Ghion Journal

2020 Jun 5 - 7:52am
It’s been more than six months since I last wrote an article, a hiatus that was induced by the continued social stratification of America and the ethnic strife that was metastasizing in my birthland Ethiopia. After spending years, if not the larger part of my adult life, inveighing against injustice and extolling the virtues of unity to overcome inequalities, a question that started off as a whisper steadily grew into a persistent echo. What if...
Tags: Feature, America, depression, turmoil, unrest
2019 Dec 24 - 8:36am
Okay, we’re going to fit one quick post in before the holidays hit. As we near year’s end and are pushed into the now typical “how was the year/what happened/what does it all mean?” territory, we’re exploring the slippery nature of the truth on the Words of Others podcast this week. It’s been a crazy year for the American empire—and a much crazier and deadly one for the countries and people that find...
Tags: Feature, China, empire, Orlov, Russia, United States
2019 Dec 21 - 2:30am
The United States, like the other parts of the world that have been ravaged by rampant economic inequality and corporate despotism, is headed for a social breakdown. This gets more apparent every time wealth disparity is shown to be at a decades-high level, every time the military budget is expanded by billions of dollars to fight endless wars, every time the country’s militarized police shoot an innocent person. Ten or twenty years from now,...
Tags: Feature, breakdown, capitalism, Chile, France, Military
2019 Dec 21 - 2:10am
The first votes for the 2020 election follies have yet to be cast, and Capital is already spending vast sums of money to halt the one program they most fear right now — Medicare For All. There’s a simple reason for this, and that reason has two aspects. The reason is that Capital (writ large) has been in a profitability crisis for decades, which is what neoliberalism was developed to “correct.” Of the total social… The post Squeeze: Why...
Tags: Feature, capital, capitalism, class war, Environment, growth
2019 Dec 21 - 2:00am
Social change doesn’t come cheap. It costs time, sweat, will, and of course, money. We live in a society now that is rapidly evolving; voices are being amplified, movements are building — and none of these are more prevalent than the ones regarding the topic of climate change. Since 2016, the subject of what our species is doing (or not doing) to mitigate the damage we inevitably cause to our planet has become front and center in… The post...
Tags: Feature, billionaires, Democrats, Environment, Global Warming, grassroots
2019 Dec 14 - 3:05am
When it comes to Mexico, one can at this point easily spot the signs of a brewing U.S. regime change operation. Since Mexico’s president Andrés Manuel López Obrador was elected last year, he’s been thoroughly vilified by the U.S. media. After Brazil’s fascist president Jair Bolsonaro was elected, the Financial Times’ John Paul Rathbone even argued that Obrador is a greater threat to liberal democracy than Bolsonaro. Such views of Obrador have...
Tags: Feature, AMLO, bolivia, Bolsonaro, Brazil, cartels
2019 Dec 7 - 5:50am
In November, during the inane corporate product known as the 5th Democratic Debate, hardly a mention was made of foreign policy. In fact, the subject has been anathema during all these so-called debates (I took a debate class in college, and there is zero similarity), which might seem strange given that the arena where the President has the most unilateral power is precisely in foreign policy. The President of the United States can —...
Tags: Feature, Buttigieg, debate, Democrats, DNC, Foreign Policy
2019 Dec 5 - 5:02am
I‘m not going to offer a big essay this week, but what I will say is that where much of the country is either politically unengaged (a cultural issue that goes all the way back to Alexis de Tocqueville’s observations about our populace hundreds of years ago), too strapped to pay attention, or consumed with attending one or both of our various political theaters—the latest spectaculars being the impeachment hearings and the Democratic...
Tags: Feature, conservative, Constitution, Current Affairs, empire, Flint
2019 Dec 3 - 1:21am
The impulse of many First World leftists in the wake of last month’s coup in Bolivia has been to criticize Evo Morales and his ‘Movement Towards Socialism’ (MAS) movement. Some have claimed that Morales was ousted because he was “revisionist” or otherwise a failed leader. These pronouncements are often ostensibly made from a pro-Marxist-Leninist standpoint, yet they don’t acknowledge Marxism-Leninism’s analytical approach of...
Tags: Feature, bolivia, capitalism, Capitalists, Chavismo, Chavista
2019 Nov 21 - 8:13am
Over the course of six lengthy pieces of investigative journalism, Canadian activist and writer Cory Morningstar forces us into a recognition of how deep social engineering efforts can go, how patient they are—and how effective they can be. After recording a reading of this final piece of Morningstar’s Volume One, her penetrating gaze into the nonprofit industrial complex (and the huge amounts of capital that sit behind it), I went back and...
Tags: Feature, Al Gore, Chomsky, Environment, Green New Deal, Greenpeace
2019 Nov 20 - 5:54am
CNN has published a fascinatingly manipulative and falsehood-laden article titled “25 times Trump was soft on Russia”, in which a lot of strained effort is poured into building the case that the US president is suspiciously loyal to the nation against which he has spent his administration escalating dangerous new cold war aggressions. The items within the CNN article consist mostly of times in which Trump said some words or failed to say other...
Tags: Feature, CNN, Democrats, Iran, republicans, Russia
2019 Nov 15 - 4:44am
Let’s get right down to business: the Democratic Party has a pipeline problem. After deciding to stop taking Big Oil money in 2018, then promptly reversing course, the DNC has all but proven that they value money over anything else — and they clearly don’t care much about where it comes from. The party that prides itself on being the driving force behind the climate change and conservation conversations have ultimately failed in their rhetoric,...
Tags: Feature, Bernie Sanders, Dakota Access, Democrats, Duke Energy, Enbridge

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