The US Is Borrowing Its Way To Fascism

By Richard D. Wolff, Information Clearinghouse. -

Viewing the GOP convention seemed a little like binge-watching the last several years’ parade of none-too-subtle signs of incipient fascism. We saw extreme nationalism, scapegoating immigrants [...]

Scheer Intelligence: Trump Is The Sweaty Armpit Of Monopoly Capitalism

By Robert Scheer, ScheerPost.com. -

Over the past several decades, the largest corporations have absorbed and destroyed all opposition–big and small–and slowly come to play a role in every aspect of Americans’ lives. That’s the [...]

On Contact: Chevron Vs Donziger

By Chris Hedges, RT. -

On the show this week, Chris Hedges talks to Steven Donziger about the reach of corporate power. Donziger battled corporate oil giant Chevron over environmental pollution and destruction in [...]

Fracking Company Made It Rain Toxic Water Upon New Mexico

By Dahr Jamail, Truthout. -

Penny Aucoin, her husband Carl Dee George, their son Gideon and their daughter Skyler have had their lives devastated by the fracking industry. There was no oil and gas infrastructure where [...]

How Big Corporations Are Draining The Life Out Of A Sick America

By Paul Buchheit, Commondreams. -

Our richest corporations are much to blame for the free-market "winner take all" philosophy that has caused over half of our nation to try to survive without adequate health care and life [...]

Scheer Intelligence: The Revolt Of The Black Athlete

By Robert Scheer, ScheerPost.com. -

Howard Bryant is a senior writer for ESPN.com and appears regularly on the sports network and NPR. His most recent book “The Heritage: Black Athletes, A Divided America, and the Politics of [...]

Scheer Intelligence: Something’s Rotten In The Corporate States Of America

By Robert Scheer, ScheerPost.com. -

Beginning with the slave trade and leading all the way up to the climate crisis, author Barbara Freese’s “Industrial Strength Denial” examines eight of private industries’ most egregious crimes [...]

The Infinite Greed, Power And Controls Of Giant Corporations

By Ralph Nader. -

The combination of greed and power often spin out of control and challenge the enforceable rule of law and the countervailing force of the organized civic community. When greed and power are [...]

For Egalitarians, A Sudden Sense Of Possibility

By Sam Pizzigati, Inequality.org. -

Something seems to be in the air these days — besides coronavirus. A hopefulness. A boldness. A conviction that we now have a real opportunity for blunting the corporate power that’s done so much [...]

How The Fossil Fuel Industry Funds The Police

By Alexander C. Kaufman, Huff Post. -

Black Americans are one and a half times more likely than white Americans to breathe air polluted by burning fossil fuels, three times more likely to die from the lung and heart diseases that [...]

How Big Telecom Smothers City-Run Broadband

By Allan Holmes, The Center for Public Integrity. -

Janice Bowling, a 67-year-old grandmother and Republican state senator from rural Tennessee, thought it only made sense that the city of Tullahoma be able to offer its local high-speed Internet [...]

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. [...]