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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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Katherine Paul

Katherine Paul

Katherine Paul, former communications director for Common Dreams, is now the associate director of the Organic Consumers Association.

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When Will We Start Applying the Precautionary Principle to the Chemicals that Are Killing Our Kids?

National Cancer Institute says cases of pediatric cancer in the U.S. have surged by almost 50 percent from 1975 to 2015.

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From 'Sea to Shining Sea,' Industrial Ag Fouls America's Waterways

Given agriculture’s role in destroying our most precious natural resource, you’d think the U.S. Congress would do everything in its power to protect your water.

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Trump's 'Harvest Boxes:' A Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad Idea

One more scheme to subsidize Big Ag and Big Food while undermining the health and well-being of some of America’s most vulnerable families.

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Is Big Food's Lobbying Arm on the Brink of Extinction?

Consumers can take satisfaction in the fact that they’ve played a role in what some say is the diminishing power of the GMA over Washington policy.

Katherine Paul ·


Popular Thanksgiving Turkey Brand Comes with a Side of Antibiotics?

According to testing conducted under the USDA protocols, samples of Diestel Turkey products tested positive for numerous drug and antibiotic residues

Katherine Paul ·


World Food Prize: Feeding the World a Slick Campaign of Lies

The Industrial Food Chain uses at least 75 percent of the world’s agricultural resources and is a major source of GHG emissions, but provides food to less than 30 percent of the world’s people.

Katherine Paul ·



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