Millions of Bernie Sanders’ donors may now have legal recourse against the Democratic primaries they saw as rigged.
Beck & Lee Trial Lawyers, a civil litigation firm based in Miami, Florida, is announcing the filing of a class action lawsuit against the DNC early next week, alleging fraud and collusion with the Hillary Clinton campaign. While roughly one hundred people have officially signed on as plaintiffs, partner Jared Beck told US Uncut that thousands of requests for legal paperwork have come in within the last 48 hours.
“Signed agreements are coming in steadily and we continue to get new requests by the minute,” Beck said.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) is taking action to restore the voting rights of thousands of ex-offenders in the state after a court decision Friday put them in jeopardy. He’s getting around the Virginia Supreme Court’s ruling against him by signing 200,000 individual clemency grants to the state’s ex-offenders to ensure their right to vote in November. In a 4 to 3 decision late Friday, the Supreme Court of Virginia stripped away the voting rights from 200,000 ex-offenders who had recently regained full civil rights through one of McAuliffe’s executive orders, effectively disenfranchising one in five of the state’s African American voters.
Progressivism, referred to as regressivism by critics, is characterised by support for or advocacy of social reform that on the surface would appear to have good intentions, however in practice would result in regression to a former or less developed state of affairs.
Like previous forms of progressivism, the modern day form preoccupies itself with issues of race and sex, with identity politics introducing gender and sexuality into the mix.
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Neoliberalism (or sometimes neo-liberalism) refers primarily to ideas associated with laissez-faire economic liberalism. These include extensive economic liberalisation policies such as privatisation, fiscal austerity, deregulation, free trade, and reductions in government spending in order to enhance the role of the private sector in the economy.
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder testified this Thursday at a Flint congressional hearing over the water crisis. Snyder, who oversaw the state while its residents were being poisoned by the bacteria and lead-infested water, was the subject of harsh criticism from Congressmen Matt Cartwright who believes that the governor knew more than what he is saying about the tainted water supply.
Thank you, Rep. Cartwright. It was thoroughly enjoyable to watch this criminal be told he’s a phony and a liar to his face. Snyder’s led a privileged life where he’s never been in a position to be chastised by anyone, and he certainly deserved this one given that 100,000 people were poisoned under his watch. #Hate it!
Polish men and women gathered today in front of the parliament. We protested against the utterly horrific new Law and Justice’s (PiS) party project that will basically ban abortion all over the country: raped and underage women will have to carry out the pregnancy — that means protecting the rapists, pedophiles and men who commit incest.
However, that’s not all. Our government wants to ban prenatal screening and diagnosis. They will force women to give birth to deformed and even those seriously ill fetuses. If you think that’s horrible enough, well, they want to hurt us even more: every miscarriage is going to end with a court trial that will determine if the pregnancy was terminated on purpose. This means that women who have just been through unimaginable suffering will have to sit through a court trial and defend themselves as if they had just commited some sort of crime!
No woman will be safe in our own country unless we stand up and end this nightmare!
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After Donald Trump’s rambling, angry speech accepting the Republican Party’s presidential nomination Thursday night, the queer co-founders of the Black Lives Matter movement are sounding the alarm.
“The terrorist on our televisions tonight was Donald Trump,” said a statement from Patrisse Cullors, the Los Angeles-based queer woman who co-founded #BlackLivesMatter with Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi in 2014. “He pledged to fight for Americans, while threatening the vast majority of this country with imprisonment, deportation and a culture of abject fear.”
Indeed, last night’s speech offered Americans a sinister preview of the “law and order” police state that a President Trump would implement — where Trump himself plays the role of judge and jury.
“His doublespeak belies his true nature: a charlatan who will embolden racists and destroy communities of color,” added Cullors. “He is a disgrace. White people of conscience must forcefully reject this hatred immediately.”
In what has been called the longest acceptance speech for a major party’s nomination since at least since at least 1972, Trump gesticulated wildly, striking an authoritarian tone that leaned heavily on the growing fear many Americans feel in the wake of continued mass shootings, terrorist attacks, and deadlypolice shootings. While Trump made passing references to supporting the economically impoverished, people of color, and LGBT people, much of his 75-minute address echoed the xenophobic, dog-whistle racist and nationalistic rhetoric that has been a hallmark of the billionaire businessman’s campaign.