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How You Can Help Fight Back in the War on the Poor

Written by on May 6, 2018 in Activism, Conscious Living with 1 Comment
How You Can Help Fight Back in the War on the Poor

If “the economy” can recover without real people recovering, then whose economy is it really? What can we do about all this? The first thing we can do is to change our mentality and drop the shame and stigma that’s associated with not being able to make ends meet.

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With Tax Scam Complete, GOP Caucus Unveils Insane Budget Blueprint to Attack Social Safety Net

Written by on April 27, 2018 in Corruption, Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
With Tax Scam Complete, GOP Caucus Unveils Insane Budget Blueprint to Attack Social Safety Net

The budget blueprint from the Republican Study Committee (RSC)—and titled A Framework of Unified Conservatism—says it “would take unprecedented steps to begin the deconstruction of the administrative state” and would cut $12.4 trillion over the next decade from federal spending. Among the plan’s numerous goals are the repeal of Obamacare and raising the eligibility age of Medicare and Social Security benefits to age 70.

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7 Questions About the Syria Airstrikes That Aren’t Being Asked by Corporate Media

Written by on April 17, 2018 in Government, Military with 0 Comments
7 Questions About the Syria Airstrikes That Aren’t Being Asked by Corporate Media

The media’s job, we are told, is to ask skeptical questions about the people in power. That didn’t happen in the runup to the invasion of Iraq, and it’s not happening now. Here are the questions that should be asked – not just on the eve of a bombing attack, but every day we continue our disastrous and drifting military intervention in the Middle East.

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Jimmy Carter Speaks Out Against US ‘Oligarchy’ and Trump’s Diplomatic Failures

Written by on September 14, 2017 in Corruption, Government, Politics with 0 Comments
Jimmy Carter Speaks Out Against US ‘Oligarchy’ and Trump’s Diplomatic Failures

Former President Carter also offered a rebuttal to the approach to North Korea taken by not only President Donald Trump but by former President Barack Obama. Carter said that “the first thing I would do is treat the North Koreans with respect. I would be talking to them. We have refused to talk to them since George W. Bush was in office.

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Eight Ways to Strengthen Our Democracy Beyond Voting

Written by on November 3, 2016 in Government with 0 Comments
Eight Ways to Strengthen Our Democracy Beyond Voting

Let’s pledge to strengthen our democracy with these eight resolutions to focus our intentions and keep us moving forward over the next four years.

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Ex-CIA Chief’s Speech Repeatedly Disrupted by Chants of “No More War” at DNC

Written by on July 29, 2016 in Government, Politics with 1 Comment
Ex-CIA Chief’s Speech Repeatedly Disrupted by Chants of “No More War” at DNC

According to news reports, as Panetta dug into Hillary Clinton rival Donald Trump, delegates from Oregon, California, and Washington state broke into cries of “No more war!” and “Lies!”

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Face It Folks: We ARE the Empire

Written by on July 13, 2016 in Corruption, Government, Military with 5 Comments
Face It Folks: We ARE the Empire

Like it or not, as the world’s sole superpower, the U.S. provides a remarkably good model for the imperial and imperious aliens of our screen life.

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Nearly 9 out of 10 Pakistani Drone Victims Were Not Militants (Project Censored #3)

Nearly 9 out of 10 Pakistani Drone Victims Were Not Militants (Project Censored #3)

Since President Barack Obama’s inauguration in 2009, an estimated 2,464 people have been killed by drone strikes targeted outside of the United States’ declared war zones; this figure was posted in February 2015 by Jack Serle and the team at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, who maintain a database of all known strikes—based on fieldwork, media reports, and leaked documents—which provides a clearer picture of the scale and impact of the US drone program than the episodic reporting provided by corporate media.

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Here Are the Real Terrorists We Should All Be Worrying About

Written by on January 12, 2016 in Corruption, Government with 12 Comments
Here Are the Real Terrorists We Should All Be Worrying About

The unique brand of .01% terror: making a game of tax avoidance while 2,500,000 children experience homelessness.

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12 People Who Made a Difference (and YOU Can Too!)

Written by on January 11, 2016 in Activism, Conscious Living, Inspirational with 2 Comments
12 People Who Made a Difference (and YOU Can Too!)

Do you believe one person can instigate change in society? Here is a bunch of people who have maximized their power as citizens to improve the lives of millions of people in real, tangible ways.

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At Stake in 2016 Election: We Must End the Vicious Cycle of Wealth and Power

Written by on January 4, 2016 in Government, Politics with 2 Comments
At Stake in 2016 Election: We Must End the Vicious Cycle of Wealth and Power

America has succumbed to an endless loop in which incredible affluence deciphers into political influence and power, which creates significantly more riches, and considerably more influence and power. The author thinks this vicious cycle must end in the 2016 election, here’s why.

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Obama Moves to Normalize Relations with Cuba as American is Released by Havana

Written by on December 17, 2014 in Government, Politics with 0 Comments
Obama Moves to Normalize Relations with Cuba as American is Released by Havana

President Obama announced sweeping changes to U.S. policy with Cuba on Wednesday, moving to normalize relations with the island nation and tear down the last remaining pillar of the Cold War. Under the new measures, the United States plans to reopen its embassy in Havana and significantly ease restrictions on travel and commerce within the next several weeks and months, Obama said. Speaking from the White House, he declared that a half-century of isolation of the communist country “has not worked.” “It’s time for a new approach,” he said.

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