Category corporate empire

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.

David Korten | The Elephant in the Room: What Trump, Clinton, and Even Stein Are Missing

No candidate is addressing the global power imbalance issue.

“We No Longer Live in a Democracy”: Henry Giroux on a United States at War With Itself

To transform our society into a democracy, we first have to dismantle the myth of democracy as currently defined.

ALEC’s Corporate Influence on State Legislatures (Video)

Video exposes the American Legislative Exchange Council’s (ALEC) effort to push corporate backed model legislation in state legislatures.

Paul Street | How to Stop Capitalism’s Deadly War With Nature

It’s a hard to imagine a more terrible crime. Geocide is bigger than genocide.

Jonathan Marshall: US Arms Makers Invest in a New Cold War

As Lee Fang observed recently in The Intercept, “The escalating anti-Russian rhetoric in the U.S. presidential campaign comes in the midst of a major push by military contractors to position Moscow as a potent enemy that must be countered with a drastic increase in military spending by NATO countries.”

Chris Hedges | Democracy in America Is a Useful Fiction

The fiction of democracy remains useful, not only for corporations, but for our bankrupt liberal class. If the fiction is seriously challenged, liberals will be forced to consider actual resistance, which will be neither pleasant nor easy.  

John Pilger | A Blow for Peace and Democracy: Why the British Said No to Europe

The pith helmets may have long gone, but the blood has never dried. A nineteenth century contempt for countries and peoples, depending on their degree of colonial usefulness, remains a centrepiece of modern “globalisation”, with its perverse socialism for the rich and capitalism for the poor–

Despite What Media Says, TPP Isn’t About Free Trade — It’s About Protecting Corporate Profits

So the most consequential parts of the deal would actually undermine the free flow of goods and services by expanding some protectionist, anti-competitive policies sought by global corporations.

Chris Hedges | Shut Down the Democratic National Convention

The convention is not our party. It is their party. It costs a lot of money to attend. Donate $100,000 and you become an “empire” donor, with perks such as “VIP credentials for all convention proceedings,” along with tickets to lavish corporate and Party receptions, photo ops with politicians at the convention podium, four rooms at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel and a suite at a Yankees game, where a “special guest” will be present.