By Brad Jacobson
The Supreme Court’s seismic January ruling that corporations are free to spend unlimited amounts of their profits to advertise for or against candidates may have been the latest shakeup of campaign finance – but gaping holes already allow corporations to spend enormous sums without leaving a paper trail, a Raw Story investigation has found.
Posted in Economy Economics, Elections, Human Rights Civil Liberties, Neoliberalism, NWO
Tagged campaign finance, citizens united v FEC, class war, corporate free speech, Corporate State, corporatism, free speech for people
By Tom Degan
“Fascism should more properly be called ‘corporatism’ because it is the total merging of corporate and state power.”
~ Benito Mussolini, the Founding Father of the Fascist State
So corporations are “people”, with “certain unalienable rights”? You’ve got to hand it to Reagan and the two Bushes. Thanks to their atrocious appointments to America’s highest court, the damage they’ve done to our democracy will be felt for generations. The recent decision by the Supreme Court to strike down two precedents (including McCain/Feingold) which limited the obscene amount of money a corporation could use to influence the electoral process is a case in point. According to the Supremes, a corporation is “a person” entitled to take advantage of the First Amendment just like any other “person”. It kind of makes you wonder, doesn’t it?
By Robert C. Koehler
“This amendment starts from the premise that health care is a human right, and that every citizen, rich or poor, should have access to health care, just as every citizen has access to the fire department, the police or public schools.”
And for a moment last week the fog of jargon and compromise lifted on the Senate floor and a vision of what’s possible hovered over the Capitol. We could do this. We could build this kind of society, not just talk about it. We could begin moving beyond the stuck, scared place that keeps us at odds and fighting one another (and much of the world). We could return to the task of creating what economist Riane Eisler calls “the caring economy.”
Posted in Economy Economics, Healthcare, Neoliberalism, NWO, Obama and Company
Tagged caring economy, class war, corpo-gov, corporatism, insurance bailout, medicare for all, Neoliberalism, NWO, single payer, universal health care
Dr. Julie Gerberding (Dennis Cook/AP)
By Mike Adams
You’ve heard it before, how the pharmaceutical industry has a giant “revolving door” through which corporations and government agencies frequently exchange key employees. That reality was driven home in a huge way today when news broke that Dr. Julie Gerberding, who headed the CDC from 2002 through January 20, 2009, landed a top job with Merck, one of the largest drug companies in the world. Her job there? She’s the new president of the vaccine division.
Dear Mr. President,
Please find below my suggestion for fixing America ‘s economy. Instead of giving billions of dollars to companies that will squander the money on lavish parties and unearned bonuses, use the following plan. You can call it the “Patriotic Retirement Plan.”
There are about 40 million people over 50 in the work force. Pay them $1 million apiece severance for early retirement with the following stipulations:
By T. Jefferson
Scientists (and thus science) are threatened in four central areas of human existence – agriculture, health, environment and peace. The threat comes from multinational corporations seeking absolute control over world resources and political power through national laws and international treaties based on false or incomplete science.
Posted in Economy Economics, Genetic Engineering, Healthcare, Human Rights Civil Liberties, Neoliberalism, Nuclear Weapons/Energy, NWO, Obama and Company, Swine Flu H1N1, War and Peace
Tagged Big Pharma, capitalism, climate change debate, corporatism, criminalizing health food, criminalizing supplements, economics, economy, Food Safety, global control, gmo food, info suppression, junk science, Neoliberalism, New World Order, nuclear science, pandemic, resource wars, science threatened, scientific integrity, vaccine dangers
By Mike Adams
Given that the massive health care reform bill just passed by the House was one of the largest pieces of legislation in U.S. history, you might wonder why you didn’t get to vote on it. When it comes to federal legislation, your vote doesn’t count in America, didn’t you know? You are dictated to by a small band of the political elite who may or may not represent your interests (or even the interests of your fellow citizens).
Those people are called members of Congress. And as you’ll read here, they are essentially obsolete. Society no longer has any need for them. Here’s why… Continue reading