An animated interview of John Perkins, author of ‘HoodWinked’ and ‘Confessions Of An Economic Hitman’ Continue reading
FLASHBACK – (DemocracyNow) – This ex-agent (John Perkins) recounts his missions as an economic hitman and explains the dynamics of the agency’s covert operations worldwide. Continue reading
(CNN) – Imagine being charged with a crime, but an imaginary friend takes the rap for you.
That is essentially what happened when Pfizer, the world’s largest pharmaceutical company, was caught illegally marketing Bextra, a painkiller that was taken off the market in 2005 because of safety concerns.
When the criminal case was announced last fall, federal officials touted their prosecution as a model for tough, effective enforcement. “It sends a clear message” to the pharmaceutical industry, said Kevin Perkins, assistant director of the FBI’s Criminal Investigative Division.
But beyond the fanfare, a CNN Special Investigation found another story, one that officials downplayed when they declared victory. It’s a story about the power major pharmaceutical companies have even when they break the laws intended to protect patients. Read More Here
(PaulWatson) – Zombie computers worldwide launch denial of service assault on flagship Internet freedom websites Continue reading
(NaturalNews) – Ask around and you’ll hear this over and over again: People are concerned about what might be coming. They’re concerned about a global financial collapse, an ecological crisis and potential disruptions in the food supply. The radical weather patterns now being witnessed across the world are further indication that something’s wrong with the world we thought we knew. Continue reading
(Nov 19) – John Perkins, author of Hoodwinked and Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, blames Iceland’s economic collapse on the tactics of economic hit men from multi-national corporations. Continue reading
NY Times Bestselling author of Economic Hitman, John Perkins, explains in excerpts from his new book, Hoodwinked: An Economic Hitman Reveals Why the World Financial Markets Imploded—and What We Need to Do to Remake Them, that the US lives under a corporatocracy, with US policy captured to serve corporate profits rather than the public good. Continue reading
Whenever I hold my two-year old grandson, Grant, in my arms I wonder what this world will look like six decades from now, when he is my age. I know that if we “stay the course” it will be ugly. The current economic meltdown is a harbinger. Continue reading
Alex also talks with John Perkins, economist and author of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man and more recently A Game as Old as Empire: the Secret World of Economic Hit Men and the Web of Global Corruption Continue reading
To combat terrorism, we should address the root causes of poverty, says former “economic hit man”
The following is adapted from Hoodwinked: An Economic Hitman Reveals Why the World Financial Markets Imploded—and What We Need to Do to Remake Them. Random House, 2009. Continue reading
(Flashback) – John Perkins’s classic exposé, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, spent over 70 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and is published in more than 30 languages. His follow-up, The Secret History of the American Empire, provides a plan for creating a sustainable, just, and peaceful world Continue reading
John Perkins, author of “Confessions of an Economic Hit Man”, talks about his new book “The Secret History of American Empire” at his book singing in Miami, Florida. John provides additional clues as to how the corporatocracy works and what we can do to change it. Continue reading
Phil Aliff, a member of Iraq Veterans Against the War, draws on his own experience with the military’s inadequate mental health care system to make sense of the tragic shooting of five U.S. soldiers in Iraq by an Army sergeant being treated for symptoms of PTSD. Continue reading