You think the banking bailout wasn’t enough for the elite? They need tax breaks to invest more in the developing world so their companies become more profitable? Pleas give them tax cuts to do so.
Do you want to decrease unemployment overseas, give corporations tax cuts and breaks to finance their move to the land of cheap labor of their choice? So what if the workers are to young or kept in dormitories and the conditions resemble those of forced labor. You really want that stuff to be so cheap that you can afford it on the unemployment line? Well then:
2. You believe victims of crime are whiners?
Two wrongs make a right?
Women who are raped and become pregnant should be forced to carry the baby of a crime?
That those complaining of sexual and moral abuse at work are just lazy and have no right to be treated equally at the workplace?
3. You believe government services are a waste?
That the fire department, police, schools and hospitals are a drain on the economy we cannot afford. That only the private sector could provide these at an affordable rate, and so what if you cant afford it?
That protecting the environment serves no purpose and is a drain on corporate reserves when the are forced to abide by the minimum guidelines? You believe that market forces are enough to prevent poisonous baby food?
You believe tearing apart mountains or flooding the sea with crude oil are all just part of a viable business model?
Check out this really good interview with a bunch of really rad people about the way the activists are increasingly entrapped by authorities in the US, and the history of such tactics. Focuses largely on the case of the Cleveland 4, but also includes interview with Jenny (Eric McDavid’s partner) and Will Potter.
A multi-agency SWAT-style armed raid was conducted this morning by helmet-wearing, gun-carrying enforcement agents from the LA County Sheriff’s Office, the FDA, the Dept. of Agriculture and the CDC (Centers for Disease Control).
Rawesome Foods, a private buying club offering wholesome, natural raw milk and raw cheese products (among other wholesome foods) is founded by James Stewart, a pioneer in bringing wholesome raw foods directly to consumers through a buying club. James was followed from his private residence by law enforcement, and when he entered his store, the raid was launched.
Republican John Cornyn: Oh, yeah, Loretta Lynch. We're making her wait even longer
For the most callous, disrespectful, and dismissive performance of the year by a Republican asshole, I nominate Sen. John Cornyn.
Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas) warned Wednesday that the Senate could bypass a sex trafficking bill that’s been entwined with Lynch’s nomination in order to deal with Iran review legislation that unanimously cleared the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday. In other words, Lynch, who’s already been on hold for five months, may have to hold out weeks longer.
“Iran is a special case. So I’m not suggesting we hold up Iran for this,” Cornyn told reporters. “But I am suggesting we come back to it after Iran, particularly if [Democrats] want to release Eric Holder so they can let him make a lot of money in the private sector.”
Yes, more delays for Lynch, for absolutely no reason. But the dripping contempt, the disrespect of a sitting cabinet member and a future one, the sheer nastiness on top of all the obstruction is galling. As Jeffrey Toobin writes, this isn’t about substance. It’s about Cornyn’s co-leader Mitch McConnell and his “determination to humiliate the President and his nominees seemingly just because he can.”
With just two years left of President Obama’s term to go, we clearly haven’t seen just how low Republicans are willing to go.
For years I have been reading about Assata Shakur. I read newspaper articles; I watched discussions about her on Democracy Now! and other radical news outlets; I’d seen her name emblazoned on shirts, and some of my favorite revolutionaries quote her. Last week, I finally picked up her autobiography. I couldn’t put it down.
Assata has come into my life at a very important moment. I…
Government Declares a Monopoly on the Right to Call James Risen as a Witness
Marcy Wheeler: We’ll see whether Sterling’s lawyers want to engage in a game of chicken in order to present the lengths to which the government pursued Risen, in addition to their client, in this case.
The race-hack usual subjects recently attacked Congressman Paul Ryan for stating that the problems plaguing the poor––incarceration, fatherless children, drug abuse, rampant violence, and welfare-dependence–– are a consequence of a dysfunctional culture that scorns marriage, parenthood, education, work, and virtues like self-control. Given that blacks are overrepresented…
The Phony Piety of the GOP: Jeb Bush Heads to Liberty University to Pander to Christian Right
Jeb Bush famously told us that to win the White House, a Republican presidential candidate had to be willing to “lose the primary to win the general, without violating your principles.” It was widely interpreted as evidence that if Bush ran, he’d do it as a more centrist, reasonable candidate who’d be, in his own words, “much more uplifting, much more positive,” and willing to stand up to fire-and-brimstone party hardliners.
Now comes the news that Bush will give the commencement address May 9 at Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University, where Sen. Ted Cruz announced his own presidential campaign. It’s just more evidence that Bush is not really a moderate or a maverick — especially when it comes to the issues that matter most to the Christian right – he just fools Beltway reporters into covering him that way.
Let’s also face that Liberty University has become a mainstream institution within the official Republican Party, despite Falwell’s lifelong crusade to harmonize church and state and to smite sinners (the way God punished the nation for tolerating feminists and gays with the 9/11 attack.) The last two GOP nominees gave commencement speeches at Liberty – Sen. John McCain in 2008 and Mitt Romney in 2012. President George H.W. Bush did the same in 1991. But it didn’t appear to help any of the three shore up their weak evangelical Christian base.
Romney did particularly poorly with the Christian right: In 2012 exit polls analyzed by FiveThirtyEight, his performance with evangelicals lagged behind his overall numbers with Republicans. That softness persisted into this cycle: In a December ABC News/Washington Post survey, Romney had support from 20 percent of Republican primary voters but only 13 percent among evangelical Christians.
But while Bush is promoted as the more “moderate” figure in the race, in the mold of Romney, he’s got much better numbers with evangelicals than the 2012 nominee because he’s courted them more avidly — for his father, his brother and during his own career as Florida governor. In that same December ABC News/Washington Post poll, Bush ran behind Romney with overall GOP voters, with 15 percent to Romney’s 20. But he beat him among evangelicals, taking 20 percent to Romney’s 13. (Romney, of course, later pulled out of 2016 speculation.)
It’s the tea party that represents Bush’s base weakness due to his support for Common Core, his not-unkind rhetoric on immigration and his refusal to sign Grover Norquist’s no-taxes pledge. From abortion to gay rights to his fanatical over-reach in the case of Terri Schiavo, though, Bush has made the Christian right happy at every turn.
On the only big social issues test of the fledgling 2016 campaign, the Indiana “religious liberty” law, remember that Bush defended Gov. Mike Pence harder than Pence himself. He softened his tone a little when confronted by the only voters who matter more than the Christian right: rich people. But if we’re going to see Bush chart a surprising, risky course to “lose the primary but win the general,” it’s not going to come at the expense of evangelicals.
So the Liberty news shouldn’t be a big surprise. Bush cheerleader Jennifer Rubin depicted it as a blow to Sen. Rand Paul:
Protest demands freedom for Palestine, drop the charges against Rasmea Odeh
Minneapolis, MN – About 25 people joined at the Federal Building here, Oct. 2 at 4:30 p.m., to demand an end to government repression against Palestinian American leader Rasmea Odeh and to support the struggle against the occupation of Palestine.
Meredith Aby-Keirstead, of the Minnesota Committee to Stop FBI Repression and the Anti-War Committee urged participants to plan on attending Odeh’s trial in Detroit. The trial is scheduled to start Nov. 4.
The Minneapolis protest coincided with Odeh’s court appearance in Detroit. The U.S. government is trying to prosecute her for allegedly lying on her immigration papers – about her Israeli imprisonment 45 years ago. The wrongful conviction in Palestine was the result of vicious physical and sexual torture by the Israeli military.
(NaturalNews) Details are still sketchy on this, as we’re breaking this news straight from the front lines in the aftermath of the government raid on Rawesome Foods in Venice, California (http://www.naturalnews.com/033220_R…), but NaturalNews is now being told that the LA County District Attorney will not be prosecuting James Stewart and the other “conspirators” who were arrested yesterday for selling raw milk. Instead, a special “environmental crimes” prosecutor will reportedly be prosecuting the case, which now consists of 13 criminal charges, some of which are felony crimes.
My 74 & 75 year old parents struggled to raise their 8 children and they did it by working hard, some times holding down two jobs each to take care of us. My Dad, a Marine Veteran did not serve His country so as to allow Free Grazing Illegal Aliens and criminals to cross over onto his Nation to deplenish our resources, rob, attack and rape our daughters and kill our sons…
They both are now…
Right… To comply with occasional police requirements… Like when the revolution finally comes HERE and the government wants to stifle Internet reporting of protests or all out conflicts from leaking to the rest of the country and world at large. Can’t say they didn’t learn anything from the Arab Spring.
Did you know that the number of Americans getting benefits from the federal government each month exceeds the number of full-time workers in the private sector by more than 60 million? In other words, the number of people that are taking money out of the system is far greater than the number of people that are putting money into the system.
And did you know that nearly 70 percent of all of…