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Rapid Response Protests Planned to Stop Biden From 'Screwing Up' Student Debt Relief

"$10K, no way," said organizers. "Don't go small, cancel it all!"

Julia Conley ·


Documents Show Baby Formula Maker Enriched Shareholders Amid Deadly Bacteria Outbreak

"Abbott chose to prioritize shareholders by issuing billions of dollars in stock buybacks instead of making productive investments," said one economist.

Jake Johnson ·


'Cry More': Starbucks Mocked for Complaining About Workers' White House Visit

"A company which has threatened and fired people now demands the president meet with them," responded one Starbucks worker. "Howard Schultz failed in his run for president, and now he thinks he can invite himself over."

Jake Johnson ·


Sanders to Hold Hearing on 'How Corporate Greed and Profiteering Are Fueling Inflation'

"The American people," said the Senate Budget Committee chair, "are sick and tired of being forced to pay outrageously high prices for gas, rent, and food while large corporations make out like bandits."

Jessica Corbett ·


'Disgusting': Democratic-Aligned Firm Slammed for Working on Amazon's Failed Anti-Union Effort

In the wake of the Amazon Labor Union's landmark win, progressives reveled in the fact that GSG's anti-worker tactics were unsuccessful.

Kenny Stancil ·


Sanders Intros Revival of 95% Windfall Profits Tax From WWII to Curb Corporate Greed

"We cannot allow big oil companies and other large, profitable corporations to continue to use the war in Ukraine, the Covid-19 pandemic, and the specter of inflation to make obscene profits by price gouging Americans."

Jessica Corbett ·


Social Democracy Lands Finland Atop World Happiness Ranking

"World leaders should take heed," said economist Jeffrey Sachs. "Politics should be directed as the great sages long ago insisted: to the well-being of the people, not the power of the rulers."

Kenny Stancil ·


Report Rings Alarm Over Private Equity's Grip on Home Health, Hospice Industries

"Profit incentives continue to jeopardize quality of care for patients and quality of life for employees," a new analysis warns.

Jake Johnson ·


82% of US Voters Believe Inflation Is Fueled by Corporations 'Jacking Up Prices'

New survey data shows that voters "want elected officials to challenge corporate greed to lower prices," said one advocate.

Jake Johnson ·


Moscow Accuses US of Waging 'Economic War' Against Russia

"Blanket sanctions against the Russian economy are having an effect," notes Robert Reich. "But the burden has fallen mostly on ordinary Russians, many of whom have already suffered from Putin's brutal regime."

Jessica Corbett ·

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