Category Corporations/Capitalism

Elites ‘Have No Credibility Left:’ Interview With Journalist Chris Hedges

These party elites, consumed by greed, myopia and a deep cynicism, have a death grip on the political process. They’re not going to let it go, even if it all implodes.

Tomgram: Noam Chomsky and David Barsamian, A World in Peril

The Trump Presidency: Or How to Further Enrich “The Masters of the Universe” 

Learning to Live in the Dark: Reading Arendt in the Time of Climate Change

Totalitarianism is. . . a system in which human beings, both as individuals and distinct groups, become surplus, unnecessary, and unwanted, cease to have any intrinsic value as human beings — are dehumanized.

Author Mark Bray Responds to Chris Hedges’ Criticism of Antifa (Video)

“Antifa is not a recipe for changing all of society,” Mark Bray, author of “Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook,” tells Chris Hedges in a recent episode of “On Contact.”  “It’s a politics aimed at self-defense around a specific threat,” Bray says.

Henry A. Giroux | Donald Trump’s passion for cruelty

U.S. President’s apparent passion for cruelty speaks to a greater American illness.

Polly Mann | Nuclear Notes and A THAAD Story

The Pentagon has proposed a reclassification of nuclear safety records in order “to avoid disclosing too much information about U.S. nuclear capabilities to the public.”

No, Antifa, This is Not the 1930s and We Don’t Need to Punch a Nazi

Divided, we cannot effectively confront the ruling classes, and they know it.

The Anti-Capitalist Politics Of Antifa

Destroying structures for collective organization is the first step on the road towards fascism.

Chris Hedges | Diseases of Despair

Turning people into objects to be used to achieve wealth, power or sexual gratification is the core practice espoused by popular culture, from reality television to casino capitalism. Trump personifies this practice.

David Swanson | Top 14 Articles of Impeachment for Trump

Why impeach Donald Trump?

Trump’s Voter Fraud Endgame by Richard L. Hasen

BCJ report found total of 30 cases of possible noncitizen voting—that’s 30, not 300, 3,000, 30,000, 300,000, or 3M

Fukushima Plant Is Releasing 770,000 Tons of Radioactive Water Into the Pacific Ocean

A special concern with tritiated water is that, when ingested by pregnant women, it can pass through the placenta and affect the fetus.

How Corporations Have Taken Over Government, Nonprofit and Regulatory Agencies by Chris Hedges (Video)

“A system of legalized bribery.”

Trump’s Neo-Nazis and the Rise of Illiberal Democracy

Certainly, it is obvious that Trump is a racist, xenophobe and egregious sexist. But most of all, he is emblematic of a ruthless corporate, self-serving, greedy elite who will do anything to consolidate their class and financial power.

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.