Archive for ‘capitalism’

February 12, 2018

Trump serves the people – rich ones, that is • Hightower Lowdown

Donald Trump bragged in 2016 that, “I know words – I have the best words.” Well, occasionally he does use some very fine words that convey great promise, a

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January 30, 2018

Why Do Evangelicals Worship Trump? The Answer Should Be Obvious

Why do white right-wing Christian evangelicals support Donald Trump? The answer is quite simple. Their agenda is his agenda. Trump and the Republican Party are working to take away women’s reproductive rights, and to extending special “conscience” protections to “Christians” who feel that their faith should somehow supersede the law. They view the poor, the disabled, and others as “useless eaters,” and are working to protect white privilege and the power of white right-wing Christians in all areas of American life.

Source: Why Do Evangelicals Worship Trump? The Answer Should Be Obvious

January 6, 2018

Memphis mega-church pastor admits he molested a minor days before his ‘True Love Waits’ workshop

Twenty years ago Memphis mega-church teaching pastor Andy Savage sexually assaulted a high school senior who was 17 years old. According to Fox 13, the Highpoint Church leader admitted to the act on his social media platforms. At the time, Savage was in college and working as a staffer at a Texas Baptist church now known as StoneBridge. He said in his statement that he apologized immediately and asked for forgiveness from the victim. “I…

Source: Memphis mega-church pastor admits he molested a minor days before his ‘True Love Waits’ workshop

October 21, 2017

Equifax Deserves the Corporate Death Penalty

Opinion: The company had one job, and it failed. It deserves to be dissolved.

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September 6, 2017

How Dick Gregory Forced The FBI To Find The Bodies Of Three Slain Civil Rights Workers

The real story of how Dick Gregory helped find the bodies of three slain Civil Rights workers killed during Freedom Summer.

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September 3, 2017

Enough With the Top 1 Percent: The Top 20 Percent, the Upper Middle Class, Is Hoarding the American Dream

Already President Trump and the Democrats are trading clichés in the opening skirmishes over Trump’s tax reform proposals. Yet both are missing the bigger reality of who are the economy’s winners and losers—a pattern that’s only grown over recent decades.

Source: Enough With the Top 1 Percent: The Top 20 Percent, the Upper Middle Class, Is Hoarding the American Dream

September 2, 2017

Social Democracy Can Only Tame Capitalism. We Need to Overcome It.

To achieve radical democracy, we need to rethink our undemocratic economic system.

Source: Social Democracy Can Only Tame Capitalism. We Need to Overcome It.

September 2, 2017

How Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric Has Heightened the Barriers to a Black-Brown Coalition

The ‘taking our jobs’ myth continues to sow division in Chicago’s working class communities.

Source: How Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric Has Heightened the Barriers to a Black-Brown Coalition

September 1, 2017

Robert Reich: Google Is Proof Positive That Big Money Is Poisoning Our Politics

Since its founding in 1999, the New America Foundation – an important voice in policy debates on the American left – has received more than $21 million from Google, from its parent company’s executive chairman, Eric Schmidt, and from his family’s foundation.

Source: Robert Reich: Google Is Proof Positive That Big Money Is Poisoning Our Politics

September 1, 2017

A New Bill of Rights for Workers: 10 Demands the Labor Movement Can Fight for and Win

Now is the time for unions to rewrite the rules.

Source: A New Bill of Rights for Workers: 10 Demands the Labor Movement Can Fight for and Win