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International Tax Emergency. A Critical Time for Developing Nations to Speak Up!
Developing countries lose at least $100 billion hidden away each year by multinationals in the world's tax havens. This must end.
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Carabineros stand guard during a protest against the rise in metro fares near Plaza Italia on October 19, 2019 in Santiago, Chile. News
'So Awful': Military Returns to Streets in Chile as Unrest Simmers
The president's suspension of the public transporation fare hike has not stopped protests.
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State Rep. Chloe Maxmin and allies celebrate the Maine AFL-CIO signing onto the Green New Deal in April of 2019. (Photo: Maxmin's Twitter) Views
We're Not "Polarized" Everywhere. In Maine, Democracy and Green Energy Win Big
How often I hear that in “polarized” America rural voters will reject a green agenda out of hand. For them, green means liberal, tree-hugging snobs, unconcerned about the struggles of real working people. But last week that frame busted for me when I had a chance to speak with Chloe Maxmin, a 27...
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Me Sad. Country Dead
Photo by Eduardo Munoz/ Reuters Ah, another week at the circus, with the usual accretion of train-wreck follies : Another rally of delusions and lies, the disclosure our befuddled Dear Leader doesn't know the name of his Defense Secretary while he makes up facts as he goes along, and the admission...
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Climate justice activists gathered outside a forum attended by fossil fuel executives in New York City on Sunday, September 22, 2019 ahead of the U.N. climate summit. Views
Our Tax System Rewards Polluters
Last year, the biggest fossil fuel companies paid zero dollars in taxes — and actually received billions in rebates.
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House Democrats Demand Probe Into 'Suspicious' Stock Trades Surrounding Economy-Shifting Statements by Trump
"Multiple large trades, resulting in billions in profit, occurred shortly before geopolitical events or statements by the president of the United States that moved the markets significantly."
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Jim Kim may have abandoned the pursuit of sustainable, human-centered development in order to pursue private profit. But we must not.  (Photo: Ryan Rayburn/World Bank/Flickr) Views
The World Bank Must Put People Before Profit
The World Bank's Maximizing Finance for Development (MFD) agenda is a coup for global capital—steamrolling the poor and vulnerable to pave the way for private profit.
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The Green New Deal may come to embody a future more humane and liberating than what its ancestor imagined possible. (Photo: Peg Hunter/flickr/cc) Views
The Greening of the New Deal
The great depression and the climate crisis, new deals then and now.
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In this photo illustration, a smartphone displays the Walmart Inc. market value on the stock exchange via the Yahoo Finance app. News
House Hearing Highlights How Corporate Stock Buybacks Enrich the Wealthy While Rigging Economy Against Workers
"The biggest American companies are clearly making enough profit to spend these record amounts giving raises to their shareholders via stock buybacks, and yet average workers aren't getting any raises."
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Dancing With the Angels
Elijah Cummings walks with community leaders in Baltimore 2015 to preach against violence amidst unrest after the murder of Freddie Gray. Photo by David Goldman/AP. Front photo AP So Sad. We mourn the sudden, too-soon passing of Rep. Elijah Cummings, 68, son of sharecropper parents, beloved...
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