Tag Archives: income inequality

To Defeat Fascism, We Must Dismantle Capitalism

“The Terror of the Unforeseen”  A book by Henry A. Giroux

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.

Chris Hedges | A Nation of the Walking Dead

This is escape gambling. You can see it on their faces. The consequences and ethics are distasteful. It’s predatory. It’s predation on a type of escape where people are driven to exit the world.

Chris Hedges | The Elites Won’t Save Us 

The tension between the Trump White House and segments of the establishment, including the courts, the intelligence community and the State Department, has been misconstrued as evidence that the elites will remove Trump from power.

Pete Dolack | Eight People Own as Much as Half the World

Standard economic ideology insists that the real problem is that wages have not fallen enough!

Chris Hedges | The Mafia State

We will remove them from power or enter a new dark age.

Natasha Lennard | Five Years After the Brooklyn Bridge Arrests, the Occupy Wall Street Worth Remembering

Sen. Sanders has stood with the protestors at Standing Rock, and elsewhere, which recalls a different Occupy legacy worth preserving: If elected officials turned up, they stood with the group, in the group, not for the group.

Chris Hedges | Welcome to 1984

The artifice of corporate totalitarianism has been exposed. The citizens, disgusted by the lies and manipulation, have turned on the political establishment. But the game is not over. Corporate power has within its arsenal potent forms of control. It will use them. As the pretense of democracy is unmasked, the naked fist of state repression […]

Robert Parry: The Misinformation Mess

Parry: There is nothing wrong with having machines do more of the drudgery and give humans more time to enjoy life. The problem comes when the benefits accrue to a tiny minority and the rest of us are forced to work harder or face declining living standards.

▶ Robert Reich|VIDEO: What’s the Fed? You Should Care.

Beyond Outrage, Reich: What has gone wrong with our economy and our democracy, and how to fix it.

Mr. Fish: Information Blackout

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Chris Hedges: Make the Rich Panic

 “The rich are only defeated when running for their lives,” the historian C.L.R. James noted. And until you see the rich fleeing in panic from the halls of Congress, the temples of finance, the universities, the media conglomerates, the war industry and their exclusive gated communities and private clubs, all politics in America will be […]

Evergreene Digest: “No civilization would tolerate what America has done”

(We) have … been programmed into cruelty and apathy by (our) schools, churches, families, politics, and pop culture(.) Institutional racism. Rampant income inequality. A broken justice system. America may never be a great society. Torture Is Who We Are David Masciotra, AlterNet / Salon Monday, Dec 29, 2014 | It seems police can get away with […]

Democracy Now> Video> Ralph Nader Reviews Obama’s State of the Union Speech

Excellent analysis of the state of the union by Ralph Nader. Uploaded by democracynow on Jan 25, 2012 democracynow.org – Responding to President Obama’s State of the Union address, longtime consumer advocate and former Presidential candidate Ralph Nader says Obama’s criticism of income inequality and Wall Street excess fail to live up to his record in office. “[Obama] […]

Katrina vanden Heuvel> The Occupy Effect

The Occupy Effect Katrina vanden Heuvel on January 26, 2012    The Nation I don’t know how Occupy Wall Street will impact the 2012 election, but one thing seems pretty clear: it’s changed the national conversation. A few short months ago, the corporate media and inside-the-Beltway chatter was all debt and deficits, all the time. […]