Time to fire up the Way Back Machine and set it for 1949. That’s when this recording of ¡Que Viva Changó! by Celina González and her partner Reutilio Domínguez was made. Pair it up with some smooth Rumba dance moves and that’s a winner for me! [Read more…]
Do the events of this last week (or last nine months) have you enraged? Are you ready to let it all out in a cathartic frenzy? Prophets of Rage are here to help. [Read more…]
Naomi Klein’s Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism provides numerous examples of corporations taking advantage of natural disasters to privatize public resources and utilities. Could Puerto Rico’s water supply be the next target? [Read more…]
Gold Star parents, Sheila and Calvin Murphy, interviewed by MSNBC’s Ari Melber, talk about their son who was killed in Syria. 22-year-old Army Specialist Etienne Murphy died in May after an armored vehicle he was in rolled over. For Sheila, the issue is “not really about whether or not [the president] may have called or did something more than the previous one. It’s about what are you doing now to help those who are left behind, who have to struggle day to day …” [Read more…]
MSNBC’s Chris Hayes reports how the White House has devised a way of getting its story out while making the source appear to be the Main Stream Media. Unfair and imbalanced? You decide. [Read more…]
Remember in 2012 when Kansas Governor Sam Brownback launched his “live experiment” in conservative governance? Cutting taxes was going to spur growth and create jobs. So how did that work out? Meet Mike – a Republican farmer from Kansas who has experienced first-hand what happens when the GOP cuts taxes for the rich. Now, he’s calling for #NotOnePenny in tax cuts for the wealthy: notonepenny.org. [Read more…]
Governor Jerry Brown has declared not one, but two states of emergency in California. One is for the wildfires that are still raging in Northern California and one is for the lack of vaccines in the deadly Hepatitis A outbreak that began in San Diego.
The wildfires have taken the lives of 40 people and destroyed 5,700 homes and buildings. They have forced the evacuation of 100,000 others. Hundreds of people are still missing and 217,000 acres have been burned.
One part of our federal government –the Post Office–continues to function in areas destroyed by the wildfires. [Read more…]
Today’s videos and commentary are NSFW
ICYMI, Samantha Bee launched a no holds barred response to the sordid tales of the decades long sexual harassment and alleged assaults by Harvey Weinstein. Women, and there are a lot of them, are having their day and say. Weinstein became an instant pariah, losing his business interests, wife and status.
The Fall of Harvey Weinstein is in sharp contrast to the Rise of the Pussy Grabber-in-Chief. The Access Hollywood Tapes were released a year ago and eleven women came forward alleging sexual harassment by Trump. Didn’t Orwell say “All pigs are equal. Some pigs are more equal”? [Read more…]
Vox’s Carlos Maza and Coleman Lowndes with an assist from University of Wisconsin, Madison Professor Doug McLeod give us a “heads up” on the issue of media coverage of the Antifa issue. [Read more…]
This is a four minute segment from the documentary “Stress, Portrait of a Killer”. It presents an encouraging sign that there may be hope for human society. A troop of baboons, after surviving a tragedy that killed off a large segment of the group, has adapted in a way that reduces stress for the entire troop. Amazingly, the adaptation has survived now for twenty years. [Read more…]
Robert Reich breaks it down for us! Here are the reasons why Sanctuary State legislation makes sense. [Read more…]
Even the Europeans have noted the terrible addiction epidemic taking place in the United States. No, not that addiction. It’s the addiction to firearms. And the Europeans want to help. [Read more…]