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John Perkins

More Confessions of an Economic Hitman: This Time They're Coming for Your Democracy

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 04.23.2016 | World
Sarah van Gelder

Perkins was recruited, he says, by the National Security Agency (NSA), but he worked for a private consulting company. His job as an undertrained, overpaid economist was to generate reports that justified lucrative contracts for U.S. corporations, while plunging vulnerable nations into debt.

Confessions of a Panama Papers Hit Man

John Perkins | Posted 04.12.2016 | Politics
John Perkins

The revelations of the Panama Papers are one more indictment of a failed system that I know only too well.

Does the Next President Matter?

John Perkins | Posted 03.07.2016 | Politics
John Perkins

As I travel around the country discussing my new book The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man and meeting with people from all walks of life, I he...

The FBI: A Worm in the Apple

John Perkins | Posted 02.19.2016 | Politics
John Perkins

The FBI's demand that Apple break into a private email account is one more unacceptable government attempt to expand the already huge police state tha...

Students Rally to Create New Story

John Perkins | Posted 02.11.2016 | Education
John Perkins

This past November, students rallied on college campuses around the U.S. in the Million Student March to advocate for a minimum wage hike, free tuition and the cancellation of all student debt. We can all be encouraged by this revolution and hope more people will take up the cause.

What You Can Do

The Love Summit | Posted 02.09.2016 | Books
The Love Summit

By John Perkins It has been nearly twelve years since the release of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man. People have wondered how the publication of ...

Helping Business Become a Better Citizen: 5 Actions Corporations Can Take

John Perkins | Posted 01.27.2016 | Politics
John Perkins

Most corporate leaders want to do the right thing, but they believe that taking seriously their roles of responsible business leaders means maximizing profits. We need to help them - and their stockholders -- understand that responsible business practices include policies that demand social justice and sustainable and regenerative environments.

Taxes, Politics, Corporations And You

John Perkins | Posted 12.22.2016 | Politics
John Perkins

Here we are gearing up for another election year with chatter about taxes bubbling up as usual. From the ideas of flat taxes to reducing taxes to stimulate growth and beyond, you're sure to hear even more about who should be taxed and who shouldn't.

Acts of Terror Point to Failed Global System

John Perkins | Posted 12.07.2016 | Politics
John Perkins

The world's crises, whether they involve climate change, hundreds of thousands of wandering homeless refugees, or acts of terror are symptoms of a failed global system. It is a system that is based on killing people and destroying the very resources that drive the economy.

Let's Move -- Together

The Love Summit | Posted 10.08.2016 | Business
The Love Summit

Our current political situation is unprecedented. The vast majority of Americans keep falling behind economically because of changes in society's ground rules, while the rich get even richer -- yet this situation doesn't translate into actions that win in politics.

Yes, There is Really a Business Conference Called 'The Love Summit'

The Love Summit | Posted 09.22.2016 | Business
The Love Summit

It's time we get over our fear of using the words love and business in the same sentence. After all, business in the simplest terms is about relationship -- the relationships with all the people we work with, buy from and sell to.

Global Intelligence Gate: From Confessions of an Economic Hit Man to the Stratfor Corporation

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.02.2012 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Internal e-mails emanating from within the Stratfor intelligence firm continue to embarrass and shame the Corporation after John Perkins' telling Confessions of an Economic Hit Man.

Holding Hands to Surround the White House: Environmental Leaders Speaking at Green Festival L.A. Urge Action

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 01.05.2012 | Green
Alison Rose Levy

This Sunday, people will have the chance to hold hands surrounding the White House, and to ask President Obama to live up to his campaign promise to "end the tyranny of oil," by saying no to Tar Sands.

Taking the Economic Road Less Traveled

John Perkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Perkins

As the events in the Middle East and the tragedy of Japan's earthquake continue to unfold, we are called upon more than ever to transform the U.S. government, one that relies heavily on predatory capitalism.

What We Can All Do in the Face of A Tsunami

John Perkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
John Perkins

It is during these unexpected disasters that we can truly find our souls and the commonalities of our humanity. Those cannot be taken away no matter how much Mother Earth shakes and how hard the tsunami waves strike.

The Global Message of Egypt

John Perkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Perkins

The youthful energy that spread from Tunisia into and across Egypt should inspire us all to reign in corporatocracy.

Creating a Superbowl of Peace

John Perkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
John Perkins

If you do decide to watch the playoffs and the Super Bowl, I urge you to devote the same amount of time to supporting peace. Call friends, join organizations, send emails, write articles -- take actions that appeal to you.

Dream Big in the New Year

John Perkins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Perkins

This is the year to choose to dream bigger than the Joneses, to measure our dreams not by material wealth but by the balance of heart happiness we enjoy no matter what our bank balance.

Disappointed in the Elections? Or Not? Think Again!

John Perkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Perkins

The elections are over -- and you're probably disappointed. Republicans may have appeared to have won, but in fact everyone who believes in a government of, for, and by the people lost this one.

New Dreams of Nature and 2012

John Perkins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Perkins

I believe the real message of 2012 is a call to action based on the knowledge that we can transform ourselves.

The World Is As You Dream It

John Perkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John Perkins

Loving the earth is an everlasting, minute-by-minute commitment. We must plant the dream, the seed, and the future it will give us every single day. We can all then take pride in the beauty we will most surely create.

Replay: My Standoff With Florida Police

Jon Foreman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jon Foreman

"To err is human, to forgive is divine" -- and to watch the instant replay on the big screen is pretty great too. I was thinking about how helpful this sort of instant replay would be for real life situations outside of the ballpark.

Reject U.S. Corporatocracy Ambitions in Venezuela, Iran, against Wikileaks, and ...

John Perkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Perkins

Venezuela, Colombia, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Wikileaks, BP, assassination squads - these are times that try our souls (to paraphrase Tom Paine)...

Chevron Tries to Restrict 1st Amendment in Latest Twist in Crude Saga

Trudie Styler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Trudie Styler

This latest action by Chevron is part of a worldwide, desperate litigation campaign by the oil giant to escape liability for what is thought to be the world's worst oil-related environmental catastrophe.

10 Things You Can Do to Save the Earth

John Perkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Perkins

The hour is ours. It is now time for each and every one of us to step up to the TASK AT HAND, to ask the important questions, to search our souls for ...