Monday, July 22, 2019

Stop Shopping, Start Living

REI is doing its part to preserve the spirit of Thanksgiving. Let's follow their lead - stop shopping and start living.

US and Hungary only two nations to vote no on helping refugees at UN...

"While the vote does not represent a formal withdrawal from the Compact, it does send a signal that the wealthiest country the world intends to abdicate global leadership in working towards the Compact's objectives."

College Bowl Games Become Corporate Money Games

College football bowl games are just another piece of our culture that's been purchased for the enrichment of corporate interests. Where did team spirit go?

Video: Naomi Klein Extended Interview on Role of Obama, Trudeau & Austerity at U.N....

Best-selling author Naomi Klein examines how the 2008 economic crisis and bank bailouts continue to shape political momentum to tackle climate change; Obama’s attempt to be a climate leader at the COP 21 meeting in Paris; and the potential for new Canada’s new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
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ACLU: Trump’s anti-trans ban has no military justification, is driven by animus & discrimination

We speak to Chase Strangio, staff attorney at the ACLU, which is challenging the Trump administration’s ban on service members who are transgender.

Snowden Docs: NSA Technology Lets Gov’t Generate Transcripts of Private Phone Calls

According to documents released by whistleblower Edward Snowden, it's confirmed that the National Security Agency is converting people’s private phone conversations into searchable text. But isn' this a violation of American's human rights?

Debunking the Debased Gospel of Wealth: ‘1 Percent Deserve Loot Plus Our Thanks’

Among today’s most corrupt big lies, the biggest whopper that deserves ceaseless debunking is that collective affluence answers solely to a band of elite wizards. This upside-down fairy tale pals around with other such delusions.

Bernie and the Big Banks

The bottom line: Regulation won’t end the Street’s abuses. The Street has too much firepower. And because it continues to be a major source of campaign funding, no set of regulations will be tough enough.

A ‘buyback’ for our future?

“Corporate profits should be shared with the workers who actually create them.”

Have Your Coke and Guzzle It Too

The world’s largest purveyor of sugary sodas now peddles empty-calorie science too. The corporate giant’s latest scientific fraud is prompted by corporate panic.