Lawyers Who Fight Corporate Predators For The People

By Ralph Nader, -

I first heard about William M. Shernoff in the mid-nineteen seventies when he was pioneering a field of law known as insurance bad faith litigation. That ‘bad faith’ occurs is when insurance [...]

NGO Crimes Go Far Beyond Oxfam

By Cristel Amiss, Andaiye, Margaret Busby, Sara Callaway, Luke Daniels, Jocelyn Dow, Selma James, Pierre Labossiere, Emma Lewis, Dr Altheia Le Cointe, Eddie LeCointe, Nina Lopez, Ian Macdonald QC, Rose Okello, Margaret Prescod, Lawrence Renee, Sidney Ross-Risden, Becky Titah, Sam Karl Weinstein, and Nichola Markus, -

In 2008 some of us had written to Barbara Stocking, then Oxfam chief executive, objecting to a report that it sponsored, Rule of Rapists in Haiti, which labelled Haitians as rapists while hiding [...]

Corporate Theft Of $100 Billion Annually From Africa

By Patrick Bond, -

A brand new World Bank report, The Changing Wealth of Nations 2018, offers evidence of how much poorer Africa is becoming thanks to rampant minerals, oil and gas extraction. Yet Bank policies and [...]

Report: US And Switzerland, Two Most Corrupt Countries In World

By Baher Kamal, -

In this era of “post-truth” - and even much earlier - it has become more evident than ever that one thing is to preach transparency, rights, fairness, the rule of law, etc., and quite a different [...]

Corrupt Gun Unit Shows Why Policing Can’t Be Reformed

By Stephen Janis, -

With the revelations of corruption in the Gun Trace Task Force, we talked to Dr. Lawrence Brown of Morgan State University about the future of policing. Despite new and troubling allegations of [...]

BRAZIL: 200,000 Workers And Youth Protest Lula Conviction

By Staff, -

On January 24, despite having absolutely no proof to back their charges, the Federal Supreme Court of Brazil sentenced former President Inacio “Lula” da Silva to 12 years in prison. This court is [...]

Honduran Congress Deepens Authoritarianism By Legalizing Political Corruption

By Heather Gies, -

As Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández was sworn in for a second term Saturday amid ongoing protests and cries of election fraud, the scandal-rocked president promised to tackle corruption. [...]

Leaked Trump Infrastructure Plan: Blueprint For Corporate Subsidies

By Pete Dolack, -

The Trump administration’s plans to rebuild infrastructure in the United States have been leaked, and it appears to be as bad as feared. At least three-quarters of intended funding will go toward [...]

The Struggle Against Honduras’ Stolen Election

By Dennis J. Bernstein, -

Last year’s disputed elections in Honduras continue to present a struggle for grassroots activists in the country, who face harsh police and military crackdowns in response to protests, reports [...]

Time To End Business Rankings Of The World Bank

By Staff, -

OAKLAND, CA—The revelations that led to this week’s resignation of World Bank Chief Economist Paul Romer point to flawed methodology and political manipulation in the World Bank’s Doing Business [...]

Act Now In Solidarity With Honduras

By Staff, -

Over 30 people have been murdered, many of whom were killed by the Military Police or other state security forces who fired live bullets at protesters, and hundreds of others have been injured or [...]

Carillion Catastrophe & Limits Of Privatized Government

By Derek Royden, -

To say that British Prime Minister Theresa May has been having a rough time since rolling the dice on an early election and losing her party’s parliamentary majority in June, is probably a bit of [...]

After Scoring Huge Tax Cuts, Charles Koch Floods Ryan With Cash

  By Alex Kotch, International Business Times -

“Republicans never hid the fact that this tax bill was about pleasing their big donors,” Adam Smith, communications director at campaign finance reform nonprofit Every Voice, told International [...]

Hondurans Hold Mass Protests ‘Until The Corrupt Are Removed’

By Staff, -

"The people won’t stand for this dictatorship," said former Opposition Alliance presidential candidate Salvador Nasralla. Despite heavy rains, an estimated 80,000 Honduran opposition supporters [...]

Congressman Works With Business Group Benefiting From Tax Bill

By Alex Kotch, -

Congressional ethics laws appear to require lawmakers to recuse themselves from shaping or voting on laws that would financially benefit themselves, their family or their future employers. But [...]