Category Economy

What is Ecology Democracy?

MINNEAPOLIS A Sustainable, Smaller Government – GDP VS GPI part 2/16 In this series we will compare the differences between the Gross Domestic Product and the Genuine Progress Indicator and why we believe Minnesota should begin using the GPI as its primary model for measuring economic strength. This is part 2 of 16 which focuses […]

Code Pink: Closing US Military Bases Abroad

Why should the 800 US military bases abroad be closed? with Christine Ahn, David Vine and Robert Kajiwara

Diana Johnstone: The Imperialism of Foolery

“The real existing conflict in Syria today is not between Bachar al Assad and 65 exiled intellectuals.  Proclaiming “support” for Westernized intellectual opponents of Assad is totally irrelevant to the existing situation. “

Civil Disobedience Now! Chris Hedges: Avoid annihilation via fearless nonviolent civil-disobedience.

“Rise of virulent proto-fascist movement which is hardly limited to the United States.”

Henry Giroux: Threat of Authoritarianism Is No Longer on the Horizon: It’s Arrived in the GOP

“The real issue here is the political and ethical aversion on the part of neoliberals, centrists and conservatives to redistribute wealth and restructure power in order to address real problems caused by inequality.”

Chris Hedges: Bandaging the Corpse

“The bottom 50 percent of households in 2019 accounted for only 1 percent of the nation’s total wealth.  The top 10 percent accounted for 76 percent.  And this was before the pandemic accelerated income disparity.”

FRSO Presents International Women’s Day

The current status of women in the U.S., patriarchy, wages, and also women making a difference.

Webinar: Leah Bolger on the U.S. Overseas Military Base Empire

Water and air pollution, the largest fossil fuel polluter in the world, worldwide domination, the real impact and cost of these bases explained.

Chris Hedges: The Age of Social Murder

“What is taking place is not neglect. It is not ineptitude. It is not policy failure. It is murder. It is murder because it is premeditated. It is murder because a conscious choice was made by the global ruling classes to extinguish life rather than protect it.”

Survival at 100 Seconds to Midnight and Biden Cutting the Military Budget

Perhaps most important of all, [Biden’s] bringing the U.S. back into the Paris climate accords, signaling an understanding that a planetary crisis demands planetwide measures and that the largest carbon-emitting economies should be leading the way. “This isn’t [the] time for small measures,” Biden has said. “We need to be bold.”

Chris Hedges: Papering Over the Rot

“…window dressing, masking the root cause of the demise of America — unchecked oligarchic power and greed. The longer wealth is funneled upwards into the hands of a tiny, oligarchic cabal, who put Biden into office and whose interests he assiduously serves, we are doomed.”

Capitalism on a Ventilator – The Impact of COVID-19 in China and the U.S.

Ajamu Baraka, Monica Moorehead, Mumia Abu Jamal, Margaret Kimberley, Vijay Prishad, Lee Siu Hin, Sara Flounders, Carlos Martinez,  Kevin Zeese, Deirdre Griswold, Max Blumenthal and more.

Glenn Greenwald on the Biden Administration and Expanding Censorship with Chris Hedges

The Biden administration and what it will mean for a country in crisis…

Increasing Pentagon Spending When People Are Going Hungry Is Madness, by John Nichols

“Upending the process by which ever increasing cash flows are directed into the military-industrial complex may not be popular with McConnell and the defense contractors he represents. But it most definitely is popular in a country where the overwhelming majority of Democratic voters and more than half of Republicans voters are ready to take money out of the Pentagon budget and move it into the fight against the coronavirus pandemic and the economic pain that extends from it.

The new COVID “relief” bill includes:

“tax breaks if you own a race horse” (and how corrupt is the US government?)

Matt Taibbi: “Amazing” Hypocrisy: Democrats Make Wreck of Covid-19 Relief Negotiations

“There are no direct payments for regular working people, people living off tips,” the aide says. “But they made sure there’s a provision in there to help defense contractors who aren’t working right now. They get what they’re looking for.”

Margaret Flowers: The Solutions are Obvious, but it will take a Revolution to win them

“This is our moment. This is the time to make demands that the government take action to address the people’s needs.,,,It is up to us to bring the crisis to members of Congress and demand immediate action.”

The Middle East Will Soon Be Under Water: A Talk with Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin

Arguing against the misplaced fear of economic disaster and unemployment arising from the transition to a green economy, they show how this bogus concern encourages climate denialism.

Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin: The Political Economy of Saving the Planet

“The Green New Deal is the only approach to climate stabilization also capable of reversing rising inequality and defeating global neoliberalism and ascendant neofascism.”

Protest at General Mills: “No to U.S. Dough for the Occupation of Palestine!”

“Israel, the Occupying Power, has systemically and unlawfully appropriated Palestinian public and privately owned land, exploiting Palestinian natural resources, while forcing the transfer of and creating coercive environments [sic] to forcibly displace the protected Palestinian population.*