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Real Democracy Demands Economic Democracy

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"Only 1 out of 8 American households is able to have the American Dream." - Richard D. Wolff, author of Democracy At Work: A Cure for Capitalism, and leader of the Democracy At Work movement, appearing on Bill Maher's HBO show, Real Time We were told as children that capitalism was good because it supported the middle class. We were sold on the idea as "the American way," but we all must admit at this point that capitalism has ...

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Counting on what is good

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By everyone's estimation, last week was bad, in fact we are having many bad weeks piling up for sometime now. But, these horrible events distract us from all the good that is emerging at the same time. It's not Pollyanna-like to see that this cauldron of world-wide strife is now bubbling over for all to see and evaluate and soundly reject.  Universal human rights, environmental protection, and self-determination, and all that they convey, will prevail, not just because of their rightness but because they represent survival. Science-denying, theocratic fundamentalists, here and abroad, simply have no future. Previously I have ...

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Rounding Out for Independence Day Weekend: 7-minute Video Montage

Closing out a good weekend of reflection, remembering the once cherished America that valued its diversity born of immigration, yearning for the end of hate worldwide. As we wrote over the weekend, the puritans are responsible for the corporatized theocratic fundamentalism today eating away America and trouble spots across the globe; and, how and why sexual freedom is the bedrock of all freedoms and is worth fighting for. So here's our little celebration -- a montage of some of our best Sexual Freedom Project videos of the last few years. We send each contributor one of Read More

Science is teaching us all about Lipophilia

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Always Hungry? Here's why [T]he increasing amount and processing of carbohydrates in the American diet has increased insulin levels, put fat cells into storage overdrive and elicited obesity-promoting biological responses in a large number of people . . . . obesity rates . . . for adults, are almost three times what they were in the 1960s. Addressing the underlying biological drive to overeat may make for a far more practical and effective solution to obesity than counting calories. The latest frontier in nutritional research is revolutionary and important to every person, especially activists who wants to be more effective ...

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Re-envisioning the future: A personal call to action

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VenusPlusX re-envisions the future as A New Age of Sexual Freedom because that is a state of being the heralds the end of racism (at its root sexual oppression) and the end of nationalism for the purposes of war (at its root racism)and other forms of inhumane exploitation. In connection with our recent relaunch, a manifesto for this new age was offered up for comment and critique. It included a working formula to bring about peace, and some of the obstacles in our way. Using this tried and true, non-violent formula (systematically replacing coercive systems with humane voluntary ...

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