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People Across America Are Waking Up to the Effects of ‘Disaster Capitalism’

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Originally published in Alternet People are taking initiative rather than waiting for leaders. In her book Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism, Naomi Klein explains how crises are used by governments to distract and frighten people so that unpopular and exploitative policies can be pushed through It seems that …

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Don’t Take our Post Office Away: Saving the US Postal Service with Jim Sauber

Economist Jim Sauber who serves as Chief of Staff to the President of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) joins us to explain the attack on the USPS, the reasons for the sale of local post offices, what communities are doing to save the postal service and the vision to expand the services provided …

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Popular Resistance Is Building Up, from Hunger Strikes to Democracy Protests Across the Planet

The paradox of power is that the real power is with us, if we have the courage to use it. By Kevin Zeese, Margaret Flowers AlterNet, June 28, 2013  This week, there were many lessons in courage from people who overcame fears and created winning situations by turning power on its head and building the movement. On Wednesday morning, …

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Time for an Economy Of, By and For the People

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers Center on Research on Globalization, June 25, 2013 The reaction to Ben Bernanke’s suggestion that it may be time to wind down the easy money policies which have been injecting $85 billion into the hands of Wall Street each month show that the ‘recovery’ has been a fraud. In the …

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Eric Snowden Had a Breaking Point, Where He Decided to Risk It All to Fix This Country — What’s Yours?

Change starts with action, and each of us has a way to contribute.    By Kevin Zeese, Margaret Flowers AlterNet, JUne 14, 2013 When Edward Snowden reached his breaking point, the world saw the truth about the vast extent of spying by the NSA on Americans and people around the world. In an act of conscience, Snowden released secret …

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The Yin Yang Of Banking, Work, Wealth, And Health

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers Albany Tribune, April 3, 2013 This week, the economy continues to reveal the failure of banking reform, how that failure may worsen and why we need to move toward a well-regulated, public banking system.  Reports continue to show a foundering “economic recovery” that is not producing sufficient jobs. More people …

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