Saturday, August 31, 2013

Things happening in the world + knowledge is power = go read.

Here are some good reads of late.

But first a short video of the Jobs with Justice actions to support striking Fast Food workers around Atlanta yesterday...

Quote of the day:
There comes again and again the hour when the masses are ready to stake their life, their goods, their conscience, their virtue so as to acquire the higher enjoyment and as a victorious, capriciously tyrannical nation to rule over other nations (or to think it rules). Then the impulse to squander, sacrifice, hope, trust, to be over-daring and to fantasise spring up in such abundance that the ambitious or prudently calculating prince can let loose a war and cloak his crimes in the good conscience of his people.    
Friedrich Nietzsche; Daybreak Book 3: 189 
 The Case Against Military Intervention in Syria | The Nation 

While Cameron Defers to Parliament, Obama Locks into Warfare State of Mind | Alternet 

188 Representatives, Including 69 Democrats, Call for Debate and Vote Before War With Syria 

Syria intervention cost: Military strikes are a highly cost-ineffective way to help people. 

Don't Call This a Humanitarian Intervention - By Charli Carpenter | Foreign Policy 

ZCommunications | Cruise Missile Law Enforcement by David Swanson 

Interview: Joseph Stiglitz Sees Bleak Future for America If We Don't Reverse Inequality | Alternet

NPR Pushes Myth That Raising Minimum Wage Would Kill Jobs 

Poverty Has Same Effect On The Brain As Constantly Pulling All Nighters | ThinkProgress 

10 Things Every Labor Leader Should Read before the AFL-CIO Convention | Labor Notes 

Thousands Strike Fast Food, Picketing and Occupying | Labor Notes 

Nearly 40% of the Top Paid CEOs Bombed at Their Jobs | The Economic Populist 

Noam Chomsky on being watched - Q

America Is No-Vacation Nation | Alternet 

Cornel West calls Al Sharpton ‘the bonafide house negro of the Obama plantation’ | The Raw Story

A sexologist’s two cents on the 2013 MTV VMAs

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