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
We summarize last week’s activities; announce upcoming events for next week; and reflect on the how the Citizens United decision, trade proposals like the TPP and the PUCO hearings on the First Energy proposed bailout are consistent with the corporate playbook to escape democratic control; President Obama’s “the shadow of the crisis has passed” comment during the State of the Union address vs reality; and the economic and political impact of the world’s richest 1% having nearly 50% of the world’s wealth.
Call for Spirited Action: Quaker Network to end mass incarceration
Have you heard about the new growing network of Quakers working together across the country to end mass incarceration? What started as a small group of Friends meeting during mealtimes at the 2014 Friends General Conference Gathering has burgeoned into a movement of Quakers connecting across the country to see how we can pool our knowledge and resources on shifting our prison system.
People really want good information on changes in immigration law, according to Jody Mashek, who directs AFSC Iowa's Immigration Legal Services program. Jody recently presented to 160 people at Sacred Heart Church in West Des Moines, Iowa about President Obama's executive orders on extended Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA).
In this six-minute interview, Sandra Sanchez, director of AFSC Iowa's Immigrants Voice Program, describes the community outreach presentations she's making for the immigrant community in Central Iowa. Sandra's presentations describe the requirements of President Obama's Executive Orders on extended Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA). Sandra also hosts a weekly radio show on La Reina 1260 AM.
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