April 13, 2015 - In memory of MCR's death one year ago today, I have placed several of MCR's most popular videos below "The Death of Michael C. Ruppert" video featuring Jack Martin. - Wes

The Death of Michael C. Ruppert

 

Apocalypse Man, Part 1

 

Apocalypse Man, Part 2

 

Apocalypse, Man: Part 3

 

Apocalypse, Man: Part 4

 

Apocalypse, Man: Part 5

 

Apocalypse, Man: Part 6

 

Sep. 11, 2011 - 10th Anniverary of 9-11, Portland, OR

 

CoLLapse (full movie) - 2009

 

Truth and Lies of 9-11 - Portland State University, Nov. 28, 2001

 

Wall Street's War for Drug Money - USC, December 8, 2000 - Part 1

 

Wall Street's War for Drug Money - USC, December 8, 2000 - Part 2

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How America Became an Oligarchy

by Ellen Brown, from ellenbrown.com

April 6, 2015

The politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of choice. You don’t. . . . You have owners.   — George Carlin, The American Dream

According to a new study from Princeton University, American democracy no longer exists. Using data from over 1,800 policy initiatives from 1981 to 2002, researchers Martin Gilens and Benjamin Page concluded that rich, well-connected individuals on the political scene now steer the direction of the country, regardless of – or even against – the will of the majority of voters. America’s political system has transformed from a democracy into an oligarchy, where power is wielded by wealthy elites.

“Making the world safe for democracy” was President Woodrow Wilson’s rationale for World War I, and it has been used to justify American military intervention ever since. Can we justify sending troops into other countries to spread a political system we cannot maintain at home?

The Magna Carta, considered the first Bill of Rights in the Western world, established the rights of nobles as against the king. But the doctrine that “all men are created equal” – that all people have “certain inalienable rights,” including “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” – is an American original. And those rights, supposedly insured by the Bill of Rights, have the right to vote at their core. We have the right to vote but the voters’ collective will no longer prevails.

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The Law of Diminishing Returns (video) - featuring Richard Heinberg

"Is modern society hitting our defining moment, the point of diminishing returns?

In this brand new short video released today, Richard Heinberg explores how — in our economy, the environment, and energy production — we may well be. When previous societies have hit similar limits, they often doubled-down by attempting ever more complex interventions to keep things going, before finally collapsing. Will this be our fate too? And is there an alternative?

This video is the first in a four-part series by Richard Heinberg and Post Carbon Institute. The themes covered in these videos are much more thoroughly explored in Heinberg’s latest book, Afterburn: Society Beyond Fossil Fuels."

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