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Will Big Oil Pay a Price for its Lies?

Tina Gerhardt The Progressive
A new D.C. lawsuit targets the world’s four largest oil companies (BP, Chevron, ExxonMobil, and Shell) for misleading consumers about climate change.

American Fascism: It Has Happened Here

Sarah Churchwell The New York Review of Books
Many of Trump's critics see fascist tendencies in his rhetoric glorifying violence and disregarding the rule of law, democratic processes, and civil liberties; Trump and his supporters regularly embrace traditions of American fascism themselves.

States are Legally Required to Protect the Right to Vote

Jeanne Mirer and Jerry Wallingford Jurist
Efforts to make it more difficult for people to vote not only violate democratic principles, but are also illegal. The Fifteenth Amendment to the Constitution, prohibits the federal government and the states from denying a citizen the right to vote.

Stop the $2 Billion Arms Sale to the Philippines

Amee Chew Jacobin
Police in Philippines told to shoot people during lockdown. Amid the worsening COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines, the US government is brokering a $2 billion arms sale to Rodrigo Duterte’s repressive regime. The sale would only pour further fuel on an already dire human rights catastrophe.

Big Plastic Asks for $1 Billion Coronavirus Bailout

Sharon Lerner The Intercept
plastic trash The 223 companies that belong to and fund the American Chemistry Council and the Recycling Partnership — both of which signed the letter — include 60 publicly held companies with a combined revenue of $2.7 trillion and net profit of $210 billion.
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