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Ralph Nader: While Americans Sleep, Our Corporate Overlords Make Progress Impossible

Politicians from both parties do the bidding of their corporate overlords rather than act on behalf of voters.

Six-Month Sentence for Lawyer Who Took on Chevron Denounced as ‘International Outrage’

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 03/10/2021 - 8:25pm in

Conviction of Steven Donziger, said one critic, "perfectly encapsulates how corporate power has twisted the U.S. justice system to protect corporate interests and punish their enemies."

Rikers Island: “Humanitarian Crisis” with Dead Cockroaches, Urine and Feces, Plastic Bags in Lieu of Toilets, Lack of Food and Water; Guards Call in Sick to Escape Appalling Conditions, Covid Risk

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 30/09/2021 - 8:07pm in

As deaths rise at Rikers, legislators and the press are having a hard look at the horrific conditions.

Involuntary Psychiatric Care: The Part of the ‘Free Britney’ Saga That Could Happen to Anyone

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 29/09/2021 - 11:55pm in

Involuntary psychiatric care is regularly a financial scam as well as an abuse of personal rights, yet patients often have little recourse.

How Milton Friedman Aided and Abetted Segregationists in His Quest to Privatize Public Education

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 29/09/2021 - 8:01pm in

The Milton Friedman “school choice” scheme in the 1950s aimed to block equal, integrated education for black families.

Jared Holst: Rolling with the Holmies

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 29/09/2021 - 7:56pm in

Bad enough that Elizabeth Holmes could conceivably wriggle out of a conviction. Even if she loses. we'll have to endure her "Holmies".

NYC Set to Pass Food Delivery App Laws Securing Workers Minimum Pay, Bathrooms and More

Gig workers, specifically deliveristas, are en route to securing important workplace protections, like minimum wages and bathroom rights.

CalPERS Devises “Heads I Win, Tails You Lose” Gamble for Long-Term Care Policyholders in Settlement

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 23/09/2021 - 6:55pm in

Why the proposed CalPERS long-term care insurance settlement has the look and feel of a con job.

Law Review Article Describes Private Equity as Bargaining Failure, Indictment of Law and Economics Fetishization of Contracts

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 21/09/2021 - 8:37pm in

An important new paper puts another big chink in private equity's armor.

US Urged to End Drone Strikes After Pentagon Says Killing 10 Afghan Civilians Was ‘Horrible Mistake’

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 18/09/2021 - 7:35pm in

"That was not a 'mistake,'" said journalist Anand Giridharadas. "War crimes are not oopsies."