Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Tag: democracy

Money for Nothing… Except Winning!!

“It is time for the good working stiffs of America to walk away from the 2 Party 'One Party' con job and start realizing that it is this empire that is bankrupting not only our economy but our morality as fellow humans.”

Tipping Point?

“Social contracts defining political relationships such as democracy are based on trust that the foundational definitions will hold over time and circumstances and for all members equally.”

An ‘Extremist’ in the United States

“When conventional politics has failed to deal with pressing problems, we have no choice but to think beyond the conventions, sometimes in ways that may seem extreme.”

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.

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CEO pay is up nearly 1000% over the last four decades

"The economy would suffer no harm if CEOs were paid less (or taxed more)."

Did North Dakota regulators hide an oil and gas industry spill larger than Exxon...

“I am disgusted with how state officials and city council members view these threats and deem it acceptable to potentially harm human health.”

Third police officer sentenced to prison for framing black males

“These three police officers from Biscayne Park disgraced themselves and damaged the public’s trust in law enforcement."

Exploiting Russiagate coma, Democrats raped climate movement

Never expect a climate warrior to fare well in a Russiagate party obviously at war with talking about climate.

Trump administration’s attacks on science already surpass two Bush terms

Trump may have lauded the Apollo 11 mission, but his administration has launched more than 100 attacks on science.