Category corporate empire

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.

Juan Cole | In the Age of Trumpian Reaction, is MLK’s Legacy to the 99% being Reversed?

A reactionary is worse than a conservative.

Robert C. Koehler | Leaving the Age of Disconnect

Trump is a symptom. But, come on, far less of a symptom — of a deep, raw social and cultural wrongness — than, for instance, the global war and terror, environmental exploitation, climate chaos, poverty, racism…

DN! Noam Chomsky on Trump and Survival and in Conversation with Harry Belafonte

“Where resides the rebel heart?” Without the rebellious heart, without people who understand that there’s no sacrifice we can make that is too great…

Henry Giroux | Trump’s Cabinet, the Church of Neoliberal Evangelicals (Video)

 Professor Henry Giroux says the appointments signal a future of more war and violent military interventions, and an embrace of Islamophobia TRANSCRIPT KIM BROWN: Welcome to The Real News Network, I’m Kim Brown, in Baltimore. Well, Donald Trump is forming his cabinet very much in his own image – white, male and wealthy – with […]

Polly Mann | Known Knowns and Known Unknowns

a recent Inspector General’s audit report showed that $6.5 trillion in “defense” spending could not be accounted for.

FINAL PUSH TO #STOPTPP

Stop the TPP!

Jenna McLaughlin | Spies for Hire

How the UAE is recruiting hackers to create the perfect surveillance state.