Articles by: Peter Phillips

A Strategy for Global Democracy and Wealth Sharing

A Strategy for Global Democracy and Wealth Sharing

  It is time for power to the people! Global capitalist inequality contributes directly to health pandemics, environmental degradation, and mass poverty. Elite-corporate oligarchs control the governments and political parties. They use established militarized police states to protect their vast empires of property and money worldwide. The global one percent own half of the world’s wealth, and the richest 10[Read More…]

June 7, 2020 World
PG&E: Monopoly Power and Disasters by the Rich 1%

PG&E: Monopoly Power and Disasters by the Rich 1%

Co-Written by Peter Phillips & Tim Ogburn The Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has diverted over $100 million from safety and maintenance programs to executive compensation at the same time it has caused an average of more than one fire a day for the past six years killing over 100 people. PG&E is the largest privately held public utility[Read More…]

January 23, 2020 World
Wealth Concentration Drives a New Global Imperialism

Wealth Concentration Drives a New Global Imperialism

Regime changes in Iraq and Libya, Syria’s war, Venezuela’s crisis, sanctions on Cuba, Iran, Russia, and North Korea are reflections of a new global imperialism imposed by a core of capitalist nations in support of trillions of dollars of concentrated investment wealth. This new world order of mass capital has become a totalitarian empire of inequality and repression. The global[Read More…]

March 15, 2019 Imperialism
A Milestone for Global Capitalism

A Milestone for Global Capitalism

Exciting news for capitalism is the recent achievement of trillion-dollar value for both Amazon and Apple, making them the first corporations to obtain such a lofty status. Amazon’s skyrocketing growth makes its CEO, Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest person with an $160 billion net worth. Driving the engine of global wealth concentration are giant transnational investment management firms. In 2017,[Read More…]

September 26, 2018 World
 Giants: The Global Power Elite

 Giants: The Global Power Elite

My new book, Giants: The Global Power Elite, follows in the tradition of C. Wright Mills’ work the Power Elite, which was published in 1956.  Like Mills, I am seeking to bring a consciousness of power networks affecting our lives and the state of society to the broader public. Mills described how the power elite were those “who decide whatever[Read More…]

August 11, 2018 World
The Diabolical Business of Global Public Relations Firms

The Diabolical Business of Global Public Relations Firms

  The expansion of  public relations and propaganda (PRP) firms inside news systems in the world today has resulted in a deliberate form of news management. Maintenance of continuous news shows requires a constant and ever-entertaining supply of stimulating events and breaking news bites. Corporate media are increasingly dependent on various government agencies and PRP firms as sources of news.[Read More…]

March 18, 2017 World