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Donkees's Journal
Donkees's Journal
December 14, 2018

Khashoggi Praised Bernie Sanders in 'Secret' Interview


Jebreal did the interview as part of a larger story she was writing for Newsweek about Saudi Arabia, Khashoggi’s homeland. On October 19, Newsweek decided to make the audio of the interview public.

Khashoggi Said Bernie Sanders Was the Only American Politician Putting Pressure on the Saudi Crown Prince

During the interview, Jebreal asked Khashoggi about the need for reform in Saudi Arabia. Khashoggi said that Mohammed bin Salman, the Saudi crown prince, is basically just a “tribal leader” with no true interest in reform.

And Khashoggi said that part of the problem is that nobody in Saudi Arabia can stand up to the crown prince. He said there is also no real pressure being brought to bear on him by the international community. Khashoggi said that in the United States, the only politician who seriously criticizes MBS is Bernie Sanders, the Vermont senator and one-time presidential candidate.

Khashoggi told Jebreal, “First of all, there is no political movement in Saudi Arabia that could pressure him, number one. And the world is happy with him. Do you see anybody in America except for Bernie Sanders who is calling for putting pressure on MBS? I only saw Bernie Sanders, but no one else.”


December 13, 2018

Facebook LIVE: The Eyes of the World Are on the Senate


Let us show the world today that the U.S. Senate recognizes that real American power does not come from our ability to blow things up, but from our ability to bring people together.

We must finally end US support for the disastrous Saudi-led war in Yemen.

December 11, 2018

Senator Sanders: Keep Up the Momentum to Fight Climate Change

Published on Dec 10, 2018
Today was a huge day in the fight to combat climate change. Over 1,000 young people showed up on Capitol Hill to fight for a Green New Deal and a sustainable future. Let’s keep up the momentum. What are your questions about how we can come together to address climate change?
December 7, 2018

Democracy Now: Yanis Varoufakis & Bernie Sanders Launch New Global Movement Against Far Right

Published on Dec 7, 2018
https://democracynow.org - The far right is rising in Europe, most recently in Spain, where the anti-immigrant, anti-abortion Vox party won multiple seats in a regional parliamentary election in Andalusia on Sunday. It was the first successful election for the far right in Spain since the country returned to democracy in the 1970s after the death of fascist military dictator Francisco Franco. We speak with economist and former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, who is launching a movement with Senator Bernie Sanders and others to fight right-wing forces around the globe.


December 6, 2018

Bernie Sanders: Concentrated Wealth is Concentrated Power

Published on Dec 6, 2018
Sen. Sanders joins Paul Jay who asks if breaking up the big banks is enough to weaken the power of Wall St.

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December 3, 2018

Democracy Now: Bernie Sanders on Yemen War, Medicare for All, Green New Deal & the Stop BEZOS Act

Published on Dec 3, 2018
https://democracynow.org - Hundreds of international progressive leaders gathered in Burlington, Vermont, last weekend for an event hosted by The Sanders Institute. While there, Amy Goodman sat down with independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders to discuss his efforts to pass a Green New Deal, raise the minimum wage and protect Social Security. He also spoke about last week’s historic Senate vote to advance a resolution he co-sponsored to end military support for the Saudi-led, U.S.-backed war in Yemen.
December 3, 2018

Naomi Klein Interviews Bernie Sanders on Climate Change

Published on Dec 3, 2018
“The bold moral leadership of newly-elected members of Congress like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has me feeling more optimistic about our collective chances of averting climate breakdown than I have in years,” writes Naomi Klein. But a whole lot of things need happen very quickly if the political tide is going to shift in time – including finding new ways to engage the public in this fight. In this hopeful moment, Naomi Klein had the opportunity to sit down with one of the few politicians who has consistently focused on this issue — Sen. Bernie Sanders. They spoke at the Sanders Institute Gathering in Burlington, Vermont, this weekend.

Tonight, Sen. Sanders will host a town hall on climate change with guests including Ocasio-Cortez, 350.org founder Bill McKibben, activist and “Big Little Lies” star Shailene Woodley, climate scientist Brenda Ekwurzel, activist and musician Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, and Mayor Dale Ross of deep-red Georgetown, Texas. The event will be streaming live in partnership with progressive media outlets, including The Intercept. You can watch on our Facebook page from 7—8:30 p.m.

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