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Because they know the corporate media will never call bullshit on their bullshit.

Why are the billionaires laughing?

It’s easy to laugh when the corporate press treats you as a glorious success instead of the epitome of a broken social order. Billionaires laugh because they know the corporate media prefers to fawn over them rather than hold them to account.

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Big Oil


Big Oil Lobby Spending Millions to Gut Key Build Back Better Climate Provisions: Report

"Make no mistake: If the Build Back Better bill wasn't a once-in-a-generation opportunity to invest in climate action, the fossil fuel industry wouldn't be pouring out millions of dollars trying to stop it."

Brett Wilkins ·


Steven Donziger and the Judicial Executioners of the Corporate State

Imprisoning the David to Chevron's Goliath is the latest outrage by a US judiciary now engineered to always favor the interests of capital.

Chris Hedges ·


Biden Admin Slammed for Plowing Ahead With 'Illegal' Lease Sale Amid Offshore Oil Spills

One attorney said her environmental group is "deeply disappointed by the Biden administration's failure to follow the law and to fulfill its promises. So we will see them in court."

Kenny Stancil ·


Wildlife Defenders Cheer Restoration of Migratory Bird Protections Gutted Under Trump

"The world is on the brink of a sixth mass extinction," said the director of one advocacy group. "Enforcing conservation laws like the Migratory Bird Treaty Act is vital."

Brett Wilkins ·


'Enough Is Enough': Report Shows Big Oil's Offshore Tax Loopholes Cost US at Least $86 Billion Per Year

"We continue to bankroll the very fossil fuel companies responsible for the climate crisis, then wonder why our planet is on fire."

Kenny Stancil ·


Critics Say Big Oil Would Benefit From Bipartisan Bill's Taxpayer-Funded Cleanup

Rather than helping fossil fuel giants externalize the costs of plugging abandoned oil and gas wells, progressives argue, lawmakers should force polluters to pay for the damages they have caused.

Kenny Stancil ·


Biden Admin. Sued for Letting Big Oil Harass 'Imperiled' Polar Bears

"We're hopeful the court will overturn this dangerous rule that puts polar bears in the crosshairs."

Jessica Corbett ·


Dems Call Fossil Fuel CEOs, Lobbyists to Testify About Climate Disinformation

"Oil and gas executives have lied to the American people for decades about their industry's role in causing climate change. It's time they were held accountable."

Jessica Corbett ·


Beware: Big Oil Lies About the Climate

Fires, floods, killer heat-waves, droughts, and hurricanes are ravaging homes and families throughout the world. Some fear that this might be the new normal; however, the truth is that this is just the start of something much worse.

Jane Vosburg ·


Norway's Leftist Opposition on Track to Oust Conservative Government

"We will now give Norway a new government and a new course," declared Labor's Jonas Gahr Støre, who is expected to be the next prime minister.

Common Dreams staff ·

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