Economic Justice

infographic of % of millionaires in congress vs in AmericaArticles about Economic Justice, Income Inequality, Taxation, Banking, Wall Street Corruption, the Plutocracy, the Corporatocracy….. and more.

“When economic power became concentrated in a few hands, then political power flowed to those possessors and away from the citizens, ultimately resulting in an oligarchy or tyranny.”     ………………………………………….John Adams

“As riches increase and accumulate in few hands . . . the tendency of things will be to depart from the republican standard.” ……………….Alexander Hamilton

April Free Movie & Discussion: This Changes Everything

April Free Movie & Discussion: This Changes Everything

April 18th, 7-9 pm.  39 E. Central Street, Natick, MA This event is co-sponsored by Occupy Natick, Common Street Spiritual Center, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church & Metrowest Peace Action What if confronting the climate crisis is the best chance we’ll ever get to build a better world? Filmed over 211 shoot days in nine countries… Read more

March Free Movie: Broken on All Sides

March Free Movie: Broken on All Sides

A movie about race, mass incarceration, and new visions for criminal justice in the U.S. What: Free Movie and discussion When: Monday, March 21st, 7-9pm Where: Sherrill Hall (St. Paul’s Church, side rear entrance). 39 E. Central Street, Natick MA (see map below) What Else: Ample parking in lot next to building and on street… Read more

January Free Movie Night: Four Horsemen

January Free Movie Night: Four Horsemen

The Four Horsemen Are Coming What are the Four Horsemen? The modern Four Horsemen this film represents are: Our crooked and rapacious financial system Escalating organized violence Abject poverty for billions of humanity Exhaustion of earth’s resources leading to ecological catastophe When: Monday, January 19th, 2015 from 7-9pm What: Free screening of the documentary film,… Read more

Machiavelli and Oligarchic Democracy

By Lorenzo Del Savio and Matteo Mameli, Truthout | Op-Ed Machiavelli wrote that when we are trying to understand politics and the history of human societies, much can be explained in terms of the eternal conflict between two fundamental desires. One is the desire of the grandi – that is, the super-rich and the super-powerful… Read more

Rolling Jubilee/Strike Debt Strikes Again. This Time on Student Debt

by Liz Pleasant, Christa Hillstrom, James Trimarco posted Sep 17, 2014 Nathan Hornes was sitting on the couch watching Maury when he saw the ad for Everest College. Owned by the for-profit education company Corinthian Colleges, Inc., Everest commercials are known to target low-income people, promising a flexible education and, through it, jobs that earn… Read more

October Free Movie Event: Shift Change

October Free Movie Event: Shift Change

Updated: February 14, 2015 (See video below) For our October installment of the “What Went Wrong” Film Series: Movies that Open Your Eyes, we will tackle some elements of “The New Economy” and will screen the documentary film, Shift Change: True stories of dignified jobs in democratic workplaces. “The culture of the New Economy will… Read more

How You Can Stop the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership)

List of Actions from Barbara Clancy of Alliance for Democracy At our recent Film and Discussion night (2/17/14) Barbara Clancy was our speaker.  She offered suggestions about possible actions to take to stop the TPP and Fast Track.  She was kind enough to share her list to be published here. You can download this list… Read more

March Free Movie Night: Robert Reich “Inequality for All”

March Free Movie Night: Robert Reich “Inequality for All”

Word is Finally Out:  We Are in a Class War The Occupy Movements has always had as one of its cornerstones, the theme of income inequality–and power inequality– the 1% versus the rest of us.  Occupy started the conversation.  It has now finally hit the mainstream as people are awakening to the huge and immoral… Read more