Category corporate globalization
Dying for Capitalism: How Big Money Fuels the Threat of Extinction
What are the implications for humanity as a whole?
William Astore: Is Democracy Going Down?
“Pentagon spending is expected to exceed $7.3 trillion over the next decade. Never in the field of human conflict has so much money been gobbled up by so few at the expense of so many.”
Hedges: Democrats, the More Effective Evil
“That the rage of the dispossessed is legitimate, even if it is expressed in inappropriate ways, is never acknowledged by the Democrats, who were instrumental in pushing through the trade deals, deindustrialization, tax loopholes for the rich, deficit spending, endless wars and austerity programs that have created crisis.”
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Chris Hedges: Sheldon Wolin on Inverted Totalitarianism, with Wendy Brown
[Wolin] argued that America’s system of inverted totalitarianism is different from classical forms of totalitarianism. It finds its expression in the faceless anonymity of the corporate state.
Coleen Rowley: What are the Prospects for Peace?
“The U.S. always portrays itself as the greatest force on the planet for peace, justice, human rights, racial equality, etc. Polls tell us that most other nations actually regard the U.S. as the greatest threat to stability. What in your view is the truth here?”
Updates: Afghanistan, Somalia, Syria, Iraq, by Women Against Military Madness
“Unless something changes, military skirmishes will continue between Iraq, Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Hamas in Palestine on the one hand, and the U.S. and its allied client-partners on the other, and may develop into a devastating new war in the Middle East.”
Chris Hedges: How Corporate Tyranny Works
“They tried to grind us down using classic corporate defense tactics,” Donziger said of the legal war. “They filed thousands of motions. We stood strong. We had a great legal team of Ecuadorian lawyers.”
This Is How the Biggest Arms Manufacturers Steer Millions to Influence US Policy
“Since Biden’s inauguration, the report states, the State Department has approved the sale of $85 million in missiles from Raytheon to Chile, and a $60 million deal between Lockheed Martin and Jordan to provide F-16 Fighting Falcons and services.”
Chris Hedges: How Corporate Tyranny Works
“They sued me as a civil racketeer, under a civil RICO statute for $60 billion,” he said. “That was the largest amount of money an American individual ever had been sued for. This began a ten-year campaign to demonize me by Chevron and by its judicial allies.”
Sanctioned Countries Denounce US’s New Military Threats
“- US escalating military threats against shipments of desperately needed supplies pose a threat to the entire world.”
“Internationalism or Extinction”: Noam Chomsky talks about COVID-19 and his new book
Can we stop the race to the abyss?
Henry Giroux: The COVID-19 Pandemic Is Exposing the Plague of Neoliberalism
“Neoliberal capitalism is the underlying pandemic feeding the current global shortage of hospitals, medical supplies, beds and robust social welfare provisions, and increasingly an indifference to human life. The social contract has been all but eliminated while notions of the public good, social obligations and democratic forms of solidarity are under attack.”
Leaked Cables Show Depth of Iranian Influence in Iraq After U.S. Invasion “Shattered” the Country
“The macro story here is that the United States shattered Iraqi society, and then Iran came in to pick up the pieces.”
Oil Reserves By Country 2019
What country has the most crude oil reserve?
Root Causes: Why Hondurans Flee or Resist, by Gala King
After witnessing the influx of migrants on the more recent ‘migrant caravans’ predominantly coming from Honduras, I felt called to go to Honduras—to be present to a land that though deeply rich in natural resources and culture was becoming increasingly dangerous and uninhabitable for its citizenry to the point where people felt compelled to risk […]
Elizabeth Warren’s Green Imperialism Isn’t the Answer
The plan rightly acknowledges that America’s armed forces use a downright obscene amount of energy. (According to Common Dreams, “The Pentagon’s carbon footprint is 70 percent of total U.S. emissions …