We’re Addressing the Climate Crisis the Wrong Way

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“Every time the IPCC publishes a new report, they always seem to target governments to make changes. But the real targets should be these mega-regions which are ultimately dominated by the corporate elite. The corporate elite and their institutions are the ones responsible for how this world has been shaped.” — Chris Smiley of The Peace Report

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When And How The Economy Will Collapse Is Now In The Hands Of Central Bankers by Ellen Brown

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by Ellen Brown
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Web of Debt Blog
September 15, 2018

Central bankers are now aggressively playing the stock market. To say they are buying up the planet may be an exaggeration, but they could. They can create money at will, and they have declared their “independence” from government. They have become rogue players in a game of their own.

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Meet the One Percent: Peter Phillips’ Giants: The Global Power Elite by Marc Eliot Stein

Diego Rivera, Man, Controller of the Universe, 1934, detail.

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Republished with permission from David Swanson at World Beyond War

by Marc Eliot Stein
World Beyond War, Aug. 25, 2018
August 26, 2018

Peter Phillips, professor of Political Sociology at Sonoma State University and media researcher for Project Censored and Media Freedom Foundation, presented a summary of his groundbreaking new book Giants: The Global Power Elite last week at Fordham University’s campus in Manhattan. This was an information-packed session that explained the unique purpose of this new book: exposing to public view the private workings of the influential investment partnerships, global councils, think tanks, consortiums and other non-governmental organizations that translate the agenda of the wealthy one-percent into policy plans and proposals that the most powerful governments in the world can act on.

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History of Capitalism in the United States: Exposing the Myth of America + Full Transcript

Fight Racism Fight Imperialism - Anti-Trump protesters start to gather in London's Trafalgar Square.

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Previously posted Feb. 24, 2012

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Let Your Life Be a Friction to Stop the Machine

on Feb 13, 2012

A brief and crucial history of the United States

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Circus of Deceit–The Big Boys of The Fortune 500 by Wayne Burn

by Wayne Burn
Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad
Enemy of Empire, 8 December 2011
February 17, 2014

An Evening with the Fortune 500, May 7, 2012

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“Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism
because it is a merger of state and corporate power.” — Benito Mussolini

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It’s the Interest, Stupid! Why Bankers Rule the World by Ellen Brown

by Ellen Brown
Featured Writer
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webofdebt.com
Nov. 8, 2012

M&I Move Your Money Campaign

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In the 2012 edition of Occupy Money released last week, Professor Margrit Kennedy writes that a stunning 35% to 40% of everything we buy goes to interest. This interest goes to bankers, financiers, and bondholders, who take a 35% to 40% cut of our GDP. That helps explain how wealth is systematically transferred from Main Street to Wall Street. The rich get progressively richer at the expense of the poor, not just because of “Wall Street greed” but because of the inexorable mathematics of our private banking system.

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Noam Chomsky: Who Owns the World? + Transcript

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with Noam Chomsky

The end is near: Headless burocrats!

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Oct 26, 2012 by

In the week when President Obama and Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney debated issues of foreign policy and the economy, we turn to world-renowned political dissident, linguist, author and MIT Professor, Noam Chomsky. In a recent speech, Chomsky examined topics largely ignored or glossed over during the campaign: China, the Arab Spring, global warming, nuclear proliferation, and the military threat posed by Israel and the U.S. versus Iran. Continue reading

Absurdity Rules the World by Siv O’Neall

by Siv O’Neall
Featured Writer
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Axisoflogic.com, 13 July 2012
Lyon, France
15 July 2012

Greedy Corporate America

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The absurdity of the world today is so blinding that we can barely see through the fog to discern what went so wrong.

Plans had been spun for years in the dark underground caves by the enemies of man. The Neoconservatives had it all planned, but one factor was missing.

Propaganda had already been working its insidious misinformation. The mass media were already more than willing to play the game of Big Money. Continue reading

Moyers and Company: Big Money, Big Media, Big Trouble

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Moyers & Company | BillMoyers.com
April 27, 2012

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Big money and big media have coupled to create a ‘Disney World’ of democracy in which TV shows, televised debates, even news coverage is being dumbed down, resulting in a public less informed than it should be, says Marty Kaplan, director of USC’s Norman Lear Center and an entertainment industry veteran. Bill Moyers talks with Kaplan about how taking news out of the journalism box and placing it in the entertainment box is hurting democracy and allowing special interest groups to manipulate the system.

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Michael Parenti: Who Runs The World? (2012)

with Michael Parenti
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Michael Parenti Blog
www.michaelparenti.org
Mar. 5, 2012

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Michael Parenti, a progressive political analyst, joined us this morning for a good look at what’s going on in the Middle East, specifically Iran. He took us back in history for a lesson on Saddam Hussein showing us exactly who put him in power and how he fell out of good graces with the U.S., thus becoming the bad boy. The American Empire and Geo-Politics.

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History of Capitalism in the United States: Exposing the Myth of America

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This video may contain images depicting the reality and horror of war/violence and should only be viewed by a mature audience.

“Let your life be a counter- friction to stop the machine.” — Henry David Thoreau

Let Your Life Be a Friction to Stop the Machine

on Feb 13, 2012

A brief and crucial history of the United States

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Ralph Nader: Who Runs The World? (1998)

Save democracy fight corporate fascism

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with Ralph Nader

on Feb 15, 2012

Take a step back in time with us to the 9th Annual Energy Fair in Amherst, WI, and watch the full Keynote Speech from American political activist Ralph Nader.

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How Goldman Sachs Came to Rule the World

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on Jan 17, 2012

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In this edition of the show we discuss the book Money and Power: How Goldman Sachs Came to Rule the World, written by William Cohan.

The book’s behind-the-scenes account shows how, supported by the most aggressive and sophisticated PR machine in the financial industry, Goldman Sachs has continually projected an image of being superior to its competitors – smarter, more collegial, more ethical, and more client-focused.

But William Cohan also reveals another way of viewing Goldman – as a secretive money-making machine that has walked an uneasy line between conflict-of-interest and legitimate deal-making for decades.

William Cohan is the first author to chronicle and to interview the leaders of Goldman Sachs since the 2008 crash, and has gained unprecedented access to the firm’s inner circle.

Every living former chief executive of Goldman Sachs has spoken to him, as well as its current chairman and CEO, Lloyd Blankfein. “Money and Power” is a penetrating study yet of these larger-than-life characters and their secretive world: the definitive account of an institution whose public claims of virtue look very much like ruthlessness when exposed to the light of day.

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Bill Moyers: Welcome to the Plutocracy!

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by on Nov 12, 2010

The first Howard Zinn Memorial Lecture is delivered by veteran journalist, Bill Moyers. Citing Zinn as his inspiration, Moyers focuses on the challenges facing our democracy. He decried what he says has been a 30-year trend toward plutocracy, where the rich get richer at the expense of the average citizen.

Howard Zinn, the political activist and author who taught for 24 years in the College of Arts & Sciences political science department, died in January. The Howard Zinn Memorial Lecture is made possible by a generous gift from Alex MacDonald, Esq. (CAS’72), and Maureen A. Strafford, MD (MED’76).

Presented at Alumni Weekend on October 29, 2010.

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