We summarize last week’s activities; announce upcoming events for next week; and comment on comparisons between current economic realities vs those just before the last economic crisis; the federal budget proposals of the Republicans and Congressional Progressive Caucus; the secret "classified" briefing to congressional members on the Trans Pacific Partnership; what it means that 68% of Americans believe the wealthy pay too little in federal taxes; and a recent report showing top corporations that invest $1 in politics receive $760 in return from the government -- not too shabby!
We summarize last week’s activities; announce upcoming events for next week; and reflect on the left and right uniting to end corporate rule, legal suit by the McDonald's corporation that a minimum wage law violates their 14th amendment equal protection "rights," and Robert Reich's views on the tension between nation and corporation. We end with a special interview of Hannah Yackley, AFSC intern, on alternative to violence and the upcoming Theatre of the Oppressed workshop training.
Learn more about how Quakers can join with the AFSC and FCNL to help repeal the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) and to stop the new version, an act that granted power to the President to use whatever force necessary to combat the threat of those deemed "terrorists." AFSC's Peter Lems and Raed Jarrar present on the recent movement to repeal the AUMF and how Quakers can pressure their representatives to finally end the decade long "War on Terror."
We summarize last week’s activities; announce upcoming events for next week; and comment on Gov. Kasich's regressive tax proposal, the delay in federal Fast Track legislation, Dennis Kucinich's interview on monetary reform, labor unions/productivity/inequality/worker owned businesses, and how the US never abolished slavery.
We summarize last week’s activities; announce upcoming events for next week; and comment on how Governor Kasich's proposed income tax cuts would further inequality; the FEC Net Neutrality victory; the 5 most toxic energy corporations and their political influence; the power and influence of financial corporations; and how the rise of resistance against austerity should also include the rise in support for national democratic money creation.
We summarize last week’s activities; announce upcoming events for next week; and comment on the formation of a new SuperPAC to support U.S. Senator Rob Portman; $1 billion to Ohio charter schools and the prospect for "reform," comparing high taxes and economic success and social needs in the US to other nations; the Ohio Supreme Court decision in favor of oil and gas drillers and against Home Rule; and upcoming Fast Track legislation in Congress.
We summarize last week’s activities; announce upcoming events for next week; and comment on the US military budget; President Obama’s call for a constitutional amendment to regulate campaign spending; what bankers think of the economy; the backlash in Congress to the banker’s effort to protect their risky speculations with US tax dollars; US income/wealth inequality; and the call to stop upcoming Fast Track legislation.
We summarize last week’s activities; announce upcoming events for next week; and reflect on President Obama's and Governor Kasich's proposed budgets; why the "GDP" is not a good measurement of progress and wellbeing (and alternative measurements); oligarchy and political power; why a person thinking about running for President can only be "viable" if they can raise at least $50 million; and secret leaks revealing the US-European mis-named "trade" agreement will undermine sovereignty and democracy.
We summarize last week’s activities; announce upcoming events for next week; and comment on a report showing top 1% in Ohio and US reap most of gains in economic recovery, the richest 1%’s concern about inequality, the economic impact on Ohio of declining oil prices, the Koch brothers plan to spend $900 million on the elections, and the 39th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision anointing money as “free speech.” We also interview Jennifer Toles, President of the Board of Akron’s community low-power radio station – Radio Free Akron
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