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QDEP Jenni Rivera

10 Dec

Though I wasn’t a big time fan of Jennie Rivera, I did appreciate her music and persona. As any other person I saw her several times on tv and heard her music in the radio.
She went through so many personal problems but she always moved on and stayed strong.

I especially had respect for her because I was aware that she had done work to promote youth and Latino civic engament.

As pointed out by VotoLatino in an email.

“A generous supporter of Latino youth empowerment initiatives, Jenni Rivera had been an active member of Voto Latino’s celebrity coalition and contributed multiple Radio PSA’s to the organization’s past voter registration and Census campaigns.
Jenni Rivera’s tragic passing is a loss not just to music fans and the Latino community, but to artist activists worldwide. From Ms. Rivera’s outspoken opposition to Arizona’s SB1070 legislation to her participation in Voto Latino’s youth-focused initiatives, the U.S. Latino community has lost an important advocate and role model.”

Her death on Sunday was very tragic and completely unexpected, this made her death more resounding. The different entertainment environment, with the use of social media by people and the press, has made this tragic death more known to more people and quicker. The reactions were to.

To my mind she is the first celebrity who dies and whose public reaction has been so huge in social media. She even had a twitter account herself.

My condolence to her family and may her legacy be continue to be remember by her fans.

Chik-fil-A sponsoring organizations of hate

18 Jul

 

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Occupy Wall Street: How long can it last?

18 Oct
“It’s gone further than I would have guessed,” said Michael Heaney, a University of Michigan political scientist who specializes in social movements and organization in U.S. politics. “It’s amazing that it’s lasted as long as it has. … What we’re seeing has no precedent.”

 

“Want to make a change, to save the world? Learn what needs to be saved, but more importantly…… what needs to change.” www.zeitgeistmovie.com

Urgent Message to the world. #occupywallstreet #p2

30 Sep

Some food for thought.


#OccupyTogether

#OccupyWallStreet

#OccupyEarth

I love the idea of the general assembly, is more like a direct democracy where everyone participates in decision making. The leader our our movement is not an individual it is the people, we are all equal and can come a consensus.

At these assemblies we need to CONSIDER changes to our whole socioeconomic system, the whole of society.


Currently we are INDOCTRINATED with the concept of a monetary system and democracy. We have look at the outcomes of other socioeconomic system, (facism, socialism, and capitalism and all those other -ism’s; DO THEY WORK?) We can start from scratch look at what works, what fixes our problem, what improves our live.

We should to be open minded to new ideas. Nobody is perfect or know everything there is to know. If you believe in god only god is perfect, if you don’t know well you most likely know no one is perfect.

Consider a DIRECT DEMOCRACY, where voters vote directly for legislation. Remove politicians.Politicians have their own opinions, they are not technicians they can’t fix problems like hunger and crime. They require the knowledge and expertise of other who can.  We don’t even vote for the president, the electorate college does! At this time we know politicians are not representing the people but corporations. Whomeever has the A LOT of cash can ‘persuade’ (lobby) politicians to do their bidding.

The monetary system only creates, Social stratification (class i.e. lower middle and upper ), technological paralysis (limited technology), corruption, power and wealth consolidation (wealth gap),  labor abuse (exploitation), covert form of government dictatorship (rich rolling elite). Not to mention greed, greed, corruption, bigotry,  hate.

Currently we ask how much does it cost for a project or piece of legislation, the question should be do we have the resources. Today we have resources to house feed and educate everyone. (i.e. we can feed everyone we have the technology; check out vertical farming and hypo tonics, technology which could produce an ABUNDANT amount of healthy food.) (i.e. if we harnessed the many forms of alternative renewable resources at a much more EFFICIENT rate we would certainly be able to do without oil and gas and without ANY POLLUTION, NONE.) <<< (Technology i.e. science in application solves our problems: heater to warm building,  AC to cool rooms, light bulb for artificial light, MEDICINE, etc )

Enter a resource based economy.

In a monetary system in which the ultimate is goal is profit people can’t afford be ethical, produce abundance, be efficient or sustainable. (i.e. a sales person won’t tell you that their product is bad, even if it is. they won’t tell you of a better product even if they know there is because if they do they loose your business. PROFIT) (You cant trust a doctor because if he tells you he needs to take out a kidney you don’t know if he needs to charge for that to pay for his yacht or you really need to have your kidney remove)

Abundance, Efficiency, and sustainability decrease profit; SCARCITY increase profit. Scarcity, keeping products valuable. Sustainability and abundance don’t work in a monetary system.

Please be part of the movement, visit http://october2011.org/ & http://www.occupytogether.org/

Thank a Union: 36 Ways Unions Have Improved Your Life

5 Sep
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36 Reasons Why You Should Thank a Union

 

  1. Weekends
  2. All Breaks at Work, including your Lunch Breaks
  3. Paid Vacation
  4. FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act)
  5. Sick Leave
  6. Social Security
  7. Minimum Wage
  8. Civil Rights Act/Title VII (Prohibits Employer Discrimination)
  9. 8-Hour Work Day
  10. Overtime Pay
  11. Child Labor Laws
  12. Occupational Safety & Health Act (OSHA)
  13. 40 Hour Work Week
  14. Worker’s Compensation (Worker’s Comp)
  15. Unemployment Insurance
  16. Pensions
  17. Workplace Safety Standards and Regulations
  18. Employer Health Care Insurance
  19. Collective Bargaining Rights for Employees
  20. Wrongful Termination Laws
  21. Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 
  22. Whistleblower Protection Laws
  23. Employee Polygraph Protect Act (Prohibits Employer from using a lie detector test on an employee)
  24. Veteran’s Employment and Training Services (VETS)
  25. Compensation increases and Evaluations (Raises)
  26. Sexual Harassment Laws
  27. Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) 
  28. Holiday Pay
  29. Employer Dental, Life, and Vision Insurance
  30. Privacy Rights
  31. Pregnancy and Parental Leave
  32. Military Leave
  33. The Right to Strike
  34. Public Education for Children
  35. Equal Pay Acts of 1963 & 2011 (Requires employers pay men and women equally for the same amount of work)
  36. Laws Ending Sweatshops in the United States

Originally posted on: http://bigcorporationusa.blogspot.com/2011/06/thank-union-35-ways-unions-have.html


Sources and Information:
AFSCME
Dept of Labor
Timeline
Wikipedia.org
Child Labor Public Education Project
AFL-CIO
SEIU

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