The Green New Deal: Doubling Down on Failure and Distracting US from This Core Problem

by Rainer Shea Revolution Dispatch As the world is being pummeled by social and environmental crises, civilization is becoming starkly divided between a comfortable upper class and a massive underclass of disposable people. This is the consequence of creating a society where the vast majority of the resources are controlled by the rich. For just … Continue reading The Green New Deal: Doubling Down on Failure and Distracting US from This Core Problem

The Truth about Venzuela: Isn’t it Always about the Oil?

Saker interview with Michael Hudson on Venezuela, February 7, 2019 Introduction: There is a great deal of controversy about the true shape of the Venezuelan economy and whether Hugo Chavez’ and Nicholas Maduro’s reform and policies were crucial for the people of Venezuela or whether they were completely misguided and precipitated the current crises.  Anybody … Continue reading The Truth about Venzuela: Isn’t it Always about the Oil?

Destroying Government

by Vijay Prashad CounterPunch Jan 29, 2019 Donald Trump opened the new year with belligerence. He authored the shutdown of the United States federal government. For a country where everything seems to be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, it is bizarre to have government offices closed for weeks. In a meeting with … Continue reading Destroying Government

How Nixon Actually Got Into Power

by Mae Brussell Realist August 1972 The rise of Adolph Hitler and fascism in Germany was carefully planned. It began with the illegal rearmament of a covert army following defeat in World War I, which was an intentional, secretive breaking of the Versailles Treaty disarmament agreements. American munition manufacturers and industrialists aided the clandestine military … Continue reading How Nixon Actually Got Into Power

There’s a wider scandal suggested by the Trump investigations

by Ofer Raban  Professor of Constitutional Law, University of Oregon The scope of financial crimes unearthed so far by state and federal authorities investigating President Trump and his associates is remarkable. Paul Manafort was found guilty of bank and tax fraud, and faces another trial involving charges of money laundering. Former campaign adviser Rick Gates … Continue reading There’s a wider scandal suggested by the Trump investigations

GOP: We Have to Destroy the Government

For most congressional Republicans, certainly for Mitch McConnell, this isn’t about the border wall. This is another battle in their long-running war on government itself. by Michael Tomasky Daily Beast Jan 22, 2019 As we enter today the second month of the shutdown, it’s time to recall the 2011 words of Mike Lofgren, who spent 28 years … Continue reading GOP: We Have to Destroy the Government

The Government which Honors MLK with a National Holiday is the Same One which Killed Him

A Review of The Plot to Kill King by William Pepper by Edward Curtin  Global Research Very few Americans are aware of the truth behind the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Few books have been written about it, unlike other significant assassinations, especially JFK’s. For almost fifty years there has been a media … Continue reading The Government which Honors MLK with a National Holiday is the Same One which Killed Him