“DeGraw does his homework. In his expanded “reports” he piles on (amply footnoted) data with a relentless fury that makes a reader want to cry uncle. Then he connects the dots, building a narrative that makes clear “uncle” is not an option. He calls on us to give up our political labels, parties, and prejudices and get deadly serious about saving ourselves. DeGraw’s challenge: Will we the people come together to take on our common enemies – the economic elites who have stolen our money, our media, and our democracy — before they steal our future?” —Terrence McNally, Host Free Forum, KPFK & WBAI
“DeGraw puts it all together, connecting dots you may not have known existed and explaining what our news media misses every day. He deserves our thanks and help in getting his timely messages out.” — Danny Schechter, News Dissector, Director, Plunder: The Crime of Our Time
“David DeGraw does the heavy lifting, making a profound case that America’s economic elite have looted our country and committed, essentially, a crime against humanity. No one digs harder for the facts than David.” — Don Hazen, Executive Editor, AlterNet.org
If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. This struggle may be a moral one; or it may be a physical one; or it may be both moral and physical; but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. - Frederick Douglass, 1857
As the uprisings are spreading around the world and in the United States, there are many who feel fear, reticence and intense skittishness about what is transpiring. Yet, this anxiety, rather than surprising, is well cultivated by the contemporary hegemonic forces that govern our lives. More...