Tag Archives: neoliberalism

‘Monsanto Protection Act’ Sneaks Through Congress

Monsanto is quite possibly the most unabashedly evil and yet curiously invulnerable company on this planet.  Their ‘development’ work around the globe has worked only to make the company money while disenfranchising local peoples from their resources, land, and wealth, leading to what has been termed the “GM Genocide” in India.  AlJazeera reports, “300,000 Indian farmers […]

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The Problem With Outdated “Rights”: 2 Teens in Georgia Shoot and Kill Infant

How and why do certain understandings of what is a human right come to gain authority? Who is authorized to declare what is and what is not a ‘right’, and whose voices are marginalized in the process? More specifically, how is it that in America it is considered an inalienable right to own a gun, […]

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Bill Gates Points out the Contradictions of Capitalism

Speaking at the Global Grand Challenges Summit March 12-13, Bill Gates did something that most successful capitalists would never dream of doing –he rebuffed the idea that “the market knows best”.  Voicing his frustrations over the lack of funding for research on diseases like malaria (that mainly affects poorer populations), he admitted that it is […]

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BP On Trial: “Gross Negligence” in Oil Spill

Yesterday in New Orleans, a trial began to assess whether BP was grossly negligent during the 2010 BP oil spill.  Suffice to say, BP was not only grossly negligent, but the spill itself was grossly gross.  The federal government estimates that 4.1 million barrels of oil were spilled into the gulf of Mexico, making it […]

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The Endgame of Capitalism

Carl Gibson, co-founder of US Uncut, penned this wonderful critique of our economy called ‘The Endgame of Capitalism”.  Here are a few passages: “he board game “Monopoly” was originally invented in the early 20th century to warn players of the dangers of free market capitalism. The original title was “The Landlord Game,” made to show […]

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Icelandic Wisdom: Bankrupt Banks and WikiLeaks

In this video interview, Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, the president of Iceland, explains how Iceland saved their economy by doing exactly the opposite of what dominant Western economic policy would suggest.  They did not bail out their banks, they refused to impose austerity, and they re-wrote their constitution since they recognized that an economic problem is […]

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Immigration Laws, Trafficking, and Modern Day Slavery.

Anti-immigrant sentiment is all around us.  States worldwide (especially Western capitalist states) very purposefully produce and disseminate discourses of ‘dangerous’ migrants; of ‘illegal aliens’ either pushing drugs, taking jobs, or sucking up welfare dollars.  When any crisis occurs, like 9/11, any foreigner, immigrant, or anyone who doesn’t match the accepted norm of white middle class […]

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Disaster Capitalism

One of the most important reads right now –if not the most important– is The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism by Naomi Klein. This book connects nearly every major social and environmental injustice, conflict or war with the forceful and uneven rise of the current global neoliberal capitalist regime. This book traces the […]

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