Russell Mokhiber

Russell Mokhiber

Russell Mokhiber is editor of the Washington, D.C.-based Corporate Crime Reporter.  He is also founder of singlepayeraction.org, and editor of the website Morgan County USA.

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“Medicare for All would be, and should be, mandatory, just as Medicare is currently mandatory." (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
NPR Mara Liasson Mandatory Medicare for All and the Ramped Up Attack on Single Payer
National Public Radio’s Mara Liasson this weekend entered a new term into the corporate liberal establishment’s attack on single payer healthcare. Mandatory Medicare for All. As in—do you want Bernie Sanders’ Mandatory Medicare for All—or Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s Voluntary Medicare for Those Who Want...
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Sunday, February 09, 2020
West Virginia Legislation Would Make Civil Disobedience Against Gas Pipelines a Felony
Industry drafted legislation (HB 4615) that would make civil disobedience against a pipeline or other fossil fuel projects a felony is moving through the West Virginia legislature. The House of Delegates Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on the legislation February 10, 2020 at 8:30 am. Eight...
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In this photo illustration the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) logo is displayed on a smartphone. (Photo Illustration: Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) Views
Monday, January 20, 2020
Disease of Contempt: When Will the PBS Public Editor Pick Up the Phone?
You are the public editor at the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). Your job: take in complaints and criticism from the public and respond. One recurring complaint from the public—PBS is heavily funded by corporate America—and as a result, PBS shies away from those who are critical of corporate...
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"I'm expecting a gold watch from Boeing at the end of my presidency because I know I’m on the list of top salesmen at Boeing." (Photo: Stephen Brashear/Getty Images) Views
Thursday, June 06, 2019
Boeing, Obama, a Gold Watch, and 346 Dead
Democrats want to make Donald Trump the issue in 2020. If they do, they will lose again, the way they lost in 2016. Instead, the 2020 election should be about corporate power in all of its manifestations, its hold on the culture, our country and both major political parties. Take the case of the...
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“We see Ms. Smith’s appointment and career background as a travesty and an insult to all those that seek peace and social justice.”(Photo: Time & Life images) Views
Thursday, May 23, 2019
Facing Growing Backlash CIA Veteran Stephanie Smith Steps Down As Chair of Kent State 50th May 4 Commemoration Advisory Committee
Facing a growing backlash from the Kent State May 4 community, Stephanie Smith, a 25-year veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency, is stepping down as the chair of the Kent State 50th May 4 Commemoration Advisory Committee. “Out of respect for the profound concerns held by some members of Kent...
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Michael Stumo and Nadia Milleron, parents of Ethiopian Air crash victim Samya Stumo, hold signs as they listen to testimony during a hearing of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee's Aviation Subcommittee about the Boeing 737 MAX airplane in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill May 15, 2019 in Washington, DC. The Department of Transportation is investigating the process that certified the airplane, which has been grounded since it was involved in two fatal crashes, killing 346 Views
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Blaming Dead Pilots Brought to You by Boeing
The House Transportation Subcommittee on Aviation held an oversight hearing last week on the two recent Boeing 7373 MAX airplane crashes Testifying were the heads of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). Asking questions and making statements...
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Teenager Mary Ann Vecchio kneels over the body of Kent State University student Jeffrey Miller (1950 - 1970) who had been shot during an anti-war demonstration on the university campus, Kent, Ohio, May 4, 1970. The protests, initially over the US invasion of Cambodia, resulted in the deaths of four protesters, including Miller, and the injuries of nine others after the National Guard opened fire on students. (Photo: Howard Ruffner/Getty Images) Views
Friday, May 10, 2019
CIA Veteran to Chair Kent State 50th May 4 Commemoration Advisory Committee
Kent State has appointed a 25 year veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to chair a committee to create, plan and execute activities to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the shootings at the campus that killed four and wounded nine students on May 4, 1970. Stephanie Smith, an associate...
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Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Meet the Press Chuck Todd and the Boeing Blackout
On October 29, 2018, Lion Air’s Flight 610, a Boeing 737 MAX 8, crashed into the Java Sea after taking off from Jakarta, Indonesia, killing all 189 passengers and crew on board. That crash has not been mentioned once on NBC’s Meet the Press with Chuck Todd in the twenty episodes since. On March 10...
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Kevin Zeese of Popular Resistance didn’t miss the irony of losing HR 676 to NATO on Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. It was King who said – “Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.”  (Photo: Screenshot) Views
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Single Payer Gold Standard HR 676 Rest in Peace
HR 676, the gold standard single payer legislation for the past sixteen years, is no longer. The House Democrats have decided that their single payer Medicare for All bill will not carry the HR 676 number. They let that number go this week to a bill that reiterates “the support of the Congress of...
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"From my understanding, CSPI’s position is they are pro-GMO with some reservations.”(Photo: Stephen Melkisethian/cc/flickr) Views
Monday, January 07, 2019
Center for Science in the Public Interest: Greg Jaffe, Cornell, and GMOs
The Center for Science in the Public Interest is known in public interest circles as one of the premiere food safety public interest groups in Washington, D.C. But that reputation has suffered over the years because of the group’s stance on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) – including its...
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