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Chris Hedges: Strike, Strike, Strike

At what point does a beleaguered population living near or below the poverty line rise in protest? This, if history is any guide, is unknown. But that the tinder is there is now undeniable, even to the ruling class.

James O’Keefe Doesn’t Care About Free Speech, by Ben Burgis

The consequence for controversial speech ordinary people often do have to worry about is getting fired from their jobs. Most Americans have “at-will” employment arrangements at nonunionized workplaces where the boss can fire them at any time with little recourse or due process.

Chris Hedges | Faces of Pain, Faces of Hope

The message of the consumer society, pumped out over flat screen televisions, computers and smartphones, to those trapped at the bottom of society is loud and unrelenting: You are a failure. Popular culture celebrates those who wallow in power, wealth and self-obsession and perpetuates the lie that if you work hard and are clever you too More

Chris Hedges | Faces of Pain, Faces of Hope

The message of the consumer society, pumped out over flat screen televisions, computers and smartphones, to those trapped at the bottom of society is loud and unrelenting: You are a failure. Popular culture celebrates those who wallow in power, wealth and self-obsession and perpetuates the lie that if you work hard and are clever you too More

Margaret Flowers: Release of TPP Full Text Shows Victory for Corporate Rights

Margaret Flowers challenges President Obama's claim that the trade deal will promote a strong middle-class https://youtu.be/BKVzNlkm7ZM Transcript from The Real News Network JAISAL NOOR, PRODUCER, TRNN: The long-awaited text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, has finally been released to the public. The controversial and until now highly secretive trade pact would reduce trade More

Democracy Now> Corporate Exodus Continues From ALEC as Secretive Right-Wing Group’s Policies Come to Light

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKDbWpJ0R7g&w=560&h=315] Published on Jul 11, 2012 by democracynow DemocracyNow.org - Five more corporations have severed ties with the secretive right-wing American Legislative Exchange Council, known as ALEC. The group has come under increasing scrutiny in recent months as the public has become aware of its role in advancing the "Stand Your Ground" gun law initially cited to More

Democracy Now> Corporate Exodus Continues From ALEC as Secretive Right-Wing Group’s Policies Come to Light

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKDbWpJ0R7g&w=560&h=315] Published on Jul 11, 2012 by democracynow DemocracyNow.org - Five more corporations have severed ties with the secretive right-wing American Legislative Exchange Council, known as ALEC. The group has come under increasing scrutiny in recent months as the public has become aware of its role in advancing the "Stand Your Ground" gun law initially cited to More

Occupy Movement’s Other Accomplishment> Spurring Cooperation Among Progressives

Occupy Movement’s Other Accomplishment>  Spurring Cooperation Among Progressives In Occupy Wall Street and beyond, grassroots progressives are now getting into the game of working together. TruthOut.org / By Amy Dean  November 4, 2011  |  via AlterNet Photo Credit: Lauren Kelley Something huge is happening in this country. It’s been a long time since we’ve seen this More

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