Watch

User menu

Search form

Acronym TV [53] Obama’s Siren Song, Jill Stein on Bernie + Medea Benjamin on Obama

Acronym TV [53] Obama’s Siren Song, Jill Stein on Bernie + Medea Benjamin on Obama
Fri, 1/15/2016 - by Dennis Trainor Jr.
This article originally appeared on Acronym TV

OBAMA’S SIREN SONG In his final State of the Union, President Barack Obama asserted that we have recovered from the 2007/08 financial crisis, asserting that the United States has the strongest, most durable economy in the world. However, the bubble that Wall Street has built since 2008 – knowing full well that they are playing with house money - makes the housing bubble look like a cute little white head pimple on the face of a dainty little unicorn. The coming bubble burst is a huge ingrown hair zit on the third eye of the world, and it is ready to pop. 

Host Dennis Trainor, Jr. breaks down Obama’s final #SOTU.

- JILL STEIN ON BERNIE SANDERS
Most American voters see huge differences between, Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump – or Hillary Clinton and Ted Cruz – and assert that those differences are substantive enough that they feel like that can either ignore independent or express outright hostility to candidates like Dr. Stein. 

In this interview, Dennis Trainor, Jr. asks Green Party Presidential Candidate Dr. Jill Stein, are most voters wrong? And, related to the broader ‘lesser-evil’ argument that keeps voters tied to the two party duopoly, if Bernie Sanders does not win the nomination of the Democratic party, is Dr. Stein positioned to treat his followers for #AfterBern? 


THE YES MEN STRIKE AGAIN! Earlier this week in the European Parliament in Brussels, a "defense and security consultant" (actually Andy Bichlbaum of the Yes Men, working together with Greek MEP Stelios Kouloglou) presented an "industrial solution to terrorism" which—unlike all other military and security solutions—is guaranteed to actually work.

MEDEA BENJAMIN ON BARACK OBAMA’S FOREIGN POLICY LEGACY An interview with the co-founder of Code Pink on shutting down Guantanamo Bay Prison, the legality of the war against ISIS, and reviving the peace movement. 


 

 

Sign Up

Article Tabs

Norway Sovereign Wealth Fund, Norwegian divestment, oil divestment, fossil fuel divestments, carbon emissions, Green New Deal, petro-states

Europe's largest oil producer is effectively admitting the oil game is over and promises to divest from the industry – but it wants to play to the final whistle. Can it have it both ways?

Amazon, Amazon Web Services, Amazon cloud storage, Amazon government relationship, Amazon surveillance technology, Amazon financial dominance

Amazon provides is unmatched providing cloud storage to our federal government, gubernatorial organizations and local municipalities, with over 2,000 agencies now dependant on AWS.

Brexit, Brexit failure, leaving the E.U., British turmoil, Brexit no-deal

The rejection of a no-deal left the government crestfallen as its attempt to keep control of the Brexit process by maintaining a no-deal on the table was quashed.

youth climate strike, climate protests, climate walkouts, strike for climate, Greta Thunberg, global youth protests

The global Youth Climate Strike will have its official coming out party this Friday, March 15, when tens of thousands of young people worldwide skip school to protest climate inaction.

Norway Sovereign Wealth Fund, Norwegian divestment, oil divestment, fossil fuel divestments, carbon emissions, Green New Deal, petro-states

Europe's largest oil producer is effectively admitting the oil game is over and promises to divest from the industry – but it wants to play to the final whistle. Can it have it both ways?

Environmental activists occupy the office of then incoming Democratic majority leader Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md. (J. Scott Applewhite / AP)

Amid transatlantic proposals for a Green New Deal, monetary policy – normally relegated to obscure academic tomes and bureaucratic meetings behind closed doors – has suddenly taken center stage.

Image Credit: Sara Jane Rhee

Teachers are now understanding that their labor power is part of a broader strategy to even the playing field in a political landscape that is increasingly unequal.

District of Columbia Democratic Attorney General Karl Racine (center) is hiring outside climate counsel to work on matters related to an Exxon investigation. Karl Racine/Facebook

Washington, D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine has revealed plans to hire climate lawyers to focus on an investigation and potential litigation against Exxon Mobil Corp.

billionaires, abolish billionaires, extreme wealth, wealth inequality, income inequality, tax the rich, wealth redistribution, wealth tax

America’s billionaires have suddenly realized they just may be facing an existential crisis: A good chunk of the American people, they now understand, would rather billionaires not exist.

Posted 3 days 21 hours ago
Brexit, Brexit failure, leaving the E.U., British turmoil, Brexit no-deal

The rejection of a no-deal left the government crestfallen as its attempt to keep control of the Brexit process by maintaining a no-deal on the table was quashed.

Posted 2 days 22 hours ago
Amazon, Amazon Web Services, Amazon cloud storage, Amazon government relationship, Amazon surveillance technology, Amazon financial dominance

Amazon provides is unmatched providing cloud storage to our federal government, gubernatorial organizations and local municipalities, with over 2,000 agencies now dependant on AWS.

Posted 1 day 21 hours ago
Image Credit: Sara Jane Rhee

Teachers are now understanding that their labor power is part of a broader strategy to even the playing field in a political landscape that is increasingly unequal.

Posted 1 day 8 hours ago

A conversation with Tailspin author Steven Brill, who has been writing about class warfare in the U.S. since 2011. The picture he paints is as depressing as it is persuasive.

Posted 2 days 22 hours ago
Amazon, Amazon Web Services, Amazon cloud storage, Amazon government relationship, Amazon surveillance technology, Amazon financial dominance

Amazon provides is unmatched providing cloud storage to our federal government, gubernatorial organizations and local municipalities, with over 2,000 agencies now dependant on AWS.

Brexit, Brexit failure, leaving the E.U., British turmoil, Brexit no-deal

The rejection of a no-deal left the government crestfallen as its attempt to keep control of the Brexit process by maintaining a no-deal on the table was quashed.

District of Columbia Democratic Attorney General Karl Racine (center) is hiring outside climate counsel to work on matters related to an Exxon investigation. Karl Racine/Facebook

Washington, D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine has revealed plans to hire climate lawyers to focus on an investigation and potential litigation against Exxon Mobil Corp.

A conversation with Tailspin author Steven Brill, who has been writing about class warfare in the U.S. since 2011. The picture he paints is as depressing as it is persuasive.