Category corporate empire

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.”

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.”

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

“Well-behaved women rarely make history.”

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 […]

Neoliberalism Has Radicalized a Whole Generation, by Conor Lynch

“Neoliberalism is the opposite of solidarity.”

Dorothee Benz: ‘We Need to Do Everything We Can on All Fronts’

“Three years in, [the Democrats] still haven’t understood that it’s not business as usual. Right? They’ve had to be pushed every step of the way to show any real resistance to the extent that they have.”

Onward, Christian Fascists, by Chris Hedges

“Trump’s legacy will be the empowerment of the Christian fascists.”

Democracy Anyone? with Mr. Fish and Some Good Books

The Struggle Continues

We Must Overcome Our Atomization to Beat Back Neoliberal Fascism, by Henry A. Giroux

“These movements of resistance represent a reaction to the multiple abuses produced by a mix of political authoritarianism and neoliberalism marked by cruel predatory policies, a disdain for human rights, and fascist claims to ultra-nationalism and social cleansing.”

Bernie Sanders Should Be Democrats’ First Choice, by Jeff Cohen

Why Bernie? Why not Biden?! Why not Warren?

The Indigenous Worldview Is Our Only Hope for Survival, by Four Arrows

Just as the invasion of Indigenous North America and the resultant slaughter of “Indigenous peoples may have changed Earth’s climate into a little ice age by 1600, today’s land theft, illegal mining and attacks on Indigenous sovereignty is a significant cause of global warming.”

Death by Oligarchy, by Chris Hedges

“When a society falls into the death grip of an oligarchic class, the result is always catastrophic.”

Sierra Club Takes a Commendable Turn on Population, Climate Change, and Inequality

The Sierra Club deserves credit for coming around to a progressive stance on population, immigration, and minorities.

Chomsky: Trump’s Actions on Syria Reflect the Foreign Policy of a Con Man

Trump is an effective con man who has a good sense of what animates his voting base. …that withdrawing a few hundred troops would appeal to the sector of the population that resonates to his message that America is foolishly expending its blood and treasure to help “unworthy” people…

Why Trump is Facing Impeacement, by Roger D. Harris

[Trump] had kvetched about the plight of US workers and made some noise about ending unending wars, but was he for real?

Ralph Nader: Who Will Go After Trump’s Corporate Socialism?

The original doctrine of socialism meant government ownership of the means of production—heavy industries, railroads, banks, and the like. Nobody in national politics today is suggesting such a takeover. As one quipster put it, “How can Washington take ownership of the banks when the banks own Washington?” Consumer rights advocate and former presidential candidate Ralph […]

Chris Hedges on Deflating the Ruling Elite through Civil Disobedience

Among other topics, Ayana and Chris discuss wealth inequality, deindustrialization and the rise of the gig economy, the birth of fascism and Christian fundamentalism, and the fusion of corporate and government power under the reigning umbrella of the security state. Photo: Chris Gold For the Wild World interviews journalist and author Chris Hedges who guides […]

Is Trump a Fascist? On Deconstructed, The Intercept

Donald J. Trump: Nobody disobeys my orders.