Richard Wolff: Democratic Capitalism

Richard Wolff

Richard Wolff

Imagine a country where the majority of the population reaps the majority of the benefits for their hard work, creative ingenuity, and collaborative efforts. Imagine a country where corporate losses aren’t socialized, while gains are captured by an exclusive minority. Imagine a country run as a democracy, from the bottom up, not a plutocracy from the top down. 

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Occupy the Economy: Challenging Capitalism

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Feb 14

Chuck Spinney: US Military Corruption Continues

Chuck Spinney

Chuck Spinney

President Obama claimed that America’s combat mission Afghan War was over in his SoU address, but 9,800 troops will remain in Afghanistan for the foreseeable future involved in training and counterterrorism missions.  This mission of this left over force has officially been changed to “Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.” To date, the U.S. has spent over $780 billion on the Afghan war, and Obama’s Fiscal Year 2016 budget plans to continue this hemorrhage by calling for as much as $$42.5 billion to be spent on this mission during FY 2016, which begins on October 1 of this year.  The attached report explains argues that this commitment will merely reinforce failure because –

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Feb 10

Mongoose: UNASUR to Investigate US Destabilization Campaigns Against Venezuela

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Mongoose

UNASUR Committee to Examine US Destabilization Efforts

The head of the regional bloc  announced the special committee will meet Monday to examine U.S. intervention in Venezuela. 

The Secretary General of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) Ernesto Samper announced that a special a committee will convene next Monday in Montevideo, Uruguay to discuss U.S. destabilization efforts in Venezuela.

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Feb 8

Berto Jongman: War Is New Normal — Stop It!

Berto Jongman

Berto Jongman

War Is the New Normal: Seven Deadly Reasons Why America’s Wars Persist

How do we inoculate our children against such a permanent state of war and the war state itself?  I have one simple suggestion: just stop it.  All of it.

by William Astore, CommonDreams

LIST ONLY: 1.  The privatization of war; 2.  The embrace of the national security state by both major parties; 3.  “Support Our Troops” as a substitute for thought; 4.  Fighting a redacted war; 5.  Threat inflation; 6.  Defining the world as a global battlefield; 7.  The new “normal” in America is war. Read full article.

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Feb 4