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Callout: May Day 2017 – We Are Poor Because They Are Rich… and It’s Right to Revolt! |

capitalism is inherently unfair!! join the mass protest on May 1st!!

JoAnn Chateau

I’d be happy if capitalism were better regulated, or if free enterprise allowed bad bankers the ‘freedom’ to fail. But I think we’re past that now. Rampant global inequality shows us capitalism is imploding. As points out, it’s time to really celebrate Anti-Capitalist May Day

“May 1st is a day of solidarity with other exploited people across the world and within our communities. This is a call to reclaim and rebuild the history and struggle against oppression with an anti-capitalist gathering, celebration and resistance…” ~

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Warnings Against Article V Convention Are Heeded by States

Robert Reich’s “Resistance Report”, recommended viewing!

JoAnn Chateau

I recently posted about the controversy that exists among anti-corruption groups. In particular, Wolf PAC and Common Cause are at loggerheads. Wolf PAC has been working with state legislatures to call a state convention that would amend the Constitution in order to overturn Citizens United. Common Cause opposes this approach, and in the last month they helped convince several state legislative bodies to rescind their calls for a state convention.

My heart aches for Wolf PAC. Yet Common Cause makes a powerful point.

A Quick Review of Citizens United

Before we go further, let’s quickly review why many seek to overturn Citizens United, the 2010 Supreme Court decision that allowed unrestricted political campaign contributions. As it unfortunately turns out, wealthy special interest groups have a lot of money to contribute to political campaigns. (The Supreme Court must have not realized!) Thereby, Citizens United ushered in a tidal wave of…

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Controversy Inside the Anti-Corruption Movement

Here’s 2 short videos that are well worth your time. It’s about ending corruption in government, among other related things….

JoAnn Chateau

Anyone who is anti-corruption, is a Good Guy in my book. Before we can restore American democracy and hammer out solutions to the problems in our nation, we must get money out of politics — otherwise, legislation overwhelmingly favors wealthy special interests (regardless of which political party is in power).

Unfortunately, even the Good Guys disagree. And sometimes they counteract one another’s progress. Wolf PAC co-founder Cenk Uygur has a rant:

Everyone Hates Citizens United. But How to Overturn?

Wolf PAC aims to overturn Citizens United by state convention calling for a constitutional amendment. Also known as Article V, the Constitution provids this pathway for states to make amendments, in case Congress fails in its duty. Think of it as Plan B; only to be used if Congress were corrupt or terribly misguided on an issue threatening our democracy.

“Wolf-PAC believes that we can no longer count on our Federal…

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Pan Am Flight 103

Pan Am flight 103 was an inside job….

Left Hook by Dean Henderson

(Excerpted from Chapter 11: Noriega of Panama: Big Oil & Their Bankers…)

On December 21, 1988 Pan Am Flight 103 blew up over Lockerbie, Scotland.  When President Bush was sworn into office a month later, he blamed the terrorist act on two Libyans- Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi and Lamen Khalifa Fhimah.

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Our SOB & Operation Black Eagle

My, the CIA has an interesting history in Panama and other central and south American countries!

Left Hook by Dean Henderson

(Excerpted from Chapter 11: Noriega of Panama: Big Oil & Their Bankers…)

Manuel Noriega was recruited by the US Defense Intelligence Agency in 1959 as a young military cadet studying in Peru.

By 1967 the CIA had him on payroll.  The next year, the US Army’s 470th Military Intelligence Group backed a military coup which elevated Noriega to head of Panamanian intelligence.  By 1971 the US Bureau of Narcotics & Dangerous Drugs had cited Noriega’s penchant for drug trafficking.  In 1976, CIA Director George Bush lobbied successfully to have Noriega’s salary increased to $110,000/year.  On one occasion, Bush arranged for the General to be put up at the house of his deputy director. [449]

In the mid 1970’s Noriega supplied the CIA with intelligence on Panama’s negotiating strategies for talks between President Jimmy Carter and Panamanian President Omar Torrijos. They culminated in the Panama Canal Treaty, which called for…

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Coal and the Energy Future: Trump’s Big Bet | Inequality Media

this short 2 minute video sums the coal issue up perfectly!

JoAnn Chateau

Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich talks about the waning coal industry and jobs. Spoiler: In 2016, the renewable energy sector provided six times the jobs of coal, and the trend is growing…

Trump’s Incredibly Dumb Bet on Coal |

“When Donald Trump was running for president, he talked a lot about putting people back to work. And one of the industries he focused on most was the coal industry. He even put on a hard hat and waved around a pick ax to show how much he loved coal.

But there simply aren’t very many coal jobs to be had any more in the U.S. That’s not because of anything Obama did. Coal jobs are decreasing because demand for coal is decreasing, and because machines now do much of the work…”

~ Robert Reich

Be aware. Be fair (objective).

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Bernie Sanders Builds the Progressive Brand on TV

anybody seen Bernie’s new Facebook channel yet? check it out!

JoAnn Chateau

During the 2016 Democrat Primary, the really interesting story was how underdog Bernie Sanders captured the admiration of American voters. An Independent Senator from the small state of Vermont, most people had never before heard of Sanders. Yet he quickly began to attract 1000’s to campaign rallies held in major city arenas all over the country.

As it turned out, Sanders didn’t win the race. He just built a political movement. Now he has his own media outlet, Bernie Sanders TV on Facebook.

A Diamond in the Rough

People didn’t become captivated with Sanders because of his slick image. But they did grow fond of his fly-away hair. People didn’t listen to Sanders for the sake of verbal eloquence. Rather, they grew to trust the words spoken in a strong Brooklyn accent.

Unpolished by professional celebrity stylists, Bernie Sanders was (still is) that rare valuable gem in its authentic…

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Prof. Richard D. Wolff Interviewed on Real Time with Bill Maher

Capitalism is dying, it has run its course. Interest on all debts is accruing faster than it can be repaid! What’s next?

JoAnn Chateau

Bill Maher interviewed Marxist economist Richard D. Wolff in 2014. American capitalism has been pampered and babied, as if it has no shortcomings. Wolff emphasizes the wisdom of allowing capitalism to be critiqued…

Professor Richard D. Wolff Interviewed on Real Time with Bill Maher

Be aware. Be fair. Objective.

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TrumpCare? It Must Be the Best We Can Do.

Here’s what the Lame Stream Media is withholding from the American people about national health care…..

JoAnn Chateau

Redacted Tonight host Lee Camp begins his piece on TrumpCare with, “This is the best we can do. No other developed nation has found a feasible way….” Hilarious!

THIS Is What The Media Refuses To Tell You About The Healthcare Debate! | Lee Camp

“The numbers show even more Americans will be left without health care under the Trumpcare proposal than those left behind in Obamacare. These latest stats only remind us how woefully the U.S. is behind other developed nations when it comes to universal health care.” ~ Redacted Tonight

Be aware, be fair.

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Holocaust Survivor Bernard Marks Speaks Truth to Power

If anyone thinks this country of ours is fine and dandy just as it is, then I challenge you to watch this short video…..

JoAnn Chateau

Holocaust survivor Bernard Marks spoke up in defense of undocumented immigrants at an immigration forum held in Sacramento, California on Tuesday. Marks sees the parallel between ICE deportations and the beginning of Nazi Germany’s persecution of the Jews: Scapegoating.

“Hitler used the Jews as a scapegoat,
blaming them for Germany’s economic and social problems.
The Nazi party promised to resolve these issues,
and in 1932 won 37% of the vote.”

~ Life Before the Holocaust, British Library

Holocaust Survivor Disgusted By Trump’s America

Young Turk hosts Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian show, and comment upon, the video of holocaust survivor Bernard Marks, in which Marks concludes his statement by criticizing the Trump Administration.

Holocaust Survivor Warns Trump Administration: ‘History Is Not on Your Side’ | Time

“An 87-year-old Holocaust survivor didn’t mince words when he told off a top immigration enforcement official at a meeting in California Tuesday —warning…

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