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Hit by the Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Hit Men

NOTE: I will be teaching at the Omega Institute this summer. I’ve been interviewed by lots of journalists in the past month in response to the Panama Papers disclosures. A question I often get asked: “How do modern day economic hit men (EHMs) work?” One answer comes directly from recent reports in media outlets as diverse as the Washington Post, Forbes, Esquire, MSNBC, Media Matters, NPR

Surveillance: the Price for National Security?

NOTE: John will be teaching workshops on the Shift Network and on campus at the Omega Institute! Should you trust corporations with your personal information? Who poses a bigger threat, corporations or the government? Last month a 15-year cover-up of government surveillance was revealed in the U.K. Intelligence agencies were accessing private medical records, financial data and more under the

Speak Up About Weapons Makers’ Power

In the wake of all-too-common school shootings, President Barack Obama issued an executive order earlier this year to increase funding for mental health care, firearm licensing and background checks; encourage research into smart gun technology; and require dealers who ship firearms to notify the ATF if those firearms are stolen or lost. Wherever you stand on the issue, the amount of political