Ferguson Financials, Simplified

The latest Justice Department report has revealed that 150 years after the formal end of slavery a new kind of race based profiteering is alive and well in Ferguson, MO. To the police department and town officials of Ferguson the lives, well being, livelihood, dreams and bodies of the descendants of African slaves are nothing more than little pots of money waiting to be harvested via traffic tickets, dog bites and noise complaints. Continue reading

#floodwallstreet Sept. 22; Flood the Net Sept. 15!

Flood the Net to #FloodWallStreet!
On Monday, September 22nd at 9:00 am, thousands of people will gather at Battery Park in Lower Manhattan to confront the root cause of the climate crisis – an economic system based on exploiting frontline communities, workers and natural resources. On the heels of the largest-ever march on climate change, we have an opportunity to transform the economic system driving this crisis.
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Help Wanted?

“”Where are the jobs”” is a question that is commonly asked at various sites. With the US Government claiming unemployment rate is dropping, it would be reasonable to expect that jobs are becoming more abundant. If you look at the current number of job openings from this Dept of Labor site, there are currently about 4.17 million job openings in various fields. Stay with me in this article and I will show why there is a difference between what we see and what we get.
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FORWARD 13: WAKING UP THE AMERICAN – NYC Premiere at Rated SR Film Festival On March 18

FORWARD 13: WAKING UP THE AMERICAN, a documentary film about the mortgage crises and its aftermath, will have both a Festival Premiere and National Broadcast premiere this week. The 8500 mile trek across the U.S. took Lovell and his cameraman sidekick to big cities, small towns, rural areas, and suburbs where they interviewed those hardest hit by the collapse as well as those who benefited from it. Coinciding with the exponential growth of the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement, Lovell’s eye-opening journey shakes his faith in the Founding Fathers’ ideals of freedom, equality and democracy. Continue reading

Socio-Political Effects of Being a Server on Your Perception or: WILL SERVE FOOD FOR TIPS

As I continue wiping the counter tops I overhear tidbits of counter-productive passionately distraught conversation. Similar thoughts about humanity have crossed my mind as well.
The function of this article isn’t to get people to tip their servers; I actually think the people of Occupy already do that. The purpose is to shed light on how misanthropy thrives in this specific 12% of Americans (4,438,100) that work in food and beverage related serving jobs. Continue reading