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Kevin Zeese is co-chair of Come Home America, www.ComeHomeAmerica.US which seeks to end U.S. militarism and empire. He is also co-director of Its Our Economy, www.ItsOurEconomy.US which seeks to democratize the economy and give people greater control over their economic lives and more influence over the direction of the economy.
Friday, January 17, 2014 TPP Toxicity Grows, We Can Stop It (2 comments)
The White House is calling Janaury “TPA (Trade Promotion Authority) Month” and has made it their task to pass Fast Track. President Obama needs Fast Track to pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). When Congress returned this month, a bill was quickly introduced after delays of more than a year. The lies begin with title of the bill: “The Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities Act of 2014.” Bi-partisan?
Sunday, November 17, 2013 The Obama Apology That Is Needed (6 comments)
I apologize for the results of my efforts in reforming US healthcare. It is now evident from the roll-out and the technical problems that have been exposed that we have created a complex system in which these types of problems will exist, not just at the beginning in the setting up of a website to sell health insurance, but as the law takes full effect.
Saturday, September 7, 2013 Obama should seek legal prosecution, not illegal war (1 comments)
An attack by the United States on Syria would almost certainly result in civilian casualties with great potential of a wider war and unpredictable consequences. Aerial bombardment is a diffuse tool not targeted on stopping the alleged use of chemical weapons, but a blunt act of war that will cause widespread harm.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 Fiscal Cliff Over, Now the Attack on the People Begins (2 comments)
Budget debates are how government sets its priorities and the fiscal cliff package shows where government's priorities are: low taxes on the wealthy and corporations, giveaways to business and take-aways from the American people. People can expect much worse in the months to come unless they get organized and mobilize against austerity in a big way.
Saturday, December 22, 2012 The People Must Lead the Way to Save the Planet (2 comments)
For decades the U.S. has been the leader in producing more carbon emissions per capita than any other country. But it denies historical responsibility and refuses to provide assistance to poor countries struggling with the impact of climate change or take the necessary steps to protect the people and planet, instead it seeks to blame China.
Thursday, April 12, 2012 Cracks in the Pillars of Power (4 comments)
We're beginning to see cracks in the power structure -- Wall Street banksters are criticizing each other and acknowledging their misbehavior has made them untrustworthy to most of the public. Occupy pressure has been one reason why. We need to keep the pressure on and break these cracks open further by a combination of protest and building a new economy.
Sunday, March 25, 2012 Real Health Care Advocates Should Support Repeal of the Insurance Mandate (5 comments)
Real health care reform advocates should oppose the Obama-law insurance mandate. It is unconstitutional and bad policy to force Americans to buy a corporate product, especially flawed health insurance. If the president and Congress dropped to words from the Medicare law "over 65" we would have had health care for all and controlled costs.
Saturday, March 17, 2012 The American Spring: A Time for Occupy To Blossom
Join us for the American Spring in the nation's capital, the National Occupation of Washington, NOWDC.org.Highlights: NOW DC Social Forum, Occufest concert and protest against the DC power structure.
Saturday, February 25, 2012 Infiltration to Disrupt, Divide and Misdirect Is Widespread in Occupy (8 comments)
Occupy has people working from inside to divide, destroy and manipulate it. Infiltration is the norm in political movements and it is occurring throughout the Occupy. The first step is recognizing it. In Part II we will discuss what can be done to minimize the harm.
Saturday, December 10, 2011 Occupy is Not Just About Occupying (5 comments)
As Occupy sites around the country close this should be seen as an opportunity to move to Phase II -- educating, organizing and mobilizing communities across the nation.
Monday, October 31, 2011 A Warning To The Economic And Political Elites: Listen Now (37 comments)
The Occupy Movement is in its early stages and will grow. Plans are being made for next steps. The elites should heed the message: End Corporate Rule, Shift Power to the People. If they fail to do so the demands will become stronger.
Monday, September 5, 2011 Labor Day Reflection: Time for Americans to participate in power (2 comments)
The American people need to look the ecnomy straight in the face and see reality. When they do it is obvious -- the people can do better than the economic and political elites. It is time for the 99% to take power from the 1%.
Monday, August 22, 2011 October2011 Movement Urges Solidarity with Oil Pipeline Tar Sands Protesters (2 comments)
The Stop the Pipeline!-The Tar Sands Action ongoing in Washington, DC deserves the support of all of us. The protest has gotten the attention of the White House as they mistreated protesters arrested on the first day. President Obama would have liked to quietly approve the pipeline but climate activists are making that impossible. The October2011 Movement is urging people to join them.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 Tim DeChristopher's Battle for Justice Is Our Battle (4 comments)
Tim DeChristopher faces 10 years in prison when sentenced next Tuesday. His crime-he used civil disobedience to stop an illegal sale of oil and gas leases. After he stopped the leasing by falsely bidding on the lands, the Interior Department determined what was known before the sale-it was illegal. Yet, the government wants a harsh sentence to send a message to those who would join him in stopping illegal government action.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011 Has U.S. Foreign Policy Ever Been Such a Mess? (1 comments)
Obama has made a foreign policy mess. He has the U.S. in multiple war-quagmires that are unwinnable and that he cannot escape. It is a symptom of a failing empire that the American people need to put an end to.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011 Is a Broader Peace Movement Here? One That Can Really Stop U.S. Militarism? (4 comments)
For too long Americans who oppose war have been unable to stop or end wars. A new way forward is showing itself with an alliance between people on the right, left, progressive, conservative, liberal and libertarian who oppose war. Not since before World War II has there been a peace movement that all Americans can fit in. Join now.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 U.S. Military, State Department and White House Trapped in Bradley Manning Quagmire (3 comments)
The Obama administration is station finally did the right thing and is moving Manning from the abusive Quantico Marine Corps. Brig, but that is just the beginning of their problems with the prosecution of Bradley Manning. This is a trial that could rock U.S. foreign policy and undermine U.S. credibility around the world.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 The President Misses an Opportunity to Get the Country on the Right Course (2 comments)
President Obama put forward a center-right deficit plan that does not cut the military --only moderately slows its growth, cuts essential services for working Americans who are already under financial stress, does not adequately tax the economic elite and fails to address the driving force of deficits, health care. Join us April 15th in New York for a concert and protest, Sounds of Resistance, in Union Square Park at 11:00 AM.
Thursday, April 7, 2011 The Link Between War and Big Finance (2 comments)
Banksterism and militarism go hand and hand. This has been true from the beginning of the American Empire and remains true today. More and more Americans are seeing this. Because of this Veterans for Peace have endorsed the April 15th rally and protest, Sounds of Resistance, being held in Union Square in NYC at 11:00. Join us. For more see http://www.ItsOurEconomy.US
Tuesday, April 5, 2011 Getting Crazier about Bradley Manning (3 comments)
On March 20, Americans, in a vet-led assembly, gathered to support PFC Bradley Manning who is accused of leaking documents to WikiLeaks and who has been held in solitary confinement at the Quantico Marine Base for seven months. We worked successfully with the Prince William County Police in Virginia for a safe and peaceful event, but one aspect of the event was in dispute -- a veteran-led flower laying ceremony.
Thursday, March 24, 2011 If You Supported the No Fly Zone, Time to Reconsider (6 comments)
The Obama administration sold the UN and the Arab League on a "no fly zone." Now the U.S., UK and France are engaged in much more. Thousands of troops are on the ground, civilians are being killed and regime change is in the air. It is time to look at newly reported facts and if you originally supported this attack, time to reconsider your support for this war. It is more than what has been sold the American public.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 The Health Care Crisis Grows While the 2010 Health Reform Shrinks (2 comments)
The requirement for a waiver is relatively simple; the applicant must show HHS "a significant increase in premiums or a decrease in access to benefits." Ninety-four percent of requests for waivers have been granted, the largest area where waivers have been denied has been for unions. Republicans have asked HHS for in-depth details about every waiver decision and request.
Monday, March 21, 2011 One Year Anniversary: The Incredible Shrinking Obama Health Care Law (4 comments)
The one year anniversary of the Obama health law is March 23rd. While the law is not fully implemented, the indications from its first year are that it is falling far short of its goals and may not result in any increase in health insurance coverage, control of the costs or improvement in health in the U.S. hHealth insurance is becoming less adequate while getting more expensive -- unaffordable insurance will be the norm.
Thursday, March 17, 2011 President Obama Step In to Protect the Constitutional Rights of Veterans and Citizens (5 comments)
President Obama needs to take responsibility and command the Quantico Marine Base to allow a veteran led flower laying ceremony this Sunday at the end of a non-violent Bradley Manning support event. Further he needs to remove Pfc Manning from Quantico, where they have shown they cannot stop themselves from torturing him, and put him more normal conditions of confinement. The case needs to be reviewed and charges dropped.
Sunday, March 13, 2011 Manning must be tortured to make an example of him and to intimidate his supporters (1 comments)
Bradley Manning and WikiLeaks are threatening the monopoly of information by the corporate media, threatening the secrecy of criminal actions by the U.S. government and therefore Manning must be tortured to make an example of him and intimdate his supporters. Our response to their intimidation with strength, joy and resolve. We are all Bradley Manning
Friday, March 11, 2011 The Abusive Detention of Bradley Manning (1 comments)
The Quantico Marine Commander denied Bradley Manning's request for better conditions of confinement. The appeal of that decision lays out his strong case and provides a glimpse in the inhumane and abusive conditions Manning is suffering.
Monday, March 7, 2011 Bradley Manning Is Punished for Seeking a More Perfect Union (3 comments)
Bradley Manning is accused of leaking documents that described serious flaws in U.S. foreign policy in an effort to start a debate that would lead to a more perfect union. This patriotism for America has resulted in him being denied due process and treated inhumanely -- virtual solitary confinement for ten months and now forced nudity. The actions of the government are inconsistent with the rhetoric of President Oba
Tuesday, March 1, 2011 As the Race to the Bottom Picks Up Speed, Are Americans Finally Fed-Up? (1 comments)
The race to the bottom has picked up its pace. As state and federal governments face budget deficits, they are cutting critical programs with austerity budgets that will weaken education, health care, essential services and the economy. Does Wisconsin show a tipping point has been reached and are Americans ready to stand up for a fair economy and challenge concentrated wealth and corporate power?
Monday, February 28, 2011 Julian Assange: At the Forefront of 21st Century Journalism (11 comments)
If there were ever a doubt about whether the editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, is a journalist, recent events erase all those doubts and put him at the forefront of a movement to democratize journalism and empower people.
Monday, February 21, 2011 The Security Budget vs. the Necessities of Americans (1 comments)
President Obama has taken 66% of discretionary spending in the federal budget off the table -- the Security Budget -- while proposing a freeze to the rest of the budget and deep cuts to some programs that provide necessities for the people. His budget crystalizes a choice that U.S. presidents have been making since Eisenhower warned of the military-industrial complex -- investment in the military vs. the civilian economy.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011 The False Narrative of the Corporate Media: Obama Becoming Business Friendly
Summary: The unrelenting narrative from the corporate media -- that Obama must mend fences with American business -- is disconnected from the reality of Obama's policies and appointments. For those who hope an Obama second term will be an improvement, lower your expectations. Obama laid out a corporate agenda for the next term that will not serve the peoples interest or reignate the economy.
Thursday, February 3, 2011 Wake Up Call for U.S. Empire: Egypt an Opportunity for a Transformational New Beginning (3 comments)
President Obama promised the Arab and Muslim world "A New Beginning" in a June 2009 speech. Egypt demonstrates the urgent need for a new beginning for a U.S. foreign policy that put us on the wrong side of the demand for democracy and justice in the region. It puts in place policies that undermine U.S. national security and the economy. Egypt is a wake-up call and an opportunity for President Obama to fulfill the promises o
Monday, January 31, 2011 National Call In Day For Bradley Manning This Thursday (3 comments)
Join us this Thursday in calling the White House in support of PFC Bradley Manning who has been held in solitary-like conditions for 8 months even though he is not convicted of any crime.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011 The State of the Union: Not a Time for Saccharin and Gimmicks
Obama's State of the Union does not match reality. Rather than offering real solutions to the economic and other crisis facing the nation he offered saccharin and gimmicks. The solutions are in our history if only the corporate duopoly was not set on repeating mistakes rather than learning from history.
Monday, January 10, 2011 Bradley Manning and the Rule of Law (38 comments)
Put aside Bradley Manning's guilt or innocence and ask -- what should Bradley Manning have done when he saw evidence of war crimes, other crimes and constant deception of the American people and others? Should he have hidden the evidence? Taken it up a chain of command that was complicit? Or, expose it? Manning exposed it not because he is a traitor but because he is a patriot that wants to make the United States a more pe
Thursday, December 23, 2010 How Do We Shift Power to the People and Away from Concentrated Corporate Power? (7 comments)
Corporate power dominates Washington, how do we shift power to the people? We can learn from Justice Lewis Powell's 1971 corporate power plan. It is going to take education, organization and resistance as part of a persistent independent movement for political change to get the change we need.