Capitalism & Crime
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Addiction and Control
Prisons are very profitable. There are private prisons nowadays. The people that own them have, as their mission, first and foremost, the making of money. They need as many people as possible in priso...
Bhopal: The Inside Story: Carbide Workers Speak Out on the World's Worst Industrial Disaster
Chouhan, T.R. et al
An account of the disaster in Bhopal, India.
Bhopal's Fight for Memory
In December, 1984, unknown poisonous gases burst out from a Union Carbide pesticide plant located in a vicinity of the city of Bhopal in central India. The plant, scheduled for possible closure, was u...
Billionaires, Crime, and Corruption
What does it really mean when somebody claims to own hundreds of millions or even billions of dollars? What is a billionaire like David Rockefeller really telling us? He's saying that land he may neve...
The Borrower and the Billionaire: A Foreclosure Story
Hudson, Michael W.
In this excerpt adapted from The Monster, Michael W. Hudson writes about the nation’s largest subprime lending empire through the fortunes of its owner and one of its customers.
Corporate crime wave: New Internationalist July 2003
Serial Publication (Periodical)
A look into corporate crime, people who have been involved, and what happens to the money. Also discusses what can be done to stop corporate crime.
The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power
Makes the case that corporations function as a psychopathic entity. A companion to Mark Achbar's 2003 documentary of the same name.
Crime and Criminals: Address to the Prisoners in the Chicago Jail
So long as big criminals can get the coal fields, so long as the big criminals have control of the city council and get the public streets for street cars and gas rights, this is bound to send thousan...
A Dictionary of Marxist Thought
IBM and the Holocaust: The Strategic Alliance Between Nazi Germany and America's Most Powerful Corporation
Nazi Germany employed IBM Hollerith punch-card machines to perform critical tasks in carrying out the Holocaust and the German war effort, cranking out lists of Jews which were then turned over to th...
Lockdown America: Police and Prisons in the Age of Crisis
Why is criminal justice so central to American politics? Lockdown America not only documents the horrors and absurdities of militarized policing, prisons, a fortified border, and the federalization of...
Men in Prison
Victor Serge's novel based on his own experiences as a politcal prisoner.
The Monster: How a Gang of Predatory Lenders and Wall Street Bankers Fleeced America -- and Spawned a Global Crisis
Hudson, Michael W.
Hudson explains the rise and fall of the subprime mortgage business by chronicling the rise and fall of two corporate empires: Ameriquest and Lehman Brothers, who did more than any other institutions ...
On a Cross of Coal: How Massey Crucified Miners
Federal investigators investigated the Massey mine disaster in which 29 miners died discovered that Massey Energy was keeping two sets of books (safety logs). One log reflected actual mine conditions...
Panama Papers show that capitalism is working perfectly
While corporate fraud is gargantuan in its scale, it is not the expression of a system that "isn't working". In fact, this is the way the system is designed to work.
The Polluters: The Making of Our Chemically Altered Environment
Ross, Benjamin; Amter, Steven
Provides an account of the American chemical industry and its effect on the environment.
The Prison-Industrial Complex
Correctional officials see danger in prison overcrowding. Others see opportunity. The nearly two million Americans behind bars "the majority of them nonviolent offenders" mean jobs for depressed regio...
Racism and Responsibility: Against The Current vol. 133
Malik Miah writes in Against the Current 131, “[Orlando] Patterson, and others in Black academia and middle-class civil rights organizations, are right to point to internal problems within the Black c...
Seeds of Fire: A People's Chronology
Recalling events that happened on this day in history. Memories of struggle, resistance and persistence.
The State as Protection Racket: Chapters in the History of Daylight Robbery
The debate about the current global economic "crisis" is obscenely counterintuitive and illogical to the point of incoherence. Who is willing to 'follow the money"? This dictum appears utterly forgott...
Veolia's dirty business: The Tovlan landfill
Ever since the first Palestinian call for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel in 2005, French multinational Veolia has been on campaigners' list of boycott targets. Corporate Watch has i...
Wall Street's Role in Narco-Trafficking: "Business is Booming"
Every major bank in the US has served as an active financial partner of the murderous drug cartels.
Water War Against the Poor: Flint and the Crimes of Capital
If ever one wondered about the efficacy of a state government agency imposing officials on local governments, Flint has answered that question forever. In April, 2014, the state-appointed emergency ma...
What Bhopal Started: From Union Carbide to Exxon to BP
Bhopal marked the horrific beginning of a new era. One that signalled the collapse of restraint on corporate power. The ongoing BP spill in the Mexican Gulf -- with estimates ranging from 30,000 to ...
Why Exxon Executives Deserve the Ultimate Punishment
In a series of articles based on internal documents from Exxon Mobil going back to the 1970s and on interviews with former company scientists and employees, ICN shows that Exxon's "own research confir...
'Worse than Slavery': Parchman Farm and the Ordeal of Jim Crow Justice
Oshinsky, David M.
After the abolition of slavery the white rulers of Mississippi developed a new system for keeping the ex-slaves in line: laws were passed to maintain white supremacy, including the system of convict l...