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Why are the billionaires always laughing?

Because they know the corporate media will never call bullshit on their bullshit.

Why are the billionaires laughing?

It’s easy to laugh when the corporate press treats you as a glorious success instead of the epitome of a broken social order. Billionaires laugh because they know the corporate media prefers to fawn over them rather than hold them to account.

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Jen Moore

Jen Moore

Jen Moore is an Associate Fellow with the Global Economy Program at the Institute for Policy Studies.

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In Guatemala, Harris Should Prioritize People Over Corporations

As the Vice President seeks to remedy root causes of migration, she should vow to dismantle neoliberal rules that have been devastating for rural and Indigenous peoples.

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No Holiday for Honduran Anti-Mining Activists Fighting for Freedom

A judge has refused to release eight water protectors detained for more than a year for protesting against a mining project that threatens local rivers.

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Global Mining Corporations Have a Friend in the New Guatemalan Government

The new president has appointed a former mining executive to a high-level post, worrying indigenous communities that have long protested the company’s harmful extraction activities.

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Abusive North American Companies Pay Off Latin American Police to Harass Critics

In countries like Peru, extractive industries contract police to suppress Indigenous protesters and detain international observers—including me.

Jen Moore ·

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