Israel’s Attacks On Iran’s Nuclear Sites Signal A New Phase Of Conflict

By Richard Silverstein, Middle East Eye. -

Over the past week, mysterious explosions and fires have wracked key infrastructure connected to Iran’s nuclear programme at Natanz and Parchin, key facilities engaged in uranium enrichment and [...]

Gavin Newsom Hands Out Fracking Permits To Connected Driller

By Steve Horn, Capital & Main. -

On June 1, in the midst of the turmoil created by the coronavirus pandemic and the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration quietly issued 12 fracking [...]

Solidarity And The Absent State In Puerto Rico

By Pedro Cabán, Dissent Magazine. -

Puerto Rican artists, entertainers, and athletes have been conspicuous in calling for protests against the government, which the pro-statehood New Progressive Party (PNP) firmly controls. Indeed, [...]

Members Of Congress Receive COVID-19 Small Business Loans

By Jessica Buxbaum, Shadowproof. -

Members of Congress obtained disaster loans for their businesses through the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The program has been embroiled in controversy [...]

Ethics Groups Call On Coronavirus ‘Vaccine Czar’ To Disclose Potential Conflicts

By Soo Rin Kim, Olivia Rubin, Katherine Faulders and Matthew Mosk, ABC News. -

The Trump administration's decision to hire its new "vaccine czar" as a private contractor, rather than a government employee, has alarmed some ethics experts who say the designation will involve [...]

A Delusional Nation In Decline

By Jared Yates Sexton, The Muckrake. -

In recent weeks, the fabricated “Reopen America” movement, funded and focused by Right Wing billionaires and conservative media, has led to protests around the country, including in Michigan, [...]

White House Pushed FEMA To Give Its Biggest Coronavirus Contract To A Company That Never Had To Bid

By J. David McSwane and Yeganeh Torbati, ProPublica. -

Last month, as a deadly new virus swept over the globe, one Canadian defense contractor predicted on an earnings call that it would lead to a big business opportunity in the U.S. Thanks to the [...]

Corporate And White-Collar Prosecutions At All-Time Lows

By Staff, Trac.syr.edu -

The latest available case-by-case records from the Department of Justice (DOJ) show that the prosecution of white-collar offenders in January 2020 reached an all-time low since tracking began [...]

The Golden Age Of White Collar Crime

By Michael Hobbes, Huffpost.com -

OVER THE LAST TWO YEARS, nearly every institution of American life has taken on the unmistakable stench of moral rot. Corporate behemoths like Boeing and Wells Fargo have traded blue-chip [...]

How The UK Is Violating International And Domestic Law

By Alan Macleod, Mintpressnews.com   -

During a discussion at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies yesterday, United States Secretary of Defense Mark Esper claimed that North Korea and Iran ­– two countries that [...]

The FBI Has Been Lying About Seth Rich

By Craig Murray, Consortiumnews.com -

A persistent American lawyer has uncovered the undeniable fact that the FBI has been continuously lying, including giving false testimony in court, in response to Freedom of Information Act [...]

Emails Reveal U.S. Justice Dept. Working Closely With Oil Industry To Oppose Climate Lawsuits

By David Hasemyer, Insideclimatenews.org -

In early 2018, a few months after the cities of Oakland and San Francisco sued several major oil companies over climate change, attorneys with the U.S. Department of Justice began a series of [...]

Puerto Rico: Three Years For History

By José E. Rivera Santana, Resumen. -

As 2020 begins, it is worth taking a look back and commenting on the events that have taken place in Puerto Rico over the last year and identifying their links and possible consequences. The [...]

Billionaire Backstory: Mayor Pete’s Favorite Wine-Maker Hasn’t Been A Good Napa Neighbor

By Steve Early and Suzanne Gordon, Popular Resistance -

The vineyard owners, Craig and Kathryn Hall, have given $2.4 million to Democratic candidates, party campaign committees, and PACs since the 1980s. But, on this occasion, the disclosure that the [...]

Firm Knew About Lead In Flint’s Water But Didn’t Warn Public, Emails Show

By Emily Holden, Ron Fonger and Jessica Glenza, Mlive.com -

FLINT, MI -- Executives at Veolia knew that families in Flint might be at risk of being poisoned by lead in their tap water months before the city publicly admitted the problem in 2015, according [...]