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Friend of the United Front Against Austerity, Randy Credico, has officially made it onto the ballot in the New York Democratic primary for governor!

Randy’s campaign broadly consists of ending the prison-industrial complex in New York state and taxing Wall Street.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to his campaign and, if you’re a registered Democrat in New York, don’t forget to vote Randy Credico for governor in the primary this September 9th. http://ift.tt/UmBNFl

Friend of the United Front Against Austerity, Randy Credico, has officially made it onto the ballot in the New York Democratic primary for governor!

Randy’s campaign broadly consists of ending the prison-industrial complex in New York state and taxing Wall Street.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to his campaign and, if you’re a registered Democrat in New York, don’t forget to vote Randy Credico for governor in the primary this September 9th. http://ift.tt/UmBNFl

An Open Letter from a 3rd Party “Spoiler” | Dan Buhrdorf for US Senate

An open letter to voters and Democratic and Republican candidates in the race for U.S. Senate in Nebraska:

The central problem for American voters is a declining standard of living. Life is getting more expensive, and work is getting harder to find. This is not only borne out by facts related to employment, production and purchasing power – we feel it in our everyday lives. The reasons for our economic decline should be obvious, but are assiduously avoided by most candidates of the Democratic and Republican parties.

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Why would Bernie Sanders and Alan Grayson be fighting alongside a cabal of Koch-funded Republican congressmen and think tanks to destroy one of the last vestiges of the New Deal?

We review the conspiracy against the Export-Import Bank, and the failure of “crony capitalism” and “corporate welfare” to describe the Wall Street takeover of our government institutions.

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Why would Bernie Sanders and Alan Grayson be fighting alongside a cabal of Koch-funded Republican congressmen and think tanks to destroy one of the last vestiges of the New Deal?

We review the conspiracy against the Export-Import Bank, and the failure of “crony capitalism” and “corporate welfare” to describe the Wall Street takeover of our government institutions.

Read the article at http://ift.tt/1o0DPGJ http://ift.tt/1lmpAY1

More than 1,000 from across nation rally against Detroit water shutoffs

Detroit showing some backbone and identifying the right enemies in the war against austerity.

"…In downtown Detroit, about 1,000 shouting, banner-carrying and flag-waving marchers shouted slogans blaming Wall Street banks and predatory mortgage lenders for causing the poverty that, they say, has left thousands of Detroiters facing water shutoffs."

We support the Moratorium NOW! coalition, the National Nurses United, BANCO and other groups on the ground who are fighting to stop privatization, evictions and emergency dictatorship – and fighting to tax Wall Street speculators.

It’s time to strengthen our economic demands and NOT to get suckered into the same foundation-funded strategies that wrecked Occupy Wall Street. If the demand is not for economic reform, it’s not a real demand. We demand:

• A moratorium on foreclosures and evictions
• A 1% Wall Street Sales Tax to rebuild the social safety net and protect public pensions and jobs
• Seize the Federal Reserve to issue $5 trillion in long-term, interest free public credit to rebuild America’s roads, rail, bridges, schools and other public infrastructure
• Reinstate a protective tariff to bring industrial jobs back to Detroit and other American cities
• Reinstate a parity price for agriculture to make America’s family farms more numerous and more profitable
• Rebuild a strong social safety net starting with Medicare for All.

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Hillary Clinton to Charlie Rose on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17: ‘Should be outrage in European...

Note to 2016 Democratic presidential hopefuls: If you want to beat Hillary, DON’T be a bloodthirsty warmonger!

Israel’s Fading Democracy

Mr. Netanyahu’s great political “achievement” has been to make Israel a partisan issue and push American Jews into a corner. He has forced them to make political decisions based on calculations that go against what they perceive to be American interests. The emotional extortion compels Jews to pressure the Obama administration, a government with which they actually share values and worldviews, when those who love Israel should be doing the opposite: helping the American government to intervene and save Israel from itself.

Israel arose as a secular, social democratic country inspired by Western European democracies. With time, however, its core values have become entirely different. Israel today is a religious, capitalist state. Its religiosity is defined by the most extreme Orthodox interpretations. Its capitalism has erased much of the social solidarity of the past, with the exception of a few remaining vestiges of a welfare state. Israel defines itself as a “Jewish and democratic state.” However, because Israel has never created a system of checks and balances between these two sources of authority, they are closer than ever to a terrible clash.

'Brilliant Minds' Perish in Malaysia Airlines Crash

Among the collateral damage or motives of the downing of MH17, depending on how you choose to view the world, were some of the world’s most respected and independent AIDS researchers, including Joep Lange, a co-discoverer of the HIV virus universally described as a great humanitarian and critically important researcher.

Is this not eerily familiar to the loss of an entire team of Chinese micro-electronics researchers in the unsolved disappearance of Malaysia flight 370? Cui bono?

Israel attack on Gaza claims more lives

We can’t let our interest in the MH17 “whodunit” distract us from Israel’s latest campaign of genocide.
In 1989, then deputy foreign minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated, “Israel should have exploited the repression of the demonstrations in China, when world attention focused on that country, to carry out mass expulsions among the Arabs of the territories.”

Ukraine’s anti-aircraft missile system dispatched to Donetsk Wednesday

So-called “separatists” do not have anti-aircraft missiles. But guess who does? The western-funded Ukranian army!

"MOSCOW, July 17. /ITAR-TASS/. Ukraine’s armed forces dispatched the Buk anti-aircraft missile system battalion to the area of the city of Donetsk on Wednesday, a well-informed source said referring to the data recording system.

Another battalion of the same weapons is said to be in the process of embarkation in the city of Kharkiv, northwest of Donetsk, the source said adding that the aircraft at an altitude of over 10,000 meters could be shot down only with the weapons of the S-300 or Buk (Beech) missile systems.”

Thanks Dino for the tip…

Moscow: Kiev allegations that Russian jet downed Ukraine plane absurd

Please pray for peace – the downing of a Malaysian passenger jet in eastern Ukraine (if such a thing even happened) is clearly not the work of Russia or Russian “separatists” (the majority population) in Eastern Ukraine.

This has all the signatures of a false-flag war provocation in the making, and if President Obama bites, it could have global thermonuclear consequences.

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As RT reports:

"We don’t want war with Ukraine. For us, that would be counterproductive because in that case we would be fighting a brotherly people," Evgeny Lukyanov, deputy secretary of the body that advises President Vladimir Putin on security told RIA Novosti.

"War with Ukraine is not in our interest. It is our border, our family relations and our economic ties. It is a big problem for us and we don’t see any way out other than a political one."

The Security Council said a war in eastern Ukraine entered a “stage of ethnic cleansing,” referring to the Russian-speaking population in the region.

“There is not a civil war in Ukraine, but an ethnic cleansing of the Russian-speaking population of the southeast of this country,” Lukyanov said.

The New Budget Outlook Shows that Austerity Makes No Sense

Austerity is not only the essence of cruelty – it doesn’t work! Cutting the budget reduces purchasing power, economic growth and hence tax receipts. So while the nation may have fewer debts to pay (most of that debt owed to the Social Security trust fund and other formerly funded obligations), it gets ever harder to pay them.

Church of the Working Class

Looking for a few good rednecks!

Disabled Americans: Pawns In A Larger Social Security Game?

"Right-wing wars of disinformation and demonization can be a wonder to behold, but the attacks on disabled recipients of Social Security benefits have been especially mean-spirited. Claims of ‘fraud’ in the disability program are, simply put, counterfactual."

BRICS establish $100bn bank and currency reserves to cut out Western dominance

"The big launch of the BRICS bank is seen as a first step to break the dominance of the US dollar in global trade, as well as dollar-backed institutions such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank, both US-based institutions BRICS countries have little influence within."

Super-Rich Holding TRILLIONS Offshore

What is the true scale of inequality? As James Henry of the Tax Justice Network reported in 2012, most studies of inequality on a national scale aren’t even scratching the surface.