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Re: Profiles in Courage
« Reply #30 on: September 07, 2014, 04:07:46 pm »

James Hinton is an honest man who has WON the primary. His opponent in California is in the pocket of the banks AND Walmart. That means his opponent, a 30 year incumbent Democrat  >:(, will NEVER vote to tax Wall Street or raise the minimum wage! James Hinton is now representing the Tax Wall Street Party.

James Hinton is DANGEROUS to the establishment. How do I know? Because he is already being SMEARED as an IMMORAL ****R by the media (do a Google search on him and you will see what I mean). Of course it is dressed up as a "former online ****r" in faux innocent speak without stating ANYTHING about his REAL populist platform. 


The Next New Deal


Here in California's Fifth District, you might need to look beyond the vineyards and resorts to see that America is in fact suffering a second great depression. Decades of free trade, war, deindustrialization and rule by Wall Street have left too many Americans struggling to survive.
It doesn't have to be this way. I represent the program for the Next New Deal – the program that will make our infrastructure, our schools, our farms and factories – and in turn our living standards – the best in the world. I need your support.

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Federal Reserve must help rebuild our earthquake-stricken region with 0% disaster loans repayable over 30 years Congressman Thompson should lobby Yellen at once for fast actionThe following statement was issued today by the James Hinton congressional campaign: Read More ›
James Hinton can bring change to Washington, D.C. It does not make any sense to send Mike Thompson  back to Washington, D.C., to represent us in Congress. Read More ›

Congressional candidate earns reader's support

I have seen James Hinton campaigning for Congress at coffee shops as well as the Farmers Market. His style reminds me of John F. Kennedy. Read More ›

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Re: Profiles in Courage
« Reply #31 on: September 07, 2014, 04:46:03 pm »
The other two key REAL populists to vote for are:


Dan Buhrdorf    for Senator in Nebraska (TPTB REALLY hate this guy! Just do a Google search and WATCH them keep asking you, "Do you mean XXXXX?" - "Search results for XXXX" AFTER you clicked on your Original request!  :o  >:(  - a doctor totally unrelated to politics!) The other trick they play in the search is trying to route you to his opponent's  (the Nebraska Wall Street, War mongering CROOK Sasse) web site!) Do the search. Learn about how it works in this fabulous forking futuristic fascism we are "blessed" with!  :evil4:  If enough people start searching for Dan Buhrdorf, TPTB will be FORCED to allow people to find him easily.  ;) ;D  8)


Ghost of Legendary Wall Street Nemesis Appears in Nebraska Senate Race

http://danfornebraska.com/news/ghost-legendary-wall-street-nemesis-appears-nebraska-senate-race

Tax Wall Street – Not Main Street!

Wall Street caused the ongoing economic depression with reckless financial speculation. We must rebuild federal and state budgets, reduce the deficit, and shift finance back toward productive capital investment. Wall Street must pay its fair share with a 1% sales tax on stocks, bonds and derivatives.
http://danfornebraska.com/




Randy Credico   for Governor in New York



http://www.credico2014.com/

Please PASS IT ON. FASCISM IS NOT COMING TO AMERICA! IT'S HERE ALREADY!    DO YOUR PART TO MAKE LIFE DIFFICULT FOR FASICT FORKS!  VOTE FOR THESE REAL POPULISTS and if you don't live where they are running, TELL EVERYONE YOU KNOW WHO DOES!
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Profiles in Courage: Dick Gregory
« Reply #32 on: October 20, 2014, 08:28:14 pm »
http://www.youtube.com/wa...p;feature=player_embedded
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Re: Profiles in Courage
« Reply #33 on: November 01, 2014, 09:04:48 pm »
http://www.youtube.com/wa...p;feature=player_embedded
Dick Gregory on 911 and the America Too Few Know About
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Re: Profiles in Courage
« Reply #34 on: November 26, 2014, 04:13:39 pm »
Arnold Abbott 
 
My name is Arnold Abbott. I'm ninety years old and I live in Fort Lauderdale. Every week for the last 24 years, I've been preparing food and bringing it to the park and beach to help feed hungry people with no roof over their heads.

But this month I received three summonses for feeding those who are homeless, and now I'm facing jail time or a $500 fine for each "offense."

I believe anyone should be able to help their neighbors – especially this Thanksgiving. So does Randy Mcquade, a Florida resident who once experienced homelessness. We started a Care2 petition demanding that Fort Lauderdale stop punishing people for feeding those who are homeless. Will you sign it?

Fort Lauderdale, FL has long been one of the hardest places to be homeless in America. The new tight restrictions over processes to share food with those who are hungry or homeless are just the latest in a long series of cruel anti-homeless laws trying to force this population out of sight.

As long as there is breath in my body, I will continue to serve my brothers in the areas where they can be found. I'm not afraid of jail; I spent two and a half years in war. I am afraid of allowing a law like this to stand, and allowing city government to take away the rights of people experiencing homelessness.

This holiday season, please consider volunteering to feed the less fortunate in your area – and right now, please sign our petition to let the Fort Lauderdale city leaders know that you will not tolerate such laws that so disregard our freedoms and basic human decency.

Thank you for your support,

   Arnold Abbott
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Re: Profiles in Courage
« Reply #35 on: May 09, 2015, 09:09:04 pm »
William Pfaff, Critic of American Foreign Policy, Dies at 86

By MARLISE SIMONS MAY 1, 2015

PARIS — William Pfaff, an international affairs columnist and author who was a prominent critic of American foreign policy, finding Washington’s intervention in world affairs often misguided, died on Thursday in a hospital here. He was 86.

His wife, Carolyn Pfaff, said the cause was a heart attack after a fall.

Mr. Pfaff, who moved to Paris in 1971, wrote a syndicated column that appeared for more than 25 years in The International Herald Tribune, now The International New York Times. He was a longtime contributor to The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books and other publications, the articles informed by his deep knowledge of history and philosophy.

Mr. Pfaff (pronounced FAFF) also wrote eight books, which further examined American statecraft as well as 20th-century Europe’s penchant for authoritarian utopianism. In “The Bullet’s Song: Romantic Violence and Utopia,” published in 2004, he examined what drove European intellectuals to embrace communism, fascism and Nazism.

In “Barbarian Sentiments: America in the New Century” (1989), he argued that the United States had historically harbored unrealistic assumptions about its benevolence in its foreign policy, often with disastrous results. The book was a finalist for the National Book Award. “In fresh, lucid and arresting prose,” the citation said, Mr. Pfaff “articulates America’s geopolitical illusions.”

He revisited the theme in his most recent book, “The Irony of Manifest Destiny: The Tragedy of America’s Foreign Policy” (2010).

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“What has occurred since 1945,” he wrote in its introduction, “has amounted to an American effort to control the consequences of the 20th-century crisis in Europe and the breakdown of imperial order in Asia, the Near and Middle East, and latterly in Africa while maintaining that supervisory role over the Americas first claimed by the United States in 1823” with the Monroe Doctrine.
   

The latest American miscalculation, he wrote, was in the Middle East, where the United States was waging an “unnecessary and unwinnable” war “against radical currents in the Islamic religion.”

A soft-spoken man with the appearance of an Oxford don, Mr. Pfaff never stopped writing, even though his health had been declining well before his fall a week ago. In his last column, dated April 22, written before Britain’s parliamentary elections of May 7, he analyzed the implications for the United States and Europe if Britain withdrew from the European Union. Other recent articles dealt with Iran, Ukraine and the Islamic State.

Often taking a lonely stance and labeled an iconoclast, Mr. Pfaff was attacked at times as anti-American for his unapologetic criticism of American interventions in Vietnam, Yugoslavia, Iraq and Afghanistan.

“He rejected the messianic illusions of successive American administrations,”
said a longtime friend, John Rielly, president emeritus of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. “Although many American pundits consider him a liberal, he was in many respects a classic Christian conservative — one who was skeptical about liberal notions of inevitable progress and always aware of the limitations of human activity.”

In response to critics, Mr. Pfaff would say that he regarded himself as an American patriot    concerned above all with safeguarding long-term American interests and values.

His insights into European and American affairs drew many admirers. One was William Shawn, the longtime editor of The New Yorker, which published about 70 articles by him called Reflections. In a letter from 1987, shortly after he stepped down as editor, Mr. Shawn wrote, “I don’t think any other writer has ever done anything quite like your elegant and brief political essays,” which, he added, were “written in a literary form of your own invention.”

“I admired those essays extravagantly,” Mr. Shawn wrote. The letter, framed, was on display in Mr. Pfaff’s book-lined office at his home in Paris.

The American Academy of Diplomacy, in presenting him with an award in 2006, called Mr. Pfaff “the ‘dean’ of American columnists and commentators, not through seniority but through substance,” noting “his moral vision of the proper uses of power and limits on its abuse.”

Mr. Pfaff’s columns were syndicated in Japan, South Korea, Australia, India and the Arab press of the Persian Gulf, among others.

“But ironically his columns appeared less and less frequently in major newspapers in the United States    , the superpower whose policies he analyzed in tart, limpid and critical commentary,” said Jonathan Randal, an American author and correspondent.

Mr. Pfaff was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa, in December 1928, a descendant of English, Irish and German immigrants. He grew up in Columbus, Ga., where his father and uncle ran military supplies stores. He studied literature and political science at the University of Notre Dame, from which he graduated.

Enlisting in the Army, he served in the infantry and a Special Forces Unit during the Korean War and afterward. He later worked at the lay Catholic magazine Commonweal until 1955, when he left to travel to Africa, Europe and the Middle East. He also helped open the European office of the Hudson Institute, a Washington-based conservative research firm.

Over time he became more pessimistic,
his wife, the former Carolyn Cleary, said. “He lashed out at America because he loved it, but he became sadder and sadder about the nation that was so great, yet was belittling itself. He wanted America to stay home and fix its own country.”

Besides his wife, Mr. Pfaff is survived by their son, Nicholas; their daughter, Alexandra Pfaff-Drouard; and five grandchildren.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/02/business/media/william-pfaff-critic-of-american-foreign-policy-dies-at-86.html
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Re: Profiles in Courage
« Reply #37 on: July 02, 2015, 08:44:00 pm »
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A political revolution.

It's coming. 

Because what should be alive is dead, because what should be dead is alive, because what should be set free is bound, because what should be bound is set free, because what should be done is not done, because what should never be done is being done.

By politicians who reward the powerful and punish the powerless, by bankers who regulate Congress instead of Congress regulating them, by police who kill children and call it law enforcement, by hacks who cut-and-paste plutocrat talking points and call it journalism, by judges who fill America's prisons with the poor and call it justice.

They will be held accountable, they will all be held accountable.

http://www.dailykos.com/s...ers-Is-Crashing-the-Gates
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Re: Profiles in Courage
« Reply #38 on: August 12, 2015, 06:14:30 pm »
Jimmy Carter is truly a good and courageous man. He tried his best to help Americans, and has done great work for people and children around the World. Truly what anyone calling themselves a Christian, should model themselves after.

Jimmy Carter Reveals He Has Cancer   

 
—By Inae Oh Wed Aug. 12, 2015 4:54 PM EDT

http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2015/08/jimmy-carter-reveals-he-has-cancer


Agelbert NOTE: Never underestimate the level of participation and funding that the fossil fuel Big Oil Oligarchy is responsible for in the portraying of Jimmy Carter as a "failed" President. They hated him (then AND now) because he told the TRUTH about our need to get off of dirty energy. 
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Jimmy Carter’s words, said in his cardigan by the fire, are as relevant today as ever: “Twice in the last several hundred years there has been a transition in the way people use energy… we must prepare quickly for a third change, to strict conservation and to the use of . . .  permanent renewable energy sources, like solar power.”



“We must not be selfish or timid if we hope to have a decent world for our children and grandchildren,” he continued. “By acting now, we can control our future instead of letting the future control us.”

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Re: Profiles in Courage
« Reply #39 on: September 19, 2015, 11:04:43 pm »
https://youtu.be/DOS0Yd5rCp4

Great speech by Senator Sanders! 
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Re: Profiles in Courage
« Reply #40 on: February 12, 2016, 09:47:51 pm »
Sanders rakes in $5.2 million in post-primary appeal

Feb. 11, 2016, 3:30 pm by Jasper Craven





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« Reply #41 on: February 19, 2016, 06:59:55 pm »
'El Viejito' for president: why Latinos in Nevada are switching to Bernie Sanders     

http://www.theguardian.co...itching-to-bernie-sanders
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« Reply #42 on: May 22, 2016, 07:22:04 pm »

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The political revolution is not just about electing a president. We need a Congress with members who believe, like Bernie, that we cannot change a corrupt system by taking its money.

So let me introduce you to Tim Canova, a progressive challenger who is running against Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz in a Democratic primary in Florida this year.

Tim endorsed Bernie’s presidential campaign, and was inspired to run because of Wasserman Schultz’ support of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. His campaign is funded like ours, by lots of people giving small amounts of money.

Thank you for powering this political revolution.

All my best,

Jeff Weaver
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Re: Profiles in Courage
« Reply #43 on: July 27, 2016, 09:19:08 pm »

Global Research, July 27, 2016 Region: USA

In-depth Report: U.S. Elections


Jill, not Hill! Activists in Philadelphia Shift Their Support to Green Party Candidate Jill Stein


By Stephen Lendman


Green Party Candidate Jill Stein Announces Her Presidential Run

Activists in Philadelphia’s downtown plaza chanted “Jill, not Hill.”

Jill Stein, presumptive Green Party presidential nominee, a longtime physician/activist, a true populist, wanting her professional skills used to heal a sick nation.

It desperately needs what she can provide, media-supported corrupted duopoly power denying her the chance to become president by virtually ignoring her candidacy, opposing what she stands for.

She remains redoubtable and heroic, her progressive agenda what the world needs now, genuinely supporting:

◾world peace and disarmament;

◾democratic values;

◾the inviolability of rule of law principles;

◾universal healthcare and education as fundamental human rights;

◾living wages for all working Americans;

◾green, clean energy;

◾popular interests served over monied ones;

◾electoral reform free from today’s money-controlled process; along with

◾real social justice and revolutionary change
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Seeking support in Philadelphia, she accurately accused Clinton of “backstabbing” Sanders by now exposed electoral rigging, urging his supporters to back her, saying “(m)y campaign is here.”

She’s an advocate for progressive change. Perhaps “Never Hillary” activists will give her enough votes to prevent a 2nd Clinton co-presidency – the top political priority above all others.

Her revolutionary spirit is real. Her message is “Americans deserve real solutions for the economic, social and environmental crises we face. But the broken political system is only making things worse.”


“It’s time to build a people’s movement to end unemployment and poverty; avert climate catastrophe; build a sustainable, just economy; and recognize the dignity and human rights of every person.”

“The power to create this new world is not in our hopes; it’s not in our dreams – it’s in our hands.”

Jill is a longtime physician, a mother, activist and organizer, a pioneer advocate for environmental health, a promoter of healthy communities, a fighter for peace, equity and justice so desperately needed.

Imagine America led by someone with her dedication for people over profits, assuring enforcement of human and civil rights, a distinguished woman of principle and honor – polar opposite duopoly choices.

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I’m proud to support an eminently qualified candidate for president, a dedicated woman, saying “(w)e can build a better future together” and meaning it. 

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net.


His new book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.”

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html


Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com.


Listen to cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests on the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network.



The original source of this article is Global Research

Copyright © Stephen Lendman, Global Research, 2016


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Re: Profiles in Courage
« Reply #44 on: July 27, 2016, 10:24:34 pm »
Jill Stein: ‘The Floodgates Opened Into Our Campaign’ After Sanders Endorsed Clinton (Video)

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