The Speech

Author: Bernie Sanders
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781568585543
Release Date: 2015-12-22
Genre: Political Science

On Friday, December 10, 2010, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders walked on to the floor of the United States Senate and began speaking. It turned out to be a very long speech, lasting over eight and a half hours. And it hit a nerve. Millions followed the speech online until the traffic crashed the Senate server. A huge, positive grassroots response tied up the phones in the senator's offices in Vermont and Washington. President Obama reportedly held an impromptu press conference with former President Clinton to deflect media attention away from Sanders' speech. Editorials and news coverage appeared throughout the world. In his speech, Sanders blasted the agreement that President Obama struck with Republicans, which extended the Bush tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires, lowered estate tax rates for the very, very rich, and set a terrible precedent by establishing a "payroll tax holiday" diverting revenue away from the Social Security Trust Fund, threatening the fund's very future. But the speech was more than a critique of a particular piece of legislation. It was a dissection of the collapse of the American middle class and a well-researched attack on corporate greed and on public policy which, over the last several decades, has led to a huge growth in millionaires even as the United States has the highest rate of childhood poverty in the industrialized world. It was a plea for a fundamental change in national priorities, for government policy that reflects the needs of working families, and not just the wealthy and their lobbyists. Finally, Sanders' speech-published here in its entirety with a new introduction by the senator-is a call for action. It is a passionate statement informing us that the only people who will save the middle class of this country is the middle class itself, but only if it is informed, organized, and prepared to take on the enormously powerful special interests dominating Washington.

Corporate Corruption

Author: Sarah Armstrong
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
ISBN: 9780737776287
Release Date: 2016-01-27
Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction

Twelve detailed essays were assembled by editor Sarah Armstrong, to help students obtain a balanced understanding of corporate corruption. Students will read whether global efforts against corruption are working, whether corporate profiteering is a source of environmental violence, and whether corporate rights work against the individual's rights.

Social Welfare Policy for a Sustainable Future

Author: Katherine S. van Wormer
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781483322421
Release Date: 2015-02-17
Genre: Social Science

Unique in its use of a sustainability framework, Social Welfare Policy for a Sustainable Future by Katherine S. van Wormer and Rosemary J. Link goes beyond U.S. borders to examine U.S. government policies—including child welfare, social services, health care, and criminal justice—within a global context. Guided by the belief that forces from the global market and globalization affect all social workers in their practice, the book addresses a wide range of relevant topics, including the refugee journey, the impact of new technologies, war trauma, global policy instruments, and restorative justice. A sustainability policy analysis model and an ecosystems framework for trauma-informed care are also presented in this timely text.

Bernie s Sermon

Author: Bernie Sanders
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1514783851
Release Date: 2015-06-30
Genre:

On December 10, 2010, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont spoke for over eight hours on the floor of the Senate. As he spoke, and as the hours passed, millions began to watch the speech online; worldwide news coverage ensued. Worthwhile reading for any concerned citizen, and mandatory reading for anyone following politics in 2015, Senator Sanders's plea for common sense and fairness is sure to resonate for years to come.

Bernie Sanders December 2010 Filibuster on Corporate Greed

Author: Sen Bernie Sanders
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1470027283
Release Date: 2012-02-06
Genre:

On December 10, 2010, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont stood on the floor of the United States Senate and delivered an eight hour filibuster to protest rising corporate greed in the United States, as well as the decline of the Middle Class.

USA Today

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:49015003458669
Release Date: 2007-07
Genre: United States


Rebuilding the Middle Class

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Publisher:
ISBN: MINN:31951D03780307G
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Economic development


Rights

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: STANFORD:36105061567223
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Civil rights


Exodus from empire

Author: Terrence Edward Paupp
Publisher: Pluto Pr
ISBN: 0745326137
Release Date: 2006-11-20
Genre: Political Science

This book lays out a comprehensive vision for a new world order based on cooperation between the developing world and leading Left countries in Latin America. Arguing that the ravages off corporate capitalism are unsustainable, Terrence E. Paupp presents an energetic critique of the problems of empire and looks ahead to a global the against hte IMF and U.S. hegemony. "There is no book quite like this. . . . Paupp has achieved a well-articulated alternative vision of a future world order based on law, equity, and sustainability." ---Richard Falk, Princeton University and Visiting Professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara "A brilliant treasure-trove of wisdom aimed at putting equity to work for all of mankind rather than a favoured few." ---Larry Birns, Director, Council on Hemispheric Affairs "Paupp proposes a comprehensive strategy which calls for the development of a new global ethic based on the idea of an inclusive global community." ---Bill Wickersham, Adjunct Professor of Peace Studies, University of Missouri, Columbia "Exodus from Empire offers, confidently, a way to see that another world is possible. It's light in a time of darkness." ---Brian Foley, Florida Coastal School of Law

GED Test For Dummies

Author: Murray Shukyn
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118678169
Release Date: 2014-10-06
Genre: Study Aids

Score higher on the GED with this book + online practice If you're preparing for this all-important exam, GED Test For Dummies with Online Practice gets you up and running on everything you can expect on test day, from overviews of the test sections to invaluable reviews and test-taking strategies for all the subjects covered—and everything in between. In the book, you'll find hands-on, digestible information for navigating your way through the Language Arts/Reading and Writing Tests, Social Studies Test, Mathematics Test, and Science Test. Whether you're looking to perfect your grammar and punctuation skills, get familiar with the types of fiction and nonfiction passages you'll encounter, take the fear out of math and science, put the social in your studies, or answer multiple-choice questions with confidence, this unintimidating guide makes it easy to score higher and pass this vital exam. The accompanying online experience helps you further your skills by providing practice questions with answers and full explanations This new edition has been fully updated to reflect the latest version of the GED Includes 2 full-length practice tests with detailed answer explanations and walkthroughs. Offers clear overviews of all the topics covered on the GED Includes special considerations if English is your second language It's all at your fingertips! Prepare for the test, improve your chances of success, and increase your earning power and job prospects with the help of GED Test For Dummies with Online Practice