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Newsletter: After Trump’s Climate Withdrawal

Newsletter: After Trump’s Climate Withdrawal
Trump Follows Previous US Presidents Who Have Undermined Climate Action: The Only Path to Climate Justice is People Power President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement follows the path of previous presidents who have undermined international climate agreements. We disagree with Trump but it is important to understand his actions in the context of the history of the United States regarding previous climate ... Read more

Newsletter – July 24th, 2013

Newsletter – July 24th, 2013
The United States is moving on an aggressive, disastrous path of privatization of government services. Some recent examples include the Air Force considering the privatization of Cape Canaveral, NOAA privatizing satellite weather services and schools across the country privatizing education. Everything is on the table to be given over to private industry – airports, roads, health services and water. Just think how capitalist profiteers’ ... Read more

Newsletter – July 10th, 2013

Newsletter – July 10th, 2013
Another jobs report is in and it shows continued waddling along in job creation, just enough to keep the unemployment figure stable. The reality is the collapse has cost the nation 3 million jobs and that number is not shrinking. The “Lost Out-Put Clock” shows the nation has lost $4,602,667,601,6089 in national income and counting since the 2008 collapse. To make matters worse we are now entering a new reality of poor jobs, part-time and ... Read more

Newsletter – June 25th, 2013

Newsletter – June 25th, 2013
The reaction to Ben Bernanke's suggestion that it may be time to wind down the easy money policies which have been injecting $85 billion into the hands of Wall Street each month show that the 'recovery' has been a fraud. In the weeks since the Fed chairman first indicated that the central bank might start to pare back its support for the economy, markets in Asia, Europe and Latin America have fallen more than 6 percent, while in the United ... Read more

Newsletter – June 11th, 2013

Newsletter – June 11th, 2013
The recent jobs report showed no change in the unemployment rate, with a barely acceptable 175,000 jobs created. The United States is still 10 million jobs away from normal. And a UCLA Anderson forecast paints a dismal picture of “Economic Recovery.” As one UCLA economist said, “It’s not a recovery. It’s not even normal growth. It’s bad.” But, we may FINALLY be seeing some signs of sanity in the Washington, DC establishment. One pillar of ... Read more

Newsletter – May 28th, 2013

Newsletter – May 28th, 2013
As the school year ends, college students are coming home to a paucity of summer jobs and young adults are graduating into an economy with 27% underemployment and unemployment for them.This generation has inherited a failed economy. Not only do they graduate to lousy job prospects, but they also graduate with record high debts. There are solutions to the economic crisis they face – and it is a crisis. In fact, a coalition of students and ... Read more

Newsletter – May 21st, 2013

Newsletter – May 21st, 2013
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) issued a report that shows a rapid decline in the deficit, $203 billion has been cut making it the smallest since 2008. They project that by 2015, the deficit will be under $400 billion, less than one-third of the $1.4 trillion deficit Bush left when Obama took office and only 2.1% of the GDP. We agree with political economy writer Doug Henwood’s conclusion: “there’s no way any honest analyst could read ... Read more