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Thu Sep 13, 2018, 01:24 PM

Bernie Sanders: A new authoritarian axis demands an international progressive front

Thu 13 Sep 2018


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There is a global struggle taking place of enormous consequence. Nothing less than the future of the planet – economically, socially and environmentally – is at stake.

At a time of massive wealth and income inequality, when the world’s top 1% now owns more wealth than the bottom 99%, we are seeing the rise of a new authoritarian axis.

While these regimes may differ in some respects, they share key attributes: hostility toward democratic norms, antagonism toward a free press, intolerance toward ethnic and religious minorities, and a belief that government should benefit their own selfish financial interests. These leaders are also deeply connected to a network of multi-billionaire oligarchs who see the world as their economic plaything.

In order to effectively combat the rise of the international authoritarian axis, we need an international progressive movement that mobilizes behind a vision of shared prosperity, security and dignity for all people, and that addresses the massive global inequality that exists, not only in wealth but in political power.

In a time of exploding wealth and technology, we have the potential to create a decent life for all people. Our job is to build on our common humanity and do everything that we can to oppose all of the forces, whether unaccountable government power or unaccountable corporate power, who try to divide us up and set us against each other. We know that those forces work together across borders. We must do the same.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/ng-interactive/2018/sep/13/bernie-sanders-international-progressive-front



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Reply Bernie Sanders: A new authoritarian axis demands an international progressive front (Original post)
Donkees Thursday OP
mr_lebowski Thursday #1
Lucky Luciano Thursday #2
elleng Thursday #3
Lucky Luciano Thursday #4
malthaussen Friday #5
Uncle Joe Friday #6

Response to Donkees (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 01:31 PM

1. This ... so much THIS! (nt)

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Response to Donkees (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 06:10 PM

2. Not a real democrat!

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Response to Lucky Luciano (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 08:19 PM

3. Really!

'We need an international progressive movement that mobilizes behind a vision of shared prosperity, security and dignity for all people, and that addresses the massive global inequality that exists, not only in wealth but in political power.'

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Response to elleng (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 08:26 PM

4. Cheers 🍻 nt

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Response to Donkees (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 09:35 AM

5. "Workers of the world unite?"

Plus ca change...

An international front?



I agree with the man, mind, but seriously, this screed is loaded with ammunition for the nay-sayers.

-- Mal

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Response to Donkees (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 11:10 AM

6. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread Donkees.

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