How Corporations Bankroll US Police Foundations

By Gin Armstrong and Derek Seidman, Eyes on the Ties. -

As calls to defund the police gain traction, bloated police budgets are coming under scrutiny for siphoning public resources away from black and brown communities. While police budgets are [...]

Covid-19 Profiteers Are Making A Killing

By Amber Colón Núñez, In These Times. -

It’s clear that the 1% are playing by an entirely different set of rules. Profiteering on Covid began almost as soon as the crisis hit. In March, third-party sellers on Amazon began jacking up [...]

EPA’s ‘Secret Science’ Rule Meets With An Outpouring Of Protest

By Marianne Lavelle, Inside Climate News. -

As the deadline approached for public comment on a controversial "transparency" rule proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency, 39 top scientific organizations and academic institutions [...]

Private Prison Sues State For Not Having Enough Prisoners

By Es Fein, Wondergressive. -

A private prison in Arizona recently sued the state for having a lack of prisoners. For the sake of saving over $16 million in back pay, the state settled by paying the private prison $3 million. [...]

The White Lobby: When The U.S. Was Sanctions-Buster Extraordinaire

By Maj. Danny Sjursen, USA (ret.), Popular Resistance. -

The bullet holes were what stuck with me.  I visited the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina during the summer of 2016, at the head of the West Point civil [...]

Rich Peasants, Poor Peasants And ‘Mom-and-Pop Landlords’

By David Rovics. -

In the course of the evolving patchwork of rent strikes happening right now across the US, there is suddenly a lot of talk in the press about how much the landlords are hurting. The landlords, of [...]

Corona Capitalism In Honduras

By Karen Spring and Judy Ancel, Labor Notes. -

Residents of Choloma, an industrial town in northern Honduras, blocked the main highway connecting the city of San Pedro Sula to the Port of Cortes on April 10. Choloma and nearby towns are the [...]

Instead Of Providing Masks Or Allowing Unions, Whole Foods Unveils New ‘Hero’ Uniform

By Alan Macleod, Mintpress News. -

Megan Murray, a Whole Foods store worker in Philadelphia, writes that many of the precautionary procedures put in place are laughably poor. For instance, while employees have their temperature [...]

Capitalism Is Failing Its Coronavirus Stress Test

By Labor Leaders, In These Times. -

At this moment of unprecedented crisis, how can we ensure the physical safety and economic health of U.S. workers? According to a recent USA Today op-ed by four national union [...]

Lone Watchdog Demands Federal Reserve Release Names Of Corporations Receiving Taxpayer Bailouts

By Jake Johnson, Commondreams. -

The lone watchdog on a congressional committee formed to oversee the Trump administration's handling of a multi-trillion-dollar coronavirus bailout package demanded Wednesday that the Federal [...]

The Rap Sheets Of The Big Ventilator Producers

By Phil Mattera, Dirt Diggers Digest. -

Earlier this year, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in South Carolina announced that a company called ResMed had agreed to pay more than $37 million to settle allegations under the False Claims Act [...]

An All-American Urge To Offer Corporate Welfare

By Nomi Prins, TomDispatch.com. -

To say that these are unprecedented times would be the understatement of the century. Even as the United States became the latest target of Hurricane COVID-19, in “hot spots” around the globe a [...]

Inside Clean Energy: A Case For Optimism

By Dan Gearino, Inside Climate News. -

I spend just about every day talking to the researchers, entrepreneurs and advocates behind the transition to clean energy. Their enthusiasm, plus the evidence of their progress, makes me feel [...]

Keep War, Environmental Degradation And Profit Out Of Space

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

The 21st Century nuclear arms and developing outer space arms races, which began under Obama and are increasing under Trump, are going to be something the world has never seen before. They are a [...]

The Disaster Of Utopian Engineering

By Chris Hedges, Truthdig -

Karl Popper in “The Open Society and Its Enemies” warned against utopian engineering, massive social transformations led by those who believe they found a revealed truth. These utopian engineers [...]