Hanging Out With The Duchess
A PLACE WHERE I EXPRESS MY THOUGHTS AND OPINIONS ON MUSIC, LIFE, EVENTS, TRAVEL, LOTR, HP, TV, NEWS, PEACE MOVEMENT, POLITICS AND EVEN MOVIES
Monday, July 30, 2012
Saturday, July 21, 2012
LATEST NEWS TO ROCK YOUR WORLD
How America Became a Country That Lets Little Kids Go Homeless
Tana Ganeva, AlterNet
Family homelessness essentially did not exist until the 1980s. And the financial crisis has made the problem massively worse.
Presto! The DISCLOSE Act Disappears
Bill Moyers and Michael Winship, Common Dreams
If You Lived Down Wind From This Power Plant, Would You Be Concerned?
Congressman Dennis Kucinich
Hot Enough for You? Time to Teach Against Fossil Fuels
Bill Bigelow, Rethinking Schools Blog
Wall Street’s Biggest Heist Yet? How the High Wizards of Finance Gutted Our Schools and Cities
Pam Martens, AlterNet
The Joke’s on You – Are Jon Stewart and Stephan Colbert Lulling Americans Into Submission?
Steve Almond, The Baffler
A Soldier’s Journey – Memorial Day 2012
Lone Wolf Tribe
Friday, July 20, 2012
Monday, July 16, 2012
THE LATEST IN THE NEWS
Not Again! How Our Voting System is Ripe for Theft and Meltdown in 2012
Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet
The Republican war on voters is only the start of really big problems voters face in the 2012 presidential election.
How Out-of-Control Credit Markets Threaten Liberty, Democracy and Economic Security
Edward Harrison, AlterNet
J11: Zuccotti Re-Occupation Stirs Nostalgia for Last Fall
Banksters Take Us to the Brink
Bill Moyers & Michael Winship, Common Dreams
Green Party Convenes in Baltimore to Nominate Jill Stein for President and Ralph Nader has Endorsed Rocky Anderson’s Candidacy
The Selling of American Democracy: The Perfect Storm
Robert Reich, RobertReich.org
The New Totalitarianism: How American Corporations Have Made America Like the Soviet Union
Sara Robinson, AlterNet
Free-market capitalism was supposed to save us from the tyranny of faceless apparatchiks. But that’s not what happened.
New York Activists Blockade Foreclosure Auctions to Stop Banks Selling Homes
Sarah Jaffe, AlterNet
In each of the five boroughs of New York City, each week, there’s a foreclosure auction. And this week, community activists turned up to try and stop it.
So-Called Fiscal Cliff is Baloney; Our Economy Can Recover if Obama Focuses on What We Really Need – JOBS!
Marshall Auerback, AlterNet
Talk about deficits and tax cuts distracts us from the great New Deal lesson – An economy recovers when people go back to work.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
NEWS TO MAKE YOU PAUSE AND THINK
How to Think
Chris Hedges, TruthDig.com
Brian Moench: As the West Burns: Speaking Truth to Fire
Robert Parry: The Silence on Global Warming
Donna Smith: For Our Health or Your Wealth, That is the Question
WHAT TO READ DURING THE SUMMER?
The Peacekeeping Economy: Using Economic Relationships to Build a More Peaceful, Prosperous, and Secure World by Lloyd “Jeff” Dumas, Professor at the University of Texas at Dallas
If you are looking for a Marxist screed about war and capitalism, Jeff Dumas’s latest work is not the one for you. But if you like practical ideas on how a more just U.S. and global economy could work better for everyone, and how a more peaceful world is possible with more equitable economic policies, then you will dig into this book, part of “an unintended trilogy” by Dumas. For good measure, he throws in a fascinating chapter on nonviolence. It’s a bit of a serious, somewhat academic read, but very rewarding, even to someone who was not very strong on Economics in my academic career! Dumas’s aim is true, and he aims to make a difference, not wow you with economics wizardry.