Abby Martin: Debate the Debate + Democratic Party Debate 10.13.15

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teleSUR English on Oct. 13, 2015

On Oct. 13, Abby Martin hosted a live analysis of the Democratic Party debate. She was joined by politician Jill P. Carter, who represents Maryland’s 41st legislative district of Baltimore City; Jared Ball, assistant professor of communication studies at Morgan State University; Kamau K. Franklin, Southern Regional Director of the American Friends Service Committee; Bhaskar Sunkara, the founding editor and publisher of Jacobin Magazine; and journalist Sarah Jaffe, who co-hosts Dissent magazine’s “Belabored” podcast. TeleSUR


First Democratic Presidential Debate 2016 by CNN 10-13-2015 – FULL

Separation of Corporation and State on Oct 14, 2015

This is the first of 6 Democratic Presidential Debates. This one is in Las Vegas, Nevada.

from the archives:

Abby Martin: America’s Unofficial Religion — The War On An Idea

Regulation of Political, Electoral and Other Behaviors of Americans by the Devil-God of Capital by Fazal Rahman, Ph.D.

Bernie Sanders Has a Foreign Policy Now by David Swanson + Ralph Nader on Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders

Is Bernie Sanders Making A “Political Revolution”? by Todd Chretien

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I Have Some Suggestions For You by Ralph Nader

Chris Hedges: Bernie Sanders is Lending Credibility to a Party That is Completely Corporatized, interviewed by Ralph Nader

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I Have Some Questions For You by Lo

see also:

Life of the (wrong) party by Danny Katch

Bernie Sanders, the Democratic Party and socialism by Joseph Kishore

7 thoughts on “Abby Martin: Debate the Debate + Democratic Party Debate 10.13.15

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  3. Very worthwhile discussion, some fine summaries. Hard to single out a particular comment, so I’d like to listen again.

    I liked Jared Ball’s turn of phrase, when he spoke of the tactics this “democratic” system deploys, how the electorate is corralled by institutions (of power….actually ~ “control”) that guarantee the exclusion of comprehensive engagement by silencing authentic voices of representative discourse.

    In 2008 the Obama PR wizards pulled off an impressive technical coup; but eight years later, the Internet has sophisticated to pose a truly great “threat.” Hence the desperate attempts of the TPP/TTIP/TiSA scammers and shysters to stifle free speech, by “harnessing” the web to corrupt all due legal process; marshalling the careerist “suits” to dance like St Vitus marionettes to their toxic tunes and effectively demolish all the hard-won, sober, considered & critical precedents of international law.

    We must fight this by every ethical means; if we are determined to thwart a totalitarian triumph, that will transform the whole Earth into a political-ecocidal Gulag.

        • Yes I picked up on this today Lo. Things are changing so swiftly and with such complex variables in play, it is very difficult to predict anything.

          What I am seeing more and more, are what looks like often contrary interests moving in “similar” directions for entirely divergent reasons.

          Consider the British right-wing courting China with royal pomp and ceremony, just to arrange financially and environmentally reckless nuclear-power generating deals, all the while purporting to revere their “special relationship” with the US; just as Blair’s US-infatuated nefarious activities are disclosed, a former New Labour prime-minister now widely deplored even by his own party.

          Cameron’s gambit is very confusing. It looks as though the City of London may to be preparing to hedge its reliance on the dollar.

          Truth be told, I think they’re all fumbling in the dark. It all rather depends on which narratives dominate, which “intelligence” criteria prevail & types of oracles are consulted!

        • It doesn’t make any sense to me. Maybe Obama feels that he can get the TPP passed now and doesn’t have to have Biden in the race, I don’t know?

          The US and the UK’s relationship with China boggles my mind.

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