Tag Archives: recession

Freedom Socialist Party: The color of an unequal recession

Susan Williams, M.D. at Freedom Socialist Party:

On average, for every dollar a white household has, a Black family has a nickel.

The economic crisis that began four years ago eroded the quality of life for almost everyone in this country. Yet whether talking about jobs, homes or healthcare, the most devastating blows strike those with the least.… Read more ...

Nader and Associates Letter to President Obama on GM’s IPO

Open letter from Ralph Nader and several other people (see end of article for list) to Barack Obama posted at Nader.org:

Dear President Obama,

The U.S. government bailout of, and acquisition of a majority share in, General Motors was an exceptional action, taken in response to exceptional circumstances. The U.S. stake in GM obviously poses novel managerial challenges to the government.… Read more ...

Recessions: Right or Left?

Doug Henwood in Socialist Webzine:

For a long time, I’ve been critical of the left-wing penchant for economic crisis. Many radicals have fantasized that a serious recession—or depression—would lead to mass radicalization, as scales simultaneously fell from millions of pairs of eyes and the imperative of transcending capitalism became self-evidently obvious.… Read more ...

Socialist Party Politics and the Great Recession

Posted at Third Party and Independent Daily:

From the Columbia News Service, via the Memphis Socialist Party:

The economic crisis may have sounded a death knell for investment banks, construction companies and countless small businesses, but there are some groups that are benefittng from the general malaise. Alternative political movements such as communism and socialism are hoping that some Americans will go outside the mainstream and adopt a socialist ideology, breathing new life into these organizations.… Read more ...

Obama Lied: Welcome to the ‘Lawyer Economy’

Obama Lied: Welcome to the ‘Lawyer Economy’

If You Need Legal Advice, You Need a Good Lawyer.  If You Want to Run an Economy and Create Jobs…  Run away from them!

By Wayne Allyn Root, 2008 Libertarian Vice Presidential Nominee

You know what they say about lawyers…their greatest talent is their ability to quote their fees without smiling.… Read more ...

Ross Mirkarimi in the news

Ross Mirkarimi is one of the most successful, powerful Green Party politicians in the nation.  He has been elected to the San Francisco board of supervisors twice, succeeding Green Matt Gonzalez in 2005, and was recently appointed to a powerful land use commission by the California State Senate.  On his website, he lists some of his accomplishments as a legislator:

  • Plastic Bag Ban: First-in-the-Nation ban on plastic bags in chain grocery stores and drug stores, which sparked similar legislation around the world from Oakland to Canada to Paris to Beijing.
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