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Michael Bonanno is an associate editor for OpEdNews.
He is also a published poet, essayist and musician who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Bonanno is a political progressive, not a Democratic Party apologist. He believes it's government's job to help the needy and that leaving the people's well being to the so called "private sector" is social suicide.
SPUSA Presidential Candidate Has a Big PlanIn the spring of 1968, presidential candidate Richard Nixon led the effort calling for the U.S. Congress to adopt a system of income guarantees. It was publicly presented by President Nixon in August 1969, adopted in April 1970 by a large majority in the U.S. House of Representatives and was later rejected in the U.S. Senate.
Dedicated to Unions, the Saviours of the Working Class
The following is a song.
However, I'm hoping that this can be published in the OpEd section of this fine news outlet because it's an opinion held in 1936 by Alfred Hayes and Earl Robinson and famously expressed in 1969 in Woodstock, New York by Judy Collins.
Monday, February 21, 2011(1 comments)
Confessions of Frustration
I read the book WHEN CORPORATIONS RULE THE WORLD written by a man named
David Korten. I became even more incensed.
The Masterpiece of Masterpiece TheaterWho could have been making meaningful progress happen since January of 2008? Barack Obama! If things have to happen quickly, he should have morphed into President "No More Mister Nice Guy" a long time ago.
Buy Nothing Day and the "Spirit" of Christmas
What Greg Gerritt does in Rhode Island and a few have begun doing elsewhere is the kind of "celebration" that Jesus Christ, as portrayed in most of the New Testament, would have wanted to see.
This Blindness Can Be CuredPlease, people, this is no conspiracy theory. This isn't 9/11 truthers or birthers or Kennedy assassination investigators or alien invasion followers. I'm not judging those. Those may or may not be real.
Gerritt Kicks Off 2009 Buy Nothing DayYear in and year out for the past 12 years, Green Party national delegate Greg Gerritt has done for people what far too many members of Congress are contemplating not doing in the debate over health care reform. For the past 12 years, Gerritt has been asking people to put aside their obsession with self wealth and think of others who may be less fortunate.
Children Of GodOne concern I had when writing Children Of God is that it would be too long. However, I wanted to make sure that I covered all of the "biggies". It's 7 minutes and 35 seconds long and I haven't even scratched the surface.
And Then There Was This Two Year OldA lot of the real estate upon which tax hating, tea bagging racists held their "passionate", "grass roots" protests were state or federal parks paid for with taxes. It would have been neat if Obama showed up at one of those so called rallies and said, "All of you tax haters, get off the grass."
Democrats Can't Even Win SuccessfullyCould it be possible that, even though these Capitalist greed heads didn't listen to their constituents, they actually have heard and heeded a message? Maybe these self-serving lawmakers have understood with even more clarity the message sent to them by The Corporacracy.