Tag Archives: economic inequality

How to take on fascism without getting played, by George Lakey

The cause of rising fascism is the economic elite and its wish to take more and more of the country’s wealth for itself.

Trump and the GOP Fuel Fantasies of White Victimhood by Sonali Kolhatkar

To those who have been used to privilege all their lives, equality may feel like oppression.

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.

Naomi Klein | There Would Be No Bernie Movement Without #FightFor15, Keystone XL and #BlackLivesMatter (Video)

…we have to build out all of these electoral possibilities while understanding that these politicians will be nothing unless they are backed by social movements and accountable to those social movements.

Peter Dreier: Can Bernie Revive King’s Dream—Fusing the Spirit of Black Lives Matter and Occupy Wall Street?

Dreier: Now that BLM and Sanders have made peace, his campaign has the potential to revive Martin Luther King’s dream of building a progressive movement that can challenge both racism and economic inequality.

Bob Thurman: The Pope Hits a Triple

Thurman; It is further unfortunate that discussion of the encyclical will apparently survive only a few news cycles. At this writing, it has already disappeared from the mainstream media. Instead, every interviewer should be regularly pushing it in the face of every presidential and congressional candidate.

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.

Does Feminism Have a Class Problem?

The barriers to women’s progress are not personal, they are structural, and they are embedded in the workings of American capitalism. The Curve:  Where feminism and economics intersect. Kathleen Geier and Curve Contributors  TheNation.com  June 11, 2014 Elba Aquino, foreground, and Alex Nunez, center, both waiters at the Cheyenne Diner in New York (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews) Welcome to […]

[Video] Moyers: Mark Leibovich on Glitz and Greed in Washington

August 23, 2013  Moyers & Company Bill talks with journalist Mark Leibovich about his latest book,This Town, a city where money rules the day and status is determined by who you know and what they can do for you. “If you can sell yourself as someone who knows how Washington works, someone who has these […]

Moberg> In These Times> Wrong Union For the Job> SEIU wants to lead a campaign against the 1%

Protesters march on Wells Fargo during the 2012 SEIU Convention on May 29 in Denver. Wrong Union For the Job SEIU wants to lead a campaign against the 1%. Critics wonder if it can. BY DAVID MOBERG    JULY 10, 2012    In These Times Critics of SEIU leadership, from both inside and outside the union, caution […]