Wakeful Video Weekend 2020-05-24 (9 videos)

Meaningful videos from this week. Their main themes: the coronavirus-triggered economic crisis (with abuse from the corrupt ‘elites’) and capitalism, how it hurts, and where to move from that. Also, how Europe has handled COVID-19 far less harmfully.

BTW, if you ever wondered why we, the people, should connect differently than only through corporate social media, look at what happened within a minute of me trying to share a previous Video Weekend on Facebook (I originally suspected an anti-democratic algorithm, but it may have been a troll, either way is bad): Public Censorship by Facebook — Also, I am too busy with continued education currently for sharing these posts on social media. So, subscribers please make use of my posts to save your own time searching for informative alternative media publications and also share the videos you find good, or the whole post, with your friends so that the time I spend sharing them here isn’t totally wasted. 😉

Stars and Channels: Movement for a People’s Party (incl. Nick Brana, Jerry Perez, and more), The Jimmy Dore Show, “Useful Idiots” (Rolling Stone), Richard Wolff, The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow, Yanis Varoufakis, The Rational National, and the Ralph Nader Radio Hour.

Topics:

  1. European Stable COVID-19 Economic Crisis Treatment
  2. Even the Fed Chairman Suggests Relief for the People
  3. People’s Party Update (National Call)
  4. Seriously Biden?
  5. The Need for System Change
  6. Beyond FDR / Capitalism = Anti-Democracy
  7. Getting Capitalism Out of its Box: UB-Dividend
  8. A Hacker Fighting our Oligarchy’s Un-Unemployment Slavery
  9. Capitalist Lords, Wall Street, & Tax Schemes

 

1. European Stable COVID-19 Economic Crisis Treatment

How Germany Is SAVING JOBS During Crisis. w/Dylan Ratigan ~ The Jimmy Dore Show (May 20, 2020)

Comment: By and large good for Europeans what their governments did, except that it stabilizes exploitive capitalism making people’s revolutions less likely (exactly what the rich ruling class wants). Then, again, further below XXXXX argues for a peaceful transition out of corporate capitalism (also worth thinking about), which could pick up the torch from such stability and relief measures. –- Another note: Self-employed working folks did not receive a relief that way.

 

2. Even the Fed Chairman Suggests Relief for the People

Fed Chairman Urges Congress To Bail Out PEOPLE! w/Dylan Ratigan ~ The Jimmy Dore Show (May 20, 2020)

 

3. People’s Party Update (National Call)

Movement for a People’s Party National Call May 21, 2020 (incl. Nick Brana, Jerry Perez, and more)

 

4. Seriously Biden?

Good thoughts and reminders at the start. Once the Biden topic is over, the clip mostly renders pointless babbling (something that Katie and Matt of Rolling Stone regularly do):

Is Biden’s Campaign Serious? And Other Fan Qs, Plus Kurt Loder Through the Ages | Useful Idiots ~ Rolling Stone (May 17, 2020)

 

5. The Need for System Change

AskProfWolff: Capitalists Try to Undo Whatever Workers Win ~ Democracy At Work (May 15, 2020)

 

6. Beyond FDR / Capitalism = Anti-Democracy

(set to start where it gets most interesting)

Prof. Richard Wolff: Beyond FDR: A New Agenda for the Left ~ The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow (May 16, 2020)

 

7. Getting Capitalism Out of its Box: UB-Dividend

Yanis Varoufakis: What Comes After Capitalism | DiEM25 ~ Yanis Varoufakis (May 21, 2020)

 

8. A Hacker Fighting our Oligarchy’s Un-Unemployment Slavery

An example of direct action:

A Hacker Forces Ohio To Change Unemployment Policy ~ The Rational National (May 18, 2020)

 

9. Capitalist Lords, Wall Street, & Tax Schemes

The Tax Break Industrial Complex ~ Ralph Nader Radio Hour (May 23, 2020)

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