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Paul Street: Beyond the Deep State

 Who is the biggest player of all? Capital. “It is not too much,” Lofgren writes, “to say that Wall Street may be the ultimate owner of the Deep State and its strategies . . . By Paul Street  Cyrano's Journal Today  Republished from Z Magazine May 16, 2014 According to a recent much-discussed online essay by the former long-time top More

▶ Moyers and Winship: Don’t Let Net Neutrality Become Another Broken Promise

Is Net Neutrality Dead?  Democracy loses if the Internet’s sold to the highest bidder — and that may be exactly what’s about to happen. [vimeo http://vimeo.com/93590762] Full Show: Is Net Neutrality Dead? May 2, 2014 For years, the government has upheld the principle of “Net neutrality,” the belief that everyone should have equal access to More

▶ Bill Moyers Interviews Adolph Reed Jr.: The Surrender of America’s Liberals

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/87516707] In a Web-exclusive interview, political scientist Adolph Reed Jr. talks with Bill Moyers about his new article in the March issue of Harper’s Magazine – a challenge to America’s progressives provocatively titled, “Nothing Left: The Long, Slow Surrender of American Liberals.” In the piece, Reed writes that Democrats and liberals have become too fixated on More

▶ Bill Moyers Interviews Adolph Reed Jr.: The Surrender of America's Liberals

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/87516707] In a Web-exclusive interview, political scientist Adolph Reed Jr. talks with Bill Moyers about his new article in the March issue of Harper’s Magazine – a challenge to America’s progressives provocatively titled, “Nothing Left: The Long, Slow Surrender of American Liberals.” In the piece, Reed writes that Democrats and liberals have become too fixated on More

Bill Moyers: Andrew Bacevich on Washington’s Tacit Consensus

What words best describe present-day Washington politics? The commonplace answer, endlessly repeated by politicians themselves and media observers alike, is this: dysfunction, gridlock, partisanship and incivility. Yet here’s a far more accurate term: tacit consensus. Bill Moyers  Moyers & Company   February 21, 2014 Where Republicans and Democrats disagree, however loudly, matters less than where their More

▶ Bill Moyers: The End of Democracy

This will be short, about 3:16 short.  Bill Moyers has called it.  Please watch this video.  DailyKos.org [youtube=http://youtu.be/pFYb4gKEFl4] So what got left out of the budget this year? 1.  Unemployment Extension 2. Real infrastructure development/work relief actions 3.  economy-stimulating alternative energy tax credits and subsidies 4.  removal of fossil fuel subsidies 5.  removal of tax More

[Video] Bill Moyers interviews Henry Giroux: book “Zombie Politics”

[youtube=http://youtu.be/u_FP-7_UUNI] Published on Nov 22, 2013 In his book, Zombie Politics and Culture in the Age of Casino Capitalism, author and scholar Henry Giroux connects the dots to prove his theory that our current system is informed by a "machinery of social and civil death" that chills "any vestige of a robust democracy." Subscribe or “Follow” More

Henry A. Giroux | The Ghost of Authoritarianism in the Age of the Shutdown

"For those who have refused to participate in the willful amnesia that marks the contemporary slide into authoritarianism, the totalitarian practices of the past few decades have been quite clear. Domestic spying; secret prisons; kill lists; military aggression; the rise of corporatism; the death-dealing culture of hyper-masculinity, drones and the spectacle of violence; and a More

Henry A. Giroux | The Ghost of Authoritarianism in the Age of the Shutdown

"For those who have refused to participate in the willful amnesia that marks the contemporary slide into authoritarianism, the totalitarian practices of the past few decades have been quite clear. Domestic spying; secret prisons; kill lists; military aggression; the rise of corporatism; the death-dealing culture of hyper-masculinity, drones and the spectacle of violence; and a More

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