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Posts Tagged ‘corporate

Perspective on the decline of America by Noam Chomsky

February 16, 2012

American decline is real, though despite piteous laments, the U.S. remains the world dominant power by a large margin. China and India have recorded rapid (though highly inegalitarian) growth, but remain very poor countries, with enormous internal problems not faced by the West. China is the world’s major manufacturing center, but largely as an assembly […]

Most powerful asset of the Occupy Movement is articulating truth

February 14, 2012

There is a recipe for breaking popular movements. I watched it play out over five years in the war in El Salvador. I now see these familiar patterns in the assault against the Occupy movement. It goes like this. Physically eradicate the insurgents’ logistical base of operations to disrupt communication and organization. Dry up financial […]

The Corporate States of America and the Pathology of Capitalism

January 25, 2012

An opinion expressed by Charles Sullivan, a Master Naturalist and community activist: The U.S. is an occupied territory that could more accurately be described as the Corporate States of America. The systems of power do not allow the voice of working people to be heard or their collective will to be acted upon. Despite the […]

The Anatomy of an Occupy Movement Revolution

November 16, 2011

The elites have exposed their hand. … They are as dead and useless to us as the water-soaked books, tents, sleeping bags, suitcases, food boxes and clothes that were tossed by sanitation workers Tuesday morning into garbage trucks in New York City. They have no ideas, no plans and no vision for the future. They […]

What the Occupy Movement needs to do to survive and prosper

October 24, 2011

The power of the Occupy Wall Street movement is rooted in the moral imperatives of justice and self-sacrifice, non-historical values closer to King than Abbie Hoffman. It seeks to rebuild the bridges to labor, the poor and the working class. The occupation movement’s greatest challenge will be overcoming the deep distrust of white liberals by […]

Martin Luther King hijacked by Corporate and Political Elites

October 5, 2011

From an interview with Reverend Jeremiah Wright, Obama’s former pastor: On October 16, President Obama will preside over the dedication of the Martin Luther King memorial on the Mall in Washington. Through participating, The President will lend himself to the venal cabal of the corporate and political elites who have hijacked King’s image. Obama mocks […]

No Act of Rebellion Is Wasted

December 14, 2010

We may feel, in the face of the ruthless corporate destruction of our nation, our culture, and our ecosystem, powerless and weak. But we are not. We have a power that terrifies the corporate state. Any act of rebellion, no matter how few people show up or how heavily it is censored by a media […]

Fascism through corporate control of government

November 15, 2010

Though the precise definition of Fascism may be argued, I am talking here of Fascism as defined as the corporate control of government. Or as the Godfather of Fascism, Benito Mussolini, once summed it up: “Fascism should more properly be called corporatism, since it is the merger of state and corporate power.” In the early […]

Neocon take-over of National Public Radio

November 4, 2010

Once upon a time NPR (National Public Radio) was an alternative voice. That voice was discarded during the Bush administration when Republican fundraiser Gay Hart Gaines was appointed by George W. Bush as vice chair for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Cheryl Feldman Halpern was appointed chair of the Corporation by Dubya, and Elizabeth Sembler […]

Corporate sponsorship the reason Obama has let us all down

November 1, 2010

Rober D. Hodge writes in his excellent new book ‘The Mendacity of Hope’, “Obama is judged not as a man but as a fable, a tale of moral uplift that redeems the sins of America’s shameful past,” our longing for him to be Martin Luther King reborn. It is not primary a question of individual […]