Archiv: Poor People`s James Bond
This country is screwed whosoever in power even if Labour! Tory grassroot members has royally damaged this country by putting a malfunctioning robot Lizbot as PM who lacks a brain like the Scarecrow in the Wizard of Oz! Unfortunately there isn’t a Wizard she can visit to get one!
On Friday, the US could see its 1st major rail strike and/or lockout since the 90s. MSM has *finally* taken an interest in covering this story but seldom from the workers‘ side. Here’s a thread of our @TheRealNews coverage this year on the long-brewing crisis in the rail industry
Welcome to Railroad Workers United
Railroad Workers United is an inter-union, cross-craft solidarity „caucus“ of railroad workers, and their supporters, from all crafts, all carriers, and all unions across North America. We urge union railroaders to continue being active in their craft union AND to join RWU in building solidarity and strength among all rail workers. We work with union rank & file railroad workers, but we welcome yet-to-be organized rail workers as well. In addition, we actively work with other labor and community organizations on issues of mutual concern. We do not accept managers or those who oppose our principles.
Railroad workers are being ground to dust. Who will help them?
(May 5, 2022)
Jeff Kurtz: Okay, thank you, Max. I’d like the viewers to imagine that their life is a scorecard, because that’s exactly what these workers are facing. They start off with a score of 30 points that they can never exceed that 30 points. They will get four points allocated back to their score. Say they get down to 20 points. If they work 14 days in a row, they will get four points allocated back to their score. But the points that you can lose are really dramatic. So, I mean, you could lose points for an incident. You could lose 15 points for an incident.
There are specific incidents. If you don’t show up for work for whatever reason. We had a gentleman that was in a car wreck, and it wasn’t his fault. He was about a mile from his terminal and his car was totaled. And the supervisor that came out there told him, she said, you’re not going to work. She said, you could be hurt, and we don’t know it. So they, what we call marked this guy off. They marked him off the job. Well, he initially was saddled with a 15 point deduction for not showing up to work. And eventually, I think that the local supervisor protested this, so they only docked him three points.
But this is exactly what’s going on. I heard of a case where a worker, his mother died while he was en route, and the railroad pulled him off the train, and then they tried to dock him points for it. And the stories just go on and on and on. And Max, what you alluded to as far as things getting worse when people aren’t watching, that’s exactly what’s happening.
Joe Biden is the cure for Trump the same way sugar cures Diabetes. Democrat voters are straight up delusional Chumps of the highest order. They’re SURE the Washington Generals are gonna win next time for sure. Absolute Chumps on purpose who love their oppressors.
Jimmy Dore is considering running for president. He could win.
Through his show, Jimmy has consistently lead and been right on issues like RussiaGate, the chemical attack in Syria, the DNC rigging a second election against Bernie, the CARES Act bailout for Wall Street, Covid vaccine mandates and lockdowns, Bernie’s spinelessness, the Squad’s careerism, and the need for a major new populist party free of corporate money.
His #ForceTheVote campaign reshaped US politics by exposing that even progressives like AOC are quickly corrupted by the Democratic Party. The People’s Party was the only major national organization to partner with Jimmy and demand a floor vote on Medicare for All in the middle of the pandemic.
When Jimmy asked him about running on the show, Chris Hedges said the media would dredge up something he said or did, or allegedly said or did, and use it to attack him endlessly. He’s right, they would do this to any independent populist who truly challenges the corporate state, but as Ralph pointed out, we’re in a very different political and media age from when he ran in 2000.
We’ve been through two great recessions and a pandemic that were used to crush us and create super billionaires. People are working more, making less, and living worse. Faith in institutions has collapsed across society, including the major parties, the media, big business, the banks, the courts, and schools. Trust in government is at historic lows. The number of independents is at record highs. And a majority of Americans want a major new party and an independent candidate for president.
US, traffic paralyzed from Detroit to Windsor tonight. US – Canada border blocked by Canadian truckers after the Ambassador Bridge. Over 25% of all merchandise trade between the US and Canada passes through this border.
Governor Abbott Issues Executive Order Prohibiting Vaccine Mandates By Any Entity, Adds Issue To Special Session Agenda
October 11, 2021 | Austin, Texas | Press Release
Governor Greg Abbott today issued an executive order stating that no entity in Texas can compel receipt of a COVID-19 vaccination by any individual, including an employee or consumer, who objects to such vaccination for any reason of personal conscience, based on a religious belief, or for medical reasons, including prior recovery from COVID-19. Governor Abbott also sent a message to the the Chief Clerk of the House and Secretary of the Senate adding this issue as an item to the Third Special Session agenda. The executive order will be rescinded upon the passage of such legislation.
‚I was physically and mentally under siege‘: Daniel Craig admits he ‚locked himself in and closed curtains‘ while struggling to cope with James Bond fame
However, Bond producer Barbara Broccoli said she was determined to hire him: ‚I always thought whenever he was on the screen you could not watch anyone else.
Nina’s unfortunate loss is further proof that working with the Democrats is a dead end road for folks seeking to challenge the status quo. Democrats will spend millions of dollars (at a time like this!) and pull out all the stops to undermine candidates fighting for the people.
Comedian Vic DiBitetto goes on an epic rant over government checks and mortgage payments
The four-and-a-half minute rant has received over 1,600,000 views on YouTube, 158,000 likes on Reddit,
A better world is possible and it’s up to us to make it happen. Let’s do this together. All of us. #NotMeUs
We’re building the unprecedented grassroots power that we need to not only defeat Donald Trump, but to take back our democracy from the corporate elite. Join us live in New Hampshire:
1 in 6 of our children lives in poverty. 500,000+ Americans are homeless. 87 million are uninsured or underinsured. Half live paycheck to paycheck. But the billionaire class is doing better every day. This is a rigged economy and we are going to change it.
Last night in Nashua, NH @berniesanders talked about his critics of Medicare for All. He mentioned three groups: 1. Trump and Republicans 2. The health care industry 3. Establishment Democrats Listen for which group got the loudest boo from the crowd
Poll: Voters name health care as top issue going into 2020
The nationwide survey, published Thursday, found that 15 percent of registered voters across the U.S. said health care is “is the most important issue facing the nation today.”
Another 12 percent named national security, particularly regarding terrorism. Immigration and the economy each received 10 percent, while climate change came in fourth on the list at 8 percent.
‚Thank You For Rescuing Me‘: Watch Once-Suicidal Veteran Offer Sanders His Flight Jacket During Heartfelt Exchange
Naval Air Force veteran John Weigel, who considered suicide because of $139,000 in medical debt, offered Sen. Bernie Sanders his brown leather flight jacket on Monday to thank the Democratic presidential candidate for his help regaining health insurance and raising funds to cover medical bills.
„Thank you for rescuing me,“ Weigel, a 58-year-old who lives with Huntington’s disease, told Sanders (I-Vt.) at a campaign rally in Carson City, Nevada.
When I met John, a veteran, a few months ago, he had $139,000 in medical debt. Thankfully today he is doing much better. We must eliminate all medical debt—and when our veterans come home, they must receive the best quality health care this country can provide them.
US government drops case against Max Blumenthal after jailing journalist on false charges
The Grayzone has learned that Secret Service call logs recorded during the alleged incident were either not kept or destroyed. The mysteriously missing evidence included print documents and radio recordings that may have exposed collusion between Secret Service officers operating under the auspices of the US State Department and violent right-wing hooligans in an operation to besiege peace activists stationed inside Venezuela’s embassy in Washington, DC.
Blumenthal, who is the editor of The Grayzone, was arrested at his home on October 25 by a team of DC cops who had threatened to break down his door. He later learned that he was listed in his arrest warrant as “armed and dangerous,” a rare and completely unfounded designation that placed Blumenthal at risk of severe harm by the police.
5 million donations to our campaign. That would send an unmistakable message to the billionaire class that we’re going to win. We’re getting closer, but we’re not there yet. Chip in here to help us get there:
I’m proud we don’t have any billionaires supporting our campaign. The time for the 0.1% calling the shots in our economic and political life is over. We will tax their wealth to raise $4.35 trillion over 10 years, break up their power and give it back to the working class.
I’m honored to receive the endorsement of @CCIAction. Together, we’re going to win the Iowa caucus and defeat Trump by mobilizing millions of working people to fight for justice.
Billionaires should not be able to buy elections.
‚What Momentum Looks Like‘: Sanders Becomes Fastest Presidential Candidate in History to Reach 4 Million Individual Donations
The fundraising milestone comes after Sanders received several major endorsements over the past week, including National Nurses United, United Teachers Los Angeles, and the California Young Democrats.
Sanders led all 2020 Democratic presidential candidates in fundraising in the third quarter of 2019, raking in $25.3 million from an average donation of just $18. Teacher has been the most common profession of Sanders donors, while Amazon, Walmart, and Starbucks have been the top employers of Sanders contributors.
My experiences growing up in a working class family shaped my values as a candidate for president. All of us have a story to tell of how we came to be a part of our fight for justice. Download the BERN app today and share your #MyBernieStory.
I’m disgusted by the idea that Michael Bloomberg or any billionaire thinks they can circumvent the political process and spend tens of millions of dollars to buy elections. If you can’t build grassroots support for your candidacy, you have no business running for president.
I don’t need a super PAC. I am not going to be controlled by a handful of wealthy people. I will be controlled by the working people of this country.
I don’t get it. Why is Bernie even a Dem if he isn’t going to be a puppet for a handful of donors?
When we win, we are going to fundamentally change the nature of the presidency. I will not only be commander-in-chief, but organizer-in-chief. And we will take on the most powerful corporations and special interests.
Whether it’s Wall Street, the drug companies or the military-industrial complex, there is no candidate out there that has stood up to the powers that be more than I have.
Sanders on difference with Warren: she’s a capitalist ‚I’m not‘
„There are differences between Elizabeth and myself,“ Sanders said, referring to Warren. „Elizabeth, I think, as you know, has said that she is a capitalist through her bones. I’m not.”
„I am, I believe, the only candidate who’s going to say to the ruling class of this country, ‚Enough. Enough with your greed, and with your corruption. We need real change in this country,‘ “ Sanders added.
Bernie Sanders pushes new tax targeting large companies where CEOs earn far more than workers
Under Sanders’s plan, the government would increase a firm’s corporate tax rate if its highest-paid employee earns more than 50 times what its average worker does — an attempt to encourage companies to distribute their profits more equitably.
The plan would apply only to companies with more than $100 million in annual revenue.
INTERESTING meeting today in Burlington, VT: @BernieSanders sat down with @AOC. The two were spotted at a diner in town and AOC’s team confirms they met. No word on what they discussed….
Today is the last day before our enormous fundraising deadline tonight. We need your help, because we don’t have any billionaires or a super PAC supporting us—and we don’t want one. We are a campaign for working people. Chip in now:
Inequality in America is at its worst level in more than 50 years. Maybe—just maybe—it’s time we start taxing the super-rich to ensure human rights for all Americans: housing, health care, education, retirement, good jobs, and a livable planet.
Going to the doctor should never be the reason anyone in our country should be in debt. Our health and lives are priceless. Read @BernieSanders plan to #EliminateMedicalDebt here:
Bernie Sanders Calls for Eliminating Americans’ Medical Debt
On top of his “Medicare for all” proposal, Mr. Sanders’s new plan would wipe out an estimated $81 billion in existing medical debt and ignore such debt in credit scores.
Bernie Sanders bashes Joe Biden, embraces Trump supporter during Nevada campaign stop
The exchange started combatively, with Sanders and Herron shouting over each other about the state of the health care system.
But it ended with the pair locked in a half-hug, as Sanders asked Herron to help him take on entrenched corporate health care interests.
During a town hall in Carson City, Nevada today, a deeply personal moment happened between @BernieSanders and a veteran who has stage four Huntington’s disease and is $139,000 in debt. I was at the event and shared what I saw with @donlemon on @CNNTonight, making my TV debut
Breaking News: For the last 40 years the American working class has been disappearing and the rich have been getting richer.
The average donation to our campaign: $19. The most common profession: teachers. I don’t sit around in wealthy people’s living rooms and leave with thousands of dollars. We are building a movement of working people.
Why calling Bernie Sanders a ‚radical‘ is nonsense
The ruling class — dominated by billionaires like Donald Trump and the vested interests that prop him up — have played the same name-calling game for decades. Legislate tax cuts for the wealthy, turn a blind eye to polluters, shut down tax audits on the rich, abandon antitrust laws, put corporate lobbyists in charge of the regulatory agencies and then attack anyone who calls foul a „radical.“
My skeptics often accuse me of being boring, of hammering the same themes. They’re probably right. It’s never made sense to me that a few people have incredible wealth and power while most have none. Should we ever achieve justice, I promise I’ll write some new speeches.
Bernie Sanders Calls for ‚Political Revolution‘ in America, Lays Out His Democratic Socialist Vision: ‚This Is Not Utopian‘
He also pointed out that three individuals own more wealth than the bottom half of the American population combined. Sanders also said that over the past three decades the richest 1 percent has added $21 trillion to their wealth compared to a $900 billion drop in wealth for the bottom half of the country.
„We need a new vision for America, which I call democratic socialism, which says that economic rights are human rights,“ Sanders said.
We have the best campaign to defeat Donald Trump. When we are in the White House we will fight for the working people of this country and take back power from the billionaire class.
Bernie Sanders backs 2 policies to dramatically shift corporate power to U.S. workers
Sanders said his campaign is working on a plan to require large businesses to regularly contribute a portion of their stocks to a fund controlled by employees, which would pay out a regular dividend to the workers. Some models of this fund increase employees’ ownership stake in the company, making the workers a powerful voting shareholder. The idea is in its formative stages and a spokesman did not share further details.
Sanders also said he will introduce a plan to force corporations to give workers a share of the seats on their boards of directors.
The Waltons of @Walmart are the richest family in America, worth $171 billion. They own more wealth than the bottom 40% of Americans. Since 1982, the Walton family has seen its net worth increase by about 10,000%. They must pay their workers a living wage. #BernieAtWalmart
Bernie Sanders confronts Walmart executives at meeting
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders went to Walmart’s shareholder meeting in Arkansas to push the company to include workers on the company’s board and pay workers at least $15 an hour. CNN’s Ryan Nobles reports on Sanders‘ crusade against Walmart.
To my mind, there is no idea bigger, more critical, or more urgent than ending our endless wars.
Sanders Hands Over His Social Media Accounts to Walmart Workers Ahead of Attending Annual Meeting to Advocate for Employees
Sen. Bernie Sanders turned over his social media accounts to Walmart workers on Tuesday—one day before the Democratic presidential candidate is set to attend the retail giant’s annual meeting, at the invitation of some employees, to advocate for higher wages and introduce a shareholder’s proposal that aims to ensure hourly workers are represented on the company’s board.
Sanders is a longtime supporter of expanding labor rights and critic of Walmart.
Eid Mubarak to all our Muslim friends. May today bring joy and prosperity to all those celebrating.
A few short years ago, we were told that paying workers a living wage of $15 an hour was “too radical.” Not so radical anymore. Now it is time to turn our vision into reality.
Credit card interest rates are outrageously high. With @RepAOC, we are introducing legislation to challenge the greed of Wall Street and protect consumers across America.
Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez Propose 15% Cap on Credit Card Interest
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accused banks of acting as “modern-day loan sharks” and called on Congress to enact a federal limit of 15% on credit card interest rates.
The two self-identified democratic-socialists are set to propose legislation on Thursday capping rates on credit card and other consumer loans and letting post offices offer low-cost basic financial services, such as loans and checking and savings accounts.
I will be voting NO on the Rules package with #PayGo. It is terrible economics. The austerians were wrong about the Great Recession and Great Depression. At some point, politicians need to learn from mistakes and read economic history. @paulkrugman @StephanieKelton @RBReich
The minimum wage for 2019 is 8,350 won ($7.40), up 10.9 percent from 7,530 won in 2018, which was also a 16.4 percent increase from 6,470 won a year earlier.