Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Tag: democracy

Look Who’s Buying American Democracy

How much more evidence do we need that our system is in crisis? How long before we make it work for all of us instead of a handful at the top? We must not let them buy our democracy.

Abuses that Wouldn’t Exist in a Socialist America

"Our current capitalist-driven inequalities will only be rectified when people realize that a strong community makes successful individuals, not the other way around." Paul Buchheit discusses the few ways we would benefit with a social democracy.

If Ever America Needed A People’s Political Revolution It’s Now

The U.S. is in desperate need of a revolution in order to restore the nation’s democracy and if Bernie Sanders is elected president this very well might happen. “This government is so thoroughly controlled by special interest campaign funding, so inept and dysfunctional, that it needs to be completely overhauled.”

A Model for Democracy at the Grassroots Level

A grassroots movement in Iowa is an uplifting example of organized people power in action taking back democracy. Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement is fighting the avarice and arrogance of big-money corporations.

Grassroots Democracy-Building in Iowa

Democracy is never a given—it has to be won through constant struggle against the elites. But one coalition called Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement is uniting and empowering people to push back against big-money corporations.

A Crisis of Public Morality, Not Private Morality

Corporations and wealthy individuals are allowed to undermine our democracy, which is causing America to experience a far more significant crisis in public morality. While public morality can’t be legislated, it can be encouraged.

The Real Enemy Is Within

"There will be no genuine democratic, social, economic or political reform until we destroy our permanent war machine." It's time we confront the war industry and the crimes of an empire.

Sanders the Squishy Socialist Should Ax Bogus Label

Bernie Sanders, by any classic measure, is a lousy socialist who should jettison this inflammatory, injurious misnomer. Does embracing “socialism” -- an open-ended, domestic land mine -- not diminish his brilliant career, his growing national esteem and jaw-dropping campaign explosion? If winning the nomination is the goal, then why deliver a flaming torch to every scornful interviewer, partisan Republican, or Hillary defender so they can light up the night sky?

What Happened to the Moral Center of American Capitalism?

“We can have huge wealth in the hands of a relatively few people or we can have a democracy. But we can’t have both.” We need to get big money out of politics.

The Great Unraveling

Such labels as “liberal” and “conservative” are meaningless in the neoliberal order. Political elites, Democrat or Republican, serve the demands of corporations and empire in our system of “inverted totalitarianism.”

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No justice: Prosecutors throw out charges in Flint water crisis

“Words cannot express how disappointed I am that justice continues to be delayed and denied to the people of my city."

A ‘Poor People’s Moral Budget’ because ‘everybody has the right to live’

"For too long, we have turned to those with wealth and power to solve our most pressing social problems."

US cyber attack on Russia’s power grid is an ‘act of war’ (according to...

How about an international negotiation to end mutual cyber attacks that would include international controls and monitoring, and penalties for violations?

If Donald Trump is the symptom…then what’s the disease?

The Donald caught the spirit of a moment in which both imperial and economic decline, however unacknowledged by the Washington political elite, had indeed begun.

Congressman’s wife pleads guilty to misusing campaign funds

Margaret Hunter recently pleaded guilty in federal court to her and her husband using their campaign funds as their private bank account for years.

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