Thursday, October 22, 2020

Tag: Congress

Trading US Democracy for Corporate Profits with TPP

The current trade deals being talked about in the U.S. is an ugly reality that American democracy no longer exists. The American government is loyal solely to giant corporations and their wealthy capitalist owners who so easily influence legislative decisions.

Israel’s Netanyahu Was Imported by GOP to Ensure a War With...

John Boehner secretly invited Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to Washington to help him craft a super-majority in Congress to join his veto over-ride effort of Obama's new sanctions on Iran. Will he succeed?

New GOP Chairman Suppresses Full CIA Torture Report

In 2009, former CIA Director Leon Panetta ordered the CIA to conduct its own investigation into documents involving torture. This review found that the CIA had repeatedly overstated the value of intelligence gained through torture.

Congress Starts the New Year Off by Kicking the Disabled

The new Congress decided that its first order of business was to go after the disabled. Republican Congress is holding disabled workers hostage in order to extract concessions on these programs.

A Flat-footed Backflip for Wall Street

Congress did a dazzling flip-flop, putting taxpayers back on the hook for the banksters’ high-risk speculation. It's always something else when Wall Street and Congress get together—in secret.

Corrupt Congressman Resigns in Disgrace

U.S. Congressman Michael Grimm is resigning before Congress convenes for the new year after pleading guilty to a felony tax evasion charge and after admitting to lying under oath.

GOP, Stop Making Excuses for Scalise

Twelve years ago Rep. Steve Scalise accepted an invitation to speak for a racist and anti-Semitic hate group. His story should serve as a warning to the leaders of the Republican Party.

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Cooperation Jackson’s food sovereignty initiatives help with sustainable community development, economic democracy, and community...

“It’s a beautiful thing to be able to feed your community, especially in a food desert.”

“But I didn’t know!”

A second Trump presidency will unleash extremists' to target specific politicians and activists, just as any terrorist regime does.

US suffered almost 300,000 excess deaths during coronavirus pandemic, CDC reports

They found that excess deaths have occurred every week in the U.S. since March, peaking in the weeks ending April 11 and August 8.

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.

The US spends more than $80 billion a year incarcerating 2.3 million people

"With movements calling for defunding and divesting, people are finally talking about spending and raising the heat on the thousands of corporations that profit off the millions of people we lock up."