Wakeful Video Weekend 2019-09-21 (21 videos)

The latest weekend collection of recent best videos spreading news and ideas for positive change of our rotten world. Lots of good stuff you may have missed. Every week a new one. (Notice: Producing these when caught in financial struggles is hard. So, spreading the word and subscribing (for free) is a helpful thing to do.)

Stars and channels: Stars and channels: Chris Hedges, Jesse Ventura, Richard Wolff, Amy Goodman, The Michael Brooks Show, The Real News Network, John Spritzler, Tom Nicholas, Peter Coffin, Cowboy Economist, AJ+, The Grayzone, NonCompete, The Jimmy Dore Show, and more…

Topics:

  1. News: Space Warmongering, Neurocapitalism (Thought-Policing), Academic Corruption
  2. Economy: Recent Financial Tremor, China, Monopolies & Cartels
  3. Corporate Dictatorship (Modern America)
  4. Latest Union Fights
  5. Workers’ Factory Occupation
  6. Immigration & Mass Migration: Weapons of the Oligarchy
  7. Inequality Report – A Thorough Overview
  8. Neoliberalism: History, Causes, Effects, & Mind Warping
  9. Manufactured Division vs Solidarity
  10. Satire: Progressive Review of the D-Primary Candidates
  11. Police State: ICE Plows into Peaceful Protesters with a Truck
  12. Our Gitmo Shame
  13. Dealing with a Corrupt Supreme Court
  14. Spy Technology’s Corrupt Profits
  15. John Bolton’s Firing – The Ins and Outs
  16. Entertainment: Gelflings, Skeksis, and the Liberal-Fascist Bargain
  17. Humor: Progressive Laughs In Bill Maher’s Face

 

1. News: Space Warmongering, Neurocapitalism (Thought-Policing), Academic Corruption

Jesse Ventura: “Neurocapitalism has great possibilities but could lead to thought-policing.”
RT America

 

2. Economy: Recent Financial Tremor, China, Monopolies & Cartels

Economic News: A Recent Financial Tremor
The kind of thing that can trigger the next big crash:

Did The Banks Just Tell Us A Massive Crash is Coming? w/Richard Wolff
Thom Hartmann Program

Economy: How China Beats The West

Plus good explanations of capitalism, markets, socialism, communism, Walmart, etc. – all in under 18 minutes:

Richard Wolff Explains How China Beats The West At Capitalism ft. Richard Wolff (TMBS 101)
The Michael Brooks Show

Our Mass Monopolies & Cartels

Robert Reich: The Monopolization of America
Robert Reich

 

3. Corporate Dictatorship (Modern America)

On Contact: Tyranny of the corporate workplace – Elizabeth Anderson
RT America

 

4. Latest Union Fights

Unions getting better (although the globalist capitalist oligarchy is still crushingly powerful and needs to be addressed):

Beaten Down, Worked Up”: Steven Greenhouse on the UAW Strike & the State of American Labor
Democracy Now!

 

More from Jimmy Dore:

GM Yanks Health Care from Striking Workers
The Jimmy Dore Show

 

5. Workers’ Factory Occupation

…because Corp & Gov Screwing the Workers AGAIN

Canadian Aluminum Workers Launch Factory Occupation
The Real News Network

 

6. Immigration & Mass Migration: Weapons of the Oligarchy

The Employers in Our Greed System Are the Problems, Not “Aliens”

Economic Update: Capitalism in Denial
Democracy At Work

BTW: Not only job offshoring and automating are the additional tricks of our system’s inequality machine. There is also the main trick that ruined my life (and that of millions more): job insecurity where well-paid people are laid off and the remaining workers and/or newly hired entrance level salary workers are forced to work MORE hours for ever LESS pay and benefits. It has created a precarious workforce that I have been part of all my horrid existence that I refuse to call a “life”.

Mass Migration: A Weapon of the Oligarchy

Weapons of Mass Migration
John Spritzler

 

7. Inequality Report – A Thorough Overview

Rigging for the Rich on the Local Level & The Overall Money Corruption

Systematic inequality where working people pay exponentially more taxes than the rich. A system created by both the R & D party. A system that lavishes benefits for the few and deprives basic needs to the many. And the defense of this horrid system by the corporate mass media and bought politicians:

Republicans Partied in a Monument to American Wealth Inequality
The Real News Network

 

8. Neoliberalism: History, Causes, Effects, & Mind Warping

Neoliberalism: WTF? Neoliberal Capitalism from Ronald Reagan to the Gig Economy | Tom Nicholas
Tom Nicholas

 

9. Manufactured Division vs Solidarity

Basically, both the official political right and left (not necessarily the real ones) have been playing this “good cop / bad cop” routine game with the people to keep them divided, playing artificial divisions like race and a split between a co-opted left and right to prevent a successful backlash from the bottom in our dungheap society’s class war from the top. Peter Coffin generally makes himself hard to understand (mostly in the second halfof this particular video). It’s worthwhile, though, to wind back, re-listen, breathe, and disentwine for additional clues and ideas:

Tucker Carlson and How The Right Uses The Left | ManyPeters⁶⁴
Peter Coffin

Note: Of course, another question that rises from this swamp is what political right and left really means. Is left liberal or socialist? Is right conservative or fascist? There is a lot of isms swapping, bait and switch, being committed by corrupticians in this realm.

 

10. Satire: Progressive Review of the D-Primary Candidates

… from a pretense right-winger:

#09: Evaluating the Democratic presidential hopefuls.
Cowboy Economist

 

11. Police State: ICE Plows into Peaceful Protesters with a Truck

Pickup truck drives at protesters blocking ICE Detention Center
The Sun

Details: »A 64-year-old man, identified by protesters as Jerry Belair, suffered a broken leg, internal bleeding and a possible back injury in the assault. … Soon after, police officers approached the scene and demanded the group move away from the truck while protesters chanted “The whole world is watching.” One of the officers claimed to be a federal official. After about 45 seconds, one agent is seen unleashing a cloud of pepper spray, causing the group to disperse. About a dozen people were treated for irritation due to pepper spray and one other went to the hospital for minor injuries. … Local police at the scene declined to intervene on behalf of the protesters, arrest Woodworth, or even take witness statements from protesters.« Source: Protesters pepper-sprayed outside Rhode Island ICE facility after officer drives truck into crowd (World Socialist Web Site)

Related info (where I found out about this incident): ICE Plows into Peaceful Protesters with a Truck (The People’s Party)

Note: Sadly, I nowhere came across a report that the aggressive driver has been charged with assault. Also, articles and videos on the web were swarmed with literally fascist commentary justifying the assault, accusing the peaceful demonstrators (applying our Constitutional Bill of Rights’ 1. Amendment!) of “kidnapping” (yeah, briefly standing in front of a car is now classified as “kidnapping” the driver and entitling him to a violent reaction!)… I really wonder how far we are from seeing our American flag being adorned with a swastika. We once stood for justice and liberty for all…

 

12. Our Gitmo Shame

These Detainees Might Die In Guantánamo | AJ+
AJ+

 

13. Dealing with a Corrupt Supreme Court

Thom Hartmann: The Founders Would’ve Impeached Trump “In Seconds”
TYT’s The Conversation

 

14. Spy Technology’s Corrupt Profits

One of the evils of our greed-driven system:

Spy Merchants l Al Jazeera Investigations
Al Jazeera English

 

15. John Bolton’s Firing – The Ins and Outs

Ex-CIA analyst on why he predicted John Bolton’s firing
The Grayzone

 

16. Entertainment: Gelflings, Skeksis, and the Liberal-Fascist Bargain

Gelflings, Skeksis, and the Liberal-Fascist Bargain
NonCompete

 

17. Humor: Progressive Laughs In Bill Maher’s Face

Progressive Laughs In Bill Maher’s Face
The Jimmy Dore Show

 

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