US military spending is somewhere from $700 billion annually (a 100% increase in the last decade) to over a trillion dollars when you add in interest payments from past wars, nuclear power weapons, intelligence gathering, Veteran benefits, Homeland Security and more. It represents more than half of the discretionary spending in the federal budget and half of the world military spending.… Read more ...
This past Sunday, 2012 Green Party Presidential candidate Jill Stein & Green Shadow Cabinet member Margaret Flowers were featured on the PBS show Moyers & Company to talk about their activism for progressive causes. From the show transcript:
BILL MOYERS: You have so much to do here at home on the political issues that concern you, why did you take on the Fukushima Nuclear Plant?… Read more ...
October 21, 2013
In what is perhaps the greatest corporate scam ever, not only did the health insurance corporations write the federal health law, called the Affordable Care Act (ACA), to enhance their profits, but now they also have the government and non-profit groups doing the work of marketing their shoddy products.… Read more ...
As the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks continue behind closed doors, the case for the trade deal becomes more and more untenable. Reviews of the impacts of past free trade pacts, as well as modelling of the TPP, paint a grim picture of lower labor standards and greater inequality.
1. President Obama’s opening lines at the U.N. on Tuesday looked down on people who would think to settle disputes with war. Obama was disingenuously avoiding the fact that earlier this month he sought to drop missiles into a country to “send a message” but was blocked by the U.S.
Three months ago we wrote that the election of Hassan Rouhani as the President of Iran presented a golden opportunity for improved relations between Iran and the United States. We noted his moderate positions, experience in nuclear negotiations, and public promise to release political prisoners.
The existence of a secret U.S. budget, amounting to a well-financed shadow government, used to spy on American citizens and monitor their daily activities, was always derisively consigned to insane conspiracy theorists. However, recent revelations by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden have exposed details of the secret budgets used by the intelligence community, known as the “Black Budget.”
The reported amount of this budget is approximately $52.6 billion.
Ecosocialist Conference LA will feature a keynote by Dr. Jill Stein with talks by Ben Manski and Kimberly King of the Green Shadow Cabinet, as well many other interesting people, including the fomer Green Party mayor of Santa Monica, Mike Feinstein, as well as activists from the Socialist Party, Occupy, Democratic Socialists of America, International Socialist Organization, Solidarity, Valley College Socialists, and more for a day of discussion on Ecology, Society and Capitalism!
Occupy Radio interviews Green Shadow Cabinet Secretary of Defence, Leah Bolger, about the offensive paradigm ruling our nation’s defense, and what America could be spending billions of dollars on instead.
Leah Bolger, Secretary of Defence – –http://occupythemedia.podomatic.com/entry/2013-07-12T11_17_03-07_00
More Occupy Radio interviews:
Lee Camp, Commissioner of the Comedic Arts – http://occupythemedia.podomatic.com/entry/2013-09-06T23_23_57-07_00
Kevin Zeese, Attorney General, and David Swanson, Secretary of Peace – http://occupythemedia.podomatic.com/entry/2013-06-28T19_55_46-07_00
Bruce Gagnon, Secretary of Space and David Swanson – http://occupymedia.libsyn.com/occupy-radio-anti-military-with-bruce-gagn…
Over the past five years the U.S. central bank, the Federal Reserve (Fed), has printed nearly $4 trillion in liquidity (money) which it has provided to banks and professional investors. This is called ‘Quantitative Easing’ (QE). QE means the Fed essentially prints money and buys bonds—mostly toxic subprime mortgages to date—from institutional investors (i.e.
The United States is not bombing Syria.
Let’s savor that again: for the moment at least, the United States is not bombing Syria. That alone qualifies as an unprecedented victory for the SuperPower of Peace – the global movement to end war, win social justice and salvage our ecological survival.