Posts Tagged ‘progressive’

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 […]

Just 9 votes — but ‘bitter’ House debate is an advance for progressive stance on Israel

Progressives lost a vote on Israel in the House yesterday, overwhelmingly, by 420-9. But what is being lost in the discussion of the Iron Dome vote is that eight progressive Democrats voted against the additional military funding for Israel, and two others voted present, even after pro-Israel forces cast the aid as a purely “defensive” […]

Progressive House members try to halt Israel bomb deliveries

Last week three progressive House members made a legislative effort to block the delivery of US-made bombs to Israel. At Jewish Currents Alex Kane reported that Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Mark Pocan (D-WI), and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) submitted an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would require the Biden administration prohibit the […]

‘Close friends’ Biden and Bennett leave progressive Americans out in the cold

The progressive base of the Democratic Party was completely dissed yesterday by the White House in President Biden’s meeting with rightwing Israeli PM Naftali Bennett. The president said he and the PM are “close friends,” and he sounded a hawkish note on Iran and mentioned Palestine only in passing. Bennett and Israel got everything that […]

How a recent win and loss show the growing strength of the American progressive left

On August 3rd, a Democratic primary was held to find a candidate to replace Marcia Fudge, who gave up her Congressional seat in Ohio’s 11th district upon joining the Biden administration as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. The race was closely watched by the progressive left, not only in the district, state or even country, […]

Tlaib, progressive House members want Biden to pull tax-exempt status from groups funding settlements

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) is leading a charge to end the tax-exempt status of organizations in the United States that help fund Israel’s illegal settlements. On July 15 Tlaib sent a letter Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen asking the Biden administration to take action. It was signed by Representatives Cori Bush (D-MO), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Andre […]

Progressive Jewish Supremacists Joke About Californian’s Fiery Destruction

Here’s a question. What happens whenever non-jews make fun of or joke about jews in public or in the media? The answer; the full might of ZOG in all its manifestations immediately descends upon the jokesters, condemning them for their thoughtless, anti-semitic behavior. The character of those responsible must be flayed and their material banned. […]

Progressive Suggests Tearing Down Dumb Pointless Fence In Middle Of Field

Brought to you by: BEACONSFIELD, ENGLAND—According to sources, there’s a fence standing in the middle of a local field, with no apparent reason for being there. Local progressives are suggesting it be torn down immediately. “I don’t want the fence to be here, so we should just tear it down immediately,” said Hercule Flambeau, a progressive activist. “As […]

Progressive Church Announces New Drag Queen Bible Story Hour

PORTLAND, OR—Local progressive church Sojourners Faith Collective just announced an exciting new “drag queen Bible story hour” which will be held every Sunday at 10 a.m. in place of normal worship.  The new program will include stories such as A Day in the Life of the Serpent, Lucifer’s First Crush, and Polygamy’s Back, Baby! The […]

Bennett government would make Israel easier to sell in ‘progressive circles,’ leading Israel advocate says

Israel’s advocates in U.S. politics are excited by the possible replacement of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by Naftali Bennett, in a “change” coalition. Even though Bennett is to the right of Netanyahu, his coalition would include a few leftleaning Israelis, and that will make Israel easier to sell. “You can’t deny that America is better […]

‘How many Palestinians have to die for their lives to matter?’: progressive Dems condemn Israeli violence on House floor

On Thursday a number of progressive Democratic spoke out against Israel’s ongoing attacks on Palestine. “How many Palestinians have to die for their lives to matter?” asked Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), the only Palestinian member of congress, in an emotional speech. “If our own State Department can’t even bring itself to acknowledge the killing of […]

Several progressive U.S. congresspeople condemn Jerusalem evictions– as State Dep’t blames both sides for violence

Israel’s push to evict Palestinians from their houses in East Jerusalem, and its crackdown on Palestinian protests of the evictions, have been getting international attention in a largely negative light. And several U.S. congresspeople are condemning the evictions as illegal and calling on the U.S. government to restrict U.S. aid over the human rights violations. […]

McWhorter: Race Relations Have Gotten Less Honest and Progressive Since Summer 2020

On Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” Columbia University Professor and author John McWhorter said that back in the mid-2000s, race relations were “a little more honest and a little more progressive” than they are, especially since the summer of 2020. McWhorter said, “I am beginning to think that I miss 2004, 2005. Because race […]

Palestinian professor says he was denied job with progressive lawmaker over his views on Israel

A Palestinian professor says that newly-elected Illinois Congresswoman Marie Newman promised him a job but backed out of a signed contract after he criticized her positions on Israel. Iymen Chehade has filed a breach of contract lawsuit and a national-origin discrimination claim against the congresswoman. Newman’s campaign dismissed the accusations as “fallacious.” A former Bernie […]

Newsom recall deflates progressive dreams

The governor last fall asked state lawmakers to send him a fracking ban, but that was well before the recall became a real possibility. Newsom said this year he still supported the idea; environmentalists, however, say he did nothing to muscle it through the Capitol, and some suspect he preferred to avoid having to deal […]

Fight back when the Israel lobby bullies progressive organizations

This week, a major battle is raging behind the scenes at the New Democratic Party (NDP) around Palestinian rights. As a Jew, I am mighty pissed off at Israel’s defenders trying to hijack my Jewish identity and bully progressives into abandoning our Palestinian sisters and brothers.  The Israel lobby’s latest weapon of choice is the […]

Mondoweiss Podcast: Dissecting ‘progressive except for Palestine’ with Marc Lamont Hill and Mitchell Plitnick

Subscribe: Overcast / Apple / Google / Spotify / Stitcher / TuneIn / Deezer Earlier this year, Mondoweiss contributing writer Sarah Doyal reviewed the new book, Except For Palestine: The Limits of Progressive Politics, from authors Marc Lamont Hill and Mitchell Plitnick. Sarah wrote: “Delving into the phenomenon long-named in leftist circles as “Progressive Except […]

‘We Cannot Take for Granted’ Support for US-Israel Ties, Argues Progressive Congressman Torres in Interview

Congressman Ritchie Torres endorses Andrew Yang for his candidacy for Mayor of New York City on Morningside Drive in New York on January 14, 2021. Photo: Lev Radin/Sipa USA Despite a history of left-wing Zionism in the United States, a growing strand of anti-Israel sentiment among progressives is cause for concern, according to US Congressman […]

Progressive Christian Hopes Heaven Will Feature Segregated Spaces For Every Tribe, Tongue, Nation

Progressive Christian Hopes Heaven Will Feature Segregated Spaces For Every Tribe, Tongue, Nation MONTEREY, CA—Local progressive Christian Charlie Jenks was pondering the promise of Scripture that in the new heaven and the new earth there will be people from every tongue, tribe, and nation worshiping Jesus. Jenks prides himself on accepting all cultures and races […]

Israeli-Dutch Jew leads new progressive party into Dutch parliament

AMSTERDAM — At 18, Itay Garmy made an unconventional choice for graduates of his large public high school in Amsterdam: He moved to Israel with plans to join the army. Garmy, whose parents met in Israel, entered a pre-military preparatory program in the Negev Desert with massive ambitions. “I wanted to become the prime minister of […]

New definition of antisemitism includes progressive ‘threat’ to Democratic Party support for Israel

Now that the Biden administration and dozens of European governments have adopted the IHRA definition of antisemitism that makes it antisemitic to single out Israel for criticism or compare Israel to Nazi Germany, an Israeli thinktank wants to take the definition further. Merely excluding Israel from the progressive agenda, and thereby endangering Israel’s bipartisan support […]

Skidmore College Students Denied Trial Period for ‘Progressive Zionists for Peace’ Club

Jonsson Tower, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs NY. Photo: Peter Flass / Wikimedia Commons Two Skidmore College students accused the private university of political bias, after being denied a trial period on Saturday for their “Progressive Zionists for Peace” student club. Nessa Goldhirsch Brown and another student asked the New York university’s Club Affairs Committee for […]

Progressive House members call on Biden administration to support Palestinian rights

Twelve House members have sent Secretary of State Antony Blinken a letter, calling on the Biden administration to commit to a foreign policy that “supports the human rights and dignity of Palestinian people.” The letter asserts that Biden should oppose all forms of annexation, withdraw the Trump administration’s “peace plan” for the region, and call […]

False ‘Progressive’ Church in Nashville Says Bible Isn’t ‘the Word of God … Inerrant or Infallible’

A so-called progressive ‘church’ in Nashville has drawn opposition after posting a message on social media stating that the Bible isn’t “the Word of God … inerrant or infallible.” The organization, calling itself “GracePointe Church,” led by false teacher Josh Scott posted the disturbing message on Facebook on Sunday, February 7. The post related to […]

Bill de Blasio calls Israel ‘a fundamentally progressive concept’

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called the State of Israel “a fundamentally progressive concept” while criticizing the boycott Israel movement in an interview. In a segment of a Bloomberg interview that was published in the Jewish Insider newsletter, De Blasio was asked if he was concerned about a rise in support for the […]

Cuomo and Newsom symbolize the rot of corporate democrats — and the dire need for progressive populism

The governors of New York and California — the most populous states led by Democrats — now symbolize how slick liberal images are no substitute for genuinely progressive priorities. After 10 years as New York’s governor, Andrew Cuomo is facing an uproar over revelations that his administration intentionally and drastically undercounted the deaths from COVID in nursing homes. Meanwhile, […]

Progressive PAC kick-starts search for challengers to Manchin, Sinema

Manchin and Sinema’s opposition to eliminating the legislative filibuster — which requires a 60-vote threshold for most legislation — is the main reason No Excuses is putting a call out for possible challengers. Progressives have increasingly pressed Senate Democrats and President Joe Biden to end the filibuster, arguing that in an evenly divided Senate it […]

The Ill-Advised Progressive Push to Get Stephen Breyer Off the Supreme Court

FILE PHOTO: Associate Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer arrives for the swearing in ceremony of Judge Neil Gorsuch as an Associate Supreme Court Justice in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., April 10, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo If you need to have someone to censure for the current makeup of the […]

Will Trump’s mania to slice and dice the right help or hurt the progressive agenda?

What happens when a national party badly splinters? In 1992 Bill Clinton collected 45 million votes, convincingly retiring an incumbent president garnering only 39 million votes and 168 Electoral votes. Ross Perot, an outsider, independent/libertarian, hurt Bush I not by winning a state but 20 million votes, denting the right. But Perot the outside spoiler […]

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