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UAW endorses Clinton, “Wall Street’s presidential darling”

The UAW endorsement of Hillary Clinton is a marriage made in heaven, or better yet Wall Street. They both share the fear that the UAW will not be able to survive another upheaval by autoworkers who, like tens of millions of other workers, are being radicalized by unprecedented social inequality, unending wars and the turn by the corporate and financial oligarchy in the US and around the world to ever more authoritarian forms of rule.

Jerry White, World Socialist Website

Submitted by Evergreene Digest Contributing Editor John Stoltenberg.

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https://gallery.mailchimp.com/380cabff931cd452085b8d4a5/images/83ca8cd7-c3b9-470e-bc74-5f943712cd34.jpg27 May, 2016 | On Wednesday the United Auto Workers formally endorsed Hillary Clinton for president of the United States. While the UAW’s endorsement of the Democratic frontrunner was no surprise, its embrace of the candidate with the closest ties to Wall Street and the American military intelligence apparatus is nevertheless significant. It underscores the gaping chasm between this corporatist organization and the workers it fraudulently claims to speak for.

UAW President Dennis Williams made the announcement on MSNBC’s “Hardball with Chris Matthews,” saying the UAW executive board had unanimously endorsed Clinton and “all our members will be with us.” Williams claimed the decision had come after polling members and holding “focus groups” that showed “very close” numbers for Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Republican Donald Trump got the support of 28 percent of those polled, Williams said.

Jerry White is an American politician and journalist, and is the Labor Editor reporting for the World Socialist Website.

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Tell Congress: Take on Wall Street

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Wall Street billionaires have rigged our economy and our democracy. Let's fix our financial system and make it work for ordinary Americans.

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http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/9-strategies-to-end-corporate-rule/images/Stencil.jpg/image_large  May 31, 2016 | The big banks are bigger than they were before the 2008 crisis, and CEOs and Wall Street money managers continue to benefit from obscene tax loopholes that cost us billions.

Stand up to Wall Street. To build a financial system that works for Main Street and working families, not just Wall Street billionaires, Congress should adopt the following agenda:

Founded by abolitionists in 1865, The Nation is America’s oldest weekly magazine, serving as a critical, independent voice in American journalism and a platform for investigative reporting and spirited debate on issues of import to the progressive community.

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"The world's greatest democracy? Really?"

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Election 2016 is a prime example of the sad state of "democracy" in America.

Danny Katch, Socialist Worker

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https://socialistworker.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/330/images/Trump%20and%20Clinton-montage-a.jpgMay 26, 2016 Donald Trump doesn't think much of democracy.

The man who the Republicans will nominate to be president of the United States publicly admires authoritarians like Russia's Vladimir Putin. He encourages mob violence against protesters and then offers to pay their legal fees. He and his allies have threatened critics in the media by vowing to cancel FCC licenses and changing libel law to make it easier to sue them if Trump becomes president.

Danny Katch: Author of Socialism ... Seriously: A Brief Guide to Human Liberation.

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Trump Isn't the Campaign Media's First Mistake

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  • We've been getting this story wrong for ages, and Trump is the consequence.
  • Related: Amy Goodman on How the Media Is Ruining the 2016 Election by Focusing on ‘Trump-Land’

Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone

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http://assets.rollingstone.com/assets/2016/article/trump-isnt-the-campaign-medias-first-mistake-20160519/241382/medium_rect/1463683321/720x405-GettyImages-525183164.jpg FiveThirtyEight founder Nate Silver published a piece this week grappling with how he failed to predict the success of Donald Trump in the GOP primary. Joey Foley/WireImage/Getty

May 19, 2016 | At FiveThirtyEight this week, statistics guru Nate Silver wrote a major apologia about his 2016 predictions called "How I acted like a pundit and screwed up on Donald Trump." Its ostensible purpose was to explain a string of apparent 

Inadvertently, though, it explained a lot about what we campaign journalists in general have done wrong to pave the way for the seeming outlier of a Trump nomination.

Matt Taibbi is a contributing editor for Rolling Stone <http://www.rollingstone.com>. He’s the author of five books and a winner of the National Magazine Award for commentary.

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Amy Goodman on How the Media Is Ruining the 2016 Election by Focusing on ‘Trump-Land’  Truthdig

  • “We need a media that covers power, not covers for power,” Goodman  says, noting the imbalance in election coverage among the candidates in this year’s presidential race.
  • Related: The media’s indefensible Trump cowardice: How CNN & NPR shirked their obligation to the truth

 

How Can We Trust Our Elections?

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  • Ultimately we need to be able to show others that these problems exist, and the people we need to convince to make reforms aren’t just going to take our word for it.
  • Related: New York voting fiasco just the warm-up for the November game.

John Wellington Ennis, Huffington Post

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/evergreenedigest.org/files/Millian%20Fists%20%7C%20Illusion.jpg 05/19/2016 | When I set out to document election fraud ten years ago by traveling around Ohio with a video camera, I knew I had my work cut out for me. The suggestion that the presidential election, in America of all places, could be stolen earned you an incredulous look, if not laughter in your face. And this was from Democrats. Even when we released the resulting documentary, FREE FOR ALL!, most of the media wouldn’t even acknowledge these concerns, let alone give credence to wild theories that political leaders might not be that honest.

A lot can happen in ten years. Now Democrats seem to readily accept any theory of election theft offered. Now the media follows voter suppression like the new electoral horserace, from following Voter ID laws that make it harder to vote, to upholding the myth of in-person voting fraud.

John Wellington Ennis: Filmmaker, Activist, Father 

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New York voting fiasco just the warm-up for the November game, Greg Palast, OpEdNews

Buckle up, America. The voting demolition derby that was the New York primary on Tuesday was merely the crash test for the coming voting wreckage in November: a carefully planned pile up.

 

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