SF Giants principal owner Charles B. Johnson explains political donations

Henry Schulman Nov. 28, 2018 (SFChronicle.com) Charles Johnson, Chairman of the Board, Franklin Resources, San Mateo, CAPhoto: Franklin Templeton Investments FILE – In this Nov. 5, 2018, file photo, U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., addresses a gathering of supporters in Jackson, Miss. The last U.S. Senate race of the midterms was… Continue reading

Democracy.Earth product launch: we’re live on the testnet!

 Dear Earth Citizen, We’ve just completed our most successful launch ever – the Democracy Earth beta platform went live on the Ethereum Rinkeby testnet from the stage of the C20 Blockchain and Bitcoin conference in Buenos Aires 🇦🇷 where Santi Siri delivered a keynote and our beta blockchain-based global governance platform.   We thank you… Continue reading

‘Run Bernie Run!’: New Campaign by Progressive Democrats Says ‘Courage and Vision’ of Sanders Best Choice for 2020

November 28, 2018 by Common Dreams “At this hour of our history, we need to hear from America’s strongest advocate for working people, for honest democracy, and a courageous response to the climate emergency.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer (commondreams.org) “Bernie Sanders is prepared to lead the United States,” Progressive Democrats of America… Continue reading

Progressives Outraged as House Democrats Elect ‘Big Money’ Centrist Hakeem Jeffries Over Barbara Lee for Caucus Chair

November 28, 2018 by Common Dreams “What is there to say anymore? The Democratic Party establishment needs to be primaried into oblivion.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer (commondreams.org) Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) speaks to members of the media after a session of House Democrats’ organizational meeting to elect leadership at the Capitol Visitor… Continue reading

It’s Time for Nancy Pelosi to Embrace Medicare for All

November 28, 2018 by Common Dreams Pelosi constantly talked about the need to lower healthcare costs and how important it was to our midterm sweeps, however the only healthcare positions she’s taken have been the need to lower prescription drug costs and protect the Affordable Care Act by Brandon Harami (commondreams.org) Leader Pelosi,… Continue reading

Upholding the San Francisco Promise: The Roadmap to a Constitutionalised United Nations

By Dr. Shahr-Yar Sharei, working group coordinator (globalchallenges.org) The views expressed in this report are those of the authors. Their statements are not necessarily endorsed by the affiliated organisations or the Global Challenges Foundation. What mechanism could be harnessed in order to review and renew the UN charter without facing… Continue reading

Rebuking Trump, senators back effort to suspend U.S. support for Saudi-led war in Yemen

Corker signals possible support for measure to withdraw U.S. from war in Yemen Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) on Nov. 28 said he may support a measure to end U.S. military support for the war in Yemen to “respond appropriately” to Saudi Arabia. (Photo: Melina Mara/The Washington Post) By Karoun Demirjian , Carol Morello and… Continue reading

The Game-Changing Promise of a Green New Deal

Naomi Klein November 27 2018, 7:03 a.m. (theintercept.com) Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks to activists with the Sunrise Movement protesting in the offices of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi in Washington D.C., on Nov. 13, 2018.  Photo: Sarah Silbiger/The New York Times via Redux   LIKE SO MANY others, I’ve been energized by the bold… Continue reading