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Bernie is walking up on stage to make an introduction right now.
Bernie says he wants to say a few words.

Mentioned Jesse Jackson's history of struggle, his formation of the Rainbow Coalition, and Bernie says that 30 years ago, that kind of multi-racial, multi-ethnic coalition coming together was a Revolutionary idea.
Bernie then mentions Jesse Jackson running for President. Bernie says he supported Reverend Jesse Jackson back then in Vermont, and he won Vermont. And he also won the state of Michigan.

Bernie says Obama was able to be elected largely b/c of the barriers Jackson broke down.
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Never mind what the insiders & powerbrokers tell you, if you’re SERIOUS about solving Michigan’s problems, @BernieSanders is THE ONLY real choice for
- union rights
- healthcare
- racial justice
- education
- Great Lakes protection
And SO many more...

A thread:

Nobody stands with unions like @BernieSanders. He opposed NAFTA, recognizing it would fundamentally destroy our manufacturing economy by giving corporations carte Blanche to exploit foreign labor.

He came to Detroit to picket w/ @UAW & helped put #Fightfor15 on the map.

Even after our “comeback,” economists estimate we lost 250K jobs during the recession that are NEVER coming back.

Why? Wall St played fast & loose w/ our economy.

@BernieSanders wants to hold them accountable so it never happens again.

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"The Green New Deal" is going to take movement tactics. Bullshit. It's global - sitting in the wings. Your consent is being engineered. Spending billions to have you demand & "fight" for it. They play with you like a cat plays with a mouse before it decapitates it. For fun.
Who else is tasked with building the social license required to implement the Global Green New Deal?

Let's start with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, & May Boeve, Executive Director of 350-DOT-org.

The #NonProfitIndustrialComplex: an extension of the ruling class.

January 23, 2020, World Economic Forum: "Striking a Green New Deal"

Note again, that the UN partnered with WEF on June 13, 2020.

#C40Cities (founded by #Bloomberg & #Clinton)
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🌹’s: “Bernie is fighting for us. He fights for #M4A, #MoneyOutOfPolitics, #GND and #StudentLoanForgiveness.”

🍩’s: “Bernie has a hateful army who are always attacking online!”

🌹’s: “We’re just telling the truth.”

🍩’s: “Racist! Sexist! #BernieBros!”

🌹’s: 😔🖕🙄
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Let me tell you what is absolutely apparent to me right now in this election cycle:

1. The #MMT community has a helluva lot of work to do because economic illiteracy is going to kill us all while we wait for light bulb moments for far too many so called Progressives
2. The #UBI vs #FJG fight was never understood, the impacts poorly circulated. Alternative media failed to bother to learn, presuming to know shit they were out of their depth to speak to. The MSM and establishment greedily advanced neoliberal policies and the masses are asleep
3. The word "socialism" is still weaponizable and is being trotted out by establishment @TheDemocrats to some effect. They are redbaiting & propagandizing all manner of evil and far too many will attempt to unify a neoliberal message which means we all die from #ClimateEmergency
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Lots to like here, but, like much of her campaign's Medium-post policy making, this Warren plan is more sizzle than steak

I’m finding that quality of Warren’s plans quite vexing, as her supporters point to her PLANS above all

A (sorry long) #GND thread:

First, I’ve compared Sanders & Warren’s GND before, on the fed investments they were planning to put into combatting the climate crisis

It’s a bit out of date (back in Oct, she was proposing less $$ than John Delaney!), but here are those thoughts:

Some Warren folk are quick to dismiss Sander’s $16T plan as “Bernie’s 7 min abs” (dogsh!t line recycled from HRC) or just a ruse to "outflank" others

The size *is* important, but it’s not worth losing sight of what’s really at stake: investments DO stuff

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The @sunrisemvmt and their transformative call for a #GreenNewDeal has given millions of people hope that we can stop the climate crisis and build a more just society.

As a strong supporter of their movement, here's why I think Sunrise members should endorse @BernieSanders:
@sunrisemvmt @BernieSanders On April 5, 2010, the Upper Big Branch coal mine, owned by Massey Energy, exploded in Raleigh County, WV, killing 29 coal miners.

At the time, I was 21 years old, living and organizing against mountaintop removal coal mining just a few miles away from the mine.
On April 5th, my friends and I watched from our front porch as the ambulances and Mine Rescue trucks rolled by for hours.
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The analogy of a country’s budget being like a household's budget is often used as an argument for austerity measures (suspiciously, only used against social programs, not programs that benefit elites). But this analogy has several fallacies. Thread. 1/17
First, most deficit spending that invests in the general population, such as infrastructure, education, social uplift, environmental sustainability, etc. lead to economic growth (& if done right wage-led growth) that increases income & thus tax revenue. 2/17
This is supported by economic historians. Both in the US & internationally severe austerity measures have always lead to a death spiral of decreased economic activity, decreased employment, decreased wages & decreased tax revenue. 3/17
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Yes. This is beyond grotesque. Klein references a Bolivian initiative under the Morales gov't - as a lure to promote the GND - without a single acknowledgment to the coup itself.

What Klein does not reference is far more compelling: the 2010 People's Agreement of Cochabamba.
The Cochabamba People's Agreement (April 2010) came out of the Bolivian World People's Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth conference. It was Indigenous-led, with people attending from around the world. #Bolivia…
#Whiteness and racism played a key role at this conference.

350's (Klein serves on the board) sole purpose for attending the conference in Bolivia was to literally undermine the host country’s official policy position on climate change (300 ppm, 1ºC limit, etc.)
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Making a list comparing ALL of Bernie's plans to Warren's plans to prove she isn't more "specific and detailed and has more plans" than Bernie.

"I have a plan" is empty sloganeering and libs need to admit it.
Bernie has 31 plans on his site, Warren has 52

But bear in mind Numerical count ≠ More 'specific' or 'policy-focused' ⁠— scope and quality of these plans matter

For e.g. Bernie's #GND (1 comprehensive plan) covered everything in Warren's 'Green' plans (6 separate plans)
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So @NaomiAKlein made some important points on the @PitchforkEcon podcast about neoliberalism and the #GND. She said that while the popularity of purist neoliberal doctrine is not as popular pervasive, its success has been in convincingly asserting that #thereisnoalternative /1
This is because neoliberalism has effectively captured the public imagination in two critical ways. 1) Framing debates about Capitalism under the assumption that it is an immutable indivisible totality, while they themselves understand and act on the assumption it is not /2
Considerable energy is spent debating under the premise that the only contributions towards systemic alternatives must clearly guarantee the overcoming of the capitalist totality from the onset. Neoliberals however have spent 40 years shaping institutions to their liking /3
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Ok thread for Urban Indian and a Green New Deal for Seattle Candidate Forum starts now! #UrbanIndianForum #seattle #climatecrisis

(a thread)
Co hosts with: @kexp Grist @350_Seattle @gotgreenseattle and sponsor @mithun_design with many others

This is being live streamed on King5 and can be found on facebook!

#Seattle #UrbanIndianForum
@kexp @350_Seattle @gotgreenseattle @mithun_design A land acknowledge and a song from the Chief Seattle Club to begin. #UrbanIndianForum
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I'm at #ecomodernism2019, and there is a panel about Perspectives on the Green New Deal, with @leahstokes and @jerry_jtaylor and moderated by @emilyhholden

I'll be live tweeting in this thread
@leahstokes @jerry_jtaylor @emilyhholden Holden: we are here to talk about the role of the #GND and whether it is good politically
@leahstokes @jerry_jtaylor @emilyhholden Stokes: in my mind the #GND lives in the Democratic Presidential candidate plans. Inslee plan provided a good base and highlights the scale of the deployment challenge of 8 or more times the historical rate
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Surprise!✨I am thrilled to announce the launch of our #GreenNewDeal art series with custom Bronx & Queens GND posters.

The Bronx edition poster will be given for free as a limited release to the public at our Pelham Bay Nature Day & Backpack Giveaway in the Bronx tomorrow.

These posters push us to imagine our future with a Green New Deal in two of our beloved NY-14 parks: Pelham Bay & Flushing Meadows.

All our #GND posters are made in the US, union-printed & will be available for purchase soon, but available at organizing events now.

Bronx & Queens art is where we’re starting, but we aspire to release custom #GreenNewDeal art for local communities across America.

We are also working on a line of GND reusables!

The first 250 prints will be released at Family Nature Day tomorrow, where we’re doing park tours:
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People are deliberately starting fires in the #AmazonRainforest to illegally deforest indigenous land for cattle ranching

Pataxó woman:
“These assholes came in and burned down [our reservation]... I want all of the media here to see this”
For 2 years we’ve fought to preserve [our reservation] & these assholes came in & burned it down.

They are killing our rivers, our sources of life, & now they have set our reserve on fire. Tomorrow we are closing the roads & I want all the media here to see this.
🌎The #AmazonFires show there can be no #GreenNewDeal w/out indigenous rights

🌳By safeguarding sovereignty over ancestral lands-- which make up 1/4 of the earth's surface-- we can reverse deforestation

⚖️#GND is our best shot at stabilizing the climate & repairing injustice
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Isra Hirsi, daughter of US congresswoman Ilhan Omar, is co-founder of US Youth Climate Strike. When it launched (2019) it essentially mirrored Thunberg's campaign. Today it is a MoveOn for youth.

@JohnStauber can tell you all about MoveOn - a front party for the US democrats.
I can tell you about MoveOn too. It is a co-founder of Avaaz, an NGO that I have researched & written extensively about since 2012.

Avaaz: Imperialist Pimps of Militarism, Protectors of the Oligarchy, Trusted Facilitators of War:…
Former organizing director for MoveOn, Zack Exley is current advisor to US congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.…
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The #GreenNewDeal is a NON-biding Resolution🤨👉The #OFFAct is an actual Bill
"@AOC was one of the 1st Congressional candidates to pledge to support @TulsiGabbard's #OFFAct, IF SHE GOT ELECTED" ~@mschlos from @foodandwater
#TulsiGabbard is the ONLY candidate & in Congress that has put forward comprehensive legislation how we ethically get to 100% renewable energy by 2035:…👈#OFFAct

#ClimateAction #Tulsi2020🌺#GND
#GND combines a vision of renewable energy w/ good paying jobs & social equity. The backbone for what must be inc. in any #GND exists in the form of the Off Fossil Fuels for a Better Future Act (#OFFAct), which was introduced in Sep 2017 by @TulsiGabbard👇…
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This interview!
Apparently there's no one under 65 on Biden's team with any influence to tell him that 71% of Americans support #M4A among other things.
Exclusive: Biden expresses skepticism of Democrats' leftward tilt and AOC's mass appeal…
#Biden seems not to have even read the demographics from 2016 or the issues voters prioritized in 2018 (climate, healthcare, immigration, guns). He resorts to referring to AOC as "bright" but "not representative," which is how he famously referred to Obama in 2007.
#Biden also says he wasn't prepared for #KamalaHarris to come after him because she knows him & knew his late son, Beau. (He needs to stop using Beau for sympathy points. He should reference his living son, Hunter, who gave a heart-wrenching interview about his addiction.)
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The latest @BloombergNEF New Energy Outlook dropped Tuesday morning:…. My take here and few thoughts follow:… via @bopinion 1/11
This time last year, BNEF expected CO2 emissions from the global power sector would peak in 2027. This time around, they think peak emissions has occurred already 2/11
But while BNEF is optimistic about the power sector traveling a <2C path to 2030, much more needs to be done to stay on it past that. BP's latest statistical review of 2018 provided a warning in that regard ... 3/11
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We need a #GreenNewDeal and #JG. Most people aren't socialpathic. In their jobs, they don't want to work on making the planet unlivable for their children, they don't want to engage in fraud or corruption, they don't want to stand by while their coworkers are harassed and abused.
Most people don't want to build systems of mass surveillance, psychological manipulation, and autonomous weapons. Most people don't want to work on how to exploit others more and more. But fear, fear of unemployment and loss of livelihood gets people to work rapidly on all these.
This fear is real. Whistleblowers are completely destroyed in this system. This is a system of socialpaths, by socialpaths, for socialpaths. With impending climate catastrophe and massive concentration of autonomous means of violence, we need a new system immediately.
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Response to #Biden skipping the California Dems is scathing.

Biden's "refusal to show up only reinforces the idea that he’s an elitist and he is more interested in collecting big checks in CA than being in genuine touch with grassroots activists."…
#Buttigieg and #Warren took Biden on.
Buttigieg said that "the riskiest thing we could do is try to play it safe.... In these times, Democrats can no more promise to take us back to the 2000s or 1990s than conservatives can take us back to the 1950s.”…
#Warren: “Some Democrats in Washington believe the only changes we can get are tweaks & nudges.If they dream at all, they dream small.Some say if we’d all just calm down, Republicans will come to their senses. Our country is in a time of crisis. The time for small ideas is over.”
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Donella Meadows once wrote that you don't cure a fever by taking your temperature...

A thread in honor of the 'milestone' of reaching #415ppm CO2 in the thin layer of gasses that support all life on earth, aka the atmosphere.
415 ppm CO2. It is excellent to know this number, and a testament to scientific excellence and persistence since the 1960s. It's also a measure of our cleverness as a species.
We know we live on a planet (yay for us), we can measure things about that planet with great precision (yay again).
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A bazillion times this.
While researching my investigative piece on #ClimateChange for @damemagazine, I interviewed families whose kids had died or nearly died from the impact of environmental racism.
This isn't some future event.
This is r
Half the Midwest is underwater.
I wrote about who is leading on #ClimateChange. Also, every woman running supports the #GND. Biden claiming the working class do not is false--many working-class women are leading #ClimateAction.
Here's the correct link:…
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