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Wikileaks Proves Primary Was Rigged: DNC Undermined Democracy | Observer
20,000 freshly-leaked emails reveal resentful disdain toward Sanders, as party favored Clinton long before any votes were cast.
hillary  usa  politics  shame  democracy 
august 2016 by orlin
US elections 2016: ‘The system is rigged, the government coin-operated’ | Books | The Guardian
In their new book Nation on the Take, Wendell Potter and Nick Penniman show how the only interests that matter in US politics are those of the wealthy elite
usa  democracy  shame 
april 2016 by orlin
Micah White, PhD — Author of The End of Protest: A New Playbook for Revolution and Co-Creator of Occupy Wall Street
Micah White, PhD is the author of THE END OF PROTEST, the co-creator Occupy
Wall Street movement and former editor of Adbusters. Micah is the
co-founder of Boutique Activist Consultancy.
people  power  activism  politics  usa  canada  world  influence  leadership  interview  strategy  book  democracy  gaming 
april 2016 by orlin
Assange Episode 7: Occupy – “revolt in name of democracy” — RT News

“There is nothing that terrifies the US government so much as the threat of democracy breaking out in America,” David Graeber from Occupy New York said on the Julian Assange Show.

assange  occupy  democracy  wikileaks  usa  activism  wistleblowing 
february 2016 by orlin
These Are The People Running The World... And You’ve Never Heard Of Them Before
Science has now proven that America is run by prominent, extraordinarily wealthy politicians and large corporations. Yes, we are supposedly a ...
usa  democracy  power  lol 
december 2015 by orlin
Noam Chomsky: How the Business Class Shapes Our Opinions about Democracy and Government
6 minutes | "Elections are moments when groups of investors coalesce and invest to control the state." - Thomas Ferguson

This is a clip from Golden Rule: The Investment Theory of Politics (2009). It is...
politics  money  government  usa  propaganda  chomsky  investment  control  democracy 
october 2015 by orlin
Can We Do It Ourselves? (2015)
59 minutes | A documentary about Economic Democracy.
economics  democracy  compare  documentary  watchit  film 
october 2015 by orlin
Can Civilization Survive "Really Existing Capitalism"? An Interview With Noam Chomsky
For decades now, Noam Chomsky has been widely regarded as the most important intellectual alive (linguist, philosopher, social and political critic) and the leading US dissident since the Vietnam...
chomsky  capitalism  democracy  lecture  climatechange  money  civilization 
october 2015 by orlin
Noam Chomsky & Abby Martin: Electing the President of an Empire
26 minutes | At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass., Abby Martin interviews world-renowned philosopher and linguist Professor Noam Chomsky.

Prof. Chomsky comments on the presidential...
chomsky  interview  usa  politics  change  democracy  empire  world 
october 2015 by orlin
Chomsky Describes US Domestic Policy in Two Words: 'Pure Savagery'
It used to be said years ago that the United States is a one-party state -- the business party -- with two factions, Democrats and Republicans. That's no longer true. It's still a one-party state -- the business party -- but now it has only one faction. And it's not Democrats, it's moderate Republicans. The so-called New Democrats, who are the dominant force in the Democratic Party, are pretty much what used to be moderate Republicans a couple of decades ago. And the rest of the Republican Party has just drifted off the spectrum.
chomsky  usa  politics  shame  democracy  republicans 
november 2014 by orlin
Fix Congress First
Congress has got work to do. Spread the word to help it. @fixcongress
usa  politics  democracy  reform  government  activism  lessig 
november 2010 by orlin

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