Category Economy

Chris Hedges |”Fascism in the Age of Trump”

“Collective self-delusion…”

Polly Mann | Hunger Pangs in the Belly of the Beast

Enacting the pending legislation, the advocates say, “will push millions of already struggling people deeper into poverty, and without question, will make hunger far, far worse in this country…” By Polly Mann  WAMM Newsletter  Volume 35, Number 6  December 2017 The financial publication Forbes reports this astounding fact: “The three wealthiest people in the United States—Bill […]

Tribal Leaders from USA and First Nation Chiefs from Canada: “Ruling in Nebraska will not pave the way for Keystone XL pipeline.

This isn’t a Native or non-Native issue. It isn’t a left or right issue. It’s potentially a life or death issue, not only for those in the path of Keystone XL, but the masses who rely upon America’s ‘breadbasket.

Greg Palast | The Pig That Burst the Keystone Pipeline— and the Kochs

Why the PIG didn’t squeal and Yes, the Kochs, behind the Keystone Pipeline expansion.

Edward S. Herman: Master of Dissent (1925–2017)

Ed was the main author of “Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media,” written with Noam Chomsky

Chris Hedges | RT America Torched in Witch Hunt ’17

The ruling elites are desperately trying to shift the focus away from the cause of the political insurgencies on the left and the right: extreme social inequality.

Flowers and Zeese | From Neoliberal Injustice To Economic Democracy

Mahatma Gandhi’s program of nonviolent resistance, satyagraha, had two components: obstructive resistance and constructive programs.

Chris Hedges | Only Nonviolent Resistance Will Destroy Corporate State

“We’re at that point where Mother Earth is crying out for a revolution. Mother Earth is crying out for a new direction.”

Trump and the GOP Fuel Fantasies of White Victimhood by Sonali Kolhatkar

To those who have been used to privilege all their lives, equality may feel like oppression.

Chris Hedges | Faces of Pain, Faces of Hope

The message of the consumer society, pumped out over flat screen televisions, computers and smartphones, to those trapped at the bottom of society is loud and unrelenting: You are a failure. Popular culture celebrates those who wallow in power, wealth and self-obsession and perpetuates the lie that if you work hard and are clever you too […]

‘Great Hunger’ by Kathy Kelly

We still could acquire a great hunger: a transforming hunger to share justice with our planetary neighbors.

Chris Hedges | Our Ever-Deadlier Police State

The grotesque distortions of the judicial system and the aggressive war on the poor by the police will get worse under President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Chris Hedges | How ‘Antifa’ Mirrors the ‘Alt-Right’

The corporate state welcomes this violence because violence is a language it can speak with a proficiency and ruthlessness that none of these groups can match.

Trump’s Neo-Nazis and the Rise of Illiberal Democracy

Certainly, it is obvious that Trump is a racist, xenophobe and egregious sexist. But most of all, he is emblematic of a ruthless corporate, self-serving, greedy elite who will do anything to consolidate their class and financial power.

Do Corporate Media Need to Lie to Promote Trade Deals?

I understand people can have reasonable differences of opinion on trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), but why is it that the proponents have to insist, with zero evidence, that not doing the deal was an economic disaster?

Pluralism vs. Authoritarianism: Gar Alperovitz with Laura Flanders

From the gloom and crises of today Alperovitz sees a new pluralistic egalitarian economy emerging.

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.

Bruce Gagnon, Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space, Peacestock 2017

An eye-opening object lesson in U.S. military strength around the world with a special in depth report on Ukraine. 

Chris Hedges and Noam Chomsky: Requiem for the American Dream, Part 2 (Video)

Wealth, power, and the American Dream

Accounting, or not, for the cost of war by Adam Johnson

Politics is priorities, and ours align with a specific class whose interests are far out of line with the collective good.