“We’re in surplus production in almost every area. But there is a terrible distribution system where people around the globe suffer and die from starvation.
Donald Trump would have been inconceivable as president without those disastrous wars, those trillions squandered on them and on the military that’s fought them, and that certainly qualifies as “impact” enough.
We must dare to speak out in support of those American war resisters, the real military heros…
Donald Trump is the result of a long process of political, cultural and social decay. He is a product of our failed democracy.
Private companies building and selling guns is not the same thing as the government encouraging their use in other nations’ war zones, but President Eisenhower’s prescient warning is great food for thought.
Welcome to the world of mass deception à la Edward Bernays and Josef Goebbels.
[The oligarchs] seek… a mechanism to continue to exploit desperate workers earning subsistence wages and whom they can hire and fire at will.
The drivers should, as farmers did in 2015 with tractors in Paris, shut down the center of the city. And drivers in other cities should do the same. This is the only language our corporate masters understand. Mr. Fish / Truthdig By Chris Hedges Truthdig March 25, 2018 A 65-year-old New York City cab driver from […]
Although 2 Out of 3 Americans Oppose Increasing US Military Spending, the US Government Is Boosting It to Record Levels
Current public opinion on military spending has a clear partisan dimension.
“What I know about living is that the pain is never just ours.” Andrea Gibson
Oligarchs use power and ruling structures solely for personal advancement.
No anti-war, no justice. Anything less than fighting to reel in the U.S. war machine is political theater.
This is a lightly edited transcript of the December 29, 2017, year-end Best of CounterSpin episode.
Instead of getting burned out, frustrated, and isolated, when we gather, we get energized.
“Can there be a democracy when you don’t have a competitive electoral system?” he asked. “No. Can there be a democracy when people who come in second win the election? No. Can there be a democracy when it’s tougher to get on the ballot than in any other Western country in the world by an order of magnitude? No. Can there be a democracy when money rules? And not just the money that politicians raise, but the third-party money. No. Can there be a democracy when people have no influence on the military budget? No. It’s not subjected to hearings. It’s ratified on the floor of the House and Senate, but it doesn’t go through the appropriations process.