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Money for War, But Can't Feed the Poor: Will the Democrats Play Themselves Once Again?

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September 30th 2021

You wouldn't know it from reading the news, but Congress is in the midst of considering life-changing, life-saving policies for working people, like free preschool, free community college, direct aid to working parents, 12 weeks paid medical / maternity leave, lower drug prices, 1.5 million green jobs, and more. The Democrats are letting this set of proposals be reduced down to a spending issue without explaining what's actually in it! They should be championing the policies that are popular with workers all over the country. Andrew Perez at The Daily Poster lays out the facts. Former CIA Director Mike Pompeo wanted to kidnap Julian Assange, in a new confirmation of the targeted CIA assault on Wikileaks by Yahoo? News released earlier this week. Longtime whistleblower reporter Kevin Gosztola explains. According to The New York Times, a recent increase in homicides is a direct result of the uprising against police terror and police killings. In the last week, the paper published two articles outlining this scientifically false, right-wing conspiracy theory, authored by a former CIA officer. Alec Karakatsanis, founder and executive director of Civil Rights Corps & author of "Usual Cruelty," and Chanelle Helm, co-founder of Black Lives Matter Louisville, shed the light of reality on the situation. Earlier this week, Chinese Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou was released from Canadian detention, where she had been held for nearly three years on a U.S. warrant. Meanwhile, at the behest of the U.S., for doing business with Venezuela, businessman Alex Saab is being held in Cape Verde, a set of islands off the coast of Senegal. How does the U.S. consistently use other countries to sanction and imprison its own enemies? Co-Founder of the No Cold War Campaign Carlos Martinez breaks it down. PLUS: Mississippi and Alabama SNCC veteran Frank Smith discusses the upcoming SNCC Legacy Project Conference » Become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/BreakThroughNews -------------------------------- » Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BTnewsroom » Tweet us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BTnewsroom » Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/btnewsroom/ At Breakthrough News we believe in the power of independent media. Five mega-corporations dominate the media landscape — controlling 90% of what we read, watch and listen to. They control the news cycle, to which social media and even most “alternative” media is forced to respond. We are breaking through that cycle. We tell the untold stories of resistance from poor and working-class communities — because out of these stories we will construct a different narrative of the world, as it is and in real time. People’s movements in every corner of the globe are changing history and shifting consciousness. But these movements barely receive any coverage from the corporate media. They need visibility. They need amplification. They need a media arm to break through. We can be that media arm, but only with your help. Become a Patron and join us on the front lines in the battle of ideas. Subscribe and follow us! https://www.youtube.com/breakthroughnews @BTNewsroom #taxtherich #BudgetReconcilliation #freeassange # #BreakThroughNews #BTnews #socialistnews #socialist #raniakhalek #eugenepuryear


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