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Activist Scorches Pro-Gun Pols Who Offer Only Their Empty 'Thoughts & Prayers' After Orlando Attack | Alternet
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: NRA, National Rifle Association, Political payoffs, bribery, corruption, Corporations, Capitalism, NO gun legislation, bought-and-paid-for Congresscritters )

- 131 days ago -
Volsky calls out politicians who simply offer their 'thoughts and prayers' after mass shootings by pointing out their connections to the NRA. In the aftermath of the horrific Orlando attack, Volsky has provided this public service yet again. EXPOSED!
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 )

- 258 days ago -
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 )

- 278 days ago -
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
The Reich on the Left
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, politics, democrats, republicans, middle america, proressive, tea party, book, capitalism )

- 347 days ago -
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 )

- 350 days ago -
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 )

- 359 days ago -
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 )

- 362 days ago -
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 )

- 473 days ago -
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 )

- 601 days ago -
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 )

- 841 days ago -
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 )

- 880 days ago -
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 )

- 1335 days ago -
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 )

- 1884 days ago -
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 )

- 2359 days ago -
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 )

- 2469 days ago -
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.

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