Posted by Soren Dreier Author: James Petras America has the greatest inequalities, highest mortality rate, most regressive taxes, and largest public subsidies for bankers and billionaires of any developed capitalist country. In this essay we will discuss the socio-economic roots of inequalities and the relation between the concentration of wealth and the downward mobility of the working and salaried classes. How the Billionaires become Billionaires One of the most likely sources of billionaire wealth is through tax evasion in all of its guises and forms. Contrary to the propaganda pushed by the business press, between 67% and 72% percent of corporations had … Continue reading HOW BILLIONAIRES BECOME BILLIONAIRES
by Sigmund Fraud, Staff Writer Waking Times Ever pay attention to trends in the media? Some stories and narratives rise and fall in cycles, along with your awareness of them. It’s kind of like a shell game, where the street hustler directs your attention to one shell as a distraction while he shuffles aside the nut with the goods in it. A ‘now you see it, now you don’t,’ kind of thing. When you see the same story arise frequently in the mainstream media, you can bet that it’s something you’re supposed to be looking at. You see, the major corporate media operates … Continue reading SOCIAL ENGINEERING VIA MEDIA 101 – HOW TO NORMALIZE THE ABSURD
Picture series details life inside the notorious Bloodline gang, which is part of the Latin Kings organisations Members are seen brandishing drugs and guns in the chilling photos The group was founded in the 1950s and evolved into a huge criminal enterprise The series also reveals the unity and respect that members show each other By Dave Burke For Mailonline A photographer has documented the lives of one of the biggest and most feared gangs in the US, giving chilling insight into their violent world. The images show gang members holding guns and drugs, as well as mourning friends killed in … Continue reading Inside one of America’s most feared street gangs: Guns, drugs and violence are part of everyday life for the Bloodline gangsters
By Peter Koenig “Welcome to Hell!” is the slogan with which G20 protesters greet the self-appointed leaders of the world to their summit on 7 and 8 July 2017 in Hamburg, Germany, under Madame Merkel’s auspices to discuss the calamities of our globe and how to resolve them. Never mind that the distress of Mother Earth has been mostly caused by those who represent the West, and now pretend to fix it. How utterly arrogant – and hypocritical! In the wake of the summit, police were beating on aggressively against the demonstrators, most of them peaceful, unarmed; but some of them … Continue reading The G20: Is the West Governed by Psychopaths?
by Phillip J. Watt, Contributor, Waking Times So much infighting. So much disagreement. So much disharmony. Humanity is dazed and confused like never before. Given there’s so much intellectual and emotional carnage eating away at the truth, let me try and break down politics, economics and the division it has on all of us: – The left and right are in total warfare and pretty much have an unprecedented level of hatred towards each other. – This is fueled by the ‘fake news’ media monopolies and the big money which is secretly funding certain causes, groups and protests. – The right … Continue reading HUMANITY IS SUFFERING FROM A DIVIDE AND CONQUER STRATEGY
by Isaac Davis, Staff Writer, Waking Times At first glance, you wouldn’t think that this simple, truthful newspaper cartoon would be controversial enough for a long-time cartoonist to lose his career, but we live in a brave new world, where corporate censorship supersedes even government censorship, and when a giant like Monsanto is insulted, heads will roll. Cartoonist Rick Friday had worked for the Iowan publication, Farm News, for some two decades, creating some “1,090 published cartoons to over 24,000 households per week in 33 counties of Iowa,” reports KCCI, until he recently created this simple statement about profits in modern farming. … Continue reading Long-Time Cartoonist Fired for Daring to Speak the Truth About Monsanto Profits
Labourers in Vidharbha region in Maharashtra, India. Photo by Sanjit Das/Panos image edited by Web Investigator It is everywhere illegal yet slavery persists in many corners of the global economy. How do its beneficiaries justify it? by Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick is a professor of sociology at the University of San Diego. His latest book is What Slaveholders Think (2017). I liked Aanan as soon as I met him. My field notes read: ‘What a nice guy, you can just see from his face.’ Open-faced and conversational, he was enthusiastic about the explosive growth in his quarry operations and excited to show me around. … Continue reading What do slaveholders think?