On Contact: Analysis Of George Floyd Protests

On the show today, Chris Hedges discusses the George Floyd protests erupting in over 140 American cities with Glen Ford, executive editor of Black Agenda Report. "And the black misleadership [...]

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 [...]

White Supremacy Is The Virus; Police Are The Vector

By Nick Pemberton, Counterpunch. -

Tensions are high as Minneapolis police murdered a black man named George Floyd, not by gunshot, but by an agonizingly long kneel on his neck; which was not released for seven minutes, several of [...]

400 March And Rally To Tax Amazon As Momentum Grows Against Any State Ban On Taxing Big Business

By Staff, Taxamazon.net -

On Sunday March 1, 400 community members marched from the Cal Anderson Park fountain to the Amazon corporate campus as part of Seattle’s Tax Amazon movement. Against the backdrop of the Amazon [...]

The Golden Age Of White Collar Crime

By Michael Hobbes, Huffpost.com -

OVER THE LAST TWO YEARS, nearly every institution of American life has taken on the unmistakable stench of moral rot. Corporate behemoths like Boeing and Wells Fargo have traded blue-chip [...]

Isn’t A Wealth Tax Common Sense?

By J. Bradford DeLong, Project-syndicate.org -

The wealth-tax proposals being advanced by Democratic US presidential primary contenders clearly meets the public-finance standard for an ideal form of revenue generation. So why have these plans [...]

UN Ruling Could Be A Game-Changer For Climate Refugees And Climate Action

By Yvonne Su,  Theconversation.com -

The recent ruling by the United Nations that governments cannot return people to countries where their lives might be threatened by climate change is a potential game-changer — not just for [...]

Dear Billionaires: Pitchforks Or A Fair Tax System?

By Chuck Collins, Inequality.org -

World leaders, powerful corporate executives and influential activists will come together this week at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. At the top of the agenda is “stakeholder [...]

The Davos World Economic Forum An Orgy Of Power And Money

By Peter Koenig, Informationclearinghouse.info -

Friends, this year the WEF is celebrating its 50th Anniversary. Forty-nine (49) of the insanely pompous – and every year more – WEF events took place in Davos, Switzerland. Just one, in 2002, [...]

Freedom Rider: The Internet Does Washington’s Dirty Work

By Margaret Kimberley, Blackagendareport.com -

In its early days the internet seemed to be an undisputed good, a means of communication open to all. It was hoped that these new platforms would level the playing field and give smaller outlets [...]

World’s Billionaires Have More Wealth Than 4.6 Billion People

By Staff, Oxfamamerica.org -

There are more than two thousand billionaires in the world today and they have more wealth than the 4.6 billion people who make up 60 percent of the planet’s population, reveals a new report from [...]

People In US See Economy Is Rigged For The Wealthy

By Ruth Igielnik, Pewresearch.org -

The notion that the U.S. economy is “rigged” to benefit the wealthy and special interests was a major rallying cry in the 2016 presidential election and is already resurfacing in the 2020 race. [...]

Two-Thirds Of People In The US Want To Tax The Rich

By Howard Schneider and Chris Kahn, Reuters.com -

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The idea of imposing a wealth tax on the richest Americans has elicited sharply divergent views across a spectrum of politicians, with President Donald Trump [...]

Meet The CEOs Raking It In From Trump’s Aggression Toward Iran

CEOs of major U.S. military contractors stand to reap huge windfalls from the escalation of conflict with Iran. This was evident in the immediate aftermath of the U.S. assassination of a top [...]

Ruling Class Bereft Of Answers While Catastrophic Fires Escalate Across Australia

By James Cogan, Wsws.org -

Catastrophic fire conditions exist today throughout much of Australia, from the southwest of Western Australia, across South Australia, to Victoria, the island state of Tasmania, and New South [...]