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US Politics & Gov't

A Movement Beyond Wages
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Minimum Wage, Livable Wage, Toxic Capitalism, Exploitation, Inequality, Economic Injustice, Political Injustice, Socialist Alternative, Kshama Sawant, Green Party, Howie Hawkins, Brian Jones )

Brian
- 52 days ago - souciant.com
"Focusing on how this one injustice, the abysmally low minimum wage, could have a longer shelf life of discussion about the structural causes of the inequality plaguing the United States. "
The Free-Trade Regime: Oligarchy in Action
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: TransPacific Partnership, TPP, Trade Agreement, Toxic Capitalism, Exploitation, Obama Administration, Oligarchy )

Brian
- 71 days ago - commondreams.org
"Free trade agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership undermine democracy and sovereignty."
Minimal Effort for the Minimum Wage
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Minimum Wage, Livable Wage, President, Obama, Democrats, Republicans, toxic capitalism, exploitation, wealth inequality, poverty, empty rhetoric, idle promises )

Brian
- 76 days ago - socialistworker.org
"The failure of a Democratic proposal to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour played out like a tired movie script you've seen a hundred times before."
Pivotal Trans-Pacific Partnership Section Revealed
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: #TransPacificPartnership, #NoTPP, #flushthetpp, #Obama, trade agreement, capitalism, exploitation, economic injustice )

Brian
- 249 days ago - truth-out.org
"The release of the full Intellectual Property chapter today by Wiikileaks confims what had been suspected, the Obama administration has been an advocate for corporate interests in the negotiations though they run counter to the needs of the public."
Working To Increase Poverty: The Trans-Pacific Partnership
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Trans-Pacific Partnership, trade agreement, globalization, exploitation, toxic, free market capitalism, President Obama, Obama administration, Congress, fast-track, working poor, poverty, Green Shadow Cabinet, Green Party of the United States )

Brian
- 397 days ago - greenshadowcabinet.us
This rabid trade agreement, frequently referred to as "NAFTA on steroids" will increase the numbers of the working poor in the US as well as increase the depths of poverty to which they sink.
Undermining Democracy: The Trans-Pacific Partnership
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Trans-Pacific Partnership, trade agreement, globalization, exploitation, toxic, free market capitalism, President Obama, Obama administration, Congress, fast-track, human rights, environment )

Brian
- 408 days ago - socialistworker.org
This covert trade deal stands to sell out Americans' rights for record corporate profits. Yet, few know of it. The administration is keeping it under wraps until the Congress can fast-track it for approval.
TAKE ACTION NOW! End Corporate Spending in Public Elections
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: corporate, dishonesty, business, abuse, politics, exploitation, minimum wage workers, corporate corporate election spending, labor, usa, ethics, corruption, usa )

Cal
- 490 days ago - forcechange.com
An amendment proposed by Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Representative Ted Deutch (D-Fl.) was recently introduced to the Senate and House. Named "Democracy is for People," the amendment seeks to end unrestricted corporate spending in elections for pub
16 Years of U.S. Genocide in Congo
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: United States, bush, obama, susan rice, genocide, imperialism, exploitation, destabilizing regions, covert war, blood for oil, oil and resource wars, Rwanda, Congo, Africa )

Brian
- 580 days ago - blackagendareport.com
"The U.S. tells the world it can't figure out how six million people died in the Democratic Republic of Congo - while Washington writes the checks and arms the perpetrators to the teeth."
Obama's War in Africa
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: USA, obama, empire, imperialism, military intervention, covert war, Africa, Uganda, predator drones, blood for oil, AFRICOMM, exploitation )

Brian
- 623 days ago - socialistworker.org
"Lee Wengraf surveys the escalation of American military intervention in Africa."
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
- 1645 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.
Former POW Says McCain Is "Not Cut Out To Be President"
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: POW, John mccain, McCain, president, exploitation, politics, judgment, temper )

Marion
- 2149 days ago - alternet.org
"To see McCain resort to playing the POW card when answering legitimate questions, in my mind, cheapens that experience...He turns the horrific incidents we've all seen...into a lame excuse to earn political points. And it dishonors us all."
Native Americans Still Exploited: Lipan Apache Fight Border Fence
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Indigenous, border, exploitation, eminent domain )

Bryan
- 2389 days ago - infoshop.org
Indigenous Peoples have organized to fight the US Apartheid Wall and militarized borderzone, as Homeland Security's 30-day notice to Lipan Apache expires Monday, January 7, 2007. Homeland Security says it will seize Apache and other private lands.
Democracy Now! | Greg Palast Reports on the Battle Between Indigenous Ecuadorians and the U.S. Oil Giant Chevron
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: oil, exploitation, indigenous )


- 2399 days ago - democracynow.org
Investigative Journalist Greg Palast files this report from the rainforests of Ecuador, where an indigenous tribe is suing Chevron for $12 billion for contaminating the Amazon. (Video, audio, or text available)
Lawsuits Expose Conditions in US "Guest Worker" Program
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: labor, minimumwage, corruption, exploitation, human trafficking, undocumented immigrants, HumanRights, law )


- 2559 days ago - wsws.org
The court found that Global Horizons and the growers that contracted it violated federal laws by discouraging US resident workers from applying for jobs so that it could hire workers enrolled in the government's "guest worker" program instead.
   

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