There is nothing that Big Business, Wall Street, and the wealthy fear more than worker solidarity, whether in the form of street protests or general strikes. Which is why they continue to demonize organized labor.
The global economy is splintering. U.S. voters hate all politicians and there's political unrest throughout the world. The root cause of this turmoil is the failure of the dominant economic paradigm -- global corporate capitalism.
The next few months are looking to be a busy season for organizing, protest, and nonviolent civil resistance in the United States, against the very corporate powers that have rigged this disastrous game.
You have been married to America for a long time. You invested all your money in a house which he allowed to deteriorate, along with your relationship. He has always been evasive -- now you strongly suspect he is constantly lying to you.
The national deficit won't be cured through a deficit of corporate responsibility. When freeloading members of our national fiscal family aren't paying their fair share, we're in deep trouble -- we have a dysfunctional family. A balanced budget starts with a balanced pay-in.
The proposed tax repatriation holiday wants us to let multinational corporations who've been "deferring" taxes they owe to the Treasury get a time-limited break to bring them back at a much reduced rate. How could this ever be a good idea?
It's somewhat surprising that we really haven't had a lot of protest music over the past few decades. So when I was told, "If you write the lyrics, we'll record the songs," I went for it, and here's the result.
If there are any powerful people cackling with glee at the misery they're cynically inflicting on the rest of us through free trade, they're probably few and far between. Never attribute to evil what can be adequately explained by ordinary greed.