Richest 1% Took 38% of New Global Wealth Since 1995. The Bottom Half Got Just 2%.
Tue, 07 Dec 2021 17:14:52 +0000
By Jake Johnson / Common Dreams In the nearly three decades since 1995, members of the global 1% have captured 38% of all new wealth while the poorest half of humanity has benefited from just 2%, a finding that spotlights the stark and worsening gulf between the very rich and everyone else. That’s according to the […]
Possible Outcomes of ‘Imminent’ Ruling in Assange Case
Mon, 06 Dec 2021 22:21:38 +0000
High Court in London to rule soon on the appeal of a decision not to extradite hiim to the US, according to WikiLeaks.
Hedges: American Satyricon
Mon, 06 Dec 2021 16:00:00 +0000
The Maxwell trial will not hold the powerful men complicit in the rape and abuse of countless girls by the Epstein ring accountable or challenge the oppressive systems which fuel the scourge of male violence.
Ralph Nader: Critical Exposés Everywhere as the Corporate State Worsens
Mon, 06 Dec 2021 15:04:05 +0000
Despite many books being published on corporate crooks, there have been no corporate crime law reforms, no additional prosecutions of these CEOs, not even comprehensive congressional or state legislative hearing. What gives?
We Don’t Need a 24/7 Economy
Mon, 06 Dec 2021 14:53:11 +0000
Consider what it means for an American president to call for dock workers to go on a 24/7 schedule to ensure that Christmas presents arrive at homes on time. A Gilded Age? Not for those workers heading for the night shift, that’s for sure.
Kevin Sharp: It’s Time to Free Leonard Peltier, America’s Longest Serving Political Prisoner
Fri, 03 Dec 2021 14:36:58 +0000
The Native American activist’s attorney tells Robert Scheer why Peltier’s imprisonment is one of the worst miscarriages of justice this country has ever seen.
Reproductive Rights Defenders Rally as SCOTUS Hears Challenge to Roe
Wed, 01 Dec 2021 22:14:08 +0000
By Andrea Germanos / Common Dreams Reproductive rights advocates rallied Wednesday outside the U.S. Supreme Court as justices heard oral arguments in a case directly challenging the constitutional right to abortion affirmed in Roe v. Wade. At issue before the conservative-leaning court is a challenge to Mississippi’s ban on nearly all abortions after 15 weeks. Thus far blocked by lower courts, the law, […]
COVID Europa: The Fourth Wave
Wed, 01 Dec 2021 18:53:15 +0000
By Kenneth Surin / CounterPunch Europe is embarking on a fourth wave in Covid cases. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have placed several European countries in its highest-risk category for travel in recent weeks. On the list are Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, the Czech Republic, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Guernsey (Britain has […]
Congress ‘Asleep at the Switch’ as Biden Continues Trump-Era Ploy to Privatize Medicare
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 18:26:25 +0000
By Jake Johnson / Common Dreams A Trump-era pilot program that could result in the complete privatization of traditional Medicare in a matter of years is moving ahead under the Biden administration, a development that—despite its potentially massive implications for patients across the U.S.—has received scant attention from the national press or Congress. On Tuesday, a group of […]
The Jeffrey Epstein Cover Up: Pedophilia, Lies, and Ghislaine Maxwell
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 14:54:57 +0000
Numerous procurers and perpetrators integral to Epstein and Ghislane Maxwell’s crimes against children have not been indicted, and current officials are finding new ways to obfuscate the sordid truth.
Win for Alabama Workers as NLRB Orders New Union Vote After Amazon’s Alleged Misconduct
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 00:30:28 +0000
A union leader said the decision confirmed that "Amazon's intimidation and interference prevented workers from having a fair say in whether they wanted a union in their workplace."
Don’t Believe Everything You’re Hearing About Inflation
Mon, 29 Nov 2021 16:27:36 +0000
The best thing we can do to offset the pain of inflation is to raise the standard of living for all of us.
What Our Forever Wars Really Cost You
Sun, 28 Nov 2021 12:43:42 +0000
Why is it so hard for so many in Washington to imagine spending the sort of money on our needs that they wouldn’t think twice about forking over to the military-industrial complex?
Why I’m Not Rushing to Get My Six-Year-Old the COVID-19 Vaccine
Fri, 26 Nov 2021 15:34:48 +0000
Like many Americans, I have concerns about giving my six-year-old a new vaccine that was not tested on humans until last year.
Robert Scheer: Three Antidotes to America’s Toxic Thanksgiving Myth
Thu, 25 Nov 2021 14:25:37 +0000
This Thanksgiving, we're reposting three critical "Scheer Intelligence" episodes that highlight the country's original sins of white settler colonialism and Native American genocide.
Why There Are So Few Whistleblowers
Wed, 24 Nov 2021 22:07:43 +0000
The fact that there are so few whistleblowers points to the failure of the system, particularly the failure of the oversight system. 
Former Kentucky Secretary of State Faces Ethics Charges
Tue, 23 Nov 2021 23:12:15 +0000
Alison Lundergan Grimes, a onetime Democratic rising star and subject of a ProPublica series, is accused of using state resources for her political advantage.
Warren, Sanders, and Baldwin: Investors ‘Made Off Like Bandits’ at Expense of Striking Alabama Miners
Tue, 23 Nov 2021 23:02:31 +0000
Writing to the CEOs of two private equity firms, the senators decried the "blatant mistreatment" of miners, including forced 12-hour shifts and seven-day workweeks.
The U.S. Was Not Prepared for a Pandemic – Free Market Capitalism and Government Deregulation May Be to Blame
Tue, 23 Nov 2021 02:35:49 +0000
Public health cuts left the U.S with a skeletal workforce to manage the pandemic. Because of this, responsibility fell to individuals.
A Land Where Justice is a Game
Tue, 23 Nov 2021 00:08:34 +0000
Nothing could be more typically American than Kyle Rittenhouse’s murder spree and its aftermath.