Elections Washington State Politics

Seattle City Council, Position 2: Kshama Sawant

He may look goofy, but Richard Conlin isn’t just a huge-headed tooth balloon—he’s arguably the most destructive member of the Seattle City Council. He has claimed to be a progressive environmentalist during his 16 years on the council, when in fact he has spent those four terms helping to kill mass transit, build new highways, […]

Activism Justice Prisons

Restorative Justice Issue Call, Saturday

For those who have RSVP’d to attend this event, don’t forget the call is this Saturday! If you haven’t RSVP’d yet, please read on… Don, California’s justice system appears blind–blind to the inhumanity of its prison system. Inmates in California are still protesting torturous solitary confinement and other inhumane conditions in a hunger strike, which […]

Civil rights Constitution Courts

BACKGROUND: US now has 'parallel Supreme Court' making secret law

Is any kind of meaningful democracy possible in a régime of secret law? — This is the question raised by the lead article in Sunday’s *New York Times*, which said that the FISA court “has quietly become almost a parallel Supreme Court, serving as the ultimate arbiter on surveillance issues and delivering opinions that will […]

Activism Public Bank

Public banking conference on lifestream tomorrow (Sunday)

Don’t miss the Public Banking Conference on lifestream.  Speakers will include Ellen Brown, Matt Taibbi, Gar Alperovitz, and Birgitta Jonsdottir. Thanks to John Repp and Cindy Cole will represent Washington State there! The Public Banking Institute is having their annual conference in San Francisco beginning at 1:00 PM tomorrow, Sunday, June 2nd, 3rd and 4th.   If you have […]

Media

Watch "Is Social Security Broke?" online, or tonight on Comcast channel 77

For May 31, 2013 – in King County, tune to Comcast channel 77, 8:00 PM Or click  Is Social Security Broke? for on-demand view. “Social Security has not contributed one dime to The Debt; it has been cash positive ever since its start in 1935”, emphasizes Robby Stern of Puget Sound Alliance for Retired Americans. “Social Security has […]

Banks Economic Justice Social Safety Net

A program to eliminate poverty

We need to create and act on a program to eliminate poverty by 2020, including a federally supported jobs program. Working people in the wealthiest country in the world have a right to full employment at a living wage, to collective bargaining in the workplace, compensation for disability, and reliable pensions and social security benefits. […]

Economic Justice Economics Labor Rocky Anderson

Conference call with Rocky Anderson and Ralph Nader, Sat May 4

A CONVERSATION WITH ROCKY ANDERSON AND RALPH NADER Raise the Minimum Wage Saturday, MAY 4 12 PM ET / 11 AM CT / 10 AM MT/ 9 AM PT for one hour RSVP below. You will receive an acknowledgement via email containing the call-in instructions. __________ Ralph Nader is a well known political activist, attorney, […]

Military Force Obama

I have a drone

(Photo reproduced with permission from Alex Garland.) https://www.facebook.com/JAlexanderGarland https://www.facebook.com/pages/Alex-Garland-Photography/210410262315513 VIDEO: http://www.king5.com/news/local/Group-rallies-against-drones-in-Seattle-203507681.html

Banks Public Bank Rocky Anderson

Effective and doable

PUBLIC STATE BANKS OR WALL STREET BANKS: THE CHOICE IS OURS If you missed last Saturday’s “Banking for We the People” call, then you missed a great discussion about an elegant yet simple economic solution, which helps states save huge sums of taxpayer dollars and shores up local economies. We heard from Rocky Anderson and […]

Banks Economic Justice Public Bank Rocky Anderson

Public Banking Conference Call – April 6, 2013 – RSVP NOW!

Ellen Brown, author of Web of Debt, is the inspiration and thought leader behind the Public Banking Institute, where she serves as Chairman and President. Ellen will discuss the benefits of public banking, the disadvantages of the current banking system and what we can do to take control of our banking system so it works […]