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Video with Powerpoint (1 hour, 40 minutes)
Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP)
BACP's Director of Labor Standards, Andy Fox, provided an overview of the regulations and protections workers should be aware of during the COVID-19 Outbreak.
More information: www.chicago.gov/laborstandards
A documentary that dares to say what no one else will this Earth Day — that we are losing the battle to stop climate change on planet earth because we are following leaders who have taken us down the wrong road — selling out the green movement to wealthy interests and corporate America. This film is the wake-up call to the reality we are afraid to face: that in the midst of a human-caused extinction event, the environmental movement’s answer is to push for techno-fixes and band-aids. It's too little, too late.
Featuring: Al Gore, Bill McKibben, Richard Branson, Robert F Kennedy Jr., Michael Bloomberg, Van Jones, Vinod Khosla, Koch Brothers, Vandana Shiva, General Motors, 350.org, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sierra Club, the Union of Concerned Scientists, Nature Conservancy, Elon Musk, Tesla.
This is the most current video for New CDC data, safe takeout food practices, and an updated practice for safe grocery shopping/handling. More information at www.DrJeffPublicSafety.com
-- an interview by host Andy Zee with Dr. Phil Rice about the Covid-19 Pandemic, head of emergency care at a Massachusetts hospital, on COVID-19
-- discussion of femicide in Mexico by Sunsara Taylor along with clips of International Women's Day protest led by the Revolution Tour in Los Angeles
-- excerpts of Bob Avakian's filmed speech, The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go! In the Name of Humanity, We REFUSE to Accept a Fascist America -- A Better World IS Possible
-- some extras
Canadian author and social activist Naomi Klein's companion piece to her popular 2007 book of the same name. In short, the shock doctrine is a theory for explaining the way that force, stealth and crisis are used in implementing neoliberal economic policies such as privatization, deregulation and cuts to social services.
The shock doctrine suggests that in periods of chaos often following wars, coups, natural disasters and economic panics, pro-corporate reformers aggressively push through unpopular “free market” measures. Klein posits that followers of Milton Friedman and other market fundamentalists have been perfecting this very strategy: waiting for a major crisis, then selling off pieces of the state to private players while citizens were still reeling from the shock, then quickly making the "reforms" permanent.
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Philanthropist and Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates offers insights into the COVID-19 pandemic, discussing why testing and self-isolation are essential, which medical advancements show promise and what it will take for the world to endure this crisis. (This virtual conversation is part of the TED Connects series, hosted by head of TED Chris Anderson and current affairs curator Whitney Pennington Rodgers. Recorded March 24, 2020)
Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich presents the reader's digest of his latest book. He explores the system of power in America that bails out corporations instead of people, even in times of crisis, and breaks down how we have socialism for corporations and the rich, and harsh capitalism for everybody else.
As power has concentrated in the hands of corporations and the wealthy few, those few have grabbed nearly all the economic gains — and political power — for themselves.
Meanwhile, workers have been shafted.
This isn’t a democracy, where all power is shared. It’s an oligarchy, where those at the top have the power to grab everything for themselves.
But history shows that oligarchies cannot hold on to power forever. They are inherently unstable. When a vast majority of people come to view an oligarchy as illegitimate and an obstacle to their wellbeing — which is happening before our very eyes as this crisis exacerbates — oligarchies become vulnerable.
Recommended for activists and labor organizers
“If we don’t speak up for ourselves, we can’t expect anyone else to.”
Sally takes over a pub near the John Brown & Company shipyard at Clydebank. When the closure of the yard threatens her clientèle she goes to London to lobby the government’s Lord Randall.
Missouri State University
Legal, regulatory, and ethical issues related to employer-employee relationship, including employment-at-will doctrine, discrimination and union contracts.
Revolutionary Culture in the PRC. Presented by Prof. Roy Chan at the University of Oregon
Bernie Sanders is giving a speech about the lessons America can learn from the coronavirus outbreak. Sanders yesterday presented his plan to combat the pandemic, which included guaranteed unemployment insurance and temporarily halting all evictions and foreclosures, as well as his call for universal health care. Sanders said the disruptions caused by the virus were 'especially dangerous for low-income and working-class families' and said the government ‘must make sure that we care for the communities most vulnerable to the health and economic pain that is coming.'
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
"I have decided that since some of my colleagues across the aisle could not for some reason read the resolution, that perhaps this hour would be spent best reading it to them."
Taking note that some of her colleagues may not have read the #GreenNewDeal, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reads the entire resolution into the House Record.
Mike Lofgren, a congressional staff member for 28 years, joins Bill Moyers to talk about what he calls Washington's "Deep State," in which elected and unelected figures collude to protect and serve powerful vested interests. "It is how we had deregulation, financialization of the economy, the Wall Street bust, the erosion or our civil liberties and perpetual war," Lofgren tells Moyers.
Senators will speak for up to 10 minutes each on the articles of impeachment against President Trump - abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
Produced by The Boilermakers Local 647, this video series tries to tell our side of history. America owes a great deal to the men and women who have fought for basic human rights over the years by joining together in a union and standing up for their rights. These people have made America the power it is. Unfortunately, unions have gotten a bad rap lately. Some of it deserved but much of it not. The anti-union forces has had a far more effective propaganda machine and have convinced Americans that unions are terrible. Our tale needs to be told, and this is the first part of our story covering the Industrial Revolution and the beginnings of labor's struggle.
From the Chicago Colloquium, general overview of philosophy, 1 Hour Each
Please join an online teach-in with Naomi Klein, Astra Taylor, and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, with a musical performance by Lia Rose
Thursday, March 26, 2020, 5 PM Eastern
Sponsored by Haymarket Books, The Leap, Debt Collective, and Democratic Socialists of America
The current crisis is laying bare the extreme injustices and inequalities of our economic and social system.
We are in a battle of visions for how we’re going to respond to this crisis. We will either be catapulted backward to an even more brutal winner-takes-all system — or this will be a wake-up call.
Ideas that were dismissed as too radical just a week ago are starting to seem like the only reasonable path to get out of this crisis and prevent future ones.
We need to use every tool that we have that allows us to hear each other’s voices, to read each other’s words, to see each other’s faces, even if it’s just on screens, to stay organized and stay connected. We have to create spaces where we’re able to deliberate and strategize about what it means to protect our neighbors, our rights, and our planet.
We have to have the confidence to say this is the moment when we change everything.