Interesting Jane Sanders Interview at the People’s Summit

I admit to mixed feelings abut this: some worries and some happy surprises. Worries: it sounds in some parts like a retreat into divisive identity politics (caring about certain groups/communities and forgetting about the big picture, you know what (neo-)liberals have been doing for a long time), credentialism (Ph.D.’s trumping reguar folks), and also like maybe dumping the fighting spirit (Sanders Institute only getting facts, not working on the emotional component that wins elections?). Happy surprises: Finally addressing election rigging somewhat and possibly pushing back against neoliberalism, not just Trump. Also, it’s good to get an introduction to the just launched Sanders Institute, and hearing it may help building information sources alternative to the corporate media. It’s also good to hear some stats about the People’s Summit: 4000 attendees from 49 states, 54% people of color.

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Jane Sanders Discusses The Sanders Institute With Nomiki Konst”)

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America Moving in on the Crooks: Primaring Corrupt Politicians

Young Americans who won’t take it anymore… Now, while I like the prospect of a new party to crush the corrupted Dems and bounce the even longer corrupted GOP, and while I have my doubts about the long-term success of “Democratic” Party take-over and the ability of outfits like the Justice Democrats to resist the temptations from the establishment, this young new politician still represents to me the rise of Young America which wants a future that is bright, not dark:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Progressive Alexandria Ocasio Cortez Is Primarying Corporate Democrat In New York”)

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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:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “DAPL BOMBSHELL: Feds & Private Contractor Lied About Water Protector’s Injury”)

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Hillary Would Have Been WORSE For Us Than Trump

Let’s be honest. The “Democratic” and Republican Party are not extremes of one another! They are almost identical! No true alternatives, at all. And the same goes for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Yes, you read correctly. They all screw us (the American working class people) to enrich themselves and their wealthy cronies. And, there is at least one very critically reason why Hillary would have been actually worse than Trump!

Jamarl Thomas, an unusually smart video blogger who I rate highly, gave a very sharp analysis arguing that the confused ones among us should stop, once and for all, to perpetuate the canard that Hillary would have been better than Trump in the Oval Office. In fact, the exact opposite is true! The very sensible argumentation comes from someone situated on what we, in America, traditionally consider the political “left,” a term which in the past was synonymous with the “Democratic” Party, but today is anything but that. Listen or read (or do both). It’s well worth it.

Here is the video, and below it my own summary and commentary:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Verdict Segment. Is Hillary Clinton the Lesser Evil? For Once and For all, NO!”)

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Ultimate Analysis of the DNC Lawsuit against the DNC’s Election Cheating

In the corporate mass media, we get manipulation of our minds like when they sow lots of doubt about known facts. For example, when after a long media black-out Newsweek finally wrote about the DNC lawsuit, it kept painting the facts of the rigged 2016 primaries as mere “beliefs.” It’s like writing some people believe it’s snowing. All you have to do is look out of the window and see for yourself. It’s not a belief whether it’s snowing or not.   Continue reading

State of the Revolution 5/2017: The “Democratic” Party Rejects the People

News from California: the people-crushing corporate lobbyist, Eric Bauman, who took $100,000 from Big Pharma to prevent lower medication prices, has been announced the new chair of the California “Democratic” Party (moved up from vice chair). This is despite the celebrations earlier this year over anti-corporate (Bernie-aligned) party members electing a majority of the party’s electable delegates and their expecting to vote a people’s representative into the office of state party chair. It turns out, that California’s “Democratic” Party has its own version of superdelegates. There is also suspicion of a false vote count. Looks familiar, doesn’t it?

This development confirms my doubts back in April that the initial successes in reforming the DP which had been reported by then would be able to go much further, even as bringing this kind of pressure to bear was still worthwhile.

Before I write a few more words on this, here is Jimmy Dore’s video on the same topic:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “CA Dem Party Tells Progressives “Shut The F*ck Up””)

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Join the People’s Party

Jamarl Thomas, a smart guy engaged in video blogging, has issued a challenge to political leaders who seek true progress to meet and talk about a platform for a people’s party and then push it through. His challenge to meet on August the 5th goes to: Bernie Sanders, Nina Turner, Tulsi Gabbard, Debbie the “Sane Progressive”, “Hard Bastard”, Tim Black, and others. (I’d suggest to include Robert Wolff, Raoul Martinez, or – if they decline – little humble me 😉 so as not to overlook the vital but often overlooked economic root of our troubles.) Here is Jamarl’s video:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Nina T, Tulsi G, Bernie, Debbie, Hard B, Tim B; Meeting on Aug 5 For People’s Party”)

Wouldn’t it be great if we could get those folks to meet and pound out a political platform for us, the people — a platform to which we could hold all our politicians? Heck, from the side of this blog, we erected a Facebook Page months ago for the public creation of such a platform (The People’s Platform (USA)). Unfortunately, not much has been added to my original draft on there. Continue reading

Great Lee Camp Interview of the Author of “Creating Freedom”

There is a new book out which does a good job explaining our horrendous income and wealth inequality and their impact on our freedom. Lee Camp interviewed the author. It’s a really good interview:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “[59] Raoul Martinez On Why Our Society Is Constructed Completely Wrong”)

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Video Weekend 5/20/2017: Jimmy Carter, Illegal Immigrant Taxes, Chelsea Manning & US Gov Crimes, US-backed Coup in Venezuela, Election Theft

For your weekend viewing pleasure, here is a set of significant (as opposed to the corporate mass media’s usually trivial) videos to watch and share. Enjoy.

Former President Jimmy Carter talks about our growing injustice and inequality, the disparity between rich and poor people, and how this has been killing democracy and made desperate folks become mavericks at the ballot box (8 min):

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Jimmy Carter Brilliantly Explains How The Establishment Gave Us Trump”)

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Idea: Let’s All Join the “Democratic” Party But Vote Against It! (Hehehe. There’s more. Read on.)

It’s a devious idea: Let’s all join the “Democratic” Party, but vote only for anti-establishment candidates regardless of party affiliation and give the corrupt party operatives hell from the inside. This is where it gets funny… Continue reading