Executives at General Motors have answered the age-old question of how much is a life worth. A life is worth 57 cents.
The labyrinthian design of the political network backed by the Koch brothers and their fellow conservative donors serves several purposes, but one of the biggest is to ensure the privacy of its financial backers. As we detailed last month, the money flows through a complex maze of tax-exempt groups and limited liability corporations, creating multiple […]
In December, I wrote to the heads of six of the country’s biggest financial institutions with a simple request: that they voluntarily disclose the financial contributions their companies make to think tanks. This disclosure would help make sure shareholders, policymakers, and the public are aware of efforts by large Wall Street banks to indirectly influence […]
The American left must break out of its downward spiral by building politically independent social movements, says Patrick Barrett, instead of advancing the professional careers of individual politicians – even Bernie Sanders.
Irish MP Joe Higgins has rounded on Western nations for supporting âxenophobic, semi-fascistâ elements within the Kievâs new government. He accused the EU of using hardline groups such as the Right Sector to push a neoliberal agenda in Ukraine. “Of course, the ordinary Ukrainian people detested the rotten Yanukovich dictatorship, but is that a justification […]
6 corporations that control 90% of the media in America – illusion of free press
In a Democracy Now! exclusive, one of the nation’s most prolific transparency activists, Ryan Shapiro, reveals he is suing the NSA, FBI and Defense Intelligence Agency in an attempt to force them to open their records on one of the country’s greatest secrets: how the U.S. helped apartheid South Africa capture Nelson Mandela in 1962, […]
In his latest op-ed penned to tackle the crisis in Ukraine, former congressman Ron Paul writes that the United States is destroying democracy overseas by spending billions of dollars to influence change abroad. The staunch anti-interventionist and longtime member of the US House of Representatives has weighed in regularly about the situation in Ukraine in […]
With public dollars, kids are being taught that the Great Depression was a hoax and that theories of evolution caused the Holocaust. Where do these religious voucher schools get their so-called “facts”? One place is Christian publisher A Beka Book. Founded in 1972 by Arlin and Rebekah (aka, “Beka”) Horton, A Beka churns out a […]