THIS IS THE #1 JOB FOR BEING A CITIZEN!
We discussed how Greece's and Spain's Presidents during the buildup of the massive global banking frauds ran as LEFT SOCIALISTS. They were not--they were team global banking neo-liberals. We showed yesterday that SAWANT of Seattle was in fact that global 2% to the 1% rich---not a left Socialist.
Khan is the new Mayor of Foreign Economic Zone London-----his family is the 2% in Pakistan. Remember our telling the story of PLANK ----CEO OF UNDERARMOUR? National media tells a story of PLANK being a self-made businessman when in fact he is simply the son of a very wealthy Washington DC developer......a 2%. So, when we point to a SAWANT and other MARXISTS down the west coast----many being Latin American citizens----we are not outing them as not good candidates because they are Asian or Latin American......there are plenty of REAL low-wage immigrant families who would be great candidates as left Democrats or Marxists.
KHAN as Mayor of London represents a long held global 1% and their 2% family------one can imagine KHAN family may go back to GENGHIS KHAN----enriched by empire-building----remember him? When we see a KHAN as Mayor of London---we are seeing a global Foreign Economic Zone filled with the world's 1% and their 2%----not much UK citizens happening today in UK. This is the same thing CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA have been staging here in the US these few decades and it is the goal of MASTER PLANS FOR US CITIES DEEMED FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONES----like Seattle with SAWANT-----and Baltimore. Mid-size cities like Baltimore are a few decades behind a San Fran or LA----but we know the SAME POLITICS WITH SLEEPER CELL GLOBAL CANDIDATES are being implanted RIGHT NOW.
Pakistan releases 'father' of nuclear bomb from house arrest
High court rules Abdul Qadeer Khan was not involved in selling nuclear secrets to Iran, North Korea and Libya
Pakistani nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan waves after his release from house arrest in Islamabad.
Photograph: Mian Khursheed/ReutersSaeed Shah in Islamabad
Friday 6 February 2009 09.16 EST Last modified on Friday 6 February 2009 09.49 EST
Abdul Qadeer Khan, the Pakistani scientist accused of selling nuclear secrets, was today freed from five years of house arrest by a court and immediately declared that he can now "lead a normal life".
We keep shouting----these CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA-----THIS OPUS DEI CATHOLIC SECT----are all tied to OLD-EUROPE 1% AND THEIR 2%. The Medici's of Florence were global merchants not long after a GENGHIS KHAN enriched himself in empire-building. These are OLD WEALTH FAMILIES and they work together to effect global foreign policies----including the NEW WORLD ORDER. It's hard to see back to the Medieval days for these wealthy families----but we can bet a KHAN AS MAYOR OF LONDON is tied to these global 1% and their 2%! Opus Dei is simply that same old-Europe rich using the Catholic Church to advance empire-building and family wealth.
Charles R. Bawden
Alternative Titles: Ching-gis Khan, Chinggiss Khan, Chingis Khan, Jenghiz Khan, Jinghis Khan, Temuchin, Temüjin
Also known as
- Jenghiz Khan
- Chinggiss Khan
- Jinghis Khan
- Ching-gis Khan
- Chingis Khan
near Lake Baikal
diedAugust 18, 1227
Genghis Khan, Genghis also spelled Chinggis, Chingis, Jenghiz, or Jinghis, original name Temüjin, also spelled Temuchin (born 1162, near Lake Baikal, Mongolia—died August 18, 1227) Mongolian warrior-ruler, one of the most famous conquerors of history, who consolidated tribes into a unified Mongolia and then extended his empire across Asia to the Adriatic Sea.
Genghis Khan, ink and colour on silk; in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, Taiwan.
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GLOBAL CITIZENS AROUND THE GLOBE MUST KEEP THOSE GLOBAL 1% AND THEIR 2% OUT OF GOVERNMENT IN OUR TO BE CITIZENS WITH RIGHTS.
Americans watching tons of TV know some geo-political terms-----like SLEEPER CELL. We hear Russia or Middle-East Muslims have SLEEPER CELLS in our US communities spying and waiting for decades to be called to ACTION later. This is the #1 political strategy of American POLITICS. We knew the Clintons were recruited by Bush Sr to dismantle social Democracy and implode the Democratic Party as Bush family did the same to Republican Party as global neo-cons. What did national media driven by Republicans say to this? THAT IS CONSPIRACY THEORY. Even today we are hearing what is now open fact---being called CONSPIRACY THEORY.
'History has taught us that right-wing bigotry is detrimental to humanity. However, left-wing bigotry is as dangerous to Humanity. A balanced and secular society should marginalize both extremities'.
The American people came to America as colonists to ESCAPE all this global rich CASTE SYSTEM. Today, WE THE PEOPLE must understand not only our own 1% and their 2%-------but understand global CASTE SYSTEMS. Asian nations have strong CLASS SYSTEMS----they are more 1% and their 2% then today's US. Educate on Asian, Latin American, African family histories to know who are coming to US CITIES DEEMED FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONES ----we do not need more 1% and their 2% global banking rich in our government----we welcome our new labor force immigrants simply wanting a better life in a FIRST WORLD DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC HAVING WE THE PEOPLE WITH EQUAL PROTECTION AND RIGHTS AS CITIZENS.
Is it racist or religious bias to want to know who these candidates for office are? NO....no more than knowing that our US Congressional leaders are no more Protestant----Catholic-----Jewish-----then any global rich. This is not about religion---it is not about culture---it is about not wanting CASTE SYSTEMS in America. Remember, America was founded on LANDED GENTRY and WE THE PEOPLE coming as indentured servants or slaves. We do not want to return to what we were leaving in OLD-EUROPE.
Emerging Caste Systems in Australia
Saturday, 14 August 2010 18:37 Gandhian Gautama
Australia is a great country to live in. It’s the “land of opportunities” in the southern hemisphere. Fabulous people, with a laid back attitude are generally welcoming of new immigrants such as me. Australia is the new home to people of many colors, linguistic backgrounds, religions, and national identities. The spectrum of humanity can truly be seen here. Australia is on its way to becoming a multicultural country.
The country prides itself in its freedom of religion and in principle ensures equality of people, irrespective of their religious background.
However, there is an emerging problem, that of the extreme left media, which unfortunately seems to also be the “main-stream media” in the country. There seems to be a mysterious, unexplained nexus between Political Islam and media commentators. For instance, when reporting on Indian politics, it seems to be usual for Australian media commentators to simply lay blame on the so-called “Hindu extremists” when religious fractures between Hindus and Muslims result in disharmony. When covering Israeli politics, the bias, again, seems to be very evident, as the tendency is to blame Israel for all middle-east problems.
Cronulla or Xingiang Muslims can do no wrong and are celebrated by Australian leftist elites
The same seems to be the pattern in the Australian media, when covering the Xingiang separatist movement in China. The same media conveniently labeled “Australian Racism” as the reason for the recent Cronulla riots. On the contrary, there has not been a single media outlet, worth its name, in this country which has been brave enough to even report on the status of minorities in countries such as Pakistan. The topic of “Religious freedom in Saudi Arabia” is something that is never heard of in Australian Television. S
uch “global issues” will never be touched by the Australian media. Yet when it comes to local issues, the media is generally very interested in Muslim perspectives, while they show no such interest in perspectives of people belonging to other groups. For instance, recently SBS had this segment on Muslim opinions for the forth coming Federal elections-2010, but has not really bothered to have, for instance Jain opinions or Bahai opinions. Aren’t Jains and Bahais local enough and Australian enough for their perspectives to be heard? SBS is a tax-payer funded media outlet. The SBS-Muslim opinion segment can be found HERE.
The Australian media defined multiculturalism also seems to strongly propagate the notion that if “Muslim culture” is catered to, then the “bench-marks of multiculturalism” have been adhered to.
The most valued opinion about Australian 2010 election
Unfortunately, in a democratic society, the media influences society to a very great extent and the side-effects of this is evident in Australia. For instance, most University campuses in Australia have Muslim-only rooms for socializing and prayers. The rooms are provided to Muslims at no extra cost, while people of other denominations and interests have no such facilities. For instance, people interested in belly-dancing would generally have no access to free dance-rooms. As an other instance of this bias, when attending an Australian Government sponsored month-long Mathematics Summer School, it was found that “Halal Food” was very easily provided to all participants, including Muslim participants, whereas the organizers had a very difficult time to arrange vegetarian food for non-meat eaters.
Aren’t Australians who are vegetarian as worthy as Australians who are Muslim? Yet another example of the media influence can be noticed in last years’ meeting of the Australian Mathematical Society. The web-site of the meeting can be accessed HERE, from where we can learn about facilities and other information for muslim participants, whereas there is no such information for other participants.
I asked if the organizers could provide such information to other participants, but they choose not to answer my query. I have heard of the so-called “caste system” in India, both in the Indian media and the Australian media, but never experienced it myself there. I learnt from the Indian media and the Indian movies that Brahmins mis-treated the non-Brahmins. I also learnt from the Australian media that the Indian National Cricket team too, was selected based on caste! (Please see THIS link)
Who cares about the rest of the world as long as Muslims are happy!
If the Australian media reports of caste system in Indian cricket were true, them Mohammed Azharuddin, the former Indian captain, should have been a Brahmin.
I am not a Brahmin, nor a non-Brahmin and to-date, I do not know my caste, if at all such a thing existed for me. Australia is the first place where I experienced the “caste system” first hand, a system where one group of people is deemed superior to all others. If this discrimination, based on religion, cannot be called “caste system”, what else can?.
Discrimination seems to be making an entry into Australia, through the back door, the backdoor being the subconscious effect of the left-media on society. It was the same media that facilitated Kevin Rudd’s 2020 Summit, where he promised to choose the best and brightest amongst Australians, but he ended up having a disproportionate number of muslims for the “security segment” in the name of diversity, but alas, no place for a single Hindu amongst the 100 security experts. Is this the signature of a “secular state”?
The latest example in the Australian media of extreme bias is in the SBS Dateline segment “The Hindu Heavies”, made by SBS Muslim Journalist Yalda Yakim who comments thus on Chatrapathi Shivaji, “Shivaji was crowned here(at Raigad) more than 300 years ago after forcing Muslim mughals out of Maharashtra state in a bloody battle.”, implying that Maharastra belonged to the Mughals in the first place and was driven out by Shivaji, when this is clearly not the case.
The Australian media is playing a dangerous divisive game based on religious lines and has the potential for
long term religious fractures in Australian society. Australian media needs to be monitored effectively, before its effects on the society become irreversible. By emphasizing the importance of treating muslims in a special way, the media is doing a great disservice to both Muslims and Non-muslims alike. The media will end up creating a caste system in Australia where most media reporting, policy making and decision making would be done by the rich and the powerful (this would include a large proportion of Muslims), while other lower level work would be done by immigrants on non-islamic origin. The average Australian should defeat this design by the left-media, in the long term interests of the country.
History has taught us that right-wing bigotry is detrimental to humanity. However, left-wing bigotry is as dangerous to Humanity. A balanced and secular society should marginalize both extremities.
Having lived in Seattle----knowing the global Wall Street takeover of a once beautiful slow-living GREEN rain forest NW----I know today's Seattle controlled by global technology like Bill Gates is well on its ONE WORLD ONE GOVERNANCE way. If we know ONE WORLD ONE GOVERNANCE Foreign Economic Zone policies seek to fill our US cities with the global 1% and their 2% as foreign corporation owners-----as foreign executives----as foreign real estate owners----then we know our US cities will have candidates for office tied to those global 1% and their 2%. This is bad for WE THE PEOPLE who are American-----immigrant citizens caught in the global labor pool human capital distribution system----and leads to the break up of the US ---the end of our US Constitution----MOVING FORWARD global corporate tribunal rule with only the global rich as pols and leaders.
If far-right, authoritarian, militaristic, dictator Libertarian Marxism is next stage-----then having a far-right extreme Trump and a supposed-left Socialist is doing exactly that. WE THE PEOPLE tending to be tied to race and class may think how coming together as a 99% vs the 1% is key to reversing these ONE WORLD ONE GOVERNANCE POLICIES.
Monday 9, November 2015
Sawant wins … but socialist revolution dims in Seattle
by Ben Anderstone
Seattle city councilmember Kshama Sawant Credit: Eino Sierpe/Flickr
For supporters of socialist firebrand Kshama Sawant, last Tuesday was a night of triumph. Early ballot returns showed Sawant leading her opponent Pamela Banks by a margin of 52.6 to 47.1 percent, and ballots from last-minute voters were expected to push Sawant’s margin up. Her re-election was secured.
The decisive margin, which has since risen to 55.5 to 44.3 percent, was the product of grueling work. Phalanxes of volunteers knocked on doors, pamphleted festivalgoers, and rice-papered light poles. The result showed that Sawant is here to stay in District 3. But more quietly, it’s also a big disappointment for Sawant and her movement. Without the passage of Seattle Districts Now in 2013 — that is, if she’d had to run citywide — Sawant probably would have lost on Tuesday.
I recognize that this is a startling claim, and it’s one I haven’t heard even whispers of since last week. However, the numbers clearly bear it out. In 2013, Sawant made up an 8 percentage point deficit to ultimately defeat incumbent Richard Conlin citywide, by a margin of 50.7 to 49 percent. It was perhaps the greatest electoral turnaround in Seattle history. Her performance this time around suggests it would have been hard to repeat.
First off, full disclosure:
I work as a political consultant, and one of my clients was involved on the District 3 race in support of Pamela Banks. That said, almost anyone will attest that this is the first negative thing I’ve said about Sawant’s electoral performance all year, and possibly ever.
How, considering her solid win, is Sawant’s improved performance a disappointment? Keep in mind that Sawant’s new turf, District 3, draws most of its population from Capitol Hill and the Central District. These areas are strongholds for Sawant, with their younger, renter-heavy populations. In 2013, she defeated Conlin in what’s now District 3 by a decisive 58.3 to 41.4 percent, or a whopping 16.9 percentage points.
From here, the math is simple. In 2013, Sawant won citywide by 1.7 percentage points (that 50.7-49.0 percent result), helped by that 16.9 point margin in what is now District 3. In 2015, Sawant appears to have won District 3 by 11.2 percentage points. That’s a 5.7 point decline in District 3, considerably more than her 1.7 percent margin citywide in 2013. The decline in District 3 wouldn’t be enough to lose the citywide election for her, but there’s no reason to assume that her decline wouldn’t have been similar, if not worse, elsewhere in the city.
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Now, the complaint — and it’s a valid one — is that we’re comparing apples to oranges. Running citywide is very different than running in a district. True enough. But, if anything, the switch to a district race probably helped Sawant.
A citywide race stretches your budget, meaning that big-money candidates can spend fewer dollars per voter. In this case, though, Sawant was the big-money candidate. She and her supporting groups spent $419,000, where Banks and her supporters spent $330,000. A citywide race also stretches field operations thin. By all accounts, though, Sawant had a stellar door-to-door effort and high visibility. A district campaign may have helped Banks in some minor ways (it’s hard to think of many), but enough to make up for Sawant’s advantages in field and per-voter spending, plus the citywide deficit of 4.1 percentage points? That’s hard to imagine.
It’s also true that turnout was low, and that Sawant tends to do well with less frequent voters. That may have hurt her some. However, D3 turnout held up relatively well, falling only from 52.8 percent in 2013 to 49.1 percent this year. That alone can’t explain Sawant’s drop. Moreover, it’s unclear whether Sawant’s voters did, in fact, have lower turnout. The proportion of D3 votes cast from Sawant strongholds actually increased modestly from 2013 to 2015. Even if turnout explained Sawant’s decline, the same dynamic would have hurt her in a citywide run, perhaps even worse.
Why does this all matter? Obviously, for the election outcome, it doesn’t. However, it tells us that after two years and a well-run campaign, Sawant has not expanded her base – despite a savvy campaign team and incredibly energized constituency.
Perhaps that’s because, as I argued Monday, the voters aren’t exactly feeling agitated to revolution right now. Perhaps Pamela Banks simply converted voters who like Sawant but like her better. Perhaps some proportion of 2013 Sawant voters didn’t expect her to win, and were less comfortable with their protest vote post-actualization. The data doesn’t say. But, in some sense, the data needn’t say. This election was a test of whether Sawant, her movement’s most compelling figure, could expand her base. It did not happen. If anything, there may have been a retraction.
This fact does not make Sawant electorally vulnerable. I have been bullish on Sawant’s prospects all year, and continue to believe her council seat is almost fireproof. She will doubtlessly continue to be a powerful presence, and be a figure of moral authority for a significant proportion of the Seattle electorate. But, without even majority voter support for Sawant citywide, the expansion possibilities for the Socialist Alternative movement are in some doubt.
No election is the end-all, but for now, the rapid rise of Sawant’s movement may have bounced off an electoral ceiling.
Tomorrow we want to look at the election and the protests coming from our universities and public schools-----and again, nothing occurred during the Democratic primary election frauds against Bernie Sanders---it rolled out for a Hillary loss.
For those not knowing, the NAACP has its headquarters in Baltimore and it is indeed partnered with global 1% Wall Street making the rich richer-----it left its civil rights stance with Clinton era----1990s----Ben Jealous was recruited to make this transition. The NAACP would have led in educating citizens to be citizens----it would have led in educating on LEFT social public policy ---and it definitely would have led a protest for A BERNIE SANDERS as a social Democrat vs a partnership with the Clintons. The NAACP knows what ONE WORLD ONE GOVERNANCE looks like---it knows the Clintons are behind the global human capital labor pool distribution system ----
Here in Baltimore we have a longtime election capture----no attention to Federal election laws----election rigging for crony political families----all of which maintained such a level of injustice in our city. It is driven by that same Wall Street Baltimore Development 1% and their 2% white citizens ----those 5% white citizens nationally.
The NAACP actually released a media statement that the people saying there was election fraud by Hillary were RADICALS. Now, protecting VOTER'S RIGHTS is basic civil rights-----but if an organization is not PROTECTING ELECTION PROCESS-----fighting the fraud----it is not working for the 99% whether black, brown, or white citizen voters. So, this is indeed one of those national labor and justice organizations corrupted by the Clintons----we see articles like this around the nation written by black leaders calling for an end to these corruptions and thank them.
NAACP President says local chapter’s corruption is “inexcusable”
by Dr Boyce Watkins
I checked my email yesterday to find a message sent by the Interim President and CEO of the NAACP, Lorraine C. Miller. I had to read the message a couple of times to make sure she wasn’t writing to me directly, since I wanted to share this message with my readers. But I’ll confess that their mass emails are written so well, you would almost think they are writing directly to you. Also, given that I’ve corresponded personally with former NAACP President Ben Jealous on multiple occassions, I couldn’t be entirely sure they were reaching out to me.
But that is neither here nor there. I decided to go ahead and share this correspondence with others so they can make their own decision.
Here is a confessional thought that just crossed my mind:
When I think about the way Donald Sterling was able to purchase the good graces of LA Chapter NAACP President Leon Jenkins, I am reminded of many other situations I’ve confronted that seemed to point toward corruption in both the local and national chapters of the NAACP.
Some examples might include the following:
1) When the NAACP has stood in lockstep support of the Obama Administration’s initiatives on gay rights and immigration without asking their members if they are in agreement. Many black preachers and their constituents have views on gay rights that are not always consistent with liberal Democrats. It’s always odd to me when an organization agrees to something that most of it’s members do not support.
2) Times when people have told me that they were trying to get help with a civil rights issue, but the local NAACP chapter was so closely aligned with the city’s businessmen and politicians that they were afraid to help. Often, the president of the local NAACP spends a great deal of time rubbing elbows with white corporate and community leaders. This can often lead to very serious conflicts of interest when local residents have been victims of discrimination at the hands of these very same powerful entities. If you consider a small town like, say, Kennett, Missouri (where 24-year old college student Heather Ellis was on her way to prison for cutting line at a Walmart), the corruption can be absolutely gut-wrenching.
Perhaps the NAACP should ensure that there are adequate checks and balances so that their local chapters aren’t used as “get rich quick” schemes for less-than-ethical leaders who see the power of the NAACP brand as an opportunity to strong arm local busineses into giving them consistent payoffs. But that’s just a thought.
The letter from the NAACP president is below. Tell me what you think:
The bigoted comments of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling that came to light last week were deeply hurtful. That the Los Angeles branch of the NAACP had been planning to give an award to a man with a history of hateful remarks is simply inexcusable.
Last night, I accepted Leon Jenkins’ resignation from his position as President of the Los Angeles branch. This was the first of many steps we as an organization are taking to address this issue. The NAACP remains actively engaged in a review of the Los Angeles branch. We will determine the shortcomings that enabled Donald Sterling to receive or be considered for any awards. We will prevent this from happening again.
We recognize the need for all our units to have the resources to serve their communities, but we must not allow that need to compromise our founding principles. We must determine what Donald Sterling donated to the NAACP Los Angeles branch—in order for it to be returned.
Boyce, I know you may be angry, frustrated, and confused. We will be making changes, and I hope our commitment to addressing this issue helps us move forward, so we can remain focused on the critical issues facing so many of our communities.
Millions still face unprecedented attacks on their rights to vote. Our families too often feel the terror of gun violence. The number of children with access to a quality education is shrinking, while economic inequality and instances of racial profiling are on the rise.
The success of our mission requires vigilance on many important issues at once, even as we strive to improve our organization at every level.
I look forward to working with you on both fronts this year and beyond.
Lorraine C. Miller Interim President and CEO NAACP
P.S. We commend the NBA for banning Donald Sterling for life, and commencing the process for a forced sale of his team. Write a message of thanks to Commissioner Silver, and we’ll deliver your note when we meet to discuss the issue of racism in professional sports.
As WE THE PEOPLE continue to work to fix election fraud that brought us CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA------we know the ONE WORLD ONE GOVERNANCE is tied to CLINTON FOUNDATION/CLINTON INITIATIVE and we know Clinton Global Intiative University is opening offices in all US cities deemed Foreign Economic Zones---just as it did overseas these few decades. This is what spurs NGOs created to capture political actions towards globalization----killing US social Democracy---killing US sovereignty ----by making it seem bringing global leaders to America somehow helps AMERICA.
The US has always been a leader in open university policies for all global students. We want them on campus---we want to hear their views....we do not want our US universities used to recruit BEST OF THE BEST IN THE WORLD.
Clinton was great at doing this in the US-----identifying the best of students in our US city communities and then connecting them with global market global Wall Street neo-liberalism. This is how Clinton developed that 5% to the 1% across all population groups. At the same time it took all leaders that could have worked for community justice.....those left social Democratic leaders died out---because Clinton took all leadership to far-right Wall Street.
PLEASE WORK AS A STUDENT ACTIVISM ACTION TO CLOSE ALL CLINTON INITIATIVE OFFICES ESPECIALLY ON OUR UNIVERSITY CAMPUSES---Here is our best public university-----used to be the most LEFT SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC now it is simply an IVY LEAGUE CLINTON NEO-LIBERAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION.
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Clintons, CGI University at Berkeley this weekend
By Anne Brice, Berkeley News | March 29, 2016
More than 1,000 students from around the world will come together this weekend at UC Berkeley to discuss pressing global issues, and to dig deep for creative solutions to these challenges.
Former President Bill Clinton launched Clinton Global Initiative University in 2007 to engage the next generation of leaders on college campuses. (Photo by Paul Morse/Clinton Global Initiative)
The three-day meeting — to take place Friday through Sunday — is part of Clinton Global Initiative University, an effort launched by former President Bill Clinton in 2007 to engage the next generation of leaders on college campuses. The event, now in its ninth year, will be hosted by Clinton and daughter Chelsea, vice chair of the Clinton Foundation, and will feature a host of other speakers, from NASA astronaut Cady Coleman to late night talk show host Conan O’Brien.
“We are thrilled that UC Berkeley has been chosen as the host campus for this important conference that engages our young people in changing the world,” said Chancellor Nicholas Dirks. “The work of the foundation is truly inspiring, and I can’t think of a more appropriate setting for this gathering given our deeply rooted public-service mission. This will be a great showcase for the talents of college students coming together to put ideas into action in addressing major global challenges.”
To be considered for the event, thousands of undergraduate and graduate students submitted project proposals with a focus on one of five areas:
education, environment and climate change, peace and human rights, poverty alleviation and public health. In addition, applicants were required to make a “commitment to action” — a detailed plan that outlines how projects are new, specific and measurable — demonstrating their projects’ potential to have a concrete, lasting impact on a local or global level.
Michelle Nie, a Berkeley business administration major, will be taking part in CGI U 2016. (Photo by David Wang)
Michelle Nie, a junior majoring in business administration, is one of 150 Berkeley “commitment-makers” selected to be a part of the event. She and her team — Ankita Joshi, a mechanical engineering major, and Aubrey Larson, a public health major — hope to launch a social enterprise called Māk, a company devoted to empowering urban youth to become designers for 3D-printed products.
Nie says 3D printing is becoming an important skill to have in the engineering, architecture, art, animation and entertainment fields. “I see 3D printing as a valuable skill for our under-resourced youth to create solutions within their own communities,” she says. “It blends together technical STEM skills with creative design skills to create new possibilities for solving the world’s greatest problems.”
Other Berkeley commitment-makers include Thato Keineetse, a master’s student in business, whose project is dedicated to alleviating energy poverty and water scarcity in sub-Saharan Africa by making sustainable clean-technology solutions more affordable; Anh-Thu Ho, a bioengineering major, who plans to develop a mobile platform to connect qualified health interpreters in the Bay Area with patients of limited English proficiency; and Peter Bittner, a student in the Graduate School of Journalism, who’s working to provide women migrants in Mongolia with the resources they need to develop their own small businesses.
To kick off the event, participants will meet Friday for a networking event and dinner, and will tie off the night with an evening session, “The Courage to Create.” Chelsea Clinton will deliver opening remarks, and the former president will moderate the discussion with Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, founder and editor-in-chief of MuslimGirl.net; Cady Coleman, an astronaut with NASA; and Salman Khan, founder and CEO of the Khan Academy, a nonprofit that provides free online educational resources to people across the globe. The three will discuss what inspired innovation and creativity in their fields and address how students and universities can support a broader culture of collaboration.
Saturday will include a full day of panel discussions, workshops and collaborative sessions on topics ranging from how to build cross-cultural alliances to fighting mental health stigma with social support to how to raise money for commitments.
To conclude the weekend, students and volunteers will meet at Havenscourt campus in Oakland on Sunday to spend a “day of action” working on a variety of neighborhood and school improvement activities, including urban agriculture, facility cleanup and mural painting.
Rebecca Peters, 2014 University Medalist, received funding from CGI U for her commitment to work in water policy.
Previous CGI U commitment-makers from Berkeley include Rebecca Peters, who graduated in 2014 with Berkeley’s highest honor, the University Medal, and is now carrying out graduate work in water policy in the U.K. funded through the Marshall Scholarship; Ashley Miller, who has carried out her CGI U commitment to expand access to safe, treated water in coastal Kenya; and the Kanga Kare student team, which is working to develop low-cost baby incubators in developing countries to prevent neonatal deaths.
Since CGI U began, the meeting has engaged more than 7,500 students from 145 countries and all 50 U.S. states, awarding more than $2 million in funding to students with qualifying projects.
All plenary sessions will be livestreamed. For a detailed agenda of the event, including a list of the speakers, visit the CGI U website.
LOOK at all those decades-long CLINTON WALL STREET GLOBAL CORPORATE NEO-LIBERALS in office because of rigged Democratic primaries! We are fine with the SUPER-DELEGATES they say----
Please consider this regarding this push to END ELECTORAL COLLEGE right now. We have several decades of trying to do this---why now?
ONE WORLD ONE GOVERNANCE has North America as independent colonial Foreign Economic Zones breaking down national, state, and local sovereignties. The Electoral College is based on A US STATE SOVEREIGNTY. It is based on population within states-----it has a two chamber Congress----House and Senate.
ONE WORLD ONE GOVERNANCE bringing global 1% and their 2% to US cities will be those populations controlling governance. Some will not have US citizenship---soon there will be no such thing as US citizenship. Campaign donation reform is about this same issue. We are hearing that the global 1% want to copy a Chinese ONE PARTY POLITBURO------which is basically what CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA has been. What is sovereign policy is about to be made global corporate tribunal ONE WORLD POLICY.
This is a bunch of far-right global 1% Wall Street extreme wealth extreme poverty neo-liberals----trying to get into that global 2% to the 1%
November 16, 2016Democrats Want to End Electoral College But Were Fine With Superdelegates [Opinion]Reno BerkeleyThe following article is entirely the opinion of Reno Berkeley and does not reflect the views of the Inquisitr.
First, The Facts
Since Hillary Clinton’s surprise loss last week to political neophyte Donald Trump, Democrats across the country have called for an end to the Electoral College. They are angry because Clinton won the popular vote, but because Trump won the right mix of states, he won the Electoral College vote, which makes him the president-elect.
Of course, this win is not yet set in stone, as the electors do not meet until December 19. However, according to local Portland, Oregon, news outlet KOIN 6, faithless electors have never changed the outcome of a presidential election in the 227-year history of the United States government. But then again, the Electoral College has never been faced with such an unconventional election season as the 2016 presidential race.
But now that Donald Trump has more than enough electors to get him into the White House, prominent Democrats, Clinton supporters, and Clinton surrogates are calling for an end to the controversial practice.
[Image by Nati Harnik/AP Images]Retiring Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), who inflamed tensions and angered Berniecrats at the Nevada state Democratic Convention in May, has been the loudest critic of the Electoral College in recent days. On Tuesday, she filed what the Los Angeles Times calls a “long shot bill” to get rid of the Electoral College System after her friend, Hillary Clinton, won the popular vote but lost the election on November 8.
It’s uncommon but not unheard of for a presidential candidate to lose the popular vote while winning the Electoral College. Again, the Los Angeles Times lays out the fact that only three other times in U.S. history has a candidate lost the popular vote while winning the Electoral College vote. Those election years were 1876, 1888, and in 2000, when former Vice President Al Gore lost a bitter battle against George W. Bush.
A map published by ProCon.org shows the electoral map from the 1992 election. Bill Clinton won with only 43 percent of the vote in a three-way race between himself, incumbent George H.W. Bush, and tech mogul H. Ross Perot of the Reform Party. Perot generated 19 percent of the popular vote, while Bush only managed to get just over 37 percent.
Back in June, the formerly reliable statistical predictor 538.com announced that Hillary Clinton was winning the nomination because more Democrats were voting for her. It supposedly had nothing to do at all with the massive support she had from the superdelegates that had been locked in for her before she had announced her run. It supposedly had nothing to do with widespread voter suppression wherein Democrats had their registrations changed or eliminated across the country.
This is the same organization that predicted Clinton had a 71 percent chance of winning the presidential race and insisted that Bernie would have lost the nomination anyway because more people voted for Clinton during the primaries. What the pundits failed to see (or blatantly ignored) was how angry the American people are, and how badly we want to see real change, not fluffy platitudes.
Now, because Clinton lost to Trump, Boxer and other pundits and Democratic leaders want to put an end to the Electoral College.
Boxer is the same person who admonished Bernie Sanders delegates to stop booing and vote for Clinton, who mocked those very same delegates for being on fire for Bernie. The arrogance and irony are not lost on me or my fellow Berniecrats.
Where were they when Bernie Sanders and his supporters were calling for the Democrats to change or abolish the superdelegates? Where were they when we called them out for doing nothing about vote tampering in Chicago? Where were they when we pointed out that although Bernie won Washington state in a landslide, most of the superdelegates pledged their votes to Clinton? Where were they?
They were telling Bernie supporters to suck it up and deal with it. They were telling us they didn’t need our support during the general election. They were mocking us as crybabies for calling out the Democrats’ collusion with the mainstream media and political corruption.
Now, those very same people are crying themselves, declaring that Trump is not their president.
It is time for the Democrats to take a long, hard look in the mirror, for if they support ending the Electoral College, they should be just as outraged by the superdelegate system. However, it seems as though they are not. And they are only angry because their candidate did not win.
This year, Democrats had appointed superdelegates who weren’t even elected officials. The idea of the superdelegates is that they are more qualified than the average American to make political decisions is flat-out incorrect. And it is glaringly obvious now in the wake of the election of the most unqualified, most despised man in modern U.S. history.
Ultimately, the problem is not the Electoral College itself. It is the undemocratic process that the Democrats use to nominate their candidates. While Bernie claimed victory in July after getting some concessions from the party leadership regarding the superdelegates, it is but a band-aid on a broken system that must be completely abolished and rebuilt. Unlike the Electoral College, which would take a Constitutional Amendment to change, the Democratic Party could completely reform its nomination process.
So instead of complaining about Trump, Democrats (and progressives) must find ways to create a more inclusive, democratic process for nominating candidates that can connect with the American public, generate excitement, and win elections. And if the Democrats would stop promoting the same, tired establishment politicians, they could rise like a Phoenix from the ashes to defeat Trump in 2020. But that is only if they start listening to the American public and stop doubling down on failed policies and ideology.
As Cornel West knows----it was the $20 trillion in subpriming our US Treasury and state municipal bond markets that will end the need for NEO-LIBERAL ECONOMICS-----this several years of Obama built what will be the largest movement of public wealth to the global 1% and the 2% in world history leaving the US bankrupt----that is from what Obama is walking.
Neo-liberalism is not dead of course----like China---the national politburo---all million and billionaires have been engaged in naked capitalism for several decades. The media is telling American citizens that the 99% of Americans will be pushed to that far-right Marxism----global corporate campus and global factory SOCIALISM-----live, eat, work, be schooled on that global corporate campus---no free will, no liberty, no choice----US citizens thrown into the global labor pool distribution system.
Goodbye, American neoliberalism. A new era is hereCornel West
Trump’s election was enabled by the policies that overlooked the plight of our most vulnerable citizens. We gird ourselves for a frightening future
‘What is to be done? First we must try to tell the truth.’ Photograph: Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty ImagesContact author
Thursday 17 November 2016 06.00 EST Last modified on Thursday 17 November 2016 08.29 ESTWe must rethink globalization, or Trumpism will prevailThomas Piketty
Read moreThe neoliberal era in the United States ended with a neofascist bang. The political triumph of Donald Trump shattered the establishments in the Democratic and Republican parties – both wedded to the rule of Big Money and to the reign of meretricious politicians.
The Bush and Clinton dynasties were destroyed by the media-saturated lure of the pseudo-populist billionaire with narcissist sensibilities and ugly, fascist proclivities. The monumental election of Trump was a desperate and xenophobic cry of human hearts for a way out from under the devastation of a disintegrating neoliberal order – a nostalgic return to an imaginary past of greatness.
White working- and middle-class fellow citizens – out of anger and anguish – rejected the economic neglect of neoliberal policies and the self-righteous arrogance of elites. Yet these same citizens also supported a candidate who appeared to blame their social misery on minorities, and who alienated Mexican immigrants, Muslims, black people, Jews, gay people, women and China in the process.
This lethal fusion of economic insecurity and cultural scapegoating brought neoliberalism to its knees. In short, the abysmal failure of the Democratic party to speak to the arrested mobility and escalating poverty of working people unleashed a hate-filled populism and protectionism that threaten to tear apart the fragile fiber of what is left of US democracy. And since the most explosive fault lines in present-day America are first and foremost racial, then gender, homophobic, ethnic and religious, we gird ourselves for a frightening future.
What is to be done? First we must try to tell the truth and a condition of truth is to allow suffering to speak. For 40 years, neoliberals lived in a world of denial and indifference to the suffering of poor and working people and obsessed with the spectacle of success. Second we must bear witness to justice. We must ground our truth-telling in a willingness to suffer and sacrifice as we resist domination. Third we must remember courageous exemplars like Martin Luther King Jr, who provide moral and spiritual inspiration as we build multiracial alliances to combat poverty and xenophobia, Wall Street crimes and war crimes, global warming and police abuse – and to protect precious rights and liberties.
The age of Obama was the last gasp of neoliberalism. Despite some progressive words and symbolic gestures, Obama chose to ignore Wall Street crimes, reject bailouts for homeowners, oversee growing inequality and facilitate war crimes like US drones killing innocent civilians abroad.
Rightwing attacks on Obama – and Trump-inspired racist hatred of him – have made it nearly impossible to hear the progressive critiques of Obama. The president has been reluctant to target black suffering – be it in overcrowded prisons, decrepit schools or declining workplaces. Yet, despite that, we get celebrations of the neoliberal status quo couched in racial symbolism and personal legacy. Meanwhile, poor and working class citizens of all colors have continued to suffer in relative silence.
In this sense, Trump’s election was enabled by the neoliberal policies of the Clintons and Obama that overlooked the plight of our most vulnerable citizens. The progressive populism of Bernie Sanders nearly toppled the establishment of the Democratic party but Clinton and Obama came to the rescue to preserve the status quo. And I do believe Sanders would have beat Trump to avert this neofascist outcome!
In this bleak moment, we must inspire each other driven by a democratic soulcraft of integrity, courage, empathy and a mature sense of history – even as it seems our democracy is slipping away.
We must not turn away from the forgotten people of US foreign policy – such as Palestinians under Israeli occupation, Yemen’s civilians killed by US-sponsored Saudi troops or Africans subject to expanding US military presence.
As one whose great family and people survived and thrived through slavery, Jim Crow and lynching, Trump’s neofascist rhetoric and predictable authoritarian reign is just another ugly moment that calls forth the best of who we are and what we can do.
For us in these times, to even have hope is too abstract, too detached, too spectatorial. Instead we must be a hope, a participant and a force for good as we face this catastrophe.
REMEMBER, CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA was FASCISM-----so why all the media hype around Trump and fascism? Simply to create INSTABILITY.
'Liberalism was a doctrine derived from the philosophy of Enlightenment, at once political and economic, which aimed at imposing on the state the necessary distance for ensuring respect for liberties and the coming of democratic emancipation. It was the motor for the arrival, and the continuing progress, of Western democracies.
Neoliberalism is a form of economism in our day that strikes at every moment at every sector of our community. It is a form of extremism'.
WAKE UP----we have been living growing fascism under global neo-liberalism. It killed liberalism-----which was what gave us social Democratic societal structures
ALL WITH NO PROTESTS.
Neoliberalism is a species of fascismSubmitted by admin on July 25, 2016 – 11:42 am
The time for rhetorical reservations is over. Things have to be called by their name to make it possible for a co-ordinated democratic reaction to be initiated, above all in the public services.
Liberalism was a doctrine derived from the philosophy of Enlightenment, at once political and economic, which aimed at imposing on the state the necessary distance for ensuring respect for liberties and the coming of democratic emancipation. It was the motor for the arrival, and the continuing progress, of Western democracies.
Neoliberalism is a form of economism in our day that strikes at every moment at every sector of our community. It is a form of extremism.
Fascism may be defined as the subordination of every part of the State to a totalitarian and nihilistic ideology.
I argue that neoliberalism is a species of fascism because the economy has brought under subjection not only the government of democratic countries but also every aspect of our thought.
The state is now at the disposal of the economy and of finance, which treat it as a subordinate and lord over it to an extent that puts the common good in jeopardy.
The austerity that is demanded by the financial milieu has become a supreme value, replacing politics. Saving money precludes pursuing any other public objective. It is reaching the point where claims are being made that the principle of budgetary orthodoxy should be included in state constitutions. A mockery is being made of the notion of public service.
The nihilism that results from this makes possible the dismissal of universalism and the most evident humanistic values: solidarity, fraternity, integration and respect for all and for differences.
There is no place any more even for classical economic theory: work was formerly an element in demand, and to that extent there was respect for workers; international finance has made of it a mere adjustment variable.
Every totalitarianism starts as distortion of language, as in the novel by George Orwell. Neoliberalism has its Newspeak and strategies of communication that enable it to deform reality. In this spirit, every budgetary cut is represented as an instance of modernization of the sectors concerned. If some of the most deprived are no longer reimbursed for medical expenses and so stop visiting the dentist, this is modernization of social security in action!
Abstraction predominates in public discussion so as to occlude the implications for human beings.
Thus, in relation to migrants, it is imperative that the need for hosting them does not lead to public appeals that our finances could not accommodate. Is it In the same way that other individuals qualify for assistance out of considerations of national solidarity?
The cult of evaluation.
Social Darwinism predominates, assigning the most stringent performance requirements to everyone and everything: to be weak is to fail. The foundations of our culture are overturned: every humanist premise is disqualified or demonetized because neoliberalism has the monopoly of rationality and realism.
Margaret Thatcher said it in 1985:
“There is no alternative.”
Everything else is utopianism, unreason and regression. The virtue of debate and conflicting perspectives are discredited because history is ruled by necessity.
This subculture harbours an existential threat of its own:
shortcomings of performance condemn one to disappearance while at the same time everyone is charged with inefficiency and obliged to justify everything. Trust is broken. Evaluation reigns, and with it the bureaucracy which imposes definition and research of a plethora of targets, and indicators with which one must comply. Creativity and the critical spirit are stifled by management. And everyone is beating his breast about the wastage and inertia of which he is guilty.
The neglect of justice.
The neoliberal ideology generates a normativity that competes with the laws of parliament. The democratic power of law is compromised. Given that they represent a concrete embodiment of liberty and emancipation, and given the potential to prevent abuse that they impose, laws and procedures have begun to look like obstacles.
The power of the judiciary, which has the ability to oppose the will of the ruling circles, must also be checkmated. The Belgian judicial system is in any case underfunded. In 2015 it came last in a European ranking that included all states located between the Atlantic and the Urals. In two years the government has managed to take away the independence given to it under the Constitution so that it can play the counterbalancing role citizens expect of it. The aim of this undertaking is clearly that there should no longer be justice in Belgium.
A caste above the Many.
But the dominant class doesn’t prescribe for itself the same medicine it wants to see ordinary citizens taking:
well-ordered austerity begins with others. The economist Thomas Piketty has perfectly described this in his study of inequality and capitalism in the twenty-first century (French edition, Seuil, 2013).
In spite of the crisis of 2008 and the hand-wringing that followed, nothing was done to police the financial community and submit them to the requirements of the common good. Who paid? Ordinary people, you and me.
And while the Belgian State consented to 7 billion-euro ten-year tax breaks for multinationals, ordinary litigants have seen surcharges imposed on access to justice (increased court fees, 21% taxation on legal fees). From now on, to obtain redress the victims of injustice are going to have to be rich.
All this in a state where the number of public representatives breaks all international records. In this particular area, no evaluation and no costs studies are reporting profit. One example: thirty years after the introduction of the federal system, the provincial institutions survive. Nobody can say what purpose they serve. Streamlining and the managerial ideology have conveniently stopped at the gates of the political world.
The security ideal.
Terrorism, this other nihilism that exposes our weakness in affirming our values, is likely to aggravate the process by soon making it possible for all violations of our liberties, all violations of our rights, to circumvent the powerless qualified judges, further reducing social protection for the poor, who will be sacrificed to “the security ideal”.
Salvation in commitment.
These developments certainly threaten the foundations of our democracy, but do they condemn us to discouragement and despair?
Certainly not. 500 years ago, at the height of the defeats that brought down most Italian states with the imposition of foreign occupation for more than three centuries, Niccolo Machiavelli urged virtuous men to defy fate and stand up against the adversity of the times, to prefer action and daring to caution. The more tragic the situation, the more it necessitates action and the refusal to “give up” (The Prince, Chapters XXV and XXVI).
This is a teaching that is clearly required today. The determination of citizens attached to the radical of democratic values is an invaluable resource which has not yet revealed, at least in Belgium, its driving potential and power to change what is presented as inevitable. Through social networking and the power of the written word, everyone can now become involved, particularly when it comes to public services, universities, the student world, the judiciary and the Bar, in bringing the common good and social justice into the heart of public debate and the administration of the state and the community.
Neoliberalism is a species of fascism. It must be fought and humanism fully restored.