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|Online Survival Guide For Progressive Bloggers
Progressive bloggers, the first thing you have to understand is that you are a target, and not just any target, but one of the principal targets of the corporate state. And the reason for that is ...
|More Bad News For The New SF Bay Bridge Due to CALTRANS Rampant Corruption
Not that it would be a fun experience under any circumstances, but I really, really would not like to be on the new San Francisco Bay Bridge during the next major earthquake. As the predatory ...
|The Right's Long March to Power in the States
It doesn't matter what model bills are produced by the likes of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the 10th Amendment Center , and Americans United for Life if conservative ...
|It Will Spread Like Wildfire: The Tipping Point is Near
During the last thirty-plus years powerful supra-national business and financial interests have embarked in the systematic dismantling of our democratic institutions, of the proper functioning of ...
|Occupy Movement Call to Action: The Time is Now
Today I had a lunch meeting in Berkeley with an Occupy Oakland activist for whom I have a lot of respect. I know him to be someone truly committed to addressing and combating injustices and abuses ...
|Neoliberalism: The Path to Power
There have been three previous diaries in this series. They are here: One Two ...
|I'm Spending The Biggest Shopping Day of The Year at Walmart!
I'm really looking forward to Black Friday! You see, this year I feel that both, Thanksgiving Thursday, and what has come to be known as "Black Friday," are going to be days of sharing, of ...
$21.00 a month. 70 cents a day. 23 cents a ...
|Horace Boothroyd III||11/01/2013||225||266||-||-|
|It Should Never Have Come to This
If wages had tracked with growth (GDP) over the past 60 years, you would be making about 160% what you make now. Do the experiment: multiply your current salary or hourly wage by 1.6 and tell me ...
|40 Years of Neoliberal Attacks on our Societies
September 11?... Chile 1973, Chicago 2013: 40 Years of Neo-liberal attacks on our societies by Kim Scipes What do you think of when you hear the term “9-11”? September 11. A date. Does it ...
|Hyde Park Johnny||09/14/2013||28||28||2||-|
|The Truth Will Set You Free: We're In The Middle of a Global Awakening
In what may appear to be counter-intuitive, given the latest revelations about how the U.S. government and powerful corporations have partnered up to set up a massive and intrusive total-information-...
|US Government and Corporations Cooperate To Create Your Dystopian Future
The US government works closely with thousands of corporations to bring you everything from national security to the drivers of climate change. The connections between these entities are diverse ...
|Chris Hedges: Time To Revolt Against The Global Corporate Mafia
Revolution may mean different things to different people. Some speak of "peaceful" revolutions; others speak of "violent" revolutions; others think of them as something in between. Regardless, in ...
|Let's Teach the Controversy of Evolution vs Intelligent Design **Updated with Poll question**
No, really. Lets do it. Let's bring Intelligent Design (e.g. Creationism) into the science classroom. I know, I know, its not "science", ID is not a scientific theory. It's not testable ... ...
|Time Magazine: Marx "May Have Been Right" & "May Well Have His Revenge"
This guy , not Groucho. Sign of the times. Capitalism's flaws have become so ...
|The Growing Cooperatives Movement & How You Can Get Involved - YES! Mag Conf Call, Chat Notes
Previously in this series: Notice: The Growing Cooperatives Movement & How You Can Get Involved. YES! Magazine Conference Call - Includes some information on cooperatives and YES! Magazine , an ...
|Words In Action||05/09/2013||22||23||5||-|
|Dean Baker: How much unemployment was caused by Reinhart & Rogoff
Baker's question is more than fair, it boils down to the global impact of the Reinhart Rogoff paper. And its clear enough that 4 years later none of the major economies are seeing significant job ...
|Tearing Down The Corporate State: A Step by Step Approach To a Better Future
It's time to come up with a systematic and strategic approach to tearing down the Corporate State which has encroached itself into the daily lives of the citizenry, resulting in predation and social ...
|America's soft power secret: Hip Hop
Iranian Hip Hop underground sensation MC Hichkas Secretary of State John Kerry's first official speech introduced to the foreign policy establishment a vision of an America that is more reticent to ...
|Debtors' Prisons. They're Back.
Not content to already incarcerate a far higher percentage of their populations than anywhere else on the globe, many states of these United States are once again throwing people in jail for their ...
|Corporate profits hit another all time high BECAUSE wages just hit another all time low
Are corporations suffering along with the rest of us in this brave new world of austerity? Hahahahaha of course not. Suffering is for peasants. This is why the economy sucks. It has nothing ...
|Is Chained CPI Keeping You Down? Read This And You'll Feel Much Better!
What I'm about to suggest works. I know it does because I'm well beyond getting angry, dismayed, upset, troubled, or even perplexed by the rapid-fire amalgamation of what is slowly (but surely) ...
|The Answer To Addressing The Country's Problems is Surprisingly Simple
Before we entertain the notion that it is possible for average citizens to address the nation's problems, the most important step is to define the root causes of those problems. It took decades of ...
|2013 GOP March to Madness Tourney, Theocons Region: Santorum vs. Foxx and Perkins vs. Inhofe
Full tournament bracket and results here . Welcome to day one of second round action in the Theocons region: Today we ...
Now that we’ve reached the 10th anniversary of the Iraq invasion, it ...
|The Myth of the "Consensual" Marketplace
One of the most destructive misunderstandings in economics is the idea that markets are inherently "consensual" - i.e., that everything people do in the absence of government-based coercion is a "...
|"Tired of asking"
Yesterday was a typical blustery and cold March day in Chicago. I was riding home on the El and watching the city flash by. A man sits down next to me. A stop or two down the line, he taps me on the ...
|Employee-Owned Business Incubator: Share Your Ideas/Dreams
The motivation behind my interest in developing this concept is the alarming rate at which income inequality continues to accelerate as a result of a concerted effort by corporatist business cartels ...
|The Only News That's Fit to Print
I do keep track of the news. I get the San Francisco Chronicle every morning (the actual print edition), and visit the websites of some other news organizations like The New York Times , The ...
|The reason the population is acting irrationally, and what to do about it
I think people are still picking their jaws up off the floor after Attorney General Eric Holder admitted yesterday that we indeed have a two-tiered justice system: one increasingly punishing and ...
|Everybody, relax: Now that you know what's going, you can take action
Like Don Quixote tilting at windmills, I've been trying to get the message across to people that we live in a one-party corporatist system. This one-party system has two wings: The Democratic party ...
|The real lessons of Robin Kelly's victory, over her opponents and the NRA
Robin Kelly, victorious After Robin Kelly's dominant victory in Tuesday night's Democratic primary to fill ex-Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr.'s vacant House seat, there's been a lot of very facile analysis ...
|How Billionaires-Funded Propaganda is Unraveling The Country
I don't know if it's because of my many years of sales, advertising and marketing (both at corporate and small-business levels), but when I try to get the concept across to liberals that even the ...
|How The U.S. Media Distorts Reality: The Effect it Has on YOU
Years ago I made a resolution not to let the latest headlines of the day distract my attention from the real important issues in society. I realized that the incestuous relationship between ...
|New Activists Network: You Have The Power to Make a Real Difference
I believe we have the answers to address the biggest challenges in society. But the power structure is preventing us from taking a common sense approach to basic issues, including economic activity,
|Beat Them At Their Own Game: Reclaiming the Marketplace and Democracy
I've been thinking about what I believe to be is one of the greatest challenges when it comes to the constant struggle for social justice between those who hold economic and political power, and the ...
|A Full Page Ad in The New York Times Every Sunday
I'm an observant of the effect the corporate media conglomerate has on the population. I've come to see it as a low-level, generalized, and tenuous type of brainwashing, or mind-control. It's ...
|The Soul of America
Despite such terminology as “fiscal cliff” and “debt ceiling,” the great debate taking place in Washington now has relatively little to do with financial issues. It is all about ideology. ...
|Senator Bernie Sanders||01/09/2013||133||472||18||-|
|Paul Goes Platinum!
Another platinum coin surge in the Second Wave rippled through the mainstream media yesterday and this time hit the Congressional Progressive Caucus. Domenico Mantanaro of MSNBC kicked things off on ...
|This battle is about the size of government not deficits and debt says Robert Reich
In one of his best columns ever, Robert Reich cuts through a lot of bull-malarchy in The Ongoing War: After the Battle Over the Cliff, the Battle Over the Debt Ceiling, were he gets to the core ...
|Democrats Lose Leverage On Fiscal Cliff
This quote was widely reported and circulated on Dailykos a week ago when it came out in the Wall Street Journal as an example of President Obama sticking to his guns and his requisite "toughness" ...
|Guardian, Smith, et al: “Banks deeply involved...in integrated, corporate-state OWS repression"
Remember [http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/12/23/1173393/-OWS-Monitored-as-Terrorist-Org-by-FBI the breaking stories, just before Christmas], regarding FBI surveillance of Occupy Wall Street? Well,
|Article in The Atlantic Magazine Restores My Hope in The Progressive Movement
I just read one of the most inspiring articles I've read in a very long time! It is inspiring not because of its great prose, or poetic beauty, but because it restores my "faith" in the possibility ...
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