Organize the Poor.
Stop War and Sanctions.
Community Control of Police.
Fight Climate Change.
Run for Office.
Debt is what is holding the American Empire together. It is also what is destroying it.
At the personal and family level, there is medical debt, student debt, rent, mortgages, car payments, credit card payments, water and electric bills, and insurance. Add on bank loans just to stave off all the other debts. Once payday rolls around, millions are left with deciding whether to stick to an all Kraft macaroni-and-cheese diet (hold the butter), or start fighting it out with the creditors jangling their phones off the hook. The one thing you can’t give up is the roof over your head.
On Sunday, February 28, more than 100 bicycles and cars supporting the Miami Caravan Against the Blockade made its way through the streets of Miami. Plastered with signs and banners, flashers blinking and horns blaring, the caravan demanded an end to the U.S. blockade of Cuba. It was the eighth in a series of caravans held on the last Sunday of each month by a movement that has grown from 11 bicycles last July. Their numbers have been doubling from month to month, with an ever-more-certain voice, and greater level of organization.
2021 is the year the shit is going to hit the fan. As bad as 2020 has been, there is still a heavy backlog of bills (financial and political) that are coming due. Hunger and homelessness rise inexorably, as does long-term unemployment. Loss of medical insurance will leave millions at the mercy of overcrowded Emergency Rooms, as the Covid-stressed medical system continues to break. Corporate profit-seeking has stalled the emergency vaccination plan. Unpaid rent and mortgages will put legions more on the street. They’ll keep cranking up war hysteria. Oh, did I forget the coming across-the-board breakdown of state and local governments, and their accompanying safety net?
Two different economic systems in the World Arena. (continued from part 1.) According to the official “Summary of the U.S. 2018 National Defense Strategy”: “the Department of Defense will be prepared to defend the homeland, remain the preeminent military power in the world, ensure the balances of power remain in our favor, and advance an international order that is most conducive to our security and prosperity.” To the Empire, the mass starvation of children via sanctions is merely another tool of war under the banner of human rights and a “rules-based international order.” With China the official primary adversary, Trump has taken warfare by sanctions to new heights. He wildly strewed “secondary sanctions” everywhere, targeting entire countries and corporations for perceived “bad behavior.” China does not stand alone. The U.S. now wages open economic warfare against Iran, China and Russia, the Forces of Development (FOD). Venezuela and Cuba are among their ranks as well. This U.S. Trade War has been wreaking havoc on the rest of the world economy, including the U.S. Trump had tried to “decouple” China from trade
While most of Amerikkka is debating failed politics, Quasheda Pierce and Tasha Strachan are mourning the loss of their sons. A.J. Crooms and Sincere Pierce, both Black, were both executed by a killer cop who has been documented for instances of violence between him and his wife (who is a detective with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office), at least once in front of their young child, as well as threatening to kill a man with whom his wife was reportedly having an affair. Deputy Jafet Santiago-Miranda, of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO), shot into the vehicle the teens occupied and murdered them. Afterward, it was determined that this horrific event was the result of mistaken identity, the Sheriff’s office rationalizing that the deputies thought the vehicle they were driving may have been stolen and that they may have fled the scene of an earlier traffic stop.
- Fla. Legislature Burns UsBig Sugar strikes back! The sugar industry has just rammed Senate Bill 88 (SB88) through the Florida State Legislature and they are now finishing their dirty work with the House version (HB1601). Every year, the Sugar industry sets …