How Unchecked Capitalism Has Brought the World to the Brink of Apocalypse — and What We Must Do Now

Robert Jensen AlterNet http://www.alternet.org/visions/how-unchecked-capitalism-has-brought-world-brink-apocalypse-and-what-we-must-do-now The following is an excerpt from We Are All Apocalyptic Now: On the Responsibilities of Teaching, Preaching, Reporting, Writing, and Speaking Out , in print at  Amazon.com and on  Kindle (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013):   The first step in dealing with a difficult situation is to...

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Where the Hell Is the Outrage?

Richard Eskow Campaign for America’s Future Blog http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/07/09-0 From the first breaths of life to the last, our lives are being stolen out from under us. From infant care and early education to Social Security and Medicare, the dominant economic ideology is demanding more lifelong sacrifices from the vulnerable to...

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We Are All Aboard the Pequod

Chris Hedges TruthDig.com The most prescient portrait of the American character and our ultimate fate as a species is found in Herman Melville’s “Moby Dick.” Melville makes our murderous obsessions, our hubris, violent impulses, moral weakness and inevitable self-destruction visible in his chronicle of a whaling voyage. He is our...

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Bolivia Threatens Shutdown of US Embassy

Sarah Lazare Common Dreams South American leaders flank the Bolivian President as he rails against US air piracy in manhunt for Snowden Bolivian President Evo Morales Threatens Closure of U.S. Embassy (Photo: Zuma/Rex)Bolivian President Evo Morales Bolivian President Evo Morales threatened Thursday to shut down the U.S. embassy in his...

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