Author: Bernie Sanders
Publisher: Hachette UK
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.
Author: Sarah Armstrong
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
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.
Author: Katherine S. van Wormer
Publisher: SAGE Publications
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.
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.
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.
Author: Terrence Edward Paupp
Publisher: Pluto Pr
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
Author: Murray Shukyn
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2014-10-06
Genre: Study Aids
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