Saturday, September 22, 2018

Evidence That Poor People Aren’t Lazy

Many white conservatives may believe that poor people are just taking handouts, but for many privileged Americans, denial is easier than facing the fact that the hardest workers are those who have to fight their way up from the bottom.

Bernie Sanders Releases Statement on Planned Parenthood Shooting

“With the nation’s attention focused on the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, our politicians failed to recognize the growing number of homicidal religious fanatics living within our own borders.”

Blowback, Payback; The War on Terror is Backfiring

Are the recent horrific acts of terrorism that occurred in Paris, Brussels, and other parts of the world just a precursor of what is soon to come?

Restrictions on Syrian Refugees Driven by Fear, Xenophobia

Interview with Congressmember Keith Ellison (D-MN), the first Muslim member of Congress. “We’ve had 750,000 refugees come into this country since the year 2001. None of them – not one – has been engaged in terrorism,” Ellison says.

Why the Sharing Economy Is Harming Workers – And What Must Be Done

In a sharing economy all economic risk is shifted onto workers. Uncertainty is hard on everyone - it's time to shift to a more secure economy.

Gen. John Campbell, Commander in Afghanistan and Serial Liar

Head of US forces in Afghanistan Gen. Campbell continues string of lies about US gunship attack that destroyed Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, claiming it was a case of 'mistaken targeting', but history of US hospital bombings belies his assertion that the US 'doesn't intentionally bomb hospitals.'

The Agriculture Attitude

This Thanksgiving, let's support, celebrate and share the amazing bounty that dedicated farmers like Lee Jones produce — for us, for the land and for the future.

The Austerity Vaccine

How complementary currencies can change how we think about money and community as well as inoculate our communities against the fiscal austerity.

Brussels Is Under High Security Alert, But Will Europe Address Muslims in "Marginalized Ghettos"?

Belgium’s capital city of Brussels is on its highest alert as residents remain on lockdown. People are being told to stay away from their windows, and schools remain closed as police and soldiers carry out raids in the search for suspects in the Paris attacks ten days ago that killed 130 people.

States of Terror

We waded into conflicts in the Middle East we did not understand, propelled forward by fantasy. And our folly spawned a death spiral of political, social and economic collapse, widespread poverty, massive displacement, misery and radical jihadism.