500,000 were in the streets of London to protest $130 billion cuts in spending and 500,000 public workers - did you hear it in the US news?
More than 500,000 people took to the streets of London over the weekend to protest the British Government’s proposed austerity program that will cut $130 billion in spending and lay off nearly 500,000 public workers. All walks of British life are expected to be affected by the cuts to childcare services, retirees, public safety programs and sets the nation’s single payer healthcare system on the road to privatization. London hasn’t seen a protest this big since the 2003 demonstration again the Iraq war.
Front and center in the protests was the UK Uncut movement - that targets corporate tax dodgers. The organization's counterpart in the United States – US Uncut – also held demonstrations across our country at more than 40 Bank of American branches on Saturday. The entire world is rejecting corporate tax cuts paid for by spending cuts that screw working families.
And here in the US – while we may be getting a late start – more and more people are standing up against John Boehner and the Republicans radical agenda to devastate the middle class – and sell our nation out to transnational corporations.
Gosh, I guess NPR missed that one. They were too busy airing Richard Harris' recitation of TEPCO press releases from Tokyo. In any case, you asked about demonstration here at home? You bet! Several in western Mass. and yet another on April 4. However, isn't it time for the BIG march on Washington? Thom, is there room on your couch?
A few weeks ago many women - and some curious men - gathered on the Suisan Bridge in Hilo Hawaii to protest the ongoing wars and to demonstrate that women, who celebrated the International Day of Women, are against the costs of lives and money in our ongoing wars and presence in many countries of the world. We called for an end to senseless wars that are a massive drain on our country's resources.
Jobs for everyone, Health care for everyone, Stop the wars and bring that money back home where it belongs. Obama says - Our responsiblities to our fellow human beings Some nations may be able to turn a blind eye to atrocities in other countries. The United States is different. OK ..... I know We have such a loving military leaders just full of heart and love That they can't wait to create a new job and help other countries in times of trouble of cause we have to pay them. Perhaps we should be glad they not helping us. Aren't there Atrocities on going on in this country ! Are you blind? The US. Is different! Different all right. We like No health care. Just Great ! No jobs, We love it! Hungry families, living on the streets, Wonderful ! Do I need to go on> We are being attack from every which way. We can take it. We love being losers. "Don't worry we can be happy. Nothing effects us. Are our corporations helping by paying their share of taxes. Have they paid anything? Obama what are you doing, you live here in the USA..
The propagandists for globalism are the natural outgrowth of this image-based and culturally illiterate world. They speak about economic and political theory in empty clichés. They cater to our subliminal and irrational desires. They select a few facts and isolated data and use them to dismiss historical, economic, political and cultural realities. They tell us what we want to believe about ourselves. They assure us that we are exceptional as individuals and as a nation. They champion our ignorance as knowledge. They tell us that there is no reason to investigate other ways of organizing and governing our society. Our way of life is the best. Capitalism has made us great. They peddle the self-delusional dream of inevitable human progress. They assure us we will be saved by science, technology and rationality and that humanity is moving inexorably forward.
None of this is true. It is a message that defies human nature and human history. But it is what many desperately want to believe. And until we awake from our collective self-delusion, until we carry out sustained acts of civil disobedience against the corporate state and sever ourselves from the liberal institutions that serve the corporate juggernaut—especially the Democratic Party—we will continue to be rocketed toward a global catastrophe.
The Collapse of Globalizationhttp://www.truthdig.com/report/item/the_collapse_of_globalization_20110328/Posted on Mar 27, 2011
By Chris Hedges
We have a president that works for wall street, corporations and the military. Now we should create a president that will work for the people and understand our needs. Perhaps a real family institute a Father and Mother team that will work together and go to all the board meeting etc. (Together) One that lives in our neighborhood and does not live as a king. Everyday living people. I do have to Wonder if Obama lives in the USA. He seems to always looking away. Look away- look -away - OH I wish I was in Dixie -look away its Dixei -land ... Over there over there . Spend spend spend ~Well what's wrong with here and now for the USA...
MSNBC - Yes they covered it on that station. And I did see it.
Minor or none on other conglomerate media! Wonder why?
Wow ! DIdn't seem to be very much coverage on this event on world news tonight. Is it my imagination or are the media downplaying the issues as not to spread decent. Where is investigative
reporting these days. Obscure corners of the web or underground papers with little distribution ?
All I here on Face the Nation is Libya. Another war in the sandbox.