Politics

Trans-Pacific Partnership-Preparation for War with China

by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action-LA Since Clinton bombed the Chinese consulate in Yugoslavia during the US/NATO war over Kosovo, I’ve been saying the US is on course towards war with China as the major threat to US imperialist hegemony. Clinton had conceded to the neo-con position of preparation for war as an economic and logistical…

Lady Lynn Rothschild thinks We must save capitalism!

By Paul Krehbiel Oxfam’s recent report documenting increasing world-wide inequality and calling on world leaders to reverse this inequality is extremely important.  Oxfam’s seven point plan is very good and deserves widespread publicity and support.  Unfortunately, a significant number of world leaders that Oxfam is appealing to are very wealthy individuals with ties to the…

May Day is The People’s Day!

Excerpts from a speech © 2005 by Mumia Abu-Jamal As the Iraq War continues to lurch from disaster to disaster, from scandal to scandal, and from puppet to puppet, people are beginning to see the futility of this mad scheme to remake other nations in our image. As more and more people, from more and…

Jerry Brown Allows Frackers to Pollute Our Drinking Water

by Lauren Steiner In February of this year, the Associated Press reported that California’s Department of Oil and Gas and Geothermal Regulation (DOGGR) had authorized oil companies to inject toxic fracking wastewater into aquifers that may be used as a source of drinking water or irrigation 2500 times. DOGGR officials admitted that they had erred…

No to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Fast-Track (TPA)

by Judy Burch 600 multinational corporations drafted the TPP, giving themselves whatever they wanted. It’s their power grab to bury democracy. It affects policy on many levels and covers issues unrelated to trade including fracking, food safety, healthcare, local sovereignty and the environment.  It’s crucial Congress maintain its authority to oversee trade policy.  That means…

Supreme Court Seven Protest Citizens United

Two days ago, I joined 6 other 99Rise members in standing up and speaking truth to power in the chamber of the United States Supreme Court. It was one of the most intense moments of my life… Watch the video of our Supreme Court disruption. http://www.99rise.org/breaking_video_from_inside_supreme_court_protest One by one, we stood and interrupted the justices…

Two Views on Labor, the Left and the Democratic Party

The AFL-CIO must now break all ties with the Democratic Party! By Jeremy Wells The historic low voter turnout in November dramatically confirmed what the low popularity poll numbers for Obama and Congressional politicians of both parties, have indicated. Neither corporate corrupted Democratic nor reactionary Republican parties, Democratic and Republican millionaire politicians, ever represent or…

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