“The fiscal good has to outweigh the pain,” a nameless Democrat told the Washington Post regarding President Obama’s latest proposal to massively cut Social Security, against the wishes of the vast majority of Americans, in order to fund a military 670% larger than the next largest in the world, keep in place tax cuts for billionaires,
We’re years behind Tunisia and Egypt in public understanding of how government of, by, and for the people works, but some in the United States have been inspired and begun forming a path that has real potential. In New York City, students, academics, activists, and workers have joined together to resist the global-national-local agenda of plutocracy being pushed by Mayor Bloomberg.
The numbers are small, but the alliance joining workers with students important. And the approach is exactly
Most people are just living along
Humming a song
Trying to get by
A gleam or a tear in their eye
But they’re not helping push the world back the other way
Yet there will come a day
And maybe it’s this one
When every shoulder joins in
And then the world begins again
But this time — damn it — we’re in charge of the production
And we’re writing the script
And if you’ve slipped we’ll help
1. Authors David Swanson and Sandy Davies with Nuremberg War Crimes Prosecutor Ben Ferencz
2. Protest at Bank of America, which takes billions from govt. while you work for a living and pay taxes
1. War Is A Lie and There Is Blood on Our Hands
David Swanson and Nicolas “Sandy” Davies in South Florida on Feb. 26, 2011
Ben Ferencz, the last surviving prosecutor from the World War II Nuremberg War Crimes Trials and founding father of the International Criminal Court, will make an important
By David Swanson
Obama is seeking to cut off poor people’s heat in the winter and AC in the summer, in a move that Bush attempted and saw blocked by ACORN.
This brings a whole new meaning to Obama’s “ACORN who? Never met them in my life!” routine when Fox News destroyed the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now with a big assist from Congress.
Let’s take a little trip back in time, shall we? All the way baaaaaaaaack to 2003:
While 50 ACORN members
The endless and infinite “war on terra” is bankrupting the planet. I don’t mean moral bankruptcy; that goes without saying. I mean financial bankruptcy. And don’t take my word for it. This is the argument made in a new book called “Terrorism and the Economy: How the War on Terror Is Bankrupting the World,” by Loretta Napoleoni, a financial reporter for Internazionale, l’Unita, il Caffe, Mondo e Missione, El Pais, Vanity Fair Spain, and Vanity Fair Italy.
Robert Scheer’s new book “The Great American Stickup: How Reagan Republicans and Clinton Democrats Enriched Wall Street While Mugging Main Street,” is not yet another account of how we got robbed or “why the economy imploded for dummies.” If you’re like me, you just didn’t need another lesson in how swapped collateralized debt obligation derivative tranches didn’t really make the pie higher. Scheer’s book is something else: a straightforward
It’s useful to remember that Congress and the presidents bailed out with our money people who appear guilty of serious crimes, and is now debating whether to slightly regulate their ongoing crimes, but criminal prosecutions are still not flowing down like waters into Wall Street.
By David Swanson
Much of this country believes that ACORN, the now defunct Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, supported prostitution, engaged in voter fraud, and caused the subprime lending crisis. Some people are aware that these lies have been more solidly disproven than Saddam Hussein’s friendship with Al Qaeda. The Government Accountability Office has now joined a former Massachusetts attorney general, a federal court ruling, and the Congressional Research Service