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We’ve All Been Stiffed: It’s Time to Shift from Complaining About the Plutocratic Corruption of Our Country to Stopping It
Posted on: Mar 24, 2016, Source: AlterNet
Anti-Big Money sentiment has fueled both Sanders' and Trump's run. The moment is ripe to rally a People's rebellion.
Jim Hightower: Why Should You and I Have to Keep Paying Mitch McConnell's Salary?
Posted on: Feb 23, 2016, Source: AlterNet
McConnell cites non-existent precedent to prevent Obama from nominating next Supreme Court justice.
Hightower: Big Pharma Identified 7,000 Govt Officials They Need to Control to Run Their Price Gouging Operation
Posted on: Feb 18, 2016, Source: AlterNet
The industry's spending millions to protect you from public officials who might stop them from overcharging you.
Meet the Billionaire Bankrolling the Latest Scam Trade Deal
Posted on: Feb 17, 2016, Source: Other Words
A corporate-backed study says the latest Washington trade scam will raise incomes — but for whom?
Jim Hightower: How Bernie Sanders' Unexpected Coalition Keeps Growing
Posted on: Jan 21, 2016, Source: AlterNet
The big difference is that grassroots people themselves are taking charge—not leaving it to establishment office holders and party operatives.
The Mega-Rich Families Who Own Our Politicians
Posted on: Oct 30, 2015, Source: AlterNet
The Supreme Court's malevolent Citizens United decision has produced an insidious platinum class of mega-donors and corporate super PACs.
6 Shady Super-Rich Donors Turning Our Democracy Into Their Plutocracy
Posted on: Aug 13, 2015, Source: AlterNet
And this list does not even include the Koch brothers.
Don't Anoint Jeb Bush as the Clear GOP Presidential Favorite Just Yet
Posted on: Jun 24, 2015, Source: OtherWords
His recent gaffes raise questions about his 2016 chances.
How Huge Corporations Are Sneakily Taking Over Charming Little Hotels and Restaurants
Posted on: Jun 10, 2015, Source: AlterNet
Fake independent lodgings are a hot new niche for mega-conglomerates.
The Insidious Way Corporate Thieves Are Stealing Workman's Comp
Posted on: Apr 16, 2015, Source: AlterNet
There's not a speck of honor among these thieves.
Hightower: Walmart, Macy's and Other Corporate Thieves Stealing Workers' Comp
Posted on: Apr 15, 2015, Source: AlterNet
Corporate chieftains are pushing a vicious new campaign of physical violence against workers.
GOP Presidential Contenders Address Inequality . . . and Propose Totally Wrongheaded Solutions
Posted on: Apr 9, 2015, Source: AlterNet
Cutting taxes on the rich and on corporations? Are you kidding?
Jim Hightower: Obama's Terrible Trade Pact Is a Scam That Must Be Stopped
Posted on: Mar 25, 2015, Source: AlterNet
Trade agreements should improve the bottom lines of all Americans, not just of American corporations.
The Shocking Tax Loophole for Corporations that Commit Crimes
Posted on: Mar 11, 2015, Source: AlterNet
This is how taxpayers end up subsidizing corporate criminals.
An Exciting Democracy Movement Arises in Chicago
Posted on: Feb 19, 2015, Source: AlterNet
"Reclaim Chicago" has a bold progressive plan to reclaim the Windy City from the one percent.
Amazon Is Crushing Main Street and Threatening the Vitality of Our Communities
Posted on: Nov 20, 2014, Source: AlterNet
Why we should not shop with Jeff Bezos' predatory online powerhouse.
Net Neutrality Stands in the Way of Larger Corporate Profits
Posted on: Nov 12, 2014, Source: AlterNet
By creating a special toll-lane system, ISP's will elevate themselves from mere transporters of content to exalted robber barons.
The Real Winner in This Election Was the Stealth Oligarchy
Posted on: Nov 6, 2014, Source: AlterNet
If you thought the loudmouth bullies were bad, check out the shadow corporations that fund them.
Populism Is Growing—Just Look at the Fast-food Workers Protests, Anti-frackers and More
Posted on: Mar 19, 2014, Source: AlterNet
Are we witnessing the birth of a full-fledged people's revolt?
Meet the Corporate Shill Spending Millions to Keep Workers from Getting the Pay They Deserve
Posted on: Mar 11, 2014, Source: AlterNet
Richard Berman collects millions in non-profit donations, and then funnels the money into his for-profit PR firm.
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