Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) accused the United States of using “non-democratic means” to determine the leadership of Venezuela, a charge echoed by the authoritarian states backing Nicolas Maduro’s socialist regime. Ocasio-Cortez did not elaborate on what “non-democratic” methods she believed the U.S. government to be using.On Wednesday, the Trump administration recognized Juan Guaidó, the president of the Venezuelan National Assembly, as the interim president of Venezuela. The Trump administration did in support of a constitutional provision in Venezuela that was designed to counteract potential tyranny, as Breitbart News’ national security editor Frances Martel explained (original links): The National Assembly leader assumed the presidency of the country through the authority vested in Articles 333 and 350 of the constitution of Venezuela. Article 333 requires all Venezuelan citizens to “assume the … [Read more...] about ‘Democratic Socialist’ Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Accuses U.S. of ‘Non-Democratic’ Methods in Venezuela
The Los Angeles branch of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) has joined the ongoing strike by the local teachers’ union, turning out to support picket lines and to hurl abuse at “scabs” hired by the school district. The “scabs” have been hired to supervise group activities for the roughly one-third of students who are still attending school during the strike because their parents cannot afford to take time off work or to pay for child care.Many of the teachers on the picket lines happen to be wearing red, traditionally favored by communists and socialists. Demonstrators told Breitbart News at one protest Wednesday that the color red simply stands for solidarity, and also happens to be the color favored by their union, the United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA). Teachers who have gone on strike in other parts of the country recently have also favored red, often referring to their protests with the hashtag “#Red4Ed.” The National Education … [Read more...] about ‘Democratic Socialists’ Join L.A. Teachers’ Strike, Confront Substitute Teachers: ‘Scabs’
“Democratic socialist” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has been fined by the State of New York for failing to carry workers’ compensation insurance for a month during her congressional campaign last year. The New York Daily News reported Thursday:“The employer did not have the required workers’ compensation coverage from March 31, 2018, to April 30, 2018, and was issued a final penalty of $1,500, which was paid,” state Workers Compensation Board spokeswoman Melissa Stewart said. “This coverage is vital to ensuring workers are protected for on-the-job injuries.” … Her spokesman said she had nothing to add. … State Republicans were chortling over the fine. “Hypocrisy at its finest,” said state GOP spokeswoman Jessica Proud. “The so-called champion of workers, when given her own responsibility, is not following the law. It’s unbelievable.” Ocasio-Cortez has styled herself as a … [Read more...] about ‘Democratic Socialist’ Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Fined by New York for Failing to Provide Workers’ Comp
Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Dec. 8, 2018 / 1:58 PM GMT By Diamond Naga Siu The Democratic Socialists of America scored headline-grabbing victories in this year's midterm elections, sending its first two members to Congress while a number of members won in state and municipal races across the country. But what are the DSA's core beliefs, and what policies are these newly elected lawmakers likely to champion as priorities? "It's the issues that drive us, but really it’s the people that drive the issues,” Allie Cohn, a member of the DSA's 16-person governing body, said in an interview. "We're working under the ideology of what’s best for the working class. What’s the most human. We organize for social democratic reform," she continued. "We're organizing for reform — we want to transform the status quo, because what we know of the status quo … [Read more...] about Democratic Socialists of America scored wins in the midterms. What’s on their agenda?
close Video Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez compares migrants to Jews fleeing Holocaust Democratic congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez compared migrant caravan members who clashed with U.S. border agents, to Jewish families fleeing Nazi Germany and other targets of genocide. Democratic Socialist darling Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Friday said fellow progressives’ and her election victory – in an overwhelmingly Democratic district – was akin to the 1969 moon landing and the 1964 Civil Rights Act. “We've done what we thought was impossible,” she told a crowd during an event hosted by an environmental group, the Sunshine Movement, that aims to combat climate change. “We went to the moon. We electrified the nation. We established civil rights. We enfranchised the country. We dig deep, and we did it. We did it when no one else thought that we could. That's what we did when so many of us won an election this year,” Ocasio-Cortez … [Read more...] about Democratic Socialist Ocasio-Cortez compares her election victory to moon landing