US HOUSE REPORT - "These firms are buying up a lot of housing, and they're particularly buying up housing in places that have relatively weak tenant protections," said one eviction expert. "And I don't think that that is coincidental."
THE VIEW FROM HERE - In order to consolidate power, power needs to vanquish the rule of law.
HUMANS - The world is a mess, in both social and ecological terms, mired in unjust and unsustainable systems.
OIL PRODUCTION - Will civilization collapse because it's running out of oil? That question was debated hotly almost 20 years ago; today, not so much.
LABOR WATCH - There was a big lie that modern corporations sold to American workers in the late 20th century and into the first decade of the 21st century:
DROP OUT TUNE OUT - With inflation soaring, trust in governments plummeting, and the global economy teetering on the brink of collapse, one might expect to see the masses out in the streets, calling for the heads of their rulers.
U.S. POLITICS - This is especially true here in the United States, as it was in post-World War I Germany’s nurturing the rise of Naziism and its demonic voice, Adolph Hitler, the consummate outsider who managed to crawl up the mountain to ascend its peak.
GUEST COMMENTARY - To deepen our sense of just how far the dominant United States media and political culture is prepared to go to deny and bury the fascistization process that is well underway in the world’s most powerful state,
GUEST COMMENTARY - In the 2005 film The President’s Last Bang, Korean audiences were able to glimpse the behind-the-scenes events surrounding the assassination of strong-arm ruler Park Chung-hee.
JAN 6 COMMITTEE - In late June, as I arrived at my weekly union stewards training, I stumbled upon a group of fellow delegates talking about the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump.