Ocasio-Cortez Blasts Political Moderates, Calls Capitalism 'Irredeemable'

U.S. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

U.S. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

The rookie NY congresswoman expressed her frustration about what was happening in the United States during an appearance at the South By Southwest Conference & Festivals (SXSW) in Austin, Texas on Saturday.

"We should not be haunted by the specter of being automated out of work", Ocasio-Cortez said.

The New York lawmaker has gone to bat for Omar numerous times in recent weeks after she got blasted for making comments about Israel - which were deemed anti-Semitic by many, including fellow Democrats.

Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over the weekend denounced "capitalism" as "irredeemable" and warned people that "corporations have taken over our government".

In her response, Ocasio-Cortez told Nye that she wants people to overcome their fears and feel comfortable advocating for their beliefs.

"The most important thing is the concentration of capital, and it means that we prioritize profit and the accumulation of money above all else, and we seek it at any human and environmental cost..."

Keith Flint's death is not being treated as suspicious
Toxicology reports are still to be filed, with the inquest now adjourned until July 23 when a full hearing will take place. It read: "It is with deepest shock and sadness that we can confirm the death of our brother and best friend Keith Flint".

That said, the legislator explained that she doesn't believe capitalism should be completely abolished. And what that means is people can't afford to live. This is actually the political arm of the brand new LLC of the new congress which is the company hired by Ocasio Cortez to support and run her campaign and paid Riley Roberts for the provision of the marketing services which he had provided to the PAC.

Ocasio-Cortez also addressed a question about the rise of automation in the American workforce, arguing that automation should be embraced but that workers' rights need to be protected - in particular, the right to not have to worry about economic insecurity if technological progress removes one's job.

"It's just as much a transformation about bringing democracy to the workplace so that we have a say and that we don't check all of our rights at the door every time we cross the threshold into our workplace", she said. When we choose to invest in our system, we are choosing to create wealth.

"In case you saw the conspiracy theory running around, conservative groups have now taken to spamming us by filing bogus ethics complaints so that Fox News can report on alleged' untrue scandals", she tweeted.

The 29-year-old congresswoman did not offer any new proposals at SXSW, but she did reference income inequality in the United States during her talk. On Saturday, the freshman congresswoman said "capitalism is irredeemable".

Recommended News

  • John Oliver explains why you’ve been getting more robocalls lately

    John Oliver explains why you’ve been getting more robocalls lately

    In January, T-Mobile became the first in the industry to launch a caller-verification feature based on that standard. AT&T has offered a similar service called Call Protect to customers for free since the end of 2016, as has Sprint.
    Tyrann Mathieu agrees to 3-year deal with Chiefs

    Tyrann Mathieu agrees to 3-year deal with Chiefs

    His reported agreement with the Chiefs is for $42 million over three years, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter . In Kansas City, the versatile Mathieu should pair up with Eric Berry to form an impact safety tandem.
    Algerian president returns home after 'routine medical checks' in Geneva

    Algerian president returns home after 'routine medical checks' in Geneva

    Algeria has stagnated for decades under veterans of the independence war who dominate the country. Bouteflika has been at the helm of the North African country since 1999.
  • Celebrities gather for the wedding of India's richest man's son

    Celebrities gather for the wedding of India's richest man's son

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon during the wedding of his son Akash Ambani in Mumbai , India, Saturday, March 9, 2019. South superstar Rajinikanth was spotted with younger daughter Soundarya and her husband at the Ambani celebration.
    Fox News' Jeanine Pirro questions Ilhan Omar's hijab

    Fox News' Jeanine Pirro questions Ilhan Omar's hijab

    Fox News has on many previous occasions has tolerated Islamophobic and birther comments from its hosts and commentators. They do not reflect those of the network and we have addressed the matter with her directly", the statement read .
    Chiefs release OLB Houston

    Chiefs release OLB Houston

    Releasing Houston brings the Chiefs to just more than $23.1 million in cap space with free agency kicking off on Wednesday. He picked up nine sacks with 12 quarterback hits and 37 total tackles in 12 games during the 2018 season.
  • Apple Announces March 25 Event, 'It's Show Time'

    Apple Announces March 25 Event, 'It's Show Time'

    In its invitation, Apple did not specify the focus of the event and gave a single-line description: " It's show time ". The event will take place at 10 a.m.
    Florida mom fatally stabs daughter, 11, drives dead body to hospital: cops

    Florida mom fatally stabs daughter, 11, drives dead body to hospital: cops

    The Orange County Sheriff's Office said the mother brought her "dead daughter" to the Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies. Officials said Rivera then harmed herself, resulting in cuts near her wrist, before she arrived at the hospital, reports WKMG.
    Chance the Rapper weds childhood crush

    Chance the Rapper weds childhood crush

    The trio also posed for a few photos with the bride and groom and other guests including Chance the Rapper's brother. When Chance won the best new artist Grammy in 2017, he sweetly dedicated the award to Corley and their daughter.
  • Second Brexit meaningful vote: timeline of events this week

    Second Brexit meaningful vote: timeline of events this week

    May's office says talks are continuing to try to secure changes to the deal that can win over opponents in Parliament. The meaningful vote on the PM's Brexit deal will happen on Tuesday, but it is widely anticipated MPs will reject it.
    White House Tells Reporter She Should Ask Democrats If They Hate Jews

    White House Tells Reporter She Should Ask Democrats If They Hate Jews

    Steve King and stripped him of committee memberships for his racist remarks. "If you stop talking, I'll finish my statement". The White House celebrated the departure of its communications chief Bill Shine holding its first press briefing in 42 days.
    Venezuela enters fourth day of blackout, Maduro blames U.S.

    Venezuela enters fourth day of blackout, Maduro blames U.S.

    For more on this, we have Fernando (How-RAY-GEE) Jauregui, a freelance journalist based in Caracas. who joins us on Skype. The deals have drawn scrutiny from the opposition and its allies overseas as Venezuela's economic crisis worsened.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.