Wakeful Video Weekend 2021-06-19 (15 videos)

Summary: Insightful reports, speeches, and discussions on important topics like current rigged robbing, colonialism, and changing awareness and culture to change for the better.

Stars & channels: Democracy At Work (Richard Wolff), Breaking Points (Krystal and Saagar), The Jimmy Dore Show, Second Thought, Breaking Points, Katie Halper, The Real News Network, Ralph Nader Radio Hour, A New Story of the People ~ Sustainable Human (#CharlesEisenstein), …

Topics:

  1. News (Immigrants, Injustice)
  2. Welfare vs UBI
  3. Brief Look Into Our Political Corruption
  4. Housing: The Rich Robbing our Homes – The Anti-American Dream
  5. How Billionaires Pay Less In Taxes Than We
  6. World: Israel’s Colonialism
  7. World: Latin America Insights (Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Columbia, Mexico…)
  8. Police: Cops Framing Innocent People as Felons
  9. Young People Power for Change
  10. Making War Instead of Solutions
  11. Our Weird Society Lacking So Much
  12. Considering Interconnectedness

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2021-05-16 (14 videos)

Summary: Many of this week’s videos struck me as meager. The ones I am sharing I have therefore split in three groups – top (4), medium (3), and OK (7).

Israel: One of the reasons for poor videos this week may be the spike of Israel war crimes addressed by everyone in mass and alternative media. I prefer not to waste time on those events because the fact that Israel is a Neo-Nazi Regime created by a tiny percentage of Jewish Holocaust survivors to conquer foreign land and treat their closest relatives on Earth (Palestinians, the other branch of descendants of their mid-eastern ancestors (this is merely my personal guess, I admit)) the same way thievish and murderous Nazi fascists had treated them (or some far away close or remote relatives). There is nothing new to this and the disgusting mistreatment of Palestinians (slaying, disenfranchising, and throwing them out from their own land) by Israel, nor the ignoring of these crimes by all other countries’ governments. *sigh* – Not new enough for me to waste time on, unless a decent solution were on the horizon. Mostly because human suffering has become rampant globally by now, and we must all learn to clean our own doorstep (the corrupt politics and economy of our own countries) to save ourselves and thereby finally gain the strength to save others. Being distracted with a focus on a small group of victims when most of us are now in big trouble, is – to me – just another distraction useful for our sociopathic oligarchic lords who don’t want our sick global system (and national sections of it) to be fixed. And let’s not overlook the much more huge genocides committed by the U.S. military complex, either. It’s possible that I missed an important new point, but the reason I didn’t look into these news (having very limited time struggling to survive myself) is hopefully understandable. I did eventually glance into the Israel war crimes videos and came across two quite sharable ones (shared below). — If you want to look deeper into how to oppose Zionism effectively, read this article by John Spritzler: LISTEN ANTI-ZIONIST!

Stars & Channels: Chris Hedges, Sustainable Human, Thought Slime, Richard Wolff, Democracy At Work, The Hill, The Real News Network, The Rational National, ON Contact, The Jimmy Dore Show, The People’s Party, Ralph Nader Radio Hour, The Real News Network

Topics:

  1. Why People Hurt People – The Need to Rebuild Social Infrastructure
  2. Money is Fake – Well explained! (addressing both regular dough & bitcoin)
  3. Capitalism is NOT a democratic system
  4. All Sticks, No Carrots in our Labor Market Nowadays
  5. How co-ops across the US weathered COVID-19 by prioritizing their workers
  6. Correcting the View of Israel
  7. Bad Biden of 100 Days
  8. Corrupticians Toeing the Political Lines for Personal Career Advantages
  9. People Party’s National Call 2021-05-13
  10. Owed Taxes Not Paid by the Rich
  11. Bizarre Police and Courts Behavior
  12. COVID-19: Global Danger & Current Issues in India and Brazil

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2021-03-14 (13 videos)

Summary: Best videos captured this week to share with you. A lot about bad government and working lives vs current and coming fights to get human joy and dignity back into our lives. (all week lost again fruitlessly looking for a job, hence at least one good video is missing)

Stars & Channels: The Hill, The Gravel Institute, The People’s Party, Richard Wolff (Democracy At Work), The Jimmy Dore Show, Erik Edstrom interviewed in On Contact with Chris Hedges, Jesse Ventura talking with Jason Flom, Russell Brand, Lee Camp, …

Topics:

  1. UBI Experiment with Very Good Results
  2. Great America Made so Ruined by the Evil Corruption
  3. Working Life Abuse vs Unions Able to Change This
  4. “Democrats” Now BOOST Citizen United, Totally Open the Big Money Bribes Flood Gate, and Bar Third Parties
  5. More Slashing of Government Help for the People (Now by the D Party)
  6. Other Countries Do Apply Wealth Tax (to pay for pandemic destruction of working class)
  7. Afghanistan: America’s Longest War
  8. Good February Episode of World according to Jesse
  9. “Philanthropic” Tax Evasion by the Rich
  10. Economic Update on Continued Inequality Making
  11. RW: Capitalism Blocking COVID Vaccines, Workers Cancelled, Scapegoating, Wealth Tax…
  12. Media War: Highly Paid Propagandist on Social Media
  13. Lee Camp: Wealth Redistribution (rant)
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Wakeful Video Weekend 2019-12-29 (21 videos)

Main issues treated by this week’s video collection: the cheating and rule of the rich, and the many angles of our immigrant nation.

Stars & Channels: Double Down News, Richard Wolff, Lewis Black, The Laura Flanders Show, VICE News, BuzzFeedVideo, NowThis News, As/Is, Ralph Nader & Harvey Wasserman, The Real News Network, Academy of Ideas, and several more…

Topics:

  1. Fighting the Oligarchy ***
  2. Great Wolff Speech from 2013 ***
  3. Corporate Tax Cheats – How & How Much (prime example: Amazon)
  4. The Rich Doubling their Wealth while we Struggle to Live
  5. U.S. (Anti?)-Immigrant Nation
  6. The Buyers’ Labor Market
  7. Empire: The Afghanistan Scam
  8. U.S. History: Especially Election Fraud & Green vs Nuclear Power
  9. News: The Real Reason for R&D Sanctioning Against a Russian-EU Gas Deal
  10. Public Brainwash: The People Played by Schools & Media
  11. Music: Let’s Recall our Immigrant Ancestry – Immigrants are Human Beings
  12. Music: Colorful America (Star Spangled Banner)
  13. Humor: Lewis Black on 2019

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Video Weekend 09-29-2018 (13 videos)

Stars: Jimmy Dore, Nomiki Konst, Ralph Nader, Abby Martin, RJ Eskow, Thomas Frank, Richard Wolff, Mike Figueredo, Andrea Witte, Mike Papantonio, Kaniela Ing, Frank Clemente, Thom Hartmann, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Kyle Kulinski. Content: Medicare for All financing, the current and next tax scam, important historic developments which got us into today’s mess, great new candidates, and much more. Categories:

  1. Medicare for All (esp. Costs & Funding)
  2. Taxes (Good & Bad)
  3. “Democratic” Party Analysis
  4. Bully Politics & War Crimes
  5. Past & Present (Ralph Nader & Abby Martin)
  6. Corrupt Corporate State & Tax System
  7. True vs Fake Progressives
  8. Corruptitian Lies
  9. History Shames Us
  10. Candidates: Nomiki Konst

 

I. Medicare for All (esp. Costs & Funding)

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for The Humanist Report, Mike Figueredo, and the title: “How We Pay for Medicare for All: An In-Depth Breakdown (w/ Andrea Witte)”) Continue reading “Video Weekend 09-29-2018 (13 videos)”

Video Weekend 02-10-2018 (11 videos)

This weekend’s video compilation focuses on national politics and a wide array of economy-related topics, ranging from our oligarchy’s war on thinking, the Dempublican-Repucratic resistance against the will of the people, corporate deception, different segments of the public suffering from different economic changes, the unhealthy consequences of inequality and historic rise of inequality with the rising chance of violent revolutions.

 

I. National Politics:

Newsbroke: Anti-Intellectualism – The War on Thinking

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “The Rich Want To Keep You Dumb”)

 

Jimmy Dore: The Voter’s Will Keeps Getting Trampled by the Dempublicans

I reported on other ballot initiatives (such as laws against politician corruption) being trampled by state governments. Well, here is a new case once again:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Ranked Choice Voting Under Attack In Maine”)

 

HR: The “Dem” arm of the Dempublican Corporate Stooges:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Democratic Establishment Still Cheating Progressives, Shielding Corporatists “)

 

HR: The Manipulative Dishonesty of our Corporations

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “AT&T Caught Funding Fake Activism for Phony Net Neutrality “Protection” Law”)

 

II. Economics

Billionaire admits that tax gifts to the rich do nothing for us:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Have you gotten your $4,000 yet? “)

 

Richard Wolff – the abusiveness built into oligarchic power structures:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Richard Wolff On Hierarchies And Workplace Abuse“)

 

And now two talks on the consequences of inequality (you can skip the longer second if you are short on time since it overlaps with the first):

Inequality creates Unhealthy Societies by all Measures (17 min short):

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “How economic inequality harms societies | Richard Wilkinson”)

 

Social Science: The psychological and health effect of income inequality (56 min long):

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Inequality is unsustainable | Richard Wilkinson”)

Note: At 20:17 minutes in you may note that the U.S. is an outlier with regard to prison population since here we don’t only have the direct effects of income inequality, but in the U.S. we additionally have a racket in the form of private prisons and prison-profiteering supply companies which put pressure on our legislature to create them more prisoners to profit from. We also have a high share of politically motivated legal persecution (the war on drugs really always having been a war on Blacks and dissidents (such as the hippies once were)).

 

Economists sorting out the types of our current problems and solutions at the World Economic Forum (in part interesting because that’s the place where our oligarchs meet to hobnob and pat themselves on the shoulders while heads of governments visit to kiss their feet) (I must warn you of the chortling moderator, though, who clearly has no clue about the suffering many of us go through nowadays):

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “How Is Rentier Capitalism Aggravating Inequality?”)

 

Thom Hartmann’s very telling recent interview of Richard Wolff:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Prof. Richard Wolff Believes Extreme Poverty in America is only Going To Get Worse”)

 

III. Media

A very rare case of honesty and significance in corporate media reporting (telling stuff I have been writing about all along, very surprising for the Clinton “News” Network, probably as part of their anti-Trump menu of dishes):

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “U.S. May Soon Have Revolution”)

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Great Reads on The Revolution Continues

Both this and last week had very well written articles on the current hikes in Washington: the GOP Tax Scam, the move to kill free speech on the Internet, our for-profit wars, and more — many of them replete with very telling graphics and memes. I regularly point at this great weekly blog, and – since I have been focusing more on general economic reform ideas lately than on the current D.C. scandals – I want to point my dear readers at that excellent blog so you can fill up on recent stuff I may have somewhat skipped over. Or I could simply say, the last two posts on The Revolution Continues were so neat, I’d be remiss not to share the links. 😉

So, for today, I will here merely post some recent quotes from The Revolution Continues to wet your appetite (and link to them, of course):  Continue reading “Great Reads on The Revolution Continues”

Paradise Papers or Hell Papers? — Two Sets of Rules for Rich and Poor

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So, after the Panama Papers, the latest leak, called Paradise Papers, once again reveal how the rich “legally” (but not legitimately!) avoid paying their taxes and make play with their money in even illegal ways, well hidden behind aiding and abetting global institutions. Meanwhile, working Americans are getting squeezed out of their last drop of blood and persecuted like criminals when they have any foreign income, for instance when our jobless economy drives them out of the country or they are married to a foreign spouse.

 

I. Intro

First, in case you haven’t heard about the recently published Paradise Papers, here is a TV report (sadly with a dubious focus on laying bare even the flimsiest Russian connections to the Trump cabinet, as if we really needed those to realize that practically all current big-time politicians and their Big Money associates are utterly corrupt):

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Paradise Papers: Millions of Leaked Docs Reveal Shady Ties & Tax Evasion by Trump’s Inner Circle”)

But let’s now cut down to the bone:  Continue reading “Paradise Papers or Hell Papers? — Two Sets of Rules for Rich and Poor”