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VIDEO (26 mins) — How government ACTUALLY works…
Connect the dots, get context of what is happening just under the surface.
Free speech, the constitution, laws, logic, analysis and common-sense. Former U.S. Secretary of Labor + former Harvard professor Robert Reich talks about the U.S.A. government and its citizens, their rights, freedoms & points-out that those in power are there to REPRESENT ALL THEIR CITIZENS. Worth watching. Tells you what you can ACTUALLY DO to change outcomes in your local elections, see links below + the entire video playlist.

video link --> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAhIbqgd120

WHOLE PLAYLIST, all videos on YouTube --> The Resistance Report
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQCjiNAdri5xjQyG8ytpWV59H2qeZO7CF

P.S. I've taken the time and have seen them all, many are quite enlightening… Especially the Q&A at the end of each of them.


His blog…
http://robertreich.org
His Facebook page…
https://www.facebook.com/RBReich


His resource recommendations…

The resource he recommends for American Citizens wanting to get involved and CHANGE the way things are going, by using your voice to effect change, locally…
Web site --> https://www.indivisibleguide.com/about-us/
…Empowers YOU with arguments, context, perspectives & facts — increases your influence in politics and your voice if you link-up with groups in your district. Politically gives you a louder voice.
PDF --> THE GUIDE to organize, protest, attract politicians attention and get involved in local elections, PDF links there (left side)…
https://www.indivisibleguide.com/guide/


In essence, those in power, getting schooled —  reminded of their obligation to serve ALL the people! =)

"…just because you won, doesn't mean you can lie."
#usa #politics #democracy #constitution #government #2018


In my opinion, the series of videos, is VERY interesting to listen-to… Relevant, current and well-informed, pointing out what the administration is trying to distract from (the REAL ISSUES that their smoke and mirrors are trying to keep out-of-view).


Tool to find closest district to where YOU LIVE that is up-for-grabs… Helps you find districts you can travel-to and help organize & mobilize to get voters involved in their own future.
https://swingleft.org/about


Similar tool that helps you and your group of people to support, lend resources, moral support and get out the vote in a place where your involvement has a tangible effect — in a state that is up-for-grabs that you can help win-over in 2018.
https://www.sisterdistrict.com/what-we-do/



The videos are put together by this non-profit organization “Inequality Media” founded by Robert Reich to inform and engage the public about the realities and impacts of inequality…
[ which has other videos on their web site ]
https://www.inequalitymedia.org/videos/
If you like the videos & effort, you can donate to them a small amount to enable more actions that educate & motivate the public…
https://www.inequalitymedia.org/donate

Their Twitter feed…
https://twitter.com/InequalityMedia


Shout-out to +Alex Grossman +Yonatan Zunger +Self-Rescuing Princess Society +Betsy McCall +Jenny Winder +Cindy Brown to spread the word to others about the video above, the video series — and the PDF with advice about how to organize locally to effect change. =)


Public opinion needs to push politicians to feel the demand for action.

His basic advice… Empower yourself. Change politics. Be politically smart, active & strategic.


I’m putting some of the more interesting videos from the playlist (in my view) in the comments below [ don't forget to show ALL the comments, to see them all ] — because they give context and explain what is not in the headlines.

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SUMER
An award winning animated short film

The following is an excerpt from description of the YouTube post 
Earth's ionosphere has weakened dramatically during the course of the last century, resulting in the collapse of the entire ecosystem. Earth has become an increasingly hostile and uninhabitable place and with no shield to protect it, it is at the full mercy of meteors.

All animal and plant species perished decades ago. All that remains is one small group of humans who attempt to resist the hostility and hardness of the external environment from SUMER, the last hive city in the world, which has been specifically designed to keep the population alive through oxygen supply systems.

The media manipulates the available information in a manner that is purposely designed to keep people obsessed on the potential of the space exodus, letting any hope of prevailing on earth go.

A young boy, Hermes, lives alone in a compartment, the property of the government, which is located close to the wall that delimits the city, an area that is highly guarded by the SSW (SUMER Security Watchers).

While observing the desert from the roof of a building, Hermes suddenly sees something that grabs his attention…

This is a short film recommendation by +Ryan Connolly, Producer and Director at Triune Films and host of +Film Riot.

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A little over 5 minutes, but can't watch right now.
On the moral motivations of climate change…

Do we have a responsibility to leave a habitable planet for our children's children? Or is money, inequitably distributed as it is, supposed to be their inheritance?

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How air pollution, pre-Clean Air Act, moderated the power of hurricanes and how the removal of that protection, along with the simultaneous rise in greenhouse gas concentrations, has made them more powerful/less predictable. 

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+Woozle Hypertwin This sounds familiar. I thought you might appreciate the video. I think regulation still lacks teeth.

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Trying to clear some tabs... I want to watch this, but not just now.
"Here's What a Commons-Based Economy Looks Like"
"The big-picture strategies that must be pursued if we are going to invent a new type of post-capitalist economy"

"Three specific realms that are crucial to this new vision – ecological sustainability, open knowledge and social solidarity. Each is critical as a field of action for overturning the existing logic of market capitalism."

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The big-picture is explained in much more depth in the 20-minute video below.


My path of discovery:
+Michel Bauwens  shared the following link to the FB group #TheNextEdge
http://www.bollier.org/blog/michel-bauwens-heres-what-commons-based-economy-looks
This article by +David Bollier linked to the video embedded in my post, and is the source of the quotes above.

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Guess I need to watch this...
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