Pope Francis Criticizes Capitalism

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Photo courtesy of 401kcalculator.org

“Pope Francis on Thursday urged the downtrodden to change the world economic order, denouncing a “new colonialism” by agencies that impose austerity programs and calling for the poor to have the “sacred rights” of labor, lodging and land.”

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“Social Security and Marriage Equality Act (S.A.M.E. Act)” Proposed

 

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Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis

 

I received this info in my email last night from CredoMobilize.com. Click on the link to find out more about the organization and ways to support their progressive activist work.

Here’s what’s being proposed:

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The Conservative War on the Poor

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Photo courtesy of Kargig via Flickr

 

An interesting opinion piece by Paul Krugman of “The New York Times:”

John Kasich, the Republican governor of Ohio, …let loose on his political allies, declaring, “I’m concerned about the fact there seems to be a war on the poor. That, if you’re poor, somehow you’re shiftless and lazy.”

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To House Republicans: Hands off Social Security and Medicare! (petitions)

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Photo courtesy of SalFalko via Flickr

 

From CredoAction.com:

The extremist Republican hostage-takers in the House who have irresponsibly and recklessly caused the government shutdown have now set their sights on attacking Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

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