Tag Archives: Hillary Clinton

VIDEO: Chris Hedges on the Big Lie of Neoliberalism and the Very Real Threat of a President Trump

Article: Some particularly good lines from Hedges’ speech include these well-taken points: “Every promise made by the proponents of neoliberalism is a lie,” “The left is still alive … barely,” and “Democracy, especially in the U.S., is a farce, vomiting up right-wing demagogues such as Donald Trump

Evergreene Digest | Robert Parry: Will Peace Find a 2016 Advocate?

Campaign 2016 has offered few useful ideas about worsening global crises. On the Republican side, it’s been mostly the same-old tough talk while Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have said little. Robert Parry, Consortium News  August 27, 2015 August 15 | At least since the 1980s – when Ronald Reagan made war seem like […]

Salon| “We are in a revolutionary moment”: Chris Hedges explains why an uprising is coming — and soon

Hedges: If things unravel [in the U.S.], our backlash may very well be a rightwing backlash — a very frightening rightwing backlash. We who care about populist movements [on the left] are very weak, because in the name of anti-communism these movements have been destroyed; we are almost trying to rebuild them from scratch. We don’t even have the language to describe the class warfare that is being unleashed upon us by this tiny, rapacious, oligarchic elite. But we on the left are very disorganized, unfocused, and without resources.

AUDIO: Robert Sheer Interview | What Does Chris Hedges Really Want From Us?

Because what happens is that when you rise up, the elites can no longer count on the foot soldiers that maintain control both within the civil service, within the police and everywhere else, to protect them.    mac_ivan (CC BY 2.0)  truthdig.com  May 9, 2015 In advance of the May 12 release of Truthdig columnist […]

Chris Hedges: Make the Rich Panic

 “The rich are only defeated when running for their lives,” the historian C.L.R. James noted. And until you see the rich fleeing in panic from the halls of Congress, the temples of finance, the universities, the media conglomerates, the war industry and their exclusive gated communities and private clubs, all politics in America will be […]

Chris Hedges: The Most Dangerous Woman in America

 The corporate powers, from Seattle’s mayor to the Chamber of Commerce and the area’s Democratic Party, are determined she be defeated, and these local corporate elites have the national elites behind them. This will be one of the most important elections in the country this year. By Chris Hedges  truthdig.com  March 15, 2015   Kshama […]

Steve Fraser: Looking Backward to the Future

Fraser: Many blame the media, which are intertwined with the power blocs of politics and business (an increasingly concentrated planetary business) and which do now and then function as propaganda machine and censor. But most of the time the media operate more insidiously than that, narrowly circumscribing what is allowable and thereby what is verboten in public debate, what is legitimate and what is outré, what is to be taken seriously and what is to be coolly dismissed. They invoke the sounds of silence without gagging anyone.

Tom Engelhardt: The Senate Drone Report of 2019 — Looking Back on Washington’s War on Terror

Tomgram: Engelhardt, The National Security State “Works,” Even If Nothing It Does Works By Tom Engelhardt  tomdispatch.com  December 18, 2014 It was December 6, 2019, three years into a sagging Clinton presidency and a bitterly divided Congress. That day, the 500-page executive summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s long fought-over, much-delayed, heavily redacted report on […]

Julian Assange: Google Is Not What It Seems

In June 2011, Julian Assange received an unusual visitor: the chairman of Google, Eric Schmidt, arrived from America at Ellingham Hall, the country house in Norfolk, England where Assange was living under house arrest. A court in Sweden may drop rape charges against Julian Assange. (photo: AFP) By Julian Assange, Newsweek  ReaderSupportedNews.org   October 24, 2014 For […]

Cornel West: “He posed as a progressive and turned out to be counterfeit. We ended up with a Wall Street presidency, a drone presidency”

It’s not pessimistic, brother, because this is the blues. We are blues people. The blues aren’t pessimistic. We’re prisoners of hope but we tell the truth and the truth is dark. That’s different.

Robert Parry: Why Take the Neocons Seriously?

Exclusive: The Sunni extremist offensive into central Iraq appears to have stalled, but the political battle rages in Washington where neocons see an opening to pressure President Obama into recommitting the U.S. military in support of neocon goals in the Middle East, writes Robert Parry. By Robert Parry  ConsortiumNews.com  June 15, 2014 As President Barack Obama ponders […]

Stephen Gowans> Will Damascus Survive Washington’s Latest Attempt to Impose a Puppet Government on Syria?

Will Damascus Survive Washington’s Latest Attempt to Impose a Puppet Government on Syria? US secretary of state Hillary Clinton says Washington needs “an opposition that will be on record strongly resisting the efforts by extremists to hijack the Syrian revolution,” (1) but fails to add that it must also be open to the United States doing […]

Jay Janson> Syria: NY Times’ Deadly Aim to Fool ALL the People ALL the Time

Syria: NY Times’ Deadly Aim to Fool ALL the People ALL the Time  By Jay Janson   November 2, 2012 A veil of disinformation by Western business controlled media, never possible by any outright State-controlled media, has descended on the world. But with technology is racing toward easy electronic access to  documented history, those employed […]

Deepa Kumar> Anti-American Protests: Cutting Through Media Propaganda

Anti-American Protests: Cutting Through Media Propaganda By Deepa Kumar Sunday, September 16, 2012  Deepa Kumar’s ZSpace Page Protests that began outside US diplomatic institutions over the vile and racist film “Innocence of Muslims” in Egypt and Libya have spread across the world from Bangladesh and India to Iran, Iraq and Morocco. The mainstream media in the […]

Diana Johnstone> The Decline of Political Protest> Pussy Riot and Amnesty International

The Decline of Political Protest> Pussy Riot and Amnesty International  What is most notable about this attention, and the attention of the Western media in general, is its tone. The tone is by no means a diplomatic appeal intended to persuade authorities to free the women in question. Rather, it is a tone of provocation. by DIANA […]

Hakim and Kathy Kelly> Farzana, ‘2 Million Friends’ and a Ceasefire in Afghanistan

Farzana, ‘2 Million Friends’ and a Ceasefire in Afghanistan by Hakim and Kathy Kelly    September 2, 2012 “Stop fighting,” suggests Farzana, a brave 22 year old Afghan stage actress. Significantly, her statement is in sharp contrast to what seems to be the democratic world’s unquestioned modus operandi of today, exemplified by U.S. Secretary of […]

Rowley & Wright> Amnesty’s Shilling for US-NATO Wars

Coleen Rowley  Former FBI Special Agent Amnesty’s Shilling for US-NATO Wars By Ann Wright and Coleen Rowley 06/18/2012    Huffington Post  The new Executive Director of Amnesty International USA — Suzanne Nossel — is a recent U.S. government insider. So it’s a safe bet that AI’s decision to seize upon a topic that dovetailed with […]

Coleen Rowley> Militarization of the Mothers: You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby, from Mother’s Day for Peace

Militarization of the Mothers: You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby, from Mother’s Day for Peace Coleen Rowley    Posted: 05/14/2012 12:55 pm   Huffington Post  (Author’s note: Perhaps it’s a good thing I was obviously too late in submitting this to run on Mother’s Day so as not to cast a pall over the sentimental […]

Lynching in Libya – Made in U$A> Murder of Gadhafi is next step to wider U.S. wars in Africa

Lynching in Libya – Made in U$A Murder of Gadhafi is next step to wider U.S. wars in Africa  By Sara Flounders   INTERNATIONAL ACTION CENTER STATEMENT ON LIBYA The brutal lynching of Moammar Gadhafi, the leader of Libya, is the latest criminal act in NATO’s seven-month war of regime change and conquest.  Gadhafi died resisting to the […]

WATCH! ‘I Am Not Moving’ compares Arab Spring to Occupy Wall Street

By Kase Wickman Wednesday, October 12, 2011      Raw Story A video combining footage of United States government leaders and clips of the grassroots Occupy Wall Street movement in downtown New York City has gone viral, reposted across several accounts on YouTube. The video opens with a statement by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton […]