Tag Archives: Economy

Building the Democratic Economy from Preston UK to Cleveland OH, The Laura Flanders Show

Alternative economy with community health and wealth building

The ‘Private Governments’ That Subjugate U.S. Workers, by Chris Hedges

American workers have never achieved the array of rights won by workers in other industrialized countries.

Michael Albert, Noam Chomsky, et. al. | Some Possible Ideas for Going Forward

Around the world powerful and diverse possibilities are in struggle. We the signers of “Some Possible Ideas for Going Forward” think one high priority for progress is activists developing, discussing and settling on priorities around which to organize multi-issue activism in coming months and years. We hope this document can help inspire more conversations within groups and movements that, over time, come to a synthesis.

SOA Watch: Join us this November 20-22 for our 25th Anniversary Vigil

From the article: July 3, 2015 | Twenty-five years ago, a handful of human rights activists staged a hunger strike at the gates of Fort Benning, one year after the November 16,1989 massacre at the University of Central America (UCA) in El Salvador. It was on that date that Elba Ramos, her daughter Celina Maricet Ramos, and Fathers Ignacio Ellacuría , Ignacio Martín-Baró, Segundo Montes, Amando López, Joaquín López y López, and Juan Ramón Moreno were murdered by Salvadoran soldiers trained at the School of the Americas (SOA).

▶ Robert Reich|VIDEO: What’s the Fed? You Should Care.

Beyond Outrage, Reich: What has gone wrong with our economy and our democracy, and how to fix it.

Sonali Kolhatkar: Cutting Through Police Propaganda in Baltimore

Kolhatkar:  Such police responses to the burgeoning anti-brutality movement are part of a concerted campaign to maintain support for the status quo. That status quo has been in place since the end of slavery: Poor communities, especially communities of color, are expected to submit to the authority of the police state.

▶ The Elizabeth Warren Speech That Has Everyone Talking

The Massachusetts senator sure won’t let big banks get away with the kind of blatant robbery other members of Congress seem perfectly happy to allow. Friday, Elizabeth Warren gave a scathing speech against bank bailouts on the Senate floor that has some proclaiming it may be the kind of address that gets her elected president of the […]

[Video] Will the US Military’s “Asia Pivot” Escalate Human Rights Violations?

Published on Sep 2, 2013 Activists hold first ever international conference opposing greater planned US military presence in Asia, say US responsible for rapes, killings and environmental destruction  TheRealNews Subscribe or “Follow” us on WAMMToday.org. For the TC EVENTS calendar and the ACTIONS AND ACTION ALERTS click on the tab at the top of the page and click on […]

15 Things Americans Would Know if There Were a “Liberal Media”

If we have liberal media,” as conservatives absurdly claim, why isn’t it flooded with stories about US prisons, wealth inequality, outsourcing? Daily Kos / By akadjian  August 7, 2013 via alternet.org Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com/ Artisticco Prince Riebus (and apparently many others) still thinks there’s a liberal media. While I share Prince’s frustration with the media, as a liberal, I’d like […]

Mitch Jones> If You Thought What ALEC and the Koch Brothers Are Doing Was Bad …

The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) has drawn large protests in Japan. (photo: activist post) By Mitch Jones  16 July 13  Food and Water Watch via  Reader Supported News e’ve all seen the results in states across the country of the influence that ALEC and the Koch Brothers have amassed. And if you think the results of their […]

(Video) Gerald Celente> The Business of America Has Become War

Greg Hunter Published on Jun 25, 2013 http://usawatchdog.com/were-going-int… Gerald Celente, Publisher of “The Trends Journal,” says, “When all else fails, they will take us to war. We are seeing war drums beating louder and louder throughout the Middle East as the Middle East is collapsing.” As far as a real recovery is concerned, Celente boldly states, “The […]

Popular Resistance> Is Radical Remaking of Economy Taking Root?

The best news of the week was people standing up and insisting that the government and big business respond to their needs. We’ve seen a series of major protests that have garnered little corporate media attention, but show a growing popular resistance. By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers  May 28, 2013  LAProgressive.com Check the new […]

Of Sequester, Squander, and How Congress Sold Out the People

Of Sequester, Squander, and How Congress Sold Out the People Congress would like to have us believe that there’s no money to pay for those programs, even though the Senate unanimously approved a $700 billion military budget in December on a 98-0 vote.  Carl Gibson  Saturday 2 March 2013  NationofChange.org Occupy.com/OpEd Back in the days […]

Peter Hart> David Gregory: Obama’s Failure to Embrace CEOs

David Gregory: Obama’s Failure to Embrace CEOs Post-election lessons are everywhere in the media, as pundits either try to explain how Mitt Romney lost or what Obama must do in his second term. Posted on 11/13/2012 by Peter Hart  FAIR My favorite example of this came on the front page of USA Today (11/8/12): If you think it’s somewhat odd that […]

Robert Reich> The Fable of the Century

The Fable of the Century April 5, 2012   Robert Reich.org Imagine a country in which the very richest people get all the economic gains. They eventually accumulate so much of the nation’s total income and wealth that the middle class no longer has the purchasing power to keep the economy going full speed. Most […]

Robert Reich> Whose Recovery? Many Remain in Critical Condition

Whose Recovery? Many Remain in Critical Condition By Robert Reich, Robert Reich’s Blog    01 April 12    RSN Luxury retailers are smiling. So are the owners of high-end restaurants, sellers of upscale cars, vacation planners, financial advisors, and personal coaches. For them and their customers and clients the recession is over. The recovery is now […]

Thom Hartmann> Brunch with Bernie> U.S. Economy

Bernie Sanders lays it out> what we already know about the economy put succinctly with clarity.   You may subscribe to WAMMToday from this blog website and “Follow” us.  WAMMToday is now on Facebook!   Check the WAMMToday page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our page today.

Video: Joseph Stiglitz Was at Occupy Wall Street and He Looked Like He Was Having a Great Time

Joseph Stiglitz Was at Occupy Wall Street and He Looked Like He Was Having a Great Time Linette Lopez | Oct. 3, 2011, 12:47 PM | Business Insider Economist Joseph Stiglitz was at the Occupy Wall Street protest in Zuccotti Park yesterday. He was joined by New York Times book reviewer a and economics columnist, Jeff Madrick. Here are some highlights: Stiglitz looked surprised […]

Video> MSNBC> Occupy Wall Street, Senator Bernie Sanders

Senator Bernie Sanders on Wall Street, the election $$$ system and other current issues. WAMMToday is now on Facebook! Check the WAMMToday page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our page today. You may also subscribe to WAMMToday from the blog website.

Video: Anonymous: Occupy The Planet

This video does not include the occupation of Freedom Plaza in Washington D.C. on October 6, 2011.   A separate but related nonviolent action.  Activists from Veterans for Peace and many other environmental and antiwar organizations around the country will be at Freedom Plaza onOctober 6th and onward. October2011.org !!!OCCUPY YOUR CITY!!! Find Your City: http://occupytogether.org/OCCUPY TOGETHER: […]