Tag Archives: U.S. economy

Tim DeChristopher | In the Face of Climate Crisis, Let’s Make 2018 a Year for Realism

“What I know about living is that the pain is never just ours.” Andrea Gibson

David Rosen | Inequality: Trump’s Challenge, Trump’s Failure?

Forbes [magazine] noted that “the results are not pretty.”

Evergreene Digest | A diatribe against the cultural decline in America also offers a way out A review of America at War with Itself by Henry A. Giroux

A diatribe against the cultural decline in America also offers a way out A review of America at War with Itself ~ Henry A. Giroux Related: Table of Contents, Foreword, and the First Chapter from America at War with Itself Related: Will Americans Submit to Despotism in an Urge to ‘Escape from Freedom’Shelley Walia, The […]

David Korten: Why the Economy Should Stop Growing—And Just Grow Up

“How do we grow the economy?” is an obsolete question. Local initiatives across the world are looking for maturity instead as they rebuild caring, place-based communities and economies.

A conversation with Noam Chomsky on organizing for a next system

An initial signatory to the Next System statement, Chomsky explores the connections between culture, mass movements, and economic experiments—which in “mutually reinforcing” interaction, may build toward a next system more quickly than you may think.

Can the Left and Right Unite to End Corporate Rule? An Interview with Ralph Nader and Daniel McCarthy

From the article: Each side, the left and the right, is willing to let its own unfaithful allies get away with murder.

John J. Dilulio, Jr: The Rise and Fall of the US Government

Congress is now controlled by politicians who raise money and win reelection by granting political favors to their supporters. For example, high-priced lobbyists for Wall Street first devised the deregulation that made too-big-to-fail banks possible, and then fashioned the faux financial fix-it legislation that followed the 2008 economic crisis. These new laws featured a “highly complex stew of new regulations” that could not be well implemented and “would likely not solve the underlying … problem even if they were.”

Mary Beaudoin: Flooding Wall Street

People demand system change, not climate change. When world leaders gathered at a preliminary meeting on climate change at the UN headquarters in New York, and one day after hundreds of thousands (estimates range from 311,000 to 400,000) people marched in the Climate Convergence, there was a coordinated effort to demand accountability for the corporate […]

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                                                                     […]

▶ Democracy Now! Capitalism vs. the Climate: Naomi Klein on Need for New Economic Model to Address Ecological Crisis

Klein writes. “We are stuck because the actions that would give us the best chance of averting catastrophe — and would benefit the vast majority — are extremely threatening to an elite minority that has a stranglehold over our economy, our political process, and most of our major media outlets.” Published on Sep 18, 2014 […]

▶ FAIR: Why ABC Thought Suffering Palestinians Were Israelis

FAIR TV: ABC’s Gaza ‘Mistake,’ Dinesh D’Souza and CBS CEO Boosterism   This week on FAIR TV: ABC‘s embarrassing mistake in its Gaza coverage, This Week touts a right-wing conspiracy film and CBS presents viewers with the story of the risk-taking billionaire CEO who is cutting thousands of jobs. Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the […]

Peter G. Cohen: The Suicide Path

By Peter G Cohen  Truthout.org | Op-Ed  21 May 2014 My concern is not for a political theory or system, nor for one belief or another. My concern is for the survival of humanity and as many of the living species as possible. We humans have been given an unbelievably diverse, beautiful and fruitful natural world, which […]

Lobbying: Statistics and Trends, especially Defense

Center for Responsive Politics  OpenSecrets.org Editor’s Note: A good website to know about.  A lot of data on lobbying available.   Lobbying Database   In addition to campaign contributions to elected officials and candidates, companies, labor unions, and other organizations spend billions of dollars each year to lobby Congress and federal agencies. Some special interests […]

▶ Truthout Interviews, Featuring William Rivers Pitt on the State of the Nation

By Ted Asregado  Truthout | Video Interview  02 February 2014  Truthout.org President Barack Obama enters the House Chamber of the Capitol Building to deliver the State of the Union address, Jan. 28, 2014. (Photo: Gabriella Demczuk / The New York Times) A politician who tries to please as many factions as he or she can often ends up […]

Latest Budget Again Favors the Right Wing, As Pentagon Benefits While People Suffer

LABOR FIGHTBACK NETWORK FOR BUZZFLASH AT TRUTHOUT    December 22, 2013 On December 10, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 332-94 in favor of changes to the federal budget for 2014. The House vote in effect adopted the proposals of the “Joint Congressional Committee,” co-chaired by Republican Tea Party House leader Paul Ryan and Senate […]

Chris Hedges and Robert Scheer Discuss American Fascism

Chris Hedges and Robert Scheer Discuss American Fascism LISTEN NOW  The two celebrated journalists discuss the collapse of vital institutions and the rise of demagogues and charlatans in post-meltdown America. 10/11/13 Free View In iTunes A truthdig.com Podcast Subscribe or “Follow” us on WAMMToday.org. For the TC EVENTS calendar and the ACTIONS AND ACTION ALERTS click on […]

Sharon Kyle> Prison-Based Gerrymandering

There are multiple factors that explain the explosion of the prison industrial complex but one factor that is rarely addressed is the political incentive to drive criminal justice policy toward mass incarceration for purposes of shifting disenfranchised urban populations to rural communities. By Sharon Kyle   LAProgressive.com When the ACLU Pasadena Foothills Chapter joined forces with the NAACP, LA […]

Charles McDermid> US ‘shock and audit’ over Iraq expenses

US ‘shock and audit’ over Iraq expenses Unsparing analysis of $60bn spent ‘rebuilding’ Iraq lays bare the waste trail that may lead all the way to Afghanistan. At least $8bn in Iraq reconstruction funds is still unaccounted for and presumed ‘wasted’, a report says [Reuters] Charles McDermid Last Modified: 27 Mar 2013  AlJazeera.com The final breakdown of […]

Understanding the US/NATO Profit-Driven Military Agenda

**NEW: Towards a World War III Scenario: The Dangers of Nuclear War “Professor Chossudovsky’s hard-hitting and compelling book explains why and how we must immediately undertake a concerted and committed campaign to head off this impending cataclysmic demise of the human race and planet earth. This book is required reading for everyone in the peace […]

Chris Hedges: NDAA Lawsuit Update

Published on Feb 7, 2013 Follow Sierra @ http://www.twitter.com/sierra_adamson Sierra Adamson interviews Chris Hedges at the hearing for the second court of appeals in the Hedges v Obama NDAA lawsuit. Hedges explains what has happened in the lawsuit to date, the next steps and what he sees in America’s upcoming future. Learn more about the NDAA: http://www.stopndaa.org Support […]