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  • Seattle City Hall dispute: Durkan calls for council probe of, action against Sawant (Councilmember Sawant led protesters to Mayor's home)

    06/30/2020 7:13:54 PM PDT · by hoagy62 · 19 replies
    KOMO News ^ | 6/30/20 | Alfred Charles, KOMO Executive Producer
    SEATTLE — Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan on Tuesday called on City Council President Lorena González to take action against Councilmember Kshama Sawant for a series of recent events that the mayor suggested broke the law and threatened the safety of others. In a scathing two-page letter, Durkan said Sawant was essentially playing political games in order to boost the council member's standing. "Disagreements on policy contribute to a robust public debate," Durkan said. "However, policy disagreements do not justify a Councilmember who potentially uses their position in violation of law or who recklessly undermines the safety of others, all for...
  • UN chooses Ban Ki-moon's replacement

    10/06/2016 4:34:44 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/10/16
    JTA - The choice for next secretary-general of the United Nations said he wants to be an “honest broker” and a “bridge builder.” Antonio Guterres, a former prime minister of Portugal, was approved unanimously by the Security Council on Thursday after several straw polls in recent days. The General Assembly, made up of 193 nations, is expected to approve the choice in its vote next week. Until December, Guterres served 10 years as the UN high commissioner for refugees. He said the experience prepared him for his new post. Guterres, 67, told The Associated Press before the closed door Security...
  • Watch: AOC Proclaims ‘Latinos Are Black’ and I’m Dead (could get the boot tomorrow)

    06/22/2020 6:05:08 PM PDT · by Libloather · 64 replies
    Red State ^ | 6/22/20 | Bonchie
    I’m not a big fan of accusing people of cultural appropriation. If you want to eat a taco on Cinco de Mayo, have fun. If you like orange chicken, by all means, let’s do this thing. But there’s a difference between casual partaking of other cultures, which is one of the awesome things about America, and trying to appropriate the lived struggles of oppressed people for political and personal gain. That’s what makes Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez so insidious. Over and over, usually through the “people of color” canard, she’s tried to equalize her upper crust, pampered upbringing with those who...
  • Durkan extends coronavirus closures in Seattle

    06/19/2020 5:21:26 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 6/18/20 | David Gutman
    Mayor Jenny Durkan ordered Seattle’s libraries, community centers and playgrounds to remain closed through at least the end of June, as the region continues to haltingly reopen from coronavirus shutdowns. Durkan also extended the ban on all permitted events in the city (except farmers markets) even as large, unpermitted protests have become a daily fact of life in Seattle. Durkan herself is scheduled to speak at such an event on Friday, in observance of Juneteenth, along with several other elected officials. And a Juneteenth march is expected to draw thousands of people. Local officials have attempted to walk a tightrope...
  • Rapper — Black Lives Matter is not our movement, it belongs to George Soros…(video)

    06/18/2020 8:48:48 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 15 replies
    Citizen Free Press ^ | 6/18/2020 | Kane
    Rapper Exposes Leftist BLM's Ties To Soros
  • Wall Street giants including the CEOs of Goldman and Blackstone are pouring money into the campaign to defeat AOC in a June primary

    06/18/2020 1:38:23 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Business Insider via MSN ^ | 6/18/20 | Saloni Sardana
    Some of Wall Street's most prominent names have donated thousands of dollars to Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez's opponent in the upcoming Democratic primary in New York, data from the FEC shows. Federal Election Commission data shows that donors including Goldman Sachs' CEO David Solomon, Blackstone's Stephen Schwarzman, and hedge fund behemoth Paul Tudor Jones have given to the campaign of Michelle Caruso-Cabrera. Caruso-Cabrera, a former CNBC reporter, is going up against Ocasio-Cortez to secure the Democratic nomination for New York's 14th congressional district on June 23. **SNIP** Caruso-Cabrera has raised just over $2 million so far, while Ocasio-Cortez's campaign has received more...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: ‘If You Are Radical You Get to the Root of Problems’ (Free Crap Caucus overjoyed)

    06/14/2020 1:36:05 PM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies
    CNS News ^ | 6/11/20
    ( - Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D.-N.Y.) said in a video conversation she had online on June 5 that she embraces the term “radical” and that what it “really means” is that “you get to the root of problems.” “That word has just kind of been coopted as though you are just kind of some - I don’t know--loony-tune out here,” she said. “But what it really means is if you are radical you get to the root of problems,” she said. “Which is why I have never been offended and I embrace that term because it means that we believe...
  • New York launches early voting for primary elections (Cortez could get booted on the 23rd)

    06/14/2020 6:06:00 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    WPTZ via MSN ^ | 6/14/20
    New York on Saturday launched early voting for the first time ever in a primary in the state. Early voting runs through June 21, before taking a day off ahead of the June 23 primary. New Yorkers can cast ballots at select polling locations under a law that passed last year, when the state joined 38 others with some form of early voting.
  • Cities Under Siege - list?

    06/10/2020 8:13:23 PM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 14 replies
    me | 6/10/20 | me
    Please list all cities under siege by BLM/Antifa/etc rioters?
  • ‘Welcome to Free Capitol Hill’ — Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone forms around emptied East Precinct — UPDATE

    06/10/2020 6:14:42 AM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies
    Capital Hill Seattle ^ | Jun 9, 2020 | Jake Goldstein-Street and Alex Garland
    The first night in the so-called Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone that has formed in the wake of police giving up the week-long blockade of the East Precinct was rainy and peaceful and full of speeches from activists, agitators, poets, and socialist city council members.“I guess whatever the fuck we’re doing is effective,” one organizer identified as Magik said over a megaphone early in the night as police were still clearing the area. “They are going to move up. They are going to get everybody out of here and we are free to move through these streets and protest and march.”“Yesterday...
  • Rep. Ilhan Omar: I Will Never Stop Saying We Need To Dismantle The Minneapolis Police Department

    06/09/2020 4:21:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 42 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 6/08/20 | Ian Schwartz
    Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) at an "anti-law enforcement rally" in Minneapolis over the weekend: "I will never stop saying not only do we need to disinvest from police but we need to completely dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department... The Minneapolis Police Department is rotten to the root. And so when we dismantle it, we get rid of that cancer and we allow for something beautiful to arise. And that reimagining allows us to figure out what public safety looks like for us."
  • Sanders throws weight behind candidates challenging Democratic incumbents

    06/09/2020 3:57:53 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/09/20 | Paul Steinhauser
    Sen. Bernie Sanders on Tuesday backed six progressive insurgent candidates in upcoming Democratic primaries, including two contenders who are challenging high-profile House Democrats. And the independent lawmaker’s also at odds with the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) -- endorsing a rival candidate to the contender the Senate Democrats’ political arm is supporting in Kentucky. **SNIP** "One of the ways we must continue building that movement is by electing progressives at all levels of government. Because the truth is, real change never happens from the top on down. It happens from the bottom on up,” Sanders emphasized. Among those he’s backing...
  • Michelle Obama: 'Don't ever, ever let anyone tell you that you're too angry'

    06/08/2020 1:43:21 PM PDT · by kevcol · 90 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 8, 2020 | Jessica Chasmar
    The former first lady said she, too, is feeling “scared,” “confused” and “angry” about racial injustices in America following the May 25 death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man whose police custody death in Minneapolis sparked violent protests across the country. She said Floyd’s death was “not a complete anomaly” and that the unrest had been the direct result of “decades of unaddressed prejudice and inequality.”
  • AOC allegedly on hook for unpaid seven-year-old tax bill: report

    05/18/2020 3:35:37 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    NY Post via Fox News ^ | 5/18/20 | Carl Campanile
    US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants to raise taxes on the rich - just not pay her own. The Democratic socialist congresswoman from The Bronx still hasn’t paid a 7-year-old tax bill leftover from a failed business venture. AOC had founded Brook Avenue Press, a publishing house that sought designers, artists and writers from urban areas to help paint The Bronx in a positive way in children’s stories, in 2012. As the Post previously reported, public records show the state dissolved the company in October 2016. The state can make such a move when a business fails to pay corporate taxes...

    05/15/2020 2:09:50 AM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 5/15/20 | Ewan Palmer
    New York lawmakers have some to the defense of congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez following a report which claims that her fellow democrats are avoiding her while they plan to combat the coronavirus. The report from the New York Post claims that Cortez's peers are ignoring her over fears she will overshadow the work they are doing to combat the virus in an area with one of the highest infection rates in the entire world. The report, based on unnamed sources, claims that Ocasio-Cortez "simply rubs many of her fellow New York Democrats the wrong way." Ocasio-Cortez has become one the most...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to co-chair Biden campaign climate task force (only 10.69 years left)

    05/13/2020 1:24:07 AM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/12/20 | Ryan Nobles, Gregory Krieg, Paul LeBlanc, CNN
    (CNN) Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will co-chair a task force for Joe Biden's campaign on climate change, a source with direct knowledge of the planning tells CNN, a move that adds progressive credentials to the former vice president's effort to unify the party ahead of the general election. The group is one of several task forces being formed to bridge the divide between the polices of Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who ended his White House bid last month. "I'm working with Bernie and with his people. And so, and we've made some changes. We've listened to Bernie supporters...
  • AOC tells democratic socialists to 'create the conditions' for a general strike

    05/11/2020 12:23:21 PM PDT · by SJackson · 53 replies
    AOC tells democratic socialists it's their 'responsibility' to 'create the conditions' for a general strike Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., indicated to the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) that they couldn't outright call for things like a general strike amid the coronavirus crisis, but should slowly change public opinion before proposing "alternative structures" for society. "You know, there's a lot of people saying, 'call for a general strike, call for a general strike,'" the freshman congresswoman said during a DSA video event on Tuesday. "The majority of Americans don't know what a general strike is and so our responsibility is to...
  • Rep. Ocasio-Cortez: Americans Should "Just Say No" To Going Back To Work After Reopening Society

    04/23/2020 2:30:52 AM PDT · by Libloather · 48 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 4/22/20 | Ian Schwartz
    In an interview with VICE's Anand Giridharadas, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said people should just say "no" to going back to work when the President speaks about reopening the economy and society. "When we talk about this idea of 'reopening society' you know, only in America, does the President, when the President tweets about liberation, does he mean go back to work," the Congresswoman said. "When we have this discussion about going back or reopening, I think a lot people should just say 'no,' we’re not going back to that. We’re not going back to working 70 hour weeks just...
  • Whitmer: Trump's messaging on immigration causes 'greater danger'

    04/22/2020 2:23:35 AM PDT · by Libloather · 35 replies
    AP via Crain's Detroit ^ | 4/21/20 | David Eggert, Sara Burnett
    Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Tuesday that President Donald Trump's plan to suspend immigration is distracting from efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic and part of "inconsistent messages" that spread fear and put the public in "greater danger." Trump's pronouncements about freezing immigration are "scary" for immigrants, family members hoping to immigrate to the U.S., farmers who rely on seasonal migrant workers and Canadian nurses who work in Michigan, the Democratic governor said in an interview with The Associated Press. "These broad statements that come out I think are so problematic and counter to I think what we need right...
  • Pelosi: 'Really unfortunate' that protesters are pushing back against coronavirus restrictions

    04/20/2020 1:49:00 AM PDT · by Libloather · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/19/20 | Justin Wise
    Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is speaking out against demonstrators who are gathering in some states to protest stringent stay-at-home orders designed to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus. Pelosi told "Fox News Sunday" that she couldn't understand why Americans are protesting strict measures to keep people at home, saying that one of the answers to the pandemic is to "shelter in place." "That is really the answer," Pelosi said. "Testing. Tracing. Treatment. Shelter in place... But, you know, people will do what they do." "The fact is, we're all impatient. We all want out. But what they're doing is...