Conservatives & Progressives are now joining together to unrig our system (and corporate-funded centrist political leaders are not happy about it)

Fascinating. Conservatives and progressives are getting together to unrig our system.  Over 600,000 people have already joined this movement (and it's only just begun). Check out the two short video clips below. They're very sharp and get right to the point. They show: a) how the system is rigged and b) one way to fix …

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It took *THE GOOD FORM OF TENSION* (via organized non-violent action) to transform our nation in the 1960’s. It will take that same GOOD FORM OF TENSION to turn things around today.

In this passage from his masterful “Letter from the Birmingham Jail” Martin Luther King, Jr. describes **a positive form of tension** that it is necessary to cultivate in order to bring real change: “Nonviolent direct action seeks to create such a crisis and foster such a tension that a community which has constantly refused to …

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Are these protests from 1999 (Seattle WTO), 2011 (Occupy Wall Street), 2016 (Standing Rock & Black Lives Matter) & 2017 (anti-fascism protests) making more sense now that the IMF has admitted the destructiveness of 20+ years of corporate neoliberalism? (All 5 protests resist the results of that 1 bad policy that promotes fascism & racism & puts corporate wishes above human needs & the earth).

Please see link below.                           The DOZENS OF AMAZING PHOTOS at the top & bottom of this post really tell the story.   How do all these protests fit together?   They all resist the effects of the most destructive policy you've never …

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INEQUALITY IS REAL, IT’S PERSONAL, IT’S EXPENSIVE & IT WAS CREATED.

(Please don't miss another solution in red at bottom).   This video clip is 2 minutes & 30 seconds long and very informative.    Narrated by Robert Reich. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ik1y4ZNSjek   After you watch the video, check out this companion website also has some really compelling stats and graphs.    More importantly, it lists issues and …

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Have you ever really listened to the “Story of the Fisher King”? This 2 minute clip may contain the secret of life.

Kindness may be the grail. . . Note:  I hadn't consciously thought of the Story of the Fisher King at all when I was writing some of the fictional pieces that appear on this blog.  But it does seem to loosely fit some of the themes somehow.   I suppose that's true of a lot …

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WE CAN BEAT WHITE SUPREMACISTS & OUR RACIST PRESIDENT & WE CAN DO SO PEACEFULLY. Jamila Raqib knows how.

Feeling like things are descending into unfixable chaos? We should be worried. But don't despair. Neo-Nazis, white supremacists and racist presidents can be overcome by peaceful means. We can win this because we have the most powerful toolbox on earth: There are 198 powerful non-violent ways to beat stubborn racist regimes, corporatism, plutocracy, Trump and …

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THERE ARE SO MANY GOOD REASONS TO HAVE HOPE: Adopting a Proven 2 STEP PROCESS to Beat What Ails America

    Our nation has reached a point where our political, economic, social and environmental challenges seem overwhelming.   Here are just a few examples: 50% of children in the U.S. live below or near the poverty line.   (Columbia University School of Public Health study here ) 20 individuals now have as much wealth …

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Maybe it’s time we Democrats give ourselves some tough love. Then we can WIN!

NOTE:   We have lots of challenges.  But there's also some great news about our party's prospects for the future.  If you're looking for compelling information on how we can turn things around, click here after you read the post below.   We have more power than we think and can definitely become a strong dynamic …

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The Dark Side of Globalization: Why Seattle’s 1999 Protesters Were Right (The Atlantic)

ARTICLE FROM THE ATLANTIC The WTO demonstrators were the "Occupy" movement of the late-20th century—mocked, maligned, and mostly right. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.theatlantic.com/amp/article/282831/   ALSO - - CHECK THIS OUT.   SOME GOOD NEWS AT THIS LINK! 12 REASONS TO HAVE HOPE:   We're going to turn this world around. https://clearblueskyoutwest.com/2017/09/11/what-gives-me-hop/     Click on this link to …

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The Top .1% are Celebrating an Incredible Achievement: U.S. CORPORATIONS EARN RECORD HIGH PROFITS & PAY RECORD LOW TAXES

    U.S. CORPORATIONS EARN RECORD HIGH PROFITS & PAY RECORD LOW TAXES. This is quite a win by the 300,000 people (.1%) that pretty much run the show in our country.   They and the corporations they own are making the most possible money while at the same time avoiding paying their fair share …

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