Congress Takes Children Hostage for $12 Trillion | Common Dreams


Congress Takes Children Hostage for $12 Trillion | Common Dreams.

by Abby Zimet

 

Facing budget shortfalls and public discontent, armed members of Congress led by House Speaker John Boehner took a group of visiting schoolchildren hostage at the Capitol, saying „all the kids will die“ if their demands are not met. They are asking for $12 trillion, as well as guaranteed re-election, reduction of the veto-override threshold and new desks. From the Onion.  Police were not amused.

With the ransom deadline nearing, President Obama offered an emotional appeal, in vain: „There’s just no way of getting through to these people. I know Speaker Boehner personally, and I know that he and his colleagues will not hesitate for a second to kill these poor children if they don’t get their way. Trust me, this Congress will do it.“

Wall Street Employees Watch „Occupy Wall Street“ Protest While Sipping Champagne on a Balcony (Seriously) | AlterNet


Wall Street Employees Watch „Occupy Wall Street“ Protest While Sipping Champagne on a Balcony (Seriously) | AlterNet.

 

It’s hard to believe it’s real, but here is video evidence of Wall Streeters drinking champagne from a balcony as they watch the protesters walk by

You cannot make this stuff up.

Wall Street has been like this from the very beginning of the financial crisis, going out of their way to scoff at average people in trouble in this economy. („We’re doing God’s work!“)I guess they just don’t see any need to keep a low profile and ride this out without inflaming the polloi. These „winners“ want to rub their noses in it.    Read more there: AlterNet

Beyond Troy Davis: How Race Colors Death Row ‘Justice’ – COLORLINES


Beyond Troy Davis

Photo: Creative Commons/World Coalition Against the Death Penalty

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The state of Georgia ignored a mountain of evidence and killed Troy Davis on Wednesday night. But the movement that grew out of the effort to save his life has cast irreparable doubt on the country’s death penalty system. That a man whose innocence seemed so clear to many—or, at the very least, worth of a second look—can be so hastily killed casts doubt over nearly every stage of his prosecution. And that fact has become a rallying cry for people around the world.

: How Race Colors Death Row ‘Justice’ – COLORLINES.

Troy Davis’s Legacy: A New, Deeply Personal Movement – COLORLINES


Troy Davis’s Legacy: A New, Deeply Personal Movement – COLORLINES.

Troy Davis’s Legacy: A New, Deeply Personal Movement

Michael Henry and other protesters gather on the steps of the Georgia Capitol building in Atlanta on Sept. 20, 2011, the day before the state killed Troy Davis. Photo: Jessica McGowan/Getty Images

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The End of Poverty? Video


 
 

The End of Poverty?

Video Documentary

Global poverty did not just happen. It began with military conquest, slavery and colonization that resulted in the seizure of land, minerals and forced labor. Today, the problem persists because of unfair debt, trade and tax policies — in other words, wealthy countries taking advantage of poor, developing countries.

Renowned actor and activist, Martin Sheen, narrates , a feature-length documentary directed by award-winning director, Philippe Diaz, which explains how today’s financial crisis is a direct consequence of these unchallenged policies that have lasted centuries. Consider that 20% of the planet’s population uses 80% of its resources and consumes 30% more than the planet can regenerate. At this rate, to maintain our lifestyle means more and more people will sink below the poverty line.

Filmed in the slums of Africa and the barrios of Latin America, The End of Poverty? features expert insights from: Nobel prize winners in Economics, Amartya Sen and Joseph Stiglitz; acclaimed authors Susan George, Eric Toussaint, John Perkins, Chalmers Johnson; university professors William Easterly and Michael Watts; government ministers such as Bolivia’s Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera and the leaders of social movements in Brazil, Venezuela, Kenya and Tanzania. It is produced by Cinema Libre Studio in collaboration with the Robert Schalkenbach Foundation. Can we really end poverty within our current economic system? Think again.http://www.theendofpoverty.com/ 

Posted September 29, 2011 view article before from InformationClearingHouse

Mos Def Demands Troy Davis Tribute


Mos Def in 2007.
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Mos Def Demands Troy Davis Tribute

Written by ladyiva

Topics: R.A.P. NEWS, Racism

( R.A.P. NEWS ) Mos Def Demands Troy Davis Tribute

During a recent tour stop in Miami earlier this week, rapper/social activist Mos Def demanded that BET have some type of tribute during the taping of the BET Awards this weekend.

 

 

“The BET Awards are happenin’ in Atlanta, Georgia, apparently this weekend on Saturday, right? I’m making a strong, serious recommendation and suggestion.In the interest of humanity and the rights of human beings all over God’s spaceship, Earth. If you are doing or hosting this event in Atlanta, Georgia, right after this young man, Troy Davis, was brutally murdered, in public for the whole world to see, you should definitely dedicate one part of your show.”

http://www.youtube.com/v/4X2A8MG2Gqo&rel=0&fs=1&showsearch=0&showinfo=0″, „vvq-1545-youtube-1“, „425“, „344“, „10“,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The BET Awards are happenin’ in Atlanta, Georgia, apparently this weekend on Saturday, right? I’m making a strong, serious recommendation and suggestion.In the interest of humanity and the rights of human beings all over God’s spaceship, Earth. If you are doing or hosting this event in Atlanta, Georgia, right after this young man, Troy Davis, was brutally murdered, in public for the whole world to see, you should definitely dedicate one part of your show.”

http://www.youtube.com/v/4X2A8MG2Gqo&rel=0&fs=1&showsearch=0&showinfo=0″, „vvq-1545-youtube-1“, „425“, „344“, „10“,

Sending Political Messages Could Be Dangerous


The Republican-led Michigan House of Representatives is considering legislation that would prohibit public employees, such as teachers, from sending a political message using a publicly-owned email service.

Violating the law would result in a $10,000 fine for an organization, and a $1,000 fine and one-year imprisonment for an individual.

The House Oversight, Reform and Ethics Committee adopted the bill, HB 4052, by a 4 to 2 vote along party lines last week. It was first introduced by Republican state Rep. Al Pscholka in January, shortly after he was sworn in to his first term in service to the 79th House District.

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