US Lawmakers Move to Declare Climate Change Official Emergency

Senator Bernie Sanders and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez plan to present today a resolution at the US Congress to recognize climate crisis as an official emergency.

According to Huffington Post website, the two legislators will introduce the proposal in their respective chambers in the Capitol building along with US congressman Earl Blumenauer, in order to pressure the government to recognize the magnitude of the threat of the greenhouse gases.

A Sanders spokesman quoted by Huffington Post said that US President Donald Trump has routinely declared 'false national emergencies to advance his deeply unpopular agenda, such as selling bombs to Saudi Arabia the Congress had blocked.'

However, the president insists on calling deception the existential threat that climate change means, and for that reason the independent senator and presidential candidate for the Democratic Party is proud to associate with his colleagues in the House of Representatives to challenge that absurd. he noted.

The objective is to make the Congress declare that 'we are facing a climate emergency that requires a massive and immediate federal mobilization,' Sanders spokesman said.

The initiative will be presented one day after Trump, who is widely criticized at the domestic and international level for refusing to recognize that humans are responsible for climate change, delivered a speech about supposed environmental achievements of his administration in which he did not mention the impact of that phenomenon. (PL)

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Sanders’ Campaign Raises $18M From Working Class Donors

Sen. Bernie Sanders raised US$18 million for campaigns in the second quarter mostly from employees of Amazon, Target, Walmart, and teachers. 

The U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders raised US$18 million for his presidential campaign in the second quarter as reported by his team Tuesday.

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The money came from “nearly 1 million donations,” the campaign said in a statement which means everyone donated U$18 in average. After Sanders transferred an additiona US$6 million from other committees, it brought the total to US$24 million, being a little less than South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg who raised US$24.8 million for the second quarter. 

"This is a movement built by working people all across this country," campaign manager Faiz Shakir said. "While other candidates court big money at fancy fundraisers, this campaign is supported by teachers, retail workers, and nurses who are putting what little money they have behind the one candidate who can bring about the transformative change this country needs."

The top ten common donors to Sander’s campaign were employess of conglomerate criticized by the politician, such as, Walmart, Target, and Amazon. The most common profession of donors was teaching. 

"Our strength is in numbers and we have a million person movement committed to this campaign who can give over and over again," said Shakir. 

In the first quarter Sander raised US$18.2 million. According to Center for Public Integrity reporter Carrie Levine, another US$18 million in the second quarter "signals the campaign has stayed steady."

Shakir acknowledged that Buttigieg raised more than Sanders from 294,000 donations i.e., an average of US$84. However he said that a lot of Buttigieg’s donation 2has to do with the fact of how [Buttigieg] is raising his money” meaning his reliance on big donations, on corporates. 

"By rejecting the influence of corporate money we have built a campaign that not only speaks to the working people and their issues but supports them in tangible ways," said Shakir. "This is what a Bernie Sanders presidency would look like."

Till now, only Sanders and Buttigieg reported their funds for second quarter. The Federal Election Commission's quarterly deadline for reporting fundraising totals was midnight on Sunday. Campaigns must submit their financial reports by July 15.

U.S. President Donald Trump's re-election campaign announced on Tuesday it had raised $54 million in the second quarter, after raking in more than $30 million in the first quarter.

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Nightmare in U.S.: Forbidden to Get Sick

As long as we breathe, everything is possible. If Bernie Sanders gets to the Oval Office one day, he will certainly do everything in his power to give Americans free education and healthcare. It is, for sure, something inconceivable for the U.S. establishment and makes the Democrat presidential candidate a real “communist threat.”

Trying to improve the quality of life of people makes the Empire’s media to distort Sanders’ ideas by filling with fear a progressive Social Democrat who still has options against some of the other candidates within his political party, not as “socialist” as he is. However, he has few options against favorite Republican Donald Trump —a disgrace for mankind.

In the specific case of health care, and before 40 U.S. states that have asked to lower drug prices, Trump promised he could solve the problem for the summer. But he has solved nothing. Besides, there are some pharmaceutical companies that generously contribute to his electoral campaigns.

Hence, much have been said about this subject. It is impossible for low-income people to receive medical treatment, not to mention to be hospitalized.

A friend of mine who lives in Georgia told me —she was admitted in hospital to have a gallbladder surgery— she got into debt in 19,000 plus USD. As she earns very little, she will take long in paying her debt back. Therefore, she has been forbidden to leave the State, not to mention visiting her relatives in Cuba.

Perhaps you remember that accident in the Boston subway where a woman —after her leg got trapped— instead of asking for help, she yelled: “do not call the ambulance,” “It’s 3,000 USD and I can’t afford it.”

Guido Maquiavelo, specialist in preoperative optimization with more than ten-year experience in a public hospital in Bronx, New York, confirmed that the costs of a trip to the hospital would range from 1,500-5,000 USD, but the medical staff, by law, must treat every patient and do whatever it takes.

But Maquiavelo did not tell why there are patients who die in hospitals without medical care because they do not have health care insurance or expired, and nothing happens.

The problem emerges when it comes the time to see the bill of the visit. The number are usually huge. Few can afford the costs. That is why Medicaid and Medicare were founded in 1965 to help senior citizens and economically disadvantaged people.

It is a well-known secret that pharmaceutical companies pay entities within the health care system to favor their most expensive medications instead of alternative medications at lower prices.

That being said, Robin Feldman, professor of Law at the University of California Hastings and author of the book Drogas, dinero y acuerdos secretos: el imparable crecimiento de los precios de los medicamentos recetados, states that those who must care for patients are happy to follow the companies path.

To put an end to such lucrative system, a series of changes will be needed. To do so, a more moderate capitalist system is required. There must be total transparency (competence may blossom) and reduce some of the rights given by the government to strengthen the power of pharmaceutical companies…

Facing all of these, Sanders is to become the champion of the human rights to health care and education in the U.S.

Translated by Sergio A. Paneque Díaz/CubaSi Translation Staff

Bolivia's Evo Shows Support for US Presidential Hopeful Sanders

President Evo Morales says he has the utmost confidence in Bernie Sanders's candidacy bid for the 2020 election.

Bolivian President Evo Morales is ready to back U.S. 2020 electoral hopeful, Bernie Sanders, a supportive tweet revealed Sunday.

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Morales cheered Sanders from social media, writing, “We salute the brother @BernieSanders. The media claims he is taking great strides toward the presidential candidacy #EEUU.

“We are confident that this progressive politician will have strong support from the American people. The Democratic revolution is done with votes,” the Bolivian president wrote.

This Saturday Sanders launched his election campaign during a rally in New York, promising economic, racial and social justice as part of a necessary political revolution in the United States.

Sanders tweeted, “Today, I want to welcome you to a campaign which says, loudly and clearly, that the underlying principles of our government will not be greed, hatred and lies. It will not be racism, sexism, xenophobia, homophobia and religious bigotry. That is going to end. #BernieInBrooklyn.

"Our campaign is about creating a government and economy that works for the many, not just the few," Sanders said in the email, asking for 1 million people to sign up to start the effort.

Sanders, a political independent and democratic socialist who caucuses with Democrats in the Senate, said he would push in his campaign for many of the same issues that powered his 2016 bid and resonated with younger voters, including universal healthcare, raising the minimum wage, and free public college tuition.

The senator from Vermont launched his insurgent 2016 candidacy against Clinton as a long shot, but ended up winning 23 state primary contests and pushing the party to the left, generating tension between its establishment and liberal wings that has to now still not entirely abated.

This time around, Sanders has been among the leaders in opinion polls of prospective 2020 candidates, but he faces a field more heavily populated with other liberal progressives touting many of the same ideas he brought into the party mainstream. That could make it harder to generate the same level of fervent support as four years ago.

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CNN, Democratic Party accused of conspiring against Sanders with ‘stacked’ audience at Q&A event

CNN and the Democratic Party have been accused of trying to sabotage Bernie Sanders after the network masked the political affiliations of audience members who pelted the senator with questions during a town hall event.

The Vermont senator found himself bogged down in complicated policy issues – and apologies – after fielding questions from audience members whose political loyalties and possible ulterior motives were obscured by CNN. The eyebrow-raising oversight was first spotted by Paste Magazine, which accused CNN, in concert with the Democratic Party, of “stacking” the audience against Sanders by not being upfront about who was tasked with asking the senator questions.

For example, a young woman identified by CNN as a student at American University suggested that Sanders had turned a blind eye to his campaign’s alleged sexist behavior during the 2016 primaries, and asked what the democratic socialist would do to make women feel more included in his 2020 presidential bid. Curiously, the network failed to disclose that the student also happens to be an intern at a major DC lobbying firm – an odd coincidence considering her question was adapted from a Sanders-bashing talking point popular among corporate-friendly Democrats.

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CNN was similarly tight-lipped about the backgrounds of other audience members selected to interrogate Sanders.

One audience member labeled as a “George Washington student” was later revealed to be an intern for a Democratic fundraising organization, the Katz Watson Group, and was previously a campaign fellow for ‘Hillary Clinton for America’.

Town hall moderator Wolf Blitzer introduced another audience member as a mother of two who is “active in the Maryland Democrat Party.” It turns out the innocuous mom was actually the chair of her county’s Democratic Central Committee.

CNN conceded that it should have been more transparent about its question-askers.

“Though we said at the beginning of the Town Hall that the audience was made up of Democrats and Independents, we should have more fully identified any political affiliations,” the network said in a statement.

Edward Hall, an economist and co-founder of the Occupy Wall Street movement, told RT that CNN’s deceptive identification practices were “par for the course” and part of a “long-running disease” in US politics, which uses in-fighting to protect corporate interests.

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This isn’t the first time that CNN has given Sanders a raw deal. In one notable example, the network was taken to task for declaring Clinton the Democratic candidate even though, at the time, she lacked the required number of pledged delegates to clinch the nomination. Emails published by WikiLeaks famously revealed that CNN contributor Donna Brazile passed town hall debate questions to Hillary Clinton during her 2016 primary against the Vermont lawmaker.

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Bernie Sanders Raises $4M Just 12 Hours After Announcing Candidacy

Bernie Sanders raised US$4 million within 12 hours of announcing his candidacy, a larger amount than any of other Democratic candidates.

Independent Senator from Vermont Bernie Sanders raised more than US$4 million dollars from nearly 150,000 people within 12 hours of announcing his candidacy for the 2020 United States Presidential elections.

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The number surpassed all other Democrats who have so far announced their candidacies. The amount is more than double the US$1.5 million raised by Senator Kamala Harris in her first 24 hours. The average donation size is US$27.

“The only way we will win this election and create a government and economy that work for all is with a grassroots movement ― the likes of which has never been seen in American history,” Sanders said Tuesday in a message to supporters. “They may have the money and power. We have the people.”

Sanders, 77, announced his candidacy Tuesday in a lengthy early morning email to supporters, pledging to build a vast grassroots movement to confront the special interests that he said dominate government and politics.

"Our campaign is about creating a government and economy that works for the many, not just the few," Sanders said in the email, asking for 1 million people to sign up to start the effort.

The progressive candidate also tapped Faiz Shakir a progressive lawyer from American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) as his campaign manager.

"We are running against a president who is a pathological liar, a fraud, a racist, a sexist, a xenophobe and someone who is undermining American democracy as he leads us in an authoritarian direction," Sanders said.

“Together, you and I and our 2016 campaign began the political revolution. Now, it is time to complete that revolution and implement the vision that we fought for,” the senator said.

During his first bid as a presidential candidate in 2016, Sanders benefited from a large quantity of small donations which helped him raise more than US$228 million.

I'm running for president. I am asking you to join me today as part of an unprecedented and historic grassroots campaign that will begin with at least 1 million people from across the country. Say you're in:

 

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Abrams, Sanders Respond to Trump's State of The Union Address

Democrats Bernie Sanders and Stacey Abrams were among those who voiced their issues with U.S. President Donald Trump's State of the Union Address.

U.S. President Donald Trump's State of the Union Address was more spectacle than spectacular Tuesday evening, and Democratic Party members Bernie Sanders and Stacey Abrams - among many, wasted little time in calling-out the president, on what ended-up being a factually incorrect address.

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After Trump addressed the fallout with Congress over his obsession with the construction of a wall to prevent the influx of Latin American migrants, Abrams became the first African-American woman to deliver a State of the Union response.

“Making their livelihoods a pawn for political games is a disgrace,” reported Vox. "The shutdown was a stunt engineered by the president of the United States, one that defied every tenet of fairness and abandoned not just our people but our values."

Calling the issue of immigration, "an urgent national crisis," Trump urged both the Democratic and Republican parties to reach a compromise by Feb.15 all the while insisting that he will build a wall.

"In the past, most of the people in this room voted for a wall, but the proper wall never got built. I will get it built." 

Abrams responded with a simple, yet powerful quote, "America is made stronger by the presence of immigrants – not walls."

While Abrams' comment may resonate with her fellow Americans, they know it was simply her opinion. Trump, however, made a series of statements that were either exaggerated, or plain false. 

After informing the crowd at the House of Representatives chamber in Washington that unemployment was at an all-time low, he considered the U.S. economy the "hottest" it's ever been. This was called into question by the New York Times, who included his quote that his administration had created 5.3 million jobs, and a statistic from The Bureau of Labor Statistics that since Trump's inaugaration in Jan.2017, only 4.9 million jobs had been created. 

Furthermore, The New York reported that, while the U.S. economy rose 3.5 percent in the third quarter of 2018, growth was stronger in China, Greece, India, Latvia, and Poland. 

Trump's justification for the implementation of a wall also came into question, when his comment about El Paso, Texas having one of the highest crime ratings in the U.S. were refuted by the same publication who pointed out that, "El Paso, the city had the second-lowest violent crime rate among more than 20 similarly sized cities. Since the fence went up, it held that place."

With Bernie Sanders in attendance, the Democratic favorite to run for the 2020 presidency looked-on in amusement when Trump denounced socialism as being built on, "government coercion, domination, and control." 

Building on that statement, he claimed the U.S. "will never be a socialist country," and that, "we (U.S.) are born free, and will stay free."

Sanders, himself a Democratic Socialist, frowned mildly - and later took to Twitter to voice his displeasure with Trump's assertion.

"Trump said tonight, “We are born free, and we will stay free. I say to Trump: People are not truly free when they can’t afford health care, prescription drugs, or a place to live. People are not free when they cannot retire with dignity or feed their families."

Trump said tonight, “We are born free, and we will stay free.” I say to Trump: People are not truly free when they can’t afford health care, prescription drugs, or a place to live. People are not free when they cannot retire with dignity or feed their families.

According to the Huffington Post, Senator Sanders had earlier - in 2015, described Democratic Socialism as, "a system of government that works for all and not just the very wealthy.”

Furthermore, Rep. for New York, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez - another Democratic Socialist, told MSNBC that, "Trump is scared," and attacked Democratic Socialism as he fears the popularity of her agenda.

"Every single policy proposal that we have adopted and presented to the American public has been overwhelmingly popular, even some with a majority of Republican voters supporting what we're talking about."

In what was arguably the most perverse moment of the evening, Trump supporters cheered when the U.S. President called on Congress to prohibit later-term abortion. What was even more shocking is that arguably the majority of those supporting Trump's plea were white men.

When Trump asked congress to prohibit late-term abortion and the ONLY people standing up & clapping were WHITE MEN, who have no business making decisions re: womens’ health...

Sanders himself hit-back; "Tonight, Trump repeated some of the most extreme anti-women attacks coming from the far right. At a time when we see an unprecedented and coordinated attack against a woman’s right to choose, we must fight to make sure that every woman has the right to control her own body."

Quoting Martin Luther King, Sanders wrapped up his rebuttal to the evening's proceedings, claiming "As Dr. Martin Luther King said in 1968, and I quote, 'This country has socialism for the rich, and rugged individual for the poor' What Dr. King said then was true, and it is true today, and it remains absolutely unacceptable."
 
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Hillary Clinton: Another of Her "Nudes?"

New uncomfortable revelation has just ruined the image of the supposed North American democracy.  

Thus wrote last Friday the journalist Roberto Casín in The New Herald whose article was named: THE MARIA RAMOS’S KITTEN.  

At some point in his text he refers the scandal of the electoral agreement between Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party.

He added: "nobody with an ounce of self-respect endorses the old stereotype that some belong to the party of the rich and others to the party of poor."  

In his writing he asserted that the dividing line of money between Republicans and Democrats, if there was ever one, has already vanished.  

Casín added that certain honest voices among democrats admit that the concept is obsolete and that the party has been disconnected from the minds and hearts of the country.  

He said that the great ethical slap has just been delivered to the puritans of the politics of the former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, after the former chairman for the Democratic National Committee, Donna Brazile revealed in a book the existence of a secret agreement between her and highest echelon of the party that confirms the suspicions of Bernie Sanders‘s followers regarding the blockade to his nomination as democrat candidate for the White House last year.  

According to the pact, undersigned in August 2015, in exchange for helping the Committee to collect funds, Clinton obtained a huge control of the party machinery. The money in control, and it won't be illegal – claim the lawyers - although goes beyond the boundary of vile and immoral.  

And finally the Herald journalist meant that from now on the lady won't be able to do what María Ramos kitten does, throwing the stone and hiding the hand. Neither begs to the universe of her admirers to blindly believe in her.

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