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Oligarchy

The Corporate Oligarchs Have Put Humanity on a Path Toward Self-Annihilation

We are stumbling—seemingly oblivious—into the bared teeth of the Anthropocene, a new geological epoch driven by humanity itself. We are walking straight into it and pretending it's not here.
Thom Hartmann ·


It Doesn't Matter to the Oligarchy How Many Mass Shootings There Are

There will be no gun control, not only because of the gun lobby and a corrupt political class, but because for many white Americans the idea of the gun is the only power they have left.

Chris Hedges ·


Everything Is Broken: 5 Interventions for the Democratic Party

The only way to resolve this situation is to get money out of politics.

Bob Burnett ·


Gunmaker Profits Soar as Bloody Massacres Proliferate

Gun supporters and expedient politicians who take NRA, firearms industry, and other military/industrial complex big donor money while expressing heartfelt prayers—are disingenuous, disgusting, and deserving of maximum shame.

F. Douglas Stephenson ·


The Billionaire Bombardment of Democracy

Isn't it time Biden and the Democrats came out clearly against the billionaires abusing their wealth and power by suppressing the wages of average working people and flooding our democracy with their money?

Robert Reich ·


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 Super Immunity of Our Fabulously Wealthy Corporate Dictators

The Robber Barons of old have nothing on this new class of digital oligarchs.

Ralph Nader ·


Rallying for Summer Lee, Sanders Rips AIPAC for Trying to 'Buy Elections'

"Talk about a corrupt political system," said Sen. Bernie Sanders. "And that is why Summer and so many of us are going to do everything that we can to put these super PACs out of business."

Jake Johnson ·


Biden Democrats Are Deer in the Headlights Against Dishonest GOP Onslaught

With its record-setting campaign fundraising, the Party can’t seem to figure out how to go on the offensive against the overtly lying, cruel, corrupt, law-breaking, Wall Street over Main Street, Trumpian Republican Party.

Ralph Nader ·


We Cannot Adequately Resist Without Reimagining the World We Want

We need change-making—both big and small—around the world, that challenges the structural causes of militarism, corrupt capitalism, and climate catastrophe, while at the same time, concretely creating an alternative system based on a just and sustainable peace.

Greta Zarro ·


'Dangerous': Twitter on Verge of Accepting Musk's $43 Billion Buyout Offer

"Musk's real goal has nothing to do with the freedom of others," argued one critic. "His goal is his own unconstrained freedom—the freedom to wield enormous power without having to be accountable."

Jake Johnson ·

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