Trump offers socialism for the rich, capitalism for everyone else

To a conservative mind, socialism is getting something for nothing. Yet this is what the Donald Trump gives to the filthy rich. by Robert Reich Guardian Feb 11, 2019 America will never be a socialist country,” Donald Trump declared in his State of the Union address. Someone should alert Trump that America is now a … Continue reading Trump offers socialism for the rich, capitalism for everyone else

Beyond Corporate Power

by Richard Moser Be Freedom Feb 8, 2019 The problem is not that the corporations are “out of control,” the problem is that the corporations are so much “in control.” By seeing neoliberalism as Free Market Fundamentalism (FMF) rather than Corporate Power we underestimate the challenges ahead. FMF does not help us to know what tactics … Continue reading Beyond Corporate Power

The Coming Fall Of The Super-Rich

by Rainer Shea  Revolution Dispatch Feb 5, 2019 Today’s super-rich are the most privileged and powerful group of people in history. If you’re a billionaire, you can usually decide an election by funneling a little bit of your money into the race. You can sway public opinion by buying up media outlets, and by using … Continue reading The Coming Fall Of The Super-Rich

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

In Response to Lies and Hate, Let Me Make Some Things Clear About My Climate Strike

by Greta Thunberg Common Dreams Feb 2, 2019 https://youtu.be/M7dVF9xylaw Recently I've seen many rumors circulating about me and enormous amounts of hate. This is no surprise to me. I know that since most people are not aware of the full meaning of the climate crisis (which is understandable since it has never been treated as a crisis) … Continue reading In Response to Lies and Hate, Let Me Make Some Things Clear About My Climate Strike

Wall Street, Banks, and Angry Citizens

by NOMI PRINS  Le Monde Diplomatique FEBRUARY 1, 2019 A major question remains unanswered when it comes to the state of Main Street, not just here but across the planet. If the global economy really is booming, as many politicians claim, why are leaders and their parties around the world continuing to get booted out … Continue reading Wall Street, Banks, and Angry Citizens

The World to Come

by Chris Hedges Truthdig Jan 28, 2019 The ruling elites are painfully aware that the foundations of American power are rotting. The outsourcing of manufacturing in the United States and the plunging of over half the population into poverty will, they know, not be reversed. The self-destructive government shutdown has been only one of numerous … Continue reading The World to Come