Dr. Cornell West @OccupyWallSt

General Assembly 9/27/11 ~7:05 p.m. EST Liberty Park, NYC, NY, USA Dr. Cornell West speaks: “Don’t be scared to say revolution.” Related articles Occupy Wall Street: Sunday morning update… (www.onthewilderside.com) Jeremy Gilchrist: Occupy Wall Street (We Are the 99%) video (www.onthewilderside.com)

50% of the World will not have Clean Water by 2030

Access to water is a problem many are already facing. Significant water scarcities already exist in some regions of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development  OECD and in many non-OECD countries and with a growing world population, it is projected that almost half of the world’s population, or almost 4 billion people, will be living […]

How to Liberate America from Wall Street Rule

The dominant story of the current political debate is that the government is broke. We can’t afford to pay for public services, put people to work, or service the public debt. Yet as a nation, we are awash in money. A defective system of money, banking, and finance just puts it in the wrong places. […]

The #1 Scariest Governor: Bringing a Radical Right-Wing Agenda To a State Near You

IW: Anyone willing to chip in for the “Don’t blame me , I voted Green Party” bumper stickers. 1. Andrew Cuomo, New York. I know, I know, he just passed marriage equality, right? Well, hes taking a bit too much credit for that, since the Republican-dominated state legislature wound up bringing up and passing the bill […]

Eco-farming Can Double Food Production in 10 Years, says new UN report (via Food Freedom)

By United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food GENEVA – Small-scale farmers can double food production within 10 years in critical regions by using ecological methods, a new UN report* shows. Based on an extensive review of the recent scientific literature, the study calls for a fundamental shift towards agroecology as a way […]

How Wisconsin Can Turn Austerity into Prosperity – Own a Bank by Ellen Brown (via Dandelion Salad)

Public sector man sitting in a bar: “They’re trying to take away our pensions.” Private sector man: “What’s a pension?” – Cartoon in the Houston Chronicle As states struggle to meet their budgets, public pensions are on the chopping block, but they needn’t be. States can keep their pension funds intact while leveraging them into many […]

How Koch Industries Makes Billions by Demanding Bailouts and Taxpayer Subsidies Part 1

– Koch Industries won massive government contracts using their close relationship with the Bush administration. The Bush administration, in a deal even conservatives alleged was a quid pro quo because of Koch’s campaign donations, handed Koch Industries a lucrative contract to supply the nation’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve with 8 million barrels of crude oil. The […]

How the Left Is Left Out – Ralph Nader’s View – NYTimes

Hello! There are plenty of distinguished progressive champions lobbying, rallying, exposing, suing and organizing at the national, state and local level. Yet they have been mostly left out of the mass media, on television and radio and in the news, feature, style, opinion and book review pages of major newspapers, including The Times. via How […]

Bruce A. Dixon: A More Effective Imperial CEO (via Dandelion Salad)

“We are here because some of us and our friends voted for change.  What did we get?  What we got was a more effective imperial CEO.” — Bruce A. Dixon of Black Agenda Report, Bruce Dixon, who runs a blog on the Black Agenda Report (blackagendareport.com), argues that the current Democrat in the White House […]

Cong cand Deshefy (G-CT): “Legalized Bribery” of Courtney and Peckinpaugh

GREEN PARTY CANDIDATE FOR THE SECOND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT, SCOTT DESHEFY SAID  THAT   CONGRESSMAN JOE COURTNEY AND THE G.O.P.’S JANET PECKINPAUGH ARE SUPPORTING “LEGALIZED BRIBERY” WITH THE CURRENT BIG MONEY IN POLITICS SYSTEM. Deshefy said “The corporate money and special interests that have bought and paid for the Democrat and Republicans Party are bribing politicians, but […]

Katsuko Nomura: Consumer Champion – The Nader Page

Katsuko Nomura: Consumer Champion – The Nader Page. Katsuko Nomura—a builder of consumer, labor, cooperative and women’s rights groups for over 55 years in Japan—passed away this month at the age of 99. She was one of the most remarkable civic leaders anywhere in the world. With her range of activities, she could be called […]

Sec State cand La Pietra (G-MI) on Making Elections Fairer

Offers Ideas on Protecting Election Rights, Withdrawing Petition Signatures, and How to Make Elections Fairer and Better for Voters John Anthony La Pietra, nominated by the Green Party of Michigan (GPMI) as the party’s 2010 candidate for Secretary of State, has posted the first three “position discussion papers” on his campaign Website.  The home page […]

Response to the NY Democratic Party’s white, white Governor ticket

This article is a reflection of race in the 2010 NY Governor race. The starting point was a quote by Sen. Ruben Diaz about Andrew Cuomo’s actions. Diaz said, “I am glad to hear that our future Governor, Andrew Cuomo has called Rev. Al Sharpton to apologize for not choosing a person of color on his ballot for Governor. At the same time, it worries me that Andrew Cuomo did not take the same opportunity and show a little respect and appreciation to the Hispanic community…”

As the US population increases, should Congress add members?

[KW: I have not decided if I think adding more Congresspeople is a good thing. Perhaps if they were volunteer/unpaid or if they had strict term limits? We need more real people representing us, rather than career politicians. Though, I have another suggestion. I think we should add more Supreme Court justices. For so many […]

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