Category corporate globalization

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.

Chris Hedges | 2008 All Over Again

Will the American public passively permit another massive bailout of the banks? Will it accept more punishing programs of austerity to pay for this bailout? Will a viable socialism rise out of the economic chaos to halt further looting of the U.S. Treasury and the continued reconfiguration of the economy into neofeudalism?

Flowers and Zeese | Brexit Backlash Against EU, A Revolt Against Elites

The Brexit vote showed how out of touch the elites are with the lives of the people in England. They are unaware how austerity, unfair incomes and lack of wealth makes life unbearable for many. The same is true throughout the globalized economy, which is rigged for the 1% around the world.

WikiLeaks | The US strategy to create a new global legal and economic system: TPP, TTIP, TISA (Video)

An older video full of good information about the TPP and related trade agreements why we should not support them. TheWikiLeaksChannel Published on Aug 18, 2015 Media for the people!  Click here to help Rise Up Times continue to bring you vital analysis of and commentary about current issues you won’t find in the mainstream corporate media. No Peace! […]

John LaForge | Undeterred: Amid Terror Attacks in Europe, US H-bombs Still Deployed There

William Hartung, a Fellow at the Center for International Policy, reports that major weapons contractors like Bechtel and Boeing reap huge profits from weapons upgrades. Lockheed Martin “gets two bites at the apple”…

WikiLeaks Exposes Text from Secretly Negotiated TISA Trade Deal

The whistleblowing website went on to note that the proposals and language contained in the text promotes what it described as “the corporatization of public services.”

Noam Chomsky: American Power Under Challenge and The Costs of Violence| Masters of Mankind (Parts 1, 2)

Yet “concern” over what the U.S. has done in our distant war zones — from the killing of civilians at weddings, funerals, and memorial services to the evisceration of a hospital, to kidnappings, torture, and even the killing of prisoners, to drone strikes so “surgical” and “precise” that hundreds below died even though only a relatively few individuals were officially targeted — seems largely missing in action. –Tom Engelhardt’s Introduction

Michael Ratner on American Imperialism

[Truthdig] Editor’s note: Michael Ratner, the pioneering civil rights and constitutional lawyer, died Wednesday from cancer complications at age 72. In 2013, Ratner spoke on Truthdig Radio with Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer and former Truthdig Managing Editor Peter Scheer. To honor Ratner, we are reposting the audio of that interview. Truthdig Radio  May 12, […]

David Korten: Why the Economy Should Stop Growing—And Just Grow Up

“How do we grow the economy?” is an obsolete question. Local initiatives across the world are looking for maturity instead as they rebuild caring, place-based communities and economies.

‘Why? And Why Now?’ Panama Papers ‘John Doe’ Steps Out Of Shadows

Shell companies are often associated with the crime of tax evasion, but the Panama Papers show beyond a shadow of a doubt that although shell companies are not illegal by definition, they are used to carry out a wide array of serious crimes that go beyond evading taxes.