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Betraying Progressives, DNC Platform Backs Fracking, TPP, and Israel Occupation


acTVism Munich  translated this piece written by Lauren McCauley from “Commondreams” into German. For the English article, click here.


Excerpt from the article:

“If we can’t say a word about TPP, if we can’t talk about Medicare-for-All explicitly, if the greatest prophetic voice dealing with pending ecologically catastrophe can hardly win a vote, and if we can’t even acknowledge occupation… it seems there is no way in good conscience I can say, ‘Take it to the next stage,'” West declared before the assembly. “I wasn’t raised like that,” he said. “I have to abstain. I have no other moral option, it would be a violation of my own limited sense of moral integrity and spiritual conscience,” adding, “That’s how I roll.” [1]

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Footnotes:

1) McCauley, Lauren. “Betraying Progressives, DNC Platform Backs Fracking, TPP, and Israel Occupation.” Www.commondreams.org. Commondreams, 25 June 2016. Web. 26 June 2016.


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