Thursday, October 28, 2021

The Big Chill: How Big Money Is Buying Off Criticism of Big Money

In Washington's "think-tank" study on inequality, they fail to mention how big corporations and Wall Street have weakened the nation's labor and antitrust laws. So whose side is Washington really on?
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AG Bill Barr grilled by House lawmakers on protest crackdown, voter suppression & pandemic...

Attorney General William Barr faced questions from the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday in a confrontational five-hour hearing chaired by New York Congressman Jerry Nadler.

Don’t Grade Justice on a Warped Curve: Assessing the Case of Jeffrey Sterling

The government has been using fear as a weapon against truth-telling, by harassing, threatening, and imprisoning whistleblowers. Citizens like Jeffrey Sterling are being punished for speaking out against the corruption.

Will fanboys for grand fortune ever flame out?

Not likely. Our super rich need the fog they create.

A Lost Opportunity for Change

We are living in times of great strain, and worldwide opportunity. Huge numbers of people throughout the world want change; disappointingly, the election result in the UK was a victory for the status quo.

As Public Pensions Shift to Risky Wall Street, Local Politicians Rake in Political Cash

A recent political scandal in which investments done in secret are politically connected with Wall Street's firms who are in return earning millions off of taxpayers is getting little coverage. Journalist David Sirota is revealing his findings about these secrets to Democracy Now.

Cities tap into citizen feedback to guide federal relief spending

The American Rescue Plan provided an opportunity for smaller communities to democratize their budgeting.

VIDEO: We Must Take Action Now

Trans Pacific Partnership is moving its way into Congress. While this deal is bad for American's, it's time we stop the TPP from speeding through Congress without debate or amendment.

Washington Asks, ‘Who Lost Ramadi?’ But Washington Never Had Ramadi

Why do Republicans think that if the U.S. occupied Iraq for longer, Ramadi would have somehow become a U.S. protectorate? The whole debate over “who lost Ramadi” is no debate because Washington never had Ramadi.
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California votes no: Governor Gavin Newsom survives Republican-led recall effort

California voters cast their ballots in the recall because “as attention started being focused nationally on this election, people started realizing what was at stake.”