Historian Erik Loomis explains how corporate power escaped half a century of regulations demanded by American people, and has spent decades recreating early 20th century working conditions in countries around the world.
Erik is author of the book Out of Sight: The Long and Disturbing Story of Corporations Outsourcing Catastrophe available now from The New Press.
Journalist Dahr Jamail reports back from the front of Anthropogenic Climate Disruption – and sees ice-free poles, California collapsing into drought and fire, and a political system unable and unwilling to even slightly change the destructive course we’re watching ourselves follow.
Dahr posted the recent Truthout articles ”Imminent” Collapse of the Antarctic Ice Shelf and a ”New Era” in the Arctic and Destroying What Remains: How the US Navy Plans to War Game the Arctic.
Journalist Justin Elliott investigates Red Cross claims about its work in Haiti, and finds empty promises and inflated claims made by an organization with too much money and too little knowledge of the country and situation it was trying to fix.
Justin co-authored the ProPublica report How the Red Cross Raised Half a Billion Dollars for Haiti and Built Six Homes.
Lawpagandist Brian Foley examines the legal and labor issues around bullying in the workplace, explains why we’re often so slow to recognize unfair treatment and harassment, and how new legislation is seeking to address workplace bullying.
Political economist Patrick Bond follows the complex web of money and favor that guides FIFA’s World Cup selection process, ties the group’s corruption of Africa’s illicit financial flows, and explains why Sepp Blatter was the perfect, unrepentant face for a system dedicated to extracting massive profits from already inequal countries.
Patrick wrote the TeleSur article FIFA Fraud, Africa’s Corruption and Elite Silence.
Inspired by David Graeber’s audio series on debt, Jeff Dorchen dusts off Human Credit from the good ideas pile, and makes the case for valuing humans for their innate humanity, not how much money they don’t have.