Tag Archives: Corporate Power

Harvey Wasserman :
The GOP/corporate coup d’etat is nearly complete

Our electoral apparatus is thoroughly compromised by oceans of dirty money, Jim Crow registration traps, rigged electronic voting, gerrymandering… By Harvey Wasserman | The Rag Blog | November 5, 2014 The GOP/corporate coup d’etat is nearly complete. The Republicans now … finish reading Harvey Wasserman :
The GOP/corporate coup d’etat is nearly complete

Posted in RagBlog | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Ted McLaughlin :
Why Congress can’t understand your financial struggle

For the first time in this country’s history, more than half of the members of Congress are at least millionaires. By Ted McLaughlin | The Rag Blog | January 11, 2014 The figures above are for Congress in 2012, and … finish reading Ted McLaughlin :
Why Congress can’t understand your financial struggle

Posted in RagBlog | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Jack A. Smith : The Left and the ‘Lesser Evil’ Dilemma

Graphic from Liberation News.For whom should the left vote? Many progressives now view Obama as the ‘lesser evil,’ but worry he will sell them out once again. By Jack A. Smith | The Rag Blog | November 5, 2012 There … finish reading Jack A. Smith : The Left and the ‘Lesser Evil’ Dilemma

Posted in Rag Bloggers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Ted McLaughlin : The Never-Ending Fight Against the Plutocrats

Sample plutocrat: William Henry Vanderbilt (1821 – 1885). Famous quote: “The public be damned.” From Famous Person Caricatures / TradeCard.com. Inset image below: Modern day robber baron David Koch. Caricature by DonkeyHotey.The never-ending fight against the plutocrats “The issue today … finish reading Ted McLaughlin : The Never-Ending Fight Against the Plutocrats

Posted in Rag Bloggers | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Harry Targ : Fairness in Hypocrisy Valley

Image from Occasional Links and Commentary.Fairness in Hypocrisy Valley Since elections, the public expression of political power, are significantly determined by millionaires, trustees at Hypocrisy Valley usually are the wealthy and powerful. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | … finish reading Harry Targ : Fairness in Hypocrisy Valley

Posted in Rag Bloggers | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Lamar W. Hankins : ALEC and the Right Wing Agenda

Graphic from alecwatch.org.The ALEC agenda:How the right-wing moldslegislators to shill for corporations By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | February 28, 2012 “[Any law proposed by businessmen] ought always to be listened to with great precaution… It comes … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : ALEC and the Right Wing Agenda

Posted in Rag Bloggers | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

BOOKS / Thom Hartmann : Jeff Clements’ ‘Corporations Are Not People’

And money is not speech:‘Corporations Are Not People’ By Thom Hartmann/ Truthout / February 1, 2012 [Corporations Are Not People by Jeffrey D. Clements (Berrett-Koehler, 2012); Paperback, 224 pp., $17.95.] Most Americans don’t realize that the idea that “corporations are … finish reading BOOKS / Thom Hartmann : Jeff Clements’ ‘Corporations Are Not People’

Posted in RagBlog | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Mark Naison : Wall Street and the Making of a Global Counterculture

Photo by Robert Johnson / Business Insider.The Wall Street occupations and themaking of a global counterculture The emergence of a global youth counterculture should be seen as a powerful complement to a global movement for freedom, democracy, and economic justice. … finish reading Mark Naison : Wall Street and the Making of a Global Counterculture

Posted in Rag Bloggers | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Mark Naison : Wall Street and the Making of a Global Counterculture

Photo by Robert Johnson / Business Insider.The Wall Street occupations and themaking of a global counterculture The emergence of a global youth counterculture should be seen as a powerful complement to a global movement for freedom, democracy, and economic justice. … finish reading Mark Naison : Wall Street and the Making of a Global Counterculture

Posted in Rag Bloggers | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mark Naison : Wall Street and the Making of a Global Counterculture

Photo by Robert Johnson / Business Insider.The Wall Street occupations and themaking of a global counterculture By Mark Naison / The Rag Blog / October 6, 2011 NEW YORK — On Monday, October 3, I spent about an hour in … finish reading Mark Naison : Wall Street and the Making of a Global Counterculture

Posted in Rag Bloggers | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ted McLaughlin : Media Won’t Report the Real Wall Street Story

Members of the Occupy Wall Street media organization produced bails of newspapers chronicling the past three weeks of protests. Photo by John Minchillo / AP / Christian Science Monitor.Occupy Wall Street:The media won’t report the real story By Ted McLaughlin … finish reading Ted McLaughlin : Media Won’t Report the Real Wall Street Story

Posted in Rag Bloggers | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Mike Lofgren : Why I Left the GOP Cult

Image from Gunaxin.Goodbye to all that:Reflections of a GOP operative Who left the cult By Mike Lofgren / Truthout / September 5, 2011 Barbara Stanwyck: “We’re both rotten!” Fred MacMurray: “Yeah — only you’re a little more rotten.” — Double … finish reading Mike Lofgren : Why I Left the GOP Cult

Posted in RagBlog | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments