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The Oligarchs’ ‘Guaranteed Basic Income’ Scam by Chris Hedges

The United States shifted in the 1970s from what the historian Charles Maier called an “empire of production” to “an empire of consumption.” In short, we began to borrow to maintain a lifestyle and an empire we could no longer afford. 2,252 more words

Corporate Empire

How Lenders Are Turning Low-Level Courts Into Dickensian “Debt Collection Mills”

“A Pound of Flesh: the Criminalization of Private Debt,” the ACLU report, sheds light for the first time on the frequency of modern-day debt imprisonment, estimating that courts are issuing tens of thousands of arrest warrants each year for debtors owing as little as $30. 24 more words

Criminal Justice

Vietnam War: Why Johnson Sacked McNamara in 1967

This is What We Do

The Vietnam War

Directed by Ken Burn and Lyn Novick

Film Review

This week, Maori TV showed Episode 5 of the Vietnam War series, which covers 1967. 214 more words

Hidden History

Huge Organizing Effort, '40 Days of Action' Launching to Fight Poverty

It became obvious that the powers that be in these states are suppressing the vote, polluting the environment, discriminating against LGBTQ folks, and holding wages down. 2,004 more words

Activism

The Reagan Era: Turning Back Racial Equality Gains

Originally Published: 03/11/2013 10:20 am ET │Updated May 11, 2013

By Dedrick Asante-Muhammad

The Black Freedom struggle of the 1950s and 1960s, popularly referred to as the Civil Rights Movement, tore down Jim Crow segregation in law and in many cases in practice. 702 more words