Tag Archives: Corporatism/Capitalism

There Are Some People Who Don’t Like Change; For Everyone Else There’s Wikileaks

There Are Some People Who Don’t Like Change; For Everyone Else There’s Wikileaks from WarIsACrime.org   David Swanson’s Blog Wikileaks brillant MasterCard Commercial Parody

Amid Scandal, Murdoch Kills Off News of the World

Amid Scandal, Murdoch Kills Off News Of The World by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS  Posted as published by National Public Radio   NPR.org LONDON July 7, 2011, 03:15 pm ET The Murdoch media empire unexpectedly killed off the muckraking News of the World tabloid Thursday after a public backlash over the illegal guerrilla tactics it used to expose […]

Are We Giant Suckers? While the US Blows Money on the Military, Europe Spends Dough on Social Programs

Are We Giant Suckers? While the US Blows Money on the Military, Europe Spends Dough on Social Programs Hawks simultaneously argue that lavish U.S. military spending subsidizes Europe’s social welfare programs, and that we’re the smarter party in this deal. AlterNet / By Joshua Holland    June 17, 2011  |   Last week, during his final European visit before retiring, […]

Real People on the Move Against Corporate Control

Real People on the Move Against Corporate Control by Polly Mann     WAMM Newsletter June 2011 Years and years ago I read about Vinoba Bhave, the so-called “Walking Saint of India” who has been compared to Mahatma Gandhi. He went from one Indian farm to another begging for a small portion of each farmer’s […]

5 WikiLeaks Hits of 2011 That Are Turning the World on Its Head — And That the Media Are Ignoring

5 WikiLeaks Hits of 2011 That Are Turning the World on Its Head — And That the Media Are Ignoring June 7, 2011  |     By Rania Khalek     AlterNet.org Is 2011 capable of exceeding 2010’s revelations? And what discoveries in 2011 has WikiLeaks unearthed thus far? Between Collateral Murder, the Iraq War Logs, the Afghan War Diary, and Cablegate, it appeared as […]

Sen. Franken Questions FBI Director Mueller About National Security Letters

Franken was apparently the only Senator to even question Robert Mueller about civil liberties in regard to Obama’s request that Mueller be extended for 2 more years.   —Coleen Rowley

More loss of civil liberties: Relaxed rules for FBI’s domestic spying operations in 2011 handbook

Relaxed rules for FBI’s domestic spying operations in 2011 handbook By Kosta Harlan |  June 14, 2011  Fight Back! News     Read more articles in FBI Repression The FBI is relaxing its rules and removing restrictions on domestic spying for its 14,000 agents, the New York Times reported June 13. While FBI spokesperson Valerie Caproni* claims the […]

“Capitalism” by Polly Mann

Capitalism:  What is it?   by Polly Mann For more years than I care to admit a small group – six to twelve – have been meeting for breakfast at Curran’s restaurant on Nicollet in South Minneapolis.  The ensuing conversations are always lively and often so loud I suspect they disturb patrons at nearby tables. […]

LIBYA – Behind the phony ICC ‘rape’ charges: Are NATO forces preparing a ground attack?

LIBYA – Behind the phony ICC ‘rape’ charges: ARE NATO FORCES PREPARING A GROUND ATTACK? by Sara Flounders   International Action Center  http://www.iacenter.org Without presenting a shred of reliable evidence, NATO and International Criminal Court conspirators are charging the Libyan government with conspiracy to rape — not only rape as the “collateral damage” of war, but […]

Privatization: Even the Rain

PM Privatization: Even the Rain by Polly Mann    WAMM Newsletter  A friend invited me to a movie, providing no details about it but assuring me that I would like it. Its quixotic name, Even the Rain,* was never explained, but as the plot evolved it became obvious. The film plays out against a background of […]

Iranian Nuclear Program: Politico Uses Anonymous Sources to Attack Hersh…for Using Anonymous Sources

Politico Uses Anonymous Sources to Attack Hersh…for Using Anonymous Sources 06/03/2011 by Steve Rendall Seymour Hersh reports in the New Yorker (6/6/11–subscription required) that there is s virtually no evidence Iran has a nuclear weapons program, despite huge  efforts on the part of the U.S. to prove otherwise. Though Hersh’s findings do not contradict the past two […]

Jim Hightower’s Lowdown on the Koch Brothers

Jim Hightower‘s Lowdown on the Koch Brothers by Polly Mann              May 2011 WAMM Newsletter   That’s Charles and David Koch of New York City and Wichita, Kansas, respectively. Manhattan residents should be accustomed to billionaires, even those worth $21.5 billion each, as David and his brother are. But what do […]

The unforgiving nature of nuclear power: Yes. It Can Happen Here

Yes.  It Can Happen Here. by George Crocker May 2011 WAMM Newsletter The Fukushima Dai-ichi nightmare continues, and the unforgiving nature of nuclear power becomes more apparent. It is likely to keep on getting worse until helicopters and concrete pump trucks bury the damaged reactors and radioactive waste under tons of concrete and sand with […]

Censored . . . or why TV news is becoming irrelevant

Interviews at Peavey Plaza in Minneapolis of Twin City citizens who talk about the state of the media and how they get their news.

Greenwald: The always-expanding bipartisan Surveillance State

The always-expanding bipartisan Surveillance State BY GLENN GREENWALD        salon.com  FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2011 (updated below – Update II) When I wrote earlier this week about Jane Mayer’s New Yorker article on the Obama administration’s war on whistleblowers, the passage I hailed as “the single paragraph that best conveys the prime, enduring impact of the Obama presidency” included this observation from Yale Law […]

Chris Hedges: The World As It Is

“You can’t sustain a democracy in an oligarchic state. The writers on Athenian democracy understood that 2000 years ago,” says Chris Hedges, whose new book The World As It Is: Dispatches on the Myth of Human Progress explores the problems of a crumbling empire, inside and out. Chris joins Laura in studio for a conversation about the […]

WikiLeaks: What it all means. Glen Greenwald, Amy Goodman, with others

NCMR: WikiLeaks, Journalism, and Modern Day Muckraking Panel Presenters:  Emily Bell, Amy Goodman, Glenn Greenwald, Greg Mitchell, Micah Sifry, Christopher Warren Video of some and audio of all National Conference on Media Reform workshops and plenaries are available at freepress.net/conference. They are a wellspring of commentary, information and insights, not just about the media, but […]

After approving NBC buyout, FCC Commish becomes Comcast lobbyist

After approving NBC buyout, FCC Commish becomes Comcast lobbyist By Nate Anderson Posted on ars technica under tech policy Attwell Baker Meredith Attwell Baker, one of the two Republican Commissioners at the Federal Communications Commission, plans to step down—and right into a top lobbying job at Comcast-NBC. The news, reported this afternoon by the Wall […]

WAMM Peace Troupe “Billionaires” at the Minnesota State Capitol

Today I went to a Tea Party rally to celebrate becoming a billionaire The WAMM Peace Troupe at the Capitol, as reported by Bjorn on the Daily Kos SAT MAY 07, 2011 Today I went to a Tea Party rally to celebrate becoming a billionaire by Bjorn in MN as reported in the Daily Kos […]

The “Billionaires” at the State Capitol: A Teachable Moment?

A Teachable Moment By Polly Mann It could have been a teachable moment  for forty or fifty elementary school students visiting  the Minnesota State Capitol, but unfortunately it died before it was born. Several of us from the Peace Troupe—an ad hoc group of WAMM─were the “Billionaires,” and we were expressing our views through dramatic […]