By PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS - Counterpunch
If Karl Marx and V. I. Lenin were alive today, they would be leading contenders for the Nobel Prize in economics...Their predictions are far superior to the “risk models” for which the Nobel Prize has been given and are closer to the money than the predictions of Federal Reserve chairmen, US Treasury secretaries, and Nobel economists...who believe that more credit and more debt are the solution to the economic crisis.
By PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS - September 23, 2009
Americans cannot get any truth out of their government about anything, the economy included. Americans are being driven into the ground economically, with one million school children now homeless, while Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke announces that the recession is over.
By Danielle Egan - 17 March 2008
The medical field is plagued with quality control problems..."Health care is a highly political game these days and 50 per cent of clinical trials are funded by [the pharmaceutical] industry...What has changed though is the extent to which Health Canada...[is] partnering with pharmacorps to do research...The client is no longer the public, it's the company paying the fees. It's now pretty clear that influences decision-making and ultimately public health...[T]he media underreports these governmental biases and conflicts of interest.["]
By Michael Fox - August 18, 2009
Despite a near universal international ban on exporting toxic or hazardous material...most...electronic waste from the United States ends up in China, India, Vietnam, or in up and coming African countries, like Ghana, and Nigeria..."[The U.S. government] believes that the fact that this stuff has commodity value is more important than the fact that it's very hazardous, or the fact that its illegal from the importing country's point of view..."
By Murray Dobbin - July 12, 2009
Convinced that "ordinary" people are incapable of radical change...too many left activists themselves retreat into a middle-class, consumer existence that they know deep down is not only unsustainable but deeply unsatisfying. We fight the good fight -- and then drive home, turn on the TV and watch the news report on a world that does not acknowledge our existence.
By Murray Dobbin - June 19, 2009
The magnitude of the moral crisis of the political right is staggering. The greed, dishonesty, hubris and psychopathic disregard for the public good renders the whole business elite utterly unfit to pronounce on anything -- not even on the economy, but certainly not democracy or how we run our collective affairs.
There is great concern in this country: growth is gone. The state maintains the necessity of a billion dollar government stimulus package so that the economy may start up again and make us happy with positive growth numbers. Its time for the question: what is growth and why is it so important?
By Jeanyne Wanner - Sunday, May 21 2006
"...[P]sychiatry runs the campaign, 'We must remove the stigma from mental illness,' in order to find more who will accept the label and accept the profitable 'treatment'...What sane, caring individual could possibly want to compound the burdens of the 'mentally ill' by stigmatizing them?...But is de-stigmatizing mental illness for humanitarian reasons really psychiatry's intent? Or is it something much more sinister and self-serving?"
By John Pilger - Znet Commentary
It is more than 100 days since Barack Obama was elected president of the United States. The "Obama brand" has been named "Advertising Age's marketer of the year for 2008"...Deploying the internet and a slogan plagiarised from the Latino union organiser César Chávez - "Sí, se puede!" or "Yes, we can" - the mass-level automated technological community marketed its brand to victory in a country desperate to be rid of George W Bush...No one knew what the new brand actually stood for.
By Howard Lisnoff - April 19, 2009
Florida is a haven for developers that once built huge developments on anything that did not move. Close to the sea, in some cases, movement may come more quickly than some could have ever imagined because of global warming. There was absolutely no consideration of the impact that sprawl would have on the environment or what would ever happen if the mortgage market dried up.
A major report published today (Monday 30 March) by the government’s sustainable development adviser argues that the pursuit of economic growth is one of the root causes of the current financial crisis, as well contributing to a growing environmental crisis and undermining well-being in developed countries.
SchNEWS - Friday 27th March 2009: Issue 670
We are not in the least afraid of ruins. We are going to inherit the earth, there is not the slightest doubt about that. The bourgeoisie might blast and ruin its own world before it leaves the stage of history. We carry a new world, here, in our hearts. That world is growing this minute. - Bienventura Durruti (1936)
SchNEWS - Friday 20th March 2009 | Issue 669
In response to the growing success of the Boycott Israeli Goods campaign, police have been putting more pressure on protesters. Two Swansea activists had their houses searched and were arrested for 'conspiring to commit racially aggravated criminal damage' following an action at Sainsburys in Bridgend, when a couple of boxes of Israeli peppers were sprayed with red paint and a 'Boycott Israel' slogan spray-stencilled on the floor.
By DAVE MARSH - March 19, 2009
Despite the inspiration that many people take from the anthems Bono has written, there is not one shred of evidence that he disagrees on any issue—war, tax shelters, immigration—with the power brokers he wants us to believe are the last best hope of mankind.