Wakeful Video Weekend 2021-06-12 (20 videos)

Summary: A flood of good reports, speeches, and discussions on various important topics. I finally managed to post them on Saturday, so you can enjoy them throughout the eintire Sunday. 🙂 — Asterisks used to mark the topics/videos I liked best.

Stars and channels: Democracy At Work (Richard Wolff, Harriet Fraad), The People’s Party, The Jimmy Dore Show (incl. Ron Placone, Aaron Maté), Secular Talk, The Humanist Report, The Rational National, Caitlin Johnstone, Anton Petrov, UNM (Chris Hedges), Second Thought, Sustainable Human (Lael Stone, Darcia Narvaez), …

Topics:

  1. Bad Biden and Harris
  2. Dangling Universal Healthcare Only for Getting Votes
  3. Identity Trickery to Control Us ***
  4. Socialism: Different Definitions and Levels
  5. People’s Party: National Call (good!) **
  6. Extreme Billionaire Tax Avoidance *
  7. Criminal Police State: Officers Allowed Violence Against Everybody
  8. WV Pressure Campaign on Corrupt Senator
  9. World: Syria & Media Update
  10. UFOs
  11. Awareness & Compassion ***

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2021-04-25 (11 videos + 3 clips)

This week: mostly capitalism, esp. financial capitalism and bad vs healthy culture. Also Medicare for All.

Not coming across numerous good new videos on commonly good channels, I did some hard online searching and thus discovered two new channels (Sustainable Human and JENerational Change). Several neat videos from these channels are shared here today.

Stars & channels: Sustainable Human (Chris Hedges, Jon Stewart, Stephanie Kelton, Jon Jondai, Paul Piff), Democracy At Work (Richard Wolff & Marcelo Vieta), The Jimmy Dore Show, The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow (and Richard Wolff), DiEM25 (Yanis Varoufakis), JENerational Change

Topics:

  1. The Cult Of Crazy Self (by Chris Hedges) ***
  2. Destroying the World and Making Lives Harder and Harder vs Returning to Normal Lives **
  3. How Big Wealth Makes People Bad (by Paul Piff) **
  4. Learning from Argentina How to Rescue Jobs ***
  5. Government Dishonesty Regarding COVID-19
  6. Need to Change Our Economic Mentality
  7. Labor vs Profits, Better Lives vs Richer Lords
  8. Lives Built on Sand (by Jon Stewart) *
  9. Real Wealth vs Debt-Based Money *
  10. Financial Feudalism (by Yanis Varoufakis)
  11. Medicare For All – Pushing Back Against the Private Health Insurances’ Propaganda & Lies

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2021-03-28 (13 videos)

Great documentary/report and discussion videos found this week plus insightful written commentaries especially on fixing our broken system & making democracy work. Other issues: cracks & corruption in our system, dealing with pandemic, solidarity & common good…

Stars & channels: Ralph Nader (great interview on the Bertelsmann Foundation channel), Chris Hedges (interviewed on the “Bad Faith” channel), RichardDWolff, Second Thought, The Jimmy Dore Show, Steven Donziger (interviewed on Ralph Nader Radio Hour), Robert Reich interviewed on WNYC, The Real News Network (with Taya Graham), Ron Placone, The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow (talking with Pepe Escobar)

Topics:

  1. Great Ralph Nader Interview on How to Make Democracy Work ***
  2. Media/Humor: Ridiculous Propaganda (Treachery Really) by ALL Mass Media
  3. How the Pandemic Revealed the Cracks in our System
  4. Another Cool Chris Hedges Interview **
  5. China & Russia Political Theater to Distract from Homemade Inequity
  6. Another Review (and Interview) of NY’s Corporate Prisoner
  7. Pretty Good Robert Reich Interview in 2018 about the Common Good
  8. The Place of Police in Our Dungheap Society
  9. False Policing Filmed
  10. Solidarity to Remind the Top of Humanity’s Existence
  11. State Movement(s) for Universal Healthcare
  12. COVID: Handled So Much Better in Asia
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Wakeful Video Weekend 2021-01-02 (14 videos)

Contents: everything ranging from sadness and anger to immediate NOW action and even humor.

Stars & channels: #ForceTheVote Town Hall on Movement for a People’s Party (Jimmy Dore, Stef Zamorano, Nick Brana, Cornel West, Kyle Kulinski, and more incl. impressive “regular folks”), Chris Hedges (On Contact, Rolling Stone), Richard Wolff (Democracy At Work), The Hill, Secular Talk, Dylan Ratigan and others incl. Jimmy on the The Jimmy Dore Show, The Grayzone, The Real News Network, David Graeber (RSA), Honest Government Ads (thejuicemedia)

Topics:

  1. A Must See: #ForceTheVote Town Hall
  2. In Conversations Overcoming the Fake-Centrism & Artificial Split from the Top
  3. Cool History And Current Myths Discussion with Chris Hedges
  4. Political Repression: State Power over Private Lives
  5. Economic Update: Defunding Wrongful Police Allocations | People-Disconnected Two-Party Monopoly | Independent Media
  6. Congress Says Single Payer For Me But Not For Thee
  7. Political Games
  8. #ForceTheVote: Politics 101
  9. #ForceTheVote: Utterly Correct Idea that Now is the Best Chance (and hence the idea caught fire)
  10. Vaccinating the Managers of Misery
  11. World: U.S.-Empire-Sanctioned Countries Linking Up
  12. People Helping People Beneath the Corrupt Elite that Prefers to Hurt us
  13. Bullsh*t Jobs Solidifiy our Cruel System
  14. Humor: Revealing Corrupt Eco-Politics & how Cooperation-Refusal Can Force Amazingly

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Force The Vote TOWN HALL (for proper American Healthcare, esp. M4A)

Today (8:30 pm EST) there will be an online Force The Vote “town hall” you may be able to participate in. Sign Up here: https://forcethevote.org/town-hall/

Some folk’s doubts and hesitations, and why forcing the vote is really best:

I. Doubted Victory
Some people think that forcing a House of Representatives vote on Medicare or All is unimportant when we can expect the many congressional corrupticians to vote it down. I’ll try to explain why it is important: It’s our historic experience of making positive changes. All changes for better took a series of battles (incl. a number of votings). Desirable changes can’t happen when the series of battles never gets started. Yes, the first M4A floor vote is likely to be voted down by the corrupticians in Congress, no matter when it will be held (just like previous good changes were). But, by doing so, the corrupticians will expose themselves and in the next election battle be kicked out (or even sooner). This is like things always went in the past, and they will continue to go that way. It’s just how politics works. With tens of thousands of us dying each year from healthcare denial and hundreds of thousands going bankrupt from astronomic healthcare bills even without a pandemic, it’s high time we finally get this series of battles started. And there is no better time than during a pandemic.

II. Voting Pelosi out of Office Instead
Yes, Pelosi is one of the top corrupticians. Finally reducing her corrupt power would be good. But thinking that at the current time she could be replaced with a significantly better politician when our Congress is still almost completely filled with mafiosi types is simply not realistic. She could even be replaced with an even worse corruptician, and if by miracle she were replaced with a less corrupt one, there still would be no significant changes as long as the status quo remains maintained. We must battle for the changes we need, not merely switch faces. (getting Obama and Trump into office should have made this clear for all of us by now; please wake up if you haven’t yet)

And don’t forget to sign the #ForceTheVote petition or even make the time to push your Congress members.

Here is Jimmy Dore’s town hall announcement:

Announcement: Force The Vote TOWN HALL! #MyStory #ForceTheVote ~ The Jimmy Dore Show (Dec 28, 2020)

Yes, forcing a vote is one of the weapons for change. Did you hear about the Bolivian people forcing an election in which they then voted the fascist state coup regime out of office a few months ago? After the governmental mistreatment during the pandemic it is high time we Americans finally stand up and show the universe our hearts and fists, as well. Let’s unite and have OUR money (yes, the government money is OUR money) spent on US, not robber barons any more. Let’s spend the necessary portion of it on our health not on soul-less insurance owner profits.

Best wishes. Power, justice, health, and worthwhile lives for the People!

Wakeful Video Weekend 2020-12-20 (18 videos)

Contents: We have a pandemic. Universal healthcare is the top priority now, and we must demand it NOW, not in a fictitious far future but NOW! (important videos to share!!!) — Other issues addressed: money rule, people division, and the People’s Party.

Stars & channels: Jimmy Dore, The Rational National, Fiorella Isabel (MCSC Network), Democracy Now!, Oversight Committee, Richard Wolff (Democracy At Work), Moment Of Clarity with Lee Camp, Status Coup, Movement for a People’s Party, NonCompete, Second Thought, Steve Grumbine, The Hill, Ralph Nader, and more

TOPICS:

I. Push for Medicare for All

  1. Jimmy Dore Update on His M4A Vote-Force Proposal
  2. Save Our Lives! Push for M4A NOW!
  3. Push for M4A Discussion with Former Bernie Press Secretary
  4. Calm Research re. M4A Pushes
  5. M4A Floor Push Not Just Performative but Effective
  6. Morality Reminder by Cornel West
  7. Thousands Killed by Evictions During Pandemic
  8. A Little Insight in American Poverty Even Before the Pandemic
  9. Interesting Conversation on Capitalism, Socialism, Market Economies, Politics, Co-Ops…
  10. The Ruling (Criminal) ‘Elite’ Demolishing Tiny Homes Made for Homeless (and their possessions)
  11. Congress Numbers & The Multi-Step Nature of Fights for Change

II. People’s Party

  1. People’s Party Approves the M4A Push | Populism being Truly American

III. People Division

  1. Liberal-Fascist Alliance
  2. Revolution of Values vs Historic Rewriting

IV. Money Rule

  1. Money Made to Divide Us
  2. Example of Money-Corrupted Mentality
  3. The Money Trap Strangling us During the Pandemic (Work Loss, Rent Gauging…)
  4. How to De-Corrupt Banking

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2020-12-13 (13 videos)

For others short on time, here is another weekly share of cool videos dealing with our issues. Themes summarized: capitalism = why the American dream died & how socialism would resurrect it, how to politically make change, and global uprisings plus little ones in our States. The time for change has come.

Stars & Channels: Sankento, Second Thought, Chris Hedges and Fabian Scheidler (On Contact), Drew Westen & Ralph Nader (Ralph Nader Radio Hour), Kyle Kulinski (Secular Talk), After Skool, The Jimmy Dore Show, Graham Elwood, and more .

Topics:

  1. Capitalist Cultism
  2. Capitalism = Why the American Dream Died | Socialism to Resurrect It
  3. A Talk about the Neo-Feudalist Oligarch
  4. Neoliberalism = Capitalist Ideology | Capitalism = Violent Domination
  5. The Psychology of Politics | R vs L | People Unity
  6. M4A: AOC, Universal Healthcare, and Fake Progressives (AOC Warped)
  7. Long COVID: When coronavirus symptoms don’t go away
  8. Trump’s & His Allied Corporations’ Fraud
  9. George Carlin on Human Rights and Religious Claims
  10. Police State Terrorizing Honest People (Whistleblowers)
  11. People Rising up against Neoliberals (a.k.a. Mafiosi)
  12. American Communities Starting Eviction Defense
  13. Something You Can Do Right Now for our Healthcare

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1. Capitalist Cultism

Another good video to start the weekend series with:

Capitalism and Religion ~ Sankento (Jan 14, 2020)

An interesting scene from Michael Moore’s documentary : Capitalism: A Love Story”

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2020-08-02 (21 videos)

Again, if you are too short on time to discover many top level meaningful videos covering critical events, problems, and solutions, here is a weekly share. Special highlights: Robin Hood Tax, election theft, fake-progressiveness, myth of scarcity, capitalism opposing democracy, learning from Vietnam how to make change; and regular update from the People’s Party.

Stars & Channels: RobinHoodTax, NonCompete, Jimmy Dore, Ralph Nader Radio Hour, The Real News Network, The Hill, Luna oi!, Richard Wolff (Democracy At Work), Steve Scott Roots Music, Nick Brana and Jerry Perez etc. from the Movement for a People’s Party, …

Topics :

  1. Robin Hood Tax: Wealth Tax (or in this case a Bank Tax)
  2. Oppressed People vs Rulers
  3. Rampant Election Theft in the U.S.A.
  4. COVID Update: Rising Deaths and Wide Spread of Heart Damage
  5. Attacks on Alternative Media
  6. Forget Having a Life – Just Serve the Rich
  7. The Corrupt DNC and Cowardly (Dishonest?) “Progressive” Candidates
  8. Fake-Progressiveness
  9. Police & State Agents Brutality: Violent Oppression from the Top (and our need for change)
  10. Amazon’s Fraud-Based Market Takeover
  11. Economic Update: Our Capitalism Destroying Healthcare during the Corona Crisis
  12. Myth of Scarcity and us Getting Raided from the Top
  13. The Need to Reinvent our Economy
  14. Capitalism Weakens Morals & Democratic Mentality
  15. Learning from Vietnam
  16. Opening Eyes: We MUST Change our Economy
  17. Capitalism vs Democracy in the U.S.: Ruled by an Unaccountable Selfish Minority
  18. Music: Steve Scott – We Know They Lied
  19. People’s Party

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2020-07-12 (22 videos)

Meaningful videos of this week with deep insights and strong demands for a better future: the root of our trouble and need to uproot it, surveillance, the COVID pandemic, transnational socialism, deficit myth, fixing homelessness, uniting the left & right…

Stars & channels: Ilhan Omar & Krystal Ball (The Hill), Edward Snowden & Glenn Greenwald (The Intercept), Yanis Varoufakis (New Economic Thinking), Stephanie Kelton, RJ Eskow (Jun 29, 2020), The Rational National, Richard Wolff (Democracy At Work), Graham Elwood & Ron Placone, The School of Life, Movement for a People’s Party, Nick Brana, Jimmy Dore

16 Topics

  1. Wow(!): Ilhan Omar & Krystal Ball Adressing the Need for Real Change
  2. People’s Party’s Grassroots Action
  3. Edward Snowden on COVID Tracking by Government Surveillance
  4. Our Economic Reality & Birth of an International Socialist Movement
  5. Post Capitalism: Combine Rationality with Solidarity
  6. Good Point from an MMTer
  7. U.S.A.: Crisis on Top of 5 Crises, Racism a Buffer for Capitalists, Employers Profiting from
  8. News
  9. Coronavirus: The Possible Things Affecting Japan
  10. Propaganda: Venezuela Spook
  11. China-U.S.
  12. Economic Insights
  13. Homelessness Fix
  14. Emotional Immaturity
  15. MPP: Uniting Right & Left
  16. Humor: What’s Medicare for All

 

1. Wow(!): Ilhan Omar & Krystal Ball Adressing the Need for Real Change

Krystal Ball: Economy revealed AS A SHAM, there’s no going back ~ The Hill (Jul 8, 2020)

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2020 Thoughts on 4th of July

ideas to share with friends and family

In recent years I made a point each 4th of July reminding ourselves of the famous 18th century American Revolution and its famous goals of life, liberty, justice, and happiness for all. I increasingly argued for a second American Revolution, a peaceful political one, back when getting vital things like Medicare for All seemed just around the corner with Bernie Sanders’ wildly popular campaign. And from new presidential candidates – like Andrew Yang and Tulsi Gabbard – additional ideas were put on the table, like a UBI (not a governmental allowance if properly done but rather a fair share of the dividends of the economy we all participate in and all of us rather than a tiny mafia-like money aristocracy should own) and an end of American wars on the world, and so on…

There were reasons for hope. But this year, they were smashed again by the corrupt major parties and their corrupt allies in the mass media and law enforcement. The falsely titled “Democratic” Party, once again – like in 2016 – cheated Bernie Sanders out of the race, and he gave up way too early and easily (for whatever reason). Hopelessness spread, made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic in which our country is one of the top nations of maximum infections and deaths due to our profit-driven Wild West of Healthcare and an utterly corrupted government that – instead of dealing handily with the pandemic – used it as a an excuse to claw the small rest of national wealth from the people and hand it to the globalist billionaire vampire class who have been sucking us dry for decades and were now given and lent trillions of dollars made out of thin air which you and I (working people) will soon be taxed to make more solid than air, and which the rich criminals at the top will use to buy up our remaining homes and family businesses and small stores as we are bankrupted and driven ever deeper into poverty by this rich-and-government collusion. They will basically buy up the remaining small floor we stand upon with the money stolen from us.

So, we are getting robbed from both sides: the rich and their corporations and the government corrupted by them. And as far as voting goes, we are handed (AGAIN!) nothing but corrupt candidates from the “left” and right arm of major parties. It all comes down to one conclusion: We can no longer expect to fix our tormented country through intelligent voting. Everything has been rigged against us. The labor market, the rest of the economy, education, healthcare, media, and politics. We are modern slaves chained with top-controlled money, silenced, disenfranchised, and thrust into precarious lives not worth living. And our democracy is fake. Therefore the ultimate conclusion is: Our founders’ revolution never quite finished. They set up amendment-making of the constitution, fully aware that their revolution wasn’t finished. But gangsters at the top overcame the people at the bottom rigging everything against us, and there now is one thing left to do: complete the revolution that was never finished.

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