A collection of dirty coins seen inside the bottom of a piggy bank. (Flickr / JJ)
30 Oct 2015

100 CEO Retirement Accounts Equal To Savings Of 50M Families

A new report calculates that the retirement assets of just 100 CEOs add up to as much as the entire retirement account savings of 41% of American families.

In this January 20, 2005 photograph, a young activist holds a sign that reads "Peace For Everyone" at an anti-war protest in Miami, Florida. (Flickr / Danny Hammontree)
27 Oct 2015

What Would Peace Look Like In Your Community? (VIDEO)

The American Friends Service Committee asked young activists, “What would police look like in your community?” What does real peace look like to you?

Martin Luther King gestures with his hands as he speaks at a press conference on November 6, 1964. (Wikimedia Commons / Library of Congress / New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection)
19 Oct 2015

Wealth Therapy: Are The 1% Even Happy?

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. has some advice for the global 1% who are feeling “maladjusted” and distant from humanity.

Author Tim Wise speaks at the University of San Francisco on February 26, 2013. (Flickr / Shawn)
16 Oct 2015

Racism And The Cruelty Of Affluence With Tim Wise (VIDEO)

Tim Wise: “The development of the class structure in the United States has been, from the beginning, interwoven with the development of white supremacy. “

Top wealth holders share of financial assets, Source: Credit Suisse
16 Oct 2015

Global 1% Own Half Of World’s Wealth, Social Security And Worker Pay Frozen

According to the 2015 wealth report by Credit Suisse, the global top wealth percentile now own half of all household assets in the world. The increased financialization of the world economy combined with political systems bent towards the wealthy has led to an incredibly unequal world where a relative handful of

Screen Shot of 2016 Democratic Presidential Debate
14 Oct 2015

Virtues Of Capitalism Become Issue At 2016 Democratic Debate

While much of the corporate media obsesses over who “won” last night’s 2016 Democratic presidential debate, few are recognizing a much more noteworthy aspect of yesterday’s proceedings. For the first time in a long time, Americans witnessed a substantive discussion on the virtues of capitalism in a mainstream party debate.

Pyramid with the all-seeing eye , Public domain
13 Oct 2015

Less Than 400 Families Contribute Most Of 2016 Presidential Funds

How much longer can America’s plutocracy be denied? A recent report by The New York Times reveals that 158 of the richest families are now providing a “financial check on demographic forces” that are moving the country in a more progressive direction by contributing nearly half of all early money

File: A close-up of a bee landing on a "butterflyweed" flower, Asclepias tuberosa. (Flickr / Martin LaBar)
08 Oct 2015

Top Censored Stories Of 2015 (VIDEO)

Project Censored on bee die-offs, the dizzying wealth of the world’s 1%, U.S. military expansion and other stories the corporate media aren’t talking about.

In a promotional image from "99 Homes," Andrew Garfield stands in a room tagged with "Kill Bankers" graffiti. (Hooman Bahrani)
29 Sep 2015

Film Review: ’99 Homes’ Is Compelling Tale Of Corruption Around Home Foreclosures

Ramin Bahrani’s “99 Homes” depicts corruption in the housing market in Florida through compelling characters shaped and affected by this underworld.

Donald Trump gestures with his hands as he speaks at a podium during a July 16, 2015 appearance in Laconia, New Hampshire. (Wikimedia Commons / Michael Vadon)
28 Sep 2015

Donald Trump Claims He Will Break Up NAFTA And Increase Taxes On The Rich

In an interview that aired Sunday on 60 Minutes and a press conference today, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump struck a seemingly populist tone on trade and taxes with promises to dump unfavorable trade deals and increase taxes on the wealthy.