Obama Privately Considered Leading ‘Stop-Bernie Campaign’ to Combat Sanders 2020 Surge: Report

November 26, 2019 by Common Dreams “From lofty heights, Obama has now become a dampener of hope, a barrier to change, and a threat to progress.”byJake Johnson, staff writer Former President Barack Obama speaks to guests at the Obama Foundation Summit on the campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology… Continue reading

Police arrest 22 people, take down ‘Housing Justice Village’ outside Oakland City Hall

Officers arrest activists who hoped to push for policy shift on unhoused By DYLAN BOUSCHER | dbouscher@bayareanewsgroup.com, GEORGE KELLY | gkelly@bayareanewsgroup.com, MARISA KENDALL | mkendall@bayareanewsgroup.com and ALI TADAYON | atadayon@bayareanewsgroup.com | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: November 24, 2019 at 5:19 pm | UPDATED: November 25, 2019 at 4:33 pm (eastbaytimes.com) OAKLAND — Police and city workers early Monday morning dismantled a “Housing Justice Village” of about… Continue reading

Not ‘Free Stuff,’ But Public Goods: Ocasio-Cortez Denounces Neoliberal Talking Points on Publicly-Funded Education and Housing

November 25, 2019 by Common Dreams “I never want to hear the term ‘free stuff’ ever again.” by Julia Conley, staff writer Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez spoke with her constituents in The Bronx on Sunday about a public housing plan under the Green New Deal. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Rep. Alexandria… Continue reading

No teams have called Kaepernick since workout, report says

No teams have called Kaepernick since workout, report says

Ex-49ers QB Colin Kaepernick impressed at Atlanta workout, but likely angered NFL by changing venues By MICHAEL NOWELS | mnowels@bayareanewsgroup.com | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: November 24, 2019 at 10:36 am | UPDATED: November 25, 2019 at 4:04 am (eastbaytimes.com) Colin Kaepernick has been waiting by the phone for a week, but it’s all been in… Continue reading

Encampment at Oakland City Hall – by Un-housed neighbors (from Adrienne Fong)

Oakland Un-housed Neighbors have created the HOUSING JUSTICE VILLAGE at Oakland City Hall Oscar Grant Plaza (Frank H. Ogawa Plaza) 14th & Broadway St. (nr. 12th Street BART) Oakland Indybay Article: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/11/24/18828389.php?fbclid=IwAR3cW9lNEr_tKryKqaLNSWbzwbbGuIwNKKpUFiypN90ad419YL7zfaDtTZg Article & Photos by Dave Id Un-housed folks who have been traumatized and brutalized by the city of Oakland, whose… Continue reading

The electoral college started with the Holy Roman Empire

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other uses, see Electoral college. Illustration from the 1341 Codex Balduini Trevirorum showing the electors in deliberation (left to right: Archbishop of Cologne, Archbishop of Mainz, Archbishop of Trier, Count Palatine of the Rhine, Duke of Saxony, Margrave of Brandenburg and King of Bohemia). Choosing the king…. Continue reading

American Authoritarianism and Restoring Constitutional Order | Shahid Buttar | TEDxHarkerSchool

TEDx Talks In an age of heightened security, are our most vital civil liberties at risk? Shahid Buttar of the Electronic Frontier Foundation provides an insight into the history of mass surveillance and incarceration policies, how those policies conflict with the very ideas of a democratic society, and how these… Continue reading