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.
Those who speak in the language of truth and fact are attacked as liars, traitors and purveyors of “fake news.”
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.
Why the PIG didn’t squeal and Yes, the Kochs, behind the Keystone Pipeline expansion.
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.
Mahatma Gandhi’s program of nonviolent resistance, satyagraha, had two components: obstructive resistance and constructive programs.
“We’re at that point where Mother Earth is crying out for a revolution. Mother Earth is crying out for a new direction.”
To those who have been used to privilege all their lives, equality may feel like oppression.
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 […]
We still could acquire a great hunger: a transforming hunger to share justice with our planetary neighbors.
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.