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Beyond Orwellian Nightmares and Neoliberal Authoritarianism. (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout)Those who fight against neoliberalism must not settle for reforming a system that is as broken as it is dangerous.

Beyond Orwellian Nightmares and Neoliberal Authoritarianism

Any viable, transformative struggle will need a boldly democratic vision; durable, longstanding organizations and strategies that make politics meaningful. To be corrupted by totalitarianism, one does not have to live in a totalitarian country.- George Orwell Central to George Orwell's nightmarish vision of a totalitarian society was a government so powerful that it not only dominated all of the major institutions in a society, but it also was quite adept at making invisible its inner workings of power. To read more articles by Henry A. The World's Billionaires List. The Crisis Of Civilization. Wealth Inequality in America.

Global Wealth Inequality - What you never knew you never knew. Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the U.S. The Fed Audit - $16 TRILLION in secret loans to bail out American and foreign banks. The first top-to-bottom audit of the Federal Reserve uncovered eye-popping new details about how the U.S. provided a whopping $16 trillion in secret loans to bail out American and foreign banks and businesses during the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.

The Fed Audit - $16 TRILLION in secret loans to bail out American and foreign banks

An amendment by Sen. Work stoppages involving 1,000 or more workers, 1947-2013. Table 1. Class Structure and Social Change. Globalization of Capital and Social Rights. The Labor Process and Control of Labor. The Global Capitalist Crisis. The Global Capitalist Crisis. Richard D. Wolff, "Capitalism Becomes Questionable" Capitalism Becomes Questionableby Richard D.

Richard D. Wolff, "Capitalism Becomes Questionable"

Wolff The depth and length of the global crisis are now clear to millions. In the sixth year since it started in late 2007, no end is in sight. Unemployment rates are now less than halfway back from their recession peak to where they were in 2007. Over 20 million are without work, millions more limited to part-time work, millions have been foreclosed out of their homes. Capitalism Hits the Fan - Richard Wolff. The Future of the BRICS Development Bank. By HORACE G.

The Future of the BRICS Development Bank

CAMPBELL At the end of the Sixth BRICS[1] Summit in Fortaleza, Brazil on July 16, 2014, the leaders of the BRICS countries announced the “Fortaleza Action Plan.” Who Rules America? Power, Politics, & Social Change. By G.

Who Rules America? Power, Politics, & Social Change

William Domhoff Welcome to, a site about how power is distributed and wielded in the United States. It both builds upon and greatly supplements the book Who Rules America? , now in its 7th edition. Marxists Internet Archive. The BRICS: Yash Tandon asks tough questions – which we all need to ponder. Patrick Bond 2014-06-11, Issue 682 Printer friendly version.

The BRICS: Yash Tandon asks tough questions – which we all need to ponder

BRICS and the tendency to sub-imperialism. Patrick Bond 2014-04-10, Issue 673 Printer friendly version cc DM Despite their anti-imperialist potential, BRICS states have promoted neo-liberal and imperialist practices that facilitate capital accumulation, resource extraction and expansion of their markets.

BRICS and the tendency to sub-imperialism

But growing popular unrest against exploitation, ecological destruction and neoliberalism in the BRICS countries may lead to a different, anti- imperialist, course. On sub-imperialism and BRICS-bashing. Yash Tandon 2014-05-21, Issue 679 Printer friendly version There are 2 comments on this article.

On sub-imperialism and BRICS-bashing

Americas Richest Presidents. Search a database of the Power Elite. Welcome to the Power Elite portal on

Search a database of the Power Elite

Included here is a database of the "Power Elite" in the U.S. as of 2011-2012, defined as the intersection of the boards of directors of the corporate community, the extremely wealthy and well-connected, and the boards and trustees of the policy-planning network. Note that this definition does not include politicans; you will not find any current or former presidents in the database. (See "The Class-Domination Theory of Power" for more information.) There are four different kinds of searches you can do, each of which yields slightly different results. If you search for a person's name and set the results type to People, you will receive information on each person whose name matches the pattern you entered.

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Political activities of the Koch brothers

Koch on United States politics. This influence is seen both directly and indirectly via various advocacy and lobbying organizations in which they have an interest.[1][2] Averge-incomes. Wage labor 21st century. 4and lowwaged. This new reality representsan opening for wage labor across the globe tobecome conscious of itself as a class for itself,and to become socially and politically active inthe reorganization of society, from the local tothe global level, in the interests of the workingclass across the globe.SEE ALSO: Capitalism; Exploitation of labor;Neoliberalism. Amin, S. (2003) Obsolescent Capitalism: Contem- porary Politics and Global Disorder . Secret Trans-Pacific Partnership Treaty. The Financial Crisis Inquiry Report. Capitalism vs. Democracy.

Thomas Piketty’s new book, “Capital in the Twenty-First Century,” described by one French newspaper as a “a political and theoretical bulldozer,” defies left and right orthodoxy by arguing that worsening inequality is an inevitable outcome of free market capitalism. Piketty, a professor at the Paris School of Economics, does not stop there.

He contends that capitalism’s inherent dynamic propels powerful forces that threaten democratic societies. Capitalism, according to Piketty, confronts both modern and modernizing countries with a dilemma: entrepreneurs become increasingly dominant over those who own only their own labor. In Piketty’s view, while emerging economies can defeat this logic in the near term, in the long run, “when pay setters set their own pay, there’s no limit,” unless “confiscatory tax rates” are imposed. Photo. Roots of the Widening Racial Wealth Gap - T. Shapiro. Race, Homeownership & Wealth. Being Poor, Black, and American. History of U.S. Military Interventions since 1890.

By Dr. Zoltan Grossman The following is a partial list of U.S. military interventions from 1890 to 2014. Project for a New American Century (.pdf) Neighborhood income and rent maps of U.S. cities. The Feminization of Poverty. "Poverty is the worst form of violence. " –Mahatma Gandhi. Feminization of Poverty .pdf. Alternative Economic Strategies in Low-Income Rural Communities. Concentrated Rural Poverty and the Geography of Exclusion. Reports on America.

Crafting the Neoliberal State - Workforce, Prisonfare, and Social Insecurity. The Penalisation of Poverty and the Rise of Neoliberalism. Suitable Enemies. Michael Parenti Political Archive. Robert Reich. A Portrait of California. CEO Pay and the Great Recession. CEO Pay & Layoffs. Power crime. Introduction Despite making strides in scrutinizing crimes committed by economically and politically powerful actors, organizations, and even states, the field of criminology remains disproportionately preoccupied with socially vulnerable offenders involved in street crime. This observation is more than just a vague impression. White Collar Crime. White Collar Crime Prosecutions for March 2014. White Collar Crime Prosecutions for March 2014Table 1.

Gangster Bankers: Too Big to Jail. Outrageous HSBC Settlement Proves the Drug War is a Joke. Massey Energy’s Negligence Led to Mine Blast, Study Finds. The report, released on Thursday by an independent team appointed by former Gov. Americans for Tax Fairness » Corporate Tax Dodger Trading Cards. Tax Evaders. The Part-Time Employment Ratio: Up Slightly in March. Let's take a close look at Friday's employment report numbers on Full and Part-Time Employment. The Corporation : The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power. The Corporation Film: Welcome. The United States of ALEC. BILL MOYERS: This week on Moyers & Company… Privatizing America one statehouse at a time.

JOHN NICHOLS: Through ALEC, you can change the whole country without ever going to Washington, without ever having to go through a congressional hearing, without ever having to lobby on Capitol Hill, without ever having to talk to a president. Casino Jack and the United States of Money Trailer. The globalization tapes. Maquilapolis. The Warning. Money, Power and Wall Street. Did the Fed’s Emergency Lending Prop Up “Too Big to Fail”? May 1, 2012, 8:44 pm ET · by Azmat Khan. Karl Was Right: Capitalism Post-2008 is Falling Apart Under the Weight of its Own Contradictions. UCLA Center for Labor Research and Education. Underground Undergrads: UCLA Undocumented Immigrant Students Speak Out. How the Government Measures Unemployment. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Alternative measures of labor underutilization. Mortgage  Monitor. MortgageMonitorDecember2013.pdf. National-foreclosure-report-december-2013.pdf. Track Unemployment & Bank Failures & Job Loss. U6 Unemployment Rate. International Monetary Fund Home Page. World Bank Group. World Economic Outlook 2008. World Economic Outlook 2009. World Economic Outlook 2012. World Economic Outlook 2014. Reproductive Justice Virtual Library - BerkeleyLaw. Home - Government Databases - Blume Library at St. Mary's University. National Archives. HUD/U.S. The World Factbook - GINI Coefficient. Executive Intelligence Review - LaRouche Publications. U.S. Department of Agriculture. Foreign Assistance Data. In Sickness and In Wealth.avi - OSU MediaSpace. In Sickness and in Wealth (56 minutes) - MSU MediaSpace.

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