MINNEAPOLIS A Sustainable, Smaller Government – GDP VS GPI part 2/16 In this series we will compare the differences between the Gross Domestic Product and the Genuine Progress Indicator and why we believe Minnesota should begin using the GPI as its primary model for measuring economic strength. This is part 2 of 16 which focuses […]
Why should the 800 US military bases abroad be closed? with Christine Ahn, David Vine and Robert Kajiwara
Civil Disobedience Now! Chris Hedges: Avoid annihilation via fearless nonviolent civil-disobedience.
“Rise of virulent proto-fascist movement which is hardly limited to the United States.”
“The bottom 50 percent of households in 2019 accounted for only 1 percent of the nation’s total wealth. The top 10 percent accounted for 76 percent. And this was before the pandemic accelerated income disparity.”
Water and air pollution, the largest fossil fuel polluter in the world, worldwide domination, the real impact and cost of these bases explained.
Perhaps most important of all, [Biden’s] bringing the U.S. back into the Paris climate accords, signaling an understanding that a planetary crisis demands planetwide measures and that the largest carbon-emitting economies should be leading the way. “This isn’t [the] time for small measures,” Biden has said. “We need to be bold.”
“…window dressing, masking the root cause of the demise of America — unchecked oligarchic power and greed. The longer wealth is funneled upwards into the hands of a tiny, oligarchic cabal, who put Biden into office and whose interests he assiduously serves, we are doomed.”
The Biden administration and what it will mean for a country in crisis…
“tax breaks if you own a race horse” (and how corrupt is the US government?)
“There are no direct payments for regular working people, people living off tips,” the aide says. “But they made sure there’s a provision in there to help defense contractors who aren’t working right now. They get what they’re looking for.”
“This is our moment. This is the time to make demands that the government take action to address the people’s needs.,,,It is up to us to bring the crisis to members of Congress and demand immediate action.”
Arguing against the misplaced fear of economic disaster and unemployment arising from the transition to a green economy, they show how this bogus concern encourages climate denialism.
“Israel, the Occupying Power, has systemically and unlawfully appropriated Palestinian public and privately owned land, exploiting Palestinian natural resources, while forcing the transfer of and creating coercive environments [sic] to forcibly displace the protected Palestinian population.*