Category corporate globalization

Divestment: Climate Change, Weapons, BDS Movement, and the Teachers

Articles about divestment from fossil fuel companies and from weapons manufacturers.

Elizabeth Warren’s Green Imperialism Isn’t the Answer

The plan rightly acknowledges that America’s armed forces use a downright obscene amount of energy. (According to Common Dreams, “The Pentagon’s carbon footprint is 70 percent of total U.S. emissions …

Eyewitness Venezuela: Chavism vs. Coup Attempts, by Sarah Martin

Bush, Obama, and Trump all imposed sanctions on Venezuela. Today the sanctions are considered worse than on Cuba or Iran with the noose tightening every day.

Confronting the Culture of Death, by Chris Hedges

When we pit ourselves against the culture of death—and this means performing acts of civil disobedience and noncompliance, it means becoming an outlaw in the eyes of the corporate state—then suffering, and even death, does not have the last word.

Neoliberalism’s Dark Path to Fascism, by Chris Hedges

Neoliberalism transforms freedom for the many into freedom for the few. Its logical result is neofascism.

Noam Chomsky: Trump and His Enablers Are ‘Criminally Insane’

In a new interview with Scientific American, the celebrated linguist and political theorist opines on a range of topics including classical liberalism, Trump’s presidency and his own vision of a better world. He also further clarifies why he considers the Republican Party to be “the most dangerous organization in human history.” By Jacob Sugarman  Truthdig  TD ORIGINALS  November […]

The Danger of Leadership Cults, by Chris Hedges

No leader, no matter how charismatic or courageous, will save us. We must save ourselves.

Collateral Damage: U.S. Sanctions Aimed at Russia Strike Western European Allies by Diana Johnstone

U.S. politicians view the rest of the world as America’s hinterland, to be exploited, abused and ignored with impunity.

Chris Hedges Delivers the Ultimate Trump Takedown (Video)

After Trump and Pussy Hats: the final stages of capitalism

Chris Hedges: The Enemy Is Not Donald Trump or Steve Bannon—It Is Corporate Power (Video)

After a fierce indictment of what he calls the kleptocracy that rules the United States, Hedges urges organizing “with lightning speed” because this is our “last chance” to do so.

Susu Jeffrey | An Exercise in Pretend Democracy: The Alberta Pipeline

Tar sands oil is the world’s dirtiest oil.

Pete Dolack | Eight People Own as Much as Half the World

Standard economic ideology insists that the real problem is that wages have not fallen enough!

Glenn Greenwald | Democrats, Trump, and the Ongoing, Dangerous Refusal to Learn the Lesson of Brexit

The institutions and elite factions that have spent years mocking, maligning, and pillaging large portions of the population …are now shocked that their dictates and decrees go unheeded.

The Bullying of US Militarism Pervades the Entire Society

Both the military and its allies in the armaments industries have a strong stake in promoting a violent bullying culture where weapons are a norm.

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

No candidate is addressing the global power imbalance issue.

NYT Promotes Protectionism in Guise of ‘Free Trade’

When it comes to the TPP, there is very little by way of free trade promotion in this deal.

Chris Hedges | Fascism, Neoliberalism, and 3rd Parties in America (Video)

Hedges in-depth perspective about the election, the issues, the candidates and the political system.

Chris Hedges | Fooled Again

The criminal gangs that deliver migrants to Europe make about $100 million a month for their work. They exploit and traffic human beings just as highly paid CEOs do.

Is Afghanistan the New Old West for Claim-Jumping?

But if you have the money and the patience to play the long con, stealing the minerals of Afghanistan would probably have the biggest payoff. The Afghan government estimates that there could be $3 trillion worth of our minerals under their soil. Corporate America, by placing a few corrupt officials in the right places and paying a few modest bribes, can underpay Afghan mine workers to dig up their country’s resources and ship them out while corporate CEOs hardly break a sweat…

The Millennial Revolt Against Neoliberalism

By attempting to frame the Sanders-Clinton divide as one determined solely by race and gender, Clinton surrogates have tried not only to remove from view Sanders’s support among the young, but also to avoid any discussion of class — an element of American society that is inextricably linked to issues of race and gender.