Monday, December 23, 2013
The documentary AMERICAN WINTER highlights the growing poverty epidemic in the United States and the inadequate "social safety net" for millions of American families.
The film is still available on HBO On Demand, or can be purchased on DVD
Food Stamp Cuts Create High Demand for food Bank Supplies
Inequality is (Literally) Killing America
America's Greatest Shame: Child Poverty Rises and Food Stamps Cut While Billionaires Boom
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Remembering Nelson Mandela - Democratic Socialists of America
DSA mourns the death of Nelson Mandela, and honors his life of struggle for democratic socialism
We Must Celebrate the Life and Work of Nelson Mandela (Bill Fletcher)
Remembering Nelson Mandela: From Freedom Fighter to Political Prisoner to South African President (Democracy Now)
Mandela, A Life of Struggle: The History Most Mainstream Obits Omit (Common Dreams)
12 Mandela Quotes that Won't Be In the Corporate Media Obituaries (Common Dreams)
Nelson Mandela: An Ideal for which I am Prepared to Die (The Guardian)
Mandela made this statement from the dock at the opening of his trial on charges of sabotage, Supreme court of South Africa, Pretoria, April 20 1964
Monday, December 2, 2013
Corporate Elites Are Witnessing a Growing Wave of Resistance to the ‘Walmartization’ of Our Economy | Alternet
Over 110 Arrested in Record Black Friday Protests
Corporations Should Pay a Living Wage or Face the Death Penalty (Thom Hartmann)
Sunday, November 10, 2013
BCTGM | Kellogg Locks Out BCTGM-Represented Workers
Memphis DSA stands in solidarity with Kelloggs workers locked-out of their jobs.
Commercial Appeal: Kellogg Lockout Idles 220 Cereal Plant Workers
For more information and to support the Kelloggs workers visit the BCTMG Website
For more information and to support the Kelloggs workers visit the BCTMG Website
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
GOP Senate Candidate Addressed Conference Hosted by Neo-Confederate Group That Promotes Secessionism
GOP Senate Candidate Addressed Conference Hosted by Neo-Confederate Group That Promotes
Secessionism | Mother Jones
Mississippi Republican Chris McDaniel, who is challenging Sen. Thad Cochran and backed by the Senate Conservatives Fund and the Club for Growth, took the stage with a historian who says Lincoln was a Marxist.
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Now that the government shutdown has been avoided, progressives and the democratic left must prepare for an even bigger battle: fighting more austerity budget cuts. The Republican Party, and much of the Democratic Party establishment, including President Obama, have already signaled they will accept a budget deal, a "Grand Bargain" that will drastically cut "entitlements" (i.e., Social Security and Medicare). We must prepare to fight back!
Instead of cutting Social Security, we must expand it, to cover more people. Instead of raising the retirement age to get SS benefits, we should lower it. There is no Social Security "crisis," the trust fund has nearly $3 Trillion, the problem is Congress has stolen part of the surplus to cover other spending. What should be cut is military spending.
The long term national debt can be addressed by cutting military spending, corporate welfare programs, and by RAISING taxes on the corporate rich, like the "Robin Hood Tax" on Wall Street transactions, and returning to the pre-Reagan top tax rates.
Austerity budget cuts have already cost millions of jobs. The federal government must spend MORE to create jobs, we need a national policy to guarantee Full Employment (John Conyers has re-introduced the Humphreys-Hawkins 21st Century Full Employment and Training Act HR 870 to address the jobs crisis)
Government Shutdown Ended, Austerity Drive Lives On
The Government is Open. Now Fight for Just Government Policies
The Coming Debt Ceiling Settlement
It's the Austerity, Stupid: How We Were Sold an Economy-Killing Lie
Deal or No Deal on Shutdown and Debt Ceiling, Biggest Fiscal Policy Crisis Remains
Robin Hood Tax Petition
Monday, October 7, 2013
Inequality for All | A documentary film about income inequality, public policy, and economics and features professor Robert Reich.
Opens Friday in Memphis (Studio on the Square)
See the Film
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Healthcare-NOW! - Frances Fox Piven to Speak at Healthcare-NOW! Strategy Conference
We are thrilled to announce that Frances Fox Piven, professor of political science and sociology at City University of New York, will give the keynote address at our National Strategy Conference in Nashville on October 5th and 6th. She will speak about lessons from social movements that transformed American life.
Frances is the author of many books, such as Poor People’s Movements: Why They Succeed, How They Fail and Challenging Authority: How Ordinary People Change America.
Here she is talking about inequality and the importance of social movements. And here’s her seminal article on welfare rights, “The Weight of the Poor: A Strategy to End Poverty.”
If you haven’t already, go here to register for the conference today!
Also, we’re happy to release the first draft of the conference agenda. You can download it here (.pdf).
Workshops will be led by activists from Physicians for a National Health Program, National Nurses United, Public Citizen, Single Payer Now, Health Care for All Colorado, Healthcare-NOW! New York City, The Labor Campaign for Single Payer, and All Unions for Single Payer.
Don’t forget: You or your organization can sponsor an ad in our conference booklet. All ads include one free registration to the conference. Ads are a great way to congratulate one of 2013′s honorees. We will be honoring Tim Carpenter, of Progressive Democrats of America, with the Marilyn Clement Award for the Pursuit of Healthcare Justice. The Divestment Campaign for Healthcare will receive the Healthcare-NOW! Organizational Achievement Award. More information here.
Thanks for your support and we hope to see you in Nashville!
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Sen. Bernie Sanders Explains what the new census data on poverty and income means for the American working class
Angry, Disgusted, Frustrated - YouTube
R.I.P. American Middle Class 1946-2013
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Poverty Stuck at 15 Percent, Record 46.5 Million
The nation's poverty rate remained stuck at 15 percent last year despite America's slowly reviving economy, a discouraging lack of improvement for the record 46.5 million poor.
More than 1 in 7 Americans were living in poverty, not statistically different from the 46.2 million of 2011 and the sixth straight year the rate had failed to improve, the Census Bureau reported Tuesday.
Other census findings:
—Poverty remained largely unchanged across race and ethnic groups. Blacks had the highest rate at 27.2 percent, compared to 25.6 percent for Hispanics and 11.7 percent for Asian-Americans. Whites had a rate of 9.7 percent.
—Child poverty stood at 21.8 percent.
—Poverty among people 65 and older was basically unchanged at 9.1 percent, after hitting a record low of 8.9 percent in 2009.
The Top 3 Things You Need to Know About the New Poverty and Income Data | Center for American Progress
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Inequality is real, it's personal, it's expensive and it was created
U.S. Income Inequality at Record High
US Wealthy Have Biggest Piece of Pie Ever Recorded
The Rich are Now Richer than Ever
95% of 2009-2012 Income Gains Went to Wealthiest 1%
Inequality for All
Saturday, September 7, 2013
Monday, September 2, 2013
Labor Day 2013: Things Never Looked Worse for Workers-or Brighter
Where Labor Day Comes from and Where It's Headed
14 Workers Struggles to Pay Attention to This Labor Day
Labor Wrestles with It's Future
For more labor news visit DSA's Talkin' Union website
Saturday, August 24, 2013
“You can’t talk about ending the slums without first saying profit must be taken out of the slums. . . . There must be a better distribution of wealth . . . and maybe America must move toward a democratic socialism.”
-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., speech to the SCLC staff, Frogmore, S.C., November 14, 1966
Democratic socialists Bayard Rustin and A. Philip Randolph helped organize the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom 50 years ago.
They knew that ending legal segregation and winning political rights for African Americans were essential, but not sufficient, to ensure justice and freedom for all. Without access to good education, to health care and above all to decent jobs that paid living wages, the vote was not enough.
Today, as the recent Supreme Court decision has emboldened racists and reactionaries in many state governments to roll back the electoral influence of African Americans and Latinos, we are marching again to defend the gains in voting rights of the last 50 years. These rights are essential to overturn Stand Your Ground laws and to end the mass incarceration of young people of color and the detention and deportation of undocumented immigrants.
More than ever, the full exercise of political rights depends upon basic economic and social rights that are under savage attack throughout the country. As austerity and perverted national priorities cripple public budgets, schools are closing and higher education is so expensive that most students incur massive debt in order to pay for it. Head Start programs are being shut down. The budget sequester is cutting extended unemployment benefits and denying Medicaid and housing assistance to families in desperate need.
Even as we welcome the extension of marriage rights, we know that discrimination on the job against the LGBT community continues. We know that the hard-fought gains of women for reproductive rights are being eliminated in many states. And millions of hard-working immigrants cannot get the legal status they need to emerge from the shadows into the full citizenship they deserve.
This is not the society that we, along with Martin Luther King, dreamed of. We reject its growing economic inequality. We are appalled that African-American and Hispanic communities have been ravaged by foreclosures. We support the organization of the tens of millions of workers who take the only jobs available to them in fast food and other low wage industries, ones that do not pay living wages or decent benefits to support a family.
Today we march to realize the Dream. Every day, we will work for the Dream we share with immigrant Dream Act activists, the Moral Monday movement in North Carolina and those who Defend the Dream in Florida. We shall overcome!
Democratic Socialists of America
Claiming the 1963 March on Washington
The Socialists Roots of the March on Washington
Socialists and the 1963 March on Washington
Bayard Rustin and the 1963 March on Washington
Hero of the Democratic Left: A. Philip Randolph
The Socialists Who Made the March on Washington
Martin Luther King, Economic Justice, Workers' Rights and Multiracial Democracy
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Black, Gay and a Pacifist: Bayard Rustin Remembered For Role in March on Washington, Mentoring MLK | Democracy Now!
The White House has announced it will posthumously award the highest civilian award in the United States, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, to the trailblazing civil rights activist Bayard Rustin. Obama will honor Rustin and 15 others, including President Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey and baseball great Ernie Banks, at the White House later this year. Rustin was a key adviser to Martin Luther King Jr. and introduced him to Mahatma Gandhi’s teachings on nonviolence. Rustin helped King start the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1957. Six years later, he was the chief organizer of the historic 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, rallying hundreds of thousands of people for economic justice, full employment, voting rights and equal opportunity. "Rustin was one of the most important social justice activists in the U.S. in the 20th century," says John D’Emilio, author of "Lost Prophet: The Life and Times of Bayard Rustin." "Rustin pioneered the use of Gandhian nonviolence as a way of calling attention to segregation and other forms of racism in the United States."
Bayard Rustin and the 1963 March on Washington
Monday, July 22, 2013
Memphis tops the worst cities for upward class mobility according to this new study...
5 Worst Cities in America for Class Mobility | Alternet
The Deep South: Where the American Dream Goes to Die
The data shows that conservative economic policies are to blame for poverty and the lack of upward mobility across the south.
Saturday, July 20, 2013
Some, mostly conservatives, are arguing that the Florida "Stand Your Ground' law played no role in the Zimmerman trial or verdict they are wrong.
The Instructions read to the Jury used the new Florida "Stand Your Ground" law's guidelines (that the defendant only had to show they feared they would be killed, not the older self-defense guidelines, that the defendant had to show that they did everything they could to avoid the confrontation or events that lead to killing someone to defend themselves.
Furthermore, Treyvon Martin and George Zimmerman were tried on two different grounds. Treyvon Martin was tried and convicted of his own murder based on the pre-stand your ground laws that required a person to try to avoid or flee a situation that could lead to violence or death, whereas Zimmerman was acquitted based on the newer Stand Your Ground law which does not require a person to avoid a conflict, but only requires that they show they had a reasonable fear of bodily harm or death. Two different laws, two different measures of "justice." Why wasn't Treyvon Martin allowed the right to stand his ground? What if Trevon Martin had killed Zimmerman in self-defense?
Why Were Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman Held to Two Different Standards of Justice?
The Evil New "Stand Your Ground" Law Made the Killing of Trayvon Martin Permissible
Why Stand Your Ground Is Central to George Zimmerman's Case
Zimmerman Juror Says Panel Considered Stand Your Ground in Deliberations
Stand Your Ground and The Zimmerman Defense (Media Matters)
White People Who Kill Black People in "Stand Your Ground" States 354% More Likely to Be Cleared of Murder
Justice for Trayvon? Repeal ALEC's 'Stand Your Ground'
Coalition to Stop Gun Violence
Sunday, July 14, 2013
Justice for Trayvon Denied: Renewing the Fight Against Racism - Democratic Socialists of America
Justice for Trayvon Denied: Renewing the Fight Against Racism
Democratic Socialists of America joins the broad civil rights and progressive community in expressing its outrage at the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the murder of Trayvon Martin. Only an insane, ALEC-inspired “stand your ground law” combined with the racist assumption that African Americans automatically pose a threat to anyone’s person and property enabled George Zimmerman to be acquitted.
In the law of most other societies, the armed party would have been responsible for “standing down” and avoiding an altercation with an unarmed party. But in the United States, an unarmed black teenager, walking in his father’s neighborhood, is viewed by all too many as a threat to an armed vigilante who not only initiated the deadly encounter, but stalked the victim.
If the “stand your ground” law and a lax prosecution enabled George Zimmerman to get off, this is clearly one in a long series of cases in the United States where racist laws and true justice fail to coincide. George Zimmerman’s words to the police dispatcher –who urged him to stand down—ironically summarized what many of us see to be the outcome of the trial: “Fucking punks; these assholes always get away.” Indeed, George Zimmerman got away.
DSA urges its members to join protests against the verdict and “stand your ground laws” and to redouble our efforts to fight against racism, including the outrageous “New Jim Crow” prison-pipeline laws that subject hundreds of thousands of prisoners of color to absurdly long sentences for minor, non-violent drug law violations. We also join the NAACP in urging the United States Justice Department to indict George Zimmerman for violating the civil rights of Trayvon Martin. “Walking while Black” should not be a cause for armed citizens to harass and confront – and then murder – unarmed persons of color.
Saturday, July 6, 2013
What We Can Learn From America's First Tea Party About Countering Corporate Power
Before there was Citizens United, a modern Tea Party movement, or national momentum to ban corporate personhood, Thom Hartmann shows that resistance to corporate power is just as patriotic as Boston’s original Tea Party.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
We applaud the SCOTUS rulings striking down California's Prop. 8 and Part of the DOMA, but there is a long road ahead to full equality for LGBT people.
Marriage Equality and Beyond
Marriage Equality Essential But Insufficient (DSA Statement)
Sunday, June 23, 2013
Monday, June 10, 2013
The Future of the Left - A Conversation on Socialist Unity
A dialogue on Socialist Unity Presented by the Left Labor Project:
With Mark Solomon of the CCDS leading off based on his widely circulated and discussed article in Portside and respondents from Jacobin Magazine, Democratic Socialists of America, CPUSA, and Freedom Road Socialist Organization.
Chaired by Pat Fry -- Left Labor Project
Opening remarks from Mark Solomon -- Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism
• Bhaskar Sunkara, Editor -- Jacobin Magazine
• Libero Della Piana, Vice Chair -- Communist Party USA
• Maria Svart, National Director -- Democratic Socialists of America
• Eric Odell -- Freedom Road Socialist Organization
• Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism
• Communist Party USA
• Democratic Socialists of America
• Freedom Road Socialist Organization
Saturday, June 8, 2013
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Student loan debt, $1 trillion, now surpasses credit card debt, and is expected to be the next big financial bubble which will ripple throughout the U.S. Economy.
There are policy proposals to limit interest on student loans, and to address problems with the private student loan industry, but the real solution is to END student loan debt by forgiving all student loans, and making public college education FREE like K-12 public education. DSA is launching a Drop Student Debt Campaign (see below), there will be a conference all on the campaign May 23rd.
Student Loan Crisis Coming to a Head
Student Dept Nearly Tripled in 8 Years
The Soul Of Student Debt
Student Debt: The Next Financial Crisis?
Student Loan Debt is Drag on Economy
Student Loan Debt Generates $50 Billion Profit-for U.S. Government
Student Loan Debt is Stealing our Future
The Student Debt Crisis in 6 Charts
Testimony: My Crushing Student Debt
Forgive Student Loan Debt
Join Student Debt Crisis.org
Join DSA's Drop Student Debt Campaign
Monday, May 6, 2013
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Happy May Day from Memphis DSA (Democratic Socialists of America)! It is a perilous time for American workers. Our political leaders have forced austerity budget cuts upon us to spare the corporate rich from necessary tax increases and the already weak social "safety net," including Social Security and Medicare, are under attack. Labor Unions are facing mounting obstacles blocking their ability to organize and defend workers. Now is the time to unite and fight back!
Join DSA and other progressive/left and labor groups on this May Day to celebrate the achievements of the labor movement and unite to fight for the rights of all workers to living wages and benefits earned from their labor.
Visit DSA's Talking Union Website to learn more about labor issues and organizations to support and join.
Born in the USA
Building Workers' Power: ITUC May Day Statement
How Unions are Getting their Groove Back
It's Time for a Worker's Movement in the USA
Some recommended labor organizations and Web Sites:
Jobs With Justice
Workers Interfaith Network
Worker's Independent News
Join us at Memphis United's Memphis May Day Celebration!
Sunday, April 28, 2013
For Global Capital, Workers are Expendable and Disposable Commodities - Democratic Socialists of America (Paul Garver)
Victims of Tazreen Factory Fire in Bangladesh Continue to Suffer (Talking Union)
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Robin Hood Tax USA
U.S. Rep Introduces 'Robin Hood Tax' to Fight Austerity-Agenda | Common Dreams
DSA Fact Sheet: Financial Transaction Tax (Now HR 1579)
Contact Rep. Steve Cohen and ask him to support HR 1579
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
More than 122 million jobs lost..
10 million homes foreclosed..
Student debt tops $1 Trillion..
Poverty rate at 30 year high..
Corporations paying little or no taxes…
Social Security and Medicare being cut..
TIME TO FIGHT BACK!
Sunday, April 14, 2013
An important look at poverty in the LGBT community, especially among LGBT racial minorities, and why we cannot let the fight for marriage equality divert attention from the main issue--economic justice.
Marriage Is Great, But Many LGBT People of Color Need Job Safety - COLORLINES
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Monday, April 8, 2013
Obama’s Social Security Cuts Are Our Wake-Up Call
Obama Accepts GOP Austerity Agenda: Cut Social Security
Progressives Push Back Against Obama's Social Security, Medicare Austerity
7 Facts About Retirement in America that Should Make Obama Tremble Before Cutting Social Security
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Monday, April 1, 2013
Activists Gather in Memphis to Commemorate MLK's Life
AFSCME Local 1733 and activists from across the nation will gather in Memphis this week to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King.
Memphis Commemorative Events April 3-4, 2013
Please join members of AFSCME Local 1733, Martin Luther King III, AFSCME President Lee Saunders, MSNBC “PoliticsNation” Host and National Action Network President Al Sharpton
as we commemorate the
45th Anniversary of
Dr. Martin Luther King’s work
on behalf of AFSCME Local 1733’s 1968 Sanitation Workers’ Strike:
Celebrating Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta
Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta recognized for their life long contributions to organized labor and social justice.
Cesar Chavez Day is a state holiday in California – one of eight states to recognize the date, and one of the few holidays in the nation dedicated to a labor leader. Sacramento and dozens of cities, counties and labor federations will celebrate the life of Cesar Chavez on March 31, 2013.
The year 2012 was the 50th. anniversary of the founding of the U.F.W. by Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta, Philip Vera Cruz and others. The celebrations focused on the struggle for union rights and justice in the fields of California.
The United Farm Workers (UFW) was the first successful union of farm workers in U.S. history. There had been more than ten prior attempts to build a farm workers union. Each of the prior attempts were destroyed by racism and corporate power. Chávez and Huerta chose to build a union that incorporated the strategies of social movements and community organizing and allied itself with the churches, students, and organized labor. The successful creation of the UFW changed the nature of labor organizing in the Southwest and contributed significantly to the birth of Latino politics in the U.S.
Today, under the leadership of UFW president Arturo Rodriguez, only about 25,000 farm workers enjoy benefits on the job. Wages and benefit in farm labor have again been reduced to the pre union levels. The UFW has shown unions that immigrants can and must be organized.
Both Chavez and DSA Honorary Chair Dolores Huerta have received the Presidential Medal of Freedom and have been recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor and in the California Hall of Fame for their work.
Dolores Huerta remains active as a staunch advocate for women’s rights and reproductive freedom. Huerta is a founding board member of the Feminist Majority Foundation and serves on the board of Ms. Magazine as well as her service as an Honorary DSA Chair. She is active in the Democratic Party Conventions and campaigns and she frequently speaks at universities and organizational forums and union halls on issues of social justice and public policy. Dolores continues working to develop community leaders and advocating for the working poor, immigrants, women and youth as President of the Dolores Huerta Foundation.
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Duane Campbell is a Professor (emeritus) of Bilingual/Multicultural Education at Calif. State University-Sacramento, the author of Choosing Democracy; a practical guide to multicultural education.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
People's Conference on Race and Equality
Memphis DSA supports the People's Conference on Race & Equality, JOIN US at the conference on Sat. March 30th
Memphis United presents the People’s Conference on Race and Equality with workshops, community conversations, arts, music, & dance ongoing throughout the day. Also featuring an action area with information from dozens of groups on opportunities for action, art exhibits, and interactive kids art project and much more. Drop-in at any time throughout the day for a few minutes or a few hours and learn to confront hate by building community.
Central Stage :: Creative Arts Building
10-11am: Opening Ceremony with Danza Azteca Quetzalcoatl
11am-12:15pm :: Community Conversation: Race, Faith and Movements
Panelists: Andy Andrews, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church; Andre Johnson, Pastor and Author of Race, Rhetoric & Religion; Gail Tyree, activist and local AFSCME Asst. Director; Dr. Coby Smith, founding member of the Invaders
Moderator: Anthony Siracusa, Rhodes College
12:30-1pm: Performance: Latino Cultural Center (theatre, dance, art and music)
1-1:50pm: Community Conversation: Racial Structures and Racial Realities in Memphis
Dr. Zandria Robinson, Professor of Sociology, University of Memphis; Dr. Wanda Rushing, author of Memphis & the Paradox of Place, Luvell Anderson, Professor of Philosophy, University of Memphis
Moderator: Edie Love, activist and student
2-2:30pm: Performance: Artistik Approach (a capella hip-hop and spoken word)
2:30-3:20pm: Community Conversation: Environmental Racism: Poverty, Pollution and Solutions
Rita Harris, Environmental Justice Director, Sierra Club; Bastet Ank Re, Vegan Chef, Natural House of Wellness; Khomorai Galloway, Grow Memphis Community Gardening Organizer
Moderator: Chris Peterson, Grow Memphis
3:30-4pm: Performance: Juju Bushman (singer and songwriter)
4-5pm: Community Conversation: Discrimination and Equality: The GLBT Struggle Continues
Panelists: Will Batts, Executive Director, Memphis Gay and Lesbian Community Center, Floridia Jackson, Pastor and activist, Yeshua Holiday, Pastor and activist
Workshops :: East Wing, Creative Arts BuildingWorskhops are 50 minutes in length
10:30am: Story to Story - Elaine Blanchard
11:30am: Community Conversation on Race - Common Ground
1pm: The Reality of our Immigration System - TN Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition & Communidades Unidas en Una Voz
2:30pm: Nonviolent Communication - Elaine Krueger
4pm: Organizing Against Racism - Bradley Watkins, Mid-South Peace and Justice Center
Exhibition and Activity Area :: West Wing, Creative Arts Building
- Ongoing tabling by 30+ community groups that you can get involved with
- Art exhibition area with works exhibited by local artists
- Kids interactive art area
- Plus much more….
For more information, visit the Memphis United Facebook Page
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Monday, March 18, 2013
Friday, March 8, 2013
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Sunday, February 24, 2013
The Trouble with Austerity: Cutting is More About Ideology than Economics | Common Dreams
As Predicted, Austerity Policies Send U.S. Economy Downward
CBO Report Reveals Economic Damage Done by Deficit Reduction
Sequestration is Austerity (But Not Enough for Simpson-Bowles)
You've Heard of the Birthers, Now Meet the Simpson-Bowlers
Fix the Debt's Fuzzy Math
Simpson-Bowles' New Deficit-Reduction Plan: Raise Less Revenue
"Fix the Debt" and Pete Peterson's Long History of Deficit Scaremongering
Stacking the Debt: The Phony "Fix the Debt" Campaign -The Nation
Collision With Austerity Will Sink Obama, say Progressives
And why isn't the media discussing the Progressive Alternative to Austerity budget cuts?