Corporate monopolies are experiencing a surge in the urge to merge. Control of market after market — from cable TV to chickens, banking to washing machines — has been seized by less than a handful … Read moreBuilding Monopolies, One Merger After Another
When ‘free speech’ is for sale, big money drowns out the people. In today’s so-called “democratic” election process, Big Money doesn’t talk, it roars — usually drowning out the people’s voice. Bizarrely, the Supreme Court … Read moreHow Much ‘Free Speech’ Can You Buy?
Plutocracy – the rule of the rich – suits these political casino players just fine. Once upon a time in our Good Ol’ US-of-A, presidential contenders and their political parties had to raise the funds … Read moreSuper-Rich Donors Turn Our Democracy Into Their Plutocracy
Big money runs today’s political game, but it doesn’t have to be that way. If you are one of those cynics who think that none of today’s presidential candidates for the White House care about … Read moreJoin the Spreading Rebellion Against Big Money’s Political Game
First primary for 2016 has been decided – by the one percent Already, results of the first election of the 2016 presidential race are in! It’s the Money Primary, controlled not by voters, but by … Read moreThe Venality of the 2016 Presidential Election
An open letter from Neil Young By Neil Young (from his Facebook blog) Yesterday my song “Rockin in the Free World” was used in a announcement for a U.S. presidential candidate without my permission. A … Read moreNeil Young: Keep on Rockin in the Free World
“The candidate with the most money wins — no need for messy voting!” — David Koch, explaining the new system, already in place. “Americans are tired of the whole election voting process,” said David Koch, … Read moreOligarchs: ‘End Formality of Voting, Just Let Us Bid on Candidates’
Do we have a democracy, or an oligarchy? There are a lot of reasons for the lopsided results Tuesday, none of them good. Huge dark money expenditures, smearing candidates (and issues) with lies and innuendo, … Read moreOligarchy, or Just the Best Democracy Money Can Buy?
Secret corporate donors expect quid pro quo treatment Some people have a myriad of recurring nightmares about being publicly embarrassed, such as rising to give a speech and realizing you know nothing about the topic … Read moreGOP Nightmare Reveals Secret Corporate Donors
Guest Editorial: Let’s work together to reform our democracy and make it work. By Victoria Collier and Ben Zion-Ptashnik. Copyright, Truthout.org. Reprinted with permission. (A guest editorial — not fake news or satire! This article, … Read moreA National Call to Link Arms for Democracy