Victory! Boston Challenges Corporate Control Of Our Food System

By Alexa Kaczmarski, -

Boston has taken a critical step forward to rebuild our broken food system and advance food justice across the city. On March 20, the city became the first on the East Coast to adopt a city-wide [...]

Amazon’s Decision To Pull Out Of NYC Is A Massive Blow To Corporate Welfare

By David Dayen, -

Amazon announced Thursday the company has canceled its bid to acquire nearly $3 billion in public dollars to locate a facility in New York City—the most substantial setback for corporate welfare [...]

Corporate And Banking Interests Profit From Desecration Of Black Maryland Graveyard

By Marsha Coleman-Adebayo, -

In the grand scheme of things it didn’t even register a blip. Four people arrested in an obscure auditorium in a place whose name has a certain regal air to it -- Kensington. But this wasn’t [...]

The Silver Bullet To Stop The Corporate State Pillage

By Lee Camp, -

Every year a certain number of our soldiers decide they’d rather not be involved in shooting people they don’t know so that ExxonMobil can have more oil or Lockheed Martin can make more cash or [...]

Neoliberalism Is The Rationalization For Corporate Tyranny

By Rainer Shea, -

This ideology can be called neoliberalism because it is the chosen term for the extreme version of capitalism that the ruling class has made into conventional political thought. And neoliberalism [...]

These 2018 Corporate Scandals Demonstrate Why The New Democratic Congress Must Crack Down On Corruption

By Matthew Chapman, -

The headlines for white-collar crime this year have largely been grabbed by special counsel Robert Mueller, who has uncovered a huge array of financial crimes in President Donald Trump’s inner [...]

Privatizing The VA: Vets Wait Longer, Corporations Make Billions

By Isaac Arnsdorf and Jon Greenberg, -

For years, conservatives have assailed the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs as a dysfunctional bureaucracy. They said private enterprise would mean better, easier-to-access health care for [...]

Corporations See A Different Kind of “Green” In Ocasio-Cortez’s “Green New Deal”

By Whitney Webb, -

WASHINGTON – (Opinion) In recent weeks, support from progressives and establishment liberals has been pouring in for the “Green New Deal,” a plan largely promoted by U.S. Rep.-elect Alexandria [...]

Attacking Monopoly Power Can Be Stunningly Good Politics, Survey Finds

By David Dayen, -

ON MONDAY, THE Open Markets Institute released new evidence of increased corporate concentration in 32 different industries, from cellphone providers (where four firms control 98 percent of the [...]

More Than Half Of The Coalition That Lobbied For The Corporate Tax Cut Have Laid Off Employees

By Alexandra Jacobo, -

More than half of the coalition of companies that fought for slashing the corporate tax rate have made layoffs since the GOP tax bill's enactment. A new review by ThinkProgress has found that [...]

Schools Broke? Corporate Subsidies Cost Schools at Least $1.8 Billion Last Year

By Staff, Good Jobs First -

School districts in ten states, led by South Carolina, New York and Louisiana, collectively lost $1.6 billion. If this money were instead reinvested in hiring new teachers and reducing class [...]

Orangutang Heads To Oreo Headquarters

By Brendan Montague, -

Thirty Greenpeace UK volunteers and a lifelike animatronic orangutan recreated a rainforest at the main entrance to the corporate headquarters of Mondelez, makers of Oreo cookies near Uxbridge. [...]

Rescuing Our Schools From The Corporate Goliaths: Lessons From Indianapolis

By John Thompson, -

The theme of my previous post on the 2018 Network for Public Education conference was: How Was I Wrong? Let Me Count Some Ways. As I explained, the 2014 NPE conference in Austin hit a nice [...]

Corporations That Fail To Reduce Carbon Will Face Stock Depreciation & Devaluation

By Staff, -

The researchers further determined that the failure of companies within the emission-intensive sector to take carbon reduction actions could start negatively impacting the general stock market in [...]

Investigations Point To Energy Corporation’s Negligence In California Wildfire

By E.P. Milligan, -

An investigation is now underway that will assess the culpability of Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) in starting the Camp Fire, now the deadliest wildfire in the history of California. The [...]