Submitted by libbyliberal on Thu, 04/19/2012 - 8:04am
An angry Green Party presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein had this to say about Obama’s certification last Sunday of the US-Colombia Free Trade Agreement.
President Obama called it a win-win. No, it's a lose-lose for workers. It's a deadly assault on the freedom of Colombian workers to organize, as well as on the freedom of American workers from unfair competition from workers who make poverty wages because they are violently repressed. Read below the fold...
Submitted by libbyliberal on Fri, 04/13/2012 - 1:03am
The nation’s first Black President has taken us on the final descent into international barbarity with his drone offensive. It is a joy stick to Hell. Glen Ford
How can Obamacrats continue to ignore, minimize or even justify Obama’s ever escalating ILLEGITIMATE drone warfare?
Illegitimate war waging is the HIGHEST war crime. Read below the fold...
Submitted by libbyliberal on Tue, 04/10/2012 - 11:33am
Green Party presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein issued the following statement April 6, 2012:
Students and other members of the Santa Monica College community were cruelly pepper-sprayed this week for trying to participate in a public meeting about the sky-rocketing tuition costs for public higher education that are about to be imposed on them. They are heroes for standing up for this imperiled foundation of our economy and our democracy. Read below the fold...
Submitted by libbyliberal on Sat, 04/07/2012 - 3:33am
It may seem insensitive to blog about the evil savagery of war (called out profoundly in a recent article by Pepe Escobar) on Easter weekend, when millions of Christians are celebrating the death and resurrection of the extraordinary unconditionally open-hearted historical figure of Jesus Christ. However, to me it seems particularly appropriate considering most American citizens' (reflecting their amoral leadership’s) capacity to talk the talk of religious sentimentality and their incapacity to walk the spiritual walk role modeled by Jesus.
Commitment to promoting universal love, cooperation and partnership? Little evidence of such commitment in the United States. Read below the fold...
Submitted by libbyliberal on Fri, 04/06/2012 - 10:21am
Green Party presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein calls out the Obama administration that the transfer of wealth to the 1 percenters is still happening despite statistical spin over minimal incremental number shifts in jobs reports. Growing citizen impoverishment continues despite election pr-hype from both of the legacy parties.
Stein is offering a serious Green New Deal to loosen and eliminate the merciless grip of greed of the 1% dooming the balance of the 99% not there already, to a life of poverty. Stein accuses both Democrat and Republican leaderships of coaxing the citizenry to ignore the unignorable at its own peril. Read below the fold...
Submitted by libbyliberal on Wed, 04/04/2012 - 3:37pm
Manning’s case has become a waning sideshow, kept alive only at the periphery of our mainstream attention span by a very vocal support network, and not surprisingly, the foreign audience. But as Madar points out, "ignorance is not just a matter of information supply, but of demand." Today’s Americans care less about "the truth," much preferring celluloid rebels and the formulaic black and white tension of The Lorax and The Hunger Games to the ethical and moral complexities associated with flesh ’n blood risk takers and truth-seekers. Read below the fold...
Submitted by libbyliberal on Mon, 04/02/2012 - 5:54am
Dr. Jill Stein is the Green Party front runner for President.
She is a graduate of Harvard Medical School.
She has over 25 years' experience as a doctor.
Dr. Stein campaigned for single payer health care when she ran against Mitt Romney for governor of Massachusetts in 2002.
When asked about the mandate and Obamacare she explained that whatever the outcome determined by SCOTUS:
…, Americans will still be stuck with an expensive, ineffective health care system that fails to provide quality health care to all Americans.
snip Read below the fold...
Submitted by libbyliberal on Fri, 03/30/2012 - 12:02pm
The following are provocative excerpts from two columnists of Black Agenda Report calling out Obama and the black political class for not doing right on behalf of black Americans and, in particular, not being seriously committed to finding real justice and reform for such tragic cases as Trayvon Martin’s.
Margaret Kimberley in Freedom Rider: Obama and Trayvon Martin:
So Obama does what he has been doing for years now. He is the black but not so black man, and all black people are worse off because of his success. If there is justice for Trayvon it will be in spite of Barack Obama, not because of him.
snip Read below the fold...
Submitted by libbyliberal on Thu, 03/29/2012 - 3:43am
It is called the “Jump-Start Our Business Startup Act”, and according to Joseph Kishore of wsws the awkward terminology to form the acronym J-O-B-S “was the only nod the framers gave toward actual job creation. In reality, it is simply another corporate handout.” It reduces regulations on new businesses, which should inspire massive distrust in our citizen-betrayed hearts!
Is there no end to the shamelessness of our pimped out politicians? Read below the fold...
Submitted by libbyliberal on Sat, 03/24/2012 - 2:02pm
Linn Washington, Jr. writes:
The mass disenfranchisement of thousands of blacks by Florida election officials during the 2000 presidential election allegedly won but actually stolen by George W. Bush remains a stinging point among blacks.
Florida’s then Governor Jeb Bush, George’s brother, later acknowledged his role in the voter suppression that handed the White House to his brother. Jeb Bush enthusiastically backed passage of the “Stand Your Ground “ law, calling it a “good, common-sense anti-crime measure.” Read below the fold...
Submitted by libbyliberal on Thu, 03/22/2012 - 1:03am
Bill Van Auken of wsws has a NON-shallow take on Bill Keller’s recent disappointingly shallow column on the New York Time’s role in the launch of the Iraq War:
On the ninth anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq, New York Times columnist and former editor Bill Keller has penned a self-serving piece that obscures his own role in justifying that war, while setting ground rules for launching the next one.
Keller’s headline—“Falling in and out of war”—is an accurate reflection of the smug and cynical character of the well-heeled layer of establishment liberals of which he is a part, and which today constitutes a principal constituency for imperialism. Read below the fold...
Submitted by libbyliberal on Sun, 03/18/2012 - 12:24am
The Happiness Makeover by M.J. Ryan
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
We are put on earth for a little space that we may learn to bear the beams of love.
Every day give yourself a good mental shampoo.
You can have anything you want if you want it desperately enough. You must want it with an inner exuberance that erupts through the skin and joins the energy that created the world.
Excellence doesn’t require perfection.
Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn
The decision to be happy is really the decision to stop being unhappy. Read below the fold...
Submitted by libbyliberal on Fri, 03/16/2012 - 5:36pm
Obama has signed the FAA Reauthorization Bill. The UAW, Steelworkers, Transportation Communications Union (IAM) and Teamsters along with at least 15 other major trade unions objected to the bill.
Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein declares she would have vetoed the bill. She describes Obama’s approval of the anti-union changes to the Railway Labor Act as a “betrayal of working America." Read below the fold...
Submitted by libbyliberal on Wed, 03/14/2012 - 5:44am
Jill Stein is calling out Obama, the darling of the Nuclear industry, not only for his corporate cronyism but also for a reckless regressivism.
Dr. Stein marked the first anniversary of the Fukushima meltdown, citing the tragic deaths involved as well as the straggering $250 BILLION cleanup costs. To Stein this is clear evidence that an “immediate move to a 100% renewable economy” MUST BE MADE. She observed that the Obama White House “has shown it has learned nothing,” since it is still promoting nuclear power plants while other progressive countries are dramatically moving away from them especially since the Japanese nuclear disaster. Stein: Read below the fold...
Submitted by libbyliberal on Sat, 03/10/2012 - 2:32pm