Tag Archives: 2016 election

(Videos) Paul Jay interviews Henry Giroux on Donald Trump, neofascism, and an independent people’s struggle

I think that what you’re suggesting, and what I believe is actually quite true, is that Trump and the Democrats really represent two different elements of the same coin. I mean, what you have is a savage form of neoliberalism that now dominates most of the globe, in which questions of power and questions of justice are completely removed from any sense of accountability.

The Millennial Revolt Against Neoliberalism

By attempting to frame the Sanders-Clinton divide as one determined solely by race and gender, Clinton surrogates have tried not only to remove from view Sanders’s support among the young, but also to avoid any discussion of class — an element of American society that is inextricably linked to issues of race and gender.

Aprés Nice: Why We Need an Antiwar Movement

Unless we revive an antiwar movement in the United States, none of this will occur in the present time. It is war that is destroying our economic being and our future. Ultimately, it will be our refusal to oppose and work to end war that will destroy our souls.

Michael Brenner | When Free Speech Signifies Nothing

One telling piece of evidence is the indifference to the outcome of those debates on the part of the powers that be in our multiple Establishments: financial, corporate, military, Intelligence, entertainment. They couldn’t care less whether transgenders (still undefined) get designated bathrooms at Ivy League universities. They’re more interested in controlling what’s going on in business schools, engineering colleges, law schools, economic departments, and alumni offices.

David Swanson | Guess Who Wants Authority to Murder by Drone

And, of course, in numerous cases civilians have been killed in large numbers and people have been targeted without identifying who they are.

John Pilger | Silencing America as it prepares for war

 A few years ago, I attended a popular exhibition called “The Price of Freedom” at the venerable Smithsonian Institution in Washington. The lines of ordinary people, mostly children shuffling through a Santa’s grotto of revisionism, were dispensed a variety of lies: the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki saved “a million lives”; Iraq was “liberated [by] air strikes of unprecedented precision”. The theme was unerringly heroic: only Americans pay the price of freedom.

Betraying Progressives, DNC Platform Backs Fracking, TPP, and Israel Occupation

“If we can’t say a word about TPP, if we can’t talk about Medicare-for-All explicitly, if the greatest prophetic voice dealing with pending ecologically catastrophe can hardly win a vote, and if we can’t even acknowledge occupation… it seems there is no way in good conscience I can say, ‘Take it to the next stage,'” [Cornel] West declared before the assembly.

Sanders Supporters Need to Split or Get Off the Pot

“At least half of Americans that vote for the Democratic Party in national elections are social democrats whose politics are incompatible with the Democratic Leadership Council corporatists.”

Cornel West | Why There Is a Serious Danger of a Right-Wing Revolution in the US

“We must choose between a neo-fascism in the making (Trump), neo-liberalism in the decaying (Clinton), and a neo-populism in the ascending (Sanders).”

Chris Hedges | Kshama Sawant: How to counter establishment politics (On Contact video)

Chris Hedges | Kshama Sawant: How to counter establishment politics (Video interview)

Ralph Nader | Commercializing Elections to Destroy Our Democracy

These are the citizen champions who, for example, led the fight for safer and nutritious food, less harmful medicines, cleaner air and water, more secure pensions, a freer media, more open government, waging peace instead of war, securing indigenous peoples’ rights, safer transportation, the well-being of children, insurance industry accountability and great advances for people with disabilities.

Henry A. Giroux | Anti-Politics and the Plague of Disorientation: Welcome to the Age of Trump

 In the age of Trump, truth becomes the enemy of governance and politics tips over into a deadly malignancy.

Did the Press Take Down Bernie Sanders?

The media have a script for elections, and in that script the presumed losers are always marginalized and even dismissed.

Sharon Kyle | How Corporate Media Misleads Voters

As if to prep the populace for their desired outcome, for weeks, mainstream corporate media has been readying the people for a Clinton/Trump general election contest.

John Pilger interviewed on the US election’s silent issue

John Pilger describes the dangers of confrontation between the United States and Russia, and between the US and China, and how a ‘conspiracy of silence’ has excluded vital debate from the US election campaign

John Kiriakou | If Hillary Clinton Gets a Pass on Espionage From President Obama, so Should Whistleblowers

Most senior Democrats—all of whom were silent as the Obama administration waged war on whistleblowers—have sought either to defend Clinton or downplay the importance of what she did.

Chris Hedges | Shut Down the Democratic National Convention

The convention is not our party. It is their party. It costs a lot of money to attend. Donate $100,000 and you become an “empire” donor, with perks such as “VIP credentials for all convention proceedings,” along with tickets to lavish corporate and Party receptions, photo ops with politicians at the convention podium, four rooms at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel and a suite at a Yankees game, where a “special guest” will be present.

Your Vote: Raped and Pillaged – OEN Interviews Greg Palast

Add it up and the total grows to no fewer than 5,901,814 legitimate votes and voters tossed out of the count.

WikiLeaks: Assange Will Stay ‘Political Prisoner’ Under Clinton

Appelbaum further slammed international media over their reporting on Assange and accused those in the U.S. of being propagandists. “Julian is a political prisoner who has been demonised in the press,” he said.

VIDEO The Empire Files: Abby Martin with Dr. Jill Stein — Symptoms of a Sick Society

Abby Martin sits down with Dr. Stein [Green Party presidential candidate] to look at how her career in medicine helped her diagnose America’s “multi-organ failure,” and why her ideas pose such a threat to Empire.