Tag Archives: New Deal

The Oligarchs’ ‘Guaranteed Basic Income’ Scam by Chris Hedges

[The oligarchs] seek… a mechanism to continue to exploit desperate workers earning subsistence wages and whom they can hire and fire at will.

Andrew Cornell | Anarchists and the Rise of the Welfare State

As Staughton Lynd and other historians have demonstrated, the labor upsurge of the early 1930s was driven by local unions that mobilized entire communities, frequently bridging racial and gender divides.

Paul Jay Interviews Henry Giroux | Neofascism of the Law and Order Candidate (Video/Transcript)

How do the conditions that inform today’s social and economic struggles differ from those that prevailed in the 1930s, when the United States entered an era of progressive reform?

In part, the U.S. today lacks organized labor movements, and the ruling class exhibits no sense of obligation to guarantee the well-being of the general public, cultural critic Henry Giroux tells The Real News Network’s Paul Jay. (Alexander Reed Kelly on Truthdig.com)

Andrew Bacevich | Tom Dispatch: How to Create a National Insecurity State

Bacevich: Once widely known as the Global War on Terror, or GWOT, it has been transformed into the War with No Name. A little bit like the famous Supreme Court opinion on pornography: we can’t define it, we just know it when we see it, with ISIS the latest manifestation to capture Washington’s attention.

Bhaskar Sunkara: In Defense of Pete Seeger, American Communist

Stateside communists were the underdogs, fighting the establishment for justice – the victims of censorship and police repression, not its perpetrators. Like his party associates, Seeger was consistently on the right side of history   By Bhaskar Sunkara @sunraysunray  Al Jazeera America  January 29, 2014     Pete Seeger serenades the faithful in Washington in 1969. Stephen […]