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Head of National Nurses Encourages Bernie Sanders to Start a People’s Party

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By Medea Benjamin

Even if you attended the 4,000-strong Peoples Summit in Chicago on June 9-11 organized by folks from the Bernie Sanders campaign and National Nurses United (NNU), you might have missed the most significant moment of the gathering. It was a seemingly offhand comment made by NNU Executive Director RoseAnn DeMoro during the Saturday evening session when Bernie Sanders spoke to an adoring crowd, but a comment that adds kindling to a potential 2020 fire.

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Stop Weapons Sell to Saudi Arabia

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“Hello. I’m Congressman Ted Lieu. It’s very important to call your members of Congress and Senators to tell them about the devastation happening in Yemen and the unlawful airstrikes on civilians. And the United States should not be helping in that. We should not be selling weapons [to the Saudis] that are then being used by the coalition to drop bombs on civilians. I’ve been working on this issue, and we do have bipartisan support.So please call your members of Congress and US Senators and say: Do not sell weapons to the Saudi-led military coalition until they can demonstrate that they’re not going to be killing civilians with those weapons. Continue reading

Why Were the Saudi Streets So Quiet?

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By Medea Benjamin

With the world’s media focused on President Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia, it’s curious that the streets of Riyadh were so empty. Unlike most of Trump’s public appearances, there was not a protester in sight. Saudi women could have used the occasion to push for their rights. They could have put out a national call saying that as soon as Trump began to speak, women should walk out of their homes with their heads uncovered and dressed as they pleased, just like Melania and Ivanka Trump. They could have raised their arms in the air, waving the petition thousands of them signed calling for an end to the guardianship system that gives men control over their lives. They could have taken to the road behind the wheels of their family cars, openly defying the retrograde Saudi ban on women driving. But alas, there was not a Saudi woman in sight.

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Trump’s Saudi Trip Should Not Be to Clinch Arms Deal But to End Yemen War

By Medea Benjamin

President Trump’s trip to Saudi Arabia is designed to highlight his “art of deal” by clinching a massive $100 billion arms deal. But instead of using his presidency to be a salesman for the arms industry, Trump should be a statesmen for the suffering Yemenis. He should use his visit to press for a ceasefire and negotiations to end the conflict in Yemen.

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Convicted for Protesting Jeff Sessions is No Laughing Matter

By Tighe Barry

On May 1st, I stood on trial for having “greeted” Jeff Sessions in Congress before the start of his confirmation hearing in January.  On the day of the confirmation hearing, my colleague, Lenny Bianchi, and I were dressed up as Ku Klux Klan members, with our white hoods and robes designed to highlight Sessions’ racist history. I was convicted along with my fellow activists, Lenny and Desiree Fairooz. We each face up to $2,000 in fines,12 months in prison, or both. The sentencing will take place on June 21st. My performance at the hearing was a parody, but the real joke has become the US Justice Department.

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