“Trying to Build in the Rubble of Neoliberalism”: Michelle Alexander and Naomi Klein on Bringing Movements Together

“On Tuesday, May 9, Haymarket Books hosted a conversation between Michelle Alexander and Naomi Klein, moderated by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, in front of a sold-out crowd of 3,000 at Chicago’s Auditorium Theatre. In this, the final part of the transcript of that conversation (lightly edited for length and clarity), the three women discuss movement-building, the need to write “people’s platforms” and not to rely on candidates, and their hopes and fears for resistance to the Trump regime. Read part one here and part two here.”

How do we envision the movements necessary to get beyond the existential threats to the planet and its people?

Source: “Trying to Build in the Rubble of Neoliberalism”: Michelle Alexander and Naomi Klein on Bringing Movements Together

Trump tweet attacks CNN with video showing a WWE takedown

My use of social media is not Presidential – it’s MODERN DAY PRESIDENTIAL. Make America Great Again! 4:41 PM – 1 Jul 2017 [emphasis added–ed.]

Source: Trump tweet attacks CNN with video showing takedown – CBS News

#45 continues to behave as someone needing a professional evaluation, yet continues to serve as the President. “Modern Day Presidential,” WTF? Are there any adults in the GOP? Hello? Does nothing matter as long as you get the corporations their tax cuts? What do you suspect will happen a couple of years after that?

Why the Medicaid Cap is the Most Horrid Part of the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) | naked capitalism

Raise this issue when you call your Senators about their opposition of the BCRA. [You are calling your Senators, aren’t you?]

“… I think the well-supported position that Medicaid caps will create a race to the bottom between the states, ultimately destroying Medicaid, would play well with “moderate” Republicans (like, for example, Susan Collins), so be sure to mention it when you communicate with your Congress critters over the recess, or when you write your letters to the editor.”

The BCRA’s Medicaid cap will create a race to the bottom between the states

Source: Why the Medicaid Cap is the Most Horrid Part of the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) | naked capitalism

This came from Garret at dangerousmeta!

Why I’m Not a Democrat – BillMoyers.com

I read this through twice for some quotable phrases and can only observe that this article is full of them. By all means, enjoy reading this!

Economist Bruce Bartlett is a man of fierce intellectual independence — and courage, too. Telling the truth about Republican economic policies during the George W. Bush presidency got him fired as a senior fellow at a conservative think tank and brought to an end his long career as an esteemed GOP “insider.” Continue reading

Source: Why I’m Not a Democrat – BillMoyers.com

The Day Prior

So, here we are, a day before the inauguration of the 45th President of the USA, Donald J. Trump. It would seem that there is a collective holding of the breath as we ready to push off this ski run. I think it might be more than a double diamond. I’m not sure if the Ski Patrol will even respond to our pleas or PIEPS signals. “You’re on your own up there, buddy. Maybe you can see if that Heli pilot will come back and get you…/static white noise/”

Seventeen Years Ago…

On this day in 1999 I started this weblog using Userland’s EditThisPage software. Here it still is, 17 years later along with a great many people I have met through this medium. Be well all…