Posts in category Unemployment
The other day I was on a thread on FB that someone had posted a video that drew a correlation between the drug war and the race war calling the disparity in sentencing for blacks effectively “the modern Jim Crow”. So, in the argument, someone said: “Your rights end at my nose” and I couldn’t quite stop thinking about it. Here are my observations regarding that.
Solidarity to me means (and the United States is a union) that we look at each others issues and embrace them as if they were our own because it is our brothers or sisters fight and we work together always or we lose that right. Instead of trying to find only that piece of ground that we can all agree upon, solidarity goes beyond just finding common cause. You cannot protect your own unique perspective upon your rights without also arguing for those rights as they are perceived by your fellow human beings.READ MORE »
These are just ideas for how we might functionally get something real done, have jobs, invade normally corporate places with our open source, decentralized methodology, and have some fun building cool stuff for the world!
We should build our items / products using the worker owned model, open source the design so people don’t actually have to buy them if they can build it out of locally sourced materials and are economically challenged. Consider it just part of the climate debt payment the developed world owes to the people of the world most hurt by climate change. We could also reduce the cost based upon our own decision at the time to build some stuff for people that really need it, basically make it by donation and help them find funding if necessary.
In the price of every item sold, I’d like to give a unit away to the occupy movement worldwide as well as to our own local communities. Developing nations buy almost half of the solar power production capacity of the earth. Our market is potentially global. We can work with local communities about developing funding, perhaps even eventually forcing Mid American Energy to assess the cost of developing new electricity when they claim to need it and forcing them to admit that saving electricity by helping the community develop off the grid modular solar units it is a much cheaper, smarter solution than building a new coal fired power plant which run around 6 cents per kilowatt hour. Insulating homes was 3 cents per kilowatt hour in California so the law said they had to insulate peoples homes instead. Win win. With a small modular design, your bill is lower, your lights don’t all go off in a power outage and Mid American Energy still would have “new” power to resell at a profit.READ MORE »
Frank Luntz is doing his best to help the 1% brand Occupy as all about the left. It isn’t. It is going well beyond that. Most independents also agree with the idea that we’re all in this together and we want a government that works for everyone, not just the 1%. And the kids are just sick of this BS.READ MORE »
I have no choice but to fight for a future. And I have no future outside this movement. But then, if we fail, we’re all screwed.
About those students at UC Davis
They all no doubt have mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters and friends that care about them. Because of their courage and my friend Scott Olsen losing his ability to speak because of a police grenade, and the 84 year old former teacher being pepper sprayed, and many more outrageously fascist responses from the state to it’s citizens, I say we’ve already won. We’ve already had our “salt march” moment. The 1% just haven’t realized it yet.READ MORE »
For the most current information regarding Occupy Quad Cities see:www.occupyquadcities.com
Saturday, October 22nd we will gather at the Rock Island County Court House at the foot of the Centennial bridge and march across the bridge to Davenport Iowa. We should shoot for 1:30 so that most people have arrrived by the 2pm march time.
you can find us on twitter at: http://twitter.com/#!/OccupyQCA
use hash tags #ows and or #OccupyQCA
Currently there is a discussion going on at the OccupyQuadCities facebook page: OcccupyQuadCitiesREAD MORE »
I built a page for the regional occupation efforts including San Francisco, Lansing MI, Iowa, and Illinois.
For all my friends out there struggling, please send them a pizza, or post to your blog about how wall street screwed you and your family, call your reps and let them know that you want rich people to pay their fair share and that it isn’t class war to say so.READ MORE »