Friday, September 20, 2019

Why Rand Paul Was Right to Kill the So-Called Patriot Act: It Was Never...

While Sen. Rand Paul helped force the expiration of the so-called PATRIOT Act, it seems he is a better constitutional scholar than Barack Obama, who is not interested in the Fourth Amendment.

VIDEO: Organic Farming Flourishes in Cuba, but Can It Survive Entry of US Agribusiness?

While Cuba was forced to build a largely organic farming system out of necessity when the Soviet Union collapsed, what will happen now that the country will enter the U.S. agribusiness?

WikiLeaks Launches Campaign to Offer $100,000 'Bounty' for Leaked Drafts of Secret TPP Chapters

WikiLeaks is raising a reward for the missing chapters of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) the public hasn't seen. Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, discusses the campaign launch with Democracy Now.

You’ve Been Scammed!

Tom Engelhardt discusses how our new hybrid system fits the Constitution, the classic tripartite separation of powers and the idea of democracy increasingly poorly. And warns recent college grads who are about to enter the “real world,” you're already in it.

Thank You, Edward Snowden: An End to General Warrants as So-Called Patriot Act Expires

We've taken a few baby steps back toward democracy after the expiration of the misnamed “PATRIOT Act” gives restoration to Americans’ privacy. But if it wasn't for the revelations of Edward Snowden, we would have never known.

Karl Marx Was Right

Karl Marx understood that the idea of capitalism would work only in the utopian mind of a true believer, but never in reality. And as predicted, wealth is now concentrated in the hands of a tiny elite—Marx was right all along.

State of Disaster

With natural disaster after natural disaster, Texans continues to elect officials who deny climate change. How many natural disasters will it take for the state to realize the disaster of it's elected officials?

Discarding the Elderly

The elderly have become the victims of financial exploitation and neglect. Is America going through the greatest retirement crisis in the history of the world?

China and America: Polar Opposites

The United States and China are polar opposites when it comes to many things like war, the economy, and power. The U.S. was once the economic power of the world, but China seems to be flourishing while the U.S. is diminishing.

Code Blue: U.N. Accused of Giving Immunity to Peacekeepers Who Commit Sexual Abuse

The UN is being criticized for not looking into allegations of sexual exploitation of children by French peacekeeping troops. Only one man has been accused of such actions so far and now faces dismissal.