Category Government/Politics

What Cold War? A Truth Commission Clip

War. Who profits? (Who dies?)

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 […]

Do Haitian Black Lives Matter to US? by Mary Beaudoin

“The policies of neoliberalism are accelerated with what economist Naomi Klein calls the “shock doctrine,” imposed on a country when it finds itself in dire straits and is forced to go into debt, which acts as a form of bondage to international institutions.”

Biden’s Drone Wars, by Brian Terrell

“When you drop a bomb from a drone… you are going to cause more damage than you are going to cause good,” and “The more weapons we give, the more bombs we drop, that just… fuels the conflict.” General Michael Flynn

Chris Hedges: The Unraveling of the American Empire

“There is not a single case since 1941 when the coups, political assassinations, election fraud, black propaganda, blackmail, kidnapping, brutal counter-insurgency campaigns, U.S. sanctioned massacres, torture in global black sites, proxy wars or military interventions carried out by the United States resulted in the establishment of a democratic government.”

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

Protesters in St. Paul, MN march in response to the killing of Philando Castile (Fibonacci Blue / Flickr)

Democracy Now! Police Killed John Thompson’s Friend Philando Castile. Now He Is a Lawmaker Fighting Racist Policing

Rep. John Thompson from the Minnesota Legislature discusses bills re police accountability and barriers in the Republican state senate

The Nuclear Question: Violence Begats Violence, by Alicia Sanders-Zakre and Dorothy VanSoest talks about “Nuclear Option””

“The cost of building and maintaining the Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent, or GBSD, as it’s known, could swell to $264 billion over the coming decades, with much of the money going to military contractors, including Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin and General Dynamics.”

Is Russia truly our enemy? by Bruce Gagnon

“Capitalism’s need to control and consume resources is what drives most of these current war mongering activities.”

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. “

The U.S. War on China: Panda Huggers and Panda Sluggers by K. J. Noh

“Unless we do something about it, President Biden’s doctrine toward China will likely be a continuation of the noxious U.S. arc of history, ideology, and planning.”

China, Total Information Warfare: Sinophobia, by K. J. Noh

“While China demonstrates the possibility of multi-polarity, or the sharing of power, the U.S. is committed to unipolarity: its domination of world power at any cost.”

Martin Luther King: Breaking the Silence, Riverside Speech

MLK’s unheeded prophecy that has come true:
“The war in Vietnam is but a symptom of a far deeper malady within the American spirit, and if we ignore this sobering reality…and if we ignore this sobering reality, we will find ourselves organizing “clergy and laymen concerned” committees for the next generation. They will be concerned about Guatemala — Guatemala and Peru. They will be concerned about Thailand and Cambodia. They will be concerned about Mozambique and South Africa. We will be marching for these and a dozen other names and attending rallies without end, unless there is a significant and profound change in American life and policy.”

Noam Chomsky: Biden’s Foreign Policy Is Largely Indistinguishable From Trump’s

“Clearly what is needed is diplomacy and negotiations on contested matters, and real cooperation on such crucial issues as global warming, arms control, future pandemics — all very severe crises that know no borders.”

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.”

WAMM Newsletter, Winter 2021: Line 3, Polly Mann on Assange, Biden’s First 100 Days

WAMM joins the Water Protectors for Line 3, Biden’s first 100 days, a WAMM campaign on the many sides of military spending, Polly Mann; The Truth Will out despite caging and torture.

Henry Giroux: America Radiates Violence: Challenging the Politics of Isolated Incidents

Pandemic of violence: f we want a real debate about violence, it is crucial to understand it as part of a larger social order that enacts the abandonment of public goods, health care for all, basic social provisions, democratic values and democracy itself.

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.”

A Visit With Water Protectors in Northern Minnesota to STOP LINE 3, by Susu Jeffrey

Tar sands is the dirtiest, most profitable oil that can be sucked out of the earth.

David Swanson: A Cold War Re-Education in 8 Minutes

“The U.S. could have chosen hot war, but could also have chosen peace.”