“In the days leading up to the strike, a group of West Virginia high school students formed a solidarity group, #SecureOurFuture. The group galvanized students in 12 counties to wear purple to school in a show of support for their teachers and to circulate images of the movement using the #SecureOurFuture hashtag. Last week, The Nation reposted the students’ open letter to West Virginia’s citizens. We talk with them here about their organizing so far and what’s next for the movement. Their answers came to us yesterday after the announcement of an agreement, which was expected to result in the reopening of schools today, and thus do not reflect the latest developments in this fast moving story.”
The organizers of #SecureOurFuture discuss the teachers’ strike and what they’re doing to support it.
When a Right-Winger next tells you “If the US Government continues spending and driving up the Public Debt of the United States, the United States will end up like The Republic of Greece”.
Inform them that; The United States is an issuer of currency that can create its own currency, issue bonds, set its own interest rates and has complete contol of its own currency, that the public debt is the US Treasury issuing bonds to private investors and much of the Public Debt is owed to the Federal Government.
Greece on the other hand handed over its Monetary sovreignty to the European Central Bank, and therefore does not have control over its currency, its a currency using nation, not a currency issuing Nations, much like the State of New York in the United States, it is forbidden from issuing its own Currency.
Euro-zone Countries from a Fiscal and Monetary perspective can be compared to any of the 50 States of the United States, not totally, but almost.
“According to the group, 235 civilians were killed in U.S. airstrikes from April 23 to May 23. That number includes 44 children and 36 women.”
When France is attacked people send prayers. When England is bombed, they’re in our thoughts. When hundreds of thousands of innocent middle easterners die, few in the west give a damn. This is why terrorist groups are on the rise there
Borderless ‘War on Terror’—now operated by President Donald Trump—continues to claim innocent lives around the world… but pattern holds that not all victims receive equal attention
Tip #2: How to beat evasive congressional tricks