Black Families in Memphis Are Fighting to Save Their Land From a Pipeline

The people of South Memphis stand to lose the land that their families have lived on for centuries to a new pipeline. The Byhalia Connection is set to be built above the Memphis aquifer and to snake through historically Black neighborhoods. VICE News Tonight goes to South Memphis to meet the people fighting for theirContinue reading “Black Families in Memphis Are Fighting to Save Their Land From a Pipeline”

Joe Manchin Caught Mocking Bernie’s $15/Wage With Corporate Lobbyists

Democratic Senator Joe Manchin mocked his peer Senator Bernie Sanders during a meeting with restaurant lobbyists, for continuing to push a $15 an hour minimum wage – a policy that remains incredibly popular with the majority of Americans.

Chevron lobbies Biden administration against new sanctions on Myanmar

Chevron hired lobbyists to warn against sanctions on Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE), which could impact the oil and gas giant’s operations in Myanmar. The New York Times first reported, citing four people familiar with the lobbying, that Chevron lobbied the State Department and Congress, arguing that any sanctions on state-owned MOGE could endanger the viabilityContinue reading “Chevron lobbies Biden administration against new sanctions on Myanmar”

Google used ‘double-Irish’ to shift $75.4bn in profits out of Ireland

Company moved money in 2019, prior to it overhauling its global tax structure Google shifted more than $75.4 billion (€63 billion) in profits out of the Republic using the controversial “double-Irish” tax arrangement in 2019, the last year in which it used the loophole. The technology giant availed of the tax arrangement to move the moneyContinue reading “Google used ‘double-Irish’ to shift $75.4bn in profits out of Ireland”

America’s Two-Party Corporate Duopoly – Second Though

The two major parties aren’t as different as you think they are. Democratic and Republican voters are more divided than ever, but that’s not the case for elected officials. In this episode, we’ll discuss the similarities between the two major parties, and consider whether trying to build a competitive third party would make a difference.

Can You Trust the Media? | Manufacturing Consent Explained – Second Thought

The term “fake news” is thrown around without much thought, but with more and more people losing faith in the media, honesty in news broadcasting is something we need to consider. In this episode, we’ll take a look at whose interests the corporate media serves, and evaluate whether we should trust mainstream news. Note fromContinue reading “Can You Trust the Media? | Manufacturing Consent Explained – Second Thought”

Manchin Under Fire for Threatening to Block Infrastructure Bill Over Corporate Tax Hike

“I think we need a grassroots movement that makes it clear to Joe Manchin… that the progressive agenda is what the American people want,” said Sen. Bernie Sanders. Senate Democrats late Monday received a green light from the chamber’s parliamentarian to pass additional bills through the arcane budget reconciliation process this year, good news for the party’sContinue reading “Manchin Under Fire for Threatening to Block Infrastructure Bill Over Corporate Tax Hike”

‘Follow the Money’: Corporations Gave $50 Million to GOP Lawmakers Behind Voter Suppression Onslaught

“No matter how many PR statements Big Business puts out, its complicity with the antidemocratic forces that want to make voting harder is clear.” Since 2015, AT&T, Comcast, UnitedHealth Group, Walmart, and other big businesses have donated a combined $50 million to state Republican lawmakers who are currently supporting voter suppression bills across the UnitedContinue reading “‘Follow the Money’: Corporations Gave $50 Million to GOP Lawmakers Behind Voter Suppression Onslaught”

Paradise Papers: The True Story Behind The Secret Nine-Month Investigation (2017)

After nine months of secret collaboration, a global team of over 380 investigative journalists released the findings of one of the largest troves of leaked documents in history last week: the Paradise Papers. The investigation, shepherded by the same team that released the Panama Papers, offers unprecedented insight into the clients and business activities relatedContinue reading “Paradise Papers: The True Story Behind The Secret Nine-Month Investigation (2017)”

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