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Sunday, August 04, 2019

Copycat shooting in Dayton Ohio today. It took cooperation with Cuba to bring copycat hijacking to a halt, but this is a more difficult problem. To solve this one, with so many guns floating around, we'll have to raise the consciousness of the population. That and become better more responsible liberal parents. read more

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Fifteen years of London based Formations House financial records, were recently obtained by Distributed Denial of Secrets, the transparency organization founded by researcher, activist, and Freedom of Information Act request record-holder Emma Best to facilitate and host leaks from state and corporate actors. A series of successful prosecutions and diligent journalism, by The Guardian's Oliver Bullough, it's become clear their clientele have used Formations for a range of illicit purposes involving shell companies, including instant boards of directors and other frauds which skirt revenue collectors and regulators. read more

Rob Urie: The public supports programs that make their lives better. AOC can bring in people to credibly explain how we can afford these programs, and how we can't afford not to implement them. Nancy Pelosi and Donald Trump have joined forces to construct a nationalist wedge against the left, the political use-value of ‘identity' politics is on the side of the political establishment, exactly where it has always been. Faux opposition between the parties is the mechanism by which establishment interests have long been perpetuated. The American political system exists to provide cover for rule by capital. Class, the 0.1%., 9.9% and 90% in income and wealth terms now control political power. Universal benefits like ‘the squad of four' are proposing would go far toward restoring the power people have over their own lives. The ultimate goal is economic democracy. read more

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Puerto Ricans erupted with joy and celebration after Gov. Ricardo Rosselló announced Wednesday night that he will resign amid historic protests over his corruption and slur-filled text messages, but activists were quick to make clear that Rosselló's ouster is just the first step toward bringing about necessary systemic changes to the island's political system and economy. read more

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi may have averted a looming fiscal crisis on Monday by striking a budget deal with the Trump administration, but progressives warned the agreement hands Republicans power to kneecap the next president's agenda by suspending the debt ceiling until after the 2020 elections. There is no constitutional mandate for a debt ceiling which was created by the ruling class to prevent any legislation which promotes the general welfare, which is a constitutional mandate. read more


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