Wakeful Video Weekend 2020-01-26 (27 videos)

Once again, lots of highly informative videos that take a long time to search out like needles in a haystack. Major issues: declining jobs quality, the faulty mentality enjoyed and preached by the plutocrats (and boosted even still today by demented sociopathic Ayn Rand), overcoming it with thinking and language of change, the need for a wealth tax, and recent political battles (Warren/Biden/Pelosi/Bernie/Tulsi…), good and bad populism, and recommendable strategy for The People to win…

Stars & Channels: Bernie Sanders, Bill Moyers, Richard Wolff (Democracy At Work), Chris Hedges, Jimmy Dore, New Hampshire Public Radio, Redacted Tonight, RJ Eskow, Rolling Stone, Secular Talk, TED, The Hill, The Humanist Report, The Rational National, The Real News Network, Vox, and more…

Topics:

  1. Pointless Work Economy (Declining Job Quality)
  2. News: NAFTA 2.0 – No Significant Difference from 1.0
  3. Todays Weirdness (produced by capitalism)
  4. Wealth Tax
  5. Warren’s Smear of Bernie (+ the Media Malpractice)
  6. Bernie
  7. Economic Update: Capitalism Loves and Enforces Poverty
  8. Candidates (+ data and insights on our country)
  9. Grassroots Populism = Real Populism
  10. Robber Barons Plutocracy & its Disastrous Self-Justification
  11. Ayn Rand’s Antisocial Elitism
  12. Time For Thinking Rather than Impulses
  13. Language of Change
  14. Dennis Kucinich: Bring America Home
  15. Medicare for All
  16. Humor: Another Political Aristocrat (Chelsea Clinton)

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2020-01-19 (16 videos)

Major focus of this week’s video collection: our system treating us like trash and how a new system could do the opposite. Part of this also: our mentality and culture. Some key issues: capitalism, socialism, Universal Basic DIVIDEND, warmongering & terror state…

Stars & Channels: Richard Wolff (Democracy At Work), Noam Chomsky, Meagan Day & Jimmy Henders, Michael Parenti, The Hill, The Intercept, Michael Brooks, Jimmy Dore, Yanis Varoufakis (DiEM25), NonCompete, and more…

Topics:

  1. Our System Treating us Like Trash ***
  2. The Worst Economy in Our Lifetimes **
  3. Teacher Strikes = People Strikes (Kept Secret by the MSM)
  4. Universal Basic DIVIDEND etc.: Insightful Yanis Varoufakis Conversation **
  5. Historic Insight on Corporatist Fascism
  6. Capitalism (narratives, fascism, $$wars, motives)
  7. Noam Chomsky Describing Our Corporatist Manipulation
  8. Fights to Get Money Out Of Politics
  9. Socialism: Not Normally Being Linked to Government
  10. France’s Uprising Against Neoliberalism
  11. Iran: 1+ Hour of Informed Intellectual Discussion
  12. U.S. Terrorism
  13. Mentality: Are We Evil? Can We Change? ***

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2020-01-12 (21 videos) – 2 Main Themes: (1) U.S. Homelessness, (2) Iran

It must take days to search and select these top videos for a weekend. So much time for the rest of us to save when we make use of them. This weekend’s compilation has outstanding reports on American homelessness not easily found through any other source. The Iran reports are also above the average slew out there. And there is more:

Stars & Channels: Bernie Sanders, Democracy Now!, Emir-Stein Center, Empire Files, Invisible People, Kim Iversen, Milwaukee PBS, Prchuk 911, PRIMO NUTMEG, Ralph Nader Radio Hour, Rebel HQ, Richard Wolff, RT America, The Damage Report, The Hill, The Humanist Report, The Michael Brooks Show, The Political Vigilante

14 Topics:

  1. Why Bernie is the Best Candidate
  2. Economics (Richard Wolff)
  3. American Dream Replaced with Working Poverty
  4. Homelessness (rare OUTSTANDING documentaries)
  5. RNRH: Medicare for All (Perfect), Dictatorship Psychology
  6. Medicare for All: Andrew Yang Apparently Backing Out
  7. Head-Twisted Voters that America Cannot Rely Upon
  8. News: Iran
  9. Iran: Bernie on the Assassination
  10. Middle East & Iran & Us (U.S.)
  11. Iran Gov Analysis
  12. Anti-Iran-War Protests
  13. Candidates (Bernie, Warren)
  14. Billionaires in Fake Democracy

 

1. Why Bernie is the Best Candidate *

Bernie Is The Candidate: Here’s Why ft. Meagan Day ~ The Michael Brooks Show

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2020-01-05 (27 videos) – Main Theme: Our Inequality

Understanding better our unequal society. And coming to realize that we need to create a nurturing environment that meets basic needs for everybody, rather than continuing to support a system that leeches everything away from almost everyone and places all that stolen prosperity into the vaults of a handful of king-like super-rich — plus their rich and upper-“middle-class” guards. A need to build strong, healthy communities as a basement for and part of revolutionary change before the catastrophic point of no return completely ends our future (the latter only a little discussed).

Since this holiday week produced less vital videos than usual, I dove through older ones that draw a comprehensive picture from which to grow our awareness and build plans.

Channels: Moyers & Company, hearus1, PBS NewsHour, Ubiquity, TEDx Talks, Bernie Sanders Campaign, PRIMO NUTMEG, Democracy Now!, CODEPINK, NonCompete, and more.

Topics (Categories):

  1. Living in our Times (Rich or Struggling) II
  2. Education: Our Toxic Culture of Education
  3. Socialism = Common Ownership (& Liberty from Lords)
  4. Neoliberalism fuels Right-Wing Populism
  5. Billionaires: Are thieves legitimate “winners”?
  6. Iran (esp. the Recent U.S. Terror Strike)
  7. The Past & Future (and What to Do)

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Bolivian Coup Update 2020-01-02

Bolivia may seem remote and unimportant to many Americans, but there is much to learn from its old and recent history marked by the same forces that ruin our American democracy and lives. The recent coup in Bolivia and the preceding history of the Bolivian grassroots movement and its critique of U.S. imperialism have therefore been intensely covered on this site. As mentioned before, to look up those past and all future reports, simply click this search link.

Here are the latest additions:

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2019-12-29 (21 videos)

Main issues treated by this week’s video collection: the cheating and rule of the rich, and the many angles of our immigrant nation.

Stars & Channels: Double Down News, Richard Wolff, Lewis Black, The Laura Flanders Show, VICE News, BuzzFeedVideo, NowThis News, As/Is, Ralph Nader & Harvey Wasserman, The Real News Network, Academy of Ideas, and several more…

Topics:

  1. Fighting the Oligarchy ***
  2. Great Wolff Speech from 2013 ***
  3. Corporate Tax Cheats – How & How Much (prime example: Amazon)
  4. The Rich Doubling their Wealth while we Struggle to Live
  5. U.S. (Anti?)-Immigrant Nation
  6. The Buyers’ Labor Market
  7. Empire: The Afghanistan Scam
  8. U.S. History: Especially Election Fraud & Green vs Nuclear Power
  9. News: The Real Reason for R&D Sanctioning Against a Russian-EU Gas Deal
  10. Public Brainwash: The People Played by Schools & Media
  11. Music: Let’s Recall our Immigrant Ancestry – Immigrants are Human Beings
  12. Music: Colorful America (Star Spangled Banner)
  13. Humor: Lewis Black on 2019

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If Money Didn’t Rule Us

A brief video clip indirectly insightful of the flaw of our system (although the video hints that following your passion will become livable, which maybe once was partially true for a significant number of lucky folks… maybe during my parents’ generation… but which defintiely never worked in my life because our system had become way too rigged for profits at the top and gouging below). Still, the clip gives a hint of how or world SHOULD be:

What Would You Do If Money Didn’t Matter? | Short Film Showcase ~ National Geographic

And, by the way, this is the main reason of why a citizen’s dividend (often called a UBI, a fair slice of the economy unrightfully owned only by a few privileged rich folks when it should belong to us all)… why this would get us much closer to a humanitarian world for humans to live in, instead of a capitalist hamster wheel fueling the rich lords and wasting all our lives.

The video gives a glimpse of what our bright future, if we make it happen, could look like, without bothering with the details of how to make it happen… just giving a glimpse of the vision that should lead us.

Merry Christmas.

 

P.S.: Oh, and in case you are tired of standard X-Mess songs, The Revolution Continues shared some alternatives today. 😉

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Bolivia Updates

The recent coup in Bolivia and the preceding history of the Bolivian grassroots movement and its critique of U.S. imperialism have been intensely covered on this site. To look up those past and all future reports, simply click this link.

Here is the latest addition that summarizes a lot of the evil coup acts and the nature of the current regime:

Bolivia is Descending into Dictatorship – Here’s Why | BadEmpanada ~ BadEmpanada

But to keep in mind the coming Christmas holidays, here is some beautiful traditional music from Bolivia – which, if you understand Spanish well enough, will also inform you about the centuries of abuse of the Bolivian people (miners losing their lungs, factory workers their hands, poor people walking barefoot through their entire lives…):

Gran Marcha – Ñanda Mañachi ~ Carmendola Sibundoya

Boliviamanta – Minerito ~ rondos26

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2019-12-22 (25 videos)

Many issues: how to build deep change and regain democracy, anti-corruption efforts, the crumbling mass media, capitalist fundamentalism, corrupticians, awakening evangelicals (imagine that!!!), a presidential candidate promoting human values over profits, T-impeachment BS and weirdness, #M4A, asking if billionaires should exist, what war profiteering does to us, and three funny videos, as well. The biggest topic this time (6 videos) is the kind of living in our times at different levels of our dungheap society.

Stars & Channels: David Hoffman, Democracy At Work, InsideOut TV, Ralph Nader Radio Hour, Secular Talk, The Grayzone, The Hill, Jimmy Dore, Michael Brooks, RJ Eskow, and several more…

Topics:

  1. Movements: How to Build Deep Change and Regain Democracy **
  2. Corruption: Cenk Uygur’s Anti-Corruption Run for Congress
  3. Media (Shrinking MSM, The Press Killing Itself)
  4. Capitalism (Capitalist Fundamentalism, Capitalism Pros & Cons & Libertarians)
  5. Fascism: Irrationalized Loyalists Promising Violence
  6. Candidates (Gaslight-Corrupticians, Yang for Human Values, Awakening Evangelicals)
  7. Trump Impeachment (Establishment Tools, Impeachment Weirdness)
  8. Medicare for All: Making Sense
  9. Human Purpose: Should Billionaires Exist?
  10. Empire: Talking to a Vet
  11. Living in our Times (Rich or Struggling)
  12. Humor (US Retirement & Bernie, Our Con Congress, Cartoonish Villains in Politics)

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2019-12-15 (18 videos)

Much on the global rich ‘elite’ ruining our country (the U.S.) and other countries, currently outright mauling Latin America again; its war on justice & free press; and Saudi Arabia’s terror regime. Also one of capitalism’s built-in flaws. Also Bernie’s chances in the general election and a really interesting conversation with Andrew Yang on the almighty dollar. Also the R&D dog and pony show in Congress.

Stars & Channels: Democracy At Work, DMRegister, Kim Iversen, PBS NewsHour, redfish, Secular Talk, The Grayzone, The Hill, Jimmy Dore, thejuicemedia (“Honest Government Ad”), The Real News Network, RJ Eskow, and more…

Topics:

  1. Satire: Nice Neoliberal Christmas Vacation Spot
  2. Our War Criminals (and their war on justice & free press)
  3. Our “Great” Sh*t Economy (with 44% earning ~$18,00)
  4. Monopoly & Disasters built into Capitalism
  5. The Evil Global Elite Playing with our Heads & Lives
  6. Police-Mafia (police state for profit)
  7. Candidates: Bernie’s Chances & Andrew Yang on the Almighty Dollar
  8. The Dog and Pony Show in Congress
  9. World: Insights on Bolivia, Chile, El Salvador, Saudi Arabia

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