WHY WON’T TRUMP CONDEMN THE SAUDIS? (HINT: IT’S ISRAEL. ALSO, IRAN)

Deconstructed The Intercept Oct 18, 2018 (this link has audio, below is a transcript) The US and Saudi Arabia have been friends since 1945, when President Franklin D. Roosevelt met with Saudi Arabia’s founding king, Abdulaziz, onboard the USS Quincy in the Suez Canal to strike the deal of the century: Washington would provide the security … Continue reading WHY WON’T TRUMP CONDEMN THE SAUDIS? (HINT: IT’S ISRAEL. ALSO, IRAN)

Billionaire-Funded Fascism Is Rising in America

The billionaire fascists are coming for your Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. And they’re openly bragging about it. by Thom Hartmann Independent Media Institute October 19, 2018 Right after Trump’s election, back in December of 2016, Newt Gingrich openly bragged at the Heritage Foundation that the Trump administration and Republicans in Congress were going to “break out … Continue reading Billionaire-Funded Fascism Is Rising in America

Climate Crisis is Upon Us

by Rob Urie Counterpunch Oct 15, 2018 One of the more useful allusions hidden in plain sight in the recent IPCC / UN report on climate crisis is the distinction between the pre-industrial and industrial ages that defines the era of climate crisis. Industrial capitalism, a/k/a capitalism, is the cause of climate crisis. Plenty of pseudo-scientific … Continue reading Climate Crisis is Upon Us

Why Catastrophic Climate Change is Probably Inevitable Now

How Capitalism Torched the Planet by Imploding Into Fascism by Umair Haque Eudaimonia Oct 10, 2018 Sometimes, when I write scary essays, I encourage you not to read them. This one’s different. It’s going to be brutal, scary, jarring, and alarming. But if you want my thoughts on the future, then read away. It strikes me … Continue reading Why Catastrophic Climate Change is Probably Inevitable Now

How Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens Affect American Politics

American Democracy? by Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page Who governs? Who really rules? To what extent is the broad body of U.S. citizens sovereign, semi-sovereign, or largely powerless? These questions have animated much important work in the study of American politics. Until very recently it has not been possible to test these theories against each … Continue reading How Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens Affect American Politics

Sharing is Key to a New Economic and Democratic Order

by Graham Peebles Dissident Voice October 13th, 2018 In order to meet the colossal challenges of the time, fundamental change to the socio-economic order is needed. The environmental catastrophe is the major issue, together with armed conflict, potentially nuclear. Both threaten the survival of humanity and the planet, and both are widely ignored by the … Continue reading Sharing is Key to a New Economic and Democratic Order

The Elite World Order in Jitters

Review of Peter Phillips' book Giants: The Global Power Elite by Robert Hunziker Dissident Voice September 14th, 2018 According to a brand new book by Peter Phillips, the world is now controlled by a handful (actually several handfuls) of powerful/ rich elites via interlocking capital exchanges spanning the globe. https://youtu.be/Np6td-wzDYQ This ultra small coterie dictates world events … Continue reading The Elite World Order in Jitters