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Where do you start to educate yourself and others on how Big Corporations are enjoying privileges you're not?
Here are some websites you will want to visit.  What you learn may make you want to take a more active role in curbing the power of Big Biz and Big $, to bring real democracy back to the USA!

www.toomuchonline.org
Articles on wealth disparity, CEO salaries, and much more

www.demos.org, and Senior Fellow Nomi Prins' website www.nomiprins.com, also offer powerful and fresh reporting on the state of America's economic divide

www.corpwatch.org
Up-to-date reporting of corporate shenanigans

www.dollarsandsense.org
Alternative thought regarding our economy

www.hightowerlowdown.org
You'll always learn something new from visiting Jim Hightower's site

www.prwatch.org
The Center for Media and Democracy investigates and counters corporate, industry and government spin

www.opensecrets.org
The Center for Responsive Politics is a nonprofit research group tracking $ in federal politics and its effect on elections & public policy



www.citizen.org
The website of Public Citizen, a nonprofit consumer advocacy organization in Washington, DC

www.publicintegrity.org
The Center for Public Integrity produces original investigative journalism to make institutional power more transparent and accountable.

www.Truthout.org
www.alternet.org
www.CommonDreams.org
Three great alternative news sites that act as a corrective to what you're currently getting through the mainstream media

Check out the websites of the following three organizations, also.  They're doing excellent work to undo "messes" created by Big Business / Irresponsible Corporatized Government:

www.pnhp.org
Physicians for a National Health Program is a group you should definitely support.  The "mess" they're trying to correct is the recent Orwellian-named Healthcare Reform Bill.  Their argument for a single-payer "Medicare for All" plan that would cover all Americans is far more intelligent, persuasive and humane.

www.tristatebird.org
Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research is a caring organization that certainly has it's work cut out for them in the months - and years(!) - ahead.  Visit their website and adopt a bird.

www.movetoamend.org
In the wake of the Citizens United ruling, sign the motion of this coalition to guarantee that human beings -- not corporations -- are persons that have constitutional rights, and firmly establish that money -- as in political donations -- is not speech.

Important Articles
2010 - present


Big Oil Transgressions

5 Reasons Natural Gas Won't be an Environmental and Economic Savior
article by Tara Lohan, found on alternet.org

Health Crisis Rocks the Gulf in Aftermath of Spill, But Feds and BP Turn a Blind Eye
report by Brad Jacobson, found on alternet.org

BP Plans New Deep Water Drilling in Gulf
report by Daily Mail Reporter, found on dailymail.co.uk

Naomi Klein: Hunting the Ocean for BP's Missing Millions of Gallons of Oil
reported at thenation.com, found on alternet.org

Sick Gulf Residents Beg Officials for Help
report by Dahr Jamail, Inter Press Service, found on CommonDreams.org


Social Insecurity

Public Employee Unions Don't Get One Penny from Taxpayers and Can't Require Membership, But the Big Lie That They Do Is Everywhere
report by Joshua Holland, found on alternet.org

Watch Out for Pseudo-Liberals Joining the Elites' Attack on Social Security
report by L. Randall Wray, New Deal 2.0, found on alternet.org


Now There's Even a 'Progressive' Plan to Gut Social Security
report by Dean Baker, Center for Economic and Policy Research, found on alternet.org


10 Signs That Our Nation is Becoming Poorer
report by Michael Snyder, The Economic Collapse, found on alternet.org


Flaws Can Cancel Life Insurance - After Death
report by Lisa Girion and Sandra Poindexter, Los Angeles Times, found on latimes.com

























Important Articles 2010 - present

Wealth Disparity/Bank (& Corporation) Pranks

On-call shifts: The latest corporate shame
Commentary by Jim Hightower, found on jimhightower.com

Economists' Statement on Regulation
Video by Econ4.org, found on Truthout.org

Apple, Google, Microsoft Sitting on 58 Billion in Overseas Profits, Blackmailing Us to Avoid Taxes
report by Les Leopold, found on alternet.org

No Excuses -- Join the Occupy Wall St. Movement or Stand on the Wrong Side of History
article by Chris Hedges, from Truthdig, found on alternet.org

The Drought Is Over (At Least for C.E.O.'s)
special report on executive pay by Daniel Costello, found on nytimes.com

The Pay at the Top (Executive Compensation)
report source Equilar, found on nytimes.com

Nobel Economist Joseph Stiglitz: Assault on Social Spending, Pro-Rich Tax Cuts Turning U.S. into Nation "Of the 1 Percent, by the 1 Percent, for the 1 Percent"
interview found on DemocracyNow.org

9 Things the Rich Don't Want You to Know About Taxes
report by David Cay Johnston, found at wweek.com/portland

"Imagination at Work", Or Figuring Out How to Pay No Taxes on Obscene Profits
report by Abby Zimet, found on CommonDreams.org

The Ruinous Fiscal Impact of Big Banks
opinion piece by Simon Johnson, found at economix.blogs.nytimes.com

JP Morgan Makes Big Bucks from Food Stamp Growth, Then Hires Workers in India with Our Tax Dollars
report by Michael Snyder, The Economic Collapse, found on alternet.org

Wall Street Desperately Trying to Kill Law that Could Curb Obscene CEO Pay
report by Sam Pizzigati, Blog for Our Future, found on alternet.org

Obama's Economic Report Card: A+ for Helping the Wealthy -- Failing the Rest of Us
opinion piece by Nomi Prins, Truthdig, found on alternet.org

Are We Going to Let the Biggest Financial Fraudsters Keep Their Money and Avoid Jail Time?
opinion piece by Bill Black, NewDeal 2.0, found on alternet.org

Senator Bernie Sanders: Obama's Tax Deal is a Moral Outrage
statement found on CommonDreams.org

Matt Taibbi: Courts Helping Banks Screw Over Homeowners
report found on rollingstone.com

Obama's Greatest Betrayal: Selling Out to the Super Rich and What It Means for the Rest of Us
report by Michael Hudson, CounterPunch, found on alternet.org 

Of Bubbles and Bailouts


report by Mary Bottari,  
director of the Real Economy Project of the Center for Media and Democracy,  found on dollarsandsense.org

Companies Using Piles of Cash To Buy Back Stock, Not Generate Jobs
report by Jia Lynn Yang, Washington Post, found on CommonDreams.org

Americans Vastly Underestimate Wealth Inequality, Support 'More Equal Distribution of Wealth': Study
article by William Alder, Huffington Post, found on CommonDreams.org

Healthcare Deform

Unions break ranks on ObamaCare
article by Kevin Bogardus, found on thehill.com

Real Danger of "Obamacare": Insurance Company Takeover of Health Care
report by Nomi Prins, found on nomiprins.com

How We Can Kick-Start the Economy, Save Lives, Give Working People a Raise and Turn a Deficit into a Surplus
report by Joshua Holland, found on alternet.org 

The Insurers' Real Agenda for Change
report by Wendell Potter, Center for Public Integrity, found on CommonDreams.org

Wendell Potter on "Deadly Spin: An Insurance Company Insider Speaks Out on How Corporate PR is Killing Health Care and Deceiving Americans"
found on DemocracyNow.org

Non-Citizens United

White House for Sale
Database tracking campaign bundlers, found on www.citizen.org

5 Ways You Can Fight 'Citizens United' and Reclaim Our Democracy
opinion piece by Annie Leonard and Allison Cook, YES! Magazine, found on alternet.org 

Real People v. Corporate “People”: The Fight is On
article by Doug Pibel, found at yesmagazine.org



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