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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"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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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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