Wakeful Video Weekend 2020-07-19 (17 videos)

Meaningful videos of this week exposing the criminal oligarchy and building a people’s movement for the so much needed system change.

Stars & Channels: Chris Hedges, Jesse Ventura, Richard Wolff, the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow, Psychologist Ramani Durvasula (acTVism Munich), Krystal and Saagar of The Hill, act.tv, Ralph Nader Radio Hour, The Grayzone, NonCompete, Rev. William Barber II & Liz Theoharis (The Real News Network), The Jimmy Dore Show

14 Topics:

  1. U.S. Military Murdering Civilians and Journalists & Deep State Persecuting Whistleblowers and Journalists
  2. Homelessness
  3. Racist Capitalism & People Finally Finding Together
  4. Jesse Ventura on Our Oligarchy’s Corruption
  5. Capitalism: Government is its Base
  6. Mind: Trauma, PTSD, Cultural Lack of Compassion and Empathy, Need for Change…
  7. Antidemocratic Duopoly Corruption Revealed by Wallstreet
  8. System Issue, Not Pull Yourself up by (Nonexisting) Bootstraps Issue
  9. Pandemic: Current, Future, COVID Bio-Weapons Research, Pressure on Gov
  10. Media: The “Elite’s” “Cancel Culture” Hypocrisy
  11. Moral Fusion People’s Movement: Fighting for Life
  12. GOP Wants to Gut Social Security Like Biden
  13. The Two-Arm Oligarchic Party (R&D)
  14. Time for Solidarity & Revolution

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2020-04-26 (23 videos)

Best weekly news updates and discussions and a smashing viral video. Main issues: Coronavirus abuse by the oligarchy and how to fight back. (incl. much better measures in other countries, right-wing deceptions and neoliberal pseudo-left-wing deceptions in ours, and Movement for a People’s Party)

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Stars and channels: Vic Dibitetto & Kyle Kulinski (Secular Talk), Chris Hedges, AJ+, The Rational National, Francesca Fiorentini (Newsbroke), LastWeekTonight, RichardDWolff, The Humanist Report, RepresentUs, Robert Reich, Jimmy Dore, Michael Brooks, Nick Brana (Movement for a People’s Party), and more…

Topics:

  1. Fire Breathing Intro (Viral Video)
  2. Corona Crisis: Unlivable America
  3. Longterm Coronavirus: Need for Substantial System Change
  4. The Many Deceptions and Frauds During This Crisis **
  5. Right-Wing Deception (using Corrupt Mass Media & Easily Manipulated Bottom Tyrants)
  6. “Democratic” & Rep Party Corruptly Allied
  7. Anticorruption Act Clip
  8. Politician’s Economic Incompetence
  9. CCCW: Coronavirus Crony-Capitalist Welfare
  10. Twin-Party Corruption: D-Party’s Polosi
  11. Another Trick to Make the Rich Richer
  12. Cool Interview of Chris Hedges by Jimmy Dore (Journalism NOT by Crackpots)
  13. Intellectual Discussion About Moving Forward
  14. Movement for a People’s Party’s National Call 04/23/2020

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2020-03-29 (32 videos on 13 Topics)

Main issues emerging this week: Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID origin, crisis, measures, our capitalism boosting it, and the oligarchy robbing us via it and making our country’s inequality even worse), people power and rebellion, growing corruption and totalitarianism at the top, Bernie, Biden, and the urgent need for Medicare for All:

Stars & channels: Bernie Sanders, Dylan Ratigan, Nomiki Konst, Jerry Eldred, Jimmy Dore, Kim Iversen, Krystal Ball & Saagar Enjeti (The Hill), Michael Brooks, Amy Goodman (Democracy Now!), Norman Swan (thejuicemedia), Rebel HQ, Red Revolution Media, Richard Wolff (Democracy At Work), RJ Eskow (The Zero Hour), Robert Reich, The Rational National, The Real News Network.

Topics:

  1. COVID-19 (Coronavirus Pandemic)
  2. Evil Empire Exploiting and Killing Us / General Strike for People’s Power
  3. Lesson from France: People’s Power That is Not Circumventable by Rigged Elections
  4. Capitalism vs Democracy
  5. Economic Update: Pandemic, Mobility, Yellow Vests, and Lee Camp
  6. Pandemic Crisis, Predatory Rich & Corporations, New Housing Crisis
  7. Growing Totalitarianism from BOTH Arms at the Top
  8. The People vs Oligarchy
  9. Jimmy Dore Show Picks
  10. Bernie
  11. Bad Biden
  12. World: Cuba’s Solidarity (Helping Italy with the COVID Pandemic)
  13. Medicare for All Urgently Needed

 

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2019-11-16 (26 videos)

Highlights: An excellent (Hedges & Street) discussion over why we need a true people’s party rather than what we now have, a great video on taxing the rich, a clip about the true reason for the Trump impeachment, revealing issues on candidates (Warren, Tulsi, Yang, Bernie), and, and, and… AND much info on last weekend’s coup in Bolivia plus other world issues.

Stars & Channels: BadEmpanada, Breakfast Club, Chris Hedges (On Contact), Richard Wolff (Democracy At Work), Democracy Now!, goingundergroundRT, Michael Brooks, Press TV, Secular Talk, Stansberry Research, The Grayzone, Krystal Ball (The Hill), Jimmy Dore, The Rational National, and more…

Topics:

  1. Why We Need a True Left Rather than the “D”-Party (Hedges & Street) ***
  2. The “Democratic” Party Against Medicare for All
  3. Taxing the Rich Properly ***
  4. The R-Like D-Party Establishment Bailing out The Banks Instead of Us
  5. SJW Hypocrisy
  6. Rich Farts Celebrating Digital Technocracy
  7. Economic Update: Stocks, Yellow Vest Revolution, Medicare for All
  8. World: Bolivia’s Fascist/Racist/Colonialist Coup
  9. World: Brazil’s Bernie, France’s Blue Vests, Britain’s Bernie…
  10. Murderous Socialism and/or Capitalism (Soviet Union, UK, & U.S. Facts)
  11. Assange: FINALLY an Australian Discussion
  12. Laws & Police to Harass People
  13. The True Reason for the Trump Impeachment
  14. Candidates: Warren (Mask Off), Andrew Yang (Interview), Tulsi (Medicare for All)
  15. Bernie Reality

 

1. Why We Need a True Left Rather than the “D”-Party (Hedges & Street) ***

… one that starts organizing from the ground, allying with people in need, boosting them, and growing a political movement from there rather than bickering about a twittering corrupt president in a totally corrupt upper structure that he is a natural product of.

On Contact: Resistance & the Left with Paul Street ~ RT America (On Contact)

Note: This reminds me of what is happening in West Virginia.

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QuickyPinion: Warped Socialism for the Wealthy

American citizens keep getting bombarded with smear attacks on socialism. Yet, we live in a country of warped socialism for the wealthy. The very oligarchs who smear real socialism for the people as something that doesn’t work are the ones who receive all the benefits of a socialism for the rich. They are the ones who get enormous freebies from the government and can count on being bailed out by the government if things don’t go well for them.

The very definition of socialism is a socially responsible system of an economy and politics made possible through law and government, the latter often having to come in and help out people at times of need. The goal: everybody receives based on their needs rather than on how much they can pay for in a highly unequal wealth distribution. Instead of this we currently have socialism for the rich, a government and set of laws which almost exclusively helps them at extreme expense for the rest of us.

The rich get huge gifts from our government (like cheap lands and subsidies for their corporations even as they move U.S. jobs abroad or replace working people with machines). They get those even though they are the least needy for financial help (being rich already, after all). These gifts are financed by cutting services to working class Americans who often desperately need them. The gifts to the rich also include tax loopholes and tax breaks. The rich and their corporations get tax havens abroad while working U.S.-citizens get taxed or even hit with ruinous fees by the IRS, treasury, and state tax agencies when they work and live abroad (except when the foreign taxes exceed their U.S. taxes in which case double-taxation protection treaties can come into effect; but costly tax filings are still demanded). And when banks or businesses of the rich fail, they get bail-outs.

These are examples of the unequal treatment of the rich (boost, safeguard, help them in any way, and turn their policy suggestions into law) and the rest of us (tax us, fine us, hold us back, harass us, deny us aid, make false promises, cut our wages and benefits, and ignore our wishes).

So… a gouging capitalism for “ordinary” Americans is combined with a warped parody of socialism for the rich giving them subsidies, gifts, bail-outs, monopoly protections, and tax loopholes while more and more of the rest of us drown in poverty.

 

And if this article was too short for you, there is a great read that came out this Tuesday on The Revolution Continues, reminding me of why I have so long loathed Halloween, telling us how to check up on the toxic tap water we may have flowing at home…

 

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Wakeful Videos 2019-08-10 (24 videos)

This is essentially a collection of enlightening videos published once a week and so helpful in learning what is really going on and how we may change our rigged system into a good one that everyone should watch them. The top topic this week: mass shootings (intelligent thoughts, not the usual BS).

Channels: Empire Files, Kim Iversen, John Spritzler, AJ+, Thom Hartmann, Greg Palast, RT America, The Humanist Report, Democracy Now!, PowerfulJRE, RT UK, HOT 97, Secular Talk, The Majority Report, Graham Elwood, The Grayzone, The Jimmy Dore Show, The School of Life…

Topics:

  1. Mass Shootings: Why they Happen
  2. Oh-So Criminal “Illegal” Immigrants
  3. National “Defense” For Profit
  4. Medicare for All: Bernie, Scare Tactics & Private Insurance
  5. Bernie: 6+ Million Views of Lengthy Informative Interview
  6. Capitalism: The Global Rentier System, UBI & the 1%
  7. Capitalism: The Current Trend May Have the Top 10% Own EVERYTHING by 2052
  8. Easy Elections Hacking in America
  9. Recent AOC Interview
  10. Rich Boys: The Koch Boy
  11. War-for-Profit Empire: U.S. Kills More Afghan Civilians than the Taliban
  12. World: Interesting Maduro Interview (Grayzone’s Max Blumenthal in Venezuela)
  13. Police Brutality against the Homeless
  14. The Billionaire Meter on Candidates
  15. Humor: Political Porn Comedy
  16. Loneliness & Friendship

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Political Awakening Video Weekend 05-19-2019 (22 videos)

Lots of informative videos. Major topics: healthcare, media war, U.S. poverty, tyrrany & rule of capital, empire of the Americas, and candidates (AOC, Bernie, Tulsi). A must-see video is “Lawyers VS The System”. Some of the stars: Chris Hedges, Bill Moyers, Tulsi, AOC, Bernie, Jimmy Dore, Richard Wolff, and more.

Topics:

  1. Healthcare: Growing Trouble, AOC, Limitless Profits, Big Pharma Racketeerig
  2. Media War: The Constant Word Twisting & Fake News
  3. Humor: Goofy Corporate Media
  4. Info for the Elders
  5. Tyranny: Chelsea Manning Endlessly Punished & Our Lawless Government
  6. Poverty & Struggle: Hungry Students, The AMERICAN Caravan, & Real Unemployment
  7. Rule of Capital & The Fake “Conservative” Stance
  8. Empire: Tyrannical Rule over the Americas
  9. War: Iran Trump Affair
  10. Candidates: AOC, Bernie, Tulsi

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Political Awakening Video Weekend 02-03-2019 (13 videos)

Stars: Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC), Jimmy Dore, Stef Zamorano, Ron Placone, Richard Wolff, Ralph Nader, Shoshana Zuboff, Jayar Jackson, John Iadarola, RJ Eskow, Max Blumenthal, Abby Martin, Mike Prysner, Ryan Cristián (The Last American Vagabond), Vanessa Beeley, Graham Elwood, Sam Seder, and others

  1. Neat Interview: Jimmy Dore on Bernie Sanders, AOC, Venezuela, Corporate Media
  2. Brilliant Economic Update Episode: Yellow Vests, Bail-In Warning(!)…
  3. Surveillance Capitalism
  4. The Right-Wing Mockery of Poverty
  5. World: Venezuela, France, Global Oligarchy
  6. World: Yellow Vests, France’s Tyranny (on-the-ground info)
  7. Medicare Waterdown Details
  8. Tax Truth
  9. Predatory Crony Capitalism: Mortgage Crisis Revisited

 

I. Neat Interview: Jimmy Dore on Bernie Sanders, AOC, Venezuela, Corporate Media

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Short yet Smashing Speech by Chris Hedges

As a follow-up to Monday’s sharing of Chris Hedges’s and Richard Wolff’s great recent conversation and yesterday’s sharing of late Ed Schultz’s Swan Song Speech (less far along but perhaps the exactly right stepping stone for some people who have still a little to catch up), here is another speech by Chris Hedges, a short one this time (only 16 minutes!) but still packing a big punch. Enjoy:

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On Average, Each American Employee would make $17,000 More Each Year If…

…if it weren’t for the rich stealing from us. … if about 40 years ago they hadn’t begun revving up their plunder of working Americans — this made possible by them having bought the government and having used it to deregulate themselves (removing the referee from the economic game) and also by having used it to shift the tax burden on working families.

I reported on these economic statistics in the past and calculated that the rich are raking in at least half of our earnings (that we work for and they don’t). In fact, my own calculation came to the average working class family making $45,500 more per year if we weren’t getting robbed by the rich.

TYT recently gave a report detailing some of these stats. The clip gets most informative towards the end (6:44 min in) — the preceding stuff is less clear:

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