How Shell Is Trying to Send a Chill Through Activist Groups Across the Country

By: Tuesday June 18, 2013 6:59 pm

One of our most important rights as Americans is the freedom to express ourselves. This takes the form of voting, it takes the form of activism, and it takes the form of our First Amendment right to free speech.

This summer, the 9th Circuit Court in California is weighing the question of whether companies have the right to take preemptive legal action against peaceful protesters for hypothetical future protests. This will be an extraordinary decision that could have a significant impact on every American’s First Amendment rights.

 

Oil Companies Raided in Price-Fixing Probe

By: Thursday May 16, 2013 12:20 pm

BP and Shell have been raided by agents of the European Commission on suspicion of rigging oil prices for over a decade. Rigging petroleum prices could prove to be even more lucrative than rigging LIBOR.

Corporate Welfare and the Case for Taxes and Regulation

By: Thursday April 25, 2013 2:10 pm

Most everyone knows the most common use of welfare as helping those in danger of being left behind by society. Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP although often still referred to as Food Stamps, and Medicaid are the most well known programs available to people. And no, Social Security and Medicare are not welfare programs.

Late Night: “Oil to the World” We’re Fracked

By: Wednesday December 19, 2012 8:00 pm

Oil. Oil to the world. And that’s what America is hoping for by 2020. That flow of generosity, that holiday spirit has seeped into Versus, where creator Marcy Schaffer has penned a new set of lyrics to celebrate that we’re fracked.

Morning Swim: May 14th, 2010

By: Friday May 14, 2010 5:00 am

A brief look at what’s happening in the news on the morning of May 14th, 2010.

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