Category capitalist system

See Which Companies Make Billions from Selling Weapons Around the World

Private companies building and selling guns is not the same thing as the government encouraging their use in other nations’ war zones, but President Eisenhower’s prescient warning is great food for thought.

Chaco Canyon, Chaco Earth, by Chris Hedges

“Violence was public, intended to appall and subdue the populace. Chacoan death squads (my term, not LeBlanc’s) executed and mutilated those judged to be threats to Chacoan power, those who broke the rules.”

Beware of White Helmets Bearing News by Ann Wright

Rather than wait for the arrival of a team of experts from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to assess whether chemicals had even used in this latest incident, Trump gave the order to bomb.

GETTING BEYOND WAR AND MILITARISM: THE TO-DO LIST

The compartmentalized mind is a colonized mind.

The Left’s Embrace of Amazon’s Corporatism Proves Haunting Power of Two-Party Paradigm

Bezos is currently worth around 120.5 billion dollars. If he took a tiny pay cut and knocked his net worth down to a measly 120 billion, none of his workers would need to be on welfare.

The Oligarchs’ ‘Guaranteed Basic Income’ Scam by Chris Hedges

[The oligarchs] seek… a mechanism to continue to exploit desperate workers earning subsistence wages and whom they can hire and fire at will.

Citing ‘Don’t Be Evil’ Motto, 3,000+ Google Employees Demand Company End Work on Pentagon Drone Project

“We believe that Google should not be in the business of war…

The Real Problem With Sinclair by John Nichols

“Our democracy functions best when we have a strong, diverse, and independent local journalism.”

‘The Gig Economy’ Is the New Term for Serfdom by Chris Hedges

The drivers should, as farmers did in 2015 with tractors in Paris, shut down the center of the city. And drivers in other cities should do the same. This is the only language our corporate masters understand. Mr. Fish / Truthdig By Chris Hedges  Truthdig  March 25, 2018 A 65-year-old New York City cab driver from […]

Mass Media Propaganda is the Only Thing Keeping Us From Rising Like Lions

If we’re ever going to turn this thing around, mass media propaganda is the very first beast that we will have to slay. It is also the largest.

Legalizing Tyranny by Chris Hedges

The law as an instrument of morality at the state and federal levels has been deformed into an instrument of racialized social control.

Scholar Henry Giroux on Gun Violence and Administration Agendas

A conversation with radical social critic and education Henry Giroux.

I’m Dreaming About a Modern World That Doesn’t Erase Its Indigenous Intelligence

we will not rest
hoping is not enough
our resilience shall prevail

Robert Parry | The Right’s Second Amendment Lies 

Today’s American Right is drunk on some very bad history, which is as dangerous as it is false. …This gun fable is particularly insidious because it obstructs efforts by today’s government to enact commonsense gun-control laws and thus the false narrative makes possible the kinds of slaughters that erupt periodically across the United States…

Chris Hedges | How We Fight Fascism

“Fascism clearly will display different features in each country, owing from the given historical circumstances,” she wrote. “But it consists everywhere of an amalgam of brutal, terrorist violence together with deceptive revolutionary phraseology, linking up demagogically with the needs and moods of broad masses of producers.”nd destroyed by fascists.

Henry A. Giroux | Gun Culture and the American Nightmare of Violence

Militarism provides ideological support for policies that protect gun owners and sellers rather than children.

Noam Chomsky | Optimism Over Despair (Book Review)

“In this series of highly informative conversations deftly organized by CJ Polychroniou, Noam Chomsky teaches us – yet again – so much on a huge range of issues – from economic globalisation through international politics to the linguistic foundations of humanity.”

Who’s in Charge of the Classified Intelligence About Trump? Trump. It’s a Problem

…the problem goes far beyond Donald Trump. The classification system in the Unites States is a mess.

Tim DeChristopher | In the Face of Climate Crisis, Let’s Make 2018 a Year for Realism

“What I know about living is that the pain is never just ours.” Andrea Gibson

Chris Hedges Sums Up Our Collective Predicament and the Solution

Commentary on gloomy Chris Hedges: Feel good industry denies reality of situation of planet earth, economic inequality and militarization of our culture. Predatory systems that effect all of us globally. CP Editor  Counterpunch  Media of the Day  January 31, 2018  More articles by:CP EDITOR