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Oligarchy



Social Cohesion Is Vital, and We're Losing It

As with climate change, inequality, and our other collective problems, solutions will entail confronting and reining in power—whether the power of wealth, of outsized political representation, or of social media companies.

Richard Heinberg ·


Why the Very Worst People Really Don't Want Us to Look Up

There's never been a more important time to look up, wake up, and get active.

Thom Hartmann ·


Julian Assange, PEN America, and Ruling Class Acquiescence

Careerists and Democratic Party apparatchiks successfully leverage corporate money and backing to seize and deform historic rights organizations into appendages of the ruling class.

Chris Hedges ·


What I'm Getting the American Oligarchs This Year for Christmas

For America's CEOs, my gift is a beautifully boxed, brand-new set of corporate ethics.

Jim Hightower ·


The Class War—Waged and Being Won by the Rich—Is Destroying US Democracy

The US has become a country of the rich, by the rich, and for the rich and we remain in the throes of a struggle to overcome decades of political corruption and social neglect.

Jeffrey D. Sachs ·


The US Empire's Slow But Determined Execution of Julian Assange

The journalist and Wikileaks founder committed the greatest sin. He exposed the imperial project as a criminal enterprise.

Chris Hedges ·


What's Next: Fascist Takeover or New Era of Progressive Renewal?

The GOP has embraced the oligarchic strong-man police-state and the Democratic Party is returning to its progressive and populist roots—we face a moment of great danger and one of great opportunity.

Thom Hartmann ·


With Maxwell Sacrificed, the Ruling Oligarchs Will Once Again Escape Justice

The Maxwell trial will not hold the powerful men complicit in the rape and abuse of countless girls by the Epstein ring accountable or challenge the oppressive systems which fuel the scourge of male violence.

Chris Hedges ·


Found in Translation: New York Times Says Democrats Shouldn't Challenge Oligarchy

The powerful newspaper's editorial board makes clear it likes to editorialize about social justice, but certainly doesn't want any structural changes or substantial new government policies that could bring it much closer.

Norman Solomon ·


The Cruelest Form of Capitalism in the World

Wealth inequality is worse than it has been in a century—and it has contributed to a vicious political-economic cycle in which taxes are cut on the top, resulting in even more concentration of wealth.

Robert Reich ·

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