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[VID & Script] Fmr Sen. Nina Turner (OH): "DNC Chooses Not to Be the Party of Everyday People"

Former Ohio State Senator Turner tells Paul Jay that in defeating Keith Ellison as DNC Chair, the leadership has chosen to maintain the dominance of big donors and reject the progressive wing of the party

Link: The Real News
PAUL JAY: Welcome to The Real News Network. I'm Paul Jay in Baltimore. Tom Perez beat Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison for the DNC Chair in a vote held last Saturday in Atlanta, Georgia. Perez, who served as President Obama's Labor Secretary won by a thin margin, only 35 votes out a 435 vote total. Following his victory, Perez appointed Ellison his Deputy DNC Chair, though according to the intercept, this is not an official position in the party's bylaws.
Perez was an outspoken supporter for Clinton during the primaries while Ellison was a vocal backer of Sanders. The race came to signify the conflict between the establishment and progressive wings of the Democratic Party. During the campaign, Perez was criticized for representing …

A Nazi Skeleton in the Family Closet of Canada's Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, Consortium News, Feb 27, 2017

A Nazi Skeleton in the Family Closet
Source:  February 27, 2017
Canada's Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland

Exclusive: Canada’s fiercely anti-Russian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland says her Ukrainian grandfather struggled “to return freedom and democracy to Ukraine,” but she leaves out that he was a Nazi propagandist justifying the slaughter of Jews, writes Arina Tsukanova.
By Arina Tsukanova
On Jan. 10, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau replaced Foreign Minister Stephane Dion with Chrystia Freeland, a former journalist proud of her Ukrainian roots and well-known for her hostility toward Russia. At the time, a big question in Ottawa was why. Some analysts believed that Trudeau’s decision may have started when it still seemed likely that Hillary Clinton would become the new U.S. president and a tough line against Moscow was expected in Washington.
However, by the time the switch was made, Donald Trump was on his way into the White House and Trudeau’s choice m…

Trudeau's torture policies no different than Trump's: Matthew Behrens Source: Feb 24, 2017

Trudeau's torture policies no different than Trump's Matthew Behrens February 24, 2017 Source:

The Trudeau government suffers from an acute case of cognitive dissonance, either failing to see (or cynically not caring about) the yawning gap between its lofty rhetoric and its actual policies. While a case can be made that this dissonance is apparent on many issues -- Indigenous rights, climate change, women's rights, poverty, racism, refugees and immigrants, electoral reform -- too many Canadians overlook the broken promises and embrace Trudeau simply because he is not Stephen Harper and, more recently, Donald Trump. This allows folks like Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale to get away with remarkable statements like his recent pronouncement that: "Torture is contrary to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, it's contrary to the Canadian Constitution, it's a violation of the Criminal Code, it's inconsistent with virtually every international tr…

[VID] Tom Perez Chair of DNC also oversaw High African American Unemployment & rise of Uber, Antonio Moore

Attorney Antonio Moore Talks selection of former Secretary of Labor Tom Perez as head of DNC - Democratic National Committee. 

He talks about the appointment in context of President Obama, and the rise of Uber. It is also noted that we saw 50% unemployment in many cities for black males, and black youth during Perez’ tenure.

The economy that Tom Perez created: the Uber driver's income in the new Gig Economy, Buzzfeed Nov. 19, 2014

Note: A gig economy is an environment in which temporary positions for workers are common and organizations contract with independent workers for short-term engagements. No labour protections cover such workers and they may be "deactivated" from Uber without redress.
The trend toward a gig economy was sealed by Tom Perez when as United States Secretary of Labor  he assisted in destroying decades of labor law regulations. Uber created many of Obama's "jobs" and their entrance into the US was facilitated by Perez. A study by Intuit predicted that by 2020, 40 percent of American workers would be independent contractors.


What Uber Drivers Really Make (According To Their Pay Stubs)I went on 11 rides with 11 randomly picked Uber X drivers to see how much they’re paid and how they like driving for Uber.
A few weeks ago, Uber New York General Manager Josh Mohrer, who has been known…