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“How Your Beliefs Create Your Reality” + “A Skilled Person Lives on 2 Levels” Alan Watts
Dec 9th, 2018 by Bill Floyd

“HOW YOUR BELIEFS CREATE REALITY”      –      Alan Watts

“A SKILLED PERSON LIVES on TWO LEVELS”

“WE and the UNIVERSE are INTER-CONNECTED.”

OUR UNIVERSE is CONSCIOUS, INTELLIGENT

and ORGANIZED in an ORDERLY ARRANGEMENT.

FLOWERS & BEES are MUTUALLY INTER-

DEPENDENT in a SIMILAR WAY.     Alan Watts

Sunday in Paris – Protesters Win, but Want Macron to Resign
Dec 8th, 2018 by Bill Floyd

SUNDAY in PARIS – TRT – TURKISH PUBLIC TV

WHY ARE THEY STILL PROTESTING? 12/9/18

FRENCH “YELLOW VESTS” WIN REPEAL

OF GAS TAX, BUT DEMAND MACRON RESIGN

Progressive Congress Member Pramila Jayapal Organizing Medicare for All Caucus in Congress
Dec 7th, 2018 by Bill Floyd

INTRODUCING PRAMILA JAYAPAL (D-WA)  ORGANIZING NEW “MEDICARE for ALL”

CAUCUS in CONGRESS with over 70 CONGRESS MEMBERS.

Founding the Progressive International – Bernie Sanders – Jane Sanders Institute
Dec 6th, 2018 by Bill Floyd

LAUNCHING the “PROGRESSIVE INTERNATIONAL” with SEN. BERNIE SANDERS

GROWTH of AUTHORITARIAN WORLD REGIMES, 1% DICTATORSHIPS.

WE NEED a WORLD-WIDE MOVEMENT of HUMAN VALUES, NOT CORP. RULES.

WE WILL ALSO NEED a STRONG PROGRESSIVE-LABOR M E D I A.

BRAZIL’S 100% RIGHT-WING MEDIA SPUN LULA’S PHONY “CRIME,”

and the COUP D’ETAT AGAINST PRESIDENT DILMA ROUSSEFF.

The Supremes “Someday We’ll Be Together” + Diana Ross, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” + “Bread & Roses” by Joan Baez + Respect Aretha Franklin
Dec 4th, 2018 by Bill Floyd

“SOMEDAY, WE’LL BE TOGETHER”  –  T  H  E     S  U  P  R  E  M  E  S

“AIN’T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH”   D I A N A   R O S S

UNFORGETTABLE JOAN BAEZ – “B R E A D  &  R O S E S”

” R  E  S  P  E  C  T ”   ALL I ASK FOR….A LITTLE RESPECT.  ARETHA FRANKLIN

 

 

The War on Social Security – GOP Waves Good Bye to Workers’ Retirement
Dec 1st, 2018 by Bill Floyd

“WAR” on SOCIAL SECURITY – DECADES of GOP CUTS, lack of new HIRES,

EXPERTISE GONE.  800 OFFICIAL SOCIAL SECURITY PHONE is NOT

ANSWERED 15% of the TIME.   RETIREES PAID for SOCIAL SECURITY

INSURANCE WITH EVERY HARD WON PAYCHECK.  GOP APPARATCHIKS’

DELAYS CAN KILL“Have a Social Security Question?  Please hold.

 

 

 

50 Million Union Members, Family & Friends Will Vote 4 Bernie 2020
Nov 28th, 2018 by Bill Floyd

50 MILLION UNION MEMBERS, WIVES/HUSBANDS,

FAMILIES & FRIENDS WILL VOTE FOR

SENATOR BERNIE SANDERS 2020  (part 1)

50 MILLION UNION MEMBERS, WIVES/HUSBANDS,

FAMILIES & FRIENDS WILL VOTE FOR

SENATOR BERNIE SANDERS 2020  (part 2)

Young Turks Take on G.M.’s Lay Off of Thousands & Angry Letter from C.W.A. Union
Nov 27th, 2018 by Bill Floyd

YOUNG TURKS CENK & ANA TAKE on GENERAL MOTORS’ LAYOFF.

CENK’S POINT – CORPS. are GREEDY by LAWCAPITALISM is OUR

GREEDY SYSTEM, PROFIT BEFORE ALL, BEFORE PATRIOTISM, and

forget HUMANE TREATMENT for G.M. WORKERS or OUR PEOPLE.

PRESIDENT OBAMA BAILED GENERAL MOTORS OUT in 2009.

GENERAL MOTORS TODAY CLOSED 5 PLANTS, in USA & CANADA.

TODAY G.M. LAID OFF MANY THOUSANDS of AUTO WORKERS.

TRUMP TARIFFS NOW COST G.M. $1 BILLION for STEEL.

G.M. SAID THEY MAY MAKE ELECTRIC CARS in CHINA. RIGHT?

G.M. RIPS OFF AMERICA & LAUGHS AT US

CWA Local 4123 shared a Page.

Sisters and Brothers,

The recent announcement of mass closures at GM plants is threatening families in Michigan, Ohio and Maryland. This is another example of a mega corporation that, while profitable, has decided that instead of retooling facilities and keeping jobs in the United States they would instead rather eliminate jobs at home and offshore that work to other countries.

GM has received over $600 MILLION in federal contracts since 2016. Over HALF A BILLION $$$ in tax cuts from the corporate rates being lowered.

$100 MILLION used to buy back their own stock just this year. Their CEO Marry Barra received a $22 MILLION DOLLAR compensation package. That is almost 5% of the TOTAL tax cuts just going to the CEO’s compensation package.

That wasn’t what the tax cuts were intended for. It was not what we were promised. They were lowered to spur job creation and help drive better wages for middle class workers.

“Drive it Home” is a collaborative effort bringing together the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber of Commerce and UAW local 1112, along with local business, community and religious leaders, Workers, consumers and their families, to urge General Motors to support growing their investment here in the United States. (If GM was a Patriot American.)

There were times when CWA, UAW, Teamsters, Steelworkers, Teachers, Electrical Workers, Letter Carriers, Nurses, Painters, Carpenters and other Unions could all stand individually and hold the line against corporate greed. That line is stretching thin. Unions have been chipped away at for years. It’s time for all of us to stand together. A closure at a UAW plant is a blow to organized labor just like a closure to a CWA call center is. It’s the same epidemic of offshoring and outsourcing that is plaguing hard working middle class American workers.

We must stand united and say with one voice that we do not accept this destructive corporate greed. The avarice and need for opulence beyond imagination is destroying the country that we workers have built. I urge you to give a like to the Drive It Home Facebook Fan Page and to speak out with them against what GM is planning with their plant closures. Those facilities can still be used for other endeavors. Those workers who have been with them for years can be re-skilled to meet the demands of tomorrow. A company who prospers so greatly and receives so much from American tax dollars owes it to them.

Shame on you GM.

I’ve spoken to UAW 1112 President Dave Green and he is far from done with this fight. Let us show him that an injury to one is an injury to all. No more free passes for Corporations who exploit our tax dollars.

German Unions Have 50% Members on the Board of Directors
Nov 26th, 2018 by Bill Floyd

German Corps. Mercedes, BMW, VW have 50% UNION MEMBERS

on the Board of DirectorsUnions vote on most business decisions.

No German “Outsourcing”, NO Plants Will Move to China or Mexico.

Germany EXPORTS.  Germany is #3 Exporter in the World.

Paris Yellow Vest Protesters WIN – French President Cancels Fuel Tax Hike
Nov 24th, 2018 by Bill Floyd

“MACRON is PRESIDENT of the RICH” – “THE LITTLE KING MUST RESIGN”

SATURDAY is PROTEST DAY in PARIS – STUDENTS JOIN YELLOW VESTS FROM ALL

OVER FRANCE – COLLEGE TOO EXPENSIVE – PRES. MACRON MUST RESIGN

FRENCH GAS-TAX PROTESTERS, JOINED BY STUDENTS – “MACRON MUST RESIGN”

GRASS ROOTS MOVEMENT WITH NO LEADERS – PROTESTS ALL OVER FRANCE

TAX PROTESTERS  W I N !  PRESIDENT MACRON POSTPONES DIESEL TAX.

THEN PROTESTERS DEMAND MACRON & ENTIRE PARLIAMENT RESIGN.

France Gov’t suspends fuel tax rise after wave of violent protests. 

The Guardian    in Paris

Gilets jaunes protesters block the road leading to the Frontignan oil depot in the south of France on Monday.
 Gilets jaunes protesters block the road leading to the Frontignan oil depot in the south of France on Monday. Photograph: Pascal Guyot/AFP/Getty Images

The French government has suspended plans to introduce an eco-fuel tax after three weeks of increasingly violent protests across the country.

Bowing to pressure from the street, the prime minister, Édouard Philippe, also announced an immediate freeze on gas and electricity prices, but he warned further violence would not be tolerated.

Philippe’s announcement came after he met cabinet ministers on Tuesday morning to agree a response to a weekend of rioting, looting and destruction in Paris by an extreme fringe of the gilets jaunes (yellow vests) movement.

The tax on petrol and diesel, due to increase next month in a move towards cleaner fuels, had prompted national demonstrations that quickly grew to encompass wider anger and frustration at the country’s leaders.

The President, Emmanuel Macron, had repeatedly vowed not to give in to street rule, but has been forced to reconsider after the worst violence in Paris in half a century. (Since 1968)

“Thousands of French have expressed their anger,” Philippe said in a televised statement. “This anger goes back a long way and has often remained silent. Today it’s being expressed with force and in a collective way.”

He added: “One would have to be deaf and blind not to see or hear this. I hear this anger and I have understood its basis, its force and its seriousness. It is the anger of the French who work and work hard, but still have difficulty making ends meet, who find their backs against the wall.

“They have a sense of profound injustice at not being able to live a dignified life when they are working.”

The Prime Minister announced that two controversial measures due to be introduced next month, the increase in fuel prices and new tougher rules on vehicle checks, would be suspended for six months.

He also promised consultations on possible measures to help those who work far from home and changes in the tax system, which he said was complex and the most onerous in Europe.

“If events of the last days have shown anything, it is that the French do not want any more taxes or charges. No tax merits putting in danger national unity.

It remains to be seen whether the measures are enough to calm the volatile situation in France that resulted in parts of one of the most exclusive areas of Paris being set on fire on Saturday as protesters torched cars and buildings and looted luxury goods stores around the Champs Élysées and Arc de Triomphe.

The gilets jaunes have called for a further protest in Paris this Saturday.

Philippe said the right and freedom to demonstrate was “fundamental in France”, but added: “We will not accept the violence we saw last weekend. If there is a new day of mobilisation, it must be declared [registered with police in advance] and happen calmly.”

On Monday, Macron held an emergency meeting at the Élysée Palace to deal with the political and social crisis, the most serious since he was elected on a centrist, reforming programme in May 2017.

Stanislas Guerini, the leader of Macron’s La République En Marche parliamentary group, told French radio: “While there’s a debate, we stop writing, have a pause … there has to be a pause so the debate can happen.”

Philippe was due to meet representatives from the gilets jaunes on Tuesday afternoon, but the meeting was cancelled after the unofficial representatives were allegedly threatened and disowned by other protesters.

The protest movement, which has no central organisation or leaders, has broadened its demands to include Macron’s resignation and the dissolution of the French Parliament.

Benjamin Cauchy, a spokesperson for the gilets jaunes libres (free yellow jackets) subgroup, said the movement’s demands included a redistribution of wealth as well as rises in salaries, pensions, social security payments and the minimum wage. He insisted the dialogue between the government and protesters did not have to be face to face.

“This is the 21st century and dialogue can happen by social networks and the media even without a meeting,” Cauchy said. “This started with ecological transition but what France wants is political transition.” He said protests should be “pacifist”.

Macron has postponed a two-day visit to Serbia this week to deal with the crisis. On Saturday, police fought running battles with masked protesters who painted graffiti on the Arc de Triomphe, pulled down iron railings at the Tuileries Gardens, torched cars, set fire to buildings and looted luxury stores.

Police arrested 378 people. Officers said many were older males – aged between 30 and 40 – from outside the French capital who had come intending to fight police.

CAN PRESIDENT MACRON (FRANCE) SURVIVE CALLS for HIM to RESIGN?

FRENCH POPULIST UPRISINGUNIONS NOT INVOLVED  –  AUSTERITY

 

YELLOW-JACKET PROTESTERS SHUT DOWN ARC de TRIOMPHE

in PARIS, for THIRD WEEKEND.  SOME POLICE CONFIDE THEY

SECRETLY SYMPATHIZE WITH FUEL TAX PROTESTERS.

 FRENCH UNIONS PROTEST GASOLINE (DIESEL) TAX RISE

GOV’T PROMOTED DIESEL CARS, THEN RAISES TAXES ON DIESEL.

FRENCH GOVERNMENT NOW PROMOTES ELECTRIC CARS,

BUT GOV’T  WILL PERMIT NO UNION PAY INCREASES to AFFORD

THESE NEW ELECTRIC CARS.  (1984)

 

FRENCH FUEL PROTESTERS in YELLOW JACKETS

are TEAR-GASSED by PARIS POLICE

 

“LA BATAILLE DES CHAMPS ELYSEES”  or

BATTLE for the CHAMPS ELYSEES – WIDEST, HISTORICAL YET

BEAUTIFUL AVENUE in PARIS – RISE IN GAS PRICES HITS FRENCH

COMMUTERS HARD – PITCHED BATTLE for the STREET (54 mins.)

 

 

 

 

 

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