Tag Archives: CORPORATE CAPITALISM
CORPORATE CAPITALISM: “Corporate Jargon – Lying by Obscurity” ☮
It’s not accidental or because they are stupid. Its often confusing and vague on purpose. Some of the greatest corruption scandals in history have happened thanks to jargon.
CORPORATE CAPITALISM: “Trump’s Corporate Tax Cuts” / Robert Reich ☮
PROGRESSIVE INDEPENDENT JOURNALISM: “Eugene Debs and the Kingdom of Evil” / truthdig / Chris Hedges / 04.02.2017 ☮
TERRE HAUTE, Ind.—Eugene Victor Debs, whose home is an infrequently visited museum on the campus of Indiana State University, was arguably the most important political figure of the 20th century. He built the socialist movement in America and was eventually crucified by the capitalist class when he and hundreds of thousands of followers became a potent political threat.
Debs burst onto the national stage when he organized a railroad strike in 1894 after the Pullman Co. cut wages by up to one-third but did not lower rents in company housing or reduce dividend payments to its stockholders. Over a hundred thousand workers staged what became the biggest strike in U.S. history on trains carrying Pullman cars.
The response was swift and brutal.
“Mobilizing all the powers of capital, the owners, representing twenty-four railroads with combined capital of $818,000,00, fought back with the courts and the armed forces of the Federal government behind them,” Barbara W. Tuchman writes in “The Proud Tower: A Portrait of the World Before the War, 1890-1914.” “Three thousand police in the Chicago area were mobilized against the strikers, five thousand professional strikebreakers were sworn in as Federal deputy marshals and given firearms; ultimately six thousand Federal and State troops were brought in, less for the protection of property and the public than to break the strike and crush the union.”
CORPORATE CAPITALISM: “Why Walmarts are Becoming Hotbeds of Crime” / The Young Turks / Cenk Uygur, and Ana Kasparian ☮
Crime is on the rise at Walmarts across the country.
POLITICAL COMMENTARY: “Kshama Sawant: How to Counter Establishment Politics” / RT America / On Contact with Chris Hedges ☮
In this week’s episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges explores how to counter establishment politics with Kshama Sawant, the only socialist on the Seattle City Council. RT Correspondent Anya Parampil reports on the obstacles third-party candidates face in trying to enter the race for the White House.
POLITICAL COMMENTARY: “Tariq Ali: Global Revolt Against Corporate Capitalism and Inequality” / RT America / On Contact with Chris Hedges ☮
In the first episode of ‘On Contact’, host Chris Hedges discusses the global revolt against corporate capitalism with radical intellectual and author Tariq Ali. Ali talks about how the world banking system got Greece and other European countries in trouble, and how big capital may be behind the impeachment of Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff. RT Correspondent Anya Parampil joins the show with a report on global inequality.
CORPORATE CAPITALISM: “Walmart Put $76 Billion in Tax Havens as You Fed Their Workers” / Secular Talk / Kyle Kulinski ☮
NEWS FLASH: “John Oliver Makes Good on FIFA Promise, Drinks Bud Light Lime” / John Oliver ☮
h/t: The Huffington Post
CORPORATE CAPITALISM: “Oil Exec Tells University to Fire Scientists Researching Link Between Drilling and Earthquakes” / David Pakman ☮