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I’m reading Michael Hastings’ The Operator: The Wild and Terrifying Story of America’s War in Afghanistan. He reports that during the Iraq War “the Pentagon had launched a searching, multi-billion dollar effort to overhaul and reshape its media strategy… The Pentagon had about twenty-seven thousand people working on public relations, spending $4.7 billion in a […]
An abundance of progressive legislation is being introduced in the House of Representatives, setting the stage for eventual passage, when the Democrats take back control of the Senate. Thanks to Rep. Pramila Jayapal, Bernie Sanders and years of advocacy by health care activists, single-payer healthcare is coming closer to reality. As of Februrary, 2019 there […]
Oxfam released a report recently about economic inequality, World’s 85 richest people own nearly half of global wealth: Oxfam report. “In the US, the wealthiest 1 per cent of the population grabbed 95 per cent of post-financial crisis growth between 2009 and 2012, while the bottom 90 per cent became poorer.” “Wealthy elites have co-opted […]