Posts Tagged ‘progressives’

Katie Halper loses job at ‘The Hill’ after calling on progressives to dismantle Israeli apartheid

Fired by The Hill TV for a commentary supporting Rashida Tlaib on the apartheid accusation against Israel and calling for Americans to dismantle apartheid, independent journalist Katie Halper has now published that commentary. Halper’s monologue is racking up views (20,000 so far today) and hundreds of supportive comments. The case reflects growing support for Palestinian […]

Progressives Demand Two Migrants for Every U.S. Baby

The U.S. government must end the “venomous nativism” of ordinary patriotic Americans by flooding it with tens of millions of immigrants, according to two immigrants, Indian-born Deepak Bhargava and South Korean-born Rich Stolz. Americans’ “politics of fear and racism” must be drowned by even more poor immigrants, say the two Democratic-aligned progressive activist-authors: Under our […]

Rashida Tlaib attacked by fellow Democrats for saying progressives shouldn’t back Israeli apartheid

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) finds herself under fire from members of her own party yet again. This time it’s over virtual remarks she made during an annual seminar organized by the group Americans for Justice in Palestine Action (AJP Action). “It has become clear that you cannot claim to hold progressive values yet back Israel’s […]

An anti-Semitism expert says that progressives ‘have the right to exclude Zionists’

A leading expert on anti-Semitism has said that university campus groups “have the right to exclude Zionists.” Writing in the Times of Israel, Kenneth Stern argued that, although it may be “hurtful” and counterproductive, the right of progressive groups to exclude advocates of the occupation state must be respected. Stern is the US attorney who […]

Steps left for electing Progressives and defeating Republicans in the midterms

Stopping unhinged Republicans will require that often-deplorable Democrats defeat them.

‘You will see the wrath’ — Progressives warn Biden against cutting down agenda

The situation has alarmed liberal advocates and unnerved Democrats who believe winning the support of parents is key to keeping control of power in Washington. Caregivers already exhausted by the pandemic now face rising prices due to historic inflation, with no relief in sight. Republicans, sensing an opening, are attempting to make fresh inroads on […]

Progressives Must Demand Peace in Ukraine

Is a Russian invasion of Ukraine imminent? At the heart of this avoidable catastrophe is Moscow’s concern over the ever-increasing U.S. military threat on its doorstep. Since the Soviet Union fell, the United States, through its NATO allies, has pushed troops and arms closer to Russia, despite the “not one inch eastward” promise made by U.S. Secretary of […]

House progressives, climate coalition demand end to ‘fossil fuel handouts’

Progressives in the U.S. House of Representatives and a coalition of 140 advocacy groups this week ramped up pressure on Senate Democrats to serve people and the planet, not polluters, with the climate provisions of the Build Back Better Act. The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) statement and coalition’s letter came amid reports that Senate Democrats may delay a vote on […]

Progressives sweep 2021’s municipal elections across Georgia

Georgia’s 2021 municipal runoff elections saw dozens of progressives elected as new mayors, city council members and local officials in a wave that challenges the political narrative that only centrists can win in Southern battleground states, according to several organizers of voter outreach efforts. “Last night proves two things,” said Ray McClendon, the Atlanta NAACP’s […]

Progressives to Biden: If you want to be popular, take on corporate greed

Image Credit: EPA-EFE/DNCC Following Terry McAuliffe’s Tuesday night loss in Virginia’s gubernatorial election and amid the White House’s ongoing failure to enact redistributive legislation due to obstruction from Republicans and right-wing Democrats in Congress, progressives are urging President Joe Biden to fully embrace and use his executive authority to challenge corporate power, which they say […]

McCollum and progressives call on Biden to condemn Israel’s ‘authoritarian and antidemocratic’ repression of Palestinian rights groups

Israel’s declaration of six leading Palestinian human rights and civil society groups as “terrorist” organizations continues to have reverberations in Washington. I’ve introduced a resolution calling on the U.S. House to condemn Israel’s labeling of six Palestinian human rights groups as “terrorist organizations.” We must make it clear that anti-democratic repression of Palestinian civil society […]

House Dems remove Iron Dome funding from spending bill amid pressure from progressives

House Democrats removed funding for Israel’s Iron Dome defense system from the short-term government spending bill yesterday, in what activists hailed as “an unprecedented moment for Palestinian rights.” The move came in response to pressure from progressive Congress members. NEWS: House Democrats are removing the Iron Dome provision from the CR amid pushback from progressives […]

Ohio House primary ends in defeat for progressives

Former Ohio state Sen Nina Turner was defeated in the House primary for Ohio’s 11th House district by Shontel Brown after a contest that devolved into a proxy fight between the establishment and left wings of the Democratic Party. The outcome was a painful defeat for the faction of the party aligned with Sen Bernie […]

U.S. progressives demand halt to ‘ethnic cleansing’ in Jerusalem as Israel tries to defuse outrage over West Bank outpost

The signs are clear that the United States and Israeli governments are trying to reestablish the “special relationship” between the countries as an intimate partnership with no public differences and squabbles, everything ironed out in private. Israeli President Reuven Rivlin comes to Washington today. Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid met with Secretary of State Tony […]

‘End the occupation’: Progressives say cease-fire far from enough to secure justice for Palestinians

While welcoming the cease-fire agreement that brought about a desperately needed pause to Israel’s 11-day assault on the besieged Gaza Strip, progressive lawmakers and Palestinian rights advocates stressed Thursday that an end to the bombing in itself will neither rebuild the devastated territory nor remedy decades of harm inflicted by the brutal Israeli occupation. Primarily […]

Progressives saved Ed Markey’s career, now they’re demanding the Senator stand up for Palestine

Less than a couple years ago, Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey’s political career appeared to be all but over. An August 2019 poll showed that he was down 17 points to Joe Kennedy, a Representative roughly half his age from a political dynasty that had never lost an election in the state. What happened next is […]

Progressives Capitulate To Biden

Progressives Capitulate To Biden There can be no more excuses made for Democratic “progressives,” who steadfastly refuse to fight for what they know to be right. “There is no lesser evil, no one who will save us.” No one is holding Joe Biden’s “feet to the fire” or pushing him left or taking any of […]

Progressives swoon over Ellison role in Chauvin trial

Ellison, a prominent ally of Bernie Sanders during both of the Vermont senator’s presidential bids, has received accolades from both flanks of the Democratic Party for his role in Chauvin’s trial. Neera Tanden, president of the Center for American Progress and a longtime critic of Sanders, tweeted that she is “so grateful” that Ellison was […]

What J Street means for Progressives’ views on Israel – analysis

In February 2020, US Sen. Bernie Sanders – then one of the leading Democratic presidential candidates – tweeted that he would not be attending the upcoming AIPAC conference because “I remain concerned about the platform AIPAC provides for leaders who express bigotry.”Though Sanders never specified which leaders he was referring to, odds were that Prime […]

WATCH: ‘Trump was right, Biden is a Trojan horse for progressives’

As infrastructure week comes to a close, TARA and EUGENE look back at the week’s top news videos, starting with an awkward encounter between TUCKER CARLSON and Rep. MATT GAETZ (R-Fla.) during his first public response to allegations of sex trafficking a minor. They also discuss the likelihood of President JOE BIDEN’S infrastructure bill getting […]

Progressives Push Biden To End ‘Vaccine Apartheid’

Progressives Push Biden To End ‘Vaccine Apartheid’ Above photo: Sanjoy Karmakar/Shutterstock. In an early test of Biden’s trade policy, advocates are calling on the White House to buck Big Pharma. Last Friday, three days before a crucial meeting of the World Trade Organization, progressives in the trade, faith, labor, consumer, and human rights communities sent […]

‘It should be easier to raise minimum wage than to drop bombs on Syria’: Progressives fume at Biden

The contrast between the procedural difficulty of pushing a modest pay increase for millions of workers through the Senate and the relative ease with which President Joe Biden—without congressional approval—launched a deadly bombing campaign in Syria late Thursday was the subject of much discussion and outrage as the president’s lethal operation overseas coincided almost simultaneously […]

Senate parliamentarian says minimum wage increase cannot be in relief bill, Progressives urge VP Kamala Harris to use her power to keep it in

In President Biden’s American Rescue Plan, he included a minimum wage increase to $15 per hour. The White House website states: Throughout the pandemic, millions of American workers have put their lives on the line to keep their communities and country functioning, including the 40 percent of frontline workers who are people of color. As […]

‘This is unacceptable’: Progressives reject Manchin plan to cut $15 minimum wage proposal to $11

Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia on Monday said he will push an amendment to slash the $15 federal minimum wage proposal in the emerging coronavirus relief package to $11 an hour, an idea that progressives immediately rejected as an “unacceptable” attempt to weaken a popular and long-overdue pay raise for tens of millions of workers. […]

Third-party progressives can win, but they must convince the public

Once new possibilities for change that are within reach of ordinary people become evident, or at least once people think they are evident and within reach, popular aspirations also expand. — Francis Fox Piven, Challenging Authority (2006, 141–2) Crisis can open the door to opportunities previously seen as desirable but impossible. As 2021 unfolds, more […]

Ending progressives’ Palestinian exception

EXCEPT FOR PALESTINEThe Limits of Progressive PoliticsBy Marc Lamont Hill and Mitchell Plitnick240 pp. New Press $25.99 2020 marked another year of righteous indignation for progressives in the Democratic Party. Justly outraged by the horrific death toll and economic devastation of COVID-19, the ongoing pervasiveness of white supremacist violence, and the Trump administration’s deliberate failures […]

Bernie Sanders and progressives in our winter of discontent

Bernie Sanders is not in a good political position right now. Yes, he continues to speak vital truths to — and about — power. His ability to reach a national audience with progressive wisdom and specific proposals is unmatched. And, during the last several decades, no one has done more to move the nation’s discourse […]

Progressives Pour Millions into Electing Democrats Jon Ossoff, Raphael Warnock

Progressives leaders and groups such as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and the Working Families Party have poured millions into the Georgia Senate runoffs, believing that the advancement of their leftist agenda hinges on the election of Democrats Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff. Politico reported Saturday that progressives have declared a cease-fire […]

Can Progressives Save Biden From Disastrous Economic Policies?

Photograph Source: stingrayschuller – CC BY 2.0 BY RICHARD D. WOLFF Since the 1970s, U.S. real wages have largely stagnated. After a century of real wages rising every decade, that stagnation changed the lives of the U.S. working class in traumatic ways. Likewise, since the 1970s, labor productivity grew steadily, aided sequentially by computers, robots, and artificial […]

U.S. progressives and a Biden foreign policy

With Joe Biden elected, the still growing American progressive movement will once again have a president they can at least try to pressure on global issues like climate change. Working in the left’s favor, like many of those of his generation who have served at the highest levels of his country’s government, the former vice […]

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