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What Strikes Bernie Sanders as “Extremely Unfair” Is a Catastrophe for Millions of Palestinians

    What Strikes Bernie Sanders as “Extremely Unfair” Is a Catastrophe for Millions of Palestinians

JERUSALEM — “Palestinians are being treated extremely unfairly.” This quote by Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) came to mind as I was watching the documentary film 1948: Creation and Catastrophe. The terms “fair” and “unfair,” and even “extremely unfair,” come to mind when children quarrel on the playground, or maybe in a family feud when parents…

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Bernie Sanders’ Foreign Policy Vision is Incoherent and Dangerous

    Bernie Sanders’ Foreign Policy Vision is Incoherent and Dangerous

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is now leading the pack of Democratic contenders for the 2020 presidential nomination. In the previous election cycle, Sanders served as an anti-establishment underdog, bucking Democratic orthodoxy with a strong progressive economic message. But this time the field is more crowded with like-minded candidates –“progressives” like Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, and…

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Democratic “Superdelegates” May Once Again Rob Bernie Sanders of the Nomination

    Democratic “Superdelegates” May Once Again Rob Bernie Sanders of the Nomination

WASHINGTON — According to recent polling data compiled by Real Clear Politics for the Democratic 2020 nomination, Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is the clear front-runner among the contenders who have already declared their candidacy. Indeed, among declared candidates, Sanders has a double-digit lead, averaging over 21 percent, while the other most popular, declared candidates, Kamala Harris…

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CODEPINK Ranks the 2020 Presidential Candidates on War, Peace and Military Spending

    CODEPINK Ranks the 2020 Presidential Candidates on War, Peace and Military Spending

Forty-five years after Congress passed the War Powers Act in the wake of the Vietnam War, it has finally used it for the first time, to try to end the U.S.-Saudi war on the people of Yemen and to recover its constitutional authority over questions of war and peace. This hasn’t stopped the war yet, and…

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Lee Camp Hits Hard on MSNBC’s Rick Tyler’s Cheap Shots at Sanders and Socialism

  Lee Camp Hits Hard on MSNBC’s Rick Tyler’s Cheap Shots at Sanders and Socialism

On February 19, Bernie Sanders announced his candidacy for the presidency in an email to supporters, assuring them that his platform continues to be what so strongly resonated with younger voters and pushed the Democratic Party to the left. It includes universal healthcare, an hourly minimum wage of $15, and free public college tuition. While…

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Fear the “Bern?” Bernie Sanders is Too Left for the Democratic Party

  Fear the “Bern?” Bernie Sanders is Too Left for the Democratic Party

Bernie Sanders’ decision to run in the 2020 presidential election has once again heightened the anxieties of the corporate Democrats that control the party. The corporate Democrats have cleverly coded their criticism of Bernie Sanders to hide their true intentions. Bernie is “too old,” “too white,” “too male,” and a host of other characterizations. Of…

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Trump’s Democratic Opposition Endorses His Coup Attempt in Venezuela

  Trump’s Democratic Opposition Endorses His Coup Attempt in Venezuela

WASHINGTON (Analysis) — Nothing unites the D.C. blob like a good old coup d’état. The only other times, it seems, that Donald Trump is given a break by “the resistance” is when he acts “presidential” — i.e., orders military aggression, as we saw with Syria. As veteran journalist Dan Rather put it at the time:…

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Roger Waters, Socialists Say No to Bernie and AOC’s Positions on Venezuela

  Roger Waters, Socialists Say No to Bernie and AOC’s Positions on Venezuela

WASHINGTON — As socialists rally in the United States over their country’s backing of a right wing coup in Venezuela, the supposedly socialist members of Congress – Senator Bernie Sanders (VT) and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) – are hitting talking points that worry critics like Roger Waters and activists in the streets alike. The Pink…

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These Four US Politicians Became Establishment Targets for Denouncing the Venezuela Coup

  These Four US Politicians Became Establishment Targets for Denouncing the Venezuela Coup

WASHINGTON — Democrats have remained largely silent since the U.S. wasted no time in lavishing its pre-emptive blessing on a coup in Venezuela earlier this week, beginning with Vice President Mike Pence’s video address on Tuesday followed by President Trump’s recognition of Juan Guaido, a relatively obscure figure in Venezuelan politics, as the legitimate president. Some…

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Watch | The Truth About Bernie Sanders’ “Yemen Bill”

  Watch | The Truth About Bernie Sanders’ “Yemen Bill”

 MintPress editor in chief Mnar A. Muhawesh explains why there’s nothing to celebrate in Bernie Sanders “Yemen Bill” which was aimed at ending the US involvement in Yemen. It actually does the opposite… Here’s the loophole that allows for continued US involvement in Yemen. Top Photo | Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.,…

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