Category Corporations/Capitalism

Voters Are Finally Starting to Notice the Trump Administration’s Botched Response to the Pandemic

“President” Trump and the Corona Virus Voters Are Finally Starting to Notice the Trump Administration’s Botched Response to the Pandemic MOTHER JONES  April 4, 2020 As the country was gripped by the coronavirus pandemic in March, President Donald Trump saw some of the best approval numbers of his presidency. Multiple polls showed that a small […]

Matt Taibbi: Bailing Out the Bailout

“The Trump administration just bought this undead economy at retail prices and committed the Fed and the Treasury to sustaining it.”

Democracy Now! April 2 Coronavirus Global News Roundup

“A report in The New England Journal of Medicine published in late January warned asymptomatic people can spread the coronavirus, and the finding has informed public policy worldwide for weeks.”

United States Still Largest Weapons Exporter in the World

“US as gun runners; that’s what we have come to. So sad. The military-industrial-congressional-complex.”

As Corporate Capitalists Beg For Socialism, Let’s Not Forget They Tried To Destroy It

“MAINSTREAM MEDIA is more afraid of socialism than it is of COVID-19. “How the mainstream media manufactures consent to the programs for the corporations instead of for the people of the United States.

Supreme Court Crushes Media Diversity in Ruling on Lawsuit Accusing Comcast of Racial Discrimination

“What this story is about is, it’s basically — it’s about a series of black entertainment moguls who started media networks or television shows.”

Beyond the Economic Chaos of Coronavirus Is a Global War Economy,

“The level of global social polarization and inequality is unprecedented. In 2018, the richest one percent of humanity controlled more than half of the world’s wealth while the bottom 80 percent had to make do with just 4.5 percent of this wealth.”

SAVE OUR VA: Veterans say NO to Privatization!

“The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) has the best integrated healthcare system for veterans in America according to many studies.”

Understanding US-China Conflict, with Sarah Flounders

Sarah Flounders of the International Action Center discusses and compares China and the US, talks about COVID-19 in the two countries, and discusses US sanctions worldwide.

Joseph Stiglitz: Trump’s “Trickle-Down” Economic Plans Are Not Enough to Meet Coronavirus Challenge

“Trump’s package will only benefit 20 percent of workers.”

“Coronavirus Capitalism”: Naomi Klein’s Case for Transformative Change Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

“Klein argues it’s vital for people to fight for the kind of transformative change that can not only curb the worst effects of the current crisis but also set society on a more just path.”

War, U.S. Imperialism, Women and the Environment

“Well-behaved women rarely make history.”

Auschwitz Survivors Don’t Want Their Past to Be Their Grandchildren’s Future

Many, such as 91-year-old Elza Baker, warned that, “There are signs to look out for, if you don’t watch out one day you wake up and it’s too late.”

Empire, Militarization, and Popular Revolt in Africa

In what ways does militarization/militarism in the African context enable, extend and depend upon economic, military/’security’ relations with imperialist actors, most importantly the US and Israel? A video of a panel discussion organized by The People’s Forum. Includes academics and members of human rights organizations and the National Lawyers Guild. What are the new/old justifications […]

Chris Hedges, Class: The Little Word the Elites Want You to Forget

“The Democratic Party elites will use any mechanism, no matter how nefarious and undemocratic, to prevent Sanders from obtaining the nomination.”

Neoliberalism Has Radicalized a Whole Generation, by Conor Lynch

“Neoliberalism is the opposite of solidarity.”

Chris Hedges: America: Land of Make-Believe

“The rhetoric we use to describe ourselves is so disconnected from reality that it has induced collective schizophrenia. America, as it is discussed in public forums by politicians, academics and the media, is a fantasy, a Disneyfied world of make-believe.

Ralph Nader: “Democratic Socialism” – Bring it on Corporate Socialists!

What is democratic socialism, anyway? Ralph Nader explains.

DN!: “Our Very Existence Is the Resistance”: An Hour w/ AOC, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib & Ilhan Omar

REP. ILHAN OMAR: I think, to the point that Rashida was talking about, about us not being divided, but disconnected, is truly how I think about the thing that is wrong with the formation of our foreign policy, is that when we engage in the creation of our foreign policy, we are truly disconnected from the foreign nations that it will impact and the humans who are going to be impacted by our foreign policy.

America: Land of Make-Believe, by Chris Hedges

“The rhetoric we use to describe ourselves is so disconnected from reality that it has induced collective schizophrenia.”