Jeffrey Sachs, long-time Washington insider, walks through a brief and important history of the decades-long prelude to Russia’s invasion. “Whatever this war is, it didn’t come out of nowhere.”
Jeremy Loffredo provides more fantastic coverage of the anti tyranny protests in France, now calling for a 6th Republic, as they see Macron’s breaches of democracy and executive power as tyrannical. His front lines reporting, and interviewing the protestors at the demonstrations provides on the ground in your face storytelling, and he asks all the right questions to give the viewer the full picture.
Courageous French high schoolers organize youth in opposition to Macron’s anti-democratic governance. The French stand up for their rights and fight back against tyranny.
Civil disobedience will not be enough to prevent the worst outcomes of global warming we’re now heading towards, nor will holding signs outside of Air Force bases be enough to prevent nuclear war. XR and Last Generation can be entry points in which people organize, and participate, and then most importantly- campaign, and vote during elections.
The Reagan and Thatcherite shift from New Deal socialism to laissez-faire capitalism “uses the established state apparatus to support powerful clients, which is very far from being a free market approach to economics; it’s really crony capitalism.” Democrats, Galbraith says, also contribute to this as “they pursued the same agenda of deregulation, which once was deeply embedded in the financial system, [and] was just a recipe for meltdown, for disaster.
An interview of Professor James Galbraith by Robert Scheer
“What does the fact that a corporation can sue a media organization over critical coverage, allege financial damage, and gain access to a journalist’s private texts say about a society that claims to value a free press?” by Anya Parampil
The arrest warrant for Putin is based on poorly manufactured lies. The Gray Zone’s investigative reporting provides a look inside one of these camps, and the background on the how such a cheap lie was spread in U.S. media