Thursday, October 22, 2020

Tag: corruption

Power in a time of coronavirus

To fight like hell for the living will require unrelenting work from progressive movements willing and able to organize effectively in every political arena.

Blackwater founder Erik Prince recruited spies to infiltrate progressive groups with...

The story exposes previously unreported details about the ties between Prince and Project Veritas, a right-wing group that often sets up sting operations targeting the media and journalists by recording covert videos.

Piling on Dirty Harvey… NOT the War Criminals!

Well, dirty Harvey deserved what he got coming to him. Sounds like another guy who 'got over' on vibrant young women... the guy now in the White House perhaps?

‘An astonishing rate of corruption’: Trump has amassed 3,000 conflicts of...

Trump's frequent interactions with people and groups who have a vested interest in influencing U.S. policy amount to an "astonishing rate of corruption."

How democracy ends

Not with a bang but with a whimper...

Former DEA agent arrested for laundering money for drug cartel

“It’s a black eye for the DEA to have one of its own engaged in such a high level of corruption.”

Oil and gas firms reward politicians when they vote against the...

“These findings are troubling, considering that Congressional candidates are much more likely to win if they raise more money than their opponents.”

Ex-NYPD officer charged with selling meth and date-rape drug

“Methamphetamine devastates communities and GBL spreads danger all over the Southern District of New York, which is why the defendants face serious federal charges.”

‘The right to do whatever I want as president’

The Senate’s failure to convict the president will only confirm his conception of his office as a seat of absolute power (which, as we’ve been told, “corrupts absolutely”).

Systemic cruelty

As the existing systems crystallize and become more extreme, it is upon a foundation of love and compassion that the new modes of living must be built.

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“But I didn’t know!”

A second Trump presidency will unleash extremists' to target specific politicians and activists, just as any terrorist regime does.

Cooperation Jackson’s food sovereignty initiatives help with sustainable community development, economic democracy, and community...

“It’s a beautiful thing to be able to feed your community, especially in a food desert.”

US suffered almost 300,000 excess deaths during coronavirus pandemic, CDC reports

They found that excess deaths have occurred every week in the U.S. since March, peaking in the weeks ending April 11 and August 8.

Why the Founders Would Decry What America has Become

If the Founding Fathers saw what the United States has become, they would be devastated. Poverty, income inequality, suppression of speaking ones mind, crime, war, and oligarch like behaviors all make up this new U.S. It is far from being the democracy it was created as.

The US spends more than $80 billion a year incarcerating 2.3 million people

"With movements calling for defunding and divesting, people are finally talking about spending and raising the heat on the thousands of corporations that profit off the millions of people we lock up."