Archive for May, 2015
Watch the short video: As always, Robert Reich explains things very well and he does it as quickly as possible. In this short video Prof. Reich says NO, we don’t need to “raise the retirement age” and / or “cut benefits”. Instead, we can “increase social security benefits” and “insure the solvency of social security” by “eliminating the cap on income subject to social security taxes”. It simply “isn’t fair that a billionaire pays the same social security tax as someone making $118,500 (2015) a year”. As Prof. Reich says “SRAP THE CAP” – it is only fair.
Watch this short video and sign the petition: Ever wonder what the Federal Reserve really does? The organization Brave New Films has created the short video below to help explain this. They point out that the “Fed” has the ability to directly affect our economy and who wins and loses. “Under pressure from big corporations and Wall Street, the Federal Reserve is moving in ways that will stop wage growth and raise interest rates. This is a terrible idea that will hurt millions of low wage workers and unemployed Americans.” Once again, corporations (those special people) seem to get special / secret treatment. Watch the video and get involved by signing the petition.
|Read this: This article from 350.org makes you feel a little better (just a little). Canadians are marching for climate and economic justice in Toronto, Canada. “There are now fossil fuel divestment campaigns at over 300 schools across North America.” Our numbers are growing fast, we’re learning fast, and we’re winning. Our victories are all over the place – except of course on the news. Can’t have that!|
Watch the video: This is a review of the basic math of climate change, the concept that led to the creation of the environmental group known as 350.org. As Bill McKibben’s says in the video, “If it’s wrong to wreck the climate, it’s wrong to profit from that wreckage”. The video simply explains basic scientific math related to the increasing buildup of CO2 and its effects on climate change.
Watch this video: This is a short video created by a group called It’s OK To Be Smart that was created to help spread the basic science of climate change in 24 easy steps. Arm yourself with some real facts.