Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 41

Empire, Economics, and Dynastic Power Looking at the world today, we see a situation of great turmoil and challenge: a global economic crisis getting deeper and more severe, manifested as a class war against the population waged by the powerful; we see increased moves toward war in the Middle East, against Syria and Iran; a […]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 40

Drug War or Class War? To understand the nature of the drug war, one must turn to history, and notably, the history of prohibition in the United States, directed against what were called the “dangerous classes,” such as poor immigrants and workers, Mexicans and blacks. Prohibition of drugs is a method of social control, turning […]

Austerity, Adjustment, and Social Genocide

Political Language & the European Debt Crisis   Political language… is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.– George Orwell, “Politics and the English Language,” 1946 Political language functions through euphemism, by employing soft-sounding or simply meaningless words to describe otherwise monstrous and […]

Ten Points Everyone Should Know About the Quebec Student Movement

The student strikes in Quebec, which began in February and have lasted for three months, involving roughly 175,000 students in the mostly French-speaking Canadian province, have been subjected to a massive provincial and national media propaganda campaign to demonize and dismiss the students and their struggle. The following is a list of ten points that […]

The Purpose of Education: Social Uplift or Social Control?

The Path to Deconstructing Democracy In Part 1 of this series, I examined the elite assault on education – through the Chamber of Commerce, right-wing think tanks, and the Trilateral Commission – which arose in response to the massive social and political activist movements of the 1960s. The threat of popular democratic participation – that […]

Class War & the College Crisis

The “Crisis of Democracy” & the Attack on Education Today, we are witnessing an emerging massive global revolt, led primarily be the educated and unemployed youth of the world, against the institutionalized and established powers which seek to deprive them of a future worth living. In Chile over the past year, a massive student movement […]