POWER

"Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will." - Frederick Douglass

Saturday, January 28, 2012

THE STUDENT LOAN REVOLUTION IN AMERICA

There are a lot of interesting things going on regarding student loan debt. For those who have been paying attention to this looming crisis for years now, the exponential rate at which it is gaining attention is very clear.

But corporations have seized power in America, and we must never stop exposing that truth. That is the root of the student loan crisis. This is also why Occupy Wall Street has been so viciously attacked by police this year. It is a striking contradiction to the US government admonishing foreign countries for attacking their citizens for exercising freedom of speech and peaceful assembly. 

The exposure of the corruption is a great threat to the power elite. In reality, however, it is less an exposure of something, and more of a mass awakening to a reality that was already present, but being largely ignored.


ON MONDAY JANUARY 30, THE PRESIDENT WILL JOIN A SPECIAL GOOGLE+HANGOUT FROM THE WEST WING TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT HIS STATE OF THE UNION SPEECH. YOU CAN POST QUESTIONS TO THE PRESIDENT USING THE FOLLOWING LINK.  IN AN EFFORT TOWARD FOCUS AND SOLIDARITY, WE ARE ASKING THAT ALL OF YOU COPY AND PASTE THIS QUESTION ON THIS SITE:

"Mr. President, will you please support and pass bills HR 2028 and S1102 to restore basic bankruptcy protections and statutes of limitations for student loans? I am only asking for the same protections as an American citizen that corporations currently enjoy. Thank you."

YOU CAN ALSO CLICK "THUMBS UP" OR "THUMBS DOWN" ON EACH QUESTION, SO MAKE SURE TO SUPPORT OTHERS WHO HAVE POSTED THIS.



Ralph Nader makes some excellent points in his response to the State of the Union speech:



A great article:

These recent infographics help explain the foul student loan mess:


The student loan scam in America really illustrates how politicians have favored corrupt capitalism at the expense of it's non-elite citizens, particularly in the last thirty years or so. Things have finally gotten so heinous that we are now seeing the broad-scale results of their shortsighted, sociopathic greed.

Keep on keeping on, and don't give up. We must continue to fight this injustice.


Sunday, January 1, 2012

THIS IS LITERALLY A FIGHT FOR LIFE!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!
2011 WAS QUITE A YEAR! LET'S KEEP IT UP!

In a year full of historic events and memorable moments, there were many quotes that captured the intensity of our changing times. One of the best came from author and activist Chris Hedges when asked to explain what Occupy Wall Street protesters want. It is included in this most excellent video clip which follows.

WHAT DO OCCUPY PROTESTERS WANT?
"They know precisely what they want. They want to reverse the corporate coupe that has taken place in the United States- and they won't stop until that happens. And frankly, if we don't break the back of corporations we're all finished anyway, since they are rapidly trashing the ecosystem on which the human species depends for survival. This is literally a fight for life." 
- Chris Hedges

2012: THIS IS LITERALLY A FIGHT FOR LIFE

What does this have to do with student loans? Everything.

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