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Submitted by Thomas E. Stubbs on Tue, 07/08/2014 - 2:48am.
Hello everyone, I hope you all had a great independence day weekend.
I have started reading Glen Greenwald's book "No Place To Hide" (Thanks Galen), It is an eye-opener and well written. I'm about half way through Max Blumenthal's book "Goliath" another eye-opener. Both authors are brilliant and valuable truth tellers.
We have to be aware that the reason why we have refugees coming over the borders are a result of our economic policies in Central and South America (NAFTA...), give the innocent children a break please!
See you all there. I will be late, because I teach until 5:35 pm and have to fix dinner for the children before coming to the meeting.
Submitted by Thomas E. Stubbs on Mon, 06/30/2014 - 12:25pm.
We will be meeting at the Orchard Restaurant in Claremont
"Independence Day" should be changed to "Dependence on Slavery Day!" TS
"Counter-Revolution of 1776": Was U.S. Independence War a Conservative Revolt in Favor of Slavery? www.democracynow.org June 27/2014
GERALD HORNE: "We should understand that July 4th, 1776, in many ways, represents a counterrevolution. That is to say that what helped to prompt July 4th, 1776, was the perception amongst European settlers on the North American mainland that London was moving rapidly towards abolition. This perception was prompted by Somerset's case, a case decided in London in June 1772 which seemed to suggest that abolition, which not only was going to be ratified in London itself, was going to cross the Atlantic and basically sweep through the mainland, thereby jeopardizing numerous fortunes, not only based upon slavery, but the slave trade. That's the short answer."
Submitted by Thomas E. Stubbs on Sun, 06/22/2014 - 4:03pm.
Hello everyone, It seems that my announcement did not go through, so I'm trying again. The meeting will be at the Orchard Restaurant in Claremont at 6:45 pm (15 minutes left of happy hour) through 9:30 pm.
Democracy Now. TISA 6/20/14 www.democracynow.org
"The pro-transparency group WikiLeaks has released the secret draft text for the Trade in Services Agreement, TISA, a trade agreement covering 50 countries and more than 68 percent of world trade in service. Until now, the draft has been classified to keep it clandestine, not only during the negotiations, but also for five years post-enactment." Amy Goodman
"The U.S. Chamber of Commerce said, quote, "the payoff from TISA [could] be huge" for domestic service industry firms and presents, quote, "a once-in-a-generation opportunity to tear down barriers to international trade." The Chamber has also recommended that TISA "eliminate regulatory inconsistencies" and ensure that private companies are not put at a disadvantage when they compete with "state-owned enterprises." Juan Gonzalez
Submitted by Thomas E. Stubbs on Tue, 06/17/2014 - 12:38am.
Hello everyone. The meeting will be at the same time and same place Wednesday 6/18/14.
Collaborative Commons to replace Capitalism which has failed most of us repeatedly since the Milton Friedmanite juggernaut started about 30 years back. We have given the "Washington Consensus" (Neoliberal nonsense) a try and it has plundered this planet just to enrich a few psychopaths and their authoritarian followers. Now it is time to consider something that is sustainable. A system that is connected with nature rather than being an eco-rapist or parasite. Collaborative Commons, cooperatives and the like will work for the greater good! Article below.TS
The Fog Machine of War: Chelsea Manning on the U.S. Military and Media Freedom
Submitted by Thomas E. Stubbs on Wed, 06/11/2014 - 12:18am.
Hello everyone. Sorry about getting this out so late. The meeting will be at the same place and time. Enjoy the Chris Hedges article from Truthdig via Reader Supported news.
Chris Hedges is one of the great intellectual, spiritual luminaries! Please support Reader Supported News and Truthdig, because they are not backed by corporatocracy, banksters or the military industrial congressional complex which means they tell the truth unfettered by corrupt and perverse backers or underwriters. This is what we need to do everyone. Here is the rulebook and what the consequences are. The whole system is corrupted and we have to make them change. We need to end US imperialism, corporatocracy, banksterism and so on! Attachment Below.
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