Fascism, American-Style (FAST)

by Y. B. Normal FAST is the 1% controlling the 99%; is a military budget almost equal to all the rest of the world’s combined; is governmental surveillance; is the government persecuting whistleblowers instead of honoring them; is the school-to-prison pipeline for people of color and the poor; is having more than 25% of the world’s prisoners with less than 5% of the world’s population; FAST is the banksters in bed with their bought-off politicians. FAST is a Supreme Court ruling that corporations are people, and that [...]

By |2015-06-04T02:33:27-05:00June 4th, 2015|Y.B. Normal|0 Comments

The Corporate War Against the Middle and Working Classes

By John Johnson There always has been wars between economic interest, in fact other than religion, this has been the prime reasons for war. In the United States one of the most vicious war was in the latter part of the Nineteenth Century of monopoly industries and robber barons in the new Industrial/Gilded Age. There was a very small middle class and conditions for most workers was abdominal. 14 hour work days, in dark, polluted factories. There was a boom in child labor. Young girls were cramped [...]

By |2010-07-02T21:06:01-05:00July 2nd, 2010|Big Business, United States|0 Comments

Nationalize BP and Other Criminal Corporations

By Ted Rall —The Supreme Court says that corporations have the same rights as individuals. When they misbehave, shouldn't they face consequences as serious as those imposed upon an individual? It goes without saying that a person who commits a crime ought to face punishment proportional to the offense. Large and midsize corporations, which employ thousands of employees, have far vaster reach and power than even the wealthiest ordinary citizens. So their crimes can be breathtaking in scope. The 1984 industrial catastrophe at a pesticide plant in Bhopal, India killed 15,000 people. An additional 200,000 [...]

By |2010-06-23T03:41:37-05:00June 23rd, 2010|BP Oil Spill, Environment, Ted Rall|0 Comments
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