A comfortable, smooth, reasonable, democratic unfreedom prevails in advanced industrial civilization, a token of technical progress. – Herbert Marcuse
As Noam Chomsky pointed out, in both “old” and “new” world orders the central goal has pivoted around the issue of control: “Control of the population is the major task of any state that is dominated by particular sectors of the domestic society and therefore functions primarily in their interest …” Such “particular sectors” as [...]
by George Washington
Former lawyer John Titus has made a fantastic movie called Bailout: The Dukes of Moral Hazard.
It’s a cross between Michael Moore and Hunter S. Thompson.
Titus walks away from his mortgage, and uses the money to take his buddies – including professional comedian John Fox – on a Winnebago tour around the country
They go on a bender, meet some of the Americans hurt by Wall Street and D.C. financial fraud, and show outstanding [...]
Noam Chomsky says the Occupy movement has helped rebuild class solidarity and communities of mutual support on a level unseen since the time of the Great Depression. “The Occupy movement spontaneously created something that doesn’t really exist in the country: communities of mutual support, cooperation, open spaces for discussion … just people doing things and helping each other,” Chomsky says. “That’s very much missing. There is a massive propaganda—it’s been [...]
The Case Against the NDAA: Lawyer for Chris Hedges, Noam Chomsky, Daniel Ellsberg, and Others
Perhaps the most important court case of our lifetime right now:
… the most chilling exchange on Thursday took place between government lawyers and Judge Forrest. The judge, who will probably rule in May, repeatedly asked for assurance that the plaintiffs would not be subject to detention under the NDAA. It was an assurance the two government lawyers refused to [...]
Anima Mundi – new documentary on permaculture, peak oil, climate change and Gaia science and spirituality.
Featuring David Holmgren (co-founder of permaculture), Michael C Ruppert, Vandana Shiva, John Seed, Michael Reynolds, Stephan Harding, Noam Chomsky, Permablitz and others.
Anima Mundi is an independently produced, homegrown, grassroots documentary made with very low embodied fossil-fuel energy, but with lots of love and synchronicity. The first feature documentary by film-maker Peter Charles Downey from Warburton [...]
by Mike Krieger of KAM LP
Let’s Talk Markets
Chaos is not dangerous until it starts to look orderly.
- Max Gunther
I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
- Thomas Jefferson
Anyone with eyes open knows that the gangsterism of Wall Street — financial institutions generally — has caused severe damage to the people of [...]
From Mike Krieger of KAM LP
The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum – even encourage the more critical and dissident views. That gives people the sense that there’s free thinking going on, while all the time the presuppositions of the system are being reinforced by the [...]
The democracy uprising in the Arab world has been a spectacular display of courage, dedication, and commitment by popular forces — coinciding, fortuitously, with a remarkable uprising of tens of thousands in support of working people and democracy in Madison, Wisconsin, and other U.S. cities. If the trajectories of revolt in Cairo and Madison intersected, however, they were headed in opposite directions: in Cairo [...]
The industrial doomsday scenario put forward by peak oil theorists isn’t just for far flung voices on the Internet anymore.
Peak oil is not a problem of Earth’s supplies: there’s plenty of oil in a variety of forms. The difficulty is in how much energy it takes to recover and process it. And if it hasn’t happened already, soon the demand for energy commodities will soar past [...]
The Republican Party’s triumph in the 2010 congressional elections, coupled with the rapid depletion of the earth’s natural resources, signaled the impending collapse of human civilization, according to a world-renowned scholar known for his left-wing politics.
â€œYou could almost interpret [the election] as a kind of a death knell for the species,” Noam Chomsky, professor emeritus of linguistics at the [...]
“Noam Chomsky made a connection with an unlikely radical in his speech at the Orpheum Theatre last night: Joseph Stack, the 53-year-old software engineer who flew a plane into an IRS building in Texas in February.
“After quoting Stackâ€™s manifesto, Chomsky said Stack was â€œbasically rightâ€ in his critique of the American system of politics and capitalism.
“But, Chomsky, the firebrand liberal who spent most of his life critiquing and attacking US [...]