Daily Archives: April 4, 2017

Chomsky – “Requiem for the American Dream: The 10 Principles of Concentration of Wealth & Power.”

Noam Chomsky: Trump Administration is Aiming to Decimate All Programs to Help Working People
Democracy Now!

Published on Apr 4, 2017

http://democracynow.org – Seventy-five days ago today, Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. Trump has expanded U.S. military operations in Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Somalia, while resuming arms sales to Bahrain. At the United Nations, the Trump administration led a boycott of U.N. talks to ban nuclear weapons, while pushing for the United States to expand its own nuclear arsenal. Trump picked climate deniers to head the Environmental Protection Agency and the Energy Department, while slashing the EPA’s programs to combat climate change. He’s also attempted unsuccessfully to ban refugees and people from majority-Muslim nations from entering the U.S., and to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. For more on President Trump’s first 75 days, we speak with world-renowned political dissident, linguist and author Noam Chomsky. His new book, out today, is titled “Requiem for the American Dream: The 10 Principles of Concentration of Wealth & Power.”

Chomsky: Our Privatized U.S. Healthcare Program is an “International Scandal”

http://democracynow.org – President Trump threw his weight behind the Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. But he failed to muster enough support to pass the Republican plan, which would have stripped up to 24 million people of health insurance while giving the rich a massive tax break. For more, we speak with world-renowned political dissident, linguist and author Noam Chomsky. His new book, out today, is titled “Requiem for the American Dream: The 10 Principles of Concentration of Wealth & Power.”

When Scapegoating Immigrants No Longer Works, Would Trump Stage an Attack to Maintain Power?

Many have accused President Trump of trying to scapegoat immigrants and refugees in order to distract the American public from the fact that he will be unable to fulfill his campaign promises to bring back manufacturing jobs. But what happens if, after time, the scapegoating fails to provide sufficient distraction? World-renowned linguist, political dissident and author Noam Chomsky says the next step would be for the Trump administration to stage an alleged terrorist attack. For more, we speak with Chomsky. His new book, “Requiem for the American Dream,” is out today.

Why Does U.S. Consider Iran the Greatest Threat to Peace, When Rest of World Agrees It’s the U.S.?

http://democracynow.org – Over the first 75 days of the Trump administration, the White House has taken multiple steps to escalate the possibility of a U.S. war with Iran. Trump included Iran on both his first and second Muslim travel bans. As a candidate, Trump also threatened to dismantle the landmark Iran nuclear agreement. For more on U.S.-Iranian relations, we speak with world-renowned political dissident, linguist and author Noam Chomsky.

Chomsky: With U.S. History of Overthrowing Govts, Outrage over Russian Hacking Claims is Laughable

http://democracynow.org – Since Trump’s inauguration, his presidency has been engulfed by a media scandal and investigations into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 election. But is the Democratic Party’s obsession with this question distracting the public from the Trump administration’s actions? And, given the United States’ long history of influencing other countries’ elections and overthrowing democratically elected leaders, is the outrage over Russia’s alleged interference laughable? That’s the opinion of world-renowned linguist, author and political dissident Noam Chomsky. For more, we sit down with Chomsky on the day his new book is released. It’s titled “Requiem for the American Dream: The 10 Principles of Concentration of Wealth & Power.”

Chomsky: It’s as if Trump Administration Is Flaunting That U.S. Is Run by Goldman Sachs

http://democracynow.org – Naomi Klein has called the Trump administration a “corporate coup.” The Washington Post reports, “86 percent of Trump counties make less in a year than 27 Trump staffers are worth.” For more, we speak with world-renowned political dissident, linguist and author Noam Chomsky.

Confessions of an Economic Hitman – John Perkins | Short Documentary

Hamza H. Green – Slay Your Dragon

Published on Feb 24, 2016

According to Perkins, he began writing Confessions of an Economic Hit Man in the 1980s, but “threats or bribes always convinced [him] to stop.”

According to his book, Perkins’ function was to convince the political and financial leadership of underdeveloped countries to accept enormous development loans from institutions like the World Bank and USAID. Saddled with debts they could not hope to pay, those countries were forced to acquiesce to political pressure from the United States on a variety of issues. Perkins argues in his book that developing nations were effectively neutralized politically, had their wealth gaps driven wider and economies crippled in the long run. In this capacity Perkins recounts his meetings with some prominent individuals, including Graham Greene and Omar Torrijos. Perkins describes the role of an EHM as follows:

Economic Hit Man (EHMs) are highly paid professionals who cheat countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars. They funnel money from the World Bank, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and other foreign “aid” organizations into the coffers of huge corporations and the pockets of a few wealthy families who control the planet’s natural resources. Their tools included fraudulent financial reports, rigged elections, payoffs, extortion, sex, and murder. They play a game as old as empire, but one that has taken on new and terrifying dimensions during this time of globalization.

Perkins charges that the proposed conditions for this debt forgiveness require countries to privatise their health, education, electric, water and other public services. Those countries would also have to discontinue subsidies and trade restrictions that support local business, but accept the continued subsidization of certain G8 businesses by the US and other G8 countries, and the erection of trade barriers on imports that threaten G8 industries.

In the book, Perkins repeatedly denies the existence of a “conspiracy.” Instead, Perkins carefully discusses the role of corporatocracy.

Apologies Of An Economic Hitman (Full Documentary Movie)


Published on Mar 2, 2012

Apologies Of An Economic Hitman the movie by John Perkins

John Perkins was a prominent member of the top-secret team of “economic hit men”, who used fraudulent financial reports, rigged elections, payoffs, extortion, sex, military coups and murder to create the global American empire after World War II. After a long internal struggle between his guilt and the fear of telling the truth, Perkins meets the daughter of an assassinated president and speaks out in front of an angry Latin-American audience.

Based on rare propagandistic material, film-noir style reconstructed sequences and exclusive filmed confessions of best selling author John Perkins (“Confessions of an Economic Hit Man”, “The Secret History of the American Empire”) this fascinating documentary sheds light on the unknown mechanisms used by the rulers of the modern world, the roots of Islamic terrorism, and the reason why most of the world’s population lives in poverty.

The definitive answer to President Bush’s question “why do they hate us?”..

Xi-Trump set to meet at US President’s private Florida estate

CGTN America

Published on Apr 4, 2017

On Thursday, President Xi travels from Finland to the United States, for his first face-to-face meeting with President Donald Trump.

Indivisible Town Hall’s Tip #1: Private Town Halls

Inequality Media

Published on Apr 4, 2017

Its time to get ready for Congress’ April Recess. Here is a tip from us and Indivisible Guide on how to respond to an evasive member of congress so you can be sure your voice is heard.

The Global Oligarchy’s Key to Power Is Control of the Media (w/Guest Kymone Freeman)

Thom Hartmann Program

Published on Apr 4, 2017

Guest Host Alex Lawson talks with Kymone Freeman (Program Director, Host – We Act Radio, Activist – Black Lives Matter DC) on the 50th anniversary of MLK’s “Beyond Vietnam” speech.

China’s Future MEGAPROJECTS (2016-2050’s)

The Daily Conversation

Published on Feb 9, 2016

China is embracing megaprojects at an unprecedented rate and will – over the course of a few decades – complete a phase of infrastructure that will rival what the United States has built in its entire history.

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The World’s Future MEGAPROJECTS (2015-2030’s)

The Daily Conversation

Published on Nov 25, 2014

A documentary on the ten most ambitious mega-projects currently under development around the world, featuring: Dubai World Central Airport (United Arab Emirates); Songdo International Business District (South Korea); Tokyo-Osaka Maglev Train (Japan); Masdar City (United Arab Emirates); The Grand Canal (Nicaragua); National Trunk Highway System (China); International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor [ITER] – Fusion (France); World’s Tallest Building (Azerbaijan); Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (India); King Abdullah Economic City (Saudi Arabia).

Africa’s Mega-City: Future MEGAPROJECTS

The Daily Conversation

Published on Mar 29, 2017

LAGOS, NIGERIA — population 22 million — is Africa’s largest city. This mini-documentary examines the multiple mega-projects under construction, the leadership of state Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, and — briefly — the history of Nigeria.
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Africa’s Clean Energy Vision: Future MEGAPROJECTS

The Daily Conversation

Published on Apr 4, 2017

Africa’s population explosion presents humanity us with a once-in-our-species chance to make our fastest growing area leapfrog the dirty fuels of the past to instead embrace the renewable energy of the future.
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