The Wealth Hiding In Your Neighborhood

By Chuck Collins, -

You’ve probably heard about their offshore bank accounts, shell corporations, and fancy trusts. But this wealth isn’t all sitting in the Cayman Islands or Panama. Much of it’s hiding in plain [...]

Taxpayers Are Footing The Bill For Sky-High CEO Salaries

By Sam Pizzigati, -

Politicians often gab about the “private sector” and the “public sector,” as if these two categories of economic activity operated as two completely separate worlds. In reality, these two sectors [...]

How SLAPP Lawsuits Are Letting Corporations Steal The Truth

By Matt Stannard, -

All his life, Pete Kolbenschlag has been fighting for the Commons against wealthy people and corporations who want to own and destructively exploit nature. “Change happens all the time,” he told [...]

Engineers Say “No Thanks” To Silicon Valley Recruiters, Citing Ethical Concerns

By Jeremy Hsu, -

Anna Geiduschek usually has no time to respond to recruitment emails that arrive in her inbox each week. But Geiduschek, a software engineer at Dropbox, recently made a point of turning down an [...]

Monsanto’s Loss Is Our Gain—Let’s Make The Most Of It

By Katherine Paul, -

Thank you to the 12 jurors who listened attentively and critically, during long days of testimony, then deliberated with care, and ultimately did the right thing. Thank you to the lawyers who [...]

Lawsuit Confronts Extortion Of Prisoners By Electronic Monitoring Firm

By Emmett Sanders and James Kilgore, -

Robert Jackson was four days into a 120-day sentence in an Alameda County, California, jail when his wife passed away unexpectedly, leaving their three young children without a parent in the [...]

Monsanto Pays Harvard Wizard $100k To Perform Statistical Magic Show For Jury

By Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Kevin Baum, -

Despite its impressive name, the HSPH has earned an unsavory reputation for taking rich contributions from polluters in exchange for producing scientific “research” that fortifies corporate [...]

Stop Warehousing Wealth In Charity Funds

By Chuck Collins and Helen Flannery, -

Over the years, the IPS Program on Inequality and the Common Good has examined the ways that extreme inequality effects philanthropy.  In 2016, IPS published the report Gilded Giving: Top Heavy [...]

EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Encouraged Oil Executives To Apply For Top Agency Jobs

By Zahra Hirji, -

At Pruitt’s prompting, a ConocoPhillips official sent the EPA résumés of two people to be considered for regional directors of the agency. A month after starting as chief of the Environmental [...]

California Lawmakers Accused Of ‘Corruption’ After Gutting Net Neutrality Bill

By Dell Cameron, -

The effort to pass a strong open internet law in California was killed off Wednesday morning by a handful of state legislators in a process described by many net neutrality advocates as corrupt [...]

Feds Cherry-Pick Data To Force Pipelines Through Poor Communities

By Sophie Yeo, -

The government's energy regulator is facing allegations of cherry-picking data to approve pipeline projects that would disproportionately harm communities of color. According to academics, [...]

How The Fossil Fuel Industry Creates A Fake Grassroots

By Greta Jochem, -

Over the past several months, scores of people showed up to public meetings in New Orleans in support of building a natural-gas power plant. It turns out that as many as 100 of them were paid to [...]

Call To Disband Baltimore Police Department In Wake Of Abuses

By Lawrence Brown, Baltimore Beat. -

After the DOJ report, the Baltimore Police Department did not fundamentally change. They continued to have a “War Room” and were found to have engaged in secret aerial surveillance, facial [...]

Docs Show Ajit Pai Met With AT&T Execs Right After Corp Started Paying Michael Cohen. Now Congress Needs To Overturn The FCC’s Net Neutrality Repeal And Investigate.

By Fight for the Future, -

This past week, AT&T apologized for its “serious misjudgment” in hiring U.S. President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen to provide “insights” into how the new administration would [...]

Venezuela Arrests Two Chevron Executives In Ongoing Anti-Corruption Probe

By Cira Pascual Marquina, -

Caracas, April 18, 2018 ( – Two Chevron employees were arrested in the Venezuelan city of Puerto La Cruz on Monday, as part of the Bolivarian government’s ongoing [...]