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10 year anniversary of Lehman Brothers collapse is coming up.

Posted 2 months ago on May 15, 2018, 4:54 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
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"10 year anniversary of Lehman Brothers collapse is coming up. It coincides with the 7 year anniversary of #OCCUPYWALLSTREET. I hear rumblings from activists abroad who hope to spark an uprising on the anniversary. Is it possible? Yes. Will it work? Only if we go straight for power." - Micah White

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[-] 2 points by ImNotMe (1488) 1 month ago

''Misleading Unemployment Numbers and the Neoliberal Ruse of 'Labor Flexibility'” ...

Consider: ''Poverty is deepening and the standard of living is declining in the US, even as the national unemployment rate has hit historically low levels. Meanwhile, wages remain stagnant and inequality is worsening with every passing year. What explains this anomalous state of the US economy, and what can be done about it? In this exclusive interview with Truthout, Economist Robert Pollin, co-director of the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst - analyzes the perverse and extreme nature of the neoliberal economic landscape in the US.''

fiat justitia ruat caelum ...

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 1 week ago

"Why Socialism'' by Albert Einstein:

& a ''The Rhyming Guide To Trump'':

fiat justitia ruat caelum ...

[-] 1 points by elf3 (3954) 2 months ago

The napalm of Net Neutrality and an uncensored internet is still hanging in the balance...Votes in the house this week.

[-] -1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 1 month ago

''Inside Job'' = Xcllnt Doc. Film, re. roots of Global Financial Crisis:

radix omnium malorum est cupiditas ...

[-] 1 points by agkaiser (2133) from Fredericksburg, TX 2 months ago

The bubble has grown to record size in the past few years. When it bursts it will add to the probability of a successful uprising. It won't be much longer now.

[-] -1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 1 month ago

''Chris Hedges and Kshama Sawant - How to counter establishment politics.''

per ardua ad astra ...

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 3 weeks ago

''Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Legacy of the Bernie Sanders Movement''

veritas vos liberabit ...

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (22910) 3 weeks ago

Millennials Identify as Socialiststs overwhelmingly.

"Why Young Democrats Are So Open to Socialism":

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/06/alexandria-ocasio-cortezs-win-and-the-energy-on-the-left.html

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 1 week ago

''The Bank of North Dakota - currently the nation’s only state-owned depository bank, has been called a “mini-Fed” for that state. The Bank of North Dakota partners with local banks to make below-market loans for community purposes, including 2 percent loans for local infrastructure, while at the same time turning a tidy profit for the state. In 2017, it recorded its 14th consecutive year of record profits, with $145.3 million in net earnings and a return on the state’s investment of 17 percent. California, with more than 50 times North Dakota’s population, could use its own mini-Fed as well.'' from this by Ellen Brown..

Thanx for your long but excellent dialogue article. Anyone actually interested in OWS should read it, as ''A closer look at Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s win and the energy on the left'' is revealing! From article...

''The panic over ‘socialism’ in 2009 had another legacy — it cheapened the ‘s-word,’ allowing actual socialists the space to advance their ideas at the end of Obama’s presidency. In 2015 and 2016, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) ran for president as a ‘democratic socialist,’ the label he’d given himself for decades. He won millions of votes, and his success coincided with — and probably steered — a surge of younger Americans saying they favored socialism.'' Also consider ....

per aspera ad astra ...

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (22910) 21 hours ago

Democratic Socialists of America.

This party founded in 1982 seems to be taking off lately. New chapters are rising up around the country. Check it out.

https://www.dsausa.org/

[-] -1 points by DavidJameson (-150) 2 hours ago

You're morally corrupt.

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 1 month ago

''Meet the Economist Behind the One Percent’s Stealth Takeover of America'', by Lynne Parramore:

''Nobel laureate James Buchanan is the intellectual linchpin of the Koch-funded attack on democratic institutions.''

caveat emptor ...

[-] 1 points by agkaiser (2133) from Fredericksburg, TX 1 month ago

"... Nancy MacLean contends that his philosophy is so stark that even young libertarian acolytes are only introduced to it after they have accepted the relatively sunny perspective of Ayn Rand. (Yes, you read that correctly). If Americans really knew what Buchanan thought and promoted, and how destructively his vision is manifesting under their noses, it would dawn on them how close the country is to a transformation most would not even want to imagine, much less accept.

"That is a dangerous blind spot, MacLean argues in a meticulously researched book, Democracy in Chains ..." from and article by Lynn Parramore, Senior Research Analyst, Institute for New Economic Thinking. Originally published at the Institute for New Economic Thinking website: https://www.ineteconomics.org/perspectives/blog/meet-the-economist-behind-the-one-percents-stealth-takeover-of-america

"Democracy in Chains" https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/533763/democracy-in-chains-by-nancy-maclean/9781101980972/

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 1 month ago

''The elite of the world now is much like the main character, J. Gatsby, in Fitzgerald’s paean to 1920’s individualism and wealth The Great Gatsby, without Gatsby’s good qualities. The rollicking parties he hosted were great while they lasted but they couldn’t continue on forever and they left a terrible mess behind to clean up. Now, not many have the will to clean up the grotesque mess left behind by this political and economic system, and in any case they are not holding the reins of power.'' - from ...

Thanx agk for your excerpts and links. Nancy MacLean is an important voice. Keep on sharing the info.

per aspera ad astra ...

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33549) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 months ago

Protests by the General Population are growing in number across the USA - will it lead to recapturing the State & Federal Governments by the PEOPLE? Lord knows the republicans are doing their best to alienate the general population - and - that population seems (SEEMS) to be waking up and voting them out of office in record numbers in solid red states! Will This Trend Continue? And if so - will it make a difference? As we need to see the Public UNITE in placing Individuals into office to replace the corrupt individuals with People who are like Bernie Sanders = trying to work for the BEST INTERESTS of The People! BECAUSE - Without a WORKING MAJORITY In BOTH Houses (State & Federal) - the Public will not move forward in Peace Health & Prosperity for ALL!

[-] -1 points by factsrfun (8500) from Phoenix, AZ 2 months ago

The #Resistance Had A Very Good Night

"Two Pennsylvania congressional primaries also pitted progressivism against pragmatism, and the progressives went two for two. In the 1st District, philanthropist Scott Wallace, the grandson of the Progressive Party’s 1948 presidential nominee, defeated former Navy prosecutor Rachel Reddick 56 percent to 35 percent. Reddick had made her conversion from the GOP a centerpiece of her campaign. In the 7th District, a split in the progressive vote nearly caused Democrats to nominate Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli, who has made comments friendly to Trump and not so friendly to undocumented immigrants. However, Allentown City Solicitor Susan Wild defeated him 33 to 30 percent, with Bernie Sanders-endorsed pastor Greg Edwards in third with 26 percent. More than Nebraska’s 2nd District, both the 1st and 7th Districts in Pennsylvania are true swing districts, with a partisan lean of R+1 and D+0.04, respectively — in other words, they’re almost perfect bellwethers for the nation as a whole. So Democrats have a little more margin for error there in such a Democratic-leaning political environment. (Of course, if that environment changes … )"

Things can change if we seize power....

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/did-democrats-just-have-their-first-tea-party-moment-of-the-2018-primaries/