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Let me get this out of the way first: I am a Canadian. Half Canadienne, Half Norwegian. I am a woman. I endeavor to keep my posts objective. My slant is definitely towards a democracy that works on a meritocracy that is based, ideally, on a starting point of a level playing ground and a fair kick at the can, no matter your passion, so long as it embodies fairness and justice to all the peoples of the earth, and of course, to mother earth herself. Thank you for helping me learn more through the dialogue here on DU.

Journal Archives

Black Voters and the NY Primary

Dr. Gerald Horne holds the John J. and Rebecca Moores Chair of History and African American Studies. His research has addressed issues of racism in a variety of relations involving labor, politics, civil rights, international relations and war. He has also written extensively about the film industry. Dr. Horne received his Ph.D. in history from Columbia University and his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley and his B.A. from Princeton University.

If Michelle Obama walks out of the WH with 141K of unaccountable goods could she run for President?

Like Hillary and Bill did. I seriously don't know why this isn't a bigger issue. They knew those items were registered as belonging to the Union.
If Michelle Obama returned them later would she nonetheless be called a thief?

Hell - wouldn't anyone be called a thief?

Live link for Bernie at the Vatican 11AM EST/8 AM PST

also on CSPAN http://www.c-span.org/video/?408251-1/bernie-sanders-press-availability-vatican

Revolution Calling: Bernie Sanders Heads to Washington Sq. Park


Bloomberg video

Nice little piece!



Gonzalez: Hillary Clinton's policy was a Latin American crime story


Hillary Clinton displayed a sweeping grasp of federal policy at the Daily News Editorial Board on Saturday.

Touting her plan to rebuild America’s infrastructure, Clinton said:

“Look, I’m excited about this stuff. I’m kind of a wonky person.”

But I kept thinking of the big gap between Clinton’s words and actions that her own emails reveal — especially toward Latin America.

When my turn came for a question, I asked about her role as secretary of state during the 2009 military coup in Honduras — a country from which so many children and mothers have fled to the U.S. of late to escape massive political and gang violence.

Before the coup, Honduras was at least making progress. Its democratically elected president, Manuel Zelaya, had instituted free public education for all, decreed a reduction in sky-high bank interest, and sharply raised the minimum wage.
But it’s not just Honduras. There’s also Colombia.

During the 2008 presidential race, both Clinton and Barack Obama vowed to block the Colombia Free Trade agreement President George W. Bush had negotiated.

They specifically condemned Colombia’s notorious history of repressing trade unionists.

But Clinton emails released this year show that in 2011, she quietly lobbied members of Congress to approve the Colombia pact.

In one email, she boasted of telling a key lawmaker from Michigan that “at the rate we were going, Colombian workers were going to end up (with) the same or better rights than workers in Wisconsin and Indiana and, maybe even Michigan.”

Last year, the AFL-CIO reported 2,000 incidents of violence and threats against Colombian trade union leaders — including 105 killings — during the trade agreement’s first four years.

Not exactly Michigan’s labor climate.

Hand it to Hillary, though. She sure is wonky.

Please read the whole article

I sure hope Bernie starts talking about his track record

as mayor, congressman, senator. Bills introduced, amendments to bills introduced (even if failed) and examples of bi-partisan bills he was instrumental in where he 'won'.

Just listening to some MSM, and its getting me quite frustrating hearing them repeat the talking point that Hillary has a better track record.

She's late to the party again - Pope already recognizes aliens!

!LOL! He's not alone in his compassion for Aliens. Next conference, Hillary!


Bernie scored the headline spot for the first day! The evening events include a response to Sanders, discussion, and closing final discussion.

This is incredibly HUGE!!!

'Democracy Spring' Live - watch now!

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