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Drug and device makers paid doctors $380 million in speaking and consulting fees over a five-month period last year – and saw a healthy return on their investment.

Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment (MORE) is a grassroots group taking the lead to combat systemic racism and build a people's economy in St. Louis.

As of September 19, 181 institutions and local governments and 656 individuals representing over $50 billion in assets have pledged to divest from fossil fuels.

Punishing local cuts are leaving communities up in arms as the removal of vital school road patrol service – known as the lollipop ladies – could go into effect.

If construction crews come on 78-year-old Virginia landowner Andrew Gantt's property, “Then I’ll lie down under their bulldozer. I’m serious.”

"What we are doing is taking back this bit of common land for a short amount of time to create a real debate – a real discussion that people want to be having.”

Posted 5 days 12 hours ago

“We wanted to take action to dramatize the betrayal of the American people and show that we will resist and attempt to disrupt or at least expose pro-corruption politicians' ability to raise big money.”

Posted 3 days 16 hours ago

After 13 years of militarized zealotry and fear-mongering in the name of fighting terrorism, Risen's new book, "Pay Any Price: Greed, Power, and Endless War," unveils difficult post-9/11 truths.

Posted 4 days 16 hours ago

The Seattle festival showcases bold visions on the screen, with 50 films challenging societal structures through creative perspectives and a critical eye.

Posted 4 days 15 hours ago

The oil giant, with $21.4 billion in 2013 revenue, is trying to buy upcoming municipal elections in Richmond that pit a pro-Chevron bloc of city council members against an anti-Chevron bloc.

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Rebels and local residents in Ghouta accuse Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan of providing chemical weapons to an al-Qaida linked rebel group.

ALEC is behind a recent rash of legislation that would prevent whistleblowers from exposing cruel or unsafe practices.

Michael Alexander Gould-Wartofsky is a photographer, author, educator and social scientist from New York City. His photography and videography have appeared in The Times' City Room, The Guardian, The Nation and the books "The 99%: How Occupy Wall Street is Changing America.".

Idle No More: Think Occupy, But With Deep Roots

From hunger strikes to road and rail blockades, Idle No More is a surging movement of indigenous activists that may be as important as the Occupy Movement that transfixed the world a year ago.

Dinesh D’Souza, the conservative political commentator and respected Christian apologist, was in Houston last weekend for the premiere of his new movie, "America: Imagine the World Without Her."