New and Noteworthy 2022

Golden Gulag by Ruth Wilson Gilmore Focus for a series of discussions.
12/4: Chapter 5: Mothers Reclaiming Our Children first part (181- 221, in pdf. Up to “three strikes”)
12/11: Chapter 5: Mothers Reclaiming Our Children “1 state + 2 laws = 3 strikes” to end of chapter.
TBD: Chapter 6: What Is to Be Done
TBD: Epilogue

Additional Posts related to the criminal legal system posted here

Current Posts (Nov. 27 to Dec. 3)

  1. This Is How America Ends (video)
  2. Geo-engineering:
  3. Former Anti-Abortion Leader Reveals Corruption of Supreme Court (text)
  4. Iran Executing 15,000 Protestors Is Total Bullsh!t Story. (video)
  5. UN Caught Fabricating Russian Viagra R@pe Allegations (video)

Nov. 20 to Nov. 26

  1. Railroad unions and their employers at an impasse(text)
  2. Real Estate Investors Sold Somali Families on a Fast Track to Homeownership in Minnesota. The Buyers Risk Losing Everything. (text)
  3. Ellsberg on lessons from Cuban Missile Crisis for Ukraine and risks of nuclear war (podcast)
  4. Billionaires Provided 15 Percent of Funding for the Midterms (text)
  5. Dimming the Sun to Cool the Planet Is a Desperate Idea, Yet We’re Inching Toward It (text)
  6. Citing Orwell, Judge Blocks ‘Positively Dystopian’ Censorship Law Backed by DeSantis (text)
  7. Unholy’ Examines The Alliance Between White Evangelicals And Trump (audio)
  8. Labour expels former NEC stalwart Willsman for accuracy (text)
  9. Biden WANTED Student Loan Forgiveness To Be Overturned All Along! (video)
  10. Bear market for Penn plan: Big troubles for Gov. Hochul and Vornado’s Midtown redevelopment (text)

Nov. 13 to Nov. 19

  1. Tributes to Mike Davis:
  2. The Chris Hedges Report: The truth about Ukraine with Medea Benjamin (video)
  3. Hakeem Jeffries is the heir apparent to Nancy Pelosi. Little has been made of his record (text)
  4. U.S. elections
  5. Bolivian Right-Wing Opposition Fuels Violence in Santa Cruz (text)
  6. Micropower & Transcendence in Brazil (Bungazão 2022) ft. Miguel Lago (podcast)
  7. EXCLUSIVE: Cops Impound Cars Of Homeless Moms, Kids (video)
  8. The Ukraine/Palestine Hypocrisy (video)
  9. Congressional amendment opens floodgates for war profiteers and a major ground war on Russia (video)
  10. NBC SUSPENDS Reporter For Telling Truth About Paul Pelosi Incident (video)

Posts Nov. 6 to Nov. 12

  1. Bail Reform: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
  2. ‘Winter is coming’: Silicon Valley workers on the brink of a rude awakening as potential Big Tech layoffs loom (text)
  3. War in Ukraine
  4. Economics:
  5. CIA Agent Reveals How They Plant Lies In News Media (video)
  6. Suspect arrested after setting 7 fires in Jackson, Mississippi, including 2 at Black churches: authorities (text)
  7. Midterm Elections:

Posts Oct. 30 to Nov. 5

  1. NYC Poor People’s Campaign: Oct/Nov 2022 Newsletter (text)
  2. Thatcherism: What We Get Wrong About Neoliberalism (video)
  3. Liz Truss: The Oligarch’s Prime Minister | George Monbiot (video)
  4. Brazil “Is Back,” Says Lula After Election Victory (text)

Posts Oct. 23 to 29, 2022

  1. War Critic DISAPPEARS After FBI Raid! (video)
  2. The US Navy wants swarms of thousands of small drones (text)
  3. Labor matters:
  4. No Selves to Defend: A Legacy of Criminalizing Women of Color for Self-Defense (short book)
  5. End the criminalization of survival (web site)
  6. John Jay Bail Reform Conference (7 hour conference)
  7. Elon Musk Reportedly Plans to Lay Off Majority of Twitter Employees (text)
  8. UNLOCKED! The Lamest Show On Earth (Elon Musk) (Part 3) (podcast)
  9. Alabama Prisoners Strike “On Hold,” Struggle Against Death Camp Conditions Continues (text)
  10. Ukraine:
  11. Irish MP Richard Boyd Barrett calls out the double standards on Ukraine and Palestine (video)
  12. Palestine:
  13. This computer software might have told your landlord they could raise your rent (audio with transcript)
  14. People Living with HIV in New York Need Housing Support Now (text)

October 16 to Oct 22 2022

  1. Wall Street Is to Blame for the Water Crisis in Jackson, Mississippi (Jacobin article)
  2. Africa Is a Country Dispossessing to deliver (podcast)
  3. The Houston Chronicle and Fascism (text)
  4. Racism:
  5. Haiti:
  6. Microchip Company ROBS Tax Payers Then Lays Off Thousands | The Kyle Kulinski Show (video)
  7. Middle Schooler Denied Abortion After Incest | The Kyle Kulinski Show (video)
  8. Ukraine/Russia:
  9. NYC Candidate Releases S*x Tape | The Kyle Kulinski Show (video)
  10. Police Brutality:
  11. Housing/Poverty/Homelessness:
  12. The UFT’s Health Care Strategy is a Race to the Bottom (text)
  13. Slavery is on the ballot for voters in 5 US states (text/video)

Current Posts (October 9 to Oct 15 2022)

  1. Kelly Lytle Hernández Amnesty or Abolition?
  2. Derecka Purnell How I Became a Police Abolitionist
  3. Bail Reform Benefits (short text desc. of academic study)
  4. Young Turks’ Misleading Anti-Bail Reform Demagoguery (Citations Needed podcast)
  5. The Brisbane Greens Are Building a Mass Party With Unashamedly Left-Wing Politics (Jacobin article)
  6. ‘Straight Up Fraud’: Data Confirms Private Insurers Use Medicare Advantage to Steal Billions (article)
  7. Internet censorship:
  8. Russia/Ukraine:
  9. Roe v. Wade:
  10. Tulsi Gabbard Cites “Wokeness” & “Anti-White Racism” as Reasons for Leaving Dem Party (video)
  11. Eight Simple Steps towards Revolution (text)
  12. Racist LA Councilmembers must resign (text)
  13. “Nobody Should Go To Jail For Smoking Weed” Says Kamala Harris (video)

October 2 to Oct 8 2022

1. Pregnant people shouldn’t be kept in jail | Baby dies after COs go to Starbucks b4 the hospital (video)
2. New Zealand’s Prime Minister In Love With Authoritarian Censorship (video)
3. ‘Our Cancer Drug Is For Rich Westerners, Not Poor Indians’ (video)
4. Ukraine Requests Fast-Tracked NATO Membership (video)
5. New York Times Honors “Celebrated” Neo-N@zi Ukrainian POWs (video)
6. The Video That Got Katie Halper Fired: Israel IS An Apartheid State (video)
7. Updated: Terrified by Israeli soldiers, 7-year-old Palestinian child died of heart attack (text)
8. Fake News: Guy Walks Behind Hurricane Reporter Like It’s Nothing (video)
9. 4 Million People SCREWED Out Of Student Debt Relief (video)
10. Men’s Biggest Bias Gets Put On Blast (video)
11. Bible-Beating Parents Are Making HORRIFYING Threats (video)
12. The FBI can catfish you & send you to prison .. (video)
13. The Pepsi Contest That Killed 5 People (video)
14. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is an oil thirsty Neocon, who is using social justice as an excuse to drum up moral support for regime change in Iran (text)
15. Mehdi Hasan: Amid Iran Protests, We Must Speak Out For Women’s Freedom (video)
16. 80 Percent Of Twitter Accounts Are Bots! (video)
17. The Left Must Embrace FREEDOM | The Kyle Kulinski Show (video)
18. Cori Bush CONFRONTED Over ‘Defund The Police’ | The Kyle Kulinski Show (video)
19. Everybody is lying about crime (text)
20. Bill Burr EVISCERATES Capitalism! (video)
21. Police Issued Amber Alert for Kidnapped Teen, Then Shot Her Dead When They Found Her (video)
22. Police Violently Attack Striking DHL Delivery Drivers (video)
23. “I Want an Apology”: Black Doctor Who Tests Homeless for Coronavirus Handcuffed by Miami Police (video)
24. Number of homeless adults in NYC shelters sets new record by the day (article)
25. UK: Home Secretary’s Conference speech ‘frighteningly anti-human rights’ (text)
Information about UK Public Order Bill introduced to House of Commons May 11/22. (text)

Sept. 25 to Oct. 1, 2022

Other posts:

  1. Sumayyah Waheed on CNN’s Copaganda Hire, Chris Becker on Inflation Coverage (podcast)
  2. NBC Reporter Tells Truth About War – Gets IMMEDIATELY FIRED! (video)
  4. Waves of Jewish Migration/Rothschild Not Eastern European (text)
  5. The forgotten oil ads that told us climate change was nothing (text)
  6. A far-right group with neo-fascist roots wins big in Italy’s election (audio & transcript)
  7. It’s a Girl (Fascist)! (text)
  8. The land and the sea: Communities whose land is being targeted for exploration by oil and gas companies are increasingly using the courts. South Africa points to good lessons for social movements about allying with the law. (text)
  9. Three myths used by the ultra-wealthy to justify the ultra-wealthy (audio or text)
  10. Hunger in Brazil Marks the Campaign and Gives Wings to Lula (text)
  11. $1.6 billion “donation” (much of it coming via tax avoidance) to buy courts and state legislatures (text)
  12. Reposting Pregnant women held for months in one Alabama jail to protect fetuses from drugs (text)
  13. What to Expect as New York Faces a Potential Fiscal Crisis (text)

Sept. 18 to Sept. 24, 2022

  1. Is Progress Obsolete? The United States Is Now an ‘Un-Developing’ Country (text)
  2. Occupy Family and Friends Gathering S17 2022
  3. Censorship: Britain and Israel
  4. Ukraine and Nazis:
  5. AOC’s Identity Politics Destroyed By WOC!: Sabrina Salvati (video)
  6. Commercial Normalizing Childhood Myocarditis Runs In New York (video)
  7. Police violence
  8. Homelessness:
  9. More US Employers Are Trapping Workers in a New Form of Indentured Servitude (text)
  10. Student Debt Crisis:
  11. Senate subcommittee reveals nearly 1,000 uncounted prison deaths across US (text)
  12. British colonialism:
  13. Colombian President Gustavo Petro Urrego Addresses United Nations (video)
  14. New Analysis Reveals NYC’s Banking Activities Take Massive Hidden Toll on Climate (text)
  15. Can MAGACommunism Unite The Left & Right?: Jackson Hinkle and Craig Pasta debate (video)
  16. You’ll Have A Microchip In Your Head And Like It! Says Klaus Schwab (video)
  17. NYS AG Documents a Decade of “Staggering” Fraud by Donald Trump (text)

Sept. 11 to Sept. 17, 2022

  1. Historic Drop in Child Poverty at Risk Due to Manchin’s Tanking of Key Tax Credit (text)
  2. BAR Book Forum: “The Violence of Conservation in Africa” (text)
  3. Fear and misinformation dominate discourses of Brazilian Right: Peoples Dispatch (text)
  4. Is Sheriff’s Search of Homes of Supervisor Sheila Kuehl & Oversight Commissioner Patti Giggans Part of a Pattern? (text)
  5. Why did Democrats give this pro-Trump GOP primary candidate $425,000? (text)
  6. Zelensky quietly deletes photo of his bodyguard’s pro-Hitler patch (text)
  7. Nebraska Farmer Asks Pro-Fracking Committee To Drink Water From Fracking Zone (video)
  8. Monkeypox Shots, Treatments and Tests Are Unavailable in Much of the World (text)
  9. Africa Matters: Risk of famine in Somalia and other news from the continent (video)

September 4 to September 10, 2022

  1. How Wall St Is Killing Grandmas For Obscene Profits (video)
  3. How reactionary is MAGA? Try the first century B.C. (text, link should be accessible to non-subscribers)
  4. Universal Basic Income: the power to say ‘no’, for everyone (video)
  5. Pregnant women held for months in one Alabama jail to protect fetuses from drugs (text)
  6. “I’m Ready To Use Nuclear Weapons” Says New U.K. Prime Minister (video)
  7. New York’s subway now has a ‘you do you’ mask policy. It’s getting a Bronx cheer (text)
  8. How Fiscal Hawks Are Using Inflation as an Excuse to Tamp Down Worker Power (audio / text)
  9. Uju Anya discusses the Queen on Twitter: (tweet)
  10. Amazon keeps firing union organizers (podcast)

August 28, 2022 to September 3, 2022:

  1. Equality Alec post goes here: Three Functions of Copaganda (text)
  2. How Zoomers Organized the First Chipotle Union (text)
  3. Starbucks is going cashless, one more reason to boycott them (tweet)
  4. Ron DeSantis’ Latest Political Stunt Blows Up In His Face (video)
  5. ANOTHER $3 Billion Given To Ukraine: Why Not for the homeless? (video)
  6. 1 In 6 Americans Can’t Pay Their Energy Bills! (video)
  7. The water crisis in Jackson follows years of failure to fix an aging system (text)
  8. Barbara Ehrenreich, author who resisted injustice, dies aged 81 (text)
  9. Pfizer Is Lobbying to Thwart Whistleblowers From Exposing Corporate Fraud (text)
  10. Preparing for the Next Proxy War (China and Taiwan) (Best of the Left, series of podcast clips)

August 21, 2022 to August 27, 2022:

  1. Biden Threatens Mexico Over Oil! (video)
  2. Politico Calls Out Ukraine For War Crimes! (video)
  3. Zelensky ADMITS He Hid Truth About Russian Invasion (video)
  4. Roger Waters’ Name Added To Ukrainian “Kill List” (video)
  5. Zelensky Steamrolls Workers To Pave Way For Mass Privatization (video)
  6. The Analysis: Paul Jay is interviewed by Colin Bruce Anthes about Ukraine (part 2 of 3) (podcast)
  7. Greens Beat Democrats & Get Back On Ballot! (video)
  8. Facebook Says That I Failed Their Fact Check, Then Admitted No Fact Check Was Done (text)
  9. New Florida Teacher Training Downplays Role Of Slavery In U.S. History (video)
  10. Fox News Bemoans Teacher Shortage After Ruthlessly Demonizing Them For Two Years (video)
  11. Kansas City’s Zero Fare Transit Program Shows Major Success (text)
  12. The Supreme Court Is the Final Word on Nothing (text)
  13. Explainer: What is behind South Africa’s union strikes? (text)
  14. Cancel It All: Debt Collective’s Astra Taylor on Biden Plan & Need for Full Student Debt Relief (video)
  15. Miami To Put Homeless On Prison Island (video)
  16. It’s not hypocrisy, it’s fascism (video)
  17. Failed GOP Candidate Laura Loomer Declares Herself “Congresswoman” After Defeat (video)
  18. The Radical Young Intellectuals Who Want to Take Over the American Right (text)
  19. A Dad Took Photos of His Naked Toddler for the Doctor. Google Flagged Him as a Criminal. (text)
  20. The Rise of the Worker Productivity Score (text, interactive)
  21. Without Realizing, MAGA Man Explains Why He Likes Communism (video)
  22. France Deploys Troops To Steal Yemen’s Natural Gas (video)

August 14, 2022 to August 20, 2022:

  1. WH Spokesman Salivates About Fighting Wars Over Climate Change (video)
  2. World Affairs: Forging Identity after War: Activism and Storytelling (podcast)
  3. Campaign to end whaling in the 1970s (podcast)
  4. Dictatorship Never Again’: Massive Pro-Democracy Protests Sweep Brazil (text)
  5. Not clear on who’s threatening democracy? Let me rewrite that for you. (text)
  6. Supreme Court case that could end democracy as we know it: Moore v Harper, Explained (text)
  7. Facebook ‘Appallingly Failed’ to Detect Election Misinformation in Brazil, Says Democracy Watchdog (text)
  8. Flooding in the Sacrifice Zone (text)
  9. How to Investigate Your Next New York Apartment Like a Reporter (text)
  10. It’s time to stop the Medicare ‘Advantage’ scam before Medicare is dead (text)
  11. “Conservatives” v KKK: Spot the difference (video)
  12. Can Anacostia Build a Bridge Without Displacing Its People? (text)
  13. MAGA Morons Prove They Don’t Know How To Read (video)
  14. The Economy Is Broken, TikToker Explains Why The Rich Love It (video)
  15. Max Blumenthal: African Politician Lectures U.S. Sec of State Over Ukraine & Imperialism (video)
  16. “Batmobile Raid” Exposes Ungodly Police Abuse Of Power & Corruption (video)
  17. CBS News Tells Truth About Ukraine & Gets In Trouble! (video)
  18. Rupert Murdoch Is a Cancer on American and He’s Killing Us (text)
  19. Kids-for-cash judges ordered to pay more than $200M (text)
  20. Debt Collective:
    Debt Strike to cancel student debt, carceral debt

August 7 to August 13, 2022

  1. Indiana abortion ban goes into effect in September: What you need to know (text)
  2. New Yorkers stand in solidarity with activists raided by FBI (text)
  3. First round of adjusted SNAP benefits to start June 5 after pandemic increase ended in May (text)
  4. California and Maine Are Implementing Universal Meal Programs for All Children (text)
  5. Plea Bargains Creating A Criminal Underclass (podcast, 45-minute author interview)
  6. The Inflation Reduction Act Should Be Cause for Relief, Not Celebration (text)
  7. Africa Matters: Scramble for Africa (video)
  8. Remarks by Grace Pandor, South Africa’s Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, during visit by U.S. Sec. of State Blinken (2-min. video clip)
  9. “Oresteia” a brilliant feminist anti-war take on mortal family conflict (text)
  10. The latest cryptocurrency crash illustrates why the entire financial sector needs to be subject to democratic control. (text)

For Discussion August 7, 2022:

  1. Africa

Other topics of interest:

  1. The US Military Was Just Used to Help a Dementia Patient Try to Start WW3 (audio/text)
  2. Americans Explain Why They Support Going To War With China (Onion slide show)
  3. FBI Raids Black Socialist Group Over Alleged Russia Ties (video)
  4. Ro Khanna BLAMES Jill Stein (Interview Clip) (video)
  5. South Africa (first 9 minutes): Africa Matters: Africa’s Power Shortage (video)
  6. Tunisia: An old political prisoner warns against new Tunisian constitution (text)
  7. Tunisia: How failure to address causes of 2011 uprising led to Tunisia’s referendum (text)
  8. December 12th Movement Press Conference Condemning FBI Raid (video)
  9. Members of the Uhuru African Socialist Party speak after the FBI raided their home Friday morning. (video)

July 24, 2022 to July 31, 2022

  1. Wuhan Wuhan POV Documentary (90-min)
  2. 195 Republicans Vote AGAINST Right To Contraception | The Kyle Kulinski Show (video)
  3. How to discipline a rogue Supreme Court: Jamelle Bouie (text)
  4. Female Warmongering General Eyes Natural Resources In Latin America (video)
  5. British Media Has BONKERS Climate Change Debate | The Kyle Kulinski Show (video)
    • Brilliant illustration of mansplaining: listen from 7:20 to 7:30, especially
  6. Democratic Staffers are Revolting Over the Party’s Inaction on Climate Change (video)
  7. Private Jet Use Shows Why We Must Abolish Billionaires (text)
  8. Trump-Aligned Sheriffs Target Election Officials (text)
  9. How Murdoch’s Fox News allowed Trump’s propaganda to destabilise democracy (video, part 1)
  10. CIA & FBI Brag About Throwing Elections At Home & Abroad (video)
  14. “I FIRED HIM because he has WORK/LIFE BOUNDARIES!!” -#GabriellePeterson (video)
  15. Ukraine War More Important Than Solving Americans’ Problems Says Biden Advisor (video)
  16. Why We Need Social Housing (text)
  17. Journalists Know Better Than to Publish Copaganda (text)
  18. Chinese paddlefish, wild Yangtze sturgeon declared extinct (text)
  19. Chris Hedges: Fascists in Our Midst (text)
  20. Most third parties have failed. Here’s why ours won’t. (text)

July 17, 2022 to July 23, 2022
For discussion on July 24

  1. Wrong Life and Abortion, Ethan Linehan, Sublation
  2. The Left killed the pro-choice coalition, Kat Rosenfield, Unherd
  3. A Defence of Abortion, Judith Jarvis Johnson  
  4. How to Win the Abortion Argument, Helen Lewis, The Atlantic
  5. Can We Talk About Abortion? Braver Angels, (video)

Other posts

  1. Tragic Comedy: Film focuses on fight to remove Confederate memorials (article with video)
  2. How To Survive Nuclear War In NYC (video)
  3. Corruption:
  4. Fox New Host Viciously Attacks Doctor Who Gave 10-Year-Old Rape Victim an Abortion (video)
  5. Nomiki Konst EXPLODES On DSA Opponent (video)
  6. Leaked DOJ Memo Suggests Merrick Garland Won’t Prosecute Trump (video)
  7. Amazon worker dies in N.J. fulfillment center on Prime Day (article)
  8. Wuhan Lab Was Experimenting On Monkeypox Before Outbreak (video)
  9. Holding Putin Accountable Would Require an Actual Rules-Based World Order (text)
  10. Richard Wolff: Why Biden’s Probably Afraid to Cancel Student Debt (video)
  11. Ted Cruz Wants to Take Away His OWN Bisexual Daughter’s Right to Marry (video)
  12. Teen with toy water gun is killed by off-duty jail officer, police say (text)
  13. What Is the Point of Sunday Political “News” Shows? (text)
  14. Reality mimics parody: please keep the news upbeat and entertaining (short video clip)
  15. Best of the Left Podcast: America, A beginner’s guide (podcast)

July 10, 2022 through July 16. 2022

  1. Real debt trap: Sri Lanka owes vast majority to West, not China (text/video)
  2. Big Pharma Has Spent $147 Million to Kill Lower Drug Prices During Pandemic (text)
  3. This Proxy War Has No Exit Strategy (text or video)
  4. YouTube Host Silenced For Challenging U.S. Gov On Ukraine (video)
  5. New York City ad on surviving a nuclear attack raises eyebrows (text/video)
  6. Mick Wallace, leftist member of the European parliament: “Why are we so quiet about challenging the US when they threaten human rights?” (video)
  7. Biden Administration Rips Into Pro-Choice “Activists” (video)
  8. The Hamptons Now Has Its Own Homeless Encampment (text)
  9. Serial Stabber Killed Homeless Man In Manhattan, Slashed 2 More: NYPD (text)
  10. The chilling details suspect in NYC homeless attacks told cops: ‘stabber’s choice’ (text)
  11. ‘It’s Like a Slum’: Supportive Housing Tenants Cope with Violation-Filled Homes. Provider Blames Underfunding (text)
  12. New York City Council voted to pass Intro-212-B, a critical bill that will, for the first time, require the City to produce a full census, each month, of those sleeping in *all* its shelters (text)
  13. Homeless Union Launched by NYC Shelter Residents (text) (Note: Brooklyn Eviction Defense has tried to tear apart Housing Justice for All, claims that the Albany arrests were all paid actors, and wants to call all homeless people “renters.”)
  14. Paris Tore Down a Police Station to Build Social Housing (text; mostly images + article in French)
  15. Latin America Review: Venezuela’s Economic Recovery (video)
  16. Political False Dichotomies: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix (article/video)
  17. This Proxy War Has No Exit Strategy (text/audio)

July 3, 2022 to July 9, 2022

  1. Ukraine Has Collapsed & Is Failed State (video)
  2. Communist Party of Ukraine banned and all its assets seized by the state (text)
  3. The Far Right is Openly Plotting a Tyrannical Purge of Leftists From Institutions (video)
  4. TikToker Uses Stats To Prove Boomers Are The Problem (video)
  5. Is This The Dumbest Person Alive? (video)
  6. Mom who sought abortion dies. See her chilling texts hours before her death (video)
  7. AOC’s MAGA Opponent Gives HUMILIATING July 4th Rant (video)
  8. Krystal Ball: TERRIFIED Biden RIGS 2024 Primaries (video)
  9. Texas To BAN Oral & Anal? | Krystal Kyle & Friends Podcast (video)
  10. BOMBSHELL: Dems Commit FRAUD To Keep Green Party Off NC Ballot | The Kyle Kulinski Show (video)
  11. July 5th: Emancipation Day in New York (text)
  12. Who pays for climate change? The Peruvian suing a German utility (text)
  13. I led the US lawsuit against big tobacco for its harmful lies. Big oil is next
  14. Rights of rice and the future of nature (podcast)
  15. It’s Time to Rethink Patriotism and Reclaim it from the Far Right (text)
  16. Even DNC Sycophant Debra Messing is “Fed Up” with Biden’s Incompetence (video)
  17. The Police Response to a Black Man vs. a White Mass Shooter (video)
  18. Cathy O’Neil: ‘Big tech makes use of shame to profit from our interactions’ (text)
  19. Alone our debts are a burden. Together they make us powerful. (web site)

June 26, 2022 to July 2, 2022
Cryptocurrency posting on a separate page:

  1. How Many Wars is America Fighting? (It’s More Than You Think) (video)
  2. Guide to the Supreme Court’s authoritarian shift (podcast)
  3. WATCH: These Conservative Justices LIED About Roe to Get on the Supreme Court (video)
  4. Obama & Biden Lied About Codifying Roe v Wade (video)
  5. Law Prof Breaks Down Supreme Court’s Scary Legal Argument Against #roevwade (video)
  6. What The Constitution Means to Heidi Schrek (audio)
  7. Meet the Unelected Sham Body That Just Gave NYC Landlords a Raise (video)
  8. Meet the many other unelected bodies (e.g. MTA) misbehaving: John Oliver Explains Special Districts As America’s ‘Ghost’ Government
  9. Racist Cops Illegally Enter Home, Choke Innocent Child (video)
  10. Lee Camp: I Know Who The U.S. Will Coup Next! (video)
  11. Witness testimony on events of Jan 6 (video)
  12. Rich New Yorkers are getting bladder surgery and Botox to avoid bathroom breaks on the drive to the Hamptons (article)
  13. Woman awarded $431,000 for Occupy Wall Street police actions (article)
  14. Texas education board members push back on proposal to use “involuntary relocation” to describe slave trade (text)
  15. Material: Seven Souls, from The Western Lands by William S. Burroughs (audio)

June 19, 2022 to June 25, 2022

  1. Colombia: LatAm Leaders Celebrate Petro’s Historic Victory (text)
  2. Chile finalises new draft constitution to replace Pinochet-era document (text)
  3. Galveston, the birthplace of Juneteenth, has been losing Black residents for decades (text)
  4. Slavery has STILL not been abolished in the U.S. The 13th Amendment didn’t do it. Maybe the 28th? (text)
  5. Tuesday, June 21st hearing: Trump asks state officials to break the law (text)
  6. Hochul’s Stadium Swindle Gov. Hochul ripped off Seneca tribe and NY taxpayers to enrich her husband’s cronies (text)
  7. Protect and serve? In Stoughton, MA, latest police scandal adds to long history of trouble (text)
  8. The Current Court is Sunk in Corruption, Just Like Fox News (text)
  9. Clear Air Act Saves Lives, Will SCOTUS change that? (text)

Week of June 12 to June 18, 2022

  1. Guarding Democracy from News (text)
  2. Caitlin Johnstone: Official Behind Media Reports of Russian Atrocities Fired By Ukrainian Parliament (text)
  3. The Secret Pentagon Photos of the First Prisoners at Guantánamo Bay (text/pictures)
  4. Finland ends homelessness and provides shelter for all in need (text)
  5. Russian Sanctions Are Hurting U.S. WAY MORE Than Russia (video)
  6. Suspended For Calling Nazis “Nazis” On Twitter (video)
  7. Do ALL Ukrainians Have Swastika Tattoos? (video)
  8. Ukrainian Boxer Holds Nazi Flag While Accepting Medal (video)
  9. Ukraine Court BANS Main Opposition Party (video)
  10. BBC’s Pro-War Propaganda Spreading Faster Than Cholera (video)
  11. AOC Says She’s Honest But Congress Is Corrupt (video)
  12. Twitter Censors Anti-War Journo Danny Haiphong Over Tiananmen Square Tweet (video)
  13. Labor reporter Stephen Greenhouse on Democracy Now! (video)
  14. Al Jazeera obtains exclusive photo of bullet used to kill journalist Shireen Abu Akleh (video)
  15. Gravitas: Belgium refuses to apologise for colonial atrocities in Congo (video)
  16. The New Hotness in Scam Culture (Crypto Currency and NFTs) (Best of the Left — curated collection of podcast clips)

Week of June 5 to June 11, 2022

  1. Noam Chomsky and Jeremy Scahill on the Russia-Ukraine War, the Media, Propaganda, and Accountability (video)
  2. NY Times Does It Again: All the copaganda that’s fit to print (text)
  3. And again How To Spin An Election (text)
  4. John Oliver: School Police we need fewer of them, not more (video)
  5. Hubert Harrison: Tribune of the People (text)
  6. A @pslweb activist disrupts OAS chief Luis Almagro at a Summit of the Americas event, calling out his role in the 2019 Bolivia coup
  7. Tim Hortons spied on customers through app: Canadian regulator (article)

Week of May 29 to June 4, 2022

  1. ‘She did not even have a stick’: Witness describes seeing pregnant, unarmed woman shot by cops (text)
  2. Cartoon: Republicans call for school control (text)
  3. NRA exec’s big fun tainted at convention as comedian pranks him with ‘thoughts and prayers’ (text)
  4. Meet a 34-year-old with $250,000 in student debt after 13 years of barely keeping up with her monthly interest payments: ‘I never felt like I could get a handle on it’ (text)
  5. Good news on Corinthian student debt — thanks to the Debt Collective
    What the Corinthian Colleges case tells us about student loan relief (text)
  6. Israeli Soldiers Kill A Young Palestinian Woman, a journalism student, Near Hebron (text)
  7. Israeli forces kill another Palestinian teen, 4th Palestinian killed in 48 hours (text)
  8. Israel’s Government Is Supporting ‘Death To Arabs’ Protest(video)
  9. 5 people dead at Tulsa medical building, in the 233rd mass shooting of 2022 (text)
  10. Russia’s ruble is the strongest currency in the world this year (text/audio)
  11. Chelsea School Takes Shelter After Covid Vax Bus Shooting: Officials (text)
  12. Rep. Paul Gosar Spreads Lie About Texas Shooter In Hateful Since-Deleted Tweet (text)
  13. Uvalde shooting’s evolving narrative: Here are the details police have walked back (text)
  14. Did Uvalde Cops Shoot One Of The Child Victims? (video)
  15. Drought Exposes More Human Remains in Nevada’s Lake Mead (video)
  16. Western Media Admits Ukraine Is Losing War (video)
  17. Bogus “Appeasement” Argument Used By Warmongers On Ukraine (video)
  18. Richard Wolff: Treasury Secretary Admits She Was DEAD WRONG About Inflation (video)
  19. The People’s Forum in New York City attacked by the far-right, enabled by the police (text)
  20. Biden To Hike Medicare Premiums & Funnel Profits To Private Insurers (video)

Week of May 22 to May 28 2022
Third Party Politics/Green Party

Dysfunction and direction in American politics

  1. We the People: Never ending student debts with Scott Hutchins, Jameson Brewer, Abbas Muntaqim (video)
  2. Boris Johnson to stress work as the fix for cost of living crisis (text)
  3. UK Banks face up to $300bn in losses due to climate change (text)
  4. Ron DeSantis EXPOSED (He’s Not What You Think) | The Kyle Kulinski Show (video)
  5. TikToker Reveals Shocking Info Mainstream Media Tried To Hide (video)
  6. EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW: Shooter Kills 21 At TX Elementary School | Breaking Points (video)
  7. BREAKING: Cops Did NOTHING For AN HOUR As Texas Shooter Killed Kids (video)
  8. A hunger crisis threatens millions. Will world leaders take action?
  9. ‘Public Bank’ Bill Blocked From State Senate Vote After Industry Pushback (text)
  10. cars are dumb and pointless (and ruin cities) (video)
  11. Impending Roe v Wade Demise Spotlights Privacy Risk for Everyone (text)
  12. Minnesota Public Radio drops award-winning program ‘APM Reports’ (text)

Week of May 15 to May 21 2022

Discussion topic for May 22: The Racial Capitalism of Care (video/text)

Other current notes of interest:

  1. Origins of Great Replacement Theory in backlash to reconstruction, connection to racist mass shooting in Buffalo (text)
  2. Climate Change Is Class Struggle w/ Matt Huber (podcast) or text
  3. Delhi — where most people don’t have AC — hits 120 degrees in South Asian heat wave (audio with transcript)
  4. The Sports World’s Selective Moral Indignation (text)

Week of May 8 to May 14, 2022

Current posts of interest

Original Mothers’ Day Declaration

Current Posts of Interest

  1. Big Business: Profiting from Inflation (text)
  2. Kenya embraces green building technology (text)
  3. Facebook Lies Through Their Teeth to Prevent Me from Sharing (text)
  4. You, yes you, would make a better owner of Twitter than Elon Musk (text)
  5. Shireen Abu Akleh, journalist killed in the West Bank, was ‘the voice of Palestinian suffering’
  6. Ultra-MAGA and the Democracy Game (with Brynn Tannehill) (text)
  7. The #BLM10 Speak: “It’s Time For Accountability” (video)

May 1 to May 7: On Antitrust, Don’t Take Big Tech’s Word for It (text)

Other posts of interest

  1. Kathy Boudin: A Great Life and A Great Loss (text)
  2. Hidden in Plain Sight: Racism, White Supremacy, and the Far Right (text)
  3. French Election: Follow up on last Sunday’s discussion:
  4. Data Broker Is Selling Location Data of People Who Visit Abortion Clinics (text)
  5. The media fell for ‘pro-life’ rhetoric — and helped create this mess (text / audio)
  6. Media Hypocrites Recommend Women Take Horse Drugs For Abortion (video)
  7. Krystal Ball: Proof Dems are FULL OF SH*T On Roe v Wade (video)
  8. The Fact-Free Logic of Samuel Alito (text)
  9. Cops Brutalize Pro-Choice Protesters, Immediately Regret It (VIDEO)
  10. This Police-Pastor Alliance Is America’s Most Tyrannical (video)
  11. British citizenship of six million people (mostly of color) could be jeopardised by Home Office (text)
  12. Amazon’s worker union just lost in New York City. Where does it go from here? (text)
  13. EPA Union seeks climate emergency declaration (text)
  14. Krystal Ball: How Clinton SCAMMED a Generation and SOLD Their Futures (video)
  15. US won’t rule out military action if China establishes base in Solomon Islands (text)

April 24 to April 30, 2022

Discussion topic: – May 1: Care Work in a Wageless World

  1. The Facts on Bail Reform and Crime Rates in New York State (report)
  2. War as a business opportunity (text)
  3. Macron’s Win Is Not Populism’s Defeat (text)
  4. Carol Anderson on History, Race and Democracy (audio)
  5. Natalia Renta on Puerto Rico Debt Deal (audio)
  6. Elon Musk Is a Problem Masquerading as a Solution (text)
  7. New Yorkers Chant Support For Nazis In Ukraine (video)
  8. (Watch) Rant Highlights Why Working Has Become Unsustainable (video)
  9. Sabrina Solvati: Nina Turner Defends Party That Shuns Her (video)
  10. In Ohio, a Primary Battle for the Soul of the Democratic Party –Nina Turner v Shontel Brown (text)
  11. Max Blumenthal: Pentagon-Backed “Newsguard” Threatening YouTube’s Anti-War Voices (video)
  12. Max Blumenthal, Anya Parampil, Alejandro Kirk: Reporting from the ground in Donbas (video)
  13. Landlord arguments suck (Debunking Arguments Landlords Use to Justify Their Existence) (video)
  14. Joe Biden Pours Cold Water on Student Debt Cancelation Dreams (video)
  15. POLICE STATE: The New Way Private Prisons Make BILLIONS | The Kyle Kulinski Show (video)
  16. Family Claims “Execution By Police” As Body Camera Gets Released (video)
  17. Severe Indian heatwave will bake a billion people and damage crops (mid 40s°C is over 110°F) (text)
  18. Atlanta Spa Shooting Anniversary: More Police Funding Isn’t the Answer to Anti-Asian Hate (text)

April 17 to April 23, 2022

  1. NY Times Goes After Indie Journalists [News + Comedy] (video)
  2. Associated Press caught whitewashing a Palestinian toddler’s death (article)
  3. Why the French left keeps failing, (article)
  4. France struggles to contain revival of the Yellow Vests protests three years on (article)
  5. The Gilets Jaunes and the New Social Contract(book)
  6. France Protests Over Macron v Le Pen Election | The Kyle Kulinski Show (video)
  7. Security, Empire and Life in the USA (article)
  8. Ilhan Omar Urges Prosecuting U.S. War Criminals! (video)
  9. Why are they hiding THIS about Ukraine? | Redacted with Natali and Clayton Morris (video)
  10. Dozens of Murdered civilians Found in Mariupol after Ukraine retreats (Some hands bound)–Ukranian civilian says Azov attacked them (video)
  11. Short Clip From a Documentary That Shows Zelensky Performing a Stand Up Comedy Skit In 2015. (video)
  12. Russians Are “Different & Don’t Value Human Life” Says German Pundit (video)
  13. Michael Tracey: The U.K. Is Dragging The U.S. Into WWIII In Ukraine (video)
  14. Amazon Union Organizer Goes On Tucker & Sh*tlib Brains Explode! (video)
  15. TikTok EXPOSES Insurance Racket Costing Us Billions (video)
  16. TikToker EXPOSES What Wealthy People Are Scared Of (video)
  17. Homeless New Yorkers Respond to Mayor’s Plan to Boot Them from Subway System (video)

April 10 to April 16, 2022

  1. Ukraine-Russia War:
  2. Brooklyn Subway shooting:
  3. Government Response to Homelessness and Grassroots Pushback:
  4. Labor News:
  5. NYC Cuts Off Wells Fargo From New Bank Contracts Following Discrimination Claims (article)

April 3 to April 9, 2022

  1. The Fight for Reparations Cannot Ignore Climate Change (text)
  2. How Two Best Friends Beat Amazon (video)
  3. Amazon CRIES ‘Rigged Election!’ To Labor Union Win | The Kyle Kulinski Show (video)
  4. why you SHOULD NOT teach English in South Korea | hagwon horror story | *HONEST* experience (video)
  5. Saagar Enjeti: NBC, WaPo Reporters Say Criticizing Them Is HARASSMENT (video)
  6. Ukraine: a conversation with Scott Ritter hosted by Joe Lombardo and Margaret Flowers. (video)
  7. US Officials Admit They’re Literally Just Lying To The Public About Russia (text and video)
  8. Proof: Zelensky REJECTED Peace With Russia (video)
  9. Maxine Waters Tells Homeless To “GO HOME” (video)
  10. Republicans’ goal is 1950s-style white Christian patriarchal dominance (text)
  11. NY Judges Ignored Income, Gift Reporting Rule For Years (text/audio)
  12. Six steps the world can take to halt climate change (not actually halt but avoid worst case) (text/audio)
  13. A Great Voice, and a Good Friend, Leaves Us (text)
  14. “Dollar Hegemony Ended Last Wednesday”: Michael Hudson Interviewed by Margaret Flowers on Clearing the Fog (text and video)
  15. Oft Overlooked on Brooklyn-Queens Border, The Hole Shows Risks of Ignoring Environment (text)

March 27 to April 2, 2022

Proposed Discussion topic:
. Is Nuclear Power Our Best Bet Against Climate Change?
. George Monbiot and Theo Simon discuss nuclear power (text)
. Is It Time to Expand Nuclear Power? A debate (audio)

Other posts of interest

  1. Matt Taibbi | NO HOPE for Journalism (video)
  2. John Oliver calls out dangerous police bullsh*t calls for sensible drug programs (video)
  3. Defund The Insurrectionists — Check My Ads (video)
  4. RWW News: QAnon ‘Prophet’ Johnny Enlow Prayed Over and ‘Commissioned’ Three GOP Candidates (video)
  5. Krystal Ball: AOC BETRAYS Amazon Workers to COSPLAY Class Politics (video)
  6. AOC and Krystal Ball Clash Over Amazon Union Support (video)
  7. Unions Are Making A Strong Showing In Elections At Two Amazon Warehouses (text)
  8. Applebee’s Uses High Gas Prices To Lower Wages (video)
  9. Why Capitalism Will Always Fail (Capitalism’s In-Built Self-Destruct; The Falling Rate of Profit) (video)
  10. Ukraine and media coverage:
  11. Social media seems to be having a tryst with corporate censorship, and that can be really bad news for its users (text)
  12. Ginni & Clarence Thomas vs. Democracy: He Sided with Trump in Court While She Backed Coup Attempt (video/text)
  13. Ocasio-Cortez Argues Clarence Thomas Must Resign or be Impeached (video)
  14. Rick Scott CAN’T DEFEND His ‘Tax The Poor More’ Plan | The Kyle Kulinski Show (video)
  15. Political Experts React to Critical Race Theory Ads (video)
  16. ADL, Organization Against Anti-semitism, Whitewashes Ukrainian Nazis (video)
  17. Neo-Nazi Aidar Battalion holding 300 locals and monks hostage (article)
  18. Will Smith Says “Called By God” To Slap Chris Rock (video)
    America Calls For MORE Violence Against Comedians After Will Smith (video)
  19. AOC Video Makes Fox News Pervs Malfunction (video)
  20. AOC’s WARNING To Dems: ‘We’re In Trouble’ | The Kyle Kulinski Show (video)
  21. ‘Their Inflation Strategy Is Working’: Corporate Profits Soared to Record High in 2021 (text)

March 20 to March 26, 2022

–Proposed Discussion topic: Why Neoliberalism Needs Neofascists

  1. Matt Taibbi | NO HOPE for Journalism (video)
  2. John Oliver calls out dangerous police bullsh*t calls for sensible drug programs (video)
  3. Defund The Insurrectionists — Check My Ads (video)
  4. RWW News: QAnon ‘Prophet’ Johnny Enlow Prayed Over and ‘Commissioned’ Three GOP Candidates (video)
  5. Krystal Ball: AOC BETRAYS Amazon Workers to COSPLAY Class Politics (video)
  6. AOC and Krystal Ball Clash Over Amazon Union Support (video)
  7. Unions Are Making A Strong Showing In Elections At Two Amazon Warehouses (text)
  8. Applebee’s Uses High Gas Prices To Lower Wages (video)
  9. Why Capitalism Will Always Fail (Capitalism’s In-Built Self-Destruct; The Falling Rate of Profit) (video)
  10. Ukraine and media coverage:
  11. Social media seems to be having a tryst with corporate censorship, and that can be really bad news for its users (text)
  12. Ginni & Clarence Thomas vs. Democracy: He Sided with Trump in Court While She Backed Coup Attempt (video/text)
  13. Ocasio-Cortez Argues Clarence Thomas Must Resign or be Impeached (video)
  14. Rick Scott CAN’T DEFEND His ‘Tax The Poor More’ Plan | The Kyle Kulinski Show (video)
  15. Political Experts React to Critical Race Theory Ads (video)
  16. ADL, Organization Against Anti-semitism, Whitewashes Ukrainian Nazis (video)
  17. Neo-Nazi Aidar Battalion holding 300 locals and monks hostage (article)
  18. Will Smith Says “Called By God” To Slap Chris Rock (video)
    America Calls For MORE Violence Against Comedians After Will Smith (video)
  19. AOC Video Makes Fox News Pervs Malfunction (video)
  20. AOC’s WARNING To Dems: ‘We’re In Trouble’ | The Kyle Kulinski Show (video)
  21. ‘Their Inflation Strategy Is Working’: Corporate Profits Soared to Record High in 2021 (text)
  22. Not a Single Reporter Will Follow Up on Eric Adams’ Vague Promise of Placing Purged Homeless in “Healthy Living Conditions” (article)

March 20 to March 26, 2022

–Proposed Discussion topic: Why Neoliberalism Needs Neofascists

Other posts of interest

  1. Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix (text)
  2. Ummm…Are We The Baddies? (podcast)
  3. Zelensky Bans 11 Political Parties, None Of Them Neo-Nazi (video)
    Ukrainian President Bans 11 Opposition Parties! (video)
    Zelensky nationalizes TV news and restricts opposition parties (article)
  5. Shady Capitalist Scheme Is Full Of Ways To Screw You Over! (video)
  6. Fox News Will Criticize ANYTHING Except For Capitalism (video)
  7. Bloomberg News Tells Poors To Eat Beans & Sell Their Car To Save Money | The Kyle Kulinski Show (video)
  8. Leaded Gasoline Reduced IQ Of 170 Million Americans, Study Finds (video)
  10. Why and how Hawley’s attack on Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson was disgusting (podcast clip)
  11. Interracial Marriage BAN Ok With GOP Senator | The Kyle Kulinski Show (video)
  12. Trump Supporters: What Really Happened On January 6th? (video)
  13. Trump Supporter Opinions Become INSTANT Embarrassment (video)
  14. Why some Americans haven’t gotten COVID yet and why it’s not inevitable they ever will: Experts (article and video)
  15. Jesus Showed Up In Woman’s Closet To Encourage Her Campaign (video)
  16. Predominantly Black Town Ordered To Surrender Charter After Ford Invests In Area (text)

March 13 to March 19

Discussion topic: A Path to Neighborhood Power
— plus a deep dive on community land trusts in NY

  1. Good discussions of Ukraine Crisis: Building a Just and Peaceful World (videos)
  2. Video: Unhinged Officials Push No-Fly Zone & World War III
  3. The Atlantic Publishes Editorial Shilling for World War III (article)
    worth comparing to Saagar Enjeti’s comments pre-invasion (video)
    and MSNBC Guest Says Putin WORSE Than Hitler | The Kyle Kulinski Show (video)
    Aaron Maté: MSNBC Praises Hitler To Manufacture Consent For Ukraine War (video)
  4. Anna Khachiyan: Russophobia Is The Latest Liberal Activism | Breaking Points with Krystal and Saagar (video)
  5. YouTube Censoring Anti-Ukraine War Coverage (video)
  6. Colbert Cheerleads War With “Clear Conscience” (video)
  7. Saudi Arabia BEHEADS 81 In Unprecedented Execution (video) (relates directly to #5)
  8. Aaron Maté: US/NATO Preparing False Flag Chemical Attack In Ukraine? (video)
  9. Aaron Maté: Democracy Now Pushes For War & Peace In Ukraine? (video)
  10. Irish Politicians GO OFF On Western Hypocrisy Over Ukraine (video)
  11. The Real Reason Media Covers Ukraine 400 Times More Than Other Violent Conflicts (video)
  12. CNN Host Admits War Is About Ratings (video)
  13. How Billionaires Picked Putin as “Russia’s Pinochet” (article)
  14. American Volunteer Soldiers Used As “Cannon Fodder” In Ukraine (video)
  15. Tax the land (text)
  16. Police Arrest Man Suspected Of Stalking, Killing Homeless In NYC, DC (article)
    VOCAL-NY statement on incidents (text)
  17. A too-risky plan to curb Georgians’ free speech (text)
  18. Chris Smalls EXPOSES Amazon’s FAKE $15 Min Wage SCAM | Krystal Kyle & Friends Podcast (video)
  19. Aaron Maté: Putin Lays Out Demands To End War (video)
  20. Aaron Maté: Video: Biden Predicted Ukraine War In 1997! (video)

March 6 to March 12

Other items of note
— post on budgetting: Testimony on NYCHA and New York City’s Fiscal Year 2023 Preliminary Budget

  1. How Putin’s oligarchs funneled millions into GOP campaigns (text)
  2. Members of Congress Caught Profiting Off Ukraine War (video)
  3. Ukraine Exposes White Supremacist Foreign Policy (text)
  4. Ukraine Crisis: Building a Just and Peaceful World (past and future webinars)
  5. Krystal Ball: Ilhan Omar DRAGGED for Based Ukraine Take (video)
  6. How Russia Will Counterpunch the U.S./EU Declaration of War (article Tony B says Facebook is not allowing on the platform)
  7. ‘No off-ramps’: U.S. and European officials don’t see a clear endgame in Ukraine (article with audio)
  8. Annoyed about preparing your taxes? GOP benefits and Turbotax is paying Congress to make your life difficult. (text)
  9. GOP’s violent rhetoric keeps getting worse — and almost nobody is paying attention (text)
  10. Here’s Why You Might Get Arrested For Renting From Hertz (text)
  11. Larry Summers Holds Positions With Numerous Financial Bottom-Feeders (text)
  12. Adams Plan to Remove Homeless People From the Subway ‘Right Away’ Has Hit a Delay (text)

Feb. 27 through March 5, 2022

  1. Ukraine – Russia
  2. U.S. Lawyers Are Foreign Kleptocrats’ Best Friends (text)
  3. Lawmakers seek to unmask property owners behind LLCs (text)
  4. Right-Wing Lunatics Are Dooming The Country (video)
  5. Unimpressed with Post Office Banking Trial, Backers Eye New Initiative (text)
  6. The U.S. added 678,000 jobs in February. It’s another sign of a hot labor market (text)
  7. You Are Being Lied to About Inflation | Robert Reich (video)
  8. Trump Committed a Felony in Effort to Steal the 2020 Election—Will He Be Held Accountable? (video)

Feb. 20 through Feb. 26, 2022

Proposed discussion topics

  1. Heather McGhee on Critical Race Theory & Other Stuff (podcast)
  2. Philly is poised to become the first U.S. city to run its own bank (text)
  3. Biden Urged to Ignore War Hawks and Pursue ‘Real Path to Peace’ in Ukraine (text)
  4. Child Poverty SKYROCKETS 41% In Colossal Dem Failure | The Kyle Kulinski Show (video)
  5. Who is Ketanji Brown Jackson? (text)
  6. Biden Considered a SCOTUS Pick Who Jailed a Man 12 YEARS For Weed Sale | Breaking Points with Krystal and Saagar (video)
  7. Boston Review: Rethinking Political Economy (text)
  8. Blue Lies Matter (text)

Other items of note:

  1. Kenyan ambassador’s statement on Ukraine conflict (video)
  2. The Punishment Bureaucracy: How to Think About “Criminal Justice Reform” (text)
    • I don’t like things that try to say “how to think” but besides title seems interesting.
  3. So, where the heck is the public bank of New Jersey? | Opinion (article)
  4. WORST Propaganda I’ve Ever Seen: Media Blames The Left For Biden’s Failures | The Kyle Kulinski Show (video)
  5. The Boycott: Upcoming film about anti-BDS legislation discussed last week. Read Synopsis. (Text)
  6. CEOs are just crowing about how they can raise prices on consumers all while bringing in record profits. (video)

Feb. 6 to Feb. 19, 2022

  1. ‘Israel Is Like A Spoiled Kid Who Never Gets Punished’ – Jim Zogby (video)
  2. Status Coup EXPOSES Amazon Forcing Employees Out of Meeting in Latest Union Busting Leak (video)
  3. AOC SILENT On Pelosi Leadership, Warns Of ‘Jim Crow’ Return |Breaking Points with Krystal and Saagar (video)
  4. The BLM Mystery: Where did the money go? (text)
  5. Trump’s race-war fantasies continue to escalate — while the media pretends not to notice (text)
  6. ThinkOlio: From Colonial New York to Global Capitalism (video)
  7. Suicide Hotline Collected, Monetized The Data Of Desperate People, Because … Surveillance Capitalism (text)
  8. On Riots (video)
  9. The U.S. Is Wrong on Yemen. Again. (text)
  10. The Black woman sentenced to six years in prison over a voting error (wtf?)
  11. Daunte Wright’s family dismayed at lenient sentence (text)
  12. Bari Weiss SILENT About Actual Censorship Of Free Speech (video)
  13. BANNED Journalist Sues Twitter For Violating His Free Speech (video)
  14. Matt Taibbi The British Medical Journal Story That Exposed Politicized “Fact-Checking” (article)
  15. Gay Man Yells ‘Hail Satan’, Burns Bible In Protest Of Book Burning (video)
  16. Fatal police shootings in 2021 set record since The Post began tracking, despite public outcry (article)
  17. Thoughts on the Canadian Trucker “Freedom Convoys” (article)
  18. Occupy the SEC to the DoJ: Stop rubber-stamping bank mergers (text)
  19. Biden’s Plan to Permanently Seize Afghan Assets Set to Cause Untold Suffering (text)
  20. Jon Stewart: Corporate profits driving inflation, and Bryan Stevenson (podcast)
  21. Why we don’t have universal healthcare: it really is about race (and greed) (podcast clip)
  22. It’s Settled That Israel Is Committing the Crime of Apartheid—Now What Should We Do About It? (text)
  23. The Flint Cover-up: Wiped Phones and the Battle for Evidence in Rick Snyder’s Prosecution (text/audio)

January 30, 2022 to February 5, 2022

  1. Why Ukraine is the West’s Fault (video)
  2. U.S. Hoped Putin Would be a ‘Sober Yeltsin’ – RAI with Stephen Cohen (video)
  3. Ukraine and U.S. War Propaganda (text)
  4. The Violent States of America (podcast)
  5. US and UK escalate Russia war fever, but NATO splits over Ukraine emerge (podcast)
  6. Most Americans Don’t Want War With Russia. Where Are Progressives? (text)
  7. America Is Reaping What it Sowed in Ukraine (text)
  8. Reposted: Ukraine: What Does it Have to Do with Black Folks? (text)

January 23, 2022 to January 29, 2022

  1. The Biden Jobs Boom Is Bigger Than We Thought (text)
  2. Biden Considering Deploying Thousands of Troops to Eastern Europe (text)
  3. A Palestinian shepherd peacefully resisted the Israeli occupation. And now he’s dead  (video)
  4. Analysis of copaganda in NYTimes and elsewhere (text)
  5. The Potter Report: UnitedHealth’s $24 Billion Profit (text)
  6. Jan. 6 Was Not the Beginning or the End (text)
  7. The number of unionized workers declined in 2021 (text)
  8. New Report on Juvenile Fees in Florida criminal legal system (text)
  9. PG&E Should Be Broken Up Over Probation ‘Crime Spree’: Judge (text)
  10. Trevor Noah skewers Congressional Insider Stock Trading (video)
  11. Federal Court Revokes Oil and Gas Leases, Citing Climate Change (text)
  12. Ukraine and U.S. War Propaganda (text)
  13. After a string of broken promises, fed-up Amazon workers walked out. (video)
  14. How Ginni Thomas, wife of Justice Clarence Thomas, influences the Supreme Court (audio)
  15. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse: This Supreme Court was built by dark money (text)
  16. Rep. Jamaal Bowman on national politics, supreme court (audio)
  17. The Onion: Lies All Police Officers Are Legally Allowed To Tell You (slideshow)

January 16, 2022 to January 22, 2022

  1. REPOST from last week: The American polity is cracked, and might collapse. Canada must prepare (text)
  2. Bernie FINALLY Fed Up On Biden & TURNS On Him | The Kyle Kulinski Show (video)
  3. Silicon Valley’s quest to live forever could benefit humanity as a whole — here’s why (article)
  4. Vehicle Residency: Homelessness We Struggle to Talk About (article)
  5. Jimmy Dore compares himself to MLK, says we should ally with Boogaloo (video)
  6. MLK Three Evils Speech — Militarism, Racism and Poverty (text/video)
    • If short of time, this link starts at 32:55 Revolution of Values (or read last third of transcript)
  7. 8 Fears Holding the Left Back (video)
  8. Florida could shield whites from ‘discomfort’ of racist past (text)
  9. People’s Policy Project: Water for All (text)
  10. Injustice but ultimately a victory (video)
  11. Columbia University Has Lost Its Way (text)
    • Calls Columbia a predatory real estate firm, Harvard is more of a hedge fund.
  12. IRS will require taxpayers to sign up with to access their online accounts

January 9, 2022 to January 15, 2022

  1. The American polity is cracked, and might collapse. Canada must prepare (text)
  2. Greg Abbott’s Promise to Eliminate Rape Is Holding Up About as Well as You’d Expect (text)
  3. Study Identifies ‘Structural Failures’ That Increase Homelessness (text)
  4. Ukraine: What Does it Have to Do with Black Folks? (text)
  5. Racism has cost the U.S. $16 trillion, Citigroup finds (text)
  6. Emma Watson SMEARED For Pro-Palestine Posts (video)
  7. Ale asked me to forward this podcast to you with a note that people should start listening at 58:40.
  8.  Malm, Andreas: Climate, Corona, Chronic Emergency (2020) -book
  9. – review/critique of Malm
  10. Muddled, top-down, technocratic: why the green new deal should be scrapped | Aditya Chakrabortty | The Guardian
  11. The lethal folly of humanitarian interventionism – spiked (

January 2, 2022 to January 8, 2022

  1. The Corporate Plan to Murder Medicare Runs Through Medicare Advantage (text)
  2. Assessing de Blasio’s Housing Legacy: Why Hasn’t the “Most Ambitious Affordable Housing Program” Produced a More Affordable City? (text)
  3. “Innocence Isn’t Enough”: Arizona Urges the Supreme Court to Send Barry Jones Back to Death Row
    • For historical context, the Supreme Court has long been concerned that “too much justice” would “upend the criminal justice system” because “disparities in sentencing are an inevitable part of our criminal justice system.” McCleskey, 481 U.S. at 308, 317. (not my editorializing; the American Bar Association reading SCOTUS opinions).
  4. Free speech, free press and overall openness and transparency are key to Swedish society.
  5. Humans waging ‘suicidal war’ on nature – UN chief Antonio Guterres
    • (this IS my editorializing (JS)) Humans (mostly rich ones) and corporations are waging a war on nature which harm humans (especially, poor ones), animals and plants
  6. David Pakman is Liberal Propaganda (video)
  7. How Denmark invented Social Democracy (video)
  8. Another Voice: Buffalo tenants need protection from Good Cause bill (text)
    Clearer headline: NY tenants need protection provided by a Good Cause bill
  9. Eric Adams’ New Jail Commissioner Pushes Out Acclaimed Head of Investigations (text)
  10. Manhattan D.A. Acts on Vow to Seek Incarceration Only for Worst Crimes (text)
  11. A Year Later, Progressives Warn ‘Another January 6’ Is Coming If Voting Rights Not Secured (text)
  12. What Do You Call a Failed Insurrection? PRACTICE (text)
  13. Corporate Profits Drive 60% of Inflation Increases (text)
  14. Noam Chomsky: GOP’s Soft Coup Is Still Underway One Year After Capitol Assault (text)
  15. Meme that Proves Facebook Is Run by the Dumbest People on the Planet

Dec. 26, 2021 to January 1, 2022 Happy New Year!

  1. Why A UN Torture Expert Changed His Mind On Assange (video)
  2. Ralph Nader Radio Hour: Inspiring Activists! (podcast)
  3. EPA finds PFAS are more toxic than previously thought (text)
  4. Whitewashing Black-owned homes is no answer for real estate racism (text)
  5. 25 Years of Democracy Now
  6. Why New York’s Billionaires’ Row Is Half Empty (video)
  7. 2021: The Year Of The Worker (video)
  8. Leftist YouTubers PAID to Spread Pro-War Propaganda (video)
  9. Cities vowed in 2020 to cut police funding — but budgets expanded in 2021 (article)
  10. Afghanistan War Pays Off BIG For Generals Who Lied (video)
  11. In Response to My Viral Musk Tweet Reply: Fixing Wealth Inequality (article)
  12. What Employers Need to Know About Colorado’s New Equal Pay Act (article)
  13. California Appeals Court Says Bail Companies Must Follow Consumer Protection Laws (article)
  14. Why Facebook Whistle-Blower Frances Haugen Thinks She’ll Outlast Mark Zuckerberg (podcast)
  15. Ungerrymandered: Michigan’s Maps, Independently Drawn, Set Up Fair Fight (text)
  16. How the NY Times covered white, male VP’s before Kamala Harris (text/audio)
  17. A SWAT Team DESTROYED This Woman’s Home—City Refused to Pay for Damage (video)
  18. If you don’t fight for democracy when it’s under attack, you can lose it almost overnight. (video)
  19. Anti-Meritocracy in Media: CNN Birdbrain Breaks Down 2024 Dem Favorites For President | The Kyle Kulinski Show (video)
  20. Boosters Could DAMAGE Your Immune System – Say NY Times & Scientists (video)
  21. Backdoor Privatization Scheme Poses A Threat To Medicare (podcast)
  22. Meme of the week: The Koch brothers own a lot of real estate. But their best investment may be the Manchin they bought in West Virginia

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