How much more evidence do we need that our system is in crisis? How long before we make it work for all of us instead of a handful at the top? We must not let them buy our democracy.
Bernie Sanders released his climate plan calling for sharp emissions cuts, carbon tax, a transition to 100 percent renewable energy and clean energy workforce.
The Labor Advisory Committee created by Congress to assess the TPP says the proposed treaty is “skewing benefits to economic elites while leaving workers to bear the brunt of the TPP’s downside.”
The Paris climate summit, dominated by the economic and political forces that are driving us toward destruction, will end with the usual empty rhetoric and a continued assault on the ecosystem.
As we saw with the unequal punishments handed down to Peanut Corporation of America and General Motors, the wealthiest corporations – like individuals – can buy their way out of the rule of law.
President Obama’s signature on a $305 billion surface transportation bill should not take this issue – and the broader infrastructure needs we have beyond transportation – off the 2016 election agenda.
If Pfizer or any other American corporation wants to leave America to avoid U.S. taxes, that’s their business. But they should no longer get any of the benefits of American citizenship – because they’ve stopped paying for them.
There are so many candidates. But the people included here stand out in their various areas of nefarious behavior: warmaking, tax avoidance, consumer gouging, environmental destruction, and criminal arrogance.