A History of Neoliberalism: Chris Hedges, David Harvey, and Michael Hudson

You can download and read the book A Brief History of Neoliberalism here as a PDF. Below is a series of videos by the books’ author as a primer on the most important topic of our age, which practically no one has heard of nor understands: Neoliberalism ON CONTACT: A History of Neoliberalism, Part I David … Continue reading A History of Neoliberalism: Chris Hedges, David Harvey, and Michael Hudson

How American Mass Media Poisons Us with Hate

Chris Hedges interviews Matt Taibbi  Truthdig edited by O Society June 11, 2019 In the latest episode of “On Contact,” host and Truthdig contributor Chris Hedges sits down with Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone for a two-part series on American media, which Hedges calls a “purveyor of hate.” They explore the ways in which Fox News … Continue reading How American Mass Media Poisons Us with Hate

Capitalist Realism, Mental Illness, and Societies of Control

Capitalist realism (aka neoliberalism) is the ambient all-pervasive atmosphere where it’s just sort of implied capitalism is all there is. It conditions how we view the world, how we work, our social relations, even our thoughts and behaviors. When it comes to mental health, capitalist realism frames mental illness as a purely chemical imbalance in … Continue reading Capitalist Realism, Mental Illness, and Societies of Control

Our problems are deeper than “capitalism” (and “socialism” alone can’t solve them)

by Kollibri terre Sonnenblume edited by O Society May 19, 2019 Complaints about “capitalism” have become more common the last few years in the United States. This has been a welcome development. Anytime the collective perspective is widened, it’s beneficial to at least some degree. In a complementary way, calls for “socialism” have also become more … Continue reading Our problems are deeper than “capitalism” (and “socialism” alone can’t solve them)

The Mueller Report Bookmarks a Shameful Period of Groupthink in the Press: On Monoliths and Mercer

edited by O Society Mar 28, 2019 written by Chris Hedges TruthDig The Mueller report’s categorical statement “Donald Trump and his campaign did not collude with Russia” ends one of the most shameful periods in modern American journalism, one which rivals and perhaps surpasses even the mindless cheerleading for the Iraq War by most of … Continue reading The Mueller Report Bookmarks a Shameful Period of Groupthink in the Press: On Monoliths and Mercer

The Psychology of Getting Julian Assange Part 3 – Wikileaks and Russiagate: Trust Us, We’re The CIA

by Lissa Johnson New Matilda edited by O Society Mar 21, 2019 In the third of her special investigative series on Julian Assange, clinical psychologist Lissa Johnson sheds a little more light on the ways the world’s most consistently dishonest state co-opted so many otherwise intelligent people into shooting the messenger. Julian Assange is in … Continue reading The Psychology of Getting Julian Assange Part 3 – Wikileaks and Russiagate: Trust Us, We’re The CIA

The Psychology Of Getting Julian Assange Part 2: The Court Of Public Opinion And The Blood-Curdling Untold Story

written by Lissa Johnson New Matilda edited by O Society Mar 20, 2019 In her ongoing special investigation into the detention of Julian Assange, Lissa Johnson turns to the art of smear, and how to corrupt a judicial system. On Friday 14th February, the Editor in Chief of news website Consortium News, Joe Lauria, visited Sydney to … Continue reading The Psychology Of Getting Julian Assange Part 2: The Court Of Public Opinion And The Blood-Curdling Untold Story

Giving the Bomb to Saudi Arabia’s Dr. Strangelove

by Chris Hedges Truthdig Mar 3, 2019 The most dangerous foreign policy decision of the Trump administration—and I know this is saying a lot—is its decision to share sensitive nuclear technology with Saudi Arabia and authorize U.S. companies to build nuclear reactors in that country. I spent seven years in the Middle East. I covered … Continue reading Giving the Bomb to Saudi Arabia’s Dr. Strangelove

Extinction Rebellion

The word of the day is procrastibation. procrastibation: 1 masturbation (mental or physical) to kill time when you should be doing something else. 2 a brief masturbatory interlude separating a lengthy period of idle procrastination and a period of productive intellectual functioning. “I engaged in an epic procrastibation spree when I should have been writing a … Continue reading Extinction Rebellion