[Letter from Washington] No Joe! Harper’s Magazine

Joe Biden’s disastrous legislative legacy Source: [Letter from Washington] No Joe! | Harper’s Magazine By Andrew Cockburn In the heart of the US Capitol there’s a small men’s room with an uplifting Franklin Delano Roo­sevelt quotation above the door. Making use of the facilities there after lunch in the nearby House dining room about a … Continue reading »

2020 Democratic Candidates Taking Lobbyist Donations Despite Pledges

Many major Democratic presidential candidates pledged not to take special-interest money — but, with a raft of loopholes, the money is still pouring in. Source: 2020 Democratic Candidates Taking Lobbyist Donations Despite Pledges Lee FangApril 17 2019, 5:27 p.m. All of the Democratic presidential candidates have committed to rejecting the influence of special interests. To demonstrate … Continue reading »

As Joe Biden Hints at Presidential Run, Andrew Cockburn Looks at His “Disastrous Legislative Legacy” | Democracy Now!

Speculation is mounting that former Vice President Joe Biden will soon enter the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. As a longtime senator from Delaware, Biden has previously run twice for the Democratic nomination. The last time was in 2008, when he ultimately became then-Senator Barack Obama’s running mate. While a new campaign would seek … Continue reading »

Joe Biden: “I don’t think 500 billionaires are the reason why we’re in trouble.” – RootsAction

“I love Bernie, but I’m not Bernie Sanders. I don’t think 500 billionaires are the reason why we’re in trouble… The folks at the top aren’t bad guys.” – Joe Biden, speaking to the Brookings Institution (5-9-18) Source: Joe Biden: “I don’t think 500 billionaires are the reason why we’re in trouble.” – RootsAction by RootsAction.org … Continue reading »

An Independence Day Alternative

How the “enlightened” leaders of the early US disregarded an Independence Day oration and set in motion indigenous peoples’ brutalization.  By Nicholas Guyatt Source: An Independence Day Alternative Sample first page. Two hundred and twenty-two years ago today (1797) , in a field near what’s now Greenville, Ohio, a preacher named John Rhys delivered an … Continue reading »

Kamala Harris Surges After First Democratic Debates

Twelve percent of Democratic primary voters said Kamala Harris was their first choice for president in the latest Morning Consult survey. The survey indicates that Harris’ big night in Miami came largely at the expense of the race’s front-runner, former Vice President Joe Biden. Source: Kamala Harris Surges After First Democratic Debates Follow @Rebels_Band

All About Pete | Current Affairs

Source: All About Pete | Current Affairs Only accept politicians who have proved they actually care about people other than themselves… by Nathan J. Robinson Sample first page. Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, is being hyped as the “Democratic celebrity” of the moment. Buttigieg has been the subject of buzz since 2014, … Continue reading »

I Was Sexually Harassed on Sanders’s 2016 Campaign.

Accusations of sexual misconduct should not be weaponized to serve a political agenda. Nor should claims be ignored to protect a beloved candidate. Source: I Was Sexually Harassed on Sanders’s 2016 Campaign. “As was the case throughout the 2016 campaign season, my personal experiences as a woman of color were sublimated to serve an establishment … Continue reading »

How to Win

Without unions to institutionalize them, waves of activism dissipate. As the nation and the labor movement shift to the left, progressives need to push forward policies and politics that strengthen those working-class organizations. The 2018 election reinforced the critical role unions play in electing progressive, pro-worker candidates. In Michigan and Pennsylvania, union-household voters made up … Continue reading »

Infinite Frontier

The eternal return of American expansionism. By Jedediah Britton-Purdy Review in The Nation of Greg Grandin’s The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America “Grandin’s book demonstrates that American myths about open frontiers have always been dangerously simplistic, covering up inequality and violence both at home … Continue reading »

The War on Healthcare Continues

Healthcare Education Project Headline April 2, 2019 The Healthcare Education Project is a collaborative initiative of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East and the Greater New York Hospital Association. Follow @Rebels_Band

Blue Wave?

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Obama Pushes Neoliberal Myths on Health Care at Fundraiser

Multimillionaire former President Barack Obama, 2017’s Kennedy prize winner, traveled all the way to Germany over the weekend in orderto scold what he called American health care “purists” who have the crazy nerve to challenge the status quo. He called the current battle between Congressional centrists, like Pelosi, and progressives like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Pramila … Continue reading »

Are Ilhan Omar’s tweets anti-semitic?

Following the Ilhan Omar controversy, it’s incredibly important to be able to decipher between real antisemitism and basic political facts Read this opinion piece by Alex Kotch in the Guardian 13 February 2019A Follow @Rebels_Band

Minority Credit Unions

Band of Rebels A great way to support the black community is to keep your money in a black-owned bank. With Black History Month coming up, we published a guide with a list of all the minority credit unions across the United States. Our guide uncovers the financial benefits of banking with minority credit unions, … Continue reading »