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Ajamu Baraka: A Renewed Peace Movement Is the Antidote to Misguided Black Politicians


The human rights activist and 2016 Green Party vice presidential candidate is leading the Black Alliance for Peace, a project against “war, repression and imperialism.”

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Blaming Russia Helps Democratic Party’s Anti-Bernie Elites Maintain Power


Rather than pursuing an independent investigation into the 2016 election, the Democratic establishment has used hyperbole to block Bernie Sanders and progressives from pulling away from Wall Street.

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Watch: Democratic National Committee Chooses Tom Perez as New Chair

In his first move, the former labor secretary named rival Keith Ellison as his deputy.

Posted on Feb 25, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Why Did Establishment Democrats Nominate Tom Perez for Party Chair?


According to journalist Glenn Greenwald, the move satisfies Israeli-American billionaire Haim Saban (pictured) and other party benefactors.

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Ahead of Vote for DNC Chair, Ellison Calls the Trump-Impeachment Issue ‘Legitimate’


Protecting the presidency is crucial, says Rep. Keith Ellison, a key candidate for the leadership of the Democratic National Committee. 

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The Democratic National Committee Needs a Hero


The next DNC chair has an important job: protect the rights of citizens and stand up for the rule of law.

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Campaign to Crush Muslim Civil Society Organizations in the U.S. Escalates


Moves to suppress American Muslim groups so far haven’t ignited the outraged protests inspired by President Trump’s travel ban.

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Blaming Russia Is Irresistible to the Democrats


The “Putin did it” narrative is not about keeping Donald Trump out of office (an impossibility). It’s about shaping the political and policy environment in coming months and years.

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Sanders Supporter Charges Senior Michigan Democrat With Assault After Committee Meeting Dispute


Reports that senior Michigan Democrats rigged the process for choosing electors of the new DNC chairman and threw Bernie Sanders supporters out of a party meeting suggest that Democratic elites will not allow Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison (pictured) to become the party’s leader without a fight. Updated.

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Sorry, Garrison Keillor. Keith Ellison Could Have Beaten Trump, and Still Can (Video)


The “Prairie Home Companion” creator, deep in depression over the advent of the Trump Gilded Age, blasts the idea of the prominent liberal congressman (pictured) becoming the Democratic National Committee chairman.

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How the Media Iced Out Bernie Sanders and Helped Donald Trump Win


The Vermont senator has spent his life fighting for progressive causes. As the world braces for a Trump presidency, Sanders shows no signs of slowing down.

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The Democratic Party Lost Its Soul. It’s Time to Win It Back.


Who will become the next chair of the Democratic National Committee? This leadership contest has significant implications for the future of American politics.

Posted on Nov 28, 2016 READ MORE

Donald Trump Assembling Team of ‘Swamp Creatures,’ Says Democratic Lawmaker Keith Ellison


The progressive congressman said it’s clear the president-elect is “not doing what he’s said he’s gonna do for average working Americans.”

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In Wake of Donald Trump’s Victory, Progressives Urge a Democratic Party Overhaul


Many want sweeping changes throughout the party’s leadership, installing new officials who represent grass-roots, not corporate, interests. Keith Ellison, pictured, could soon be one of them: The Minnesota representative is being pushed to head the Democratic National Committee.

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Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison Emerges as Progressive Antidote to Trump


Led by Bernie Sanders, liberal Democrats are pressing for the first Muslim elected to Congress to take the reins of the Democratic National Committee.

Posted on Nov 12, 2016 READ MORE

Rep. Keith Ellison Calls for Creating and Maintaining Positive Relationships With Muslims in America

Most of the terror attacks in the U.S. have been carried out by non-Muslims, the Minnesota legislator points out. He adds that many potential atrocities have been averted by a community that counts him as a member.

Posted on Mar 30, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Despite the Sad State of American Politics, Rep. Raul Grijalva Is Optimistic—Here’s Why


These days it’s easy to be jaded by our political system. So why does Arizona Rep. Raul Grijalva have a positive outlook?

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Americans Suffer While Finance Tax Waits for Congress’ Attention


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The Financial Transaction Tax, or Robin Hood Tax, would generate more than $300 billion a year in revenue, thereby doing away with the need for the sequester currently forcing across-the-board budget cuts.

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Legislators and Activists Mount Opposition to Citizens United


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Good news for democracy: Lawmakers at all levels of government met with activists on Capitol Hill this week to sign a “Declaration for Democracy” in support of the effort to overturn the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision.

Posted on Apr 21, 2012 READ MORE

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