Activist Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer Sees Decade of Opportunity

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Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer is an American academic who teaches justice and peace studies at the University of St. Thomas in the Twin Cities. He sought the endorsement of the state’s Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party as a candidate for the U.S. Senate in 2008 and did not succeed. Nelson-Pallmeyer spoke at Peacestock 2011 near Hager City, Wis., and told people gathered that this is a decade of opportunity.

He cited four actions that would solve the current budget crisis:

1. Single payer health care
2. Fair tax system on all incomes
3. Transaction tax on speculative investments
4. Remove cap on Social Security contributions (currently $106,000 annual income), which he said would make Social Security healthy forever

Nelson-Pallmeyer also argued for reducing American imperialism and a 70% reduction in war expenditures.

Bill Sorem

Bill Sorem is a longtime advertising professional who started with Campbell Mithun and ended up with his own agency. After a tour as a sailing fleet manager in the Virgin Islands he turned to database programming as an independent consultant. He has written sailing guides for the British Virgin Islands and Belize, and written for a number of blogs. In 2010, he volunteered as a citizen journalist with The UpTake and has stayed on as a video reporter.

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