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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.
The Empire Economy Does Not Serve The Economy Or People; As US Empire fades, we must choose our path forward (2 comments)
World history is filled with empires, e.g. the Roman and Byzantine empires, the European colonial empires, various ancient Iranian empires, the Arab Caliphate and Ottoman Empire, the Soviet Union to name a few. These historic empires have one thing in common: they no longer exist. As the lifecycle of empire wanes, rather than being a benefit to the home country, sustaining empire becomes more expensive than it is worth.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Outrage! FCC Official Says a million people commenting will not make much difference (6 comments)
Join us in Urging Regional FCC Hearings throughout the Country on an Open Internet With No Discrimination
More than a million people have spoken out in favor of real Net Neutrality. More than 3.4 million took some kind of actionbefore the rulemaking began urging Net Neutrality. This has been the biggest public response the FCC has ever gotten on a policy matter " but is the FCC listening?
Sunday, July 20, 2014
US Empire Reaches Breaking Point - Time To End It (2 comments)
The people of the United States must work to end the interventionist violence of the U.S. Empire.
This is Part I of a two part series on American Empire. Part II will focus on the Empire Economy and his it is failing to work for most Americans as well as most people of the world.
Snowden Should Refuse to Play "Alice in Wonderland" (3 comments)
Edward Snowden submitting to prosecution in the United States, would be like Alice going into the courtroom in Wonderland.
Alice stood before the King and Queen of Hearts who served as the judges.
Defending Our 'Right To Know' With Courage (1 comments)
Yesterday in Berlin, a new international organization was announced whose purpose is to (1) defend whistleblowers when they are facing prosecution; and (2)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.