Stand with WGA and SAG-AFTRA this Labor Day
Dennis Kucinich, are you the one in RFK Jr's campaign who stopped RFK Jr from facing Max Blumenthal? Because he would look like a fool if he tried to defend the murderous apartheid-regime with Max there to correct him and show the voters that he doesn't know ANYTHING about Israel/Palestine, at least not correctly?
Why not let Max Blumenthal lift the veil from Bobby Jr's eyes and make him a humane human being, an anti-Zionist? Lots of Jewish people around the world, including those who leave Israel because of the overwhelmingly one-sided aggression and apartheid, would embrace that. I believe he would gain more votes than he'd lose in doing so.
RFK Jr; great on many things, horrible on Palestine.
All the good you have done is undone with your attachment to RFK jr and his deadly stance on the Palestinian State.
The fear that Simulated Intelligence(I refuse to call it AI because it is just an illusion, a simulation.) will replace people is understandable and frightening, but actually based on nothing.
Let's start with the Teamsters. Self-driving cars collapse bigly every time that they are tried. They don't work and never will. Speaking as a programmer of industrial robots, SI will make some improvements in the way plants run and allow automation to do a few things that it won't do now. It is not a gamechanger, except in the sense of improving margins on some processes.
So, SI is not a threat to most of us. Anyone who has read machine written content knows that it is not a threat to good writers. And therein lies the problem. The obsession with ideology over consumer desired content is driving studios to lose billions a year and the writers and actors are just as much a part of it as the producers and directors. Make something that people want to watch and the scary robots will be no threat to you. Make soulless dreck and we will not come to your rescue.
Dennis, your “rights” end at the point they become “obligations” of others to provide them to you. For example, you have a right to a “secure retirement?” What does that mean? Do you have ANY responsibility to provide this?
I support workers rights and pray the writers/actors strike ends in a way satisfactory to both sides. Continuing to screw workers will result in the studio’s own “Bud Lite” moment, me thinks.
Thanks Dennis, an important message for Labor Day that all workers have to stand together. Is there any specific action you recommend that we can include when we share this piece? I know many people want to support but don’t know how.
About fair compensation. I paid $80 for the Dennis Kucinich Report expecting at the least two newsletters per month. Instead over 6 months I've received three. Can anyone sense how I would feel?
Dennis, I have followed you for years, especially as a professor at Case School of Medicine, and learned much from what you have faced in the corrupted corporate Democratic Party to which you still remain a part. Please consider meeting with Jill Stein at this point to seriously pursue the possibility of a Green Party ticket with RFK jr. presidential and Cornel West VP and you and Jill as campaign managers. THIS is the winning ticket that could take back our country NOW!
Excellent article by a guy who would be president if I could decide.
When people tell me they can't cross the "red line" that is RFK's support for apartheid Israel, I tell them all our presidents have done that and remind them of all the other policies RFK stands for that none of the other people running support. That isn't enough to persuade them. I want him for president, but he MUST learn the truth about Israel. THEN he will become president. Thanks, DK, for all your goodness throughout the years. Rob
Dennis, I was a huge supporter of your presidential campaign and helped drive you from Ojai to Santa Barbara. I was a huge supporter of Kennedy until he went off the rails in his unconditional and enthusiastic support of Israel while insulting Palestinians. I tried communicating with you in other ways but I assume you read these posts so this is where we discuss Palestine/Israel.
I know you practice love yoga every day and I know that you've cared for Palestinian justice in the past so you need to hear me when I say that all your good work is diminished by supporting someone who blatantly lies about Palestine and Israel. How can you sleep with yourself knowing that Kennedy is supporting a war criminal state that is imprisoning one million children in Gaza without adequate food and clean water?
Maybe you can educate Kennedy or switch allegiance to Cornel West who will honor Palestinian justice. In case you or readers are not clear about the lies Kennedy told, here is a partial list of Kennedy's lies with Max Blumenthal providing the truth. https://www.youtube.com/live/aBnKYzBH2aI?si=maxznWE9wO34u7AB
I get scolded a lot for my misspelling. My fingers don't walk over the key pad very accurately and I think we all suffer from proofreading deficit syndrome. We always be in a hurry to get our thoughts, frustrations angst out into the ether scanning our thoughts too quickly before tapping _SEND_
*We need a reliable 'spell check*
So many of these comments read much like the cognitively bewildered followers of MAGA -- simply far out. Dennis has almost always been on the right side of issues and stood up bravely. Frankly, defending Israel and supporting Unions seem to belong to different discussions and RFK, Jr. is very strange about preventitive medicine.
What a perfectly appropriate simile Invasion of the Bodysnatchers is for the obscene levels of union-bashing in the USA generally and most keenly in Hollywood. In the 20s and 39s, my late father worked for the majors and was elected head of COMPS, a putative attempt to organise a union of sales, marketing and distributors that led to censorship, blackballing and blacking out of all those involved. My father moved smoothly into new contracts with Korda and Eagle Lion and distributed British and foreign films. Were he alive today, he definitely would have been on the picket lines with WGA, SAG and AFTRA. Bravo for Dennis Kucinich for championing such a worthy cause in such rich and eloquent terms!
The Russians have, thanks to Washington Biden Belligerence, now provided missiles to North Korea that the USA cannot defend against... Yikes https://www.facebook.com/jmatson.heininger/posts/pfbid037WXvdLo4KoJ6UVK24AcRD79P4Av5hxMW8sFKDTDAbkx3vh2vyBc6RZk5CcpwVkrQl
What's best way for us to support WGA and SAG-AFTRA?
Outstanding column, Dennis. Now ditch that loser RFK Jr!
The Ludlow Massacre: A Tragic Reminder of How All-American Greed Took Innocent Lives
When Workers Fought Back for this Labor Day
by CINDY SHEEHAN
Here in the good ol’ USofA, any gains made by people outside of the original owners of “liberty:” what I have called WaMPOs (White, Male, Property Owners) have had to be secured with IMMENSE sacrifice: From the anti-slavery movement, to the women’s suffragette movement, to the labor movement, etc. The WaMPOS still won’t give up a penny of profit to honor basic human rights. One such glaring crime against humanity happened in 1913 in Ludlow, CO when miners had the “temerity” to demand better wages and working conditions. The Ludlow tent site was a small outpost of the Colorado Coalfield Wars. One robber baron, especially, the notorious John D. Rockerfeller was not having any of that.
It's been over a century since the deadly Ludlow Massacre took place, but its shocking events continue to haunt us to this day. The massacre was one of the most vicious and tragic incidents in American history, during which innocent men, women, and children were violently killed for the simple act of demanding better working conditions and rights.