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25.02.2020

How Are We Going to Pay for Saving Trillions of Dollars?

How Are We Going to Pay for Saving Trillions of Dollars?

Enhanced Medicare for All — that wild scheme that Michael Bloomberg calls “untried” because it’s only been tested for decades in virtually every wealthy nation on earth — would cost $450 billion a year less than the current U.S. system. In the usual propaganda terms (in which you multiply by ten… »

25.02.2020

Nonviolent Action for Peace

Nonviolent Action for Peace

By David Swanson, Executive Director of World BEYOND War George Lakey’s new book is called How We Win: A Guide to Nonviolent Direct Action Campaigning. On its cover is a drawing of a hand holding up two fingers in what is more often considered a peace sign than a victory… »

24.02.2020

Bernie Sanders Wins Nevada Caucuses by a Landslide

Bernie Sanders Wins Nevada Caucuses by a Landslide

Bernie Sanders won the Nevada caucuses by a landslide, earning just over 47% of the vote, with 88% of precincts reporting. He more than doubled Joe Biden’s vote count, who came in second at 21%. Pete Buttigieg came in third with close to 14%, and Senator Elizabeth Warren placed fourth… »

23.02.2020

Canada. One in three inmates is Native American, Inuit or Métis, Aboriginal people make up less than 5% of the country’s population

Canada. One in three inmates is Native American, Inuit or Métis, Aboriginal people make up less than 5% of the country’s population

“The indigenization of Canada’s prison population is nothing less than a national travesty… the proportion of Aboriginal people behind bars now exceeds 30% of the total prison population, he said.” said Dr. Ivan Zinger, Correctional Investigator of Canada last January. »

23.02.2020

Japanese American: Silent Solidarity March and Day of Remembrance (Photos and Videos)

Japanese American: Silent Solidarity March and Day of Remembrance (Photos and Videos)

Silent Solidarity March The Silent Solidarity March took place right before the New York Day of Remembrance on Saturday, February 22, 2020 Four years ago and originally it was a march to re-enact the forced removal of Japanese American’s to draw attention to the Muslim Ban. »

23.02.2020

Bloomberg Has Spent Enough to Give a Nickel to Every Person Whose Life He’s Ever Damaged

Bloomberg Has Spent Enough to Give a Nickel to Every Person Whose Life He’s Ever Damaged

A review of Michael Bloomberg’s political career should not be limited, I think, to the fact that he has the debating skills of a baked potato. Nor does it matter much that he focuses his sales pitch on being a great “manager” but clearly can’t manage to hire anyone to… »

21.02.2020

Media strategy? Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) offered to pull out of Wet’suwet’en Territory

Media strategy? Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) offered to pull out of Wet’suwet’en Territory

The solidarity movement with the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs is growing everywhere in Canada. We’re into a second week of rail blockades and mass protests, and new ones keep popping up in different parts of the country and in United States. Thursday the RCMP has offered to pull its officers back… »

21.02.2020

Writing to Julian Assange

Writing to Julian Assange

Dear Julian, I wish I were in fifth grade. If so, this letter would be easier to write. I think if the judge were in fifth grade too, he would release you. But when we grow up, logic is compromised with personal interests, fear, and arthritis sometimes. I had read… »

19.02.2020

Shut Down Canada Until it Solves its War, Oil, and Genocide Problem

Shut Down Canada Until it Solves its War, Oil, and Genocide Problem

Indigenous people in Canada are giving the world a demonstration of the power of nonviolent action. The justness of their cause — defending the land from those who would destroy it for short term profit and the elimination of a habitable climate on earth — combined with their courage and… »

18.02.2020

20 Teens Arrested as Youth Climate Activists Take Over Capitol Building for Green New Deal Teach-In

20 Teens Arrested as Youth Climate Activists Take Over Capitol Building for Green New Deal Teach-In

Over 150 youth climate activists with the Sunrise Movement took over the Capitol building in Washington, D.C., Monday to hold a teach-in on the Green New Deal and to call on lawmakers to immediately adopt the measure. Twenty teenagers, one as young as 13, were arrested during the demonstration. This… »

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