The People's Summit that emerged out of Bernie Sanders supporters' grassroots energy has failed to deal seriously with the problem of the "permanent war state" -- the central power bloc in the United States government that looms menacingly over everything the movement hopes to accomplish.
For those who are socially conscious or who are anti-capitalists, investing money is usually an inherently distasteful endeavor. Trying to find investments in the financial industry that are truly ''socially responsible'' is a losing game. However, index funds are as close as one can get to opting-out of the financial system without jeopardizing future security. No matter your financial situation, there are ways of advocating for a better financial system.
Author and professor Liza Featherstone is the editor of the anthology False Choices: The Faux Feminism of Hillary Rodham Clinton. In this exclusive interview with Truthout, Featherstone discusses the presumptive Democratic nominee's "trickle-down feminism" and how Hillary Clinton's policies ultimately fail most women.