Daily Archives: September 21, 2016

Jill Stein: Let’s Get Out The Vote In The South

The Stein campaign does not make it easy, but here is an email that I received that I would like to share. It explains some of the reasons why it is important that Jill Stein get votes even if she cannot win.

Also remember the lesson of Ralph Nader in the 2000 election. If enough of us had voted for Nader to actually cause Al Gore to lose the election in 2000, then the Democratic Party of 2016 would never have dared foist Hillary Clinton on us in 2016.

If Jill Stein can get a vote that is bigger than the normal margin between the candidates of the two major parties, in the next election the Democratic Party will have to think twice before nominating another very disliked candidate.

If Jill Stein cannot get a significant number of votes, then the message to the Democrats is that they can safely choose whomever the corporate donors want, and we will blindly follow.

Request to get out the vote in the south

Erica Chenoweth – Why Civil Resistance Works: Nonviolence in the Past and Future

Here is an amazing YouTube video Erica Chenoweth – Why Civil Resistance Works: Nonviolence in the Past and Future.

A Rockefeller & Dickey Center Lecture by Erica Chenoweth, Asst. Professor of Government & Founder, Program on Terrorism & Insurgency Research, Wesleyan University

Professor Erica Chenoweth will discuss her book, co-authored with Maria Stephan, Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict, which argues that between 1900 and 2006, campaigns of nonviolent resistance were more than twice as effective as violent insurgencies. Nonviolent resistance presents fewer obstacles to moral and physical involvement, information and education, and participator commitment, leading to enhanced resilience, a greater probability of tactical innovation, increased opportunity for civic disruption, and shifts in loyalty among opponents’ erstwhile supporters. Moreover, nonviolent resistance movements tend to usher in more durable and internally peaceful democracies.

There is just an amazing amount of information to learn from this video. All Jill Steinn supporters need to watch this video. You will get more out of this than anything Bernie Sanders could tell you.

Bill Black Exposes The Real Wells Fargo Story

New Economic Perspectives has the article NEP’s Bill Black appears on The Monitor.

NEP’s Bill Black talks with Mark Bebawi – host of The Monitor on KPFT in Houston. The topic of conversation is the Wells Fargo scandal and the settlement. You can listen to the podcast here.

You should hear Bill Black’s characterization of Elizabeth Warren’s vaunted Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). I am coming to the conclusion that Elizabeth Warren plays the part of the useful fool in this charade. I don’t know how much of the information in this audio interview was discussed in the Senate Banking Committee hearings that came a day after this interview. All I saw was a video clip of Elizabeth Warren going through her usual tirade that always leads to no further action.

USA Today has some clips of Warren’s performance in the article Elizabeth Warren laid the smackdown on Wells Fargo CEO.