PEOPLE FLEEING CAPITALISM
C-Span hosted a discussion about immigrants at the Southern Border, and within these discussions one will hear the phrase “people fleeing communism”. As one who recognizes communism and capitalism to be opposite sides of the coin of hierarchical privilege, we could look at both sides of this topic. Otherwise indoctrination seems to be the point.
https://popularresistance.org/decolonizing-the-mind/ –Yet anyone who questions the monarchy’s role as part of the western axis of domination is rarely given access to media, making it difficult to be free of propaganda that is used to elicit fealty to monarchs, presidents and the people and institutions who empower them. From childhood we are taught that invaders of other nations, enslavers, and colonizers are worthy of respect and admiration. Centuries of criminality are passed off as benign and we are admonished to remember that the criminals in question were “products of their time” and are to be thought of with fond reverence.
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From popularreistance — https://popularresistance.org/sanctions-wont-stop-latin-american-leaders-from-dialoguing-with-us-workers/ —
Participants in the activity include movement leaders from labor and tenant unions, progressive and religious organizations, intellectuals, and native New Yorkers who are looking to learn from leaders in socialist nations.
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From popularresistance info–https://popularresistance.org/a-socialist-take-on-the-womens-march-convention/ — The form of “intersectionality” promoted by non-profits conveniently forgets that we live in a capitalist system that profits from all forms of oppression. While rhetorically they claim to unite our struggles, in reality they’ve kept these struggles separate in the streets; the unity of our struggles is manifested for them at the polls and in the Democratic Party.
A feminism that wants to grasp our problems at the root should understand that all systems of oppression are currently inscribed within capitalism — and capitalism is a system that profits from all of our oppression. It’s a system that can only run due to the exploitation of workers — with the most exploited sectors being workers who are Black, Brown, and from the global South — for the profit of the very few.
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From popularesistance — https://popularresistance.org/mining-mafias-ruin-livelihoods-of-farmers-and-pastorals-spread-terror/ –Hence as much of the mining involves illegality, criminals and gangsters have come to the fore, earning millions in a short time and securing the collusion of politicians and police as well. –end of popularresistance info–
From earthjustice — https://earthjustice.org/features/nepa?utm_source=crm&utm_medium=email&utm_term=newsletter&utm_campaign=220918_ForTheRecord_September2022&utm_content=ReadMore&curation=newsletter&emci=4848454d-b633-ed11-ae83-281878b83d8a&emdi=14c3d1e8-5937-ed11-ae83-281878b83d8a&ceid=1816532 –But backroom negotiations involving Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia could gut NEPA on behalf of oil and gas companies that find community voice inconvenient. The “dirty permitting side-deal” would allow industry to fast-track fossil fuel projects while sidelining communities, producing more pollution, and ignoring the reality of the climate crisis.
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A railroad strike would promote an immediate spike in inflation. Here’s a thought…..reports recently suggest the social security COLA won’t be as respectable as was once assumed because “inflation is moderating”. One has always been a bit ambivalent about unions because they seem to be another set-up for just another hierarchical cronyism. If we really supported a free market, unions would be irrelevant. All of these details aren’t lost on politicians, industry and union leaders. A cynical person might believe the darling railroad-strike aversion put into place in the last hours, was kicking the can down the road long enough to sneak through a lower COLA for social security for elder Americans.
https://mronline.org/2022/09/17/while-rail-unions-meet-with-biden-to-avert-strike-500-railroaders-attend-meeting-to-organize-rank-and-file-opposition/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=while-rail-unions-meet-with-biden-to-avert-strike-500-railroaders-attend-meeting-to-organize-rank-and-file-opposition&mc_cid=e724f61cb4&mc_eid=2833cdb99b —The White House was determined to reach a deal before the deadline to spare congressional Democrats the optics of passing legislation to try to crush a strike only weeks before critical midterm elections.
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Indoctrination begins very early in life.
From Ralph Nader—https://mailchi.mp/nader/liberating-tweens-from-corporate-tentacles-5o9o9d3keo?e=cfd1bea9b5 —
In recent decades, the open floodgates of direct marketing of anything and everything to kids has become a half-trillion-dollar annual business. Every mode of seduction, manufactured peer group pressure and minute psychological profiling is delivered by highly-paid promoters, packagers and influencers.
Claire has long believed that if you have low expectations for Tweens, they will oblige you, but if you have high expectations, they will surprise you. Her book offers suggestions that encourage communing with nature, enrich family discussions, appreciate the wisdom of the ancients, and to use proverbs to extend the ability of children to concentrate.
To obtain You Are Your Own Best Teacher! go to inspiringtweens.com. It makes an important gift, for Tweens, parents and local libraries
.–end of ralphnader info–CLAIRE NADER is a political scientist and author recognized for her work on the impact of science on society.
PETITION to sign if you wish — https://civicshout.com/p/overturn-citizens-united-and-pass-the-disclose-act?link_id=2&can_id=193d62b237484a25dee2367907a4dd04&source=email-petition-overturn-citizens-united-7&email_referrer=email_1667285&email_subject=petition-overturn-citizens-united —NO ONE should have an outsized say in our democracy due to the size of their wallet – and political spending should be transparent.
That is why I'm calling on Congress to pass the DISCLOSE Act -- and also to overturn the Supreme Court’s disastrous Citizens United decision – to fight back against this country's Big Money problem.
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One could conclude that local-community people don’t fare so well under our system. — https://twitter.com/dallasgoldtooth/status/1570212382718464002?cn=ZmxleGlibGVfcmVjcw%3D%3D&refsrc=email –Absolutely important to read and follow this thread and account.
is a Lakota matriarch who is challenging an anti-protest law in Louisiana – which was used to wrongly arrest her!–end of tweet—
Consider new ideas,if you wish — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsskrxG9ZEg — Streamed live 20 hours ago Howie Hawkins, Green/Socialist 2020 Presidential Nominee will talk about current events and take viewer questions!
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****As one who would be perfectly contented to retain the Senate if they adhered to Oaths of Office more than to Citizens United campaign donations, one is interested in a topic raised as to the reason we maintain the US Senate—-
This is a reminder of how much we don’t know. This brings one around to Howie Hawkins, who continues to impress with original thought. We also could acknowledge Hawkins often speaks to censored information.
One such topic about which one would never have even considered, is whether the USA needs The Senate. Apparently The Senate is little other than expensive window dressing, promoting hierarchical interests, and too often placed in positions of power by big-money via Citizens United. But the public gets to fund this curiosity of pompous supremacy. Who knew?
The Democratic Branch of the Republican/Democratic Duopoly are especially functional in voter suppression—–https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNbdkuU1edw —#GreenSocialist Notes #76
Howie Hawkins brings up the concept of whether the USA needs the Senate. Apparently according to some people, the Senate isn’t necessary. This brings up the blockage from the Senate of many bills that would benefit We The People. Combined with Citizens United that promotes big-money interest choice of Senators, in which laws are passed that benefit big-money interest rather than We The People, and that We The People support economically, the members of the Senate, this seems a good topic for discussion.
The US Constitution doesn’t seem to sanction elections run by political Parties, and to permit control of political debates by political Parties seems equally corrupt. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQ7kn2-GEmM —
Ross Perot in 1992 on NAFTA and the “Giant Sucking Sound”
Centralization is the lifeblood of the R&D duopoly. It’s the way to enforce capitalism onto workers in 2022.———————–We can do better———-
That “we are a 2-Party system” is a fabrication of the Republican/Democratic duopoly and spread by MSM. In FACT the majority of voters aren’t either registered Democratic or Republican. The censorship about this info must be envied by bureaucrats of the Former USSR and their simplistic style of 1-Party elections.
Regardless of which character sits in the Oval Office, We The People have work to do to maintain principles of our democratic (small d) Constitutional republic. Several items to challenge—*We need the integrity of ranked-choice voting so voters won’t feel compelled to “hold your nose and vote”*Censored debates must be stopped. The Democratic/Republican duopoly pretends to legitimate debates in what is nothing other than another campaign show. Independent debates run by uninterested sponsors such as The League of Women Voters, must be restored. (Access www.debates.org to understand the extent of duopoly control). The so-called Debate Commission is a corporation to promote the Democratic corporation and Republican corporation, not to inform We The People*Challenge and stop gerrymandering that is a trick especially of the Republican branch of the duopoly.*Stop voter suppression by political Parties, and especially confront and stop Party suppression, which is the over-arching approach to voter suppression. Party suppression seems to have been the responsibility of the Democratic corporation*Promote by law ranked-choice voting, so we won’t be told again, by D&R duopoly, to “hold your nose and vote”
If these issues are handled, our next elections can be honorable.
*******************************************************************https://news.gallup.com/poll/15370/party-affiliation.aspx—-Political Party affiliation of voters.
https://www.lwv.org/newsroom/press-releases/league-refuses-help-perpetrate-fraud–LEAGUE REFUSES TO “HELP PERPETRATE A FRAUD”
WITHDRAWS SUPPORT FROM FINAL PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE–end of lwv info–Murray Bookchin, who founded social ecology, a theory that strongly influenced early Green Socialist thought, strongly advocated the discussion and study group as the first step of any revolutionary movement. A group of individuals meets to expand their knowledge of radical thought and form a radical intellectual community; through the give and take of discussion, can eventually form ideas for next steps in organizing and political activity. According to Bookchin, study groups help create solidarity and a shared language — with a shared coherent vision — for building a mass, organizing, political movement!
Along with Climate Change, many people oppose the imperialism of the USA under control of the Republican/Democratic duopoly. Use of the wealth of our nation should be to enhance quality of life for We The People rather than for imperialism. Some people vote accordingly.