Posts Tagged ‘Politics’

Jeffco Rises Up

Posted in Curated Links on October 29th, 2014 by Noebie – Be the first to comment

David Long reports on the eruption of protest in Jefferson County, Colo., in response to a conservative school board’s attempt to censor the U.S. history curriculum.

Read the report: The Jeffco rebels | SocialistWorker.org.

The Deep State

Posted in Curated Links on September 5th, 2014 by Noebie – Be the first to comment

Long time Congressional staffer Mike Lofgren writes about the real rulers of the United States.

Yes, there is another government concealed behind the one that is visible at either end of Pennsylvania Avenue, a hybrid entity of public and private institutions ruling the country according to consistent patterns in season and out, connected to, but only intermittently controlled by, the visible state whose leaders we choose.

Read More: Essay: Anatomy of the Deep State | Blog, Perspectives | BillMoyers.com.

Sorry To Bother You

Posted in Video on July 1st, 2014 by Noebie – Be the first to comment

Here’s a happy little tune from The Coup. Sending this one out to the Supreme Court of the United States.

Toward an Independent Politics

Posted in Curated Links on May 21st, 2014 by Noebie – Be the first to comment

From Socialist Worker:

The Democratic Party is a capitalist party, not a party representing the working class. No matter who votes for it–and, of course, the majority of Democratic voters are workers–the party apparatus itself is set up to reflect, and to some extent, organize the political interests of big business.

The mechanisms by which this takes place are hidden in plain sight: a campaign finance system that channels corporate money to political candidates; a network of think tanks and academic institutions that articulate the positions of Corporate America; a lobbying machine that applies continual pressure to legislators, the executive branch and the unelected government bureaucracy, at the federal, state and local level, to carry out the corporate agenda.

Read the full editorial. Declaring independence from the 1 Percent | SocialistWorker.org.

Benghazi Truth Bomb

Posted in Curated Links on May 14th, 2014 by Noebie – Be the first to comment

President Barack Obama has waged illegal wars (Libya), armed Islamic fundamentalists (Syria), provoked civil wars (Ukraine) and asserted the right of the president to order the assassination of any person, including American citizens, without trial or even a hearing. The Obama administration has built up the infrastructure of a police state, greatly expanding the US spying apparatus and seeking to monitor and collect the telecommunications, email and Internet activities of virtually everyone on the planet.

But the Republican-controlled House of Representatives is pushing for an investigation, not of any of these countless crimes against international law, the US Constitution and basic democratic rights, but of … White House talking points on Benghazi.

Read More: The Benghazi diversion – World Socialist Web Site.

The Bi-Partisan War Against the Poor

Posted in Curated Links on January 15th, 2014 by Noebie – Be the first to comment

DSA Vice Chairman Joseph Schwartz reviews the recent MSNBC special commemorating the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty, noting that discussion of the thirty year bi-partian assault on working people received little attention.

The biggest change in the face of poverty in the U.S. from the initiation of the War on Poverty to today is that poverty is now a problem of working families; it was not in 1962.  Today, one half of families living in official poverty have a full-time worker in the household. In 1962, a fully employed worker guaranteed that the family would live above the poverty line.  Why this change? In part, this is due to the conscious corporate assault on union strength.

Read more: The Bi-Partisan Neoliberal War Against the Poor – Democratic Socialists of America.

Pure Savagery

Posted in Video on January 10th, 2014 by Noebie – Be the first to comment

 

Professor Chomsky speaks on American politics’ descent into madness.

Kshama Sawant’s Inauguration Speech

Posted in Curated Links on January 7th, 2014 by Noebie – Be the first to comment

“To all those prepared to resist the agenda of big business – in Seattle and nationwide – I appeal to you: get organized.”

Read the full speech: Kshama’s Inauguration Speech – Vote Sawant.

Also, here’s Sawant’s Monday appearance on Democracy Now.

Bye Bye Burke

Posted in Curated Links on December 17th, 2013 by Noebie – Be the first to comment

From the St. Louis Post Dispatch:

Former St. Louis Archbishop Raymond Burke has been bumped from the influential Congregation of Bishops — a post that gave him say in the selection of bishops.

Some observers of the Roman Catholic Church said the move by Pope Francis is yet another example of his effort to tone down highly publicized stances on divisive social issues such as gay marriage, contraception and abortion, on which Burke has made strong remarks.

Burke was the one who stated publicly that he would deny Eucharist to John Kerry during the 2004 presidential election.

Read More: Pope Francis removes former St. Louis Archbishop Burke from Congregation of Bishops : Lifestyles.

Bill Ayers Interview

Posted in Curated Links on December 16th, 2013 by Noebie – Be the first to comment

Read the interview: Bill Ayers Talks Obama, Nelson Mandela, and Toni Preckwinkle | Chicago magazine.

Ayers is the authentic voice.