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Corpocracy

U.S. Corporations Are Openly Trying to Destroy Core Public…

Trader Joe’s, SpaceX, and Meta are arguing in lawsuits that government agencies protecting workers and consumers—the NLRB and FTC—are “unconstitutional.” Trader Joe’s has become the second company in a month to sue the National Labor Relations Board for being “unconstitutional,” following the lead of Elon Musk’s SpaceX, as both companies face board charges for firing employees. These two

Dreams of the Rich

The Rich Want Their Own Cities

From Honduras to California, the dreams of the rich are reshaping urban spaces into exclusive private domains. The future of our cities must not be ceded to elites striving to construct walled utopias. In California, a group of tech and finance people are working on a secretive project to build a city in Solano County, near San

Capitalism

The world could get its first trillionaire within 10…

BY PAN PYLAS AND MASHA MACPHERSONUpdated 11:32 AM EST, January 15, 2024 DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The world could have its first trillionaire within a decade, anti-poverty organization Oxfam International said Monday in its annual assessment of global inequalities timed to the gathering of political and business elites at the Swiss ski resort of Davos. Oxfam, which for years

Democracy

A Warning About Donald Trump and 2024

From NYT Opinion Jan. 6, 2024. Reposted here due to paywall By The Editorial Board At the outset of this election year, with Donald Trump leading the race to be the Republican presidential nominee, Americans should pause to consider what a second Trump term would mean for our country and the world and to weigh the

Class Struggle

From Chile to Grenada, Socialism Is What Capitalists Are…

The history of socialist politics in the Global South shows that all capitalists want a government that will govern unapologetically in their interests — and would prefer the intervention of foreign powers than democracy and socialism at home. Today, we too often study Salvador Allende’s government nostalgically, as a tale of heroic struggle and martyrdom.

Art

I Can’t Control the World, But I Can Leave…

NYT Article by Keith Plocek As a middle-aged man, I sometimes get weird stares when people catch me slapping a sticker on the back of a stop sign. I don’t look like the typical vandal, I guess, though I suspect more of them resemble me than people might expect. It’s been years since I met