Political Awakening Video Weekend 2019-06-09 (20 videos)

Here, once again, a full week’s collection of enlightening videos on Bernie, the need for a mental and political revolution, the theft of the American Dream and our democracy, the corporate faux journalism, plus an absolute must-see: the true story of Julian Assange. Then there is another must-see – if you haven’t already learned this – of how the “Democratic” primaries of 2020 are going to be rigged, and many more top videos. Some of the stars: Bernie Sanders, Chris Hedges, the UN official Nils Melzer, Kim Iversen, Richard Wolff, The Rational National, Paul Jay, Mike Figueredo, Amy Goodman, Jimmy Dore, Kyle Kulinski, Eleanor Goldfield, and special guest Nick Brana, to mention some.

Topics:

  1. Walmart: Bernie Sanders is the Spark of Our Needed Political Revolution
  2. China and the World Economy
  3. The American Dream For Sale
  4. Economics: (1) Government in the Market, (2) Understanding Marxism
  5. Crowd Boos Corrupticians
  6. Medicare for All vs a Public “Option”
  7. Anti-Immigrant Absurdity
  8. MSM’s Faux Journalists
  9. The True Story of Julian Assange (an Absolute Must-See!)
  10. Meet one of our Brainwashers
  11. Thoughts on Left Movement Building
  12. Bernie: No Middle Ground
  13. The True Nature of the Corporate Parties & the Fight for a People’s Party
  14. Do we Currently Have a Mobster President?
  15. The Repukelian Tax Scam
  16. Humor (and a Bang): Well-Put Brief Commentary on our Military Empire

 

X. Walmart: Bernie Sanders is the Spark of Our Needed Political Revolution

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Kim Iversen and the title: “Bernie Sanders Takes on Walmart and Shows Democrats How Its Done”)

These are indeed the kinds of champions we need, representatives, candidates, activists, who put pressure on the oligarchy rather than spending all their time calling for big donations from the donor class (the robber billionaires and their thieving CEOs and “think” tanks and 42,000+ lobbyists).

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Making a Chilling Example of a Truth Teller

Great interview concerning the Julian Assange case. I fully agree that this case is an effort to make a chilling example of a truth-telling journalist so that no-one ever again dare to spread truth about government malfeasance to the people for fear of being arrested and expedited into the hands of cruel despotic government officials. And we all must stand up against this to fight for our own freedom and a chance to hold our governments accountable.

I must say, Roger Waters really impressed me deeply in this interview. It speaks for itself and covers the main points of importance in this case, including the perverse arguments made by evildoers and their gullible puppets in favor of this persecution. A must-hear interview, especially since even some good-hearted people (like for instance presidential candidate Marianne Williamson as you could see in yesterday’s Video Weekend) are still trapped in the false narratives we have been fed on the mass media:

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters: WHOLE WORLD Must Focus on Julian Assange Arrest!”)

None of the arguments made by supporters of Assange’s persecution do in fact carry the same weight as our vital need for a free press.

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Political Awakening Video Weekend 04-14-2019 (22 videos) — The Assange Story

The overarching theme of Wikileak’s Julian Assange, his history, accomplishments, past celebrity status, recent arrest and current instrumentalization in our oligarchy’s war on free speech and democracy, the forces and interests behind his arrest, and the far reaching consequences of it all, even criminalizing freedom of the press and turning truth-telling into a crime. The horrors likely facing him. Also the reasons why powerful politicians and journalists don’t stand up for him and the basic concepts of free press and democracy… There is a lot to be learned this weekend in and around the news and conversations held along this theme. Great words and revelations from lots of remarkable people: Snowden, Chomsky, Greenwald, Chris Hedges, Tulsi Gabbard, AOC, Tim Black, Jimmy Dore, Mike Figueredo, to mention only a few, also various insiders and a really impressive really powerful speech by Kim Iversen. If you have no time to watch anything else, listen to her clip that summarizes a lot.

These videos are very worth watching. So much to learn and be up to speed about.

Topics:

  1. Julian Assange’s Arrest
  2. Jimmy Dore – “Save The Internet Act” Passes In the House
  3. Jimmy Dore – Why all that agression against Assange
  4. Jimmy Dore – Assange, Tulsi, & the “Dems”
  5. Media & Ignorance & Party Politics & Freedom of the Press on Trial
  6. AOC on Manning and Assange, Ecuadorians on Assange
  7. Assange’s History: Now Pawned, He Used to be Celebrated
  8. Powerful Final Words

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Political Awakening Video Weekend 03-16-2019 (21 videos)

Heroic women and children and even some men… Definitely don’t miss AOC’s talk with Bill Nye at the beginning of this video compilation and absolutely not the world-wide school children’s uprising videos at the end including a jaw-dropping speech by the little girl that started it.

  1. AOC & Bill Nye – Wow! (and more)
  2. Why Capitalism Sucks (3 spiffy videos)
  3. Rebelling against Human Extinction
  4. Empire (Plot against Venezuela, U.S. Colonies, & the Alternative)
  5. Media War
  6. Whistle Blower War
  7. Hope from Action: AMAZING World-Wide School Kids’ Climate Protests

 

I. AOC & Bill Nye – Wow! (and more)

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “AOC Surprised by Bill Nye at SXSW”)

Summary: Not one person paying painfully for another, but investing in a great future for us all. We can all win together. No more hopeless cringing. Time for courage and change.

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Video Weekend 07-21-2018 (9 videos)

Instead of watching big boys chase balls, this weekend you can watch Wendy Brown, Richard Wolf, Jesse Ventura, Brigida Santos, Bernie Sanders, Mike Prysner, Chris Hedges, Paul Jay, Thom Hartmann, and others dissect neoliberalism and the theft of the American Dream, debunk the myths about protectionism and “free” trade as well as socialism and Venezuela, elucidate wage slavery plus illuminate and joke about our ongoing fake politics. Video categories:

  1. Neoliberalism = Neofeudalism
  2. Economic Reality
  3. Truth & Comedy
  4. Rip-Off U.S. Economy
  5. America’s Loss of America
  6. The Big Smear: Socialism & Venezuela
  7. Fake Politics: Trump, Russia…
  8. Political Insight & Humor

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Video Weekend 05-12-2018 (8 videos)

This weekend compilation of online videos ranges across a wide range of economic and political topics (democratic-economy, corruption, establishment hypocrisy, election integrity, the Religious Wrong, and more). It sports stars like Jimmy Dore, Richard Wolff, Lee Camp, Lora Chamberlain, Peter Joseph, Mike Figueredo, Francesca Fiorentini, and Jesse Ventura (order of appearance).

  1. Democracy & Economy
  2. Corruption
  3. Election Integrity
  4. System Analysis
  5. Segregation Politics (the Religious Wrong)
  6. Fake-“Democratic” Party
  7. Establishment Hypocrisy
  8. Speaking Truth

 

I. Democracy & Economy

Democracy is needed in our economy lest economic despots destroy democracy and a worthy life for all. Karl Marx figured this out nearly two centuries ago. Are we finally catching up to grasp it, too?

Marxism: Democracy in the Workplace — Interview of Richard Wolff by Jimmy Dore

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Marxist Economic Theory Easily Explained w/Richard Wolff“)

 

II. Corruption

Corruption Gallore (report mixed with some humor, since it’s a comedy show, after all):

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “~195~ New Proof About $21 Trillion Missing, Big Oil Hiring Fake Activists, & More“)

 

III. Election Integrity

(and government fake news)

Part 1: Fighting back against the establishment’s massive election theft.

Part 2: Government fake news.

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “[110] Election Integrity Activist Reveals Huge Holes In The System“)

Good suggestion made: Traceable paper ballots and observable genuine audits.

Question: What about observable, genuine vote counting like other countries have? (Yes! In other countries EVERY counted vote is automatically audited IN PUBLIC. They have competing-party members verify each other’s counts! Each count!!! Why can’t we do that???!?!?!?!?!?????)

Recommended books and links given by Lora Chamberlain in this interview:

  • “CODE RED” by Jonathan Simon (on computerized election theft and the new American Century) .
  • Democracy Lost”, the (free!) report by Election Justice USA about the democratic primaries and all of the election fraud that occurred there.
  • Short youtube videos by Dr. Alex Halderman from the University of Michigan on computerized election fraud, making it really simple to understand .
  • Verifiedvoting.org is the place to go for knowing what kind of voting machines / election machinery you have (and maybe info on audits and fraudits?)
  • Common Cause and Public Citizen are very interested in this issue and they put up a website Secure Our Vote (also has other participants/sponsors like RockTheVote, StandUpAmerica, Center for American Progress, and Democracy 21) — They have short webinars with excellent guests on their resource pages. These webinars let us get up to speed quickly.

Further resources and informations can be found on CLEAN COUNT COOK COUNTY

and also here on Beanstock’s World[1][2].

Great call: Stop being an establishment pawn!

 

IV. System Analysis

Important stats. And a vision: end the war among ourselves.

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “What You’re NOT Told About Unemployment w/Peter Joseph pt. 2”)

 

V. Segregation Politics (the Religious Wrong)

Creation of the Religious “Right”:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “How The Religious Right Became A Political Force |AJ+“)

 

VI. Fake-“Democratic” Party

“Demosaurs” and the civil war in the “Democratic” Party — a party thereby headed for extinction:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Bill Clinton Reportedly Instructed Tom Perez to Stop Bernie Sanders’ Influence”)

 

VII. Establishment Hypocrisy

Unfortunately, this video only focuses on (R)-hypocrisy letting some (D)-hypocrisy shine through between the lines, though. Let’s remember, the establishement hypocrisy on which the twin-party tyranny lives is horrible and for us to end:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Greatest Hypocrisies In The Trump Era“)

 

VIII. Speaking Truth

Great conversation between Jesse Ventura and Jimmy Dore:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “How Jesse Ventura Would Run For President In 2020 -pt. 3”)

One of many good points from Jesse: Government has to earn patriotism. Government cannot mandate patriotism.

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Video Weekend 04-07-2018, Part B: Jimmy Dore (5 neat videos)

Last weekend, I featured Lee Camp a lot (including a “So, who is Lee?” segment sharing a more personal interview with him). This weekend, a lot of great Jimmy Dore videos piled up, most of which I didn’t have the time to include in yesterday’s video weekend compilation. To repair that, here are the ones I couldn’t include yesterday but would have liked to. They are some of his best. If you missed them during the last few days, I hope you have the time today to watch them. Enjoy! Especially #2 is superb!

 

I. Good one: Behold the lock-step march of the establishment’s propaganda-spewing Big Media monopoly, spiked with their script-reading talking heads (all massively overpaid so they won’t question their treacherous work). Jimmy reminds us how this propaganda army was enabled by Bill Clinton and the neoliberal Fake-Democrats, out to destroy the last vestiges of democracy together with their Republican buddies while pretending to protect it. The work of two corrupt political gangs… pardon me… “parties”:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Sinclair Media Nightmare Made Possible By Clinton & Democrats“)

 

II. Excellent one: Upsetting the apple cart. Tim Canova, who challenged utterly corrupt Debbie Wasserman Schultz in 2016 and – by all appearance – was cheated out of the race with election fraud just like Bernie Sanders, has left the “Democratic” Party to fight Wasserman Schultz from the outside since fighting from the inside was made impossible by the corrupt party bosses. This led to a really cool conversation with Jimmy Dore about our rigged elections (and the Russian phantoms) with some hard facts:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Tim Canova Leaves Democratic Party & Support Increases”)

The point: when retaking democracy from within the “Democratic” Party is impossible (because of systemic criminality in the party leadership), then the fight must be brought from the outside.   Continue reading “Video Weekend 04-07-2018, Part B: Jimmy Dore (5 neat videos)”

Obituary for a Journalist

Caitlin Johnstone is one of those passionate citizen journalists we need more of. I have been too busy writing my own articles to follow her closely; but every once in a while I come across one of her articles and am usually very positively impressed, either with her revelations or her way with words. Yesterday I chanced on a recently written piece in which she laments the death of a professional journalist whom she considers to have been one of the rare beasts in that zoo who was driven by the need to make our world better rather than his own career path. Wrapped up in her obituary there are, as one can expect, big picture notions of profundity worth reading. Here is a quote:  Continue reading “Obituary for a Journalist”

Video Weekend 01-27-2018 (10 Videos + Commentaries)

This weekend’s collection of politically instructive videos not only addresses a variety of issues (more than easily shows in its titles) but also sports a large collection of notables: Chris Hedges, Jimmy Dore, Lee Camp, Abby Martin, Mike Figueredo, and Kyle Kulinski, to name the best known.

  1. Plutocracy and Patient Dumping
  2. The Fight to Retake the “Democratic” Party
  3. Class Warfare, White Male Fury…
  4. The Base of the Far Right
  5. Medicare for All
  6. Tell Tale World Politics

 

I. Our Toxic Plutocratic Civilization (case: Patient Dumping)

Plutocratic, profit-driven, me-me-me-mentality-polluted societies treat people like commodities and trash:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Video Shows Baltimore Hospital’s ‘Patient Dumping’ | NBC Nightly News”)

Like most of us, when I saw one of the original videos about this case, I was outraged. I also couldn’t help but wonder if it was real or staged. So I searched around and found the mainstream media agreeing that it was real. I asked myself, what were those security guards thinking. Were they thinking of their paycheck and the video games awaiting them at home? Had they been reluctant but ordered by their boss, threatened with being fired? Had the patient been violent endangering hospital staff and other patients?

So, I kept digging and came across this video. It reveals a lot about our broken healthcare system and our broken society on the whole. The bigger picture is always worth looking at. Yes, we should be outraged, but not just at a particular hospital staff dangled before us by people who don’t see the big picture or by media moguls who are only into making money and status from their position on our TVs. Do watch this doctor telling about the big picture and ask yourself if there isn’t indeed a lot more to be outraged about, a lot more needing to be fixed:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “The REAL Story Behind That Baltimore Patient Dumping Video | Incident Report 135”)

 

II. Update on the Fight to Retake the Democratic Party

Maybe, just maybe, not all hope is lost for a Democratic Wing of the “Democratic” Party. This is a follow-up to Thursday’s article ( The Poisonous Duopoly):

I guess, this year will show how this plays out:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Signs Revolution Happening Inside Democratic Party w/Nomiki Konst “)

Here is another possible indication that corporatist “Democrats” may be breaking, but at the same time it is a reminder to be cautious in believing their smooth talk. Do the actions confirm the words? We have been lied to by forked-tongued politicians before, hence we must keep a close eye on their actions:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Kirsten Gillibrand Names Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren as Leaders of Democrats “)

Comment: Before anybody dissolves in a warm, fuzzy assurance that the “Democratic” Party is about to start representing us (the people) to any extent, please keep in mind that the party bosses will have no reason to buckle unless we have somewhere else to go, meaning a growing people’s movement and coalition that has third parties and independent candidates cooperate with each other and become a strong alternative to the Repucratic-Dempublican duopoly (a.k.a. Twin Party Tyranny). A new party that’s a true people’s party may take some time to build, but a coalition of existing third parties and new parties can produce a powerful people’s voting bloc quite fast, not to forget that independent voters are our largest voting bloc these days. Without the coalition they (just like the twin party lemmings,too) just rarely know who truly deserves their vote. A people’s coalition could do even more than provide an alternative to the duopoly. It could present us with entire cabinets running for office instead of just a single nominee, and it would bring ideas and issues to the table that the duopoly and establishment media have kept taboo. Oh, I can’t wait…

 

III. MISC

Insights on a mix of subjects:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “[95] Class Warfare, Alienation, & Real Origins Of #MeToo With Dr. Harriet Fraad”)

 

IV. Societal Cancer: The Unreasonable Far Right

The populist powerhouse of the American fascist right:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Chris Hedges 2018 (Jan 13, 2018) – Abby Martin Trump, Fascism & the Christian Right “)

 

V. Medicare for All

The healthcare and media war:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Over 1 Million Watch Bernie’s Medicare For All Town Hall, Media Yawns “)

 

VI. The Media War

The Media wars and more:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Is Rachel Maddow Dangerous To Journalism? W/Abby Martin “)

Oh, dear Abby… more power to your words of citizen journalists and people’s media needing to build each other up and creating networks. Just like what I keep saying.

Media war & American Empire:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Abby Martin Exposes Untold History of U.S. Empire”)

An idea just occurred to me. I haven’t been keen on a Trump impeachment because I fear that Mike Pence, taking over from him, will be even worse. The silver lining that just occurred to me is that if those who are working their evil behind Trump’s front would then be more exposed…

 

VII. World Politics

Thanks to Facebook’s increasing blocking, word of yesterday’s post hasn’t gone out as much as it should. OK, none of our articles here do, but this one was stymied more than past ones. It provides a really important insight into the oligarchy’s trickery, though, and the lies fed us on the corporate mainstream media, so I am reposting the featured video report here:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Smuggled Crisis: Who’s crashing Venezuela’s economy?”)

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America’s Mirror Overseas

Life shows us that there are places and events which at first glance seem unimportant but which can teach us a lot. One such place is Venezuela, a country we may deem unimportant, far away, and uninteresting; a country with a government we have only heard bad things about. Why not innocently believe the claims made by our corporate media about such an unimportant seeming place? Why care about little Venezuela, somewhere to the south of us? And, yet, if we take a good look at it, we may discover that we are staring at ourselves! Continue reading “America’s Mirror Overseas”