Wakeful Video Weekend 2020-05-03 (17 videos)

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Stars and channels: Jimmy Dore, Nick Brana, Chris Hedges, Dylan Ratigan, Danny Haiphong, Richard Wolff, Graham Elwood, NonCompete, Nomiki Konst, The Michael Brooks Show, The Rational National, and more…

Topics:

  1. Biden Candidacy Such a Sad Joke
  2. Bernie Officially Kicked by the “D” Party
  3. Insufficient Champion
  4. Bipartisan Betrayal
  5. Housing Crisis <– Foreclosures & Rent Gouging More Profitable than Mortgage Lending
  6. Chris Hedges on Journalism, Media, & Party Politics
  7. Progressive Campaigns Not Yet Clean (& “D” Party Uncleanable)
  8. Unemployment, Crises, Precarious Lives & Inefficiency from Capitalism
  9. Opportunity if Jesse Ventura Runs as Candidate
  10. Bernie’s Shortcomings
  11. Careerists vs Real Champions
  12. How to Unite When so Split
  13. Solidarity over Isms
  14. Stats & News: The Current Gouging of the American People
  15. Music: Piel Morena

 

1. Biden Candidacy Such a Sad Joke

Biden Has Wife Talk Instead Of Him. WTF?!? ~ The Jimmy Dore Show

 

2. Bernie Officially Kicked by the “D” Party

Democrats Kick Bernie Off New York Ballot ~ The Jimmy Dore Show

 

3. Insufficient Champion

Bernie did a pretty great job putting important things on the public debate table, but he has failed completely in his promise to be an organizer in chief for the things we need, turning instead into a sheepdog for one of the corrupt major parties (which by the way collaborate so much with each other that they are better understood as a single party, one that serves the rich and blocks democracy):

Bernie Has Become A Cartoon Of A Leader ~ The Jimmy Dore Show

 

4. Bipartisan Betrayal

Progressives Help Pass Another Horrible Stimulus Bill ~ The Jimmy Dore Show

 

5. Housing Crisis <– Foreclosures & Rent Gouging More Profitable than Mortgage Lending

How Criminal Lenders Are Stealing Homes During Crisis ~ The Jimmy Dore Show

 

6. Chris Hedges on Journalism, Media, & Party Politics

… and privilege a form of blindness:

Chris Hedges Interview: America’s Broken Political System And How We Rise Up To Overthrow It ~ actdottv

 

7. Progressive Campaigns Not Yet Clean (& “D” Party Uncleanable)

Bernie Secretly Agreed To Take Billionaire Money Says Former Staffer ~ The Jimmy Dore Show

 

8. Unemployment, Crises, Precarious Lives & Inefficiency from Capitalism

Economic Update: Capitalism’s Unemployment Problem ~ Democracy At Work

 

9. Opportunity if Jesse Ventura Runs as Candidate

Graham Elwood argues for it, and someone left a comment hitting the nail on the head: “Finally someone to vote for that isn’t a protest vote. Jesse 2020.”

Will Jesse Ventura Run As Green Party Candidate? — The Political Vigilante ~ Graham Elwood

 

10. Bernie’s Shortcomings

When Bernie’s Staff Forced Him To Reject Billionaire Money ~ The Jimmy Dore Show

 

11. Careerists vs Real Champions

The reason why we must not merely vote for talk the talk candidates but pressure them to walk the walk and build a strong movement at the bottom independent from them:

AOC’s Theatrics Hide Her Obedience To Pelosi & Party ~ The Jimmy Dore Show

 

12. How to Unite When so Split

Platformism: Uniting the left by splitting it up…? ~ NonCompete

 

13. Solidarity over Isms

I tend to be skeptic when Nomiki claims we can take over the D-Party and have found her economic understanding a it weak so far, but the point she makes here is one I also believe in (in my case for years by now), namely to peel away the dividing labels and fences and build solidarity based on real issues:

How The Movement Keeps Its Power ~ Nomiki Konst

 

14.Stats & News: The Current Gouging of the American People

Stats on the Current Gouging of the American People

Working-Class Americans Can’t Pay Their Rent, What’s Next? ~ The Michael Brooks Show

Tax Dollars used to Boost Corporations while Leaving the Post Office Depleted

Is This The End Of The Post Office? (w/ Mark Dimondstein) ~ Thom Hartmann Program

Oligarchy vs UBI

Is Nancy Pelosi Caving To UBI?.. “Perhaps” ~ The Rational National

 

15. Music: Piel Morena

Many emotions… reflected in this music recording… shared with those out there who are not commercially captured in a cage of hip hop humping… and its title has a special meaning in an age of certain racist fascism… nuff said… (yes, ‘piel morena’ translates as ‘brown skin’):

Savia Andina – Piel Morena (Original) ~ Juan Antonio Salgado Solis

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