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Due to Years of Austerity, Cuts to Public Health Care, And An Anti-Science and Profiteering President, The United States Now Leads the World In Coronavirus Cases and Deaths in the World!
Always Remember: That President Obama, With a Majority Democrat Legislature Supported the Wall Street Bailout and Remember, That he Established, in writing, the United States Capitalist Austerity Program. — The Race to the Bottom/Pauperization of the 99%!
Democracy?: 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!! Under Austerity, All of the World Will Eventually Be Pauperized, Humbled, and Desecrated Like Greece and Puerto Rico.! Socialism Means True Democracy, that the 99% Will Rule, Not the Few!
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The United States is not a Democracy (A government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly)! Only the 1%, through their ownership of the Reublicrats and who profit from war and the war budget, vote for War and the war budget — A policy, which Gore Vidal called a Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace. — The 99% Should Decide On War — Not Just The 1% Who Profit From War! Under a Democracy, The 99% would have the right to vote on the policy of Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace! The United States takes from the poor and gives to the Rich. Rax the Rich! — They Can Afford To Pay
US Military Exposed 600,000 to Toxins in Japan and Micronesia — and Hid It Most Americans trust the military; a 2020 poll found 72 percent with “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in that institution, edged out only by small business. Many were likely picturing enlisted persons, but their trust often extends to the leadership, both uniformed and civilian. However, those making life-and-death decisions for both U.S. troops and people of other countries — even in the absence of war — deserve our serious scrutiny. A new book, Poisoning the Pacific, examines the military’s long role in the environmental degradation of East Asia and Pacific islands, severely impacting the health of the region’s people and U.S. personnel stationed there. Author Jon Mitchell is a Tokyo-based journalist, and much of his book focuses on Japan, especially its southernmost prefecture of Okinawa. But he also covers contamination in places like Vietnam, Guam and the Marshall Islands. By Jon ReinschEnvironment:
The Price Of Coal Weighs Heavy on Planetary Health In air pollution terms alone, the price of coal is huge. The true price of energy in almost any fossil form is colossal. Does anyone think fossil fuels should be more expensive? The true price of coal, oil and gas − the cost they exact on human health and in environmental destruction − in the energy and transport sectors worldwide could add up to very nearly US$25 trillion (£18tn). In air pollution terms alone, the price of coal is huge. The true price of energy in almost any fossil form is colossal. by Tim Radford
Cattle Grazing is the Real Cause of Aspen Decline in the West The Forest Service claims the recently withdrawn Middle Fork Henry’s Aspen Enhancement project in Idaho’s Caribou National Forest would have promoted the growth of more aspen. But aspen regenerates by putting out shoots, not through seeds, and it’s extensively documented that the major cause of aspen decline in the West is cattle browsing and trampling the young aspen, thus greatly limiting regeneration. By Mike GarrityThe Financialization of Environment Protection “Business as usual is killing us”  Recent years have seen the rise and expansion of new financial instruments aimed to create a positive impact on society. One peculiar instrument, green bonds, is facing enormous growth, and we can notice how it is becoming a popular type of investment. Through its mechanisms, even if a universal definition of what a green bond does not exist, investors can raise profits and provide positive outcomes for the environment. Market-based solutions to address environmental problems are not new. Robert Coase, in 1960, was the first one to propose a “third way” between regulation and taxation to address the “negative externalities.” A few years later, J. H. Dales suggested to control Great Lakes pollution through market solutions instead of central planning: “each polluter decides for himself by how much, if at all, he should reduce his wastes.” Once proposed the pollutants’ amount per year, economic actors would decide by themselves how to reach the goal, trading their allowances in this newly constructed market. Commodification of pollutants is the neoliberal answer to environmental problems: the State (and the elected representatives) has only to set a cap, a limit in this new arena, letting market agents decide how to solve the problem. Ny Riccardo De CristanoCivil Rights/Black Liberation:Margaret Kimberley, BAR senior columnist:
Freedom Rider: Trump/Biden Foreign Policy Biden rules like Trump regarding Venezuela, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Palestine and Haiti, because the two imperial parties serve the same masters
Danny Haiphong, BAR Contributing Editor: Anti-Asian Racism Never Stopped Being an Outgrowth of U.S. Imperialism Scant attention has been placed on the context of anti-Asian racism and its roots in the history of U.S. imperialism
Ann Garrison, BAR Contributing Editor: Keep Victoire Ingabire in Your Hearts Victoire risked her life to establish that Hutu people were also killed by the Tutsi army, before, during, and after the Rwanda genocide, writes Ann Garrison
Editors, The Black Agenda Review” MANIFESTO: African LGBTI Manifesto/Declaration The manifesto claimed the LGBTI struggle as an indelible and urgent part of the history of Pan-Africanism and the ongoing movements for Black sovereignty
Raymond Nat Turner, BAR poet-in-residence: Meet me at Mary’s Place… “…he said if you can enjoy A real nice affair (Over at Mary’s place—oh) Then you’ll make it Your business to be right there… (Over at Mary’s place— oh)”
Robin D.G. Kelley: Why Cornel West’s Tenure Fight Matters Harvard’s administrators completely miss the point of tenure, which was created to allow scholars to do their work, speak their truth, and stand up for something without risking their jobs.
Netfa Freeman and Jemima Pierre: Movements Not Saviors: Lessons from Bobi Wine’s Tweet for Juan Guado Bobi Wine’s flirtation with US Venezuelan puppet Juan Guaido indicates that the Ugandan is also auditioning for the imperial puppet job.
Aaron J. Leonard and Conor A. Gallagher: Newly Obtained FBI Files Shed New Light on the Murder of Fred Hampton That all this time later we are still learning new information about Hampton’s killing is testament to the sheer volume of the effort aimed at this young revolutionary.
Marian Jones: What Are Identity Politics? A Vision of Solidarity Rooted in Black Feminism The CRC never defined identity politics as exclusionary or intended to mean that only those who experience a certain oppression can fight to end it.
Amelia Pollard: The Rise of the Private Police South Africa is leading the way into the horror of policing for profit. “The government itself invests in the firms that are undermining its own authority
Rosa Miriam Elizalde: The Attack That Never Happened: Cuba and the US Fantasy of Sonic Attacks Renowned Cuban journalist Rosa Miriam Elizalde discusses the long-lasting impact of the US allegation that “sonic attacks” were carried out against US embassy staff
Philippe Gendrault: The Black Struggle and the Future of Humankind Exploited within the belly of the beast, the struggle for Black emancipation cannot avoid its global ramifications when it comes to ending the hegemon’s domestic violence and global destructiveness
Why the 99% Are Being Pauperized By the 1%: Greenspan was very Clear On Why the Great Corporations Want the 99% to Live in Desperation … Our Corporate Overlords like things just the way they are. Corporations run and control the world. World governments are purchased, controlled, impotent and weak (you know “smaller government”, and 99% of the population is desperate to just barely survive and thus ill-equipped to fight any of this. IntereSTINK how that worked out.Economy:Shadow Government Statistics Alternate Inflation Charts The CPI chart on the home page reflects our estimate of inflation for today as if it were calculated the same way it was in 1990. The CPI on the Alternate Data Series tab here reflects the CPI as if it were calculated using the methodologies in place in 1980. In general terms, methodological shifts in government reporting have depressed reported inflation, moving the concept of the CPI away from being a measure of the cost of living needed to maintain a constant standard of living.
Britain: Monarchy in Crisis – Abolish This Rotten and Racist Relic Harry and Meghan’s shocking revelations about the inner-workings of the Royal Family have detonated dynamite in the foundations of the Monarchy – a key pillar of the British establishment. It is time to topple this rotten institution. By Ben CurryEducation, Health, Science, and Welfare:
The government of the United States can pass laws in a few days to spend tens of trillions of dollars for war and the bailout of Wall Street and the bankers. Yet, those who pass universal healthcare for themselves, but cannot spend even one trillion dollars for universal health for those who are ‘governed’! This is what is considered, by the powers to be, a democracy and part of the democratic way. — Roland Sheppard, Let the People Vote on Healthcare