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Posts Tagged ‘special interest groups; u.s.

Large Increase in U.S. Military Aid to Israel

December 11, 2010

Despite freezing funding for most aspects of the US government at 2010 levels, the US House agreed this past week to increase military aid to Israel substantially. “Given the scrutiny that our nation is appropriately giving to every dollar expended for all purposes – including the defense of the United States and its allies – […]

Ron Paul: “The real problem is that the American people have been too submissive”

November 20, 2010

“[W]e have to realize that the real problem is that the American people have been too submissive. We have been too submissive. It has been going on for a long time. … “[T]he bill that I have introduced … is very simple. It is one paragraph long. It removes the immunity from anybody in the […]

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 […]

Will America’s military behemoth ever be dismantled?

September 19, 2010

An article in last Sunday’s New York Times provided an interesting analysis of the Egyptian military, one that holds some important lessons for America. The article described the military in Egypt as “the single most powerful institution in an autocratic state facing its toughest test in decades, an imminent presidential succession.” The military, which has been the […]

Campaign contribution is simply a polished term for bribery

May 13, 2010

The biggest political scandal is the one that aids and abets others — the pay-to-play system that buys up Congress, pollutes our political system with special-interest cash and deep-sixes the kind of bold reform agenda that we voted for and need. In just the first quarter of 2010, the finance, insurance and real estate sectors […]

Because People Matter: Building an Economy that Works for Everyone

April 23, 2010

Outrageous enrichment goes hand in hand with incredible pauperisation. 200 of the biggest companies in the world together own more than 80% of the world population. What is the similarity between Zambia and the investment-bank Goldman Sachs? The answer illustrates the madness of the world economy. Zambia earns 2.2 billion dollars per year for its […]

US Senators rebuke Obama over his Israel stance

April 15, 2010

More than three quarters of the U.S. Senate, including 38 Democrats, have signed on to a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton implicitly rebuking the Obama Administration for its confrontational stance toward Israel, caused by Israel’s untimely announcement of future housing construction in East Jerusalem. The letter, backed by the pro-Israel AIPAC, urges the […]

Haiti’s untapped wealth and the US military presence there

March 9, 2010

Beneath the rubble and tragedy of Haiti lies what some geophysicists believe may be one of the globe’s richest zones for oil and gas hydrocarbons outside the Middle East. The same tectonic plates of North America, South America and the Caribbean that rub together to cause earthquakes, also form one of the world’s most active […]

U.S. Defense Contractors with record profits use tax havens to bypass U.S. taxes

February 16, 2010

It is no small irony that despite stark budget figures and an even bleaker future for the American working class, Washington Technology reported January 28 that the “29 largest publicly traded defense contractors increased their use of offshore subsidiaries by 26 percent from 2003 to 2008.” You would think these firms – the Military-Industrial-Security-Complex  –flush […]

So when is America’s next War — this one with Iran — to begin?

February 10, 2010

Huffington Post highlights how fast the notoriously slow Congressional process can move when sufficiently motivated. Last week the Senate passed comprehensive sanctions on Iran — a bill being pushed by [America’s all-powerful pro-Israel lobby] AIPAC neocons and the other “usual suspects” — in record time. It was brought up with only three senators on the […]