CounterPunch: Robert Steele on Counter-Coup – How Trump Can Win By Restoring Integrity to the Electoral Process and the US Government

counterpunch squareCounter-Coup: How Trump Can Win

Trump may self-destruct but he has the power to change everything. The article discusses seven specific things Trump could do that would enable the election of an honest effective Independent government in 2016 .

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Aug 14

Mongoose: Oath Keepers



Oath Keepers is a non-partisan association of current and formerly serving military, police, and first responders  who pledge to fulfill the oath all military and police take to “defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” That oath, mandated by Article VI of the Constitution itself, is to the Constitution, not to the politicians, and Oath Keepers declare that they will not obey unconstitutional orders, such as orders to disarm the American people, to conduct warrantless searches, or to detain Americans as “enemy combatants” in violation of their ancient right to jury trial. See the Oath Keepers Declaration of Orders We Will Not Obey for details.

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Aug 12

Antechinus: 1worker1vote — Cincinnati’s Experiment



Cincinnati’s experiment with an economy that works for everyone

The 1worker1vote network has developed and is beginning to implement a “union co-op” model, which calls for a business structure that combines worker, and sometimes community, ownership with union representation. With the model, 1worker1vote hopes to demonstrate the viability of a democratic economy, both in terms of ownership and management, capable of eventually replacing the corporate-managed economy that generates astounding wealth for those at the top while leaving nearly a quarter of the country living in poverty and half the population stuck in a debt trap with zero net assets.

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Aug 11

Sepp Hasslberger: Basic Income as Liberation

Sepp Hasslberger

Sepp Hasslberger

An idea whose time has come … and it will.

Why ‘unconditional basic income for all’ fails the ‘splutter test’ but would liberate the world


Under the scheme we will still work, for people are productive and want more than a basic living. But we are less likely to remain in exploitative or soul-destroying jobs. Unpleasant jobs would tend to pay more, and glamorous jobs less. With the removal of the benefit trap, people are more inclined to experiment entrepreneurially, or invest more time in their hobbies. Some people would choose to work less, especially when raising children or when taking time off to study. Zero-hour workfare contracts could go and fuck themselves.

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Aug 9