JPMorgan Chase Records The Biggest Profit Of Any Bank In US History

By Gabriel Black, Wsws.org -

JPMorgan Chase, the most valuable private bank in the world, made $36.4 billion in 2019, the biggest annual profit of any bank in American history. The news, reported Tuesday, sent the company’s [...]

Congress: War Profiteering Is Real. We Need To End It.

By Sarah Anderson, Otherwords.org -

Surging stock prices for military contractors gave several CEOs an early payday after Trump’s Iran aggression. The prospect of war with Iran is terrifying. Experts predict as many as a million [...]

Ninety-One Profitable Fortune 500 Companies Paid $0.00 In Federal Income Taxes

By Staff, Itep.org -

This study provides a comprehensive overview of profitable corporations’ effective tax rates in 2018, the first year that companies were subject to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), the tax law [...]

Black Farmers Shut Out Of $10 Billion Medical Marijuana Business

By Carolyn M. Brown, Blackenterprise.com -

Now legalized in 23 states and the District of Columbia for medical use and four states — Colorado, Washington, Oregon and Alaska — and DC for recreational use, cannabis is big business. [...]

The ‘Forbes 400’ List Is Basically Class Warfare

By Opheli Garcia Lawler, Mic.com -

Could you spend a billion dollars? How about $90 billion? Here, try. It’s actually kind of hard to do if you’re used to living, as most Americans do, paycheck to paycheck. In your head, you’ve [...]

Paying The Boss 1,000 Times More Than A Worker Encourages Corporate Recklessness

By Sarah Anderson and Sam Pizzigati, Inequality.org -

Back in the 1960s and into the 1970s, few American corporate chief executives pocketed more than 40 or 50 times what they paid their workers. That divide looks quaint by today’s standards, but [...]

More Than A Wall

By Todd Miller, Tni.org -

This report examines the role of the world’s largest arms (as well as a  number of other security and IT) firms in shaping and profiting from the militarization of US borders. Through their [...]

Activists Follow The Money Fueling Amazon Fires

By Negin Owliaei and Kelsey Hawkins-Johnson, Inequality.org -

While the world watches in horror as fires rage on in the Amazon, activists are shining a light on the big businesses destroying what’s popularly known as the “lungs of the Earth.” On September [...]

The Capitalists Are Afraid

By Chris Hedges, Truthdig.com -

Capitalists seek to maximize profits and reduce the cost of labor. This sums up capitalism at its core. It is defined by these immutable objectives. It is not about democracy. It is not, as has [...]

Making A Killing From Killing

By Paul Atwood, Counterpunch.org -

Though I encounter students and other young people who have never heard the term I hope most Americans are aware of the “Military Industrial Complex.” In his final speech to the nation President [...]

More Money, Fewer Jobs

By Nia Harris, Cassandra Stimpson, and Ben Freeman, Tomdispatch.com -

A Marilyn has once again seduced a president. This time, though, it’s not a movie star; it’s Marillyn Hewson, the head of Lockheed Martin, the nation’s top defense contractor and the largest [...]

Wikileaks Releases And Environmental Causes

By Staff, Defend Wikileaks -

WikiLeaks’ publication of more than 10 million documents has shed much-needed light on every corner of corporate and governmental secrecy. Within these files are scores of revelations about the [...]

The CEOs Destroying The Planet + Puerto Rico Protests Just Getting Started

By Eleanor Goldfield, Occupy.com -

The destruction of our planet for profit is deeply personal – so why shouldn't we treat it that way when it comes to the people perpetuating that destruction? Next up, from the streets of Puerto [...]

As Charles Koch Cultivates Anti-War Image, Koch Industries Profits From Defense Contracts

By Alex Kotch, Readsludge.com   -

The right-wing billionaire has teamed up with unlikely ally George Soros on “military restraint,” but Koch Industries subsidiaries make millions by supplying the Navy with circuitry. Libertarian [...]

Corporate Gangster: Adani’s Pursuit Of Scientists

By Binoy Kampmark, Dissidentvoice.org -

The Adani conglomerate should be best described as a bloated gangster, promising the earth even as it mines it.  Like other corporate thugs of such disposition, it will do things within, and if [...]