Category U.S. Economy

Oil Reserves By Country 2019

What country has the most crude oil reserve?

Legalized Political Corruption Is So Much Bigger Than Trump: A Journey in 7 Charts

The separation of governmental powers into three branches has become a fiction nullified by a veritable corporate coup d’état.

On Contact: Rebel, Rebel with Popular Resistance

This week on On Contact with Chris Hedges, Dr. Margaret Flowers and attorney Kevin Zeese speak about social transformation and building a culture of resistance. By Chris Hedges   RT    October 13, 2019  | RESISTANCE REPORT Chris Hedges and Margaret Flowers at the Bank of America protest in New York City, April 2011. By Kelly Locker. They […]

Chris Hedges: ‘Democrats set the table for Russiagate’

Chris Hedges, host of “On Contact,” joins Rick Sanchez to discuss the role of the Democratic establishment in the “Russiagate” media frenzy.

America the Failed State, by Chris Hedges

“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.

Tomgram: Making Sense of America’s Empire of Chaos

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.

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.

The Deadly Rule of the Oligarchs by Chris Hedges

Oligarchs use power and ruling structures solely for personal advancement.

‘This Is Not a Time for False Equivalence’

This is a lightly edited transcript of the December 29, 2017, year-end Best of CounterSpin episode.

Feeling Burned Out? When We Gather, We Get Energized

Instead of getting burned out, frustrated, and isolated, when we gather, we get energized.

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 […]

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 | 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 […]

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.

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. 

Who Rules America? A Breakdown Of Wealth In The U.S. House And Senate

As you can see, those whom the American people have elected into office are often among the “upper crust” of society.

Frieda Berrigan | Why Tax Resistance Under Trump Needs Its Antiwar Edge

Tax resistance — in all its forms — does matter.

Jason Ditz | Congress Wants Another $1 Trillion To ‘Reboot’ The Military

This trillion dollars easily breaks the budget on already prohibitively high military spending, and it’s just one of many schemes likely to be adopted.

Juan Cole | World More Violent in Past Year, but Middle East Drives Deterioration (Video)

If the GPI is right about what produces peace, you’d have to conclude that the US is heading toward increased violence.