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Name: Catherina
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Member since: Mon Mar 3, 2008, 02:08 PM
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There are times that one wishes one was smarter than one is so that when one looks out at the world and sees the problems one wishes one knew the answers and I don\'t know the answers. I think sometimes one wishes one was dumber than one is so one doesn\'t have to look out into the world and see the pain that\'s out there and the horrible situations that are out there, and not know what to do - Bernie Sanders http://www.democraticunderground.com/128040277

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Bernie2016 campaign organizing #BlackLivesMatter events

Bernie2016 campaign organizing #BlackLivesMatter events

The first one is Saturday, October 24, 2015 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT in Ithaca, NY

Event Central

Join local Bernie supporters at a BLM teach-in

Three local experts from Cornell University are organizing an event for the Ithaca community called, "Black Lives Matter: A community conversation on surviving and thriving." Many members of our Bernie steering committee are planning on attending, in order to learn more and show solidarity with both BLM and Bernie Sanders.

All the relevant information about the event can be found on facebook by searching on Black Lives Matter Teach In.



CSPAN: @DemSocialists's national director talks socialism

On CSPAN this morning, @DemSocialists's national director Maria Svart talks socialism.

Talking about what they're doing for Bernie now


+1000. That exactly how I view it too.

I see Bernie as a strong decent step towards that provided we use that economic pivot to keep moving in a direction that betters life for the US AND for places where we used neoconservative and neoliberal tools to exploit their labor and expropriate their wealth leaving them in in utter desolation. If we don't demand our reps value the lives of workers they exploit overseas, what makes us thing they'll respect our exploited labor here?

"support for human life is the direction in which we need to move"

Labour is the Source of All Value. Electing Bernie Sanders is only step 1.

I highly recommend this video. Bernie opened the door to a discussion about economic populism. If our aim is a political revolution, we need to understand what Bernie means when he says we need a strong movement. And we don't have much time to get our act together with all the problems we're facing, the most catastrophic one being climate change.

Labour is the Source of All Value

Bill Maher to Bernie Sanders. "I want to help your campaign... see you get the nomination"

Lol. Fox News. Doing Dems a favor.

Zaid Jilani @ZaidJilani
Fox News is doing us a favor putting this out there people like all this stuff


Bernie sign proudly displayed on the side of the CNN build

The Bernie sign proudly displayed on the side of the CNN building in Atlanta...courtesy of the awesome folks at Atlanta for Bernie!!!!


Cockpit recordings reveal crew questioned order resulting in Afghan hospital strike.

Great post

Pasting your post to have it in my journal as reference:

To understand what is going on now, it is important for concerned US citizens to learn about“The Grand Chessboard Strategy” of Zbigniew Brzezinski who mentored Obama in the run up to the 2008 election. The “Pivot East” portion of the Grand Chessboard entails the US and western powers destabilizing Russia through a series of sanctions, economic sabotage and proxy wars. They want to take control of the Eurasian continent and it’s vast resources through “death by a thousand cuts” by establishing a large number of small “fires” (wars) around Russia. That is why they pursue a strategy of chaos that seems out of control. It is intentional.

The $18.5 trillion US dollar pyramid fiat currency is in danger of collapsing against a resurgent Russia that is rich in untapped resources. Putin has done a good job of rebuilding his country. The powers that run the world couldn’t allow this. Brezinskis plan was revealed by a leading German think tank and can be read simply by Googling the phrase “ IMI Analysis Understanding the Grand Chessboard”.

For those wondering why there is so much obvious propaganda being put out by the US media, it is
also worth reading up on Cass Sunstein who Brzezinski, the Neocons and Neoliberals, including Obama, put in place to roll out the “Full Spectrum Dominance” program that was initiated right before the Ukrainian coup in November 2013. Cass Sunstein is the husband of US United Nations representative Samantha Powers and both of them worked on Obamas 2008 election campaign and were also ‘student’s of Brzezinski. Full Spectrum Dominance can also be easily Googled and is a massively expanded continuation of Donald Rumsfelds “Total Information Awareness” program. However, this time around the American people are also victims of US government financed propaganda. To read more about Full Spectrum Dominance simply Google the Guardian UK article titled “ US Spy Operation That Manipulates Social Media”. It also explains that US tax dollar paid Centcom subcontracted trolls are paid to manipulate comment sections and social media outlets in order to ‘protect’ US government interests (propaganda). The UK military also has a Facebook psy ops group. That article can be found by Googling the Guardian UK article titled “ British Army Creates Team of Facebook Warriors. The third group the US also finances to manipulate comment sections is the most vitriolic one and the one you have most likely experienced at popular comment sections. It is the “Ukrainian Information Army” and their signup page can be found by simply Googling their name. They are financed through the US AID program and the National Endowment for the Arts (NED). You are paying your own hard earned tax dollars to be insulted and fed propaganda in comments sections by your own government. It is a fact. It is happening. You are not dreaming it. You are a victim too.

The IMI Analysis article above explains in detail why they wanted to use Ukraine as a starting point for their strategy. Wikileaks exposed Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko as a US CIA asset back in 2006 well before the coup. That cable can also easily be found online. Victoria Nuland and Donald and Robert Kagan are also neocons that led the Ukrainian disaster. Note that they also use jihadist proxy forces in the Middle East and have caused a massive refugee crisis in Europe. Also note that ISIS have never had their oil refineries bombed by the US, nor have their oil buyers in Turkey ever been sanctioned. Sanctions seem ok against Russia, but not against ISIS. Note that that the US spy satellites over Ukraine saw what really happened to MH-17. Also note that US warships were conducting operation “Breeze” in the Black Sea on July 17, 2014. They know exactly what really happened to MH-17 and have known all along. The reason they never mention even the possibility that the Ukrainian Right Sector may have did it, is because they know they did. To see the truth of the Ukrainian war and all the other Right Sector false flag attacks against civilians simply Google “ Live Leak In Between Days”. That highly graphic video library features 170 videos that show that all the victims are ethnic Russian civilians and the killers of those innocent people are the Ukrainian Right Sector fascist battalions. Many of the videos show the Ukrainians dressed in N@tzi uniforms. The US media has intentionally covered up the plight of the victims while constantly keeping the focus on Russian president Putin as their new bogeyman. Note that before 2013 and the rollout of their plans, the US and EU countries conducted normal business with Russia for over a decade. Currently even Theresa Heinz Kerrys ketchup is still being sold in Russia. Russia never banned US products. The US has damaged it’s own companies through sanctions, including Exxon, Shell, Caterpillar, John Deere, Ford and many others including NASA.

In the Middle Eastern wars the US is now supporting a number of nefarious factions, some of which conducted the 9/11 attacks. In Libya, US bombings led to jihadist warlords coming to power and caused a massive refugee crisis and thousands of drownings in the Med. That bombing campaign also led to 38 British tourists being killed in neighboring Tunisia. In Yemen, the US is supplying the Sunni Saudi monarchy that are complicit in the 9/11 attacks (28 redacted pages from the 9/11 report) with J-Dam bombs that are killing tens of thousands of civilians. In Syria, the US has backed the Al Nusra Front who are made up of members of Al Qaeda, Daesh and ISIS and have even been shown on You Tube eating a human heart. These groups are interchangeable. There are no moderates. That is a media propaganda catchword. The one group that was effectively defeating ISIS was the Kurds. However, the US decided to let Turkey bomb the Kurds and now they are no longer defeating ISIS. In over a year of bombing sorties, the US has not managed to stop ISIS in any way, shape or form. Instead ISIS has grown and actually gained 10 times the territory in Iraq and Syria. This leads to the assumption that they were not actually bombing them, but instead using them as a proxy army in order to have a ‘legitimate reason’ to go into Syria and overthrow the secular government. Note that Russia has a naval base in Tartus, Syria similar to the naval base they have in Sevastopol, Ukraine.

In a strange twist, the US has been constantly pushing a propaganda campaign on human rights in Russia which is a social democratic country, while at the same time the US has backed Saudi Arabia and covered up their hangings of homosexual people and has recently had them appointed as head of the UN Human Rights Council.

We are at the point now where the world is turned upside down. This is quite similar to what happens in George Orwells masterpiece 1984. In the book, the people of Oceania do not realize that the enemy has been switched by the government from Eurasia to Eastasia. The US is now aligned with fascists in Ukraine and jihadists in the Middle East. It is time for concerned US citizens to wake up and do their part to expose the lies of our own government. We are on the edge of WW3 and the lives of you and your children are at stake. Please cut, save and post this message widely. Place it in comments sections so people can be informed of what is really going on so we, on both sides of the political aisle, can take back our country. As US Generals Dwight Eisenhower and Smedley Butler once said….the enemy is not foreign……it is domestic.

The Mystery Behind the New ISIS Toyota Hiluxes Has Been Solved! Guess Who?

The US Treasury has recently opened an inquiry about the so-called “Islamic State’s” (ISIS/ISIL) use of large numbers of brand-new Toyota trucks. The issue has arisen in the wake of Russia’s air operations over Syria and growing global suspicion that the US itself has played a key role in arming, funding, and intentionally perpetuating the terrorist army across Syria and Iraq.

Not surprisingly, it appears the US Treasury is asking the wrong party. Instead of Toyota, the US Treasury’s inquiry should have started next door at the US State Department.

Just last year it was reported that the US State Department had been sending in fleets of specifically Toyota-brand trucks into Syria to whom they claimed was the “Free Syrian Army.”

US foundation-funded Public Radio International (PRI) reported in a 2014 article titled, “This one Toyota pickup truck is at the top of the shopping list for the Free Syrian Army — and the Taliban,” that:

Recently, when the US State Department resumed sending non-lethal aid to Syrian rebels, the delivery list included 43 Toyota trucks.

Hiluxes were on the Free Syrian Army’s wish list. Oubai Shahbander, a Washington-based advisor to the Syrian National Coalition, is a fan of the truck.

“Specific equipment like the Toyota Hiluxes are what we refer to as force enablers for the moderate opposition forces on the ground,” he adds. Shahbander says the US-supplied pickups will be delivering troops and supplies into battle. Some of the fleet will even become battlefield weapons..

The British government has also admittedly supplied a number of vehicles to terrorists fighting inside of Syria. The British Independent’s 2013 article titled, “Revealed: What the West has given Syria’s rebels,” reported that:

So far the UK has sent around £8m of “non-lethal” aid, according to official papers seen by The Independent, comprising five 4×4 vehicles with ballistic protection; 20 sets of body armour; four trucks (three 25 tonne, one 20 tonne); six 4×4 SUVs; five non-armoured pick-ups; one recovery vehicle; four fork-lifts; three advanced “resilience kits” for region hubs, designed to rescue people in emergencies; 130 solar powered batteries; around 400 radios; water purification and rubbish collection kits; laptops; VSATs (small satellite systems for data communications) and printers.

It’s fair to say that whatever pipeline the US State Department and the British government used to supply terrorists in Syria with these trucks was likely used to send additional vehicles before and after these reports were made public.

Bette Midler gives Bernie a standing O

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