We summarize last week’s activities; announce upcoming events for next week; and comment on just 1 issue -- due to its massive impact on all of our lives and because of a couple of important lessons it provides as we move forward to 2015 -- the federal budget bill with its many spending provisions and two significant non-spending "riders" on bailing out Wall Street and dramatically increasing political contributions.
Call For Spirited Action with Dalit Baum and Steve Tamari
A Conversation with Dalit Baum, Director of the Economic Activism Program at AFSC and co-founder of Who Profits, and Steve Tamari, Associate Professor at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and a Palestinian Quaker who serves on the Steering Committee for the Quaker Palestine/Israel Network (QPIN).
Maggie Fogarty is the co-director of AFSC's New Hampshire program. In this interview on Portsmouth Community Radio, Maggie talks about the good and the bad of President Obama's November 20, 2014, executive action on immigration.
We summarize last week’s activities; announce upcoming events for next week; and comment on the DC protest against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement; the federal spending bill (including the buried provisions permitting financial corporations to use FDIC insurance to cover risky derivative bets and the 10 fold increase in campaign contribution “limits”); the Senate report on CIA torture; growing economic (and political) equality; the fracking “bubble” and Ohio; and the broken promises of the Citizens United Supreme Court decisions.
We summarize last week’s activities; announce upcoming events for next week; and comment on 1 US and 2 Ohio bills passed in lame duck legislatures benefiting corporations; Akron hiring an outside attorney to examine campaign finance laws; Thanksgiving weekend sales declines linked to wage and income declines; how the reduction of the price of gas helps our wallets but may destroy Ohio's shale industry and blow up banks and the economy; mass grassroots resistance to the European-US led trade agreement, and the 15th anniversary of the "Battle in Seattle" over the World Trade Organization meet
Arnie Alpert is the co-director of AFSC's New Hampshire program. Current program priorities include economic justice, the rights and well-being of immigrants and refugees, and the excessive political influence of corporations that profit from war and militarism. In this recent interview, Arnie talks about the growth of private prisons on Just Cause Radio.
We summarize last week’s activities; announce upcoming events for next week; and comment on a report showing that 3 out 10 of the largest economies in the world are already in recession (and counting); the Akron City Council proposal to raise political contribution limits; the historic UK Parliament debate on money creation and its impact on society; and an article by a corporate anthropologist comparing the perils of the corporate strategy of changing ground rules for ALL games to activist strategy of working on only ONE GAME AT A TIME.
We summarize last week’s activities; announce upcoming events for next week; and comment on the reasons for the outcomes of the midterm elections; the latest report on how the richest 1% have as much wealth as the bottom 90%; the G-20 Summit; how US corporations are now stashing $2 trillion overseas; the fines on banks for rigging markets and how to prevent it in the future; and the upcoming historic discussion by legislators on money creation.
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