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Sanders' Populist Message Heading Into the New Hampshire Primary: America Needs Revolution
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Bernie Sanders, populism, capitalism, socialism, campaign 2016, USA )

Cal
- 4 days ago - alternet.org
On the campaign trail Sanders stressed the need for a powerful political movement to counter the corporate domination of politics.
'Reclaim MLK' Protesters Kick Sanitized King Ideology to the Curb
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: politics, history, race, activism, Dr. Martin Luther King, capitalism, socialism, inequality, privilege )

Joanne
- 25 days ago - takepart.com
Activists across the United States are fed up with only hearing the 'I Have a Dream' version of the slain civil rights leader. Article from TakePart.com
The Reich on the Left
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, politics, democrats, republicans, middle america, proressive, tea party, book, capitalism )

Joanne
- 93 days ago - politicsplus.org
Robert Reich, on a book tour for his new book, "Saving Capitalism," writes from the corner of Progressive and Tea Party and finds some interesting agreements at the grass roots.
The Most Important Socialist in America Not Named Bernie Sanders Just Won Re-Election - Yahoo News
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Kshama Sawant, $15 and hour minimum wage, Seattle City Council, Bernie Sanders, Socialism, Democratic Socialism, capitalism, re-election, tax the wealthy, working people, affordable housing )

BMutiny
- 97 days ago - news.yahoo.com
Many mainstream political observers consider 'Socialist' Sanders ultimately unelectable. However, there's another socialist in America whose election has crucial implications for the viability of hard-left candidates in America: Kshama Sawant in Seattle.
10 Corporate Welfare Programs That Will Make Your Blood Boil
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Bernie Sanders, free stuff, Corporate Welfare, Capitalism, govt handouts to wealthy Corporations, inequality, corporate jets, Faux News )

BMutiny
- 105 days ago - usuncut.com
A small number of incredibly wealthy Americans are ridiculing Bernie Sanders' base for wanting "free stuff" when the costliest programs are, by far, corporate welfare and entitlements for the top 1%. Faux News has been working hard to tear down Sanders'
Terse Tuesday Tidbits
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Orego, Portland, energy, water, peace, progressives, Ellison, socialism, capitalism, Democrats, Republicans, big government )

Joanne
- 108 days ago - politicsplus.org
JL's first post to TomCats' blog - I am posting at 3:06 Mountain because her attempt to post has vanished and she had to be out of town.
A Socialist Surge in the US? -Bernie Sanders Draws Record Crowds
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: world, usa, u.s., republicans, democrats, freedoms, ethics, americans, Socialism, Capitalism, austerity, rich, poor )

Darren
- 220 days ago - therealnews.com
Richard Wolff: The Greek election has also factored into the U.S. presidential race. On Monday, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders said, "I applaud the people of Greece for saying 'no' to more austerity for the poor. . .
Chris Hedges: Tariq Ali: The Time Is Right for a Palace Revolution
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: alexis tsipras, boston marathon, capitalism, chris hedges, citizenfour, corporatism, education, edward said, edward snowden, ferguson, greece, hillary clinton, hugo chavez, identity politics, marx, occupy, revolution, syriza, vietnam war, tariq ali )

Judy
- 347 days ago - truthdig.com
The cost of open defiance, which, Ali pointed out, is our only escape route from corporate tyranny, will at least at first be painful. Our corporate masters do not intend to release their death grip without a brutal fight.
The Founding Fathers Backed Thomas Piketty--And Feared a Powerful 1 Percent
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, Founding Fathers, middle class, inequality, profit sharing, tax incentives, tax reform, capitalism, crony capitalism )

Lynn
- 587 days ago - alternet.org
Many of America's Founders believed that excessive wealth inequality would be incompatible with having a representative republic. They did not expect wealth to be identically distributed, but many did envision a thriving middle class ...
Krugman: How American Capitalism Fails--and Northern European 'Socialism' Succeeds--at Job Creation
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, Europe, France, capitalism, socialism, job creation, Krugman, conservative economic failures, economy, ethics )

Lynn
- 626 days ago - alternet.org
The truth is that European-style welfare states have proved more resilient, more successful at job creation, than is allowed for in America's prevailing economic philosophy.
Federal Judge Rules Capitalism Unconstitutional
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Satire, capitalism, Florida, fed court, constitution, humanrights, Koch industries, economics, freedoms )

Angelika
- 1081 days ago - williamkwolfrum.com
A Federal Court in Florida has struck down Capitalism, ruling that the requirement for individuals to live under any type of economic system is unconstitutional. * satire, yet a strong message! enjoy! *
The Progressive Obamanomics Debt Ceiling-Lift Time Bomb!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: u.s., debt, debt-ceiling, economy, business, economic-crisis, finance, money, capitalism, obama, freedoms, rights, congress, america, americans, obamanomics, progressive, politics, government, democrats, republicans, news, interesting, constitution )

PinkMindy
- 1631 days ago - marketoracle.co.uk
The general population hasn't been taught in decades about how U.S. economics of private sector Capitalism relates directly to Freedom, nor that the private sector is the opposite side of the same coin of liberty upon which the U.S. Constitution is based.
US Hegemony, Not "the Lobby," Behind Complicity With Israel
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: corruption, crime, ethics, dishonesty, congress, capitalism, US empire, terrorism, obama, lies, propaganda, republicans, government, freedoms, war, Israel, middle east, genocide, crimes against humanityabuse )

Pete
- 2105 days ago - electronicintifada.net
Many of Israel's critics blame an "Israel lobby" for the near-total complicity of the US in Israeli annexation, colonization and cleansing programs in the occupied West Bank. This complicity continues to the present, despite the "row" that erupted after..
US Policy in Haiti Over Decades "Lays the Foundation for Why Impact of Natural Disaster Is So Severe"
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Haiti, USA, coup, coup d'etat, imperialism, UnitedNations, unitednations, capitalism, oppression, exploitation, sweatshops, impoverishment, poverty, natural disaster, disaster, earthquake, Refugees&Relief, emergency, relief, Venezuela, Cuba, socialism )

Simon
- 2215 days ago - democracynow.org
While the U.S. was merely assessing the situation in Haiti from above, China had already landed with supplies & equipment all the way from Asia; Cuba already had 400 people in Haiti on a medical mission; & Venezuela landed firefighters & doctors in Haiti.
Capitalism and Health Care
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, healthcare, healthcare, economy, capitalism )

Jill
- 2292 days ago - counterpunch.com
Isn't it perfectly clear that the uproar over a public option in the health care reform bill now squeezing its way through Congress is about nothing but the foot in the door to socialized medicine and ultimately to other socialized things? What a break
 

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