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Chris Hedges
Root Causes of a Failed System

America, says Chris Hedges, is convulsed by an array of pathologies that have arisen out of profound hopelessness, a bitter despair and a civil society that has ceased to function....  

Eric Holt-Gimenez
Pushing Back the Corporate Food Regime

Food is the basis of life. We need it to live. It is as simple as that. The UN declares, “the right to adequate food is a long-standing international human...  

Chris Hedges
Rise Up and Resist

When is enough enough? In the face of evil what does it take for people to move from passivity to active resistance? Throughout history there have been instances of people...  

David Stannard
Native American Holocaust

The barbarity of the onslaught on indigenous people by Euro-Americans settlers can scarcely be believed. Historian David Stannard states the indigenous peoples of North and South America had undergone the...

Yanis Varoufakis
How Capitalism Works

The latest phase of Capitalism, neoliberalism, has left a train wreck in its wake. It’s produced a new Gilded Age. The gap between theoretical Capitalism and its actual workings is...  

Frances Fox Piven
What Movements Do

The ruling class is organized and well-funded. What can be done to confront and defeat concentrations of power? As a veteran activist once said, “Organized people can beat organized money.”...  

Ralph Nader
Citizen Action: It's Easier than We Think, Pt 1 &...

Overcoming adversity alone is a tough road to hoe but when you act with others it’s not as difficult. There is nothing like solidarity. There’s unity and strength in numbers....

Chris Hedges
Stopping Fascism

One dictionary defines fascism as, “A system of government that exercises a dictatorship of the extreme right, typically through the merging of state and business leadership, together with belligerent nationalism.”...  

Chris Hedges
Moral Imperatives

What are individuals to do when faced with a moral imperative? And society at large? Philosophers since ancient times have been wrestling with this question as it involves issues of...  

Chris Hedges
Extraction Industries & Sexploitation

The scourge of male violence against women will not end if we dismantle the forces of global capitalism. The scourge of male violence exists independently of capitalism, empire and colonialism....  

Chris Hedges
Captain Ahab & U.S. Empire

The demonic Captain Ahab in Melville’s epic novel Moby Dick represents a quest for power and domination that is a death wish. Hubris will doom Ahab and his Pequod crew,...  

Michael Parenti
Democracy

Discussions about democracy probably start in Athens about 2500 years ago. A truism is society is democratic to the extent that its citizens play a meaningful role in managing public...  

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