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Corporations Would Literally Kill You to Turn a Profit
Coca-Cola killed trade unionists in Latin America. General Motors built vehicles known to catch fire. Tobacco companies suppressed cancer research. And Boeing knew that its planes were dangerous. Corporations don't care if they kill people — as long as ...[Read more]
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A Secretive Hedge Fund Is Gutting Newsrooms
Alden Global Capital, a secretive private hedge fund is killing US local daily newspapers for profit. ...[Read more]
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‘Reckless’: Doctors Without Borders Slams US for Hoarding 500 Million Vaccine Doses
"The U.S. must immediately make public and concrete commitments to redistribute excess Covid-19 vaccines globally if it truly wants to end this pandemic." ...[Read more]
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$11 for “brief emotion”? The hidden charges of US healthcare are utterly enraging
A woman tweeted her invoice for mole removal in a US hospital showing one of the many small, insidious charges that add up to millions each year ...[Read more]
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Big Pharma Greed ‘Literally Killing Americans,’ Sanders Says Outside Drug Lobby HQ
"How many people need to die, how many people need to get unnecessarily sicker, before Congress is prepared to take on the greed of the prescription drug industry?" ...[Read more]
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‘An Atrocity’: Poor Go Without as Rich Nations Set to Let 100 Million Covid Vaccines Rot
"Poorer countries shouldn't have to wait until our doses are about to expire to vaccinate their populations." ...[Read more]
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Up to Half of Pentagon Spending Since 9/11 Has Gone to War Profiteers
Up to half of the estimated $14 trillion that the Pentagon has spent in the two decades since the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan has gone to private military contractors, with corporate behemoths such as Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Boeing, and General Dynami ...[Read more]
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Wall Street Is Buying All the Houses
The same people who caused the 2008 financial crash are at it again. Wall Street is back in the housing market, and this time they’re competing with you for a house. No wonder we’re increasingly becoming a nation of renters, and even that’s becoming ...[Read more]
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Global Poor ‘Facing Life or Death’ as Rich Nations Block Vaccine Patent Waiver
Poor nations "can no longer rely merely on charitable or voluntary measures dictated by only a small number of high-income countries and the pharmaceutical industry," said one public health campaigner. ...[Read more]
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Estimated Cost of Post-9/11 US Wars Hits $8 Trillion With Nearly a Million People Dead
"What about the people left behind in Afghanistan, in Iraq—after a drone strike in Somalia—what about them? Do they get any care? Do they get any compensation? Absolutely not. So what would be the cost of war if that was actually the priority for the ...[Read more]
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The cost of the global war on terror: $6.4 trillion and 801,000 lives
According to the report, since late 2001, the United States has appropriated and is obligated to spend $6.4 trillion on counterterrorism efforts through the end of 2020. An estimated $5.4 trillion of that total has funded, and will continue to fund, count ...[Read more]
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