Wakeful Video Weekend 2021-07-11 (14 videos)

Summary: various topics, esp. U.S. Healthcare, Medical Bankruptcy, and #M4A Movement.

Stars and Channels: The People’s Party, Graham Elwood, Salari, Chris Hedges on mediasanctuary, Richard Wolff on Democracy At Work, Richard Wolff on The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow, The Rational National, LastWeekTonight, Vox, Sustainable Human, SeniorLiving.Org, … (no Jimmy Dore in the last days; let’s hope he is fine)

Topics:

  1. People’s Podcast: Does Everyone Deserve Healthcare? ***
  2. Inequality – Our Money Aristocracy and Medieval Life **
  3. Right Wing Culture (made to keep us all confused and abused) *
  4. Chris Hedges on “American Sadism”
  5. People’s Party National Call
  6. Democracy vs Capitalism
  7. Richard Wolff on Housing and True Democracy
  8. Sociopathic Ideology: Libertarianism
  9. Ecology: Amphibians’ Important Role in Keeping Nature Healthy
  10. M4A / U.S. Healthcare
  11. Money Making us Lonely
  12. Rescue Attempts in our Current System
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Wakeful Video Weekend 2021-06-27 (18 videos)

Summary: a variety of topics handled by best videos found this week. The most often described issues are (1) the people’s suffering being caused by corrupt cronies and (2) the utter corruption of both major political parties.

Stars and channels: Sustainable Human, Allan C. Miller interviewed on the Ralph Nader Radio Hour, Breaking Points (Saagar Enjeti), Democracy At Work (Richard Wolff), The Jimmy Dore Show, The Real News Network, On Contact (Chris Hedges interviewing Jenny Chan from China), Reventure Consulting (on real estate bubble), Second Thought (real estate & American Dream change), Bloomberg (wealthy Jeremy Grantham seeing a system problem, really odd!), Graham Elwood, The People’s Party (thoughts for change)

Topics:

  1. Expanding Empathy **
  2. Pushing Back against Misinformation
  3. Our Insane Economy Leaving us Empty Handed
  4. Our Rulers’ Wrong Treatment of Our Financial Crises
  5. Worker Co-Ops Working well even during the Corona Crisis
  6. World: China Abusing Young Migrants Very Much Like the U.S. Did
  7. U.S. Housing Market Bubble Crashing ***
  8. America’s Looming Housing Crisis ***
  9. A Money Lord Predicting a Soon to Come Great Depression *
  10. Healthcare: Used to Rob and Enslave Us (when Biden could give us M4A TODAY!) **
  11. M4A: Politicians’ Healthcare Games **
  12. Corrupticians: Kamala Harris Cackling About the Political Farce She is Part of
  13. Humor: Jon Stewart on the Corona Lab Leak
  14. Media War: Consistent Profit-Wars Endorsement
  15. Empire: The Top Nation of Messing with Other Countries’ Elections
  16. Judicial System Improved by the D Party? Nope! (D = R)
  17. Force the Vote: Remember it being presented as faulty?
  18. People’s Party National Call 6/24/2021

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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 MatĂ©), 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 2021-03-07 (9 videos)

Best videos captured this week shared with you. (only 9 this time, I was way too busy struggling with tough job applications)

Stars & channels: Democracy At Work, The People’s Party, PF Jung, Stacy Sanseverino, The Jimmy Dore Show, Ralph Nader Radio Hour, Graham Elwood…

Topics:

  1. Texas Targeted by our Tribal Politics
  2. Capitalism as Efficient in Producing Poverty as it is in Producing Wealth
  3. People’s Party on Our Corporate-Bought “Justice” System
  4. $15 Min Wage rejection vs UBI
  5. Information Warfare: The Real “Russiagate” is the Exact Opposite
  6. World: U.S. Gouging Syria
  7. “Medicare Advantage”: Corporate Profiteers Undermining Medicare
  8. Biden Opens Trump Era Cages For Migrant Kids

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2021-01-24 (12 videos)

Some of the best videos of this week about current issues and needs for change:

Stars and channels: The Jimmy Dore Show, The Real News Network, Graham Elwood, Movement for a People’s Party, Second Thought, New Economic Thinking, Chris Hedges talking with Glenn Greenwald (On Contact)

Topics:

  1. Economic Details Matter
  2. Starting Strikes against the Cruel Oligarchy
  3. Rural Overpolicing: end of liberty and justice for all
  4. Unity Coalition: Divided People Groups Uniting
  5. Existing Single-Payer Healthcare vs For-Profit Insurances Bankrupting Us
  6. Corporate Censorship: Youtube/Google
  7. Things Getting Better under Biden?
  8. The People’s Party National Call – 1.21.2021
  9. Mindset: Minimum Wage Concept Slashed by an Immoral Competitive Mentality
  10. Chris Hedges on Big Money in Politics and Unaccountability of our Corrupt Politicians…
  11. Biden’s Prospect for the People: Drop Dead

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2021-01-10 (27 videos)

Contents: trouble and need+fight for change, especially centered around #ForceTheVote, Storming the Capitol, and the People’s Party.

Stars and channels: RichardDWolff, The Jimmy Dore Show, Unapologetic, Henry George School of Social Science, Democracy At Work, Chris Hedges (Deep Green Resistance), Ron Placone, The Hill, DW News, ABC News (Australia), The World, Democracy Now!, Second Thought, Ralph Nader, Kim Iversen, Nick Brana (Movement for a People’s Party)

Topics:

  1. TOP Videos: Fight for Change, The Sleeping Giant has Awoken
  2. This Week’s Storming of the Capitol
  3. U.S. Elections
  4. Corrupt Politics: Pelosi Re-Appointed to House Speaker, #ForceTheVote Blocked By Fake-Progressives
  5. The Real Role of the D Party
  6. Economy: Money Game to Increase the Inequality
  7. Free Press: The Julian Assange Case (currently not extradited)
  8. U.S. Prisons are for Profit and have Medieval Style
  9. People’s Party

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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!