Tag Archives: Corporate Greed
Chris Hedges: Julian Assange and the Collapse of the Rule of Law
“Lliving in truth in a despotic system is the supreme act of defiance. This truth terrifies those in power.”
“Impeach the Prez”
“And we realize/ He’s ruining the world before our eyes.”
Common Dreams: Corporate capitalism, worker rights, with Chris Hedges, Bernie Sanders, and more…
Chris Hedge s “Time to Rebel,” Bernie Sanders plan to get corporate money out of politics, corporate hegemony, worker rights and wages and more… Time to Rebel by Chris HedgesThe corporate forces that have seized control of our political and economic systems will, unchecked, drive us into extinction for profit. All we have left is […]
Ursula K. Le Guin: “We will need writers who can remember freedom”
Chris Hedges | The Surrender of the Liberal Left to Neoliberalism Gave Us Proto-fascism (Video)
Roots of our current situation are austerity, deindustrialization, and the impoverishment of half the nation
Jason Ditz | Congress Wants Another $1 Trillion To ‘Reboot’ The Military
This trillion dollars easily breaks the budget on already prohibitively high military spending, and it’s just one of many schemes likely to be adopted.
What Did We Buy With the $5 Trillion That the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars Have Cost Us?
We were lied into that war, and it has weakened our economy. If anyone can tell me what benefits that war brought the average American, I’d like to hear it.
Jim Hightower | Why Can’t Our Economy Promote Equality and Shared Prosperity?
You don’t have to be in “Who’s Who” to know what’s what. For example, if tiny groups of Wall Street bankers, billionaires and their political puppets are allowed to write the rules that govern our economy and elections, guess what? Only bankers, billionaires and puppets will profit from those rules.
WikiLeaks Exposes Text from Secretly Negotiated TISA Trade Deal
The whistleblowing website went on to note that the proposals and language contained in the text promotes what it described as “the corporatization of public services.”
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.
The TTIP Leaks. The 248 Pages Reveal a Hidden Economic, Social and Environmental Agenda
Similarly to the TPPA, matters of climate change get short shrift, notably in the chapter covering National Treatment and Market Access for Goods. Showing yet again that a privileged corporate interest is inherently hostile to the commonweal, trade is deemed a domain outside the impact of climate change.
‘Outrageous and Totalitarian’: Mall of America Sues to Block Black Lives Matter Protest
Free speech and racial justice advocates are expressing outrage online under the hashtag #MOASueMeToo on Twitter.
WikiLeaks Releases ‘Largest Leak of Trade Negotiations in History’
From the article: [June 3’s] release is the largest on secret TISA documents and covers numerous previously undisclosed areas. It contains drafts and annexes on issues such as air traffic, maritime, professional services, e-commerce, delivery services, transparency, domestic regulation, as well as several document on the positions of negotiating parties. WikiLeaks has also published detailed expert analysis of the topics covered in today’s release.
Mark Fiore: Death & Destruction, Inc (animated cartoon)
Fiore: It’s nothing new that the United States is the biggest arms dealer in the world, I just think it’s worth noting that we have a hand in nearly every war currently under way. What looks like crazy countries battling over religion, politics or resources far away from our shores, is closer to home when you peel back the layers to find out who is supplying those weapons.
Jeffrey Harrod: Feudalism, Capitalism, and Corporatism — How the corporation is changing the world
Write about my vision of a “post-capitalist world,” I was requested. But I find this difficult. Difficult because I believe we are already in, or nearing, a post-capitalist world if by capitalism is meant the system described by Marx and his followers about 150 years ago. by Jeffrey Harrod Philosophers for Change December 31, 2013 […]
▶ Naomi Klein in conversation about ‘This Changes Everything’
…”breaking virtually every rule in the free market playbook,” will become a necessity if we are to not just attempting to build stronger seawalls but survivable, sustainable, communities. By Karen Rybold-Chin, originally published by On the Earth Productions | NOV 4, 2014 Naomi Klein, author of This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate starts […]
Noam Chomsky: Owl of Minerva’s View: ISIS and Our Times
“Arundhati Roy suggests that the “most appropriate metaphor for the insanity of our times” is the Siachen Glacier, where Indian and Pakistani soldiers have killed each other on the highest battlefield in the world. The glacier is now melting and revealing “thousands of empty artillery shells, empty fuel drums, ice axes, old boots, tents and every other kind of waste that thousands of warring human beings generate” in meaningless conflict. And as the glaciers melt, India and Pakistan face indescribable disaster.”