OUR WORLD NEEDS TO CHANGE
All across the U.S.A. cell phone videos and social media reveal more and more of the atrocities routinely inflicted on powerless people. Police beat and kill unarmed young people, city authorities prey upon families in poverty with escalating fines for late bill payments, shutting off life-giving water to those too poor to pay. We see more criminalization of poverty, new ways of continuing the old Jim Crow policies of racism, justice denied to those who can’t afford lawyers, scapegoating of immigrants, wholesale removal of working class families under the name of gentrification. Peaceful protests are met with militarized force or prohibited entirely. Even democracy is attacked with appointed emergency managers usurping the power of local elected officials and laws making it more difficult to vote. Are these growing threats to our freedoms and human rights the society we want? What can we do?
CORPORATE DOMINATION OR HUMAN NEEDS?
The women’s Economic Agenda Project needs your help to keep teaching about this most important choice that faces us. Computer controlled electronic machines are replacing human labor in production. This could create inexpensive abundance for all, but instead it’s creating agony for working families. If the electronic revolution were focused on meeting human needs instead of creating record corporate profits, we could have a society where everyone’s basic needs are met, and where poverty is a thing of the past. Instead we are headed toward a society where only the well-off can afford the basic necessities of life. WEAP needs your help to teach about the New Jim Crow, about Corporate Dictatorship, about the escalating expansion of austerity, about attacks on the poor and public sector workers, and about how we need to fight for a better society for all. Take a moment and Donate Now RIGHT HERE:
Our vision of social and economic justice for all calls for the microchips that steadily destroy jobs to be put into the service of creating abundance for everyone, instead of record corporate profits. WEAP has never had the money to make our mission easy. We need funds to continue this path-breaking visionary work. If our vision of a better future looks good to you, please support this important work by clicking on the DONATE button above. To read more about WEAP’s vision, click HERE.
Watch the video “Humans Need Not Apply,” a dramatic look at the future of work, and why we need a transformative movement to put what’s good for people ahead of what’s good for profits.
Why Rev. Pinkney is a Political Prisoner!
Why have they imprisoned Rev. Edward Pinkney, Michigan’s best-known fighter for the rights of low-income workers? Writer Jackie Miller says it’s not because he’s really guilty of any crime, it’s because he’s been a thorn in the side of the establishment for years, and Michigan’s power elite tried to buy him off to shut him up – and it didn’t work. Click HERE for the real story.
In another example of America’s police state attacks on democracy, Pinkney was denied bail again Aug. 4 by the Michigan Court of Appeals. The 66-year-old activist is appealing his October 2-1/2 to 10 year felony conviction of illegally changing dates on voter recall petitions. Supporters call his prosecution a clear attempt by Michigan authorities to silence a voice that has consistently opposed a corporate agenda of gentrification and attacks on human rights. One judge on the 3-judge panel did support granting bail.
He was convicted despite 3 witnesses testifying they saw someone else change the dates when Rev. Pinkney was not present. Courtroom observers said the trial judge told jurors they didn’t need evidence to find him guilty. Read how you can help HERE at the group he founded. Write to him at: Rev. Edward Pinkney, #294671 Lakeland Correctional Facility, 141 First St., Coldwater, MI 49036 USA.
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