Brave Russian Progressive: Alexei Navalny

Brave Russian Progressive: Alexei Navalny

Alexea Navalny being arrested

Alexey Navalny is the Bernie Sanders of Russia — big on anti-corruption…

Just a Russian note on the Global Progressive Movement…

Alexei Navalny may be the Bernie Sanders of Russia — in any case, he’s big on anti-corruption. Though he is not allowed to run for President, he is running anyway, on the Progress Party ticket. As a consequence, Navalny spends a lot of time in Jail. You do not want to miss what this brave man has to say about Russian politics.

Watch Lesley Stahl interview Alexei Navalny in the 60 Minutes clip below.

“A lot’s been said about Russia meddling in our 2016 presidential campaign. But the Russians are already buzzing about their presidential election next March. Because unexpectedly Vladimir Putin has a genuine challenger: a handsome, 41-year-old lawyer, Alexei Navalny, who has chosen one of the most dangerous occupations in the world: running against the man who controls the Kremlin.” ~ Lesley Stahl, 60 minutes

READ TRANSCRIPT: The Man Trying to Beat Putin | CBS News

The Russian Presidential Election will be held on March 18, 2018.

Related Reading on the Global Progressive Movement

“…Thanks to the so-called Paradise Papers… we now have a better understanding of how the largest corporations and wealthiest people in the world avoid paying their taxes and hide ownership of assets…

Now is the time, in the United States and internationally, for people to come together to take on the greed of the oligarchs…”

~ Bernie Sanders

READ MORE: We Must End Global Oligarchy | Common Dreams

A Counter Perspective on the Global Progressive Movement

For the sake of better understanding opposing views, and possibly finding points of agreement…

This OpsLens article is written from an anti-socialist perspective that equates democracy with corporate freedom. It is concerned with George Soros (more liberal, than progressive), while revealing an acknowledgement of the global progressive movement. I agree with some points, and disagree with others.

OpsLens has a conservative intelligence/law enforcement/military news bias. Keep that in mind…

“There is a new globalist-socialist movement right now. This movement hides under the cloak of ‘Progressivism.’ After all, the failed socialist model (most recent examples: Venezuela and Cuba) cannot compete under its true socialist brand against democratic and free-market societies. This so-called ‘Progressive Movement’ has, however, rebranded its label, its strategy, and its tactics to accomplish the same socialist end-state…” ~ Ex Umbra

READ MORE: The New Socialist Movement Is Active in at Least 37 Countries and America Is the Center-Piece

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JoAnn likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She writes fiction about Chester, the Alpha Bichon -- with a dash of humor and a dab of Poli-Sci. Her views and insights are tinted by a former profession in Counseling, Christian theological studies, and training in Library and Information Science. Retired now, JoAnn enjoys the creative life.


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