Thursday, April 9, 2020

Partnering with the Devil

Blatant lies, PR cover-ups, and a culture of total impunity are now central to the corporate business model.

Why Big Brother Lies (And How He Gets Away with It)

Peter Van Buren did something no US diplomat is allowed to do. He told the truth and told it to the wrong people – us. Our government is not in the habit of telling us – the governed – what it's up to.

Recent Poll Shows Bernie Sanders Ranks Above all Republican Candidates

Bernie Sanders may still be behind Hillary Clinton, but he far outranks even the most popular Republican candidates.

CEO Who Raised the Price of Life-Saving Drug 4000 Percent Arrested for Fraud

Martin Shkreli, "the most hated man in America", has been arrested on charges of security fraud, unrelated to his price gouging.

Tightening Race Between Sanders and Clinton in Iowa and New Hampshire

Although still behind, Bernie Sanders is showing strong numbers in Iowa. Analysts say it may come down to the turnout come voting day.

Exxon’s Weapons of Mass Confusion on Climate Change

The real power, and our great hope, is in the People's rebellion: marches, civil disobedience, trainings, teach-ins and other actions to pressure leaders to put people and the planet over corporate profiteering.

Winners and Losers in Our New Media Moment

The winners of the latest version of the news and election cycle won’t be the American people or the electoral system or a deeper knowledge of how our world works.

The Revolt of the Anxious Class

Most middle-class individuals are good people, not bigots or racists. They work hard and they have a strong sense of fairness. But their world has been slowly coming apart. And they’re scared and fed up.
video

“A Rogue Company”: Leading Glaciologist on Exxon’s Climate Change Cover-Up

"If they had come straight and recognized themselves as an energy company, they could have made that transition with us to cleaner energy and remained a viable company. Now they’re a rogue company."

Capitalism’s Cult of Human Sacrifice

Manchester, a poor Mexican-American neighborhood in Houston, is just one example of how industrial capitalism is killing us on an altar of profit.