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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"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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Thursday, March 22, 2018
Study Finds Single Payer Viable in 2018 Elections
Medicare for All is politically viable in 2018. That’s according to a new report from Alex Panagiotopoulos and Kingston Creative. The report is titled – Is Medicare for All Politically Viable? A Guide to 561 Congressional Candidates . The report finds that of the 561 Democratic candidates running...
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Thursday, March 15, 2018
Elizabeth Warren Unveils Legislation to Hold Wall Street Executives Criminally Accountable
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) has introduced legislation — The Ending Too Big to Jail Act — that would hold big bank executives accountable when the banks they lead break the law. Ten years ago, the Federal Reserve announced action to try to save Bear Stearns from failing, marking the...
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Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Don Blankenship, Dead Miners, Humility, and the Limits of Free Speech in West Virginia
I was sitting at home in West Virginia tonight when a call came in from the U.S. Senate campaign for Don Blankenship. The campaign wanted to know if I wanted to participate in a phone call town hall with Don. Sure, why not. The man in charge of the town hall – a man Don referred to as Greg – said...
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Friday, March 09, 2018
Watching Labor History in Real Time
I love West Virginia.I love the people, the mountains, and the history of a people not dependent on the corporate state. Yes, Virginia—there is a history of West Virginia not dependent on the corporate state. The early northern European settlers here were self-sufficient agrarians— hunting, fishing...
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“We are hoping that we can get Frontier to come to their senses and invest in the network.” (Photo: Communication Workers of America/Flickr) Views
Monday, March 05, 2018
West Virginia Frontier Communications Workers on Strike
More than 1,400 Frontier Communications workers in West Virginia and 30 technicians in Ashburn, Virginia went on strike this morning at 12:01 am. “We have been very clear throughout the bargaining process that our top priority is keeping good jobs in our communities,” said Ed Mooney, Vice President...
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Sunday, February 11, 2018
Woman Dragged Out of West Virginia House Hearing For Listing Oil and Gas Contributions to Members
Lissa Lucas traveled the 100 miles from her home in Cairo, West Virginia to the state capitol in Charleston Friday to testify against an oil and gas industry sponsored bill (HB 4268) that would allow companies to drill on minority mineral owners’ land without their consent. Lucas began to testify...
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