Tag Archives: Corporate Greed

Ursula K. Le Guin: “We will need writers who can remember freedom”

Beautiful. Beautiful.

Chris Hedges | The Surrender of the Liberal Left to Neoliberalism Gave Us Proto-fascism (Video)

Roots of our current situation are austerity, deindustrialization, and the impoverishment of half the nation

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.

What Did We Buy With the $5 Trillion That the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars Have Cost Us?

We were lied into that war, and it has weakened our economy. If anyone can tell me what benefits that war brought the average American, I’d like to hear it.

Jim Hightower | Why Can’t Our Economy Promote Equality and Shared Prosperity?

You don’t have to be in “Who’s Who” to know what’s what. For example, if tiny groups of Wall Street bankers, billionaires and their political puppets are allowed to write the rules that govern our economy and elections, guess what? Only bankers, billionaires and puppets will profit from those rules.

WikiLeaks Exposes Text from Secretly Negotiated TISA Trade Deal

The whistleblowing website went on to note that the proposals and language contained in the text promotes what it described as “the corporatization of public services.”

David Korten: Why the Economy Should Stop Growing—And Just Grow Up

“How do we grow the economy?” is an obsolete question. Local initiatives across the world are looking for maturity instead as they rebuild caring, place-based communities and economies.

The TTIP Leaks. The 248 Pages Reveal a Hidden Economic, Social and Environmental Agenda

Similarly to the TPPA, matters of climate change get short shrift, notably in the chapter covering National Treatment and Market Access for Goods. Showing yet again that a privileged corporate interest is inherently hostile to the commonweal, trade is deemed a domain outside the impact of climate change.

Chris Hedges | Days of Revolt: Coping with Reality (Video)

[Hedges and DeChristopher] discuss how climate change has, and continues to trigger social tension and injustice, and the necessary ethical response on the part of humanity as a whole

‘Outrageous and Totalitarian’: Mall of America Sues to Block Black Lives Matter Protest

Free speech and racial justice advocates are expressing outrage online under the hashtag #MOASueMeToo on Twitter.

WikiLeaks Releases ‘Largest Leak of Trade Negotiations in History’

From the article: [June 3’s] release is the largest on secret TISA documents and covers numerous previously undisclosed areas. It contains drafts and annexes on issues such as air traffic, maritime, professional services, e-commerce, delivery services, transparency, domestic regulation, as well as several document on the positions of negotiating parties. WikiLeaks has also published detailed expert analysis of the topics covered in today’s release.

Mark Fiore: Death & Destruction, Inc (animated cartoon)

Fiore: It’s nothing new that the United States is the biggest arms dealer in the world, I just think it’s worth noting that we have a hand in nearly every war currently under way. What looks like crazy countries battling over religion, politics or resources far away from our shores, is closer to home when you peel back the layers to find out who is supplying those weapons.

Henry A. Giroux | Authoritarianism, Class Warfare and the Advance of Neoliberal Austerity Policies

The stories that now dominate the European and North American landscape are not about economic reform; instead, they embody what stands for common sense among market and religious fundamentalists in a number of mainstream political parties: shock-and-awe austerity measures; tax cuts that serve the rich and powerful, and destroy government programs that help the disadvantaged, elderly and sick; attacks on women’s reproductive rights; attempts to suppress voter ID laws and rig electoral college votes; full-fledged assaults on the environment; the militarization of everyday life; the destruction of public education, if not critical thought itself; and an ongoing attack on unions, social provisions, and the expansion of Medicaid and meaningful health care reform.

Jeffrey Harrod: Feudalism, Capitalism, and Corporatism  — How the corporation is changing the world

 Write about my vision of a “post-capitalist world,” I was requested. But I find this difficult. Difficult because I believe we are already in, or nearing, a post-capitalist world if by capitalism is meant the system described by Marx and his followers about 150 years ago. by Jeffrey Harrod  Philosophers for Change  December 31, 2013   […]

▶ Naomi Klein in conversation about ‘This Changes Everything’

…”breaking virtually every rule in the free market playbook,” will become a necessity if we are to not just attempting to build stronger seawalls but survivable, sustainable, communities.   By Karen Rybold-Chin, originally published by On the Earth Productions  | NOV 4, 2014 Naomi Klein, author of This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate starts […]

Noam Chomsky: Owl of Minerva’s View: ISIS and Our Times

“Arundhati Roy suggests that the “most appropriate metaphor for the insanity of our times” is the Siachen Glacier, where Indian and Pakistani soldiers have killed each other on the highest battlefield in the world. The glacier is now melting and revealing “thousands of empty artillery shells, empty fuel drums, ice axes, old boots, tents and every other kind of waste that thousands of warring human beings generate” in meaningless conflict. And as the glaciers melt, India and Pakistan face indescribable disaster.”

Chris Hedges: The Last Gasp of Climate Change Liberals

Kevin Zeese: “We need to highlight the fact that the United Nations has sold out to corporate interests. At U.N. meetings on climate change you see corporate logos on display.” By Chris Hedges  truthdig.com  September 1, 2014   President Obama wipes perspiration from his face as he speaks about climate change at Georgetown University in […]

Ending Empire and the War Culture that Supports It are as Important as Confronting Wall Street.

This week, President Obama told congressional leaders that he did not need any authorization for the use of military force from Congress, but that he would keep congressional leadership informed of his actions. By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, www.alternet.org June 22, 2014  PopularResistance.org For translations of this page go to PopularResistance.org. In the last week, there has […]

▶ Mark Fiore Cartoon: Religious Liberty for Corporations

  Click Watch On Vimeo to view animated cartoon. By Mark Fiore   truthdig.com  March 27, 2014 The Hobby Lobby case, which will determine whether corporations have religious freedom and thus the right to deny their workers contraception despite the contraceptive mandate in the Affordable Care Act, is being heard by the Supreme Court. Read what Truthdig’s […]

Werner de Gruijter, Truthout: The Zombification of the West

On the need for inner tranquility in order to avoid authoritarianism  By Werner de Gruijter, Truthout | Opinion  15 March 2014 (Photo: Anne Roberts / Flickr) The preamble of the US Constitution contains this prodigious message: “We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for […]