As the Capitalist Robber Barons Steal from the 99% — Only the 1% Voted For Austerity — The 99% Should Decide On Austerity — Not Just The 1% Who Profit From Austerity!
Laura Gray’s cartoon from the front page of The Militant August 18, 1945, under the banner headline: “There Is No Peace”:The Only Victors In War: The War Profiteers! Laura Gray’s cartoon from the front page of The Militant August 18, 1945, under the banner headline: “There Is No Peace”: Income inequality is not a concern of Wall Street’s money addicts: End Wall Street’s Wars! Occupy Wall Street!
Occupy Wall Street Identified The Enemy — The 1% That Own and Control The Wealth! Unlike The Trade Union Misleaders, Nor The Misleaders Of The Oppressed Who Strive To Be In ‘Partnership’ With The 1% . As They Also Strive To Hold Up The ‘Fig Leaf’To Cover Up The Naked Rule Of The 1%!
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Cuba No.1 Global Distribution of Physicians per 10,000 population: 64 Physicians per 100,000 (U.S. 27 Physicans Per 100,000)Quotes of the Day:
On two health-oriented trips to Cuba in the past year, what struck me was a systematically planned and organized primary care delivery system that captured the doctor-patient relationships of my father’s era of medical practice. Cuba treats healthcare as a human right, specifically stipulated in its constitution. Cuban nationals receive care for free, and have a neighborhood primary care physician who often knows them by name and sees them regularly. The doctors are paid paltry amounts, many having second jobs. But in my conversations with them, they reflect love for their work and a palpable passion about caring for their patients. In turn, the patients trust and respect their conveniently-located and easy-to-reach doctor, go to them early in the course of an illness without financial barrier, and are likely to follow their recommendations. — Cuba’s Most Valuable Export: Its Healthcare Expertise
Bernie Sanders, who has attracted numerous young, white, college-educated supporters in his bid for the presidency, says he is creating a movement and promises a political revolution. This rhetoric is an updated version of the “change” promised by the 2008 campaign of Barack Obama and by Jesse Jackson’s earlier National Rainbow Coalition. Such Democratic electoral campaigns, at best, raise political consciousness. But they do not become movements or engender revolutions. They exist as long as election campaigns endure and then they vanish. Sanders’ campaign will be no different. — Chris Hedges, Bernie Sanders’ Phantom Movement
Videos the Day:
How Unchecked Capitalism and Massive Inequality Made America the Bully Nation A guide to the systemic origins of America’s bully culture. By Charles Derber and Yale Magrass / University Press of Kansas How Many Trillion More Will the Pentagon Spend on Middle East Wars Before They Confront the Disaster They’ve Created? Things just keep getting worse. By Andrew Bacevich / TomDispatchPentagon: Special Ops Killing of Pregnant Afghan Women Was “Appropriate” Use of Force By Jeremy Scahill Walmart, Gap, H&M Called Out for Global Worker Exploitation and Abuse Three years after Rana Plaza collapse, labor violations still rampant, reports find by Nadia Prupis and Deirdre Fulton Environment:
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Black Liberation/Civil Rights:
Freedom Rider: Who’s the Fascist? by BAR editor and senior columnist Margaret Kimberley
South Africa’s EFF: Julius Malema and the Struggle to Continue the Revolution by BAR editor and columnist Dr. Marsha Coleman-Adebayo The Centrality of Africa in the Class Struggle to Come by Danny Haiphong Building a Socialist Movement in the Bernie Moment by Ashton Rome Is There a Cure for Wrongful Convictions? by Lorenzo Johnson Silencing America as it Prepares for War by John PilgerKenya Needs a People’s Revolution by Henry Makori Labor:
Sick at Work: Staggering Number of Americans Go to Work With Bad Colds or Flu The epidemic of presenteeism is built into the way America does business. By Alex Henderson Economy:
Why Must Aaron Sorkin’s West Wing Remain a Quaint Fiction in America By Pam Martens and Russ MartensWorld:
Cuban medical cooperation makes positive contribution in the Caribbean: More than 30,100 Cuban health care collaborators are currently working in 18 of the Association of Caribbean States’ 25 member nations By Fidel Rendón Matienzo We do not give up! French movement against labour counter-reform enters 3rd month by Jorge Martín Health, Education, and Welfare:
How Big Pharma Is Arm-Twisting U.S. Foreign Policy to Keep Cancer Drugs Prohibitively Expensive U.S. officials are accused of intimidating Colombian government at behest of pharmaceutical industry. By Sarah Lazare