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At Some Point, Progressives Need to Break Up With the Democratic Party


  • If you're a leftie, the Democratic establishment doesn't care about your opinion. They certainly don't want your input. What they want is your vote -- in exchange for exactly nothing in return. They're political parasites, draining the enthusiasm and idealism of progressives, simultaneously neutering and exploiting mainline libs.
  • The Left Has Lost It’s Nerve and Direction

Ted Rall, AlterNet

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hillary_3.png July 4, 2014  | At a certain point, if you have any relationship with dignity, you're supposed to get sick of being used and abused. Speaking of which: liberal Democrats.

Democratic politicians act like right-wingers. Liberals vote for them anyway.

The Democratic Party espouses right-wing policies. Self-described progressives give them cash.

Ted Rall is a syndicated cartoonist and freelance writer based in New York City. 

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The Left Has Lost It’s Nerve and Direction, Chris Hedges, Philadelphia (PA) Inquirer

If the left wants to regain influence in the nation's political life, it must be willing to walk away from the Democratic Party, even if Barack Obama is the nominee, and back progressive, third-party candidates until the Democrats feel enough heat to adopt our agenda. We must be willing to say no. If not, we become slaves.



dennis-kucinich-both-parties-have-failed360.jpg Former Rep. Dennis Kucinich of Ohio engages in debate. AP/Mark Duncan Dennis Kucinich: Both Political Parties Have Failed America, Truthdig AV Booth

Dennis Kucinich holds politicians accountable.

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How Israel Lobby Took Control Of US Foreign Policy


  • AIPAC becomes foreign agent dominating American foreign policy while disguised as domestic lobby.
  • Whither Israel? 

Jeff Gates, Information Clearing House

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July 19, 2009 | In the early 1960s, Senator William J. Fulbright fought to force the American Zionist Council to register as agents of a foreign government. The Council eluded registration by reorganizing as the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. AIPAC has since become what Fulbright most feared: a foreign agent dominating American foreign policy while disguised as a domestic lobby.

Israelis and pro-Israelis object when they hear that charge. How, they ask, can we so few wield such influence over so many? Answer: it’s all in the math. And in the single-issue advocacy brought to bear on US policy-making by dozens of ‘domestic’ organizations that now compose the Israel lobby, with AIPAC its most visible force.

Jeff Gates is a widely acclaimed author, attorney, investment banker, educator and consultant to government, corporate and union leaders worldwide. Gates’ latest book is Guilt By Association—How Deception and Self-Deceit Took America to War (2008).

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Whither Israel? Fred Reed, Fred on Everything

  • The Road to Ruad
  • Israel Is Captive to Its ‘Destructive Process’ 


Israeli Lobby Takes Control of US Foreign Policy


  • AIPAC becomes foreign agent dominating American foreign policy while disguised as domestic lobby.
  • Part 1: Bowing to AIPAC, Senate unanimously passes resolution supporting Israel
  • Part 2: Noam Chomsky vs. Al Franken 

Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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Part 1: Bowing to AIPAC, Senate unanimously passes resolution supporting Israel

  • Note that even progressive saints Elizabeth Warren, Al Franken, Sherrod Brown, and Bernie Sanders found nothing in this to object to.
  • For the record, no U.S. military adventure has had the support of all hundred senators in decades. But, hey, this is Israel. And, more important, this is AIPAC. And cash. 

Philip Weiss, Mondoweiss

Al_Franken_Official_Senate_Portrait-457x580.jpgSenator Al Franken of Minnesota

July 18, 2014 | The Senate yesterday unanimously passed a resolution backed by the Israel lobby group AIPAC expressing support for Israel’s attack on Gaza and saying not a word about Palestinian deaths.

The Hill says that the resolution passed “through a unanimous consent agreement.”

Philip Weiss is Founder and Co-Editor of

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Part 2: Noam Chomsky vs. Al Franken 

  • Behind the odd progressive divide between senators, intellectuals on Gaza
  • Senate progressives join unanimous resolution backing Israel, but the reaction has been different elsewhere on left

David Palumbo-Liu, Salon



Al Franken, Noam Chomsky (Credit: Reuters/Richard Clement/AP/Hatem Moussa) 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 | Very recently, former U.S. national security advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski had this to say about Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s brutal attack on and now invasion of Gaza: “He is isolating Israel. He’s endangering its longer-range future. And I think we ought to make it very clear that this is a course of action which we thoroughly disapprove and which we do not support and which may compel us and the rest of the international community to take some steps of legitimizing Palestinian aspirations perhaps in the U.N.”

While it is to be expected that not all of Washington would sign on to this, it is shocking to find the U.S. Senate voting unanimously for Senate Resolution 498, which gave U.S. support for the Israeli defense forces’ invasion and urges Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas to dissolve the unity governing arrangement with Hamas and condemn the attacks on Israel. The resolution calls on Hamas to immediately cease all rocket and other attacks against Israel.

David Palumbo-Liu is the Louise Hewlett Nixon Professor of comparative literature at Stanford University and the director of the Undergraduate Program in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity.

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NCLR President: GOP Will Lose White House If Attitude On Child Refugees Continues


  • The President of National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the largest Latino civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States, has choice words for the GOP.
  • "I promise you this," (NCLR President Janet) Murguía said to a cheering crowd. "The road to the White House runs right through the Hispanic community, and you will not see a Republican become president without it."
  • Jorge Ramos's Powerful Defense Of Immigrant Children In Border Crisis

Carolina Moreno, Huffington Post

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2014/06/undocimmig0608eight.jpg07/22/2014 | Janet Murguía, president of the country's largest Latino civil rights and advocacy organization, has a formal warning for Republicans: Help the child refugees at the border and act on immigration reform, or say goodbye to the idea of winning the White House.

Murguía, the head of the National Council of La Raza, delivered her remarks Monday afternoon at the Los Angeles Convention Center during day three of the NCLR's annual conference. On the subject of the current border crisis, Murguía said she was "sickened" by the hostile reaction of many Americans to the child refugees and blamed House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) for Congress' inability to pass immigration reform.

Carolina Moreno is an Associate Editor on The Huffington Post  LatinoVoices. She's an NYU Grad with a degree in Journalism, Latin American Studies, and French language. Her interests  include Inter-American relations, Latin American politics, and  human rights issues on both sides of the canal.

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Jorge Ramos's Powerful Defense Of Immigrant Children In Border Crisis, Catherine Taibi, Huffington Post


  • "No government should be in the business of deporting children." --Jorge Ramos
  • How Conservative Media Killed A Charity's Plan To Help Migrant Children In Crisis