How America Became an Oligarchy

American Oligarchy

*+-Ellen Brown: If governments are recalling their sovereign powers, they might start with the power to create money, which was usurped by private interests while the people were asleep at the wheel.

Thane Plowman: Giving Despair a Face

thane plowman

*+-Tom Degan: It’s time to take sides, folks. You’re either going to be on the right side of history or you’re going to be left standing in the sewer.

The Forgotten Jobless and Our Future

labor strike

*+-Mark Vorpahl: As in the 1930s, today we must organize in a way that creates unity between the employed and unemployed. To start, we can organize the largest possible union-led demonstrations to realize this unity in the streets.

Skewed Wealth Distribution and the Roots of the Economic Crisis

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*+-David Barber: What I do know is that while “social psychology” may have had some small role as a causal factor in the Crash of ’08, it was the actual structure of the American and world economies which brought on the crisis. And if in fact we enter a second round of this Crash, it will not stem from what Dr. Shiller calls a “weakness and vulnerability of confidence,” but will result from the same structural elements of our economy as those that brought on the “first dip.”