Saturday, August 24, 2019

Suppressed at Home, Neglected Abroad

The government of Ethiopia neglects and suppresses the people at home, ignores and abandons them abroad. They are in violation of a plethora of international covenants, as well as their own constitution, but perhaps more fundamentally they are in violation of their primary moral duty.

Wall Street Banks on Buying the Democrats’ Love

Big money is threatening the Democratic party by saying that major campaign donations are dependent on “a friendlier attitude toward the banks.” This just shows what little respect banks actually have.

Anger Translation: Why Obama Was Ranting Against GOP Climate Policy at Press Dinner

Big Oil, Big Coal and Big Gas have such a strong grip on Congress, helping to avoid climate disruption. And that is why President Obama went into his comedic rant against climate denial at the annual White House Correspondents’ dinner.

ISDS a Corporate Cluster Bomb to Obliterate Our People’s Sovereignty

The Trans-Pacific Partnership would empower global corporations to "circumvent and even overturn our local, state and national laws"—a desecration of our nation's democratic ideals. It's time we rebel against the aristocracy of corporate elites.

The Empire’s Final Frontier: Re-Colonize the Homeland

America, after a 225-year experiment with relative freedom, is morphing back into a grim colony. "The empire" has no king, no permanent kingpin, nor evinces widespread controls over all sorts of majority behavior.

Entitlements Are Bankrupting America. But the Rich Keep Taking Them.

With extreme inequality plaguing the U.S., the rich continue to bankrupt the middle and lower classes. They have a feeling of entitlement from our nation's many years of productivity. We have to stop ignoring the real problem.

40 Years After the US Defeat and the Liberation of Vietnam, Washington Is Trying...

Is the Pentagon's latest PR initiative to rewrite and distort the history of the Vietnam War? The Veterans for Peace campaign is calling out the Pentagon and pressuring them to correct the historical falsehoods. We need to keep the Pentagon honest.

Why So Many Americans Feel So Powerless

While powerlessness can be felt in all aspects of American's lives, it seems the current system is only built for those at the top. How do we reinstate the power that the economy and society depend on to feel like the system is working for all?

The Hairball That Gagged a Fracker

Rick Berman is a political consultant who plays so dirty even Big Oil is not interested him. This man takes funding from corporations and uses that money to publicly slam environmentalists, low-wage workers, and any of his enemies.

Why the Founders Would Decry What America has Become

If the Founding Fathers saw what the United States has become, they would be devastated. Poverty, income inequality, suppression of speaking ones mind, crime, war, and oligarch like behaviors all make up this new U.S. It is far from being the democracy it was created as.