Wakeful Video Weekend 2020-07-05 (11 videos)

For the Independence Weekend a look back at what got us into our ruined or threatened lives. Plus new stuff from this week (esp. about how to fight for change).

Stars & channels: Remember This, CrashCourse, Gregory Thomas Jeffers, Upworthy, Gar Alperovitz (Democracy Collaborative), IWW Labor Organizer, Lisa Fithian, Jimmy Dore, Ralph Nader, and more…

Topics:

I. Independence Weekend: A Look Back

    1. The Dead Middle Class (explained by Lewis Black)
    2. American Revolution: Process, Not Single Event
    3. American Revolution: Police a Standing Army against Liberty
    4. Economic Democracy
    5. Stabilizing Economy from the Bottom

II. Enough is Enough: This Week’s News & Discussions

  1. Ralph Nader & Jimmy Dore Conversation about making Change
  2. IWW: Modern Labor Movement
  3. People Power: Mutual Aid Networks etc.
  4. Ralph Nader Radio Hour: Getting Back Democracy & Getting Medicare for All
  5. MPP National Call 7-2-2020
  6. MPP July 11th Official Trailer “Join the Actions”

 

I. Independence Weekend: A Look Back

 

1. The Dead Middle Class (explained by Lewis Black)

Also justice & war issues and a proposition of socialism:

Lewis Black Stand-Up Comedy: Politics, Economics, Limbaugh, Colbert, Letterman (2014) ~ Remember This (Mar 6, 2015)

 

2. American Revolution: Process, Not Single Event

(and it must continue now more than ever!)

Who Won the American Revolution?: Crash Course US History #7 ~ CrashCourse (Mar 14, 2013)

There ought to be better videos on this topic, and they may exist but are hard to find. If someone knows one, please tell me about it. 😉

 

3. American Revolution: Police a Standing Army against Liberty

Libertarians tend to get half of the issues right (the other half wrong). Here a hint at what police is for:

American Revolution Undone ~ Gregory Thomas Jeffers (Feb 5, 2015)

A good point. What he naturally leaves out, because Libertarians tend to be blind to this, is the role that modernized feudalism (what’s called capitalism) played in undoing the effort for liberty, justice, and a good life for all. We get raided by two sides working together, a corrupted government AND the corrupt rich lords who corrupted it, working hand in hand. The latter usually being overlooked by Libertarians since they, as so many groups, have had their heads played with from the top. We all, no matter how our heads were played with, must learn to undo that manipulatin and begin to see the whole picture.

 

4. Economic Democracy

Something Deeper is at Work: The NEXT AMERICAN REVOLUTION! ~ Upworthy (Mar 14, 2014)

 

5. Stabilizing Economy from the Bottom

Communities as the base:

Gar Alperovitz: If you don’t like capitalism or state socialism, what do you want? ~ Democracy Collaborative (Dec 16, 2011)

 

II. Enough is Enough: This Week’s News & Discussions

6. Ralph Nader & Jimmy Dore Conversation about making Change

We Need Two Million Congress Watchers! — Ralph Nader interview! ~ The Jimmy Dore Show (Jul 1, 2020)

 

7. IWW: Modern Labor Movement

General Strike During Pandemic! IWW Labor Organizer Interview! ~ The Jimmy Dore Show (Jun 30, 2020)

 

8. People Power: Mutual Aid Networks etc.

Shut It Down! Mass Organizing During Pandemic – Lisa Fithian interview! ~ The Jimmy Dore Show (Jul 2, 2020)

 

9. Ralph Nader Radio Hour: Getting Back Democracy & Getting Medicare for All

(high points I recall: around 31, 25, and 41 minutes in, and around 1:01:00)

How To Fix Our Broken Democracy ~ Ralph Nader Radio Hour (Jul 4, 2020)

 

10. MPP National Call 7-2-2020

The Movement for a People’s Party growing and taking off as it is being joined by the originally Bernie-created but now hair-pulling Our Revolution and other movements (e.g. the Humanity First Movement):

MPP National Call 7.2.2020 ~ Movement for a People’s Party (Jul 2, 2020)

11. MPP July 11th Official Trailer “Join the Actions”

MPP July 11th Official Trailer “Join the Actions” ~ Movement for a People’s Party (Jul 4, 2020)

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