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governments to somehow bring about stability and democracy are either dismally stupid or consciously running a very brutal con game but that's just my opinion. i guess. i work for. my father is sort of the way and an assistant to the man i'm speaking with here vice president of seat anyway district one chris shelton one of the groups c.w.a. represents the rising workers and as of june two thousand and twelve the horizon workers he represents have been working without a contract for over a year except this round of contracts is different the rising is trying to break the union everything my father worked for his whole career could be gone within his
lifetime so many of the bush people who are many walks of life that recognize that we are the not the same kind of the time of record profits of rises as to the very same people that have made them look at it and in a rich corporation like they now want to you go to where benefits are acceptable from up want to feel the rise it should be the poster child for corporate greed because of all the money they make and what they're trying to do to us and everybody else at the bar you say it's about saving a million dollars next year but what do you think this car negotiations is really about this car negotiation is about destroying our standard of living this is cooperation is trying to get what they want that they've been trying to get for the last twenty five years and we cannot let democrats right occupy wall street's message and on message all right exactly the same corporate greed is destroying this country and we cannot let it so we have very close ties with the communication workers before september seventeenth we've already seen. courting the farm workers
and they responded by supporting us we went to their last rally at the headquarters they marched back to the park with us and some of them slept there they're going to be in a tough struggle that's why we're getting this relationship with labor labor scenes is relieved they are i never expected when i first started contacting unions that the response would be so enthusiastic but the labor movement has been kicked around now for quite a while and they have to fight and they see people fighting and they see their fighting the same enemy and they see the reaching out this movement has shown such an eagerness to reach out to the mainstream of the american public and the unions represent the organized part of that the focus on the one percent and the first time in an american movement i don't even think in the thirty's that the communist party did this in their mass work i don't even think they identify the enemy as the
ruling class mr speaker. mr vice president. members of congress. distinguished guests and fellow americans last month i went to andrews air force base and welcome home some of our last troops to serve in iraq. together we offered a final proud salute to the colors under which more than a million of our fellow citizens bought. and several thousand gave their lives we gather tonight knowing that this generation of heroes has made the united states safer and more respected around the world thank you thank you thank. you to want to get a standing ovation from all democrats and republicans just the wide food supply.
line of the military industrial complex which just so happens that the benefits of every rational district in the country nobody really believes that the undisputed rate is that they are violence in the world actually makes us safer and more respected i mean come on that kind of attitude is not going to earn anyone any nobel peace prizes or anything they wish members of the norwegian nobel committee. citizens of america. and citizens of the world. i receive this honor with deep gratitude and great humility george orwell would have had a hard time coming up with this are we really this delusional you see the more honest we are with ourselves about exactly what our foreign policy is the better chance we have to stop some of the truly horrific conditions it visits upon many of the people of the world so say it with me the us foreign policy is a blowback inducing homicidal bull in a cultural religious and geo political china shop didn't change. there was.
crime. down there were far. too many than. sitting. around. the world. it was not right. that. i served in iraq in two thousand and four in two thousand and six i was in the second battle of often enough illusion november of two thousand and four as a human being and as a person who has a heart i can't lie to myself anybody else and say that we had a reason to be there that there's a reason for the million iraqis that died in the five thousand troops said we say we're the greatest country in the world but we go and kill you know people in their country but we don't stop genocide in africa we don't help people that we can help that would be the greatest country in the world if we can save a million people instead of to. and i mean people if you're not convinced our
foreign policy is morally bankrupt perhaps we should talk about money taxpayers in the united states have paid one point four trillion dollars for total war spending in iraq and afghanistan since two thousand and one never wondered what one point four trillion dollars would buy well it could be the end you will energy costs for every household in america for five years but i hear you saying that would not do very much to decrease our dependence on foreign oil there enough one point four trillion dollars could convert every home in america to one hundred percent solar energy five times over more it could convert every home in america to one hundred percent wind energy knowing times over for groceries for everyone in the country free for two years or to provide scholarships to every college student in america and award them a fifty five hundred dollar grant seven times over the more turn all volunteer
firefighters into full time employees and pay them a full salary for twenty three years or pay the full time salaries of every public school teacher for the next six years instead we took one point four trillion dollars pay a small black ops team to hunt track and kill osama bin laden oh we even had money left over in the budget to decimate two countries launch are still it is resulting in over one million innocent civilians dead and counting ask yourself how many orphans are going to bed with clenched fists tonight in afghanistan or iraq who grow up willing to fly a plane full of children and how many trillions are we prepared to spend on avenging that and the. next thing you can do everything right go to school and not just go to school but excel in school work really really hard and i graduated and really had to feeling it. lot of the
time very consciously in my head that. i might as well. you know i mean. was there reason for me to be in debt good evening of all the time bombs on the american economy set to explode with dire consequences this is a big one staggering debt from student loans everyone is told a college education is a way to get ahead college tuitions though keep going up so does the borrowing and we just hit an awful milestone our nation's combined student loan debt has now hit one trillion dollars that averages out to twenty four thousand per student it's now larger than credit card debt in this country and it comes just as an entire generation is just starting out the. the the.
hold. on a global stage with affordable education. it is a miscarriage of justice that there is in fact a student loan debt and there is credit card debt when congress raises loan limits schools respond to those increased loan limits by raising tuition because they think that students can afford to pay more because they're actually allowed more money nobody really has the option to expect to get a comfortable job and not go to college we don't have an unskilled workforce anymore we are for the workforce that we have right now it's socially irresponsible not to go to school because the entire workforce is predicated on higher education i think our education system hasn't caught up to our economy yet and that's one of the problems in that that's where this problem is coming and that's why people are speaking up that's why that i'm hiring here there are no bankruptcy protections for any student loans this is the only one and all of us history that you can't ever default on you can ever discharge this suv
a car see the idea of do you debtors union is based on a labor union model and what they did effectively when our economy was very different when there was a so-called unskilled labor they negotiated with the factories for better working conditions so that they could go back to work just that same way you do you debtors union could renegotiate a better contractor arrangement with our lenders so that we can repay our loans it's employing an autonomous strategy of refusal so you were fused to do something you're saying no to something in favor of making things better.
great code like this you know it's really about do we believe in effect in this you know we imagine another world just all these effects that are so massive whether it's b.p. dumped a bunch of oil the. tar sands i think of the size of florida just from an alberta i was really interested in the tar sands protests this summer because to see thousand plus people getting arrested like that willfully it was pretty amazing that a message to all of you. is tar sands oil is not have to go in order to get tired santayana you have to destroy it and so i think that you know finds out the pipeline but what happens after that you know another standoff with big oil i think so i think so i don't think it's the environment going to magically go itself because we stop a pipeline and the thing about the pipeline and one reason that makes this so urgent is that that nasa scientist james hansen the brokaw warrior actually
a few decades back or whatever says the piper i mean it will be game over. game over means out in. inhabitable or. the. we speak your language anybody will not advance. news programs and documentaries and spanish what matters to you breaking news a little tuna to bangalore keep these stories. for you here. i'll teach spanish. find out more visit i to out all tito it's called.
we. think that he will be here reading it as we go. and i think that until the people who are the naysayers come down and actually get a false. narrative there's. a good dose of rarity her still stealing criticism world so the dining and we want people to be able to use the lift it's going to take time but. we can't force it we're not ready. because we see a better world. we'll be. you know this organization the second that any american dreams. were created. was.
put in a fiction you know was heresy this intervention at the end you know the show you all this stuff and then they sit around somebody who has issues and problems and they talk about you know how badly that person has done and what they're going to do if they don't change their behavior and for us we're dealing with folks who have a serious addiction to corporate money and you think god now we can expect them to get off it on their own even on that in the smoking a crack rock for money. i am trying to be very easily addictive somebody who was cool six years ago snuck up on a crack rock this is not the occupy movement has become a conduit to. then you are talking about this corruption so folks that move to
amend that are really in my mind i. said in the bar for the critique that corporations are not persons property not speech and constitutional rights are for people over eight hundred fifty six and dred scott the same supreme court so that people are property dred scott affirmed slavery in two thousand and ten the supreme court said property is people killed decisions i didn't say that was was that i was present for them don't talk about telling them how about cutting the wasn't a coalition not individuals like in the issues coming together with
a secular purpose. to become to kill and maim to make it clear the legions. they do not have been hearing in a week about hello that money is not political speech thank you come to me and how he's coming top doctrines must be about why we cannot overturn corporate functionality and still allow wealthy individuals to stand out enough money oh thank. you. i think i'm.
the reason that he would ha ha it was all my. monstrosity around the power monopolies have you notice people like this double our society shake he gets treated like you with the excuse that someone's got to push for race to the wind as it is not going to be all that they don't build on the backs of our morris brothers we're told forgotten the face we're all taught by our mothers should have been the people of the us the pale. well the hero is the most easily all of those drugs they call his. rocks like the so much better just remember it was the races. because. he was the cause was because he was believed to be. thank.
god. that people are realizing it very least that the way our economic system currently runs is not democratic it's not beneficial to the vast majority of people and kill we have some kind of economic democracy where in the past majority of people in their communities and in their workplaces have more decisions over what these corporations do if we want to have corporations and all then political democracy is a sham and in the we look at the military budget city of new jersey where you see spends as much as the. body at a time when our infrastructure is literally a deep level grade according the american society for civil engineers we get a decent these days is the future of our economy very interesting. just going to
work as of the face of those two issues which are you know just wrong and unfair the one percent in the military industrial complex suddenly your solutions to all the issues i mean there's money to invest in the new resisting the economy no selling his money to reform at whom so they're not wasting energy you can turn roads into solar panels that's impossible we like with our money in france. right now. writing. this and it was their target like the rest. of your. street. we were right. here. because.
they say that the occupy movements major victory to date is that we have changed the conversation that people are now debating issues such as western equality at this point i think we can all agree there is no debate there is inequity when it comes to wealth period full stop and it is growing and the super rich are not super rich because of some force of nature like summer morphing into fall or heat always going to be told they are super rich as a result of their active participation in or their willingness to be accessories to criminally rig the homicidal force of a system what the occupy movement has done and why people armed with nothing more than an idea are being suppressed often violently is to acknowledge that most all of the issues are connected antiwar activists or through health care reform advocates or housing or labor rights advocates will thank you. format tickets you
name it are now all shining a light on the root cause of inequity you see our foreign policy does in fact limit our options when it comes to health care reform a shareholder capitalism one that demands growth every quarter is directly contributing to the assault on collective bargaining issues the american dream itself the way it is understood by many as a mistress rags to riches anyone could be a millionaire greed is good grab the most toys before you die each rose should be loosened i used for the greater good and the birth of a new american dream based on equity sustainability and the general welfare of the people should be brought into being and by people i mean people not corporations i was out here during the game for no education. it was a martin luther king day. two thousand people total strangers were out of each other on the streets were having conversations across class and race lines and all
the sudden we felt oh. well so this new better you can't there's no messiah going to get elected by this system and deliver hope and change we can believe in so how will the occupy movement that has wisely stayed away from promoting political parties or individual politicians navigate the minefield of the potentially co-opting force that is the presidential election cycle now this year is just going to be nuts we've never seen this much money spent on a political process in the history of the world. and this comes at a time for a movement that is determinately a good close to. this mad influx of money and politics so it's going to be a really scary contrast and the challenge of this movement is to create a counter narrative is to show that the justice of its cause is more interesting than anything these can it. and that on television i mentioned at the beginning
that this movie is an invitation for you to join the occupy movement but there are no membership dues no papers to sign all that is required is the willingness to see the world as it is and decide that you are going to be part of the solution occupy is less of an organisation and more of an organism living breathing multi and force that refuses to find mishka will be pushed into a corner this organism is still a baby and the narrative it will be telling in the years to come is yours to write . what's your alternative but it isn't easy to do when you think he needs you to listen to you go in with him coming to your kitty feel. the disability people to sit in judgment. of you. just smile and. thankfully the new senate better
myself so when they say why occupy what will your answers the first time in decades people will really discussing the world happen leaders like and how can we bring a better world and this is still a whole lessons about life and freedom i still have a comment that comes back to this because. i think they can seem to crazy to actually. think something out of.