Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Tag: oligarchy

An ultimate meaning of the Bernie 2020 campaign: “Not him. Us.”

Both of the Sanders presidential campaigns were historic breakthroughs for challenging the moral rot of oligarchy in the United States and for pushing real class analysis into mainstream discourse.

Corporate media and ‘moderate’ democrats are defending the oligarchy against Bernie...

If Biden, Buttigieg, Klobuchar or Bloomberg win the Democratic presidential nomination, that would be a triumph for oligarchy in the midst of rising grassroots opposition.

The real divide

Unless Democrats stand squarely on the side of democracy against oligarchy, the risk on election day is that too many Americans will either stand with Trump or stay home.

America’s real divide isn’t left vs. right. It’s democracy vs. oligarchy.

I keep hearing that the Democratic party has moved “left” and that some Democratic candidates may be “too far left”.

WATCH: Bernie Sanders on how Socialism can defeat Oligarchy

"If there was ever a moment when we needed a new vision to bring our people together in the fight for justice, decency and human dignity, this is that time."

What does oligarchy mean?

Even a system that calls itself a democracy can become an oligarchy if power becomes concentrated in the hands of a few very wealthy people – a corporate and financial elite.

The deadly rule of the oligarchs

Oligarchs use power and ruling structures solely for personal advancement – they will stop at nothing to maintain the sophistry of their rule.

The triumph of the oligarchs

A tidal wave of public loathing is growing across the land – toward Trump, the GOP, and the oligarchs they serve; and to the deception, the wealth, and the power that underlies them.  

Despite setbacks, the democracy movement is gaining power

A new book outlines how the superrich have worked to undermine our country, and what we can do to fight back.

Chris Hedges and Noam Chomsky: How the US became an oligarchy...

Chris Hedges talks with Noam Chomsky on the state of affairs in America and hope for the future.

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CNN suspends Chris Cuomo

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Shell oil plans to blast South African coastline in search for oil and gas

Shell’s oil and gas exploration on South Africa's Wild Coast will be destructive for people and nature. The best way to mitigate the effects of seismic blasting is NOT TO DO IT!!

Beware fashionable, doomsday pessimism, obstacles to progressive reforms

Current evidence presages more bad news for the Trumpist right before 2024. Democrats must only hold the center to replay in 2024 its 2020 triumphs.

Supply-chain woes

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Biden administration is cracking down on corporate recidivists

The Justice Department is ramping up efforts to fight corporate crime, which is particularly bad news for repeat offenders.