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

The rent is too damned high because money-laundering oligarchs bought all the real-estate to clean their oil money

by CZ Edwards ReaderApp “Current conditions mirror what happened after the housing market collapsed. Prices tumbled and property was abundant, but the only people who could afford to buy were those who hadn’t been crippled by the financial crisis.” Loads of houses are up for sale -- but middle-class buyers are still shut out Who … Continue reading The rent is too damned high because money-laundering oligarchs bought all the real-estate to clean their oil money

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

16-year-old tells Davos delegates if the planet dies, she’s blaming them

by Heather Landy in Davos Quartz Jan 25, 2019 Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenager who called the world to attention last month at the 2018 UN Climate Change Conference, brought her stark message to the World Economic Forum this week, telling the global elites who converged on Davos, Switzerland, that she would hold them accountable for not doing … Continue reading 16-year-old tells Davos delegates if the planet dies, she’s blaming them