ONE POLICY gave rise to manufactured poverty, Trump, nazis in the streets, good jobs being shipped overseas, unnecessary wars & environmental destruction. We can definitely defeat that policy. But first we have to understand what it IS.

(Please see photos towards the bottom of this post to see how the super wealthy are living compared to the rest of us.   Also don't miss the SPECIAL NOTES FOR US DEMOCRATS below and the startling admission by the CEO of the largest carpet manufacturer in the world near the bottom).       …

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Half the country is REALLY hurting. And the other half has no idea. We can do way more than just tweak poverty programs. We can actually ELIMINATE THE POLICY THAT CREATES POVERTY IN THE FIRST PLACE!

         Poverty and inequality are:   unnecessary, MANUFACTURED and fixable.  Knowing that makes us look at this eye-opening list in a whole new way: 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 …

Continue reading Half the country is REALLY hurting. And the other half has no idea. We can do way more than just tweak poverty programs. We can actually ELIMINATE THE POLICY THAT CREATES POVERTY IN THE FIRST PLACE!

ONE POLICY (championed by both parties) leads to poverty, pollution, racism, severe inequality, loss of good jobs, unnecessary wars & many of the other serious problems we face.  **BUT THERE’S GOOD NEWS:  We can end this one policy & prioritize people & the planet.

           Unbeknownst to many of us, REPUBLICAN & DEMOCRATIC LEADERS have been agreeing for decades about one policy.  It's called neoliberalism and it's causing many of the enormous problems we are wrestling with today.  If we end this one policy (and we can end it), we can improve the lives of millions …

Continue reading ONE POLICY (championed by both parties) leads to poverty, pollution, racism, severe inequality, loss of good jobs, unnecessary wars & many of the other serious problems we face.  **BUT THERE’S GOOD NEWS:  We can end this one policy & prioritize people & the planet.

Trump is awful & dangerous & must go. Question: What created the climate in which he and his hateful fascist ideology could thrive? Because, without that climate, he’d just be another guy ranting in a dive bar. (And with that climate, more demagogues & fascist followers will continue to pop up).

Trump is a dangerous fascist & must go. When you want to get rid of something, it's important to understand what gave rise to it.   It's not enough to be against fire and run around putting out fires.   You also need to take the additional important step of eliminating policies or behavior that …

Continue reading Trump is awful & dangerous & must go. Question: What created the climate in which he and his hateful fascist ideology could thrive? Because, without that climate, he’d just be another guy ranting in a dive bar. (And with that climate, more demagogues & fascist followers will continue to pop up).

“GOOD NEWS: Even with corporations & the super rich firmly in control of Congress due to Citizens United, we still have all the power we need to turn things around & prioritize people & the planet. HERE’S HOW. :)

Below are 11 items that will brighten your outlook and arm us to turn this thing around. First, though, a few brief paragraphs by way of introduction: Republican and Democratic political leaders in the U.S. (as well as leaders around the globe) have championed a policy of neoliberalism for more than 20 years. That policy …

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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 …

Continue reading 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).

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ICELANDERS DEMONSTRATE THE POWER OF NON-VIOLENT DIRECT ACTION

You know, in Iceland, when their elected representatives ignored their calls and letters and pursued an agenda favoring corporations and the wealthy, citizens surrounded their parliament and here's what happened: "Protesters were calling for the resignation of government officials and for new elections to be held. The protests stopped for the most part with the …

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EMPOWERING ADVOCATE FOR FREEDOM: The Story of Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Gene Sharp (the most important man you’ve never heard of)

"Gene Sharp (born January 21, 1928) is the founder of the Albert Einstein Institution, a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the study of nonviolent action, and is a retired professor of political science at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.   He is known for his extensive writings on nonviolent struggle, which have influenced numerous anti-government …

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The Rise & Fall of Neoliberalism: “The Idea that Changed the World”

There's a brand new article on neoliberalism in the Guardian (see link between the dotted lines near the bottom of this post).  Republican & Democratic leaders & their parties have followed a neoliberal agenda for over 20 years. Look where it's gotten us. Isn't it time for us to follow a human agenda instead of …

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