2012 Archives

Posted at Alternet.org on Nov. 10, 2012

How America Is Turning into a 3rd World Nation in 4 Easy Steps

New reports that Taiwanese transnational manufacturing corporation Foxconn may be opening up some plants in the United States indicate that our nation has now entered the terminal fourth stage of "third-worldization" or what may be better referred to simply as "recolonization."
Posted at Truthout on Nov. 8, 2012

Monopoly Endgame for the Global Economy

Let’s face it, if your opponent in Monopoly scoops up Boardwalk, Park Place, North Carolina Avenue, Pacific Avenue, both utilities, and the four railroads – that’s game over.
Posted at Truthout on Nov. 7, 2012

Harry Reid: Fix the Filibuster Now!

President Obama won and the Democrats increased their majority in the Senate – and moved it in a far more progressive direction. For now, the Supreme Court is safe from radical right-wing ideology.
Posted at Truthout on Nov. 4, 2012

Democracy Itself at Stake in Michigan

If you were to tell most Americans that democracy itself would be on the ballot in a major state like Michigan, they’d think you’re mad. But they’d be wrong.
Posted at Truthout on Nov. 2, 2012

Election 2012: They Will Steal It!

Back in 2000, Republican election officials in Florida led by then-Governor Jeb Bush and Secretary of State Katherine Harris kicked nearly 60,000 mostly African American voters off the rolls just ahead of the election.
Posted at Truthout on Nov. 1, 2012

The Electoral College: Another Front in the War Against Labor

The Electoral College – the way we pick our president and vice president – is all about cheap labor. When it was put into place in 1789, it was to give slaveholders a greater national voice – part of a compromise with the slave states to keep them in the union. So back then, it was all about cheap labor – slavery.
Posted at Truthout on Oct. 31, 2012

The Corporatocracy vs. Workplace Democracy

The corporate state today is stronger than it’s ever been.Thanks to the Supreme Court, our elections are up for sale to the highest bidder – be it a billionaire casino mogul like Sheldon Adelson or a massive transnational corporation like Koch Industries.