A History of Resistance

June 24, 2019

Review of Plutocracy V: Subterranean Fire on Counterpunch ...

Our Hidden History of Strikes

June 15, 2018

Review of Plutocracy IV: Gangsters for Capitalism in Socialist Worker ...

Struggling Against All Odds

June 15, 2018

Review of Plutocracy III: Class War by Socialist Worker ...

The War Against Workers and the Poor

June 15, 2018

Review of Plutocracy III: Class War by Information Clearing House ...

“Plutocracy” featured on PBS

March 30, 2017

Plutocracy on ...

Working Class History 101

March 12, 2016

Working-class History 101: Review of Plutocracy Part 1 by Socialist Worker ...

How the Elite Deal with Sparks of Revolt

December 17, 2015

Review of "Plutocracy: Divide et Impera" from Counterpunch. ...

The Power Principle — A Concordance

December 31, 2014

The Power Principle - A Concordance ...

American Empire: the Feature Film

July 7, 2012

Scott Noble's "The Power Principle" American Empire: the Feature Film by RON JACOBS Counterpunch Discussing the nature of the US Empire and how it got to where it is today with most US residents is always a challenge. Recommending books explaining it is equally so. This is especially true when one considers that most people who live in the United States have little or no concept of what an empire is and, when explained to them, are reluctant to believe that their nation is such a thing. I have often thought that someone should make a film that might accomplish this educational goal. After all, film is simultaneously informative and entertaining, especially when it is well made. That is the case with radical documentarian Scott Noble’s (Rise Like Lions, Psywar, Lifting the Veil) latest effort, The Power Principle. Made in three parts, with each one totaling about an hour and fifteen minutes, The Power Principle is a history of the United States and the building of its empire. The emphasis is on the last seventy years of that history. It includes original footage from film and television news broadcasts, lectures and commentary from champions of the empire ...

U.S. Dictatorship? Propaganda and Hope

December 1, 2011

Lifting the Veil is about Hope! It is not “hope” as defined by this current regime, for this Hope, Chris Hedges says, is not in the vocabulary of the powerful. It is that Hope that only the people themselves own and nurture from generation to generation, from one uprising to another, from one civil disobedient act to the upheaval of unjust laws and dictatorships. We still posses this Hope, the documentary shows. But if we are to “fight for something that is real,” my colleague at the Black Commentator Larry Pinkney says, we must “translate Hope into action.”