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Corporate Greed

The Lepers in America

René Zografos | Posted 11.24.2015 | Politics
René Zografos

While many Americans have two or three jobs on a daily basis, there are at the same time many people who are left outside of the daily working and soc...

What Foreigners Believe Is Wrong About America

René Zografos | Posted 11.13.2015 | Politics
René Zografos

The echo from most parts of the world is that "America is a country with the very best and the very worst." This article is about the very worst.

'Green News Report' - November 10, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.10.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: A very bad week for fossil fuels: Obama rejects Keystone XL pipeline; ...

Raising Revenues Must Be Central Goal of Budget Talks

Frank Clemente | Posted 10.23.2015 | Politics
Frank Clemente

To create a budget that works for everyone - and not just wealthy special interests - Congress needs to raise significant revenue instead of cutting services. It's time for a more balanced approach to budgeting.

The Personal Toll of Corporate Medicine

Rose Kumar, M.D. | Posted 10.19.2015 | Politics
Rose Kumar, M.D.

I write this as a physician who can see through the façade and racket of what corporate medicine has created. My history of abuse gives me the sensitivity to feel it when it is present. The corporate system of health care is abusive.

Prediction: Trump vs Sanders in 2016

Judy Frankel | Posted 10.05.2015 | Entertainment
Judy Frankel

Spoiler alert! If Republicans were given the choice of Trump or "other," most Republicans would vote "other." However, because our election system is "first past the post" (FPTP), the winner takes all.

The Volkswagen Cheating Scandal Reveals the True Nature of Capitalism

Cody Cain | Posted 09.30.2015 | Politics
Cody Cain

This problem will not be fixed by slapping a big fine on Volkswagen. The problem is bigger than that. The problem lies with the system itself. We must decide whether our system should serve the interests of people, or profits. Right now, profits are winning.

How 'Cowspiracy' Rightly Shames Factory Farming

Julie Gray | Posted 09.29.2015 | Green
Julie Gray

If you thought Food, Inc. was a documentary about food that gave you second thoughts about what we eat, Cowspiracy, streaming on Netflix and co-produced by Appian Way (DiCaprio) will leave you sputtering with rage.

Hey Stupid... The Media Are Watching

Chris Komisarjevsky | Posted 09.24.2015 | Business
Chris Komisarjevsky

Deceit, greed or just plain stupidity, there's no place to run or hide. A reporter or blogger is surely going to be there with a keyboard, camera or microphone.

Stop Hating Work

Nate Hanson | Posted 08.21.2015 | Business
Nate Hanson

We are all too familiar with the sinking feeling of Sunday evening. After indulging in a life-giving weekend full of things we love, we are now hours away from reentering the corporate race. When did it all go so wrong?

The Terrible Plight of the Average American Voter, Left and Right

Norman Lear | Posted 08.17.2015 | Politics
Norman Lear

They are fed up with American leadership in every sector of our current culture, be they corporate, union, pharmaceutical, legal or political leaders. In their emotionally crowded lives American voters despair of being aided, let alone led by them.

The Fantastic Four: Sci-Fi Bummer Bombs Big

Brandon Judell | Posted 08.10.2015 | Entertainment
Brandon Judell

Anyone who's been bombarded with the TV ads for Josh Trank's Fantastic Four shouldn't be chastised for sprinting away from any multiplex screening this latest Marvel concoction.

What's Taking Over America

Andy Schmookler | Posted 07.27.2015 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

If America is to be ruled by whoever commands the most money, it will be the corporate system, far more than individual billionaires, that calls the shots.

I'd Rather Ride A Mexican Bus Than An American Airline

Beth Arnold | Posted 07.27.2015 | Travel
Beth Arnold

Yes, rather than enduring the time suck and hassle that air travel anywhere now promises--the long, expensive taxi ride to the airport, the shoving, surly crowds, and the chaotic security and boarding processes--we opted for a Mexican bus.

Why We've Been Duped by Presidential Fundraising Numbers

Linsey Pecikonis | Posted 07.21.2015 | Politics
Linsey Pecikonis

Just last week, the political establishment was a flurry with news over which 2016 presidential candidate raked in the most money. Ever since the Ci...

The Real FIFA Scandal is Not About Bribes, Kickbacks and Money Laundered: It's 1,200 Dead Workers in Qatar

Carlos F. Torres | Posted 06.01.2015 | World
Carlos F. Torres

Will the deaths of 1,200 workers in Qatar building the 2022 World Cup facilities be a simple footnote in the ugly face of football? Will our insatiable appetite for an electrifying sport make us oblivious to a crime of Gulag proportions?

Same Chevron Shareholder Circus? Look Closer!

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 05.28.2015 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

The circus of lies, denial and propaganda videos that has become the Chevron annual shareholder meeting took place at Chevron's San Ramon, California headquarters once again yesterday.

Minimum Wage? How About a Maximum Wage?

Jack Rothman | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics
Jack Rothman

It's a real eyeblinker that workers oppose legislation and programs that would benefit their circumstances. They, instead, support ideas that are to their detriment. A leading example of this is workers backing "right to work" legislation, which, despite its euphemistic tonality, amounts to the right to demolish unions.

Behind the Fraud Charges Against ITT Education

Robert Shireman | Posted 05.13.2015 | Business
Robert Shireman

The SEC alleges that ITT executives engaged in a scheme to hide looming losses from loans the company guaranteed to students attending its colleges. The company denies the fraud.

This May Day -- End Corporate Greed

Sharan Burrow | Posted 05.01.2015 | World
Sharan Burrow

Workers across Asia stood together this May Day to send a message to global corporations that the time is overdue to 'end corporate greed.'

Donny Rico Schools Chevron on How To "Be the Victim" in Ecuador

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 04.29.2015 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

First we're told that money = speech, now we're told speaking out is against the law. If you're not worried about what Donny Rico is talking about, you "damn well should be!"

Celebrating National Poetry Month 2015

Michael Carosone | Posted 06.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Michael Carosone

For National Poetry Month 2015, here is one of my poems: "My Laundromat"//I will buy a Laundromat//so that//I can take the perfectly blue and green//rounded sphere which we call planet Earth// and give it a very needed cleaning.

Commonwealth Club and Chevron CEO Shamed into Silence

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 04.03.2015 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

Following close to 5000 emails and a letter from over 40 environmental and human rights NGOs, a spirited group of activists disrupted the San Francisco Commonwealth Club's annual gala last week.

A New Wave Of Democracy, And How Corporations Are Trying To Silence Your Voice And Your Choice

Andrew Kimbrell | Posted 04.19.2015 | Politics
Andrew Kimbrell

Too often democracy has meant voting every couple of years for a candidate that is "the lesser of two evils." But now, citizens and their representatives all across the country are voting directly on major social and technology issues that impact their families and neighborhoods.

The Asbestos Transparency Farce

Robert Weissman | Posted 04.11.2015 | Politics
Robert Weissman

Among the deadliest and cruelest corporate cover-ups in American history is the decades-long effort by the asbestos industry to conceal what it knew about the health impacts of the "magical mineral." There is no small irony, then, in insurers and asbestos-using companies spinning a tale in which they are victimized by powerful lawyers representing asbestos victims.