Government, Bank & Corporate Corruption
& the Military Industrial Complex

"Government is best which governs not at all, and when men are prepared for it, that will be the kind of government which they will have."
Henry David Thoreau

“I have certain rules i live by. My first rule: i don’t believe anything the government tells me.”
George Carlin 

“If the machine of government is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then i say, break the law.
Henry David Thoreau

“The most effective way to restrict democracy is to transfer decision-making from the public arena to unaccountable institutions—kings and princes, priestly castes, military juntas, party dictatorships or modern corporations.”
Noam Chomsky

  “It’s ridiculous to talk about freedom in a society dominated by huge corporations. What kind of freedom is there inside a corporation? They’re totalitarian institutions. You take orders from above and maybe give them to people below you. There’s about as much freedom as under Stalinism.”
Noam Chomsky

  "All amassing of wealth or hoarding of wealth above and beyond one’s legitimate needs is theft. There would be no occasion for theft and no thieves if there was a wise regulation of wealth and social justice.”
Mahatma Gandhi

    "A Society offering such a competition perspective without mercy where the so-called 'best' win by crushing the weaker and less combative does not seem to be hoping for a particularly bright future.”
Pierre Joliot

"Men such as they are, very naturally seek money and power, and power because it is as good as money, the spoils, so called, of office. And why not? For they aspire to the highest, and this, in their sleep-walking, they dream is highest."
Ralph Waldo Emerson  

"The chains of slavery are still chains, whether they be forged of gold or of iron."
Mustafa Kamil

“A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.  

Articles

-Obama's Drone War a 'Recruitment Tool' for Isis, Say US Air Force Whistleblowers - The Guardian 2015

-Richest 1 Percent to Own More than Half of the World's Wealth by 2016 - Huffington Post 2015

-More Than Half of American Public Schoolchildren Now Live in Poverty  - Huffington Post 2015

-Paris Attack Brothers' Campaign of Terror Can Be Traced Back to Algeria in 1954 - The Independent 2015

-Unmournable Bodies - New Yorker 2015

-Mourning the Parisian Journalists yet Noticing the Hypocrisy - Huffington Post 2015

-Edward Snowden Lawyer Calls on Europeans to Prosecute US Torture Architects - The Guardian 2014

-We are F***ing Sadists: We are not Decent, and We are not a Democracy - Salon 2014

-Noam Chomsky Calls US 'World's Leading Terrorist State' - RT 2014

-Chomsky: U.S. Spawned a Fundamentalist Frankenstein in the Mideast - Alternet 2014

-Why Is President Obama Keeping a Journalist in Prison in Yemen? - The Nation 2012

-10 most shocking facts we found in CIA torture report - RT 2014

-There Were No Weapons of Mass Destruction in Iraq - The Guardian 2004

-A Tour of Guantanamo Bay: Ghostlike Figures Wait as a Promise Goes Unfulfilled - The Guardian 2016

-The Revenge of the Lower Classes and the Rise of American Fascism - Truthdig 2016

-Bangladesh factory burned down by angry workers - CBC 2013

-The Real Numbers: Half of America in Poverty—and It's Creeping Upward - Alternet 2013

-Yemeni Reporter Who Exposed U.S. Drone Strike Freed from Prison After Jailing at Obama's Request - Democracy Now 2013

-How can you tell if your shirt was made in a sweatshop? - Democracy Now 2013

-‘Growing Hatred of US’: Yemeni Testifies to Senate on Drone Program Fallout - RT 2013

-Why Should I Care That No One’s Reading Dzhokhar Tsarnaev His Miranda Rights? - Slate 2013

-Gitmo Is Killing Me - NY Times 2013

-Bradley Manning Tried to Warn Us About the Crisis In Iraq. Will We Listen to Him Now? - The Nation 2013

-Oxfam Says World's Rich Could End Poverty - Al Jazeera 2013

-Woman Finds Note from Chinese Labor Camp Prisoner in Kmart Decorations - Examiner 2012

-Payback! Hundreds of Homeowners Associations Threaten Banks with Foreclosure - Alternet 2012

-Active-Duty Soldiers Take Their Own Lives at Record Rate - New York Times 2012

-Nobody Knows the Identities of the 150 People Killed by U.S. in Somalia, but Most Are Certain They Deserved It - Intercept 2016

-87 Million Children in Conflict Zones Suffer Brain Damage - Telesur 2016

-Highlighting Western Victims While Ignoring Victims of Western Violence - The Intercept 2016

-Breaking Up the Banks Might Make Things Worse. Instead, Let’s Take Ownership - The Guardian 2016

-Chicken Industry Workers Wear Diapers Because Bosses Allow No Breaks, NGO Says - Vice News 2016

-Doctors Without Borders Pulls Out Of World Humanitarian Summit, Says It No Longer Has Hope - Think Progress 2016

- "I Refuse to Serve as an Empire Chaplain": U.S. Army Minister Resigns over Drone Program - Democracy Now 2016

-Austerity Policies do More Harm than Good, IMF Study Concludes - The Guardian 2016

-Chilcot Report and 7/7 London Bombing Anniversary Converge to Highlight Terrorism’s Causes - The Intercept 2016

-U.S. and U.K. Continue to Actively Participate in Saudi War Crimes, Targeting of Yemeni Civilians - The Intercept 2016

-Photos Show Fragments of U.S. Bombs at Site of Yemen Funeral Massacre - The Intercept 2016

-US Military Operations are the Biggest Motivation for Homegrown Terrorists, FBI Study Finds - The Intercept 2016

-US-led Coalition Killed 300 Civilians in Just 11 Air Strikes in Syria, Amnesty International Report Finds - The Independent 2016

-World's Eight Richest People Have Same Wealth as Poorest 50% - The Guardian 2017

-America Dropped 26,171 Bombs in 2016. What a Bloody End to Obama’s Reign   - The Guardian 2017

-A Father Describes Saving His Daughter from US Bombardment of Mosul  - The Intercept 2017      

-U.S. Drops Its Biggest Non-Nuclear Bomb on Afghans, Already Traumatized by Decades of War  - Democracy Now  2017  

-It Felt Like the Heavens were Falling: Afghans Reel from Moab Impact  - The Guardian  2017   

-Women and Children in Yemeni Village Recall Horror of Trump’s “Highly Successful” Seal Raid  - The Intercept  2017     

-US Air Strike in Mosul Killed at Least 105 Civilians, Pentagon Confirms  - The Independent  2017