niou may backfire

I live in New York City’s 10th Congressional District — and I was at first enraged when I learned that AIPAC, the right wing of the pro-Israel lobby, had secretly intervened in our Democratic primary election on August 23. But then, on reflection, I realized that AIPAC’s sneaky move may backfire. The lobby does get […]

AIPAC’s nasty stealth campaign to stop progressive Yuh-Line Niou may backfire

I live in New York City’s 10th Congressional District — and I was at first enraged when I learned that AIPAC, the right wing of the pro-Israel lobby, had secretly intervened in our Democratic primary election on August 23. But then, on reflection, I realized that AIPAC’s sneaky move may backfire. The lobby does get […]

AIPAC’s nasty stealth campaign to stop progressive Yuh-Line Niou may backfire

I live in New York City’s 10th Congressional District — and I was at first enraged when I learned that AIPAC, the right wing of the pro-Israel lobby, had secretly intervened in our Democratic primary election on August 23. But then, on reflection, I realized that AIPAC’s sneaky move may backfire. The lobby does get […]

AIPAC’s nasty stealth campaign to stop progressive Yuh-Line Niou may backfire

I live in New York City’s 10th Congressional District — and I was at first enraged when I learned that AIPAC, the right wing of the pro-Israel lobby, had secretly intervened in our Democratic primary election on August 23. But then, on reflection, I realized that AIPAC’s sneaky move may backfire. The lobby does get […]

AIPAC’s nasty stealth campaign to stop progressive Yuh-Line Niou may backfire

I live in New York City’s 10th Congressional District — and I was at first enraged when I learned that AIPAC, the right wing of the pro-Israel lobby, had secretly intervened in our Democratic primary election on August 23. But then, on reflection, I realized that AIPAC’s sneaky move may backfire. The lobby does get […]

LA wants to recall its most progressive prosecutor. Inside the DA’s hostile office.

George Gascón was elected district attorney of Los Angeles County in November 2020 with 54 percent of the vote. “I won handsomely,” he reminisced Wednesday during a 90-minute conversation at the Hall of Justice in downtown L.A. “I got over 2 million votes.” It was a big victory for criminal justice reformers: the leading progressive […]

Divided we fail: A way forward for a divided progressive left?

Those that attempt to divide the progressive left into opposing camps at war with each other are almost as big a threat to the movement as the far right. Source

On Ukraine, ‘progressive’ proxy warriors spell disaster

The unanimous vote by progressive lawmakers for the $40 billion Ukraine funding bill has been followed by a near-unanimous refusal to defend it. To date, no member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus – with the sole exception of Cori Bush – has publicly explained why they chose to hand over billions of dollars to the weapons […]

Berkeley’s progressive mayor parties in apartheid state

By taking off on a nine-day junket to Israel, Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin not only shirked his responsibilities to city residents, but also made a mockery of his own progressive pretensions and the city’s proud tradition of opposition to apartheid. Arreguin didn’t dare mention the trip on twitter, though others on the Israel lobby-sponsored junket […]

The People’s Summit for Democracy Offers a Progressive Vision to Counter U.S. Dominance in the Region

by Sheila Xiao and Manolo De Los Santos In a recent interview, Brian Nichols, the U.S. assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere affairs, was asked the question that is on everyone’s mind ahead of the June 2022 Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles, California: Will three particular countries in Latin America (Cuba, Venezuela, […]

These Professors Support the ‘Progressive Stacking’ Policy That Prioritizes Students’ Comments Based on Race

By Logan Dubil Over 900 people have signed a petition in support of a Binghamton University sociology professor who considered a student’s race and gender before calling on them in classroom discussions. Campus Reform reported on Ana Maria Candela’s “progressive stacking” participation policy, which was codified in her syllabus. The policy instructed white male students to wait until […]

Progressive Christians Sad They Have No Way To Love Their Neighbors Now That Mask Mandates Are Gone

BEND, OR—Progressive Christians are saddened this week following the removal of COVID mask mandates. They allege that with no masking, there is no way for them to love their neighbors anymore. “COVID enabled me to show the world that I’m a good Christian who actually loves people,” said Alisson Forrest, who hasn’t been to church in […]

Russell Fry: Tom Rice ‘Enabling’ Progressive Left by Focusing on Impeachment of Trump

South Carolina Rep. Russell Fry (R) told Breitbart News Saturday that U.S. Rep. Tom Rice (R-SC) enabled the progressive left by focusing his energy on the impeachment of former President Donald Trump. Fry spoke to Breitbart News Saturday as the South Carolina state representative hopes to unseat Rice, who was one of the ten House Republicans to […]

Progressive Church Tells Young Unvaccinated Couple Stuck Out In The Cold That There’s No Room

Progressive Church Tells Young Unvaccinated Couple Stuck Out In The Cold That There’s No Room BETHLEHEM, PA—A young couple was reportedly turned away from a church service Sunday evening because they were not vaccinated against COVID19, according to the Bethlehem sheriff’s office. The couple was admonished after not producing their vaccination cards and cast out […]

Progressive Family Leaves Milk, Cookies, And Rapid COVID Test For Santa

CONCORD, VT—A local family claims to have improved upon the classic Christmas tradition of leaving milk and cookies for Santa Claus by adding a Rapid COVID Test into the mix. “In these trying times, it’s important to remember the jolly fat man who travels the world in a single night. He’s at high risk of […]

KKK Disbands As Progressive Left Accomplishing All Their Goals

HARRISON, AR—It was a somber day for white-hooded members of the Ku Klux Klan as they received news that their organization was disbanding, since the progressive Left was accomplishing all of their goals with unparalleled effectiveness. “Welp, I guess it’s both good news and bad news,” said current CEO of the KKK, Bob U. Genics while […]

On Haaretz: Can Settler Colonialism Be Liberal and Apartheid Be Progressive?

December 13, 2021 Palestinians at an Israeli military checkpoint. (Photo: via ActiveStills.org) By Ilan Pappe Can you imagine in the heyday of Apartheid in South Africa, a political movement or newspaper that would be regarded as liberal, and commended worldwide for its bravery, notwithstanding expressing their support for the Apartheid system itself? Can you imagine what […]

Progressive Democrat Blasts BDS, LGBTQ Activists Who Defend Hamas Terror Group That ‘Murders LGBTQ People’

Rep. Ritchie Torres (D-NY) blasted the “antisemitic double standard” Israel is held to by the left and accused the radical anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement of “inflicting” “stupidity, moral bankruptcy, and absurdity” on American politics as LGBTQ activists “defend a terrorist organization that systematically murders LGBTQ people.” Appearing at the Israeli American Council’s […]

“Progressive Prosecutors” are Invoking “Terrorism” to Expand State Power and Advance Their Political Ambitions

Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald announcing charges on December 1, 2021 On November 30, a mass shooting occurred at a high school in Oxford Township, Michigan. Four students were killed and several more injured. Unfortunately, the event itself was not especially unique; while the average American schoolchild faces astronomically low risk of ever encountering a […]

Progressive Elves Stage Walkout In Protest After Rittenhouse Added To ‘Nice’ List

Progressive Elves Stage Walkout In Protest After Rittenhouse Added To ‘Nice’ List NORTH POLE—Toy production in Santa’s magical workshop reportedly ground to a halt after progressive elves staged a walkout to protest Kyle Rittenhouse’s inclusion on the coveted “Nice” list. “When we heard our boss had placed Rittenhouse on the nice list, we were shocked,” […]

What happened when Oberlin announced trip to Israel for progressive students to see democracy (at $4500 a pop)

Oberlin College in Ohio has a noble progressive history, and this fall it has become a battleground for an important political question: Is Palestinian solidarity undermining the Democratic Party coalition? Oberlin instructors who are concerned that the issue is dividing progressives organized a student trip to Israel this coming January, titled “Bridging the Gap: Israel,” […]

The last progressive

In a provocative recent essay in the New York Times, the political historian Jon Grinspan places the distemper currently afflicting American politics in a broader context. In essence, he contends that we’ve been here before. Grinspan describes the period from the 1860s to 1900 as an “age of acrimony,” with the nation as a whole […]

The Last Progressive – Joe Biden and Illusions of “Normalcy”

In a provocative recent essay in the New York Times, the political historian Jon Grinspan places the distemper currently afflicting American politics in a broader context. In essence, he contends that we’ve been here before. Grinspan describes the period from the 1860s to 1900 as an “age of acrimony,” with the nation as a whole “embroiled in a generation-long, […]

Progressive coalition retools ahead of 2022

“We’re trying to save the Democratic Party from itself,” said Mejia. “Pivoting right to the center has failed the Democratic Party, leaving the base unmotivated, unspoken to, unorganized. The game will be won by doing the exact opposite. This is about going door by door, state by state, to mobilize the base. That’s what CPD […]

How 9/11 Set Progressive Causes Back—and How We Rebounded

 As the 20th anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center approached, I wasn’t paying much attention. But then I received an email from my longtime colleague John Cavanagh, former director of the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C. It was a private message recalling the “Justice, Not Vengeance” initiative that the institute and YES! Magazine organized […]

Target Introduces Progressive New ‘Clump Of Cells’ Registry

MINNEAPOLIS, MN—A spokesperson for Target Corporation announced that the retailer will be discontinuing their popular baby registry service and replacing it with a new “clump of cells” registry.  “Bringing a clump of cells through the birthing canal is an expensive and stressful process, and Target is here to help,” the press release reads. “Let us be […]

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