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 [...]

How America Came Heartbreakingly Close To Universal Healthcare

By Mike Magee, Lithub.com -

As was recently, and perhaps shockingly, reported, life expectancy gains in the US, which plateaued in 2012, have declined for the past two years. The CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics [...]

Who’s Making Money From The Border Crisis? Private Prisons

By Barbara Boland, Theamericanconservative.com -

The Trump administration’s decision to vastly increase the number of immigrants held in prisons has proven controversial. It’s also big business. The vast majority of people jailed by Immigration [...]

Merger Mania: The Military-Industrial Complex On Steroids

By William D. Hartung, Tomdispatch.com -

When, in his farewell address in 1961, President Dwight D. Eisenhower warned of the dangers of the “unwarranted influence” wielded by the “military-industrial complex,” he could never have [...]

Pilots Sue Boeing For Putting Profits Over Safety

By Alan Weedon, Mobile.abc.net.au -

Boeing's 737 MAX series— first announced in 2011 and put to service in 2017 — is the fourth generation of its 737 aircraft, a widely popular narrow-body aircraft model that has been a mainstay of [...]