Saturday, June 6, 2020

What Republicans Can Learn From The Democratic Convention

Democratic unity may be somewhat tenuous. But Republicans are trapped in denial.

Where Is Our Jeremy Corbyn?

Jeremy Corbyn, who was elected to lead Britain’s Labour Party, is part of the new popular resistance. Chris Hedges discusses how Corbyn politics are rising up from the ruins of neoliberalism and globalization.

A Quiet Corporate Coup on Capitol Hill

Congressional staffers have gained a lot of control and influence over legislation and corporate lobbyists have long understood this. Flattery and gifts have become a way for lobbyists to get what they want in terms of political gain.

Cops of the Pacific?

The U.S. Military’s role in Asia in the Age of Trump.

Four Reasons Young Americans Should Burn Their Student Loan Papers

Protest against student loans is a good way to earn the first dividend in the proposed America Permanent Fund. Here are four reasons students should take up the fight against financial firms holding high-interest student loans.

The End of Encryption? NSA and FBI Seek New Backdoors Against Advice from Leading...

The U.S. and Britain governments are pushing for “exceptional access” to encrypted communications to track criminals and terrorists. Many cryptographers, computer scientists, and security specialists are against this allowance.

In historic move, China announces ban on ivory trade by end of 2017

More than 20,000 elephants were killed for their ivory last year, leaving only about 415,000 remaining.

Global millionaires—just 0.9% of population—now own nearly half of world’s $361 trillion in wealth,...

The bottom 56 percent of the population owns just 1.8 percent of the world’s wealth.
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Deb Haaland, one of nation’s first Native Congresswomen, calls for probe of missing indigenous...

"I’ll go to Congress to make sure that we are paying attention to the issues that folks care about."

VIDEO: Ten Ideas to Save the Economy #6: End Corporate Welfare Now

While corporations aren’t people, they don't deserve handouts or our "hard-earned" dollars for no reason. No more crony capitalism—It's time we end corporate welfare for good.