Chris Hedges: The Time for Compromise and Reform is Over — We Have Been Lied To, Manipulated, Used, Abused, and Oppressed Enough (Video)

Former war correspondent and unbending alternative voice speaking truth to power, Chris Hedges, spoke at a rally for the likewise staunch people’s representative Kshama Sawant: The time has come to end the forces of death and stand up for the forces of life. We must rebel, not for what we may or may not eventually achieve but for who it allows us to become. This is the fight of our lives. The last fight. If we lose this one, we lose everything:

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COOL! Jamarl Thomas interviewing Debbie the ‘Sane Progressive’ at the Peace Conference

When two people who usually see past more hills and corners than most people talk, it’s always worth listening to:

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Catching up on the News and Activism 6/20/2017: Trumpcare, Medicare for All, Gerrymandering, Jail Injustice…

Trumpcare 2.0 – They are trying to sneak it quietly through the Senate

From Reuters and other sources emerges: “Democratic” Senators criticize the closed-door meetings that Republicans have been holding to craft a replacement for Obamacare (as you know, even worse than Obamacare). They are calling for open committee hearings and more time to consider the bill before a Senate vote, which Republicans say could come in the next two weeks, although a draft bill has yet to emerge publicly.  Continue reading

The Death of Dodd-Frank — Prepare for the Next Economic Crash

This week’s posts on Our Revolution Continues had a post from Our Revolution that everyone should read and act on. A quote:

While most of the country wasn’t looking, House Republicans voted to claw back virtually every banking regulation implemented after Wall Street crashed and the Great Recession began. With so much scrutiny on the White House, Senate Republicans are now poised to roll back Dodd-Frank and the Affordable Care Act in the same month. Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan, and every other politician bought by Wall Street and corporate donors thinks that they can get away with this while we’re distracted by the daily circus in the West Wing.

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Corrupted World: Brutalizing Citizens who Disagree with Environmental Destruction (Video)

Jordan Chariton has smeared some great citizen journalists (and I still hope he will apologize and resist the pull from the Dark Side), but he also still produces reports worthwhile to watch and with valid criticism of certain establishment powers. Here is a recent one:

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Pope Francis and Bernie Sanders both Spot On

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From one unexpected corner (and one not so unexpected), I just got full agreement on something that I have been marking as the root evil at the heart of our political and socio-economic system for some time — a dark and overlooked-by-most evil which makes our system not only hateful in moral terms but incredibly stupid on a purely objective level. (I will argue the latter point once more at the end of this piece). First, here are the statements of those two luminaries:  Continue reading

Trump’s First Hundred Days of War Crimes | CounterPunch

CounterPunch Magazine tends to have good articles. The just published Trump’s First Hundred Days of War Crimes is far more worth reading than the title suggests, as it is not yet another insincere resist-Trump-to-distract-us-from-the-source-of-our-problems “news” piece or op-ed. Continue reading

We Better Don’t Overlook the Fundamental Enemy of Democracy and Justice

Richard Wolff compresses it into nine minutes (and I into a short written paragraph following the video):

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Why Isn’t Trumpcare’s True Purpose Common Knowledge?

The first nine minutes in this RT episode nicely illuminate the entire point of Trumpcare (1.0 and 2.0) but also asks why this isn’t common knowledge:

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Amazing Speech about our Economic and Political Mess (and How to Fix it)

Here is the most amazing speech exposing the root of and cure for all our man-made problems in politics and the economy. Inequality, crushing debt, money in politics, devastating decisions — all derive from this root cause and can be fixed as described. This is the education of a lifetime for you or any confused people you know. The video is a must-see for every responsible person. Therefore I will point to it repeatedly, so you don’t miss it:

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