"Whereas the Trans-Pacific, TPP, Partnership is a trade agreement between the United States and 11 nations in the Asia Pacific region, involving 40% of the economy of the world and;
It has been reported by The Huffington Post that Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is doing all he can to make Elizabeth Warren the Democrat's Vice-Presidential nominee. Should this happen it would accomplish several important objectives for the establishment.
With the recent uptick in violence in Pittsfield, with the increased prominence of local gangs and with the opioid epidemic that is rampant in our region, our elected officials need to work together to address the core factors that give rise to these issues:
• Job loss
• Economic and social inequality
• Lack of economic opportunity
As Donna Smith of Common Dreams rightfully points out: “...most of what we believe and hear is that Bernie supporters are demanding a different kind of governance – a democracy for all the people.” Nothing more and nothing less. It is little short of criminal that our media and our governing elite willfully ignore our central, primary political issue – money has killed our democracy and the people want it back.
Kshama Sawant, Seattle's socialist City Councilmember has launched a petition at http://movement4bernie.org/run-all-the-way which encourages Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders to do just that. She states: