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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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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Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Advocates Call on Jayapal to Release Draft Text of House Single Payer Bill
Single payer advocates are calling on Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-Washington) to share the draft text of HR 676 with the single payer movement for review and input. Jayapal is the new lead sponsor of HR 676, which for the past fifteen years was sponsored by former Congressman John Conyers (D-...
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Friday, November 30, 2018
Banned From Newspapers for Criticizing... Newspapers! Jim Hightower Up Against the Corporate Wall
For ten years, Jim Hightower’s weekly column – Little Puffs of Populism – has been distributed week in and week out by Creators’ Syndicate to newspapers around the country. Not one problem. Until this week’s column titled Free The Free Press from Wall Street Plunderers. “While Creators’ reluctance...
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Tuesday, October 30, 2018
'Kleptocracy in America'
In 2015, Sarah Chayes came out with her book Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security. She has since moved to West Virginia, where she’s writing a book about corruption in the United States. It’s a take off on Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America. Working title?...
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"I am encouraging others to contribute to Ojeda and West Virginians to cast their votes for Ojeda, the candidate who will stand with them, not trample them underfoot as you will.” (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Pence PAC Sends $5,000 Check to the Wrong Carol Miller
Carol Miller, the New Mexico-based public health and peace activist, got a surprise in her mailbox last week. It was an envelope from Vice President Mike Pence’s political action committee – the Great America Committee. There was a cover letter from Pence and a $5,000 check payable to Carol for...
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Monday, June 18, 2018
Florida Trial Lawyer Offers $100,000 Reward for Evidence That Corporations Are Behind Frivolous Lawsuits Against Corporations
A Florida trial attorney recently filed a consumer class action lawsuit against McDonald’s claiming that the burger giant was charging consumers the same amount for a quarter pounder as it charges for a quarter pounder with cheese. To John Uustal, a fellow Florida trial lawyer, the case sounded...
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Sunday, May 20, 2018
Stephen Smith on the Corporate Domination of West Virginia
West Virginia has the highest rate of obesity in the country. The highest rate of smoking. The highest rate of drug overdose deaths. Why? Corporate domination of the state. That’s the take of Stephen Smith. He is director of the West Virginia Healthy Kids and Family Coalition. “We didn’t do this to...
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Bill Curry, a two-time Democratic nominee for Governor of Connecticut and a White House advisor in the administration of Bill Clinton. Views
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Bill Curry on Corruption in America
When people in power in the United States talk about corruption, they often focus on corruption overseas. Corruption overseas is usually hard corruption – bribes, kickbacks, public theft. But then there is what is called soft corruption. That’s corruption American style. Legalized bribery...
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