Noam Chomsky on How Businesses Sought to Destroy the Democratic Movements of the 1960s

Democracy Now! JUAN GONZÁLEZ: I wanted to take a—ask you to talk about a section of your book, Requiem for the American Dream, where you talk about this famous Powell Memorandum that Justice Powell sent to the Chamber of Commerce and to others, major business groups, in 1971, where he said that business is losing …

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The Powell Memo: A Call-to-Arms for Corporations

From Bill Moyers: http://billmoyers.com/content/the-powell-memo-a-call-to-arms-for-corporations In this excerpt from Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer — and Turned Its Back on the Middle Class, authors Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson explain the significance of the Powell Memorandum, a call-to-arms for American corporations written by Virginia lawyer (and future U.S. Supreme Court justice) Lewis Powell …

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The Powell Memo – Full Transcript

Introduction In 1971, Lewis Powell, then a corporate lawyer and member of the boards of 11 corporations, wrote a memo to his friend Eugene Sydnor, Jr., the Director of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The memorandum was dated August 23, 1971, two months prior to Powell’s nomination by President Nixon to the U.S. Supreme Court. …

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Eugene Debs – A “Dangerous Man Calculated to Mislead the Unthinking”

Hi, I'd like to share one of my favorite stories from American history. This is the story of Eugene Debs: Eugene Victor "Gene" Debs (November 5, 1855 – October 20, 1926) was an American union leader, one of the founding members of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW or the Wobblies), and five times …

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UN Trade & Development Report 2017

Hi, The latest UNCTAD report is out. We have been warned. Full Report: http://unctad.org/en/pages/PublicationWebflyer.aspx?publicationid=1852 Foreword: In sharp contrast to the ambitions of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the world economy remains unbalanced in ways that are not only exclusionary, but also destabilizing and dangerous for the political, social and environmental health of the planet. …

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Moving toward two societies, one black, one white — separate and unequal

At the height of the Detroit rebellion, on July 28, 1967, President Johnson appointed a National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders to answer three basic questions about the riots: What happened? Why did it happen? What can be done to prevent it from happening again and again? Mounting civil unrest since 1965 had spawned riots …

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Refugees and the Presumption of Innocence

Hi, For many months now, we've all heard/read on TV and the Internet the notion that if we were to allow refugees into our societies, we would expose ourselves to terrorists who mask themselves as refugees. This sentiment is shared across multiple continents, but primarily by persons with a strong sense of nationalism. Let's remove …

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