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#DeadlineGlasgow: Defund Climate Chaos Aug. 13 focus #StopLine3
List of demands put in place by November 1, 2021 when international Climate Chaos conference begins in Glasgow.
Chris Hedges Speaks on ‘American Sadism’
“What is taking place is not neglect. It is not ineptitude. It is not policy failure. It is social murder. It is murder because it is premeditated. It is murder because a conscious choice was made by the global ruling classes to extinguish life rather than protect it. It is murder because profit, despite the hard statistics, the growing climate disruptions, and the scientific modeling, is deemed more important than human survival.”
A People’s Guide to the War Industry -4: The New BOSS
“Capitalists profit when they adeptly shift costs onto others (humans, other animals, the planet itself). This includes enforcing poor labor safety, crushing labor unions, and polluting the natural world. We, the people, see so much pollution and harm because that’s how the system is designed. Those are intentional byproducts of capitalism.”
Cornel West: We Must Fight the Commodification of Everybody and Everything
[Trump] is pushing the country toward genuine fascism: wholesale disregard of the law, the rule of big military, the rule of big money, Wall Street, and Silicon Valley. He is crushing workers, marginalizing women, scapegoating Mexicans, and Muslims, and Jews, and Black, brown, and indigenous people.”
Matt Taibbi: Bailing Out the Bailout
“The Trump administration just bought this undead economy at retail prices and committed the Fed and the Treasury to sustaining it.”
Ralph Nader: Who Will Go After Trump’s Corporate Socialism?
The original doctrine of socialism meant government ownership of the means of production—heavy industries, railroads, banks, and the like. Nobody in national politics today is suggesting such a takeover. As one quipster put it, “How can Washington take ownership of the banks when the banks own Washington?” Consumer rights advocate and former presidential candidate Ralph […]
Chris Hedges: “The Rats Revolt” by Ralph Nader
It is only when the elites become afraid of us that there will be any hope of destroying corporate power. Politics, as Nader understands, is a game of fear.
When Washington Decides Democracy Is Dangerous: Stoking Opposition in Venezuela and Syria
The opposition “movements” in Venezuela and Syria have a great deal in common: both are seeking the demise of democratically-elected governments; both resort to violence and acts of terrorism; both are tools of U.S. and Western imperialism, and both are failing. A Venezuelan protester holds a poster that reads in Spanish “Against Imperialist aggression, respect […]
Chris Hedges | The Return of American Race Laws
The central tenet of fascism is always that war cleanses society and that the “virtues” that war inculcates in its combatants and survivors provide a new moral vigor.
Chris Hedges | The Mafia State
We will remove them from power or enter a new dark age.
Glenn Greenwald | Democrats, Trump, and the Ongoing, Dangerous Refusal to Learn the Lesson of Brexit
The institutions and elite factions that have spent years mocking, maligning, and pillaging large portions of the population …are now shocked that their dictates and decrees go unheeded.
Chris Hedges | Unspeakable
Chris Hedges on the most taboo topics in America, with David Talbot.
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.
Two by Chris Hedges: Our Mania for Hope Is a Curse and The Pathology of the Rich White Family
Hedges: The pathology of the rich white family is the most dangerous pathology in America.
The yearning for positivism that pervades our corporate culture ignores human nature and human history. But to challenge it, to state the obvious fact that things are getting worse, and may soon get much worse, is to be tossed out of the circle of magical thinking that defines American and much of Western culture. The left is as infected with this mania for hope as the right. It is a mania that obscures reality even as global capitalism disintegrates and the ecosystem unravels, potentially dooming us all.