‘A Goddamn Terrifying Time to Be Alive’: Naomi Klein Explains Why a Global Green New Deal Comes First and Being Hopeful Comes After

"How do we earn the hope we could actually do this?" asks author of new book. "That's the only discussion that matters." by Jon Queally edited by O Society September 20, 2019 The new book warns "by far the biggest obstacle we are up against is hopelessness." Its author—journalist and activist Naomi Klein—says when it comes … Continue reading ‘A Goddamn Terrifying Time to Be Alive’: Naomi Klein Explains Why a Global Green New Deal Comes First and Being Hopeful Comes After

Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin: If We Want a Future, Green New Deal Is Key

CJ Polychroniou interviews Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin edited by O Society September 19, 2019 Climate change is by far the most serious crisis facing the world today. At stake is the future of civilization as we know it. Yet, both public awareness and government action lag way behind what’s needed to avert a climate … Continue reading Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin: If We Want a Future, Green New Deal Is Key

What George Carlin Taught Us About Media Propaganda by Omission

https://youtu.be/JtTMQeIIDzE?list=PL45EBC87D6B82F77E by Jeff Cohen edited by O Society September 17, 2019 In the old George Carlin joke, the TV sportscaster announces: “Here’s a partial score from the West Coast – Los Angeles 6.” For a brilliant comedian like Carlin – who skewered corporate power, class structure, and political/media propaganda – one of his more innocuous … Continue reading What George Carlin Taught Us About Media Propaganda by Omission

Noam Chomsky at the Old South Church on Fascism, Nuclear Weapons, Climate Change, Julian Assange & More

  https://youtu.be/WNIHZZ6qlgI Noam Chomsky on DemocracyNow! edited by O Society July 7, 2019 In April, hundreds of people packed into the Old South Church in Boston to hear the world-renowned dissident and linguist Noam Chomsky speak. In this hour-long special, we air an excerpt of Chomsky’s speech and his on-stage interview with Amy Goodman. AMY … Continue reading Noam Chomsky at the Old South Church on Fascism, Nuclear Weapons, Climate Change, Julian Assange & More

The Interlocking Crises of War & Climate Chaos

“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”  ~ James Baldwin by Richard Moser edited by O Society May 19, 2019 Climate change is the apex crisis of all time and the US military is the prime crisis multiplier.   As we approach the horizon of climate … Continue reading The Interlocking Crises of War & Climate Chaos

Where Our New World Begins

Politics, power, and the Green New Deal by Kevin Baker Harper's edited by O Society May 9, 2019 The river “flows up the map,” they used to say, first south, then west, and then north, and through some of the most verdant and beautiful country in America. It is called the Tennessee, but it drains … Continue reading Where Our New World Begins