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Inequality doesn't just happen; it's caused by the deliberate actions of power elites. (Photo: Stop the GOP Tax Scam) Views
Trump to Working Class: 'Adios, Chumps'
The guy who pretended to be a champion for America's workers has been a one-man working-class wrecking crew, systematically destroying employee rights and protections against the abuses of corporate bosses
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The Rights of Nature movement is asserting the obvious: Earth's biosphere is not a free candy store for our taking. (Photo: Flickr/ChrisA1995/cc) Views
How to Arm Nature Against Corporate Profiteers
Corporate powers—who have perverted law, logic and nature to have their lifeless profiteering entities declared "persons"—are aghast that Mother Nature not only has rights but those rights can be legally and morally superior to the claim that a corporation's right to profit is absolute
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This undermining of the workaday Americans goes against the very essence of America, from our egalitarian ideals to our can-do spirit. (Photo: Gillam/ Mayer Merkel & Ottmann lithograph, NY, 1883) Views
Let's Re-fund America
We must create a politics that directly confronts the narcissistic nabobs who're knocking down our people and our country
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In just the first three quarters of 2018, big business quietly pocketed stunning tax savings they would have—and should have—paid to support America's public needs. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) Views
Where the Money Is
As most Americans now realize, the tax cut was not for them but instead was a disgraceful trillion-dollar-a-year giveaway to corporate giants and their wealthiest shareholders
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What Is the 'AI Agenda,' Who's Pushing It and Why?
Executives try to skate by the human toll by saying that the machine takeover is a natural process, the inevitable march of technological progress. That's hogwash. It's all about profit.
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To one degree or another, each has taken steps that have incrementally advanced the supremacy of corporate interests over all others. (Photo: David Ohmer/flickr/cc) Views
As We Gape at Trump's Sideshow, Corporations Are Picking Our Pockets
When Trump Inc. crashed into Washington—KABLOOIE!—incrementalism exploded into a government of agencies almost wholly owned and run by Wall Street bankers, CEOs, industry lobbyists and corporate lackeys often plucked from the ranks of former Congress critters
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The report details a radical right-wing deregulation agenda that Trump & Company are quietly but determinedly pushing under the ruse of stimulating economic growth.(Photo: AP) Views
Trumponomics: Batman...or Dracula?
Trump's economic report is shamelessly grandiose, replete with flagrant fabrications of facts and pretensions that his failed trickle-down policies are record-setting successes
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People are envisioning, electing and beginning to enact a true progressive agenda to advance our nation's democratic ideals of economic fairness, social justice and equal opportunity for all. (Photo: Campaign for America's Future ) Views
It's Not Socialism; It's What the People Want
Far from socialism, this is democratic populism, reversing decades of government policies that take from the many to give to the wealthy few
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Our task is to keep doing what brought us this far: organizing, harmonizing and mobilizing.(Photo: Screenshot) Views
Push, Push, Push: How Movements Succeed
Push on we must, for it's the only way We the People have ever made progress toward the democratic society we seek
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Charlie Rose on PBS had many more CEOs on his program than civic leaders. (Photo: 2016 JB Lacroixd) Views
The Realized Temptations of NPR and PBS
Over the years, without regular critiques by liberal and progressive groups, both NPR and PBS have bent to the continual right-wing antagonism in Congress that decreased public budgets
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