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350 or bust: In A Capitalist Economy, the True Job Creators Are Middle Class

Nick Hanauer, entrepreneur and one percenter, exposes the fallacy that it’s the super rich who create jobs. He makes a strong case for taxing the rich to create benefits for the entire society, including growing the middle class. It’s good policy for everyone. Hanauer asserted that TED refused to post this video on-line on the [...]

Canadian Progressive World: On Wednesday in Ottawa, Occupy This!

I just received an invite from an activist friend to attend the Ottawa launch of Judy Rebick new book on the Occupy movement and solidarity-building, Occupy This! The book excites the activist in me already, even before I’ve read it. … Continue reading →

DeSmogBlog: U.S. Rep. Dan Boren, Exemplar of Political Corruption

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Today, The New York Times ran an investigative piece uncovering a thick, multi-layered corruption scene, honing in on one man: U.S. Rep. Dan Boren (D-OK). Boren, many will recall, is one of the original co-sponsors of H.R. 1380, the NAT GAS Act, also known as the Pickens Plan, which would given tax credits to natural gas vehicles – the bigger the vehicle the more tax credits recieved. 

As I have covered on numerous occasions, the NAT GAS Act was written by and for the trio of energy magnate T. Boone Pickens;

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350 or bust: Mr Burns Stands Up For the 1%

Here’s a comic that is making the rounds these days (I found it on Think Progress): More links: Graph: 147 Companies Control 40% of Global Corporate Wealth Occupy Wall Street Movement Energizes Climate Protestors, But Also Highlights Contradictions . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Mr Burns Stands Up For the 1%

350 or bust: Cold Prairie Winds Not Enough to Drive Winnipeg Occupiers Out of Memorial Park

I happened to be in Winnipeg this past weekend, and so was fortunate enough to be able to participate in the initial Occupy Canada events in that city. The turnout for the Saturday march was 300+, which was great, but it’s the folks who have brou… . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Cold Prairie Winds Not Enough to Drive Winnipeg Occupiers Out of Memorial Park

350 or bust: Time For The 99% To Occupy Wall Street, And For Wall Street To Stop Occupying Our Atmosphere

Powerful words from Bill McKibbon and 350.org on Occupy Wall Street: This morning, the folks standing up for the rest of us, and for a just and sustainable system, may be evicted from Zuccoti Square by a Canadian company, Brookfield Real Estate. Avaaz…. . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Time For The 99% To Occupy Wall Street, And For Wall Street To Stop Occupying Our Atmosphere

A Different Point of View....: Wall Street occupation may grow this week

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about a few hundred American freedom fighters who planned to occupy Wall Street. Police barricades prevented them from taking over the heart of the financial district, and a few of them got their butts kicked pretty good d… . . . → Read More: A Different Point of View….: Wall Street occupation may grow this week