Tag Archives: democracy

EVERYWHERE (in the U.S.A.)

“The fact that voter suppression is treated like a partisan controversy the media mostly shrugs about instead of an act considered on par with treason and something we as a country should actively putting people in jail for doing is pretty insane.”

American Society Would Collapse If It Weren’t for These 8 Myths, by Lee Camp

It’s time to wake up.

The Deadly Rule of the Oligarchs by Chris Hedges

Oligarchs use power and ruling structures solely for personal advancement.

Chris Hedges | The Permanent Lie, Our Deadliest Threat

Those who speak in the language of truth and fact are attacked as liars, traitors and purveyors of “fake news.”

Origins of the Russian “Media Threat” by Diana Johnstone

It is not hard to imagine a dialogue between Mediacrat, Psyops, Politician and Think Tanker – perhaps sitting around during a coffee break at the annual Bilderberg get together.    By Diana Johnstone  Global Research  November 18, 2017 Region: Russia and FSU, USA   Theme: Media Disinformation Mediacrat: We know the sheeple are stupid and believe everything we tell them over […]

Chris Hedges | The Silencing of Dissent

The corporate state was in crisis at the end of the Obama presidency. It was widely hated. It became vulnerable to attacks by the critics it had pushed to the fringes.

Trump and the Politics of Nihilism by Henry A. Giroux

This is how democracy ends, with a bang and a whimper.

The Orwellian-Octopus of the Entrenched-Interests Media

Does the media you ingest benefit the same old parties and people – left and right – who refuse to effect meaningful change? Does the media you take in day in and day out, feed the perpetual war machine…?

Pluralism vs. Authoritarianism: Gar Alperovitz with Laura Flanders

From the gloom and crises of today Alperovitz sees a new pluralistic egalitarian economy emerging.

Robert Scheer | When Democrats Crushed Occupy: A Cautionary Tale (Video)

Scheer explained how he witnessed the destruction of the Los Angeles Occupy movement firsthand and how Democrats are partially to blame.

Victories against Trump are mounting. Here’s how we deal the final blow by Rebecca Solnit

Civil society awoken and arisen is a power adequate to counter the power of an increasingly isolated, confused, frightened and bumbling administration.

Noam Chomsky Takes a Look at Income Inequality in his new book

The philosopher casts a cold eye on the economic facts of American life in the 21st century. He looks at the 10 principles of concentration and power at work in America today.

Sleepwalking Toward Global War: Bernadette Devlin McAliskey on the Rise of Fascism Today

“Our simplistic historic understanding of fascism needs to be challenged,” warns McAliskey, “fascism is not German, it’s not the Nazism of the Second World War … it starts in the heads of individuals with the idea that what keeps you disadvantaged is that some lesser breed has taken what belongs to you.”

Malkia A. Cyril | The Antidote to Authoritarianism

The slave passes, branding, and lantern laws of then have become the cellphone trackers, facial recognition software, and body-worn police cameras of now.

Henry Giroux | Shutting Down American-Style Authoritarianism

Neo-fascist policies and practices now feed a war culture and demand more than a political and moral outrage.

U.N. Experts: Americans’ Right to Protest Is in Danger Under Trump

In Minnesota, following the police shooting death of Philando Castile, protests caused part of a highway to shut down. …Minnesota legislators drafted bills that would punish highway protestors with heavy fines and prison time and would make protesters liable for the policing costs of an entire protest if they individually were convicted of unlawful assembly […]

We Are Mourning … But We Are Marching and Organizing for Democracy and the Earth

In the midst of a terrible national illness, we organize and march for the known and solid cures.

John Rachel | The Politics of Panic and Puerile Propaganda

…we are still looking at a total retreat from journalistic integrity, an abandonment of responsibility vital to our survival as a nation…

Henry Giroux | Trump’s Cabinet, the Church of Neoliberal Evangelicals (Video)

 Professor Henry Giroux says the appointments signal a future of more war and violent military interventions, and an embrace of Islamophobia TRANSCRIPT KIM BROWN: Welcome to The Real News Network, I’m Kim Brown, in Baltimore. Well, Donald Trump is forming his cabinet very much in his own image – white, male and wealthy – with […]

Socialism for the Rich, Capitalism for the Poor | An Interview With Noam Chomsky

Socialism for Big Business, but capitalism for the poor. A state and corporate partnership of endless debt and war.