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May 04 2016 - The Push to Make Sanders the Green Party's Candidate (5)

Sanders and his ardent supporters, in other words, have a unique historic opportunity to shatter the asphyxiating two-party duopoly of two pro-corporate parties that has been the Bermuda Triangle of progressive politics for over a century.
Will he give up on the self-defeating, nonsensical notion of backing Hillary Clinton if she wins the Democratic Party's nomination for president?

Aug 20 2013 - Obama’s Sinister Crackdown on the Press (1)

It is becoming perfectly clear that the outrageous detention of American journalist Glenn Greenwald's Brazilian partner David Miranda by British police during a flight transfer at London's Heathrow Airport was, behind the scenes, the work of US intelligence authorities.

British police and the British Home Office (the equivalent of America's Department of Homeland Security) are claiming that the action was taken by them on the basis of an anti-terrorist statute, passed in 2000, with the Orwellian name "Schedule 7." The give-away that this was not something that the British dreamed up on their own, however, is their admission that they had "notified Washington" of their intention to detain Miranda, a Brazilian national, before the detention actually occurred.

Mar 15 2011 - The Idiocy and Hubris of Engineers: GE, Fukushima, & the danger of the spent fuel rods (1)

...huge pools of water up in the higher level of the containment building above the reactors, which hold the spent fuel rods.... Some of GE's plants in the US feature this same design... "....a spent-fuel pool fire could very well produce damage similar to or even greater than Chernobyl".

Jan 06 2011 - Obama Against the Public (4)

On every key issue of public concern--protecting Social Security, reforming and universalizing health care, re-regulating the banking industry, ending America's endless wars, cutting the military budget, and taking serious steps to combat global climate change, the government in this supposed democracy has gone against the wishes of the majority of the public.

Jan 20 2010 - The Perfect Moment for Party Progressives (3)

DAVE LINDORFF is a Philadelphia-area journalist. His latest book is "The Case for Impeachment" (St. Martin's Press, 2006). His work is available at www.thiscantbehappening.net.

Mar 31 2009 - The Mendacity of Hope - The Obama Betrayal (2)

We are witnessing one of the fastest betrayals of the Democratic Party base in modern memory, as President Barack Obama and the Democratic Party leadership in the Senate slither away from a crucial constituency, the labor movement, and from support of labor's key legislative agenda item: passage of a bill, "The Employee Free Choice Act," which would restore a measure of fairness to labor relations.

Mar 07 2009 - Dave Lindorff: Kiss the Banks Goodbye and Refocus on Rebuilding the American People

"The point here is that if people aren't willing to spend money, then what good is it to give more money to banks and their shareholders, in hopes that they will start lending it?.."

Mar 16 2007 - Kucinich Has a Chance to Make a Historic Move and to Stand Out as a Presidential Hopeful (1)

The mountain of evidence of this administration's crimes against the Constitution, the Republic, and the People of the United States has been growing by the month, and Speaker Pelosi's and the DNC's position—that it is better to simply run out the clock to 2008 and let the administration continue to mess up—is looking increasingly craven, calculating and unconscionable.

Kucinich has long shown himself to be that rare thing—a politician of conscience.

He now has the chance to prove it, by standing up to Pelosi and the do-nothing Democratic leadership. As Kucinich said in his statement on the floor of Congress, "This House cannot avoid its constitutionally authorized responsibility to restrain the abuse of Executive power."

Jan 07 2007 - Democrats are Reverting to Form (4)

Afraid to take a stand on a single critical issue facing the nation, Democrats risk becoming irrelevant as a party.

Dec 06 2006 - Abu-Jamal Case at Third Circuit as Prosecutor Admits He Had No "True Defense"

Oct 12 2006 - U.S. Military Has Killed 127-238,000 Iraqi Civilians (4)

Sep 18 2006 - Washington on Constitution Day:

The talk oTalk of Impeachment and Rumors of (More) War

Aug 30 2006 - Armitage is the Leaker, but not the Story: Black Ops and War Lies (4)

Jul 30 2006 - Abu-Jamal's Appeal Moves into its Final Stage

Jul 26 2006 - Global Warming's Gathering Storm (1)

Jul 19 2006 - Happy Impeachment Day!

Jul 17 2006 - A Nice Mess Our President Has Made for US (4)

Jul 13 2006 - If They Broke the Law, String 'Em Up

Jul 11 2006 - Krauthammer Has It Wrong: The Constitution is for Peace and War (3)

Jul 01 2006 - High Court has Ruled: Bush is a War Criminal (1)

Jun 30 2006 - Lib Dems Need to Stop Whining about Vote Theft and Start Winning (5)

Jun 28 2006 - Congress is Derelict: Replace It With People Who Take Their Oath Seriously (3)

Jun 26 2006 - Taking Impeachment on the Road

Jun 21 2006 - "Cut and Run": A Winning Slogan if the Democrats are Serious about Wanting to Win (2)

Jun 16 2006 - 2500 Wasted Lives or "Just a Number"? (1)

Jun 14 2006 - Unexpected Guest Drops in on Iraqi Prime Minister

Jun 11 2006 - Why Kill Zarqawi Instead of Capture Him? (3)

Jun 08 2006 - The Ultimate Impeachable Crime: Fiddling While We All Burn

Jun 05 2006 - Who's Following the Money?

Jun 02 2006 - Bush and Rumsfeld Teaching Ethics to Soldiers?! (2)

May 30 2006 - Do Democrats Have a Death Wish? (3)

May 29 2006 - A Memorial Mother's Day Note

May 28 2006 - Joyce Lindorff's Impeachmint Punch (2)

May 25 2006 - Why They Hate Us: Reason #1003 and Counting... (3)

May 24 2006 - Gen. Hayden: A Yes-Man for All Seasons

May 23 2006 - Impeachment: A Winning Argument

May 19 2006 - Virtual America

May 17 2006 - New Book Lays Out Impeachment Crimes and Impeachment Roadmap

May 13 2006 - Bush and CIA Director Designate Hayden Rewrite the 4th Amendment (2)

May 12 2006 - What 4th Amendment? We're in Bushworld Now (7)

May 08 2006 - Pelosi is in for a Surprise in November (6)

May 05 2006 - Shameless Commerce: US Policy Towards China and Taiwan

Apr 25 2006 - Bush&Co: Making America Safer One Released War Crime Victim at a Time

Apr 23 2006 - Dangerous Times Ahead (3)

Apr 21 2006 - Where are all the Frogs? (5)

Apr 18 2006 - Hypocrite-in-Chief Can't Lecture China on Rights

Apr 12 2006 - Bush's Act of Treason (5)

Apr 09 2006 - Impeachment Clock Advances...Tick-Tock, Tick-Tock (2)

Apr 06 2006 - American Workers Should Take a Lesson from the "Sissy" French

Apr 04 2006 - Bashing Chavez at The Times: How Dare He Do Good With Oil Revenuew! (1)

Mar 31 2006 - Republican Hatchet Man Defends Presidential Crimes

Mar 30 2006 - Omigod! Senate Dems May Have to Take a Stand! (6)

Mar 28 2006 - The Mosque Massacre was no Accident (2)

Mar 27 2006 - Where's the Sense of Panic or Urgency? (5)

Mar 19 2006 - A Message from the Chairman (1)

Mar 14 2006 - Moussaoui Case Shows Why Guantanamo Tribunals are a Bad Idea (2)

Mar 13 2006 - It's Spring and Talk of Impeachment is in the Air

Mar 08 2006 - Learning to Love Impeachment and Forget About Dick

Mar 07 2006 - Groundswell for Impeachment (4)

Mar 02 2006 - Zogby: The Troops Want Out, The Sooner The Better (2)

Feb 25 2006 - Bush's Bunker Crop of Bad News (1)

Feb 24 2006 - Democrats in Congress Show Why They Are So Useless (6)

Feb 22 2006 - Sloshed: Journalist Says Secret Service Report Claims Cheney was Drunk (2)

Feb 20 2006 - Ambulance Chasing and the Vice President

Feb 14 2006 - Democrats, Like Cheney, Are Shooting Their Own (7)

Feb 13 2006 - If Stupidity Were Impeachable, Cheney'd be History (8)

Feb 12 2006 - Attacking Iran Will Put the US at Risk as Never Before (7)

Feb 07 2006 - George Bush and Tomoyuki Yamashita (1)

Feb 03 2006 - The New "Did This Really Happen?" Blog Quiz

Jan 31 2006 - Progressive Democrats Need to Clean House...and Senate (9)

Jan 28 2006 - Alito: Time to Take a Stand (2)

Jan 26 2006 - Bush Pot Calls Hamas Kettle Black

Jan 24 2006 - Bush Running Scared? (3)

Jan 21 2006 - It Would Be Funny if it Weren't so Tragic (4)

Jan 18 2006 - Is NSA Spying a Case of China Business Blowback? (1)

Jan 14 2006 - A (Very Short) Honor Roll of House Members Who Have Stood Up for the Constitution (5)

Jan 09 2006 - What We Don't Know Can Hurt Us (5)

Jan 05 2006 - 2006 is a Crucial Year (5)

Dec 29 2005 - bush Spy Scandal Jeopardizes National Security (1)

Dec 26 2005 - Time to Dump Bush and Keller (1)

Dec 22 2005 - Help! Al Qaeda Must Be Everywhere! (3)

Dec 22 2005 - Did the Bush Administration Lie to Congress and the 9/11 Commission? (1)

Dec 20 2005 - White House, FBI Lied to 9-11 Commission About "Missing" 9-11 Black Boxes

Dec 17 2005 - This is About Much More Than Just NSA Domestic Spying (6)

Dec 15 2005 - "Just a Goddamned Piece of Paper!" (1)

Dec 14 2005 - Secret Government is the Problem

Dec 07 2005 - Big Break in Mumia Abu-Jamal Case (1)

Dec 05 2005 - What Democracy, Exactly, Are We Exporting? (3)

Dec 02 2005 - Iraq: A Rush for the Exits (4)

Nov 29 2005 - Where Have All the Bush/Cheney Bumper Stickers Gone? (6)

Nov 25 2005 - When Your Ostensible Ally Says Blowing Up Your Troops is Okay, It's Time to Head Home (5)

Nov 22 2005 - Fallujah: the War Crimes Keep Piling Up (3)

Nov 17 2005 - US Didn't Use Phosphorus Bombs on Civilians Because It Called All Civilians Insurgents (2)

Nov 16 2005 - Shake & Bake: Who Would Jesus burn? (1)

Nov 15 2005 - Not Just Another Word for Nothing Left to Lose--It's the Whole Ball of Wax

Nov 07 2005 - What Country Was He Talking About? (3)

Nov 04 2005 - FLASH! A Majority of Americans Now Favors Impeachment! (6)

Nov 04 2005 - A Shock and Awe Attack on American Workers (2)

Oct 31 2005 - Impeachment Time: Grab the Torches and Pitchforks! (1)

Oct 28 2005 - Now Look Who's Calling for Presumption of Innocence and the Right to a Fair Trial (4)

Oct 24 2005 - Revoke Judkth Miller's Pulitzer

Oct 21 2005 - Judy Miller, the Armstrong Williams of WMD

Oct 17 2005 - "Run Amok" Judith Miller Goes Down in Plames...er, Flames (2)

Oct 12 2005 - Impeachment Then and Now: Clinton, Bush and the Polls (3)

Oct 10 2005 - No Lie Left Untried: Scaring Kids into Uniform (1)

Oct 05 2005 - Bird Flu: Evolultion or Unintelligent Design? (3)

Oct 04 2005 - Free Market Idiocy and Easy Money in the Big Easy (2)

Oct 02 2005 - Slaughtering Journalists by the Book (2)

Sep 30 2005 - Judith Miller's Strange Voluntary 85-Day Lock-Up

Sep 29 2005 - What Opposition Party? (8)

Sep 27 2005 - Repealing Posse Comitatus Means Iraq in the US. Do We Really Want This? (1)

Sep 25 2005 - Size Didn't Matter; It was the Message, and it was Big (7)

Sep 23 2005 - Liberators or Occupiers? Just Look Who Calls the Shots (1)

Sep 22 2005 - Oil Price-Fixing (Gasp)? Of Course There's Oil Price-Fixing! (3)

Sep 21 2005 - Sinking News Ships: But It's Not the Rats Who Will Be Leaving (1)

Sep 19 2005 - The Real Story: Germans Reject thatcherism and Being US Puppet (1)

Sep 17 2005 - Bush's Blue Light Special

Sep 15 2005 - Katrina's Latest Victim: Frances Newton RIP (1)

Sep 13 2005 - Dog Bites Man! Roberts Vows "Open Mind"!

Sep 11 2005 - Compassion, But Only When Cameras Are On

Sep 08 2005 - Katrina's Silver Lining (2)

Sep 02 2005 - The Real Looters are Wearing Pinstripes (3)

Sep 01 2005 - Baghdad on the Big Muddy

Aug 31 2005 - The Real Disaster: Bush and the Democrats (1)

Aug 26 2005 - Another Mother for War (1)

Aug 18 2005 - Something is Happening

Aug 15 2005 - For Journalists on the Left, the Mix is Not Propitious

Aug 10 2005 - Bush Policy: Making the World Safer...for Nukes

Aug 07 2005 - who'e the Terrorist: Remembering Hiroshima & Nagasaki

Aug 04 2005 - Still Hiding the Bush Bulge

Aug 03 2005 - What's Left? Freedom to Dream? (1)

Jul 28 2005 - The AFL-CIO Split is an Opportunity, Not a Tragedy (1)

Jul 25 2005 - Marvelous Marvin, the Man Who Seems to be in All the Right Places (11)

Jul 23 2005 - Season of the Witch Trial Begins in Pennsylvania

Jul 20 2005 - No Mourning for "No Regrets" Westy (1)

Jul 18 2005 - Time to Get Back to Where We Once Belonged (2)

Jul 14 2005 - Whose ass is Judith Miller protecting: Her source's or her own? (1)

Jul 13 2005 - No More Moral Relativism: The US is a Terrorist State (1)

Jul 11 2005 - Double Duty, Single Salary (2)

Jul 08 2005 - Payback: The Horrors of War Done in Our Name Have a Price (5)

Jun 29 2005 - Bush's Biggest Lie (3)

Jun 27 2005 - Virtual Citizens, Virtual Government, Real Troubles (1)

Jun 25 2005 - Supreme Court Liberals Legalize Theft (9)

Jun 23 2005 - Scoundrel Time: The Flag Amendment (6)

Jun 21 2005 - Who Needs Big Bird? (1)

Jun 20 2005 - Dems Trot Out the Old Relics Again for Next White House Run (2)

Jun 17 2005 - As with Terri Schaivo, It’s Time to Pull the Plug on a Brain-Dead US Media (4)

Jun 17 2005 - Work 'Till You Die - Screwing Future Retirees...Again

Jun 15 2005 - Screwing Future Retirees...Again

Jun 10 2005 - The Difference Between Bolivia’s Incas and Us (3)

Jun 08 2005 - US Media Shamed by Brit Journalist at Bush/Blair Press Conference (3)

Jun 07 2005 - Stranded French Pilots Get Brush-Off From Rumsfeld's Pentagon (4)

Jun 03 2005 - We Need More Anonymous Sources, Not Fewer (6)

Jun 01 2005 - Memorial Day Week: One to Remember (1)

May 27 2005 - Whigged Out: The Democrats Have Become a Vestigial Opposition (3)

May 24 2005 - The Vile and Self-Defeating Betrayal That is Bipartisanship (9)

May 20 2005 - Black Helicopters and the GOP (4)

May 19 2005 - Sen. Feingold, Lone Opponent of Original PATRIOT Act, Blasts Secret Plot to Make it Worse

May 18 2005 - Intelligence Committee in Maneuver to Pass Even Worse PATRIOT Act (1)

May 17 2005 - Isikoff and Rather: Different Strokes for Different Folks

May 13 2005 - Googling for Fun Can Be Depressing (1)

May 09 2005 - Economists on China: Silence of the Scams (2)

May 04 2005 - Oh for the Day When Journalists Were Journalists (11)

May 02 2005 - Bush Has Grasped the Third Rail; It's Time to Turn on the Juice

Apr 29 2005 - Judicial Activism by Bush Federal Judge in Philadelphia (2)

Apr 27 2005 - Bush's Torture Tort Reform: Don't Sue, Don't Get Sued

Apr 25 2005 - American Values: Torture's Okay, But No Touching (3)

Apr 20 2005 - Are Bush's Social Security Program and John Bolton Nomination Dumb Ideas or Diversions? (4)

Apr 18 2005 - What's Good for Canada is Good for General Motors (1)

Apr 13 2005 - It's not terrorism that threatens us, it's corporate power and influence (3)

Apr 12 2005 - Blackout in Alabama and Canned Cheers for Bush's Social Security Scheme (1)

Apr 08 2005 - Don't Blame OPEC; Higher Gas Prices Are Almost Entirely Bush's Fault (4)

Apr 06 2005 - Bush's Road Trip: Potemkin Town Meetings and a Potemkin Opposition (2)

Apr 05 2005 - grassroots Resistance Movement Against USA PATRIOT Act Grows

Apr 03 2005 - Review: The Black Arrow, A Novel of Resistance and Rebellion (2)

Mar 31 2005 - News Media in Anguish Over Shiavo Death (2)

Mar 28 2005 - China's US Human Rights Report Is Ugly, But It's Not a "Caricature" (5)

Mar 26 2005 - US Policy in Iran: Newton's Law of Threat and Response at Work

Mar 25 2005 - Even U.S. Corporations Like Canada's National Health Plan

Mar 23 2005 - A Snow Job on social Security (2)

Mar 21 2005 - Saving Shiavo Whle Burying the Real News (14)

Mar 18 2005 - Congress on Steroids! Watch No-Nonsense Representatives Get Tough With Witnesses!

Mar 16 2005 - Farewell Italia, Viva the Coalition of the Willing

Mar 14 2005 - Free John Walker Lindh! (1)

Mar 12 2005 - Fascist Dictatorship is Here Already--On the Job (6)

Mar 03 2005 - Greenspan: Why is Anyone Still Listening to This Partisan Hack? (8)

Feb 28 2005 - Forget Compromising on Social Security; First Let's End Employer Theft of Worker Pensions

Feb 24 2005 - The Peace Movement Needs to Be More Militant, But Don't Write Off the Democrats Entirely (9)

Jan 12 2005 - Past Time for an Accounting of This Massive Fraud (2)

Jan 10 2005 - Tucker Carlson is a thin Idiot

Jan 07 2005 - Tubbs Jones-Boxer Challenge in Congress a Big Progressive Win (7)

Jan 06 2005 - Colin Powell's Selective Sense of Horror

Jan 05 2005 - Rep. Conyers to Challenge Stolen Ohio Election on Thursday (2)

Jan 03 2005 - Time to Put Democratic Senators on the Hot Seat (4)

Dec 31 2004 - A New Year's Revolution? (1)

Dec 29 2004 - It's All Relative (1)

Dec 28 2004 - Natural Disaster, Unnatural Response (14)

Dec 22 2004 - Iraq for Fun and Profiteering

Dec 21 2004 - Land of the Paranoid, Bunker of the Skittish (2)

Dec 18 2004 - The President Should Get His Ears Cleaned

Dec 16 2004 - Racism Philly Style: No Scissor-Carrying 10-Year-Old Left Behind (4)

Dec 13 2004 - The Whole Democratic Party Leadership Should Be Sacked Immediately (1)

Dec 10 2004 - Like the Song Says: It's Deja Vu All Over Again (1)

Dec 09 2004 - Progressives! Let's Stop Whining and Start Fighting Back (4)

Dec 07 2004 - No democracy should have a secret $40 billion budget for spying (3)

Dec 06 2004 - Psst! Hey buddy, did you hear how great the Iraq war is going? (2)

Dec 02 2004 - Escalation in Iraq Follows a Campaign of Lies

Nov 30 2004 - Hang on to Your Wallet! Don't Let Them Touch Social Security! (5)

Nov 27 2004 - Blowback: Did US techniques for undermining Eastern Europe Elections Find Their Way Back t (2)

Nov 25 2004 - Nation of Sheep, Turkey of an Election: Ukrainians Show Us the Way (8)

Nov 24 2004 - Double Standard on Exit Polling and Voter Fraud (3)

Nov 19 2004 - Apocalypse Soon (7)

Nov 18 2004 - Time to Crash the Party (14)

Nov 16 2004 - Don't Support the Troops! Not if They are Committing War Crimes (4)

Nov 01 2004 - How three of the nations's main newspapers ran from or killed a hot Bulgegate scoop (2)

Oct 30 2004 - Was Bush Wired All 3 Times? Is He Lying Now? NASA Expert Says You Bet! (5)

Oct 29 2004 - New Wrinkle: NASA Photo Expert Exposes Bush Bulge

Oct 28 2004 - More on Bulgegate: What's That Wire?

Oct 26 2004 - Bulgegate: The President's Newest Lie About What He Wore to the Debates (3)

Aug 19 2004 - RNC -- "No Hairy Fairies; No Dirty Words" (1)

Nov 04 2003 - Feel the DRAFT? (7)

Nov 03 2003 - Oiling up the draft machine? (15)

Nov 16 2002 - A Federal Agency Admits It is Maintaining an Air Travel Blacklist (5)

May 04 2016 - (5 comments) -

The Push to Make Sanders the Green Party's Candidate

Sanders and his ardent supporters, in other words, have a unique historic opportunity to shatter the asphyxiating two-party duopoly of two pro-corporate parties that has been the Bermuda Triangle of progressive politics for over a century.
Will he give up on the self-defeating, nonsensical notion of backing Hillary Clinton if she wins the Democratic Party's nomination for president?

to read Dave Lindorff's article published on Counterpunch April 29, 2016, click on
 link to www.counterpunch.org

Will Sanders seize this opportunity to continue the fight? If he is serious about inspiring a political revolution, he must. He has said he does not want to be a spoiler "like Ralph Nader" and help elect Donald Trump or some other Republican. But would that be the result of a three-way race with Sanders running as a Green? Not necessarily. In the first place, the claim that votes for Nader led to George W. Bush's 2000 victory over Al Gore is bogus. Gore lost because he embarrassingly failed to win his own state of Tennessee. As well, it is clear that it was a corrupt Republican Supreme Court that by a 5-4 vote halted the count in Florida that handed that state's electoral votes to Bush. It has been shown that continued counting and challenges to improperly rejected ballots would clearly have given Florida to Gore.

More importantly, 2016 is not 2000. The public this year is clearly sick of the two major parties, and disgusted by the undemocratic nature of the primaries. Incredibly, both Trump and Clinton, the likely winners of those primaries, represent the two most unpopular and disliked candidates in memory, with some 65 percent of Americans saying they dislike Trump and another 56 percent saying they dislike Clinton.