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Global Capitalism Is Theft

Government Debts as Class Swindles By Richard Wolff/ Common Dreams/ January 31, 2020 In modern capitalism, governments routinely borrow money. They do this to finance budget deficits that occur when governments raise less in taxes than they spend. Governments also … Continue reading

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News We Need to Lose

4 Reasons the Corporate Media Refuses to Talk About Things That Matter By Thom Hartmann/ Common Dreams/ January 10, 2019 The media recently was all over Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib for calling Donald Trump a “m@therf*cker” in the context of wanting … Continue reading

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How We Learned Not To Care About America’s Wars  By Andrew Bacevich/ TomDispatch/ October 5, 2017 Consider, if you will, these two indisputable facts.  First, the United States is today more or less permanently engaged in hostilities in not one … Continue reading

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Capitalism: The True Cost of the Free Market

The Evidence Keeps Pouring In: Capitalism Just Isn’t Working By Paul Buchheit/ Common Dreams/ August 24, 2015 (Photo: Jonny White/cc/flickr) To followers of Ayn Rand and Ronald Reagan, and to all the business people who despise government, ‘community’ is a form … Continue reading

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BPR Quotes of the Day 12 Mandela Quotes That Won’t Be In the Corporate Media Obituaries On “sanitizing” the legacy of anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela By Common Dreams/ December 6, 2013 Nelson Mandela, who died yesterday at age 95, was … Continue reading

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Thirteen Things the Government is Trying to Keep Secret from You By Bill Quigley/ Common Dreams/ August 23, 2013 Forbes.com “We believe most Americans would be stunned to learn the details of how these secret court opinions have interpreted…the Patriot … Continue reading

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Chuck Hagel’s Questionable Election Wins

This  article by Thom Hartmann from ten years 0ld ago seems relevant (or at least interesting) as former Senator Chuck Hagel awaits confirmation as Secretary of Defense: “If You Want To Win An Election, Just Control The Voting Machines” By … Continue reading

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Five Possibilities for the Next Great Progressive Push By Gar Alperovitz and Steve Dubb/ Common Dreams/ February 1, 2013 Obama’s second inaugural address opened some hope of a brighter progressive future, yet virtually all the critical economic and distributional issues … Continue reading

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Billionaires Buying the Election

BERNIE SANDERS VERSUS THE BILLIONAIRES By John Nichols/ Common Dreams/ July 24, 2012   If two dozen billionaire families were combining their wealth to effectively buy the 2012 election, it would be time for patriots to mount a bold response … Continue reading

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Deeper in Debt

The New Company Store: The Final Step in the Corporate Takeover of America By John Atcheson/ Common Dreams/ July 11, 2012 Well, here we are, slouching toward another national garage sale in which corporations bid on and buy candidates the … Continue reading

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