All Articles on Corporate Welfare

Pence embodies the political alliance of very conservative evangelical forces with anti-regulatory forces of corporatism. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) Views
The Man Who Would Be President: Mike Pence, Corporate Theocrat
The case of Mike Pence should be an ongoing urgent reminder that—as toxic and truly evil as Donald Trump is—the current president is a product and poisonous symptom of an inherently unjust and anti-democratic status quo.
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"Monsanto has known for several decades that Roundup (glyphosate) causes cancer. Rather than informing consumers about the glyphosate cancer risk, Monsanto buried the risks as sales of Roundup continued to skyrocket." (Photo: Georges Gobet/AFP/Getty Images) Views
Corporate Constitutional Rights are Cancerous to Democracy
We must take these public health choices out of the hands of corporate executives and put corporations in their proper place: subservient to public welfare.
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On April 23, 2020, with the world in the grips of the Covid-19 pandemic and the FAO warning of a looming global food crisis, Nestlé's shareholders and executives awarded themselves a record dividend payout of US$8 billion. (Photo: Raúl Hernández González/flickr/cc) Views
Agro-Imperialism in the Time of Covid-19
All this greed at the top leaves devastation and little to trickle down to the bottom, where its consequences are deadly.
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Meeting violence with violence is wrong they say. Yet, many of these same people also believe that kneeling for a song to be the wrong type of protest. (Photo: Peter Zay/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) Views
Stop the Violence, Stop the Looting
A good place to start would be at the very top of American society.
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New York Times photo (4/12/20) of Floridians waiting in line to sign up for unemployment benefits. Views
Proposals to Ease Covid’s Blow on the Hardest Hit All But Ignored by Corporate Media
By sidelining those voices, media sideline real solutions to the inequality they feign to care about.
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Health care workers, students, child care givers, food service workers, big box store employees, delivery drivers, mail carriers, and others are taking action to call out gross inequities and organize our society differently. (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
Even Now, Our Leaders Are Still Putting Their Faith in the Rich
It has become crystal clear during this pandemic that working people fuel this economy, but they’re the ones bearing the cost.
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For the oligarchs and functionaries of Big Tech, Big Pharma, and other megafirms, who got on famously with the strongmen in authority, globalization proceeded apace. (Photo: Sergii Kharchenko/NurPhoto via Getty Images) Views
A Chronicle of a Lost Decade Foretold
Many on the left still cling to the hope that the COVID-19 crisis will translate into the use of state power on behalf of the powerless. But those in authority have never hesitated to harness government intervention to the preservation of oligarchy, and a pandemic alone won't change that.
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The American people are therefore entitled to share in the benefits and the profits. Banking needs to be made a public utility. (Photo: Twitter/@publicbankla) Views
Another Bank Bailout Under Cover of a Virus
Insolvent Wall Street banks have been quietly bailed out again. Banks made risk-free by the government should be public utilities.
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A view of the Marathon Petroleum Corp's Los Angeles Refinery in Carson, California, on April 25, 2020. The price for crude oil plunged into negative territory for the first time in history on April 20 amid the global coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP / Getty Images) Views
Fossil Fuel Bailouts Are Class War. This Is How We Fight Back
Only a recovery based on principles such as those of the people’s bailout would be able to create a more just society out of the ashes of the coronavirus crisis.
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We must go deeper in organizing and uniting people around a visionary and far-reaching agenda that calls for us to reorganize society around the needs and demands of the poor. (Photo: Poor People's Campaign/Twitter) Views
Poor People’s Campaign: We Refuse to Allow Politicians and Big Corporations to Balance State Budgets by Denying Rights
Leaders are using the lie of scarcity to place the burden of the crisis on the poor while billionaires are becoming even richer and large corporations are getting bailouts.
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