Category corporate empire

Has America Gone Insane?

“You can’t talk about hope until you can see reality and reality is pretty bleak, but that’s the starting point.”

Tomgram: Engelhardt, History, Memory, and Donald Trump

Still, don’t for a second imagine that Donald Trump won’t be remembered. He will — into the distant future in a way that no other American president is likely to be.

GLOBAL CAMPAIGN AGAINST US/NATO MILITARY BASES

WE MUST UNITE FOR PEACE!

Tomgram: Andrew Bacevich, On Seeing America’s Wars Whole, A Letter to the NYT

The key point is that when it comes to recent American wars, the Times offers coverage without perspective.

GETTING BEYOND WAR AND MILITARISM: THE TO-DO LIST

The compartmentalized mind is a colonized mind.

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.

The Real Problem With Sinclair by John Nichols

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

Ann Wright | Why Would Anyone Kill One’s Self In an Attempt to Stop A War?

Did you know that several Americans also set themselves on fire to attempt to end U.S. military actions during those turbulent war years in the 1960s?

Scholar Henry Giroux on Gun Violence and Administration Agendas

A conversation with radical social critic and education Henry Giroux.

The Deadly Rule of the Oligarchs by Chris Hedges

Oligarchs use power and ruling structures solely for personal advancement.

Chris Hedges | The Useful Idiocy of Donald Trump by Chris Hedges

As long as Trump serves the interests of the elites he will remain president. If, for some reason, he is unable to serve these interests he will disappear.

Ursula K. Le Guin: “We will need writers who can remember freedom”

Beautiful. Beautiful.

A distribution problem: Experts recommend that governments encourage peasant agriculture

“In a world full of food, more than half of the inhabitants can not access the food they need. The most tragic thing is that both in hard numbers and in percentages, the proportion of malnourished people is increasing, “

Organizing Resistance to Internet Censorship with Chris Hedges and David North (Video)

A dialog between David North and Chris Hedges, live-streamed worldwide tonight, January 16, 2018.

Chris Hedges Q and A “Fascism in the Age of Trump” (Video)

I am obviously for nonviolence but I am for noncooperation and obstruction of those forces that are trying without exaggeration trying to kill us.

Chris Hedges | The Visionless Society

“Can there be a democracy when you don’t have a competitive electoral system?” he asked. “No. Can there be a democracy when people who come in second win the election? No. Can there be a democracy when it’s tougher to get on the ballot than in any other Western country in the world by an order of magnitude? No. Can there be a democracy when money rules? And not just the money that politicians raise, but the third-party money. No. Can there be a democracy when people have no influence on the military budget? No. It’s not subjected to hearings. It’s ratified on the floor of the House and Senate, but it doesn’t go through the appropriations process.

Polly Mann | The Rich Bombing and Starving Poor Yemen

Bombs have directly killed and injured far too many innocent people in Yemen, but starvation follows.

Polly Mann | Hunger Pangs in the Belly of the Beast

Enacting the pending legislation, the advocates say, “will push millions of already struggling people deeper into poverty, and without question, will make hunger far, far worse in this country…” By Polly Mann  WAMM Newsletter  Volume 35, Number 6  December 2017 The financial publication Forbes reports this astounding fact: “The three wealthiest people in the United States—Bill […]

Ukraine on Fire | Full length video with Oliver Stone

UKRAINE ON FIRE: The Real Story. Full Documentary by Oliver Stone (Original English version)

Chris Hedges | On Contact: Decline of the American empire with Alfred McCoy

How the Chinese empire will soon overtake the U.S. empire. History, background, and current status.