As a rebuttable to the RNC and the DNC, The Peoples Convention, on August 30th, seeks to galvanize what polls show as "the large majority of Americans who are progressive, and the almost two out of three Americans are who now calling for a major new party." Featured speakers at The Peoples Convention include Nina Turner, Dr. Cornel West, [...]
http://youtu.be/FkOEFPxTN5I (video features interviews with Rep. Alan Grayson and President of CWA Larry Cohen.) Update- From Citizen Trade: RALLY Outside the TPP Negotiations 12:00 noon | Monday, December 8, 2014 Outside the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 600 17th st. NW, Washington, DC "Trade negotiators from throughout the Pacific Rim will be meeting in [...]
Code Pink activist Tighe Barry was arrested and charged with disruption of Congress today during an Armed Service Committee hearing on the subject of The Administration’s Strategy and Military Campaign against Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). http://youtu.be/_X7Nsl-TG4g “This is the first hearing since Obama announced that there are going to be 1,500 [...]
Erica Violet Lee of Idle No More in conversation with Dennis Trainor, Jr. of Acronym TV on the eve of the largest Climate Justice march in history. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvSj0bj7vKw “It is important to acknowledge the Indigenous people who have been fighting this battle on the front lines for centuries,” says Lee. “The big marches and massive [...]
Martin Luther King, Jr. was working towards a guaranteed basic income for all when he was killed. Wealth inequality, neoliberalism, the actions of the Federal Reserve, along with the greed and theft of the global elite have made the call for a guaranteed basic income for all even more urgent in 2014 than in the 1960s.
David DeGraw, interviewed here by Dennis Trainor, Jr. of Acronym TVclaims the alternative is a violent revolution.
In his new book, The Economics of Revolution, DeGraw writes:
“Having that much wealth consolidated within a mere 1% of the population, while a record number of people toil in poverty and debt, is a crime against humanity. For example, it would only cost 0.5% of the 1%’s wealth to eliminate poverty nationwide. Also consider that at least 40% of the 1%’s accounted for wealth is sitting idle. That’s an astonishing $13 trillion in wealth hoarded away, unused.”
In this clip from the full 30-minute interview, DeGraw points out that the Federal Reserve is already printing money and giving it away to the financial elite.
The Global Climate Convergence is calling for AN EMERGENCY GLOBAL GREEN NEW DEAL including:
Full employment with community-based small businesses, worker co-ops, small farmers & government jobs.
100% clean renewable energy by 2030. International binding treaty for swift, deep cuts to carbon emissions. Wealthy polluting nations pay for technology transfer & climate adaptation.
Universal free healthcare & education through college. Affordable housing for all & a moratorium on foreclosures.
Secure the global food supply: Support small farmers, our major source of food production. Put carbon back in the soil through restoration grazing and climate-smart sustainable agriculture. Ensure the right to land, food sovereignty and gender equality.