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Corporate Anti-Union Strategy in America

Corporate Anti-Union Strategy in America
Labor Day 2014 in the U.S. has come and gone and it should be obvious to all but those with self-imposed historical myopia that American unions and workers are now well into a fourth decade of a strategic retreat. Retreat is not synonymous with defeat, of course. Resistance and fight-back continues to occur along several fronts—low wage workers’ attempts to unionize, immigrant workers’ protests, minimum wage fights, and scattered islands of ... Read more

These 10 Corporations Control Almost Everything You Buy

These 10 Corporations Control Almost Everything You Buy
Ten mega corporations control the output of almost everything you buy; from household products to pet food to jeans. And it’s not just the products you buy and consume, either. In recent decades, the very news and information that you get has bundled together: 90% of the media is now controlled by just six companies. It gets even more macro, too: 37 banks have merged to become just four — JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Wells Fargo and ... Read more

Does the Treasury Secretary Have to Be a Lobbyist for Wall Street in Europe?

Does the Treasury Secretary Have to Be a Lobbyist for Wall Street in Europe? The European Central Bank. (Photo: Jurjen van Enter / Flickr) By Dean Baker Truthout, July 1, 2013 It’s not news that the Wall Street banks have enormous influence over policy in Washington. After all, most of the big banks would have gone bankrupt in the financial crisis if not for the massive bailout engineered by the Treasury and the Federal Reserve Board. ... Read more

How Americans Can “Get Up, Stand Up” Against Corporatocracy Rule

By Bruce Levine July 20, 2011 Many Americans recognize that the United States is neither a genuine democracy nor a real republic in which elected officials actually represent the people. Instead, the United States is a corporatocracy in which Americans are ruled by a partnership of giant corporations, the extremely wealthy elite, and corporate-collaborator government officials. There are at least three major pieces to the puzzle of ... Read more