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Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) speaks to supporters of legislation she introduced Wednesday with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) that would impose a fractional tax on Wall Street transactions. News
'A Small Tax on Wall Street to Make Big Change': Bernie Sanders and Barbara Lee Introduce New Financial Transaction Tax
"It is long past time for Congress to rein in the recklessness of Wall Street billionaires and build an economy that works for all Americans."
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A protester stages a food bank demonstration on Whitehall complete with tons of packaged food against the government's Universal Credit program on November 21, 2017 in London. News
Time for 'New Vision' Clear as UN Expert Gives Blistering Takedown of UK Austerity
"It is hard to imagine a recipe better designed to exacerbate inequality and poverty and to undermine the life prospects of many millions."
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'No Amount of Legal Advice Will Stop the Lawlessness and Lies': Leaked IRS Memo Says Mnuchin Must Hand Over Trump Tax Returns
"It's long past time for Congress to stop letting the Trump administration run out the clock on any accountability for its continued abuse of power."
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'It's a Sure Winner—Except for the Profiteers': 200+ Economists Send Letter to Congress Endorsing Medicare for All
"The time is now to create a universal, single-payer, Medicare for All healthcare system in the United States," the economists wrote
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Beware Trump's Sneak Attack on Social Security
"Chained CPI" might sound technical and boring, but anyone who has closely followed the Social Security debate knows better. It has long been proposed as a deceptive, hard-to-understand way to cut our earned Social Security benefits.
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Outrage as Texas Senate Passes 'Unconstitutional' Bill That Would Hit Pipeline Protestors With Up to 10 Years in Prison
"Big oil is hijacking our legislative system," said Dallas Goldtooth of the Indigenous Environmental Network
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Without Tax Hikes on Corporations and the Rich, Critics Warn, $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan 'Another Empty Promise' From Trump
"If major tax increases are off the table, there is no way to pay for a $2 trillion infrastructure plan, it's that simple."
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Pro-choice protesters in Chicago, July 2018. News
Despite Inclusive Rhetoric, Corporations Back Extremist State Legislators Waging War on Women
"In their corporate literature, these companies present themselves as champions of women and gender equality. But they have collectively donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to politicians seeking to roll back reproductive rights."
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Because 'BP Fueling Climate Emergency': Greenpeace Blockades London HQ With Massive Metal Containers
"The science is clear: we must stop searching for new oil and gas if we want a livable planet. BP must clean up or clear out."
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98.3% of Ghana's Gold Remains in the Hands of Multinational Corporations
The disproportionate focus on corruption of national leaders distracts from the systemic theft of national wealth by multinational corporations
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