Category Corporations/Capitalism

Two by Chris Hedges: The Mueller Report and the Press and Guns and Liberty

The Mueller report’s categorical statement that Donald Trump and his campaign did not collude with Russia ends one of the most shameful periods in modern American journalism…

Pelosi and McConnell Crank Up NATO Madness, by Norman Solomon

“NATO and a just, peaceful and sustainable world are incompatible…. It is an unjust, undemocratic, violent and aggressive alliance trying to shape the world for the benefit of a few.”

Protestors say No to NATO! Yes to Peace! in Washington DC

On March 30, 2019 protesters gathered in DC to rally and march in a No to NATO, Hands Off Venezuela protest at the White House at the beginning of a week of activities around NATO’s 70th anniversary being celebrated in Washington this year. April 4th is also the anniversary of Martin Luther King’s Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence speech and of his assassination one years later.

A Report on the First International Conference Against U.S./NATO Foreign Military Bases by Sue Ann Martinson, Sarah Martin, and Carol Walker

The conference stressed that in going forward, there is the need for unity in what is global strife and an international struggle; the need for networking, both at the conference and beyond; and education about U.S. military bases and militarism. The slide show, prepared by Sue Ann Martinson, is an overview of the conference. For […]

Everyone Has Fallen for the Lies About Venezuela, by Lee Camp

It’s truly mind-numbing to watch so-called “liberals” march in lockstep with the likes of John Bolton, Elliot Abrams, Donald Trump and every neocon not currently in a coma.

Sorting Through the Lies About Venezuela and US Military Presence in Latin America and the Caribbean

Sorting Through the Lies About Venezuela  (Portside) There is every reason to be concerned about the threat to Venezuela, given U.S. government hostility to any who seek to become independent of the U.S. or to direct economic activity to benefit local people rather than maximizing corporate profits. U.S. military presence in Latin America & the […]

Goodbye to the Dollar, by Chris Hedges

For the majority of Americans, the 2020s will likely be remembered as a demoralizing decade of rising prices, stagnant wages, and fading international competitiveness.

State of the Media: How Congress Can Fix the Crisis

What can Congress do about the FCC rulings and the mainstream corporate media.

The Truth About NATO, Redacted Tonight by Lee Camp

“Organized mass human murder is not better or nicer when it has a NATO banner next to it.”

Nuclear Threat Grows as US Prepares to Withdraw From INF Treaty, by Jon Letman

“I think it’s very clear now that … the nuclear problem is coming back with a vengeance.”
Wellerstein pointed out that, owing in part to a decades-old aura of secrecy surrounding nuclear weapons, many people have a sense they aren’t well-informed on nuclear issues, with some Americans admitting they deliberately avoid nuclear weapons-related news.

Democracy in Exile, an interview of Henry Giroux by Joy LaClaire

Where is our democracy?
What is being liberal?
What is neoliberalism?
What is the difference?
And is it important? YES!

Confronting the Culture of Death, by Chris Hedges

When we pit ourselves against the culture of death—and this means performing acts of civil disobedience and noncompliance, it means becoming an outlaw in the eyes of the corporate state—then suffering, and even death, does not have the last word.

Report from the First International Conference Against US/NATO Military Bases, by WAMM

US military domination worldwide. Is it necessary? Negative effects on countries with US bases.

The ‘Private Governments’ That Subjugate U.S. Workers, by Chris Hedges

American workers have never achieved the array of rights won by workers in other industrialized countries.

VA to shift billions of dollars to private care for veterans

Critics, which include nearly all of the major veterans’ organizations, say that paying for care in the private sector would starve the 153-year-old veterans’ health care system, causing many hospitals to close.

Exposing the Corporate Bribery Network, on Sheer Intelligence

RS: Adam Smith in “The Wealth of Nations” talked about, you know, the invisible hand; that no one should be able to control the action. But the multinational corporations, and they are dominant now—they want a hand. They want it controlled.
DM: They have an invisible hand through bribes. There isn’t a free market that we think, there isn’t free and fair competition. In fact, it’s all—I don’t want to say it’s all rigged, but it’s greatly rigged through bribes.

Update on ALEC, Center for Media and Democracy

American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). What corporations have quit ALEC? Is your legislator a member of ALEC? and more.

Seeds of Rebellion, Seeds of Transformation, Part II

By Sue Ann Martinson Rise Up Times  January 3, 2019 Part II: Unity in Diversity, Community, Language, and a Sea Change Further thoughts on Unity and Diversity John Dear’s essay on “Unity and Diversity in the Land of Nonviolence” referenced in Part I was published in the journal Oneing in an issue with the theme of  “Unity […]

Seeds of Rebellion, Seeds of Transformation, Part I

What does Moral Revival mean? It can be confusing if misinterpreted.

American Anomie, by Chris Hedges

The left, like most critics of Trump, personalizes our decay. It focuses myopically on Trump, who is the symptom, not the disease.