Shameful, Unprecedented Move - Israel Bans Omar and Tlaib; Reactions of Politicians, Foreign Policy Experts, MPower Change; J Street; U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights;  What You Can Do

Portside Snapshot - August 16, 2019

Shameful, Unprecedented Move - Israel Bans Omar and Tlaib; Reactions of Politicians, Foreign Policy Experts, MPower Change; J Street; U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights; What You Can Do


Alex Henderson; MPower Change; J Street; U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights

AlterNet
Banning Congresswomen Omar and Tlaib from entering Israel and Palestine is a sign of enormous disrespect to these elected leaders, to the Congress, and to principles of democracy. Reactions: Sanders, Warren, Nadler, MPower Change, J Street, and AIPAC

`The Squad' Is the Future of the Democratic Party


Barbara Ransby

The New York Times
The squad understands that "diversity" is meaningless if the measure of success is "sameness." The congresswomen are choosing to do politics a different way because they recognize that Congress has never worked for their communities.

Trump's Trade War Could Make the Trump Recession a Reality


John Cassidy

The New Yorker
The longer Donald Trump persists in his trade war, the greater the chances are of an outright slump developing. That is what the financial markets are telling us, also the implicit message from the Federal Reserve.

Fascist Forces are Growing Support in Germany


Victor Grossman

Portside
Germany today, the right-wing AfD cries out, sounding like Adolf Hitler: 'Panicked nightmares are increasing in our land, especially unfortunately among blonde women! And this in our own country. It is insufferable!" And they are winning elections!

Tidbits - Aug. 15, 2019 - Reader Comments: Understanding El Paso; Toni Morrison; Brexit; DSA; Socialism; Italy-Migrant Solidarity; Resource: The Great Recession; #ElPasoFirme Against White Supremacy - Sept 7; US Climate Strikes - Sept 20; more




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Reader Comments: Understanding El Paso; Toni Morrison; Brexit; DSA; Socialism; Italy-Migrant Solidarity; Resource: The Great Recession at 10 Years; #ElPasoFirme Against White Supremacy - Sept 7; US Climate Strikes - Nationwide actions - Sept 20; more

Some Labor Unions Split with Biden on 'Medicare for All'


Alice Miranda Ollstein

Politico
Labor leaders dispute candidates’ claims that single-payer will leave their members worse off. Unionists would benefit from a system that guarantees comprehensive benefits and takes health care out of labor negotiations.

A World to Win: A Utopian Vision of Communism's Techno-future


Sarah Jaffe

Bookforum
Fascism may be resurging, but so is socialism. Yet what would a genuine post-scarcity, egalitarian, democratic, communist society look like? The author thinks he knows, offering tantalizing if evanescent glimpses that tweak the imagination.
 
 

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