Mexico: Leaked Documents Reveal Right-Wing Plan To Overthrow AMLO

By Ben Norton, The Grayzone. -

Some of the most powerful forces in Mexico are uniting in a campaign to try to topple the country’s first left-wing president in decades, Andrés Manuel López Obrador. And they apparently have [...]

Chris Hedges: The Treason Of The Ruling Class

By Chris Hedges, Scheer Post. -

The ruling elites no longer have legitimacy. They have destroyed our capitalist democracy and replaced it with a mafia state. What the Roman philosopher Cicero called a commonwealth, a res [...]

The US Is Not ‘Losing’ Its Democracy, It’s Already Long Gone

By Richard Enos, Collective Revolution. -

The notion that citizens of the United States don’t actually live in a democracy has been picking up steam for decades, with scars from economic, social and political decay inflicting themselves [...]

Death By Oligarchy

By Chris Hedges, Truthdig.com -

Oligarchs are blinded by hubris, wealth and power. Their cloying sense of entitlement sees them outraged by even the most tepid reforms or mildest of criticisms. They lack empathy and compassion, [...]

Just Like The “Money Trust” Before It, Wall Street Is A Threat To Democracy

By Carter Daugherty, Take On Wall Street. -

We don’t speak of the “Money Trust” in the 21st century. But perhaps we should. These two words had a powerful resonance in the early decades of the 20th century as a label for the tiny number [...]

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, Truthdig.com -

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, Truthdig.com -

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, Indybay.org -

"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, Truthdig.com -

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, www.PopularResistance.org -

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, www.theguardian.com -

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, www.journal-neo.org -

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 [...]

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