Friday, July 26, 2013

Chris Hedges | Reality Asserts Itself

The most-revealing news reports and captivating interviews often come from sources not owned by the corporations controlling mainstream media. This Real News Network interview is one example.

If you want to gain a better understanding of the serious problems facing not only America, but those of the entire human race, and what you can do to help solve those problems, then make sure to take some time out of your busy schedule to watch this seven-part interview of Chris Hedges by Paul Jay.

This is the best interview explaining our current system of societal corporatocracy that I've seen yet.

Here's [Part-1] of the full interview -


Thursday, July 25, 2013

Richard Wolff | The Failure of Detroit

Detroit's bankruptcy "is an example of a failed economic system," says economist Richard Wolff, professor emeritus of economics at University of Massachusetts. "There are so many other cities in Detroit's situation, that if the courts decide that it is legal to take away the pension that has been promised to and paid for by these workers, you have [legalized] theft. It is class war, redistributing income from the bottom to the top."

Source: Democracy Now! - Richard Wolff: Detroit a "Spectacular Failure" of System that Redistributes Pay From Bottom to Top"

Sunday, July 14, 2013

You're Screwed | Kimmel Kartoon

Well, let's look on the bright side. There's always Elysium. C'mon now, everybody sing along!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

The Barrett Brown Controversy

As I've alluded to in my previous post concerning reported unconstitutional surveillance of American citizens and unfettered data collection by private contractors at the behest of the NSA, the FBI and other government agencies, the United States seems to be turning into one big police state, where ordinary citizens come to be considered the enemy, and where a corporatized Government begins to rule over the people instead of being ruled by the people.

Reportedly, 70% of U.S. spending on intelligence is currently going to private contractors. And like I've said before, who knows what private contractors can, and might, do with that collected information?

This Democracy Now! interview with Peter Ludlow, professor of philosophy at Northwestern University, whose article in The Nation, "The Strange Case of Barrett Brown", effectively describes the serious problems and conflicts of interest associated with allowing those private corporations to take over the responsibilities of Government in providing "secret" intelligence gathering and surveillance.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

The Corporation | A Documentary

Provoking, witty, stylish and sweepingly informative, the documentary The Corporation explores the nature and spectacular rise of the dominant institution of our time.

Part film and part movement, The Corporation is transforming audiences and dazzling critics with its insightful and compelling analysis. Taking its status as a legal "person" to the logical conclusion, the film puts the corporation on the psychiatrist's couch to ask "What kind of person is it?"

Thursday, July 4, 2013

The Story of Citizens United v FEC

How is it that corporations have been able to take control our Democracy? Watch this.