Wakeful Video Weekend 2020-05-31 (19 videos)

Meaningful videos on: Chris Hedges running for Congress, alternative to the November Bump-Triden couple, the current crisis and solutions, police brutality, ecologic repair, proper UBI, mentality for change, people’s party, and more…

Stars and channels: Chris Hedges, Howie Hawkins (Green presidential candidate), Hasan Minhaj, Jesse Ventura, Jimmy Dore, Richard Wolff (Democracy At Work), TED, Mr. Glaser, Truthfal (Mar 23, 2018), djelf7, and more…

Topics:

  1. News: Chris Hedges Runs for Congress (3rd Party of course!)
  2. Presidential Vote Alternative to the Bump-Triden Couple:
  3. The Corona Housing Crisis (+ 1 protection)
  4. Jesse Ventura on Police Brutality & ‘What white people don’t understand…’
  5. Hunger in America (Caused by the Greedy Oligarchs)
  6. Tax Cut Lies
  7. Booming Stock Market During Crisis
  8. Ecology: rewild the world
  9. UBI as a Social Economic Dividend
  10. US History: Third Party Success – Who were the Populists?
  11. 7 Best Jimmy Dore Show Clips
  12. Mentality for Change
  13. People’s Party: Growing Energy

 

1. News: Chris Hedges Runs for Congress (3rd Party of course!)

Chris Hedges Running For Congress As Green! ~ The Jimmy Dore Show (May 28, 2020)

 

2. Presidential Vote Alternative to the Bump-Triden Couple:

In this interview, Chris Hedges briefly points out what voting for Biden means (hence set to start at that point, ofcourse you can rewind it to the beginning):

Chris Hedges interviews Howie Hawkins, Green for President (May 13, 2020)

Coments:

  • And at 29:32, insights on Obama and Bernie.
  • And at 39:07 starts a good case on why to vote outside the duopoly box. (us voters becoming “spoilers” will give us voting powerthat we currently don’t have)

 

3. The Corona Housing Crisis (+ 1 protection)

What Happens If You Can’t Pay Rent? | Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj | Netflix (May 18, 2020)

 

4. Jesse Ventura on Police Brutality & ‘What white people don’t understand…’

Jesse Ventura: ‘What white people don’t understand…’ ~ RT America (May 28, 2020)

 

5. Hunger in America (Caused by the Greedy Oligarchs)

A month old report, but spot on still (and for quite some time):

Food shortages not problem, but lack of money to buy food is – Hunger Free America CEO ~ RT America (Apr 25, 2020)

 

6. Tax Cut Lies

Tax Cut Lies – Richard D. Wolff ~ Democracy At Work (May 26, 2020)

 

7. Booming Stock Market During Crisis

Wolff Responds Today’s Booming Stock Market ~ RichardDWolff (May 18, 2020)

 

8. Ecology: rewild the world

For more wonder, rewild the world | George Monbiot ~ TED (Sep 9, 2013)

 

9. UBI as a Social Economic Dividend

A safety floor instead of the poverty trap a lot of means-tested safety net measures are and a way to keep the economy running:

Yanis Varoufakis: the rules of the game must change | DiEM25

Comment: Something he forgot to mention: the reduction of the power money has over our lives. (and in the segment on the “undeserving” I find hard to understand what he is trying to say — I would argue that nobody is clearly undeserving since life is a journey: a beach bum of today may take care of his withering parents later, for example, or become a nursing aid later; life is a journey; people often make the mistake of looking at other people only in their life’s current snapshot). I might add also that when talking with those who feel embarrassed to receive money for “nothing”, not only is their consumption necessary to maintain the economy, but also should we have to privately hire traffic police and fire fighters or privately pay for the construction of streets we need? We already have guaranteed societal services, services we approve of. Adding a financial safety floor under our feet to make our lives more stable, so we get less crippled of moving forward, strikes me always as a good idea.

 

10. US History: Third Party Success – Who were the Populists?

Success: We voters are constantly head-played by the establishment to crave for electoral victories (like in a horse race) rather than focus on pushing through the policies that will give us our desired change. Once we remind ourselves that making change is what we really want, the “spoiler” vote argument and worship of the “lesser evil” lose their power over us:

US HISTORY HELP #9: Who were the Populists? ~ Mr. Glaser

 

11. 7 Best Jimmy Dore Show Clips

COVID->1984

Sharing Addresses Of COVID-19-Patients Approved! ~ The Jimmy Dore Show (May 24, 2020)

China & Honkong

This Is The End Of Hong Kong”-China Cracks Down! ~ The Jimmy Dore Show (May 24, 2020)

Corrupt Senator’s Lame Job Training

Senators Offer Lame “Job Training” Bill Instead Of JOBS! ~ The Jimmy Dore Show (May 25, 2020)

Empire: Anti-War Veteran Speaks Against Memorial Day Hypocrisy

Anti-War Veterans Speak Against Memorial Day Hypocrisy. w/Major Danny Sjursen ~ The Jimmy Dore Show (May 26, 2020)

Wrongful Police #1

Denzel Washington Steps Between Cops & Homeless Man ~ The Jimmy Dore Show (May 29, 2020)

Wrongful Police #2

NYPD Intentionally Runs Over Protestors In Broad Daylight ~ The Jimmy Dore Show (May 31, 2020)

US Economic Game: US Poverty & Global Domination

America’s Economic Collapse Now Irreversible. w/Dylan Ratigan ~ The Jimmy Dore Show (May 27, 2020)

 

12. Mentality for Change

A maybe different version of a previously shared important speech that would be well worth listening to a second time:

George Monbiot: How to Really Take Back Control ~ Truthfal (Mar 23, 2018)

 

13. People’s Party: Growing Energy

Interview with Jerry Perez of Our Revolution LA / MPP (Movement for a People’s Party) ~ djelf7 (May 27, 2020)

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