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Onslaught of the Oily Authoritarians

The only realistic course is to protect the electoral process despite all its flaws, ensure universal voting rights, and push harder than ever to make this country what it has never been: a multiracial, pluralistic democracy.
Stan Cox ·

The Failure of Global Elites—and What You Should Do Next

It's difficult to convey the degree and depth of elites' failure without descending into lurid disaster porn.

Richard Heinberg ·

It's Organized Starbucks Workers vs. Oligarchs in the City of Buffalo

Buffalo's baristas give us hope. Buffalo's pols, meanwhile, are giving oligarchy our hard-earned tax dollars.

Sam Pizzigati ·

Let's Not Stop With the Russian Oligarchy

Why is oligarchy, which means rule (arche) by the few (oligoi), considered an exclusively Russian phenomenon?

Yanis Varoufakis ·

The 'Doom Loop' of American Oligarchy

Some democracies fall apart because of invasion by a neighbor, terrorism, or a natural disaster, but most are taken down by their own own greedy oligarchs.

Thom Hartmann ·

Crack Down on Russian Oligarchs by Cracking Down on US Tax Havens

While other EU countries have been increasing transparency and cracking down on kleptocratic capital, the U.S. is a laggard.

Chuck Collins ·

Inspired by Oligarch Plane Tracker, Greenpeace Follows Russian Oil Tankers Funding Putin's War

"The huge number of tankers criss-crossing our seas loaded with Russian oil and gas is a tangible sign of our dependence on fossil fuels and proof that it is the biggest contribution to Putin's war chest."

Brett Wilkins ·

Sanders Welcomes End of Major League Lockout But Slams 'Baseball Oligarchs'

"We are dealing with an organization controlled by a number of billionaires," the democratic socialist senator said, while vowing to introduce legislation to end MLB owners' antitrust exemption.

Brett Wilkins ·

Now Let's Do the American Oligarchs

What can we do about our oligarchy in the United States? President Biden's blueprint for ones in Russia is a good place to start.

Richard Eskow ·

Beware the American Big Oil Oligarchs Ready to Profit Off Ukraine War

Will Republicans rally unconditionally to Ukraine's side if it costs us more at the gas pump and raises the price of home heating oil?

Thom Hartmann ·

As France and Germany Seize Yachts, UK Accused of Coddling Russian Oligarchs

"We hope that the government will support our amendments which seek to strengthen our ability to hit Russian oligarchs as quickly and effectively as possible," said one Labour Party lawmaker.

Kenny Stancil ·

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