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Van Jones Distinguishes Between the American Dream and the American Fantasy


Green activist Van Jones delivered a thrilling speech at Netroots Nation on Saturday, rolling out his new organization, “Rebuild the Dream” which will kick off this summer and culminate in a rally in Washington in October. Jones, who has become a staple at Netroots, distinguished between the American Dream and the “American Fantasy” propagated by the right. Continue Reading →

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Time Has Come to Leave Afghanistan, Says Congressman Garamendi


Congressman John Garamendi (D-Calif.) told The UpTake at Netroots Nation yesterday that the Obama administration needs to withdraw troops from Afghanistan. The death of Osama bin Laden, Hamid Karzai’s corrupt government in Kabul, and the U.S. military’s huge and ominous footprint in the war-torn country all make the case for pulling, Garamendi said. Continue Reading →

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Klobuchar Calls for Campaign Finance Transparency


At Netroots Nation yesterday, The UpTake’s Mike McIntee spoke to Senator Amy Klobuchar about corporate money in politics and reforms in Washington that could fight it. Minnesota’s senior senator also addressed corporate donations on behalf of issues — such as the anti-gay marriage campaign — within the state. Continue Reading →

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Howard Dean: Republicans Work for Corporations, not for People


ollowing his Netroots Nation keynote speech on Thursday night, former Democratic National Committee Chairman and Vermont Governor Howard Dean told The UpTake that Republicans have shown in Wisconsin and other Midwestern states this winter that they work for corporations and not for the people. Continue Reading →

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Sen. Franken Calls Progressives the New Conservatives

At his Netroots Nation 2011 keynote speech in Minneapolis this morning, Senator Al Franken painted the Republicans as the party of radical change for their attempt to dismantle the social safety net. Progressives, Franken added, are the new conservatives because they are trying to preserve what they won in hard-fought battles. Continue Reading →

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