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      Mr. Mickeys Mom
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      By David Smith, Washington
      Read more at Source: The Guardian

      I’m one of the 12,000 who signed up for this virtual convention TOMORROW 4 PM Pacific Time. There’s also an app for your smart phone so that you can participate in voting…

      The Harvard professor and activist Cornel West backed Bernie Sanders’ two presidential campaigns but doubts the Democratic party will ever be a serious force for change.

      Joe Biden’s acceptance speech at the virtual Democratic national convention made one reference to “middle class” and one to “working families”. It never mentioned the word “poverty”.

      Although Democrats put on a formidable show of unity, there are still refuseniks on the left who see little distinction between Biden and Donald Trump or the parties they lead. Some will gather at 4pm on Sunday for a virtual convention of their own.

      More than 12,000 people have signed up to attend the People’s Convention, streamed live on social media and featuring the Hollywood actors and activist Danny Glover and the former Minnesota governor and professional wrestler Jesse Ventura as well as two of the more quixotic Democratic primary candidates, Mike Gravel and Marianne Williamson. They will vote on forming a new political party “free of corporate money and influence” to run candidates in the congressional midterms in 2022 and for president in 2024.

      “A choice between Biden and Trump is no choice at all,” said Nick Brana, 31, national coordinator of the Movement for a People’s Party (MPP), which has nearly 100,000 members. “The Democrats and Republicans have made it clear that they will always choose profits over people. So we’re going to replace them.”

      Hell, no... I'm not giving up...

    • #352984
      lownslow
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      Thanks for the reminder, MMM, the wife and i will be attending 😆😊😀

    • #352991
      Mr. Mickeys Mom
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      “see” you there! Maybe we’ll see a livestream thread here, if I can do that.

      Hell, no... I'm not giving up...

    • #352995
      Two way street
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      So maybe that might be another possible link.

      @mr.mickeysmom  Thank you.

      2020-2024 Campaign Season: We the People are in the fight for our lives and livelihoods.

    • #352996
      mmonk
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      They control the election apparatus in each state through their legislative control.

      Fear not the path of Truth for the lack of People walking on it. - RFK

    • #352997
      Gryneos
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      Not because I don’t support the MPP; I do. But, this “David Smith” character seems to have been lifted directly from SV.

      And whereas the Green party candidate Jill Stein arguably cost Clinton some crucial votes in swing states, opinion polls suggest that protest votes for third-party candidates will have less impact this time.”

      No, David, Clinton won the popular vote. And David, the “protest votes” were from people voting for Trump to stick it to the Dems, try and teach them a lesson about putting up horrible candidates.

      Maybe just read the quotes from people and not the commentary. I truly lament losing the time when reporters only reported the news, instead of telling me how they feel about it.

      Who are you? | What do you want? | Why are you here? | Where are you going? | Do you have anything worth living for? | Who do you serve and who do you trust?

    • #353043
      Mr. Mickeys Mom
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      @gryneos   I’ve seen them more and more sanitize articles to fit the appeal to third way corporate Dems or produce staffers (especially in Washington bureau “news”) that flat out piss me off.

      Hell, no... I'm not giving up...

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