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We need a progressive movement that will serve to end the welfare state of the corporations, bring a halt to disaster capitalism, and return gov\'t representation to We The People. Campaign Finance Reform is imperative.

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Julian Assange on the TPP: Secretive Deal Isnít About Trade, But Corporate Control-Democracy Now!



Published on May 27, 2015


http://democracynow.org - As negotiations continue, WikiLeaks has published leaked chapters of the secret Trans-Pacific Partnership ó a global trade deal between the United States and 11 other countries. The TPP would cover 40 percent of the global economy, but details have been concealed from the public. A recently disclosed "Investment Chapter" highlights the intent of U.S.-led negotiators to create a tribunal where corporations can sue governments if their laws interfere with a companyís claimed future profits. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange warns the plan could chill the adoption of health and environmental regulations.

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The Public Hates SCOTUS, the tool of the wealthy...



Published on May 21, 2015


Via Ring of Fire: http://www.youtube.com/golefttv

The Big Picture: Tame Wall Street



Published on May 18, 2015

Robert Reich says, "Wall Street screwed you once." Don't let it happen again.

Discussed: Dodd-Frank Act, Resurrect Glass-Steagall Act, Small Fed. Transaction Tax on Trades, Anti-Trust Laws.

I'll add one they forgot, jail time instead of fines.

(Note: I understand the lack of interest in this video, we are so used to being screwed & some of the solutions have been discussed ad nauseum, they are well known, and nobody seems to be listening, these are working solutions, so why aren't our "reps" listening & acting? We know why, it's that damned revolving door, it's too good & profitable to close for good.)

An Uncompromising Message, Against Corruption & Austerity...Spain's Podemos



BBC/April 7, 2015



They're Robbing You, They Robbed You Yesterday & They're Gonna Rob You Again

Austerity and Neoliberalism in Greece, Richard Wolff & Barry Herman / The New School



by Richard Wolff and Barry Herman.
Published on May 14, 2015

Development, Thought and Policy Lecture Series: Austerity and Neoliberalism in Greece, sponsored by the Julien J. Studley Graduate Program in International Affairs, at the Milano School for International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy. Professors Richard Wolff and Barry Herman share their insights.

Austerity is about shifting the burden of an economic crisis from one part of the population to another. The mass of Greek people did not force Andreas Papandreou to borrow money. The mass of the Greek people didnít know about or have much to do with fiscal policy at the national level. In fact, governments, bankers, leading industrialists, ship builders, the major players of the Greek economy, got together, as their counterparts did elsewhere, to produce the decisions that then, in the wake of the international collapse of capitalism, became unsustainable, producing a crisis in Greece. Once that had happened, there was only one question left: Who was going to pay the cost of all the debt Greece has run up or all the production decisions made that have left Greece without the capacity to export, with a dependence on imports etc.? And at that point, as has happened in every country Ė Greece is in no way unique Ė the wealthy and the business community went to work, with their resources and their business connections, to make sure that they didnít pay the price. http://www.rdwolff.com/content/austerity-and-neoliberalism-greece

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Bio: Richard D. Wolff is a Professor of Economics Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and currently a Visiting Professor of the Graduate Program in International Affairs at the New School University in New York. He is the author of many books, including Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism, and Imagine: Living in a Socialist USA.
Wolff hosts the weekly hour-long radio program Economic Update on WBAI, 99.5 FM, New York City (Pacifica Radio). More: http://rdwolff.com/content/about

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Note: Used by permission of Prof. R.D. Wolff.

Prof. Richard Wolff's Global Capitalism: May 2015 Monthly Update



Bio: Richard D. Wolff is a Professor of Economics Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and currently a Visiting Professor of the Graduate Program in International Affairs at the New School University in New York. He is the author of many books, including Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism, and Imagine: Living in a Socialist USA.
Wolff hosts the weekly hour-long radio program Economic Update on WBAI, 99.5 FM, New York City (Pacifica Radio). More: http://rdwolff.com/content/about

http://www.rdwolff.com

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Note: Used by permission of Prof. R.D. Wolff.

Don't Overlook Fast Track Will Give Any President Authority Over the Next 6 Years...Elizabeth Warren

Finance & Society: Senator Elizabeth Warren



Johnson Introduces Warren about the 12:00 mark, she touches on TPP toward the end.

From Baltimore to Bernie: Why the Mainstream Media Will Always Fail (Majority Report)



Published on May 6, 2015

The Young Turks and Turner Movie Classics host Ben Mankiewicz explains why the MSM always fails in covering Police brutality and poverty. Why cable news fails again and again. How we can cover Bernie Sanders and fight against media narratives that donít take him seriously. The Clinton machine and why isnít Jerry Brown running for President?Ö

Filling in for Sam Seder: Majority Report contributor Michael Brooks

This clip from the Majority Report, live M-F at 12 noon EST and via daily podcast at http://Majority.FM

Posted by mother earth | Sat May 9, 2015, 07:41 PM (0 replies)

I've no doubt she has some small donators who work for corporations. My link is not bullshit, it

stands.

If HRC had a grassroots movement going, no doubt, we'd hear ALL ABOUT IT.

Bernie, however, does. His millions made in 3 days came from small donations.

You cannot argue big money is buying the election, on both sides, billions of dollars are set to be spent, while poverty and income inequality grows at staggering rates due to the corporate influence in gov't and politics. SCOTUS has enabled this, it is about Citizens United, and with TPP in the balance, TSIHTF.

You are trying to wash this abomination of power and influence away, simply by stating these are small donors who are simply employed by powerful vested interests, corporations. This is where we part ways.

If you are going to embrace a corporate candidate, at least acknowledge it. She is not being funded by tiny donations by the middle class and impoverished because they believe in her, heart and soul. She is being funded by big money, plain and simple. Hey, we could do worst, we could get a GOP'er, but at least we can both acknowledge where that money comes from, wouldn't you agree?

I know it is hard, but in this election, big money is buying the candidate, on BOTH sides. For some reason, it isn't Bernie, and that tells me all I need to know.

As for caps on donations, they no longer exist:
http://www.newser.com/story/184722/supreme-court-strikes-cap-on-political-donations.html
Supreme Court Strikes Cap on Political Donations



Decision, split 5-4, will allow individuals to donate as much as they want overall
Posted by mother earth | Thu May 7, 2015, 07:12 PM (1 replies)
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