Tag Archives: Plutocracy

The Invisible Election

by Barry Grey In less than three weeks, the United States will hold national elections to choose a third of US senators, all 435 members of the US House of Representatives, the governors of 36 out of 50 states, and … Continue reading

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A Brief Lesson on Power: Who Governs the Government?

“Were ‘the government’ in control, why would all of ‘its’ power and resources be dedicated to making the lives and bank accounts of this technerati, public largess dependent financiers, and the sociopathic tools occupying executive suites, so remunerative and comfortable? … Continue reading

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Democracy: Brought to you by our sponsors!

The best democracy money can buy! Oh yeah, this is for real. These business entities are openly and shamelessly sponsoring CNN’s “election center” webpage. Don’t ever get used to this. Don’t ever downplay or ignore the absurdity and horror of … Continue reading

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Now Make Me Do It: The Mythical Apathy of the Electorate

by Mark E. Smith Many liberals and progressives, not to mention conservatives and wingnuts, bemoan the apathy of the electorate. It isn’t enough to just vote, they insist, once you elect somebody you have to actively force them to represent … Continue reading

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The Undemocratic Nature of U.S. Elections

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Reply to Obama: On Money, Politics, History, and Bullshit ‹ The Official Web Site of Paul L. Street

  Reply to Obama: On Money, Politics, History, and Bullshit ‹ The Official Web Site of Paul L. Street.

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Dinner with the President

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The .0000063% Election

How the politics of the super rich became American politics by Ari Berman (Originally posted on ZNet, February 17, 2012) At a time when it’s become a cliché to say that Occupy Wall Street has changed the nation’s political conversation … Continue reading

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Less Than Zero: the 1 Percent and the Fate of the Earth

by Paul Street (Originally posted on ZNet, December 9, 2011; Notes can be found there) ECO-APOCALYPSE NOW “No Way the World Should Take These Risks” Beneath and beyond the flow of current events, including the rise and repression of the … Continue reading

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Class Conflict

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