Category Corporations/Capitalism

When Washington Decides Democracy Is Dangerous: Stoking Opposition in Venezuela and Syria

The opposition “movements” in Venezuela and Syria have a great deal in common: both are seeking the demise of democratically-elected governments; both resort to violence and acts of terrorism; both are tools of U.S. and Western imperialism, and both are failing. A Venezuelan protester holds a poster that reads in Spanish “Against Imperialist aggression, respect […]

Google Censors Block Access to CounterPunch and Other Progressive Sites

This conversion of Google into a Censorship engine is not a trivial development.  

We Have Been at War in Iraq for 27 Years by William Rivers Pitt

No one in politics or the media seems capable of recognizing this series of events for what it truly is: One large event . …There is no dicing it up. It is all of a piece, one long war, the longest by miles in our nation’s history.

MediaRevolt 101: Media Ownership with John MacDonald (Video)

Who REALLY owns the media? You will be amazed, but perhaps not really surprised.

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Racism and Colonization with Meleiza Figueroa at the Democracy Convention (Video)

Racism deconstructed in 10 minutes: recommended

Pluralism vs. Authoritarianism: Gar Alperovitz with Laura Flanders

From the gloom and crises of today Alperovitz sees a new pluralistic egalitarian economy emerging.

Collateral Damage: U.S. Sanctions Aimed at Russia Strike Western European Allies by Diana Johnstone

U.S. politicians view the rest of the world as America’s hinterland, to be exploited, abused and ignored with impunity.

Daniel Berrigan: Parable of the Hole, read by Coleen Rowley and Bill Habedank, Peacestock (Video)

The Hole in the Ground: A Parable for Peacemakers is a compelling account of the drain of the arms race on human and material resources and the complicity of corporations and the American community in supporting the death trade. In the face of despair, Daniel Berrigan asks us to choose life, to choose for our […]

To Hell With Lazarus: The Canonizing of American Oligarchy, The Demonization of the Poor by Edward G. Rhymes

The various ways in which the wealthy and powerful corporations are allowed to skirt shouldering more of the responsibility when it comes to alleviating the financial suffering of our nation is disturbing.

Navy Introduces Toxins to Drinking Water, Then Expands Operations by Dahr Jamail

There are numerous examples across the country of the Navy contaminating water around its bases with toxic chemicals.

Chris Hedges and Noam Chomsky: Requiem for the American Dream, Part 2 (Video)

Wealth, power, and the American Dream

JULY 12TH: INTERNET-WIDE DAY OF ACTION TO SAVE NET NEUTRALITY

The Internet has thrived precisely because of net neutrality. It’s what makes it so vibrant and innovative—a place for creativity, free expression, and exchange of ideas.

On Violent and Nonviolent Activism, the Media, Philando, and the G20

The local news painted the cops as the good guys who prevented violence, whereas Unicorn Riot, an alternative media source that live-streamed the blocking of 94, which I watched, commented that not even a water bottle had been thrown

The Trump-Putin Meeting and the Fate of the Earth by Norman Solomon

“Recent scientific studies have found that a war fought with the deployed U.S. and Russian nuclear arsenals would leave Earth virtually uninhabitable,”

Chomsky to RT | ‘If you criticize policy, you are anti-American. That only happens in dictatorships’

Students should not be free to think. They don’t put it this way, but what it means they shouldn’t be free to enquire, to think, to challenge

Rockets’ Red Glare and Bombs Bursting in Air by John LaForge

Every child killed or maimed by US-made weapons inevitably creates enemies among survivors.

How Donald Trump Will Destroy Capitalism: Chris Hedges Explains (Video)

Totalitarian movements conjure up a lying world of consistency…

Corporate Media ALWAYS Wants More War (Young Turks Video)

The inducements and encouragements to buy into an extreme anti-Russia frenzy have become pervasive.

Norman Solomon | ‘Russiagate’: When Progressives Sound Like Demagogues

It’s sad to see so much eagerness to trust in the absolute credibility of institutions like the CIA and NSA—institutions that previously earned wise distrust.

David Swanson | Untrump the World — It Won’t Self-Impeach

Power concedes nothing without a demand, said Frederick Douglass.