Tag Archives: global economy

Goodbye to the Dollar, by Chris Hedges

For the majority of Americans, the 2020s will likely be remembered as a demoralizing decade of rising prices, stagnant wages, and fading international competitiveness.

Tomgram: Nomi Prins, A World That Is the Property of the 1%

Wall Street, Banks, and Angry Citizens: The Inequality Gap on a Planet Growing More Extreme

Chris Hedges and Michael Hudson: The Global Economy Is a Giant Ponzi Scheme

We should add that under this predatory form of economics, you game the system. So you privatize pension funds, you force them into the stock market, an overinflated stock market. But because of the way companies go public, it’s the hedge fund managers who profit. And it’s those citizens whose retirement savings are tied to the stock market who lose.

Democracy Now! | ▶ Naomi Klein on Visiting the Vatican and the Radical Economic Message Behind Papal Climate Encyclical

DN!: We speak to Klein about her trip to the Vatican and the importance of the pope’s message – not only on climate change, but the global economy.

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.

The Pentagon and Big Oil: Militarism and Capital Accumulation

 There is no question that, in the immediate aftermath and for several years following US military conquests, wars, occupations and sanctions, US multi-national corporations lost out on profitable sites for investments. The biggest losses were in the exploitation of natural resources – in particular, gas and oil – in the Middle East, the Persian Gulf […]

Evergreene Digest: The economic roots of the drive to war

The ongoing decline in global economic growth … means that the militarist drive will intensify in the coming period, creating the conditions for the eruption of another world war. Nick Beams, World Socialist Web Site 10 October 2014 | The deepening crisis of the global capitalist system, as evidenced in reports issued by the International […]

Rolling Stone: ‘We Need Hope and Fear in Equal Measure’: An Interview With Naomi Klein

Author of ‘This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate’ on the epic battle for the planet’s future      Naomi Klein                                                                     […]

From ‘Front-Lines of Climate Crisis,’ Gathering Calls for New Economy

At intersections of social and economic justice, hundreds gather in Richmond California to build strategy for a ‘just transition’ away from an economy that is ‘crashing planet.’ By Sarah Lazare, staff writer  Common Dreams  August 7, 2014 Opening Plenary to kick off the National Convening picturing Antonio Diaz, PODER; Pam Tau Lee; Jose Bravo, JTA; Lipo Chanthanasak, […]

Americans Who Tell the Truth: Wendell Berry

 ”How many deaths of other people’s children are we willing to accept in order that we may be free, affluent and (supposedly) at peace? To that question I answer: None . . . Don’t kill any children for my benefit.” Wendell Berry Farmer, Essayist, Conservationist, Novelist, Teacher, Poet: b. 1934 “The most alarming sign of the […]

Kevin Zeese> Is the Use of the Military Designed for the Occupy Movement?

Is the Use of the Military Designed for the Occupy Movement? Posted by Margaret  12 December 2011   October2011.org Kevin Zeese A radical change in law to allow the use of the military inside the United States, against U.S. citizens and residents, and to allow their indefinite military detention based merely on suspicion of being […]

Il Pleut. Greece has poured vinegar on the G20’s frites & Occupy Movement

Ill Pleut. Greece has poured vinegar on the G20’s frites. Paul Mason  Economics editor, Newsnight    November 3, 2011  BBC Mark the date: 3 November 2011. In Oakland, California, protesters – including workers – have blocked the operation of a major US port; in New York, one of the world’s top stockbrokers is bust; in Europe […]

Naomi Klein: Occupy Wall Street: The Most Important Thing in the World Now

Occupy Wall Street: The Most Important Thing in the World Now By Naomi Klein – October 6th, 2011  OpEdNews Published in The Nation. I was honored to be invited to speak at Occupy Wall Street on Thursday night. Since amplification is (disgracefully) banned, and everything I said had to be repeated by hundreds of people so others could […]

Video: Economic Hitmen, by John Perkins

Uploaded by studioJOHO on Mar 22, 2010 An animated interview of John Perkins, author of ‘HoodWinked’ and ‘Confessions Of An Economic Hitman’  Copyright of the audio belongs to John Perkins. For more visit www.studiojoho.com  email info@studiojoho.com

Watch this video, help fight war industry influence, call today!

From Brave New World: Watch the video | Call the deficit committee co-chairs today! The deficit committee will meet on Tuesday morning, and military contractors are marching on the Hill to influence, intimidate, or buy its members. We must make it as politically difficult as we can to side with the war profiteers. This will […]