Today we examine the underpinnings of the current US political and economic systems. Truth-Out did a brilliant job of describing how capitalism began, evolved and currently defines the US condition and then we present an alternative model.
NM is Last or Near Last in Almost Everything. What you need to know about how easily this could be fixed. Also, a week full of action alerts. Much to do in Santa Fe almost every day this week. Check it out.
An unhinged President heads to Singapore after trashing our closest allies at G7. One couldn’t be optimistic. What could go wrong? Two mentally unstable leaders, each with nuclear capacity, getting together for a chat. So what happens: an agreement.
This post includes summaries of last week’s blogs that reflect on the primary, the influence of dark money and info on an innovative approach to addressing rental housing. Plus we include a suggestion for the Mayor and Friday’s report on the transition process.
Also in today’s blog info on Monday’s Poor People’s Campaign Direct Action and a San Francisco innovation: transforming a public library into a library+public health+very-low-income rental housing, a clever model worth exploring in NM.
Key barriers to progressive legislation were removed by voters and the PRC could flip to environmentalists in November. Yazzie comes oh so close. And a video from RFK. 50 years ago, I was at the Ambassador when Bobby was shot, so today I include a stirring video of Bobby Kennedy’s A Tiny Ripple of Hope…
Reflections on today’s election and some real concerns about our campaign finance laws that allow huge infusions of dark, outside money and local corporate money to flood our mail boxes with deceiving mailers.
Donate to Retake Today! If you believe in what we are doing, we need your financial support to cover ongoing expenses. Most of these expenses are largely ‘invisible’ but amount to between $300-$400/month. We don’t ask often, but the balance is getting low. 😉 Chevron, PNM, Big Money PACS Trying to Buy Key Elections. Buying…
Lack of affordable housing is a national, state and local crisis and this blog describes how Buffalo has given residents control over development, dedicated land and other resources to allow development without promoting displacement. Also, an update on Dark Money in NM primaries.
Trujillo’s new radio ads are riddled with lies and personal attacks against Mayor Webber, Former City Councilor Patti Bushee, and me. That is to be expected from someone who knows no other path but deception. Enough is enough.
False charges from Rodella are rebutted here, plus examination of how five other developed nations manage their elections. Spoiler alert: none look remotely like the mire and muck of what is becoming perpetual, money/media dominated primaries & elections in the US.