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Livestream: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the New Left

The Intercept’s Senior Politics Editor Briahna Gray for a conversation with New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez about identity, race and class, and how these debates are likely to play out in the years ahead.

via Livestream: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the New Left

Truthdigger Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the New Face of the Democratic Party

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She seems determined to remember her roots, and, more importantly, use them as the foundation for policies that will work for the majority of Americans, not the elite few who have made their fortunes off the backs of the most vulnerable members of our society. To say she is the breath of fresh green air the Democratic Party desperately needs is an understatement.

For her progressive, feminist and courageous work, which we hope she’ll keep up, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is our Truthdigger of the Month.

via Truthdigger Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the New Face of the Democratic Party

Ocasio-Cortez’s critics babble and bluster … but can’t ignore her | Arwa Mahdawi | World news | The Guardian

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: ‘I guess WSJ Editorial Page takes pride in their ignorance of our nation’s history of slavery, Jim Crow, & mass incarceration; willful doubt on the decades of science on climate change; targeting of indigenous peoples, and the classist, punitive agenda targeting working families.’

“I guess WSJ Editorial Page takes pride in their ignorance of our nation’s history of slavery, Jim Crow, & mass incarceration; willful doubt on the decades of science on climate change; targeting of indigenous peoples, and the classist, punitive agenda targeting working families.”
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Ocasio-Cortez hit the bigoted nail on the head with that. After all, what Turner was essentially saying in her op-ed was that minorities should respect a system that doesn’t respect them. That Ocasio-Cortez, who “doesn’t come from a rich and powerful family”, doesn’t have an Ivy League education, and has Puerto Rican heritage, should be grateful she is allowed to exist in America, let alone succeed. And that AOC certainly shouldn’t mess with the laws of nature and history that mean rich white men, and a few rich white women, are our leaders and superiors. Turner, and conservatives like her, are terrified by Ocasio-Cortez because she symbolizes a new generation who aren’t going to shut up and be grateful, but are intent on changing an unequal system.

via Ocasio-Cortez’s critics babble and bluster … but can’t ignore her | Arwa Mahdawi | World news | The Guardian