Warning: Selling Cigarettes May Lead to Climate Change Denial

by Rebel Fagin The tobacco companies knew using their deadly product led to heart disease and cancer decades before they admitted to it. In that interim they lied about the safety of their products and cast doubts about the science questioning its safety. Lots of people died for their profit margin including, at age 51, […]

The Unholy Trinity of Trade

by Rebel Fagin When Obama won Fast Track from Congress, the bill that allows Congress to vote for or against the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), but not amend it, many people missed some of the finer points of the legislation. Fast Track lasts for six years. That’s the rest of Obama and the first term […]

Claim Jumpers in the Gold Field

By Rebel Fagin There’s gold in them thar hills, blue gold that is. From the Sacramento River to the Jordan River the drought is good news for disaster capitalists. These people believe in market fundamentalism. Under this belief system water is a commodity and not a right. To these corporations: Vivendi, Suez, Veolia, Terrier, Nestles, […]

Betting on David When Goliath so Darn Big

by Rebel Fagin Last Fall Mendocino County passed a law banning fracking. Lots of communities have banned fracking only to have the Extractors sue them for restraint of trade or violating the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution. What makes Measure S different is that it is first and foremost a community rights law, grounded […]

Goliath

by Rebel Fagin The opposite of democracy is corpratocracy and nowhere is this more apparent then with the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). The TPP is a 12 nation secret trade treaty that involves 40% of the world’s G.D.P. It is the largest trade treaty yet. The TPP is an economic shot at China’s 57-member Development […]

The US authorities are planning for collapse

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkAn3VIe1yQ&feature=youtube_gdata_player   Published on Mar 13, 2013 The Economy isn’t going to recover. The government knows this and is getting ready, but in ways that are very disturbing. Follow us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/StormCloudsGathering Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/collapseupdates Donate: http://StormCloudsGathering.com/donate Visit our website: http://StormCloudsGathering.com Get weekly email updates: http://tinyurl.com/naturalrightsnewsl… One of the massive purchase orders […]

The Economics of Reform: Ignorance + Confidence = $ucce$$

“All you need is ignorance and confidence and the success is sure.” — Mark Twain —- I have a confession to make. While I am accused often of thinking I know everything, the truth is that I want to know everything. There, I said it. And part of my voracious habit as a perpetual student (I […]

Neoliberalism in the American military and its impact on civilians

In this enlightening article, Jennifer Mittelstadt writes about the neoliberal agenda to privatize and outsource the retirement and health care benefits of military personnel and their families.  Though many in civilian life might find this specific only to the military but as Mittelstadt so correctly notes, the impact of market reforms to military health care […]

Craigslist is now advertising for college professors to volunteer their time by donating onine materials for an alleged Christian university start up

As the teaching profession morphes from a ‘profession’ to a Walmart model for educational barbarity and corporate pillage, teachers are now encouraged to become hustlers as they see massive layoffs due to years of fiscal starvation, austerity, the mechanization of ‘learning’ through cyber distance learning classes and the decimation of what was once a nobel […]