Last updated: Friday, May 14, 2021[Amerika’s political parties, Congress and Supreme Court are dominated by corporate & oligarch "donation-bribes". We must eliminate paid-fake-news and "donation-bribes" of US senators and congressmen. This will allow a better informed public to dominate by electing the best principle-and-policy candidates.]
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Health Care & Environment
PROBLEMS: Corporate influence enables life-threatening pollution & highest-profit health care.
“We did it quickly and we did it quietly,” said the executive director of Heritage Action.
The Georgia law had “eight key provisions that Heritage recommended,” Jessica Anderson, the executive director of Heritage Action for America, a sister organization of the Heritage Foundation, told the foundation’s donors at an April 22 gathering in Tucson, in a recording obtained by the watchdog group Documented and shared with Mother Jones.
Support for organized labor has even gone up among Republican voters - perhaps Trump’s faux-populism had an unintended effect
‘The shift of public opinion in favor of organized labor comes against a backdrop of decades of declining union membership rates but rising union interest among workers.’ Photograph: Lev Radin/Pacific Press/REX/Shutterstock
The Israeli right’s urge to take the Temple Mount threatens to turn 2,000 years of Judaism on its head
Palestinian medics evacuate a wounded person after clashes in Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque compound on 10 May 2021. Photograph: Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images
On Monday, an apocalyptic video from Jerusalem began to circulate on social media. In the background, it showed a large fire raging on the site Muslims call al-Aqsa or al-Haram al-Sharif, and Jews call the Temple Mount. A tree was ablaze next to al-Aqsa mosque (some blamed Israeli police stun grenades, others blamed Palestinians shooting fireworks, perhaps aiming at Jewish worshippers). Below, the large plaza of the Western Wall was full with young Jewish Israelis, identified with the religious Zionist right, celebrating “Jerusalem Day” (marking the occupation of East Jerusalem in 1967). They were cheering at the sight of the fire, singing an anthem of vengeance popular in extreme-right circles. The lyrics are the words of Samson, just before he pulled down the pillars of the Temple in Gaza: “O God, that I may with one blow take vengeance on the Philistines for my two eyes!” The Israeli teenagers, visibly ecstatic, jumped up and down and shouted: “May their name be effaced!”...
US public opinion seems to be swinging in support of Palestinian rights, but it must go further to begin real change
People in Washington DC protest Israeli attacks on Palestinians. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
The headlines speak mainly of “clashes”, “conflict”, and “casualties on both sides”. The politicians recite bromides about Israel’s “right to defend itself”– a right that Palestinians seemingly do not have. The US government calls for “all parties to deescalate”, with no acknowledgment that it is US funds – $3.8bn a year – that, in part, make Israel’s bombardment of Gaza possible. This is the familiar American routine when Israel goes to war....
International & Futurism PROBLEMS: Capitalists, Islamists, Fascists and Mafias cause immorality, barbarity & war. SOLUTIONS: UN, InterPol and International Criminal Court must be fully enabled. FYI: All people are mixed-race
Economics & Corrupting-Capitalism PROBLEMS: Tariff & tax policies, banking/financial deregulation, monopoly/racketeering & antitrust dis-enforcement all help the Very Rich while harming The Public. [26:55 video ‘This Is Neoliberalism’]
Justice Matters PROBLEMS: Political Judges and States Attorneys, too little enforcement of anti-trust laws and white-collar crimes, over-prosecution of the poor. OPED: Commute death sentences and allow assisted suicide.
Nation States PROBLEMS: Nation-states, especially the biggest ones, have high risk of inept leadership change, making them a danger to the world. Many are increasingly corrupt, so change (as profiled below) is needed. [Ref.: The world is waking up to this!]
Instead of NATION-STATE-POLITICIANS essentially owning and controlling people (and their descendants ad infinitum) in "their" Nation State, wouldn't it be better if adults world-wide could contract with UN-certified professional agencies to perform nation-level fiduciary functions (certifications being updated at least annually).
— State, City and county governments would continue unchanged —
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