US anons should be pushing Gravel, he is more left than Sanders on almost every issue and is a big anti-imperialist. He is a better alternative than voting for a accelerationist candidate or just not voting at all.
Revisionist!!! anything that moves over the overton window to the left is liberal!!!
Im just meming some responses before they come in!
Don't forget he's got amazing memes.
mike gravel would rock betotards and neoliberal democrats at the debate.
Also remember to donate if you can he still needs a few thousands unique donations to be able to qualify for being in the debate.
Gravel is literally the only Dem actually not acting like a Dem. He is based and I think he's hiding his power level.
i dream of gravel paving a way for bernie to revert to his old ways and go full commie and just loudly interrupt others at debates saying that stalin was great to massive applause
too bad life sucks.
Implying the DNC will let him debate
you only need to donate $1
He quoted Bakunin on twitter
His Twitter is run by a bunch of teens but either way it's pretty surreal to see stuff like that happen in a US primary
I think he signed off on it himself, i'm not sure though
he did and hes unironically good
Sen. Gravel’s platform is the most progressive of any Democratic candidate. The platform is centered on a mission of ending all wars—not only our murderous wars of choice abroad, but our disastrous war on drugs, the war on crime, and the everyday war on this country’s working class. Our goal is a country defined by peace and justice—not by violence, inequality, and poverty.
For policy wonks, we’ve included our entire platform in one document hosted on Google Docs.
A FOREIGN POLICY OF PEACE
FULL RE-ENGAGEMENT WITH MULTILATERAL INSTITUTIONS
ENDING THE NUCLEAR THREAT
DEPARTMENTS OF PEACE AND WAR
BRING EVERY TROOP HOME
BIG CUTS IN MILITARY SPENDING
COMMITTING TO INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE
OPPOSING ISRAELI APARTHEID
ENDING SUPPORT FOR SAUDI ARABIA
BANNING FOREIGN ARMS SALES
MAKING WAR CONSTITUTIONAL AGAIN
A PEACEFUL SOLUTION IN THE KOREAN PENINSULA
ATTACKING POVERTY AND INEQUALITY
AN AMERICAN NATIONAL FUND
BREAKING UP BIG BUSINESSES
A NATIONAL REPARATIONS TRUST FUND
FAIR EDUCATION REFORM
PROTECT OUR PARENTS, PROTECT OUR CHILDREN
ECONOMIC SUPPORT FOR THE LEAST ADVANTAGED
REFORMING AND NATIONALIZING CORPORATE LAW
A GREEN NEW DEAL
PUBLIC BANKING FOR ALL
AUTOMATIC TAX FILING
THE RIGHT TO OWN: COOPERATIVE BUSINESSES
PROGRESSIVE TAX REFORM
HOUSING AS A HUMAN RIGHT
HEALTH AS A HUMAN RIGHT
INTERNET ACCESS AS A RIGHT
JUSTICE FOR ALL
ENDING THE WAR ON DRUGS
ABOLISHING THE DEATH PENALTY
PROMOTING POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY
REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS AND BODILY AUTONOMY
FAIRNESS IN TRIALS AND SENTENCING
IMPROVING PRISONS AND COMBATING RECIDIVISM
JUST IMMIGRATION REFORM
SUPPORTING SEX WORKERS
FULL RIGHTS FOR AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
INVESTIGATING HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES
SUPPORTING LGBTQIA+ INDIVIDUALS
AMNESTY AND HONOR FOR WHISTLEBLOWERS
RESTORING CIVIL LIBERTIES
FUNDAMENTAL POLITICAL REFORM
ABOLISHING THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE
MAKING ELECTIONS FAIR
NATIONAL RANKED-CHOICE VOTING
ADOPTING THE WYOMING RULE
.ABOLISHING THE SENATE AS WE KNOW IT
12-YEAR TERMS FOR ALL FEDERAL JUDGES
SELF-DETERMINATION FOR D.C., PUERTO RICO, AND OTHER TERRITORIES
all those good points
tfw the most left of the Dems probably won't win
Increase funding for drug treatment programs dramatically. Naloxone must be provided to protect us from fentanyl, plentiful rehab centers must be run and run well, and addicts must be helped, not hurt.
Free all nonviolent drug offenders and expunge their records.
Ensure that kratom remains legal, which is often extremely helpful for chronic pain sufferers and diverts individuals from opioid use.
Decriminalize, legalize, regulate, and tax all drugs, including opioids. No amount of criminalization actually stops drug use, and so we need to provide safe alternatives to shady dealers and laced products. We will gain legitimate jobs, tax income, development, and more importantly the safety of millions of lives more than before.
Use taxes on drugs to fund reparations for those unjustly imprisoned for nonviolent drug crimes, along with the previously mentioned rehabilitation centers.
Abolish the NSA.
Substantially reduce the size of the surveillance state down from 17 distinct entities, and reduce the mandated scope of operations.
Withdraw from the Anglophone-only ‘Five Eyes Network,’ currently comprising Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the U.K. and the U.S.; instead work with and through multilateral institutions that pursue organised crime, including cyber-crime.
End policies and programmes exposed by Edward Snowden, such as PRISM.
Repeal the Patriot Act and the Espionage Act.
Commit to ending the weaponization of human rights as a tool of American foreign policy.
Separate USAID from the State Department, and make all foreign bilateral aid “no strings attached.”
End all unilateral sanctions against sovereign countries, as sanctions are an act of war that result in harm and the deaths of innocent people.
Vow not to invade any sovereign country, such as Venezuela or North Korea, without a clear and obvious first strike by that nation.
Pursue friendly relations with all sovereign countries, whether or not we favor their leadership or economic structure.
End the use of unmanned aerial vehicles - or drones - for military purposes, as these have consistently resulted in horrific civilian casualties and fatalities.
Repeal the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Terrorists.
Close Guantanamo Bay and pay reparations to all untried detainees, past and present.
Close all military bases abroad, beginning with those based in Muslim-majority countries.
Bring every American soldier stationed abroad back to the U.S.
Determine a package of reparations for communities negatively impacted by U.S. bases abroad.
Establish a corresponding demobilization and reintegration programme for U.S. servicemen and women returning home to enable their full and healthy integration into social, >economic, civic and political life.
Repurpose the remaining work of the department of defence towards international cooperation under civilian and scientific supervision. Its future role should be to contribute to address potentially cataclysmic global threats, such as those posed by near-earth asteroids.
Work with the United Nations to create a tribunal for climate crimes.
Pardon whistleblowers, including Snowden, Manning (whose sentence was merely commuted), Terry Albury, Winner, Julian Assange, and John C. Kiriakou.
Offer prominent government whistleblowers the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Join the International Criminal Court.
Repeal the 2002 American Service-Members’ Protection Act, which protects government and allied officials and service-people from prosecution for war crimes by multilateral mechanisms.
Prohibit all current and former government officials found by Congress to have committed war crimes from any future government service or to advise and provide services to government through third parties.
Require that all police departments have civilian review boards to review complaints against police officers, with the power to remove officers.
Work to abolish the doctrine of qualified immunity, the legal doctrine that protects police officers from lawsuits if they were executing their official duties: while potentially fine in theory, it has consistently been used to call any and all destructive behaviors “official duties.”
End the 1033 program that transfers excess military equipment to our police departments, giving terrifying gear ranging from tanks to grenade launchers to people who are supposed to be protecting our communities, not waging war on them.
Abolish the use of public, open carrying for police officers: arms must be kept in police vehicles or in their stations until they are specifically called for and required. Too many people die from trigger-happy cops.
Transition police weaponry towards the nonlethal.
Immediately transition SWAT weaponry towards the nonlethal to ensure that SWATing is no longer a death sentence.
Abolish private prisons, as they drive up incarceration rates and sentences while treating their prisoners like nothing more than a commodity to profit off of.
Abolish prison for low-level offenses; courts should decide whom to set free and whom to keep in jail. Other methods of punishment like fines, community service, etc. should be emphasized for these crimes, especially nonviolent ones.
Ban cash bail: true flight risks and dangers to society should be held without bail, and the rest should not be relegated to only being free if they happen to be rich.
Ban solitary confinement, as it has been proven to be a tool of torture that ruins minds, causes hallucinations, and scars people for life.
Establish a $5 billion per year grant program to refurbish prisons to make them humane.
Give workers within prisons the same workers’ rights as those outside of prison: abolish below-minimum-wage labor that allows private corporations to pay pennies on the dollar in wages, along with ending rampant labor violations and exploitation, that is not only cruel and inhumane but that also drives down wages and conditions for workers who are not incarcerated.
End the practice of banning certain books inside prisons.
Abolish the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency and U.S. Customs and Border Enforcement, which was only founded in 2003 and which has only functioned as a destructive secret police tasked with promoting fear in immigrant communities.
Institute a policy of open borders, with absolute freedom of movement into and out of the United States (with exceptions for criminals attempting to escape the law).
Observe its international commitments with respect to migrants and refugees (as set out in the 2016 New York Declaration).
Offer immediate legal status to all undocumented immigrants who have resided in the country for more than three years on a three-year pathway to citizenship.
Release the full, unredacted Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA torture.
Launch a formal investigation into U.S. government officials’ ties to human rights violations in the Arab States region, Asia and the Pacific, the central Asian republics, Latin America and the Carribean, and sub-Saharan Africa. Examples of such violations include the No Gun Ri and Jeju Island massacres and involvement in Indonesia’s Konfrontasi.
Cooperate with the International Criminal Court as and when required to do so.
Release the uncensored Mueller Report.
Grant full citizenship to refugees of the Vietnam War.
Enact a vacancy tax that targets properties that go without residents for half of the year or more.
As mentioned in the Green New Deal section, remodel zoning laws to be green- and socially-conscious, lower or altogether remove parking minimums for buildings, and create cheap and plentiful public transport to make sure that cities across the country are more equitable and have more housing for everyone.
Outlaw all anti-homeless architecture, including but not limited to windowsill spikes, street spikes, slanted benches that make it impossible to sleep, and barred corners.
Ensure that access to housing for the homeless is not contingent on income, career, drug use, or any other metric: it has been proven time and time again that not only the most ethical but also the cheapest method of dealing with homelessness crisis is through giving housing first then offering services later, as the mental stability afforded by having a stable residence is more valuable than any kind of means-testing.
Ensure that multi-family public housing communities are run cooperatively and democratically, where people are in control of their own conditions. Enact additional legislation to incentivize privately-built or owned complexes to do the same.
Enact rent control nationwide with a regulatory agency to ensure that rents cannot skyrocket and that tenants cannot be exploited.
Massively increase and expand tenants’ rights.
Guarantee legal counsel in tenant-landlord court.
Increase the ease of acquiring community land trusts that develop and steward affordable housing, community gardens, civic buildings, commercial spaces, and other community assets.
Enact stricter licensing requirements for landlords and stiffer penalties for failure to keep apartments in good condition.
Institute a policy of the Right to Own, ensuring that, when a company is being sold or is going out of business, the first group that has the chance to buy out the business’s assets and IP are the workers themselves.
Give grants and/or loans to these businesses if they decide to reorganize as a cooperative: a corporation that is run democratically by the workers, where each member of the company votes on management, parts of their contract, the general direction of the company, and more, with the specifics depending on how the cooperative decides to organize. These cooperatives are known for extremely high rates of productivity, worker satisfaction, benefits, and wages.
Set up a federal program to help these– along with all other– cooperatives, teach them how to operate, and ensure that they are self-sufficient.
Implement high-quality, free preschool education for all with direct funding to states.
Implement a Baby Box program to give every family a box that contains essential items like clothes and bottles, with the box itself functioning as a bassinet.
Institute 36 weeks of parental leave, split between parents; a single-parent household gives all 36 weeks to the single parent, while in dual-parent households, each parent obtains 18 weeks but may transfer up to 14 weeks to the other. This paid benefit will be set equal to 100% of earnings up to minimum wage, plus 66% of earnings past the minimum wage. All recipients will be entitled to benefits equal to at least the minimum wage but no more than the national average wage.
Create a free child care system that all parents are entitled but not obligated to: those that opt-out receive a home child care allowance equal to the per-child wages of child care workers.
Ensure free school lunches for all students up through high school.
Establish a national $15 minimum wage and eliminate the tipped minimum wage. The minimum wage would be indexed to the Consumer Price Index.
Invest $1.5 trillion in infrastructure over a ten-year period.
Institute a Federal Jobs Guarantee to offer jobs of last resort at high wages on the model of the Works Progress Administration, exerting upward pressure on wages. These jobs would not be unskilled; instead, these jobs should focus mainly focus on developing infrastructure (in line with the above plank), and may include job training in fields like nursing).
Repeal the Taft-Hartley Act. The law prevents labor unions from amassing any sort of real power through its ban on secondary boycotts and the infamous “free-speech clause,” and (by defining independent contractors so as not to be employees) allows companies to deny their workers real benefits. Repealing the law would be a first step in re-empowering the labor movement.
Provide a free public credit registry (as suggested by Demos) to compete with large credit reporting agencies like Experian and Equifax. The public credit registry would not charge fees for seeing credit scores, and would require lenders and other companies that provide information to be wholly accurate.
Mike Gravel is going to roast people at the debates
do you guys think one of the gravel teens posts here
I for one welcome them.
Because it's time for Uncle Joe.
Than once he dies, we got another Joe, this ones a Kennedy. Can't vote left ever, might scare the Americans too much.
Sounds a lot better than Bernie who is either a useful idiot or just a fucking idiot
I remember supporting Gravel in 2008 when I was 12 years old
Gonna donate to him this week
They fucking better
They're chapos. So yes.
His Twitter is run by a bunch of Chapos and it's hilarious when he calls others Mensheviks and makes icepick jokes
There was this crusty Trot at Jimmy Dore who knew Bernie from way back then, and he said he was a milquetoast SocDem even when he hang with Trots.
Why push someone who says he doesn't actually plan on being president?
It's kind of sad that this is a spicy meme.
to get his policies into the debate
i want him to tell bernie that medicare for all paid for by third world slave labor is fascism and hes a filthy liberal on live TV
To shitpost IRL
I've never seen a candidate in US politics ever be this good on policy substance. He's got no chance at winning and even if he was elected he would be ineffectual but if it were just him running against trump in a general he would probably win.
The real Mike Gravel has said several times that he doesn't think attacking the other candidates personally is constructive and that he wishes the teens running his social media would stop. He wants to be issues-focused.
People who use the term accelerationist in this manner need to be put up against a wall and shot.
The preliminaries are rigged so that only the shittiest neolib or neocon can compete for presidency. Weed out anyone who's not a corporate whore early as possible.
He gets a pass because he's old as fuck.