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Disaster Capitalism Is Everywhere
Business  (tags: disasters, greed, evacuation, economic injustice )

- 1 day ago -
A plethora of private companies are profiting from natural or man-made crises - abroad and at home.
End Surprise Medical Bills!
Health & Wellness  (tags: insurance, costs, fees, petitions )

- 3 days ago -
My health insurance should cover me when I need it. Close loopholes that can leave me with huge surprise medical bills!
10 Ways Monopoly Airlines Use 'Calculated Misery' to Make Flying An Increasingly Overpriced Nightmare
Business  (tags: flight, flying, airlines, airplanes, passengers, ripoffs, monopolies )

- 6 days ago -
The airline industry profits by having you pay extra to be treated like a human being.
West Point Instructor Calls for Military Overthrow of US Govt, 30% of Americans Agree
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: coups, nut jobs, military, terrorism, war, violence )

- 14 days ago -
A former West Point instructor who has called for American critics of the war on terror to be imprisoned or executed as traitors suggests that the U.S. military would be hailed as the "constitutional and political savior" of the country if it overthrew
Governor: Fund Fire Relief and Prevention NOW
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: California, fires, disasters, funding, petitions )

- 14 days ago -
You've seen us on national news: This raging Valley Fire is the WORST natural disaster in California history. And we need your help to fight it.
Oregon Tea Party Founder Hasn't Paid His Mortgage in Three Years
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Tea party, extremists, hypocrisy, Oregon )

- 14 days ago -
Apparently "fiscal and personal responsibility" are for other people. He hasn't made a mortgage payment in over three years. And the process servers can't find him.
This Week in the War on Workers: Exploited Disabled Workers Should Finally Get Some Money
Business  (tags: workers, wages, exploitation, injustice, courts, money, judgment )

- 15 days ago -
The story of the intellectually disabled men who were found a few years back living in a disgusting firetrap while being paid next to nothing for doing the worst jobs in a turkey processing plant made headlines at the time.
The Walmart Heirs Give to Charity Like They Pay Their Workers: Very Little
Business  (tags: Walmart, charity, greed, stinginess, 1% )

- 15 days ago -
We knew the hugely wealthy Walton family was greedy and cheap when it came to other people. You have only to look at Walmart's labor practices and global supply chain to know that. But it's shocking to see just how ungenerous they are when compared...
Oil Trains Put 1 Million California Schoolchildren in Danger Zone
Society & Culture  (tags: safety, children, schools, education, oil transport, fossil fuel, danger, explosions, fires )

- 23 days ago -
A study finds that an additional 226,000 kids attend school within a mile of proposed routes for trains carrying explosive oil.
If "Pro-Lifers" Wanted to End Abortion - Rather Than Control Sex - Their Tactics Would Be Radically Different
Health & Wellness  (tags: abortion, women, reproductive rights, anti-choice )

- 23 days ago -
U.S. women have obtained nearly 53 million legal abortions since 1973. That is because self-described abortion foes ignore or oppose the most powerful strategies for making abortion obsolete.
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