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Addiction to Power and Radical Therapy for the 1%

Addiction to Power and Radical Therapy for the 1%
by Nozomi Hayase
Posted November 9, 2015

just too big, periodIn the last few years, the world has experienced a rash of devastating financial tragedies. From the 2008 financial meltdown to the recent Greek debt crisis, one can find the footprints of too-big-to-fail megabanks and investment firms. Corruption of the 1% global elite continues, as the super rich get richer and the poor get poorer.

Public outrage toward bankers is growing and many are seeking a way to account for this systemic fraud. Some wish to follow the lead of Iceland, a small island nation that successfully put such thieves in jail. On one hand, those who have bilked the public should face severe consequences. But at the same time, this alone will not get to the root of the problem. In order to truly tackle systemic issues of widening wealth inequality, we need to look more deeply at this destructive behavior and recognize it as a symptom of a larger social illness. More…

The TPP: An Attack on the Internet

The TPP: An Attack on the Internet
by Alfredo Lopez
Posted October 30, 2015

Danger ahead, TPP comingThe Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, initialed by the delegations of the 12 participating countries in early October, is one of the most talked-about mysteries of our time. The moment the treaty was announced, there was a tidal wave of commentary and criticism: most of it based on previous versions, speculation and a few leaks. Because it won’t be published for months (even years perhaps), nobody really knew what the document actually said.

Then Wikileaks, the on-line bible of revealed secrets, published several leaked sections of what its editors believe is the final edition and the collective groan morphed into an outcry. It was, as the Electronic Frontier Foundation puts it, “all that we feared.” The TPP internationalizes some of the worst inequities and abuses specific signing governments are currently committing and nowhere is that more true than with surveillance and communications repression. More…

‘Celebrating’ 14 Years Since America Kissed Its Freedoms Goodbye

‘Celebrating’ 14 Years Since America Kissed Its Freedoms Goodbye
by Simon Black
Posted October 29, 2015

gutting the ConstitutionIf you haven’t already, now’s the time to get out your party hats to celebrate the 14th anniversary of the USA PATRIOT Act.

You know about the law, I’m sure; passed barely six weeks after the 9/11 attacks, the USA PATRIOT Act is one of the most sweeping, liberty-destroying pieces of legislation in American history. Remember the rule of thumb: the more high-sounding the name of a law, the more disastrous its effects. And the USA PATRIOT Act absolutely conformed. It stands for Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Interdict and Obstruct Terrorism.

And this name is truly disingenuous when you think about it.Seriously, how was America to become more ‘united’ by allowing warrantless searches, vastly expanding the powers of secret courts, and completely doing away with entire sections of the Constitution?? That’s just absurd. More…

As Bad as You Think Inequality Is, It’s Worse!

As Bad as You Think Inequality Is, It’s Worse!
By Les Leopold
Posted October 28, 2015

super richIn 1970, for every dollar earned by the average worker, the top 100 CEOs earned on average $45. By 2013 the ratio had jumped to $829 to $1, which is 20 times greater that what the typical American in the survey guessed.

More amazing still is that on average Americans think CEOs of large companies receive about $900,000 per year in compensation, when in reality they receive nearly $30,000,000. It’s as if our perception of the income gap was frozen in 1970. We just have not caught up with the realities of runaway inequality. More…

Twenty-First-Century Fascism: Private Military Companies in Service to the Transnational Capitalist Class

Twenty-First-Century Fascism: Private Military Companies in Service to the Transnational Capitalist Class
By Peter Phillips
Posted October 24, 2015

private corporate armiesGlobalization of trade and central banking has propelled private corporations to positions of power and control never before seen in human history. Under advanced capitalism, the structural demands for a return on investment require an unending expansion of centralized capital in the hands of fewer and fewer people. The financial center of global capitalism is so highly concentrated that less than a few thousand people dominate and control $100 trillion of wealth.

The few thousand people controlling global capital amounts to less than 0.0001 percent of the world’s population. They are the transnational capitalist class (TCC), who, as the capitalist elite of the world, dominate nation-states through international trade agreements and transnational state organizations such as the World Bank, the Bank for International Settlements, and the International Monetary Fund. More…

Three Years Ago, These Chicago Workers Took Over a Window Factory. Today, They’re Thriving

Three Years Ago, These Chicago Workers Took Over a Window Factory. Today, They’re Thriving
by Sarah van Gelder
Posted October 17, 2015

who are they protecting?Back in the day, factory workers at the Chicago-based Republic Windows and Doors were simply told what to do. That wasn’t unusual. Workers might have seen ways to improve the production process, but at Republic their supervisor wasn’t interested, said former employee Armando Robles.Things are very different today. Employees of what is now called New Era Windows and Doors are also the owners. And their ideas matter. Any of them can propose improvements, and if they can convince a majority of their co-workers, things can change quickly.

It was a long journey to becoming a worker cooperative, and it was not a journey anyone had planned. In 2008, Republic’s owners closed the factory and laid off the work force without the required 60-days notice. Workers occupied the factory and refused to leave the premises until they were paid what they were owed. More…

Privatized NSA Army is Attacking YOU!

Privatized NSA Army is Attacking YOU!
By George Eliason
Posted October 14, 2015

privatized surveillance“Our view is that cyber is another operational domain, much as the seas are, much as the land is, much as space is.” — Admiral Mike Rogers, Commander US Cyber Command, Director of the NSA, Chief of CSS.

Cyber in this context goes way beyond hacker attacks aimed at taking down a website. It is meant to cause damage and even death as a military tool. Because this new frontier is so new, the laws governing “Cyber-war” have yet to drawn up. What has been done so far are a set of guidelines that define who and what can and can’t be targeted.

If we no longer question who gets to spy, then who gets to decide who is a sanctionable enemy of the state? Who gets to run counter-terror operations against whom? What punishment can they mete out? More…

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