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Are other countries as vulnerable to the effects of money and private interests in politics as we are in the United States?

What was Timothy Geithner thinking when he decided to give Goldman Sachs a $30 billion interest-free loan as part of an $80 billion secret float to favored banks?

Koch Industries stands to profit off of a pipeline that threatens to leak toxins into the Midwest's water supply, and so do our politicians. Tell Hillary Clinton to represent the working class, not the nation's billionaires.

The fix was in to let Wall Street off the hook once and for all... until last week when the attorney general of New York refused to go along.

The fast-growing protest group believes that instead of asking citizens to sacrifice, government should demand that corporations pay their taxes.

On April 30, US Uncut protesters came to New York CIty to hold classes in lobbies of one of the biggest corporate tax dodgers in the US: Bank of America.

Obama has asked for an end to massive tax subsidies to oil and gas companies, and even Republican House Speaker John Boehner thought it was a good idea—for a second, that is.

Dr. Margaret Flowers says that we need to protest corporations like Bank of America that refuse to pay their fair share of taxes if we want to build a real culture of resistance in this country.

The Koch brothers sent out packets advising their employees for whom to vote, giving a sample of the damage that the Citizens United Supreme Court decision is already unleashing on our democracy.

After the Citizens United Supreme Court decision, corporations like Koch Industries are pushing their own political agenda in the workplace.

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A new report on excessive CEO salaries underscores the need to restore sanity to pay equity and corporate taxes.

August 31, 2011

Following an SEC review of its downgrade decision, Standard & Poor’s is now facing a Department of Justice probe and lost business from several municipalities. 

August 19, 2011

Revelations about American Legislative Exchange Council project to link corporate interests with state legislators to impose an agenda that protects polluters, privatizes public education, breaks unions and undermines democracy raises questions about whether group is “evading lobbying disclosure laws,” violating tax breaks designed to encourage charitable contributions and doing “an end-run around state ethics laws.”

July 15, 2011

Recently-released WikiLeaks cables reveal that Haiti's self-appointed guardians—the US, EU and UN—supported an election in the country despite obvious evidence that it was severely flawed.

June 24, 2011

Liza Featherstone explains how Wal-Mart systematically discriminates against women, resists unionization and underpays its workers.

June 21, 2011

Wall Street is poised to lose a major battle in Washington today—but only because another enormous industry chose to take it on.

June 8, 2011

Evan Bayh was once a possible vice presidential candidate for Obama. Now he’s a hired gun for big business.

June 7, 2011

US Uncut, the anti–corporate tax dodging group, is now targeting Apple due to its support of an effort that seeks to give corporations that shelter profits overseas a “tax holiday” so they can return their profits to the US without paying traditional rates of taxes.

May 27, 2011

Tea Party–backed House freshmen pocket hundreds of thousands of dollars from the same Wall Street firms they once railed against.

May 26, 2011

President Obama is once again calling for increased offshore oil drilling—despite the fact that key safety issues have yet to be addressed.

May 17, 2011