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The path from poverty to the middle class has changed — now, it runs through higher education.

Dodd-Frank Act, derivatives ban, Elizabeth Warren, Jamie Dimon, Lincoln Amendment, bank bailouts, too big to fail, Glass-Steagall Act

The sudden dramatic collapse in the price of oil may result in vast derivative losses – and the FDIC could be liable following the recent repeal of key portions of the Dodd-Frank Act.

oil train derailments, oil train safety, tar sands, fracking, oil shipments, oil train accidents

Here’s the reality — we don’t need new pipelines and we don’t need oil by rail.

Because an anti-environmental platform is a prerequisite to win office in West Virginia, coal-related spills and other disasters are often overlooked by government officials who want to be re-elected.

This city's government knows that the antecedents of democracy are material – the ability to provide services, the ability to absorb the impact of economic shifts, the ability to make citizens feel invested in their communities.

There’s never been a better time to organize a general strike in the U.S. than right now, with both corporate owners and political leaders pillaging public resources for their own private gain.

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Now rolling into to its fourth month, the video game consumer movement known as #GamerGate continues to evolve in scope and focus as it seeks to advocate for greater ethical standards in gaming journalism.

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New Scottish media platforms are thriving as the region's eclectic, creative, evolving, non-corporate and critical news landscape looks to grow even further into a media challenging the status qu

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The provision was literally written by Citigroup executives.

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Jeff Clements, money in politics, Powell Memo, Corporations Are Not People, Citizens United, Free Speech for People

After Citizens United, says Jeff Clements, “I felt that I couldn't just leave it at that, that democracy is really on the line, that the country is on the line – I don't think it's an exaggeration to say that humanity is on the line.”

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Behind the words of central bankers, finance ministers and other technocrats, we're able to see countries collapse, governments overthrown, populations impoverished, societies destroyed, fascism and racism explode, and people rebel.

Jeff Clements, money in politics, Powell Memo, Corporations Are Not People, Citizens United, Free Speech for People

After Citizens United, says Jeff Clements, “I felt that I couldn't just leave it at that, that democracy is really on the line, that the country is on the line – I don't think it's an exaggeration to say that humanity is on the line.”

Warren's rousing speech, condemning both Congress and one of the prime banks that has corrupted it, came late Friday night as legislators struggled to pass legislation to prevent a government shutdown.

New Scottish media platforms are thriving as the region's eclectic, creative, evolving, non-corporate and critical news landscape looks to grow even further into a media challenging the status qu

There’s no way policymakers can adequately address inequality in the United States overall without recognizing the effects of the racial wealth gap.

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