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)
Economic Details Matter
Starting Strikes against the Cruel Oligarchy
Rural Overpolicing: end of liberty and justice for all
Unity Coalition: Divided People Groups Uniting
Existing Single-Payer Healthcare vs For-Profit Insurances Bankrupting Us
Corporate Censorship: Youtube/Google
Things Getting Better under Biden?
The People’s Party National Call – 1.21.2021
Mindset: Minimum Wage Concept Slashed by an Immoral Competitive Mentality
Chris Hedges on Big Money in Politics and Unaccountability of our Corrupt Politicians…
Biden’s Prospect for the People: Drop Dead
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Issues addressed this week: need for systemic change, the corrupt ‘elite’, learning from the French uprising (Yellow Vests, Unions, General Strike), empire’s outside & inside cruelty, and building a people’s party.
(Why not more videos? I am buried under continued education crash courses in a financial survival struggle. You can help by sharing, subscribing, or even helping financially. And even in weeks when I have hardly tine to sleep, you can always find cool former posts here from across the years.)
Stars & Channels: Richard Wolff (Democracy At Work), Krystal Ball & Saagar Enjeti (The Hill), Ralph Nader, Jimmy Dore, Dylan Ratigan, Nick Brana, Watching the Hawks RT, Ana Kasparian, Jacobin Magazine, The Grayzone, and Chris Hedges.
Learn from the French
Gov for the Greedy Selfish Ruling Class
The Need for Systemic Change
‘Elite’: Let them buy Cake (fake gov service)
Bad Biden is Our Enemy (e.g. $200k bribe from the GOP)
Workers Rebellion: Instant Solidarity Union Organizing
Spoiler Warren & the Corporatist Politician Trap
Empire’s Cruelty Inside and Outside our Borders
Moral Issues of War
1. Learn from the French
The Serfs: The Second French Revolution ~ Democracy At Work
Lots of stuff on political and economic corruption and how to deal with it. Also candidates (slimy B.G. and great B.S.), the messy welfare state, world news, and more. Most of the Iowagate (Iowa Circus etc.) stuff is published in the dedicated preceding article also linked from here.
Stars & Channels: Bernie Sanders, CODEPINK, Double Down News, Harvard for Bernie, JRE Clips, Kim Iversen, Majority Report, On Contact (Chris Hedges & Richard Wolff), Redacted Tonight, Secular Talk, The Grayzone, The Jimmy Dore Show, thejuicemedia, and more…
Money in Politics Becoming Obscene
Capitalism: The Planet’s Cancer
Socialism the Product (or Shadow) of Capitalism
Odd Event (maybe entertaining?): ‘Bernie Broads’ at Harvard 😉
How to Clean Up the Messy Welfare State (Audio)
Free Press & Wikileaks: Is Julian Assange Not a Journalist?
World News (Venezuela, Bolivia, War on Diplomacy)
Great Speech on our Corrupt Political System (Kim Iversen)
Candidates: Butigigigi (a “sweet talker”)
Bernie (Scared of Bernie, Joe Rogan “Scandal”)
The Jimmy Dore Show
Humor (Government Ad: Perfected Mass Surveillance)
1. Money in Politics Becoming Obscene
Billionaires Spend Nearly Half A BILLION In Self Campaign Funding ~ Secular Talk
Major focus of this week’s video collection: our system treating us like trash and how a new system could do the opposite. Part of this also: our mentality and culture. Some key issues: capitalism, socialism, Universal Basic DIVIDEND, warmongering & terror state…
Stars & Channels: Richard Wolff (Democracy At Work), Noam Chomsky, Meagan Day & Jimmy Henders, Michael Parenti, The Hill, The Intercept, Michael Brooks, Jimmy Dore, Yanis Varoufakis (DiEM25), NonCompete, and more…
Our System Treating us Like Trash ***
The Worst Economy in Our Lifetimes **
Teacher Strikes = People Strikes (Kept Secret by the MSM)
Understanding better our unequal society. And coming to realize that we need to create a nurturing environment that meets basic needs for everybody, rather than continuing to support a system that leeches everything away from almost everyone and places all that stolen prosperity into the vaults of a handful of king-like super-rich — plus their rich and upper-“middle-class” guards. A need to build strong, healthy communities as a basement for and part of revolutionary change before the catastrophic point of no return completely ends our future (the latter only a little discussed).
Since this holiday week produced less vital videos than usual, I dove through older ones that draw a comprehensive picture from which to grow our awareness and build plans.
Channels: Moyers & Company, hearus1, PBS NewsHour, Ubiquity, TEDx Talks, Bernie Sanders Campaign, PRIMO NUTMEG, Democracy Now!, CODEPINK, NonCompete, and more.
Living in our Times (Rich or Struggling) II
Education: Our Toxic Culture of Education
Socialism = Common Ownership (& Liberty from Lords)
Imagine taking a modern online course to become astute in politics and economics, learning what is wrong with our system and how to fix it. That’s exactly what the Wakeful Video Weekend series amounts to, both new and old episodes. My suggestion: watch or listen, share and discuss. (and maybe even voluntarily donate to Beanstock’s World for all that hard curating work)
Channels: TEDx Talks, The Real News Network, Democracy At Work, The Michael Brooks Show, Rebel HQ, Democracy Now!, The Hill, John Spritzler, The Jimmy Dore Show, Corbett Report, and many more.
Humor: What Does U.S. #1 Mean?
Non-Rich Lives: Spending all our Lifetime Not Living! ***
U.S. Poverty: Both Old & Poor And Mostly Kept Secret
Sick Society: The Capitalist Disease
Fascism as Flattery
Neoliberalism: Neoliberalism in Short
The Soviet Economy
Status Quo: Murder by Capitalism & Revolution vs Reformism
Truth & Lies: Real vs False Flag Whistleblowers
Elections: The Electoral College Favors Swing States, Not Rural Americans
Candidates: Bernie, Biden, Warren… True Progressive vs Fakes
Strategy: Why the D-Party SoSo-Works with Bernie Sanders
Money in Politics: The R & D Parties’ Race to the Bottom ***
No Piecemeal But a Big Determined Movement Needed
U.S.A. is a Paid Servant of Murderous Saudi Regime
This weekend’s informative video compilation provides insights and updates on recent events like Venezuela and Assange plus an unusually high amount of satirical humor plus deep insights into our political parties’ and economic system’s corruption. There is also a great interview with a remarkable candidate.
Satire: Corporate War on the Media
Capitalism Crushing Us
Corrupt Politics: The Criminal ‘Elite’
The Billionaire Coup in the “Democratic” Party
Running Progressive Inside the “Dem” Party
Oligarchy: Savagery For and By the Oligarchy
Nader: Dweebs vs Public Interest + SocSec, Pensions, & Retirement Funds
MMT: The National Debt is Voluntary
MSM = Corrupt Government = Brainwash
RdctTnt: Dying Press Freedom & A Rising Fight for Election Integrity
RdctTnt: Humor & Revelations
Humor: Lee Camp’s Short Funny Clip on Bernie-on-Fox
World: Venezuela News
Media War: Assange Update
Yellow Vests Defending Assange
Yellow Vests Calling Out Elite Hypocracy re Notre Dame
NonCompete: Liberty and Economic Justice Go Together
I. Satire: Corporate War on the Media
… as you can see, it’s not only happening in the U.S. (where it has already come close to the end, crushing truth-telling as good as completely):
(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for thejuicemedia and the title: “Honest Government Ad | The ABC”)
Note: This reminds me of our own public broadcasting institutions which have been secretly taken over by corporate money due to insufficient public funding, so that even they largely march in step with the big corporate media channels, raining the establishment propaganda on us and avoiding to tell us the truth about the oligarchy’s evil doings. Defend Free Press and whistleblowers (like Manning and Assange) anyone? Anyone in the big media? What’s that I’m hearing? A bird whistling? Wind blowing tumbleweed?
As the Tax Day is about to hit us over the head or under the belt line again, it makes sense to give a thought or two about how proper or improper our tax system is.
Clearly, lots of people across the political spectrum hate taxes, or at least their own taxes, or would like others to be taxed more, or – in some cases – gladly pay their taxes as a contribution to the society that grants them a civilized life. (I once belonged to the latter group.)
But how many of us have actually thought this through? What our taxes are for and what they could be used for instead?
Since many of us are busy meeting the deadline, I want to keep this article as short as possible, only throwing out a funny historic remembrance and some food-for-thought seeds for our future. Continue reading “Proper Tax vs. Iɯdɹodǝɹ ┴ɐx”→
When the rules of a game are bad, the obvious thing to do is to change the rules. Many people today realize that capitalism is working against them but aren’t sure what to do about it while others are still wavering in doubt. Let’s take a closer look then and discover a simple solution that would leave the markets intact but remove their oligarchs and our systemic corruption, harm, and suffering; healing our economy, democracy, and lives. Continue reading “The Smooth Way Out of Capitalism”→
Not to overlook: The commentaries on the video clips are worth reading and discussing.
Note: Please share, so more of us will catch this video compilation that took a lot of time searching and previewing to make — a labor of love so that people strapped for time won’t miss those worthwhile videos. Another reason to share: some folks aren’t good at finding worthwhile videos on the Internet, instead watching silly videos or the establishments’ cable “news”.
List of topics:
AOC (Money in Politics, Medicare for All)
Financially Gouged American Lives
Automation in Capitalism
Socialism: 21st Century vs the Past
Oligarchy (esp. the close-knit Global Superclass)
World: Venezuelan Coup, Yellow Vests, U.S.‘s Al Qaeda, Russiahhhh, Israel
Net Neutrality Update
Pseudoscience in Politics (a bit entertaining)
Abusive Policing from the Top
The BS of Incremental Politics
Mental Prostitution: Society & Politics Based on Lies
I. AOC (Money in Politics, Medicare for All)
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) exposes Money in Politics, and the fellows in the bribed system AGREE!
(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “AOC Masterfully Breaks Down How Money Affects Politics”)