The Case For The Financial Transaction Tax

By Lenore Palladino, The Appeal. -

For most Americans, what threatens health also threatens wealth. The COVID-19 pandemic triggered the worst economic crisis in nearly a century, with millions suddenly facing hunger, unemployment, [...]

Who Are The Ultimate War Profiteers?

By Christian Sorenson, Covert Action Magazine. -

The U.S. ruling class deploys the military for three main reasons: (1) to forcibly open up countries to foreign investment, (2) to ensure the free flow of natural resources from the global south [...]

The Gamers’ Uprising Against Wall Street Has Deep Populist Roots

By Ellen Brown, ScheerPost.com. -

A short squeeze frenzy driven by a new generation of gamers captured financial headlines in recent weeks, centered on a struggling strip mall video game store called GameStop. The Internet and a [...]

Gamestop—And the Game That Never Stops!

By Jack Rasmus, ZNet. -

This past week a video game company in trouble, Gamestop, became the center of media attention.  Day traders had driven up the company’s stock price by thousands of percent in just one day. The [...]

‘French Revolution In Finance’

By Morgan Artyukhina, Sputnik News. -

The New York Stock Exchange suffered a poor day on Wednesday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average sinking by more than 600 points. However, for a select few companies, stock values have gone [...]

The Reddit Revolution, GameStop And Melvin Capital

By Glenn Greenwald, Substack. -

A remarkable series of events culminated in at least one major Wall Street hedge fund on the verge of insolvency and widespread anxiety and even panic from the titans of the financial system. It [...]

War Of The (Financial) Worlds

By Nomi Prins, Tom Dispatch. -

Sometimes things only make sense when seen through a magnifying lens. As it happens, I’m thinking about reality, the very American and global reality clearly repeating itself as 2021 [...]

Water Should Not Be Traded On Wall Street

By Avexnim Cojti, Cultural Survival. -

On December 8, 2020, several media sources reported that fresh water started to be traded on Wall Street as a commodity such as gold and wheat. This comes as water scarcity is increasing in [...]

Hunter Biden Criminal Probe Bolsters A Chinese Scholar’s Claim

By Glenn Greenwald, Substack. -

Hunter Biden acknowledged today that he has been notified of an active criminal investigation into his tax affairs by the U.S. Attorney for Delaware. Among the numerous prongs of the [...]

On Contact: American Dissent

By Chris Hedges, RT. -

On the show this week, Chris Hedges talks to Professor Paul Street about the outcome of the US presidential election, and how despite likely losing, Donald Trump has solidified an angry, disposed [...]

Trump’s Zealots: White Supremacists And Evangelicals

By Gilbert Mercier, Telesur English. -

Let us not be naive. If President Trump recently called on his adoring followers to “liberate” states like Michigan, Virginia, Maryland*, and Minnesota, which all happen to have Democrat [...]

The Wall Street Crash And The Great Depression

By James Kilby, Marxist.com. -

With mass unemployment on the cards, many are comparing the current crisis to the Great Depression of the 1930s. In both cases, however, these crises were not 'accidental', but a product of [...]

Wall Street Moving To Make A Mint Off The Mail, JPMorgan Postal Bank

By Raúl Carrillo, Take On Wall Street. -

Imagine if activists and elected officials were clamoring for emergency provision of food and McDonald’s offered to place a drive-thru window in every post office. Calling it #postalfood. That [...]

Exxon Booted From Dow As Oil And Gas Falls

By Brian Kahn, Earther Gizmodo. -

Spending 92 years doing anything is an accomplishment, so let’s cheers to Exxon Mobil Corp., which spent more than nine decades as a member of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, pillaging the [...]

US Firms Shield CEO Pay As Pandemic Hits Workers, Investors

By Jessica DiNapoli and Ross Kerber, Reuters. -

New York/ Boston - Sonic Automotive Inc (SAH.N), which operates 95 U.S. car dealerships, started laying off and furloughing about a third of its workforce as the coronavirus pandemic crushed its [...]