Tag Archives: health care

10 Ways We Pretend War Is Not a Crime and How to Change Them

The concept of defensive war has been used to excuse numerous aggressive wars.

SAVE OUR VA! Veterans say NO to Privatization

SAVE OUR VA!  Veterans say NO to Privatization Call or Write Your Congressional Senators and Representatives NOW Proposed new regulations for veterans’ healthcare on Capitol Hill could lead to a total dismantling and privatization of the VA healthcare system that our veterans want and need! ____________________   We need you to write or pick up the […]

Solving Our Climate Crisis: A Town Hall with Sen. Bernie Sanders, and more with Naomi Klein, Cenk (Young Turks), and the Humanist Report

Join Senator Bernie Sanders LIVE for a national town hall about the current state of our climate crisis. Senator Sanders will be joined by experts and environmental activists to discuss solutions for how we can combat climate change and protect the planet. Joining Senator Sanders is actress and activist Shailene Woodley, author and founder of […]

“Wounds of War”: the VA health care system and why we all need it

This important discussion necessary for all of us to hear around attempts to privatize the VA, opposed by most Veterans groups, describes the work of the VA not only for Veterans but the everyday things we use developed in their research area, among other work by the VA. The VA gets a bad name–yet Suzanne Gordon advocates that the VA is the best model for an effective National Health Care system. The attempts to discount the work of the VA and privatize it are nothing more than more capitalistic greed–more capitalism on steroids.

Huge Organizing Effort, ’40 Days of Action’ Launching to Fight Poverty

Fifty years later, a new Poor People’s Campaign connects religious faith to social justice.

Henry Giroux | A New American Revolution: Can We Break Out of Our Nation’s Culture of Cruelty?

It is about a culture of cruelty that is buttressed by a moral coma.

Tom Hastings | Trump kleptocracy

Since our “leaders” seem incapable, we will need to lead ourselves, it appears.

DN! Noam Chomsky on the first 75 days of the Trump Presidency (Videos and Transcript)

Three video segments cover  peace and Iran, health care, and the rights of working people. A link to the full 70-minute interview and transcript is included. Over the first 75 days of the Trump administration, the White House has taken multiple steps to escalate the possibility of a U.S. war with Iran. Trump included Iran on both […]

Flowers and Zeese | Visions For The Future

We’ve seen time and again that when people lead, the leaders follow.

Flowers and Zeese | Unite To Change The Status Quo

When a mass movement is united against the power elites it is unstoppable.

DN! Henry Giroux: Is Trump’s Rise a Result of America Declaring War on Institutions That Make Democracy Possible? (Video)

Henry Giroux critiques what he believes is a slide toward authoritarianism and other failings that led to the current political climate and rise of Donald Trump.

▶ Chris Hedges “Wages of Rebellion” The Moral Imperative of Revolt

Hedges: We have a moral imperative on behalf of our children, on behalf of the next generation, whose future is being robbed from them, to stand up.

Chris Hedges: America’s Slave Empire

Without us the prisons, which are slave empires, cannot function. Prisons, at the same time, charge us a variety of fees, such as for our identification cards or wrist bracelets, and [impose] numerous fines, especially for possession of contraband. They charge us high phone and commissary prices. Prisons each year are taking larger and larger sums of money from the inmates and their families. The state gets from us millions of dollars in free labor and then imposes fees and fines. You have brothers that work in kitchens 12 to 15 hours a day and have done this for years and have never been paid.”

Jeff Nygaard: Twelve Memes of 2014 to Say Goodbye to in 2015

 #12 The Private Sector Can Do Anything Cheaper and Better than Government. Read the rest. By Jeff Nygaard  Women Against Military Madness Newsletter  Winter II 2014 1. The U.S. is the World’s Only Superpower While the U.S. is still powerful, signs of its decline are everywhere. The heads of state of both Russia and China have […]

Ann Jones: Is This Country Crazy?

if you are an American, you are statistically in less danger of dying from a terrorist attack in this country than from a toddler shooting you. And by the way, you’re 2,059 times more likely to die by your own hand with a weapon of your choosing than in a terrorist attack anywhere on Earth. You’re also more than nine times as likely to be killed by a police officer as by a terrorist.

Excerpt from The Violence of Organized Forgetting by Henry A. Giroux

In The Violence of Organized Forgetting: Thinking Beyond America’s Disamignation Machine, the newest book published by City Lights, Henry A. Giroux explores the intersections of political power, popular culture, and new methods of social control. By ADMIN   CityLights   August 12, 2014 Giroux examines how neoliberal discourse (that is economic liberalism, not political liberalism) and the commodification of […]

Zubeida Mustafa: How the Women of Pakistan Cope With War, Honor Killings and Prejudice

 The winds of change are now blowing. What the world hears today in the shape of horrendous stories of women being stoned to death, little girls being shot in the head for going to school and victimized women fighting back … are basically manifestations of women’s courage to challenge the misogynist reaction of those who fear […]

▶ Democracy Now! Looking Back: A Year of Struggles on Climate, Education & Marriage Equality Inspire Hope for 2014

Published on Dec 31, 2013 http://www.democracynow.org – On the last day of 2013, we look back on some of the many signs of hope that emerged on issues ranging from economic equality to LGBT rights to climate justice. With all the bad news that came this year, there were many encouraging displays of a shifting public consciousness […]

Dave Lindorff: Americans Want Improved Social Security and Medicare and Less Military Spending

A recent poll, for instance, by Public Policy Polling, released on Nov. 20, found that voters, by an “overwhelming margin,” support expanded Social Security benefits, not cuts in the 77-year-old New Deal program. Dave Lindorff  Thursday 21 November 2013  NationofChange.org While I cannot claim to be an expert on the retirement systems of other nations, it […]

Popular Resistance Newsletter — Revolution Of The Mind Is Underway

NEWSLETTER November 1st, 2013  PopularResistance.org Powered by Translate Chris Hedges has an important essay in Truthdig this week, Our Invisible Revolution. [Posted separately on WAMMToday]  Essentially he describes a revolution of the mind in which people’s consciousness are raised as they become aware of the inability of the current governmental and economic systems to respond to the […]