Category corporate empire

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.

David Swanson | Top 14 Articles of Impeachment for Trump

Why impeach Donald Trump?

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.

Daniel Berrigan: Parable of the Hole, read by Coleen Rowley and Bill Habedank, Peacestock (Video)

The Hole in the Ground: A Parable for Peacemakers is a compelling account of the drain of the arms race on human and material resources and the complicity of corporations and the American community in supporting the death trade. In the face of despair, Daniel Berrigan asks us to choose life, to choose for our […]

Chomsky to RT | ‘If you criticize policy, you are anti-American. That only happens in dictatorships’

Students should not be free to think. They don’t put it this way, but what it means they shouldn’t be free to enquire, to think, to challenge

How Donald Trump Will Destroy Capitalism: Chris Hedges Explains (Video)

Totalitarian movements conjure up a lying world of consistency…

David Swanson | Untrump the World — It Won’t Self-Impeach

Power concedes nothing without a demand, said Frederick Douglass.

Naomi Klein | Will Trump’s slow-mo walkaway, world in flames behind him, finally provoke consequences for planetary arson?

The power of the Paris Agreement was always in what social movements resolved to do with it.

Frightened by Donald Trump? You don’t know the half of it by George Monbiot

Don’t imagine that other parts of the world are immune. Corporate-funded thinktanks and fake grassroots groups are now everywhere.

Minnesota ALEC Politicians

About ALEC
ALEC is a corporate bill mill. It is not just a lobby or a front group; it is much more powerful than that.

The Republic Has Fallen: The Deep State’s Plot To Take Over America Has Succeeded

The Deep State – a.k.a. the police state, a.k.a. the military industrial complex – has taken over.

Jim Hightower | Billionaires Lay Siege to State Governments

While we’re mesmerized by Trump, shady groups are pushing corporate-friendly legislation in statehouses all over the country. By Jim Hightower  Common Dreams  May 22, 2017 (Originally published on Sunday, May 21, 2017 by OtherWords) Charles and David Koch. (Image: DonkeyHotey/flickr/cc) It’s easy to become mesmerized by The Donald Show in this year’s political circus. But a lot […]

David Rosen | Inequality: Trump’s Challenge, Trump’s Failure?

Forbes [magazine] noted that “the results are not pretty.”

Kathy Kelly | From Yemen to Iran, Syria and Iraq to the Horn of Africa, imperialism is on the march.

From Yemen to Iran, Syria and Iraq to the Horn of Africa, imperialism is on the march.

Greg Palast | Billionaires vs. Billionaires: How TrumpCare’s Defeat Was Actually a Victory for the Koch Brothers

The Kochs pocket billions while we fry: burning the Canadian tar sands reserve will, all by itself, raise the temperature of the entire planet by 0.7 degrees Fahrenheit.

Robert Reich | The Theme That Unites All Trump’s Initiatives Is Cruelty

Trump is embarking on an orgy of cruelty for absolutely no reason. This is morally repugnant.

Chris Hedges | The Dance of Death

Societies in decline enthusiastically embrace the death instinct, as Freud observed in “Civilization and Its Discontents,” written on the eve of the rise of European fascism and World War II. 

Glenn Greenwald | The New Yorker’s Big Cover Story Reveals Five Uncomfortable Truths About U.S. and Russia

Democratic media outlets have … predictably cheered this opus for exposing “Russian President Vladimir Putin’s influence on the presidential election.”

Learning to See in the Dark Amid Catastrophe: An Interview With Deep Ecologist Joanna Macy

People dare to be comfortable with uncertainty if they are in solidarity with each other.