We summarize last week’s activities; announce upcoming events for next week; and comment on the Senate vote on aconstitutional amendment to reverse Citizens United; Congressional support for bombing Syria and (yet again) Iraq; new figures on the growing rich-poor gap; several proposals for a wealth tax; increasing credit card debt; and a new state report documenting how Ohio public schools yet again outperform corporate charter schools.
We summarize last week’s activities; announce upcoming events for next week; and comment on a new book describing the 19 most politically influential US billionaires; how the decision to ramp up US bombing in the Middle East further skews “national security” and our federal budget priorities; various national economic developments; a description of 6 factors that define our current “crony capitalist” economic system; the federal court decision (based on an Ohio case) defending a corporation’s “right to lie,” and the one-sided debate between David Cobb and Citizens United-legal defender (ple
We summarize last week’s activities; announce upcoming events for next week; and comment on Goodyear Tire & Rubber Corporation’s decision to not build its new plant in Akron; the stock market’s rise (and ultimate plunge) and its disconnection from the lives of most people; the Ohio court decision restoring early voting; how the owner and operator of Ohio’s largest (and substandard) charter school corporation – ECOT – has netted over 130 million tax dollars from his and his corporations' political investments; and a call to contact your Senators on include “ending corporate personhood” t
We summarize last week’s activities; announce upcoming events for next week; and comment on the call to Gov. Kasich to extend statewide a work requirement waiver to receive federal food stamps; the need to hold hearings and the corporate connections related to the poisoning of Toledo’s water system; corporate “inversions,” perversions and conversions; and a Labor Day weekend labor quiz question…and answer.
We summarize last week’s activities; announce upcoming events for next week; and comment on why economically strapped voters are and are likely to continue to vote down local tax levies; the impact of big banks buying Congress; how the record Bank of America settlement will not help homeowners; how wage growth is the worst of any so-called economic “recovery” since WWII; how Ferguson, MO is not just about race but about class; and what the impact would be if the law treated people as corporations in the same way that they’re treating corporations as people.
This week’s edition is an interview with long-time AFSC committeeperson Joe Mosyjowski. We discuss Joe’s involvement in working to stop the Iraq war(s) and most recently, protesting a proposed national missile interceptor site at the former Ravenna Arsenal in Portage County. To read a news account of the protest of the missile site, quoting Joe, go to http://afsc.org/story/us-missile-%E2%80%9Cdefense%E2%80%9D-base-public-hearing-ravenna.
We summarize last week’s activities; announce upcoming events for next week; and comment on Move to Amend victories in S.Euclid and Chagrin Falls; the NPR story on corporate personhood; the pay-to-play unbid contract between Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and David Brennan; the latest Oxfam report on economic inequality; and numerous troubling economic realities impacting the low income and working class (ever more the same people) requiring attention and action.
We summarize last week’s activities; announce upcoming events for next week; and comment on the Lakewood Move to Amend City Council resolution and how austerity measures in Detroit following their bankruptcy may be a template of what’s to come in Cleveland. In light of the many current global and local crises demanding immediate attention, we also reflect on the importance of working for fundamental structural change.
We summarize last week’s activities; announce upcoming events for next week; and comment on a new plan to forgive student loans, the warning by the global central bank on rapidly rising debt, the growing "public-public" alternatives to privatization/corporation of services, the growing power of corporations over our food supply, and how we only have one realistic chance to amend the US Constitution concerning corporate rights and money in elections.
We summarize last week’s activities; announce upcoming events for next week; comment on the Supreme Court’s decision this week anointing corporations with “religious rights,” and a new report from the global bank of banks warning banks about the dangers of rampant money printing; and conclude with an interview of DaMareo Cooper, Director of the Ohio Organizing Collaborative and board member of the Northeast Ohio American Friends Service Committee on his work on social and economic justice, direct action and social change [For more information about DaMareo's work, contact damareo@ohioorgani
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