Billionaires Plan Escape From Apocalypse

By Robert Hunziker, Counterpunch -

What’s with capitalism/capitalists? As soon as things turn sour, they turn south with tails between their legs and hightail it out of Dodge. However, they feast on and love steady, easy, orderly [...]

People Living In Democracies Think Government Does Not Represent Them

Staff, Alliance of Democracies -

The largest single global study measuring citizens’ trust in government indicates democracies are facing a severe crisis of faith in the eyes of the public. The Democracy Perception Index 2018 [...]

Do U.S. Oligarchs Exist? Not in Mainstream Media

By Jeff Cohen, Popular Resistance -

I hear the anchors on CNN and MSNBC getting us riled up about the schemes of this or that “Russian oligarch with links to the Kremlin.” I’ve heard that phrase incessantly in recent weeks And [...]

The Oligarchs’ ‘Guaranteed Basic Income’ Scam

By Chris Hedges, -

A number of the reigning oligarchs—among them Mark Zuckerberg (net worth $64.1 billion), Elon Musk (net worth $20.8 billion), Richard Branson (net worth $5.1 billion) and Stewart Butterfield (net [...]

The Deadly Rule Of The Oligarchs

By Chris Hedges, -

Oligarchic rule, as Aristotle pointed out, is a deviant form of government. Oligarchs care nothing for competency, intelligence, honesty, rationality, self-sacrifice or the common good. They [...]

Big Oil Praises Gov. Brown’s State Of The State Address

By Dan Bacher, -

"Jerry Brown has refused to start turning off the oil spigot as donations and lobbying dollars continue to flowfrom Big Oil,” said Liza Tucker, Consumer Advocate for Consumer Watchdog. “It’s time [...]

Government Structure—Not Just Personnel—Needs to Change

Paul Street, -

We need a “change of structure,” not merely a “change of spirit” or a change of party identity and personnel at the nominal top of the corporate totalitarian state. A nominal Democrat was elected [...]

Urgent Protests To Stop Tax Theft

By #StopTheGOPTaxScam Coalition, -

Starting Monday, Dec 18, and continuing through Tuesday, Dec 19, doctors, nurses and medical students are joining with patients to STOP the VOTE on the GOP's tax cut that takes away health care [...]

Second Gilded Age, Rigged System Not Being Challenged

By Larry Elliott, -

By Larry Elliott for the Guardian. If revulsion at the concentration of wealth and the exploitation of market power becomes strong enough there is nothing to stop governments smashing monopolies [...]

An American Oligarch‘s Dirty Tale Of Corruption

F. William Engdahl, -

By F. William Engdahl for NEO - What the three hacked documents reveal is a degree of behind-the-scene manipulation of the most minute details of the Kiev regime by the New York billionaire. In [...]

Jimmy Carter: America More An ‘Oligarchy Than Democracy’

By Staff, -

By Staff of The Associated Press - ATLANTA — Former President Jimmy Carter offered a damning indictment of U.S. foreign policy and domestic affairs Tuesday, saying money in politics makes the [...]

Resistance In The Age Of Trump

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, -

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers. This article summarizes the history of the Trump era and the response by the popular resistance movement. It links to a series of articles written over the [...]

Are We Ready For Class War Yet?

By Fred Nagel, -

By Fred Nagel. Are we ready for class war yet? Or ready at least to fight back in a war that the very wealthy started in earnest over 30 years ago? Now is certainly the time when millions of [...]

Newsletter – Beyond Russia: The Work Ahead

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese. As the day that the Electoral College casts its vote for President draws near, so does the frenzy of accusations that Russians hacked the election to benefit [...]

Populism Defeated: Trump’s Bait And Switch

By Nomi Prins, -

By Nomi Prins for Tom's Dispatch. Only a month has passed since November 8th, but it’s already clear (not that it wasn’t before) that Trump’s anti-establishment campaign rhetoric was the biggest [...]

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