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The War On Thanksgiving
Getty Image Sigh. Our Dear Stable Genius has been busy: Babbling about his gorgeous chest to prove nope no way he had a Big Mac-inspired heart attack, posting perhaps in twisted response to same that bonkers picture of himself as Rocky Balboa, wondering why we waited 100 years to issue the Women's...
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Medical professionals, medical students, ACTUP New York, and their supporters held a rousing protest rally outside Pfizer World Headquarters in New York. At the beginning of this year, the corporate giant announced price increases for 40 of its drugs. News
Why Are Drug Prices Rising So Much? Pharma Exec Admits 'No Other Rationale' But Profit-Making
"The industry executive said the quiet part out loud," said one outside expert in response. "Price-gouging is central to the industry business model."
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How can our society thrive if we condemn the best of the next generation to a life burdened by debt? (Photo: Alex Edelman/AFP/Getty Images) Views
If Democrats Don’t Go Bold With Social Reform Right Now, Then When?
We can afford these things. With inequality reaching new extremes, and corporations and the wealthy rigging the tax code to their benefit, we can pay for them without raising taxes on middle- and low-income Americans.
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'Their Secret Agenda Today Is Exposed': Corbyn Says Leaked Trade Docs Show Tory Plan to Privatize NHS With Trump's Help
The U.K. Labour leader said the move, if successful, "could lead to runaway privatization of our health service."
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The wealth of the 400 richest Americans doubled in the last decade. News
'Ten Year Challenge' for 400 Wealthiest Americans Shows Fortunes Doubled Since 2009 While Tax Rates Dropped
"Here's the thing: the way the system is set up, we're headed for another decade of this."
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Protestors unfurl anti-Amazon banners from the balcony of a hearing room during a New York City Council Finance Committee on January 30, 2019. News
Athena vs. Amazon: New Coalition Debuts on Eve of Holiday Shopping Season to Call Out Company's "Long Line of Abuses"
"It's time for Amazon to come of age and pay its own way."
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The capitalists and our corrupt governments are largely to blame for this destruction and the extinctions. (Photo: Frederic J Brown/AFP/Getty Images) Views
The Choice Is Ours: Extinction or Rebellion?
Due to capitalism’s rapaciousness, our species is hurtling towards ecocide at a frightening pace.
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) News
Bernie Sanders Goes to Bat for Baseball Players as MLB Proposes Terminating Minor League Teams
"Not only would your extreme proposal destroy thousands of jobs and devastate local economies, it would be terrible for baseball."
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A select few tech companies dominate the entire globe, and their CEOs are among the richest men the world has ever known. Many of their enterprises are virtual, allowing them to elude responsibility for everything from taxes to workplace conditions. (Photo: Monsitj/iStock via Getty Images). Views
Twenty Years After Seattle, Is There a New Race to the Bottom?
Technology will continue to transform industries, but it's actually weak labor protections eroding the quality of work.
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) attends a news conference to introduce legislation to transform public housing as part of the Green New Deal outside the U.S. Capitol November 14, 2019 in Washington, DC. The liberal legislators invited affordable housing advocates and climate change activists to join them for the announcement. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Views
Sanders' Green New Deal: A Realistic Response to the Emergency That Will Define Our Lifetimes
Contrary to what the New York Times recently suggested, Bernie's plan is the only one put forward by a major candidate that represents a level of ambition that matches the scale of the unprecedented crisis in which humanity now finds itself deeply entangled.
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