Friday, July 22, 2016

Elizabeth Warren On Trump: "He Sounded Like A Two-Bit Dictator"

Trump Is Dangerous

Trump's Dystopia: Trump’s dark warnings and grandiose pledges that he alone can save the troubled nation sound an ominously authoritarian note.
Harold Meyerson
Yes, Donald Trump’s acceptance speech was remarkably dystopian, painting a picture of America in which good citizens cower in their homes, afraid to stir lest they be mowed down by marauding immigrants. Yes, it was a law-and-order speech—he used the phrase four times—modeled after those of Richard Nixon, whose 1968 campaign came at a time of devastating urban riots, generational upheaval, and a bloody war that would not end. And yes, it was a speech that hurled absurd accusations, backed up by fictitious facts, at Hillary Clinton—the last in a parade of such speeches at this year’s convention.
But what made Trump’s speech truly ominous and without precedent in American politics was the role he assigned himself—and the rest of us. We are mute and defenseless. He is our voice. He alone can fix our problems. That doesn’t really leave much for the other 300 million-plus citizens of our democracy to do. It doesn’t leave much for other elected lawmakers to do, either.
Read the entire piece at the link above. 

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Organize Against a Trump Victory

DSA believes that a Donald Trump presidency would represent a victory for the most reactionary nativist, misogynist, Islamophobic and racist forces in the country. A Trump administration would bring immediate harm to many people and would create conditions hostile to organizing for progressives. Therefore, DSA will work with the emerging labor, immigrant, and anti-racist-led “Dump Trump” movement. For this reason, we do not endorse the #BernieOrBust tactic, though we understand the sentiment behind it. Our perspective can best be summarized as: “Dump the Racist Trump: Build the Left from the Grassroots Up.” 

We have previously posted the complete list of DSA  talking points  here:

See more on Trump, Racism, and the Left .

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Citizen Trump

Citizen Trump: [[nid:225464]]The theme of Night Two of the Republican Convention was “Make America Work Again,” but the jobs that the delegates plainly wished to create were jailers’ –the guy

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Mexican Trade Unionists Under Attack

2016 Sacramento Visit of Mexican Trade Unionist 

Mexican Teacher From Mexico---
to Speak in two local Sacramento Events on the on going Political Labor turmoil with the Mexican "President Pena Nieto" administration in the hundreds of Jailing's & a total of 12 Brutal Killings by Mexican Federal Police in the Mexican Governments Violent clashes with the Teachers Rights to March & Protest.

Presentation by :
Guadalupe Ibeth Luquin Montaño
Maestra de educación básica, actualmente comisionada al sindicato de la sección XVIII de Michoacán. Como coordinadora del centro sindical de investigación e innovación educativa. Con comisión en la dirección política de la CNTE a nivel nacional.
Presentara los mas recientes detalles sobre las Masivas Protestas Contra las Reformas Laborales y la "Privatizar la Educación Publica"
en la Republica Mexicana y porque se oponen a las Reformas por el Gobierno del "Presidente Pena Nieto",que la Maestra Guadalupe
Ibeth Luquin Montano hablara con la Comunidad Mexicana y en General un audiencia al Publico de la region de Sacramento

JULY 19TH, 2016: 

Will be at- & Sponsored by :
Sacramento Central Labor Council

Address: 2840 El Centro Rd #111, Sacramento, CA 95833

TIME- 5:00PM - 6:00PM


Sunday, July 17, 2016

Therapists Against Trumpism

A Public Manifesto

Citizen Therapists Against Trumpism

As psychotherapists practicing in the United States, we are alarmed by the rise of the ideology of Trumpism, which we see as a threat to the well-being of the people we care for and to American democracy itself. We cannot remain silent as we witness the rise of an American form of fascism. We can leverage this time of crisis to deepen our commitment to American democracy.

What is Trumpism?

Trumpism is an ideology, not an individual, and it may well endure and grow after the Presidential election even if Donald Trump is defeated. (Variants can be seen all over Europe.) Trumpism is a set of ideas about public life and a set of public practices characterized by:

· Scapegoating and banishing groups of people who are seen as threats, including immigrants and religious minorities.

· Degrading, ridiculing, and demeaning rivals and critics.

· Fostering a cult of the Strong Man who:

o Appeals to fear and anger

o Promises to solve our problems if we just trust in him

o Reinvents history and has little concern for truth

o Never apologizes or admits mistakes of consequence

o Sees no need for rational persuasion

o Subordinates women while claiming to idealize them

o Disdains public institutions like the courts when they are not subservient

o Champions national power over international law and respect for other nations

o Incites and excuses public violence by supporters

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Bernie, Hillary, and the Ghost of Ernst Thalmann

Bernie, Hillary, and the Ghost of Ernst Thalmann: In campaigning for Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders will be making sure voters don’t suffer from the blind spot that plagued Nazi-era leader Ernst Thälmann, who argued that the Communists posed a greater threat than Adolf Hitler.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Sanders- We Need to Work Together to Defeat Trump

I am writing you today to express my deep pride in the movement – the political revolution – you and I have created together over the last 15 months. When we began this historic campaign, we were considered fringe players by the political, economic and media establishment. Well, we proved them wrong.

We showed that the American people support a bold, progressive agenda that takes on the billionaire class, that fights for racial, social, economic and environmental justice and that seeks to create a government that works for all of us and not just the big campaign donors.

We mobilized over 13 million voters across the country. We won 23 Democratic primary and caucus contests. We had literally hundreds of thousands of volunteers across the country. And we showed – in a way that can change politics in America forever – that you can run a competitive national grassroots campaign without begging millionaires and billionaires for campaign contributions.

Most importantly, we elevated the critical issues facing our country – issues the establishment has pushed under the rug for too long. We focused attention on the grotesque level of income and wealth inequality in this country and the importance of breaking up the large banks who brought our economy to the brink of collapse. We exposed our horrendous trade policies, our broken criminal justice system, and our people's lack of access to affordable health care and higher education. We fought aggressively to address the crisis of climate change, the need for real comprehensive immigration reform, the importance of developing a foreign policy that values diplomacy over war, and so much more.

We have shown throughout this election that these are issues that are important to voters and that progressive solutions energize people in the fight for real change. What we have accomplished so far is historic – but our work is far from over.

This movement of ours – this political revolution – must continue. We cannot let all of the momentum we have achieved in the fight to transform America be lost. We will never stop fighting for what is right.