Category capitalist system

G-7 commits to global minimum tax of at least 15 percent

“The G-7 consists of the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom. The announcement is in line with the priorities of the Biden administration, which proposed a global minimum tax rate of at least 15 percent last month.”

70% of Americans Say Arms Sales Make Us Less Safe. We’re the World’s Top Dealer. By William D. Hartung

“One area where President Biden could readily begin to fulfill his campaign pledge to reduce the harm to civilians from U.S. arms sales would be firearms exports.”

DN!: “The Second”: Carol Anderson on the Racist Roots of the Constitutional Right to Bear Arms

Black people demanding their freedom, being willing to have an uprising to gain their freedom,” says Anderson. “What I saw was that it wasn’t about guns. It was about the fear of Black people.”

Chris Hedges: “Dying for an iPhone”

“The suffering of the working class, within and outside the United States, is ignored by our corporatized media, and yet, it is one of the most important human rights issues of our era.”

Biden Dangerously Accelerating the New Cold War with China, by Joseph Gerson

“While there is much in Joe Biden’s and the Democratic Party’s domestic policy agenda to be admired and supported, rooting it in Trump initiated anti-China hysteria undercuts our national security.”

Henry Giroux: Tucker Carlson Is Just the Tip of the Iceberg in Right-Wing Media’s War on Truth

Carlson’s public flirtation with right-wing violence prompted the conservative columnist Max Boot to claim that Carlson “is inciting violence and abetting terrorism. He hits a new low every time he takes to the airwaves.”

A People’s Guide to the War Industry–2: Profits and Deception

“In our time, political speech and writing are largely the defence of the indefensible… Thus political language has to consist largely of euphemism, question-begging and sheer cloudy vagueness.” George Orwell

The Terror of the Unforeseen: Rethinking the Normalization of Fascism in the Post-Truth Era, by Henry A. Giroux

“Through protests, strikes, and education, Giroux proposes an international social movement that joins together various modes of resistance to illuminate a democratic renewal,…”

A People’s Guide to the War Industry, by Christian Sorensen

“The main role of the federal government under capitalism is to maintain the capitalist economic system and set the general conditions by which large corporations and billionaires are able to accrue more and more profit.”

Polly Mann: History Lessons

Today Washington controls some 800 to 1,000 U.S. military installations in foreign countries and overseas territories, and we know their purpose isn’t peace. By Polly Mann   WAMM Newsletter  Vol. 39  No. 2  Spring 2021 Polly Mann in a dress that her mother made. High school graduation ball, 1937, Hot Springs, Arkansas. I graduated from high […]

Diana Johnstone: Washington’s Green Branches in Europe

“The Greens are in perfect harmony with the Biden administration’s new ideological crusade to remake the world on the American model. Echoing Russiagate, and with no evidence, the Greens accuse Russia of malevolent interference in Europe, while advocating their own beneficent interference in Russian domestic policy on behalf of some theoretical ‘democratic opposition.'”

World Moves Forward on Climate, Powerful Institutions Lag Behind

“To all of the institutions currently failing us, trust me when I tell you that the time to divest is now. In another few years or perhaps, just another 365 days by the next Earth Day, the opportunity to divest while it still counts—for your morals and your money—may have already disappeared.”

Chris Hedges: Don’t Be Fooled By Joe Biden

“It is not until people are reintegrated into the society, not until corporate and oligarchic control over our educational, political and media systems are removed, not until we recover the ethic of the common good, that we have any hope of rebuilding the positive social bonds that foster a healthy society.”

What Cold War? A Truth Commission Clip

War. Who profits? (Who dies?)

What is Ecology Democracy?

MINNEAPOLIS A Sustainable, Smaller Government – GDP VS GPI part 2/16 In this series we will compare the differences between the Gross Domestic Product and the Genuine Progress Indicator and why we believe Minnesota should begin using the GPI as its primary model for measuring economic strength. This is part 2 of 16 which focuses […]

Do Haitian Black Lives Matter to US? by Mary Beaudoin

“The policies of neoliberalism are accelerated with what economist Naomi Klein calls the “shock doctrine,” imposed on a country when it finds itself in dire straits and is forced to go into debt, which acts as a form of bondage to international institutions.”

The Issue Ignored by the Media: How the Military Affects our Climate & Democracy

How the military sector impacts the environment, but also how the military sector itself prepares for a changed climate and also why climate movements do not focus on the role of the military in their activism.

Criminalizing Black Protest: When We Resist

“That’s incredible that you were really just showing them that you left this all over Texas, left it all over the world, it’s probably going to be left over Louisiana, but you were charged with terrorism. So to your point, who’s the terrorist and the situation…”

Standing with Women Water Protectors, by Barbara Williams

“The proposed monstrosity would snake through 200 pristine lakes and rivers in Northern Minnesota including watersheds for the wild rice that is unique to this part of the world and has been intrinsic to the Anishinaabeg/Ojibwe way of life for centuries. A spill could permanently destroy rice beds as well as the fish and wildlife habitat.”

Chris Hedges: The Unraveling of the American Empire

“There is not a single case since 1941 when the coups, political assassinations, election fraud, black propaganda, blackmail, kidnapping, brutal counter-insurgency campaigns, U.S. sanctioned massacres, torture in global black sites, proxy wars or military interventions carried out by the United States resulted in the establishment of a democratic government.”