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Inside Sex Workers Fight for the Next Ocasio-Cortez: Theres an Awakening Happening

This rainy Sunday, sheltered by trees and surrounded by a circle of supporters, Julia Salazar gave a short speech that covered a number of her core concerns, from labor rights to stable and affordable housing. Salazar, whos challenging incumbent Democrat Martin Dilan for the New York state Senates 18th district seat in North Brooklyn, related all of these issues back to the cause of the day: sex workers rights, and the fight for decriminalization. At the end of her remarks, Salazar heralded the historic meet-upa canvassing event to talk to…

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Heres How Much Money You Need To Buy Different Everyday Items In Venezuela (11 Pics)

Crisis-stricken Venezuela is currently in the grip of hyperinflation, the worst case seen since Zimbabwe in 2007-09. By the end of the year, the inflation rate is predicted to top 1 million percent, a staggering large number which the government have attempted to curb by slashing 5 zeros off of the national currency, the Bolivar, and introducing new notes. For some time there will be a mix of notes in circulation, leading to confusing situations about the true price of items and making transactions a nightmare, particularly for poor Venezuelans…

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Democratic Socialists of America Membership Surges After Alexandria Ocasio-Cortezs Stunning Victory

The ramifications of Democratic Socialists of Americawho shockingly won in New Yorks 14th congressional district on a leftist platform of abolishing ICE, and a 40,000 nationwide. The left-wing groups growth has been attributed in part to broader resistance to the new administration and wider acceptability of the democratic socialist label championed by The people of NY-14 demanded more from its representative than empty promises and deep pockets, Christian Bowe of DSAs National Political Committee said after Ocasios win. Were proud of this victory, and we know this is only one…

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‘Socialism at work’: Video shows mob of starving Venezuelans beat a cow to death for food

Jesus this is like a scene from The Walking Dead. https://t.co/lzjlH0PhmM — Rossalyn Warren (@RossalynWarren) January 12, 2018 A video has gone viral of a starving mob in the town of Palmarito, Venezuela stoning a cow to death for food: Hungry Venezuelans now raiding private ranches in groups to kill cows for meat. pic.twitter.com/NJBuLMki6L — Hannah Dreier (@hannahdreier) January 12, 2018 This is reportedly happening at other ranches around Venezuela as well: When the animal finally falls to the ground in the footage, more villagers gather around – presumably to begin…

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Stephen Colbert delivers brutal smackdown on Donald Trump Jr. Halloween tweet

Stephen Colbert has no time for born-rich people making obnoxious points about socialism, using innocent children.  We’re referring to Donald Trump Jr.’s incredibly tone-deaf tweet on Halloween, which included a picture of his daughter Chloe looking sad, and a supposedly economic and political “lesson.”  “Yes, it’s never too early to teach kids the danger of sharing,” Colbert said. “Also, it’s never too early to learn the proper spelling of ‘too.’” “But while we’re at it, Don Jr., on Halloween, kids go to door to door to get free candy from…

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