Wakeful Video Weekend 2019-11-03 (23 videos)

It’s really cool that more and more women are coming out of their traditional closet to speak up and stand up against the corruption and rot of our system – or are finally paid attention to. And, finally this time, the so often forgotten elderly and their terrible sufferings are revealed. And guess which candidate cares about them?

Stars & Channels: Abby Martin (Empire Files), The Real News Network, The Zero Hour, Bernie, John Spritzler, TeleSUR, JRE Clips, Michael Brooks, Hard Lens Media, Ralph Nader, Jimmy Dore, A Current Affair, PBS NewsHour, VICE News, AJ+, Nina Turner…

Topics:

  1. Companies Rule the World
  2. Neoliberal Fearmongering to Divide Us
  3. The Old Age Misery in America
  4. Temp Work Used as a Picket Line against Workers
  5. Corporate America: Profits over People’s Lives
  6. How the Rule of Money Miserably Shapes Society
  7. The Path from Police Brutality to State Terrorism
  8. Edward Snowden on Mobile Phones Surveillance
  9. World News: Overlooked Uprisings World-Wide
  10. All the People(s) are Beginning to Rise Up
  11. Candidates: Biden, Warren, Trump, Bearnie, $Hillary, Tulsi
  12. Bernie: End Corporate Greed Press Conference
  13. Whistleblowers are Heroes, Not Spies | None-of-the-Above Voting
  14. Despotic Government Bullying True Journalists
  15. Another Funny Fox Failure: Reaganite to the Left! Panel SCREAMS!

 

1. Companies Rule the World

… and 80% of TV news stories are manufactured in public relation firms working for governments and the corporations (i.e. the nebulous rich rulers behind these scenes):

Giants: Who Really Rules The World?
Empire Files

 

2. Neoliberal Fearmongering to Divide Us

… for example against Medicare for All, making middle classers fear taxes to allegedly gift the (allegedly lazy) poor, which is not really the case if we finally repeal our current system of no taxes for the rich while squeezing everybody else with taxes, premiums, fees, denied living wages and bloated living costs:

Union Organizer Takes On Neoliberal Fearmongering and Wins
The Real News Network

 

3. The Old Age Misery in America

 

Being Left vs For the Establishment

Set to start where it gets interesting:

Nathan J. Robinson: Left Field Dreams
The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow

 

Unemployed and Being Older is Devastating in our Toil-or-Die System

Note: This report comes from Australia, and “Newstart” is an unemployment allowance existing over there, apparently unlimited in time (unlike unemployment insurance) but at the same time unreasonably low in the amount paid out (way below the poverty line).

Too old to be hired, too young for the pension | A Current Affair
A Current Affair

 

The Ignored Out-of-Work Elders

Brutal Job Search Reality for Older Americans Out of Work
PBS NewsHour

 

We Have ONE Candidate for the Ignored Elderly

… who is also for all other ages, of course, so the millenials vastly support him (as is well known). But finally, ONE candidate also cares about our spurned and abandoned older folks (that we are all bound to become part of if we not already are):

Bernie Speaks To Seniors in Iowa
Bernie Sanders

 

Older (or freer) Workers Can be very Useful

… and easily driven to eager toil and fierce employer loyalty in our current system of age discrimination and denied retirement. Still, this report also exposes the benefits of more flexible labor. Imagine if Social Security payments came for all. Then all of us could be flexible workers in flexible jobs like this company profits from employing seniors:

Investment in Older Workers Turns a Big Profit
PBS NewsHour

Quote: “Who wouldn’t want meaningful work in their 101st year of life?” My reply: I do like meaningful work. I have wanted it all my life. The need to work for money has barred me from it almost all my life. The meaningful work I prefer is self-employed, and not caring if it is paid for or not.

 

4. Temp Work Used as a Picket Line against Workers

How to make it impossible for worker unions to ask for decent wages and benefits? Outsource the labor to temp agencies. Have you ever wondered why U.S. corporations shifted to contractors having to pay profits to the contracting agencies? To make workers utterly defenseless. That’s why. (Note: report from 2014)

Permanently Temporary: The Truth About Temp Labor (Full Length)
VICE News

 

Additional insights:

More part-time workers face instability, long hours
PBS NewsHour

 

Not just blue collar. White collar, too:

Why adjunct professors are struggling to make ends meet
PBS NewsHour

 

5. Corporate America: Profits over People’s Lives

PG&E starts California wildfires, and gets away with it | AJ+
AJ+

 

6. How the Rule of Money Miserably Shapes Society

… to treat the non-rich like dirt:

Why do we devote so much energy for reform? Because we want to get our world closer to the one we want:

Reform and Revolution: What’s the Real Relationship?
John Spritzler

 

7. The Path from Police Brutality to State Terrorism

… and thus dictatorship. This horrible war crime by OUR police against members of OUR people 34 years ago is a prime example of why we must guard our souls against the oligarchy’s brainwash of making it acceptable for us that parts of the public be treated like trash and dirt, even OK to drop bombs on them. It is the path to dictatorship. No such war upon any part of The People should ever be seen as acceptable lest we want to give up any hope for democracy, a.k.a. as life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for all:

The Empire Files: An Unparalleled Act of Police Terror
TeleSUR English

 

8. Edward Snowden on Mobile Phones Surveillance

Not only can you be tracked and logged and manipulated by your smart phone (the real reason why to call it smart and people carrying it around maybe not smart), but you ARE:

Edward Snowden: How Your Cell Phone Spies on You
JRE Clips

Comment from a Youtube watcher: “I think everyone realised their phone was spying on you when they started getting ads based upon their vocal conversations.”

And here are some more general top view thoughts on cyber and our anti-democratic private and governmental institutions by Edward Snowden: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXksLYW4380

 

9. World News: Overlooked Uprisings World-Wide

FtS 25-10: Chile’s Uprising Keeps On Growing
TeleSUR English

 

10. All the People(s) are Beginning to Rise Up

The Global Working Class Is Rising & The Corporate Media Is Ignoring ft. Krystal Ball (TMBS 111)
The Michael Brooks Show

 

11. Candidates: Biden, Warren, Trump, Bearnie, $Hillary, Tulsi

 

The mix:

Poll- Biden and Warren Lose To Trump, Sanders Beats Trump, Hillary Clinton Smears Tulsi Gabbard
Hard Lens Media

 

Tulsi Likely to make the 5th Debate Stage:

Tulsi Update: The Polls
Hard Lens Media

 

Nina Turner Interview:

Quotes: “Who (but Bernie Sanders) is gonna stand up to the system and call it what it is: rotten to the core? … Why do elders who have worked all their lives have to live in squalor? … that you live all your life and you just work, work, work, and you never get a chance to enjoy something.”

Video set to start where it gets special:

Nina Turner Speaks On Bernie Sanders, Exercising Your Voting Rights + More
Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM

 

12. Bernie: End Corporate Greed Press Conference

Gets interesting ~11:05 min in and more significant ~18:04 min in:

End Corporate Greed Press Conference: Newton, Iowa
Bernie Sanders

 

13. Whistleblowers are Heroes, Not Spies | None-of-the-Above Voting

This episode goes through the history of whistleblowing vs corruption and the 2008 state coup of corruption plus (at the very end) presents the None of the Above voting law that we could embrace: a law letting us vote distrust of any of all candidates on the ballot, and when the majority votes that way a new election is forced. Cool (besides approval voting or the slightly tougher score voting or the more complicated and therefore more easily tampered ranked choice voting currently in the progressive public discourse)!

Whistleblowing in an Age of Fraud
Ralph Nader Radio Hour

 

14. Despotic Government Bullying True Journalists

(not just whistleblowers)

DC Cops Arrest Journalist After Venezuela Reporting
The Jimmy Dore Show

 

15. Another Funny Fox Failure: Reaganite to the Left! Panel SCREAMS!

When even a Reaganite is now far left of today’s R Party, it’s a strong hint that we are being ruled and barred from democracy by two power-peddling fascist parties:

Reagan Official Says Cut Military Spending! Panel SCREAMS!
The Jimmy Dore Show

 

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